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I'm just not leading this -- I mean every time we tried to something big breaks and -- health care thing just won't stop.
And they just keep regards its -- some other big news developments.
So we can't leave so we're kind of like to guess who won't -- wear out your house in the middle of the night ordering paper view if -- -- honestly.
And we're ready refrigerator and we're still here.
But in all seriousness we're still here because there is still.
Very big even stunning developments right now on the health care vote that -- this town to its core.
Amid indications the president is set for big send it just celebrated tomorrow at the White House the rose garden weather permitting.
And that's a big -- because today we're indoors because weather is not -- but it rose garden ceremony planned tomorrow.
With the president and all the key architects of this health -- legislation.
For -- signing and it would be assigning tactically.
Of the Senate bill that the house approved.
There bike safety and of this so -- reconciliation.
And debate -- says for the Nextel.
That is a separate drama but I don't wanna bore you with that.
Suffice it to say that if they -- week are event.
Right now the big event is what's happening since that vote.
Late last night.
And all the big leaders.
Of all the big states the AG's quit now saying wait a minute you went too far.
Florida's attorney general are among them saying.
You know want.
We are gonna assume -- -- suing you congress he's got ten other attorneys general joining in the fight more could follow.
Effectively what they're doing here is suing the congress of the United States for usurping its responsibilities.
And actually violating the constitution.
It would be an -- on usual and of what it mildly herculean struggle.
To take a law that congress has agreed on and the president is supposed to sign off on.
And fight it's very constitutionality.
All the way potentially to the Supreme Court again Florida's attorney general leading that cause he has the backing.
Marco Rubio is the front running candidate for the Senate seat in that state but.
But the -- governor in that state is not -- it's Charlie Crist saying that it takes this route.
Of appealing via an eighty G losses.
Is not the way to go -- have a split in Florida.
And any time we take a Florida.
Anytime we think of that state and what it still and hearken back to 2000 and remember what happened then.
We always think of a certain former governor.
Who many Republicans -- to.
As a potential presidential standard there.
Who knows but Jeb Bush the former governor of that -- state joins us now exclusively governor very good to have you thank you -- it's good to be in your beautiful studio.
It is you know I was planning originally to be there with you and I really regret that.
But I'm still cut on -- could -- governor on your quick take.
On what the Florida attorney general.
Is doing well and I read the letter.
That he -- explaining his position that his belief and that apparently many other attorneys general across the country agree.
That there's a serious constitutional issue that needs to be.
Worked out and he intends -- let the courts decide this and I think it made made a lot of sense.
I'm not a lawyer but I do think that there that this is a major road -- -- certainly in the policy arena it's a major overreach but it also.
Could easily be an over -- in terms of the law.
And I think good people who were opposed to this.
Ought to use every resource.
At their disposal both advocating repeal of it but that's gonna take as we know.
Three or four years perhaps it may be too late and also the legal the legal avenue I think that.
The right approach.
I'm one when I spoke to into the attorney general last night on this very issue in the middle.
Of all this craziness of the delays in the votes governor.
I did raise the issue.
How much of of an uphill battle something like this would be a commodity.
To hear his take on this this is months.
Just 49 other -- did what you're.
Trying to do I mean the argument from the other side is available -- -- reckless but he isn't.
Well aware you're gonna have a lot of problems around the country I think you're gonna see most of the attorney -- do something like this before it's over with.
We're gonna have several who have joined us immediately when we file -- file right away after the signature goes on the line.
And and you're gonna see some file separately in their own states besides joining us in this particular suit.
That was the gist of -- my my question if every state did this.
Or to found something that congress cited in line.
It could could even Republicans are empowered Democrats did that to them on to complete.
And the moment couldn't well you know personal.
Typically what happens is that.
When there are multitude of suits their joined together into one for efficiency purposes.
The the constitutionality of law is this always challenged when I was governor we pass laws that were challenged and sometimes they were ruled unconstitutional sometimes they weren't.
That didn't stop the process of implementing the law.
Basically trump goes to the runner in this case that.
The federal government will have the opportunity to implement but in the Enron.
I think it is more than appropriate on something this massive.
We're the federal government is is mandating a tax.
And requiring everybody to participate whether they're willing would we wanna do it or not.
I think it is worth looking at and again I don't I'm not a lawyer and I don't know the constitutionality -- have talked to a lot of people.
That are warriors that are constitutional lawyers and they think that there is real good grounds to.
To file suit in this case.
-- -- the leading senate candidate your finds that Marco Rubio agrees with you.
Your successor to present governor Charlie Crist is not.
Should be read any thing into the fact that you disagree with your success.
-- -- -- -- -- the governor Crist is advocating.
Repeal of the bill.
I know he opposed the bill that passed.
Yesterday and so I don't think you could read much into that there's there's.
Amongst Republicans in Florida and across the country there appears to be almost unanimous opposition to this because it raises taxes.
It puts a burden on the producers that are gonna create the jobs.
It will limit people's aspirations in terms of economic growth from their own families and in their own businesses.
It will create a huge new entitlement.
I believe it under counts the cost going going forward.
And it will create an even bigger role for the federal government in our lives which is deeply disturbing to a whole Lotta people and I think.
In November of 2010 we'll see the reaction to -- I think there's going to be.
Uprising against this government takeover of our lives.
If you don't want every visiting the Charlie Crist situation.
Of what you have not to declare.
Forever either candidate I know your son has indicated.
There to bush -- he is for.
Marco Rubio and you who have said on a number of times.
Or at least been critical -- times of governor.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- It's -- news accident talking about his support of last year's stimulus bill.
You call that unforgivable and you say and I hope of putting correctly governor I know I'm supposed to be politically correct.
And I said I was neutral and all of that.
But I have a problem of that.
So are you just.
From mark -- but you just aren't saying it.
We'll look it the the governor embraced.
The stimulus package literally embraced the president the day before the Republicans and -- principal way we're posing.
This 800 plus billion dollar stimulus package that is not stimulated the economy but is expanded the role of government and all sorts of areas.
Because the agenda isn't just to stimulate the economy in this case it's to redefine who we are as a nation through much bigger role for government.
And so when -- Republicans were fighting in a principal way against that governor Crist in correctly in my opinion supported the stimulus package embraced it.
And was the only that I know only statewide figure in the country that did so.
That that was a huge mistake and and we'll cover our respect the governor he's got a difficult job the downturn is created real challenges for the state of Florida.
He's doing his best he can in Tallahassee but that was a mistake and I considered on for an unforgivable the sense that we're now in a battle for.
Our country's future and many people are willing to say let us give up our own freedom to be able to have security for the larger good through government.
And I think that's a false choice I honestly believe that we should have an agenda of but significantly higher growth.
And go back to our roots as a nation and as -- people to have more optimism about our ability to produce to create innovate.
And not to expect government to be the solution to our problems.
When your son is George -- bush.
-- -- -- -- says I like Marco Rubio.
And my youngest is well by the way I know it's a family affair so everyone but you.
And I'm wondering they have to bounce this off that at least I'll give you a heads up about did it -- did it.
It might the George my son supported Fred Thompson Jeb junior supported.
They didn't ask me in they're adults.
But it involved a -- parents say by the way we're gonna do this.
Now we talk about sports.
Well I'll save you from the get your bracket choices governor but I will -- you -- you don't mind indulging this political questioning when.
When you sign up -- about the George had said that you did not believe you were going to run for president -- -- -- twelve to get that from you know.
-- they didn't needed to you about that either but I have no I don't wake up -- -- thinking about -- and I'm involved in.
Policy which I love them involved in helping others that our principles under that one believe in conservative principles and have a passion for reform -- and education.
So I get to do what I looked the part of politics I like which is the nonpolitical part of politics if you will.
Which I -- important we can't just be against things in this country Republicans and -- -- conservatives need to.
Offer -- hopeful optimistic alternative to this massive rewrite -- who we are as a nation through the federal government's largess and.
Might you imagine though about not big against things and fairly or not governor of a rap against a lot of Republicans especially since all 107 they're Republican representatives.
We're gets his health care of things right that they are going to be known as the party of no and and -- -- the Democrats have a strategy to this and part of that strategy.
Is -- to let it be known that the Republicans were on record.
All the key wonderful things of this bill provided.
Things that are gonna kick in almost immediately like coverage for.
Your kids preexisting condition having your kids stay on your health care policy -- 26 which by the way governor my daughter is already jumping.
And and but but that that is what they're gonna seize on and Republicans don't look good in that regard what do you site you know what I just.
-- that I think Republicans are going to win because of this because in this vote.
Because people see this as a massive tax increase massive government spending.
With all sorts of unintended consequences that will play out in the future by giving up our own freedom put it in the hands of of government so.
I think Republicans did the right thing in opposition I'm just saying that going forward.
It's also important to have an alternative to this and there is a very pretty powerful alternative.
Which is to say that as a nation.
We need to grow our way out of our problems we can't.
Tax our way and regulate and mandate our way out of problems we need to grow our way out of problems -- the only way that'll happen is to have less regulation.
A more stable tax situation.
And unleash the entrepreneurial spirit of the American people and when Republicans begin to offer that because it's in our heart and in many leaders already do it.
And -- -- a consistent way I think that choice will be so compelling in the next two election cycles that you're going to see this center right nation which we are.
Go back to these.
These values that I think a majority of Americans share.
I'm actually very optimistic about the conservative.
Cause as long as it's presented in a hopeful optimistic way.
Where and when you know governor the president has a slightly different view on that I and justly so -- to stick around and I know you you -- -- so I'm very happy to hear that.
We're gonna have more governor Jeb Bush on the president right now indicating that he's --
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