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An outbreak in this one. You know getting ready for the couple comments. Sorry for the delay guys guys buy today. As. He had. I exposed to this office from me he's on call with the governor's. Policy time briefings today. Key stakeholders and so Michael this time out right as we finish more menial walk in the rain you. He talked about the budget and walked. So hopefully it all works. To me. As the director will say. The president's budget blueprint keeps his promise but America's security first tourney is words correctly in a policies that restore respect. First citizens' hard earned tax dollars. There are some additional non events budget and on budget and day. This morning the president at a bilateral meeting with such Kenya Ireland. Our two nations have a long history common guy is an important economic ties. The president was honored to host him here in the Oval Office and reconnect strong social political and economic relations between US and this afternoon the president made the remarks at the friends are watching capital. It's traditional ones celebrating Americans by r.'s commitment to peace and security in which started in 1983 President Reagan and speaker O'Neill. Both proud Irish Americans and has been attended by every president speaker and he's such environments and Stan. And also while the capitol this afternoon right around now I'm the vice president swearing in sweaters and coats. As the next Director of National Intelligence. Ceremonial office former senator coats has clearly demonstrated deep subject are. The subject matter expertise and sound judgment. Required to leave our intelligence community. And the president is climbing. On board as part of this team. Later this evening the president along with usage Kenny. Attendees Saint Patrick's Day reception. And participate in the annual shamrock ceremony. Since 1952. The president has invited to usage to kind of the White House celebration. A Saint Patrick's Day. Where they present a bowl of shamrock as a symbol the profound and lasting relationship. Between the two countries the president anti such Kenny Lawson make remarks I've if you warn notes before I get to attract money. First wanted to share with you guys it's a letter should be going out. Shortly it hasn't already that the president sign this morning wishing great job guys the oldest living survivor Pearl Harbor a happy 100 or. Our nation owes mr. shouted generation and he. A great generation a debt of gratitude for extraordinary legacy of liberty freedom around the world. Fighting to ensure security Casper prosperity from nine's a copy of the of the latter will be sent out as a obviously we all and warm. Which is choose me. Angry is underneath it and presence in the latter. Wishing he hopes several more birthdays to come. This afternoon the president announced his intent to nominate several individuals to keep post at the Department of Defense. Robert giggle as the director of cost assessment and program evaluation. Alain McCluster as principal deputy undersecretary of defense David Norquist. As undersecretary of defense comptroller. Kenneth on Hal has assistant secretary of defense homeland security and global homeland defense and global security. Patrick Shanahan as deputy secretary of defense and gave vigil Trachtenberg. Principal deputy undersecretary of defense for policy. The president's flat at these extremely qualified men and women on board US secretary matters as he undertakes the great rebuilding our nation's military. Also this afternoon the president declared a major disaster in the state of California. And ordered federal assistance to supplement state. Tribal and local recovery efforts in areas affected by severe winter storms lining. And mudslides this January. We also announced this afternoon secondly cared aunts will lead presidential delegation to between seventeen Special Olympics. World winter games in Austria. House Budget Committee met early this morning and approved the American health care act making now the third committee to move the AC HCA forward. We're working hand in glove with the house to consider improvements. And we're confident that this thoughtful and federal process lead to legislation. That reforms are health care making it more affordable. Accessible to every American. Since we will have a chance to meet Marlins might have a president and chancellor miracles press conference when it quickly walking through a couple of events and president's schedule. Tomorrow of course the president will welcome turn German chancellor Merkel here in the White House. Scheduling from the snow and when it from happening today. The president and chancellor of the series of meetings in the post round table focusing on the importance of vocational training with the American and German business leaders in law up a press conference in the afternoon. Details on the tired day later this afternoon. Also tomorrow the president will attend listings section with veterans affairs. And vets in VA secretary schalken and representative from the very that services organizations. It's incredibly important the president that we pointed VA system so they can fulfill the promises made to the women men and women who risk their lives for our nation. He looks forward to discussing potential changes can help improve the veterans administration. On Monday the president will meet with Bill Gates the co-founder of Microsoft. Lost loved ones with the vice president in the secretary's day. Later that afternoon the president welcome prime minister of body of racked White House. And on Wednesday the president has invited all 49 members of the Congressional Black Caucus to come the White House for a meeting. The president looks forward to welcoming for what he will be productive discussion. Council remind him won that game yesterday. Twitter at the lottery for the 139 annual. White House Easter egg roll is open until Saturday. This coming Saturday. Everybody's interest in attending can go to recreation dot. Further information that White House done gone for details. At a rally last night the president addressed the decision by the federal court. The federal district court and why to block lawfully execute executive order. As the president sent last night quote the law and constitution. Give the power the president Howard. Suspend immigration when he deems it to be necessary. In the national interest to court didn't even bother to quote the relevant statute in its opinion. Which could plainly shown the president clearly has the story. I know you've heard before but since the court didn't let me quoted against the UA US code 1118 states quote. Whenever the president finds the entry of hailing any aliens. Or class of any class of mailings into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States he made by proclamation. And for such period is he deemed necessary. Suspend the entry of all Al aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or non immigrants or impose. On the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem appropriate and quote. The Department of Justice quote strongly just said in a statement that they strongly disagree with the federal district court ruling which is flawed in both reasoning. Ensco. GOJ continued quote the president's executive order falls squarely within his lawful authority in seeking to protect our nation's security. And the department will continue to defend his executive order in the courts. The department is exploring all available options to vigorously defend this executive order we attend to appeal the flawed rulings. Currently the department of justice's terming the legal strategy and timing. We expect action be taken soon to appeal the reeling in the fourth circuit. And to seek clarification of the order prior to appeal in the ninth circuit. The dangers real and the law is clear. The president was elected to change our broken immigration system and you continue to exercise his constitutional authority. In presidential responsibility. To protect our nation. And just before I get your questions and then before I introduce director moving toward a follow a couple questions that I've come up recently. Jon Decker asked multiple times and the enforcement of the president's executive order to restrict lobbying activities of executive branch in place. Which includes a five year ban on lobbying agencies we've served in a lifetime ban on lobbying for foreign government. I set it back to John so here we go by the executive order itself as a section section five. Which focuses on enforcement. The order outlines a PG agency head is tasked with working with the Office of Government Ethics to establish procedures for determining potential violations. Of the ethics pledge. Pseudo violation be determined the executive order authorizes the Department of Justice to enforce the order through several mechanisms. Department proceedings these would restrict an individual