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a base. ends monday. to learn more, go to sleepnumber.com. ♪ maria: good sunday morning, everyone. welcome to sunday morning futures. i'm maria bartiromo. coming up, was it an order from the ccp, secretary of state antony blinken tweets out that the u.s.ta stands with hong kong only to take it down soon after. coming up, former secretary of state mike pompeo is here on the china threat and the consequences to come from handing over there strategically located and fortified bagram airbase to the taliban as congressman michael mccall told us on this program last week. >> thegr reason why it is so
important is because it's a national security asset for the united states or it was so the taliban take it over, this provided eyes and ears not only in afghanistan, but china, russia and iran. they are now emboldened. we can't see. we're going dark now and that's very dangerous. the administration talks about over-the-horizon capabilities. this is like six, eight hours away in qatar, uae. bagram, the loss of bag rap, i can't -- bagram, i can't emphasize how destructive this is. maria: as the biden administration promises green cars for afghan refugees, the southern border is overflowing with migrants. there are 15,000 people waiting to apprehended under one bridge in del-rio, texas. joe biden's refusal to close the border as terrorist want-to-bees
join the fight, as michael waltz predicted last week. > we are on a road to a futue attack. the samewe team that's around biden was around obama that yanked out of iraq and led to the rise of the isis caliphate. i think you're going to see that in the next year with al-qaida 3.0 partnered with hakani and the taliban. maria: coming up, texas senator ted cruz on the consequences of wide open borders and gibbing victories to -- giving victories to adversaries. plus john durham issuing an indictment to a hillary clinton lawyer. eric trump, the first one to take the calls from reporters about the phony narrative is here with his never before told side of thes story. then, the democrats are trying hard to change the conversation as nancy pelosi scrambles to find the votes she needs for the
5 and-a-half trillion dollar spending plan. house budget committee ranking member jason smith on the democrat disarray on the tax and spend plan, all that right now as we look ahead on sunday morning futures. ♪ maria: butut first, this mornig the u.s. military reports that a u.s. drone strike mistakenly killed innocents instead of intended targets, 10 civilians dead including seven children in kabul last month, not two isis-k fighters which the pentagon originally told us. kentucky senator rand paul asked secretary of state antony blinken about the strike on tuesday. watch. >> the guy that the biden administration drone, was he an aide worker or isis-k operative.
>> the administration is of course reviewing that strike and i'm sure that a full assessment will be forth coming. >> you don't know if it was an aide worker or isis-k object pray testify. >> i can't -- operative. >> i can't speak to that. >> you don't know or won't tell us? >> i don't know. we'ree reviewing it. maria: joining me now is the former secretary of state mike pompeo. good to see you this morning. good morning to you. >> good morning, maria. thanks for having me on the show this morning. maria: your thoughts on that missed target drone strike killing civilians, innocents. the latest upset from this withdrawal from afghanistan that was obviously botched and not planned. >> n well, maria, it's obviousy a tragedy that civilians were killed. to those families and those
around them, their friends, my apologies, we pray for them. this is another example. looks like they were in a rush, anthey were in a hurry. you could see the political pressure. if there's oneus thing that droe the failed evacuation was the arbitrary political deadline that president biden set, the arbitrary cap on the number of troops that could be there so we could secure american departure and the departure of our equipment. these were political p decisions driven to the military. president biden said we're going to strike back at those that killed the 13 americans and we had a strike that clearly failed to deliver to protect america and killed civilians. this is another piece of an sevacuation that was driven by politics and not putting america first and america's national security. maria: yeah. that's right. he wanted to have good headlines on september 11th to say i brought everybody home no matter what it took. secretary, how do we get out of this at this point? we know there are long-term consequences for abandoning
bagram airbase, secretary blinken was interrogated over the last week in those hearings. what's next? how do we get out of this and what is the future as a result of this misstep? >> so it's very difficult to imagine how this administration is going to turn it around because they seem so deeply desirous of just making this go aaway. as if there weren't still americans that are being held hostage by the taliban inside of afghanistan, if we still didn't have promises out to those that helped us over the past 20 years. they want it to go away. i don't see how the biden administration gets back from this space. i hope they'll begin to recognize their credibility around the world was damaged deeply by how they executed this withdrawal, the failure to work alongside allies, make sure we got our allies and friends out of the country and that we have abandoned a partner in a way that didn't deliver on security for our friends in the region as
