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This November voters will choose between two visions for America and the economy.
But isn't -- all clear what President Obama and that run its plants are joining me now Bill Kristol editor of the weekly standard bill welcome back to show it's always great to have you.
And at one question I've always wanted to ask -- -- What do you think the president's real vision for this country -- I think is -- are pretty clearly will be more of the same more of the same that he did in the first years before Republicans took over the house -- -- -- stop them mostly.
In the last two years so I think we'll have more big government programs more stimulus I -- like to do cap and trade -- like to do.
Other programs that he couldn't put through the of course let's continue the implementation of obamacare.
Raise taxes on the wealthy.
And to have -- much bigger government and a more intrusive government that we traditionally have in this country so I don't he's he's not the -- -- plans and Mitt Romney has a very different vision.
But as you were saying before in the Shelley what's striking about this campaign -- hinting at least for striking this campaign is we have a big contrast divisions.
But both candidates seem to be to be running kind of small campaigns -- and I mean it's the campaigns are not up to the moment -- not getting a sense media campaign in -- -- Of where they -- -- take the country and how great the contrast is is whether opponent wants to take the country.
They seem like they're sort of swing in in the air instead of swinging at each other better not connecting I don't think when it comes to their jabs.
But do you believe that Obama's vision is one that the American people believe.
No I think it's envisions a clearly gonna present -- -- contrast that I think Mitt Romney wins honestly I think.
President Obama has tried his vision out in practice it doesn't work so well and the prospect of Obama care and other such things you know with investing huge amounts of government directed money into -- a so called green energy.
The kind of crony capitalism that leads to that's not something the American people want.
Which is why I think has some real hopes Mitt Romney wins that he needs to make this contrast very clear -- -- -- the next four years of President Obama will be like.
Here's where I'll take the country over the next four years and you would great and how right now on how released on that so far eight -- forty get them.
I don't know and I don't see class I mean I I think a lot of -- thing a lot of little jabbing you know you're outsourcing on outsourcing.
I I think laying out the contrast to lay out his vision people don't -- just say -- to President Obama said yes Obama when he was hope and change.
By contrast of eight years of bush and a Republican congress and and in the financial crisis I think now they're happy to rethink their previous vote for Obama and -- four years enough.
If they're given an alternative vision of where we're going a sense of what Mitt Romney will do.
Some detail not QG Dublin some -- in all the major areas taxes spending health care in the life.
I think Mitt could use a jingle writer at this point but -- Let me ask you this so the president this week big headlines about what he wants to do with taxes he wants to extend the bush tax cuts for people making less than 250000 dollars and yet here is what he set in 2010.
If you either increased taxes.
Or -- significantly.
When the economy remains somewhat fragile.
That that would have a more folks potentially losing jobs that would be a mistake.
When the economy has not fully taken off.
Keep in mind at that time the economy -- -- GDP was -- 5% -- one point nine now and he's willing to raise taxes.
What -- what do you make of that.
I think Mitt Romney should give a speech issues should do with this week and say I guess they were huge -- you have read that quote and say on President Obama was right actually 2010 he's wrong today he wants to raise taxes.
Here the consequences of us have for economic growth and job creation here's why -- -- to explain these things you can't just assert them and then and then I think this is the big additional -- I think governor -- -- say on the I'm not happy with the current tax -- either I'm not just saying no to President Obama I don't think the current mess of deductions incentives.
And distortions as healthy either here's the direction I wanna go -- tax reform.
Wouldn't this have been a good week to give your big tax reform -- speech playing off.
Who -- President Obama said at the beginning of this event of the week this is that I don't quite understand what honestly whether Romney campaign.
I think they're -- and opportunities -- to lay out their vision to draw the as a contrast but also the positive agenda for for governor Romney and they don't think duty taking advantage of them that well.
Yeah ahead and it they'd have precious little time now the deal -- bill thanks for coming on tonight really appreciate your time.
And my pleasure thank you --