or his or her associated entities. From doing business with the federal government. It's seeking an injunction such as the restraining order from lobbying for ten years the five years in the ethics agreement plus an additional five years. Or civil candidates such as defined commensurate with the nature of the violation. The president fully expects that Department of Justice to vigorously enforce this executive order. Also yesterday several of you asked for the house is in regard Q additional legislation as outlined in the third prong the eight CH and HCA and the president's plan to reform health care I'm pleased to note that last night leader McCarthy in the house introduced or pieces of legislation. That will remove burdensome regulations lower costs and increase access as we've noted that the competitive health insurance reform act HR 372. Which eliminates anti trust protection for insurance provider bringing competition to that Americans are not left with just one choice for health care coverage. The small business health fairness act HR 1101. Which allows small businesses to band together and negotiate lower prices. The protecting access to care act. HR 1215 which limits frivolous lawsuits and unnecessarily drive up health care costs and the self insurance protection act HR thirteen four. Which protects workers who get their health care coverage for employers that self insurer by providing a backdrop on catastrophic losses. And finally in terms of following up from yesterday. In regard to the DOJ is indictments of Russian hackers and Yahoo! data. This action demonstrates United's commitment to identifying cyber criminals and bring in the justice no matter where they are. It also highlights a criminal importance of international cooperation. Q are cyber regime. Annika said yesterday as though this is a lawful enforcement action anything beyond that. Out directly to the department of justice and the FBI for further details. Before I continue let me turn it over to attract more meaning to talk a little bit about the budget director of. Thanks very much good afternoon and happy day before Saint Patrick's Day also known as budget day. Most you've heard me talk about the budget before some privacy to me things and opening it's your question but we'll remind you that this is on the American first budget. We Americans first and America first candidate. You know in America first president and it shouldn't surprise anybody that we have an America first budget it's in the details. As we talked about last week 54 billion dollars of additional defense spending has more detail there where that money is going. We're seeing increases at the VA. Increases within the Department of Justice for law enforcement increases within the Department of Homeland Security for things that include border security. And immigration controls immigration within as he's. Increases within the Department of Energy to deal with the nuclear drive and then corresponding reductions similar amounts offsetting dollar for dollar. In other programs the largest production if you've seen the budget already is at 31% reduction with in the Environmental Protection Agency. The next largest production a percentage basis is with the Department of State. And the other departments are reduced. In lesser amounts I think the smallest reduction we have this NASA which is just less than 1%. There again as with many of the agency's you'll see certain line items within those budgets plus now. This is the message the president wanted to send the public. The press to to Capitol Hill he wants more money for defense more money for border enforcement more money for law enforcement generally. More money for the deaths of more money for school choice. And then to offset that money with savings elsewhere so that all of that is done without an additional dollar added to the deficit as the match before. This this budget does not balance the budget this budget simply reallocate and weep for re prioritize it's spending as any family or business would do. This budget does not those of you were not here last week this budget does not address the big picture items such as policy changes. Revenue flows tax policy. Mandatory spending this is simply the top line spending budget that's what we call these budget. Blueprint. And not the full bucket full budget which will contain all the rest of those pieces and parts will be released in May. Before to questions and it is an end don't ordinarily do yours kinda and call on the New York Times. Because they're in trouble. Apparently it's their upward when their time. Matt flake and a timer and Alan Rappaport. Okay are in big trouble giving the first question you have to deliver this message to them they practice this morning and I'm father's seventeen year old triplet girls. My seventeen year old daughter really wishes that were happy or really wish that happened but my 217 you'll sounds really upset. If you could clarify that that would be great to give you the first question if you if you go so good well. I mean obviously the times that is why exactly they gender that was wrong. But I. Certainly campaign visit from them can't talk talk about national debt and I was of course recently going on you mentioned your budget message. This morning. Is planned as president talked about how much year's campaign actually eliminate the national debt eight years considering it. Campaign and easy to accidentally he tired to deficit to. In eight years that something this president hasn't just kind of. It's a good question it's a fair question I would just suggest you've got the right time for the question of budget blueprint again does not deal with that it even doesn't even deal with the deficit. It's it was the first part of the appropriations process we'll send us up to heal now. Andy the appropriations committees house the senate or house controls the power of the purse to send it to congress controls experts. And this will be the first step in that process we will start to address the issues of the longer term deficit. Longer term debt. In that larger budget of course we'll have to deal that I'm with things like mandatory spending tax policy revenue flows. To the government so gets a fair question just don't think now with the top apps. He has 20% success the state department of you leaving a lot of discretion. To people who are charged career all of these agencies for. These cut but how much is intended to for me ten billion. Lot of it and keep Massa at as I've said before. One of the reasons that you've seen such a dramatic reduction of the State Department on a percentage basis is not that this president thinks that diplomacy is not important fact. Nothing could be further from the truth we've already seen as secretary Tillerson has had a tremendous one diplomatic success already of the deal he cut with Iraq. The president believes in diplomacy and we believe that this budget protects that core function of the State Department. It just so happens. That much of the foreign aid that the president talked about a campaign. Much of the money that goes to climate research green energy those types of things actually in the State Department budget. If those line items had been in that Department of Commerce UT Department of Commerce having on them by it that. I similarly large percentage so the answer your question is that most of the cuts within the State Department try to focus directly on foreign aid yes. Yes the the budget showed a point 8% decrease for NASA. But you've also talked running frustration. Using private companies such as basis for example for more of that so position ourselves you know as soon as you appreciate it. The private sector and use it showed commitment from the administration or worse science and asked. Because again if you go back and you do what we did which is go back to the president's speech is the interviews he gave in just talking to him. We tried to identify his priorities and he one of the things he told us was look I'm still interested in America being involved in its place in space exploration so even though. The overall top line number at NASA's reduced by small fraction I think it's zero point 8% as you mentioned. Individual line items that deal with specifically space exploration. Are actually bust up and part of that part of the the intent there is to promote exactly what you just talked about. Yes or questions you or experience in the house tells you that a lot of these cubs haven't been voted for war. You can see this budget opening bid you expect a lot of respect even from Republicans on this but it. Of these cuts and secondly JQ what about the president's campaign that was travel remember that you would touch Social Security Medicare big. The fact that's done in this but does that signal. Those programs remain untouched. The committee responsible what is that it ignores some new process spending 9% growth over the next day. How do you the second 11 which the president