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"max baucus" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Hurt your chances of reelection. Everything old is new again. Let's go back all the way back in the time machine to 2009 and what happened with the affordable care act because it was thought that maybe that you get a Republican vote, and I think a lot of people think In retrospect, I think, including President Obama, if you read his book That maybe it was a mistake. I think that's where I think they were two mistakes early in the Obama air, both of which mansion kind of alluded to in this interview. One was that Obama had run as a unifier was very important for him to have Republican buy in And so he settled for a smaller stimulus right off the bat and the economy really needed. That is one mistake. I think that President Trump and President Biden have realized you can't make again. We see much larger numbers this time around, but the real killer for Obama, as you said, within dragged on Nine months trying to win over Republicans, not realizing that they were strange him along, you know, in the end, you know the bill had become very unpopular past with almost all Democratic support, it was really an albatross the Democrats in the midterm elections. I ain't signals we've gotten yesterday from mansion and from buying you came out and reaffirm the importance of the size of these checks that he wants to give our indication that Democrats have finally learned the lesson of the last financial crisis. I'm not gonna make that mistake going forward. I'm punishing. We talk with Max Baucus, the former ambassador to China, but also the former Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, who was in the middle of that affordable care act of discussion back in 2009 and again, according to President Obama's book, Max Baucus was saying, Please let me have another chance. Mr President. I think I could get some Republicans go with me. And now, Max Baucus says. You know what? I understand what the Democrats are just going to go ahead. Yeah, I think that's a great point. The fact you're Baucus was a deeply conservative Democratic senator in a caucus. That was that was largely conservative. This is 12 years ago now Look who's on the Senate Finance Committee. Elizabeth Warren, Look who's the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, Bernie Sanders, the whole nature of the politics and the Democratic Senate caucus. His shifted quite far to the left couple, that with the fact that Aziz you say there's a crack record of Republicans going democratic presidents into going along. And then been kind of jilting them at the altar. I think Democrats collectively have decided we're not going to go that way again. I think that's one reason why you see ongoing mo mentum for a really robust covert stimulus package that's going to come with or without Republican votes. So where does that leave the much vaunted bipartisanship? Is it just window dressing at this point? Or could it make a difference someplace? It's a great question. You know, I think it depends on how you look at it. One of the things that mansion made clear in this interview, is he he was interested in Bipartisan process, meaning he wanted Republicans to be able to offer amendments. If you look at poll numbers, Republican voters are very positive about the covert released package. The one thing that it doesn't seem like they're gonna be able to get Necessarily is Republican votes. If you define bipartisanship as bringing in Republican votes in Congress that may be too heavy A list for Joe Biden. Certainly there will be Republicans criticized for that. If you step back and look at the nature of the process in which groups of American voters supported, I think then Democrats inviting can make a much more compelling case that this is, in fact, a bipartisan bill. So you're just the very end. Just what does that mean? They have to leave the federal minimum wage behind. They? May I. There's an open question about whether it can pass through the reconciliation process. That's the budget process Democrats are gonna pursue to be able to put pass this bill with the majority. Bernie Sanders Budget Committee chair thinks you could do it. Others are skeptical..
"max baucus" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"And so they're both such visceral issues. I think the other worrisome takeaway from Democrats is what they were hoping. So learn from this data with how they could do better next time. Remember, we went into this election with Democrats and a lot of experts expecting a blue wave, which didn't happen. Donald Trump lost, but Republicans gain strength down the ticket. So one disappointment for Democrats was that they didn't come out of this election and Weren't able to examine this data and say, Okay, here's what works. We're going to talk about health care. We're gonna talk about X Y or Z issue. Instead, it was Trump in Corona virus, And I think we all hope that by 2022 midterm elections Neither neither one of those things factor in our politics anymore. The virus will be hopefully eliminated, and Trump, of course, will be president anymore. So it leaves Democrats in a bit of a crossroads. But it's a fascinating glimpse into what really People were thinking and reacting to in the November election. Are the Republicans general better at this? That is to say putting out sponsored, actually change voters minds or get them to vote? No, I don't think they are. I mean, I think that the greatest determinant of voter behavior on both the left and the right was how someone felt about Donald Trump. He was the greatest turnout driver for Democrats. But also somewhat unexpectedly for Republicans and one reason why I think Republicans are likely to hold on to the Senate and why they gained so many house seats is that a lot of Republican voters turned out because Trump is on the ticket, and these are voters that it stayed home in 2018 when that democratic blue wave Handed control the House representatives to Democrats. So it isn't adds So much of one particular politician who who seemed to be the driver of political behavior in November and very well could be tomorrow in Georgia, too. One small footnote. The one waited change minds, but Donald Trump is if you put him in a Simpson spot. The segment didn't animated. That didn't result on Lee that Trump as the work with animated, fascinating fast. Thank you so much. The Bloomberg business with national correspondent Josh Green coming up challenges to the electoral college vote. It's happened before, and former Democratic Senator Max Baucus gives us his take on what's at stake this time. That's next on balance of power on Bloomberg Radio. This is a blue Hey, What do you want to dot it all? I don't know. What do you think we should? Not at all? Well, what have we done? Bastard up yesterday? All the belts. We like the same dog. These dogs Na like it said on Monday or Tuesday dies First off. I'm not prepared to call my mom. Her birthday Thies days. Nothing is normal and everything is weird. But you could still say big when you switched to progressive. That won't change not to die already done closer to progressive dot com. Her specialty. Terms coming in Delia's with covered 19 so much is unknown. Is this the worst you've seen, But we are committed to getting you every piece of information we.
