Amy Kremer

  • Aired:  05/17/11
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Stephen asks Amy Kremer if she'd raise taxes to save 8 million lives from a ticking nuclear bomb. (6:43)

EVERYBODY.

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS A LEADER OF

THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT.

I'LL ASK HER WHY THE FOUNDING

FATHERS HATED OBAMA CARE.

PLEASE WELCOME AMY KREMER.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

HI, AMY, THANKS SO MUCH FOR

COMING ON.

>> THANKS FOR HAVING ME.

>> Stephen: I GOT TO GIVE YOU

PROMISE RIGHT AWAY.

THE TEA PARTY, I TRIED TO GET

THESE PARTY WHIPPED UP.

I TRIED TO GET AMERICA WHIPPED

UP, BUT OVER THE LAST COUPLE

YEARS, YOU PEOPLE HAVE WHIPPED

AMERICA INTO STIFF PEAKS, LIKE A

MERINGUE.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU BAKE, BUT

THAT'S A COMPLIMENT.

>> THANK YOU.

WE'RE TRYING.

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PASSION.

IT'S ALL ABOUT FISCAL

RESPONSIBILITY.

YOU CAN'T SPEND MORE THAN YOU

MAKE.

OUR GOVERNMENT IS OUT THERE

CHARGING WITH OUR CREDIT CARD.

>> Stephen: I CAN BECAUSE I

KNOW I'LL JUST MAKE IT BACK

TOMORROW.

NOW, LET'S TRASH TALK A LITTLE

BIT.

YOU'RE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TEA

PARTY PATRIOTS.

>> TEA PARTY EXPRESS.

[AUDIENCE REACTS]

>> Stephen: OKAY.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

IS THE TEA PARTY EXPRESS, IS

THAT LIKE HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS?

DO YOU COME WITH A CONTINENTAL

BREAKFAST IS WHAT I'M ASKING?

>> WE'RE THE BUSES THAT GO

ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

>> Stephen: OH, YOU'RE THE BUS

PEOPLE.

>> WE'RE THE BUS PEOPLE.

>> Stephen: FANTASTIC.

YOU WERE A DELTA FLIGHT

ATTENDANT.

>> I WAS A DELLA FLIGHT

ATTENDANT.

I LOVE TO TRAVEL.

>> Stephen: IF I WORKED FOR

DELTA, I WOULD PREFER A BUS AS

WELL.

>> IT'S A BUS IN THE SKY.

THAT'S ALL IT IS.

>> Stephen: PEOPLE ACCUSE THE

TEA PARTY OF BEING A BRANCH OF

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

TRUE OR FALSE?

>> THAT'S FALSE.

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY...

>> Stephen: WHAT HAPPENED

BECAUSE I WAS ALWAYS AGAINST

OBAMA.

WHAT HAPPENED 27 DAYS INTO

OBAMA'S PRESIDENCY THAT MADE ALL

YOU DEMOCRATS TURN AGAINST HIM?

>> WELL, FIRST OF ALL, FIRST OF

ALL THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS MORE

AFRAID OF US THAN THE DEMOCRAT

ING PARTY, BUT THIS MOVEMENT IS

A DIRECT RESULT OF PEOPLE BEING

FED UP AND ANGRY WITH BOTH

POLITICAL PARTIES.

>> Stephen: BUT THERE WEREN'T

A LOT OF SIGNS SHOWING JOHN

BOEHNER WITH A BONE THROUGH HIS

NOSE.

>> THIS MOVEMENT, PEOPLE GOT FED

UP WHEN BUSH WAS IN OFFICE WITH

THE SPENDING, AND IT'S

ESCALATED, SO PEOPLE ARE COMING,

YOU KNOW, TO THE MOVEMENT AND

JOINING THE MOVEMENT BECAUSE

THEY WANT RESPONSIBILITY.

>> Stephen: I WANT TO MOTIVATE

PEOPLE.

>> PEOPLE ARE MOTIVATESSED.

>> Stephen: I NEED TO KNOW HOW

TO MOTIVATE PEOPLE THE WAY YOU

DID.

WHILE PEOPLE WERE FRUSTRATED

WITH PRESIDENT BUSH, THEY

WEREN'T MARCHING IN THE STREETS

UNTIL OBAMA WAS IN.

WHAT COULD I TELL MY PEOPLE THAT

YOU TOLD YOUR PEOPLE THAT

CHANGED EVERYTHING?

>> THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH

PRESIDENT BUSH OR PRESIDENT

OBAMA.

>> Stephen: IT DOESN'T MATTER

WHO IS IN THE WHITE HOUSE.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

>> Stephen: SO WHY EVEN HAVE A

PRESIDENT?

WHY CAN'T WE JUST RULE BY MOB?

WHY CAN'T WE JUST CHANT IN THE

STREET?

>> IT'S THE BALANCE OF POWER.

IT'S THE JUDICIAL BRANCH.

>> Stephen: I'VE NEVER BEEN A

FAN OF THE JUDICIAL BRASH.

I ALWAYS THOUGHT IT WAS FILLER,

LIKE SAWDUST.

>> THERE'S THREE BRANCHES OF

GOVERNMENT.

IT'S BALANCE OF POWER, BUT IT'S

CONGRESS THAT CONTROLS THE PURSE

STRINGS, AND IT'S CONGRESS THAT

IS SPENDING SO MUCH MONEY.

