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♪ >> i've been waiting for this for a long time. we are going to cut taxes for the middle class, make the tax code simpler and more fair for everyday americans and we are going to bring back the jobs and wealth that have left our country and most people thought left our country for good. paul: welcome to the journal editorial report, i'm paul gigot. that was president trump in indianapolis touting the republican's long awaited blueprint for overhauling the u.s. tax code. details of the plan released wednesday include reducing individual tax brackets from 7 to 3 doubling the standard deduction for individuals and
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married couples and eliminating the so-called debt tax but reduction of corporate tax rate from 35 to 20%, a provision the president has called nonnegotiable. visiting scholar at the american enterprise institute. welcome, senator, great to have you here. >> thank you, paul. paul: so as you look at this plan, how good is it, do you think, in terms of helping the economy? >> i think it's very good in terms of helping the economy. i think with what we are doing legislatively through rule-making, through executive order and and and lessening regulatory burden, we would guaranty that we would return to 3% plus growth, more jobs, better jobs, higher-paying jobs and, of course, the government would get $2.2 trillion in new
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revenue. economically i think the plan is right and i think politically it's very strong because it's exactly what republicans promised in the campaign they would do and voters don't like to be surprised, they don't like it when you say, i'm going to do something and then you turn around and do something else. i'm very pleased with the outline. paul: all right, from an economic growth point of view, the big changes seem to be cut in corporate tax rate from 35 to 20, they are cutting the business tax rate for pass-throughs, sub expecter s companies. are those the key provisions in your view? >> there are important and there could be others that can be more, territorial treatment, american companies can be
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competitive abroad. paul: right. >> and it means that they are going to bring back vast amounts of money to the united states that can be invested here. i think repealing the debt tax is a big issue economically, you've got a lot of people that have small businesses, they -- they are tired of running the business but they are afraid to sell it because they'll have to pay a big capital tax and you will open those up if bill becomes law and the economic growth impact of that is grossly underestimated. paul: that's interesting because the rap on the tax, the only people who pay that 2% of estates pay that so it only goes to the wealthiest people. you're saying that, in fact, i guess this is true if you look at the evidence. the wealthy, warren buffet, they will create own foundations and
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never pay the tax, it's the rancher, small business person, the person who builds up a more modest portfolio who ends up paying for it. >> yeah, people build up assets, they build up a successful farm, a successful business and then they get to the age where they don't want to run it, they are not doing a terribly good job at it but they can't afford to sell it and so you get assets that are misused, misused, it affects economic growth and if you let them sell it, they pay capital gain's tax on it. so you're going to gain revenues immediately but more importantly, you are going to get businesses in the hands of people who want to run them and, look, nobody except a very small group of redistributionists is in favor of the death tax. people work all their lives, build up assets and business and then you come and tax them again when they die, i would say that
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80% of the american people are not for that tax. paul: all right, let's talk about the individual tax rate particularly at the top because as you know, they say in the outline they are going to reduce it from 39.6 to 35 but behind the scenes they are really talking about no cut in the rate at all. is that a mistake and will that hurt? >> yeah, i think it's a mistake. yeah, i think it hurts growth. i have a hard time differentiating the rate people ought to pay based on how they earn their income myself and so did reagan. look, we are talking about trying to do this so that we don't change the distribution of the tax burden, but obama changed the distribution of the tax burden. he imposed income tax for only high-income individuals and he raised the capital gains tax and dividend tax 59%. if we are going to be neutral
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effect on distribution of the tax burden, it ought to be preobama and not post obama or do we have to enshrine what obama did in the tax code, i don't think so. paul: i'm with you on that one, senator and just about everything else but i want to ask you about the deficit charge because a lot of people are saying, hey, this is going to increase the deficit, there's no plan right now in the details to pay for that, finance the rate cuts, you're a spending hawk, been a deficit hawk, what do you make of that charge? >> well, first of all, well in the hell were the people when obama doubled the debt of the country in eight years, where were they then? secondly the reagan tax cut actually raised revenue by 19% by the time reagan left office even though it broke the back of inflation and index tax code
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inflation and i think that this can and i believe it will work and secondly we can never deal with the deficit with a weak economy. if we are going to have a european economy, we are going to have european debt and we are going to have european taxes and also, remember, obama raised taxes on high-income individuals, he was going to get 690 billion of taxes, well, what happened? what happened was we ended up with slow growth and so we lost $3.2 trillion in revenues. paul: and with faster grow to 2% to 3% we will get a lot more of that back. thank you, senator for being here. >> oh, thank you, paul. paul: still ahead as the gop gears up for coming tax fight on capitol hill, can the parties stick together and get a bill to the president's desk before the end of the year?