"max baucus" Discussed on The Heat
"See who's elected member the United States if I'm Donald Trump's be elected I think it'd be more of the same problems is Israel is second. If Joe Biden is elected I think you'll see a president who's a critical China Budget critical more responsible predictable way and will work with international institutions like the IMF handed w Joe Etcetera. So if that happens then I think that don't it's possible will come closer together. Look people in China like people had states. We'll wanting same thing we on it but the table decent jobs we WANNA take care bye gets good education. Ever governments address air water pollution healthcare CETERA. We all Chinese people American people so if we just got to take a deep breath and push the pause button low bid. It's likely back come around. Is that helps them? Just going back to your point on the possible outcomes of November election if we see president trump lose reelection. If we have a new president President Biden you see relations with China improving in many ways. I mean W we return of the whole idea of multi-lateralism will see Joe by attempting to establish states is later in the world work with international institutions. You also will be very suspicious of trade agreements. Frankly I go back to the old the roll Democratic Jews you know all trade agreements are good. Agreements required skeptical trade agreements rejecting American jobs. You probably will spend a lot of time on American infrastructure the America's economy a lot more than president trump has. I think you'll see certainly competition with China. I think you'll see a joe. Biden will not but they criticized China's near as much spider that is as more gravitas won't do things like that because he knows is wants to work with. China hasn't said things that don't upset. This seems to be agreement across party lines in the United States needs to be a lessening of. Us depend on China's manufacturing capabilities We've heard president trump talk about this humor time numerous times he wants to repatriate the manufacturing competitive capabilities. China back to this country. I mean realistically do see that happening. Some of it will but not a lot. American multinationals will do business they get the greatest return and that will be States they'll also be in China by far the world's largest market Chinese middle class but four hundred billion soon be larger than entire population nited states. They'll look at other countries as well and I think too that down that red hot judge Judy see right now what will start to diminish and when that happens then I think we'll find a Lomar openness in the multilateral system but with is wide very of the American speed at Walmart careful about it to class overseas live too much wine other countries. Now pharmaceutical very much depends upon China's our our semiconductor industry very much depend on China and decouple regarding way a frankly. I think that's going to cause a lot more bombs than solve much more than people realize today. President trump spent much of the first three years in office Engaging in what turned out to be a trade war with China then of course we have an agreement the first phase agreement and there was an agreement signed and then not have the pandemic What do you make of that? Do you think that trade agreements going to survive? This is it in any kind of jeopardy. Essentially was Rachel much before the one box and even then a Golfer China to buy stupid water plus dollars agriculture and in fact you energy as promised and at the same time trumpet after lowered tariffs. I part of that agreement. Corona virus though is really thrown all that off or batch of because the economy's both countries suffered such a low simmers in China art by near as much not buying west lockdown stayed home and said it awesome possible child to live up to two hundred goods. Why we do. I think that if adults China realize hey run viruses caused changing circumstances here so I just sit up renegotiate. Good thing if you had to advise the president right now on the best way of moving forward in this very important relationship. What would you say first of all? I'd have to listen to listen to me. I tell him that. China's not going anywhere where the two largest countries in the world we gotTA figure out of love with each other and figure out where we gain more respect from China and how China Gains March back from us. It's mutual respect. Outta do that. What I you stop calling each other names. Avoid all eat at public rhetoric A second together my judgment a longer term strategy states dealing with China United States as never really had a long term strategy plan spoke to China very off air reactives on the nature of democracy. I said okay. Let's planter Agree to China. If we agree to where we cannot agree we first privately. Tell them firmly. Sorry China we can't do that and if you do. That job will be significant repercussions repercussions with with obviously that near that. Did it in you have to stay in a way? They not backed up the Donna and a mutually respectful way. That's right. We are seeing some changes though. Chinese diplomat's becoming more vocal on social media in the in the in the press as well as the government pushes back against the kind of anti-chinese rhetoric that we're seeing in the United States is narrative being peddled by some media outlets What do you make of that the fact that there is a more aggressive tone while it's hard to know now they're called? Wolf wires on my experience doing with the Chinese diplomat's they're much more inclined. Try to find operation much more inclined to find some of them still old school and while there's talking about cooperation you're wondering do they really mean it or not but I think that still is the name of approach in foreign ministry for Mr Longing for example that is certainly his That so I hear about Wolf. Wears it? Some of them are saying that they say at unnoticed. Good cop bad cop I just don't know but I think who has in China realize it dumped the more there and let softball will worse loose. Were causing more problems with about Max Baucus. Thanks so much for in such. Thanks for joining us. Thank you that was a conversation with Max Baucus. Us Senator and Ambassador to China under the Obama Administration the heat is produced by CGT in America executive producer a tariff H. And the scene producers. John Gilmore Rushmore Barlow and Mavi cone produced. Today's podcast guest producer. Was I sing? And Director of digital development is Michael Sugary. Once again. I'm on ninety. Thanks for listening. Do you have a comment or question about today's podcast? Send US An e mail you can find us at hate. Pod COST AT CGT IN AMERICA DOT COM. And please if you like the heat help the word by subscribing rating or leaving a comment with your favorite podcast provider..
