GOP leaders focus on fixing economy
Rep. Sessions: We need jobs and job growth
- Duration 4:47
- Date Nov 8, 2012
Rep. Sessions: We need jobs and job growth
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Its results it's a mandate.
A -- to find a way to work together on the solutions.
To the challenges that we all face as a nation.
That was house speaker John Boehner congress and the president gonna have to find a way to work together.
House majority leader Eric Cantor sending a letter to fellow Republicans.
In part it reads the president cannot demand that every issue be resolved his.
Preferred way likewise we cannot expect that every issue will be resolved the way we prefer.
Our task is to legislate based on our principles and forged the compromise that will be necessary to get our nation back on track.
Texas congressman Pete Sessions.
Shared National Republican Congressional Committee how you do Unser and good morning bill good morning to you -- I got some very simple questions for you Eric Cantor says legislate based on our principles.
Define that and how does that jive -- what's gonna happen with your negotiations with the White House and Democrats and sent.
Our majority leader has -- -- our principles are that American needs to have jobs and job growth we need to go back to our principal and understanding that we need.
A brighter future.
Because we have fewer people on unemployment employ more people so that they can.
Get their jobs back in line and their lives.
The gasoline is still too expensive we have to worry about gasoline we have to worry about.
Good groceries we have to worry about things that the American people focus their lives on and those of the principles that Eric Cantor speaks so well loved.
We need jobs and.
Outgrowth of where where do you think there is compromise on that sunny you guys -- -- -- so many times that I know you were stand in for your principles they get that.
And what well what else with the house speaker just the other day he we're talking about a grand bargain he suggested we might have to go for a bigger -- -- -- it was this the climate to be able to get something like that done.
Now we're talking about -- Our principles are -- what we're gonna stand for and the facts the case are very simple the president wants.
To raise taxes raise taxes on the wealthiest 2% of Americans but what that does is it net lose -- 700000.
More American jobs.
That are really from people who need to -- jobs and so -- principal would be Mr.
President we're not gonna.
Help you to get that done the president has an insatiable appetite to tax and spend we ought to have.
-- he should learn that Republicans have an insatiable appetite for jobs but but based on what we have -- he's not gonna give on that point.
And based on what I've heard house Republicans will not give either how then do you forge a compromise where you give the White House incentives.
Not to raise the tax rates -- increase revenue where would that come -- Well there are there a whole bunch of ways you do that and -- -- you start with what we need more jobs.
How to you get more jobs we can bring in business leaders from all across this country and economist who can tell us.
How to do that the president has to get all -- fairness issue which loses jobs and go to the job issue.
If you know how to created jobs and many of us do it's really pretty simple bill we need to be hung up.
On creating jobs and that's what Republicans want to do.
Will we compromise on how to do that yes we will but we will not compromise on the things that or about jobs and job creation.
I see and the other -- the speaker told me is that you're not gonna raise taxes on American small businesses.
That's I think that's what sentence it -- are you -- you're gonna hold that line I'm just wondering how you get him to cross over reach agreement.
Well one would have to ask the question why don't we meet in the metal.
Why don't we decide it's going to be about job growth and saving jobs -- when you take the the and look at taxes and then you look at at dividend taxes and and taxes all all earnings.
For a business or for an investor and you go -- those from fifteen to 43%.
What you're doing is taking.
That in between -- it would have been about jobs and rebuilding this country.
And you give it to the government not to balance the budget.
But simply for fairness issue of fairness Republicans want and need.
Us to stand on the principles for the American people a job growth -- concession how wait that's how we get this done.
-- actually I really appreciate you coming in today because we try to read and trying to figure out which way this goes -- you know that the clock is running unless you do an extension kicks it three or six months down the road these are big issues it tackles are.
And a very short period of time thank you will be in touch right that our.