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-- administration's least transparent in history they're making it very clear.
But what they said they don't do they denied they deceive -- delay whether it's about.
War revelations about conduct FBI arrests fifth.
Tends to turn this into.
This -- to stop this is not a scandal.
This is a national security failure -- brave Americans -- -- And we're doing nothing different to people that justice understand how it failed all of these scandals he calls them on -- -- -- Distraction they're real but he wiped them.
Because they did -- From the absolute reality of what has happened to this country as a result of his policies fireworks over obamacare because the price tag is going.
Hire some leading Republicans pushing a new effort to defund the law entirely as we get more bad news on how much it will cost.
Finally here isn't working it is failing it's hurting job turning the economy is -- people it's hurting the forty hour work week.
And there is bipartisan agreement isn't working simply can't fight it now I think whenever kids.
Pres Obama back again and again making a rare appearance today on the hill.
To sell his so called grand bargain -- -- -- further left -- other bottlers have planned New York we've proposed.
-- years ago this time of extra goodies for look.
Why -- President Obama and his administration insist on -- with the phony scandal script.
-- I'm Paul Ryan -- to sexiest they're -- to be back at him.
-- -- phony scandal even today is Press Secretary Jay Carney sort of downplaying this isn't a -- scandals you know this is just.
Arrogance of power they're in campaign mode and there -- ignoring this look you need to have trust in the government for the government to work effectively.
And when our government knowingly targets people based upon their political police the tax code.
When our government misleads the country about a terrorist attack in -- Ghazi.
That erodes trust and then it went our commander in chief -- this is -- that there's there's no reason to concern about the so there's nothing to see here.
That's just arrogance and so.
I think the presence basically trying to change the subject it's not going well forum Obama cares a train wreck is the worst economy since will work to.
Stagnant jobs stagnant wages.
Real scandals that are eroding trust in the government I think he's basically trying to change the subject.
Yeah I just can't get at them because in early may when it first broke about the IRS.
He said this is very seriously and empathy -- they get the nominees seem to understand that the Americans do get scared and the targeted.
Nonsense something -- innocent lives in the switch was -- now let's send arms to mean these people who had -- -- who believe that they -- rock and went -- this horrible -- where they get all these questions -- -- why they're pharmacists -- mysterious it was a -- -- -- investigation no idea you know why they were being targeted and now he demeans them and then what's the strategy -- really just to change the subject.
I think it's change the -- look at the IRS there too political appointees of the president appoints or the commissioner and head judicial officially in the legal counsel.
But these orders came from legal counsel we -- you know that that's who oversaw this targeting one of the two political appointees of the president puts over there the IRS.
I can go on and on -- -- I'm part of this investigation.
But the administration is not being as forthcoming as they need to be with the documents that have been requested.
We're gonna get to the bottom of this we're gonna see this thing all the way through we're going to be very methodical about it.
But you can't suggest this is -- when we already know and have on record.
That they targeted people based upon their political beliefs and think of the chilling effect -- that this is why this week we're having a vote.
To make sure that iris has no role in obamacare we're gonna vote on this in two days.
The IRS get out of obamacare because we simply don't trust this agency with not only our tax deal with what they're doing our tax admission but with our personal health information.
And so this is really an erosion of trust -- -- and the president does not serve himself well I I would if I were advising the president I would say.
Get to the bottom of these -- get to the bottom and then quickly.
Hold people accountable and then restore some trust in your administration in in the government.
What do you -- buddies folks you can go to your blue in the face the house Republicans and then he -- out of senators and we knew we did give two different parties running two different -- -- -- different parts the government -- chip.
Away at this law.
-- he's already signed seven.
Different bills chipping away at this law he has -- about it Obama passed.
So these -- -- and we're already getting Democrats to vote with us and many of these things with 35 Democrats on the employer mandate 22 Democrats on the individual mandate repeal or delay.
We -- getting Democrats to come along and agree with us so we're seeing a crack in the foundation.
Because we're making people in congress make a decision.
You want the IRS overseeing health -- or doing the IRS out of that -- -- this rationing board and Medicare or not do what the medical device to actually won the individual mandate.
We think this is this effective strategy at our ultimate goal of getting rid of obamacare cried out what Democrats on Capitol Hill when when they hear the president say.
That the scanners are phony today roller -- to -- days later they've solidly behind the present another pretty quiet actually because I think especially the Democrats that are involved in these investigations that know what's going on.
I don't think they're gonna call them phony scandals and I think they're actually kind of walking away from that netlabel.
I just talk about Obama Kerry just mentioned -- and of course new Congressional Budget Office report showing.
-- one year delay of the employer mandate will cost twelve billion dollars is that true.
Yeah it's it's because -- -- its it will cost twelve billion dollars according to congressional office because a feast fit what they don't quantify that we need to get more information on.
Now that we don't know what to verify whether a person has credible employer sponsored insurance now that the Obama -- that the Obama administration is saying.
Will let people self attests to their eligibility for Obama -- yourself.
You out of system -- -- any -- society we really well my bracelet -- they can't sell access station in meeting.
