Washington Journal: Tom Coburn Discusses Limiting the Power of the Federal Government : CSPAN2 : June 4, 2017 7:00pm-7:31pm EDT
true alaska indiana, indiana, missouri, tennessee indiana, missouri, tennessee , louisiana, i a bad is true. >> is still nikki goes in their beds states first because they want freedom to go back to the states so how do you make that happen with the same three principles?. >> so take just fiscal responsibility if oklahoma wants to send 10 or 20 but they still get one vote you have to pass a recommendation here is the constitutional amendment to have a balanced budget amendment if you have to move over the next ted years. because most of the timeenator they will not make a hard choice because they may not be reelected because maintaining power so if we have the balanced budget amendment but i had to vote the analysis they have to work within our means instead of continuing to bar off the backs of those who did not support it. >> host: independent line from florida. >> caller: good morning.g i agree with the earlier callers this is another bone negative nothing more than undermining democracy in america with the hedge funds that is going on there. >> host: how do you make that connect
they govern and do they legislate? >> guest: alaska, indiana, missouri, tennessee, louisiana, i think that is true. we will make this appeal large largely. i think the reason it is going first in the red states is there's more movement for the control back to the states. >> host: as far as beingse consistent, how do you make that happen for the same principles?i >> guest: let's take theble. fiscal responsibility. within the convention where every state gets one vote. you have to pass at recommendation. we move forward to the states, so what would that be. we have a balanced budget amendment that says over theced next ten years you have to move towards a balanced budget, here is one that is important. most of the time, the members of congress and senators will not make the hard choice because if they make the hard choice they mayey not get reelected. the hard part is maintaining power versus losing power. instead of continuing to borrow off the backs of people that are not even poor -- that are not even born now. it's putting the limit on wages and decreasing the wages as it has done i
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year, california up to about $0.47 a gallon, montana, tennessee come up about a nickel, indiana and south carolina, a dime. almost half the states raise their taxes the last five years, average $0.31. the highest pennsylvania 59, alaska the lowest at 12. >> we have more vehicles on the road, we have vehicle mileage travel has gone up a round the country and our vehicles are becoming more fuel-efficient so we are purchasing less gas per mile or usage of the road. >> there is nothing more fundamental in the business of government and making sure the roads and bridges don't fall apart. they are falling apart. >> here in california, some republicans want to repeal that gas tax and watch what happens when the top democrat confronts petitioners who are trying to gather -- [indistinct] >> the president says he's considering it, so don't be surprised if we see a rise in the gas tax pretty soon. >> jon: next hour of "happening now," there is a new spirit of bipartisanship along the shooting of steve scalise. we look at the possibility of more civility on capitol hill. meta appetite control..
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