GOP governors frustrated after meeting with Obama
NE Gov. Dave Heineman sounds off
- Duration 3:38
- Date Feb 26, 2013
NE Gov. Dave Heineman sounds off
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What I wanna do is clear up Russell we could take some questions.
So who really got to solve the brass of the governors whose questions the president wanted to take -- through all the journalist out.
Reports what a very frustrated South Carolina governor Nikki Haley asked mr.
Obama if he would back a last minute plan.
To got 2% for the budget without raising taxes is very quick answer was and I quote no.
Two number two Nebraska public governor Dave Heineman.
Not too keen on that answer ability -- well at least it was direct.
But he may get a.
-- -- -- direct Neal with the fact of matter in the three and a half trillion dollar budget.
The idea that you can't -- 2% is absolutely ridiculous.
Every governor America knows how to do what we've done -- the last four -- five years I've bounced our state budget eight years in a row by controlling spending not by raising taxes.
That's what they ought to be doing at the federal level right now.
Now he says as things stand now the White House does governor maybe you can enlighten -- there is limited that -- he has to kind of cut.
In these very restricted some would argue severe areas because there is no alternative and Republicans.
Hearing that's -- -- the -- policy among the Republican leader in the senate well will give you broader parameters it will will give you the discretion to decide what in those agencies.
And departments to cut Democrats quickly stopped it.
That to me I don't care whether Republican Democrats -- a like a good idea.
Artist -- you're arguing network we -- horse meet next week if we don't get a handle on on on not firing -- inspectors the end of this week.
Why not it give you the the discretion to avoid just that.
Well Neil I think got to be a great idea any chief executives should -- -- authority but I'll share with you.
One the president was asked that question our governors only meeting said he didn't want -- authority either.
I was absolutely shocked by that answer.
I I don't understand I mean I would argues that a goal and Virginia today to campaign -- -- -- the house and Senate Leadership together.
And they should've stayed together until -- worked out a deal.
Now sequestration is that the best way to do it but -- it's the only way to reduce spending we're gonna have to move forward.
There engage in a bunch of scared tactics right now the American people are smarter.
Than what there hearing from our leaders right now they understand that's not gonna.
Happen well -- lost respect that is average voters for both parties through this whole debacle but having said that governor.
You know in this give and take session with governors did to Keystone Pipeline come up an issue of course very near and dear -- you.
-- -- -- Because there's talk that the president might decide to go ahead with it ticking off environmentalists.
-- -- making a lot of unions -- -- What's the latest them.
-- it came up indirectly -- a question from the Oklahoma governor.
But he didn't really respond.
On the other hand you know I've.
-- led to believe maybe there's a possibility.
After doing something on climate change.
The president might in fact -- the Keystone Pipeline but.
I have no direct knowledge of that that solely -- several sources -- in Washington DC.
Indicated they thought that might happen so -- -- little LB does approve it it's more jobs that would help the economy.
Reduce our dependence on foreign oil everything about that would be good news for America.
-- listening hopefully soon one way or the other governor always good thank you.