Jul 19, 2011|
tonght bob talks about:the latest developments in the nfl labor talks... what is the "global" agreement that they are trying to seek.... bob interviews: former saints player; elois groomes.... ALSO... no deal has been reached in the national debt ceiling debate.... do you think that both sides can reach an agreement without raising taxes? where do you think the spending cuts should be?
WWL's Bob Mitchell discusses New Year traditions, hopes for 2017 and the status of Coach Sean Payton and the Saints with WWL callers.
WWL's Bob Mitchell discusses New Year traditions, hopes for 2017 and the status of Coach Sean Payton and the Saints with WWL callers.
WWL's Bob Mitchell discusses New Year traditions, hopes for 2017 and the status of Coach Sean Payton and the Saints with WWL callers.
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And I thought well but that's clearly talking about these NFL players and the owners are very very close to working out a new deal let's see Bobby indicated trick for -- And not I have dogs and -- both attorneys both say. That at this point in time is just dotting the I's and crossing the -- they expect probably by Thursday. To announce that we are going to have a complete football season. Very special guest good friend of mine right now former New Orleans saint number 78 the lowest -- soloist how warrior tonight now. And I'm probably Billups are are you pumped up and you think we did have a season's gonna start on time. Yeah I believe so what -- they've both come to a conclusion that -- two -- and fifty million over. Just some silly little. Playing that -- is based on what you mention about -- attorneys -- not and ultimately to be crucial as Poland saw believe that they'll make open that the older electric boat Persian ratified the the agreement and -- pumped up -- down there is no hope we get a championship -- Now one of the things that was an issue and a lot of former player a lot of retirees and retirees like yourself. Were complaining that the league was not taking care of them can you give us some insight on how the league. Treats retirees right now. Well you know a lot of -- -- having gone truly actual retirement party -- umbilical cord been holding off a moment ago. And a lot of them have really and I thank you want and I'm saying that's about wonder then really critical condition and change some of the people. Die from various. Injuries and issues that they've had over the years and somebody's had told me replacement in both. These -- and know. Shoulder replacements -- spot so. Companies when we talk about some of the older players really curtain and some of the period go to the want to. Perhaps we're trying to focus shelves and not so much to launch and are waiting. Take care pension benefits but they're they're guys up there you know remember Webster from a Pittsburgh Steelers. All favor there that. -- -- altered French girl -- -- Super Bowl. You know the guy had some problem that delete or -- know worked for a long time until. It became a major issue in the guy ended up dying as a -- was gonna moralist -- and under British and very typically so. They haven't been given the treatment that they should but. I think to some of these ownership taken ownership of the club. Uh oh trips all these players -- long retired water in my -- -- orderly usually have to those people we didn't. Come home a blow when -- -- -- or whatever and didn't give much. Grounds for the fact they may be late -- Leo foundation for where they are today whether. Now when you you get your retirement funds how how is that. A calculus a calculated on your salary -- argued at a certain age and everybody pretty much the same amount. Well you know you can take it but at different times they have an early retirement aged 45 -- -- curtain and their -- players took. They won't get much at ticket it doesn't change or we take it. Please tell us we never know it's not on your -- our reporter got that same amount of money contributed to this page and on. You know through the years that the year in -- play that you were -- it. Which was three point Perino worst three years and pre game to -- the following year and so they contribute to a certain amount of money and for the most part we had a lot left some of the players now even -- they make a lot of money they get. You know. The measure to that they get a lot more contributed to their. Pension from that standpoint -- well but everybody got the same there was a 158 year contributed to it to fifty. And match -- -- based on the number usually play and certainly that. Years which you play what they have -- -- gitmo or some of those quarterbacks and Joseph Ferguson and Jim -- no go to late 1718 years would have more. British dome. The time they did take your retirement but it's a tricky deal it's it's not a good pensions system. By any means so. No with the lawyers most of the players Shipley played ten or twelve -- would be look at it maybe hurting. Parity. Birdied the third cup seldom have to retirement. Benefits there and