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Trump may be a lot more vulnerable than you think
"The Anderson have so you're sitting in that room that close on I've never seen president trump like this and I think to some extent he is he is scared right now Anderson and we can all feel that the room people may not believe the present when he says any of this and I've been you and I've been you know pretty critical of him from time to time this was a different Donald Trump tonight I think he gets it Manderson so trump is scared folks trump is scared and that's good all yeah that's what you know what it's going to because now trump is not acting invincible trump is acting vulnerable trump is acting like he might be ready to admit that he's made a mistake here and there trump is scared and that means we can get trump and that means we can portray trump as somebody who's not invincible and all powerful at all confident in dealing with this John Harwood New York times P. M. S. N. B. C. C. N. B. C. everywhere he's been everywhere is I don't know why does a steady place because everywhere he tweeted about trump's pressure from last night this is the most effective job of communicating president trump is done during the crisis the most effective job that briefing last night because trump was scared because trump finally gets it because trump finally realizes he can't do anything about this because trump finally realizes that he is vulnerable trump realizes he can't beat trump and fix this the question though is why did the media behave better they did the media last night at least not the usual provocateur is more respect I could I was watching I said that can't be Jim Acosta Acosta was asking respectful actual reasonable and responsible questions I couldn't and he was not snarky and and disagreeing with me for the most part when trump would answer and trump was not calling them fake news what the hell is going on that just curious I don't have any I wasn't alarmed by and I was just curious what's going on here yeah I find out these guys today thank god it's because trump is scared trump finally realizes he's powerless trump realizes that there's nothing you can do trump realizes that all the bluster and all the pseudo confidence in going to matter a hill of beans trump doesn't know what's coming next that makes trump's repeal and now trump's a real guy now trumps trump's vulnerable trumps trump gettable they think trump is scared that means they think this has defeated trump is there anything trump has succumbed to the over all whatever this is that he no longer feels larger van corona virus or the issue or the effort to get the country passed and this excites them this makes them feel equal this makes them feel like they can get trump
Endorsements for Joe Biden encourage primary wins in Michigan
"On this day of six primaries and caucuses couple of tweets we want to share with you Bret Baier of fox news pointing out that on CNN former presidential candidate Andrew Yang has endorsed Joe Biden who is now a CNN political analyst made his endorsement on the cable news networks live primary night coverage and this is from recline and ABC news across the twelve pivot counties in Michigan Obama trump counties nine are currently backing Biden that's the same number Sanders one in twenty sixteen and this is from Tim Alberta who's now living back in Michigan of course the writer of the book the American carnage he writes for politico forget about Macomb county it's not the bellwether anymore look at Livingston wealthy well educated suburban at the heart of the great realignment in the twenty sixteen the primary seventeen thousand five hundred votes cast tonight twenty seven five hundred votes cast in the in twenty sixteen a fifty percent turnout spike in slacking county so looking at some of the key he counties in Michigan to keep an eye on that from Tim Alberta and John Harwood of C. N. N. thing turns out the biggest challenge to the democratic party from twenty sixteen to twenty twenty is that Donald Trump has been president for four
U.S. consumer spending increases steadily
"I say day after Thanksgiving. You say black Friday tomato tomato but the fact is that even if we're kind of exhausted by black Friday marketing and we are consumer spending is the the linchpin of the American economy. A lot of budgets will be made or broken in the next few weeks of shopping. So let's talk about that and the other top economic stories of the week in the weekly. Wrap joining me today John Harwood of CNBC. Welcome hey molly. So let's talk about that in the American consumer. They're expected to do a lot of work today. And in the next couple of weeks and I wonder you know we've talked a lot about economic indicators and stagnant wages and all of these sort of factors that way okay into keeping the economy afloat. How much weight are we putting on a consumer shoulders? Well of course consumer spending seventy percent of the economy and we've gotten conflicting signals Just in recent days about the mood of the consumer confidence as measured by the Conference Board was down four months in a row The University of Michigan's index. Actually up a little bit We know that the holiday shopping season is a week week shorter because of the late Thanksgiving And it's very difficult to predict last year. We had robust confidence going into the holiday season. We had weak excels so We're all going to discover In the next few days what kind of starts off to and what that might portend for twenty twenty right and then you know on the other hands you had. I thought uncharacteristically positive news from Fed Chair. Jerome Powell who earlier this week said the economy is quote more than half full. I mean did the interest rate cuts really work that well hard to tell in. There's a lag in terms of the effectiveness of Fed interest rate cuts. But I do think that Jay Powell has been signaling that he doesn't want to stay indefinitely on that path Clearly he's gotten a lot of pressure from the White House the he doesn't want to be too accommodating to that pressure for because the feds and Independent Agency of course and I think what J. Paul was trying to signal was don't count on a further interest rate cuts. We do have even though the economy is slowing from the pace that it reached in twenty twenty eighteen. It's still essentially growing at a two percent rate. which is the baseline of the of growth potential the economy? That's where it was when Brcko left office that's where it is now And you don't want to try to run too hot well and I know that this says The Big Shopping Daffy late today also marks the official start of the look ahead season where we look ahead to the next year and the Wall Street Journal is reporting today. The analyst Think Twenty Twenty won't be as good year for the Stock Market as twenty one thousand nine sort of speaking of mixed messages like spending might be okay. The economy might be fine. Growth might be fine. The stock market might be heaven forbid single digit increases in two thousand twenty. Where do you think of all of this? Well I think that's right. And it reflects the mixed signals Not just on consumer spending or consumer sentiment is we talked about before but also on where the economy's trajectory is right now Recession risks have gone up. It's probably not a majority. That's not the base case for twenty twenty Although the uncertainty of the trade war with China puts. It's a question mark over that but I think it's inevitable that the deeper we get into this economic recovery which is Getting into its tenth year The longer that goes on the likely it is that we're going to get a downturn and it's natural that people would expect a more temperate rate of growth in stocks. All right so it all sounds just about Fi- John Harwood fine. You met so mezzo. Oh
Trump orders US companies to stop doing business with China
"Trump said that american companies are hereby ordered to stop manufacturing in china despite trump himself and his daughter ivanka doing tons of business with wait for for it china that tweet led to a stunning reversal on wall street c._n._b._c. posted eleven o four stocks plunged followed by a series of tweets showing join the markets tumbling down down down the time span of the c._n._b._c. twitter chronicle of trump taking the stock market all his own one hour and forty three minutes and all because has trump had a temper tantrum about his trade with china resulting in a spooked stock market trump ordering u._s. companies how to do business and trump's fed chair labeled an enemy for not doing his a bit perfect. No i'm not happy with jay powell. I don't think he's doing a good job at all. I don't think he's much of a chess player. Oh you i want him to resign. Let me put it this way if he did. I wouldn't stop dude. You hired him. Joining me. Now is korean air coupon. I don't work elliott was style of above the lot dot com john harwood of c._n._b._c. the aforementioned juliane malveaux economist author and rachel bit of biblical for of the wason jason center for public policy go for being here. I'm going to come to you first on this elliott because donald trump is i hereby order kim jong un style order to american companies. What did you stop doing business with china right now. Name companies take their stocks. Does he have such a power. We have this arguing comfortable with the fact that donald trump can do whatever john roberts says he can do there and if y'all don't like that y'all should have gone to the mattresses garlic because that's why we're here now. The authority that trump is arguing that has is under something called the international emergency economic powers act it works much like the national emergencies act which means that when the president says i feel like mrs an emergency he gets wide latitude to do all kinds kinds of crazy things much like essentially planned