is absolutely going to keep the promises he kept on the campaign trail. Again you'll see no reference to Social Security here. No reference to Medicare here no reference to Medicaid purity the other mandatory programs that some people call entitlement programs. Because that's not what this budget is this is the discretionary part of the budget. Half of which is you nosed defense and the other houses everything else dealt with soup of government. So just because it's not here doesn't mean we're dodging the issue he would never seen any budget blueprint that deals with the top line spending numbers Social Security Medicare and Medicaid. The other question at not being popular on the hill. Yeah I I can recognize that I've been on the hill enough to know that some of these we very unpopular keep in mind the president is in a unique position. I've been a member of congress I represented 700000 people in South Carolina I had my constituency it was a district senators represent an entire state. We're always dealing with special interest from back home regularly lobbyist back on the president is beholden to none of that. The president is is crafted a budget for the entire nation because that's who he sees himself as represented. He did not have to ask lobbies for input as he did not ask actually put. The special interest for input on this and he certainly didn't focus on how these programs might impact a specific congressional district. But we know that going into it and get the message we're sending to the hill is we want more money for the things the president talked about defense being the top one national security. And we don't wanna add to the budget deficit if congress has another way to do that we're happy to talk about it is certain classes. Case space mountain the United Nations as the world's economy facing the largest humanitarian crisis and scandal there. Twenty million people in this whole country is facing starvation. Back. And yet you coffee funding for the UN comes from the into the formation but. Are you worried that some of the most vulnerable people. So it's. There. We're absolutely reducing funding to the UN into the various foreign aid programs including those run by the UN and other agencies that should come as a surprise to know what to watch the campaign. The president said specifically hundreds of times you've covered him. I'm going to spend less money on people overseas and more money on people back home and that's exactly what we're doing with its budget is now. Given here focus on dollar for dollar cost cuts and this great team. It's weird it's that's. Physically tired but he doesn't hit us he didn't insist on dollar for dollar that's why is that worry not concerned about adding to deficits this. Please it's. Beyond the large part of the step that that the point that question deals with it to 2017. Request which is a thirty billion dollar I think it's actually. Three billion billion and half is there for the wall. And it's not entirely offset as a couple reasons for that one of them is time. Another one is that some of that is what they call overseas contingency operations and you also know that I have a he's somewhat color history where the with the overseas contingency operation but I will tell you that we went through this and make sure that the money that's being requested these true woke up. Means that it's focused truly on the areas where we involved overseas Iraq. Syria Afghanistan those types of places so we have sent an eighteen billion dollars with the proposed reductions for the 2017. But not all of them were offset. This man. Hours in this is that the president called for eliminating. Casting and the National Endowment for the Arts if the Republican. Congress and the president appropriations bills that funds CPB and NEA we'll be to those bills until the Republican leadership to send bills it. Do you find those things. I think the message the president sent right now is that we wanna defund those in this completely defensible reasons for doing that it's a simple message by the way. I put myself in the shoes of that that. Steelworker. In Ohio that the coal miner the coal mining family in West Virginia. The mother of two Detroit and then think okay. I have to go ask these folks for money. And I have to tell them where I'm going to spend it. Can I really. Go to those folks look in the eyes say look I wanna take money from you and I wanna give it to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting that is a really hard sell and actually we don't think we can defend anymore. Esther Smith specific vetoes you and I both know it doesn't come over one by one line item by line has become overly small and large appropriations bills. And we'll work with congress to go through the appropriations process that will make determinations. On whether or not to sign appropriations bills or veto them. That the appropriate time is certain. We. Lingo or for his programs and you've been spending discipline would be improved congress authorized. We hope so for those he wanted to aren't familiar with this. We actually spend a pot of money in the federal them that's on programs that aren't authorized at all. Never written spending is sort they've to break it down it's sort of three step process to spend money you have to budget for a first. That you have do authorize it and you have to appropriate. But a lot of the programs that we spend money on for years have been unauthorized spending either they used to be authorized. Actually most of them used the authorized and they simply laughed and some of the we're just overall rise in the first place they simply were appropriated without any authorization. And yeah the messages that's not the right way to do it. And that we did the wrong way to do you took the heard the president talk specifically on the campaign trail. About at least 5% reductions unauthorized programs and that's what generated this budget gets. Openly talk about it he's. The president made for a course that. The housing and urban development. From how suburban and urban development budget blueprint calls for a 13%. Production six billion dollars during the course of the campaign present process specifically there urban black voters he says. What you have to lose it turns out what they have to loses six billion dollars because of many programs that benefit those communities when you say to those Americans about it. Nobody's gonna get kicked out of their houses. What we did we looked at that at the Hud budget was try to figure out a way to spend money better what we saw I talked to doctor Carson about this just today what we saw as we went through the analysis of Hud budget. Is that a lot of their money got spent on government housing and building it's actually infrastructure. And we got a sinner Karstens Hughes center what secretary Carson I talked about. District and we did do that better as we did that what we realized was we are working on a large infrastructure program we hope to run roll out this summer. And what secretary Carson wants to do is take the money for the infrastructure that's in Hud right now and not very well run. And move that into this larger program I think you'll see the same line items are similar line and the Department of Transportation for the same reason. These these do not mean the president's changing his commitment to infrastructure against far from it what we're saying is look for years and years we have built infrastructure like this. And it doesn't work very well. So let me finish vacuum and in so doing now is we're taking it out of the discretionary budget and we're going to move into the larger infrastructure plan this summer. Housing and urban development community development block grants are exclusively about housing this for a variety of different programs including in part meals. On wheels and a lot of Americans and Austin, Texas today one organization there that delivers those meals to thousands of reason is that those citizens will no longer be able to. Be provided meals in some ways it's Americans who were ultimately losing out on a house. Postings were taken out right. You know I or I think you know that meals on wheels is not a federal program it's part of that community that CD beat them block grants that we give to the states and look and act and in many states make the decision to use that money amusement here's what I can think about TV VG's because that's what we funds right. Is that it's been a 150 billion dollars on those programs since the 1970s. These are these the DC dvds have been identified as program since I believe the first actually the second Bush Administration as well that would just not showing any results. That we can't do that anymore we we can't spend money because on programs just because they sound good and great meals on wheels sounds great again that's a state decision to fund that particular. Forcibly to take that the federal money given to the states. And say look we want to