well. they need to show, they need to find places they can show real resolve, determination, make clear we're not going back to what we were doing in the last eight years of the obama administration which is weakness on the world stage. if they'll do those things, we can improve our lot in afghanistan and the ability to counter terrorism in that region and there are a handful of tactical things. there are fighters in afghanistan, we should provide moral support to them as well. this was a takeover by a group of terrorists and we should make doubly sure that we never recognize the taliban as the rightful leaders of afghanistan. maria: well, this is a really important point that you're making because this is what i've been saying the last few weeks. this was a coup. the taliban came and took over afghanistan. are we supposed to be recognizing them as a real government given the fact that this is a group of terrorists who are attached to other terrorists like al-qaida and they just pulled off a coup. >> yeah, there's no way we should recognize them.
think about this. i heard secretary blinken saying there was no plan. there was a he detailed plan. they chose to tear it up and put a political constraint where we had a conditions based security imodel for how we were approaching the risk from terrorism in h afghanistan. just very different ways of dethinking about the problem set and so when you talk about this coup, this takeover, we tried to get all the players at the table. we had women's groups, ngos, the taliban, folks from the north, the afghan government itself, all at the table trying to get a transition where we could some day, maybe it would be 10 years, to get reconciliation among the afghans. they just permitted the taliban to he throw all of that away, to throw normal diplomacy away and allow terrorists to take over the country. we shouldn't recognize them and most importantly, what i most worry about, i think there may be american taxpayer dollars theaded to the taliban as well. we will pay them, bribe them,
coerce them, using u.s. taxpayer dollars to convince the taliban to allow americans out or something elsewhere we have no leverage today because of the decisions the administration made. maria: they've already been going through pallets of cash that we left behind, as well as $86 billion in weaponry. was that a payment for the taliban? do you think we t are going to send aid to the taliban? i mean, it's absolutely extraordinary that the united states of america is being held hostage by a terrorist group and we're supposed to make believe we
think they are the rightful government of afghanistan. >> maria, the folks that are around president biden today in his white house, talking about foreign policy, are the same leaders that sent $150 billion, pallets of cash to the iranians who are hosting senior al-qaida leadership today, they reversed
the trump administration policy and are paying the folks in the west bank who are conducting terror and paying martyrs to kill people inside of israel. it wouldn't surprise me if this administration wouldn't blanche of paying the taliban, the violators of human rights, if they use american taxpayer resources to exert leverage. maria: china is waiting in the wings. we've been reporting that we understand china is negotiating a status of forces agreement to move into the bagram airbase. so strategically located, near china, a very short distance from where the uyghurs are locked up in the xinjiang region, a short distance from where china is expanding its nuclear facility and you'vee got this tweet from antony blinken. i want to show you this tweet, put it up on the screen. in this tweet he says we stand with the people of hong kong and continue to support their human
rights t and fundamental freedo. short time after this was posted, the state department took it down. they said it was a mistake, the tweet was meant for somebody aselse and this tweet was put up and obviously that he key sentence was taken out. we stand with the people of hong kong and continue to support their human rights and fun mental freedoms was not in the replaced tweet of antony blinken and instead it was put into the spokesperson's tweet, ned price. your thoughts on what went on here. did the ccp pressure the u.s. government to not say we're standing with hong kong. do we stand with hong kong? >> well, the simple answer to the last question iss the most important one. the statement that secretary thblinken originally put out is absolutely true, the united states must stand with the people of hong kong, every day, always. we must demand that their rightful place -- that the chinese communist party agreed to for 50 years be restored. doesn't appear that's where the
