Eric Cantor on working with President Obama in second term
House majority leader on 'Your World'
- Duration 4:41
- Date Jan 21, 2013
House majority leader on 'Your World'
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I've got a house majority leader Eric into joining us right now -- It's like that's awaiting that the Obama is and the -- at the White House earlier today the spirit of bipartisanship.
To work with the new administration.
Much is today.
Leader about the home of the president's speech and whether -- -- in your -- or not.
That your -- -- Republicans -- -- do you agree with them.
No -- work but I think today is is is what you see on the screen is just.
Americans coming together some of whom voted for the president some of them they didn't.
That are here in celebration of the inaugural.
Hoping that perhaps.
We're gonna -- -- and try and solve some problems together for change.
And that's that would that's what my take is another president gave -- speech today let out some things he wants to do.
And I do think that there are areas that we have in common and can work -- solutions together.
I'm missing you know the president made a good a good deal about that that that still the chasm between those who are doing very well and -- society of those who were not.
Intimating that he might not be done not taxing them well to do it this comes on the heels -- Chuck Schumer over the weekend.
Saying that does the senate will produce a budget and it will include higher taxes.
On on the wealthy and Republicans might not like -- -- paraphrasing here -- they've just got to deal with that bloodied -- You know I just fundamentally disagree and and I don't think most Americans would say to give more money in the Washington to have Washington spend their money -- a way to help.
Anybody and we we identify.
Who haven't experience upper mobility in -- society.
Want to help those who need the safety nets about -- -- save those programs and actually give them some opportunity.
Working through areas.
On education hopefully the White House will finally join us.
In some of those efforts in trying to promote parental choice in education.
For their kids.
They're all kinds of things in workforce training and others.
That we could actually found some common ground on depending on whether the mood today glass.
Do you get a sense though that they are very leery to that is Democrats congressman.
To go too crazy spending cuts as the president -- apparently -- a baby doesn't get its spending -- As much does that help their problem and he really believes that a lot of Democrats believe that they get healthcare spending under control.
You might not have to go Willy Nilly attacking some of these other entitlements that.
They charge -- are trying to replace Clark do you -- -- that this is almost entirely help.
-- you know it really you know there are.
Examples throughout the federal government where dollars is not being spent lies.
And I believe we ought to treat -- as other people's money because -- is the money earned by the taxpayers.
And we have an obligation to make sure that we don't.
I continue to the wasteful ways of Washington.
We intend in the house to promote an agenda.
That allows for getting spending under control.
Not just in the health care arena but in.
Many many other -- Where even the GAO the general accounting office has pointed out again and again that there -- a lot of room for improvement.
To rid the system of errors and waste fraud and.
But do you think that Dallas fed president it makes has -- it is reviewing stand he's literally just feet from us now he.
Where -- -- before it moves into that -- extent that he.
Kids is seizing on what it thinks is the advantage over.
Congress and and your popularity until collectively and Republicans aren't and that he's going to get his way because you guys haven't found her.
-- -- Now because listen we we you know our.
In the majority in the house because the voters -- -- district sent us here.
To do the job of trying to re instill.
A common sense approach.
It was spending situation Washington and actually -- -- -- they'll allow America to grow again.
We believe strongly.
That there are some areas in common that we could work with the president on.
To promote the kind of innovation and opportunity country that we are.
To reflect on our roots as -- president did today about being a country that was open to all and has more opportunity.
Pull more people than any in the history of the world.
Eric Cantor majority leader of the house of represented them and it will be and it.
Central to all these debates -- -- like you've.