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-- he's on the Republican side on the other side of the aisle more and more house Democrats are coming out against their party and President Obama.
Because at least 36 Democrat congressman.
Are now calling on speaker Nancy Pelosi to extend to all of the bush -- -- tax cuts one of those congressman is Indiana's Brad Ellsworth -- joins us right now congressman thanks so much.
How was your pledge and push to include the those who make over 250000 dollars.
In the push to keep the tax cuts in place been received by leaders on the democratic side.
We know this is a new position I started talking about this back in 2005.
When when nobody else was talking about that.
But I think they're they're mowing that -- we're talking about that -- this out and see where people are on this but it's a position I've had for a long time.
-- are fragile economy when we need to put people back to work now's not the time to let those tax cuts expire.
Congressman a lot of people wonder why the president United States also a Democrat like you are continues to attack the Republicans.
For wanting to extend the bush tax cuts to everyone including the wealthy.
And yet now there are 36 Democrats in the house who agree with the Republicans.
So how do you rationalize -- in your own -- What an.
I don't disagree with the Republicans are not that that's their stated -- position but this is something that.
Again when these tax cuts were put in place they were they were given an expiration date this year and to see where we are review that.
And that's what what happened and I think at this time in our fragile economy it's time to let those go on.
-- that was the purpose of letting these to have an expiration greater sense that day.
Congressman I've heard a number of Republicans.
With their rationale for why they should extend all the tax cuts incurred including the ones for the people the most successful at the higher.
Income brackets I'd like to hear -- -- reason for extending them.
Well yeah I think -- our fragile economy right now -- I talk to business leaders and workers.
It's it's something that they want stability.
They want to know that what I can do what I can hire people.
-- I I've talked to businesses all -- -- -- -- they spend weekends poring over the books and over the regulations and what we're doing in Washington DC and how it affects their everyday lives.
They need to know where we're going so we need to set policies for more than six months more than eighteen months more than two years more than four years they -- longer than that we need to also.
Congressman Ellsworth now we understand that there it looks as though.
Your agenda will not include voting on these keeping these tax cuts in place -- don't wait till after the election what could you tell us about that.
I got I don't know you say my agenda -- I don't set the -- -- I would vote on these this afternoon if if it comes apple could just about the house agenda.
About will this be -- -- now with the latest you've heard.
I have not heard I think there's people still talking as you know we've written letters to a group of blue dog Democrats have written letters to the the leadership.
Asking to bring this to go to my opinion is we do this before we go home.
Yeah but congressman let's talk let's just get to the nitty gritty here there's politics involved here right because Nancy Pelosi.
And Steny Hoyer don't want to extend all of the tax cuts so they don't want Democrats to have to go home and face the music with their constituents isn't that the real story here.
Whether the problem is there's politics almost involved from both sides -- -- here every day and and yet.
Policy is what's important and we need to put the partisan politics aside -- can do what's right for the people back in my case back in Indiana across this country.
That's we'd focus on your -- politics -- our way to rampant in this place and that's.
That's bipartisan I've heard that that 31 Democrats signed the letter to a speaker Pelosi how many Democrats and all.
Favor your position let's extended the tax cuts for everybody.
Yeah that's really hard to say I've I've not got a poll of the of the Democratic Caucus I don't know I just know I'm on that.
That letter and and take that position all right congressman Brad Ellsworth the Democrat from Indiana thank you sir for joining us -- -- from the bureau.
Thank you very much you've --
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