Skip to main content

tv   Greta Van Susteren  FOX News  November 2, 2011 10:00pm-11:00pm PDT

10:00 pm
agend amount of you can't. unless you are -- unless you want him -- >> we are out of time. thanks for being with us. we toss it now to gret alive to go "on the record" with trump >> the cain campaign denies the accusation and says that rival rick perry's campaign is to blame. right now, the a.p. is reporting that a third co-worker of cain, also unnamed considered filing a complaint against the candidate but she never did and chris wilson, told an oklahoma radio station that in the late 1990s, he saw mr. cain harassing a woman in a restaurant in crystal city,
10:01 pm
virginia. but wilson is a pollster for a super pac that supports governor rick perry. but wilson denies originally leaking to the media. and mark block, special campaign manager was on with bret baier and said that former cain staffer curt anderson is behind the originally leak. anderson works for governor perry's campaign. >> the actions of the perry campaign are despicable. rick perry and his campaign owe herman cain and his family an apology. both the rick perry campaign and politico -- did the wrong thing by reporting something that wasn't true from anonymous sources in -- like i said, they owe herman cain and his family an apology. >> governor rick perry's campaign insists it had nothing to do with it. the perry campaign released this
10:02 pm
statement... >> donald, nice to talk to you. >> thank you, gret amount of mr. herman cain has a controversy swirling around him right now. what advice, or what are your thoughts on this? >> other than being a little bit late to the gun, i think he has really done a pretty good job. he was running a company, somebody made a complaint twould seem. i think if nothing else comes of it, it's going toab fine. thins like this happen and then the lawyers get involved and they want hundreds of thousands
10:03 pm
of dollars and you can settle something for peanuts and maybe that's what his company did or what the association did. >> well, apparently, there are two other women unnamed, everything's anonymous, which is always a bit troubling to me. i come from a law background, where you have to identify yourself if you make an accusation, is that there are two other women who claim there had been some sort of -- not touching -- but sexual harassment, which was something was said to them. does that make it a more difficult problem for him? >> i think it's a very ugly witch-hunt and i think it's very unfair. you say, hello, darling, how are you? and you get sued because have you destroyed somebody's life. it's ridiculous. i think it's very unfair to him. unless there is something that we are not seeing -- meaning you, and i everybody else eye think it's a very unfair situation. >> that's the problem with the anonymous allegations. i understand why some women might not want to come forward, it is not a pleasant situation.
10:04 pm
one is bound by a confidentiality agreement, but the other two, there is no impediment other than they don't want their names splashed across. but we can't test what they are saying, whether it's true, horrible or whether something was misinterpreted, exaggerated. we have no way to make any sort of analysis of it. >> i disagree with one thing. they probably do love their names splashed across the front pages. frankly, i think that's not a good situation. i don't think it's a fair situation. i think herman should take very, very strong action, even if he has to bring a major lawsuit against the women. >> what should he do right now? >> all he can do is do what he is doing. he is trying to explain it away. nobody's really seen what they said. so all he can do is what he is doing right now. he could have acted a little bit quicker. he waited 10 days and got him by surprise a little bit. but i think he did as good a job as you are going to do. he said he didn't know about the
10:05 pm
settlement. maybe he knew about the settlement, but once he got it straight, he did as good as he's going to do. but if i were herman and these things turned out to be false or inaccurate, i would bring a major lawsuit against the women that are saying it. >> is this up to his campaign? >> i don't think so if nothing else comes out or if it's nonsense. i think it can almost help his campaign. he said -- i was watching him yesterday on your show, by the way -- he said he's doing better now fund-raising than ever. that people took offense to what is take place. that can happen also. it could be a strange reversal in a sense. no, i don't think so, as long as it doesn't come out and bad things don't come out. i would tell him to react swiftly and strongly with a major lawsuit against these people, if they say anything that is even slightly wrong. >> what if it originates or is in some way fueled by another
10:06 pm
campaign? how does that play into this? >> i don't think it's nice. i don't think it would play well, especially from a republican. i haven't heard that. i haven't heard that that did take place, in fact. but if it's from a republican, i think probably it plays a little bit worse. >> all right. grim news. federal reserve sliced its growth outlook sharply for 2011, 2012, 2013 and significantly increased its unemployment rate forecast, both grim news. >> wow. >> wow, is right. >> you know i am not surprised. i have been on your show for years now, i have been saying, you cannot create a strong economy if china and other countries continuously take your jobs, make your products, manipulate their currencies and do all the things they are doing and we hold dinners at the white house, state dinners at the white house for the president of china. i am not surprised at all. i have been telling you this is going to happen. the news came out today. i think it's an absolute disaster for this country.
