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Let's get answers we have very leader Eric -- in an exclusive interview with our own rich ads -- threatens.
-- good afternoon -- we're just off the panel discussion here majority leader Eric -- thanks so much for joining us.
-- part of this conversation has been about the rhetoric Steve case said.
That we in Washington should focus less on press releases and more time on compromise you think he was taking a shot house Republicans are.
I think Steve -- -- the panel with a sense that he believes that we've got a very narrow window we can get something done.
Steve case indicated that it's his belief that the White House is intrusive and actually doing something to get things done.
To grow the economy and help small business people.
I'm -- for -- and I've said since the president came to Capitol Hill and announces jobs program.
That you know -- -- -- agree with all of it we don't agree with more stimulus spending we don't think that worked.
But there -- funny things in his package that we've already passed in the house that we said yes we'll embrace that.
President was always about all or nothing so hopefully Steve's right hopefully we'll be.
About -- well I'm optimistic coming and I think that if the White House the president wants to do something.
Now is the time.
And you know before tax -- we're going to be bring in to the floor a bill.
That provides a 20% tax cut for small business people.
-- that's a no brainer because it sends a signal that finally Washington understands that we need to focus on the private sector and growing our economy.
And I'm hopeful that the president will embrace that that the Democrats in the house and the senate will join us.
In being there for small business men and women that's how we're gonna great jobs.
That's how we're gonna get this economy back toward needs to -- is that tax -- do you believe more important in payroll tax cut.
Well -- I think it's important that we resolve the payroll tax issue now.
-- you do with short term extension our waters are our wanna see the payroll tax.
Extended holiday extend it for here this is where the house Republicans were in December.
We are not a party that believes we ought to take more money out of the people who are working right now.
Out of their paychecks he wouldn't do a temporary again well it's in the -- is really on hearing.
And Harry Reid and I think it needs to.
Finally step up and say he's for extending the payroll tax -- four year.
Stop all the discussion now of sixty days we can do this this is not that difficult.
This -- like Steve -- so in this panel we really can do this these things are not.
That controversial but set aside those things that are and focus on what we can do we we've got an opportunity out -- to.
Two take advantage of -- positive job numbers exists in last product and let's go let's all work together to grow the economy -- really needs to be paid for can't we just.
Due -- tax cut there's there's an issue here that Washington.
Has a duty to the beneficiaries of the Social Security trust fund.
And this is.
A payroll tax is just that it is monies they go into Social Security trust fund we should be -- that fund.
And you know what I think most people do get the Washington spends entirely too much money.
Come up with some savings here given that three trillion dollars a year that Washington spends.
We can come up with some savings so that we can allow the people who are out there were jobs.
No let them know that their taxes are not go.
We know we talked a little bit about this you have -- today endorse anyone in the Republican race yet but if you could just comment.
On some of the language going back and forth about Bain Capital and this just.
Sort of an odd argument going on within the Republican Party seems.
More of a Democrat -- Republican issue what he felt thought of the rhetoric.
I think the what's very clear is that the individuals on the Republicans are they have a very different philosophical view and vision for where we want to take this country than.
And the presence I think that's really what's clear.
And -- what I'd like to see is more focus on the part of everyone including the president.
Is let's stop dividing -- stop going for division here let's go for multiplication.
That's about growing the economy into Republican languages and it isn't just between Republicans in this race you know I again I think that there is -- farm sense among the candidates -- out of it out.
That is reflective of they belief in the private sector that that really we've sort of tried the policies of stimulus up over spending of incurring more debt.
Regulatory policies that actually reek of cronyism.
We've seen they don't work.
And that's why.
We want to try some different.
It's sort of like people do an everyday lives of some done working -- stop doing that you try something new.
That's why we're about a sensible -- -- policy lower taxes for individuals and businesses.
And let's go about role in this economy.
House internally to Erica thanks so much for joining us -- Right I am glad yes about the endorsement rich city almost out of -- -- -- indicative moderates.
I'm I don't know quite it's just a name that's all either -- thank you very much greater.