Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK)
Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ)
Stephanopoulos: omg the fiscal cliff will
doom us all!
Stephanopoulos: Jeb will you ever agree
to raise taxes on the rich?
Hensarling: Obama lied in the election!
It's a bait and switch!
Stephanopoulos: so will you raises taxes or not?
Hensarling: no because we did a study
and it turns our people don't like taxes
Stephanopoulos: I see
Hensarling: taxes are irrelevant to the debt
Stephanopoulos: what will it take for
you to agree to raise taxes?
Coburn: only if Obama agrees to eliminate Social Security
Stephanopoulos: it's a plan
Coburn: the Chinese will take over America!
Stephanopoulos: oh my
Coburn: let's be honest with the American people –
you are going to have to suffer -
if you are not rich and are on Medicare and Medicaid
Stabenow: we already cut $700 billion from
Medicaid and Republicans demagoged
it all during the election!
Stephanopoulos: that was before
Stabenow: will the rich sacrifce or
just the poor and middle class!
Grijalva: businesses don't need tax cuts
- they need customers
Stephanopoulos: what do you suggest
Grijalva: stop giving away money
to rich companies
Stephanopoulos: Obama says he also
won't debate the debt ceiling
Hensarling: we need to threaten to default
on our debts as a speed bump on the road
to becoming Greece
Hensarling: America is on the road to bankruptcy!
Stephanopoulos: Mitt Romney ran against
Coburn: because Obama didn't cut it enough!
Stephanopoulos: I see
Coburn: Social Security will be
bankrupt is about 2 years
Stephanopoulos: please continue
Coburn: we're spending money we don't
have on luxuries we don't need and
by the way all this began in 2009
Stabenow: I would just like to note that
the GOP want to give rich people another
tax cut and if they don't get it the middle class
will get a massive tax increase
Grijalva: hey remember when Republicans
borrowed money from the Chinese to fight two war?
Hensarling: doesn't ring a bell
Stephanopoulos: thanks for coming
[ break ]
Stephanopoulos: so panel can Congress and
the President ever make an agreement?
Will: America used to be great and
now it isn't and also Americans are
selfish lazy bastards
Krugman: the real problem is that
Republicans are fucking crazy
Stephanopoulos: that is an interesting point
Matalin: Republicans have offered very
specific tax increases
Krugman: no they haven't
Matalin: it isn't fair that people in
Congress get to decide the laws
Carville: I love my wife but she is lying
Matalin: you're not getting any sex tonight lizard-boy
Carville: fine with me Gulch
Krugman: cuts to Medicare only affect providers
Matalin: they affect patients!
Krugman: she's lying again
Dowd: I speak for the American people
and they need to sacrifice
Stephanopoulos: no one likes sacrifice
Will: it is wrong to spend more than we
take in except under Saint Reagan
Will: we need to enact the Ryan budget
Krugman: that budget is a total fantasy –
it counts revenues from Unicorn Races
and Dragon oil!
Carville: the rich have gotten everything –
wars, tax cuts, bailouts – I'm goddam sick of it!
Dowd: both sides are equally to blame!
Carville: Matt will yah please do
mah the honah of kissin' mah Cajun ass?
Matalin: Obama caused the recession of 2008!
Stephanopoulos: good point Mary
Matalin: Keynesian is lunacy!
Krugman: I really need to start drinking
before I come on this show
Carville: mah choice is meth
Matalin: I only use heroin from Amsterdam
Dowd: airplane glue is the best
Stephanopoulos: weed works for me
Will: I'm strictly old school – bourbon and painkillers
Stephanopoulos: and that's the show