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-- House majority leader -- cancer recently visited my next guest home state of Michigan and -- to the Occupy Wall Street protesters.
Whom senator -- just spoke as being filled with hate.
My next guest is well known for standing up to the Republican establishment even though he's a Republican himself.
So what does he think of the house latest comments here to discuss his Michigan Republican congressman.
And defender of the constitution just at a much congressman how much it's a pleasure welcome here thank you so much John and no one would tonight at the Occupy Wall Street crowd enjoys a great and and ancient American tradition of protesting the government and their right to assemble in their right to speak is absolutely protected by the constitution -- the government wants to hear -- -- not.
Agreed to agree 100% what what was Eric Cantor who is the number two person.
On the Republican side on the house talking about when he -- these people some of what they say is pretty good.
And the war's end the -- now they wanted.
To -- distribute wealth which is not blood and other authorized by the constitution but some of what they're pushing for they should be pushing for here and members of congress should be listening to them.
I agree absolutely.
I think there is a lot of similarity actually between the things being said by occupy our -- Wall Street and all the other occupy movements in the Tea Party.
Here's there's obviously a problem between.
Involving the connection between big government in big business and both movements sort of recognize that.
The the difference is in the the end goals I think the Occupy Movement.
Believes largely that more government as the solution there are a number of them who are.
Seen the right there correct problem which is the Federal Reserve and and government regulations but by and large there is I think a disconnect.
You know we.
Pretty much sense of our producers in New York down to lower Manhattan foxes in the town that the crowd isn't a lower Manhattan -- that's their home base.
We found a surprising number of Ron Paul T shirts.
And audit the Fed T shirts and a lot of don't tread on me flags stated differently there were a lot of libertarians trying to find common ground.
With the progressives.
Is this any movement.
That could be channeled.
Into electoral success in the way the Tea Party which -- started out as a bunch of grumpy people complaining about taxes and government and grew into a significant and sophisticated organization.
That caused a majority of Republicans to come to the house.
I think it is a movement I think there is -- a growing coalition of people.
Who recognize what the problem is.
And I recognize that government is getting too big and it's too cozy with big business.
I'm one of those people in the house -- voting to defend.
The individual to defend our liberty and there are others who are coming along in that direction but.
So far people come in congress haven't moved with the public -- Now sometimes your Fidelity to the constitution is seriously tested and this is one of the reasons that we have freedom march have so much admiration before you.
Correcting from on the other day only three members of the house voted against doing something about baseball and -- what the heck was that all about.
Yeah there was chaos suspension -- also one of these those that was brought up in the middle of the night it'll without any debate when candidate committee of reports actually.
And what I did was it in authorized a commemorative coin for the baseball hall of Famer commemorative series of coins actually these -- there's a -- that we wouldn't.
-- money went and -- -- money absolutely and basically it authorize the federal government to act as a sales agent for these coins.
For the Baseball Hall of Fame because the baseball -- of thing to see why did you vote against it did the baseball hall of M received the proceeds will.
-- -- and it's completely inappropriate -- any record not authorized by the constitution now and we we'd recognize it.
If there is General Electric series of points of features not washers and dryers we have obviously a problem -- got a congressman how -- it's a pleasure thanks for joining us.
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