When it comes to government, does size matter?
Democrats, Republicans make their pitch
- Duration 9:18
- Date Sep 8, 2012
Democrats, Republicans make their pitch
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Is the good news on a -- to just completed Democratic Convention of the Republican -- of the week before.
Not that they are done but we now know very clearly who they are.
Each very comfortable in their own skin Republicans very happy to embrace business.
Democrats very happy -- government so I say good for that now cool who is good for you.
Hi everyone glad -- -- -- -- don't apparently size does matter.
Democrats want more government Republicans less government and whether it was on that convention stage -- just talking to -- -- Both sides making a very passionate case for their positions.
-- -- for Democrats to grow a backbone.
And stand up -- what we believe.
Backbone Ghana that got to -- about that irresponsible -- you trying to say.
I'm trying to say that we have to be about our values which are central American values and the American character stand up -- that and we win.
You did make that happen you did build that in America.
His engage in more taxes more regulation.
And more big government solutions -- and that's just not go to war and so that's why the left policies.
Don't work they don't great job.
This president is spending billions more and it's your money and it hasn't yielded results look as -- dropped -- say that there's an unstated.
If in fact your.
Creating jobs here that's good we invest in the roads -- bridges the infrastructure the on -- underpinning of our commerce.
That every chamber of commerce I've ever -- throughout our country believes we need to do more.
Here's what I need I need a partner.
Tidy -- and do what I've done here cut taxes streamline government reduce regulation if I get that with this -- they -- my job we're gonna create.
Far right now -- send stories.
It's coming -- habits die and Charles Payne -- Smith along with Adam Lashinsky Charlie Gasparino.
-- -- -- Let's obviously I'm biased -- on the business side but I believe in business I believe a pro growth policies and that's -- -- -- just business vs big business -- vs big welfare.
I've seen them both up close and personal I can tell you.
Big welfare is destructive and it it that it stops innovation.
That's all big government -- by the -- who really talking about here -- Obama.
Absolutely had to -- I have.
I really blew me away the idea that I -- work hard for it but we spend it.
That's ridiculous that's crazy -- that I just don't get it was by the way I thought the Democratic Convention so mean spirited.
So anti American.
Did that there it's it's hard for me to believe this country is tilting.
That in that direction -- -- I was fess up as -- bud extra but the political strategy here just them without taking -- side.
The Democrats are out there saying we want we -- we we we love the free market system.
We just want to create this safety net just occasion of the 2008 the Republicans saying that.
-- kind of the flip side of that you know where free market.
But we are we are we are making these cuts so weekend you know just in case anything happens you do have a safety -- -- -- both coming out with sort of interesting variations.
On the same thing.
You know Ben's side you have to look at this one I did notice is that both are very comfortable and there are like -- a -- respect to stand.
Republicans -- a a funny time -- you know.
Mitt Romney early on embracing Bain Capital -- capital there was an intra party fight over that don't they seemed to -- -- group you know.
Gotten around that and moved on that and Democrats of course not running away from this spending actually embracing -- so it's a clear choice -- Well it isn't clear -- cut government spending wherever -- -- -- Republicans whenever I was down about what Reagan was manages about 18% of GD be very very roughly.
We're up to about -- -- -- at present under President Obama that's an amount that is just unsustainable.
Especially if they wanted to grow his death lands is to animal.
I think and -- Obama's speech last night the mr.
Obama -- -- thought it was basically quite a conservative speech.
But it but have you driven down -- -- are just as we're -- gave you people who vote throws lots and lots of perks paid for by -- on rich people.
And brilliantly -- we're nothing and it goes on to another give it deadly game where my rich people I think that's a bad idea -- as Charles bands are aptly -- it and actually sat and destroyed or explanation of.
By the way you have that I love you dearly but -- that was conservative speech.
Conduct a -- but.
A -- -- think about the audience is ugly it is understood it and nobody you could say just not ripping up the flag would make you conservatives that's.
Exactly right that it did it did it believed picking apart Ole -- would you do here.
