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principles of moving your fellow man of caring about your neighbor and god given talents to the utmost so you become valuable to the people around you. of having values and principles that guide your life. and if we do that, not only will we remain a pinnacle nation, but we will truly have one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. thank you very much. [applaus [applause] >> you've been listening to dr. ben carson speaking the final day of cpac and let's bring in steve hayes quickly the senior writer at the weekly standard for his take on it. one of many phrases that stood out, steven, if you magically put me into the white house. what do you think? >> yeah, it was a tease, right? and he let the crowd get all amped up after he said that and walked back, no, no, no, that's not going to happen. i think the white house talk is probably premature, but you
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see why somebody like ben carson and ben carson in particular has such mass appeal. people are excited he's saying these things in sort of an uncomplicated straight forward way and there's a lot of, i think, desire for that kind of communication right now. >> gregg: how about basically he was saying look, half the people in america don't pay taxes, income taxes, they have no skin in the game. i mean, that was palblum for the audience. >> and one of the most interesting sections of the speech when he talked about the need for charity and how government, a big government often comes in and takes up the functions of the civil society in a way that's not healthy for the broader society. . >> gregg: all right. steven hayes thank you very very much. appreciate it. >> thanks, guys. >> gregg: my favorite line, economics is not brain surgery. >> heather: yes. >> gregg: of course, he's a neuro brain surgeon. >> heather: he was an exciting speaker, i must say.
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>> gregg: he wasn't using a teleprompter i don't think. it was amazing and the crowd seems to love dr. ben carson. all right, thanks for watching our coverage of the conservative political action conference. >> heather: and now to bulls and bears that starts right now. >> conservatives at cpac calling for tax cuts, but the president telling republicans, they can hike them or take a hike in budget cuts . senate democrats are on his side, pushing one trillion in new taxings. is this why 7 out of 10 bosses are not hiring. this is bums and bears we'll get right to it. the bums and bears, to bin and jonas and john back from his mountain climb and jamull green. >> democrats are still pushing tax hikings.
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is that why the companies are not hiring? >> absolutely. alm they -- all they have to do is look at history or the state nearby. on the state lemp, - level. the states that grow the most jobs are the ones without income tax. we have had this discussion many times. every time we cut taxes, the economy has grown whether on the left with president kennedy or left with reagan. the left said clinton raised taxes and what is often ignored, clinton cut the capitol gains tax and he cut spending as a percentage of gdp. the obama administration want to go the opposite way, if they do they will make fdr a libitarian. >> jamull is it good or bad
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for the economy? >> i don't think the president said that they should take a hike if the tax hikings don't happen. our biggest problem are the spending cuts . bigger than that are the job losses, and so i am going to talk about tax cuts, a huge one to see happen the government should give tax cut to companies so they can hire new workerings, spending cuts and focusing on the deficit, that is moving us in the wronging direction. if we want to talk about tax cuts, give the corporations that are sitting on records and the dow closed at record highs, give them a tax cut to hire new workers. >> toby, tax hikings are the issue here. this is what dems are calling for. is this the time with the recovery, so, so iffy to do that? >> no remember the president
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said if you don't go up the tax hikes, i am not do a budget. you can't say he is not playing games here. we created the most jobs in '95 to 2000 in that time frame. were we cutting taxes or paying companies to hire people with tax credits, no? >> you hire somebody that is an investment and when we make an investment, that allowed people to say if my investment is successful, and then we'll generate capt cament. we don't need tax credits. you hire because of the good investment. jon as. do you need tax hikings even in the tepid recover? >> we already had tax increases this year and some of them are on hiring and the pay roll tax returning to the same level. there is drags on the economy and we'll need more taxes to close the gaps. companies would like taxes to
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be low but also don'tment -- don't want to collapse the economy. theymentment economy to grow and not go broke and some mix of spending cuts and tax increases will hopefully lead us down the path but not the japan path. i don't know which plan is better. they are both magic in my opinion. one wants taxes raised and the other want to lower it twitch percent like that is going to balance the budget. i don't know which one is working. >> johnathon, you took a hike up a big mountain, should taxings go up? >> no, they shouldn't unless they are paying off the debt. we are raising a trillion in taxes according to the democratic proposal. you are only raising taxes to
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raise spending also. you are not paying off the deficit. governor scott and perry, come to these states where you don't have to pay a state income tax. that's what businesses want. this democratic budget is the biggest joke i have ever seen. 10 years from now. you are still running a trillion dollar deficit. nothing is done with this. it is it horrible. >> jamu? >> again, the deficit is not our problem. we need to find the resource. >> wait a minute. >> that sounds like greece. >> that is not our biggest problem. you are making a mountain out of a molehill. >> i don't think we are making a mountain out of a mole hill. >> a fair and balanced approach and seeing some taxings going up will help us
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with the infrastructure spending that the economy need and help the statings and citis and local governments that have massive budget cuts. >> we are focusing right now and we are talking about tax hikings. we are not talking about spending cuts. but talk about tax hikings. gary, respond to this right now. we are in a recovery that is not doing very well. you have shown us the historical side of things whampt will that do? >> i don't know how many more arguments the left needs to hear that tax hikings don't work. they keep going back tomit same well . yet, up go through, brenda, i hate to keep pounding on it, lowering taxing when europe or canada or states do, it is it the way to grow the economy. when we raise taxings the government gets more money and
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the government takes our money is spend it inefficiently. my the department of the agriculture is a better way to spend our money. the department of defense spends so efficiently. no one can make that argument. >> but gary, if you look at tax hikes, you are saying the historical perspective. the democrats are going back to the 1980ings. raise taxes on certain partings. we did that with social security because five or six people working for every one beneficencary. today two people are working for one. we can't afford it they are pretending our economy is the same as in the 80s. >> we could afford it, the left tells us not to worry about it. apparently we don't have to worry about it. >> it worked so well .