economy like china would have the authority to do but there is an important supreme the first of all there's an important part of the statute which says that he can only declare the emergency the unusual and extraordinary circumstances china existing extraordinaire right. It's just a thing uh-huh so there's there's very little very little legally binding precedent to suggest that trump can declare national emergency and national economic emergency yeah based on china existing time to them have been used before was against iran when they took actual american hostages. That's the last time that's one of the last times this was used and and they're a supreme court precedent on that one of william rehnquist's most famous decisions is upholding the presidential authority to do whatever he wants to stop iran dan but very limited to the situation where iran has taken aggressive unusual extraordinary action against american citizens. There's nothing to suggest that that's what china has done right and if john roberts understands that there's nothing to suggest that trump can get this done well. It's john harwood. I'm gonna go to you next because i did varo the c._n._b._c. tweets which was extraordinary. I was watching it on twitter. It was happening and there are the markets up with the market's down. Oh my god he's taking like it happened in order on this same issue clearly clearly someone told donald trump hey in nineteen seventy seven thousand nine hundred seventy seven act that is ellie points out was used against iran. Maybe you can use that against china or maybe they said f._d._r. Doc was able to make steel companies make planes right and so he thinks he can just do it because somebody told them i doubt he's ever read the history that we just espoused right right and the question is donald trump a willing to invoke emergency powers and sanction american companies as the united states sanctioned iran in the hostage crisis or this law was also used to freeze assets in the war on terror after nine eleven is he gonna put u._s. U._s. multinationals in that bucket and treat them that way.
"john harwood" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal
"I told you that so I can tell you this. The House and Senate are set to vote on a budget deal in the next week or so a budget deal that will increase our indebtedness over the next couple of years and about which John Harwood of C._N._B._C. also one of our Friday regulars has some thoughts the first of which is that the Republican Party somehow keeps losing these budget fights. John's good to talk to you again great to be here. Can we now say with this budget deal. That appears set pass that the G._O._P.. The Republican Party as the Party of fiscal restraint is now officially over and done with yes. Although that's been true for some time they were over and done with when they passed that big tax cut a couple of years ago what we see is that the Republican Party is publicly committed to spending cuts but not actually committed to it they were willing to for the fourth time rollback the spending caps that they had imposed on President Obama in twenty eleven and there have not taken up the issue they say must be dealt with which is a curbing entitlements. President trump says we're not doing that and they remained committed to cutting taxes and that is a formula for the return of trillion dollar deficits and that's exactly where we are where we are. Why then does the G._O._P.? <hes> keep coming up on the political short end as it were of these budget fights because what Democrats are defending our services that exist because people want them people want their social security and Medicare benefits and in the discretionary parts of the budget the parts what's that were just the subject of this deal. They want transportation spending they want N._I._H.. And Health and scientific research spending and they also want a safety net for people of modest means and so you're. You're defending things like low income housing subsidies and <hes> childcare subsidies and health care all these are things that were passed into law because they were much was majority support for them. What Republicans do is support spending cuts in theory but when it comes to actually fighting over taking away services that exist the public doesn't want that Republicans no it and they back away? We should be clearer that there is a slice of the Republican Party in Congress that calls this the <hes> train wreck that it's just horrible right but the people who describe it as a train wreck. Take some of the other actions that we're talking about and I was talking to Republican strategists the other day who said <hes> this is a winning outcome for those members because the spending takes place. It's it's passed their constituents continue to get the services that the government is providing and they get to portray themselves as the defenders of fiscal responsibility <hes> as an argument argument for reelecting them so that's a a political cake and eat it to type of argument <hes> but it's what some Republicans think about there is no small irony here in that it was Republicans who obliged <hes> President Obama bomb in two thousand eleven to agree to the budget control actor sequester and now with those tax cuts two thousand seventeen that you talked about have have hamstrung their ability to stick to their guns as it were that's right and remember this is is a consistent pattern over a number of years every republican president since Ronald Reagan has seen the budget deficit increase on his watch every Democratic president and we're talking there about Bill Clinton. Barack Obama has seen the budget deficit decline that is being repeated under president trump and the question is is they're going to be after president trump a Republican party that returns to claim the fiscal responsibility mantle they once I talked about pretty consistently but it's not there right now. John Harwood have C._N._B._C. and every now and then on a Friday this program John thanks a lot. I appreciate your time my pleasure it can take time to develop.
"john harwood" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"More now of John Harwood's conversation with presidential candidate mayor Pete Buddha. Judge the two discussed Buddha judges approach to economic change. And why he says the US needs a new twenty first century economic approach to taxation spending and balance between fairness and growth. What's right about American capitalism? American capitalism is one of the most productive forces ever known. There's so much that this country has been able to unlock especially in the last century in terms of technology in terms of prosperity now where it goes wrong is when it's only being experienced in certain parts of the country, or by certain kinds of people. And I think it goes to show just how important for capitalism to work that it'd be backed by all of the other pieces that business alone can't solve when it's working, right? There's nothing like it's six hundred you think about the changes that have happened the advancements in health in communications in every field that have been led by our country. What frightens me is no longer obvious that our country will lead the most important advancements of humankind in the twenty first century, not unless we do some things different is that because you think the system is in some way rigged, it's. Pretty typical human behavior for people to try to make sure the rules work to their benefit. That's why the US is based on the idea of a robust legal system and constraints on the excesses of anybody, especially concentrated wealth. And yet we're at this moment where concentrated welts has become begun to turn into concentrated power more than begun. It's well underway. The thing that makes capitalism capitalism is competition. But as you have more and more corporate agglomerations power, you're gonna see less and less competition. But is that the reason why you think? We have expanding income inequality. I think it's a vicious cycle. And the economy is not some creature that just lumbers along on its own. It's an interaction between private sector and public sent and public sector policies for basically as long as I've been alive have been skewed in the direction. That's increasing inequality the fundamental truth is it turns out a rising tide does not lift on those not on its own, especially if some of the boats are sort of tethered to the ocean floor, and that's the kind of pattern that we've been on it. So how do you fix? What's wrong without slowing down or harming what's right? Well, first of all we got to define what success looks like is success. Just the number GDP or success that more Americans are prosecuting. When you have that definition. It tells you then you have to rate these kind of exchanges between distribution and growth a little more evenly. There's an efficiency equity trade off and you're willing to make their. Yeah. I mean, look it's great to say that you know, it's all win wins. And to some extent it is. I actually think an economy this more equitable also tends to grow. But because there's a win lose equation. We shouldn't shy away from that. We shouldn't pretend that all of this stuff can be done. You can make everybody better off while making some won't making nobody worse, right? The reality is there are some people who are not paying their share. There are some corporations that are not contributing the way that they should until we recalibrate onto we invest in things like education and infrastructure and health investments that do in fact pay for themselves overall, but some people may have to pay more than others because some people frankly are getting a bit of a free ride on the productive energy of this country. And this that's gonna take real choice. CNBC's John Harwood with mayor Pete Buddha. Judge again this program.
