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>> this week on the journal editorial report. mayhem for the middle east, and protests rage across the arab world. what did the attacks say about the the obama administration's foreign policy. and was mitt romney wrong to criticize the response? plus, as the presidential race kicks into high gear, will the presidential post convention bounce last? rumors of the republican tickets demise premature? welcome to the journal editorial report. i'm paul gigot. anti-american protests spread
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across the arab world this week over a film in defense of islam and the prophet muhammad following the murder thursday of four american diplomates. including united states ambassador chris stevens in benghazi, libya, in what officials believe was a terrorist attack designed to coincide with the anniversary of september 11th. and joining us dan henninger, mary anastasia o'grady and, with the anti-american protests across the arab world this week, tell us about our standing in that part of the world, and the ferment in arabia? >> well, i think, paul, what's happening here is where essentially we came in when the arab spring began in egy egypt, tunisia and spread to other countries and the feeling at that time that came out the united states couldn't
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really support any of these movements in the arab spring because quote unquote, we don't know who these people are, which is to say that the united states, and including the state department, just was not that engaged with these countries at that time. now, when you think of how, to what extent egypt or libya since these transitions have been in the news, it's been basically not at all on their own, and still a piece with the obama administration's policy on foreign policy, to lower america's direct engagement rather than let international institutions deal with it. what we're seeing is the result of the united states, kind of the not withdrawing entirely, but pulling back from its engagement with the transitional government. >> mary, i think the administration would say, look, we liberated and they got there if first, but we were participants and our military assets were crucial, decisive, and so, we weren't
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as passive as dan suggested. >> well, i think that we can't forget that there is a, you know, an intellectual stream in the middle east that pants to restore this idea of a tyranny to islam and that may be a total small percent of the population, but it's easy to engage the larger amount in this violence if you can find something to gin it up and i think that it's very clear that it was not an accident that this happened on september 11th. this is sort of the agenda and they're not going to give up. when we had the attacks on september 11th, we knew this was going to be a very long war. >> and the former pakistani ambassador to the united states, and a friend of ours, wrote in the wall street journal, this is about the youtube video and this is just an excuse. this is about the battle inside islam for the control of these countries. do you buy that? >> in the battle inside islam
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the last 20, 30 years, with the revolution. and you have mobs in the streets incited by perceived grievance on the american flag. what's new you no longer have authoritarian government that plays to egypt, yemen and elsewhere. now, i think the real test here is for these new governments. libya and yemen to their credit and governments there reacted very well and they apologized. they moved forces in, and i think there's great regret in libya, and great pre-american sentiment, but the question is about egypt, the most important one. >> it's the biggest and most important. >> and supporting the democrat's position there and backed morsi the muslim brotherhood leader and there was a big delegation last week in cairo of american business leaders and want to forgive their debt. >> we agreed to forgive a billion dollars worth of debt last week. >> and we have this sort of get congress to pass off on that still. >> it's going to be harder after this week, but the
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question is, i think, to dan's point is that half american pa seivety, we can't influence the events and if we try too hard we'll be accused of meddling, so, we have to step back and i've had people who understand what's going on in libya say that by stepping back in libya we've let the ka f qataris and the saudis-- >> and we do have leverage that we're not using it as well as it could be. >> yes, but, i think, matt, the idea of stepping back is perceived as weakness and it's perceived as a sort of a disinterested united states, a disinterested president obama who is not going to engage, you know, and the very fact that the libyan embassy was left so unguarded, it really raises questions about the way the president's views our
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vulnerability in that part of the world. >> and the egyptian president, a basket case. >> the egyptian economy. and an as a result there are so many unemployed young people, about 78%, and morsi has to engage with the rest of the world to raise his economy. and i think that is going to be a complicated process. some nation has to lead the rest of the world in trying and that would be the united states. it isn't going to just happen on its own. somebody has to exercise leadership. >> meanwhile, the other big event this week is the argument, public argument between israel and prime minister benjamin netanyahu and the united states over how firmly to draw so-called red lines against iran's nuclear program. it was an hour long phone call one evening this week between netanyahu and obama seemed to have calmed the latest furor down. what message does that send to our foes in the middle east
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that we're fighting with our allies. >> and we've never had a contentious relationship with the israelis that we have right now. and as we treat israel, you know, the foes say this is not a country serious about being the leader of the world and it is, a lot of people in this country think that the power on the decline in the region and the message is that we're not willing to step up into a role in that world and sort of shape an outcome more conducive to peace and prosperity. would not seem, mary, to encourage any strength on the part of iran if it sees us fighting with israel? >> and it probably wasn't helpful for netanyahu to meet with romney the way that he did, because i think-- >> romney's visit recently to-- >> because i think that obama is a little annoyed about that. he sees it clearly who netanyahu would-- >> but the two did work together. mckenziey, earlier it in their
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career, they worked. and so they do have a relationship. >> yeah, i think there's a little bit of this-- president obama's engaging a little bit of payback there. >> paul: all right. still ahead, as events in the middle east take center stage in the presidential race, we'll look at how the candidates responded to this week's events and which campaign has more to lose, in campaign has more to lose, in [ male announcer ] it's simple physics...
