Gov. Haley Barbour on 'America's News HQ'
Former Mississippi governor on health care law, jobs numbers
- Duration 7:19
- Date Jul 8, 2012
Former Mississippi governor on health care law, jobs numbers
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Well according to bring new jobs numbers unemployment remains an eight point 2% with just 80000 jobs added in a month of June so how -- the state of the economy and joblessness play into the general election joining us now to talk about more.
Former Republican governor of Mississippi Haley Barbour governor thanks for coming in today thank you Shannon for him.
Aren't so the president said it's a step in the right direction jobs were added not -- so is that accurate.
Well it's abysmal -- made in the last quarter.
We've added fewer jobs that -- did during the Reagan recovery after the 82 recession.
We read it more jobs every month that was read in the last three months but -- can say if progress would last month more people signed up.
For Social Security disability -- got a job.
Or an April 3 times more people gave up looking for a job that actually got war that -- McConnell was very.
Tinder when he said this recovery restricted but he was very -- a lot of Americans don't sing a recovery at all and the joblessness.
Which is -- -- have it written job creation today record Lou for this point in a recession and a recovery.
And the American people are rightly worried about it.
Millions of Americans undoubtedly still suffering as they're looking for work -- their underemployed -- -- -- many have given up work.
This administration continues to say they'll the president says he inherited a terrible devastating situation he's -- what he can on but three years was not enough time to turn it around.
Well sure that's what he should just get on with Barack Obama's always somebody else's fault the bush did it congress did it to Europeans.
-- that's the problem you know we had a hurricane we had a whole spill.
The truth of the matter is while -- Inherited a very very deep recession where I -- got worse and it is my.
-- this stage we were creating jobs about the hundreds of files of every month.
And what we see here is policies by the Obama administration to make it harder to create jobs how to Arizona -- you're.
Decide to hire more people when he doesn't know what to obligations should call -- going to be for he -- under the Obama care policy.
How does how does of them -- you're.
Decide to expand his business or her business when the president keeps propose in the largest tax increase in American history that will fall almost entirely.
Own -- yours you know it's very hard to have more important he use if you're pour yours.
Don't have the money.
-- let's talk about the Romney campaign and how it is or isn't doing a good job of talking -- the economy.
A poll last month from the -- he showed that when it came to the economy 55% of people said they disapproved of how the president was handling and yet we see.
And a number of key swing states he's still pulling ahead of Mitt Romney so where -- the -- campaign falling short of communicating its own -- Look less like first of all in the last month the Obama administration and absorb the Obama campaign and -- -- perfection for.
Have in target -- like Ohio outspent Romney supporters about 31.
And in those campaigns the it is the tax by the Obama supporters or not.
By -- policy about Romney it's.
Romney doesn't care about people want Hugh Romney itch -- jobs to China Romney is too rich -- Romney's wife is an equestrian.
I mean you could just go down the list it's almost that silly I was over showed -- morning.
-- a democratic senator was complaining about.
Governor Romney's tax return that when you are running for president of the United States and you've been here -- three and a few years and you have to -- what works.
-- to talking about the other gas tax returns and that he's not you know he's not like you don't care about people like you.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Romney hash to continue that night.
This election -- while referendum home -- record and the failed results.
Of those policies but it's not enough he has to also give -- -- vote for war.
I think Shannon there's some -- been around presidential campaigns for -- you've been alive for 44 years.
There's a right timing.
And I think they are probably thinking that they won't go over on the offensive about here's our policy compared to Obama sponsored.
That's the right attack and and it won't keep the focus right now all of what the American people -- -- Obama almost policies or hurting the economy make it harder to create jobs.
His policies obamas are part of the problem.
That's gotta be burned in the people's minds but at the end of the day Romney does have to give people -- audible for.
Let's talk about to the health -- decision from the Supreme Court -- this debate over whether what you're gonna pay if you don't comply with the mandate as a penalty are attacks.
Wolf that campaigns have been back and forth and around and around I'm confused -- the roller -- just so you know trying to keep a day by day and with the correct terminology we know the Supreme Court called it they called it attacks.
You what does the Romney campaign do with this because the president is constantly.
Or his campaign is constantly throwing it back under Romney saying regardless of what you call it is something -- he engineered by having a mandate.
Gigantic difference between -- state having a mandatory.
Every state in the United States requires that you -- automobile insurance if you have -- automobile.
Every state the states have that authority under the constitution's for the general -- police power.
The federal government has no such a -- It has no police power so first of all -- -- about Romney doing something.
In a state.
That just applies that stake in this consist of a constitutional wall.
What Obama did an iPad didn't did that to the point of saying that the Republicans call this a taxpayer -- and worse of that effect.
Now the wall survives.
Because -- spring courses -- courses attacks.
There's a proportionally.
Of course it's attacks but you -- it's more than I am.
Think about all the small businesses United States they're gonna have to pay 3000.
Dollars a year per employee.
Under this wall all -- the individual mandate that we've been talking about.
Those small business you gonna stay in business well to survive you know -- -- They'll have to lay people -- a lot of them we're gonna have to play more in taxes finance police call it what you won't.
They're going to have to -- more.
For not been able to a four man and 121000 dollar health insurance policies.
That'll put more than they've ever actually maybe there's a profit in any year in the history of the business.
So call what -- like its attacks but the main thing is it's -- money away.
From job creation from -- -- dilution from explaining ancient.
And it's it is -- it is a big power of -- job creation has been so laggard this year Obama -- itself makes -- to create jobs.
Well we know -- efforts on the house this week to voted down so we'll see how plays out governor Haley -- always good to seen sanction.