chinese communist party is standing. the united states must continue to stand with them as we do with jthe people of taiwan. i don't know why the original tweet was taken down. it was perfectly in line with i believe the united states' policy should be. so i don't know. i don't know if it was the craziness that can happen inside the state department's bureaucracy. i saw that. i can't tell what you the administrative challenge was. as a matter for protecting 34er7bs and putting -- americans and putting our country first, the simple statement that we stand with the people of hong kong should seem pretty straightforward. maria: even as the global times, the mouth piece for the ccp is promising that the u.s. uis going to see another terrorist attack on its own soil in a different tweet. why was the state department runningen this afghanistan operation and not the u.s. military? i know that under your watch, you created a special unit that could have played a significant role in terms of the evacuation
effort but a senior state department official tells us that they disbanded that unit. all in the face of americans being left behind. >> maria, we did create a unit. it was really well done. it was an important team we put together. it was in response to what i had seen whenpo i was a young congressman he when we saw an american diplomat killed in benghazi, libya. we need to put resources on the ground. this administration will have to explain why they didn't want to follow us down that path. look, as for why the state department was in charge, it temakes sense to put the state department in charge of getting diplomats and resources out. but more importantly than who is in charge, in the end the commander in chief is in charge. itnd was president biden's responsibility to provide the resources and the political freedom and the space for our military and our state department to make sure we got
every american out. every american. diplomat, citizen and personnel and they similarly failed to do that and our failing to do that as we sit here today. maria: real quick before we go, it is u.n. assembly week this week in new york, the next two weeks, the u.n. general assembly begins with president biden speaking. he whim be standing there there with allies and adversaries. what are they saying about this debaclenn as the u.s. announcesa deal with australia. avis that a positive? >> well, i'm happy about that. it's a good decision. the australians, i think it will be a great for the alliance between the united states and the quad g and this deal was wih the australians and the united kingdom. good on the administration for making that happen. those submarines will prove important in deterring chinese
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not on behalf of any client, in fact, clinton was paying him. it was eric trump who heard from reporters first who leaked the made up story. eric joins me now, he is the executive vice president of the etrump organization and of coure president trump's son. it's good to see you this morning. thank you very much for being here. were you surprised to see john durham come out with that indictment this week? >> i was, maria. i remember this story like it was yesterday. i got an e-mail from the new york times, this was september 28th of 2016, saying that we had servers connected, trump organization had servers connected to a russia bank funded by few continue. putin. i said no we don't. theyon said yes we do. we got a tip. i didn't know until durham indicted michael two days ago that this whole thing was actually done by w the clinton campaign. we had no idea where it came from. we worked with the fbi for a year, a year of and-a-half, all
our it vendors worked with the fbi. they wanted a headline in the new york times or washington post saying donald trump or the trump organization under investigation by the fbi for ties with russia which is exactly what they got for the two yearsac that went past that, pulitzer prizes were won by writers all over the country for their great reporting on the collusion between trump and russia. we know it was funded by hillary clinton. it's an absolute disgrace, makes our country look like a banana republic and it shouldn't have happened. maria: once again, it was the democrats actually colludingga with russia, nancy pelosi dealings with russia, hillary clinton accepting $145 million from a russian company. they were doing what they were charging donald trump to be doing and creating an entire media scandal across the country
where people were saying trump colluded. >> well, that's exactly right. where is hillary clinton, where is her voice? you better believe if donald trump's lawyers were making up lies to try to smear a campaign, you better believe he would be on every paper around the world. why isn't she answering the questions? thee paid for a person -- she paid for a person, a lawyer from one ofr the biggest law firms in the country to go in and lie to thee fbi. that's what she did. guess what? no one rings her doorbell, no one asks a question or her and that's the problem with the democrats. the problem with the democrats is they dig so deep that they always find themself and the reason i'm frustrated about this, every single day since my father ran for president, my father and our entire family and our company has been under investigation every single day vewe get subpoena after subpoena after subpoena by -- i mean, they weaponize the entire system in this country, they weaponize
