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We were in the same place and we.
Propose to the experts extension or an annual tax.
-- had a lot of us and we should be doing will be announced -- next year.
Having to do it again because -- it raises taxes and that's where we are.
The new showdown on Capitol Hill is over payroll taxes lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agree on a payroll tax cut.
But the disagreement comes about how we pay for it.
Joining us and discuss particular different.
Charlie Rangel of New York welcome congressman great to have you here.
There -- no reason to be back with you thank you well it appears that this close the holidays at the payroll tax cut probably well past.
But how do you what do you plan to pay for these tax cuts if you -- -- lawmakers support dismissed.
Well of personal -- to get a little unanimity.
That this is so important because as you are well aware.
It will pass but the Republicans.
Have a big problem was that and -- that has been a problem in the past so I am not.
That certain that they'll be putting up enough votes but clearly you don't pay -- as the Republicans and some of them have suggests that.
By laying off people.
Problem that we have that is improbable -- important it.
The problem we have is that people don't have adaptability to -- if we tried to extend this tax break.
-- -- people continue to have a couple of dollars during this holiday season and some of them just to get by.
And then on the other hand -- by -- federal employees.
It just doesn't make economic sense.
And certainly do in this economy -- if it does it make it needs any sense at all in terms of compassion.
It's certainly because this -- time of the year many lawmakers are inclined to vote for this move.
But what about those who say that even on the short term taxpayers will be getting back some money is going forward it's only going to make things worse -- So many folks are saying this country simply broke.
These are legitimate things about when you find a majority in the house.
And in the -- a minority in the senate Republicans as saying that -- number one job is not to get economic growth but to get rid of the president.
They have made up their minds that there is absolutely nothing -- president can go.
Even event -- there were Republican ideas that they appropriate to give them this much victory for our country.
Everything he's trying to do whether it's health care whether it's taxes -- -- investing in America's future.
What's -- long term projects not just payroll all days they say no no no no.
I think the American people have to stand up and to be able to say that they're not gonna tolerate that from Democrats over Republicans that.
-- is said they had to protect America.
And what -- trying to do to help kids -- security I hope the moral and spiritual leaders will come up and say.
-- award for America and not vote reelection.
Really quickly even though people -- -- -- more money and there are people in small business owners who are saying that this payroll tax.
Won't do that much to actually.
Provide the atmosphere and stimulus to get more people hired in the long term how to answer that.
If they talking about the long term -- right even though we did see.
A reduction in the number of people that have registered for unemployment.
It's not what we want those Vegas -- not solid but god knows we could at least give the president.
Credit for going in the right direction we've had a boom over that banks give and we expect another window but Chris this is -- -- to be long lasting not knowing the situation.
In Greece and and throughout Europe we don't know.
But we have to be make certain that the people have enough money to -- it.
People -- survive if the working class people have no money to but -- Well congressman is great to have you today appreciate your -- so we'll be checking back with you as we get closer to the vote to end of course.
I know you'll be having a lot to say about it when that happens thank you very much.
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