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We continue our conversation now with Joe for Tullow who is taking on Democratic incumbent Paul tackle in the 20th Congressional District. Some of the platform . Well to be some specific here you you think that for example the the tariffs or a good idea . Is that what you’re talking about , what else .
Its what when it comes to immigration. When it comes to protecting the borders of this country when it comes to having a strong military . When it comes to tax relief for the middle class . When it comes to something that he has not been able to do yet , but I’m hoping it will take place in that I would like to be a part of that and it is but with the repatriation of money coming back to the United States .
From big corporations seem to have been putting their money offshore.
Yeah. They put their money offshore because it’s not worth it to bring it into the United States just like and I’ll be honest with you , if it was you or me . You have a choice on paying you know 15% in a foreign country or you have a a pro choice of paying 48% repatriation in the United States . I don’t think that you would do that .
So the point here is that you are pretty much diametrically opposed to everything that representative the incumbent Paul taco stands.
Well , yes , for the most part there of what one point where do you agree with him tell there a few areas where we agree he does not believe you’re not in favor of the legalization of marijuana , and you are. I am not they are . I am in favor . I am in favor of the legalization of medical marijuana as a registered nurse , got it . Not after I’m in favor of people smoking marijuana . But there are other ways to get it .
And I think that New York State is doing exactly that. Yes . So , Governor Cuomo has come out in strong opposition to the tax overhaul that passed last year . The overhaul will have a major impact on New Yorkers . With the reduction of the South deduction . There’s a cap on it , so would you have voted for that bill . If you were in Congress .
Absolutely. And I would have worked with legislators here in the state . And I would have if I was you know the congressman here I would lean on the Governor to lighten up on taxes in the state of New York the problem reason why New York State is not benefiting . It’s not because the tax plan is bad , is because New York State is bad when it comes to taxes , we are the second highest most expensive place to live .
So the salt is going to have some impact.
I absolutely going to have it’s gonna have impact on me. Really . Yeah .
One of the actions you have advocated for job at all. Though is to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts .
I would I would do is eliminate those funds that are a cut those funds that are going to incredible number of areas that do not like when he well when it comes to art work that is in opposition to religious groups. We can’t . This is all kinds of artwork that get we can fund and we can help . And we can promote but artwork debt offends religious groups , whether it’s Christians or Muslims or Presbyterians or Catholics , or you know , you know , I think that I think we need to , you know , and that might be considered censorship , but some might consider . That’s it . Yeah yeah yeah , but I think you know as Rudy Giuliani did when he was , I remember yes I I , it was that painting called it was a painting was a statue a stature with like Mary with faeces he seeks out here in all kinds of stuff peril .
Horrible. That was , that was quite a conversation , so what would be your first priority a pine getting to Congress if you’re elected .
We’ve already drafted 2 bills one of them is is term limits and what I would do is I would grandfather in the people who are currently in office because I know many of them would not want to vote for that bill. But , and I would hold myself to term limits . The second one is a heinous thing that has been taking place since 1963 is Congress borrowing from Social Security . I would say , Congress would never be allowed to borrow from Social Security . Again , and that they would have to pay back to 3.9 trillion dollars they owe to Social Security , Social Security would be solvent . If the federal government kept their hands off of that we are going to Congress , 3 point something , you get really and you give him 10 years to do it . You give 10 years to pay that back and one of the ways to do that . I thought a great plan was to Penny plan years ago but I would make it a 2-penny plan and that is every federal agency will cut 2 cents out of every dollar they spend for the next 10 years to reduce the size of the cost of running the government , and that includes the military and also we would think about not spending not only not spending what we don’t bring in but if we have a surplus that surplus goes to reducing the debt because the current interest on the debt is $178 million a day . We can’t kick that can down the road in 8 years if the debt continues to grow at the rate that is growing the interest on the debt alone will be equal to the size of the military budget , it is in unsustainable and my opponent is very much in favor of getting that debt flight keeping that debt flying .
I want to ask you about the. The Supreme Court nomination a woman has come forward with an allegation that the nominee assaulted her when they were in high school and some lawmakers including some GOP Senator Lisa Murkowski are calling for a delay in the nomination hearing some wondering if you believe that the hearing should be halted or that Judge Kavanaugh should step away from the nomination .
I don’t think you should step away all if any one of us you me anybody started going into our high school record. First of all , and I’m not saying that I’m not saying that it was a terribly it’s okay to assault a woman . I don’t know why it has taken her this long to go : he’s held federal judge positions he’s held all kinds of positions why all of a sudden come . Now the reason why .
She did come forward when he was on the short list too bad Supreme Court just.
Yes , well , why not bring it up , then why does she know why didn’t , why didn’t Senator Feinstein bring it up then. Well no because Senator Feinstein wanted to use it as a last-ditch effort play card and I’m going to say that probably when it comes down to it , what they are considering assault very well might not be I shot any .
Jamie , how do you know that I mean anything. If that’s what the woman is saying .
Well , any any action towards a woman that is improper is not right. I think it these things , you know , need to be dealt with . But 35 years later and he has now a proven track record of never doing anything like that , and I believe it’s now 67 women have come forward and who have known him dated him and if said he has never been improper .
Does that excuse their one improper act that he may have done.
No , no. And if he did it , an apology is necessary if he did it at this point . He’s saying he didn’t and I I would actually venture I would believe him . But by the rest of his character and the rest of the testimonies that have come forward from other women .
So you would you feel like you want to believe him off for this woman.
I want to say that I want to give him the benefit of the doubt you are innocent until proven guilty.
Is there anything else that you would like to share with my listeners.
I would say that never in the history of this United States has there ever been a greater choice between candidates running poor Taco standing with his party is the party of socialism and socialism has failed for decades and decades and decades and so it there is a binary choice here a choice between free market capitalism and a choice between social the advancement of socialism in this country.
Joel photo low for Congress don’t come. That’s great , thank you very much . Okay , thank you . And I want to thank you for joining us . Our producer has been Tim Williams Paddy Power engineer , Dave White I’m Susan are better . You’ve been listening to the Capitol press .
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