that's. If you pay kidding keep purge files -- If Chris summary you take a goal and pull. And the best I can understand from a if you take it in -- don't. Include your Welsh and it continued. It's go she gets -- So were you gotta make it alone torched leaving something -- her there and so. I go home until mile wide. To -- more about died. Just like that it's a bait and she didn't -- the -- actually boarded actually fuel my triple what I would make per month through the first 48 month. Well we're talking -- number 78 former. Saints defensive and -- grooms. The lowest. When you play for the saints now I never saw -- paycheck but I was got the impression. That you were little -- the higher paid the players how does that rate. Put guys make today that. Not even close as I would love to Gupta. -- an annual solar what some don't get used to go we're portrayal. Were detained you know we did -- -- and as you've mentioned several. -- attention to squeeze too big -- are there were due to get him to work out but. If they've wasn't nearly that high and yet you know I try and Jimmy Taylor and guys servant. Play with the -- over the years they shall we are it was much greater than what play so. Ditch this situation word bitch got bigger and better every year. But it became -- -- and you know everybody should well I was. Well ahead in my game or you know there's players show up late to -- or whatever but. You know -- just got bigger better and pressure every year there and so. I got to be more demand for their services out there and people got to watch and football. Whether you like and another some the porch. People -- was probably the most popular all of them no doubt the most popular and people don't believe -- you watched the newspaper. Clear out those boxes want to football season charge and that can orderly. Schilling do that little one -- -- -- Trevor papers are. And people wanna read -- which can get them out of it and it's such a -- -- when it's over in February. Attitude change our Detroit. There are those of you maybe don't know what the Lois was making a reference to the lowest and I were next her neighbors for a few years. And football is not -- around and an order for him to work out we actually had to. I just blatantly break into the -- training facility. But I would hop the fence with him so he can workout with weights. -- -- -- We go over David drive that very tragic potentially -- -- there because you have those brigade to -- -- all around mayor -- that. Can't the bit mallet opened the door and play because -- -- our. So to do that and I all want sold this summer of one of the jet players and it's going to be the coast the guys laying here whatever book. Part of his salary which was several million per year percent and learned that 2000. Logically compete in 80% of Leo produced by it. An 80% of the all actually and training. Programs. And -- -- going to be. How real -- -- won't give up an earned. The money into the 2000 out of there -- How would you like to be Albert Haynesworth who gets -- seventeen I think was a seventeen million dollar signing bonus after he gets the money he says. I don't like the new defensive scheme I don't wanna play that he still keeps the money. That's that's amazing that they can't go back in someway and take them away from multi touch -- -- -- -- And that just being a real pain he knew what he's getting into pure football player you football player -- magical land over one player taken over three year plan no one in just. And and other people those guys have been -- Certainly big and -- could handle three players woman orders. Nature will but he got 100 million. From the -- and there connect counteract these aren't about every. Now earned about should we preset he has -- about every penny of that without doing much work -- Pillows when you look at some of the saints free agents and I'm I'm sure you're probably aware of who they are but people like harper. Lance Moore David Thomas -- Jerome bush shrugged those -- just took a few of them. David Thomas. Who do you think of these are most important for the saints the Scion to make sure we do have another championship run. I tell you all you know Lance Moore is probably most underrated employer Roma at old saying there's as quiet. Doesn't say a word go to and to work and he is always around the football. And you make employees these together drew can go to. In the clutch and elected big -- orient. Just barely got it crosses the middle and they thought just. I really admire his play and there. He's a young player to point out I think he has got a lot of upside for help. Famously told find someway. To reward him -- the -- duty is done for them. You know and -- for years and I'm no injury has been a problem what a lot of those players and -- -- that is. Care album but -- are so many other players but he wanted to the law actually that -- -- them up. Give him back command. True also be particularly blue usually. You know a great player and -- toward him and I think drew nature of that type. These guys played