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ogrady. do you share senator graham's enthusiasm? >> republicans have come up with consensus document but means they can't afford to give in to this or that interest group and already we are seeing pushback from realtors, redistribution of the right that wants bigger credits and they are going to have to hang tough and hang together. paul: the cuts and the rates where they are, it's a good plan, the danger is it will erode as the political process goes ahead? >> that's true. most of the element is on the business side. basically on personal side they want to give as progressive as it is. that's disappointment.
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that's right, the tax code has gotten so much progressive since 1986 reform. even as rates have gone up at the top, bigger refundable tax credits tat bottom have made the code a lot more progressive. paul: when reagan in '86 got reform done, the top rate is 88, now 39.6. [laughter] >> don't tell democrats that. they are making it an issue of class warfare, that's a big talking point of chuck schumer. paul: even some right-wing intellectuals are doing that. >> on the republican side, what i fear is that you have a lot of republicans in high-taxed states that are also going to push back against people like peter king, dan donman in new york, you know n manhattan, on the island of manhattan alone something -- the
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average of claims is like $25,000 and people won't give that up easily and ask state representatives to fight for it. paul: james that's 1.25 trillion or so over ten years, state and local tax deduction to finance lower rates, you take that out, you don't get lower rates? >> it's a good reform even though it's going to hurt people like us temporarily, what it does it creates a big incentive for the high-taxed poorly run states like we live in to reform. [laughter] >> you look at the big picture. this is about growing the economy, getting out of the sort of obama-era slump that we are still bumping along. second quarter was good but we have to sustain it. i think that is what they need to focus on, how do you grow jobs. paul: dan, where do you see the political vol washingtons getting through congress?
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you have class-war issue, special interest, any others? >> yeah, the ego of senate. paul: who are you talking about when you're talking about egos or is it all 52 republicans? >> we will get to that in a second. with the health care bill, it began to get into trouble when the freedom caucus began to raise objections. i talked to the chairman of the haus freedom caucus mark meadows in washington this week and he said they thought they were going to be okay and get it done. i don't see the big problem coming out of the house this time. when you go over to the senate, what happened with the health care bill with senators mccain and rand paul, lisa murkowski and susan collins, there's something about the senators who just don't feel like they can -- they want to win, that they have to express themselves more for reasons of their own egos than actually getting a bill done. now you've got senator marco
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rubio and mike lee already proposing to double the child tax credit which could really through a spanner in the bill, it completely disrupts the calculations they've made to make the bill work out all right. i would say that's just the beginning in the senate and it's going to be a real test for the republicans to see if they can get the senators to pass tax legislation. >> what's wrong with this child tax credit proposal? >> well, we don't know much about it yet, the current tax credit is a thousand dollars and it is refundable and -- paul: which means? >> basically if you have no tax liability you get a check. that's what it will be whenever we are done with this political commerce, more spending through the tax code. paul: also very expensive, as you're talking a trillion dollars again in payout to people who have children, a form of redistribution throw the tax code. >> right, straight subsidy.
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prevents you from deeper rate cut that is produce the economic growth that parents and families want. >> and the problem as kate has layed out is that politically it will be the democrats will be spinning this as corporations are getting this big subsidy from the government and so therefore people with children should get it. that's how it's going to be told. paul: if you look at the economic evidence, mary, and you know this because you look at it a lot, the benefits of a rate cut flow to workers. shareholders get some but flow to workers in higher salaries. >> that's why it's important for the president to talk about this in terms of growth, in terms of more investment and more jobs for people, that's in fact, what the goal is, it has nothing to do with, you know, the redistribution. >> the president said that it's not going higher than 20. when you throw in state tax, we are still going to be above the
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average in europe, we are still going to be above the average in asia. i think we will be competitive enough. this is good news. they let that corporate go higher than 20, you start wondering, is this going to be the -- paul: because the average corporate tax 4%, 24%. when we come back as hhs secretary tom price resigns a look at ouster means few future efforts to repeal and replace obamacare? >> long before the november election we are going to have a vote and we are going to be able to get that through. ♪ what started as a passion... ...has grown into an enterprise. that's why i switched to the spark cash card from capital one. now, i'm earning unlimited 2% cash back on every purchase i make. everything. what's in your wallet?
