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By Diane thank you very much not time now to go to radio talk show host Michael Graham who joins us from -- -- -- guess the first question Michael and thank you for joining us this morning is.
How did you write out the -- -- damage in your area.
Just glad to beta plays an air conditioning quite.
How -- -- we lost power which is always great when you have an 811 year old running around the house but Eleanor had.
After data -- -- about warm ice cream at cold showers everything is fine real damages to the west the Deerfield river originations and policy.
And of course what is also phenomenal to see because we're here in Massachusetts where the politics just -- -- people rushing out saying.
All good it's not a hurricane it's a stimulus program all this spending is gonna help them guys guys please.
German study economics 101 that I guess that's part of the the charm of living in -- Michael house majority leader Eric cancer has they have piled on him and then some.
For trying to kind of simply say if you're gonna spend money on these natural disasters.
You have to figure out a well a place to cut as well and that's something that even Republicans.
-- it have been guilty of just Jack Connors that you just for the money out and then at you know ask hard questions later I mean what do you make of his comments.
Well first of all remember something about politics in general rule number what how much of your money -- they spend.
All of everything they needed to get there in and so ever can't its fundamental premises.
We -- we are borrowing you know 40% of the money we spend.
We need to make cuts somewhere else and prioritize and the priority ought to be that's it is a priority to make.
Is the people are hurting right now from Vermont where astonishing figure.
Every state road at one point was closed yesterday except for the German states think about that entire state every -- -- was closed so obviously take money from that department whatever navel gazing in the U junior high you -- program for recyclable lunch bags.
Then you move that money to -- -- where it's needed.
They're also prioritizing -- -- -- -- or reallocate you know.
In Joplin whichever is devastating.
Tornadoes destroyed -- of the town some of the long term are rebuilding that money's being shipped to right now for FEMA right up front.
I think is I think.
His premise resonates with the broader political moment in America which is people get it we just don't have the money.
And so instead of Whitman out the you know uncle Sam's MasterCard again I think it -- be will be completely content to say you know what.
Where to cut the budget for the department of commerce -- ever by a BO half a percent to move that money in the FEMA.
Maybe just remove the department of navel gazing rules together and have a good sign of I don't -- -- great top union lobby.
I believe that listen President Obama -- told is putting the finishing touches on his big speech.
Post Labor Day what are you expecting from the presents I'm sure you know expecting a whole lot but what is the most critical thing He needs to address.
-- is all any -- the president gets ready to give a speech I would short the market.
Because you know is that if you start talking -- was gonna.
Fall -- take it in the barometric pressure inside I -- has been as low as president Obama's poll numbers this would have been the mega hurricane of the century.
So -- and the -- thing.
That that there's the fundamental problem.
The president's approach continues to be that we can spend our way out of this problem we've had three years now of record spending record spending and more record spending hasn't worked.
I'll -- talks about tax cuts inevitably it is the kind of tax cut that.
Hi everybody likes get an extra six bucks a week you know that from their Social Security taxes that's a nice thing.
But no one no one that I know who's rational adult leagues that's -- relative to the economy.
Security and Medicare sixty trillion dollars in the -- when you're -- The unemployment but it -- because of the killer for me.
Very smart people particularly here in New England you know that they support the president is great now let's say explain to me in theory.
How the president is gonna do is gonna deter in the economy around -- pro growth.
Real live above point 7% which is what would -- -- -- -- our growth in the it has always.
I -- bush.
That we can't grow an economy -- bush hatred.
It just doesn't work.
It's sort of I don't believe the president is going to.
Chart I don't think is gonna have a Clinton post 1994.
Moment where He.
In a revamped his approach I believe he's gonna dig in for even more -- -- debts this deficit spending.
And -- reactions gonna be the same this is not a long term plan one -- something else.
This is an opportunity for some Republican somewhere the step up was running for president Mitt Romney nobody capital that He does have talking of this talk -- about his big.
Economic speech coming out or you know as soon after Labor Day you know.
I I hope somebody somewhere steps up and lays out of -- that people can rally around and get.
So that -- inform the debate in Washington so again go away from the idiocy of it didn't work before we're doing it again -- -- -- do it.
All He certainly has the credentials right now although I think it's -- Iran is fundamental problem he's been running for president since at least 2006.
And Rick -- -- ready for president for what 45 minutes.
And Rick Perry now has twice the support among Republicans even though they're all unique repairs at 280 around fourteen so it's a you know low numbers still.
This says on the dot -- Romney.
There's some reason He has yet to connect it does seem to be able to connect with a broad.
Voters Rick Perry's record on jobs in Texas obviously is great I'll be honest with you -- a guy who follows politics like a geek.
I can't tell you what Rick Perry's.
Overall economic approaches other than you know beating this not at a trial lawyers which is on the -- support public.
I'd like I think this is Rick -- moment one in every parent comeuppance and -- -- get your specific approach that we used in Texas somebody is going to seize this moment for growth.
-- -- down that rappers I have a lot of wind behind yep get down to brass -- I'm a brass knuckles if your main buckle up tackle directly the Michael Grant.
And it's much and it didn't insult the south the second sounding a bit on the left an insult name up -- -- blame accident my hair.
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