Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
-- Johnson and his wife cried tears of joy when Barack Obama won the election remember that.
But the basketball legend is and is thrilled about the president elect's tax plan had a chance to catch up with -- -- President elect Barack Obama -- It just feels amazing.
Historical night and my wife and I and Sam Jackson his live everybody we just -- cried together and what historical evening.
I don't mind him raising taxes but I think that the first thing we got to do is get people back to work.
Because with so if you had your druthers would you would.
Push back the tax idea terrible when that's the message we're getting magic that it might do that.
It was important because the number one thing is how do we move America forward.
And how do we do that is job right now.
What we've lost about 800000 they -- many many more before the end of the year.
So we'll probably be at a million people out of work before you know January before he takes office.
So if and how -- we also get their economy going and and then you can always raise taxes after that because small business owners like myself or be an effective.
Because we lose and saints to store sales.
Foot traffic coming in our businesses and -- -- been affected I know everybody else has been affected as well so let's get their economy going.
And then like I -- I don't mind them raising taxes that put put in the book candidate because -- chatted with two over the years it every business with which you've been involved.
Paraphrasing here but -- that this that'd be an engagement and profit strategy.
And that there were the rap against a lot of these bailouts for example magic and rescues loans whenever.
Is it does not appear to be an end game but everyone is so nervous just throw money at it and let's see if something -- where you can't just -- money because if there's.
No new strategy -- also a vision.
Where -- we going OK we give you this money now what are you gonna do it first tell us the game plan despite the automotive industry.
What's the game plan what are you going to do different to get to 25 billion well I think it.
You've helped relatives and friends only a very personal disguise would you give them money on some of street just give because it denies that that we're gonna it from anywhere -- here.
I'm but you must have some conditions attached to always aren't so.
Congress does -- -- where -- yes it bothers me because.
You talk about 700 billion.
Banks rule whoever we give it to.
Can just say OK I got the money among -- business as usual but a lot of guys appear to get the same.
Well I'm hoping that they hold -- accountable first by what is the strategy.
You need to change -- we need no.
In terms of energy affective cars electric cars we need green -- we -- -- grids.
Are you gonna do that and then when these smaller cars.
Because the -- I hope we don't do that because I can't -- -- -- but but.
My issue is we also need to get labor costs under control here and I know that's something you look at your -- this is due to -- love to -- make everyone a millionaire but.
There is set conflicts and our auto -- way higher than our competitors no question about it and then when you look at so shouldn't the president elect Obama events of President Obama magic with the American people in the including the unions who -- and say guys here's the reality.
You've got to work I've -- -- you gotta work I would do what everybody.
The -- investigative.
The management and Montana to the unions it's -- we made you the rock and then you -- us well.
Well yes but at the same time if you don't if you don't want the whole thing the -- funded you don't have to take concessions and make deals.
That maybe you don't want to make right now to keep everybody working.
Because what state in game we want to keep everybody work him.
And if we have to.
Take -- or give up something -- than they should do that.
They entered into -- it's at one of those who did consistent -- to have -- -- it -- it's part of being the leader and you make tough choices if you had to.
Give any recommendation to your friend Barack Obama.
That first day that first week in office -- with -- my first week was still -- the planned to get America moving forward all about putting people to work it is is got to be that way.
-- it right there because without that.
If the united going to be able to do those type of things whether it's health care all of the other initiative should come after.
Putting people to work.
Real quickly we were talking and advertise so remember so many Americans do that that press conference back in 91 can.
What when you've been -- -- talked about.
Look this is an aids issue and dealing with a lot of people were hurting for you a lot of supporters advertisers left you right.
Still strong you're still here his success the best revenge best of us.
-- -- to go out this show room be successful.
Also stay healthy.
First of all the Madison won one -- one -- -- now thirty so is improve.
The awareness and education about HIV and aids has improved and also.
I -- that's not a clean bill of health but you know.
As -- as you Venus -- you can get this still got the virus live in me but.
I'm just just wonderful they are you on top of that surfaced that -- and I still wanna see smiling when your taxes go up -- had.
Back up up up.
Consider -- yeah.
Filter by section