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all. but the way to get the incentives to invest in this country, instead of move the money overseas is to lower the tax rates and be competatism we are 10 to 15% higher than the average across the world. that's the wrong way to go. >> japan has lowered -- the economic reason behind japan lowering its rate is because it does believe tell rev up the economy in japan. that's why they are doing. >> it that's why 30 other countries have done it as well. britain has just done t. 25 years ago, the last time we had tax reform in the country, we need to eliminate the loopholes and lower the tax rate to a reasonable number, which is what the world number is, which is 25%. >> do you think if we lowered the tax rate in the united states -- let's say we zero it out, which we are not -- that all the money being held overseas, that that will come back to the united states and american businesses will create jobs here in the united states,
rather than leave it overseas and use cheaper labor? >> i do. i think that people want to get americans back to work. the multi-national country, but those based in the united states, we want to give them the incentives to be here. but with the incredible regulatory rampage from this administration, it's making it a lot harder to create jobs in this country. >> don't most companies, in terms of whatever they are make, they are going to make it where they can make it the cheapest and have the largest margin of profit, right? >> well, that's what corporations often do -- >> yes, so if they can make something overseas for half the price, why would they bring that moan bark to the united states to make that wiget and have it cost more and lower their margin of profit? >> you are talking about production and if you want to produce a low-cost item, that's one way, we have seen that for
years. but i think the american economy and the american dream is something that people have worked on for years and i want to get more people to work here. i look at so much money and jobs leaving. the bigger issue is the jobs leaving. we want to get people back to work here and we need to give the incentives to hire more folks and at this high tax rate, the highest in the world, it's hurting the economy. >> i was working who was number 3. you know who that is? we are number 1, japan's number 2 and france is pulling up the rear, 34%. >> we need to do better scperks liminate the loopholes -- >> what's the holdup? if the president wants to lower it, i realize he wants to add tax revenue increases, which the republicans won't agree. to but everybody agrees to bring the corporate tax rate down. but here we sit, tonight or at least, sunday, we are number 1. >> the good news is that both parties are talking about it, now. and that's why i am hoping we can get something done. the president's been in office
over 3 years, it's time to act. >> should we hold our breath waiting? you are a doctor! >> i'm going to keep working on it. i want to get people back to work. >> senator, thank you. >> thank you. >> now, former speaker of the house, newt gingrich. the primary battle is on tuesday. and newt gingrich is campaigning in the badger state, where we caught up with him. nice to see you, mr. speaker. i want to ask, where are you? >> well, i'm at control's west, directly across the street from lam bow field. you of all people should be here. i think you are a shareholder like calista and me, aren't you? >> i am, indeed. i must confess, i'm a little bit jealous. but nonetheless, i'm in washington, where there is a lot of activity going on. let me start with what happened the other day. gas prices, of course, we have discussed this before, they are very high. the president wanted to cut the tax breaks to some of the big
oil companies. the republicans are opposed to it. why? because these are astronomical profits that these companies are having? >> well, you know, it's very strange. you get more of what you encourage. you get less of what you discourage. like most good lib remarks president obama wants to punish the people who provide goods and services and create jobs. it seems to be an ideological fixation. i would like to so us become the leading oil-producing country in the world. the president could do that. i am prepared to incentivize every business that creates jobs. as of april 1, the united states has the highest corporate tax rate in the world, higher than anybody else. it strikes me as kind of odd that the liberals who have given us the longest period of high unemployment since the great depression, the highest gas prices in history, they don't seem to get it. they keep wanting to punish the people -- we want to encourage.