10:07 pm
we need a leader that knows how to deal with china, that knows how it deal with opec and india and every other country. india, the out-sourcing is unbelievable. what's going on with this country, greta, is beyond belief. so i don't think you think i am surprised to hear this? >> i don't think you are surprised. you know, each candidate eye know, obviously, you are unhappy with the president. but each candidate brings to the campaign a different strength. in terms of dealing with opec, which candidate do you think would be the strongest and which do you think would be the best? there are many issues on running for president? but what about just opec? >> the one who has spoken up the most has been mitt romney. i have been watching the debates. i will say that the saddest part of the debates is that they talk about jobs and everyone says we need better education, we need better this, better that. they don't talk about how other countries are stealing our lunch. it's never brought up in the
10:08 pm
republican debates. it's never brought up. at what point do they say, we can't continuously have our products and everything manufactured by other countries, with the biggest culprit, of course, being china? and to give you a double shot to the face, the other element is opec. every time a little bit of good news is mentioned, they raise the price of oil. and, you know, oil is more important in my opinion than interest rates. they raise the price of oil. and it's just like sucking the blood out of this country. and nobody does anything about it except hold state dinners for these people and drop down and kiss their ring. >> all right. let me give you two names. tell me how they would deal with the situation if elected or nominated. how would speaker gingrich in terms of handling those issues and senator rich santorum? >> the problem i have with rick and i spoke to him a couple of times and he's really a nice guy, but he was a sitting
10:09 pm
senator and he lost by 19% 19%d that bothers me. i think he would be tough and strong and much better than we have now. but you have a sitting senator who the people of pennsylvania rejected and that does bother me. newt, i love because he's a member of my great golf course and club right outside of washington. so if you are a member of my club, have you good taste in real estate. i think he's done really well in the debates. i think mitt romney has done really well in the debates. but those two, in terms of debating have done the best. >> how about michele bachmann from minnesota in dealing with china? how do you see her? >> well, she's tough. she's smart. she's tough. anybody would be better than president obam a. president obama has done nothing. they are eating our lunch, taking our food off the table, taking our jobs. if i'my eye have been waiting for this -- i can't believe it took so long, i have been waiting for a report like the report we just got.
10:10 pm
how can we create jobs when our people are leaving, when other people are taking those jobs and manufacturing our products? it's just impossible. so the economy's only going to get worse until we have no economy at all. we have to stop it. greta, you have these -- i have to say this -- they are stupid fools that talk about oh, donald, you are against free trade. this isn't free trade. this is unfair trade. china's going to make $350 billion this year and now they are saying that estimate is low. we can't continue to do this. frankly, if you have to end so-called free trade -- end it -- because we will do a lot better without t. it's a disaster for this country. we don't have people that know how to negotiate with other countries. every country is out-negotiating our leaders. it's very sad. and very serious. >> is any candidate right now, is any candidate as tough on china as you are? >> no. nobody's tough like i am. >> why?
10:11 pm
>> i don't know. i don't understand it. i will say mitt romney is the toughest of the group in terms of his altitude toward china. most other people don't mention t. i hear they are mentioning education. i hear they are mentioning all sorts of things that have absolutely almost nothing to do with what's going on. i believe in education, i am well educated, had a great college and all of that stuff. but when you are losing tens of thousands of jobs a month because china's taking them away from us, what does that have to do with education? >> here's a question -- >> we should educate the president. he's the one that needs the education. >> here's a question completely out of left field, literally so. any interest in buying the l.a. dodgers? it's for sale. >> it's a great franchise, it's a great sport. i am so busy with the candidates coming into trump dispore all the thingsim doing, i am having a great time.
