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Earlier the gravy train is -- over whether Obama telling -- a test that states today that the jobs bill.
Well I'll cut down their big budget shortfalls but a lot of those states should take -- few tips from my next guests whether they're headed by Republican or Democrat.
Because Montana's Brian Schweitzer.
Is governor one of only three without a budget deficit and he is a Democrat and he is here governor good to have you back thanks it's great to be back.
I'm what do you make of this that the the president is trying to tell folks look even if you're leery about this jobs thing it's gonna help you out it's -- and it.
It is sort of cushion you know and it.
Honest to -- we heard from Mark Zandi today we governors and he said actually jobs are increasing in the manufacturing sector.
But jobs are decreasing in the government sector they're decreasing at the state and the local level.
And so it's throwing these people into the unemployment lines and so.
He says look we we've got to stabilize the the State's budgets the way it works is we have to have balanced budgets we can't spend more money than we take him.
And now every state including Montana even though we've got 332 million bucks in the bank who's counting.
Every state is that in a situation we have declining revenues and yet we still have.
To educate medicate incarcerate we got to keep bad people in jail -- -- good teachers in front of kids and we've got to take care of -- How he is illegitimate and a lot of your Republican and democratic colleagues cantonal and and most of them of course with the same.
Stipulations built into -- state constitutions that they have to have balance budgets and and 47 of them did not.
Well maybe you know Montana we we weren't so high -- like they are on the coast and we ran our government like -- do a small business when we had good years 34 and five years ago.
We put hundreds of millions of dollars aside.
We said there'll be some rough years ahead and when they come will have money in the bank.
All right we're just getting -- governor of the quote from the voters pass for this job thinking that the team -- -- did paving way for its likely.
On passage but I'm what do you make of what I was discussing earlier with a couple of the guests that.
May be a more palatable alternative for Democrats in congress and maybe for this White House.
Is to think smaller on May be just smaller chunks.
Well I think -- whether whether you're going to get there by a big health care bill and a big energy bill up big jobs bill.
Or whether you.
-- be let -- say okay where we want to build transmission lines so that we can move cleaning green energy from the windy areas like Montana Wyoming to electric cars and a coast.
And then you that you do something with carbon sequestration.
You do something else with health care all of them create jobs.
And it doesn't mean that you have to have one gigantic.
It means just like we do in the states who we don't have these huge bills -- nip and tuck it and we keep ourselves balanced.
On the governor of New Jersey -- a governor New Jersey Chris Christie has said.
That you know he's facing -- two billion dollars short points and I won't do it with the tax increases going to be all spending cuts what do you know that.
Keep that you know not we don't we like raising taxes in Montana either we've been cutting taxes and we think that people would like to have more money in their own pockets so -- -- creates more jobs.
Look what you've got to do as a -- you've got to run it like a business and whether -- -- or whether you're the state of Montana or whether you have a grocery store.
If you taken in less money then you've got going out well you've got to change that formula.
And when it comes to states it means you've got to cut some spending.
You've got to have balanced budget that's the rules.
-- or not governor there are many who have -- review of of your party.
Has going down to a big defeat in the midterm elections precisely because so many have ignored that message what do you make of that is that from.
Oh elections come and go as you know during the eight years the bush years they said well deficits don't matter anymore don't worry about it what will do is we'll spend a lot of money now what will grow it back later.
And now we're later and we're still spending money.
At least this administration has said.
We're going to spend money to make your your roads safer -- -- drinking supply cleaner and your buildings more energy efficient as we create new jobs normally they say that the you think that's gonna happen.
What we're -- -- Montana but we're we're putting our money in highways and more efficient schools and state buildings we're putting money in our water treatment plants so it's actually happening on the ground in Montana because they're doing on steroids and well look we we have spent thirty years.
Say and that the infrastructure is boring.
And we allowed China and other countries to move aggressively had -- infrastructure and they're more efficient than we are today.
-- -- we have a beautiful state you've been doing a pretty good work -- governor thank you very much cushion.
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