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Now are two Tea Party here's your wallet is Republican candidate for congress in Illinois and on the phone.
Joseph Miller he is a Republican candidate for senate in Alaska Joseph I wanna go to you first are are you worried.
That Republican leaders may be selling out -- are planning to.
Well it doesn't matter whether they are not the -- electric -- -- But people will not compromise the mandate given by the people is not just stop the growth is still first -- -- But why do you tell all the folks like the folks -- Wall Street Journal talked to who are willing to cowboys are planning.
To compromise if Republicans take over in November.
Well I just don't pay a two year they're gonna get their due because the American people are not.
What what -- the government has that now they see the doubt load which is understandable.
They recognize that we got to change things around.
Are right now -- you take a little different.
Idea -- this whole situation is I understand that you you warrant for compromising principles but you do believe.
That Republicans and Democrats can find common ground -- -- Well I think on the economy because I come from a district where.
The majority of registered voters are Democrats and so as I've -- I've had to listen to their concerns.
And I think the challenge is not to compromise but prioritize and find areas of common ground.
And that's on the economy.
And cutting spending getting back to fiscal responsibility -- Tony and -- -- -- I can understand finding common ground with the with the blue dogs who after all been pretty badly treated by their own party leadership over the past two years but.
But on what issues I mean if somebody is committed to big government and you're committed to limited government.
What's the point of compromise.
Well there you have to say no -- their -- the appropriate answer.
But I think that Democrats who want to preserve programs like social security and Medicare.
Are facing the reality that unless we change the way we pay for those programs.
-- going to saddle us with trillions and trillions of continued trillions in liabilities that we just don't have the money to afford so we're going to have to.
Compromise together and prioritize not compromise on cutting spending getting our economy going again because that's the only way to do what both Republicans and Democrats want to achieve our and and -- secure you bring up a good point Social Security is one of those areas where that you may find some overlap between Republicans.
And Democrats but Joseph Miller every time that's happened to you for -- When republic is OK let's let's compromise on something like Medicare or something like Social Security.
You wind up saying you know when when the -- comes to the paper you don't see a lot of the real cuts that shrink government.
-- David I mean that activity as we may not have a choice -- -- this country has added.
Or sovereign debt crisis if we don't turn this -- around.
We may have basically the solution imposed on us I think -- it I'll -- they actually drive.
Like ours that approach to a -- -- -- government I certainly hope that we don't want a street bank -- sad.
But at this blog Saturday that's ongoing and could result -- such a crisis.
But I I don't think that's getting -- where we're at as a patient -- that is upside down and you're bankrupt.
Joseph -- have you -- have you talked to anybody in the leadership position in the Republican Party who might have told you.
Lucky that you you gotta you gotta cut back on -- rhetoric at some point.
When you get into Washington you're gonna roll up and learn that in fact.
As a big boy in DC you're gonna have to compromise to Democrats at some -- -- have you ever been lectured to and answer away.
Another black -- I know how good they're adorable and all that there are some you know it's not about rhetoric back.
You know but I quite I I do believe the mandate that has been delivered to DC -- -- -- hours old and interchangeable -- bag -- dog there.
Yeah absolutely it's gotta be a struggle it's got to be worked.
But the other people are gone -- I think.
Large part are not going to be compromising.
Well you know I have to say Joseph there was a piece today in Washington Post not long ago that that wondered whether because.
Of you're -- -- your predecessor in the old senate machinery that that used to control the way Washington.
Gave money to Alaska that the bridges to nowhere Ted Stevens of course the late senator Ted Stevens the way he.
Really loaded up Alaska with federal pork whether Alaska is our custom.
Two receiving federal money and whether they are willing to break that -- what do you say Brett.
Well that's why -- for soldiers are -- at 40% of our economy.
It's dependent upon the federal government and the federal government's gone bankrupt and so Alaska recognize that -- used to hard fight to DC.
-- -- -- despite out he's still -- that are well all of that means more state control.
More state control are well I mean we've got about natural resource wealth in this state that we get out the economy of the entire nation.
We just have to have the federal government out of our back -- so we -- do that.
Joseph all we now have told Paul Pollack we now have not only all of the other.
From education energy to commerce.
All the things that I think we -- get rid of frankly is and survive as a nation.
And cut back on the amount of money that we're spending of federal government.
But we also have now health care we have this new financial regulation law that creates a lot of new agencies and bureaucracies.
How do we cut back on what has been created.
Over the past year and a half.
Well you've got to go to all the regulations that are holding back small business growth and job creation and you've really got to throw a lot of them out the window.
That's what small business owners are telling me in my district and that's what job seekers are telling me that.
They can't find opportunities because government is holding people back doesn't I've got I think a -- doesn't that mean throwing out the window obamacare.
I think it does I think you've got to scrap it and start over you know in my district we have a lot of medical instrument companies that are getting slapped with a new tax and as a result many of them are not going to be producing as much is certainly not hiring as much.
So it's not just about getting the right health insurance system in place it's also about economic growth without economic growth and job creation we can't solve.
Our fiscal crisis and I think Joseph -- absolutely right to say.
That has to be a priority when people ask me how are you gonna work with Democrats I say I can work with anybody Republican or Democrat.
As long as they share that same priority of getting the spending under control and getting our economy move.
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