-- you're eligible for all these subsidies and he'll get these subsidies data.
Of the fraud in the confusion that's gonna follow from this.
This is why we think we have a very good case for delay this what some Democrats are starting degree of us on delay and this is why we're gonna make a methodical case all year long.
To pull apart this bill and it into the latest bill because think of the kind of fraud that's gonna follow when you only delay the employer may -- -- all the other.
And it was I mean if the -- think women device delayed the employer and acting in a vigilant to that.
How what's what's the sort of the reason behind that is the first thing I think it was all like you know that doesn't seem fair -- either remember or not.
Remember this line if you like what you have you can keep it.
We were about to witness as many as tens of millions of people losing their employer based health insurance and 2014.
They were worried -- doesn't mandate because of the mandate.
Because of what it was going to do employers it was going to encourage employers and dump their employees under the government program.
-- their -- so possibly getting back thirty years from now than -- won't.
What's so the -- -- -- just -- just eat me -- you'd think they get rid of it totally if that's the problem.
Just put an offer your course and raises a sinister question this is just gonna get to the mid term life I personally believe that's the case I believe this was done for political reasons.
Just because -- because it midterm elections I believe that's -- case and that's what I would also think we have a better case to make getting murdered in delaying the rest of law and that's the case from -- prosecute.
To what I what I suspect senate that it was found done on July 2 right for the fourth of July weekend -- an effort to minimize the impact immediately -- -- -- is that a lot of decisions businesses are made based on that mandate.
And I'm really curious when they made a decision.
To -- to delay the mandate for employers because it was back in five hours and -- that affects people's jobs -- if they mean adolescent -- -- on first drive him in the first live fight but I think admitted earlier.
You know hurts Americans.
We -- hearing in the Ways and Means Committee with a Treasury Department -- they would not answer the question when they made the decision to do was -- Snyder says it don't they just they just they just you know slow walk and they just say they don't know and here's let me give an estimate.
You know here's the other point.
This is it started making these decisions I mean you can you already know the story about the forty hour workweek getting -- to twenty something hours.
So many businesses have already been making they're decision so we already see a lot of this is making these decisions.
Maybe not as many with the delay but they're all getting ready to say I can't afford this I'm not gonna offer health insurance my employees.
And unfortunately I think that's one of the biggest problems with obamacare -- -- -- terrible disaster of a law.
But it's gonna cost so many people lose what they already have -- like -- health insurance.
Even if this delay occurs if you keep the individual mandate if you keep all that other parts of obamacare is this thing really is going to be a train wreck and that is why.
We want to prosecute the case.
To -- and delay this law.
I think -- wouldn't get his law delayed and point out how bad it is we can make it stronger controls -- -- replacing it and we're making progress we're making progress of the votes were having.
And we're going to bring the specifics to the country.
-- -- gonna let Democrats and in the house servers and has its shoes and these individual provisions whether they stand with the American people or what please stand -- this law that is going to be a train wreck.
-- -- -- -- little -- of -- -- with the matter and that's to -- resolution funds the government and the debt ceiling.
Continue resolution and set the expires in September -- the debt ceiling that were pushing up against.
And spite of that members of congress both sides and the -- all taking essentially August off instead of dealing with this right now.
Why not why not deal with the continue resolution.
And deal with the -- -- -- -- take your vacation planner.
Well I didn't like me as general budget for negative for him this all August along with the people I work with the Budget Committee.
On these issues September 31 is when the continuing resolution expires.
Will be ready to go on September when we come back.
Such a bad message to everybody goes up as effusive meaning even though you're working out of behind the scenes that you know everybody's gone we we know everybody's gonna nose playing golf we know is going to Martha's -- we know all -- In the American people know that it's that they expiration days in the September and you know I see do you work first and then you play instead of had this big huge -- burn the midnight Obama's crazy seated.
In September -- I don't see it -- it Tracy at the end of September I think would just an unfortunate probably have a continuing resolution we passed a lot of appropriation bills in the house already.
I think that debt limit is where you're gonna see more negotiations occurring we are not going to give the president an -- -- a blank credit card.
We are going to insist on real debt reduction and economic growth policies.
As we get to these fiscal issues we are not going to give him what we -- make a debt limit increase -- he's asking for because simply.
We've got to address the drivers of -- -- Let me ask them talking about the war on poverty is something you mentioned today and we never hear a discussion about war -- -- -- graduate trying to.
Because how recent major problem in this country for so many Americans this is an issue I care a great deal about I've worked on quite a bit had a hearing on this today in the Budget Committee.
Look next -- is the fiftieth anniversary of the war on poverty we have spent fifteen trillion dollars.
From the federal government fighting poverty and look at where we are the highest poverty rates in a generation 15% of Americans in poverty -- 46 million people.
The war on poverty has been fought with all this money and time and poverty is winning.
It's what we're trying to ask ourselves is is -- of measuring our poverty fighting efforts on inputs on how much money we -- programs army people we put on programs.
Why don't we measured with results with outcomes how many people are we getting out of poverty on the lives -- so sufficiency.
