New calls for bipartisanship after fierce election
Debate over how to stimulate economy
- Duration 4:44
- Date Nov 12, 2012
Debate over how to stimulate economy
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-- clip just one of many issues that folks seem to want bipartisan agreement on but after the record six billion dollar campaign blitz.
That the in the -- left the political control in Washington completely unchanged will we really see any break to the gridlock time for a fair and balanced debate Simon Rosenberg.
Is president and founder of -- he's a former Clinton Campaign advisor.
And Pete Snyder is chairman of Virginia victory 2012 is also Fox News contributor gentlemen good to see is so.
Well I think this is a tremendous opportunity for Barack Obama to lead.
He chose not to do that the start of his administration no way instead of focusing on the economy went right after Obama care.
I think he's a basketball player I think he did pull the -- submit.
Head fake and actually not it's not raise rates on small businesses the markets would -- war.
-- -- get a lot of good well he gets a budget in place and doesn't touch tax rates on small businesses.
I think his approval rate ratings in the market goes through the roof.
I have thought that maybe we would hear from.
To compromises that have where he thinks that president should be willing to compromise but Simon that said 47% of the American people.
Voted for Mitt Romney and that and the points that he was making -- in the campaign don't those folks have any kind of say in this.
Sure absolutely and I think I think the country wants I think as the president said that -- and he got a mandate for action.
And I think it's now gonna come down to it his leadership along with the house and senate leaders and obviously a hole.
The rank and file in the house and senate to come up with a deal I think this can get done over the next six months I don't think the math is that hard I think that.
Politics are hard but I think they can get work through because I think there is.
Much more unanimity now that something really you have to get done now this is the time to get it done.
It's right after an election the beginning of four year presidential term so I'm an optimist that the two parties can come together and work this through.
-- over the weekend on FOX News Sunday we just saw a clip from that show them.
Bill Kristol was also on that program and he said that he personally doesn't think it'll kill the country to raise taxes on millionaires.
He said that's what his thinking is it did Bill Kristol give Republicans cover.
Washington on Capitol Hill -- by saying what he said about.
Raising taxes on the rich.
I don't think so I'm a small business owner the vast majority of small business owners.
Fit into that category.
Raising rates we'll have a crippling effect on hiring and getting this economy moving again.
We really need to look at entitlement reforms we really need to actually have a budget for the first time in four years.
The United States of America and again.
In -- Barack Obama to be looking out his legacy.
And -- to be looking at the markets he has a terrific opportunity right here and right now.
To embrace small big business get the market's growing again and really do a lot for his legacy in the long run.
Simon Americans do seem to want to see a certain level of cooperation between the parties.
You know but this is a president who has not really shown a willingness to reach across the aisle now in his second term does that change.
Well I don't agree with the first statement -- I I think that he's made it clear from his statements in the last few days that he expects to work with -- -- And the Republicans Mitch McConnell the senate to try to you know tackle a few big things and I think that one of the things it must mine the other -- said which is just fallacious and wrong and and just shouldn't be repeated is that the idea that the raising -- have people over -- -- 2000 dollars is gonna hit a majority is small business owners so I'm just not.
Does not truth -- -- is not true well that's not true you -- keep saying it doesn't make it true.
Ninety's ever Canada's small little subtle digs out -- Leslie's second thing is I'm gonna finish I'm gonna finish.
The second thing is that under Bill Clinton we raise taxes on rich people we saw the biggest economic boom in American history.
Under George Bush we lower taxes and rich people and we wanted to economic -- -- this -- is not a direct connection and connect I did at the national and -- -- -- and -- I probably would have -- as -- I'm gonna finish is that so there is not based on our own experience a direct connection between raising rates and -- on wealthy people.
And the economy going going down in fact the opposite happened.
And so you can keep saying it it doesn't make -- true aren't going to beat us.
My final word here.
Simon you have actually no experience in the private sector.
Never run a business that's probably a policy why a lot of business for so -- and there's try nice try try try to be a strong drive.
So we'll continue the conversation.
Simon and people will have you back again soon thanks thank you --