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There's no stranger to controversy art of politics she used to be a conservative.
Defending the free market and private charity.
Now she's an icon of the left as the founder of the world's largest liberal blog the Huffington Post.
She's the author of the new book Third World America how our politicians are abandoning the middle class and betraying the American dream.
Ariana Huffington thanks for joining me today good and really you know do you trust the government.
-- traffic guy among women doing good and I'm -- -- -- one man doing things like can bailing out Wall Street without bailing out main street costing the taxpayer hundreds of millions of dollars us I don't trust them when they keep us in Afghanistan.
When they take us into laws that do not promote our national security.
But do you trust the government to be truthful with that you know the government lies steals and and sheets.
But your book wants more government and -- lives.
Know what my bookings saying that they got a month and the politicians have betrayed the middle class and then have spent hundreds of millions of dollars actually.
Say letting their financial elites I mean you got -- -- -- on -- say that is a great example of what I thought about less spending so.
Bay on an 800 million dollars a week in Afghanistan that's got to remind and that's not happened the American.
Are you Paul points out three serious problems that you have -- -- you have what society education is in shambles nobody disagrees with that.
The economy is crashing nobody disagrees with that the infrastructure is crumbling nobody disagrees with that.
Well guess who runs education who regulates the economy and the loans -- infrastructure the government that you like so much.
Should know I'm right obviously if I don't I remember right now would -- -- the infrastructure he would not have time being bombed infrastructure projects we're gonna have long.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Five best people died in homes and had this -- is at the right job of the federal government itself California how -- -- guess I should be -- it's a Louisiana where British Petroleum should drill -- -- of gotten on to maintain basic infrastructure in this country the highways.
-- -- -- -- This is a -- got Ron Artest out it's really not -- job that I'm I'm you know that's not in the constitution.
You know the framers never one of the federal government to take care of loans and -- easily you do.
So what do you think that they cameras and highway well it would be nice if private enterprise would you once believed that didn't you.
You know I always believe that there's a huge around for private enterprise and I do -- till I mean even go to this section five of -- -- It's -- about private solutions to many of -- problems and -- -- that it's not a government I believe that we need to reach out and has those in need I believe that.
We need to actually you was what's happening on lion as -- -- when I'm doing.
To have Dan I'm delighted to have developed -- -- on hot -- so have those fun losing their homes.
That is essentially is not a by delegating out -- -- -- did not let -- I -- that there are certain limited functions for the federal government and the rest of government activities to be by the states or do you want Washington to save people's homes just like -- save the big banks.
I'll hi -- going to be in in by the states are doing but look on what's happening right now stay tap typing sentences avenue I think what I found running this country left -- -- -- and they've got a government -- -- -- glass.
Why do you mean taxation IEA against all taxes line.
I here's what I'm against I think you probably are -- government taking your money and giving it -- and your name.
She stated differently if you give people unemployment insurance for two years as is now the case what incentive do they have to get a job.
-- honestly you can't possibly believe that that could that mean as everybody in this country while finding hundreds of job obligations while waiting very hard to get a job that I know there are millions of people who have it today we are happy to have the government provide for them because the government just keeps providing.
Wedding -- it and I think that they went down on them climb on because that then -- then you are not talking to millions of people in this country.
-- aspect the aspect to get a job they can do anything -- -- just -- and -- -- just goto at a session alive dot com.
But oh how I got laid -- dot com understandably though and I know that feeling of those just like another Huffington Post ten years ago fifteen years ago.
You wouldn't have been saying this you would have been saying that government is -- which governs least I you would have said private enterprise should address these problems you -- sent.
Less government regulation.
Will produce more jobs less civil and I saw a sudden things that happen and then you got one last government regulation -- that they produced that.
Being the only state that wasn't enough regulation and then I would say and what we're we're kind of had by the NBA wanted to drill and 500 feet of -- the federal government made them drill in 5000 feet of oil when nobody is ahead average till I get out I didn't want to do that right because they've -- -- -- nonprofits that big being -- -- was -- -- -- -- in the -- and interests of BP and unfortunately that has not been that long term interests of the country.
They say happened -- -- goes -- stated fact is that -- -- that Hillary is the short term interest of investors and.
Good for capitalism.
Stated differently who creates more jobs BP and the federal government here is that look at what happened when investors on Wall Street took excessive -- and -- -- of them around.
Shocked I mean -- -- and out.
And going down wrapped in -- case a million and Brad is embarrassed and and and without putting aside at least coming I don't want to make the -- backs I want them that they police could have not that I got that I look back against talk.
I would have made against him -- I'm gonna extend -- I'm -- against stop that weight does not without conditions without things that that's.
It was -- of the most disaster has gotten on programmes and USC where I knew I had.
That we agree that you think the federal government has the -- to bail people out and I ask you where is that in the constitution I think they found on got a month.
Has that responsibility.
To provide -- stress -- To have -- that dollar is in need that and at the same time to make -- -- the seven basic regulations that in -- I think they -- much -- -- so why single and family and your name as a conservative Republican and now you want the government to do for people what they can't do for themselves how can anybody take you seriously.
Well hi you obviously have not read my book yes I have a prayer book as I say I say that it -- and they in my book.
That right now than in the last scrambling and not but it wants to live in the country without the middle class what is not a -- I'm better off -- More capitalism and more jobs and Wal-Mart gives more action -- -- just -- if this is like -- company.
And misunderstanding of what I'm saying obviously we need and at prop that counted -- -- system I'm not against not on I'm saying is that.
Even the founders of confident as I've been some needs and I'm Fred Meyer said they knew that they had to be -- -- foundation to confident -- Ariana Huffington thanks very much for.
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