i want companies producing more oil, not less. >> i don't consider it punishment when someone's getting special treatment and a break. i am not talk about this tax rate. i am talking about the fact that the oil companies get tax breaks that the rest of us can't have any use for, or don't get. let me give you an example. exxon mobil, $41.1 billion, up from 2010 by 35%. another one, shell, $30.9 billion, up 54% from 2010. what in the world do they need tax breaks for? they seem loaded itch first of all, the most tax breaks that the president's trying to take away don't go to those qusm companies. most of the tax breaks go to the independent who is do 85 or 90% of the exploration in the united states. you ought to be clear with this. you will notice that the president's not suggesting this he raise tacks on general electric, which is a company that paid no taxes in recent
years and whose president has been on the president's advisory board. so it's kind of highly selective of the president, who we wants to pick fights with. i favor encouraging american companies to develop american oil and gas. i favor getting the priefs gasoline down below $2.50 a gallon. do you that by encouraging exploration, encouraging development, encouraging building new refineries and frankly, by doing things like approving the keystone pipeline, which the president vetoed and encouraging development of the oil possibilities off of louisiana and techas, which the president has stopped. and opening up parts of alaska, which the president has stopped. so i have a plan which both creates american jobs, keeps it is money here in the united states and reduces the price of gasoline. the president doesn't do any of those things. >> i am all in favor of giving incentives to be competitive. but with the gas price so high, these tax breaks are paid for by
us. we see them in the form, i assume, of higher gas prices. these are not tax breaks that are -- are coming out of the president's pocket, they are coming out of the american taxpayer's pocket. >> except the fact is, most of the tax breaks you are talking about, in fact, are incentives for independent oil and gas exploration that. market would dry up without the incentives. you are asking people to go out and spend a lot of money drilling a hole to see whether or not they can produce oil or gas. we want more people doing that, not less. we want them to produce more resource, not fewer. frankly, i think this president has it backwards. he tells us, he wants to lower gas prices and then he goes on a war, attacking and accusing the very people who produce the gas scpleent natural gas he's talking about. they do this regularly. they have eight different agencies trying to figure out how to stop the natural gas companies from using fracking, the technique by which they
produce the enormous breakthrough in natural gas, which has brought the price of natural gas down from $7.97 a unit to $2.05. if we had the same reduction in gasoline twould be $1.13 a gallon. i am favor of following the same pattern with natural gas, where we have increased production dramatically and lowered prices as a consequence. >> let me go to the sanctions against iran's central bank. are these sanctions have any sort of -- sort of teeth? are they feckless in light of the fact that some countries are getting waivers? >> you know, i don't understand obama's idea of appeasement and weakness. if you are going to impose a sanction, how can it be a serious sanction, if you waive countries avoiding it? all have you to do is go, okay, i guess i have to change who i call. i think there are 10 countries, firemember correctly, 10
countries have been waived, so how can the sanctions have any teeth at all? they will do all of their business through those 10 countries. if you want serious sanctions, it has to apply to everybody. if have you partial sanctions, there are no sanctions at all. >> some countries like japan and south korea and india, the state department has given them relief from this because, from some of the sanctions, because they say they have reduced their demand on the iranian oil. the problem with that is they are going to get it somewhere else. and they are going to jack up the price, so it will cost us more money at the pump. >> yeah. see -- again, it doesn't make any sense to me. if they want a serious sanction against the central bank, they need to isolate it from the rest of the world financial market. if they are not going to be serious about tthey are being a nuisance, not a threat. but that's typical of the obama administration, which seems to do almost everything by half measure. >> israel, how must israel be
responding to the fact that the sanctions, there are waivers and some people get around them? >> you know, the israeli government has been saying very clearly, they are not going to tolerate an iranian nuclear weapon. from everything i can tell, they have plans that are very serious to do a range of things that may or may not be a bombing campaign. but there are going to be a number of things happening, i think in the not too distant future. the israelis will not risk losing their cities and suffering a second holocaust to an iranian nuclear weapon. to the degree that the president convinces them he is doing something real, i suspect they will be more patient. to the degree they think what he is doing is foolish and weak, that accelerates the time table to do something bold and dangerous. >> explain to me, why president obama submitted a budget, congressman paul ryan has submitted a budget and the senate has produced no budget. it stheems everyone needs to
