How's Indiana Fairing in Current Economy?
Gov. Mitch Daniels on FoxNews.com LIVE
- Duration 6:08
- Date Nov 1, 2011
Gov. Mitch Daniels on FoxNews.com LIVE
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Mitch Daniels is joining us what a -- is to have you here -- My pleasure Jamie thank you so much -- what's exciting about Indiana right now.
Super Bowls -- and that's one thing that -- let that -- more enduring.
Importance I suppose we have cheap by at all.
Measures and every rating one of the or five best business climates anywhere in America we've lowered taxes -- regulation -- predictable built a lot of infrastructure that others can't build.
-- and everything we know how to do to make this a welcoming climate for him.
Investment and and the kind of risk taking your last -- last.
This was talking about.
And what is in terms of what the president has proposed and the number of people that are out of work in this country.
On the state level what is it that you can do to help the citizens there are.
Get back to work and prosper are your hands tied are you getting the assistance you need.
Are you having to think out of the box and just go -- added on -- around.
Now there are limits to what any state can do in a national economy is Reggie does this -- but I always -- our citizens as we'll do what.
What every good business I know does in a down market.
And that is try to grow market share -- and so.
-- while others have to raise taxes we have lowered them.
While others are broken cutting it by hosted services were in the black money in the bank just through basic economies.
And -- steadily -- working to become more competitive for the limited amount of investment and growth that's out there.
-- other thing that's happened Jamie is there are a whole lot of businesses under stress who were.
Relocating to Indiana.
Or or consolidating.
Into Indiana choosing us over states where the business climate is not as good so.
Like everybody else we yearn for growing economy with more opportunity for everybody but.
-- while we're stuck with the economy we've got there are are one available tool is Al compete.
-- other states as best we can't.
It sounds governor like you've created a climate that is very friendly and potentially lucrative for businesses to come.
What's -- thought when you hear people say that lowering taxes will not stimulate growth or give more confidence to small businesses to hire.
I think did that we're listening to people who never really been involved in the real economy you know that's I finally have.
Accepted that the president some of his ally senator Reid just don't get it never will they've lived their lives in a protective dad.
That cocoon of governments and another subsidized employment.
Years senator Reid say the private -- is doing just fine it's government we need to grow with.
-- more borrowed money and do you just throw your hands and realize that there are these folks are.
And I just don't understand at all where where wealth and opportunity come from so.
You know the -- the only assistance we want here in Indiana is.
A growth oriented national policy.
And -- growth I mean the growth of the only sector that matters the one that pays the bills the private sector.
Sure perhaps it's early in the game but when you look at the GOP.
Field at this time what do you think -- that it's.
I think they all do I think it's a fundamental dividing line between that field and the president it into plenty of Democrats to.
Who do understand that this.
They're not a wide -- they're not the leadership of the congress right now.
You know this is pretty obvious that point that I'm making obvious I -- that all but.
Those two and are in charge now.
As you mentioned some Democrats have spoken out against the president's jobs plan and and other ideas that he's thrown out there.
Do you think it's appropriate for him to act by -- you're you're a leader in New York.
Your state do you think it's appropriate to act by executive order when you have a congress sitting there tasked.
With getting the right programs passed for the nation.
Well it can be of course I'd do it as often as I can live weapons but the basic question is very acting in the public interest or not.
And in in most cases I'm afraid this administration has not -- and you know.
That it just does that take a few recent examples that.
And and -- -- that her leadership at least they can't just go ahead with something like this keystone energy pipelines.
That can't seize the one good break that the American economy's -- a long time the technological breakthroughs in.
Natural gas and oil out of what we thought was worthless rock.
That continues to heat regulation after regulation.
And the threat and more on almost every business sector we know this is not an administration -- serious about ending a poverty and joblessness and our country.
Very instinct is I wanted to ask you about the potential for this oil pipeline and the number of jobs said it could create potentially are you being heard on that.
Maybe you've heard on that I don't know I've spoken up when asked about it this it will pass through our state the direct jobs it almost thousands of jobs it.
Would cause them in its construction will be ours but.
Doesn't matter -- for what's good for the United States of America ultimately that's what's good for Indiana and there's just any question that.
And building this pipeline to take advantage to to pay Americans and in our.
Our allies in Canada for oil as opposed to exporting it somewhere else.
Then exporting it.
This should be the ultimate no brainer and yet we're already three years Lleyton.
And then in a bizarre way there's still people trying to through sand in the gears of this obviously necessary project.
Governor Mitch Daniels it's a privilege to talk to you today sir thank you so much and an interesting to learn more about your state of Indiana thank you very much.