Tea Party senator on congressional gridlock
Sen. Tim Scott speaks out
- Duration 5:39
- Date Mar 16, 2013
Sen. Tim Scott speaks out
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On -- made news this week when he said that he didn't believe the country's seventeen trillion dollar debt presented a real.
Crisis he says he isn't playing to focus on balancing the budget right now instead he says we need to raise more revenues from taxpayers.
Why did you GOP senators who met with Obama this week senator Tim Scott who says that.
President fix will only fuel more problems.
Well there is no doubt that when you look at the budget crisis that -- in sixteen -- -- -- whether that was sustainable system to insert is just absolutely.
Ridiculous but what happened is you look at ways to actually unleash the opportunities of our economy we have strong opportunities in the energy sector for us to see.
Millions of jobs created here in America as we need to -- stopping progress on things like me.
Pipeline -- pipeline we have an opportunity to build it and -- economy.
Technology and science and with two areas that we are actually the champions in the world on those areas so if we would allow.
What's the focus on growing our GDP growing our economy we find ourselves with a strong opportunity to remain missed the world's super.
Now coming from the chief example this surprise you that he would actually go on record saying that he thought it was basically to stand while we really didn't have a crisis that.
To deal -- But yeah I think you hear a Democrat leaders say that there's a spending problem that -- that's not a problem it also surprised to every American.
But what we should focus on as well not only.
That we have the crisis from a financial standpoint how to solve that problem.
And I look at my personal during look at the fact on that on entrepreneur who taught me.
How to pick my way out of poverty and taught me the importance of the power of being in business and creating jobs would be nice to have.
From our friends on the -- talk about job creation and the impediments to job creation from a regulatory standpoint.
From a tax standpoint we did that we -- -- economists -- -- sort of -- If we continue down this path you really see -- becoming more like Europe and countries there that are completely bankrupt.
Well there's no doubt that level that we currently have is unsustainable.
Number one number two annual deficits only reflect that you're not balancing -- budget.
Number three when having a deficits you haven't been booked up Navarro might spend.
All that is absolutely unsustainable which means that we look at some of the European nations that have unemployment and when -- Or has that press like -- you find yourself a strong position to talk about one thing that really leads us out of that.
Of this in his unleashing the opportunities.
Having an agenda -- economic freedom.
When we figure out what that looks like we focus our attention on it get the -- from just the government find solutions as most conservatives do not like anyways and getting its focus back on entrepreneurship.
Family owned business is succeeding eliminating the regulatory environment.
A flatter tax instant fodder broadens the base.
Which allows people to go to work and take the -- it's necessary to grow our economy we find ourselves having a real prospect -- real opportunity.
To continue to lead the world -- the world's largest economy.
For the GOP for a moment.
There's a lot of discussion about.
Re branding of the party.
And a lot of discussion going on within the ranks about the messaging from the party.
Rand Paul went on the record saying that the GOP.
Of polls has grown stale and -- covered -- of the others who say that the GOP here should embrace more libertarian values or -- Talk us about that for moment that dialogue was going on is that going to.
In a holding pattern until it actually does find itself -- knows how to brand itself -- way that's gonna connect with people.
To make a difference going forward.
They debate is healthy.
Without any question debate that's -- but I've learned is that as we translated the issues from Washington speak.
Into -- into the everyday society -- learned is that America's a very conservative nation and we shared values that are very important to our future.
And if we focus our attention on making sure that as we speak to the American people mostly gap and we speak to -- we speak with them about the issues that are important to it to them.
That will find a way move this -- forward and the conservative values that we stand are the most important ingredients to our success I think back to.
The growing up -- -- council.
And and how my mother taught me discipline.
And then how much -- came along and taught me that you can think your -- -- -- tough situation so when you fuse those two together.
You find that you have solutions.
And not just problems because obstacles always -- opportunities.
Do you think that's a healthy debate and it's not gonna hurt the party I think you -- strong word -- debate.
Our -- will remain unified and we'll have a target that target is not just winning elections -- winning people America is still very conservative nation.
Who really quickly with.
In the biggest surprise for you making the transition from being congressman's son now being in the senate.
We in this we are certainly working on some very important issues I'm looking forward tackling and then some of spending issues since been challenges that we have in our future.
I think the biggest challenge really is the the opportunity to work on some processes of nominating folks have president's cabinet.
That's probably not surprised -- -- the difference everything else is really the issues are the same draft.
I was that we would have to define fun certainly enjoying the opportunity for my fingerprints on the future of America.
I went after -- believe the president is sincere in his effort to try and work out a compromise with the GOP this week Scott says personally he remains quote cautious there.