"max baucus" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government
"So those are the people who are missing in this whole debate you hear so much noise from politicians and pundits about what's actually happening factor. We actually spoke to a lot of the workers that have been at their early operation and so far yeah. It's not quite lived up to their promises. People describe the pay you being super low they were hourly hired tents instead of fulltime workers this is this whole plant has made in the USA but a lot of the TV components. They're supposed to be manufacturing there. We're actually imported from Mexico and the displays that they were making actually still said made in Mexico so that's quite jarring. One of the workers say that they felt expendable and that there was rapid push toward automation and robotics which likely meant a lot of their jobs will be obsolete so it raised doubts about whether they would ever get to thirteen thousand jobs that were promised for this factories ex-con says it is still committed to hiring thirteen thousand people but it's head of US initiative didn't exactly inspire confidence with a tweet the other day who has the crystal ball to predict if thirteen thousand jobs will be created. He made that statement again at the event last night of course if Foxconn doesn't hire the people it doesn't get the money but local governments like the one here in Mount Pleasant Wisconsin are already spending tens of million dollars on infrastructure improvements and they won't get that money back wouldn't be a big national story but would be a very very big local story and one of those things where you're going. Well did trump work. That would be a thing. You'd be looking at if you're Wisconsin. If you're maybe maybe someone who is thinking about getting a job that Fox right but there are people who are following the work very very closely at that time and then saw oh wait you mean no foxconn plant. Oh Okay Yeah. Let's talk about amy stuck in the middle with you. CLO- Shar her entire hire platform is that she is centrist mic Sentras D. and she is going to be your option for people who you just think that all this Liz Warren and Bernie Sanders stuff just a little bit extreme. She's here too moderate politics for oil and inch. She's also tough and she's GonNa fight trump by reaching across the aisle to him. This is a snooze fest but conservative media is still trying to make her happen for sure Are they trying to make her. VP or what is the goal with her clever sharp someone that the establishment likes and yeah I think she's she's kind of the Joe Biden fantasy. VP material she can go up and debate Mike Pence and yeah she can give Biden a feminine edge that will appeal to Warren's base doors. I don't yeah yeah maybe maybe but I'll tell you. I don't think that Amy Klobuchar is going to sell to the women who have decided on Liz worn because they didn't just decide unless Warren because she's a woman. There's something much much deeper going on there about this decision. That's being made between Gabbard Harris Paris Warren and amy go from you. Don't go from. I have a plan for that to HOUSTON. We have a problem simply through through beat because both people are women. I refuse to believe you. Don't go from wearing go. Pussy hats to voting for a me closure. Oko One step further if you were out of the streets in protesting against Donald trump to that extent. You're looking for candid it with a little bit more fire in their Britches and I don't think that's Amy Klobuchar yeah. She is I think on the right committee. She is in her her sweet spot in in maybe I even want her there. I don't know I trying to figure out like where she's actually useful because she's not really representing anything being like I'd rather hear this crap for like John. Delaney like or or or climate change plan where she is going to one up. God awed by going all seven days. I thought that was really tedious and the fact that she thought that that was kind of a cool wind at throw out there and on the seventh day they say you should rest but I'm not going to know God. Did I mean if if that's what we're invoking here you've got actually rested on the seven seven days so no you're not God in. You're definitely not better than God good. Lord the stretches she is willing to go aw in order to shoehorn align. It feels like it feels like she comes up with lines and there's no would it her establishment. Bushman that is willing to tell her no and as you don't Wanna get a binder thrown. It does make you yeah. We knew that's what we're going. Do only Italy validates that she is like like she has such an edge to her because is she didn't have an edge to her. Someone would stand up to her with these bullshit line. These lies are really bad like they're not just mid. They're not just mid western like I have a good sense of midwestern. that is an interesting theme of this debate we started to see many if not all of these different candidates kind of reveal that they're not letting the people underneath them really really give them good advice or there's a bit of an echo chamber happening in there in these candidates