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In Case You Missed It: Hayworth Discusses Debt Ceiling Negotiations on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal"


Location: Washington, DC

Rep. Nan Hayworth, M.D. (R-NY) joined Peter Slen, host of C-SPAN's "Washington Journal," this morning to discuss Wednesday's meeting between House Republicans and President Obama as well as the national debt and raising the debt ceiling.

"We [House Republicans] have proposed a prosperity budget that will return spending to 2008 levels and that is a fair and equitable way to deal with discretionary spending. We have proposed changes in the way Medicaid is administered so that our state's become more responsible about waste, fraud, and abuse, which is quite widespread in many states. We have proposed that we take on the issue of securing Medicare for the future. … The idea is that when we accomplish the obligations of Medicare and Social Security that we move forward in making sure that Americans can rely on themselves and on their government in the entitlement program that they are accustomed to for the future. We also need to grow the economy. We need to create jobs in the citizen economy, the private sector."

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