Mark Sanford: Deal With Entitlements, Tax Policy

Wednesday, 09 Oct 2013 05:21 PM

By Wanda Carruthers

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The time has come for Congress and President Barack Obama to face the issue of where most of the federal government's money is spent — namely, on entitlements and tax policy, South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford told MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

"We're having a debate right now in Washington about 15 percent of the pie. And the other 85 percent is not being addressed," the former Palmetto State governor said Wednesday. "We've got to deal with the entitlements. We've got to deal with tax policy.

"The process is broken down. The government is operating on what they called the continuing resolution, and said, 'Let's take what we saved last year and spend it this year,'" he said. "That's the way we operate now."

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy



Congress and the White House are currently deadlocked over spending issues involving the continuing resolution and the country's debt ceiling. Sanford said the president is "overplaying his hand" by not negotiating the issues, while also inconveniencing the everyday life of Americans in the process.

"The president is overplaying his hand in terms of trying to create political pressure by inconveniencing a large number of people, whether they're visiting Washington, D.C., or going to other spots that entails or involves federal properties around this country," he said.

Sanford, a Republican, said the argument doesn't hold that Democrats have already conceded on spending issues in the past, and urged leaders in the Senate and House to work with the White House.

"What happened six months or two years ago is not relevant to the crisis we are at right now. And we need for all three parties to sit down at the table," he said.

Related Articles:




© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Man Who Ambushed Cops Had Anti-Government Beliefs

Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 18:36 PM

A Florida man who set his house on fire and ambushed responding police officers held anti-government, anti-establishmen . . .

Admiral Denies Role in Counterfeiting Casino Chips

Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 16:58 PM

An admiral linked by Navy investigators to counterfeit casino chips denied Sunday that he played any role in making them . . .

Nancy Teeters, First Woman on Federal Reserve Board, Dies at 84

Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 15:51 PM

Nancy Teeters, who in 1978 became the first woman on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, then continued to stand out . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved