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During the early months of the Republican race for president there was a lot of speculation that Indiana governor Mitch Daniels would run and actually be very he was the pick of the conservatives.
He didn't but today Indiana governor joins us right now with his a -- of -- endorsement governor are you ready to make an endorsement and -- -- -- must be a slow news day at this say the -- Brian -- depth for what it's worth I did send.
Governor Romney the other day offered to do anything I could to help -- -- here I did.
So that so that's -- good -- good the governor's reaction to your your statement.
What appeared I guess he's pleased again you know he's the he's already -- in -- nomination he earned it he's proven himself the best nominee we -- debt put forward and I'm just happy to to sign on and help him.
And here's the thing governor -- you have a self deprecating way as part of the reason why you have 63%.
Approval rating but all another reason is.
Even doing that the darkest times of our super recession.
You have turned things around Indiana and produced a surplus to you understand the budget especially -- -- -- did with President Bush at the federal level but a new poll shows that Americans prefer budget cuts to tax increases.
To reduce the deficit.
In fact as we look at this poll at home like to know what you think.
I think they're displaying.
Good American horse sense that's absolutely the right way to.
Go about it we're spending way beyond our means any honest observer knows this.
Who will have to.
Revise of course the safety net programs so there's something for the next generation and so we don't bankrupt the next generation that's where we'll have to start but -- -- be across the board and now this will not be if we get to do and it will not be as hard as people like to make out here in Indiana where we have the -- state employees since 1975.
Second or third lowest spending per capita in the country we found out that you'd be amazed how much government you'll never miss and that's why you're right now you're ending and it is extremely popular extremely successful as governor.
A lot of people are saying the Buffett rule is the new thing on the docket with the Buffett rule do anything substantially to the economy.
And into the deficit.
Brian you know the answer no zero -- it's it's lost in a rounding error surrounding -- it's just another divisive tactic I'm so sorry to see this president administration headed this way every day.
Slamming some American or some segment of Americans.
At a time.
When -- the national -- -- -- that we get people together you know there are a lot of things we disagree about and always will but saving the American dream right and ever restoring upward mobility for young people want four people staving off but -- disaster those things that that would that would affect us all and we need national leadership that's why -- for.
Mitt Romney who will try to gathers together and quit trying to at a drive wedges between us -- governor would you also recommend.
With two Mitt Romney or -- talk about right now total tax reform be part of the platform that Mitt Romney put forward.
I think it should be the first plank yes tax reform -- both in the interest that an unfairness that.
Primarily in the interest of jump starting the economy by the way -- a great example Brian something that most people across the spectrum from right to left agree a flatter lower -- that a tax rates with.
Would be much more conducive.
-- jobs and growth and by the way let me add this is the best way everybody we have a bit I think believes that we all have to contribute to getting out of this mess.
And this is the best way for people of affluence to do it that is to say they benefit most from some of these preferences and and I think should gladly.
Give them up in the interest of of lake that rises for everyone right and governor would you be the number to a fast.
Well won't happen so we will take the audience's time with it that I'll -- I'll be glad to be a number 22 or wherever.
I can -- -- alternative supply.
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