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A crippled budget issues of -- -- Washington DC and partisan gridlock means there's actually no solution in sight.
It 300 billion dollar tax say he had dangerous cuts defense and the country defaulting on its -- if the house in the senate Republicans and Democrats this can work together.
Joining us now Republican congresswoman Mary Bono Mack from California she's also chair.
Medically chairwoman -- as chairman can element.
Of the newly formed women's policy committee in the house it does say your chairman of the chairwoman title I know we said -- the way freshmen are freshmen not fresh look at another guy out though that -- -- -- -- yeah a government was tight so I want to talk about that but first we do have to talk about our looming debt.
August in my birthdays in August my birthday present last year was you know downgrades to vaults you name it the market crashed and we see that again this year.
Well I think it's going to be a difficult August there's been nothing put in place by this president that is made a difference -- this country I think tough times are tough.
Everywhere you look you can even say to somebody named one part of your life that's a little bit better today than it was four years ago and I know that's a little bit cliched.
But it's really -- I think this August we should really expect some tough tough battles.
Think we're gonna fight it out about whether or not we should raise taxes of course we shouldn't be raising taxes on people in this in this economy if ever.
Touching on job creators of I think it's expected I'm sorry to say your birthday my -- -- apparently -- we did several over again eight you know what's interesting to me is even if you are starting to feel a little bit better about things there's so much -- These tax breaks.
70% of the people affected by these tax breaks that could go away are low to middle income people you're -- at the Ain T the marriage penalty child tax credit things like that.
All looking to exploded into the year I would think.
That the Democrats in particular would be on board to want to make sure this is okay.
Well you know that -- uses as sort of their campaign rhetoric it's part of it how we divide America and -- us vs them and it's plays right into sort of their playbook.
But not only that you think the median household this -- making 3400 dollars less every year -- and higher talk about tighten about increasing taxes.
Plus they have higher energy costs -- higher food costs higher health care costs -- higher tuition you name it.
It's it's a tough scenario right now so let's take what's gonna take to do this story and we don't want this to go to the lame duck session -- -- never get anything done.
-- well that depends I think the whole mood of the congress is can change I think everybody's gonna latency -- next president will be.
In I think it's going to be a jump ball truly at that point I don't know that anybody can really prognosticate what's gonna happen after November.
As far as the mood of the congress or what will come out of the congress soak it in my view if you go either way and I think that's the unsettling are right there's been no one knows -- -- this -- -- But it's been unsettling for the past you know four years anyway there's been so much uncertainty regulatory and -- coming out of this White House.
That people are now used to the uncertainty and that's really hurting our economy and it makes this very nervous which is which brings us to.
The women's policy committee that you started.
Why do this I mean in many will argue that in -- why discriminate between men and women we all have issues right now.
Well it's not discriminating get a you know if men -- -- -- very -- -- -- cosmic.
It's my view that there are a lot of very talented intelligent hardworking Republican women in the congress and we just -- to sort of elevate -- status habit people need to see that there -- hardworking women within the Republican Party who represent their values.
The Democrats do not have a corner on the women's vote by any means.
But we need to push -- women out -- a little bit more and in.
You know I just totally highlight their hard work testing because the Democrats will lead you to believe they have a corner on the -- they're they're -- trying that it's not they're not successful we know they have admitted women you know we.
Really are warming up and -- kind of really upset -- let me rephrase -- upset about.
The Obama presidency they're not buying -- to press rhetoric about the war -- women they care about jobs in the economy like everybody else says.
-- at this administration cannot seller rosier picture than they've -- bend down you know dousing on the American people and anymore so.
I would up up -- -- -- than men because there's a lot of single.
Parent -- -- mother house holds out there I'm one of them.
And we we -- have a lot of different things right you're thinking about.
You know the kids and money 24/7.
That's right and I think that's one of the differences and to some degree and we -- talking debt break.
Women constantly front you know when where it work -- ring a better kids than were their kids were right about where.
And that is an awful lot in this economy with looming tax tax hikes -- our kids are not safer getting to school.
It's not cheaper to get them to school to close them for getting to school.
It it's it's really a lot for single working women.
All women -- because again I think that's a little bit of the difference I think authority can it to gender.
And men compartmentalize a little bit.
Better than I think we do sometimes if I'm sometimes I'm jealous that they can do that -- came back -- -- -- too much time I had some days.
But even households married households the women are.
Running that their finances and so we're very in touch with what dollar goes in a -- dollar comes out but I do.
And it's important that people know that this group is not talking about issues in you know where again -- -- I don't know we -- talking about jobs in the economy we're time that all of the same policies like there is no difference between women's and men's issues women care about -- and jobs -- economy.
But you know sometimes we phrased differently when you talk about Obama -- I think that we all think this is mothers we can endure anything but when you start talking about a government bureaucrat choosing your pediatrician.
Rebounds fighting -- -- -- -- had a heck yeah.
It's good stuff I'm glad to again thank you thank you for.
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