give you money for programs that don't work I can't defend that anymore we cannot defend that anymore twenty trillion dollars in debt we're gonna spend money we're gonna spend a lot of money. But we're not gonna spend it on programs that cannot show that they actually deliver the promises that we make it. What are the two workers don't work as a program called shyness in Pennsylvania rural counties in Pennsylvania provides. After school educational programs for individuals losers which so. It happens because they felt. How present throughout. To the White House and curiously says those Americans in the community where they tell me today that 800 individuals will no longer children it is most. Well no longer be provided in the business you community's educational. I'm not. Regular and advantage over me because I have to memorize all 4000 items or less of an after school programs generally. They're supposed to be educational programs right that's what they're supposed to do this was to help kids who can't who don't get that at home get that so they do better in school guess what. There's no demonstrable evidence are actually doing that it knows DuPont's flavors actually helping results helping kids do better in school which is what when we took your money from you. Does it look we're gonna it's been an after school program the way he justified it was these programs are gonna help these kids do better in school and get better jobs and we can't brutalize that I. It worked because everything administration but is that no laugh. Programs out there are doing their job helping it please don't I don't I and get that now you ask me question I don't mean to but I don't believe we cut all the funding for those types of things. It's certainly. All of that. You talk about the steelworkers Ohio coal mines Pennsylvania and so on. Those workers they have an elderly mother depends on the meals on wheels program. They have kids in head start. Yeah yesterday or today before you describe this as hard our budget but it is also our target market. I don't think so in fact I think it's I think it's probably one of the most compassionate things we can do it actually took you you have. You're popular you're only focused enough half of the equation right you're focusing on. Recipients of the money we're trying to focus on both the recipients of the money and the folks who give us the money in the first place. And I think it's fairly compassion to go to them is that look we're not gonna ask you for your hard earned money anymore. Single mom of two and Detroit they give a short money. We're not gonna do that anymore unless we can a lest we think unless we can guarantee you. These effects please that is there's unless we can guarantee you that money's actually be used in a proper function. And I think that is about as compassionate you can get its. On the football cure it. On behind the front and signed it. Ask what point one billion to one point five but this year and and what's. Phone you. Odds there's no mention all the up to whether or not Mexico is gonna help pay rent or reimbursed in the US farm as a president let us. So where is that money coming. A couple things that your numbers correct its one point five fort 4017. Back to your question about why seventeen two point six. For 2018 people basket a couple of times that that build a whole wall now. It does it but he gets us a star on the program and you see some of the wall being built this year and there are quite obviously increase funding to designate team but the wall will not will take longer than two years to build. As to the source of funds. That's up to the president and the treasury in the State Department I'm the folks on the guy we are the guys are going to be gals OMB who. Take the money that we haven't allocated on a budgetary process so it's up to somebody else to forget where the money comes from yes sir. Yes the budget Virginia case here is out reimbursements for states to jail. Immigrant country illegally some of that money now August Sanctuary Cities is that part of the president's promise withhold funding from Sanctuary Cities. And are there other elements of the budget intended to carry out. Yeah. Honestly I'm I'm I'm not familiar with up to July Adams leader with the DOJ like this and also homeland because there's some increases in homeland that deal with this sort of topping your C makers and homeland. For increase in detention facilities it's a fairly significant. Increase the detention facilities because we have the president has said he wants to stop the can actually release program in fact he's assigned. An executive order to do just that. And we fund that we increase the amount of money for detention facilities for folks who come into the country illegally give it up all that and answer your first question very well. To a question about it costs are making things like transportation. And house. I'll use those would be paid for later with other appropriations but this would be balanced. And I know you've been at this hockey itself it sounds like a bit shell game though where. Your you're saying. Now this is a balanced budget but you're saying you're not stopping to pay for other things because that will be paid for later that week other rights and against not all of us to get it. And just clarify it's not a balanced budget there's to be roughly 488 billion dollar deficit according to the Congressional Budget Office next year we simply didn't add to that in order to spend more money on the president's. Priorities regarding. Moving projects out of that. Say the base budgets for the agencies into the infrastructure. If reserve program is something we've just recently started it will probably come until summer or maybe even early fall we have to do. Obamacare repeal place first. Then tax reform second leaves infrastructure probably third which may come after the August recess in congress so like I YouTube making an assumption that I'm not willing to make. You're making an assumption that all that infrastructure that we provide for later on the year's going to go to the deficit and I'm Natalie to make that assumption yes sir. Robust funding for this security assessment and does he. Or. It's on Adobe increase. Considering all the criticism that the president and Republicans union's President Obama or supposedly cutting its security. That's one of those items that would lead up to it to secretary Tillerson. You know I talked about the the second the State Department budget. And how he decides to allocate that it may be that there are some embassies that. Don't need a lot more security and something did some that do is we give him the flexibility do that it. Over the back kind of questions that. Many countries around. Yeah that thing that card to order a different look different countries getting US agent. What are not. Think that you have to play competitive again dealers there were not working with the US so I'll get anything done you know about the in that particular. Day glitter yeah. That we don't have to spend on the country. Watergate thing that I. Again I come back with a president said on the campaign which is that he's gonna spend less money overseas. It's to your question because this came up the other day. Which is the hard power vs soft power. There's a very deliberate attempt here to send a message to our allies and our friends it is India and our adversaries. With other countries shall we say. Which is that this is a hard power budget that this administration has to change course re soft power budget too hard power budget. And that's a message that our adversaries and our era our allies elect I think one more as a sort of random just man. Researchers at. And just. A couple different messages when we talk about science and and climate change well let's do that and deal with that than separately. On science we're gonna function we're gonna focus on the core function there's reductions for example I think in the in the NIH national institutes for health. Why. Thank you why. Because we think there's been mission creep we think they do things that are outside their core function within this tremendous opportunity for savings we recommend for example that a couple facilities. He combined the beak cost savings from that again this this comes back to the president's. Business person view of government which is if you took over this is a CEO. And you look at this and respects you know why do we have all of these facilities would why we have seven which into the same job with three will that save money the answer is yes so part of your answer is focusing on efficiencies and focusing on doing what we do. Better regarding the question as to climate change. I think the president was fairly straightforward we're not spending money on that anymore. We consider that to be a waste of your money to go out and do that so that is a specific tied his to his campaign like BS doesn't. And follow numbness. It's what they. I had to me. It's