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Quickly back to the breaking news if you're just joining us now there -- breaking news from the White House at 9:45.
Eastern time 49 minutes now the president.
We'll addresses birth certificate life in the briefing room of the White House while that's happening.
Part of the reason why it's getting so much buzz over the past week is because Donald Trump has been talking about it.
Donald Trump lands in New Hampshire and about five to ten minutes from now he had a press conference schedule.
We have a camera there are no doubt we expect Donald Trump to talk about this -- So many issues on the table national debt and gas prices -- and now who was born where.
House majority leader congressman Eric Cantor would be in studio and good morning to you.
You're -- the news is jumping let's talk about this first the surprise -- -- the White House what do you make of office birth certificate question.
You know bill.
I have criticize members have my own party from making this some kind of issue.
And so I'm really surprise.
That the White House is actually doing the same.
You know we -- as you say we've gotten a lot of things swirling right now you've got gas prices over four dollars a gallon.
You've got forked over fourteen trillion dollars in debt in this country were trying to deal with you've got unemployment -- still stuck up around 9%.
How the world is this now.
The issue we ought to be focusing on and again if the white house Press Secretary.
Says that this is a side show.
Why aren't we treating this sides and dealing with the position you think the white does is actually giving it more credence and -- -- that's absolutely again I've said all along this is.
An issue that does not belong in the debate they're much more important issues.
For us to be dealing with obviously.
Okay let's move to some of those issues gas prices I don't think there's a hotter issue in this country right now there's -- -- weren't -- yesterday people frankly ticked off.
How do you think the White House is doing on that issue.
I don't think you're doing too well and I don't blame people for being frustrated because increase gas prices like this are nothing but a tax on everybody.
And frankly part of the reason why we've got the situation we do is we don't have any national energy policy.
And so what does the president do yesterday he sends a letter to Capitol Hill.
-- demanding that we raise taxes on all companies if you wanna bring prices down -- notch quite sure how that is the answer.
To our problem right now are you referring to the subsidies because speaker Boehner alluded to that two two days ago and Ohio.
Suggesting that the subsidies for the oil companies should be taken back would you support well listen that -- you know what I support is overall tax reform I mean part of the criticism here is that.
In individual industry has been able to.
Curry favor and get a preference in the tax code that's the problem our our tax code is a -- And we are advocating through the Republican plan and the budget to go about reforming the tax code bringing down -- so we can see an economy begin to.
To grow again now the energy piece is we're going to be dealing with that when we get back next week -- in the house position is very clear.
We want big government we want the administration and President Obama to stop.
Denying the issuance of permits for exploration and and production.
We want the Obama administration to lift its essential moratorium.
On drilling and in parts of of our country off -- And we've got other areas in our country offshore that want to actually begin accelerate I -- they're not going along with that answer that question that was no you don't support taking witness -- and I support I support doing so in a broader.
Broader sense -- -- and I'm saying that that the tax code as it stands now has failed.
We need to go about broadening the tax code.
Getting rid of loopholes special interest loopholes if you characterize this is that fine if not.
We ought to have the same rules apply to everybody and that's the point -- -- get to --
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