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So much -- called jobs and the economy the most important issues for Washington to work on right now it's according to the latest Fox News poll.
That was by a wide margin 42%.
Of those polled said just that come in second.
But -- less of a concern the federal deficit 17% saying it should be the top priority what to make of that state more.
Joining -- Steve is the senior economics writer for the Wall Street Journal Steve.
Again -- licensed for lawmakers to do Jack all about our deficit.
Well that's right you know it's all about jobs it's all about the economy -- you know this has been pretty consistent date and that.
The budget deficit has rag -- a lot lower than putting people packed the working getting businesses profitable again.
So I wasn't surprised about this by the way it was a little surprised that terrorism was not.
Higher on the list I think it was what number.
Three or you -- -- 9% yet not percent.
The other thing -- I was interstate has -- no -- global warming you know I think the White House without the biggest concern part of the country but that's way way -- novelist.
What I found look at economy and jobs and then the federal deficit.
If not in the White House I read into that.
People say spend more don't cut spending.
Spend more to create jobs read in -- about our debt deficit which would mean curtailing spending -- and.
But I have the -- while that's exactly what the White House believes that I believe just the opposite I actually think the sequester.
That we're going through right now is actually been bullish for the stock market I think it's good for the economy.
He get rid of a lot of this extraneous spending in Washington I don't believe that.
You know more and more spending is what causes growth that if -- did we -- had a glorious economy over the last for yourself but you're right the White House will interpret this to say.
Keep spending federal money because in the short term that's what gets jobs out there.
Senate majority leader Harry Reid said this so this 2% cut in spending will mean -- we as a nation do not find a cure for cancer or parkinson's among other diseases.
Wow he just said.
What what a safe trip I mean that that's probably what I'll laughable statement but -- -- really the the attitude of a lot of Democrats on Capitol Hill that the government is really the solution to every problem even a cure for cancer and and boy if only they -- only were that easy that we just had to spend money more money.
But you know look I don't think the American people believe that they can I think this fight we're having now.
On the FAA and and the shut down some by some of these jobs the furloughs of some of these air traffic controllers this is really.
You know made Americans focus on what's government doing why can't they cut the bad things and keep the good thing so this is a debate that will continue to -- job.
Do you think there's a method behind that madness says Steve because I'm a conspiracy there are some times in the way.
In which that those that that FA -- is cutting.
Its budget and these delays that we're saying do you think about it again if you wanna make the American people mad that's -- Certainly one way to do it.
You know -- -- thing I had conversation this morning with -- -- chairman should star who was the chairman of the of the transportation committee in the house and he told me said look.
That White House has the flexibility.
Under current -- -- To avoid.
These delays at the airport said and they you know the pro -- of these air traffic controllers that is causing so much.
I have -- airports that he said the White House simply is not chosen to do that.
They have cut the most sensitive programs the programs Americans care about we know we talked a few weeks ago about the shutting down of the White House tourist.
And I think you're gonna see more of that's and it's really become a kind of public relations war about whether or the American people say wait a -- why are you cutting -- not that.
It's I can.
Easy -- -- if you make somebody's flight two hours late coming out of watch out near exit -- that's right but you know dig and -- Tom Coburn has a book about three inches -- a wasteful programs are wasteful programs those are the things should should be cut.
Not air traffic control -- -- always make fun of swine waste and manure management and let me tell a grown up in the south and -- country that is not waste money I'll just say -- -- you.
David are you in favor of these grabs for toward tortoise -- mating habits.
Technically yeah anything to do not -- -- general have passed it out like that there I got myself in a -- that I thank you pick particularly with your -- don't want Obama.
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