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And now to a warning being issued to Republicans from one of the party's most prominent members.
Tom DeLay telling the GOP this week it'll be a big trouble unless it doesn't want it very specific thing after the November elections repeal the health -- -- law.
The former house majority leader Tom DeLay -- you -- with me now so welcome back to the program good to have you whether it's.
-- Meister is it that big a deal the Republicans must act at all costs repeal the entire health -- or formal.
When I was responding to -- the question that.
What should they do when they come back if they have the majority and the number one thing -- -- put up top with.
Of their list is repeating health -- lot of other things they need to do it in reversing everything that that.
Obama administration does that's that.
Personally many do the reverse.
Obama policy let's let's talk about health repeal Health Care Reform the -- -- act and it's repeal.
We've got to -- senator Ron Wyden.
He's -- he wants to repeal all old get rid all all have the state not to use the option all of the mandate -- you mandated every individuals got to have health insurance now.
Does -- senate's wrote backed into the law as I recall.
I -- it seems like there is a swing a big swing against Health Care Reform.
-- exactly and it's and it's part of the campaign Stewart and that's what Republicans need to be focused on right now.
Is the campaign and and what that congress is going to do over the next four to five weeks.
And -- already starting to say that leader Boehner put out his five points.
Of what they need to be doing next four weeks because they've got the Democrats backing up and on defense they need to.
To have met.
Extend the tax cuts for it the bush tax cut for three years.
They need just a freeze spending.
They need a moratorium on all new regulations for a year.
They need to stop the bailouts.
Then that's what they ought to be talking about and in the upcoming election and what they ought to be doing.
As -- congress to send.
-- real message to business people out there.
That people understand that they're their plight and want to do something about it.
But I you know I've looked I've got this thing with -- it sitting on the death squad here this is the 2000 page Health Care Reform law.
You wanna get rid all of it all you want total repeal.
That's not gonna happen quickly is it damage that's several years worth of baffling and shopping here and counting down.
Could you could you really just walk -- if you got a big majority in the house and the senate if that happens you think you just walk in and repeal it.
Yeah I think you can under the present political circumstances now Obama well veto that bill yeah so good so then after he -- -- that you go the next throughout this is how we.
Forced Clinton that signed welfare reform in the balanced budget act of 1997.
You you challenge them you send them a repeal it talks it only takes one page.
One page bill to repeal we we -- I have to be whatever it was.
And send it the president he -- that you come back but it -- you control the purse strings when you control the purse strings.
Then you start the finding it and that will be any attack and that that that would be the one you would recommend as a tactical one page Rick Bayless back to.
Do it absolutely okay absolutely now and then they find it.
And and fight that fight for the next two years while he's running for reelection and that makes the issue.
That the main issue in the presidential elections you get rid of -- -- -- you get a Republican.
President and you repeal it but let's talk taxes for a second because we've identified a revolt among Democrats have a health we've seen that.
Now there -- that seems to be a revolt.
Also within the Democrats about extending tax cuts for everybody.
There is now a significant bloc of Democrats including some Democrat leaders for President Bill Clinton Tim -- DNC chairman.
Who -- -- linked with congress people who say extend the tax cuts for everybody the rich included.
Now what should lead the Republican response to this.
Now the Republicans are driving it Stewart -- driving that right now.
And I guarantee you in the senate at some point in time in the next four weeks.
The Democrats gonna have to vote on extending the tax cuts and I hope they extended for three years to put it past the next presidential election.
But that and that third thing that absolutely needs to be done that from next four weeks is that one year moratorium on regulations.
What people are not paying attention to is this administration.
In every department and every office are -- writing regulations and rules which could -- tributes to the uncertainty out there in the market.
Year moratorium would send a very positive signal.
To business people out there that sanity is returning to the government -- but what you're talking about is a real huge switch and swing.
In the mood of the nation popular opinion.
You talked about a flat out repeal of Health Care Reform which was the major prize legislation to the first year of the Obama administration.
You talked about.
Flat out extending the tax cuts for everybody which included the three years -- talked about a one -- moratorium on regulatory changes.
You know back is a complete about face from the mood of the country politically just eighteen months now get.
Oh yeah yeah oh yeah from eighteen months ago you Rod Taylor added it is have you ever seen -- an athletic big do you think there is that kind of degree of change that's a 180.
In eighteen month that's really.
Stewart that Stuart that's where the American people are today they're saying stop the bailouts stop the spending.
Guy extend the tax cuts bring sanity we ought to be focused time.
Creating savings in production not on creating debt and consumption that's where the Obama administration is coming from.
I mean they're gonna bring out the first priority the president said just yesterday is to bring out another bailout bill.
For our community banks had caught the small business bill that's nothing but a bailout bill is gonna do nothing.
To help the economy.
Yet he thinks it's good politics is horrible politics is president needs to understand.
That if you're deep enough hole stop digging.
-- good but he doesn't seem to it now it it is possible that this coming week.
President Obama will suggest a program.
Of payroll tax holiday.
-- amount may be -- with we're hearing maybe 300 billion dollars with a payroll tax holiday that was a Republican idea.
That's what the Republicans -- eighteen months to years ago that was your idea will you support it now.
Not the way he's gonna ride it because you gotta get into the he wants -- payroll tax holiday for each person that you hire.
That has been out of work over sixty days here once again the government is dictating.
Are you gonna hire not the best person not the person that fits the job but he had -- person that's been out of work over sixty days.
Then you get the payroll tax holiday that's ridiculous.
The habit once again the government getting in in making business decision you wanna do cut payroll tax holiday.
Then do the payroll tax holiday I bring any tanks -- and I never found one I didn't like I don't think that.
I'm -- -- I don't think about 300 billion payroll tax holiday is paid -- law.
But I think the president -- demanded an old saying look you've got if you wanna extend the tax cuts for the rich you gotta pay full of -- Well you know on the -- -- believe that tax cuts or spending program tax cuts are not a spending program.
We all know that when you -- and when you cut taxes in any way or any form other than these targeted boutique taxes.
You come across the board like cutting capital gains -- payroll taxes.
Our our income taxes.
Energy and the economy starts flowing again and you can he couldn't collect more revenues is not a spending program you don't have to pay for.
We you want to lower the deficit cut spending -- -- let it happen for a second because I'm I'm I'm saw mr.
delay I'm almost out of time I got one last and I've got to get in that.
If it's a lame duck congress with a big Republican majority in the house.
I'm we've got a lame duck speak up ms.
Do you think that she would try to ram something through -- can't check for exile do you think should do that yes really yes -- I do -- she is an ideologue.
She believes in what she's doing.
-- see that's -- her last chance to get some of the things she's been dreaming up her entire career.
And yes I think she'll try it it won't work because the senate was stopper but I think she will try it -- -- six minutes of pretty radical stuff from Tom DeLay.
Thank you for joining us so point two appreciate is good.
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