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I'm not -- logic it is tough.
As -- certain that's -- The critics tend to criticize but they don't offer an alternative budget.
Because even if we were not doing health care we were not doing energy we were not doing education.
They still have a whole bunch of problems in those out years according to CBO projections -- only difference would it is that we will not have invested in what's necessary to make this economy grow.
President Obama last night taking on his critics trying to sell his budget plan directly to the American people while now.
He has to face some of the critics on Capitol Hill some of them Democrats.
How will his sales pitch change let's talk about with Taylor Griffin a former economic adviser to the McCain campaign.
Maria Cardona a former Press Secretary for the Department of Commerce under President Clinton.
And a former senior adviser to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign welcome to both of you.
I want to start off with a letter grade Maria.
Not even a sentence give me the letter grade for the speech last night -- problem press conference.
Eight plus eight plus all right absolutely all right what -- what do you like about.
He did such a terrific job and -- I think two very important things number one continuing.
To lay out to the American people how difficult this is going to be the real difficulties and challenges that lie ahead he's been very honest about this even throughout his campaign.
Number did he talk about the importance of attacking this crisis on all fronts that's why he has approached this from a multi pronged.
With a multi pronged approach.
With several plans.
That -- to all of the problems that have put us to have put us in this problem in this public to begin with and I think he was very detailed in a very understandable way about what it is that we need to do in terms of investing in education investing in health -- Investing in energy to make sure that we are never in this problem again.
I want to get to those three you words of the use investment in just a second but -- Taylor first of all your grade for the a press conference last night.
B minus B minus higher than -- might expected.
Well I think -- I think that or in this style no substance.
Obama did very well he is he's got -- that's frankly.
I think the substance of it that's where that he really fell short.
I think that the American people are really concerned about the deficit they're concerned about this government spending we're seeing and I don't think he really explained -- American people.
Why he is proposing a budget.
That by his own numbers will increase the deficit by seven trillion dollars over ten years by CBO's numbers will increase the deficit by nine point six trillion.
Over ten years now and you haven't really got to address the spending problem and the point of of having you both on today Maria is that even Kent Conrad who is a Democrat and the chairman of the Budget Committee is saying.
Those tax cuts that President Obama campaigned on those got to go.
Well but even Kent Conrad said that he was very optimistic that he was going to be able to keep the president's biggest priorities.
The administration's seven the president said himself last night that they never expected for congress to photo copy the budget that they sent to them and does vote on it yes.
He understands -- and he completely expect for this to go through the legislative process.
During not process there will be discussed and that starts today is you mentioned before he will make sure to make the point.
That his priorities need to continue to be in there and and the most it in the biggest way possible.
These are the priorities that make sure that grow our economy in the year -- that make those investments in education and health care.
An energy but to also make sure that this economy the middle class and businesses have the credit necessary to continue making.
Their investments that they need to do to make sure that they grow in the years to come.
Taylor I'm -- is using the word investments and the president used that word a lot last night invest in this invest in that some people call it investing some people call -- deficit spending.
Yeah I think that's right and I think that American people are really becoming increasingly concerned about the amount of money the government is spending.
We've had to bail out these financial institutions on Wall Street we've had to do a lot to put our economy back.
Into the shape it needs to be an -- to get credit markets moving again we've still got a long way to go there we've had to spend a lot of money -- -- on top of that we're.
And increasing government spending up even more with all kinds of new government programs.
And I think that it is important that.
Obama before he proposes new government programs in new government spending really takes the stand.
Oil and government waste he signed an omnibus spending bill.
Without even a fight that had 9000.
Now some people may say earmarks are small part of the budget.
But to take that stand and to tell the American people I am going to stand up for your tax dollars and make sure they're not wasted.
Would be an important thing for him to do.
To establish credibility -- his dedication fiscal responsibility he's promised that in the campaign I don't think we've seen that yet as president.
All right Taylor Griffin you know it don't work -- there's this -- isn't it a -- we're we're gonna say goodbye I'm sorry it.
Taylor Griffin Maria Cardona.
Thank you -- thank you Hillary.
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