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-- governor Mike Huckabee this morning to talk about.
Week's big headlines round of applause for governor ugly place.
Yeah assessing his contract demands that would yes I do governor great to see this morning thank you very -- among the headlines we're following for our viewers this morning out of Washington is the latest with -- -- the right -- of the NSA -- Hiding out -- Hong Kong we now know will be charged with espionage.
Others it apparently a jet waiting that could be taking him to seek asylum in Iceland at this hour.
What do you make of the -- should be extradited -- back the United States you know Alan Dershowitz who was on my show last week famed Harvard law professor at an interest -- take.
He said if the US government is Smart they won't charge him with espionage and make an international event out of it they -- charge -- most simple fact.
Now what do they charged with espionage espionage that question if the United States government is Smart now we know they're not.
Because what happens with -- espionage.
You now have a situation that escalates.
They extradition issue if it were a simple matter just best.
Then there's no reason that they couldn't wouldn't and -- -- extradited.
So it really complicates this situation and makes it less likely that he will be extradited.
What's a bigger threat he thinks the United States the US government spying on its citizens or -- telling us about it.
The US government spying on our citizens and then look I'm not saying instead is a hero what he did was criminal.
He himself said he thought his life was over and he knew he had to pay for it.
But I think we have to recognize that if -- 49 year old contract worker can in fact.
We try that again.
If it's -- -- -- beautiful contract worker can get access that information and there are four point eight million people with security clearances.
How many more people go -- How many more people find out what Alison camera lot of really get on her birthday yesterday apply because somebody decides to release the whereabouts of every place.
That she visited well this is this an infrastructure problem I mean you talk about.
These individuals who are contract workers I mean the should we should we expand the size of the federal government -- instead of having a big contract workers by private companies tens of thousands of employees we learned a working.
On contract basis just like Snowden.
For other private companies handling our security -- the dirty little secret of contractors is that contractors are often use because it can circumvent.
A lot of the government processes.
It's very hard to hire someone of the federal government it's even harder to fire -- almost impossible with contractors you can -- them like that you can fire them like that.
You don't have to release information under -- why they're a whole host of reasons.
That the government contracts more than most Americans understand and it's also a lucrative.
A money making cash cow for people who know someone in government that can get them the contracts.
Speaking of how hard it is admire someone in government let's talk about the IRS -- we know the reports that Doug Schulman the former head of the IRS visited the White House.
Upwards of a 120.
Times well this morning we've learned it.
One of his assistants and visited the White House and some by some reports 300 times that really seriously what.
What could they have been stewing in the White House although side.
I didn't know there -- that many Easter egg hunts going on in the White House.
They did this is just a scandal that keeps growing and and I think if if Americans turn away from this we will be making one of the great mistakes of our republic.
When you use an agency like the IRS to punish people because of their views when -- single them out because of what they think what they pray what they say and with whom they associate.
You have so trample the constitution that we've lost our great republic forget about the ideology of the people who are being picked on.
This is bigger than that and I'm just convinced that.
This story as it unravels gives us more reminder it's time to get rid of the IRS.
Repeal the sixteenth amendment implement the fair tax.
And tax consumption quit taxing income.
In this ridiculous tax system that we have what about the lobbyists I mean I think a lot of them might be out of business outlook and you know what so what -- 30000.
-- thirty plus thousand registered lobbyist in Washington.
If you think about the fact that there's like.
To lobbyists for every member of congress and I think I'm sorry.
You know thousands of members -- throughout the lobbying community it's absurd.
And this is this is why Washington is a recession proof town.
There -- no real estate bubble there is no bubble of any kind it's a very prosperous city and it's our money that ultimately get sucked out of our pockets to do it.
Again is it an infrastructure problem Mitch McConnell in a speech yesterday saying look I know it's my fellow Republicans may not be happy about hearing about this but when you're looking for about smoking gun coming out of the White House and they signed off on these people going after conservatives what we haven't found that we're not likely to find him.
That's this is an IRS infrastructure problem when we find out today.
Refunds were sent to one address fraudulent refunds -- -- wanna -- down in Atlanta Georgia.
Bases again just a systemic problem it is a systemic problem not -- to blame the White House for all the stuff that's going on I think is ridiculous it's not necessary.
But we what we need to do is to focus on the fact that.
The problem with the IRS is not the White House the problem is the way the tax system is structured it's punitive.
We punish productivity we rewarding irresponsibility.
You get a tax break if you make a bad business decision.
You get punished in your taxes if you make a good business decision.
We wonder why our economy is struggling but we punish the wrong thing and reward the wrong thing that's why get rid of the IRS get rid of this sixteenth amendment.
Get the fair tax that way you'd pay at the point if consumption not the point of productivity which is something we -- encourage people do this to be productive and it would be fair.
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