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Republicans appear to have a -- -- edge in the November elections Democrats struggling to maintain control of congress one possible strategy.
Turning the tables on -- tax deadline.
Instead of calling it the exploration.
Of the bush tax cuts.
Democrats may want to call it all that chronicle that they plan that bush and Republican tax increase.
The great debate continues former Republican senator Rick Santorum joins us here in New York in night out -- in the flat straight to be here as a senator welcome thank you with -- pleasure good to meet all these famous.
Six weeks eight weeks ago you famously on this program said.
All of the bush tax cuts will be extended you might lure an honest they can -- really absolutely I see.
I can't see president Obama's again let the rich keep them on this this economy as you hear I hear every.
Dan Fox Business hours foundering and and and the bottom line is that they have nothing in their toolbox the Fed has nothing left in their toolbox.
A bomb it is what more spending.
That that's not gonna work he does not that the deficit is too high.
He has nothing else to do and so what I think he is going to be forced to do.
Is to try to find a partner to share the blame going forward he can't keep blaming bush that's what he's been -- on its 75 to 80% of the American public says.
We don't buy that anymore so now if things are going to be bad going to the 2012 which is really what he cares about.
He needs a partner and that the only -- -- get a partner is if you partner.
He hasn't done that very effectively but I think he will he'll extend all the bush tax cuts they'll say we're doing this jointly and if things don't work.
It's not my -- Wanna do this soon go you know logistics standpoint the senate is gonna be in session what a handful of weeks between now and the end of the year -- how -- -- -- done.
Between now and elections in the early November and then by the end of the year 2000 that's -- that the big the big issue is how do you get it done and whether you can get it done before the end of the year yet.
I don't know whether they can't -- mean logistically.
If if if the president -- that says to extend the whole thing.
I think they can get the votes in the house and senate to get it done I think there are a lot of Democrats.
You know they're probably fifty seats maybe seven these seats they can go the other way a lot of those Democrats are looking for a vote.
To say we get it.
And this may be one of those votes in -- -- Republican will vote early -- -- today on the Fox News Channel Larry -- so analysts a politics he said.
There is the Republicans would pick up 47 seats in the house not a full -- right -- that a -- -- started 47 Democrats are gonna vote -- who potentially vote for.
An extension of the tax cuts.
And and have some credibility insane we've gotten the message you know where we you know we're we're gonna have we're gonna implement pro growth -- growth strategy.
I think this is very possible for them to be able to put something together.
Between now on the election the question is whether the house leadership we'll make that have to get to his guns let me listen let's listen for a second the Larry zapatero on -- The Republicans are gonna do so well.
This -- been a disaster for Democrats almost everything has gone wrong for them.
The bottom has fallen out.
You stress -- -- -- I think the most significant returns are actually at the gubernatorial level and state legislative level.
I want to say that.
Why why is that the gubernatorial level statement is that because of the redistricting.
That will -- the Republicans have a bigger say in.
This is -- this is of the -- and then a ten year election cycle this is the most important from the standpoint of the few of the future and and the reason this is because of redistricting and we're gonna -- many you know may be over thirty governors.
You're gonna see state legislatures change and all of that will reflect on what congressional lines or you're against yeah I think the number I saw at least -- one of the projected map from the census.
That there will be a shift of twelve electoral votes that Obama if if Obama -- the same states whoever the Republican has won the same states.
The Republican went -- with twelve more electoral votes just from the shift.
That shift is now going to be in states are going to be controlled by Republicans be able to write Republican districts to add twelve more seats are even more.
So the opportunity for Republicans not just to pick up in this election but the set the -- so they can maintain that majority in the congress if that's called gerrymandering.
Well it's called dressing -- up it's called Smart district.
You know we constantly talk about -- tax cuts but there's almost sixteen not I think there's approximately 6569.
Of them that they have to revisit.
In order -- it's not just capital gains in the obvious ones right so it's huge indeed very easy to say.
Let's extend them before the elections and insecure themselves the -- it's still a Democrat control in congress well.
Don't -- whatever whatever it's gonna happen.
Between now and the election Democrats realize they're gonna lose they're gonna lose -- how I would think that I think they're gonna lose the house well not maybe not a -- they think they're gonna lose the question is.
What is their strategy to stem the losses is -- stand firm or is -- try to.
Cut some deal to save some people and that's.
The -- -- the problem the Democrats have is that who runs the party and its needs people OC and she is not one of those people who wants to cut deal.
This is -- you have ten seconds to agree with me -- -- great.
I premise is that Republican sweep in November the economy turns around on the stock market goes up 1994 all over again ten seconds I would agree with that because what it does is eliminates the biggest thing I hear when I talk to small business people uncertainty.
Now you have the certainty that nothing bad Moore is gonna happen because Republicans it -- stop former senator Rick Santorum thank you so much for joining us really appreciated and stuff huh.
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