"john harwood" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"John Harwood. I had a democratic strategist said they wouldn't spend another dime there ever. Again, shared Brown. Obviously thinks his victory means that's actually the reason why you need a guy like shirt Brown. What do you say? Well, you might wanna spend a few times shared perhaps the nominee. Look, the states that are drifting away from the Democratic Party are states that are older whiter more. Blue collar, Iowa is Ohio is exhibit a. I won't be. That's a good misbehave. Exactly. So I think Democrats as you suggested in the data download they're going to be looking at other targets, especially in the sun belt to try to make up for some of the prospects. They don't have any more. Room for shared Brown in this race. There might be. I mean, he's someone who isn't gonna cancel themselves out in in other ways. When you look at someone who is comparing Kamala Harris and Cory Booker or Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. I don't know if he's going to be able to get the traction, those other people, I know that there are a lot of people who are looking at the Democratic Party and thinking what you learned from the midterms terms that she should be doing diversity not just talking about it. So I don't know if that that means, but he's also someone who's very personable. He's also someone who is kind of telling it like it is he was he got it back and forth with you say, it's not false. It's women and see gaining by the idea that he said that Brian Kim stole this election. That's I think the firing speak that democratic base wants to hear, you know, rich. You're you're calling this week. You talked about the president. And he said he's both to populous populous enough you heard shared Brown. Basically he wants to run to take the word back and he believes he can redefine it in a different way. Explain what you mean by that that to populists and not populists enough to does it leave an opening for. Sure, I think Trump relies on kind of stylistic populism overwhelmingly that is repulsive to the suburbs, especially to spur and women. And in theory, you could come up with a populous cost of living agenda deals with costs of higher education healthcare that would have crossover appeal to the working class and to the suburbs. But just Trump's personality so overwhelming it makes it hard to do that. There's one name that comes up again. And again, when he talked about the idea of somebody who can tell it like, it is and somebody who can be a populist, and that when you talk to democrat Democrats, including some strategists are being reached out to by various campaigns as well as Republicans when you ask who's the person who you actually think could beat Donald Trump. There's one name, and you know, who it is. It's Joe Biden, and that's a person who I think there's a lot of I think on the Republican side. But by the way, it's so early right? I mean think about I don't know twenty fourteen Donald Trump was not on the radar yet. That's Donald Trump Democrats in two thousand twenty you're going to be able to beat Donald Trump. Donald Trump is he's polarizing he has a base, but he is not a popular president. And I think the Democrats are going to be in. I think Donald Trump is in the same position. He'll now that Hillary Clinton was at this point in time. Which is why you got seventeen Republicans running last time. And why we have my list is up to thirty four and my squirrel state. There's an electoral path for Donald Trump, but he's going to be heavily reliant on a democratic candidate. You can make unacceptable. All right. We'll talk about Nancy Pelosi. She met with her potential opponent, Marcia fudge, a congresswoman from Ohio what I found. Interesting was that. I think Nancy Pelosi had a big impact on Marcia fudge about the job. Take a listen. I'm weighing the enormity.
"john harwood" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"Stations. Welcome back, panelists here CNBC editor at large, John Harwood, you Michelle cinder White House correspondent for the PBS NewsHour. NBC news chief White House. Correspondent Wally Jackson and rich Lowry editor of national review. All right. I want to react here. A little bit too, Lindsey Graham, John Harwood. There was a bit of a theme in the various questions. Whether it's Muller protection. Bill up to Mitch McConnell criminal Justice reform, Bill up to Mitch McConnell. You saw the passion of Lindsey Graham. He's ready to fight on one and not fight as much on the other. I was fascinated by his vehemence on that criminal Justice reform Bill, and I do think that Mitch McConnell reflects some residual resistance within the Republican base. But I think if we look at the results of the midterm elections, we can see the country moving toward the spirit of criminal Justice reform in Florida when Ronda Santa's was elected governor. And it appears that Rick Scott was elected Senator more than sixty percent of Floridians voted to restore voting rights for felons hunt. One and a half million people that was that's to the detriment of the Republican party on that yet Republican Democratic voters came together to do it. I think whether or not this criminal Justice reform Bill happens in this lame duck. Or at some point down the road. We are headed in that direction. Halley he wants the president pick up the phone, call Mitch McConnell, tell them to do this. It sounds like he thinks the White House isn't pushing hard enough. But there are people inside the White House who are trying to push this. Notably Jared Kushner, of course, he's been the big driver when it comes to the the this Bill that we're talking about here. Mitch McConnell, remember told Kushner, according to a White House official in September. Ish don't do this before the midterms. If you hold off making the commitment all give you a floor vote. I'll give you a whip count not a floor vote. But at least a whip count if you can get there. We'll do it after the midterms. We'll Mitch McConnell keep his word to Jared. Kushner, an interesting one. None of the on the other side of the ledger. He was markedly cool about his own proposal Muller, which I think reflects that it has zero chance of getting Republican support in the Senate to it is probably on constitutional. I don't know how you can really constrain the president from firing an executive official of this nature. And if you want an investigation that the president in theory can't influence or shutter you have to do it out of congress, which is obviously that's going to happen. If I could bring it back to criminal Justice quickly. I was at the capital all week talking to lawmakers about this criminal Justice Bill and make it very clear. This is a criminal Justice Bill that can be the most significant criminal Justice reform, a generation people at the national action network who was who is the party who is the organization of Al Sharpton, there are a lot of lawmakers there that were very very weary of this. They wanted a lot more sentencing reforms in the house Bill passed comeback to Friday. I had a very long conversation with Cory Booker. And he said I'm going to be behind this Bill. I don't care about the politics. I'm he doesn't care about the fact that this might. We look like a win for President Trump. And it's because people think that families who were sentenced in who had these issues in the ninety s and eighty s deserve to be able to have some of these sentences on crack cocaine and cocaine powder cocaine, redone, right? It sounds like. Lindsey Graham is saying the same thing say, hey, Democrats aren't standing in the way here. It's Republicans want to go to the idea of the democrat using the budget. John to force a Muller vote here. Is that worth the capital that they would be spending doubt it? I don't think that Democrats right after an election in which they've won control of the house of representatives wanna make a shutdown their first priority by the same token. I don't think we're going to have a shutdown because they don't fund the wall. I think these threats are made kind of casually these days, I think both parties have learned that it's a losing game. And I would not expect to have a government. You are way too optimistic. I, but I think it's