CPAC highlights future of the Republican Party
Reaction from Rep. Eric Cantor
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- Date Mar 15, 2013
Reaction from Rep. Eric Cantor
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I -- stars of the Republican Party the conservative movement showing off their stuff -- -- packeting gatherings of conservatives for example.
I'll tell you what the criticism on the left is going to be.
Number one he drank too much water.
They didn't offer any new ideas and there's a fallacy of it.
We don't need a new idea there is an idea the idea called America and it's still work.
Do we have a constitution.
And will we defended the new GOP.
Would need to embrace liberty in both the economic.
And the personal -- While the coverage continues today and through the weekend in speaking.
Later on will be our next guest Virginia congressman.
Leaders on the Republican side is majority leader himself Eric Cantor welcome back congressman.
Brian good morning and -- congressman can you preview your remarks today.
Sure we're really excited to be going -- -- part because we're going to be talking about a massive opportunity you know the Republican Party the conservative movement has always been about individual empowerment.
About saying that it really does come to freedom and it comes to a limited government and empowering individuals to reach for the future.
I'll be talking about -- education reform just visited New Orleans last week and saw what governor Bobby Jindal is doing there.
A tremendous thing for so many young people so many kids so many working moms and dads who all they want is a safe place for their kids to -- And they want to see a future for their families so we're really talking about those kinds of things and and really the challenges ahead as we want to focus on working families in this country.
And just helping them make their life work again that you really pushing his skills act in what respect.
Well we've got a vote on the floor today it's the skills act and what it is is frankly -- government but -- saying hey we've got fifty different government federal government programs aimed at worker workforce training.
We don't need that many programs what we need to do is focus on helping people who are out of work.
Giving -- -- so they get back into the workforce so what this does is just get rid of the bureaucracy cuts the red tape and says to working people we wanna help you.
And it's it it is a us suggestion from the general accounting office here in Washington.
To get rid of the waste.
And got to go right towards the mission of the program you're splitting the screen right now with the -- to -- the average worker has to go through to get to the right.
Job for them and to find out about the openings -- now we see we if you get -- away how we can streamline that process and make it easier to get the job we deserve.
-- is says it right there it's like cutting the red tape big man this is the kind.
Gotta do to reform Washington.
To get our in our country moving again so this has been an exciting time for people who -- gridlock the president spent.
What had -- separate -- three different trips meetings with leadership in the end the Republican establishment in Washington in your mind.
Do you know the president better has the charm offensive worked.
You know Brian I certainly hope that he is sincere in wanting to reach out and work with us.
Because there are some things that we really do share in common and I think most people would expect when I have differences you learn this out of my side.
And reached for where you have comment and there's usually a leader -- that he is sincere your gut right now wouldn't.
The cameras are off of people say what happened in that meeting do you believe the president's sincere.
-- -- -- I really do I don't know what is inside his head what is think and I hope so Brian because.
There are a lot of things we need to do the house has acted twice.
To put a measure across the forward to try and begin to solve the situation of the sequestered too or go towards a balanced budget.
Many of the things we're talking about her in the president's own plans and his proposals so if we know we disagree on raising taxes because the president says.
That -- that it happened first and he wants to hold all of the things hostage.
We don't think that that's -- Smart thing to do so let's at least go to where we can work together and have some agreement right so let's see if there is we'll find out soon there's.
-- hammer something out by -- who knows that it can't you're good looking your speech today will carry the highlights.
On FOX & Friends tomorrow I know Alli she's on the shelves a -- put a good word in for him.
Happened -- behind back communicated banks meanwhile.