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[ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: oh, good monday morning tv world. jacki schechner, what did you do this weekend? >> i hung out with you. what did you do this weekend? >> stephanie: i hung out with you. >> that's adorable. >> stephanie: she can confirm i had a little party. few folks over including the fabulous jacki schechner. i don't think i've had a party where i don't go to bed before people leave. >> she excuses herself and goes
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to sleep. >> i've seen that many, many times. i'm like good night everybody. good night syracuse. >> she dropped out a bottle of wine. said feel free to entertain yourselves and went to bed. >> stephanie: i plunked a bottle of wine down in front of jacki. have fun. i'll see you later! i'm clearly not that popular. no one cares. anyway -- >> i can put another log on the fire. i'm going to bed. >> stephanie: exactly. here she is in the current news center. she's a lot younger than i am. she's pluckier, like an energizer bunny. >> stop that. >> stephanie: here she is. >> good morning, everybody. obama for america is using its campaign e-mail list to put pressure on lawmakers to extend the bush tax cuts for the middle class. the latest from stephanie cutter includes a two-minute video reminding voters that the president campaign and won on that same platform. >> obama: we need to give tax relief to working families trying to raise their kids to
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keep them healthy send them to college, keep a roof over their heads. that's the choice in this election. >> the administration is still asking you to send in stories about what being able to keep about $2,000 more a year means to you and your family. the president is planning to meet with state governors this week and the business roundtable, a big business lobbying group. this morning fiscal cliff negotiations appear to be at a stand still. treasury secretary tim geithner says the president's offer is unwavering. we're going to let tax rates go up for top earners and republicans will have to work with that reality. >> there is no responsible way we can govern this country with those low rates in place for future generations. those rates are going to have to go up. >> house speaker john boehner appears to be struggling now that the president and democrats are negotiating for a position of power. talking points memo points out republicans are used to getting 70% to 75% of what they ask for in these types of negotiations but now speaker boehner is going
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on and on about how he's shocked and amazed at president's plan and is refusing to offer a counter plan on the republican side. you want to talk about this or anything else, join us online at we'll see you with more after the break. kind of guys who do like reverse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all of the time now. >> she gets the comedians laughing... >> that's hilarious! >> ...and the thinkers, thinking. >> okay, so there is wiggle-room in the ten commandments, is what you're telling me. >> she's joy behar. >> and the best part is that current will let me say anything. >> what the hell were they thinking? >> only on current tv. brought to you by geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. visit for a free rate quote.
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>> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's "the stephanie miller show." ♪ i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪ ♪ i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪ ♪ and it's time to feel good ♪ ♪ hey, all right now ♪ ♪ and it's time to feel good ♪ >> stephanie: don't ask me important questions before i'm about to go on. i'm getting in character.
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i'm nervous. it's show time. >> i'm talking to you about show stuff. not your party this weekend. >> stephanie: shouldn't we be nervous? the show is about to begin. >> it has been eight years. come on. >> stephanie: happy monday. jim was at my party this weekend. he said the funniest thing when he came in. >> i had to leave early a because i was exhausted. i had a corporate gig in anaheim that day and also i was surrounded by beautiful women who i'm not sleeping with which is endlessly frustrating for him. >> stephanie: you should have seen the look on his face. he was in the middle of jacki my friend lisa with a goofy 7th grade look on his face. a lot of pretty girls. pretty girls i'm not having sex with. [ ♪ hypnotic ♪ ] >> 7th grade was german for me >> i was hot for ingrid. >> stephanie: who wasn't.
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>> she already had the cans. >> stephanie: right. >> she was the one -- >> there was one really -- wow! >> stephanie: jim, sorry to get you going this morning. but hey. >> that's vaguely creepy. >> 7th grade, come on. >> stephanie: speaking of sexy parties -- >> oh, boy. >> stephanie: nick in d.c., we got d.c. sexy liberal tickets. hey, mama, yea you're finally coming to d.c. i can't wait. i just bought tickets. will you be getting naked? nick, i gotta do something to top myself at every show. i may have to. i don't know. [ applause ] where is my recycling bin. >> you really want to top the teabagging? >> stephanie: i haven't done the naked tea bag yet. >> always a first. >> stephanie: i booked a huge celebrity for panel already. >> who? >> stephanie: have we not done this enough? that's why it is a big surprise! all right. january 19th for ain --
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inauguration weekend on d.c. on sale in d.c. took me by surprise. right now, the entire orchestra is already more than half sold. we're down to about 25 meet and grope tickets. if you want them, you can get them today. the warner is an intimate theatre for us. only 1800 seats. don't be afraid to buy the affordable tickets according to sexy liberal director, roland. >> four years ago, we had the first inauguration of president obama. in november, america decided one term just wasn't enough. ♪ do that to me one more time ♪ >> announcer: this time around, stephanie miller and her team of comics is coming to make this a party d.c. will never forget. on january 19th, two days before obama's second inauguration the sexy liberal comedy tour starring hal sparks, john fuglesang aisha tyler and the goddess of liberals,
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stephanie miller will perform live at the warner theatre in washington, d.c. tickets are available at and if you want to skip the fees, stop by the warner theatre box office at 513 13th street northwest. the tea baggers lost in november so stephanie is going to do her thing before the inaugural ball. >> that means two things. >> that's the stephanie miller's sexy liberal comedy tour live in d.c. inauguration weekend. for more information, go to >> nice! >> stephanie: thank you! [ applause ] what else do i do? every weekend. watch "meet the press" -- >> drink? >> stephanie: well yes and then watch "meet the press" so my head can explode. plosion they start with some ridiculous premise. people from cnbc like grover norquist is the guest you know will start with a premise that is not favorable to the president on the fiscal cliff. >> they take grover norquist
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seriously. seriously enough to have him on the panel. >> stephanie: who is he again and why? why does he literally -- >> i have a pledge. i got a pledge! >> stephanie: he was all threateny. if you thought -- >> i've got pictures of people doing naughty things. >> stephanie: he's like tea party two is going to dwarf tea party one. oh grover! [ ♪ dramatic ♪ ] scared grover. >> the tea party kind of crashed and burned of its own volition. >> stephanie: people are on tv threatening the president. here's the thing. i found this great piece in the "wall street journal." we've talked about this before but here's what i hate is we start from the premise that this president has been such a crazy spender. [ cuckoo clock chimes ] this is why i find handy dandy charts so helpful. they're so helpful and visual.