funny. I mean, December seventh for the spending deadline. Why do I have a feeling we're at least going to stretch this too? Well, close to the Christmas Eve witching because you've been around the block. First rodeo, I I will say this. I think there's going to be some movement. This coming week spoke with a source familiar with the matter actually overnight who tells me that the president's legal team expects to submit the answers to Robert Muller's written questions before thanksgiving. So we're looking at probably Tuesday or Wednesday that we will all learn that the president has submitted that I'm curious to see what the sort of framing of that is going to be if the president's team will say and now we're done because there's a couple of critical pieces of context those questions did not relate to obstruction of Justice because the president's legal team refused to engage on that with Robert Muller despite that being a key piece of the investigation. Additionally there written questions, which means the president's team can figure out what they wanna do resident told reporters on the south lawn. As far as what happens next. We haven't even talked about whether or not to sit down with Robert Muller. That's just not true. We know for months based on our reporting that the president has had these conversations as legal team doesn't want it want him to. And now the president is staying in this morning. This is probably there will probably be no more questions written or in person at all no questions at all on obstruction and nothing else as far as his. You on the special counsel, huge caveat. This is a president who can change his mind and might. I'm flattered that you think it's my first radio. And then. But rich, you know, we only know the president's version of all of this. We don't know why he did the written answers. Did he do it under threat of subpoena? Did he do it because he knows the subpoenas coming? It's not coming Muller hasn't spoken. That's a big reminder. Well, there's clearly been some back and forth of the questions what you would expect of any special counsel in any president. But I think the most undiscussed story is up to this point despite Trump pounding on constantly, the White House has cooperated with this probe. And I think it's really impossible shutter the probe at this point because we fire molar he will show up in January is Jerry Nadler's first witness before the judiciary committee tell everything he knows. So it's too late. Then what then why do this Whitaker dance at the end of the day? I why do that. Because it now seems more head-scratching all the time. It was I think primarily an act of vengeance against Jeff Sessions who never forgave for the recusals. And I also don't get the sense that Matt Whitaker is going to end up being the person who is named permanently based on what we know from our grandson. Pam Bondi is somebody whose name comes up again. And again in these conversations as well as John Ratcliffe, by the way is emerging as another potential. I think it comes back to the fact that the president could not stand one more day with Jeff Sessions. I mean. As the reporting is that Jeff Sessions offer to resign. Multiple times reporting is that the president has berated him in front of other cabinet members. And of course, we've all seen him on Twitter say this guy is getting on my nerves. The president over time has increasingly yielded to his visceral impulses. And I think Matt Whitaker reflects that. All right. I gotta ask quickly NBS. Do you think the United States government under President Trump will sanction NBS? No. Echo. So how does this get resolved? That is Lindsay Graham not going carry water for Saudi Arabia. That was crystal clear as I love the abrupt gave me about NBS. Said I would never work with him again. So then what what does this go? Well, the question is. That's exactly the question. Chuck because the thing is our our reporting is that a source familiar with the matter tells us that the has made that determination, right? That is behind it, of course. And so the president is doing this dance. He's got his son in law who is obviously close with them. Mike Pompeo put out that standing yesterday that basically contradicted his former deputy, but knocking kind of a straw, man. By saying the conclusion is not final. Well, of course. Right. But so this administration has had history in the past of when controversial things come up. They sort of back burner backburner at backburner. And I wonder if that is something that may end up happening here. That's what it feels like. All right, guys. We're gonna pause here. When we come back, Ohio looks.
"john harwood" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press
"Welcome back, panelists here CNBC editor at large, John Harwood. You Michel sinned or White House? Correspondent for the PBS NewsHour. NBC news chief White House. Correspondent Halley Jackson and rich Lowry editor of national review. All right. I want to react here. A little bit too, Lindsey Graham, John Harwood. There was a bit of a theme in the various questions. Whether it's a Muller protection. Bill up to Mitch McConnell criminal Justice reform, Bill up to Mitch McConnell. But you saw the passion of Lindsey Graham. He's ready to fight on one. And. Not fight as much on the other. I was fascinated by his vehemence on that criminal Justice reform Bill, and I do think that Mitch McConnell reflect some residual resistance within the Republican base. But I think if we look at the results of the midterm elections, we can see the country moving toward the spirit of criminal Justice reform in Florida when Ronda Santa's was elected governor. And it appears that Rick Scott was elected Senator more than sixty percent of Floridians voted to restore voting rights for felons. One and a half million people that was that's to the detriment of the Republican party on that yet Republican Democratic voters came together to do it. I think whether or not this criminal Justice reform Bill happens in this lame duck. Or at some point down the road. We are headed in that direction. Halley he wants the president of pick up the phone, call Mitch McConnell tone to do this. It sounds like thinks the White House isn't pushing hard enough. But there are people inside the White House who are trying to push this. Notably Jared Kushner, of course, he's been the big driver when it comes to the the this Bill that we're talking about here. Mitch McConnell, remember told Kushner, according to a White House official in September. Don't do this before the midterms if you hold off making the commitment, I'll give you a floor vote. I'll give you a whip count not a floor vote. But at least a whip count if you can get there. We'll do it after the midterms. We'll Mitch McConnell keep his word to Jared. Kushner, an interesting one. Notably on the other side of the ledger. He was markedly cool about his own proposal sect Muller, which I think reflects it has zero chance of getting Republicans support in the Senate to it is probably on constitutional. I don't know how you can really constrain the president from firing and executive official of this nature. And if you want an investigation that the president in theory can't influence or shutter you have to do it out of congress, which is obviously that's going to happen. If I could bring it back to criminal Justice quickly. I was at the capital all week talking to lawmakers about this coming on Justice Bill and make it very clear. This is a criminal Justice Bill that can be the most significant criminal Justice reform of generation people at the national network who was is who is the party who is the organization of Al Sharpton, they are a lot of lawmakers there that were very very weary of this. They wanted a lot more sentencing reforms than the house Bill passed comeback to Friday. I had a very long conversation with Cory Booker. And he said I'm going to be behind this Bill. I don't care about the politics. I'm he doesn't care about the fact that this might be. Look like a win for President Trump. And it's because people think that families who were sentenced in who had these issues in the nineties eighties deserve to be able to have some of the tendencies on crack cocaine and cocaine and powder cocaine redone..
