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>> republican 2016 contends hit the key state of iowa. >> americans are looking for leaders would will bring the country back together. we can move this country forward. we can have our own american revival. it is time for us to stand up and fight together for the country we were given. >> we will get the latest and we will talk with ohio governor and potential candidate john kasich about his push for a constitutional amendment to balance the federal budget. >> just a weak before have been 49 another nfl controversy. >> i have no knowledge of anything. i have no knowledge of any wrongdoing. >> all right now on fox news sunday. >> hello again from fox news in washington dc. we begin with some breaking news a new video claims they have executed a japanese hostages from isis militants and demanding a prisoner exchange if
the second hostage. we will talk with white house chief of staff in a moment but, first, chief white house count for fox is traveling with the president in india and joins us with the latest. ed? >> chris, here in india the president has fended the japanese prime minister to express solidarity over this beheading and called it a brutal murder coming a few days after in the state of the union the president claimed american leadership is stopping isis advancing. at a news conference he was pressed of another contradiction that he called yemen a success story in september while now it is clearly in shambles. the president denies united states counter terror efforts have been sidelined but the defensiveness shows that the isis beheading is one of a series of crisis in the middle east and on the way here the president called the new king, sing salmon, and abruptly canceled lands for vice president biden to leave the delegation mourning the death of
king an constitutional that. images of the french president personally greeting king salmon was too much. he was slammed for not going to the antiterror rally in paris. look how saudi arabia, which the president visited on tuesday, sits in the middle of this area: yemen, and in the north is iraq and syria where isis have strongholds and across the persian gulf of course to the east we have iran moving closer to nuclear weapons so a few days ago when the president did the interviews with youtube stars he said there is a lot of "bad stuff," going on. clearly an understatement. >> thank you ed henry with the president in india. >> now we will bring in the white house chief of staff welcome back to fox news sunday. >> thanks, chris. >> the white house has made it clear it flatly opposes paying ransom for any hostages but now isis is making a new demand offering a swap of the japanese
hostage for a terrorist being held in jordan. is that something to be considered? >> our policies are well set. we do not get into negotiations with terrorists. we do not pay ransom because the cash then fuels further kidnappings which continue to exacerbate the problem. >> a prisoner swap? >> well will not do that. >> do you advise the japanese not to do that? >> i will not get in a conversation about japanese needs on your show. >> but that is another form of ransom? >> thank you is how we treat it. >> this week house speaker boehner inviteed and binyamin netanyahu accepted an invitation to come to congress in man and talk about iran without any consult station of the white house. a senior united states official is quoted in a major israel newspaper as saying this about netanyahu "he spat in our face
publiclily and that is in way to behave. he ought to remember that president obama has a year and a half left to the presidency and that there will be a price." what is the rice? >> along, i don't know who made that quote, that is not my position, that is not the president's position. our view is that as a traditional matter we avoid getting in the middle of our friends, our closest friended like great britain or israel getting in their campaigns. giving the proximity of this visit to that election in israel we think it does make sense to have a meeting so that is how we will treat it. i take a step back and talk about the strength of this relationship and it breadth of shared values and intelligence. and that is how we will treat this. >> are you angry honestly are you, is the president, is the white house, angry with speaker boehner for doing this on his own and for netanyahu accepting it on his own without any
consultation with the white house? >> i don't spend a lot time on my emotions are getting angry but here is how the president has seen the united states and israel relationship as before partisan politics something that is fundamentally in our interests and that is how we will to were to treat this irrespective of how this goes. >> fact is the secretary of state, john kerry met with the israeli ambassador to the united states for two hours on tuesday and he never mentioned that. doesn't that raise issues about the strength of the relationship? >> the strength of the relationship is based on shared values shared threats we condition front. well continue to do that and we support our allies. i will have secretary john kerry explain why it occurred that way and the president's you have this relationship is in our national interest and should be treated nonpartisan and that is how we.
