In the clip, Matthews tries to criticize the bill for not having a ‘plan’ to cut spending, but Walsh is quick to shoot him down and says that the bill does call for spending cuts, but Walsh emphasized the Balanced Budget Amendment as the most important part. “The key aspect of this plan is the balanced budget amendment. Forcing members to balance their books every year. There may very well be some negotiation, and flexibility on the caps. Look I’m a freshman who came here to change the way this town does business, and we’re going to do that by structurally reforming spending,” Walsh said.
“80% of the American people believed in the balanced budget amendment. Most states have to live according to one. All households do. This is something Americans understand,” Walsh added.
“Here what is obvious. Chris, you’re losing,” Glenn said of the interview. “Nobody is going to watch you.”
And as Chris Matthews tried to shoot down the bill as not being a “plan”, Stu pointed out that progressives and Republicans are obviously threatened by it, otherwise they wouldn’t say they would veto the bill if it passes.
But Glenn was more concerned with the games being played with the bill and the economy in general. He was critical of Boehner and McConnell, saying “All they’re trying to do is pin this economy on the President of United States so they can win more elections.” Glenn said that they needed to get focused on fixing things, though, because elections would soon become irrelevant. “I don’t know how many more elections we have. I don’t care who wins and who loses if the country loses it ain’t going to make a difference. We must do the right thing.”