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And now let's get back down to politics in DC look we've been talking about the president's jobs bill and he is really adamant about sending it through.
And blaming the Republicans over and over again take a listen.
You -- last week for the second time this month.
Republicans in the senate blocked a jobs bill for moving forward.
The job Melvin what I meant.
What it meant nearly 400000.
Teachers and firefighters and first responders back on the job.
Is it -- is about is just Republicans blocking -- just not a good well.
Representative -- -- with his right now Democrat from New York -- in the rotunda -- -- thank you for being with us today.
My pleasure thank you there's a lot of people out there.
Including many Republicans that feel like -- the -- have -- over again he stimulus didn't do what we thought it was gonna do put this into a lot of debt what makes this different.
Well we are in a crisis situation right now I'd in the past stimulus that we had I don't think -- enough controls on that we're gonna get it right this time and here's what I'm talking about.
There's money in there that I desperately need in my district to fix bridges that's some of the worst bridges in the country.
And this fifty billion dollars in this plan that I think Republicans and Democrats to support getting out to our communities.
Getting people back to work helping out local municipalities.
Meet these obligations because.
This is something that house might think average should be I think -- -- pretty small myself I represent Republican district.
We have an obligation to get money back to our district to help these bridges roads and infrastructure so.
If you don't support the entire package and we all have questions about the whole package -- as much but I do support.
I -- -- and this is not a partisan issue let's fix our infrastructure and get this country going again at least that's one element that we support the fact.
Over half of them that still the plan that the president's proposed -- -- tax cuts for small businesses and support to get our veterans back to work.
I'm very concerned when our veterans come home this holiday and am delighted -- coming back after engagement in Iraq but they're not gonna have jobs to go to.
-- eleven point 5% unemployment -- at their experience analysis dinosaur.
I'm database in my district what it immediately -- when they come home.
The president's plan has an incentive for small businesses to hire not just our veterans for an extra inducement of 9600 -- to help a wounded warrior when they come -- -- I think the president's right it should break -- off in pieces at this point you don't support the whole package.
Let's do it more bite size but there's got to be something that we're not partisan about.
Fixing our roads and bridges helping small businesses and helping our veterans.
I agree completely I think what is very partisan right now is how we're gonna pay for this right and I think that's what it's coming down to.
Cut spending raise taxes simultaneously.
We seem to be a little bit of -- -- is still with fat which I think is why this thing is going nowhere.
That's exactly right you know and I supported during my campaign not a young -- the tax cuts -- people making 250000.
That there was too low threshold.
I've got a lot of small businesses that would be hurt by that.
Somewhere upwards of a million dollars which -- talk about now home so Wednesday you know income was a million dollars and -- into the simply pay what they paid in Texas a decade ago.
In order to make sure that our veterans have jobs and our roads -- fix our bridges are in good shape.
I think that I look back -- that that's probably a decision we don't wanna make an economy gets back rolling again but can roll back at that time but.
We've got to have a combination of good spending cuts which I support but also no way that we can find it as well because those parties are critical.
People are not be buying TVs refrigerators houses that they don't have -- line their pockets and -- one way that they get a good job and the president's plan as many elements I think should be nonpartisan.
Let's just get the job done.
-- at best he's been only talking about entitlement cuts as well because that seems to be red button and nobody wants to -- Don't I'm not hearing enough about with respect to entitlements and a lot of money my Republican citizens -- is they don't call entitlements because they would say.
They've been paying their entire lives into -- security and Medicare that money should be there when they're ready for -- so -- they don't like that term entitlements and that's exactly from my town hall meetings but.
But secondly no one's talking about cutting the underlying costs of health care that's making Medicare so expensive.
Why -- prescription drugs off the table while many body types that.
You know we took the -- -- we -- the purchasing power of 48 million Medicare beneficiaries who went to the market I guarantee at a cheaper rate we're getting now.
We are spending way too much on health care in this country I said -- my insurance companies all the time and find out.
How we can find ways to cut those costs because we do have to make sure that these programs are unsustainable path for today's seniors and future seniors.
I agree with that wholeheartedly.
Let it wears when he sixty seeking New York.
Well it's a beautiful part in New York State the suburbs of buffalo over to the suburbs of Rochester and a lot of my -- landed the cleaner than a lot of dairy farmers infecting reduced about our ability Republican -- -- -- To help them get the help they need to get the the and scored on a farm so.
I'm very -- and to represent beautiful part of upstate new York and -- more Republican to Democrats but in my area we decide what's right for our people get the people back to work.
-- -- infrastructures in place help our veterans and those are our priorities and I brought those parties here in my special election just a few months ago.
Little bipartisan piece in the country I suppose representative -- -- thank you so much -- -- on us.
My pleasure thank you ask.
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