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To blame and George Bush for everything over three years and to democratic and you know not just so important -- -- are gonna -- -- girl.
Who aren't -- And they are just that there's a reality that you have to deal with what we've made all our we've all -- are sure mistakes.
And congress could've done better things we all understand that.
But the reality is we balance the budget in the 1990s we did it without about budget amendment.
We we created 23 million new jobs.
Everybody at every income level and America got richer in the country we did better.
And then suddenly we went through those you know the tax cuts -- supposed to produce jobs.
-- where -- they.
Mean these guys want to keep the jobs to -- you know that the tax cuts permanent but where the jobs that they were supposed to produce.
Well no more than the president's stimulus package trillion dollars.
House -- -- and there's gonna keep unemployment under 8% that hasn't happened so.
Let's -- think I agree should it was a mistake probably the start predicting the specific amounts.
Of but there isn't any economist who won't tell you.
That that the money that congress invested in America in the last four years.
-- that -- -- they -- -- -- the GDP.
At least growing somewhat instead of you know instead of -- diminishing a completely.
We could have been an attitude we could have been in a depression that's hard to make the argument to somebody who's lost their job.
That it could have been worst it's hard to make the argument to somebody is having trouble paying their mortgage -- they can't -- to school.
You know hey look at the bright side it could have been worse you can't make that argument and that's the problem -- where we are if anything.
They the investments of the congress immediately to turn the economy around should have been bigger not smaller.
Why -- the president for example.
Home get involved in those steps.
Super dividend to help you guys out brother -- And -- -- -- life tape bluntly why because the Republicans still did not -- That's at base it's -- president gets involved that's -- politicize.
And people in the Republican side will oppose it automatically.
Because it's president.
The tells -- Republicans only you know but that is -- lenders.
No but they said the boy as if they they asked -- -- due to better way to phrase you're done much better way to put it.
They basically said look good president gets involved it's gonna politicize that this is a congressional initiative the leadership of congress put this together.
We need to get this done and everybody knew with the president's position was so four trillion dollar deal.
And the president have laid out a planned and we took that plan that we used components of the -- frankly we -- part of the Biden negotiations.
-- a lot of things on the table that came out of all those discussions but.
The White House was continually.
Involved in discussing with -- where -- -- going they've made phone call we talked almost every week about what the options -- but we kept them.
Out of politics so that because I think it would have made it even harder than it turned out to -- Nemesis.
They've they've got your -- longer correlated don't think mentioned -- -- If I could let's just look you gotta deal with facts -- I've been around here you know that a long time I wanted to see a deal made I think that the country.
Desperately needed to make -- choice here.
I -- we could have become the world's safest haven for investment.
Given what's happening in Europe.
That's so we could've sent the world -- huge message American.
Leadership about our willingness to to bite the bullet make tough choices.
And and it just didn't happen and and the reason it didn't happen was simply.
Hung up over extending the bush tax cuts making them permanent which would have been a huge tax cuts for the wealthiest people in the country.
At the very moment were asking people on Medicare and Medicaid and they know kids and -- cut -- pell grants college kids steady up more it's simply violated anybody's basic sense of fairness.
And now we're Helmand is automatic cuts and all friend John McCain services -- -- -- -- military.
Gonna be suicidal your group.
Yeah they're they're they're very -- and they're very very difficult but might that my debt is just.
That we have been here before those go into effect we're gonna have an election between now and the time they go into effect -- I believe this will be the central issue the central debate of the campaign.
For point twelve.
It's gonna be what's there.
How do you fix America how do you fix our budget.
And I'll I'll bet on our plan over there's any day of the week in the polls show overwhelmingly Americans -- the wealthiest Americans need to be part of the solution.
And and and you know you could.
And the but -- said this many times you can raise all the taxes that you want if that's what you wanna do which can't solve the problem.
You still need to reduce the rate of cost of entitlements of the health care.
So it requires compromise.
On both sides and and you know I think the election hopefully were produced and we won't have we won't have to face the sequestered that's my hope.
Well there's -- gonna happen -- your work whether mothers governor there say you're gonna get to work northern.
When he's president met -- additional.
Well we tried that sort of run -- against -- right now.
That channel for us it's -- it is no.
Let's let's Margaret -- -- -- -- they should have more positions on health -- -- -- has voters the way he's gone.
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