But mein hosts circled back, cautiously, to the topic toward the end of my interview - and I observed, as I have beforehow in almost the entirety of the western world, whenever anyone draws attention to some of the more problematic aspects of Islam, the state cracks down not on the problematic aspects, but on the guy who draws attention thereto. In Britain and Europe, we are an incident or two away from literally "shooting the messenger". Rowan, Ross and I all knew we were referring to a gentleman by the name of Tommy Robinson.
His exercise goal is to average 20 miles in an hour's outing.
Not surprisingly, this Republican, who represents Florida's 16th district, is among the conservative congressmen who believe that to get things moving, you have to be willing to make a deal that may give you something less than what you would like.
He is one congressman who thinks putting the credit of the country at risk by not moving the debt ceiling is a big mistake. At the same time, he is a strong proponent of cutting back on spending. He doesn't think the health care law will work.
For one thing, he believes younger, uninsured workers will not buy in, leaving a program that is too expen- sive per participant.
The congressman doesn't see how the low premiums can be maintained without the young people. He sees health care costs more trou- bling than just Obamacare.
With 80 percent of the costs incurred by just 20 percent of the pop- ulation, lots of medical costs are from "defensive medicine," as he called it. He described "defensive medicine" in a story about a physician friend who had an apparently healthy patient die of cancer.
Now the physician routinely orders the scans for even his healthiest patients. In Buchanan's opinion, Medicare and Social Security are programs that will be a challenge to maintain in their present form.
In regard to Social Security, he sees a third of the population at 65 having no other support. A middle third have some- thing to add to Social Security in savings or a pension, with a final third with enough in savings, property or pensions to be secure.
The congressman sees the necessity of flood insurance rates going up, but be- lieves nothing will happen this year while studies are done as to what rates need to be increased, and a schedule adopted.
That will phase them in over time. He sees this as an area where coastal Democrats and Republicans will coop- erate, along with representatives from inland areas like Colorado and the states along the Mississippi that also are subject to disastrous flooding.
Buchanan believes we will have to have tax reform. Some business taxes are too high, some deductions may need to go, and the laws that let a company like Apple earn billions and pay only a 5 percent tax need to be addressed.
I asked why the first question many congressmen asked themselves over an issue was, "How will this affect my re-election?
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