together and make it used to -- and others you'd like keep goes. Packages together and and I would almost think this -- Who home. Campillo lowered training camps starting. We don't have that much time to. Really sharpened -- and go after somebody else a player when they got to be really focused on trying to keep what they have bright clear that. The stage and all other clips stand a pretty good change keep them. Most of their guys this year that's -- to get people and that's not a thing and I can. Say for sure they may be water to keep people move around but I would think they can keep most of their people if well below the money years. Beach and form anyway. Well those chrome thank you for being part of the show I haven't seen a few years but to someone who did see you -- you look like you're still in shape to play. And well what you got it do it for -- to put. I certainly be there -- pick up that age you. May be a world where obligated. All right -- thank you so much harder aren't that's the lowest rooms former New Orleans playing defensive end. All right we're gonna come right back to your phone calls Dogg and Larry you guys hang on we of course are still talking. About the vote vote vote the bailout and did Walter -- something we're gonna put where the president. Friday said that he. He really he really under here we go our President Obama Friday insisted that in -- completely understood how the American people. Felt about the slow pace of the negotiations over the debt -- Do you truly think anybody in Washington including the president really knows how we feel and really feels our frustrations. 260 only 786688908. Family I want to know what would you do what would you tell -- that the president himself Clinton. That if they can't reach an agreement on raising the debt ceiling. That there's a chance that Social Security checks could be cut for our senior citizens. Where would you cut I can't see throwing that out there I truly think that to scare tactic could be wrong. But I think that's a scare tactic the president's plan well would discuss Social Security checks. Where would you cut. In order to take and starts cutting what we spend an end and try to make some kind of agreement with the debts or are you fourth. Tax increases. The way I need the polls come out in -- kind of confusing to me it's over 70% of people do not 71% of the people disapprove. The Republicans plan but the Republicans -- the ones who say and don't cut taxes so it. Don't raise taxes excuse me so it seems like the -- people say and they wanna pay more taxes. 26017866889. Only assembly coming right back your phone calls Larry and -- Gaza. Hang all Williams -- look for your phone calls and how would you settle this bit silly crisis wanna hear from the and if you're on Social Security share with me. What would happen -- put your life. If you have to miss a trick to Bob Mitchell coming right back from WW LAM a seven dot com. 8668890. Late seventy or here's what we're talking about tonight as we take -- -- night at midnight tonight. Does look like. And head football. Looks like Thursday. Could be the day that it could be announced officially and there's the overlooked players get closer to working on a new deal is the season. You know. Actually looks like it's going to unveil and we're not going to loosening games. As the saints -- What players would saints players or you're looking forward to watching the most the season who who do you think you're just gonna have just took a break you whip we've had. Many text messages about the -- more. I'm looking for marketing and I've I've just gotten my gut tells me that mark Ingram has just going to be an an outstanding running back. So what players are you looking forward to see perform in the black and gold this year. And would free eight do you think those sources say it's free you should think that we have to sign of course -- we're talking out of politics it's gonna like. If bill 01 of our messages and what would agreement eventually come out first that the debt ceiling. Or the the NFL agreement and at this point -- looks like the NFL agreement to have a text message. Warmest Jeremy Shockey. I'm looking most forward to Billy Graham and more now and it comes we're talking about this -- -- Jim Ingraham. UF FF FF FE -- at that that. Yes tell us why do I listen to. A Billy -- do that pregame prayer before the Green Bay game I didn't catch that thank you market I'm obviously the person who sent to me and -- and stuff. And not -- Billy Graham to play and I don't think he's got a guess on what he's doing that pregame prayer before the Green Bay game I'm looking more forward Jimmy John W mark. Would put players this year but are you looking most forward to seal on the all on the field. Com I'm blown -- who really wants to Jimmy Graham because I think he's going to be. A breakout player even more so this year than it was last year in I know that he hasn't. Had the full -- offseason like he should've but he's nor can now with the with the guys on the you know on the the stuff