are not fully aware of themselves so with closure. It's the fact fact that she can come out there. With this prepared one liner about how she's going to go for seven days in God only went for six and no was like Yo amy. You're not God odd. It's Andrew Yang and this I'm GonNa give out one hundred twenty thousand dollars on TV. Things like different campaign would have given him better advise on this. It's who we in Castro with the prepared line and he's so balls to the wall that knowing God tell him Dude. You got to kind of ramp. It back could even after the debate. He was still kind of like no. That was a good idea. It was a good strategy. I mean I get a you. GotTa put a brave face on it but like that felt if felt authentic in a certain way but it also was maybe revealing in a bad way even booted booted. He revealed themselves. I thought at a really interesting way with his construction -struction of his coming out story which in the past has played pretty well for him but this time he brought up how he won reelection with eighty eighty percent of the vote and I heard this time and I was like Oh won't know if you're in a small town of course you're GonNa win with eighty percent of the vote. What's that really telling us. It's not that many people voted that was a small electorate and actually I mean. We've done this on the show here. In the case of Buddhist he ran against someone who she was running as a Republican but she was basically a homelessness activist and she wanted to this stuff involving tiny houses and actually actually seem a noble cause but she also was someone who is not a financial means on any level was driving around south bend with Mark Zuckerberg onus car car so the idea these are one to one things or that this was a profile encouraged to come out when he was up against a Iraq war veteran veteran comeback it was raised in South Bend Indiana and it was like the quarterback of the football team and loves Jesus. No that's not what he did here. Pete won reelection in re-election that he was pretty likely to win. Yeah that boy. You've brought a separate once again. I have the chills taken about the the would if if if he was to win and the the question surrounding and facebook as as as the data is or is not mind from facebook man but I think the way he's answered all these questions around African American policing releasing has not been confidence-inspiring with what he might do with other issues that were thorny for him. He has striking clarity on on the issues where it doesn't feel like there are people telling him to have different opinions on stuff and when Pete can think on his own and be his own man he's pretty fucking sharp and I like the guy but there are times where you could hear that tonal shift or at least I can might years very tuned into it. I can hear when Pete's being beaten speaking from his brain and I can hear when Pete speaking from his Wallet Yeah Yeah He. I think there's that's the port of Kamla a Harris that she is more polished it or at least she. She doesn't reveal herself in the same way. She has not been touched on any of the stuff. I I was assured was going to bring her down. The whole prosecutorial records stuff that you know the red rose twitter was telling me was going to be her death knell. That hasn't really been it. It's been that M. Fori answer yeah. That's what's really been shocking. Her Up is she hasn't had clarity already on that and now she's kind of trying to find this weird middle ground. This is the other part for a lot of these candidates on medicare for all. They're trying to find a position other than no. Let's defend the current system and it puts warnin sanders on the strong ground here. Everyone else has this incoherent gobbledygook. It's tough to summarize whereas warned sanders like Medicare for all and they're good to go yeah the there's that's one of the few positives just intangibles. They have going for them. that I mean I'll take a ride get. It's it's their. Their plan is more simplistic. than anyone else's plan once you get to bumper sticker. It's a bumper sticker. There's no other bumper sticker. Healthcare plan public option is esoteric in and I think again at a different point in our politics. It was the right answer. I do believe that I think actually the Buddha edged edged glide path narrative with a different system with kind of different political energies going on the country yet due to smooth transition Fraum Tom the hodge podge patchwork system to a more organized system. I think you'd be orderly like you said this was take time. Oh sorry about that. Sorry no go but like you said Chris the ACA was really obamacare. Was Max Baucus Care in the last episode last episode if that's true what does it take to get Max Baucus in on the public option in two thousand sixteen or good news. He's no longer than exactly but bad news Joe Mansion his daughter. I keep bringing him up. This is important. You know what his daughter does for living works for the pharmaceutical companies. She's an executive so yeah yeah. We already know how this movie is going to go and one doesn't need to go deep back into grainy black and white footage yeah..
