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He meanwhile to the Democrat -- this game is far from over and neither is this election left and senator mark targets on.
The work that is still to be done -- very good -- -- you.
Always good to hear from here and -- -- shows interest in conversation just before we came on here what do you.
-- think of what Doug was raising and that.
Increasingly Democrats are coming to realize it's an uphill battle at the very least but maybe they are setting the stage for what could be.
More favorable to -- -- well.
Why I think you know that -- you know what we have learned in politics every week is a lifetime I mean if you're right about that dramatically.
You know I've seen it take my race.
Two years ago people -- -- wrote me off early on.
We came back and won that election they wrote me -- on Election Day if you remember.
There was a week later that I won my election so.
-- I think the American people are -- see -- what's happened when I go back to Alaska we've -- three months of unemployment dropped which is significant.
Housing prices and are our largest urban area and could have gone up 14%.
We're seeing some positive results occurring in our state.
I think that's a positive statement when you look about this whole country but but anyway says that Democrats have given up at this moment -- the mistake I think.
Every day we fight for what's right and today we -- fighting on the floor as you know for the small business.
Which will impact small business community has former and -- current small business person I know exactly the positive impact is and a half so it.
You would know senator that a lot of those small business folks.
Aren't all that enamored to what your your cooking up here because they say well just lower taxes across the board that that will do that they'll do the trick just.
Well this bill as you know it has over twelve billion dollars in tax relief for small business I'm gonna tell -- -- They argue senators and I don't know who's right here but they are you they'll save a lot more and then do a lot better.
If you just keep the bush tax cuts where they are.
Well there's 22 points you've made your first this legislation in front of us right now which I think is an important piece of legislation does and also.
Puts in the hands and capital that small banks need to get the small businesses I can tell you again as a small business person.
That's the biggest complaint but I hear us now senator and as a small business person.
They're attracted to capital into the marketplace for small businesses now if you want to talk about the bush tax cuts and what's going on there.
No I actually have a much wider view on this I think we need to move for for full tax reform that's why supported.
The great Wyden bill which takes the highest corporate rate moves it down to point 4%.
Instead of second highest in the world -- become mid range.
We compressed the six individual rates.
Down to 335%.
It's supported by Brookings and heritage to me that's the right way to go this tinkering with these.
He's the legislation right now ordered -- -- in this debate you when I'm next.
Well you know they've let what you're saying that what you're saying Max makes a great deal of common sense so much as -- it's -- don't know where.
Having said what.
This and I'll say this is a lot of us knew our guys here that are pushing forward common sense approach.
If you notice we push forward on the oil spill legislation that we ran for more common approach so what did you say -- -- -- negative guess what happened.
Iraq but -- athletic back down his son I'd like -- handicap it for me.
-- -- great debate seems to be deciding what to do about these tax cuts and -- and the many in your party even the more moderate some liberals are saying.
-- they support eventually raising taxes on the rich they are now about the time to do it.
And that a middle ground might be a senator Mitch McConnell has advanced a two year extension.
On -- of course a Republican.
But but a two year extension Joseph Lieberman was on this show last night independent Democrat saying.
He'd be open to that -- would you.
I think it's going to be hard to get to a full two year extension here's why.
I think there's a lot of -- had 98% of the people that would receive tax relief if we extend -- for the middle class that's the bottom line to 2% above.
I think it's going to be a hard -- a hard struggle out there to get some folks to agree that.
Do I think there be a short time limit on some package.
Yes but people like me -- gonna push them look and say.
We -- a short term I want real reform coming up pound away.
On this issue I just brought up to on the -- Wyden bill which is much more.
Appropriate long term if we're serious the one thing businessmen he wants is certainty a two year deal does not certainty and will not.
Bring large scale investment into our business community you know this is a business person I know this is a business person.
You've got to have 32 years is irrelevant in the big picture of investment.
That we need American companies to make that's wanna make my pitch for the longer term issues and I have to we should be doing this is Republicans and Denmark.
-- -- Senator what's closely thank governor Rowland on this this is -- I imagine it out and I predict your phantom of the lone senator thank -- -- well.
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