. >> lonnie is a retired inge ner. >> made do or do without. >> for countless generations the people of ash county made due by growing tobacco raising cattle on small family ranches and producing lumber from the vast forests that surround it. >> what did they do when hard times came? >> my daddy got day -- 2.50 a day. this mountain pride took over. >> we heard a lot about this thing called mountain pride. this deeply held belief that it is best to do for one's self. but as the federal government sees it mountain pride is a problem. the government tries to track how many people in the area are eligible for food stamps. how many signed up for benefits. when a place like ash county stands out with an unexpectedly high number of residents refusing food stamps a network of social service types from local state and federal government and nonprofit, too,ing springs into action. >> this money is out there. >> jeff sessions republican senator from alabama is angry the government wants to coax somebody from the food stamp rolls. >> a person says i don't want it i don't need it you feel it is y
is it lonnie's bill or something like that? >> no. it's an h.r. and 2775. the reason it's h.r. is it's a house bill started in the house. it has to go to the senate. obviously they are putting all of the deal in there and then they will send it back to the house. as you know in the constitution, the funding for the government has to start in the house. that's why they have this house vehicle h.r. 2775. so that is the official. >> there is no real name on it. the senate does kicks it back to the house. these guys got to stay up late tonight. we just heard boehner in the cold open speaker of the houses he thinks he lost. is that the prevailing wisdom you are hearing the republican party thinks they lost in this? >> yeah, i mean, they didn't get a lot of out of it. and they are backed up against the wall and the house will vote. the senate just voted 83-16 over that cloture vote. so that was the big vote to watch in the senate. now they are going it vote currently and going to pass it right out of there. it goes to the house and they are jammed. they don't have any other options.
>> i will use a highly technical term, that is lonnie. he took house republicans suggestion about the stimulus and cut off eric cantor who was deputized to suggestions of stimulus i saying i won. he went 32 weeks without talking about health reform and finally met with them in a public venue, brought them over to the white house and put them in front of the television cameras and tried to bludgeon them into supporting him. the report in bloomberg mirrored in "the new york times" report, the president has made a deliberate decision to withdraw from these negotiations. our system of government is fractious, it is democratic, it has separation of powers. in moments of crisis like this depend on the president of the united states to be the big adult and compromise and seek agreement. we could have had this done weeks ago. said i gave the business a delay for a year, i will give working families in america and delay from the penalties of obamacare. look, i will withdraw my waiver on congress. congress will have to live under obamacare. if he h
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