It really it -- -- the size of -- what we want either its virtues or vices and people have to decide now in the business were uncovered very closely.
And Chicago in the markets.
They just want green they just want to see you'll make him rich.
-- -- -- -- -- Yeah and it absolutely is not siding with President Obama right now you know -- -- to be really careful because.
You know small business owner is potential -- to bring north that are graduating from college right now.
-- listening to the speech from President Obama last night typically it Elizabeth Warren earlier in the week demon -- thing.
-- business in the in this country -- you don't get it take their ball and go home I mean we're talking about over regulating.
Passing -- -- taking what they've made.
Who -- -- actually start and own a business in this country I mean they're just making it impossible for anybody get -- these these policies are proving the fail.
On a daily basis and nobody wants -- higher this and.
-- -- Well I I I almost completely disagree we're talking politics here we're talking about what I would I -- speeches and so.
When I listened to president Obama's speech Thursday night I heard him say things like we believe in capitalism we believe in business.
Yeah I don't -- carry out on idol and vegetables do you think I do okay they hit on the left.
Yes I do.
Not your children I know you've made a persuasive case they don't want to eat their vegetables -- but not.
Hit it may here's there's the point that that I'm that I'm striving toward.
That I where I think Sanders missing indeed political point.
Is that there is this sense in the country including the small business people that the big businesses are you know are -- to get them I'm not advocating that position.
I think that's an effective political point for the Democrats.
That's what the president was trying to accomplish.
Politically that's neither side neither side is really looking for major cuts in the welfare state obviously Obama want to grow exponentially -- I'm I thought was -- about the speech is just how little new he offered.
And did you notice that I mean it was just so different way to do anything that you Adam Adam there was -- nothing -- -- neither party did not not.
I don't know what I know -- -- Ryan is Paul Ryan has a plan there's no doubt Barack Obama has me four more years and and really.
Nothing new I mean didn't give me one.
That's different I mean what's he want until well I'll give you one and I'll give you one again we're talking about speeches but -- the president alluded to wanting to do tackle Luke warm that was interesting well we -- -- let's have reform means raising taxes on the on the I'm the underdog people make to one that cal housing here but he added that not only that they're ready not only that that's not him that's our defense I don't.
I'm with great respect and mr.
Obama document that are not only doing that.
You know what this week I wrote a piece about Angel -- -- the guy who invented to safety razor.
He wrote a book about socialist utopian but in fact I think that book is really did look good the modern day Democratic Party is using as they're launching pad.
He wrote this book before he had been at the razor.
And the irony of course is that he became one of the richest men in the world.
Even though advocating socialism as saying that the way America was structured it was gonna completely collapsed there's going to be -- chaos in the widely viewed by the way this is.
In 1903 are you saying that -- are trying to destroy the capitalist system not to say that we have been hearing that capitalism is gonna destroy America but they're saying the last ten years is an example that's -- this argument is well over a hundred years old and it does not hold but that's not quite what they -- I think -- -- -- -- -- -- he put it.
Not talk about shared prosperity.
Says -- profits like I thought it should have went.
It was it was an interesting I thought it was it interest in strategy to say like we are all capitals like you are.
What we have to maintained that the social safety net because of 2008 essentially -- about exactly the point.
-- That that is what a very exciting and that's what he said I do.
What Alexander it is -- right.
An added added maybe you can respond to this but the General Motors thing -- president a vice president Joseph Biden spent a lot of his speech touting the General Motors victory.
And in fact -- -- quote.
President Obama did that Obama -- yet.
Back at all the small business owners that.
In the eyes but it's a powerful message that what Sandra I think that your -- -- -- -- -- politically that was a very powerful message who has welcomed the -- the ease up and he's up the mission because of that Michigan because it.
Probably lie and yeah.
It's a powerful message and -- what he's a good sign a final point.
It's a completely -- President Bush started an initiative to save the auto companies not all about LeBron weren't within the President Bush started that nobody's let them alone but but but Mitt Romney's not campaigning on that bad but we left decided to mess that Millard Fillmore look.
Or we're gonna come.