May 16th, 2012
05:31 PM ET

Sen. Mike Lee to Dems: 'come to the table'

The Senate today considered a budget proposal introduced by Utah Senator and Tea Party favorite, Mike Lee. The proposal "Saving the American Dream" claims it will cut the size of the federal government by 2025 and achieve a balanced budget by 2017.

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Sen. Mike Lee comes OutFront to talk about today's vote.

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  1. Raymond

    Fixing a failed or failing company demands broad changes to the business model.... If you consider the way that the Bush/Obamba method versus a more "Romey" appproach it is a fact that either/or both methods seemingly worked... So what is the real difference in the plans? ...... the only thoughts I can come up with is ... how the workers/suppliers/vendors, etc. etc. are treated.. oh yea also the financiers such as stockholders, bond holders, trade contracts and such..remembering that sometimes people belong to more than one group so have overlapping reasons for the positions they take.. which plans medicine is easier to swallow and for whom?..... I am a believer that companies are really people not financial statements .. the culture and results of the intereactions of all these "cogs in the gears" so to speak yield the results ... A fairness approch would seem to me to be "What is the largest group of workes,bankers, etc.... be affected?" to affect positively for some in ALL the groups or at least have something positive for all, be in the medicine .... So I guess This whole discourse really is a "heart concern" which method considers ALL the participants and numbers and the other treats labor and other groups as just another resource like steel or plastic not as communities, people, families, aunts, uncles, etc. etc. because both ways will "fix the money things" the social cultural changes are more my concern

    May 17, 2012 at 7:01 am | Reply
  2. 3918 john

    Someone explain to Erin how Budget system works, Republicans do a budget,Democrats do a budget than the differences of two budgets are reconciled to one budget voted on and if passed goes to President to be signed and for 4 years Republicans has passed a budget but Democrats have not so he system breaks down because we are only getting budget from Republicans but Erin says why don't Republicans do budget Democrats like but it is up to Democrats not republicans do a budget they like as Republicans do there budget than reconcile two to one budget but just republican half is being completed so that is why no budget in 4 years of fault of Democrats and Harry Reid

    May 17, 2012 at 6:16 am | Reply
  3. Joe Hollingsworth

    Erin's interview of senator Mike Lee was the best I've ever seen. She systematicaly and methodically posed the most sensical questions regarding the budget that one could imagine. She was able to bring "Out Front" how rediculeous the budget arguments are and a waste of time. I gained new respect for her and her program. She's not just another pretty face. She is an intelligent pretty face.

    May 17, 2012 at 12:00 am | Reply
  4. NAMVET527

    One thing about the TEA PARTY is that with all of their protests they did NOT BREAK ONE LAW. They left the places CLEANER than they found it. Not one bit of violence, dope smoking, public nudity, public deffication/urination & they are an absolute MODEL as to how to PROTEST LEGALLY & CIVILY.
    LIBERAL OCCUPY protests are the absolute opposite. They are the most VIOLENT, ANARCHISTIC, UNCIVILIZED bunch of PIGS & CRIMINALS.

    May 16, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Reply
  5. NAMVET527

    The economy is collapsing cuz of that INCOMPETANT PATHELOGICAL LIAR in the W.H. Erin Burnett is a UNBORN BABY MURDERING FEMANAZI.
    You can NOT CREATE JOBS TAXING the JOB CREATORS (the so called RICH).
    REAGAN inherited a worse mess from KKKarter. REAGAN not once BLAMED KKKarter. He just FIXED IT.

    May 16, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Reply
  6. kevinkatovic

    This guys couldn't hold the course if he was the pilot of the plane. That being said the economy is collapsing.

    May 16, 2012 at 7:23 pm | Reply
  7. WmMartin

    "Interupterview" is really obnoxious. Had to turn off CNN until she shuts up.

    May 16, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Reply

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