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in fact, we'll put this one up. i'll find it. don't worry. don't give me that look. okay. i've got it somewhere. >> all right. >> stephanie: found this at home during box one. i've got carbonite i'll find this. okay. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] market watch writes of all of the falsehoods told about president obama, the biggest whopper is the one about his reckless spending spree. as would be president mitt romney tells it, i will lead us out of this debt and spending inferno. >> oh, come on. really? >> stephanie: how did that go for you, mittens? government -- so here's the graph. government spend -- would you like the fun facts? >> government spending under obama including his stimulus bill is rising at 1.4% annualized pace slower than at any time in four years. >> how outrageous. >> stephanie: look. >> that's very visual. >> stephanie: everybody look. >> see the chart? >> those poor radio people. >> stephanie: as compared to
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reagan 8.7%. reagan '86-'89. bush two the second term i'm talking about 8.1%. 1.4% is where obama is. >> spending, spend spend! >> outrageous! >> i won't spend that. boehner is flabbergasted. i'm really flabbergasted! >> stephanie: did you see mitch mcconnell said he burst out laughing at the president's proposal. somebody sent me a picture of a galapagos turtle. >> i'll have the last laugh. i'll live to be 370 years old. >> stephanie: okay. federal spending is rising at the slowest pace since dwight eisenhower brought the korean war to an end. >> meaning it is rising at the fastest pace. ever! >> just by way of comparison, in
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the twine fiscal year, the last of george w. bush's presidency, the fiscal year goes -- federal spending rose by 17.9% from the 2.98 trillion to 2.52 trillion. in fiscal 2010, the first budget under obama spending fell 1.3% to $2.36 trillion. >> you say that like it's's good thing. i'm flabbergasted. >> who uses the word flabbergasted anymore? >> stephanie: john boehner. >> cracky. >> stephanie: the big surge in federal spending happens in fiscal 2009 before obama took office. the 2009 fiscal year which republicans count as part of obama's legacy isn't that handy? brought on by george w. bush. >> flabbergasting. >> stephanie: it is like george w. bush ran over a pack of cub scouts drunk and barack obama shows up.
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look at what you did here. see what you presided over? >> shows up in the ambulance. >> look what you did! >> stephanie: oh my god. no i'm emt. it began four months before obama moved into the white house. the major spending decision in the 2009 fiscal year were made by george w. bush and the previous congress, just an fyi. >> flabbergasted. president thinks he's won an election or something. flabbergasted. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: it is a funny word. no normal person ever says that. >> say it when you're drunk. flabbergasted. >> stephanie: actually jim did say it. it's raining i'm flabbergasted. flabbergasted by everything. all right. yeah lindsey graham, drama queen that he is -- >> i would rather talk about him than lindsay lohan.
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>> stephanie: he said i think we're going over the cliff. it is clear to me they've made a political calculation. >> i wonder if lindsey graham looks better in a dress? i'm pretty sure. >> stephanie: president has put forward, it is in the g.o.p.'s court. they're the ones that aren't responding. >> tim geithner said no agreement without an increase in tax rates for the wealthiest americans and if that meant going over the fiscal cliff republicans would be to blame. so nancy pelosi, little scamp that she is, she is threatening -- [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] she threatens to force a vote if the republicans don't act on the middle class tax cuts. tee-hee. i'm guessing boehner is going to be -- >> flabbergasted. >> it has never been done before. >> ever. flabbergasting. >> it is flabbergasting. >> stephanie: flabbergastacious. >> i'm impressed by your flabbergastivity.
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>> stephanie: lindsey graham went on to say we'll lose everything we know as america if we don't fix entitlements. we're becoming the greece of out-of-control spending. [ ♪ dramatic ♪ ] >> it in no way does that. >> stephanie: shut down that argument. the spending graphs of who -- >> nonsense. >> also, greece is falling apart because of the austerity programs implemented by the inf and the world bank. >> stephanie: we have references on that. they're wrong wrong wrong on everything. [ wah wah ] >> stephanie: i'm flabbergasted how wrong they are. 17 minutes arrive the hour. you know what else flabbergasts me? being able to carbonate soda in 90 seconds. >> my friend had a soda stream. i got to do it. it is amazing. >> did you karate chop? >> no but it is amazing seriously. >> stephanie: you're such a sad little man. >> i don't get out much!