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>> it's a requirement for people take in a business with more than 100 people, it is not a requirement for migrants at the southern border. why? >> that's correct. maria: that's correct. no checking on covid at the border. we are back with eric trump, the executive vice president of the trump organization. that was white house press
secretary jen psaki admitting that biden vaccine mandates do not apply to migrants at the southern border. i wanted to bring this up with you because you no on day one when joe biden got into office he reversed all of president trump's border policies and look what we've got this morning. senator ted cruz will join us in a little while. he shared this footage of now we're up to 15,000 migrants standing under this one bridge in del-rio, texas on thursday and friday. the number is now all the way up to nearly 15,000. ted cruz said border patrol has not tested any of them for covid-19. your reaction, eight months into this new presidency. >> my reaction is just the irony, maria. you remember the story very well, trump is putting people in cages, obama built the cages they were talking about. trump is putting people in cages, you look at this mess and people ignore it. they stopped the construction of the wall which worked just
tremendously well. i mean, this administration is a mess and in terms of the covid shot, you also have to remember the executive branch is getting the covid shot, congress isn't required to get the covid shot. illegal immigrants aren't required to get the covid shot. small businesses in the country are. they're failing at everything they're doing. they failed in afghanistan, failing with the military, failing with frankly our economy. we've got rampant inflation. people can't get workers. manufacturers are leaving again because it's getting more expensive to manufacture so that everything my father did is kind of getting reversed. i mean, i could go down the list. this guy is an absolute disaster. you saw what happened with france. you just reported on it, we're losing the respect of our allies around the world. that's the most damaging thing that can happen in the united states of america. maria: yet the attacks keep on coming from the left as they continue to charge any defectors, any detractors with
exactly what they're doing. the democrat party of course has been hijacked by the progressives and listen to what nancy pelosi said this week about the gop, same story. watch. >> the republican party, the grand old party made tremendous contributions to our country, founded by lincoln but over the years tremendous contribution to our country. don't let your party be hijacked by a cult. this is not conservative which is of course more than legitimate position to hold. this is radical right wing off the spectrum, anti-government. maria: just as they pushed through new voting laws, eric, that they want to federalize elections and you can't say anything about it because social media is on their side. we saw what happened to nicki minaj this week, she is facing backlash for tweeting to her 22
million followers that a friend of her cousin had issues with the vaccine and now they're trying to cancel her. >> well, that's exactly right. had they try to cancel everybody. they have weaponized the system. they have weaponized the media and legal system and judicial system and the military. they've weaponized the hospital system, the medical system in this country. you go down the line, they do weaponize these systems. if you speak out against them, if you disagree with them, they cancel you. they try and arrest you. they try and prosecute you. it's amazing kind of the unjustness in this country. america was always this country that stood for equal weights of justice on both sides. it's a national symbol of ours, the scales of justice. we don't have that anymore. the way the left is treated versus the way the right is
treated isn't even comparable right now, it's because they weaponized all of these systems. it has to stop. it reminds me of a banana republic. this isn't the united states of america that we're looking at right now. it has to change. it has to change really quickly. maria: all of this as china is waiting in the wings, hoping to overtake the united states. eric, let me ask you. i think your father came too close to the fire in terms of corruption. the corruption fire. he figured it out real quick there was incredible corruption. once he figured it out and started talking about it they wanted him out. do you want your father to run again? >> you know, i do. honestly, he's the only person who can save this country. it's an incredibly corrupt system. i see it every day. my father returned respect to the country, returned the greatest economy, rebuilt the military. america was prosperous and respected and under this guy, i mean, what's happening in washington is truly -- i hate to
