This transcript is automatically generated
Right now on to the big day DC it was a lot of pomp and circumstance but not enough to lose sight of our economic reality nor an apt to forget.
A notable milestone which passed on Friday it has been one year.
A whole year without official meeting of the president's job council.
You know all those heavy hitting CEOs they were supposed to come in with their big ideas to create more jobs they're gonna -- the economy.
Well had set to expire at the end of the month and here to talk about what could actually -- he's today's awesome power scandal.
We have fox -- -- senior VP big cheese the man in charge all hail our leader Neil Cavuto.
Right next to -- -- -- you can possibly followed that entered.
Action is Juan Williams he's Fox News political analysts analysts.
I'm also thrilled to have him on I can't really build them up in the same way although I would love to and then Jonathan voting at the end of the line with a capital a big asset management.
He's also Fox News contributor to the name of your -- really says that odd guys thanks much for joining me.
I'm let's start with the jobs council because you know they they haven't met -- -- year.
I wondered you know you're there on the scene -- is that what all the buzz is about as they're saying where's the jobs council -- -- they come up with I bet that's what everybody's talking about now.
No probably Michelle Obama's banks.
Yeah -- -- earlier about that yes.
That's been the topic of conversation -- -- -- -- so let's not.
More of its -- and its president streets you know a lot of people said that he got a little nasty weather Republicans out.
I generally find that he dead I think that he was just laying out his agenda he was kinda just saying look I was elected.
These are the consequences of highlights in high if you dig up whatever -- retreat on these -- zoos and although it might be a little annoying to.
Robert -- -- he's clearly sends the signal.
That he's not he's not going to -- -- that.
And it deals since the Clinton's -- -- doesn't happen to him so well save my god this is the president -- its riding that.
You know -- -- 5152%.
Approval rating at milking it for all it's worth.
Because he has the advantage.
Just above that data gets to congress.
That adds are raving about it fifth of that right so we'll update therein lies that got that big ads that he has -- over a number of other seconds -- predecessors.
-- -- mean is -- -- of the jobs council where you arm.
No no not really I mean you know a lot of those people who are on the jobs cancel people who run Xerox AOL some of the biggest debt and 500 firms.
The idea was that they would come in and that they would be.
In the president's -- giving him advice from people who are basing the realities of business in America on a daily basis and who could do higher.
Would lot of those people have been in and out of the White House it's just that the jobs council itself -- has not met.
Yeah Jun -- it is -- your fresh seven do you think it passed a lot of good ideas and he's maybe thinking about him.
Michelle I think -- jobs council these men and women were used as props to me not unlike the way that the president.
He's the children from the terrible tragedy -- as props I believe that the president used the jobs council essentially as a prop to appears that he was.
Reaching out to business people you -- with -- without because who was a pig headed back -- jobs council.
Jeff Campbell from GE -- a best a better example of prior about cronyism credit -- capitalism.
But I think deals -- I -- the president has shown in my opinion.
No interest in crossing over that line beginning to implement some of that strategy that -- -- -- the -- Is that the only one concrete that they did put forward.
What is more infrastructure spending not the type of reduction in in their taxes and regulation.
And I think most business leaders in this country would actually say would create jobs and move this economy forward.
Well we'll as you said I mean -- -- is probably not the date for all of branches convinced sort of -- -- -- your victory lap around Washington right around the beltway -- that word you mentioned the favorability rating of the president.
Now at 51% although in January when he came into office in January 2009 -- was 76%.
So it's that he doesn't necessarily hold the same.
Some way he did before that -- he doesn't have another election's over here.
Well there is that I think -- did want to point that.
-- not so much what this president says Melissa as much as -- as surrogates or -- those doing its bidding.
In the senate more to the planes are saying from presumably not as bad Chuck Schumer.
Comes to mind that he has already said.
That the senate will produce a budget but it will not -- a lot higher taxes still.
On rich people -- -- Republicans don't like it.
-- deal yeah they did it is that message that's coming through loud and clear that Jason Republicans but down.
They -- that since it went deal I figured they could triangulation Republicans.
They can make that house the last opportunity negotiated -- -- so that.
-- the house rejects whatever they're coming up with.
They look like obstructionists you know it's no small accident today Melissa that this inauguration day Republicans.
Chose to announce that they're gonna have a vote.
Hi and extending the debt limit for another three months -- other words to put off.
This very very important.
Matter for another few months as much to get their own -- in order as the country stunts.
But tells you something about the mindset of Republicans.
Date this still feel behind it -- -- and in fact we're gonna break that down even more after the next commercial break but one let me ask you before we get to that.
I mean do you feel like the tenor has changed since the fiscal cliff dealer Republicans even more in the backseat than they were before -- maybe they're just.
Like walking behind the car now.
Well -- means it's just pure numbers and pure politics Melissa and in the pure political calculation.
There at a disadvantage right now I think it's pretty clear to Republicans at their retreat last week.
And it's clear Democrats in Washington.
That the American people would blame the debt the Republicans much more so than they would blame President Obama and that the numbers that -- touched on earlier in terms of the personal.
Popularity as well the job approved for the president far outstrip.
The -- Republican majority in the house and congress overall so there's just no question that right now.
Republicans are re -- trying to figure out how they can play this game in a way that helps them -- what they're hoping is that a two month hiatus if you -- which is what they're gonna get.
By giving the -- -- increase for that much longer.
We'll allow them to say to a majority the American people this is where the American people what them there needs to be -- in this budget it's too big the deficits -- life.
And engages the economic data are -- -- --