10:12 pm
including buying a lot of things. you know, if you're in that position, it's a great time to buy. so i'm lucky. probably not. >> any interest at all? >> always interest -- >> really?! >> it's a great asset. it really is. i love baseball. they have a great commissioner. they have a great -- a lot of great teams. i thought that tony larussa and albert pujols did a wonderful job. game 6 may be the best baseball game i have ever seen in the world series am tony larussa quit at the absolute height at the absolute top -- he's a friend of mine eye am not sure i agree with him. i told him, tony, you could sign a huge contract. but he wanted to go out on top and he did and have you to take your hat off to a guy like that. >> an alternative to buying the dodgers, what about the green bay packers, offer it to the community and see if the
10:13 pm
community buys it, so when you go to the games, you are cheering for your own team? >> green bay's unique because it started many, many years ago when they were worth $500. you are talking about very big dollars now. i would say los angeles -- i have property in los angeles, los angeles has bigger problems than buying the dodgers. just tell the people of los angeles of california we are going to raise your taxes to buy the dodgers -- >> the packers offer -- when they want to build a stadium or add on, they sell more shares and we all go out and run out and buy them and we get nothing but bragging rights. i am talking about a public offering. i am not saying tax the people. >> i think it's a great concept. but in actuality, if you are talking about the numbers that i am hearing bandies about, it is probably pretty tough. honestly, they have to focus on other things because they have serious problems out there, at this point. >> all right. would you be interested in buying a portion of the dodgers or are you out of this one?
10:14 pm
>> i might. i have had a lot of groups call me. they want me to bid or go into it because do i understand baseball and i'm in a position where kiafford to did that kind of thing. traditionally, it's never a good asset because they lose money, but when you sell them, you make a profit. it's one of those things. i would be interested in listening. there are some groups that i really like and i would be interested in listening. >> i bet i could get you to buy them. what if the chinese wanted to buy them, would you buy them? >> absolutely. it's like when the new york stock exchange gets sold to the germans, okay? this is a pretty sad day for this country. and that already took place. >> dond, nice to talk to you. >> thank you very much, gret amount of now the latest that has washington buzzing. a former co-worker identity unknown, making accusations against mr. herman cain. but that's not all. the cape campaign is pointing the finger at the governor rick perry campaign. we have a representative from
10:15 pm
the washington post here joining us. boy, it's rough, isn't it? >> yes. >> we have had one from the a.p. that is anonymous that said that mr. cain said some uncomfortable things to her and invited her to his corporate apartment. >> that's bad. >> obviously perks your ear up. so far, it looks like some of the women who have had these agreements or settlement it's. >> one has a settlement -- >> that we know of. and they have said, they don't want to talk either. they don't want to be in the middle of this and be the next anita hill. but there is a sense that one of these women wants her story out there. it's just a matter of how she gets it out there, does she get it through the lawyer? and does that bust up the agreement? >> that's it. i think she says she doesn't want it out there t. could be
10:16 pm
it's not a legitimate claim. there is no way of knowing until we test it against other things. but, you know, if i were that woman, i wouldn't want my lawyer talking because there is a risk that it will be seen when he speaks, he's speaking for her and that's a violation. however, i doubt anyone would sue her for busting the agreement. >> right. exactly. we will have to see. i think one of the things thingt cain benefits -- and we talked about this before, he has raised $1 million. this has been good for business for him. people are liking it. folks in iowa, one of our reporters is saying that people out there are saying this is a big liberal plot. so far, he's doing good. by turning this to perry, i thought, you know, he initially tried to blame the women and said, these are false accusations -- >> they may be. we don't know. >> we don't know what is in the documents. then he turn the speculation on the media and played the race card a bit last night on your station. now he has the focus on perry,
10:17 pm