use the word -- it's a clown show. it's an absolute clown show. this country deserves better. this goes beyond democrats versus republicans. this is just a pure american red, white and blue. we deserve better, maria. maria: eric, thank you so much. we're going to take a break because 10 war planes entered taiwan this week. we're going to tell you about it. eric trump thank you very much for being here this morning. for being here this morning. we'll be right back. yeah, i mean the thing is, people like geico because it's just easy. bundling for example. you've got car insurance here. and home insurance here. why not... schuuuuzp.. put them together. save even more. some things are just better together, aren't they? like tea and crumpets. but you wouldn't bundle just anything. like, say... a porcupine in a balloon factory. no. that'd be a mess. i mean for starters, porcupines are famously no good in a team setting. geico. save even more when bundle home and car insurance. the best things america makes
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>> as recently as yesterday, in mid-sentence, he was cut off by someone in the white house who makes the decision that the president of the united states is not speaking correctly. so i'd like to know who this person is. is this a puppeteer act if you would and we need to know who is in charge and who is making these decisions and the only way we're going to get that is when we have people like you come in and answer questions. who made the decisions on this? was it the president of the united states? >> ultimately, the president makes the decisions, that's correct. maria: that was idaho senator robert rishe grilling secretary of state antony blinken on tuesday over who is really calling the shots at the white house and if it is president biden what should the accountability be for the deaths of 13 u.s. service members abandoning americans in afghanistan and creating a safe
haven for terrorist groups like al-qaida and isis in afghanistan. texas senator ted cruz also interrogated blinken this past week and got him to admit that the state department did give the taliban what's akin to achilles of americans and allies as they walked out. he joins me right now. good morning. it's good to see you. thanks very much for being with us. >> good morning, maria. good to be with you. maria: i want to get your take on some of the things that you zeroed in on with the secretary but first your thoughts on what we heard from your colleague in terms of who is making the decisions. president biden's microphone apparently looked like it was cut off at one point this past week. do you believe he's making these decisions on afghanistan and these leadership missteps? >> well, i would say it's a disturbing pattern where it seems they cut off his microphone any time he might say something his handlerring don't want.
there's no doubt that president biden's capacity is severely diminished and white house handlers amplified that i'm impression when they keep him locked up in a basement all day long. whether it is biden himself or the political operatives around him, every decision about afghanistan and sadly about just about every foreign policy and domestic policy issue that's come before this white house has been decided as a matter of pure politics. when it comes to afghanistan, joe biden and his administration have presided over the worst foreign policy catastrophe in a generation. they put politics in front of everything else. they abandoned americans behind enemy lines. and it was a disaster. we were routed there because joe biden surrendered. he surrendered the bagram airfield to the taliban. he fled and left hundreds if not thousands of americans in harm's way. and we are going to be paying the price, our nation is going
to pay the price for the president's weakness and incompetence for years to come. maria: senator, i've got to ask you about general mark milley. you will get the chance to question him in about a week when he testifies in front of your committee. what do you want to know? and let me just point out that this past week we had some major stories happening. there were chinese war ships spotted sailing just outside of u.s. coastal waters in alaska, off a of alaska. you also had chinese military ships entering the space of taiwan. there's an op-ed in the journal this past week, how to stop china from invading taiwan. your thoughts on the china element here and what exactly general milley was doing when talking to his counterparts there. >> yeah, well, listen, i've known general milley for about a decade now. i've always liked and respected general milley.
i knew him ever since he was a three star general, the commanding general at fort hood in texas a. i have to say general milley is a capable guy but he's someone who responds to whoever is in power. when donald trump was president he was very, very close to donald trump. he did what trump wanted. as soon as joe biden came into power, it was dizzying how quickly milley spun around and i got to say, milley's conduct in afghanistan, the disaster of afghanistan, abandoned bagram, abandoning americans behind, there are a lot of reasons general milley and secretary austin and ultimately president biden and kamala harris need to be held to account. but the report this past week that general milley called the lead general in china and a said that he would prevent president trump from carrying out any military orders, i very much hope that report is not true. bob woodward includes it in the book. i don't know if woodward's quote is accurate or not.
