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Before warm reaction is former governor of new York Republican George attack he could wind up in the morning lips nice benefit which you think last night.
Well I I had hoped.
-- some strong new initiatives and greater sense of bipartisanship.
-- willingness to work and then bring.
Critics that to the table to help come up with a comprehensive bill and -- I didn't really hear that yes he reached data medical malpractice and that is a very good thing.
But in so many other areas it's just flat out assertions -- not gonna cost that -- more for the deficit.
Nothing's going to come between you and your doctor whether it's a public or private plan.
Always things where he says with a 100% certainty the way things are going to be.
And I don't think he can do that I don't think that is really an accurate description of certainly what the house bill is some what in all likelihood they would be looking for -- a final bill.
Did he give you any sense from that speech last night and day he's open to compromise or he's open to republic in.
Well first of all he hasn't had any of the Republican leadership in since may and if you're inception Harry you shouldn't wait until the middle of September to say finally OK let's try to work -- -- on -- bipartisan line.
And were clips of their worry worry basically -- criticizes.
Critics of -- of the house bill.
That's being captives of the special interest or just -- -- and politics and that's not the case there are those like me who have legitimate concerns about elements of this bill.
I think the public option will inevitably crowd -- private plans I think it will it at the stifle competition instead of enhancing competition.
I don't think that's a political position or an effort to do -- the bill it's legitimate concerns about giving the government the power to compete like.
-- believe we need.
Some kind of reform turn loosen the escalating costs that -- prices to small businesses and it's absolutely an election -- you saw the bipartisan.
Cheering when he talked about having appropriate regulation to make sure the insurance and industry is responsible.
Many states like New York already have laws that say an insurance company can't drop somewhat because they develop and -- illness once they've taken a month.
Reforms like that would get tremendous bipartisan support and -- pass today.
It's probably 20% in the bill that is truly controversial NF.
Reform of the goals as opposed to really changing the system and a way that empowers the government to get rid of those -- percent get rid of that public option why.
This used to think I cannot understand to this day I've asked every Republican in every Democrat he talks about 34 states.
In the speech is at 34 states.
Do not provide real competition for insurers.
He pointed out Alabama 90%.
You know we'll -- in enacted in particular it's it's basically a monopoly.
Why aren't we breaking down the guidelines to allow insurance to being sold across state.
-- -- yeah absolutely.
I am completely at that has a very important question that's not.
A captive of the special interest common it's not a partisan comment to the real health care.
It is a legitimate question and I think we should have that I think you should be able to buy your your health insurance from another state New York's rates are much higher than other areas there's.
-- there's no reason why someone can't choose to go get insurance from another state but right now it's prohibited by law and that would open up competition.
This is the type of -- lot.
That if there was a sincere effort.
To open up to both parties have to engage in intelligent discussion we can have a health care bill but not win.
Of the blitz off the table we're not going to do that that's a non starter so.
Compromise requires give and take on both sides and I haven't seen very much give and take for certainly none from the house leadership and very little from the Obama administration.
Let's switch gears from -- national security.
He's clearly a big concern of yours and -- very concerned about the communication investigations.
In the CIA FBI.
Looking people date back to the -- days and say mistakes were made.
What about this administration are we doing enough.
I am very concerned about -- this administration's approach to those who attacked us September 11 -- eight years ago now.
Those who are out there today and want to attack us again and they're there and they -- -- bit.
I think it's wrong to be releasing detainees from Guantanamo Bay who have engaged in combat against this before and we know we'll do it again.
We've released some and we've seen dozens who have come back onto the battlefield we know that's the case fighting American troops engaging in terrorist activities again.
I also think it's wrong when.
September 11 was largely a failure of intelligence we just that the intelligence agencies didn't -- -- -- coming and yet now.
We're releasing the detainees from Guantanamo and were interrogating and questioning CIA will officers who are engaged in trying to get -- information and protect us I think that's completely wrong I think it demoralize -- the CIA it it.
Puts in the targets of art this Justice Department those who are trying to protect us instead of those who -- trying to attack us and I think it's wrong and it makes us less safe.
-- we were seven months ago.
And yet he is making a big -- that we need to be in Afghanistan and sending more troops there I mean he is doing some of the things that.
You when others have held were essential to fighting the war on terror.
That's right but -- it's not just a single effort we -- that a long time ago it's not putting your head in the sand but it's not just looking and Afghanistan there.
There have been attacks around the world over the last eight years not in the United States we were safe and I concern now that when you go after the CIA when you release.
Enemy combatants from Montana -- that we are making our security less safe.
You and I spent a lot of time talking about the economy about a green economy about energy M let's -- cap and trade -- not the next thing on the agenda to.
Unless they bring the czar's job is open if you the F.
Yeah I -- visit and that that's.
-- recovering from buying into it and we didn't -- that's one of the things that's missing from this entire debate.
The crisis that President Obama.
-- -- and on January 20 -- health care crisis that was an economic crisis that was a jobs crisis illicit financial crisis.
And all this effort and attention is going in health care which is important.
And we should have Health Care Reform but where's the effort on jobs -- the effort to stimulate the economy with real.
Programs like tax cuts for small businesses it's small businesses that create jobs not government.
And yet there is nothing for them in the billions the -- really that have been spent so.
Everybody's talking about the jobless recovery.
Well it's not -- were still losing jobs and I don't take any great solace in the fact that we only lose 200000 jobs in a month where we lost 500000 -- The month before we need to create jobs and you do you have by empowering Nia -- -- the small businesses the private sector.
And the Obama policies have done the exact opposite.
Small businesses crucial on the talk to Gary Locke about that coming up the next half hour I've got a thing or two to say about that as well governor Pataki.
Thank you very much.
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