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The markets seem to think we've headed over the fiscal clip but what do the people have to say.
Who have the power to stop it -- ask Republican congressman Tim holds camp of Kansas.
Congressman welcome to show I know you're on the budget committees so.
We definitely wanted to talk to you about the president's speech today.
He says he's ready for compromise here's the president.
I'm open to compromise and I'm open to new ideas.
And I've been encouraged over the past week -- your Republican after Republican agree.
On the need for know no more revenue from the wealthiest Americans as part of our arithmetic if we're gonna be serious about reducing the deficit.
President says is ready to compromise do you buy it congressman.
Well still waiting for a real proposal out his budget last year had.
No votes in the house none in the senate there was not a serious.
He's but no proposal forward always talking about as the two to 3% -- -- -- way and by the way many of those -- the small business that create jobs.
Actually if we tax them at the way level he's talking about that would give us -- of revenue for one week.
What about the other 51 weeks let's get serious Mr.
President put it proposal on the table but we have to avoid this tax clip that's gonna happen well in the end here.
-- to that point the president asking for one point six trillion in new revenues.
What do you make of that is that a number that they GOP and house Republicans can -- Well the Democrats couldn't stomach that either -- He offered that last -- no votes in the house no votes in the senate it's time for.
Getting past the -- talking about.
-- -- the economy going again there's no economist even in the White House says suggest raising taxes is gonna create more jobs he hasn't brought the deficit down.
It's been going up the economy slowing down we have 47 point one million Americans -- -- since we need to be focusing on growing the economy not great.
Taxes -- present I didn't really focus on -- I hear what you're saying I understand what you're saying it makes some sense to me.
But the rest of America may not agree 51% of Americans say polled by the Washington Post Pew Research -- say.
We will go over the fiscal cliff and then when they talk about who's to blame guests who they blame they blame the GOP 53% to 29.
Blame your party.
For taking the country over the fiscal clip what do you have to say to that.
I'm not worried about who gets blame on board about avoiding this fiscal -- the same decision -- president two years ago he saw the light he felt the heat.
-- he agreed to extend.
What is now the bush Obama tax rates.
Particularly for small business is critical we don't raise your taxes one or asking them to -- jobs.
-- American people on the election did not give them a mandate to raise taxes it's very clear about that.
Well and that is the source -- huge disagreement every time we hear the president talk is that I have the mandate I won the election and you didn't win any election congressman at the end of the day don't you have to move your line in the sand a little bit towards the president.
At the end of the day.
-- American people returned a strong Republican majority to the house -- second largest majority since World War II.
And they gave the president a narrow 51%.
Margin of victory that is not a mandate.
That were polled did not -- -- raise taxes or reduce the deficit that's pretty clear what they want to do was make sure we have more jobs are we -- Scratching your congress yes.
-- -- -- John Boehner speaker of the house is said it's gonna take a long time to work this out.
What can you get done by the end of the year and let's keep in mind here that if we -- over this fiscal -- that's gonna cost every American family 3500 bucks.
What can you do by December 31.
Well weakened up past Republicans.
Bill that's came through the house is sitting over in the senate bring up to vote provides a temporary one where congressman.
That's hesitant because even -- by the president.
That the president signed the same bill two years ago nothing's changed the economy still going the wrong direction we have more.
Americans on food stamps than ever before in history and only -- news talk about raising taxes that's not leadership.
We need to create jobs not create more taxes and that's what the -- doesn't get it says it now with the unions in the fortune.
500 companies widely sit down with the mom and pop businesses across America Iberia leave our taxes hello again -- February -- Congressman thanks for coming on tonight it's a -- here to talk to you gotta come back -- in OK absolutely bewildered.
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