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Congressman -- PS is live with us from Capitol Hill congressman we're hearing.
How about the possibility that some and the Republican party in the house.
Will accept tax increases.
As part of a big budget deal.
Would you accept tax increases.
-- absolutely not the economic truth is that tax increases skilled jobs -- 9% unemployment how much more on the -- that we have to get to understand more on the wrong track.
Followed need to do is create jobs I just I just -- nail it down so -- real talk about what we mean by a tax increase because the definition of a tax increase is getting pretty broad -- these days.
Would you consider it a would you consider voting -- the sale of some government property.
That for example is a revenue raising some call -- tax increase I don't what would you accept.
Yes we have checkerboard lands in the west -- that are owned by the government that are basically unused.
We have buildings that are on the used those things I would except I don't consider those tax increases and tax increases on business and -- people asking them pay more money.
So you would not accept changing the deep appreciation schedule on private jets for example which would lead to more money coming into the government from.
Private jet funds that he would not thousand.
That it would not accept because what it would do -- -- the -- manufacturers to lower levels either out of business -- or fewer jobs again it kills jobs if you're going to affect the depreciation schedule.
To keep in mind that were after jobs -- not after punishing corporations.
Now we get all these reports this morning that the two sides are in fact moving in -- a little bit.
Closer together towards a deal somewhere in the middle.
What you report on that.
Well we just talked of the speaker just a few minutes ago he said the tax increases are not on the table at all but I have to hear that we we've.
Get fundamental reform it's not enough cut spending we need fundamental reforms that will last through.
The budget we've we've got here over a period of years we need to correct the mechanisms as well let's cut spending.
And taxes should not be on the table.
So that ripple that you just got from the speaker.
Would suggest that there is movement towards a deal it easy as a -- in any way.
He did suggest that we're moving toward a deal and he said no taxes but then they did say what you said that there are some revenue.
Questions that are being -- right now -- being answered.
So if it's the sale of properties I'm fine with that.
If it's the creation of new royalties we haven't cut trees basically on the nation -- a number of years that would be new sources I would absolutely.
Go for cutting trees that would create jobs.
The drilling in the sale -- part of the nation that's been restricted.
So those things that would create jobs and create new royalties -- the government absolutely I would do that.
Comes -- this Republican from New Mexico a -- so thank you very much for joining us appreciate it thank you very much it's.
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