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In the middle of all of the scandals the president Baltimore calling for more spending fifty billion bucks worth of spending for infrastructure forty billion of that.
Because of the -- fix it first projects but is that a good economic fix my next guest just announce a reported 83 million dollar surplus in his state.
Republican governor missed an excellent Governor -- good to have you.
Robert -- with the -- -- congratulations on this surpluses visible parity these days I do want to talk a little bit about the president's push for.
More infrastructure spending.
What do you get a.
Well I we need to be careful at the federal level Washington's amounts.
In terms of the deficit and such so you really have to ask tough questions about it.
We do need to make better investments in infrastructure in Michigan roads -- one of the things we do need to invest more money and that's one of my priorities.
But the way I look at it is we can afford to do it and we wanna do it -- -- way.
So in many respects I -- the federal government would sort of say instead of taking money from us and consumers give us some choices and wolf we'll put those investments the -- use.
You know it's dumb question in my parred the last time I checked I mean we pour a lot of money -- commit a lot of money via gasoline taxes tolls it.
Our bridges and roads -- -- surtax is -- Transportation Department thwart things like roads and bridges and highways.
I would like to know where that money is gone before I commit more money but but what say you.
Well that's always -- issues because in fact -- that donor state which is tough to figure out why.
We're in northern industrialized state we've gone through a lot tough times and -- -- -- donor state to the federal government.
With respect to the federal gas tax all we'd like to do is get our fair share our dollar back.
And again we can make Smart decisions because we do need to make some improvements.
We got we went through a tough decade me on many people know that -- the comeback state now.
So it's a Smart way to make investments appropriately I'm because it's about more and better jobs in the future for our kids.
Not letting your critics is -- governor of the magic to what you've done in Michigan is that you.
You balance -- budget and gotten his serve a lot of on the backs of the war and -- hurdle before.
How do you answer that.
All that that's not correct at all in fact what we've done is really focus and job creation and job creation for everybody.
I'm because that's the solution to many of our issues is that they are working they can have a good likelihood they can raise a family they can be successful.
And we've been very proactive about programs that help people one of the things I've done last two or three years is a program called healthy kids that'll.
About spreading better dental care to kids in need and the other one as we're investing in early childhood now which I think it's an apartment issued out.
We have a waiting list in Michigan of about 29000 kids and this budget when I -- do next here is we're gonna eliminate a waiting list and so that's a big investment.
If you don't -- that -- -- or six you were dealing with an exodus of companies and businesses from your statement you took over.
Somehow you stop that that did that bloodletting and I.
What what changed what did you offer them and -- to stay well.
Now you don't -- people to stay in your account and your state but you do are literally leaving you stated in droves governor and and and -- you went and later.
Yeah I know we create an environment for success we got we -- the dumbest facts in the United States you know the Michigan business tax.
It was plain dumb and so we wiped about replace it with a corporate income tax that simple fair -- efficient you take your net income by 6% right track.
And go run your business we've done regulatory -- or -- got -- over a thousand rules.
About eight to ten rules for every one -- added.
And it's more than that it's a customer service that -- basically we've defying government which in my view as per customer service organization.
And our customers are the citizens an organization of our state.
And they deserve great surface so those fundamentals are what have turned it around because it's about Michigan Anders reinvest in Michigan and our -- People from all across the world to say we're the comeback place come to Michigan were great value.
Island and Michigan -- and I and it is probable governor so what to say to you the welts are very good seeing him.
-- great we can thank you.
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