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paul: health and human services tom price resigned friday amid the media frenzy over use of
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private jets for government travel. this has the republican promise to repeal obamacare suffers another setback with republican leaders abandoning a plan by senators lindsey graham and bill cassidy that would have allowed them to pass legislation with just 51 votes. we are back with dan henninger and james freeman. first, tom price, dan, he's out, what's behind this? >> well, what's behind it nominally is he was using private jets for both official use and private use and it isn't just tom price who has done this, there's been members of the cabinets of both this administration perhaps and obama's administration who have done it as well. in 2013 charles grassley, senator grassley, released accountability that eric holder, attorney general and of all people robert mueller, former
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fbi director, now special prosecutor himself engaged in this sort of practice reimbursing the government at some sort of set rate. so that is basically what tom price did. paul: but now it sounds like this is new standard. these other people weren't disqualified from doing that, why tom price? >> well, because tom price is donald trump's hhs secretary and trump promised to drain the swamp and in some sense this is part of the swamp. the question is whether trump threw him over the side too quickly because trump puts distance between any member of government and him that causes him any problem and do remember even the past week there's been story that trump is now trying to push attorney general jeff sessions out, he's still angry at him for not recusing over the russian probe, so there's a kind of tense relationship between donald trump and his own cabinet. paul: yeah, look, i don't think he should have made himself a target by taking these trips, on
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the other hand, i'm told that he had council from inside hhs, people telling him, look, this is okay, you know, and what do you think? >> yeah, doing anything in government including dialing up a private jet, they are going to be a lot of people involved, probably ethics opinions, probably a lot of paperwork and this is -- this is a common practice. a lot of people might wish if they were going to make an example of someone, it would have been -- you mentioned eric holder after he took family in new york. lovely horse race, i'm sure. they end up reimbursing a fraction of what it actually costs to fly everyone up there. but as you say, i think if you're in the trump cabinet, you have to understand both that the media is at war with donald trump, so it's going to be a bigger deal than it is going to be than obama administration but also you have to understand that there is a tendency of people in these positions not to last very
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long. he has trigger -- paul: you want to know something, i don't think this is the reason. the reason that he fired him, he didn't -- price and him never mashed. he blames him for the failure of obamacare. price came from the house. people said, mr. president, he can help you sell to the house and the senate and he didn't get it done and trump didn't say it's my fault, sorry, your fault, you're out. >> james made a good point, this story originated originated in , the press, the beltway press is at war with donald trump as are the democrats and this is going to be used, this argument, another wedge to drive between trump administration internally and between donald trump and the republican party and inside the republican party. may we go back to alabama election where you had the republican party divided and this is just not helping the trump presidency. paul: all right, what about reviving the repeal and replace, james, you have the president
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this week saying we can get it done next week, we have the votes, i'm not -- he doesn't have the way the way i'm counting them. is there any chance of that? >> i think probably it is going to be a little tougher now. i guess if it's true that -- paul: tougher now? >> the president got rid of tom price because of this, i think it's a miscalculation. i think price has been a positive force both in this job and in his previous job in terms of health policy. in terms of looking at the votes, no, i don't think he's there yet but he is close and i think they knew that this week. i wouldn't rule it out that happens and i don't think while it's a setback not having price, i don't think we should assume now that it can't happen in the first few months of next year. paul: here is key for replacement. tom price knows the law, affordable care act. he know it is waiver authority that the executive has and it's extensive and trump has to have somebody in that job who understands that authority, understands -- otherwise you're
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going to have exchange in the states deteriorate even more. so he has to have a replacement who knows the traps, work bureaucracy, otherwise he's going to be in big trouble. >> replacement that's willing to take on the job, at this point you're basically repairing obamacare, you're not repealing and replacing it. who is willing to come in and basically take over a fix-it job. >> senator from oklahoma, maybe fha director. those would be good names. we will see. still ahead, the fallout from the gop's failure to repeal and replace obamacare already taking its electoral toll. so is roy moore's victory alabama warning to so-called establishment republicans? can we at least analyze customer traffic?