i think general milley deserves the benefit of the doubt, he deserves the chance to address it and answer is that quote true, is that what you said. if it isn't, woodward should be ashamed. if it is, then milley would have committed a gross dereliction of duty, he would have violated the chain of command. under our constitution, there is one commander in chief and it is not for the military generals to reach out to our enemies and defy the commander in chief. i hope the quote didn't happen. i hope general milley clearly and unequivocally denies it but he deserves the chance to address whether that charge is true or of not. maria: and what about china? what about the threat of china? will we see china move into taiwan? this has been talked about for some time and now we're looking at military jets there. >> so, maria, i have said for a long time that i think china is the single greatest geopolitical threat facing the united states for the next century. and one of -- we talked a minute
ago about the consequences of afghanistan, of the disaster, of the failure of biden's weakness. every enemy across the globe saw that weakness and they took the measure of the man. xi in china is watching how america be office and they're taking the measure of the man in the oval office and unfortunately i believe the chances of a chinese amphibious assault on taiwan have increased 10-fold in the last month because as xi has looked at biden, i fear that xi has made the determination that biden is too weak and too unable to do anything, that this is now a ripe opportunity for china to move militarily on taiwan. if that happens, it would be utterly disastrous but weakness invites aggression. the way you protect taiwan and i think we should absolutely he protect taiwan, is you protect it through strength. you didn't see china moving on taiwan when president trump was in the white house because they knew they had a president who
would stand up to them. when you have a president who rolls over for everything, it only invites the bad guys to do worse and worse things. maria: unbelievable. real quick before you go, senator, with all of these crises under folding, whether it's afghanistan, china, and the threat that it poses, the wide open border, you've got the biden administration trying to change the conversation. they are pushing through this 5 and-a-half trillion dollar spending package. will they get it through? will we see all of our taxes go higher as a result of all of this? they want to change the economy fundamentally with this green new economy. >> look, you are right, this is the bernie sanders budget. bernie sanders is a wide-eyed and admitted socialist. he says this is the most transformational bill in a generation. he means it. it is trillions in spending. it is trillions in new taxes. it is the green new deal. it is -- everyone who pays taxes
in america will see their taxes go up under this massive proposal, individual taxes are going up, corporate taxes are going up, small business taxes are going up, capital gains taxes are going up. the death had tax is going up. seniors are getting hammered, seniors, ranchers, small businesses. it is disastrous. whether it passes or not will depend on 50 democrats in the senate, do they get joe manchin and kyrsten sinema to go along? i can tell you chuck schumer is putting a world of hurt and pressure on the two of them. i hope they stand their ground that they have demonstrated some real courage so far, standing up to the crazies in their party. but you put your finger on what the white house is trying to do. they want to change the topic from afghanistan. it's why biden issued this completely illegal and unconstitutional vaccine mandate because he wanted to change the topic from the disaster in afghanistan, the vaccine mandate is going to be struck down in court. they know that. but the president is defying the
law because he wanted the press to start defending him and stop talking about the disasters in afghanistan and he's counting on a bunch of big businesses in particular forcing their employees to comply before the matter is ever adjudicated and before the order of its struck down. maria: senator, good to have you with us. we'll be watching the developments. thanks so much. >> thank you, maria. maria: senator ted cruz today in texas. up next, joe biden and the democrats want to spend $7 trillion next year. the ranking member of the budget committee is here, congressman jason smith, on how high your taxes are going to pay for it. ice cream is like whooping cough,
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pushing through their economic agenda including spending $5 trillion on a green new economy. joining me right now to discuss how you will end up paying for this by your higher taxes, the ranking member on the house budget committee, congressman jason smith. congressman, it's always good to see you. thanks very much for being leer sthis morning. >> great to be here. thanks for having me, maria. maria: where are we on this at this point? we had 13 committees do their own markups of nancy pelosi's reconciliation bill. what did we learn in those markups and tell me where this process stands today. >> i mean, maria, the tax and spending bill that we have before us is the largest spending bill that will ever be taken up in the history of this country. they say it's 3 and-a-half trillion dollars worth of spending. what has happened in the last two weeks in the markups amongst the 13 different committees actually has $4.3 trillion in direct spending but because of
