Congressman Randy Neugebauer Says Obamacare Is Overshadowing Bigger Issue Of Government Spending [AUDIO]
On the Wednesday edition of The Chad Hasty Show, Congressman Randy Neugebauer talked with Chad Hasty about the latest developments with the government shutdown.
The government has been in a partial shutdown for 16 days now, and if a deal to reopen the government is not reached by tomorrow, it could potentially lead to a federal default. However, Neugebauer made it clear that he will not support anything less than a major deal, not the "little solutions" the Senate and House have been coming up with thus far.
Neugebauer also said that, while defunding Obamacare is still a major concern, it has been overshadowing the bigger issue of government spending, something that President Obama has been refusing to discuss.
"There's really two debates going on. We've got the debt ceiling, which is one of leverage points. But we've also got this continuing resolution, and that's how Congress sits down and determines how we spend the American taxpayers' money. So, both of those are important discussions, but we haven't been able to have those discussions because the President is refusing to engage in that. And more importantly, our colleagues over in the Senate and Mr. Reid basically said that unless we agree to what he wants to, there's no deal. That's not a negotiation, that's a dictatorship."
Neugebauer added that there are too many government programs that are on an unsustainable path, and that it's time to have a honest and open discussion on the nation's spending issue.
As for tomorrow's potential government default, Neugebauer predicted that it will not be the "Armageddon" that many in the media are claiming it will be. However, he did mention that if President Obama does decide to default, it would be a huge mark against him and his legacy.
Congressman Randy Neugebauer can be heard Monday mornings at 7:35 during Lubbock's First News right here on KFYO.
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