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. >> together we rican make ameri great! we can support the president. do inot let anybody in the pre think that because he supported my point is that i do not support him. and support his agenda. >> that was supreme court justice roy moore following his victory tuesday in the republican primary runoff to fill attorney general jeff sessions alabama senate seat. mr. moore's 10 point overlook the strange is widely seen as a warning to republicans in washington. mitch mcconnell's political action committee spent heavily for strange and the president and vice president mike pence both campaign for him in the last week of the campaign. we are back with dan heninger, jason riley and james freeman. jason, is this a defeat in the so-called establishment of
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washington republicans? >> i think it is clear paul. to some extent it is a defeat for donald trump. he picked the wrong horse. you know, i think it's also evidence that donald trump is bigger than trump in that sense and i think that the style of politicians that roy moore is, it is something that is in this country ascending so that to scare is the republicans.this is an attitude that everyone is correct in washington. i'm in the idea that you can run against luther strange, the way roy moore did and characterizing the way he did was quite amazing. i mean that to me was one of the bigger takeaways. >> on policy it is not much different between the two but it was an attitude.he is the outsider. and if you ask me james and i would if you agree, i think the failure of obama care repeal particularly the second round
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coming right ahead of the election basically played right into his omargument. they cannot get anything done. you need somebody else. answer john mccain, susan collins rand vepaul you know th transit they might as well have been campaign managers for more. congress had not been able to get anything done, i think anyone would say that they have a legitimate argument. i'm not sure i read too much into this. i like luther. i think he would have been our continued to be a good senator but i am not sure that he really carved out or have the time to carve out much of an identity. >> he was an appointed senator. >> yes. whereas roy moore, obviously a lot of questions about his message in terms of defining federal court orders. i think he had built in identity in the state for years as a guy standing up for traditional values and for a
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lot of voters that feel like the region has been part of the public square, this is a guy shoving it back in. i think a lot of people didn't like that. >> alabama republicans, assuming he wins a generally december, are they sending somebody who could be as difficult to corral for a vote as rand paul? >> absolutely i think raymore could be a very difficult boat. and i think something significant happened down there paul. the president, donald trump went to alabama and campaigned hard for luther strange. but steve bannon who until recently was nthe chief political advisor in the white house, steve bannon went to alabama and campaigned for judge moore against donald trump. sarah palin went to alabama and campaigned for judge moore. and i think what you are beginning to see is the emergence of a populist party inside the republican party
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that all has been everything the bennett activity makes it clear that this is being formalized inside the republican party and they intend to challenge what they call the establishment. and if donald trump is standing in their way there go to campaign against him as well. so jason had a point that there donald trump was being overtaken by donald trump and wanted to go to duke to have this ldgroup at their book tryi to call them to account? >> i would get things done. i went past tax reform. i would fulfill your promises on healthcare. i would confirm judges. >> in heavy moore might make them more difficult frankly. he's a wildcard. you have wiggle room you only have 52 votes. the other people paying attention to what happened are people like flake in arizona. people at dean heller in nevada, >> failed both had challenges. and i think that you will see those challenge more coming out
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of the van and win against the establishment peers of mitch mcconnell's job might've just gotten a lot harder. >> and what they're going to do with these challenges is force the republican incumbent senators arto spend the money that they could be spending that the party could be spending to defeat democrat incumbents on the primary races. so you're going to have a think a lot more vulnerable republican incumbents have to defend their standing and a lot fewer democratic incumbents who will have challenges who can beat them. >> some of these challenges, i like jeff flake a lot but i think you have to ask why did he spend so much time even writing a book attacking the president? you look at the record, so little achievement this year in the congress. maybe that time should have been more focused on putting points on the gboard. >> in defense of flake he voted for obama care. he is going to be great on