treat it. >> four months ago the bragged about his policy in yemen. >> this strategy of taking out terrorists would let were us while supporting partners on the frontlines is one we have successfully pursued in yemen and somalia for years. >> now, yemen's government has collapsed, there are reports of the united states having to suspend some of our counterterrorism efforts against al qaeda in yemen. how much is the chaos in yemen going to hurt our effort to take out the greatest terror threat we face. >> balk to 2007, the president has been very clear that his administration will be about taking the fight to al-qaeda and its affiliate where they are based on our terms and ensuring we do not face the kind threat we faced in 2001. that is what we are doing. the president said that a we are doing in yemen is not occupying
yemen with a large ground force but we are training yemens to take the fight to aqap and make sure we have the where with always -- intelligence and wherewithal -- to take out threats when they are rented to discuss when they threaten our people and interests and that is what we have done in yemen and will continue to do. >> to repeat my question, the fact is, the intelligence agencies that you have dealt with going after aqap, the defense agencies you have dealt with, they are no longer under they criminal, and it is if chaos, isn't that going to hurt our effort against al-qaeda and yemen? >> this is what we know about al-qaeda and syria being in iraq being in afghanistan, pakistan, or on the rain app -- arabian peninsula. they will go in the dark corners where it is difficult for us to get to them so we will be dealing with difficult political situations and we have to deal with partners who are less than perfect and we will work with them, train them, because this is as much their fight as it is
our fight. when we need to, chris, we will take action to protect ourselves. you have seen this president do it time and again. >> turning to domestic issues, does president obama realize he lost the midterm election? the president realizes and laid this out in the speech that over the course of now decades middle class families have faced unrelenting treasure while costs go up and wages stagnate and the president laid out in the speech on tuesday night a plan to say, look at the middle class first for once, kloss some loopholes invest in some such as child care, job training, community college and make sure they can get the keep of opportunities we all had when we were growing up. >> forgive me during the campaign, the president said that his agenda was -- the midterms would be a refer help dumb on his agenda.
>> i am not on the bell before ballot of this, but the policies are on the ballet. every single one. >> despite the republican gaining nine seats and took control of senate and gaped 13 seats in the house he did not agency that republicans won the midterm and did not scale backty of the agenda to reach out to republicans. >> here is we have done since the midterms, normalized relations with cuba which was failing for 50 years made great strides on carbon pollution. >> respectfully, you are not answering my question the. >> we laid out a land for the middle class on tuesday night and the republicans have del not debated a single infrastructure issue, and debate among themselves women's health issues and back to the first set of should why see a path to getting the dhs presentations bill which funds counterterrorism or
aviation security, i don't see a path to getting that don't i hope they lay it out for us. we are ready to work with them. >> we want to get things like --. >> the president said in 2009 to eric cantor, elections have consequences, i won. guess what? in november, the republicans won. what are the consequences? does the president need to scale back his agenda to find areas of agreement with the republicans who won the midterm? >> the president laid out a lost places to work together, such as trade, and never instruction and research and development which have been nonpartisan issues. we are ready to, would. the other thing, the president will not trim back the agenda, he will not say we should trim back our agenda working for middle-class families in this country the he is not. it is decades that the wages have stagnated for hard working middle-class families.
he is saying "enough is enough," we are out of the crisis of last self areas and unemployment is down to under 5.6 percent and more oil is produced in the country than any time in the last several decades. >> no thanks to the obama administration. >> sometimes chris you are inclined to tell us that we are responsible for things that are happening that are bad but not responsible for the good. >> it is on private and state land and the administration was opposed to a lot of the fracking. a last question if i may -- >> more clean energy than ever in this country. >> again --. >> oil and gas produced in this country --. >> no thanks to the administration. >> we are rowing more than we import for the first time in two decades. that help miles lower energy prices. that means more jobs. it and is time to focus on the middle class. the president will not trim his sails on that. >> the president wants to pay for free community college for increased child care tax
credits, by raising taxes on the wealthy $210 billion over 10 years and the argument is the same as it has been since he came to office. take a look. >> we helping to ensure that all machines are contributing their
fair share. >> pay our fair share. folks making $1 million or month so we can help folks who are struggling to get by. >> everyone pays their fair share. >> everyone does their part. >> everyone does their fair share. >> everyone plays by the same set of rules. >> but during the obama years the topical tall gains rate has jumped from 15 percent to 23.8 percent and he now would like to raise it to 28 percent and the top income tax rate has gone from 35 percent to 39.6 percent. question: what is a top earner's fair share of tacks? >> interesting to point out the capital games rate that president wants to make sure that congress gets agreement to
do. that brings it back did where it was under president reagan someone who i think you and many of us in this town believe was a record --. >> reagan came into office and it was 70 percent. >> and he was a record tax cutter so we are going back to capital gains rate that president reagan had at 28 percent and laid out. now, also, ask ourselves the question of this: the president is laying out trying to close a trust fund loophole which is to say if you have a trust fund when you pass, it ought to be treated like any other asset that you have. >> wait, wait, wait wait, it is not a trust fund. that is a nice talking point i am sure focus group but it isn't what it is. it is someone has saved their whole lived and invested in something and now it is a question of whether you pay the basis which they bought it or the point, the valve it now. it is not a trust fund.
