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Health care law the administration saying well we have to explain that adapt law we're not promoting and -- -- out -- The Republican congress it is not quite buying -- Charlton static from.
The state of Louisiana.
Leading this charge against a health and human services secretary Kathleen Sebelius to get to the bottom of what this money is being used for.
Because it seems a little this -- to him congressman.
Joining us on the phone right now have you heard anything back from -- -- Well believe we sent letters initially back in May.
Follow whoever's in August and -- received no information about the use -- these taxpayer dollars.
Probably were just completely ignored by the by the secretary and so that prompted the -- they had had conversations with chairman Dave Camp on the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.
We felt that we need to know how these millions of dollars taxpayer dollars and being used for the purpose of the time went.
You know we're we're doing with deficits -- dealing with serious issues.
Taxpayers deserve to know what these these dollars and being used work.
You know what.
I could see they're -- impacted saying well.
We got this big health care law of where the wise and kind of in been charged with its implementation.
-- -- answer.
It might look like promotions of the congressman but it's more explanation would equities.
Well I think -- it appears that they were really trying to promote this in a one sided way.
We you know we've heard lots of complaints about that.
And I I think.
-- the federal government's using money but not to this extent millions of dollars taxpayer dollars.
To do advertisement.
That they that's just be promoting it more very political advantage rather than.
Information objective information that the such a problem and so what we inquired about this.
Why wouldn't secretary provide information.
-- what is it they're trying to hide something and so we won't know.
A whole lot more detail but I was money to spend who who agree to contract went to and it -- accomplish taxpayer dollars.
Com I'm curious what I have you congress then.
What are your views on this whole.
Fiscal -- -- and -- -- and and that apparently Republicans have offered revenues there and does deserve what type -- revenue tied to tax agrees.
President sees -- making it clear that he wants to you know up DN AW -- in fact one point six trillion in in.
In tax hikes vs the 800 billion originally considered.
For -- touching entitlements.
Even more tax heights.
What do you make of -- Well it sounded that via the prevalence of the senate Democrats are digging in and in digging -- deeper hole.
The bottom line is this we don't want to see a massive tax hike -- American families and businesses.
The average family would see -- 3500 dollar tax increase if these tax increases come -- -- Starting January 1.
Many economists consider this would -- into -- recession.
CDO has also said.
No I -- I -- your views on that's our d'isere what do you think will happen.
What do you think -- Well well I think.
What we'll have to get down to visit to the negotiating table but I can tell you on the Republican side we're not going to support raising right.
But you would support closing loopholes -- all you know presidents and related data raise as much money or he wouldn't -- Over the.
He has not I believe what we ought to do this is get beyond this must come up with something that gives us beyond the fiscal clip so we don't put American families and businesses in harm's way and then moved to a fundamental tax reform where we close loopholes.
It really look at rewriting the tax code and as a member of the house Ways and Means Committee -- the work in the two years and that won't we will we will have a draft ready to go.
Body in the first quarter.
Great having you even on the phone back to -- I want -- look at that corner wall abroad today you know we were down a little bit but I what do you think it's something and I was the Caribbean as the good -- was speaking with today's rather nominal.
Drop off we're down about 700 points since the election.
And and I -- this theory Dhahran and I I subscribe to it at least in large part that.
This is not the fiscal cliff middle ground we've we've thought we'd be looking.
-- it did this is a case of misreading the election results.
And and and taking -- is a mandate.
-- for just raising taxes on the rich and and not even touching entitlements not even touching spending.
You were very yourself there's move afoot now -- shots jobs.
Really focus on opposite direction down.
Whether you're rich -- not that it.
Leave that -- Think about what they're not talking about.
Did you vote for that and revote did you look for that all taxes no spending.
Government getting bigger.
Well that's okay.
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