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>> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. 23 minutes after the hour. the rude pundit in hour three today. eric boehlert coming up to cohost right-wing world at the top of the hour. all right. so lots going on. it is getting fiscal cliffy around here. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] nancy pelosi is threatening to force a vote on the bush tax cuts for the middle class. friday, yeah the house -- g.o.p. will not hold a vote on the middle class tax bill. >> not going to do anything. >> stephanie: he will be over there making a mitch face. >> i don't feel like it. this is stupid. >> stephanie: the senate has approved one in response, nancy pelosi announced democrats plan to bring the legislation to the floor vote no matter what. democrats plan to use a discharge petition if it has been stuck in committee for more than 30 legislative days. >> you're not the boss of me.
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>> stephanie: flabbergast. as most things do. >> it is flabbergasting. >> stephanie: from west virginia? >> caller: hi, i'm a college student. me and my peers were talking. i'm glad to see that there's some kind of push by the democratic base to make real changes in tax loopholes or capital gains tax. but also wanted to see if there could be any -- there was like -- there is a lack of talk i guess as far as obama's -- foreign policies also. so i just want to -- i want to see what you say about that, too. >> stephanie: i'm sorry. about his foreign policy? >> yeah. about his foreign policies. there's no real path that i see by that. where they -- where they're going with that, i guess.
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okay. that's a little doughy. he was spitballing a term paper. somehow the fiscal cliff got in the foreign policy. here is monday morning. it is all right. >> yeah, we just flush the lines with that one. >> stephanie: sure. a little telephone call and blow. >> yeah. >> is there something happening we should have a policy for that. >> said he was a college student so my guess is that if he's up this early he's probably still up from last night. >> stephanie: he's been up all night. things are a little doughy in there. that's okay. it is like jim -- >> give him 30 minutes. >> stephanie: last-minute ideas. curious your thoughts on -- >> stuff that happened --
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[ ♪ "jeopardy" theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: policy as it relates to the fiscal cliff and humanity -- >> i've been there. >> i'm feeling his pain. i've been panicky. what do i do? >> stephanie: we were of no help to him. >> the catcher and the rye caulfield is the protagonist. and there's rye and he's there and in a rye field and he's there catching stuff. >> stephanie: there's no barley. >> pitching the barley. >> stephanie: all right. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> stephanie: it's monday. sometimes people sound a little like they have a sponge left in their brain from surgery. >> maybe that was his problem. we may never know. steph excess thoughts. okay. all right. the president on this whole fiscal cliff. >> obama: i don't think it is acceptable for you for a handful
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of republicans in congress to hold middle class tax cuts hostage simply because they don't want tax rates on upper income folks to go up. >> stephanie: uh, yeah! let's go to kathy in mobile, alabama. >> mobile. >> caller: actually, it is mobile. i know you're not from the south. something i've heard recently which is totally stupid was someone made the comment that normally we only work 25 years and then we live only 40 years after that. a. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: which is crazy. if you started at 18, you reach retirement at 43 or even if you start working at 35. >> stephanie: this is something grover norquist said yesterday. i'm like who only works 25 years? math is -- that's what the president said. republicans have to stop using political math to say how much they're willing to raise tax
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rates on the wealthiest 2% and specify the spending cuts. they're the ones that aren't being specific. i'm flabbergasted how few details were in boehner's response. okay. kathy in illinois, you're on "the stephanie miller show". >> caller: grover norquist is wrong when he says the president has to worry about the second coming of the tea party. they're over. everybody is running from the tea party. everybody is fleeing the tea party. >> stephanie: there is this sad little man sitting on "meet the press" named grover threatening the president with tea party -- >> caller: it is getting really embarrassing to even say that you're republican. everyone is ashame and they're running from the party. john boehner's really destroying the party. >> stephanie: i know. tea party 2, the sequel. [ screaming ] oh grover! electric deficit boogaloo. 29 minutes after the hour.
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>> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." keith in milwaukee your eaten "the stephanie miller show." >> caller: hi, stephanie, how is it going guys? i wanted to slip in that reince priebus is my facebook friend. >> stephanie: wow.
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>> caller: wow. yeah. the thing that democrats really have to point out is the fact that not only has president obama offered up cuts in the -- cuts in the tax increases that helped bring the deficit in the first place but he's already clocked out around $2 trillion in spending cuts and interest decreases over the next ten years. now, as we know, the republicans have run and beaten the democrats on this idea that they're going to cut things, that they're going to find waste and eliminate it. well guys, now is your chance! step up to the microphone. what exactly are the cuts? it is funny. we're not hearing anything from these guys after they talked about it for so long. >> stephanie: exactly. that's what the white house is saying. the ball is in the republican's court. we're four weeks from the slope hill ramp. boehner -- republicans have a plan for providing as much as $800 billion in new government revenue over the next decade and
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we considered the elimination of tax deductions on high-income earners but when pressed for details, he declined to say. >> we've got a plan but i can't explain it to you because you would be flabbergasted. >> stephanie: right. we would be too flabbergasted. last week, the white house delivered to capitol hill its opening plan. $1.6 trillion in higher taxes over a decade. republicans responded with laughter and disbelief. which is helpful when you're trying to, you know, avert a financial catastrophe. boehner the aforementioned said i was flabbergasted. i looked at him geithner and said you can't be serious. i am serious and stop calling me so. boehner -- >> suckle me flabbergasted. [mumbling] >> stephanie: boehner described negotiations as going nowhere, period and there is a chance the nation will go over the fiscal cliff. if you're driving it is.