>> look chris we will have to disagree. >> what is the fair share of taxes for a top earner? 30 percent? 40 percent? is this a point, and this is the real question is there a point where raising taxes on people hurts the economy? >> two things, what the president is talking about is taking capital gains back to the rate which rebound taxed capital gains. point two, since the president has taken office we have again from 10 percent unemployment to 5.6 percent. >> labor force participation is what it was in 2009 it would be 9 percent? we have seen that deficits cut by to thirds and 10 million people with access to health care and costs growing at slower rate than any time in 50 years and we are creating more jobs through oil and gas and clean energy than ever before. ask yourself that. what are the data telling us about what is happening with the economy? the economy is coming back. it is growing. but we are focused on a simple
fact: for too many decades the middle class has not gotten its fair shot and we will make sure it does and keep pushing this. this we will not trim our sails on. >> thank you for coming in today. always good to talk to you. >> always enjoy it. >> so do i. >> next our sunday group joins the conversation of speaker boehner's invitation to israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu and the worsening situation in the middle east and what would you look toxic ask the panel of the we dust up over netanyahu's visit? just go to fox news sunday and we may use your question on the air.
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i don't believe i'm poking anyone in the eye. there is a serious threat that exists in the world and the president last night kind of paved over it. >> the speaker announcing his decision to invite netanyahu to address congress in march without notifying the white house. and it is time for our sunday group. columnist ron will ron fournier of the journal. fox contributor liz cheney and kmarlz lane, journalist. was the speaker wrong or netanyahu wrong to accept the invitation. >> neither were wrong. this is foreign policy. second, the president has gone out of his way to show disdain for congress for foreign and
domestic policy and for netanyahu in particular. it was made the point in the weekly standard today that it is not good protocol to have mr. cameron lobby our congress about policy he favors -- >> let me quickly point out. cameron called members of congress saying don't pass a sanctions bill threatening sanctions against iran? >> correct. the president's people were apologizing for not consulting them on congress. we might be sure if a deal is reached with iran and if a climate deal is reached in paris, the president will try to treat those as something other than a treaty and go around congress. israel is in a tough neighborhood. 726 days, the president will be gone and they will still live in a tough neighborhood and they won't worry about this man who has such bad manners. >> we asked you for reactions
and we got mixed answers from you. d mcwilliams writes on facebook boehner doesn't have to ask obama who he wants to invite to speak at the house does the president ask who he can invite to the white house. and bb accepted the invitation is that a slap in the face on obama. ron, where did you see this? >> if you are just an average american out there not on the right or left just fluging into this, you are asking yourself first of all, why is the house speaker embarrassing the commander-in-chief and the president refusing to meet and snubbing the president and mucking around in american politics. i think everyone needs to realize we are on the same side and the common enemy here is iran, the potential of them getting a nuclear weapon and we can disagree on how we go about
doing it but we shouldn't be playing petty, political game as long the way. >> you know, liz i was thinking about when president bush and your dad was in the white house, if nancy pelosi invited a foreign leader to come and address congress on a policy issue, wouldn't the guys in that house hit the roof? >> i think one of the things that they believe and i believe strongly is in the importance of a powerful executive and part of the challenge here is we don't have a powerful executive. and at the bottom of this whole debate and argument is the substance. the president stood in front of congress in the state of the union and say we've halted iran's process toward a nuclear weapon which is just absolutely nonsense. and you have a situation where the house is pushing hard for the deal with the iranians each time they fail to meet their obligations, the white house pushes the date aagain. and then they announce they will
start two new reactors. and they are feeding gas into the centrifuges they were supposed to shut down. so yes there is a political debate going on and i think boehner was right to invite netanyahu and he was right to accept. but this is about a grave dire and growing imminent threat that the united states and israel face from a nuclear-armed iran. >> the vice president would have accused the democrats in 1993 to eat freedom fries on capitol hill. >> well in 1993, that was gore. >> well let's take a look at the bigger picture that liz is talking about. because there is news out of the middle east this week. our strongest arab alley the saudi king has died. the government of yemen which was helping us fight al qaeda in the arabian peninsula, aqap that government has collapsed. isis is continuing the murderous
