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-- those crucial midterm elections just around the corner recent Tea Party wins -- given many conservatives and outsized expectations.
About what's gonna happen in November.
But could some of these winds actually be bad for Republicans having choices they might.
Because the GOP is at risk of losing millions of middle ground voters that he's a senior fellow at the Hudson.
Former deputy secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services.
I hear -- -- -- and you know I know a lot of people that probably fit the mix you're talking about they are a little more socially liberal.
But yet they are fiscally conservative.
And they feel increasingly.
That especially on the Tea Party side it's pushing them away.
Any ideas to how many Americans may be in this group.
-- Brian thanks for having on -- obviously I think there are millions of people that I'm talking about it people who are in the hi tech sectors people who are Silicon Valley workers people who are on Wall Street.
Doctors scientists all those kinds of people on have been drifting away from the Republican party for a few decades.
Now and I think we are -- -- he Republican gains in this upcoming election.
Largely because of dissatisfaction with President Obama but I think if you look at the long term trend these people have been drifting apart and when I'm trying to do is find a way to bring them back into the Republican fold.
-- what are some of the long term ideas that you're looking at because UTE talk about technology employees and executives.
And it's really a focus on what made America great isn't it that's and innovation and immigration.
Yeah absolutely I mean you'll won -- points -- make is that -- Albert Einstein and brought born abroad.
-- Thomas Edison was born in the US but both of them helped create our innovative culture.
And -- in Lou we need to have good education policies to promote job development of Smart people in the US.
And people who could be high tech workers but also.
You need to have a high skilled immigration policy.
So the you can bring in people from the outside don't just bring people in basement with the relatives are which is what our current backwards immigration system does.
Have a forward looking system that brings in the smartest of the best around the world and uses them to help America.
-- ill and it's interesting and walkers or tell you -- -- go to one or two biggest issues because you know again you I'm sure you know home they can -- does I know people.
That in every respect would consider themselves Republicans.
But because they're pro choice.
They won't vote that.
You know what I'm trying to do is to say.
Recognize that evangelicals are big part of the Republican base their pro life than just -- on that issue becoming left pro life I don't think necessarily get -- the votes.
But having something else where these people to support having something else that brings these people into the -- with out alienating evangelicals.
I think can be a real winning coalition for the Republican Party.
So for a long time these people were again part of the Republican coalition.
They saw a pro innovation party pro technology party and the Republican Party needs to return to that to do well in the long term again I think they'll do well -- this election.
But I think they need to look down the road a little more.
How far down on the that you because you -- two decades that it'd been moving in the other direction how how long you think.
Well you see a whole bunch of books.
Buyouts -- triumphal lift Democrats who talk about the demographic trends say that -- -- there are fewer white voters in America and there are more Hispanic or black thing -- over time.
Black and Hispanic voters have tended to to be more democratic black more than Hispanics.
But what I'm trying to do is come up with a coalition of people it's not based on their color it's not based on their raise -- for their ethnicity.
But people who are pro innovation who really believe in the American idea.
Going forward progress in terms of science and and and in new financial systems.
Or pro free trade and that has been.
He watchword of the Republican party for decades and recently we've been moving away from it and I think we've seen -- and it's been a problem and those people don't see a home.
In an evangelical party that doesn't have this pro technology focused so I want to bring that focus back.
It but it seems like it's going with some of these wins maybe the other direction to having you think it's gonna hurt that the Republicans may be that the middle ground voted that might swing to the GOP.
If -- if they've got to choose between you know a fairly conservative Democrat and a Tea Party candidate.
You think it's gonna hurt the Republicans.
Yeah I'm not sure on a prime because it doesn't.
Appear to me that what animates the tea parties.
Is this social conservatives may appear to be more.
Fiscal conservatives they're bringing in people from different races different ethnicities who really want to get our fiscal house in order in fact that's one of the points and my five.
Technology points is to.
I have tax simplification to get -- our tax it in order our tax base in order.
So that you actually have people paying taxes there they're from about 50% of Americans don't even pay income taxes.
And use that to start getting our budget and in order as well I think that will appeal to the Tea Party so what I'm talking about so they can appeal of the Tea Party people can appeal to these high tech workers can also appeal to the evangelicals I think that the winning coalition.
Quickly -- us thing about this last I would argue about taxes and 47% pay no net -- law.
Do we need a minimum tax obligation in this country you know 500 -- something where instead of you know just getting you know six grand back if you pay 3000 and that there is a minimum contribution made by everybody couple hundred bucks.
I think that's a good idea but I think a cleaner way to go about it is to do what I'm -- about tax simplification of what we have now is the the exclusions are so high.
And the and there are so many loopholes that people can find ways not to pay any taxes.
And and I you know I don't blame them for doing so I mean everybody should work for their accountant or -- -- or they're Turbotax to find ways to minimize their their tax -- But you need to have a system that doesn't give these advantages to people and select groups want to have everybody as part of our larger tax base.
Ten Detroit but sadistic Teddy always a pleasure thanks but thanks.
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