that drew put together and I think he's gonna have a really good season. You know barring any injuries plus -- obviously would have never gotten of the -- if they did not expect big things that you -- exactly and you know especially if they hang on to David Thomas -- gonna keep showing him. A few of those you know nuances of the decision. But he even without David Thomas I think Jimmy Graham has a lot of big things I'm Drew Brees likes haven't. A good solid pass catching tight end and he made Antonio Gates into a star in San Diego so. Now and I do agree if we if we can -- keep David -- closed to talking to dogs and -- In other teams will have. More money to spend because the salary cap is going about a remember what the cap was last year. But this year well uncapped year last year let's try and so it'll be a 120 million. And then let's face it they'll save some money in in that first round because those Sowers will be slotted so. -- mobility and keep everybody. Yes yes it is a matter of can get the deals done before you know the full. Onslaught of free agency starts because -- mean the saints have a lot of guys have any design and armed capitalists for me. Who'll probably be Lance Moore made about Jenna Bush Ron. I wanna protect Drew Brees so I'm going for bush -- first well Drew Brees once Lance Moore. Now wanna keep your happy evident -- -- fifth. Benefit if you don't have a left tackle couldn't stop the pass -- PA -- took the ball off anyway. Well but I mean bush tried is not the end all be all left tackles either he he receives a lot of help and Sean -- system when it comes to block and elite and the U -- I'd rather have him that brown who what played very little last year nobody has a young second year guy and he was. -- -- -- second rounder in -- kind of guy that you expect to restart and for you relatively soon. And coming out of USC you know he was pure as the hawks so. If we don't -- bush tried new York and or don't read -- Zach Strief I expect Charles Brown to be able to come in there and start and you know. What -- what our management team has done for the sciences is just remarkable and and you just have to take a step back and say. Whatever they do I mean Mickey Loomis has just done an incredible incredible job and you have to have faith -- that against him about the bottom line for me is that Drew Brees completed today. He wants everybody units of tweet Lance Moore and tell him he -- sustain New Orleans. So pass the guy who drew wants the most -- I want the most all right mark thank you so much is go to Larry in heaven now Larry what about -- -- your saints when. Audio little and I love playing well right now those this situation is such. Don't look so they've been and gotten out my divide food we can't have them go forward to even launch until -- neo. -- So right now what the government is telling age. I mean they're keeping guys fresh interest band. And also we that there Canada and congruent. Yeah neglecting with the common man you know leave that -- -- in 1940 folk. And country building you know to a social security and the entire -- -- and -- -- the -- com. Where -- they haven't given us any cost of living raise. It'll actually years. And I used to look like -- if you can't book. Donna and I -- -- you know three years ago. Good day of life I'm -- -- you -- you divide Turkey you know good Turkey polite toward none none today's -- and Diana files. So they haven't given us so badly for intercourse so they're raised so -- not defending our money you know they're big country booted from fifteen years. -- Larry and if you were in charge of if you were up there in Washington because they -- they seem to be arguing and debating. On where to cut everyone says the same thing every one says. We have to cut spending so where would you cut spending what what things that you think our government waste money on that you would cut. Well the first two things foreign aid and foreign law. Which does not contribute anything to words. American citizens who live here I mean -- -- real living here a long time and there's no benefit for our. And vice foreign aid and your -- in foreign countries to flood water. We don't get nothing out of Iraq. So you say stop spending money on the war stopped about the stock. And part of a client like these send millions of dollars and eighty -- Yeah they -- and -- a whole bunch of mind of those countries and we haven't got a dog gone -- much -- -- call. Also having lived in three years. All right Larry appreciate your call -- okay. All right I wanna read a text mention though there's that there's a perfect example of someone that that needs that Social Security checks so. I have a text message about Social Security checks. Bob I want to called -- due to the nature might call -- -- remain private understand that I'm a disabled vet. And my only income is from via -- and Social Security. If I don't get my check. Then I want to get -- isn't that a great way to say thanks for surfing. I'm not receive the rays and three years now we struggle pay rent and