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CBS’ Bob Schieffer To Imus: Republican’s ‘Cut, Cap And Balance’ Bill Is A ‘Total Waste Of Time’

CBS’ Bob Schieffer joked that he was “Mr. Sunshine” in his conversation with Don Imus this morning. Schieffer was pessimistic about the ongoing debt negotiations, and particularly disappointed that Republicans were wasting time while President Obama wasn’t really demonstrating much progress either.

Schieffer warned:

“What really bothers me is, and I’m sincere when I say this, I’m afraid we might stumble into some kind of a default situation despite the intentions of the leaders on both sides. And to me that’s kind of the scary part and the part where I think we never have been before.”

Imus hadn’t been paying much attention to the talks, assuming that everything would work out in the end. However, now that he heard Schieffer seriously worry, Imus was a bit unsettled. With the House today voting on the “Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011,” Schieffer didn’t hold back with his opinion of the Republican bill:

“It’s a total waste of time, the votes aren’t there to get the thing passed. Whether you think it’s a good thing or a bad thing, and so it’s part of this little kabuki dance that we go through.”

Schieffer wasn’t all frowns though, admitting that he enjoyed his “lively interview” on Sunday with Republican Senator Marco Rubio, who Schieffer thought was a very “attractive candidate.”

Watch the clip from Fox Business below:

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