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for a body in motion. >> american leadership is still sorely needed in. face of this violence, america cannot string from the responsibility to lead. american leadership is necessary to ensure that events in the region don't spin out of control. we cannot hesitate to use our influence in the region, to support those who share our values and our interests. >> paul: that was governor mitt romney responding to tuesday's assaults on the
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consulate in benghazi and romney came under criticism for the initial response to the violence there. the statement released shortly before egyptian protesters stormed that embassy's compound read in part, quote, the embassy of the united states in cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of muslims. as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. so, matt, you were critical this week of mitt romney's response to the events. how so? >> i think there's a very hamhanded response. it was happening, you could quibble with the embassy statements, i think i would, although we're not in that building at the time it's issued and trying to calm down the rampaging mob outside of your walls. the problem here, the story is not the embassy statement, the story are the attacks on u.s. missions overseas. and i can understand the impulse to try and step in
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there with a campaign blow, but to do it in the way that he did it in the middle of the events as they were unfolding, while he not spend time at all talking about foreign policy through the campaign made it seem a little knee jerkish. >> paul: was it what he criticized? should he have had a larger target there with a larger obama foreign policy or the fact na he decided to criticize on foreign policy at all. >> he tried to sort of walk back from this today, later in the week, tried to do a broader critique of the obama foreign policy and that's perfectly fine. but to jab the president in the eye while americans are being killed overseas would not go down well. >> and democrats never did that to george bush, right? you know, the thing is that you have to look the at what the state department said at that time in the context of what the overall obama policy has been, foreign policy had been which has been to
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apologize. he had the apology tour in 2009 he was in cairo and even henry kissinger came out the other day and said we cannot as a government apologize for what these people construe as a provocation if our government was no way involved. i think romney was completely within his rights to express the failure of the embassy on that point. >> i take matt's point about the nature of the statement. it was a little bit, i thought it was legitimate quite frankly, we're in a presidential campaign and oh, my gosh, politics. >> how dare they talk about a presidential responsibility like, say, foreign policy. >> but, while it is true that romney has not been talking about it, it's also true that neither one of these candidates want to deal with foreign policy in in campaign. barack obama as we've said on this program previously is the president who wanted to put the world on the back burner until after the election specifically what has been going on in syria. now the world has forced itself upon both of these
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candidates and mitt romney at that point was not prepared to talk in a broader context, and this subject deserves to be addressed by a challenger for the american presidency. >> paul: so you're thinking, saying maybe he should have waited a day and then put this in a little larger context, which is really the position, the declining position of america and the world, after four years of the mitt romney presidency? >> i think the campaign can very much use a much more generalized address by mitt romney, criticizing barack obama's approach to foreign policy right now. >> but, even on simple political terms, being scene as saying-- we've said it's our fault that we're being attacked, isn't going to go down well. and the thing-- >> he didn't really say that. >> and that's his way of apologizing about the fact, especially by independent voters who has to convince, but more importantly is, the timing of it was terrible. he embargoed the statement, it was a 9/11 and he said i will not due campaigning on 9/11,
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he embargoed the statement until after midnight and they broke their own embargo and put it out on 9/11 and got in this sort of whole world, which they didn't need. >> mary, what about the differences between-- the real differences between romney foreign policy and obama foreign policy on the middle east. a couple of his advisors said, romney's advisors said those would include different earlier red lines on iran, helping the opposition in syria, with a lethal weapons if need be through arab intermediate arearies, and a stronger line with egypt. if you don't pull that, we'll pull american aid. >> as dan says, they've not talked much about foreign policy and one of the reasons why, president obama-- i'm sorry, candidate romney does not want to talk about foreign policy is he's afraid of being somehow connected with the bush administration, which, you know, engaged in two wars and so forth. i think he could get around that problem by saying, look,
