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Good thanks but the president also promising today a small business small that plan that congress is gonna work on next week he wants him to get right to work on it.
So the whole thing the -- -- -- marathon Twitter battle between the white house press secretary Robert Gibbs and weekly standard columnist Stephen Hayes.
It all started with a -- from Gibbs implying that businesses aren't hiring because small business bill this bill right here has been delayed in congress so his reply.
Does the White House seriously think that small businesses aren't hiring because of a bill held up in congress.
Talk about myopic inside these -- -- We'll follow what that at that Twitter exchange and -- some of right here here's gifts so you oppose cutting taxes on and and on an increasing loans available to small businesses pays no -- for tax cuts and a small business owners.
Can spend their own money rather than seek loans from the government.
So here's -- the proposal cut their taxes and helps -- get loans through community banks but all we ever get is no.
They went on to say are too am not.
I know I am but what are you know actually it was a very very interesting exchange and we have the man at the center of this fiery debate.
From the weekly standard -- Stephen Hayes I gotta tell you you know I went to you Twitter account I'm now following you on Twitter.
Just absolutely remarkable that it felt like me think about protest too much that he would get this deep into the topic with you.
Yeah I you know I thought so anyway it started off as what most Twitter conversations do somebody says something -- -- something and I.
Follow Robert Gibbs I want to keep up on what he's saying what he's tweeting.
So he -- he said something and I responded quickly with just it was sort of you know as you described I was sort of incredulous that.
He suggested or implied in some way that the reason small businesses aren't hiring is because of some held up legislation Washington mean.
There are as -- did you know explain in a different -- there countless reasons that as you know better than I that small businesses aren't hiring.
The fact that this small business aid bill may or may not pass the congress.
Is not one of them and if he talked a small business owners that I did in Wisconsin a couple weeks ago as I -- South Dakota as I have one I've traveled the country.
Nobody actually raises this nobody says -- -- Stephen do you get via a sense though that when he was returning your tweets that he added a big tall glass of Kuwait and that maybe it was just.
Users regarding -- saving the party lighted at -- -- it when I read it it didn't feel like necessarily that he believed the but that this was the man throughout the message that he had to get out there.
Well sure and look at me in Robert Gibbs defense.
It's his job right I mean that's what he does that's what he's therefore he's got to put up on -- and it's.
He did a very very difficult position as we all understand right now he's got -- defensively and it's basically indefensible the White House is that economic policies in place now for nineteen months.
-- -- -- All largely Democrats almost exclusively Democrats so Republicans have no ownership of this economy so he's he has to defend this.
And what I think the White House is doing right now is they are -- searching around grasping for anything that they can hold onto that will allow them to spend the last two months.
The -- before the 2010 mid terms.
Making some positive argument so that they can say that they're actually doing something.
And try to put Republicans on the defensive by saying well Republicans are actually blocking you know this and this would be their example.
But there's a conundrum that I see and maybe you to read between allies see from these tweets.
How -- they come up with something new without admitting what they've already done was a failure.
Well I think they can't then you know the practical reality is they can't I think what you're likely to get if they do the things that you were talking about with represented of -- -- If they you know if if there's some sort of payroll tax holiday.
If they do these -- tax cuts I think what -- likely hear them say is.
We are stepping up our tax cutting that was part of the stimulus package.
And you know they will say they will argue correctly I think it's it doesn't tell the whole story but they'll stay.
But we pat we cut taxes part of that the stimulus back and we think doing so more would be more stimulative.
The difficulty of course comes when they insist on.
Raising taxes on upper income people Robert Gibbs calls them millionaires they're not in -- millionaires but.
They're gonna have to defend that I think that's not going to be popular.
You're absolutely right now is what if one -- you guys it's a good mother wears combat boots.
Let's I think back to plus they've and I look forward didn't know what reading your tweets over the weekend.
Great thanks for everybody thanks -- -- well -- -- actually with mr.
Gibbs continued into the day.
And that's what caught our attention mr.
Gibson it just a few hours ago quote.
We keep our economy going we must keep taxes low for middle class not give tax breaks to millionaires.
When we can afford it millionaire.
That's because the White House has been saying all along they're talking about people making 250000.
Dollars so we called them.
They called back -- a White House photos that know the bar has not been raised is still -- 250000.
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