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>> boehner was -- geithner was more optimistic. he doesn't expect a counter offer right away as they work to sort out tensions within the party. yeah that's the thing. now we need to wait until they finish having their argument among themselves. he and his tea party caucus. [ whatever! ] >> stephanie: and then get back to us. he said all that's blocking is republicans reluctance to accept higher taxes on the wealthy. revenues will have to go up. they haven't told us anything about who should pay higher taxes. so you can't negotiate with somebody who's not offering any -- >> details. >> stephanie: yes. thank you. all right. the president. >> obama: if congress does nothing, every family in america will see their income taxes automatically go up on january 1st. every family. everybody here, you'll see the taxes go up on january 1st. i'm assuming that doesn't sound
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too good to you. that's like the lump of coal you get for christmas. that's a scrooge christmas. >> stephanie: yeah. here's the picture of the laughing turtle someone sent me. there's mitch mcconnell. >> that's ridiculous. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> stephanie: tim geithner presented the president's opening offer on the fiscal cliff. mitch mcconnell said he burst into laughter. the republicans said no offense was meant. you know, can i just say this is further -- the kind of disrespect they treat the president with. i think that's exactly it. they don't take him seriously for some reason, even after their electoral ass-whooping. we played that clip last week. it was horrible. groher norquist saying we should keep the president on a short leash and if he's good, give him an allowance. if he's bad -- what? who are you! let's go to cody in arkansas.
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>> caller: good morning stephanie, i love you guys. >> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: if palin ryan bonehead would take minimum wage for about five years and have no insurance, they would see what it is like to live in the real world. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: and would get on board maybe. >> stephanie: that's the other thing, someone did a good analysis of this -- we all know but the rise in food starches, it is because of the economy that george w. bush left him with! he didn't come in and say gee the first thing i want to do is raise food stamps, a lot has been the unemployment insurance. if has been to address the worst financial crisis we've had since the great depression. >> since herbert hoover. >> the last businessman president. >> obama: both parties say we should keep middle class taxes low. the senate's already passed a bill to keep income taxes from going up on middle-class families. democrats in the house are ready to do the same thing. if we can just get a few house
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republicans on board, i'll sign this bill as soon as congress sends it my way. >> tax cuts for the 98%. slight raise in taxes for the top 2%. seems like a pretty good deal. >> stephanie: yes. oh, by the way. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] , robert rice as usual has a great piece of why we should stop obsessing about the federal budget deficit. he knows something about something. he was around when clinton -- remember that economy? okay. he said i wish president obama and the democrats would explain to the nation the federal budget deficit isn't the major problem and deficit reduction shouldn't be the major goal. problem is lack of good jobs and the goal must to be revive both. deficit reduction leads us away from jobs and growth. the reason the fiscal cliff is dangerous is because it's too much deficit reduction too quickly that would suck demand out of the economy. more jobs and growth will help the deficit. recall the '90s when the clinton administration balanced the budget because of faster job growth than anybody expected bringing in more tax revenues
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than anyone had forecast. europe offers the same lesson in reverse. thank you. as jim says, every time we talk about this, they keep taking the wrong -- lindsey graham said we're going to be greece. yeah, if we do what you want! the best way to generate jobs and growth is for the government to spend more, not less. and for taxes to stay lor owe become lower on the middle class. so you know, just -- >> roosevelt made that mistake in 1937 when the deficit hawks were saying we gotta slow this thing down. things started reverting to the depression era. levels and he quickly changed course. >> stephanie: rise finishes by saying most of the media have bought into the narrative it stems from an out-of-control budget deficit. we're talking about the fiscal cliff. he said -- let's see. interest rates he was talking about are lower than they've been in our living memory.
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in fact, if there was ever a time for america to borrow more to put people back to work, rebuilding our schools and crumbling infrastructure, it is now. robert reich. see, i would listen to the guys that were there then in the clinton administration. we're asking you what you think why? because -- >> they're the ones who tanked the economy. >> stephanie: okay. lenny in wisconsin. your eaten "the stephanie miller show." >> caller: hi. how you doing, steph? >> stephanie: good. go ahead. >> caller: i have a few things to say. i hope you don't cut me off. >> stephanie: all right. >> caller: i'm a 62-year-old gay man who is on disability and i've got my -- because of scott walker, all of my healthcare removed. all of my food stamps removed. i'm making $700 a month. i have $500 a month in prescriptions which of course, i can't afford.