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i want to be, you know, we are as dan says, the world leader, but i am going to break with this idea of nation building. because that's the one thing that i think that americans really disapproved of. they don't mind, you know, the u.s. asserting its power and being a leader in the world, but for heaven's sake, we could the not build a nation in haiti, which is just off our coast and you know, a much smaller, and we're going to reform and create a society in afghanistan? people are not interested in that and i think that is how he could break with the bush administration. >> dan, briefly, is the u.s. strong stronger weaker, its position in the world four years after this president came to office? >> i think it's weaker relative to what's going on in the nis and asia, china, the out china sea in japan. red lines matter and every morning nations get up and calculate will it can step across the red lines or not. and i think the lower profile of the united states allowed
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iraq and china to step forward in a dangerous way. >> all right, dan, thank you all. when we come back, despite the turmoil in the the middle east, it went on with obama enjoying a post convention ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you engineer a true automotive breakthrough? ♪ you give it bold new styling, unsurpassed luxury and nearly 1,000 improvements. introducing the redesigned 2013 glk. see your authorized mercedes-benz dealer for exceptional offers
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>> events in the middle east may have dominated the news this week, but here at home the presidential campaign went on with president obama making the fund raising stops in las vegas wednesday night and enjoying a poll bounce since the democratic convention in charlotte. will it last? and what does mitt romney need to do to counter it. we're back with dan henninger,
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jing the fray, political dryry and washington columnist kim strassel. you predicted the bounce on the show last week, so put on your prediction hat again and tell us how long is this bounce going to last? and really, how far behind is mitt romney? >> well, i think that all depends on mitt romney. this is tied to the convention, prior to the start of the democratic convention, mitt romney had basically fought president obama to a draw in the polls and now, it looks as though the president has anywhere from a 4 to 6 point lead in national polls and it seems that he did that by, at the conventions, drilling in on the things that voters matter and care about most, the economy, he managed to make the argument that mitt romney should not be trusted with the economy and that -- to reassure votesers that he can, and you see that in the polls in terms of people's views of their ability to handle the economy and this is mitt romney's challenge going
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forward. can he go out there and make people regain the trust that he can regain the economy. >> paul: the polls show after mitt romney picked ryan, the gap closed from 3, 4, 5, maybe more, right to even after the conventionings, opened right back up to where it was. >> and not just nationally, but in some key state polls, wall street journal has a new poll out. in o-o and virginia, 5 point plus lead in those states and romney cannot concede those states, has to win two at them if not all three. >> paul: do you share kim's analysis, why obama got the conventi convention bounce, it was rooted into different presentations of the economic argument? >> i think that obama campaign put out a narrative that people are buying, to what extent it's the president's fault and romney has to do a
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better job. >> paul: and what is the narrative. >> well, bill clinton laid it out. >> paul: what is it? >> he said that president obama inherited a mess, that obama's policies made sure it didn't get any worse, but that no one could have gotten us back to normal, even him. >> on the the path of-- >> and it makes no sense to return the keys to the white house to the people who got us in the mess. >> and linking romney with bush in a lot of people's minds. >> full disclosure on last week's program i think certainly, and neither felt that neither convention did much to elevate their candidate. obama has gotten a much bigger bounce i think that is anybody was predicting a week ago from this. another event that happened, which is that wesleyan university media project measured the advertising going on from august 26th to september 8th through the convention and the obama campaign ran 40,000 ads against the romney campaign's
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18,000 ads in those swing states and they flooded the zone with anti-romney ads, specifically attacking mitt's tax plan and i think that sort of thing at that moment truly could have some effect on the polls. >> if you look at gallup's results, they showed that the mitt romney's convention speech was the least well received in modern history. 38% liked it, versus 52, if i recall correctly, for john mccain's speech four years earlier which was not exactly a barn burner. >> i certainly agree with kim that in the absence of romney, counter acting both that barrage of ads, clinton attack and everything else, with anything more substantive than he gave, it's not surprising that he's fallingen off. >> and this is the thing, kim. the romney speech was fundamentally biographical. it was an attempt to repair his image particularly with independents and women who say i'm a nice guy. i'm really, you know, i do a lot of charity, i like women,
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i i appoint him to high positions in massachusetts, but it didn't explain economic policy. it didn't say in specific detail what his plan would do and why it's better. particularly the the tax plan, position, why dan pointed out it's sunday so much attack and in contrast, bill clinton laid out in partisan terms, but of course these speeches are partisan, but he explained why he thinks obama's plan is better. >> and no, look, the romney campaign is going to have to connect the dots here at some point and go back to the last time that president obama had this lead, it was when mitt romney was running this biographical campaign, a referendum against the president and today make some progress when he picked paul ryan and looked as if he was running a campaign of ideas. now, starting with the convention, and going on in some, in some speeches and in some media appearances, that enthusiasm seems to have disappeared again. he's once again just out there attacking the president on the economy and it's not working. and he's got to go out and