ways and yet in the state of the union when the president was talking about domestic and foreign policy he said we need to talk about turning the page, the shadow of crisis has passed. and i thought as i heard him, what is he talking about? on the foreign side. >> what looks like is happening right now in the middle east is a kind of broad iranian push on a number of fronts. the southern iraq, where they are essentially behind the government there and their own troops are fighting in iraq against isis. yemen, the rebels there are backed by iran. they are doing this under the umbrella of the nuclear program. and there is a sort of arca pello influence they are building. so the idea that the shadow of the crisis has passed -- and we haven't talked about russia by the way where the president said that putin has isolated his economy and it is in tatters and
his idea was to launch a new offensive in ukraine. so i think the president mistook that for something permanent. >> let me ask you about that liz. your thought. he wasn't -- forgive me -- saying mission accomplished but declaring a interim victory when he talked about the shadow of victory on the war on terror. >> this is more of what we've seen from the president which is frankly hard to understand. again and again the president thinks if he says something it will make it so. we have iran, if not control, major influence over sanaa, damascus and possibly beirut. and they have on the way to a nuclear weapon. and we have isis and al qaeda spreading and grown in threat. somehow the president says the threat has passed and we are all naive enough to say okay that is good. that is frankly terrifying.
>> this is the equivalent of saying mission accomplished and it is wrong and the pattern of the white house thinking is all they have to do is get past one media cycle and not worry about the future. [ overlapping speakers ] >> and it communicated a little complacency that people like putin react to and take action. >> we have to take a break here. what do you think about the power vacuum in yemen and what could it mean against our war on aqap. let me know on facebook or twitter and use the hash tag. and john kasich is pushing a balanced budget bill. the governor in my world, wall isn't a street... return on investment isn't the only return i'm looking forward to. for some every dollar is earned with sweat, sacrifice,
one year before the iowa caucuses a number of potential gop presidential contenders gathered this there weekend to speak to grassroots activists. we'll have an exclusive interview with ohio governor john kasich. but first carl cameron is in des moines from the latest from the iowa freedom summit. >> with governor scott walker trying to position himself to the right of the potential 2016 rivals with a list of accomplishments that drew enthusiastic applause. >> we passed pro-life and defunded planned parenthood. >> our property taxes are lower today in wisconsin than they were four years ago. how many governors can say that? >> that was seen by many as a shot at chris christie, governor of new jersey, which has some of the nation's highest taxes. when hecklers abrupted the
governor he takes the state. >> don't say no i'm from new jersey. >>
but he's been invited to iowa, but failed to take the bait. >> if i was too blunt and too loud for iowa then why do you people keep inviting me back. >> and others interrupted rick perry as he blasted the president for failing to protect the texas border. mitt romney and jeb bush did not attend but donald trump did and rallied the gop right against both as damaged goods. >> so you can't have romney, he choked. you can't have bush. >> the potential caucus candidates were here to make new friends, not news. so they stuck to the talking points and all live another day. it is also clear that mitt romney and jeb bush have a lot of work to do in iowa. >> carl cameron reporting from
des moines. thanks. and now let's bring in ohio governor john kasich who wasn't in ohio this weekend but has been on a cross country tour, increasing chatter he may run for president in 2016. governor welcome to fox news sunday. >> always good to be with you chris. >> in his address, the president talked about middle class economics, raising taxes on the wealthy to help secure working families. what is wrong with that? >> well raising capital gains is a notion for slowdowns. the last time we balanced a budget since man walked on the moon, we cut taxes and ended up with a surplus that was spent unfortunately by republicans. but the fact is if you cannot build a little guy up by tearing a little guy down. abraham said it then and he's