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take it and work and expect a different out come. >> i don't think the tax cuts worked so well they are flawed because they are not matching spending. >> went up. >> there is no question, a company whosomes - who sells goods to the consumer would prefer the taxes. will smend if taxings go down. or have to borrow the difference. it doesn't mean there is it a 5 or 10 percent tax reality. long run it will coitself - collapse itself. we want gradual tax increases that don't kick in with the economy is coming out of a bad time. >> jonas, ireland and hong kong, you lower it. >> it collapsed because they didn't bring in taxes to cover
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>> of life in america's headquarters. influential conservatives gathering in approximate cpac today where republicans meet to define the priorities and message and goals. this is a live look at maryland. a dozen republicans who may be considering a run for the
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white house are in attendance. their names on the straw poll . later today we will learn the resultings. >> worries are growing over the mobility much a nuclear attack from north korea after reports of the country firing two short range missilings. the pentagon said they plan to deploy more ground base interceptors like these. today's launch in response to routine military drills. consumer confidence down as cons prices go up on everything. food, gas and tickets and legal fees and even the cost to prepare your taxings. the index showing the biggest monthly gain in four years. but the government is saying forget about it. inflation is not a problem, john, is it? >> yes, absolutely. these guys are whistling pass
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want grave yard as they are doing with everything else on the agenda. corn prices doubled in the past few years and gasolines are high . people are having a struggle out there and the fed at zero interest, there is no ability to absorb a systemic shock. you have the problem of promise having to raise rates because of inflation into a recession. these guys are whistling past the grave yard and it is not a good thing for america. >> gary is not whistling but laughing, why? >> again, in falms - falls into the blackhawk helicopter conspiracy theory. you look at the numbers and year to year inflation is two percent. everyone said we can't trust the number. we used the number from the government. point 7 percent. lampt month.
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yes, everyone saw gasoline energy prices up 8 or nine percent. that hurts and stinkings is 10 percent . average person's budget. if it 100%, we would be pulling our hair out. inflation across the board. food up two percent. it seems like a not but it is not unless you don't believe the numbers. >> no, healthcare and the cost of the college and energy prices and rent, all of tholce things are way up. >> remember want cpi is a formula and a big part of the formula is housing costs . because housing compts is low. we have close - foreclosure . they get skewed. but in the real world. when he's lying out in the chaise lounge and all kippeds out of college it affect gary. but the real people college goes up eight percent.
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their premiums am double with want obama care in the next few months and they have x amount to sphend. wages are not going up. that's where the squeeze is at. >> that is a good point, john. prices go up this much and wages stay here. >> first of all, i would like to say it is not because of the inflation it is a tax code that is more complicated. but getting to your point only reason inflation is high right now wage growth until recently is underperforming. prices going up two percent it is mild. pay is going up one percent that is a bad situation. wagings are going up four percent that is a low inflation rate . also if you are living on a fixed income .
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trying to buy a cd and money market accountings and it seems like a lot of inflation f. you own a lot of the stockings it doesn't feel so bad. >> jamu, are you worried about inflation? >> no, it is it modest compaper tod historical standards and that two percent that is up is the fed target for long-term inflation. we have to look at it fluxeating depending on what you are purchasing, gas is up right now. higher than three months ago. but lower than six monthings. fooled prices are up . alcoholic beverages are down. it affect toby but it does people out there . long-term it is modest. they are right. >> john, last word? >> look corn price went from
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>> public union proors shouting out so loud that the philadelphia democratic mayor walked out of the address. they are mad over a contract stalemate. it shows why right to work is the way to go. >> yay, the protest in north carolina and texas say our wages are higher and job rights are higher and employment rates are higher and remember not right to work is simply the idea of joining in and pay the dues if you
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don't want to. that sounds like america to me. the idea of imposing dues. i would like to have a politician stop speaking halfway through. but this is a guy living in want 1980s it is a time warp and they don't get the economic facts as they are today. >> jam u, the mayor had to walk out of that? >> toby is right. this is america and yelling and screaming when something is not going the way you want it is how we have done a lot of social change in this country. it shows that unions are equal opportunity offenders. they will go after democrats that are not doing what they and want they will go after republicans on equal spending. unions we have to keep in mind are the main reasons that wages go up. so yes, they need to continue
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yell screaming and so that we can see the wages rise. they have not benefited from the recovery. >> and we have flashed on the screen the various actul numbers from the coe and about the right to work state versus none. it is it a slam dunk. >> and so gary b succeeded in shouting down the mayor and are they really winning the big battles? >> absolutely not. we have said many times, union membership is on the decline. it is kind much in a permanent free fall. unions are monopolies and demand artificially high wagings. in greece, they are upset when the dole is going to go away and the average carpenter gets 40 miles per hour. that is a heck of a lolt of money. people see oh, my gosh my
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salary is going away . people get upset. jamu is right. i would be protesting, too. but i am not sure they are qualified for the job. >> is it a coincidence that wages stagnated while the unions came under attack? >> (talking all at once.) >> we are not get nothing that economic argument. >> there is really a pot of gold in the state of pennsylvania, not giving raises to the union members and then they protest and would back the labor. there is a lot of -- between losing labor and jobs and people moving, and 50 years of bad union contracts that have bank rumented want pension, you can't blame the mayor. you can't squeeze blood out of a rock. >> john, word for you. >> look comparing a bunch of
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