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offer this narrative, his own alternative narrative for what actually did happen. and he's got to convince people that the policy he has going to get frus point a to point b. not just say 12 million jobs, got to say how. talking about it in previous sessions, they rally around the president and obama may benefit politicalically from that as well. >> paul: thanks, ahead, mitt romney's failure to get specific on his tax plan and economic policies may be catching up with him. we'll look at the latest poll numbers and w
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i'm rick fulbaum, back to the editorial report. >> paul: mitt romney's failure to get specific about his economic policies does seem to be taking its toll. a new fox news poll has the two candidates tied at 46%
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when it comes to which candidates trust more coming to create jobs. it gave romney a 7 point edge. on tax policy president leads romney 48 to 45. and on that month. 44-40%. so, dan, you mentioned the tax reform debate and the president's attacks on romney's tax plan. we've got to add that the obama campaign is releasing this week, let's look at it. >> and won't reveal what's in his taxes and he won't tell you what he'd do to yours. to pay for huge new tax breaks for millionaires like him, romney would have to raise taxes on the middle class, $2,000 for a family with children says a nonpartisan report. you could lose the deduction for your home mortgage, college tuition, health care, how much would you pay? romney just won't say. . >> paul: all right, dan, first
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of all, let's just say that the use of the wall street journal in that ad was not sanctioned by this newspaper and we don't want to be associated at all with this argument, which i fundamentally think is false. when we get to that. but what about this ad and what it does to the romney campaign? >> well, i think the -- what the obama campaign is doing is just completely surfing under the zeitgeist, and obama separated himself from the unemployment and low growth rate and people have it in their head and an ad like that suggesting that mitt romney had the plan to take away berths that currently exist for people, and in the absence of any sort of counter argument from romney, criticizing-- i don't think he has to get into the details of his tax plan, that's a dead end game. >> one line on his tax plan that he gave in his convention
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speech. and by the way, i will not raise taxes on the middle glass, thanks, mitt, great. >> and the response, so much of this is inflicted by romney the way he's not released his tax return, left an opening. the public, you can sympathize with them in thinking, maybe he's trying to hide something here, he has been very scant on the details and his argument if i give them details i'm giving the other side fodder to attack me, yes, but trust the american people that you can make an argument that they can understand. and romney hasn't done that. >> paul: i should say, kim, that this ad relying on the tax policy center study is entirely false because the romney campaign as said, won't raise taxes on middle class. the tax policy center itself says that the study is speculative on that point saying that some loopholes that romney says he might be willing to close to pay for the tax cut, that wouldn't be able to do that politically, therefore, they sort of just
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speculate that he would have to raise taxes on the middle class and now, the obama campaign has taken that and says, oh, he will for sure. >> right. >> paul: so, we want to stipulate that that is false, but effectiveness? >> well, it's appalling that they're doing it and would i also note, too, of all of the headlines out there, that took the wall street journal to give them some more credibility, to sort of say even the wall street journal suggests something like this. but you know, the problem here for mr. romney is that mr. obama is filling in the banks, that he's not giving himself. and until mitt romney goes out and talks about what his tax reform is, and explains it from beginning to end, and he can give a couple of examples, for instance, how he would close special interest tax loopholes, things that nobody could agree with in the tax policy, these are the things that really get americans animated and hate the tax code. it's a winner for him, but his refusal to talk about it is
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allowing the president to tell americans what mitt romney's plan is. >> and now we look the at mitt romney's no cufocusing on chinad americans jobs. >> this is america's manufacturing when president obama took office, this is china's, under obama we've lost over half a million manufacturing jobs and for the first time, china is beating us. seven times president obama could have stopped china's cheating, seven times he refused. it's time to stand up to the cheaters and make sure we protect jobs for the american people. >> president obama failing to stop cheating, failing american workers. >> jason, does this turn the economic argument around? >> blaming china for u.s. unemployment, no. this is economic populism and it's unfortunate. no one really believes that romney would actually go through with what he's threatening to do in terms of counter veiling duties.