China vice premier going to U.S. for trade talks despite Trump threats
"All right. Let's talk trade similar here. Doug, China's vice premier Leila is still planning on going to the United States for high level trade. Talks those talks will start on Thursday. Now Trump's tariff hike is expected at twelve. Oh, one in the morning Friday in DC, theoretically right in the middle of those negotiations, and it looks like China is preparing retaliatory tariffs Limerick, Shaun Donovan in Washington calls. Trump's escalation unprecedented two hundred billion dollars in Chinese imports. That will be hit with a twenty five percent tariff. Is you know, four times the size of the existing twenty five hundred centers on enrich fifty billion. They're much bigger. More consequential transit tariffs that will affect out of American businesses and that discomfort among US businesses. Maybe exactly why Max Baucus former US ambassador to China says that there will be a trade deal. Soon. Leaders have to save face. They gotta they need a deal, and there's going to be a deal, and my personal view is at the Trump bluster is pretty much that. And the Chinese know that the Chinese have seen Trump changes mind many times. So they're just gonna come on over and see if they get together on the other hand democratic Senator Chuck Schumer says President Trump should hang tough in negotiations and not
"max baucus" Discussed on POLITICO's Pulse Check
"Democrat Senator Max Baucus for years, the two of you switching off his committee head, and and ranking member do you think you'll have a similar relationship in report with Senator Ron Wyden, the current democrat who's ranking member on the committee, everything that I've done Ryan Wyden. And so far, but a lot of it outside the finance committee. We've had we've worked very well together. And I'm starting out this year that will be able to work together. But you remember between two thousand one and two thousand nine the political environment than not so ideologically divided at the grassroots of America is much more ideologically divided the grassroots. So I think congress represents said ideological divide, and I believe that just the realities of politics twenty eighteen twenty nineteen make it more difficult to duplicate the very close working relationship that I had with Max Baucus because every bail, but maybe two or three that got out of committee. Or bipartisan, the only one I can remember is ObamaCare that got out a committee that wasn't bipartisan, and and we've had played more division even under Senator hatches chairmanship in recent years than normally what you'd have. But that's got nothing to do with Biden an eye getting long or not getting along. That's just kind of the reality of the political situation in America today reflected then in the congress will then thinking maybe beyond Senator Wyden, your committee has taken up drug pricing issues. You and Senator Wyden have worked somewhat on drug pricing already. But it's more than just the two of you. And on the committee. There's some Democrats really are aggressive about what they wanted to drug pricing. And there are some Republicans who don't seem all that interested in doing much at all how do you view your role? How are you going to bring them together as committee chairman to do something on drug pricing? I think is going to be very easy. I think almost on anything except a democrat effort to have the government dictate prices. I'm a free market person. I'm chairman when part d was passed. I was chairman during part d when when even Kennedy was against the government, the government, dictating pricing ago, stating prices, and so I come from an area where we wanted to.
"max baucus" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"That maybe while it was not trying to spy as right along that out. Max Baucus former US Senator from Montana, and of course, former US ambassador to China under President Obama, we really appreciate your time as always and your perspective ahead of some very very important meetings. You're listening to Bloomberg BusinessWeek. I'm Jason Kelly alongside Carol Massar. And this is Bloomberg. This is a Bloomberg market minute. Optimism on Wall Street accompanying the at least temporary end to the government shutdown as investors. Look both earnings and ahead to next week's trade talks as well. The Dow rose one hundred eighty four points, the NASDAQ ninety one s and p twenty two those are gains of three quarters to one and a quarter percent Alan gale via Nova investment management says earnings and sunny forecasts of future earnings Howard the gains. He says the worries that have dogged Wall Street recently have not been due to the economy greatest market challenge for us has been what we would characterize as self inflicted wounds court documents show Facebook live teenagers ring up huge bills on digital games such as angry birds. And while the social network thought about reducing the chances of that happening. Dow Jones reports decided against it for fear of hurting revenue and YouTube plans to tackle criticism. It's algorithms elevate conspiracy theories might not recommending them spree. Currently Joan Doniger. Bloomberg radio. So I'm a cat, and I just moved in with this new human, and she's got this little toy. She's always playing with all day, long, tap, tap, tap, tap, bloop, bloop. She can't put it down. There. It is. Oh and get this. She even talks to it last week. She asked it for Chinese and guess what eggrolls showed up like magic. Humans have cool toys. A person is the best thing to happen to a shelter pet. Be that person. Adopt. Brought to you by the Ad Council and the shelterpetproject dot org..
"max baucus" Discussed on Pat Gray Unleashed
"Right. I was looking at somebody wrote a an article the other day. A big Trump supporter wrote an article about the accomplishments of the hundreds and hundreds of compliments of Donald Trump. And then kind of tempered at the end, but they're still more work to do the wall. Isn't yet completely built? Not yet completely built completely. Wouldn't talk. It about a half a mile down, south, Texas. They haven't sealed up yet. And that's about it. Yeah. Yeah. I wish. In Montana, which I I saw an article call eight deeply red-state, Montana's, not a deeply red state, Montana's occasionally, a red state, Montana's a mixed state. It's like a bluish purple say I'd say, so I mean, they've been in electing Democrats for a long time in Montana Max Baucus, you know, clear back in the seventies. They had many democrat governors. I mean, they're capable of electing Democrats. You know, who had deeply red state is Utah, Wyoming. Those are Nebraska those are deeply red states, but Montana, it looks like they're going to send Matt Rosenthal Rosendahl to the Senate instead of John tester out. President Trump went out to Montana three times campaigning against tester and four Rosendahl. He really doesn't like Jon tester. So right now they haven't called this race yet. But it's really close. It does look like a Matt Rosen Dale will will pick up that seat. And that'll be another another little seat for the Republicans. So they're actually gaining in the Senate Lou. And of course, lost the house. So I've got a question for you without Donald Trump's visit in that huge big event in Houston for Ted Cruz. Do you think Cruz wins without Trump's visit here couple of weeks ago? I don't know, man. I don't know. I mean, you would like to think he would've anyway thirteen thousand votes more thirteen thousand gosh was it that close. Yes. It's within thirteen thousand right? Thirty. We'll get this that. Hundred. Oh after hundred thirteen hundred thirteen public school math everybody. Good morning to you know, sleep. No. Slim margin, but one hundred thirteen thousand. Yeah, that's a slim margin in Texas. But that's all you need you need one extra vote. And he got it so done triple eight nine hundred thirty three eighty three..