"john harwood" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"August the seventeenth good as always, to have your long everybody's so much to talk about so, little time only four and a half minutes of live radio maybe five if I play my, cards right I don't know let's go and Catherine bells at the Washington Post John Harwood. Is with CNBC everybody Haycock happy Friday happy Friday to you too so John let me start with you actually and I want. You, to go back to Monday with me the residue from the, Turkish lira crisis the president's response doubling the. Tariffs and I want you to discuss for a. Second number one how he's leaning into the. Political aspects of what are supposed to be these. National security tariffs, but also the idea that the merging markets out there are perhaps weaker than. Anybody knows Well it's a risk that the president has taken and, he seems to have a penchant for when he is upset lashing out and inflicting pain so, you have to wonder about the wisdom of the president inflicting pain on a sometime ally Part of the world that benefits for more, stability not less, and then underscoring the weakness of the emerging, markets as you mentioned it potentially create some exposure for some financial institutions invested in Turkey and in the same, vein the president while, he engages in the strait conflict with China his. Economic, adviser Larry cudlow was talking yesterday about. The economic the Chinese economy hurting and kind of celebrating that the more you inflict pain on elements of the global economy the more, you run the risk that it affects the United States negatively Katherine John actually made my turn for, me Larry. Cudlow I can't tell you how many times was on the lawn in front of the White House on cable news this week talking about the. Weakness of China and how America's going to be strong and. Going into the election. Everything's, fine it's very interesting given news today that, apparently we've reached some sort of agreement with Mexico NAFTA or close, to it and also close. To it let me make sure I make that clear close to it it's not a deal Yeah and also the. Weeks away it's always But also but also that there's a low level trade. Delegation. Going to China to restart. Those talks Look I think any progress any instance where both parties are coming back. To the table having decided to shun the table for quite a while is is a good, thing I, am trying to keep my expectations in check here. Given that in the case of China for example these are lower level officials as you pointed out, no one on the American side seems to be empowered to, actually speak on behalf of the president which, was a major issue when we had higher, level people including our freshman secretary go over to China and there were a lot of conflicting objectives One delegation sorry to interrupt but Yeah exactly within that same delegation. And that's part of the reason I think why we were not able to effectively negotiate because. We don't know what we want and I think part of the problem is that. Trump doesn't, know what he wants you know he has this fixation with trade deficits which basically any economist will, tell you reflect lots of things, much more significant than trade policy like how much you're gonna, Konami saves and invest it cetera and it's not clear exactly what ground he's. Trying to get China to seed so even if you have, China coming back to the table if, we don't know what we want if the, president doesn't know what he wants and he doesn't have someone empowered to fight. On on behalf of that objective it will be very hard. For us, to achieve that objective so again, I'm not super, optimistic The best you can say about this. Situation is that it definitely does feel better if you stop. Hitting your, head with a hammer We're it's, not as if we're preparing some grand new. Breakthrough that improves the situation that the president founded in when he became president so John let me stay with you for a. Second and I want you to Riffa on an idea, that Kimberly Adams did an a story for us a day or two ago the idea that if you look, at the economic numbers the Republicans being the party in power should be sitting relatively pretty for. This election setting aside for a moment the. Idea of the president being on the ballot sort of in an an upsets your way talk to me about the reality of that Well the fact is, it's not an economy stupid election you have the president who's an intensely polarizing figure largely along cultural issues and so you have him a both. Solidifying. A base among white blue collar workers and driving away. College educated workers especially women white women who have been supportive of, the Republicans in the past so it's not this election is not being powered by the economy although Republicans hope that they can. Off the, emphasis on it and mitigate some of their. Losses Katherine let me turn super quickly to this tweet from the president this morning talking about how he wants companies to stop. Reporting quarterly earnings on a quarterly basis and maybe twice, a year discussed that for a second in terms of what companies actually do and and the guidance and quickly, if you would right so companies release information about what their existing earnings are they also released. Information or at least the norm is generally To to give, some expectations, for what investors should expect going forward and what Trump has suggested. Is that on the quarterly earnings piece of this that they shouldn't, have to maybe they shouldn't have to actually release this data I think this is not obviously. A, great idea it's rarely a good thing to give investors less information markets, operate much more efficiently when there is more information if you're concerned about so-called short, termism that manager CEO's aren't thinking long term enough then the the way to address that would be a change their incentives I changed the structure. Of. Their compensation not to tell investors less information Catherine Pell. At the Washington Post John Harwood at CNBC thanks you too Have a nice weekend, everybody on. Wall Street today you know it was relatively calm after the week that, was up a bit we'll have the details when we. Do. The numbers Arts President.
"john harwood" Discussed on Marketplace All-in-One
"In Los Angeles. I'm KAI resolved is Friday today August the seventeenth good as always to have you along everybody so much to talk about. So little time only four and a half minutes of live radio, maybe five if I play my cards, right? I dunno, let's get going Catherine bells at the Washington Post. John Harwood is with CNBC, hey, everybody Haycock happy Friday, happy for headed to you too. So John, let me start with you actually. And I want you to go back to Monday with me the residue from the Turkish lira crisis. The president's response doubling the tariffs, and I want you to discuss for a second number one, how he's leaning into the political aspects of what are supposed to be these national security tariffs, but also the idea that emerging markets out there are perhaps weaker than anybody knows. Well, it's a risk that the president has taken, and he seems to have a pension for when he is upset, lashing out and inflicting pain. So you have to wonder about the wisdom of the president inflicting pain on a sometime ally in a part of the world that benefits for more stability, not less. And then underscoring the weakness of the emerging markets, as you mentioned it potentially creates some exposure for some financial institutions invested in Turkey. And in the same vein, the president while he engages in this trade conflict with China, his economic adviser, Larry cudlow was talking yesterday about the economic, the Chinese economy hurting and kind of celebrating that the more you inflict pain on elements of the global economy, the more you run, the risk that it affects the United States negatively, Katherine, John actually made my turn formularies Kudlow. I can't tell you how many times. Was on, you know, the lawn in front of the White House on cable news this week, talking about the weakness of China and how America's going to be strong and going into the election, everything's fine. It's very interesting given news today that apparently we've reached some sort of agreement with Mexico on NAFTA or close to it and also close to let me make sure I make that clear close to it. It's not a deal, and yeah, and also this way too, but also but also that there's a low ish level trade delegation to China to restart those talks. Look, I think any progress. Any instance where both parties are coming back to the table, having decided to shun the table for quite a while is is a good thing. I am trying to keep my expectations in check here given that in the case of China, for example, these are lower level officials as you pointed out. No one on the American side seems to be empowered to actually speak on behalf of the president, which was a major issue when we had higher level people, including our freshman secretary go over to China and there were a lot of conflicting objectives. So. Interrupt, but yeah, exactly within that same delegation. And that's part of the reason. I think why we were not able to effectively negotiate because we don't know what we want. And I think part of the problem is that Trump doesn't know what he wants. You know, he has this fixation with trade deficits which basically any economist will tell you reflect lots of things, much more significant than trade policy, like how much economy saves an invest, that cetera. And it's not clear exactly what ground he is trying to get China to seed. So even if you have China coming back to the table, if we don't know what we want, if the president doesn't know what he wants, and he doesn't have someone empowered to fight on on behalf of that objective. It will be very hard for us to achieve that objective. So again, I'm not super optimistic..
