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-- All right and for more on the president's speech this let's talk with Greg -- -- chief political strategist -- Potomac research and Greg.
Do I have this wrong it seems like the president sounds angry put upon as -- people -- holding him back from fixing the economy.
Yeah I gotta tell you Dennis I thought it was an exceptionally partisan speech I don't think it was helpful in getting anything done but maybe most importantly.
There was no there there I didn't hear anything in the speech that was really very new.
No well we -- at the same Auld stopped right we heard class warfare we heard it basically a big campaign speech we heard it but.
I think what we heard is that the defunct dysfunction is back if I could quote you in your notes in.
What you can't write the fighting is back whenever -- kind of thought we were over this it's back.
You know what a bummer you know -- things looked a little better in the spring we avoided the fiscal cliff we didn't have a government shut down.
It week or two ago they got a deal on filibusters.
But now -- dysfunction is back and back big time so I understand why the president spoke the -- did today he knows.
That he's got a position themselves ahead of a really bitter budget fight.
He knows he's got a position himself ahead of the 2014.
House and senate elections but in terms of getting anything done the speech accomplished nothing.
When he talks about the size of the deficit is plunging and all of these things.
Is it because he did.
Borrowed five trillion dollars an increase their entire life long national debt by fifty we didn't -- coming down from such high levels that his administration created.
No the deficits coming down really astonishingly I think it's not well appreciated.
It's because we're not spending any more money the house is taking care that we're actually making real cuts in receive growth is pretty good.
So the deficit structures is for real that doesn't solve the problem this fall however.
The deficit stuff though is it is because of the -- cuts that he opposed any -- -- him die I rarely that this is what a crush America.
Well you went along with a payroll tax increase and that's a reason -- one reason why receipts are up I give him a little credit on the deficit coming down but.
I don't give him any credit for advancing the ball today on any issue.
Now the tax reform in particular and I guess it's near and dear Americans I once was at tax accountants but I mean the they have to act comes -- July 26.
This is Friday is deadline coming up to get any kind of thought in do you see anything coming down the -- unless.
Now I tell you Tracy you look at tax reform you look at immigration reform the student loan deal for farm bill and of course anything involving the budget.
And I see utter gridlock as far as the -- can say.
And the president also should talk about how to many people in this country don't have equal opportunity to make -- and that there's unfairness.
But have you heard anyone else in Washington pick this up I didn't think that this is a big thing holding back our economy that -- -- discriminate against qualified people and and aren't aren't.
Hiring them or something.
Yeah I I think it was probably a nice applause line it on the university campus this afternoon but no I don't hear that argument maybe Paul Krugman.
But I don't really hear that argument getting a lot of traction right now.
Alright -- thanks so much for a New -- -- Mark -- Greg your child he's trying to get -- step ahead if any on the -- the economic fights that are coming up down the pike cramming between debt ceiling -- budget and all that.
This didn't move the needle at all what do you think would.
He wants to portray himself as the adult in the room and if the Republicans overplay their hand.
If they shut the government down if they totally kill an immigration bill.
He may look like the adult in the room that's what he's hoping that the Republicans overplay their hand -- all right.
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