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china is one of our largest trading partners and starting a trade war with one of your largest trading partners is not good for american prosperity. >> paul: dan, we've watched campaigns over the year and seen this protectionist argument offered time and time again, most often by democrats and it always polls well when you look at the polls, but it doesn't drive votes because somehow people look the at it as a sour and make the same kind of judgment as jason, you know what, blaming china for our problems, that's not what we need. we need to improve american competitiveness. >> that's right. there's no example of this trait gab bit working. he is in effect, giving obama-- letting him off the hook, separating saying it's not my fault, it's george bush's or the chinese. mitt romney's got to run straight at obama's specific policies and take them apart and explain why obama has contributed to the high unemployment. >> paul: kim, briefly. is this ad aimed at i guess,
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working class voters, anxious voters in ohio, pennsylvania, places like that? >> it is, except for it strikes me, it's an ad from a weak campaign, okay? when you have to resort to talking about american anxiety, whipping up the voters over, you know, the china menace, you're not making a case for your own presidency, it's disturbing that they've gotten to this at this point in the campaigns. >> paul: the polls may be looking up for the president, but the hard numbers paint a different number. and some bureau findings spell bad news for the ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing a look twice. introducing a stunning work of technology --
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>> recent polls may show president obama with inroads on the economy. new numbers can't be good news for the administration, according to the u.s. census bureau median haus hold income fell and americans living in poverty, and we're back with dan henninger, jason, and mary. not a good story from the census. >> no, as you you mentioned the poverty rate itself not much moved, but income down again, despite productivity increases, paul. and again, it's more evidence that the problem is the
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slowness of this recovery. >> yeah, nobody expected obama to bring us back to where we were prior to his election, but how are we doing in terms of the recovery? more evidence that it's just not there. it's just not there, mary? >> i'm a little surprised that anyone is surprised because if you look at-- what's driving this is unemployment and you're out of work uyou're not having an income your household income is going to fall and unemployment over 8% for an extended period of time. we have underemployment around 15%, we have 40.7% of people who are out of work have been out of work for more than 27 weeks, fewer americans are working today than they were in 2000. and even though there's 31 more million people. >> that's an aamazing statistic. >> this is going to make people poor. >> well, jason, it's true that the property statistic didn't change that. but according to the sen cecens
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46 million remain in poverty, the highest since the bureau has been collecting this statistic. this is what happens with a low growth economy, life grows flat. . >> paul: but the administration says this report also shows that obamacare is working because the health care, number of people covered increased marginally and the number of people with people 0.6 percent. >> paul: the obama people are exploiting the numbers. and on one hand it's working and on the other hand there's anxiety on the land and census bureau proves that and i'm here to provide you with more h cares and infrastructure. >> the poverty rate in america, 15%. for blacks, 27%.
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median black host hold incomes also fell and the poverty rate among blacks also went up unlike for the rest of the country and i say this because this president is making a concerted effort to turn out the black vote, calling republicans racists for favoring voting i.d. laws and the like and sending the attorney general out there and the vice-president out there to make blunt racial appeals, but when you look at his actual record, how blacks have fared under his presidency, this is what you see. >> i should point out in health care, the obamacare didn't kick in with the subsidies until 2014. >> i'll tell you dan's point about-- or you made the point that more people are covered bye health care, who are the people? those are the 20-somethings who can't get job lying around in their childhood bedrooms and carried on parent's insurance. >> or on medicaid. >> that doesn't seem to be the-- >> a triumph. >> a success and also, i think you should point out that poverty is not up from last year, but since 2007, it's up
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to more than 2 percentage points, so, people are poorer than they were in 2007. >> the other point i would make is that inequality has increased and remember, what is the big, and the big focus of this administration? reducing inequality. but when you don't focus on growth, you get less growth and you get more inequality. and you focus on growth, you do better by everybody. when we come back, stocks hit a four year high this week on news that the fed is planning its biggest stimulus yet. your 401(k) might be you up, but welcome aboard! [ chuckles ] ♪ [ honk! ] ♪ [ honk! ] ♪ [ honk! ] ♪ [ male announcer ] now you'll know when to stop. [ hk! ] the all-new nissan altima with easy fill tire alert. [ honk! ] it's our most innovative altima ever. nissan. innovation that excites.