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so i had to decide which ones are the best for me to take and i have no money for food. but i'll tell you one thing right now i pay $10.50 a month on my cable bill to see you! >> stephanie: that's very sweet and i think probably not the wisest thing. considering food. i would go with -- >> stephanie miller. >> should we send a cheese basket or something? >> stephanie: something. >> for some nourishment? >> stephanie: i can share my government cheese that i get as a single woman. according to rush limbaugh. >> right. >> stephanie: okay. nita in michigan. hi. >> caller: how are you today? >> stephanie: good. >> caller: i live here in michigan with governor snyder and something about these crazy republicans that he cut our unemployment from 26 to 20 weeks. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: it's like okay. and trying to make it a right to
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work state. we have democrats -- we as democrats need stand up and tell the republicans no, you're not. we're not going to go through this and we're not going to take it. there's something wrong with them. seriously wrong with policy and everything. now, my question is they want to close -- gitmo. where are they going to put the prisoners. >> stephanie: what? has that been a debate recently? >> caller: it was in the newspaper here last week. >> stephanie: oh i see. >> caller: the concern about gitmo. i know they wanted to put them up -- >> stephanie: i think the fiscal cliff is the most pressing issue. what's going on this morning? why are people mixing their topics together? i don't understand. >> the plan is to amuse -- it is a cushion as you fall off the cliff. >> stephanie: i see. i thought we were on one top thick morning and people are sort of -- what about gitmo? what? [ scooby-doo's "huh?" ]
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>> stephanie: is that being debated right now? >> no. >> stephanie: you know what? can you get that first guy that's in college and give her his number because she could help him finish his term paper. gitmo's fiscal policy. >> what do we do about gay penguins? >> stephanie: t-bone, hook them up. 45 minutes -- it is a steph a date and term paper service and i'm a dessert topping. >> cliff notes. good for each other. >> stephanie: 45 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> announcer: damn it, jim. you made me snarf on my keyboard again. it's "the stephanie miller show." i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us.
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>> stephanie miller. ♪ just another manic monday ♪ ♪ wish it were sunday ♪ ♪ that's my fun day ♪ >> it is not that manic. >> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." 49 minutes after the hour. beth in minneapolis says when boehner says they're flabbergasted, we should reply -- >> you're despicable! >> stephanie: flabbergasted by the president's offer. >> flabbergasted. >> stephanie: right. >> despicable. >> stephanie: okay. >> spending. >> stephanie: other people whose heads explode when they watch "meet the press." george says on "meet the press," we heard it again with maria. americans realize the three biggest drivers are medicare, medicaid and social security of our debt. [ buzzer ] >> computer says no.
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>> stephanie: does david gregory correct the statement or challenge credibility? no! once more, this ridiculous fib goes unchallenged. the truth is our national debt began to skyrocket under george bush with medicare part d fiasco. year under year under george w. bush, deficit came in at $500 billion. it is finally year of 2007-2008 president obama inherited the mess of trillion dollar annual deficits but none of this has been caused by medicare or medicaid. >> obviously entitlements. those lazy 47 percenters. >> stephanie: maria and david gregory should know better. >> yeah, they do. they're both major news anchors of major news networks. >> they're paying them lots of money to say lies. >> stephanie: the real culprits are the lack of revenue caused by the tax cuts. oh, he sent a helpful pie chart as well. >> we love pie charts. >> we love pie. >> stephanie: i love pie
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charts and graphs. the military security -- >> pie charts ala mode. >> stephanie: responsible for more than half the remaining spending or the $1.3 trillion. if david gregory would correct guests, american public would know what the main drivers are. >> who would be infected by the top increase? i'm guessing dade gregory and maria bartolome mow. it's not like they have a dog in that fight. hello, myra in cleveland. >> caller: hi, stephanie love your show. just wanted to talk about entitlements. i understand that the congress is going to go down to 126 days of working this year. which, to my knowledge makes them part-time. >> yep. >> caller: so i'm wondering why they still get medical benefits, pensions and why they still get -- all kinds of perks from the government, paid vacations. those are entitlements i think
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we need to look at, don't you? >> right. >> stephanie: if we were greedy republican pizza guys, we would make sure they don't get any healthcare. >> we should make them part-time. >> stephanie: tim geithner yesterday. >> the only thing that stands in the way of a deal right now is if a group of republican members decide they're going to block a deal because they want to extend tax cuts. we can't afford for the wealthiest 2% of americans -- >> stephanie: i love this. orrin hatch gave the republican response and he called the president's long -- his economic proposal bait and switch. this is exactly what he ran on. this is exactly what he ran on. here's orrin hatch yesterday. >> what he proposed this week was a classic bait and switch on the american people. a tax increase doubled the size of what he campaigned on. billions of dollars in this stimulus spending and an unlimited, unchecked authority to borrow from the chinese. maybe i missed it. because i don't recall him
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asking for any of that during the presidential campaign. where are -- >> tax cuts for people like orrin hatch. >> stephanie: $400 billion in savings and medicare. $50 billion in stimulus spending to begin the year, an end to the current debt ceiling rules reflects the same policy he's advanced for years and extensively on the campaign trail. not only are they pretending like the campaign -- they didn't lose it, they don't remember. republicans are feigning shock. americans just voted for it in november! shocking. okay. >> they're flabber shocked. >> increasing tax rates draws money away from our economy that needs to be invested in our economy to put the american people back to work. it's the wrong approach. >> yeah.
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tax cuts, big tax cuts for rich people started under george w. bush and then we had the biggest economic collapse since the great depression. what does that tell you? >> stephanie: why can't they ever acknowledge that? they ran away from bush. no one campaigned on george bush. they must know his policies didn't work. why are they pretending they did? >> he wasn't even at the convention. >> memory hole. >> stephanie: gee, who was really front and center of our campaign? bill clinton! kind of weird. >> good president. >> stephanie: mary in pennsylvania. hi mary. >> caller: hi, there. i love your show. didn't start watching it until late in the campaign. and i feel like i found a wonderful friend. >> stephanie: aww. >> caller: my question is grover cleveland -- >> stephanie: his ideas are just as fresh. [ laughter ] >> caller: exactly. if he think the average career
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only lasts 25 years has he signed up all of those people to the pledge 20 years ago shouldn't we be getting ready to throw him a retirement party pretty soon? >> stephanie: yeah, one would think. a lot of people were saying it applied to the congress that they signed it for and that was 20 years ago. don in columbus. hi don welcome. >> caller: hi, steph, how are you? >> stephanie: good. go ahead. >> caller: i was curious. i watched the shows yesterday and it was noticeable that tim kind of explained himself to everybody including chris wallace. >> stephanie: geithner. >> caller: yeah, right. and mr. boehner decided that only chris could clear his -- and no one else could give him any guff about it. so i thought that was pretty interesting. one show against five. >> stephanie: right. we only need to say flabbergasted once. >> flabbergasted.
