Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) appeared on Fox Business with Maria Bartiromo to discuss the continued success of tax reform and Democrat obstruction.
Excerpts of the interview are below, or watch online here.
On the question of 2018: Are you better off than before?
“I hope he [President Trump] asks the question Ronald Reagan asked: Are you better off today than you were before he was the President? Because just that simple question, you look at lowest unemployment, you look at everyone’s 401(k) retirement plan, you look at the tax plan. Every morning we hear something new. More than three million Americans have gotten bonuses. But my favorite story is this young salon owner, she’s owned for a decade, she’s never been able to give bonuses, and she gave all 12 of her employees $500 bonuses. One of them used it to help pay off her hospital bill for having her four-month-old child, one fixed the only car they had. Those are real stories.”
On Nancy Pelosi calling tax cut bonuses “crumbs”:
“She seems so out of touch. She so elitist in that process. But what does she say to—as we’re sitting out here it’s a little colder, but you know the people in Baltimore going to have their electrical bill lowered because of the tax cut. They’re passing that on all across the country. So not only are people getting bonuses, not only are electrical bills going lower, starting this month people getting more in their paycheck because the withholding standards are different. So I don’t know where Nancy is coming from. I don’t know if she thinks $1,000 dollars is not a big deal, but I know to my constituents it’s a very big deal.”
On whether or not the Democrats actually want to solve the DACA issue:
“We had a negotiations yesterday—bicameral, bipartisan—in my office with the White House and the Secretary of Homeland to solve this DACA issue. We want to solve it once and for all. And you’ve got to give the President credit. He put a framework out there that actually went further than anybody thought he would do that would solve the problem once and for all, and the Democrats walked back. So who really wants to solve the problem?”
On How the American people will see through Democrat obstruction:
“Why are the Democrats holding up all these appointments? Why are they holding up funding for our military men and women? Why did they vote against children’s health insurance when it’s going to shut down in seven states? They don’t care. They wanted the President to try and look bad. They wanted to bad blame him. But I think the American public is smarter than that. They know how the government works, that it takes 60 votes in the Senate, and they’re [Senate Democrats] the ones holdings it up. “
On Democrats in Washington only resisting the President instead of trying to solve problems:
“They [Washington Democrats] didn’t help us with tax reform. They didn’t want to help us with the VA. They didn’t want to help us with children’s health insurance. We will just keep working because it’s good for the country. Look, we’ve got an opioid crisis, it’s going clear across the country. We need to solve that. An infrastructure problem. We know where our roads are. More importantly, what should America look like 50, 100 years from now? We want to be able to expand there as well. There are a lot of areas. We still have a lot of work to do. If they don’t want to help us, they want to play politics, just get out of the way and let us solve the problems.”
On how we wouldn’t have so many successes if Nancy Pelosi were speaker:
“Imagine, if they got the majority. [Nancy Pelosi] would be the Speaker. So what would happen then? Think about where the market is today. Think about the bonuses. Think about the electrical bills being lowered. We are better off because of the Trump Administration. I think people will see that in the end of the day. I think they are going to have to make a choice come November. Do they want to go back to the old, tired ways of Nancy Pelosi? Do they want more chaos? Do they want to just hijack the government? Or do they want to build a future for their children, something bigger and better?”