are now facing eviction now I don't know if I will get paid. Are not. Well we heard it from the lips of the president. That if they do not raise this bit silly and as a chance. But Social Security checks will not go out. Do you go along with that. Unit as a scare tactic. I don't open about what -- called a scare tactic you're not. I I guess I do. I just can't see that I just cannot see I know I would have the I would have to think your other bills they would not play. 26017866889. -- seventy. Let's go to let's go to Doug in -- about a woman got got a whole bunch -- but tonight so. If you wanna Colin you wanna talk about your frustration over this that ceiling. -- talk about who who do you think is to blame and it if you were able to sit in with these people. What would you tell them. I don't -- party who do you think from the plans that you have heard. Who do you think has the answer let's go to load dug in Kansas Doug how -- There are -- good. And whoever particular influences securely. Although Ben Gordon reed diamond street because -- I don't -- we don't mind but are you are UN Social Security. Don't know. He looked I don't know people -- -- -- without projector going to be in the street yeah. And you know how they're gonna make it you're you're not gonna do the job. People. Actually completely within Cuba there's been in the first poised to come home put war there's GOP is poised to pick off. Where do you think the problem is where where would you start cutting. Well look Hillary Clinton's wasting trillions of Monday that people don't even realize they're not even talking about it -- into unpopular marijuana issue units of thirty billion dollar industry in this country but we've spent three women and 66 billion dollars to try to -- yeah. And it's growing. Oh yeah it's USA cut money fighting the illegal drug. Probably in the country a true. It would when you're right absolutely and actually that and indeed -- Democratic elite I understand -- right now they're looking for ways to cut revenue so we you're saying one. Just legalize marijuana and that's to no rain is all the money we need him in the weekend is over and over again. Who 200 and you read well I can -- motherboard issues like the Mexican border. So -- -- you like 600 billion dollars for somebody else was poverty right now because will be illegal Mexicans. I know. Ultimately that means we should spend more money on the border then. -- trying to win. -- All right Doug Doug got to go let me read a another text message. Let's see gun I can't wait to see mark Ingram of course that's -- that's a saints fan. Especially after much of a kick -- in the SEC but let's treat form I'm with you on them while -- questions that I would talk a little football as the NFL the player to get. Well I I don't wanna say it's a done deal but. It's a done deal and probably Thursday they will make the official announcement so. As I -- looked ahead I'm I'm I'm asking you what saints players. As that you can't wait to seat on the field -- know what's saints players that you think are gonna have an outstanding not black and gold. Mark brought up by Jimmy Graham India I'd -- I think I think Jimmy Graham I think mark Ingram could have just. And incredible years I think Drew Brees I think Drew Brees is is gonna come back this year. Again if you haven't read his book. Read his book he's the kind of guy that if if there's any adversity. If he thinks that he is not performing at a particularly high level. He does something about it another text message you're talking about a cutting expenses. I'll start with congress in the president's salary. I would cut government pensions pay and health care -- -- the foreign aid keep the money home and let the politicians remember it's an honor. To represent our country. And it is not a country club 26017866889. Only seventy got a bunch Alonso but let's go to meet. And doctor nick how are you doctor nick while ago. Every time -- -- doctor nick I think about those grossly over -- That was his doctor doctor -- Oh god does that get away from us. Think you know who follow Obama are you very more -- like I think I am but. I am very pessimistic about what's going on you know -- did a good president we have we don't have any leadership. Still has not submitted a plan which is the one thing that I we -- to Republicans but I'll blame everybody. You know the fear tactics that the only -- through taxes. -- most people I -- -- But the Albert the second what it is not a farm day anyway the government is still don't have money coming in a the problem we have today it politician and 24 hours politic and we don't go -- people. And you know if the failed and father were here today. They would stroke. Because you know what -- women we've got to get permanent it. I think what's going on in Washington it's unbelievable but you know hey here -- some of the people calling you know I know no one more to Social Security cut. No one more -- Medicare cut. No one wants to Medicaid cut. Yup yup they need to cut all federal agency -- a lot of -- that -- -- trillion dollar book that they could cut right now but. Window and toggle one point six feet put they had a duplicate. You know and the politicians -- scared if I don't think -- that conduct with -- boats -- About if we don't point -- will play -- more of 42 big about it forty consent of the dollars involved fail. So did we we keep kicking the can down the road. Did this comic of 105 he has to. Knock -- I thought I I agree I agree with you. I think things need to be cut I do think we need to look down the road I do think that we're going to have to start adjusting the age when people can retire. I -- I definitely think that I think we. May even have to calculate the amount of money that some people get. In the future let's say 1520 years from now. But I think to say. That if this is not done basically if I don't get my way there's a good chance that people. Not get a couple will not get a Social Security check of will be out of money. I just I just don't see that and I I cannot imagine that. That the the plan submitted you know the president -- -- put one trillion over ten years that's great but look at the -- that you don't go to mass behind it. So which 1000000400. Billion a year but we overspending one point five. Created and -- it going to recur over and over and over. And don't tell you this country has been spending problem you know if it would will have a revenue problem we have a spending problem. But I'll tell -- I'm very pessimistic. Wall Street is very pessimistic I think the plan may come down you know if the Democrats had control of -- They would wait -- that -- a week seventeen and a half trillion we can't complain that the whole lot well. We'll go to nick Miller unlike your comment on -- thought -- -- before you go there so you're not buying in the fact that. If we do not raise the debt ceiling and we start the -- -- in some of our loans you're you're not buying up Armageddon. No Bob you've got forty wanted to believe because that's where his -- so. Big -- of you have to they'd have to use that have to Fatah thank notably -- deal with quality okay they're not gonna not in NATO security check out. But that's what the average person believes because that's what they believe and in Washington they -- terror watch if they did not gonna happen. But on the PayPal that there is a good chance they're not going to -- feeling. Okay and it's not going to be Armageddon. A lot of economists say -- -- well the second came from. They're bad that specification. These days anyway. Well little things are talking about. I think it's stated that the Tea Party plan where he would. Have a right to raise it in increments where he would need their approval. And many have to go I think before. Congress and and haven't voted on but it would I think would be like if he wouldn't get it all all at one time. Bob if we don't the what if we also cutting the budget. At 42% who -- comported pick ten people who -- you were going -- It's time to stop kick in the candy on the road. We're we're just doctor -- well all the -- something -- So security and Medicare you it will -- eight to 10% clip we here. Okay and -- number I think you've got a cookie entitlement but when it's 60%. Of the budget they have to take the biggest -- That's where the money that. And it's growing albeit growing exponentially we've got to do come about in time what I think about it. Fifty point here. Of the people -- country pay federal income tax the other 50% don't. -- rapidly becoming -- well put this thing. And coming -- -- would believe what people think about that statement half the concrete did not pay one dime in federal income that. Doctor -- I have to take a break you said you wanna make a saints commonly. Honestly the field -- believe. Everything doesn't have a true left tackle. That is the most important position in the McCain because if you don't keep somebody from blind following their quarterback he's not gonna have a quarterback. Alright doctor nick appreciate your call -- okay there's like 018788668890870. Do you have and the answer to cut the deficit the -- in a bit silly and useless like no one has the answers. 260 point 7866. And it finally somebody I'm Bob Mitchell -- seventy WWL hey. Maybe it's time as the think about a consumption tax on. Throw that out there again tonight to secure only 7866. And it -- -- -- -- down Bob Mitchell -- -- WWL. A new CBS poll finds Americans less than the question. -- a path through our leaders handling the debt ceiling this year. And here's what's amazing. Is. Unimpressed we are Obama. -- far better than the lawmakers in the house and senate. Dole more approve of the way Obama is handling the -- -- negotiation of 40%. But when it comes to congress only 43%. Approve and then breaks down like this 31%. Of the Democrats. 