job effectively wipe out. I'd make that statement is is not feeding eighteen years. You know itself. And my understanding from from having been in the state government tonight I may have this wrong I've been wrong several times it has been because first of my understanding of meals on wheels is that that is a state. Determination we would federal government doesn't directly fund that it funds the central. Community development block grants the CD BG's and some states choose to take the money and do. Meals on wheels other states and localities might just do something else. We look at the C dvds and we do that. We look at this is a 150 billion dollar spent over forty years with with no without. The appreciable benefits to show for that type of taxpayer expenditure and that's what we have the reduction. No we didn't elect Robert hi Sean does this every day for an hour half I have no idea. But I'm gonna do yeah yeah. I guess it's 4 AM this morning saw but it sort of back over John thank you very much and we'll talk. Let's think back. Thanks guys that anecdote. You can just. It's really. You know. Telling me is what ultimately vindicated president's delegation front tower was wiretaps I'm sure you now seen. The Senate Intelligence Committee said they see no indications from power was the subject of surveillance. That seems to be different blanket statement. What should react. Well I think there's several things that also it's it's interesting to me it. You know just as a point of interest when when one. And he says one thing it. It proves it claims one thing you guys cover it ad nauseam when Devin Nunez came out and I think it's very possible yesterday. There was cricket street guys when DeVon unions came out and said there was no connection that he's off to Russia crickets. When Tom cotton at saint you don't want to cover this stuff I don't know I. Actually it's house. And not actually here's his quote John and you know here's a direct quote. I think it's very possible and quote that's what he said we've of the president's communications could have been swept up and collection. So again I don't know if you want an end I think and I think the president's been very clear when he talked about this talked last night. We talked about wiretapping human surveillance. There have been incidents that have occurred DeVon units and is it more beautifully when you choose not to cover that part he chose not to cover when Tom cotton when now when Richard. When others chairman unions and others instead there was no other. Hi I and a giant and where was your passion and where was your concern when Nielsen there was no Kennedy no connection to Russia where was it that. You if you crickets from you guys because at the end of the day when it I don't know I don't know hold on my. I hope that I'm making a point the point is this number one. It's interesting how when evidence comes out people who have been briefed on the Russian connection come out and say that there was nothing that they have seen. That was a connection you choose not to cover that you don't stop the narrative. You continue to perpetuate Oxnard when he came out yesterday's quote I see no evidence that this happened when he said quote I think it's very possible like I said we should note that. You don't cover it up aren't you only cover the part that is but let's go through what we do look at call got hold on the let me and I try to answer your question Jonathan if you can come down. If you look at what the New York Times report on January point twenty point twelfth two mice MTV's it quote. In its final days the Obama administration has expanded the power of the National Security Agency to share globally intercepted personal communications. With the government's sixteen other intelligence agency. Before applying privacy protections the new rules significantly relax longstanding limit to what the NSA may do with the information. Gather buys most powerful surveillance operation which are largely unregulated by wiretapping laws. When Sarah Carter reported dead by the start of the new year brought with it unexpected politicizing of the intelligence gathered in secret. Separately the Obama administration amended it long standing executive order allowing information intercepted 25 awards. Or by the National Security Agency should be shared by a wider audience. In sixteen government agencies as Obama was leading offices intelligence normally reserved for just a handful of intelligence leaders was spread throughout briefings on two scores of workers. And soon leaks began appearing in news media are disease organizations. Often in stories lacking context of how national security investigations are actually included. On March 3 Fox News chief police chief anchor Bret Bair said the following quote. There's a report in June 2116. Fighter request by the Obama administration foreign intelligence surveillance. Court to monitor communications. Involving Donald Trump in several other campaign officials then they got turned down then in October. Then they renewed it into a startup wiretapping trump tower with some computer in Russian banks. There continues eight unify as a request that foreign intelligence surveillance court gets shot down a judge says poll Jonathan. I'm there you can ask you can follow up. A judge says no go to monitoring trump tower they go back in October they do get a Pfizer granite. This is wiretap going on and monitoring of computers and sometimes they believe two rushing counts. By all accounts they don't come up with any team be in the investigation that the investigation continues and we don't know it. I'm November 11 2016 days after the election he street report quote. Two separate sources with links of the counter intelligence community had confirmed he treats it the FBI sought and was granted. If I can warn October giving counter surveillance intelligence permission. To examine the activities US persons in Donald Trump's campaign with ties to Russia. The first request which sources say name trump was denied back in June. But the second was strong ordinarily granite in October after evidence was presented at the server possibility to the trump campaign and its alleged links to two banks. As the B bank and Russia's Alfa bank sources suggest that defies a warrant was granted to look at the full context. A related documents that concern you as person. Two separate sources with links to the counter intelligence community have confirmed. That the FBI sought was granted a five to warn October giving our intelligence permission to examine the activity US persons in downtown campaign ties Russia. They don't want to have the fight to warrant was any connection with the investigation of suspected activities. Between server two banks however it is thought the intelligence community that the war covers any US person. Connected to this you know investigation and that's covers Donald Trump and at least three further man who have either form part of his campaign are act is Nikkei surrogate. The January 19 to New York Times reported the following. American law enforcement. And intelligence agencies are examining intercepted communication. And financial transactions as part of a broad investigation of possible leaks. Between Russian officials & Associates a president elect Arnold. One official said intelligence reports based on them the wiretapped communications have been providing to the White House. It is unclear which Russian officials under investigation. What particular conversations caught the attention of American eavesdroppers the legal standard opening these investigation is low. Andy McCarthy writing national review suggested quote. From three reports from the guarding each treatment York times it appears the FBI has concerns about a private server in trump tower that was connected to one or two Russian banks. He treat describes these concerns centering on quote. Possible financial can come. And banking offenses I tell us this is it put it outside the word offenses. Because it denotes crimes or only when crimes are suspected there is a criminal investigation not a national security investigation. We don't want Sarah Carter from circle reporting intelligence professionals tell certainly as they were concerned that some of the Russian intelligence. With spread through group briefings to a much larger than usual audience. Back in January. This would have happened during the final days of the Obama administration. When it expanded executive order twelve. 