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taxes. -- >> if you want to look at alabama as a healthy son. this is not a cult personality. and his endorsement does not pull everyone in the coalition behind him. the trump administration steps up recovery efforts in storm ravaged puerto rico. we will look at the challenges that lie ahead, next. hi. so i just got off the phone with our allstate agent, and i know that we have accident forgiveness. so the incredibly minor accident that i had tonight... four weeks without the car. okay, yep. good night. with accident forgiveness, your rates won't go up just because of an accident. switching to allstate is worth it. your rates won't go up just because of an accident. tais really quite simple.est it comes in the mail, you pull out the tube and you spit in it, which is something southern girls are taught you're not supposed to do. you seal it and send it back and then you wait for your results. it's that simple. >> under fire for what critics
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it was a slow response to the crisis in puerto rico. the trump administration this week stepped up efforts to bring aid to the island which was devastated by hurricane maria last week. the pentagon has appointed lieutenant general jeffrey buchanan to oversee the federal
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recovery effort and on thursday the white house authorized a 10 day waiver of the jones act. federal law that limit shipping. the puerto rico government requested this argument it would up-to-date the shipment of much-needed supplies to storm ravaged areas. the president is scheduled to visit puerto rico next week. we are back with wall street journal comments mary anastasio o'grady. how dire is this situation? >> it was a really forceful hurricane and a direct hit on puerto rico. 155 mile an hour wind. eating in electricity grid that was already extremely vulnerable, old and fragile. as a result, basically the island lost all electricity. it also had all of the downed trees, roads were not passable and so forth. and this was a humanitarian crisis for the first 10 days because it meant that there was no electricity for the elderly and the sick. so hospitals in particular,
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people that needed dialysis treatment, people that needed anything refrigerated, that is when humanitarian crisis came in. >> what about food and water shortages? are those being alleviated as we speak? >> again, this has largely to do with electricity because for example, the water, there is about 40 percent of the water that the island that was without potable water in the first 10 days. those people were dependent on electricity to pump the water. that was the problem. in fema had a plan in place in which they would use generators but they did not have a good plan in place for getting the diesel to the trucks and getting the trucks out to deliver the diesel to the generators. >> how to explain, other than downed trees and roads and that sort of thing, avhow do you explain this distribution? we have seen to containers in the photos, containers and reports and not being able to move products and relief goods
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into the island. >> again, this has to do with gasoline and diesel. also with truck drivers. i think one of the things that fema really, i do not think the president didn't pay attention to puerto rico but i think the most plan whatever was failed. you know the head of fema, local on the island of puerto rico said in the middle of last week, we do not understand why the private contractors that we hired to deliver the diesel are not delivering the diesel. i mean, if you are emergency management agency, you should be on top of the diesel getting delivered because that was the essential to maintaining some kind of energy on the island. >> now donald trump later this week has decided to simply put the general there and get the us military involved. is this something that you think needs to be done? let's yes i think it will help. but i still say that the execution of that delivery, it does not matter if it was military or local, they had a
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real problem in execution and i think they are breaking that jam. truck drivers are showing up. but truck service could not communicate with emergency centers because the cell towers were down. there was very little coverage on the island except for near san juan and in the center of the island. >> if you compare this to florida and texas, it really sounds like a lot of this is just poverty of the island. it is just that much more vulnerable because the electrical grid is more vulnerable and the cell towers were not as reinforced as the mainland. >> i think when you have a political class like particle that has not managed, it has not done his job basically to provide basic services and protect people against these kind of vulnerabilities.when you have a category four hurricane hit, all of that will be exposed and that is what we are seeing right now. >> what can the united states do to help puerto rico so that 15 yes or no will not be like this?-
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>> i am not so sure. it will have to, it will require the puerto ricans to really decide that they want to demand more of their politicians. i mean, you know there is a big debt overhang. a lot of the debt will be you know the debtors will be haircut in. they will lose money. but i think there has to be some kind of a social contract that says look, we are getting help at every term we are going to be more responsible in terms of our accountability. >> make it in enterprise zone. thank you mary. come back, our panel weighs in on who wins and who loses in the president's brawl with the national football league. >> i think they are afraid of their players if you want to know the truth. i think it is disgraceful.