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>> stephanie: all right. the boehner yesterday. >> there is a stalemate. let's not kid ourselves. >> stephanie: i wonder who could be impeding any progress. what kind of orange idiot could be standing in the way? >> somebody is not cooperating. some people feel like they won an election or something. some sort of mandate. flabbergasted. >> stephanie: allen in gary, indiana. welcome. >> caller: good morning. i'm wondering how much money can we get by taxing the top 1% or 2%? >> stephanie: a lot. >> caller: do you know how much will we get per year? >> well, let's see. raising it to about 39% from what is it right now? >> stephanie: same rates as during the clinton years. >> caller: what does that amount in money? >> trillions. billions. >> the answer is like $3 trillion. steph just had the number. >> caller: $3 trillion per year? >> over the next ten years.
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>> caller: okay. there is my premise. here is my thing. we get with that -- that's $300 billion a year and we're in debt $1.2 trillion per year. how do we offset the rest of it? that's my question. >> stephanie: okay. how do we offset the rest of what? >> caller: the debt per year. that $1.2 trillion. >> the war has just ended. >> caller: if you could explain that, i would appreciate it. >> stephanie: not all spending is the same as we've said many times in this robert reich article i was referring to. >> since we outspend the rest of the world by a huge margin. >> that's just the beginning. >> stephanie: robert reich's point is when you spend -- with stimulus that, creates jobs and it creates growth. >> it creates revenue. >> stephanie: which helps the deficit, you see? >> yes but your numbers don't add up, clearly. >> stephanie: okay. 58 -- apparently my numbers are flabbergasted. 58 minutes after the hour. right back with eric boehlert
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and right-wing world next on "the stephanie miller show."
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[ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: oh hello. hello tv world. hour number two. jacki schechner is a brave and trep id journalist. she ventures coming to my house on a weekend when she knows jim ward will be there in person. [ ding ding ] [ applause ] >> in the rain. >> in the rain. >> stephanie: i know it. he had that same dopey look on his face when he was sitting between you and melissa
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fitzgerald. >> ly attest to the fact sha she is beautiful. >> stephanie: you all are. jim like like a kid in the candy store except he couldn't eat the candy. >> i had met her in person once before. she's lovely. >> stephanie: you all were too much for jim. you need to turn down your stun ray next time. [ laughter ] he was merely speechless. all right. here she is, jacki schechner the aluminum nissent -- luminescent jacki schechner. >> president obama would wants debbie wasserman shuttle to stay on as the chairwoman of the dnc. she's been busy in the past year and a half politico reports that she's taken part in 885 events in 31 states. the dnc will meet to elect their party officers the day after inauguration and that would be january 22nd. newark mayor cory booker is
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starting his food stamp challenge tomorrow and over the weekend he went out and bought $29.78 worth of food for the week. that is a little bit less than what the average new jersey recipient got from the federal supplemental nutritionist assistance program or snap in 2011. other public official have taken the challenge. i remember reporting it on it years ago. several members of congress have done it. also the mayors of las vegas and phoenix and former utah governor jon huntsman. booker came to the challenge on twitter with a follower who was is asking why it is kids need nutrition in school if they have access to food stamps. that twitter follower is supposed to be taking the challenge alongside booker as well. >> alarming news out of syria. the ap reporting syria has been moving around chemical components in the last week. secretary of state clinton is
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underscoring president obama's warning that if the syrian government uses chemical weapons, the u.s. will take action. there's no evidence they've done more at this point than move the components around and it could be a bluff but officials believe they have access to several hundred missiles that could carry chemical warheads. we're back after the break. >>now let's get some real news. (vo) first, news and analysis with a washington perspective from an emmy winning insider. >>you couldn't say it any more powerfully than that. >> current tv, on the roll. (vo)followed by humor and politics with a west coast edge. >>ah, thank you. >>it really is incredible. (vo)bill press and stephanie miller, current's morning news block. weekdays six to noon.
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that comment on yahoo stories. >> the yahoos who comment on yahoo about the kennedy center awards last night. take your honors and shove it up your collective socialist butt starting with you socialist in chief. >> what? >> stephanie: the other one. liberals giving liberals -- >> liberals giving liberals awards, how ironic. what? >> no. what? >> irony? how do you work a keyboard if you're that dumb. >> ironic? it is not ironic. >> stephanie: like a black man in your chardonnay. [ applause ] >> stephanie: i got one not just an e-mail from michael. it is liberal policies, your show -- then why is the state of california facing a plethora of financial crises. jim, would you like to answer that? [ ♪ "jeopardy" theme ♪ ] first of all our republican governor arnold schwarzenegger and the fine folks at enron --
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>> enron started it. somehow people like darrell issa managed to blame enron on gray davis who was the one guy who tried to stop all of the nonsense. >> we end up getting arnold. >> actually, jerry brown is doing -- hardest job in the world trying to get this down. >> doing a good job. >> stephanie: he was the analogy we made last hour about george bush is the one who ran over the pack of cub scouts and barack obama is the ambulance driver who shows up to help. oh, look what you did. see, jerry brown is the ambulance driver. >> i wonder how much the taxpayers, me, paid for the dress that mrs. obama is wearing. she could be dressed up but she'll never cover up -- >> taxpayers didn't buy the dress! oh my god! >> wow! >> what a bunch of morons. >> stephanie: jim, don't go in the yahoo comments!