"max baucus" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"So you can't fund just basic social services for the state. How are you going to suddenly manage, however million? Many million acres. We have a public land in Montana. And the answer is we're not think that whoever's managing those lands at the state or the federal government providing us much access as possible to the public for their lenses should be one of their eyes priorities. You cannot be dogmatic. You can't be overly partisan because if you are, you're not going to get anything done. There's a big divide between urban and rural, and I think you know to fix that, people need to see the west. They need to come out west and experience it and talk to people in the west firsthand, Lawrence, these rallies that we see from the president, which are really Trump rock concerts. You you see these consistent Trump notes. One of them is, of course, on the media, there was a nasty one tonight about and forte, and how Trump basically approved of that assault on a reporter. But the other note that we're hearing more and more consistently is this idea that he's worried about votes. He's worried about, votes in the Senate. He said tonight, you know a Senator get sick and we lose a vote and within peach mint sitting on that mountain behind him. That's what he's thinking about. He's whipping votes and what a place to start in a state that he won by twenty points. It's a state where you can tell. He kind of feels like he should be doing an end zone dance Lawrence. Yeah. And Cal, it's stunning to see those signs on the hills. There who made. The mistake of choosing Mazula as the location for this event. One of the liberal outposts in Montana, it seems like an arrogant, move and intentional one overt move. This is a president who's more and more doing things overtly he's doing things in the face of liberal cities around the country, and Missoula is sort of the one place in Montana that is a little liberal leaning. As you mentioned. He won the state by twenty points. His son has been out there hunting holding these rallies. Thumbing his nose at liberals talking about the second amendment. This rally tonight was as and as you can get Lawrence and Montana, strong Republican state in presidential elections, but it has been sending a democrat to the United States Senate at least one for very long time. Jon tester Max Baucus in the Senate for a couple of decades before democrat before judge testers. So there is a formula for Democrats and Montana and listen, you know, the Republicans should be pretty happy with Jon tester. He's not the most liberal person in Washington DC. The problem is for Donald Trump. Again, he doesn't vote like a Republican. He may share some of the ideals that the Republican party, but he votes like democrat and you see the touchstone issue, the thing that people really hit on is this Schumer ideally votes with Schumer. Right? We heard that out Montana a lot, and we heard this idea of Donald Trump is going to have to defend Donald Trump one day on the floor of the Senate, and that's the day that he's planning for, and you can see in these rallies. Cal Perry, thank you for your reporting for Montana. Really appreciate. Tonight's last word is next. Time for. Tonight's last word. Allegations of voter suppression in the Georgia governor's race and Associated Press report. Revealed Georgia put a hold on more than fifty, three thousand voter registration applications with nearly seventy percent of them belonging to African Americans, seventy percent. That's a state that's only thirty percent black by the way. So if I do the math in my head, let me see. That's racist. Cement the b gets. Tonight's last word. Tonight's last word coming to you. Live from Boston tonight.
"max baucus" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"Now doesn't feel like that moment i mean i think if you ended up twenty 2020 with the democrats controlling congress in the white house i think you'd see through an election campaign look the priorities start to emerge in the way they did in two thousand eight ciao i agree with that so one thing i think is interesting about the example 2000 innate is if you just go back four years to two thousand four it didn't feel like that at all oh yeah if john kerry had one or if howard dean had one there was no way that healthcare is going to be their top priority no way that energy was going to be their second most perdait i mean it was a rock at the top and then you know there were some other stuff going on but but these things change very dramatically and and that's why i think that if there is a big shooting during the election for instance that could have a very big affect on this by contrast if we're in a war with north korea that's going to have another affect on the esa and it's one reason why i do think that in the collection of things happening when you talk about the work being done are not being done by congressional democrats i actually think that's important in two thousand eight something that was happening behind if you'd asked me why did i know that healthcare is comedian get why did i know healthcare is going to be the number one thing it's that virtually all of the big things obama wanted to do not literally all them but certainly energy certainly healthcare certainly ending it on taxes was going to go through the finance committee and the finance committee under then chairman max baucus had already said that its top priority and had already kicked off a process around healthcare and max baucus had already released a white paper that ended up looking a lot like the final obama plan and that is something where i don't think congressional democrats have done this so if one one signal that i will take as a prioritisation is purdue if democrats win back congress in two thousand eighteen what do their major committees do what when they begin to release agendas do those.