using budget gimmicks it's actually 7 to $8 trillion worth of spending but what's even worse, maria, is the tax increases. you have $2.1 trillion worth of tax increases in this legislation over a trillion dollars in tax increases on families, a trillion worth of taxes on small businesses, and job creators. in fact, the tax increases will be so bad that our job creators in the united states will pay a higher tax burden than those in communist china. and when you look at all the spending that's within this bill, you're talking about record amounts of spending when we're already facing the highest inflation in 40 years. you talk about the price increases that everyday americans are going to have to put food on their table, clothes on their backs or gas in their cars, this bill will only make
it worse. maria: so nancy pelosi has pushed out a vote in the next couple of weeks. i know she wants to get infrastructure voted on by the end of september. but you've had some pushback among democrats throughout these last 13 committees. walk us through some of the things in this bill that strike you most and where the pushback was from democrats. >> well, what it is, it's the american public, maria, are starting to figure out what's in this bill and they're calling their members of congress, their senators, and that's why you're seeing democrat members starting to fill -- feel the pain of what they're hearing back home. think about this. this bill is all about bogive-aways to the wealthy. you know, the democrat party has always said that they are the party of the working class and the low income. but let me tell you, if you look at the passed election where wall street spent millions of dollars to elect joe biden and when the ten most wealthy
congressional districts in the nation are occupied by some of the most liberal democrat members in congress, it tells you why they're doing this. this bill is all about rewarding their political friends, allies and donors. tax breaks to millionaires for their million dollar homes. you're talk about -- maria: that's a good point. let's take a break. i want to zero in on this. i know there's $200 millional ao a park near nancy pelosi's house in san francisco. let's take a break and zero in on some of the things you've got democrats pushing back on. we're talking one, two! one, two, three! only pay for what you need! with customized car insurance from liberty mutual! nothing rhymes with liberty mutual. only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪ it's another day. and anything could happen.
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house budget commit at this moment congressman, -- committee. i think our audience wants to know if infrastructure is going to pass without reconciliation, if these two bills are tied, i want to get to that in a second. first, we want to drill down on the spending. a moment ago you said $7 trillion and i said as well, looking at the reconciliation and the infrastructure package. how do you get to the 7 and $8 trillion number that the democrats want to spend? walk us through that. >> absolutely, maria. there's $4.3 trillion in direct immediate spending that falls within what was just marked up in the last two weeks amongst the 13 committees. where you get to the 7 or $8 trillion, it's hard to even calculate, is that the house democrats and the senate democrats are using these budget gimmicks and budget tools saying these programs will all sunset by the year 2024 or 2025 when you know as well as i do, once the barn -- once the horse gets out of the barn, you can't get
it back in. once you squeeze thefoot the toe out of the contain aer, you can't get it back in. that's why you'll see the true cost being 7 and-a-half to $8 trillion. maria: thesese numbers are mind boggling really, congressman, they are. zero in on this specific bill and will this get through or will infrastructure get jammed up with it? because you're talking about subsidies for like you said wealthy people in san francisco that, $200 million earmarked for a park. you also have 109 billion on amnesty to make illegals get green cards and become legal, right? >> yeah. the spending is so outrageous, if the american people knew everything in it, the $109 billion to get amnesty to 10 million illegals. it provides all types of federal benefits, free college. when we see what's going on at
the border crisis right now, maria, this only fuels the fire, only makes it worse. think about this. in the amount of spending, if this bill is enacted what's already been spending,s that would be in the last 18 months the entire wages of all americans. maria: congressman, it's incredible. incredible. thank you so much, jason let's go walter! after you. walter, twelve o' clock. get em boy! [cows mooing]
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