333. Which allows employees with a quote need to know have further unfettered access to raw data stowed by the NSA. In new rules allow an essay share quote rock signals intelligence information including the names of those involved in phone conversations and emails. The expansion of the order makes it difficult to narrow in on the beach and frankly in last too many people access to the raw data which only to be available to us like the use of the US. Official who spoke on condition of anonymity was not granite speak on authority. Numerous outlets including New York Times have reported on the FBI investigation. To mr. Trump's advisors BBC and then McClatchy reveal the existence of more of a multi agency working group to coordinate. Investigations across that thing on February 14 in the New York Times again refers to phone records in intercepting calls. I'm really quote them American law enforcement intelligence agency intercepted communications around the same time they're discovering evidence that Russia. Was trying to disrupt the presidential election hacking into the democratic. National committee three officials said. Intelligence freshen the intelligence agencies and Butler was the trump campaign was colluding with the Russians on hacking or other efforts to influence the election. The officials interviewed in wheat in recent weeks it is so far they've seen no evidence of such cooperation. Officials said the intercepting communications were not limited to top campaign officials and other associates of mr. trump. The call logs in intercepting communications art our our part at eight large metro and information that the FBI's sifting. Days later in New York Times and reports quote. In the Obama administration's late last days some White House officials scrambled to spread information about Russian efforts to undermine. The presidential election Donald Trump. Connections between the president elect and Russians across the government. But the increasingly hard to escape conclusion they in our government where that individuals and our government where instead trying to undermine the new. President by saying quote this in your time again. At intelligence agencies there's a push. Due process is much raw talent is in a possible analysis to keep the report. At a relatively low classification levels to ensuring widespread readership across the government. And in some cases quote among them European allies. This allowed upload up as much information intelligence it is possible. Two into hell and now Kia a secret we'd Wiki used by American how analysis to share information. Sean Hannity went on fox say quote but protections which are known as mineralization procedures have been put in place. To protect Americans and an honor to warn American citizens that are caught up in surveillance. Quote by the way their identity protected that constitutional rights or be to be protected. Now of course this was not the case with lieutenant general plan because in no transcripts college created. And given to intelligence officials who then re read leak this information which is a felony to the press that part of it and while. Last on Fox News on March 14 Jack and art I don't mean the following statement quote three intelligence sources have informed Fox News. The President Obama went outside the chain of command. He didn't use NSA eating uses CIA he used the FBI in need to use the Department of Justice he used GC HQ. What is that it's the initials for the British intelligence buying agency. These are simply by having two people saying to them president needs transcripts. Have conversations involving candidate trans conversations involving president drop easy to get it and there's no merit American fingerprints on it. Putting a public house common sense together this leads to a lot. Of them this. And our. Now they are not findings that through their there's a statement today they have not begun as you know yesterday it or two days ago the Department of Justice asked for an additional week. So they get the statement clearly says that at this time. That they don't believe that they have yet to go through the information the department of justice and you know has not supplied but I just ran out it's interesting when. The New York Times reports Paula Paula. Thank you Christine. Are you saying the president still stands behind its. President Obama ordered wiretapping surveillance. Trump tower despite the fact. The Senate Intelligence Committees that's easy that's different issue but you're still don't personally he stands by but again you're mischaracterize what happened to the senate no I know I don't do it. If I understand. And it. At the same time they acknowledge that they have not and and in contact with the Department of Justice so that the AD and again I go back to where it's at the beginning it's interesting Ruhollah. Poland it's interesting how the same time where when you come into the defense of that same intelligence committee in those numbers when they said there was no connection eruption you didn't seem to reported that. There was no matter what you want what you want to comment and you wanna perpetuating false narrative went went 4 o'clock but what would those individuals have gone out time and time again. When chairman Nunez who said number one that there was no information that he's aware that existed. That got zero report. Number two when he went out yesterday and said quote I think it's very possible you don't include that the question mark the bottom line is that the president said last night. That you invite that there will be additional information coming sport he's there's a ton of media reports out there that indicated something was going on during 26 election. And I think it's interesting where was the question of the New York Times but he's. Other outlets when that was going on where was the question. I believe it well. Jam yeah you squirrelly. Shock and house of the Senate Intelligence Committees are absolutely yeah I didn't carry it directors yours Sean Hannity and injured you also look over you also tend to overlook all the other sources think that anyone at cherry pick. But you know but it went. You don't but it would always your concern about the New York Times reporting unit seen have a concern with that we have done are done here where you know nobody that you want cherries and actions we wanted one comedy at one PC monitor associates. President to the Russians all book that you know what how do you know all this. The data. How easy easyJet expert next. And this has been look at how well do you know what's been the better than a lot less. Where where is I'm sorry I'm afraid to understand where can you tell me how you know that all of this is quote men looked. You're asking me what you've made a statement saying quote all of this has been look at other outlets we know so okay so it's not so when you're outlets and it's all been look at. President and he can't it's like. During the contest that investigation by the Benson. Intercepted communications the House Intelligence Committee chairman did mention that we have reported that others have reported that. You know are harder period publications which on which you were. You're refusing to answer the question refusing to answer whether or not president still don't know what I set it to John. I think I had issues into the senate and House Intelligence Committee. Both leaders from both parties on both of those panels thing that they don't see any evidence of any wires. How the president go on and continue. If that's not because you mischaracterized in the German union said. He said but I think it's possible he's following up on it so to suggest that. Is exactly New York stating unequivocally that he saw how early. Easy to read anything that we've already cleared that up and he said exactly that the president has already said clearly when he referred to wiretap he was referring to surveillance. So that's what it's like okay you prisoners now. Wiretapping and you know if that's not true we know that don't have. Forms of surveillance let's no no out jam I think it's cute with it in the game we talked about this mystery for days what the pay the president had a quote wiretapping. In quote he was referring to broad surveillance and now you're basically going back we talked about the several days ago. The bottom line is is that they conduct the investigation and houses and it has not been provided all the the information. And when it does but where was sick and certainly what I get worse not not and I know not what I think the president addressed that last night so there's more to come. These are merely pointing out that I think there's widespread. Reporting that throughout the 2016 election there was surveillance it was done in a variety people. They came out and go how do you whether I didn't think you can't you somehow believe the viewers with active users can I get it somehow. You seem to believe that you have all of this information you've been reading all these things. Which I find very interest. Yet what are your analysis series conclusions for a guy that has zero intelligence. Class. Did you suffer a. Clarence Allison got Clarence that could maybe go up or. Else. Parker I understand. That I. I think this questions been asked it against ours and I think that's it's interesting how you jump to all these conclusions about what they have what they don't have. And you seem to all the answers but at