saying this was a dirty campaign brake. >> i want to put the brakes on this. sexual harassment is a real thing. it's always done in privacy, usually two people. but it's really easy to allege it falsely. it's really easy -- one thing that really bothers me, an iowa conservative radio host is getting traction because he put up on facebook that cain had said things to both of his female staffers that at best are professionally awkward, if not inappropriate. and that is so far off the radar screen from sexual harassment. now we have people saying, it was professionally awkward. exactly, what is that? >> that's the thing, there seems to be a wide definition of what sexual harassment is, based on people's perceptions. the thing is, we don't know what happened. herman cain has said he made comments about a woman being the same size or height as his wife. i am not a lawyer i. you are tall t. doesn't bother you, i'm
10:18 pm
short! >> exactly. so, but you are right, these claims are coming out from this iowa radio station. you wonder if this also begins to help cain because everybody's coming out of the woodwork, complaining about this guy. if he is able to make the argument that everybody's attacking him because he's on top, he might benefit from it. >> being a criminal defense lawyer before i came to this, i am really troubled by anonimity and the fact that people level changes. what are you supposed to do? say yi i didn't do t. it's almost like in a situation where people liked him before, they will believe you, if they didn't, they will say you are lying. >> exactly. one of the dangers for herman cain, he is very well liked. if people get the sense that he is playing a washington game, being clintonian in his responses when he talks about, well, i didn't know if it was a settlement or an agreement, i think that could possibly hurt him because people see him as an
10:19 pm
outside-the-beltway, shoot-from-the-hip truth teller and if he is seen as playing games, that could hurt him. >> oftentimes in agreements, it says people won't talk, this settles it, they will keep it confidential and they say neither party admits to any wrongdoing. i have no idea what is in this agreement, what if you would be put an interesting dynamic. but anyway, i am sure tomorrow will bring another interesting chapter. nice to see you. thank you for coming. >> straight ahead, a private meeting with mr. herman cain. what went on behind closed doors? senator demint is here. and who decided to pay giant bonuses and why was your money used to pay them? a federal watchdog with the shovel-ready jobs. the administration knew there was a problem. and buckle up, that news is going to send you right to the moon. look, every day we're using more and more energy.
10:20 pm
10:21 pm
10:22 pm
the world needs more energy. where's it going to come from? ♪ that's why right here, in australia, chevron is building one of the biggest natural gas projects in the world. enough power for a city the size of singapore for 50 years. what's it going to do to the planet? natural gas is the cleanest conventional fuel there is. we've got to be smart about this. it's a smart way to go. ♪
10:23 pm
>> an alarming tweet from senator jim demint saying the super committee won't solve our debt crisis. senator demint is here. but first, senator, you met with mr. herman cain today. everybody's talking about him. what do you think? >> i'm impressedpressed with he,
10:24 pm
he's a genuine guy, fun to talk to, very focused with a clear vision of where he wants to take the country. i have met with nthe last few weeks, perry and of course, i know a lot of the other candidates, i feel good about our field right now. i am ready to play favorites, but i think our candidates are doing a good job. >> the issue come up? >> yeah. >> it did come up? >> yea, yeah. >> how did he handle it with you? >> told me very simply, it was something that came up a long time ago and that they were untrue allegations and apparently, they were never really any charges filed and so, i don't know the facts and don't feel comfortable talking about it. so if nothing else comes up that's credible and i haven't seen anything credible, i imagine it will pass and something else will come up. so i really don't know. so i can't talk too much about
10:25 pm
it. i enjoyed meeting with him, i think he's very genuine, loves country. he understands the principles that make our country great and important to me, he knows how it run a business and knows how jobs are created. i think that's important for republicans to draw the contrast with obama in the next election. i think our top tier of cantedidates are -- candidates are much better off in that area than the president is. >> i know you are not going to endorse, but you don't exclude him? >> i feel good about all of our candidates right now. the fact they are so close just suggests that americans are having a hard time making a decision. >> all right. now to the super committee, you took to twitter today. you don't think it's going to work out? >> well, it's frustrating that our democracy is behind closed doors. i didn't like the debt ceiling deal and setting up a very limited committee and set toping
10:26 pm
