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Nearly every Republican senate voted to block what's called -- -- rule their views even let him come up for a vote.
Refused to ask.
The wealthiest among us to do their fair share.
The president once again blasting Republicans for refusing to hike taxes on the rich my next guest says.
If the president wants the government to collect more cash to spend -- the president should go ahead and cut a check to the treasury himself Texas.
Republican congressman like -- -- joins me now.
You know the president just came out release stating that he paid 20%.
In federal income tax he doesn't think that's enough so he should pay more than a 20%.
Anybody is free to send a check to the government for as much money is they want in addition to their taxes.
The president so concerned that he's under paying let him lead by example.
Are you willing to write a letter to that effect in submitted to the White House I mean are you are you thrown out -- got one challenging him to do this.
I'll be happy to write a letter not a bad idea thanks now I just did my taxes over the -- I wait until the last minute I shouldn't I know but I.
I paid about 35%.
Of -- an end of my income tax in federal income taxes 35% of my income in federal and protect.
Why don't we bring our levels down to the president's level and -- -- when he percent.
We know that's one of the things that the Republicans wanna do they want to create a fairer flatter simpler tax system.
While 40% or so works for me and and then there is a question that we got into -- David Walker the former comptroller general.
When you see all of these mistakes that the federal government is making with our money what you're talking about -- -- -- target about the GSA.
Mistakes and fraud etc.
Does the government deserve any more money.
-- we don't need to be asking the American people pony up anymore money until we clean house some fear.
In Washington DC we really don't have -- taxing problem we've got spending problem.
What do Americans appreciate that because we hear that.
In some holes the president's message about the tax even though the -- tax essentially died in the senate a couple of days ago that it is still.
Kind of a popular rhetorical point for the president to make.
Well listen the president is playing politics with this it's not a serious proposal at all it's just a gimmick and it's just a talking point.
And it as it's is that it's just cut the shameful we got a president who's -- into.
Pit American against American that we need a uniter not a divider leading this -- well as long as it polls well I can guarantee I'll put money down on the table right now that we you're gonna hear it again before the election comes up.
Last word congressman quickly.
This and you don't need to run this government bond -- you need to run this government by common sense in doing what we all know is right -- we've seen historically been lower taxes mean economic growth.
Not higher taxes congressman -- -- -- good to see congressman thank you very.
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