'Super Committee' on Jobs?
Sen. Joe Manchin weighs in
- Duration 3:44
- Date Sep 8, 2011
Sen. Joe Manchin weighs in
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President Obama is putting some new pressure on congress to create jobs for millions of out of work Americans.
The proposal he'll offer tonight on Capitol Hill is expected to contain a mix of new spending as well as tax cuts.
Joining us now democratic senator Joseph mansion from West Virginia you've heard some bits and pieces of the president's plans what do you think about.
Well John I'm I'm anxious to hear about tonight anxious to be there to see the reaction and talk to my colleagues.
One thing this bipartisan right now we all -- many more jobs in America.
It's very bipartisan.
How we get -- there is what we have to come together as a country and it's not a Republican or Democrat or red and blue it's a red white blue problem.
So we're hoping that the that the president's aggressive -- these bold and and we start basically.
Putting our direction towards jobs and predictability.
He -- -- reduce the ozone.
Controls last -- we can I think that'll help.
Tremendously EPA there are regulatory.
Agencies need to look at how they can be a partner.
Working with the private sector the small businesses.
More so than being a provider.
It's kinda hard to believe that one could point to and unemployment rate of eight point 1% as being good.
Good but these days that passes for pretty good in this country that's your -- in West Virginia.
Why -- your unemployment rate lower than other states.
Many John honestly this the past month and went to seven point 4%.
What we -- West Virginia we don't want a handout we -- -- work permit.
Yes -- spending money would fix the problem that we're in right now in this country it would have been fixed by now.
Because -- short on our share so you're spending so are you saying that -- -- more deficit spending more stimulus kinds of programs aren't gonna work.
Well you know we've always been for infrastructure -- we always thought you go back in history you look at what Roosevelt did president Roosevelt in the thirties president Eisenhower.
In the fifties and we thought as governor -- when I was a governor at that time but that's where this country will be gone but we found out it -- a different direction.
Now we're going back to that so I think basically putting us further in debt is something were concerned about is their way to pay for -- I'm anxious to hear that.
And we're gonna say very optimistically what goes on tonight but you've got to basically look at trade reform.
Tax reform and regulatory reform those in the -- the stability -- puts basically the confidence back in people getting off the bench rate -- And that's what we -- Some of your fellow Democrats especially on the house side have said that what the -- congress should do is set up a super committee on jobs much like the super committee on.
Deficit reduction those twelve senators and then representatives.
Do you think that that's necessary would -- be useful.
Well I'd like to -- the 535.
Others are the super committee on jobs that we all should be looking.
But I'm for that I can support someone that really directs all their attention to everything that we do is a jobs act I have a a bill collar jobs score.
Jobs were basically says before you pass -- -- all what effect does it have on the jobs in America.
Is -- they're going to be an increase or decrease we score and tell you how much money we're going to either spenders say.
Should we put a person's life to their livelihood that's jobs going the -- -- -- -- when we're talking about on a bipartisan faction.
If you're gonna have more of an effect of a hundred million dollars -- -- in -- economy should we not release them back to the legislative process and we vote upon that.
We're represented the people should we have some input.
On how you're affecting their lives so yes it's all about jobs if that super committee could function just strictly about that I'd be very happy with that.
Senator Joseph -- Democrat of West Virginia the former governor there senator thank you.
Hey thank you John and.