behind closed door, i don't like. i know the top goal of the in thees is to force the republicans to accept some tax increases. i think -- it is not so much about the revenue because i think a lot of them know if we have a low, flat rate and good economic policies, we will have more revenue from growth. but they want to get revenue from tax increases so they can say republicans broke their word. so i think it's a "read my lips" moment for republicans. we cannot accept tax increases. washington wastes trillions of dollars a year. it makes no sense to take more from hard-working taxpayers and bring it to washington. we need to cut spending. if the democrats are not willing to join us in cutting spending, i think republicans just need to say, we will take this to the people in 2012 and elect some people who will cut spending. >> in the house, there are a lot of dissent, saying one thing they would agree to is tax increase. so there are some republican
10:27 pm
members in the house who are willing to do that. >> i think some are willing to look at loopholes,il eliminate diductions and loophole fist we can get a low rate. but it needs to be budget neutral this. government doesn't need more money. we are already taking in more scmoan wasting more money than we should. we need to cut smend spending. we had some bill this is week, greta, trying to cut small amounts from a wasteful agricult agricultural program or an aviation program, we couldn't get a majority to cut anything small. >> all right. but there are different kinds of waste. there are wastes where i don't think we need it, but there are wastes in the city -- money gets -- you know, was spent on empty office space or -- i mean -- if you look at services. there are really, really horrendous waste and not a single person disagreeing with it and we never seem to go after that. >> the general accounting i. the one in march!
10:28 pm
senator coburn. >> senator coburn worked on. lots of waste. >> was anything done with that. >> you can put these thing on the floor for a vote and you can't get a majority. >> how can you not get people to vote on things like, it's basically, should we put billion dollars in the toilet? >> this is why we can't compromise with the democrats. people don't like to hear it. democrats depend on dependent people, particularly government workers. any cut in i government program, no matter how wasteful -- >> some of it isn't jobs, it's empty office space. >> we do have billions of dollars of empty federal buildings we need to sell. >> trump would probably buy them. >> but to get the democrats to cut spending is against the culture of their party right now. we have to recognize that as republicans. that's why 2012 is so important. we can't work with this party. they are controlled by unions, they are trying to expand government workers, union workers. and i would love to say, we can
10:29 pm
work and cooperate together. but they are going to run this country into bankruptcy unless we change things. >> i can understand that those who don't want to cut services, that maybe the republicans want to cut, but i don't understand those parts of the g.a.o. report that is flat-out waste that doesn't generate. >> they don't want to cut services i. suppose, you think we should restrict eligibility for a social service or something, if you think that that we shouldn't do it -- for whatever reason and the democrats fight ow that, i understand that fight. but what i don't understand is that there is flat-out waste. >> i don't either. have you empty federal buildings. but i guarantee, we couldn't get the democrats to agree to sell it because they are being maintained by government workers. they are not going to go there. they want-- the president's jobs plan is propping up government jobs at the state level right now. it really -- >> maybe get donald trump and he will hire them to do the work on
10:30 pm
the buildings. i don't know. he's looking for good deals. >> trump has been in business. he understands how things work and how irrational government is. our country's in trouble. we have so much debt, whether it's a super committee or the congress as a whole, we spent more this year than last year, the bills we are passing now, we will spend more next year. we are not cutting spending. we need one more election. >> senator, nightnice see you. >> coming up, if you are outraged over wall street, bonuses, that's nothing. wait until you hear this. and there is more. you are footing the bill. that's next. also, a big adz mission from rush limbaugh. what does he confess to? hear from rush coming up
10:31 pm
capital one's new cash rewards card gives you a 50% annual bonus! so you earn 50% more cash. according to research, everybody likes more cash. well, almost everybody... ♪ would you like 50% more cash? no! but it's more money. [ male announcer ] the new capital one cash rewards card. the card for people who want 50% more cash. what's in your wallet? woah! [ giggles ] woah! where they grow america's favorite wpotoes. idaho, everyone knows idaho potatoes taste great. but did you know they'reood for you too? they're high in vitamins and potassium. and idaho potatoes are now certified to carry
10:32 pm
the heart checkmark from the american heart assoction for foods low in saturated fat and cholesterol. so they're good for my family, and for yours. heart smart idaho potatoes. always look for the grown in idaho seal.
