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Back on the hill congressional Democrats didn't put any spending cuts on the table.
But senate majority leader Harry Reid did embrace Republicans who have turned against one of the party's most influential forces.
Unfortunately there's one obstacle standing -- congress.
For years Norquist bully lawmakers willing to put their oath of office or the promise to serve constituents head of their pledge.
This anti tax anti tax -- His brand -- ideological extremism has been bad for congress and even worse for the country.
-- pleased to see Republicans in congress distance himself Norquist this week.
I appreciate that very much.
And with the idea that majority leaders thanks we turn now to the man at the center.
-- well spewing vitriol a veritable stream -- -- by Grover Norquist president of Americans for Tax Reform.
And -- I'm gonna ask -- how does it feel to be a bully of lawmakers.
And -- -- like this part especially anti tax Zelaya.
-- an ideological.
And and to find yourself.
-- being pointed out as these that is the problem not part of the solution -- suddenly.
How do you feel them.
Well luck Harry Reid had a plan he and Obama and Nancy Pelosi we're gonna spend a great deal of money.
And then there are gonna turn to the Republicans and say OK guys why don't you be responsible.
And raise taxes put your fingerprints on -- tax increase to pay for our bigger government.
Then we'll -- -- in the next election okay.
And Republicans said no and Harry Reid -- had a hissy fit for four years now.
Unhappy that Republicans wouldn't raise taxes to pay for his bigger government.
Now the problem is the American people don't want their taxes raised her department Robert primaries -- understood but I has -- do you feel.
I'll I am pleased as punch I mean Harry Reid.
Harry Reid having -- hissy fit me he really -- -- the American people for not wanting to raise taxes so what about -- is that with me.
So what about those folks like Senator John McCain senator Lindsey Graham senators factory -- The list goes on I mean it would actually doesn't -- I just think a lot here's the good and it doesn't go on there's a good -- All the people who last weekend said we might raise taxes under certain circumstances with the same people who said that two years ago nine.
And every news media outlet in the country has -- for the last week would you like to be famous would you like to be called important and influential.
Come to our TV station -- -- -- for tax increases and will tell everyone you're important and influential.
They've had no takers for crying out loud all the guys who for two years instead we might raise taxes are still there.
How do you like you know how do you think these senators like being called Harry Reid's favorite Republican senators not -- -- -- I -- I get that but in the list does go on and -- start with -- polls are you said today and articulating.
The idea they're going with the Obama plan was -- -- -- you -- like the congressman great deal.
Because as you know the White House is seized upon that the Democrats on Capitol Hill have seized on that.
And they're going to continue the assault.
The fact of the matter is we're not moving had.
Yeah in this discussion if you don't -- knowledge.
That's -- Boehner said revenue IE tax hikes are on the table and I don't care where the -- loopholes tax expenditures you name it.
It means as you well know better than nearly anyone.
It means higher taxes.
I think what it's two things one.
I was asked today in an interview.
What about calls proposal and that was introduced me for the first time and -- had not allowed sounds like an interesting tactic -- not somebody normally want to.
A tax increase had not sure it would work.
Evidently later today Boehner made it very clear that there will be no more freelancing on this and so.
I think that we won't see that again I was not endorsing it now some Asian what do you think there's something about what you don't know anything else that's interest and not that's not that without an ambassador rice moment for Grover Norquist was it not.
But really -- what do you think about -- and I should I don't know its interest and I didn't know anything about it that's what -- humor on this broadcast -- -- director.