produce a budget to have something on the table to negotiate. but if the senate has no budget, it stops the whole process so it stops everything from going forward, any attempt to negotiate. can you explain to me -- step out of the political field for a second -- explain to me, what -- why would senator harry reid not want a budget on the table to at least begin the discussion? >> li think there are... two reasons. first of all, i think the senate has not produced a budget in something like 900 days. so they have gone almost 3 years now without a budget. i think what happened was that their budget committee chairman, a democrat, found out he literally could not produce a budget. he could not get a majority of democrats to agree to bring anything forwards and they collapsed in failure. i think the problem they have is that the spending cuts that they would need are unacceptable to one wing of the democratic party and the tax increases that the liberals want are unacceptable to another wing of the
democratic party so they have melted down. so what you now have is a serious, responsible budget by paul ryan, a remarkable achievement, have you an obama fantasy wish list budget and have you nothing from the senate democrats. i think this will be one of the items which leads the senate democrats to be defeated this fall. when i go around the country, i find a very large majority of the american people wantitous get back to the kind of balanced budget we had when i was speaker. they are eager to see us get washington under control. and the senate democrats are, in a sense are eliminating themselves from serious consideration, as part of the government. >> isn't that part of the job? i mean,im not saying that they should agree with the republican budget or the president's budget -- >> yeah. >> isn't it in the job description that you do your work to help be a steward for our economy and our government. so i am having a really hard time understanding how everyone goes on a two-week vacation and
the budget in the senate, there is nothing from which anybody can debate, negotiate, agree or disagree, it just stops dead? >> a strong president who cared about a balanced budget would call the senate back into a special session and say to them, you are not going home until you produce a budget. they could make it stick. and the country would side with the president. the average american is going to be very uncomfortable knowing their democratic senator is part of a group that can't even write -- good or bad budget -- they kean even write a budget. i think that disqualifies them from contending to govern this country. i think it's a very serious mistake on their part. >> thank you. i hope you wander down highway 41 to appleton, only 25 miles away. >> come and joininous green bay sometime. >> i will. thank you, sir. straight ahead, voter protection? or voter suppression? new photo-i.d laws riling up
voters. why do some states have the laws and others do not? that answer's next. did the obama administration just torpedo israel? it looks that way to one of our guests. secrets about israel's possible strike in iran have just gone public -- very public. is the u.s. government the source of the leak? ambassador john bolton goes "on the record." patriotism or propaganda? singer katie perry taking heat for her latest video. why do people want to you boycott the popular rock star? hear more and see more of the video. don't miss this. ok, guys-- what's next ?
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>> greta: news that wisconsin is seismic. remember the protesters taking over the state capitol after the collective bargaining law was pass the? that was then. just hours ago, a federal judge in wisconsin today, ruling that part of the state's controversial collective barg ang law are unconstitutional. the judge siding with unions in two key area, ruling that annual recertification and a ban on automatic dues duction violated the workers' first amendment rights. that's really bad news for governor scott walker. today, more bad news for the
governor. wisconsin officially ordering a recall election against him, after more than 900,000 signatures were collected to force the recall. the recall election will be held in june. by the way, june us monday night, "on the record" will be on the road in wisconsin. we will get the latest on the recall election from the lieutenant governor kleefisch and governor mitt romney will be our guest record roar, live from wisconsin on monday night, at 10:00 p.m. eastern. right now, a blistering controversy, voter identification laws. are they to prevent voter fraud or to discriminate and discourage some from voting? we are months away from the 2012 election and a growing number of states are passing strict voter i.d. laws. >> reporter: greta, have you stopped and thought about how often we have to produce a photo-i.d. in our lives? you have to produce one in a
stewart checkpoint at any airport in america. >> have you to use an i.d. to get a library card at the library. for reasons of identity and proof of age, you certainly need an i.d. in a liquor store. you can't check into your hotel room without showing an i.d. first. and if you come to visit us here at fox news, it's 100% i.d. check. so what about when you vote? consider this n. 2001, there were only 14 states that had any voter i.d. laws on the books, none of which needed a photo-a.d, today, 30 states have laws and only a handful require a photo-i.d. we spoke with susan frederick in washington with a national conference of state legislators. >> there have been efforts over the past 5 to 7 years to pass a
federal voter i.d. law. none of the efforts have been successful for one reason or another. most recently, the senate has held hearings throughout the summer and into the dispawl as recently as january, examining voter i.d. laws in the state. there has not been legislation attach to the hearings. it's a steep-down look at what is happening in the state and registering their concern that there may be voter suppression issues that need to be looked at. >> reporter: voter identification has become a major issue in many state legislatures, pennsylvania became the most recent state to enact such a law. tell require voters here to present a strict photo oiivegdz before they can vote in november. so we cay came here to spiel speak with the secretary of the commonwealth. have you one of the more strict laws in proving your identity in the country. tell me, what happens? what champs now? what will happen in november?