On the letter of life to enjoy the upper mobility that is that we know what is the American idea.
We are not measuring our poverty fighting efforts based on outcomes how we improve people's lives.
I think many people think the Republicans they don't care about poverty and Republicans just -- starve people they just one of these horrible things people.
And and that I will say that this is a pottery class has increased in the last fifty years of whatever we're doing is wrong -- and it's just not working.
I knew we know -- willing to make a commitment or can you make commitment to the American people you know that will change this will -- get people up positive that's what -- I'm doing this committee I don't I can't really exciting you know says data delighted you're.
What we're saying is this is not working we've got to do a better job than this let's figure out exactly what kind of policies the problem is if you try to measure compassion.
They said how much government you build in Washington and how many programs you spend and how many people you put on programs.
Then we'll never compete with -- bidding contest and by the way it's not working it's actually trapping people in poverty.
We need to go at the root cause of poverty to try to break -- cycle of poverty into the perpetuating poverty by funding the symptoms of poverty.
And so these are the kinds of -- we Republicans in the house are gonna go after.
To come over -- better ideas for fighting poverty they should not be Republican Democrat thing they should be -- what works thing and that's we're gonna tackle with prosperity beating poverty.
Every time do it.
The president speaking -- to at least today or yesterday about reform -- -- -- in Tennessee.
And he talked about things he wants to do for corporate taxes and you call this eggs raw deal.
It's raw deal and I think it's more crony capitalism on the president likes picking winners and losers he likes some business -- off the hook with obamacare but he's not gonna let families -- small businesses off the hook.
He wants to help his green energy cronies but he won't help us get the oil -- gas we have in this country now he's saying he's going to cut taxes on large corporations I'm I'm all for that.
But not on small -- I.
That's what why isn't a cut on small businesses you're gonna have to ask the president this question but 80% of American businesses they don't Tyler Texas corporation -- -- individually as individuals.
And the top individual tax rate -- is effectively 44 point 6%.
So if 44 point 6% tax rate on successful small businesses that -- -- -- jobs come from and he's saying a 28% tax rate.
On -- large corporations.
That's not fair and so we want fairness and so when we -- tax reform as we are doing in the house.
We want fairness we want tax rates coming down and everybody small businesses families in corporations not.
Just cooperating what do you think about the way that says senator Orrin hatch and over the senate is talking about basically don't get rid of all the deductions and -- remember the US -- us senate come to him would dent deduction said he that should be included them.
And it's great he's exactly the process we're going -- in the Ways and Means Committee in the house as well so what do you see a tax form what's your expectation is Paula are are like to speak for the house.
The house Ways and Means Committee we -- and rolling up tax reform this fall and what that means -- is.
-- tax rates down close loopholes broaden the tax base the idea being.
It's your money in the first place you keep it.
Instead of having a really high tax rates with a bunch a loopholes resent your money to Washington.
-- we should run a bureaucracy and then if you engage in behavior that we approve a -- have some of your money back.
That's crony capitalism -- isn't working it's hurting job creation it's making it harder for families to get by.
Lower everybody's tax rates across the board you create more jobs more economic growth more take home pay.
That's what we're all about and that's -- we're going to be we're going to be bringing this out in the fall -- out a quick question estate taxes -- that it's let's wait that -- but -- on the table there and I'm not gonna go to specifics -- we're we're still getting input from around the country and -- -- colleagues just like -- and -- are doing -- senate.
We're gathering that input we're putting it together everything's on the table.
President -- -- -- action to a new poll.
Take a look your favorability is 65%.
Here in first place senator Rand -- is next with 55% followed by senator Marco Rubio with 50%.
Governor Chris Christie with 47%.
We see what those results I'm an Irish Catholic and a lot of relatives they probably were part of an assistant -- and I don't it's very nice look.
I really enjoyed going around the country -- a lot of people my family loved it.
We got to meet so many people who are -- care of other countries so I had this benefit that's hitting ninety days crisscrossing America fighting for tougher for the American dream.
We didn't win the election we got close.
But it was a real honor our son just -- that I had this opportunity to -- repeat what what are your plans a legacy let me guess you get a comeback is -- the tax code -- into the debt -- not have been a series of long term.
With what I don't -- seem to be asking right I don't I'm not thinking long term right now I'm thinking right now I'm thinking where the country is today.
I'm thinking of the problems we've got their series.
And I'm thinking what can I do as a leader in the house is the chairman of the budget committee to make a big difference for my country for the people are represented.
To get people back to work to get this economy going to bring accountability to federal government to try and reduce air guns -- power out here in Washington.
Those are the things I'm working on there's a lot of specific policies I can get into.
But the way I see my job is to do it well and not worry about the next thing.
I'm not focusing on that right now is we have a lot of work to do you know Imus is so I know is says Saddam -- this Davis got out of the golden fleece award for all the ridiculous -- we can -- I -- to -- -- -- the -- do you say he was always we need to focus on waste and -- as well.
Agree absolutely -- Cashman thank you Al licensees or did you Greta thanks.