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So what would jobs report give my next guest a boost in the polls blue dog Democrat Jim Matheson is in the fight of his life right now against Republican meal love.
What was on the show yesterday today it's -- congressman's turn to respond congressman.
Thank you for joining us your opponent glad to be here was to -- -- it was challenging your record yesterday take a listen what you had to say I want to hear -- reaction.
-- He voted for the 787.
Billion dollar stimulus he voted for card check cash for clunkers you voted against the repeal of obamacare.
He has to answer -- not only -- you have to do that but you have to.
Find a way after that to provide solutions for the problems that.
Our congressman go ahead sir and issues that doesn't mean a lot of points out that you did you vote for Obama -- cash for clunkers.
What you call it actually that's not true okay I voted against Obama I voted against obamacare -- voted against the three times first on the energy and commerce committee which I remember.
Voted against it when it came on the house floor.
Voted against when it came back from the senate.
It's unfortunate she's trying to muddy the waters on this issue but I've always opposed the bill I don't think it addresses the real underlying problem we face our country.
Which is health care costs are growing so fast it's gonna -- -- -- out of the market.
That's what we need to focus on the public policy -- and Obama -- didn't do that I don't what what do -- in place of a -- you have a plan or an idea that you like better than Obama care.
Sure I think first of -- you look at the fact we have so many unnecessary procedures in America 30% of what's done doesn't need to be done I think tort reform -- be an important step to take first of all because doctors and hospitals.
And home -- -- writers.
Are practicing defensive -- they're afraid they're going to be sued even the Congressional Budget Office says tort reform alone.
Would save Medicare 57 billion dollars over ten years so that would be one step we got to look at other steps to also reduce that over utilization of our systems -- -- take a listen we -- Jack Welsh stuff former CEO of General Electric on a couple of minutes ago.
-- some mom.
Interest in comments interest to interest in tweets about -- today's jobless numbers could take a listen just like you comment.
We've been told Eric and if you need 15200000.
To stay even write the whole flat.
But were still months regard -- 8381.
By changing the participation rate assumption.
Now our wardrobe and -- 1278.
By changing the household numbers and assumptions.
Like I don't know of what -- the right numbers but I'll tell you.
These numbers don't smell right when you think about where the economy is right now so yeah.
Are you gonna use -- jobless numbers today.
Did the -- the president -- doing it.
No I'd rather talk about the fact that we're the largest job creators our country Jon Huntsman senior -- -- today that's what I wanna talk about I have I especially early in the horse in this race I wasn't getting our act like that's it like bigger that's -- play bigger news for me is I've got.
The US chamber conservative leaning group I've got Jon Huntsman senior an icon in Utah who's created jobs is a twelve billion dollar company.
They endorsed me because I'm the kind of guy who encourages policies to -- encourage job creation economic growth.
That's why I'm gonna focus right now wasn't I was gonna leave that out I have that -- the press releases right Mike that's I was gonna get to that.
But go ahead so -- Jon Huntsman senior now he he.
He -- you not Jon Huntsman junior -- gentleman who ran for president one point seniors the big big chemical maker in Utah right.
That's right and he reached out to me and -- just.
Before this interview was -- -- his office where we completed the endorsement and means a lot to me he is such an integral part of the you talk community.
He's done so much for Utah and that means a lot to me these going to endorse me in this race the last question before I let -- go for and vice president Joseph Biden said that letting bush tax cuts expire is in fact a trillion dollar tax increase do you -- -- -- -- Yeah I don't want tax rates to go up on people that's why I think we ought to extend all the tax -- that's been my position all.
-- and Jim Matheson thank you very much -- All right thank you -- paying up.
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