the end of the day it was clearly time of reporting hold on him let me answer I I think it. There's many a vast amount of reporting which I just detail about activity that was going on in between sixty election. There's no question that there were surveillance techniques used throughout this I think by by a variety of outlets have reported this activity concluded. Joseph and I think when you actually ask those two people whether or not and is chairman usage yesterday when you take it literally and wiretapping the president targeted very clear. That he didn't mean specifically wiretapping he had while out. So I think to fall back on that. Is a false it is a false premise that's not what he said he was very clear about that when he talked about yesterday. Major. Just be clear. Your good presidents story holes. Know it's interesting I. I think it's when it comes to the Russia story and on the record sources who have been briefed by the FBI. Continue to conclude that there's nothing there you guys continue to fall back on these anonymous sources and perpetuate false narrative. And yet when it comes to us talking about all these reports in there even criticize anonymous sources. No it's just interesting that this sort of the double standard that exists when it comes to us citing stories. When it comes to an and how you intend to use them. That's what presence at lest he was asked by Tucker Carlson you are in charge of the various intelligence progress report you perhaps that. He's and you know get in what. Reluctant to try to put things get out of this week you told us. That the president's record just. Collect and distribute information. Various relevant congressional expert answer correctly it was that we had brightness which direction and that changed at him right now yes or. If he's asking himself. What utilities that report. Providing specific answer to these other questions that its you know it's yours yours now. Because they. Think we've covered this before and that gets into. Interfering as I think that they appropriate processes to allow house and senate to do this. And it doesn't appear so we're interfering I understand that but as I've I mentioned to this the other day major if we go ask them. Then you're gonna turn around and say you guys interfered with something new precedent it's a catch 22 for us in the bottom line is that I think the president made it clear she Sundays ago they wanna house and Senate Intelligence Committee. To work with these agencies to collect the information to make a report. That's what we're doing. You know in order to make sure that there's a separation from us that you can't turn around and then accuse us odds of forcing a pressuring an agency to produce a document. We're asking them to go through the process. And this separation of powers and actually going to those different Kennedys the Department of Justice said yesterday want an additional week. We're allowing a process to play for a. I'm not gonna get into what the press how the president makes a decision I think get what I think is cleared posted there reporting their eyes red his there's clearly. Widespread open source material according to surveillance that was conducted during the twenty succeed much. Please. Costs public hasn't. Figured looking. Yeah no that's not true against Iraq claims there's other news tomorrow. I guess I'm not gonna get into that yet I think the president just got sent last night. On on his interview and we'll let the process play out. I understand what he's got I think they have they have they they have clearances in the house and Senate Intelligence Committee they're able to conduct its Lexus. The cubs over the. On it I understand I actually called clutches the last few you don't want me to question constantly on the daddy. I'm thinking eat cake but doesn't walk. Again the restraining order against her second travel. Travel and heat included what president eats and this is also included in the Washington State east. So I'm wondering doesn't give the president and he taught us that this virtual. Paper trail yeah I mean in practice and act on it again agenda. Well I mean I think it the Department of Justice statement speaks for itself when it comes to that last night did that this they've. Federal law and ran out. Clearly gives the president the authority this is what we argued in the first went I think for a judge to ignore that statute and talk about tweets are interpreting something happened during the campaign trail. He's is not. In keeping with what they're how they're supposed to interpret the law I'm not gonna. Continue to comment we tailored. That additional that second executive order to comply with the judge's order I think sort of go back now and is able based on. The first order was conceived makes actually no sense but I'm gonna let the Department of Justice litigate that. How they do but at that. That the second ordered literally was tailored to the concerns. They were rendered by the that ninth circuit in the first executive order so for them to then turn around. And make arguments that are non germane seems kind of odd but I'll let the department just yet seek. One pitfall on Monday possibility that it Kerry yesterday. Is the president concerned that comments made by itself. Came up in in this market its policy of the promise thanks to Miller stated that the second. Count them but it seems all of us for us. I judge's case to sort it out to get accurate yesterday's answer that. If he can serve it best at its best at west. Now. I he's not and I think that. The Department of Justice will be pursuing. Avenues that will seek to two Grammy this I think when you read through that. The court's ruling and why in particular it just doesn't seem to make sense. As I mentioned getting that fit that executive was second executive order was literally tailored so to go back and talk about statements. That occurred. You know in some cases well before even the first one. He used it to not being accurate reading of the law an outlet that Department of Justice. You know. Be the ones that then argue this and make the appropriate legal argument under our olympians. Yeah. This. One that that's that perhaps he he he was involved the president ever raises his opposite christening. It would keep this if that were out back yeah Harold especially if I had again these are just that that happened I think two days ago. It was something that was you know reported on air I think the point is that there's been I don't know has not been raised but I do you think that again we're not. I'm just all we're doing is literally beating off what other stations and people have reported and I think that cast and concern. Some of the activities that may have occurred during the sixteen election were not casting judgment on that. I think the idea is to say that if these organizations these individuals came to these conclusions they are merit the American looking into. Olivia. A couple for his. News report about president's meeting with. Is Saudi defense ministers that deputy reference that says that the defense minister. Told the president about it a plot terrorist plot against the states did that happen what what's the nature of that were killed me. I'm where obviously never gonna comment on any kind of specific threats and homeland. We're obviously committed to ensuring the safety very American. But it should be no secret that we share intelligence. Amongst a variety of countries. And so we would never comment on that on a potential threat or not. They existed what we appreciate. Several countries. That we work with closely to make sure that we do what we can't protect the homeland. More. Ridiculous. And it. Years diplomatic efforts. Nuclear. That's that's true. And a rate from. There now. Use force and whether or. And it. Never takes. That's on the east he's been very clear about and a and that Blake. And president and a couple different any comments about the budget. That's at what point is that he thought you get rid of the national debt over the course of the years at another point he says that you would insist. On a balanced budget relatively soon now the baseline that the administration is giving us is. Well at least we're not adding on to the deficit which is nearly half a trillion dollars I'm curious as to how we got from. That point now where he was talking one point about eliminating. A violation Alley that. I didn't direct movie dressed and I think look. Couple things number one the senate dragging its feet and getting tracked removing any confirmed. And office I think we're way we were behind the curve on and having it director of OMB. We got in here I think we project produced a blueprint is consistent with the president's principles and priorities. But he's already made it very clear that we'll have a budget. Probably sometime in May still outlined a more specifics of the revenue peace the Thailand peace. And a full details of all of this but that's eliminating a twenty