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The George W.
Bush institute holding a tax conference today it's part of a 4% and part of it.
Is -- 4% growth project but with the looming expiration of the bush tax cuts some states are gonna face major tax -- -- epic story potentially hurt the former president earlier this hour of play part of it now to the Fox Business network's David has been at the New York Historical Society in Manhattan taken away David.
Thank you very much coddle you know tax -- -- in all sizes and shapes and it's interest thing.
That one of the places words some of the most fascinating tax cutting is going on right now.
Is up right in the heart of New England Maine actually has as governor a guy who thinks that the way to growth and prosperity is by cutting tax -- governor.
Paula page he -- -- -- and he joins now governor thanks for coming in my pleasure appreciate you being here now the president right now is in Florida.
Try to put out the message -- tax cutters -- millionaires and billionaires who don't know anything about hard knocks.
You've -- kind of a personal history that is sort of familiar with -- arts tell us tells a little bit about your background.
Well I come from a big very large French Canadian family there's eighteen of us and I left home at eleven.
You left home at the age eleven.
And security around the streets for awhile and -- got picked up as I picked up some surrogate parents you might say.
And they help me through high school college and you know I am so what.
When you hear the rhetoric coming from.
The president a lot of other people in fact the only folks who wanna cut taxes are millionaires and billionaires I don't know anything about hard knocks how does that make you feel.
That they they really don't get it because in the state of Maine you paid a maximum tax rates -- make 191000 dollars.
So the president this not totally honest when he says that it's only for a wealthy people.
-- your tax rate is what about eight and a half percent in the state of Maine and you wanna cut that by how much.
Well I wanna get it down before we cut it from me half to seven point 95.
More symbolically but we lowered the we eliminated the lowest rate at 2% and so now what we're trying to do is give it.
We have to rates now and we wanna lower get rid of seven point 95 stay down at the lawful assembly.
Have you had any reaction so far for businesses or are they waiting because they've heard a lot of promises about tax cutting and haven't seen it delivered.
-- the business community is very much from outside.
It's it's a new kind of energy in -- that we haven't seen cents in early ninety's.
Joining -- and there are doing their part.
To tell -- elected officials and it's time.
If you want to prosper.
We need to.
Some some some breaks are -- Democrats.
Obviously Republicans believe this but are there Democrats who believe in tax cutting is well.
Not in the legislature.
-- they've been sitting on their hands at two years but there -- a lot of Democrats in the state who run small business who understand.
That you cannot tax yourself to prosperity.
Have you had any kind of referendum was your election itself a referendum on whether or not to lower taxes.
I think my election itself as a referendum on people remain being fed up -- big government.
And is is what's happening in the states now what you were trying to do we're going to be -- other governors who -- also try to cut state taxes who believe.
That's the way to prosperity do you think that will rub off -- all in the federal government.
Maybe after November when we get a new person there.
You don't see it happening with the the current president be re -- Now it's it took to the current president that is foreign language -- It we need someone that believes.
The American dream of self sufficiency.
Not someone that believes in entitlements.
Governor thank you very much for being here great to see -- appreciate you.
So -- area haven't we're going to be talking to a lot of governors coming up we're going to be talking to governor Tennessee.
Other governors who were here try to cut taxes on -- state level who believe that.
That -- fact if they do that the momentum gets going that will spill over have a spillover effect in the federal government.
Both Democrats and Republicans by the -- some Democrats here were also.
Believe that cutting tax rates is the way to prosperity it's kind of the theme of the of the center obviously.
We're going to be talking a little later on to Paul Ryan.
Was course congressional budget chief.
And that interview can be seen live here about 245.
On FBI and can't get enough David look forward that -- -- -- has been live throughout the day.
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