>> i think it's been overplayed by the press because i have my photo i.d. card with me. >> reporter: your driver's license. >> when you go into vote in pennsylvania, you give the election worker your name and she finds your place and you sign your name and you get a ballot and guto vote. the only thing she doll now is look at your i.d. card and see if the face matches the picture on the card. it is not a verification of address or party affiliation. it is establishing for the election worker that you are who you say you are. >> reporter: if you don't have a driver's license or an i.d., you can get one for free? or are you making people purchase something? that's an issue in washington now in the supreme court? >> in pennsylvania, the department of transportation will issue non-driver votto i.d.s to anyone who has no other form of acceptable form in pennsylvania. >> reporter: 21 states have no
voter i.d. requirements. new york is one such state. in fact, the only time you will be pass is if the state can't identify you from your registration. the commissioner with the new york city board of elections. >> if a voter registered after 2003 and they never provided the board of elections with the last 4 digits of their social security number, driver's license or photo identification, they can provide an elections official with the information that is presented in a utility bill, a government check. those are the types of ways that we are able to identify a voter, that's to comply with the help america vote act. we have a voter requirement. but after a voter has voted once, they won't have to show that type of identification for subsequent elections, which is where the question comes in. >> reporter: critics say this is voter suppression. what do you say? >> the evidence doesn't support
that. there have been studies that doesn't support, that it doesn't suppress the vote. the university of delaware did a study. the university of nebraska at linkon also did a study and apparently, it doesn't have the negative effects that are being talked about. i believe the studies were valid. so, i also believe that the process has been in place for a number of years. and if there were disenfranchisement in the other 15 states that have had photo i.d. for a number of years, i think we would have heard about it? coming up, is it sabotage? did the obama administration try to sabotage israel's potential plans to strike iran? john bolton says yes. it is not every day, police pull over a real-life super hero -- well. sort of. why were police chasing the
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northern border to use an air field to attack the iranian nuclear weapons program. i do think that's part of a concerted effort by the obama administration to try to pressure israel, publicly, not to attack. it began when defense secretary panetta said 2 months ago that the likely thyme frame was april through june. i think that the balm recognizes the private efforts to pressure israel have probably failed and this is a way of doing it publicly. >> greta: there were lots of reports two months ago about how this is an impossible project for the israelis to get their f-15s all the way to the sites and get back. now we have read that they have bases in azerbaijan, they valid places to refuel and the distance is much shorter, so a much more appealing military effort and now this is effort. >> i hadn't been one to talk about the possibilities here. there are so many experts that
are convinced that israel's doesn't have the capability, stageing from azerbaijan is a game changer. one would expect that the iranians were not planning that possibility in their defensive preparation. so that's why leaking this information is not just pressure on israel, in effect, it's giving the information to iran and the rest of the world at the same time. i very much expect that if israel doesn't bend its knee to the obama administration here, they will leak other information. >> greta: wouldn't that have been obvious to iran? azerbaijan has had an economic relationship with israel, they buy a lot of their military hardware from israel. wouldn't that have been predictable, so this is not such a big surprise? >> well, azerbaijan is a muslim country. there are a lot of czaris in iran. so i think the iranians would be quite surprised that israel was
able to build enough of a relationship to be able to gain access rights to a base to attack another country, that's an act of war from azerbaijan. so whether they thought of the possibility, i don't know, but now it's in the public. >> greta: iran is shiite muslim? >> right. >> greta: azerbaijan has a substantial shiite muslim population. >> right. >> greta: why would azerbaijan be friendlier with israel than iran, why would they be chummy? >> there is some tension between the ethnic azarian and it is slight majority, 50% of the persian population. israel may have been exploiting that and the israeli weapons are a very attractive buy for azerbaijan, who are worried about iran and russia with putin, trying to reinsert russian hegemony.
>> greta: then you have the president, who -- we have sanctions, he has cranked up the sanctions on iran, hour the state department is giving a little leeway to jaknow -- japan and india and some of the european nations are getting a pass. president obama thinks that tameline is longer than the israelis do. >> the sanks policy by the administration is more blew smoke and mironnors than substance. i think the president's worried about the effect of the sanctions on gas prices at the pump in america, than he is about pressuring iran. i think it's his political future that is most of his top of his mine. i think he wors more about a strike than israel. >> greta: what do you think of the whispering we caught on the mike with russia? in which he said that after the election, he will have more frexibility?
>> i think it's reprehensible. it's all about him. it is not that the country's in, that we postpone new yorks. it's give me a little space and i will be more flexible toward you once the election is over. now, he doesn't need the flexibility to be tough or russia. he needs it to be able to give more away. to me, that's a fire bell in the night that voters really need to consider. if he does it here who, else is he doing it with? >> he will have a new person to deal with shortly. a new president putin. we'll see what happens from that. thank you. >> thank you. >> greta: five police officers, just murdered. mexico is a war zone. who would be brave enough to go in with a camera? our next guest is. he has seen it and it's all on camera. a katie perry boycott? perry coming under heavy fire from her latest music video. why are critics taking aim at her? don't miss this video, just 2 minutes awasm
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the mega-million jackpot at the top of the hour? we have been telling you this almost every night for 3 years -- mexico, no one is safe, even in the place. five policemen were gunned down in harwees. mexico's deadly drug cartel violence is spilling over the border into the united states. so is anyone paying attention? filmmaker charlie minn is. he made a documentary called "murder capitol of the world." >> just the amount of corruption corruption -- and that corruption has been there for... decades. sometimes the officers have to take bribes because that's the only way to survive -- take the bribe or you are killed. >> greta: charlie minn is here. nice to see you.