71%. Disapprove. Of the Republicans 58 disapprove. Of the Democrats. And where do you think is a gonna in do you think they are rarely going to let us go in default and does that scare you. Under some people level we -- a couple of calls that you know. All right everything I read. Says that we can't default. But then I go back to the bailout. And we may be popular apples and -- I don't know go back to the bail out remember that. We don't do this bailout would Boston I don't know I can't remember the amendment 850 billion some kind of incredible amount of money. Member of the bail out the window under the bailout companies gonna go down when they did the bail out. And most people say that the bailout really just didn't help it was a much. So where you think all this is gonna end up to 60187866889087. Let's go to. Let's go to Gary nor his power you Gary. Under and -- right -- you didn't aggravate global business -- but I would aggregate like two years ago. I'm an area I think both parties are all you were saying we want to hurry. Column if -- -- answered as anybody that miniature I think the best answer that we. -- that both parties ignored and are continuing to really not -- about this system simple. Recommendation. But I mean it's the only practical thing that we can do -- that. That there's. Well well -- Then we can do there's practical real a lot of people are talking about how we need to change the structure of government and how we. Should it just put everything on the table which are perfectly agree -- Now there's somebody plans out there. I have to tell me about their plan to diminish -- and forget and I know about the McConnell plan. That's the symbols plan began last year and in November. The that the district the president's. Bipartisan initiative you can actually built. A 88 Dexter production committee I'm it else in day out so identified. Mechanisms for revenue generation. Is that is that the one we pretty much ignored. Okay are right. Debate -- -- so well you know PG ignored it and you know I'm a Republican who else simply snorted cute but mainly voted come -- and despite. You know all of our best efforts to voted it down bring new policy and the cheap we -- it wasn't going to pass muster. With anyone is basically wipes out all. If there is a bit lower stay entitlements symbol -- incredible spending it. So that's 64 cents of every dollar going to -- -- like it's you know we're we're gonna start making some changes. It also changes the -- structure and it proposed from what I gather at least three. Varying tax rate Serbs certainly -- -- reporting rates. Relative cute. -- precedent. I think it was. I think that that was probably our best effort that's an -- I'm a consultant and I do turnaround in business and I have a very -- formula youth in order to turn around eight business you've. Cut spending. In -- -- You enhanced productivity and you communicate with people what you're doing. -- there's no such an earlier set that we -- a serious political leadership it is absolutely true commitment from both sides. I don't think that anyone. Really doesn't handle one that's a much fear is -- well I don't -- not only -- -- church it is properly. I don't think. That it would be beyond. Possibility. That this brinkmanship will continue. Until the very last moment to the point where it rattled the market can not move the markets just you know we lose hope. And -- I think both parties are are are of the opinion if they didn't first they're they're basically. Losing mean look at the presidential. Jerry are you concerned that the -- will crush our economy. You know. I don't I'm not it entirely concerned. But I you know that from a and that you -- a business perspective from the character if you're an investor -- spent very little options the United States is probably one of the few places. Where people can trust their -- out. Great to be -- This system in place where we're devaluing the dollar every single day. -- -- -- which money you're. Are you gonna put it in commodity -- Australia or Brazil. I'm China know that are gonna work I mean there's no other placed ago. So I think it's too rattled the markets enough and you take the United States off the table. And I think that that's enough to cause problems. Touching Terry appreciate your call -- okay 26017866889087. Got a text masseuse Molly on the know where. But the giving the numbers I was quoting earlier it's a new CBS news poll. It's as Americans. Less than impressed with their leaders Obama fared better than lawmakers -- house and senate. No more disapprove of the way Obama is handling the bit silly negotiations. That's 48%. 43%. Approve. Paul -- results or worst for congressional Democrats only 31% approve. 50% disapprove with Republicans. 41% approve 71%. Disapprove that's for many it's CBS news poll all right. Coming right back. Your phone calls and WW well AMF and that's tough. But they just remember you -- coldly part of the show you can text mate today 7870. WWL first of the day -- blue dot Philips locally owned by three NO PD officers -- welcome all jokes about Thompson though the ten dollar certificate for five bucks. You'll find lots of variety red velvet cake doughnuts peanut butter and jelly maple bacon long Jones. 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