10:33 pm
10:34 pm
>> tonight, there is outrage exploding from both parties in congress over more than $12 million in bone iss for top executives of fannie and freddie. now, it was just a few years ago that taxpayers bailed out the mortgage giant to the tune of $140 billion. griff jenkins is at capitol hill to get a reaction. >> lawmake ors capitol hill are starting to sound off and republican senators are looking to take action. >> american taxpays e, hard-working american families have paid $170 billion to bail out fannie and freddie. and now we find out that 10 --
10:35 pm
executives there have gotten a total of $12 million in bonuses. what did they get bonuses for? things that have been called moderate improvems, that's it. this is a country where you work hard, you play by the rules, you do well. but a million-dollar bonus for a moderate improvement? this is absolutely wrong. the american taxpayers are outraged. i have been hearing from people at home and across the country, they think and i believe that the president needs to cancel the bonuses. >> reporter: press secretary jay carney said that the white house cannot do anything about it? >> well, when barack obama was a candidate running for president, he called on the white house and callinged on the treasury department, specificky to do something about it. so if he believes something could be done about it back then, then something absolutely should be done right now and hard-working american taxpayers deserve to have that. we do not need excuses for
10:36 pm
failure and rewards for failure. to give millions in bonuses for modest improvems is absolutely wrong and it goes away the way americans think in ters of our vision for the country. >> reporter: senator, what's the next step for you? >> we are going to try to get as many stearnts -- senators as we can on a letter to mr. demarco, basically, asking him to rescind this action. and hoping that we will be able to get a good, bipartisan representation from the united states senate saying, if you fail to correct this, congress will take action to force it. so that's something we will be working on today and tomorrow and hope to get that letter on. >> reporter: you are holding that now? this letter? >> i am. >> reporter: that will go to fhfa, tomorrow, let's say? >> we are hoping. it takes a while to get as many senate offices as we can, contacted. but we want the senate to be on
10:37 pm
record that we disapprove of what has been done and we want that action reversed double that this should be part of the discussion, double it may hurt -- do you believe it may hurt president obama? >> i think it's part of the subtext. obviously, we are in a political season. we are heading into a political season, based upon the campaigns that are underway and the way that the president's campaigning around the country on his bus tour, he's clearly in campaign mode. so i think that this is the context in which the 2012 campaign and the campaign issues are going to be debated. and when have you a culture in washington, d.c. that appears to be this far out of touch with the average american and hard-working taxpayers, you have a major problem. i think that the president, if he's smart, will correct this and correct it quickly. >> now, we reached out to the federal housing finance agency, which oversees fannie and
10:38 pm
freddie, for comment. they issued us this statement. quote, these are not rewards for the individuals running the >> here's a look at what is coming up after this show on the "the o'reilly factor." >> things are getting really tense in the crime area with the occupy wall street. we will have an investigative report. dennis miller is wild tonight. we had to call the police tonight, we really did. >> i heard miller was taken out in handcuffs, 11:00 p.m. eastern time. but up next, is rush limbaugh an athlete? yes, you heard that right.
10:39 pm
he will tell you himself. ♪ [ male announcer ] you never know when a moment might turn into something more. and when it does men with erectile dysfunction can be more confident in their ability to be ready with cialis for daily use. cialis for daily use is a clinically proven low-dose tablet you take every day, so you can be ready anytime the moment's right. ♪ [ man ] tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and medications and ask if your heart is healthy enough for sexual activity. don't take cialis if you take nitrates for chest pain as this may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. [ man ] do not drink alcohol in excess with cialis. side effects may include headache, upset stomach, delayed backache or muscle ache. to avoid long-term injury seek immediate medical help for an erection lasting more than 4 hours. if you have any sudden decrease or loss in hearing or vision, stop taking cialis and call your doctor right away. [ male announcer ] ask your doctor if cialis for daily use is right for you.
