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Jeff Garcia thank you governor some joy to be -- you know when I see these governors they run on the campaigns.
Changing -- cutting this spending getting the budget under control that's what they say they're gonna do they get an office.
Then everybody beats the daylights out of them because they actually kept her campaign promise guys like and Scott Walker in Wisconsin and and -- Rick Scott in Florida so.
What are we to make of the fact -- the people not want them to fulfill their promises.
Don't think they do I think that you earn people's respect over the long haul.
If a lot of people in politics.
Will want to be popular rather than do what's right and that's not sustainable over the long also.
I admire what Rick Scott stood in Florida and Scott Walker news went into firestorm.
And came out stronger I think because of it.
People want Virginia they want people are genuine they want they want people understand their concerns but they also want leaders who want people to.
Lay out an agenda and then XUQ on that agenda.
With passion and conviction I think a lot of people don't understand that at the state level.
The budget does have to balance it's not like the feds who can just keep borrowing money and putting -- off.
So let's talk about some of the specific challenges some of these guys have when they get into office but -- the big challenges that they face that you face.
You were governor of Florida well in -- -- Europe declining revenue you've got and don't burgeoning Medicaid budget in order to spend money on your priorities you have to figure out new ways to.
To provide public services so.
In the case -- Rick Scott and he's cut he's cut spending.
Dramatically but he said he was gonna do it so no one should be surprised by it.
And it will free up monies for K12 education.
Billion dollars of extra spending this last year and is as the economy grows.
Florida's business -- I think is pretty good will do well the states like Mitch Daniels in Indiana.
That made these structural changes are gonna end up growing faster there's a lot of competition as you know in the states and the winners are the ones that create the optimum business climate which typically means less government to.
And a lot of people assume at the state level that you can make massive cuts but you're obligated with some mandates.
Usually it's education Medicaid and prisons and you don't have a lot of win over and so any -- should make probably gonna hurt somebody.
Absolutely but again if you look at state governments unlike Washington there there have been dramatic.
Some of which were.
Because you -- things and make things better you could do things spend less and achieve a better result.
But with a balanced budget requirement the -- would -- be like in Washington if they have one I mean if people would be.
Freaking out I guess I don't know what they would do because they've they're not used to it but it doesn't provide it creates -- tension that yields a better result.
And this is not a Republican or democratic issue either democratic -- balance the budget -- well the may have a different approach but.
Is what's missing in Washington there's no consequence to the fiscal policy that.
Is actually putting a lid on the nation's economy -- there's such a polarized atmosphere all over the country certainly in Washington but even in.
State legislatures we saw this with Scott Walker what he faced.
Guys disappeared went.
-- -- to hate for heaven's sakes.
Would you governed.
For eight years you had moved you know a lot of Republicans but there were Democrats had fog along the way let's talk about what are the keys to getting things to work.
When not everybody wants them to work for your benefit.
Part one of the things that I did that made my Republican colleagues looked so it was I was an equal opportunity Vito work.
-- also we created to set a criteria this is what those this'll get through.
The budget you know the -- line item -- this you know if you do it this way you'll be fine if you do it another way won't be.
And I didn't.
And I think that made it a little bit easier to talk to Democrats but we -- fights I mean look.
You know if you're conservative and you're advocating things that go against the wishes of liberals liberals -- always sign up.
And -- but it was a respectful fight it seems like today in Washington at least the lack of civility makes even having a dialogue impossible is it.
Is it possible to get to a place where Washington is ungovernable.
Yes by hope and pray because imagine.
Imagine that this dysfunction continuing over the long -- I do think your recourse presidential leadership and -- -- Obama the best example would have -- he.
Asked Simpson -- to put together a set a recommendations.
-- they did far better than what most people expected it was a bold.
Set of ideas.
And the president has not even mention the word Simpson with bowls and commission in -- sentence.
Mean he's totally ignored it and he made the decision that that he had a better chance of getting reelected in a in a close election.
By dividing the country than trying to aspire to a different way of doing things.
What a shame what a missed opportunity and so.
The next president needs to lead.
And that means that you have to and particularly with the rules of the senate you have to garner sixty votes which means you have to bring people along you can't just.
When the debating talking point.
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