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>> stocks soared to a four-year high after fed chairman ben bernanke announced a new round of
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so-called quantitative easing, its third since the financial crisis began. so, we're going to turn to our monetary expert mary o'grady explain briefly what ben bernanke proposed to do? >> ben bernanke is trying to stimulate the u.s. economy. and in qe3, what he will do is create money and use that money to buy mortgage-backed securities. >> paul: what is it supposed to accomplish? >> the goal is to push down long-term interest rates and by that he thinks that people who have-- investors who would otherwise be buying bonds and capturing a higher interest rate will say, oh, there's no return there, i'm going look for something that gives me a higher return and hoping they will employ that capital in a real economy and that will stimulate growth. >> okay, so, third time the charm here, dan? he tried it twice and might have worked arguably the first time to get us out of the panic, the second time not
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much obviously. but what about this time? >> what reason is there to believe it would happen this time? >> he said this time it's unlimited. not going to end. every year, 40 billion a month right now, if that doesn't work, we'll buy another 40 and we'll buy another and another until it finally works. >> two things have to happen that haven't happened in the last four years, banks have to take this money and start lending it to productive projects. >> instead of sitting on the balance sheets. and borrowers have to take risks by taking out loans and putting them into productive projects. why hasn't that already been happening the past four years? there's no reason why banks shouldn't be lending and borrowers shouldn't be borrowing. there is a reason, that's because they're uncertain whether they will make money on both sides of the loan. >> because of the tax, the tax policy, regulatory policy and other government policies, which are separate from monetary policy. okay. but mary, the stock market is
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jubilant. happy days are here again on wall street. why is wall street so happy? >> well, i should point out this isn't the first time we've seen this phenomena, and we know that when the fed has an easy money policy, often times you get what we call asset inflation, a lot of money going there. but, the problem is that as dan says, it doesn't seem to be affecting the real economy, and the risks, quite apart from whether bernanke can actual youly achieve what he wants and we see that that's not working, there are also costs, there are consequences to it. and those come in the form of, first of all, the federal government is borrowing at very cheap rates and has no motivation to, you know, basically become more disciplined. >> if it's free money, you might spend a little more. >> exactly. if you're in the government and then there are investors who, you know, they might want to say, oh, i have to lock in those low rates. now, they hear from ben bernanke, i don't have to do
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anything because the rates are going to be low for several years. so, i don't have to take any risks, i'm not sure about the economy. i see lots of uncertainty there. so, i think that it delays -- it reduces the incentives to actually go out and take risks and lastly, it punishes savers. >> paul: who get low rates. and who we saw with the second round of qe, helped the stock markets for a time, but went into our asset prices and you can't guarantee which are going to increase, energy prices which flowed into food surprises, commodities in general, which affected consumer purchasing power and well-being, and raised costs for business. that has a countvaling effect. >> i'm heated up on this subject of bernanke. look, we're talking about the entire american economy and
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ben bernanke taking accountability for it. while the the president of the united states says none of this is my fault. we saw the photo of ben bernanke with the american flag and why don't we put him in the oval office and get the guy who is there out. because the guy with the federal reserve seems to be running the country. >> paul: bernanke seemed pained at the press conference seemed to say, the economy needs the help. i give bernanke the benefit of the doubt on the political motivation, but there's no question that this is a tacit admission that everything they've done for four years hasn't helped, and the economy still stinks. >> i felt a little sorry for him. what he said is no panacea, and it almost seems like he was apologizing and saying, look, i'm cornered. there's nothing else i can do because washington won't do it. >> paul: so we're going to try this. one
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>> time now for hits and misses of the week. and tom corbitt and his legal team going to the mat over the voter i.d. law defending it in front of the supreme court. pennsylvania like a lot of states haves been under assault by civil liberty groups and attorney general eric holder whose justice department in an attempt to intimidate pennsylvania and racial discord has launched inquiry in the law. if mr. corbitt pulls this up. >> and apparent miss to apple iphone 5, criticized as boring because it doesn't have the latest stuff, touch to share and two smart phones touch each other and look at the
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phone and it unlocks the password. and if apple-- i feel better where things are. >> mary. >> pope benedict despite the events in the middle east, struck to his peace pilgrimage and he's drawing attention to the fact that christians are persecuted in the middle east in numbers we haven't seen in modern history. >> an important message, hope he stays safe. >> the most decisive debate in sports. and the nationals were right to shut down stephen strasburg, they put a limit on him


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