i don't know if the word "enjoy," i don't know how you can enjoy watching a horrible crisis, right next door. how bad is it? >> really bad, greta. in 20 terngs there were more murders in juarez than the 9/11 attacks. since 2008, we have been more murders in juarez than both the wars in iraq and afghanistan together. >> greta: why do you think that we seem to be looking the other way? this is right next door. there are other parts of the world, we are deeply involved. but this is right next door. >> it's a great question. i am not sure why it's so overlooked. the innocence of the mexican people need to be paid attention. to all the priority seems to be in the middle-east in the country and in the world. that has merit, obviously, the middle-east and all of that. but for some reason, president obama has yawned at the mexico situation. >> greta: president calderon in december of 2006, he declared a
war on drugs. any luck? >> no! i mean, probably it's the worst decision in mexico history. he declared war on the cartels, 10 days into his campaign. we have had over 50,000 dead on the cartels. it's backfired on him. >> greta: is there corruption within -- i know -- i know that the police force, there are many good -- good police officers, and many corrupted. in the government, calderon government, is there any evidence of corruption? >> not directly. but the $64,000 question, is president calderon collaborating or putting on the greatest acting job for 6 years. >> greta: there is some question -- you think he could be working with the cartels? >> absolutely. the drug cartels are probably the most powerful organization in mexico, right now. they bought up the government nmy opinion, the police, the army. we don't know who is who in mexico. it's the saddest story in the world today, greta. >> greta: one of the things we talked about is chapel guzman, who is he? >> the biggest drug lord in the
world, in my opinion. the leader of the cartel and just recently, we talked about this, before the show, four or five months ago, his wife delivered twins in los angeles and people are wondering if he's the greatest drug lord in the world, why wasn't his wife questioned or held at the hospital? >> greta: and he -- he escaped prison how many years ago? >> 10 years ago in a laundry bin. >> greta: and he's rich! >> he's in forbes magazine. a lot of people people have criticize forbes magazine, where they are glorifying criminals. the drug lords are idolized by the youth. smed instead of soccer players, act ares on, singers, it's the drug lords, actually. >> greta: why don't we see all the murders in juarez in el paso? they are separated by a line, imaginary, but just by the border? >> el paso, texas, is my second home, a beautiful city. two years ago, el paso had 5
murders and juarez had thrent 11 border's the murder capitol. president fox, the former president of mexico, believes that the u.s. government is conspiring with the cartels to stay out of certain areas, why is el paso so safe and why is laredo so safe and across the border, it's so dangerous? it's an interesting question? how much has the cartel business been exported to other parts of the world, other than the united states? >> the influence of chapo guzman is extreme. he's in europe, asia, central america. guatamala's going through a horrendous situation. they are all over the place. but they are mainly in mexico, all 31 states are affected in the country of mexico? where is elchapo? his wife gave birth to twins in los angeles. where is he suspected? >> i don't know where he is.
he could be in the united states. he could be in the area where he is from. nobody knows where he is. >> greta: they do the most vicious, viulent, beheadings, shootings. it doesn't stop. it opens in times quar and los angeles and across the country itch it's playing at the harkensville in tempe, arizona. and it comes to d.c. on friday, april 6, to the washington, d.c. area. i go after the white house quite a bit on that one. >> greta: thank you. straight ahead, do you think being a super hero gives you a license to speed? want so fast, batman. why why was the caped crusadener greetings from the windy city of chicago. people here sure are friendly but some have had a hard time understanding my accent. so to make sure people get every word of the geico savings message i've been practicing how to talk like a true chicagoan. switching to geico could save
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>> greta: time for last call. fasten your seat belts. actor charlie sheen has a new job. >> this morning charlie sheen said he cringes when he watches footage of his crazy rant from last year. now... you sheen said he's moved on and focusing on his new career as a jet blue pilot. >> greta: that is horrible. that is yur last call. thank you for being with us tonight. make sure you go to greta wire.com. monday night we'll be live from wisconsin. don't miss thachl we'll see you 10:00 p.m. easter >> i might buy the network. demand it.