10:40 pm
for a 30-tablet free trial offer, go to what makes us number one in motorcycle insurance? we love bikes. we love riders. and most of all, we love to ride. perfect hair every time.
10:41 pm
leading the pack in motorcycle insurance. now, that's progressive. call or click today.
10:42 pm
10:43 pm
>> from america's news headquarters, i'm ainsley earhardt. president obama en route to france at this very hour for an important sum wit you'ran leaders. the president departed washington on wednesday night and he will spend the next two days in cannes meeting with 20 industrial nations. topping the agenda, europe's growing economic crisis. the administration has no plans to offer the e.u. any financial assistance. more than 1 million customers are still without power, four days after the early snowstorm in the northeast. connecticut hit the hardest with more than half a million homes in the dark. the largest utility company in the state says most customers will be back online by sunday.
10:44 pm
five other states are having outages. i'm ainsley earhardt. now back to "on the record" with greta. thanks for watching fox. check us out online at watching. >> okay. better hold your breath, stunning testimony about president obama's green jobs program. ed, nice to see you. hearing from the energy department watchdog? >> reporter: the energy department watchdog from the labor department and this is essentially a discussion about that greenions program created as part of the economic stimulus program, p.m.o remember the obama white house said they would give billions of dlos weatherize homes and make buildings more energy efficient and to move the economy into the 21st century by focusing on eco-friendly businesses. >> how are we doing? >> at the labor department, there was a big job training program, gave out about $491
10:45 pm
billion in training. the goal was to find green jobs for 80,000 americans, as of june, which was a few months ago. only 8,000 people have found green jobs. >> 72,000 short. >> you are. but the program is supposed to continue through 2013, so the labor department says, patience, please. but it's ironic because the white house was running around a few years ago, saying we want to get money into the system and generate economic development and find ways to create jobs. you have the inspectors general saying, if that was the intent of the program, you haven't done that because have you money that hasn't been spent and jobs haven't been created and people haven't found employment. let's go to the shovel-ready projects. how did we do that? >> the energy department inspector general, and has published more than 100 investigation how the energy department has spent the money, said that the idea of shovel-ready projects was not
10:46 pm
out there, it wasn't that there were projects that were ready to go. >> so was that a lie that there were shovel-ready projects? >> he doesn't use those words. republican critics certainly do. the white house doesn't think so. >> did the white house think there were and just didn't get it? or were told there were? >> the origins of that phrase and the whole idea -- not entirely clear. i am not necessarily familiar with it. but the inspectors general said that there were all sorts of types of things that had to happen, if you want to ritrofit an old believe, you had to make sure it wasn't on the historic landmark list. there were environmental regulations to be looked at. some some cases, it took months for projects to get cleared. >> here's my favorite part of the article that was published today in the washington post. talking about giving the money to the states and the state it's here's my favorite n. some case, state government personnel charged with distributing the federal dollars had been
10:47 pm
furloughed as part of state budget crunches, so the people who were supposed to give it out are out of aion. >> exactly. generally, bottom line, what the guys are trying to say is the white house and congress who passed the stimulus program were very well intentioned in trying to get billions of dollars into the system to try to create jobs and get the economy going, but they bumpedun against the reality on the ground i. you know what? we don't pay them -- this isn't like good time charlie and say we really like you, we pay them to know how to do the job. >> right. >> i have a hard time with an unemployment rate of 9.1 and they don't be the realities. isn't that what they get paid for? to do their job right. i couldn't say, every night, i didn't know i was supposed to be here the whole hour, i have to leave after 15 minutes, but i mean well. >> wouldn't you be screaming, why aren't you doing smig to create jobs? >> i would have said, you wanted the job, you said you could do the job, i trusted to you do the
10:48 pm
job. apparently, you couldn't. if these things really weren't ready to go. you know, that's the sadnesses of it. i am not trying to be mean. these are the realities. great article. nice to see you. >> what do you think? was taxpayer money wasted or will the government's investment pay off in the end? we want to hear your answers. you can post your own 15-second video replies on our new page. just go to maybe we will pick the best responses and post the videos on gretawire. straight ahead, rush limbaugh sounds off about his favorite sport. what does he have in common with his radio job? and donald trump gets another famous visitor. who is it this time? you will never guess, that's coming up and president obama has some reading to do. a local reporter handed him a book. what book? and what message was written
10:49 pm
inside that book? that will have you talking tomorrow in only minutes. congratulations. congratulations. congralations. today, the city of charlotte can use verizon technology to inspire binesses to conserve energy and monitor costs. making communities greener... congratulations. ... and buildings as valuable to the bottom line... whoa ! ... as the people inside them. congratulations. because when you add verizon to your company, you don't just add, you multiply. ♪ discover something new... verizon.