right right. in our state we haven't tried -- we have the largest tax cut in years. we lowered the top rate but also provided tax cuts at the bottom to encourage more work. but the idea that raising capital gains taxes to raise the economy just isn't going to work. >> but let me point out and some conservatives have hit you, what you said in your second inaugural address a couple of weeks ago. here it is. >> economic growth is not an end unto it self. economic reens is for those who we can reach out to those in the shadows. >> and you accepted federal money under obama care for medicaid and calling for new taxes on cigarettes and natural gas drilling and you quote matthew 25 about feeding the hungry. some people say you are too close to barack obama. >> well chris, listen we are
running a billion and a half surplus and structurally balanced when 20 other states are not able
to do that. we are up almost 300,000 jobs and we are -- we are structurally balanced. we've always been fiscally responsible. but let me speak to the issue of helping other people when economic growth provides you an opportunity. i will not turn my back on the mentally ill who live under bridges too often of the time in this country. i will not turn my back on the drug addicted and i won't turn my back on the working poor. i'm a believer as a conservative, that everybody has a god-given purpose and it is our job on a temporary basis to try to give them a chance to fulfill their god-given purpose by helping them. it can't be a way of life, it can only be a situation where you help them for a short period of time and we demand in our new budget personal responsibility that they begin to get training
and we include the business community and we get people from welfare to work and to more progress. but at the same time, tax reform isn't order of the day. what we need to do is make sure we are able to provide strength for those that want to invest and risk-take and that is exactly what our tax plan is going to be. to help small businesses. we have made significant progress in helping small business. but the proof is in the pudding. we are balanced we are running surpluses, we have the lowest unemployment in 14 years. chris, it is all working and in ohio everybody feels included. and finally in our state of ohio which is a microcosm of the country i won 86 out of 88 counties and 64% of the vote and i won a county that barack obama won by 40 points. the fact is americans want everybody to share an opportunity and everybody to be hopeful and that is what we do in our state. and it is something that the country can learn from. >> all right. i want to talk about something else you think the country could
learn from because you are touring the country right now, pushing for a constitutional convention to pass an amendment to the constitution for a balanced federal budget. why? >> chris, we're 18$18 trillion in the hole and i went to the republican convention and that is all they talked about. i hope they will do something about it now they have a majority. when i left washington after being an architect for a balanced budget they blue a $5 billion surplus. this is about our kids' and economic growth f. we would go to convention and instead of talking about justin beiber and deflated football and maybe they would think about jefferson and madison and monroe and it could force the congress to be responsible and -- >> forgive me for interrupting
we have a limited time. and here is the knock on a balanced budget amendment there are times when the economy is weak, to prop up people, when people are out of work and you need to pay more unemployment benefits and for instance social security would only be able to spend the amount of money that it takes in that year and critics say you would end up cutting benefits. your response? >> chris, we're 18$18 trillion and we keep fiddling, we're going to be at 30$30 trillion. and any kind of amendment can have appropriate exceptions, economical amid and war. but when you keep doing things that we don't do in the states and families don't do which is spending without regard we are mortgaging our children's future. this is not a new thing for me. i've been pushing this since i was 27 years old and i'm going to keep pushing it. presidents come and presidents go but changing the culture in washington and locking in a
balanced budget amendment will provide for economic growth today and a hope for our children tomorrow, chris. >> governor, let's talk about a couple of issues involving you that are red meat for conservatives. you say opposition to common core education is in your words, hysteria. we had bobby jindal, the governor of louisiana on here he said that is a stalking horse for takeover of federal education. >> well these are governors that helped create common core. >> it was written by state education superintendents and principals n. my state of ohio we want higher stand ards for the children and the standards and the curriculum is set by local school board. barack obama doesn't set it. the state of ohio doesn't set it. it is local school boards driving better education, higher standards, created by local school boards. i've asked the republican governors that have complained about this to tell me where i'm wrong.
