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Dec 19, 2012 Comments Off Dinah Tellya

Louie Gohmert to Sean Hannity: “Sean, we know that our problem is too much spending. We know that President Reagan fell into the trap and President George HW Bush fell into the trap. ‘Here, just raise taxes on somebody and we’ll come along with cuts later.’Look, we cut ourselves, our own House budget over 11% over two years. That gives us the moral authority to say to every other agency, ‘You cut your budget 11%.’ And not only that, in 2009 it was the Pelosi-Reid-Obama budget and they spent more than … we brought in … So why can’t we go back to their budget in 2008 and say, ‘You know what? This was Pelosi-Reid budget, it spent around 2.4 or 2.5 trillion, that cuts over a trillion off of where the President is. Let’s go back to the Pelosi-Reid budget of 2008.’ There’s a number of solutions but spending has got to come down… When Jay Carney says [the President] has moved half-way on this thing what you’ve gotta go back and see is that the President demanded an extra $800 billion in tax increases. John Bohner starts out and says, ‘Okay, we’ll do that.’ And what do they do? They move to $1.6 trillion in tax increases. It’s pretty clear the President doesn’t want to deal.”

Hannity: “But Congressman, would you support what congressman Chaffetz said he would support, about the 99%?”

Gohmert: “It doesn’t look good to me… If we don’t cut spending, we’re taxing our children and our children’s children.”