10:50 pm
10:51 pm
10:52 pm
ir oism rush limbaugh talking about two of his favorite thing it's golf and the radio. now he's comapproximate pairing his job to playing pro golf.
10:53 pm
so what does he mean? let rush tell you. >> i am often asked, when i am on the golf course, and i haven't played -- i played once since august -- twice, viplayed twice since august. i have done that on purpose, i talk about it less. so as not to tick off the stick to the issues crowd. so i have only played twice. when i do play with a low handicap golfer or a professional, i ask them, does it ever get boring? hitting every shot where you attempt to hit it? does it ever get boring shooting 72? and they look at me, they smile big and they say, never! never gets boring! being good. but you always shoot 72. you never... you never lose a ball. you are never out of bounds. we do, we save our best for you amateurs to make you feel even
10:54 pm
worse. consequently, people ask me all the time, does it ever get boring or old, being right? no. it never does. and sometimes i'm wrong, but you never see it. it never happens on the radio. >> and that's something you probably won't hear rush say again for at least sometime. a reporter shows up at the white house with gifts, president obama granted an interview to a local reporter from phoenix. the reporter gave him a copy of governor jan brewer's book, scorpians for breakfast and she wrote, president obam amy invitation still stands for to you visit the arizona/mexico border. breakfast is on me! she was on our news show on monday. today, she stopped by trump tower to meet with donald trump. donald trump's office is a
10:55 pm
popular destination. most visitors have been presidential candidates. is the governor not telling us something? there have you it, best of the rest. coming up your last call. a quick round before we turn off the lights. have you been wondering what president obama dressed up as for halloween? for halloween? you will want to hear this. [ artis brown ] america is facing some tough challenges right now. two of the most important are energy security and economic growth. north america actually has one of the largest oil reserves in the world. a large part of that is oil sands. this resource has the ability to create hundreds of thousands ojobs. at our kearl project in canada, we'll be able to produce these oil sands with the same emissions as many other oils and that's a huge breakthrough. that's good for oucountry's energy security and our economy.
10:56 pm
excuse me. him? he's helping me get back to normal. hey, i don't even live in a floodplain. but i've got flood insurance, so i'm covered. how's that? nice. flood insurance, it helps make your home a home again. or, your me a me again. ooh, check it out fred, new foundation. got any of those in my size?
10:57 pm
[ female announcer ] only flood insurance covers floods. for a free brochure, call the number on your screen.
10:58 pm
10:59 pm
♪ feel the power my young friend. mmm! [ male announcer ] for unsurpassed fru and veggie nutrition... v8 v-fusion. could've had a v8. oog 11:00 is >> 11:00 is almost here, it's time for last call. even presidents like to dress up for halloween. and this year, president obama found the perfect costume. >> this is nice. president obama gave canned tow trick-or-treaters at the white house. he wanted people to like his costume, so he went as himself from 2008. >> ouch. that hurts. that's your last call. we are closing down shop. thank you for being with us tonight. we will see you tomor


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on