On Newsmakers, Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), the newly elected Chair of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, the fourth highest position for Republicans in the Senate, discusses his new position and the 2012 elections.
Barrasso said he would not endorse during the presidential primary, but whoever the Republican nominee is, he or she would do a better job than President Obama, he said. He also said Obama inherited a bad economy but made it worse.
To help the deficit, Barrasso said entitlements need to be reformed and a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution should be passed. He also said the Medicare reimbursement rate for doctors should be included as part of the health care bill, instead of extending it year-by-year, often without offsets.
Newsmakers airs Sunday at 10:00 am ET and again at 6:00 pm ET on C‑SPAN.