>> Stephen: LET'S TALK DEBT

CEILING.

>> TALK DEBT CEILING.

>> Stephen: DO WE LET THE

UNITED STATES HIT THE DEBT

CEILING AND LAPSE ON ITS

PAYMENTS?

>> GUESS WHAT, WE HIT THE DEBT

CEILING YESTERDAY.

>> Stephen: THEY'VE MASSAGED

THE BOOKS.

>> YOU JUST SAID IT.

WE BRING IN ENOUGH TAX REVENUE

TO SERVICE OUR DEBT.

WE BRING IN ENOUGH TAX REVENUE

TO SERVICE OUR DEBT, PAY FOR

MEDICARE, MEDICAID AND SOCIAL

SECURITY AND STILL HAVE ABOUT

$300 OR $400 BILLION LEFT OVER.

WHY HAVE A DEBT CEILING IF THEY

CONTINUE TO RAISE IT?

BY RAISING ITILUS GIVES THEM

POWER...

>> Stephen: I'M WITH YOU ON WE

HAVE ENOUGH REVENUE, BUT WE

DON'T ACTUALLY HAVE ENOUGH

REVENUE.

>> WE NEED TO STOP SPENDING.

>> Stephen: WE HAVE ENOUGH

REVENUE FOR WHAT I WANT THE

COUNTRY TO DO.

WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH REVENUE FOR

WHAT THE COUNTRY IS DOING RIGHT

NOW.

I BELIEVE WE BUILD A WALL AT THE

BORDERS AND TELL THE WORLD...

[WHISTLES]

AND THEN INSIDE BASICALLY YOU

NEED NOTHING FOR THE GOVERNMENT

TO DO.

>> NO, I MEAN, WE HAVE TO REIN

IN THE SPENDING.

>> Stephen: I AGREE.

IS THERE ANY SITUATION IN WHICH

WE SHOULD RAISE TAXES?

>> WHEN YOU START TALKING ABOUT

RAISING TAXES, YOU'RE TALKING

ABOUT SPENDING MORE MONEY.

STOP THE SPENDING.

>> Stephen: WE HAVE DEBT TO

PAY OFF.

HOW DO WE PAY OFF THE DEBT?

>> WE HAVE ENOUGH REVENUE.

>> Stephen: WHY ARE WE $14

TRILLION IN DEBT THEN?

>> BECAUSE THEY'RE SPENDING MORE

THAN WE'RE BRINGING IN.

THEY KEEP SPENDING AND SPENDING

AND SPENDING.

>> Stephen: BUT IT WILL TAKE

US 50 YEARS TO PAY OFF THE DEBT.

IS THERE ANY SITUATION BY WHICH

WE SHOULD RAISE TAXES?

>> AGAIN, WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT

RAISING TAXES...

>> Stephen: YES OR NO.

IS THERE ANY SITUATION FOR

RAISING TAXES?

>> I THINK WE SHOULD CLOSE THE

CORPORATE TAX LOOPHOLES.

>> Stephen: EXCUSE ME, MADAM.

I AM A CORPORATION.

IF YOU CLOSE THE HOLES ON MY

LOOPS, ALL I'M LEFT WITH IS

STRINGS.

HOW DARE YOU, MADAM.

YOU ARE RAISING TAXES ON ME BY

CLOSING CORPORATE LOOPHOLES.

>> I JUST WANT YOU TO PAY YOUR

TAXES.

>> Stephen: GET OUT.

[APPLAUSE]

HERE'S THE SITUATION, HERE'S THE

SITUATION, NUCLEAR BOMBS

SOMEWHERE IN NEW YORK.

WE DON'T KNOW WHERE IT IS.

THE ONLY WAY WE CAN FIND OUR

WHERE THE BOMB IS AND SAVE EIGHT

MILLION PEOPLE IS TO RAISE THE

TAX RATE ON THE TOP 2% OF

AMERICANS FROM 33% TO 36.9%.

DO WE DO IT?

EIGHT MILLION PEOPLE, WAIT,

TICKING TIME BOMB.

YOU'VE GOT 30 SECONDS.

THE BOMB IS ABOUT TO GO OFF.

DO YOU RAISE TAXES TO SAVE EIGHT

MILLION PEOPLE?

BABIES, ORPHANS.

NUNS.

YOUR OWN FAMILY IS SAYING,

PLEASE, PLEASE, TAXES.

>> HOW ABOUT YOU CALL UP THE

DEFENSE DEPARTMENT AND TELL THEM

TO STOP CREATING...

>> Stephen: THEY'RE ON THE

PHONE SAYING, PLEASE, RAISE

TAXES.

THE GUY HAS TOLD ME IT WILL SAVE

ALL THESE LIVES.

RAISE TAXES $1.

RAISE THEM $1 AND YOU'LL SAVE

THE LIFE OFFING A MILLION

WAKIES.

>> TELL THEM TO STOP CREATING

THE SECOND INCOME FOR THE F-35

AND SAVE $3 BILLION AND THEN THE

NUCLEAR BOMB WON'T GO OFF.

>> Stephen: I LOVE YOU.

THAT'S A PERFECT ANSWER.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

TEA PARTY EXPRESS CHAIRMAN AMY

KREMER, ONE