trillion dollar debt. In tackling the current deficit as something this gonna take a little bit at times some the president is committed to reducing and we've talked very extensively about the president's commitment. I too protecting taxpayer dollars and using them more efficiently this budget in a lot of the action the president took. On you know another project including the F eighteen next generation of Air Force One show that the president's committed I'm very very personal. Basis to getting involved in programs and for policies. To reduce the deficit and respect taxpayer money so this is step one is a down payment on that goal. Futures. There are lots of content airport which plays plays. You want to drop that stuff out I guess. I understand it's is that on the table. I look as tracked him being put it like there's been he would he was chosen for this job because it is. Commitment to fiscal austerity and respected taxpayer dollars. And budgeting skills and I think that we've got to get past today. Let's get down that an and we'll have more treatment and again I think this budget is a huge down payment on the president's goal. A showing his commitment to fiscal responsibility and respected taxpayer and. What that. These public. It's not a right all right Saint Patrick's Day tomorrow that's what I'm more focused. That we got like sixty returns. On it yet. Right when I hate it will vote. We'll cross that bridge when it comes to I think the president is in very clear. But his position as tax returns. And want to see where it goes from there with the president's been very clear throughout the campaign consistent and he's under routine audit John gacy. On. The draft budget. Director will make these comments. In the day. Here. Arts would be phased out entirely in two years. That you gained any other government programs or tapped it parts. That is housing and urban development and education. Which its entire function. Maybe phased out reduced to a bumper. Agencies don't stay up. John we here Monday is the appropriate person has and that he can I know that they've done several briefings on the budget. We can have on the definitely get back to you on this. If you can. You can contact him practice Caitlin. I'm back to the fact that subsidies wiretapping flights I eat very important that it was it was. The report weekly accuses. Barack Obama wiretapping that feeling is let's into the and he specifically sent tap is that it is that Smart thing. And just minutes ago you said it was communications being swept up. So can you definitively that he still feel like Barack Obama wiretaps on our part as it has brought at least there they are any witches and look. It was very clear about this last night he talked about it he said. Gay was he said that he meant it he putting quotes it was very broad and so that that's what he meant by the use of the term. Hot. And happening Hollywood surveillance I think we've covered this like ten times. What I understand I don't think that that's the queen of of them looking into this game and I think the idea. Is to look into this have a house and Senate Intelligence Committees looking at this and report back in. And it all of this and and there's no good that's how Obama. Well any wiretapping. I found that comment. Three times this week and I think the answer is we're not gonna pre judge where the and where where this with the outcome of this is I think. We've got to let that the process work its well and then when there's a report becomes a conclusive from that and will be other comment but did to jump ahead in this process at this point. Would be inappropriate and I go to Brian catchy Salem radio Georgia. John or taking questions from me talk radio's. Right here in Georgia and swap opera to question up on the president's tax returns to the information. President drop. Andre is off the American people that wanted to know why yacht off. And commissioner hop. Have not yet been fired but. My second question is who are there are many conservatives. All are really concerned that all products be let off with the president drop down a very well how on the hill here. How we act that. On the first one there's no personnel updates with respect anyway with the exception of the ones I mentioned today. A second you know doctor is not going to be led by it down pat by anyone. I think he is he talked today the launch. With the tee shot and speaker Ryan I think it he's working hand in glove with with the with the speaker. Talked about last night. This is a commitment that he asked him to enact healthcare this is a a process that he is committed to wants to. See through because of the goal he wants to achieve which is making more patient centric health care system that lowers the cost and increase the options but. That he doesn't get let down any past he leads very clearly and if you listen to speak awry today he's. In agreement that there's been strong partnership. Between house. The administration and I think the senate so far to make sure that we get this build on and that's that's what our goals going to be. And that's. You know I so I would argue that we actually they're pretty good job of getting that done Jonathan. To cut the National Institutes of Health. Said. It's as she does very important. Part of this government funding Nicholas shop. Let's stretch him all Fannie yesterday acknowledged that the private sector can't fill that gap when they're rare diseases we do need. I really robust government prisons. The president invited erase these patient to a speech to congress would vote about. Maybe green innovation in need he was how do you use windows it was when you're cutting and I think guys by 19% and many conservatives actually want to. Increased I. An instructional thing actually somebody asked him during the Q a period. Same question and that it might take from this genius it would be I mean we're always in its assumption in Washington on it and if you get less money to cut. And I think that the reality is that in a lot of these there's efficiencies duplicity. Waste and money better. And I think if you're wasting a lot of money. That's not a true dollars and eighty when you look at the way it director Romanian president approached this budget. It was can we ask can we get more with the same dollar we find your place you can find efficiencies. Can we. Combined you know facilities in some cases an age to enhance a better experience. Whereby we actually we. An outcome that's reducing it to assume that because you spend it on dollars. You're gonna get better outcome being with all due respect I mean look at the District of Columbia placement. By far more per capita than any other city in the country dance and education. And I think they have you know tremendous issues that are constantly being dealt with there education system. It was soon it just as you throw money at a problem if somehow magically solves is a very Washington way of looking at it budget problem. It I understand that I think are issues that we're working as the director outlined a couple weeks ago during the past that processes to work with them to talk to. Each of these agencies and departments and how walk through their budget. In a way. That insurers making continue to do that core functions they want while finding ways to reduce waste it relative enhance efficiencies and and admitted to perceive that that is a very Washington way. I'm looking problem when you say let's just look at how much we spend as a measure of how much we care how much any time. And I think that the president's been very clear as to what his priorities on his budget are. And the outcomes that we expect for every dollar that we spent so for being in office for 55 days are fifty some days where it's bad. We had a unique ability to go far go for so far and make a very strong commitment to enhancing our national security. To protect the country keep America safe and its citizens say. While the same time making sure that we don't ask for people to work partners and more to Washington so immortal Washington. Think it's ultimately wasted I just don't see. How that's showing respect the American people the American taxpayer. Especially when so many people working two sometimes three jobs or you know or both parents are working. Just hit it yet by him warriors and we're saying hey don't worry keeps sending more money to Washington. We're not gonna take time there should be a review of all these agencies. Virtual me was putting out company you know on authorized agencies and departments and programs yet got the government. We're gonna do that at some point to shoot me debate. On whether or not these agencies and programs are achieving their mission. And if they are having great fun but if they're not we shouldn't be asking hard working American taxpayers to send more money to Washington. To fund things that don't for the those goals thank you guys very much I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow. Take care.