and guess what? silence. but part of the problem is today politicians are running to try to get votes. you know what we try to do out here. we run out here trying to solve problems and we have a problem with the education standards and the children's ability to compete in the world. we won't turn this over to washington or to colombus, our state capital. i don't know how anybody could disagree with those standards unless you are running for something. >> and let's talk about running for something and i'm sure a lot of people have said, why the heck isn't this guy running for president. you have said you are open to it and not closing any options off. how will you decide? what are the factors you will take into consideration and when are you going to make up your mind? >> well initially i'm introducing a budget in another week that will be another significant reform budget. that is what we do out here. and remember what it was like when i came in. $8 billion in the hole and the
loss of $50,00050,000 jobs and we are including everybody, including our minorities that need to be paid attention to. so now i have to focus and i'm focusing on the budget and i'm not taking any options on the table and ohio is a microcosm of america and when you are doing things in a state like this where things are getting better and people are hopeful, that is something to take around the country and to tell people about what this country needs to do to grow and stop fighting every single day. all i hear is fighting. people don't want fighting all of the time. they want people to agree and move our country forward. >> well you could do that if you ran for president? >> well, i said options are still on the table. we'll see. but you know let me tell you, chris, i love my buckeye state. i love what we're doing out
here. and in some respects what we're doing here and if you listen to the rhetoric of the people running for president now, it is how they are using these comments about caring for people -- do you know how many republican governors are trying to figure out how to expand medicaid but now governors are saying let's see if i can get into that program. i want to be a good leader. i want people to feel like they have a chance no matter who they arement and i'll tell you one interesting thing and i was in utah and i was walking through the capital and i saw a bunch of inmates, maybe cleaning things up. i went up and shook all of their hands and i told them god has a purpose for you. you are in a tough spot now, but the lord has a purpose for you. be hopeful. i want people to feel like they have a chance and their kids have a chance. >> governor, thank you. thanks for talking with us. i hate to say this as a big
wolverine fan, but congratulations on your national football championship. >> it is a shame michigan gave up playing football. maybe they'll take it up again some day. >> i guess you are not planning on getting any electoral votes there. thank you, governor. always good to talk to you there. >> come on out and see it chris. >> you bet. up next president obama talks about bipartisan in the state of the union speech but doubles down on his agenda. we'll bring back our sunday group.
the state of the union of strong. >> president obama sounding like anything but a lame duck when he addressed the new g.o.p.-led
congress in his state of the union speech this week. we are back new with our panel. universal, not a mention of the midterm with no reference to new senate majority leader mcconnell. >> ignoring reality is part of the job description of being a progressive, you ignore the majorities that are out there. the fact is, i believe he believes anything he has to do in collaboration is beneath his dignity and the reminder of the term is to set up the 2016 election and then why believe that to coin a phrase that he made fame out elections have consequences. >> i asked the white house chief staff the president has already issued nine spree they threats, and it has only been a couple of
weeks and he is programming more executive orders and republican leaders say that proposal he made in speech are not dead on arrival but dead before arrival. what is the white house game? >> i don't know. i don't think they are trying to set up 2016 because if they are they are making a mistake of the i think this is about his legacy seeing himself where years of progressive exchange were set. he is looking long view. in 2016 if you and matter democrat they are worried what he did with this muscular and non-bending "state of the union" address is put her in a bind that she will be forced to go left quicker and harder to be elected in the general election. >> the fact is and the white house is quick to point it out there is some good economic news growth is up and unemployment is down and gas provisions are way down and in a through poll with "washington post" the president's approval
rating is back up to 50 percent which is tremendous for him after where he has been but what about the argument he entered this confrontation with congress with the wind 5 his back? >> as you pointed out in the interview with the chief of staff a large part of the chock growth is a result of the energy revolution which the white house wants did take credit but has happened in spite of them of the reality is, we have the potential here for a true economic renaissance and the effective point for the 2016 republican candidates do make has to do with the economic renaissance and a we have to do is unleash the potential of the private sector, unleash the potential of energy revolution and put us in a situation where there is true economic growth that will be able to help the private sector and get government back, out of our lives. we need to be rolling back the