"john harwood" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"But what he is doing there are a lot of people have been looking at Charlottesville and saying, this is not us. They are looking at the separation of children and families and saying, this is not us, and I think that's what we need to cling to in the face of Ingrid ISM Ingram, ISM. Well. Me, this is such an important message. To be positive because we're talking about Ronald Reagan. We also remember that Reagan was an eternal optimist where where people saw grit, grime and decay. Ronald Reagan saw a city shining brightly on the hill for all the world to say. He believed in American exceptionalism, and he would not have believed in American exceptionalism. If he didn't constantly believe that better days ahead. And that's what he always said. I think so many people can can take the bait from Donald Trump and do to negative. Instead of looking at all the positive stories, we have out there of people pushing back of all races, all creeds, all religions, all ideological backgrounds. I get that. And I know that you know, for quite some time now you've been saying calm down. We're going to be okay, but John Harwood and also want to hear from Reverend Allan this it persists, this hatred persists. These children continue to be separated from their families. The administration appears to even be pushing back on efforts to reunite these families every time people step up and say, this is wrong more seems to happen. At what point do we need to do more than just say, this is wrong. That's the point though make everybody is doing more than just saying, this is wrong. You look what the ACLU is doing and you look at what lawyers are doing. What judges are doing? You look at what activists are doing. You look at what I mean, John Harwood, what? What? What private charities are doing there? There is a great push back against this every single day. They're not John absolutely. In the different parts of the American spirit are in fact responding to the stimuli that you guys were talking about, and there are some within the Republican party who feel that to Joe two years ago, I sat down with your friend, Paul Ryan, the house speaker, and he was at that time trying to figure out whether or not Donald Trump was going to be the nominee and he gave a set of remarks to me that were very similar to Ronald Reagan. He said, you know, we're a country founded on an idea, not on the place of your birth or your ethnicity, or whatever. He was mobbed by the way at that time have used market marketed that time polarize. What's that? Have you seen? Have you seen that Paul Ryan in a while? That's my. That's my point. That's my point the within the Republican party that has power to act politically, but they simply either don't think they have the power or aren't willing to use the power to stand up and speak. And you know Paul, Ryan at that time was mocking Donald. Trump's pledged to have Mexico build the wall. He doesn't do that anymore. And it's it's a reflection of political compromises that people make as he prepares to leave the stages speaker and and also some of the power realities within his party. Yeah, it's a great point, John, and there's so many things that have shocked me over the past couple of years, but. Got to say the inability of Republicans to stand up for things that they have fought for their entire life has to be at the top of the list. I always knew that Donald Trump. Wasn't a conservative. I had said nasty things about Ronald Reagan throughout his entire life. It said nasty, things about Republicans are out is entire life and conservative throughout his entire life. Unfortunately. Again, going back to December two thousand fifteen, so they could never vote for the man and knew what was coming. I never saw the Republican party completely capitulate to him the way that they did, but. We'll save that for another day. Rev. I think one of the things..
"john harwood" Discussed on Pat Gray Unleashed
"Great. Is here. Triple eight, nine hundred thirty three ninety three. Maxine waters. Said yesterday that Americans should be out in the streets screaming about President Trump. She told CNBC's John Harwood, I think he's dangerous. I don't know why people take it. I think Americans should be out in the streets screaming at the top of their voice, do something make something happen. I know it goes without saying, but if this was a Republican in this stuff. Under obama. Be accused of inciting violence. There's just no question about it. Not not Maxine. First of all, she's black and she can't be accused of anything. During the interview. She also said Trump is one of the most deplorable people I've ever encountered in my life. Okay. If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant in a department store at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, tell them they're not welcome anymore anywhere. That is that is absolutely un-american. If you start screaming and people's faces that are not welcome in America anytime anywhere, just because you differ from them in political ideology. That's that's despicable and deplorable and un-american push back against this kind of crap. Just unbelievable. She gets away with it. Win. And then if if the democratic leadership speaks out against her and they have, then they get bludgeoned is racists. How dare you say that you're only saying that because she's black. I don't. It wouldn't matter if she was purple with green polka dots. It just wouldn't matter. You shouldn't be saying this kind of stuff. I don't care what color you are. You shouldn't be saying this. That's irresponsible issue apparently has said that she was sent by God battle Trump, right? Yeah. Again, we go by that rule. If it conservative utter such a phrase, you're a religious zealot. You're nut, you're talking to God. Now. Oh boy. Meanwhile, immigration and customs enforcement apprehended. One hundred and thirty two illegal immigrants in Washington DC's metro area. They had a big operation that took place over the last couple of weeks. The Washington field office recently concluded operation eagle's shield, which went from the ninth to the twentieth of this month, targeted various violent offenders, gang members, sex offenders, fugitives from Justice, and those otherwise pose a significant public safety threat. So they didn't go after the good hardworking, decent wonderful family people. They went after people considered to be dangerous. Potential potentially harmful to other Americans. Wait a minute. You're telling me that there such thing as an illegal alien that's committed a crime hard to believe, but is that not a typo. Check this all wonderful, good hard work family that can't be separated from their family. One of the people arrested is even allegedly and l. Salvadorian national who is a high-ranking member of MS thirteen. Maybe the most ruthless violent gang in the world. So one of the one hundred and thirty two MS thirteen leader. I mean that's what Pat gray says on the Pat gray unleashed program. I don't know that there's not like another source like government agency that put out a press release, explaining this ice. Abolish them though because I mean, what are they doing? Other than deporting really bad people. Well, they're separating families at the border. That's what they've done. They've they're tearing their ripping children from the grasp of their mothers and then spit on the mother, and then they spit on the child, and then they poke them both with pickle forks. So sounds like they're ripping violent people right out of the suburbs, right out of our country. Just getting rid of them. All they're doing is murdering people. Standard. I don't under- pretty picky gotten to the point where you can't even be a member of violent gang, cuts people's heads off anymore, and then and not have to fear in America. These people, that's the thing is creating fear. I was listening to a report on the way in this morning. Some liberal whining about the fact that they have to live in fear is poor people live in fear. Well, good. I mean, they did something wrong. Of course. They live in fear. Why wouldn't they? If they're here illegally, you're breaking the rules and you shouldn't do that comfortably. Tuck seeing living in fear. How about the middle school about what was it? Fifteen? Twenty minutes from the White House. That's basically run by MS thirteen now. Oh yeah. Let's talk about living in fear..