"max baucus" Discussed on Politico's Off Message
"I voted with the democrats on all the big things on obamacare on on the tax bill on all the big stuff that you have not been at all giving to the republicans despite what seep like political change on the big if they're talking the big big ones i think you're talking about his affordable care act one repeal it and now the healthcare amina now that tax reform those have been two big ones right who first of all i told him ashes we need to fix it i don't know i don't think i voted for the foreseeable character might i've been here in two thousand ten and on the mandate was governor as head of the national governors association told max baucus on the phone call and i had i had democrats and republicans on the phone call being her the ga and i said a maximum enshrined stand you're saying you're going to be a mandate everybody has to buy insurance cheer until west virginia's they've got to buy insurance and you can tell them what they have to buy and what the product will have to offer in it and you're gonna time with the prices and if they don't back on top of that you imposed fine them i said dining or work that's crazy i said uber to give me some product give me some shuffle here buddy essendon so i said that way back then and guess what it came to fulfill issuing what they had they didn't have enough product mix the promarket never mission up so it was upside down they knew that from day one but then on that republican said all this is popular we can win on this therefore some people against their will and they're finding him that's you can't do that that's and that's exactly what i thought but now it's been ingrained in our economy for what six years more seven years and now the fact of life assistant okay fix it so if you're gonna fix it give me some flexibility don't tell me that i can't buy the most inexpensive insurance 'cause i've taken care myself all i want is i want catastrophic okay those are the things i'm talking about so they can wanna just anything to guess what happen then pass then guess what happened we all got together and you.
"max baucus" Discussed on Chapo Trap House
"Uh i'm not i'm not what could do up take away your free launch i'm not looking to take away the dog giro a is i mean an amazing the but it's like it's not that they're naive it's that they don't give a hit on the radio that's why they do that they don't want the things that they say they want they don't want the things that they're voters want they let their job is basically managing the expectations of people who they have no interest an actually seeing having their lives made better and that was what the obama years proved yes they do have a congenital sorkin ass fetish for a comedy and procedure and that is built into the liberal worldview in a way that isn't to conservatives and that does stop them because they ought to genuinely believe that they've internalize lot of that area but part of the reason they paternalism is because that is part of the mechanism that keeps them from ever actually fucking accomplish iit's irreconcilable with actual a actual ideology that you believe in to the extent that you want to do whatever it takes to pass legislation that fulfills that now i as as we were talking about like what people wanna talk about the the limited successes of the first two years of the obama presidency people will say well hey they had sixty votes but in know two of those were guys like max baucus lieberman if they were basically they were being held hostage by these conservative democrats but that's because they it did they all agreed that they were going to go by the rules where they're going to need sixty for everything but if you have fifty one people in the senate and this neighbor talked about is certainly never talked about when democrats in power if you have fifty one people in the senate you can basically do anything you want reid did that at one point in mcconnell famously did it in order to get gore suck on the supreme court right yeah but they but.
"max baucus" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"This restaurant in beijing doesn't particularly unusual exulted feel to it to these unusual heath's move career the beer well the beer tonight is german put the flu these thematically korean it served by young north korean waitresses in high heels they're on a threeyear tour of duty and its own by north koreans it's also unusual because it's a bound to be closed down or at least it's supposed to be and that's because the chinese government is awarded beat along with all other north korean businesses in china be shut down by the end of january the announcement came from the chinese ministry of commerce and it followed the latest un resolution imposing sanctions on north korea but it also followed the missile test the pyongyang carried out while president she was hosting a summit here in china mccourty to chinese observers in beijing this decision was left we link with hughley that reported disdain didn't come out of nowhere max baucus was the us ambassador in beijing until earlier this year and he recalls the only time he heard the chinese leader use on diplomatic language i've only heard frozen she's speak derogatorily about a personal once and we do so it was in fairly strong terms that was when he was quite critical a couple of years groped kim jongun does not like you're going on that is burglar we're having said that each telegraphed the difficulty she had hidden the drawing kim in also difficulty the term hasn't trying to figure out what his policy toward north korea's swear might that lead.
"max baucus" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"Cory booker consign onto this cosponsored it doesn't mean anything but it does raised the stakes for him not to run on it may just be look at look at the value bernie sanders running on single payer regardless of who won the election by june of last year it became a much more possible impopular policy than it was while significantly more so than it was two years earlier max baucus the guy who was the biggest roadblock probably two things like the public option two things like a medicare a buy in i mean certainly there are others but max baucus chaired the senate finance committee that drew up a lot of the provisions of the affordable care act and he is now come out according to the bows men daily chronicle which i read on a regular basis foreign montana senator max baucus my personal view is we've got to start looking at single payer i think we should have hearings were getting there it's going to happen obviously backus can't do anything anymore but he refused to hold a single hearing on single pair back when he was the guy who could hold those hearings it's pretty crazy how far we have moved and i don't think that's just a function i i now i think that's a function of of what was happening during the obama years i think it's a function of what uh what bernie sanders meant to i think trump has contributed to it perhaps.
