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Well it has been quite an interesting week for governor Mike Huckabee as sure as new book out called a simple government he's done a whirlwind book -- he's.
Raised a few eyebrows this week in -- -- of your conservative friends about little their feathers a little ruffled.
And we'll also talk about some other stuff he's here to talk about that and more that well first let's talk about Washington DC.
Before we dive into some of why not why would -- with you this week.
-- budget -- overnight we're hearing of course that the Democrats have come out their six billion dollars in cuts in their proposal from the Harry Reid can't we already know Republicans wanted to cut.
Over sixty billion dollars in the house.
Becoming a loggerheads.
Government shut down.
Harry Reid says looks like neither bill.
Yes it could end up -- -- shut down neither side wants it because neither side knows how that's gonna turn out in terms of public reaction.
But I do think that the the prevailing winds -- with the Republicans because so many people understand for the first time how bad the debt is.
And -- beginning to realize that this imperiled the ability to create jobs it's -- our capacity to move forward as a country.
It imperiled their children and grandchildren's future so all of these things.
Are beginning to make people wake up and say.
We can either make some sacrifices now -- we're gonna have a huge sacrifice on the backs of our kids.
So we extended till march 18 we we did this temporary.
-- -- -- -- that cut four billion can we keep on doing this extension two weeks two weeks usually can't count on how can we -- the road gate and then.
When -- the road to fame ballots that.
No I mean it can happen for a while but the good news is as long as these extensions are happening it means that there is some conversation going on.
When that stops happening when they're not even talk and -- an extension that means there's an absolute stalemate.
It's sort of like the NFL situation -- conversation indicates progress when that stops then you know that this is gonna come to a train -- I let's talk of the tenth and then meant you -- talking about that this week.
And what the founding fathers intended -- you think that we're not using it in that way.
Well one of the key chapters of my book is that the further you drift from the shore the more likely are to be lost at -- And what I try to do in simple government is to show that the original intent of the founders was that government would largely be limited and it would be local.
Because the people who are being governed our -- best when they're governed -- the people close to them.
If you know the people in your neighborhood if you know their kids in you know how they living you know what the streets look like.
You're gonna make better decisions about governing them then if you're a thousand miles away and have never met any other.
So the founders.
Purposely intended to make sure that government kept close to people there was a very concerted effort -- member of the fight between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson.
Strong centralized federal government and and weak states -- the other.
Jefferson one week federal government strong states we've reversed and for the first time.
Cities and states get more of their revenue from the federal government than they do from their own local citizens -- -- Chris I don't -- -- can't -- Obama learn from some of his other democratic counterparts even Andrew Cuomo up here in New York State who has to balance his own budget I mean they have to balance their own budget or they're gonna have to declare bankruptcy.
Well part of the problem states -- because they're living under so many federal mandates this is the result of this top down government.
The federal government makes decisions that affect the states but the federal government doesn't worry about how the states are gonna pay far.
One of the biggest mistakes we ever made was the seventeenth amendment that let senators be directly elected.
Rather than appointed by the state legislatures and most -- -- -- that only happened a hundred years ago.
Now why is that a matter well I'll tell you want because it used to be that senators cared about how the impact of the states would be affected now they don't they're simply do in the same thing members of congress are how does that affect the federal budget.
So they make decisions it kills the State's financially and nobody in Washington really gives a rip.
All right were you told me.
Hallway that this book to -- on his every bit as grueling as running for president.
Are worse than 43 city it's been it's been an interesting week you were heavily criticized for some comments about the president growing up and can you clarify that you acknowledge that.
That was to find -- I specifically know he was you know he has been part of his -- Indonesian.
His father grandfather and opinion but you know -- so don't let the facts get in the -- -- -- and Natalie Portman incidents where you know now Hollywood is saying you're you're you're attacked -- pound on them.
But I -- to get to the guy at the bigger picture here you and I have talked about this a couple of times and use that one of the problems with running for president is that you spend so much time defending yourself you don't actually to tell the American people.
What you're all about how you would run this country and you -- vision.
Does what's happened in the past week make it less likely that you run for president.
Oh you know what's happened in the past week is just part of the drill what do you write a book or whether you you know run for office or whether your hosts on the television show.
But the tragedy is that all of this gotcha stuff misses the point there are millions of young women in this country.
Who are trying to raise children all by themselves.
And and an unwed mother is typically and then I was not attacking Natalie Portman and even said -- she deserved her Oscar she's a brilliant actress and I respect her for that.
I was asking questions specifically about her it was a -- -- -- -- hospital lot of my adult life.
Earliest young adult working with women helping them to get education and job so they could just beyond their own feet not be on welfare.
And I did it both in my life is a pastor -- a governor.
I understand something that a lot of people who talk about this stuff don't.
When you have unwed mothers.
You have a higher propensity toward lack of education lack of ability to get a job.
And their children and -- their entire lives in poverty and without the companionship of the parent.
An apartment sorted that out apartment up analogy was a confusing one because on the day week that she announced her pregnancy she announced her engagement yeah that's what you to see you want -- to get you right she's she should be made -- you know what you're hoping women will do come.
I'm delighted she's getting married -- the better thing is to get married and then have children rather than have children definitely carried out that way I actually dollar and that she is an example of what you're hoping -- on I I agree with that except.
The one thing that I do want to clarify is that I was not saying something about her specifically I was asking about that as sort of a role model.
My point in all of this is that when we act like that there's not an economic component to the choices we make in -- -- that's what's a fallacious argument.
Because right now we know that two thirds of the children in poverty in the United States.
Would not be -- party if those children's mothers were married to those children's fathers.
More with the governor right here he thought fit -- he doesn't come back can be easier after the book tour I act -- -- -- -- I don't go back and --
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