What questions are at the heart of the tax issue?
Panel discusses whether government offers enough bang for your buck
- Duration 7:45
- Date Apr 16, 2012
Panel discusses whether government offers enough bang for your buck
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Have cleared up and the -- your professors who witnessed -- -- -- we'll -- now we're gonna flat out about -- -- -- we have a lot since we're on the air last Monday.
Rick Santorum dropped out of the rest.
The general election therefore basically has officially begun Mitt Romney as a Republican against the president.
And we have a brand new Fox News poll that we're gonna use for some of our discussion today we're gonna open up with number two from the fox poll.
As we've been he heartily and heatedly discussing this this morning.
Here's the questions we put it -- is your tax money spent more or less carefully today.
That was five years ago and you can see the numbers.
Compared to one year ago 53%.
Say -- spent less carefully.
29% say same -- for 15%.
I'd like this -- one of those people.
Who thinks of federal government is spending your tax money more careful.
-- you honestly believe that question and those answers.
Are at the heart of that acts.
Issue as a political issue which should be -- -- -- have -- personal safe just in passing Rick -- -- knows how shocked everyone -- that system.
Many of -- as we get on the general election here's my -- This use it is not.
People's problem with paying taxes.
It's people's problem pouring money down rat holes and for things like he has say in this quandary we -- reports all the time.
Where you don't we have 150 duplicative programs it could be cut this is the government itself the Obama and that the right executive branch.
There are analysis of the wasted money billions -- can't find.
No one takes cutting spending seriously.
-- that you don't part of the diesel common sense in this country candidate got up and said we're all gonna do something for the person would do if proven we can spend your money.
There -- so many examples like that he would say.
Of of just outrage after our 863.
Ground -- you know this trip nobody lot of years because in Washington.
This is -- -- game right -- before you jump in here let's just say to our viewers it.
You wanna join the live chat on this if you have examples in your own life or whatever thoughts about government waste.
Sentiment will -- -- -- I don't people are not anti government almost sure there are plenty of people.
Who are you -- your former incarnation where but.
But bottom line up right I just did it's not right but it is true out of her liberal economic -- this is this I gotta go -- OK anyway.
It's not that the vast majority of Americans -- anti government different government that works.
They're not so much anti tax they wanna note that there are real benefits to the Republican -- -- the C word here corruption that is.
And the reason 70% of the American people feel alienated from both parties as they view this is it's a -- -- widgets are racist to the right.
This is great look at look at the front page story in New -- conscious that.
The president's lobbyists you know people raising money for him -- come to the White House get what they want most of representing issues that are against the president's programs.
Like Hilary Rosen by the way that's who she is the lobbyist.
You don't become the White House to -- -- to give money to get appointments.
It is corruption galore it's the same thing and in the in the bush White House.
It's the same thing Washington this is -- -- more than the American people though they're getting screwed like the tax thing.
The hedge funds the Republicans are so lame because.
They can't find one loophole -- I'll tell you what hedge fund -- to make -- 10200 million dollars pay 15% because.
They bought an exemption -- -- bought -- for up Chuck Schumer at Max balk at sold it to them that 2009.
I yesterday at a private farmers with little media availability governor Romney did for the first time proposed changes in the tax system with the -- -- -- read it in the Paper over night what do you say -- -- -- that is going people proposed to eliminate the mortgage interest payments on second homes for rich people there.
That's his -- you understand most rich people -- Oklahoma homes.
-- only at least one home that's worth more than a million dollars and you can only deduct interest up to one point.
One and million worth worth the value so that's basically a non starter.
Well so this is how begrudgingly let them all public totally look at let's understand this openly criticize -- it's -- community we're gonna capital.
It just chronic right it is there it is Crowley it is -- of the first quarter.
People get when 82% of the people what kind of numbers understate the system is -- Benefit whether it's whether it's corporations unions or whatever people looking get -- you know what they're right in public feels like -- what they're tired of being -- Pat and there is still candidates get up and say you don't -- you don't want to hear represented the suckers you.
Yeah pat and we gonna talk about turning the country on -- acquired.
Pat what -- the four years ago when one and Obama's running against Hillary won electrifying moments was senator Kent Ted Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy endorsing him in Washington -- -- -- Because that's you are -- here we have for years and because they saw him I think they saw Obama as the most different candidate.
Four years later we got a guy whose -- corrupt on this fund raising.
I didn't exist in history over the are saying I have for the average people who he's spent his time would.
Everybody who can you write a check for 40000 dollars he is with every day that's who he sort of on a finish my point so we have we have that he has not been the change he's -- as corrupt as what he ran against.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Butler well you know all of -- on it over the weekend.
Former congressman Patrick Kennedy -- son is now -- called jock talk.
He called them out.
Acknowledge the game and has given 35800.
Dollars himself because he said quote they're all pretty busy there I gotta get their attention.
But but this is the problem most Americans can't write checks for 35000 dollars or whenever I don't need is 358 maximum.
The Max out or 71000.
For for a husband and wife -- husband and wife team war.
-- money can buy uglier by the the greatest scalable all the crimes going all we have a system that was so broken and corrupt.
In the American people will believe in an opinion noble will speak to it in this stuff for the present YC it's a greater crime.
Is because she promised to make it different right in that he used he -- Chicago great album along.