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-- joining me now for more on the Warburg traditional American values the Buffett rule in anything else wouldn't come up -- Former Arkansas governor in 2008 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee he is also.
The author of the New York Times best seller a simple government and a host of Fox News channels Huckabee show.
Governor thank you so much for joining me.
We had so much to talk about what we were watching -- right and is a target rich environment out there mostly it really is there's a lot going on you know I look at that I -- -- -- I was gonna ask you how long do you think that this last suspicious one political cycle then I saw Hillary Clinton.
And seeing person that I can remember right was when she made the original -- it does have an impact for a long time.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- stay home and make cookies and I think this this -- got some legs and it's one of those statements that you I'll take what you're seeing.
The Democrats are gonna be the Olympic swimmers in the next Olympic guess they're all getting gold medals for the backstroke I've -- ever seen anything like it.
Last night the president's being interviewed in Saint Louis -- reporter.
End -- reporter asked him about it and his comment was.
Yeah these people on TV as if he didn't even know who it was she's been -- the White House over thirty times personal visit with the president at least five times.
He knows who Hillary residents.
This is a very touchy issue you know I mean I I work I'm a mom it it it's easy to offend everyone everyone feels you know if you work you feel guilt it's just very touchy.
So I don't know -- is there anything he can do the president can do to make up for it.
What do you think Iran is can do to capitalize on well I think the Romney's ought to get pan out on the campaign stump as often as possible and she didn't have to address the issue.
Because as she does have a wonderful charisma about -- the other thing the Romney suns are a great testimonial to a terrific family.
And you know I was Mitt Romney's opponent five years four years ago.
But you gotta say that if you are around his five sons you won't find.
More courteous awful.
Gracious young men and if that's the testament to his stay at home mom then god bless them all because she's done a remarkable job with it.
Mitt Romney is pulling closer -- when it comes to winter when it comes limit but I mean Barack Obama had a big read a gap is closing right now -- do you think he can do.
To further close that -- he has to be able to show that even though he has lived a lot of his adult life in wealth and privilege.
It does not separate him from understanding that there are real struggles going on out there with -- And it's it's the single mom who.
To put gas in her car and it's only putting ten dollars at a time because that's all she can afford she actually needs more gas than that.
And -- she's haven't -- ten dollars at a time.
He's got to be able to relate to those when.
That's a tough one let's talk to the tax issue -- I think that this is really interesting it was interesting to me that the president pays an effective tax rate.
Of 20% and what I think is most interesting about that it's he didn't get their because it's you know he's invest in the hedge fund this about -- the other because of charitable gifts.
And so to me it says -- all the loopholes in the taxes -- let's go for a flat tax sort let's simplify the tax code.
Well I've long been an advocate for the fair tax which is a tax that would eliminate all of the taxes on productivity.
We wouldn't tax income savings.
Investments capital gains all of that would be gone we would pay tax at the point of consumption.
Because people who have more actually will pay more but they're paying on their consumption and they make a choice to pay -- -- when they make a choice to purchase something.
It eliminates the IRS not this part of the tax code.
It eliminates the agency in April 15 would just be another wonderful spring day in America rather than today that every America dreads more than Friday the thirteenth.
What what about the fact that the president secretary the White House admits he's a higher tax rate than him.
You know it does this take -- -- -- out of the Buffett tax sales are -- think he's gonna write a check on Monday probably for that extra 10% well that's what he should do -- is it really is bothering him so much.
But that the point is that the problem in America is not that the tax rates need to be tinkered with.
It's that the tax structure needs to be completely overhauled.
The tax structure is such that.
A while Warren Buffett is fighting the IRS right now on a number of the tax obligations videos so -- my feeling is mr.
Buffett it if it's.
Really such that you think you're not paying -- just quit fighting the IRS right now go ahead and pay all that they say that you -- just -- don't even.
-- he hasn't written a check for the extra amount as well even though he said it's going to -- bunch of times and I so we'll send cameras down your mailbox recorded all let everyone now.
It's solid distraction from the real issue though which is the economy and jobs I mean this is the sort of things -- -- -- it is a -- -- and large.
The problem that in many Americans face is that they are new middle class -- dwindling.
And declining because middle class people are gonna pay probably a high tax rate.
Their problem is they don't have the access to whole room full of lawyers and accountants they can find tax shelters far.
They're paying the high tax rate because the highest rate is on what we -- Well that's where most small business owners are so it means that when they're paying a higher rate they can't go hire somebody they can expand the business they don't buy another truck.
To deliver things they just at the Olympics -- governor we can spend the rest the hour on this and fortunately we're gonna have a pays the bills thanks so much for coming on the watch a show this weekend thank you so much thank you Melissa.
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