1,016 days since the Senate passed budget resolution
Former Gov. Pataki blasts inaction
- Duration 4:35
- Date Feb 9, 2012
Former Gov. Pataki blasts inaction
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So it has been 1016.
Since the democratic led senate passed a budget.
The Federal Reserve Chairman saying that back -- and certainty that harms the economy.
Republican senator Ron Johnson goes one step further saying -- say national disaster.
Former New York governor George Pataki with me now governor of morning view bemoaning -- longest stretch ever done.
As a way to run a business isn't it now the White House apparently was asked about this yesterday it's it has no opinion.
But you're level White House obviously is doing what this president has done for a long time that it's putting his political interest ahead of the nation's interest.
I think it's a disgrace.
Not only do we not have a budget for -- almost three years by the senate.
But Bernanke himself was saying it's hurting the economy and the unsustainable deficits are going to hurt the economy -- -- more going forward.
This president wants to run against congress well why doesn't he talk about the fact that he in the senate are voiding dealing with the most important issue not country today.
And that's reforming the tax code in dealing with the demo while his budget went down to -- 97 enough and the senate and he knew that.
That is that it was just so wiped out.
What what do you think Democrats are -- I think they're afraid of laying out specifics because it's going to take difficult decisions to get our country back to a balanced budget and to economic growth.
I mean look what happened when Paul Ryan and the house Republicans passed the but.
Obama said we need to put aside politics we can't demonize people offer solutions the house offers a solution passes a budget.
And the president is the first one -- they're going around the country demonize.
So I think he wants to run against things because -- can't run -- that was do you think this resonates or are people locked into this issue now you know and that's one of the same things that the press has paid no attention to this.
I've seen countless articles about -- The Republican House is obstructionist and this is going to be the president's strategy.
But what about the fact that the senate majority including when they -- sixty democratic senators hasn't even tried to pass a budget putting their political interest.
Ahead of the nation's -- -- doesn't like to make a lot of sense you -- chief executive here in the empire state.
And New York.
What happened when there is no budget bills without a sample the US dollar I.
-- budget battles for twelve years and every time.
These budget battles occurred my numbers would go down because the special interest would run ads saying -- gonna destroy this or cut that.
But its leadership.
And that the and you have to put what is right for the people ahead of your own poll numbers and and I did it it was a battle but every year we managed to get balance their budgets with surpluses.
And the senate and this president.
Have no opinion well they have an opinion it's in the political interest hide until after the election -- you mentioned Ben Bernanke when he said the lack of -- budget creates uncertainty for businesses.
I mean companies have to have an idea what the government's gonna go so that they can put together.
Their own plan that's that's business -- one is -- small businesses are -- toothpicks we have multi trillion dollar deficits that can't be sustained.
And this president wants -- raise taxes on small business owners next year.
That -- Anchor around the economy it's one of the reasons we're not creating jobs we need sure were limping back but this is the worst recovery.
In almost nine years it is and it slows your too many people who needed when you think about how recessions normally last year -- eighteen months maybe two years or 24 months at the most and we we've been locked in this.
Recovery now for what two and a half years -- and it continues it's a recovery for a handful but still I mean I remember back when they were passing this fake stimulus the 787.
Billion dollars that they -- And saying if we do this.
Unemployment will never get above 8% now the president is saying isn't wonderful unemployment down just a little over.
8% years later.
That's not a recovery that's not leadership that's not what American and that's going to be a point to be made during this election season Ron Johnson calls that are national scandal I called -- the space.
I mean look at how people have every day struggle including people who don't have a job -- -- under employed to balance their budget.
They have to figure out have they're going to make ends meet the senate apparently doesn't.
And the president has no opinion on that well.
It's wrong this president should finally show some courage and leadership even if it means.
He might do something that the whole country doesn't get with CP opinion changes the White House thank you governor George -- great to -- thank you all right here's more.
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