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all right. generally writes d.c. sexy liberal show -- this is more like a love letter. steph, i live in sacramento. my parents live in d.c. i've been out of work for awhile. my parents bought me tickets to visit for the obama inauguration and they bought tickets to to the sexy liberal show. they bought two for themselves in the nosebleeds and one v.i.p. for me. wow, fun! wow. they're so such awesome parents. i've listened to your show for years. my parents know how much i love your show. jenny and her awesomely cool parents. [ applause ] >> stephanie: no more sad panda. happy pandas, all of them. hurry. they're going fast. v.i.p. meet and grope will be sold out today for the january 19th inauguration weekend show in d.c. very exciting. hal sparks, john fuglesang
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aisha tyler and i. huge surprise celebrity guest on panel. you and jim. >> we get to go to an east coast function. >> stephanie: they'll be opening the show. fun. >> wow! >> stephanie: okay. speaking of fun wow! eric boehlert from media matters from america doing the lord's work as usual. ♪ hurts so good ♪ ♪ come on, baby, make it hurt so good ♪ >> stephanie: let's dive into the right-wing world. >> i don't know what that means. >> stephanie: eric boehlert from media matters who we love. >> some april fools day we're going to get eric bolling. >> stephanie: no! don't replace my eric boehlert. good morning eric boehlert. >> good morning. then i would have to be wrong about gas prices. >> stephanie: exactly. love your tweets as usual. dow up 600 points this year. obama clearly the worst socialist ever. corporate profits reach all-time high. he's not good at it, is he? >> yeah. this never really gets talked
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about. remember if you go back to the first few months when obama in 2009 became president and jim kramer was doing his freak out on cnbc because the dow was down to like 6500 and jim kramer was talking about how obama was destroying wealth in america and oh, by the way it is now at like 13,500. it seems the stock market has doubled under obama. a, it doesn't really get that much press and b that certainly doesn't do anything to knock down his socialist bon nafieds apparently. >> stephanie: you say it was definitely the urban vote, right, mitt, wisconsin wins. good job paul ryan. >> yeah, right. they got absolutely trounced in wisconsin! and so that was one of the arguments after the election, well, it was really close but you know, the african-american vote the urban vote as they talked about afterwards and so
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how did obama -- you know, beat them so badly in wisconsin? and iowa? and new hampshire? and places you don't -- you know are not synonymous with large minority populations. >> stephanie: right. >> they can cling to that belief but they -- as we take a step back from the election, they really got their clock cleaned. >> stephanie: yep exactly. you say -- i love your piece by the way on -- county hammer specifically. -- krauthammer. condy rice a pass on the 2003 iraq war. 2012 g.o.p. hangs susan rice over 1998 embassy attack? hash tag figures. yeah. it really -- it is astounding, the double standard here, isn't it? >> it is astounding. so i mean there's condy rice, a year after she helped market this disastrous invasion, you know. her most famous line of the national security adviser was warning americans there was going to be a mushroom cloud over bag tad if we didn't invade
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or -- not over baghdad but saddam was going to unleash a mushroom cloud. and 12 months later there she is being -- you know, confirmed as secretary of state and how dare those dozen democrats even raise questions about what she had to do with the iraq war. you flip the script, yeah -- >> stephanie: you quote krauthammer. rice was not a generator of intelligence. she was a consumer of a highly-defective product. >> that really is the whole nut because susan rice, they are -- they admit she did not generate this -- intelligence about baghdad which turned out to be wrong. the 100% concede she was merely repeating the talking points on television. on one sunday. so condy rice, charles krauthammer gave her a pass to be secretary of state because she didn't generate the bad intel. she just was a consumer of it. susan rice did not generate the intelligence about benghazi.
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she's a consumer of it and therefore that -- this qualifies her to be secretary of state on fox news. i mean i don't know how much more black and white the hypocrisy -- >> stephanie: as you and others have pointed out, the iraq war obviously cost us god knows how much blood and treasury in the final analysis. the benghazi attack, as horrible as it was compared to the iraq war, not even close right? >> right. so condy rice helped initiate a war plus $3 trillion, 4,000 american lives untold number of iraqi dead and susan rice was reacting to a terrorist attack that killed four americans and in the eyes of the republicans eyes of fox news and the eyes of the right wing crazies these are now equal events. it is -- thankfully, the whole thing seems to have petered out. it has been one of the most frustrating and maddening smear campaigns we've seen in awhile.
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>> stephanie: it really is. a woman of such obvious inelect and capability and it -- >> also mentioned last week, you know, g.o.p. gets absolutely slaughtered at the polls by women so what do they do? they launch a smear campaign. >> exactly. >> stephanie: and a black woman. nicely done. okay. let's dive into the right-wing world and get some more, shall we? sean hannity on the radio. >> now, the second thing that republicans need to do -- don't refuse to negotiate with stupidity. they need to shine a spotlight on obama's proposal to ensure that the american people know how insane this is. and fourth, they need to use this as an opportunity to pass their own agenda. >> stephanie: so let's review. the president is stupid however he ran and won those on proposals. >> yeah, right.