regulations the president is attempting to improve through the epa and or ways and that will cause growth. we will not have that. you may see some small may see some small areas where where we have cooperation but we are not going to have the until unleashing of our potential until we have a president who believes in the market economy. >> does anything get done over arket the next two years? >> you have heard republicans and democrats for all the conflict of the last couple ave sa weeks all said we can do trade. do i do think that there will be some movement. >> we are talking about fast st-tra trade authority with allck the his co problems this country has, jobs. >> you asked me if anything can get t done. >> is that it?implic >> i think that is pretty much is it. one of the big impplications is he kind of blew up tax reform. h by making big tax moves, tax rich more heavily and spend it inco
on tax credits wherever you ws think about that politically that blows up the paradigm of broader based lower rate that was basically going to be the hensiv comprehensive taxe reform. i think what the president was up to in the state of the union was to some extent claiming ou victory for many reasons you is o outlined namely the approval is back up, a little better feel in the country than there was even as recently as november. the risk in that is maybe the perm victory isn't so permanent. maybe the better climate in the country doesn't reflect approval for every policy. i think he felt personally ha vindicated that it would come through six years and after all of the criticism the economy is ha growing again. >> final thought on that? pe >> the presidency is not about the president. it is about the american people and they are struggling. truggl they know we are not out from wors
the worst of 9/11. fittin they know they are not benefitting from the one or two -month month economic boom. uestion >> the question i didn't get to ask if you look at medium household income it is down about $2,000 per household from when he came into office to where it is now. class the middle class hasn't done so ll und weller under the middle class economics of this president. ide we have to step aside for the moment. the really big story this week as we get ready for super bowl wl, w xlix, our sunday group tackles deflate gate next.
have personally and we as an organization have absolutely followed every rule to the letter mptd. >> new england patriots head coach bill belichick trying to turn the page on accusations his team tampered with footballs by purposefully deflating them. you have made it clear that you think that pro football is inferior to baseball. what do you make of deflate gate or ballghazi. >> i must say baseball has its fair share of this. they tampered with themselves with performance of drugs. they tampered with their equipment and the playing field putting a water puddle next to first base. i'm going to stay out of that one. >> what about deflategate? >> the idea that a quarterback as gifted as brady would -- and
belichick would say this is detail beneath my dignity to look at is past inbelievable. >> it is clear that the nfl is not going to conclude its investigation until after the super bowl which means no punishments, no discipline, nothing like that and accusations until after the big game. smart damage control strategy? >> it is damage control but not very smart consistent with the way the nfl has acted. they haven't interviewed brady yet. i think a cynic would say why would we look at this when yemen is burning? why is the sports press focused on this when we have rampant steroid abuse and severe problems with concussions with men dying early with brain damage and we have domestic
abuse and criminal problems covered up and lied about. those are much bigger problems than the size of the football. >> this is the problem we are dealing with. it's like you have to go to war with the army you have. do you have a strong feeling about footballs and their inflation per square inch? >> i am losing sleep over that. i think there is an industry of hating patriots. i think that is what you are seeing in terms of the attacks. there is an investigation underway. we will see what happens. i think tom brady is right. ron is right the fact that we are focused on this when the middle east is burning tells you we are not focused on what we should be. both teams have had great seasons and it will be a great game. i will go with patriots by three. >> wow. chuck, i think the thing that may surprise me the most and liz kind of referred to this is that
this got so big. this led the evening newscast. >> i like puns. and puns have had a field day during this whole thing. george said it was all passing without realizing he was punning in the middle of this. twitter blew up with magnificent juvenile puns. it is sports. college basketball certain teams made the net tighter so they can set up their press. they beat them 45-7, chris. i think if the balls were 13.5 pounds per square inch it might have been 52-3. >> i can't let today pass without a much more serious subject and that is the passing of ernie banks. you know and as a young kid growing up in chicago i know how big a figure he was.
he died at the age of 83. explain to folks who ernie banks was and the significance of his passing. >> first african-american player on the cubs. he was the face of the franchise. he had 512 home runs for the cubs that there was no one fearsome batting behind him. he still hit 512. he had a natural cheerfulness. remember, he attended booker t. washington high school in racially segregated dallas. he came to the cubs in 1953 and three days later they brought in baker because it was assumed a white man wouldn't room with ernie banks. he became the toast of the town. >> most valuable player two years in a row for a fifth place team. thank you for covering a range
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