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Following a meeting with the president and -- congressional leaders house speaker Boehner says the group outlined -- framework for compromise on the fiscal cliff.
Republicans apparently willing to put revenue on the table if -- company by appropriate spending cuts joining us now is congressman -- golf.
-- it was just reelected to a fifth term he's vice chair of the house subcommittee on crime terrorism.
Homeland Security answer previously was Chief Justice from the Texas twelve Court of Appeals.
Our great to have you with this congressman let's start with -- -- could be -- We'll start with first the fiscal clip that I wanna go to your call for a special prosecutor.
On been Ghazi but going to that this report the speaker making it very clear.
That he's going to -- negotiation of the white house on the work.
With some sense at least of accommodation potential accommodation.
If his terms are met that's that's pretty positive stopped and you think.
Well it is positive but.
There's a lot of pressure right now and of course.
Pressures -- went what you can use to.
Take carbon in my -- this is the time to be bold.
This is not the time to be defensive.
And it and I'm glad day this speakers come forward with them proposal.
But the thing is we ought to be taking the president's words and spends taken -- back -- them.
He wants everybody to pay their fair share let's do it let's have capital gains 15%.
Income tax 15% -- active.
Let's make sure that Warren Buffett finally start spanned at least as much as his secretary.
And the percentage and -- there's been proposed here.
By the president.
Will not have Warren Buffett buy in the same as his secretary in percentage let's have a flat tax Lou.
Let's let's take the president at his word it -- Mike more you'll -- more and this is the only way that's gonna happen.
You know and believe the speaker Boehner perhaps president -- may have been talking to you.
Talking to Steve Forbes and others when they talked about the possibility of reforming the entire tax code that will get every right to I'm sorry.
Do it right this is a great job eight year -- rose to -- -- down -- -- -- And they're not only that let's don't forget the last time that the senate had a budget it was when Harry Reid.
Worked with his brand does speaker Pelosi and nobody in the 2008 budget complained.
That it -- spend -- -- money let's go back to 2000 a night 2.5 trillion.
And that cuts -- a trillion in spending right there.
Well they're all sorts of -- To get there as you suggest here tonight and has had -- adjusted and other reform.
Forms -- well.
But the idea that this president and Boehner coming together to have at least.
A civil -- Discourse.
Over what in the world we're gonna do about this this -- six weeks remain.
Are are you any more hopeful as a result of the -- that they've taken on this first day of discussion.
Well I wasn't hopeful with the president's tone when he said you aren't partisan and has there all right is your congressman are you pretty big part of from here.
I'm not being part of Saddam being objective when I say that the president's proposed one point six trillion.
In new revenue.
He wants to destroy the economy c'mon walking around their right mind is gonna allow that panic in Greece to just devastate the economy won't win just post is.
That's going out of business.
There -- moments -- point it's interesting mean no one governors talked about the fact.
That individual tax payments.
Taxpayer payments the Internal Revenue Service.
Federal receipts from those taxpayers have risen 26%.
Under the bush tax cuts over the past two years which tells us this that the answer here is growth.
But I'm I'm that's right I'm a simple follow my just panel wanna see how I'd like to see your -- -- -- each -- What -- return to urban Gaza this idea of a special prosecutor.
There is a sense of hopelessness that is palpable.
In Washington DC right now.
Because I don't believe the congress feels that it has the strength or the tools.
To actually penetrate.
The video of denial.
And secrecy and opaque business that is this administration when it comes to what it is done.
-- witness the last nine weeks but you're calling for a special prosecutor and the -- Got to do that works for the president of the United States what do you think priority attorney general but throughout the attorney general has to do it.
We have the -- continually see Eric Holder said you know what.
-- congressmen -- -- think you've got a splendid idea and what we're gonna do is we're gonna investigate ourselves.
Well if he does at a point.
A special prosecutor.
Someone to do an independent investigation.
Then what you have is the very people who had floated the idea of prosecuting.
General Petraeus for adultery in the military.
There's all kinds of things may imploded that they might do to him there's all kinds of pressure that can be brought -- Are you saying that you don't think as speaking earlier with former CIA operative -- abreast of you don't think it's a coincidence that all of this -- started raining down on David Petraeus is -- as soon as he issued.
Against the wishes of the administration -- CIA timeline on big -- do you.
In the in this and that is exactly and -- -- love your sarcasm is one of the reasons I love your little bit.
That's exactly the problem.
-- -- why I think that we do have the tools as number one we have the purse strings if it becomes a department of injustice we have the power to defund it.
And when it's clearly being used.
Two to exact injustice.
It's found a big find them the parts of it that are are being -- when you have that power.
And the other thing that is so right about America when the American people rise up and say this is quite -- people were crying for help.
And nobody did anything you know that -- Hillary's commercial about.
Who's going to -- one answered the phone at 3 AM the answer we find out his.
For heaven's sake somebody answer the following -- what nobody did the president goes to bad people -- being.
-- -- terrorized and killed any goes to bed who is acting president broke down was that Valerie Jarrett.
We need to know because I'd take a while we're gonna find out that the protocol requires.
There when an ambassador becomes under attack the yes to know within ten minutes who was notified president -- -- Jarrett.
Do we need to know and this attorney general's not gonna do -- the American people need to rise up and make it clear we needn't have been investigation.
Congressman -- armor results you're talking review thanks for being always good to always good don't you come up my.