Graves On Fox & Friends, Collins With Rev. Al

Congressman Tom Graves continues traveling the talk show circuit visiting “Fox & Friends” this morning. Here’s what happened:

Also, late last week Congressman Doug Collins was on “Politics Nation” with the Rev. Al Sharpton talking, you guessed it, about Obamacare.

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Why is Rev. Al shouting? Is his show broadcast outdoors with a crowd ready to do some protesting? And where’s his bullhorn? Discuss.

14 comments

  1. John Konop says:

    Let’s cut the BS,the end of the day the real budget issue is entitlement growth, healthcare cost, military spending and war on drugs. The more both sides buy into this political drama, it feeds the politicians campaigns, while they avoid dealing with the real ISSUE! If we want to have a budget fight, I am all for it, but this is BS!

    ……………They don’t really address the debt: The irony is that while the spending cuts will reduce deficits, they won’t do anything to keep the country’s debt from growing at an unsustainable rate.

    That’s because the real drivers of the country’s debt — in particular the entitlement programs Medicare and Social Security — are largely exempt from the March 1 cuts.

    The big entitlements take up the largest single part of the budget now — about 43% of all spending — and will swallow up ever larger chunks over the next few decades because of the aging of the population and the still-fast-growing cost of health care.

    Indeed, spending on entitlements and interest on the debt, barring any changes, will grow faster than the economy indefinitely. ……….

    http://money.cnn.com/2013/02/21/news/economy/budget-cuts/index.html

    • Three Jack says:

      You are correct John, it’s the entitlements stupid. And we are getting ready to add what will likely be the mother of all entitlements 10/1 as the government solidifies its full partnership with big insurance and big pharma aka ObamaRobertsCare. Both parties are guilty and neither will ever do anything to seriously address entitlements because both rely on the beneficiaries for votes.

          • Noway says:

            Get measured for your togas, boys. We’re going the way of Rome. Nothing will change, no budget will ever actually get cut. When a budget for the next year is actually smaller than the previous year, come talk to me. No politician will ever gamble his seat to do what’s right. Every pundit from the ones who appear on TV down to us right here say and know it ain’t sustainable. But nothing, zero is done. I think I hear Nero warming up his fiddle.

      • benevolus says:

        The reality is that the entitlement- health care- already exists. The new law just gets 30 million more people to help pay for it all.

        • John Konop says:

          The truth is the bill does not really deal with the macro cost issues……..unlike Bart I do think within the frame work of exchanges you could start dealing with the cost side of healthcare…..but the entitlement issue is a different story…..both sides have been selling smoke…..and we need a real conversation…..The policemen of the world military strategy is not helping, and we cannot afford it. Finally the War on Drugs is a major drain of resources, not only would we save money via enforcement cost, it is a major issue for people seeking jobs with the scarlet letter of a criminal record.

          • benevolus says:

            I agree. I feel like Dems have stepped up recently and offered some entitlement reform support, but that we haven’t gotten one tiny bit of an offer of military reform. It’s going to take Repubs to take the lead on that, and we really have to do both together.

            • Dave Bearse says:

              Obama would be crucified for it by the base, but I think chained CPI is on his table. There’s really no need to publicize it though because the GOP isn’t going to budge on taxes.

            • Three Jack says:

              “…we haven’t gotten one tiny bit of an offer of military reform.”

              If memory serves, seems there were significant cuts in military spending in the so-called sequestration mess. If the same level of cuts could be applied to redistribution programs, we just might move close to a balanced budget.

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