"john harwood" Discussed on KARN 102.9
"We're at the stage now ladies and gentlemen the media has a fallback position when trump does well when trump defies them when trump succeeds the fallback position is trump has mentally ill trump is unstable trump may not be altogether trump may not be making sense out there and one example of it is a cnbc correspondent john harwood former new york times wall street journal hates trump cnbc correspondent muses on trump's mental health he did not look well to me cnbc journalists saturday responded to trump's lengthy press conference in canada by saying he was concerned about the president's mental health the latest trump related health concern raised by media outlets john harwood made the remarks on m s n b c trump used the press conference take a hard stand on tariffs warning allies not to retaliate against the us tariffs on aluminum and steel hardwood so you know i'm going to be honest as a citizen i'm concerned about the present state of mind he didn't look well to me in that press conference he was not speaking logically rationally it sounded like he was making stuff up i just i'm worried about this is a common refrain that we are so let's go to some audio soundbites here we will start saturday in quebec at the end of the summit trump held a press conference during the qna a reporter said mr president you said that this was a positive meeting but from me outside it seemed quite contentious did you get any indication of from your interlocutors that they were going to make any concessions to you and i believe that you raise the idea of tariff free g seven oh i did not know barriers that's the way it should be let's say canada the united states pays tremendous tariffs on dairy as an example two hundred and seventy percent nobody knows it so you go tarifffree you go barrierfree ugo subsidy free that's the way you learned at the wharton school of finance it's gonna change it's not a question of i hope it changes it's gonna change a one hundred percent and tariffs are going to come way down because people cannot continue to do that we're like the piggy bank that everybody's robbing and that ends.
"john harwood" Discussed on AM Joy
"Linda your reaction to all of that with the first thing to say of course summit is over guests where are we in the communique where are we on these terrorists where are we on the taxes that he so focused on so he said in the press conference no toxic no barriers but i think the question we all want to know is is that in the communicate has been agreed by g seven should we be looking for a clear path to the economy did he make these breakthroughs and enjoy and just going to speculate here probably not right it was so that is the problem is that there's no way to know if anything that he said is connected to actual policy be made or he was just free styling idea that his relationship with everybody is a ten smile at him he's walked out twenty four hours early on g seven conference with all of his allied after proposing enormous tariffs at an ultimately trade war because everybody in that room with him is proposing reciprocal punitive tariffs against him and but everybody's smiling at him and his relationship is a ten how do you get it to eleven i'm wondering you know and he's got a major problem here if he goes through with these tariffs and the way that he's planning ford and i'm telling you that i don't think that the markets believe it because what he originally proposed these tariffs in march the markets took a tremendous dive down went down a thousand points all of the major aerospace stocks the cars automotive stocks tool and die stocks they all got hit but over the last week and a half where he's proposed them again and included our allies as part of this tariff plan the stock market has actually been moving pretty steadily higher john harwood will agree with me on this.
"john harwood" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"The idea that we are somehow a national security threat to the united states is quite frankly insulting and unacceptable pardon me president trump says he can do that house speaker paul ryan warns not so fast i don't know the technical answer that question but i think obviously answer is he shouldn't in no one is above the law and another highprofile suicide chef and food writer anthony bourdain we have some terribly sad news to report this morning heartbreaking and devastating world renowned chef bestselling author awardwinning hosted parts unknown and our friend anthony bourdain has died this hour on point our weekly news roundtable with john harwood janet hook and on points jet bb you can join us on air or online is america alone at the g seven summit will president trump's at attitude be enough to carry him in the north korea summit join us anytime at on point radio dot org or on twitter and facebook at on point radio now joining me from washington is john harwood editor at large for cnbc john welcome back one point i robert and also in washington janet hook national political reporter for the wall street journal janet great debbie back with this great to be with you and from hanover new hampshire on points news analyst jack beatty hello jack little robert john and janet just a moment note for a moment last week i referred to quote the cultlike core of trump's supporters klay robinson one of our listeners objected that that was a slur in the week that justice kennedy reminded us of the necessity of tolerance speech i apologize for that i should have said devoted adherents or something like that the your retracting the word cult in that i am okay onto donald trump.
"john harwood" Discussed on WGTK
"Com click on the events link at the top to get all the details more troublesome than because nothing the media did yesterday and today surprising but once it became clear what trump meant today and it took a whole day but once it became clear what trump meant and once it became clear who he was referring to he was referring to these brutal ms thirteen members i gotta tell ya i've been bombarded all day by democrats who are still offended that donald trump called members of ms thirteen animals john harwood he's a he's a democrat rights for cnbc he tweeted today and this was pretty typical of what i heard and saw he tweeted today however repugnant their actions are ms thirteen gang members are human too boy you wanna take that into the campaign this fall that's a that's a great that's a great a platform to run on their human to ms thirteen gang members are human too i don't think a lot of you actually realize who ms thirteen is let me tell you something there are thousands of them in this country let me tell you something let me tell you who ms thirteen is in this country i'm not talking about the brutality that these ms thirteen gang members conduct down in el salvador and south of us i'm talking about things acts evil hideous acts they've committed here in the united states in our country this gang by the way they're all illegals in our country they've decapitated people in our country they've ripped out people's hearts in our country they've stabbed victims hundreds of times they've engaged in sexual torture again they've amputated hands they beheaded people they run over people with automobiles.