"max baucus" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"Having him do things through executive action that republicans felt were bad policy outcomes like they knew immune cells on climate change right like everybody knew that the and game of the cap and trade debate was that if republicans blocked obama from doing anything he was going to have the epa take action and it was going to be in some ways much more costly much harsher an industry but that's the republicans want republicans wanted obama to need to be doing irregular stuff through the executive branch that was very painful to industry that would sort of maximize opposition to obama they didn't want to strike deals and strike compromises once trump actually takes office you suddenly see some people were like when no let's not let's not get rid of dhaka right and it's at least conceivable that when the wheel of history terms again you know and we don't know what the new configuration will be that people will look at this a little bit differently and say you know maybe you win max baucus was desperate to get some votes from olympia snowe and susan collins like maybe we should have struck a deal on health care rather than finding once it's in place that we can't actually repeal it right maybe when democrats were proposing the dream act maybe we should have come to the table and said you know what we don't want a path to citizenship for these people that's going to let them sponsor new emigrants but we will create a program that gives them permanent work permits and ability to live here.
"max baucus" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"Make the dark ables i mean there's a lot of things you can do with two hundred billion dollars it's not as much money issued he'd to fix a spill or fixes coverage losses but it does give him something to bargain with he has room right there are things that could be done there are also things other people can do but there are things mitch mcconnell can still do give a bunch of money on opioids i mean you could see go in different ways you made a really interesting point sarah i think you said some of the who is max baucus in theory orrin hatch should be max baucus orrin hatch is a believe chairman of the senate finance committee right now he is a known dealmaker a time dealmaker any actually is written a healthcare plan i think that he was the senate sponsor of the companion to better way handing a better way so in theory he has a lot of interest here he seems to be pulling a little bit back as an act of aggressive legislator in and seems have really taken aback see but it is notable he's given up this on behalf of his committee he is not stepping in the middle and sort of like baucus he was known in the republican party's dealmaker worked with kennedy constantly worked on chip is a key player in the south of chefs and john i mean they're couple of these guys still around like another person i mean grassi's not running finance anymore but grassley cosby baucus in this just anybody who wanted to do this and they're just not but the other thing that that goes to the point of where does the intellectual driving force on this stuff happen often hunt hoon republican administrations of it comes from anywhere comes from the white house right there was in i believe is a two thousand and five state of the union where george w bush co the quite aggressive health care plan was interesting and its own ways um and i think action much more interesting than what we're seeing here although doesn't make a lot of sense within the obamacare structure but.
"max baucus" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"Overwhelmingly do not care about do not understand and do not like working on health care and and you actually see it in the process one reason there was not a process around this bill the there was around the affordable care act is that max baucus and originally ted kennedy but then later tom harkin and all kinds of democrats henry waxman they wanted to spend a long time working on a healthcare bill like that was an exciting thing for them to do in their lives like they had always wanted to do this they came to it with a really strong opinions of their staffs had really strong opinions everybody wanted a piece of the healthcare bill and so is split between all these committees you at ways and means in energy and commerce and finance and help and i think a third one in the house i'm forgetting maybe sarah remember he's there was a third round rhetoric out it was that you keisha maybe i think it's like health education some is called in house anyway democrats are interested in health care and they wanted to work on it republicans are not that interested in healthcare until so they don't wanna work on it they're interested in tax reform and they want to work on that and so like if vacuous reich kind of expect it will not look the way this did because all kinds of people want a piece of that fight but one of the issues here's the law these republicans they know this isn't good but they don't know what is not have their ideal in their mind right they'll how to democrats like i want single payer or you know i feel good about the massachusetts plan with their stuff like a wide in bennett with the exception of someone like cassidy that this was not much of that around the house was like the tom price plan the paul ryan plan and like you start running out of a real quickly yeah i was on a panel yesterday where someone asked me like who is the the max baucus of the senate republicans i don't actually think they're like no one comes to mind i think cassidy is someone is i thought a lot about health policy but he.
"max baucus" Discussed on Freak Out and Carry On
"Where transparency and accountability without background feels instruct doors from the paper so that was former minority leader john bean her the ten crying man speaking 2010 before house democrats past the affordable care act iii obamacare but let me just step in here and suggest that in fact it's not accurate to say that there were no hearings about the several done in secrecy holy for they are i was gore's they'd hearings all the time uneasy a twenty 25 days were they made and it went a year and a half i was there at the first meeting in the white house in march two thousand nine which was everyone every stakeholder came to the white as the places a mobscene was jammed and then it was just a public smack down professional wrestling for a year plus until the vote remember max baucus enemy as the finance chairman up in the senate you can't do this on partisan lines you can't do this in just the way he was talking about a kind of reconciliation process and i said why should because legislation like this isn't sustainable that way it has to be changed and fixed and everybody's gonna have skin in the game and if only one party has a vested interest in getting rid of it if they don't have to protect any of their members who took a vote for you'll never be able to do the things that make it successful we can argue all day long about what the democrats do but they had to do or not to get it done they round we'll box and they got no cooperation from star but the way that law was enacted probably as max baucus predicted made it longterm unsustainable they've never been able to go back and fix what wasn't work.