Bill Daley (White House Chief of Staff)
Amanpour: omg America might default
on its debt
Karl: Boehner wants to cut spending
and Democrats want to raise taxes
Daley: it’s time to make the really tough
decisions and bring sanity to Washington DC
Amanpour: good luck with that
Daley: the American people are very
worried about the debt
Amanpour: what is Obama’s prediction?
Amanpour: Obama wants to cut $4 trillion
Daley: that will send a message to the
world to please lend us more money
Amanpour: oh good
Daley: Obama came to Washington to
do big things like pay the bills Republicans
built up over 8 years
Amanpour: but he came late to the negotiations
Daley: he was waiting for the GOP to
come to their senses
Amanpour: well that explains it
Amanpour: will you make any cuts to
Social Security or Medicare?
Daley: Medicare will run out of money in 5 years!
Amanpour: oh noe
Daley: people want certainty
Amanpour: does that mean you will
Daley: yes - because we can’t kick the can anymore!
Amanpour: what else?
Daley: extend the payroll tax cut
Daley: this debt was run up over decades
so we must solve it in the next 8 hours
Amanpour: what’s the rush?
Daley: we must send the message to
international bankers that America is not dead yet!
Amanpour: the jobs news is all bad
Daley: companies are not hiring because Congress
keeps kicking the can on debt
Amanpour: you’re kidding me right
Daley: A business may need a new
employee but how can it hire knowing
Medicare needs more funding?!
Amanpour: but businesses are making
huge profits right now
Daley: we need businesses to get
more involved in Washington policy making
Amanpour: truly our problem is lack of
Daley: when Bush left office we were
losing 800,000 jobs per month
Amanpour: but that was 2 years ago
Daley: We have to cut the debt!
Amanpour: what’s the deal with Pakistan
Daley: ever since we found out Osama bin Laden
lived comfortably near a Pakistan
military base we’ve be re-thinking giving
them bags and bags of money
Amanpour: thanks for coming
[ break ]
Amanpour: welcome to Armageddon!
Will: Nuclear winter, global warming, default
- who gives a shit
Karl: any impartial observer knows that
we must raise taxes and cut entitlements
Brazile: the debt ceiling is not the
time to have a big budget debate -
Moody’s is getting moody!!
Hunt: eventually they will have to
raise taxes and cut entitlements
Amanpour: why is that?
Hunt: why do people rob banks?
Amanpour: because that’s where the money is
Amanpour: why do banks rob people?
Hunt: because that’s where the real big money is
Karl: there are dozens of lunatic Republicans
so therefore the Democrats must give up
everything what they want
Will: Reagan and Bush gave Obama a
surplus and he blew it
Karl: Eric Cantor will veto any deal that makes sense
Amanpour: the American people seem to want
jobs more than debt reduction
Hunt: ya gotta have Entitlements & Taxes!
Amanpour: but that would worsen the recession
Hunt: we should do responsible
things but do them later
Will: Obama should add 700,000
jobs per month like Bush did
Brazile: state governments keep laying
people off you skinny white twerp!
Will: Obama proposed a tax cut - I hate those!
Amanpour: thanks for coming everyone