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>> the nfl cannot disrespect our country. they cannot disrespect our flag or the national anthem. and they can't have people sitting down or kneeling down during our national anthem. and guess what? most people agree with me. the nfl is in a box. they have to do something about it.>> the president this week doubling down on his criticism of the nfl and players that sit or kneel during the national anthem. the president says nfl team owners are quote - afraid of their players. and should require them to stand. we're back with dan heninger and jason riley. he is the author of the book false black power. jason, who is winning this fight between donald trump and the nfl? >> i think the nfl is winning. i think what started as protest by some of the players about always treating young black men in the country has morphed into
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an anti-trap protest that you are seeing. i think more people are joining it. when you see the owners kneeling with their players, as we have seen recently, i think that is evidence of who is winning. >> is uniting the owners and players, that is some achievement but -- do not, don't most americans and with the present have a point that most americans agree with him about honoring the flag or this much larger? >> i think his supporters agree with him. i think that different people view these protests differently. he was trying to frame this as questioning patriotism. i think many americans view this differently. they yefeel that the players ha legitimate -- i think we can get winto this but i question whether they do have a legitimate grief but i do not
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question their patriotism. >> dan, do you agree with jason on who is winning? >> not really. i think the nfl has shot itself in the foot with this process. let's understand that donald trump did not start this.it began with colin kaepernick the backup quarterback for the san francisco 49ers. last september we decided to choose the playing of the national anthem, the time when he would take a knee, kneel down and protest. i do not think many americans quite understand what exactly it is he is protesting. in the wake of that, other players started to take amy in the national planthem. there are legitimate issues between the police and black people in the city, let's go on let them give speeches about at length so people can understand the but it has been centered around the national anthem at the beginning of these games and i think a lot of americans were
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confused and upset that the symbol of the native the united states is being divided and donald top of it. came in on >> could both be losers here maybe? and this is that you are right about the attacks have become a larger anti-trumpet movement to some extent. but also, i talked to a lot of americans and they say whatever grievances they have about certain criminal justice and so on, the flag represents as they say before the event, to honor america. >> i rtthink that can be losers in this y'sense for sports fans want to tune in and look at football. they're not looking to the president on guidance on their viewing habits. so in that sense i think both would be losers. but i like to make a point about the nature of the protests themselves. what we have is an increase in coverage. media coverage of police shootings in the country. we should not confuse that with an increase in actual police shootings. that is not what the data
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shows. they show police using lethal force much much less than they have in the past in new york city, back in 1971 there were 314 police shootings. 93 of them failed. by 2015 now without the 23. >> so the underlying argument by colin kaepernick is not accurate. >> exactly! there has been a decline not only please issues in new york city and other states nationwide. it is down 70 percent. this is a false narrative. and we cannot confuse the fact that social media has exaggerated this. >> think you jason.we need to take one more break. when we come back, hits and misses of the week. i should take a closer look at geico... you know, geico can help you save money on your homeowners insurance too? great! geico can help insure our mountain chalet! how long have we been sawing this log?
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the week. dan, start us off. >> i'm giving a miss to
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georgetown university law school where this past tuesday attorney general jeff sessions arrived to get a speech on the subject of free speech on campus. as he arrived he was greeted by at least 30 georgetown law professors taking a knee in opposition and in solidarity with the nfl players in a battle with donald trump over speech and the national anthem. paul, we sometimes wonder where students get their ideas and these georgetown law professors made it pretty clear. >> all right dan. kate? >> this is a hit for target. they say they're going to $15. it is also a miss for the union activist telling us that we need government mandates for raises. but yet ttarget did this in a tight labor market. it is more evidence that this is good for competition. >> sand economic growth.
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mary? >> a miss for twitter. as a present also knows only made 140 characters when you tweet but now they will double that and having a trial run at it to 280. some of us believe that brevity is the soul of wit. which sort idof explains why -- we kind of wish that we would stick with the 140. >> okay, jason? >> paul, the federal prosecution of college basketball this not only a miss is an airball. [laughter] the schools are accused of trying to bribe kids to come.it may be a violation of the nc rules but it should not be treated as a crime. fbi and the us attorney's office have better things to worry about. some prosecutorial discretion is in order here. >> if you have your own hit or miss sure to tweet it to us.
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that is it for this week's show. thinking to my panel and all of you for watching. i am paul gigot. i hope to see you here next week. >> the president and questions about the administration's approach toward north korea. and he is lashing out over the hurricane response in puerto rico. first in the nuclear showdown with pyongyang, secretary of state, rex tillerson hold onto the prospect that they can lower tension is thereby talking. the us he says in direct contact with pyongyang. the president thrown some cold water on the efforts. calling negotiations with kim jong-un, a waste of time. hello everyone good

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