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President Obama's 447.
Billion dollar jobs bill was defeated in the senate last week senate Democrats have been trying to repackage it.
Into an offer Republicans can't refuse.
They plan to vote in the next 24 hours on a 35 billion dollar bill in state aid to prevent layoffs of teachers and first responders.
Now currently it's not expected to -- either.
So what -- seen any action on jobs before Washington.
Before note next November joining me now Republican senator Rand Paul of Kentucky.
Senator thanks for joining us great to see you what's your expectation for this bill and will you be voting.
You know the thing is is the president really wants to pass a jobs bill.
Perhaps He should come and talk to us you know instead of going around the country calling us things like stupid.
He said in the speech the other day that we were too stupid to understand his entire jobs bill that He was gonna be nice and break it down in pieces.
Because we're kind of slow learners here.
Well you know that kind of insulting rhetoric may be fun to fan the flames of of his partisan crowds.
But it's not what the American people want I am willing to work with the president in fact I wrote on the airplane with him and said you know what you wanna fix bridges I have a bill that would take money.
From beautification projects included in the fixing bridges you know what the president came out yesterday opposed to -- -- I'm trying to get it as an amendment on -- his jobs bill and say look.
We will take funds that already exists right that are being put into wasteful projects and we will put them towards building and repairing bridges -- And the president now opposes this.
It sounds like it you're getting no traction with the president when you we try to negotiate a try to have a conversation about how to move forward.
But I got to tell yeah I look at this -- -- putting forward tonight.
It it's you know.
It's all about first responders it's all about paying teachers it's all about paying firefighters.
It's all about helping him out at the local level.
Going to look intransigent.
If they don't get behind.
Well you know look at the vice president's remarks the vice president has said that if you vote against the president's jobs plan you're in favor right.
All right that -- over the top ridiculous rhetoric.
Gets us nowhere common talk to us like equals like other human beings we're trying to do the best for people.
The thing about this bill is.
First responders firemen and teachers their salaries conference state taxes this is -- basic fact this is the way it's always been.
If you want to throw win and inject stimulus money and save our teachers what happens in six months when the stimulus money runs out.
We're just asking we hire the teachers and then our them believe that you are the teachers we say from now on.
The federal government is gonna take care paying teachers we've never done that before our country has always been about state and local governments paying for teachers and.
-- well that's certainly not what the presence suggesting now clearly He wants to bring in federal dollars pay these salaries.
And really making the suggestion here more than just as you mentioned not -- calling you stupid he's also saying it's the only alternative on the table that's not really true.
Don't you also have an option UN John McCain senate Republicans coming together over what they think would be a good jobs prop.
But that gets back to this campaign rhetoric He says we have no jobs plan we actually introduced the president's jobs plan last week.
That Republicans introduced the president's job plan in the senate and Harry Reid killed it.
Because there aren't enough Democrats to vote for the Democrat or for the president's jobs plan we have Republican jobs bill but the Democrats won't let a vote on it.
So really this is about the Democrats obstructing the bill when the president says congress won't act it's -- -- And they won't act on the Republican jobs bill.
We have a jobs planned it reduces tax rates it simplifies the tax it does get rid of some of the loopholes that millionaires and billionaires now.
It also has regulatory reform it also opens up energy production in it could create as much as five million jobs.
The president needs to talk to this well call it right.
I'm almost people look at what's going on.
And they think both parties a pox on both your houses -- you don't get together and you don't talk.
So it's one thing to blame the president it's one thing to say that Democrats are following him but on the other hand I think people just want you guys to find some common ground.
I'll give you an example I've been asking for two months I would like to go to the Democrat caucus lunch.
I would like to come to them and present ideas on entitlement reform.
And on how we could fix our problems.
I won an invitation to eat lunch with the Democrats and I can't get that invitation I've been trying for two months.
Well senator thanks for coming on the show tonight we really appreciate your time.
And that we want to hear more from you about what you're finding your effort to US sit down with Democrats.
Things like -- is not is not dead.
Future probably -- if we broke bread together we might get somewhere and very good out thank you so much.
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