"john harwood" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"And it's really put us in a very grace and and we're working hard and i think it will all come because people wanted to come together so the concept that we've been talking about well thank you ms thirteen game i know about superficial is about we have people coming into the country you're trying to come in with stopping a lot of them but we're taking people out of the country you wouldn't believe how bad these people these are people animals yeah he's talking about ms thirteen which apparently chuck schumer and all of these other individuals think are okay people cnn's john harwood quote he tweets however repugnant their actions ms thirteen gang members are human beings that's what cnn's john harwood tweeted k yeah ms thirteen are just humans did nothing wrong but law abiding gun owners are real terrorists you know what i was looking back at some of these stories a pack of ms thirteen members chope kicked stumped beat two men with tree limbs at a maryland park they were brutally brutally beaten and savaged and i have even more there's so much more there's the story of ms thirteen from wjla that beat a sex trafficked girl with a bat twenty eight times and permanently and dented part of her body this is in maryland this girl was a minor barely a teenager too young to drive a car and she was beaten by a bat by pack of ms thirteen members according to montgomery county police ivan rodriguez urine riviera and miguel rivera they were charged with many things she was left severely wounded and bloody they took turns hitting her with a bat in the backyard of their hangup house her skin was discolored parts of her body are permanently dented she was bleeding all over they beat her because they were trafficking her and she was trying to defend herself and they told her she was quote not doing a good job as an ms thirteen prostitute she lived in terror because the gang threatened to kill her family and of.
President, Scott Pruitt and Cnn discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Of numerous cabinet officials who've been involved in controversies some of the ethical some of them about abuse of their authority to consume taxpayers money and that adds further embarrassment to the ministration what we know about this president is that he principally cares about himself and his own standing and that puts scott pruitt in danger as cnn reported this morning object tapper reporting that samantha dreyfus the associate administrator of the ep as office of policy has submitted her resignation reports today also that chief of staff john kelly called scott pruitt this week to find out if there were other stories that quote hadn't come out yet chiefofstaff making apparently making clear that the negative stories needed to stop here's president trump on tuesday telling reporters that he has high hopes for the epa administrator scott pruitt despite this scrutiny about these ethical traverses scott pruitt sir us support separate i hope he's going to be so john harwood i i hope he's going to be great how would you describe pruitt standing with the white house at this moment shaky sarah huckabee sanders yesterday the press secretary said the president was not satisfied the white house is looking into these that's not a good sign now we don't know how rapidly if the president decides to replace scott pruitt that would happen we know that rex tillerson lasted quite a long time in disfavor in the administration but we know the president doesn't like embarrassments or at least the ones that he's not personally involved with and that is a difficult situation for scott pruitt obviously he's been controversial on substantive grounds because of the policy initiatives he's undertaken in his fundamental hostility toward the mission of the environmental protection agency but when you layer on going around the white house to give ray.
"john harwood" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Donald trump told the new york times today the country reports that he does not have a nuance understanding of legislation and big bills he said quote i know the details of taxes better than anybody better in the greatest cpa i know the details of health care better than most better than most i know more about the big bills than any president that's ever been in office president really wants you to know he knows a lot about the tax bill which means he must know that under this tax bill many people in the middle class in the workingclass actually will see their taxes rise and according to new york times he would save about eleven million dollars on his taxes that's a thirty percent cut and save another four million plus on the estate tax pill eventually i'm joined now by david johnson's pulitzer prizewinning journalist who found dc report dot org he's the author of the making of donald trump also joining me john harwood from cnbc and a veteran of many political interviews with politicians are some curious with john things from that perspective going first to you david your thoughts on this interview well i think this is an extraordinary interview the chaozhou a lot of things about donald the reason he speaks inward salad is that his mind is salad there's no focusing on any issue and knowing anything indepth it thoroughly establishes how donald just makes things up he doesn't know jack about taxes his own accountant jack mitnick told me that i've had lunch with battled them he couldn't follow the tax advice i was essentially giving him he just make stuff up we did get one interesting little detail out of this donald throughout the campaign used what were massively inflated numbers to describe the trade deficit with china and our imbalance and in this interview he mentions three hundred billion dollars a year of intellectual property theft so that seems to explain this made up number that he had and finally we get this notion that he is an absolute ruler donald as always thought it himself as president as a dictator.
"john harwood" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"This question of priorities mark sanford republican from south carolina said from a truth in advertising standpoint it would have been a lot simpler if we just acknowledged reality on this bill which is fundamentally a corporate tax reduction and restructuring bill period what's your response to not the case at all pass through his have the lowest rates they've ever had since the 1930s that's a huge part of engine of growth of of small and mediumsized businesses that are going to create lots of jobs and this is about hard working families that are gonna see starting in february tax cuts were already working at the irs to update the tax forms an update the tax charge and they're going to see this and their paychecks in february against the question it's not that the middle class will get no techs hats they will they will get a tax cut but it's the size of the tax cut relative to the emphasis in size of what corporations will get through not every middleclass family hasn't pass through obviously tom coal republican from oklahoma told john harwood have cnbc this it just seems wrong when he he was talking about the lack of tax cuts say help with payroll taxes or the fact that the carried interest loophole remains he said it just seems wrong we'd be better off if there were more populist victories in their president ran as a populist the argument is there's just not as much as there could be for the middle class in this is not that they get nothing but that the emphasis is you'd i think that's just not correct and people are going to see this in their paychecks this is about the middle class this is about working families this is about child tax credits that are going up significantly is you mentioned refundable parts of the tax credits going up significantly people are going to see their paychex go up people are going to see their wages go up that's what this is all about.
"john harwood" Discussed on Here & Now
"On the nicknaming of the estate tax as the death tax which sounds much more scary and a lot of conservative and fee market institution started producing reports that uh the claim to show that hurt entrepreneurship um that it was unfair to earn success and so in the last five in the last is essentially 17 years since the turn of the century you really have had a consistent effort effort on the republican side to make sure that every single tax law that they put forward either dramatically cuts or eliminates this is day tax we also hear a lot about farmers from the people who want to get rid of the estate tax the national economic council director gary cohn spoke with cnbc's john harwood about cutting the estate tax and he said that would benefit farmers and small business owners who purposefully limit their growth to avoid the tax and he frame the estate tax as a punishment for success here is we do not believe that that should be taxable that is not about stimulated economy it it it both we former to go out and buy the next piece land in the next piece land in the next piece of land and create the economies of scale and be able to compete in the world that makes sense to me we want the small business to go double the production line and not have to worry about the size of his factory worrying that oh my god i may incur estate tax on my family is going to have to sell this business what do you make of that argument derek there are good conservative arguments against the estate tax for example like you can say it's attacks on thrift because you take to individuals and one makes they both may twenty million dollars one spends it all on lambridinis and faberge egg centreleft with no estate and another person saves that twenty million for his kids in his grandkids and he gets taxed so that makes the tax on thrift and i understand that argument but gary cohn is pushing an argument to just doesn't make any sense first of all he seems to be explicitly calling for the consolidation of farms in the country it's dealing with the problems of monopoly in market pressure already so it's a bit of a bizarre argument their second in far most importantly this idea that the.