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and what party that loses the election doesn't pass their agenda during a lame duck session? it is so obvious. but media matters had a good item last week about the right wing media. is absolutely encouraging and if not threatening republicans to do not negotiate with obama. do not even -- you know, no compromise. no good will effort at all. you don't have to do a thing. this is his problem. and republican parties should just sit back and even though, you know, that message didn't do so well on election day, that is what the rush limbaughs of the world are sticking to. >> stephanie: here he is, your friend, charles krauthammer. >> as a matter of policy, it does absolutely nothing about our catastrophic deficits. it's 8 cents on the dollar. it is a ul a political attempt by obama. he created this issue as a way to have a class war issue in the campaign. it has no effect on deficit. it will have no effect on rescuing us and i think republicans ought not play that
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game. it doesn't help the economy. >> stephanie: how many times can we -- can it be said and proven the deficits were caused by the bush tax cuts? >> so obama created this whole fiscal cliff for an election issue. the amazing thing is no one talked about this during the campaign. it was the day after the election that suddenly d.c. and the d.c. press was abuzz about the fiscal cliff. this wasn't a campaign issue. no one even talked about it. >> stephanie: right. >> the idea that this is all obama's fault. it has nothing to do with the $3 trillion war paid for with taxes. >> stephanie: eric boehlert remains in the sidecar. we continue with right-wing world next on "the stephanie miller show." >> announcer: it's really weird but it's also the coolest thing i've ever heard in my whole life. >> announcer: it's "the stephanie miller show." that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of
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his ability, is trying to look out for us.
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♪ here she come now say mony mony ♪ >> stephanie: oh you didn't put in the other part. okay. >> i like our s.e.c. license. >> stephanie: 1-800-steph-12 the phone number toll free from anywhere. eric boehlert rejoins us to continue right-wing world. oh, rush limbaugh. here we go. >> for as long as i've been doing the show and longer, the democrats create a fiscal crisis they take us to the brink and then it's all blamed on the republicans and then the pressure to stop it is placed on the republicans and every two years, the republicans play ball with this. i think it is time that they stop talking like bureaucrats
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and robots and just come out and boldly bluntly say we're not going to support obama bankrupting the country. >> so apparently you were broadcasting during the bush administration. >> stephanie: i seem to recall him being on during the clinton years. we just posted this piece from -- market watch. "wall street journal." >> yep. >> stephanie: obama spending binge that never happened. it is so easily provable. literally, government spending under obama including the stimulus is rising at 1.4%. annualized pace. you can see every single president. >> the same is true with the size of government in terms of the number of people working for the government. but yeah, limbaugh, as we talked about, not to play ball. this notion that the pressure is on republicans to fix this deficit problem or you know, this fiscal cliff, it's not. both sides are willing to
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negotiate -- i mean white house is willing to negotiate. they made an offer and mitch mcconnell laughed at that time yesterday. john boehner went on the sunday shows and said basically we're not interested in any of this. so it's not -- the onus is not on the republicans. they're the ones who haven't done anything since election day to try to advance the ball. >> stephanie: yep absolutely. oliver north on hannity's show -- oh, is he judging susan rice? her basic -- yeah. >> susan rice, if she gets to become -- i'll make a prediction for you. she gets to become secretary of state. you will see the united nations get -- get a united states shot on the arms control treaties that the united nations launch and they will supercede the constitution of the united states. that's where they're headed. >> oh, my god! >> this from the guy who sent weapons to the iranians, funding right wing death squads. and lied about it all.
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>> very glenn beckish right? going to be a world government. united nations is going to be -- you know, dictating american law and things like that. look, all of the crazy talk they did for the first four years and then we had election -- the american people said yeah, we like that guy. none of this is -- i think they're going to spin the tales for four more years because they sound, for that echochamber it sounds fun. >> stephanie: ben stein on o'reilly. >> a lot of angry, bitter people out there. they've got to attack something. so they attack christmas. they're not -- i don't consider them well in the head. >> what! >> nobody is being forced to bow down and worship anybody. nobody is being forced to do anything against his will. if you drive by a crash how are you possibly harmed by that? how can you be harmed by that? >> i thought he was going to talk about susan rice. >> stephanie: eric you know why he had to join the war on
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christmas, because he stepped off the reservation saying the rich people should pay more in taxes a couple of weeks ago. so i think he had to redeem himself, right? >> like i mentioned last week this war on christmas it gets thinner and thinner every year. i think i first wrote about this ten years ago at salon. it is like the ornaments out of the attic. fox has them up there. they bring them down and every year they look older and more broken. >> stephanie: good news is -- >> don't talk about it. because it is this echo chamber. it sounds good. there is a war on christmas. christians are under attack. pole's going to hand over -- obama's going to hand over the constitution. >> this is a war on kwanzaa. >> stephanie: the good news for you eric, less work at the end of the year. you can go back to your template from ten years ago. who is going to remember the same article? [ laughter ] all right eric boehlert, see you next week, honey. thank you. >> bye-bye. [ applause ] >> stephanie: okay. let's see. dale in illinois. you're on the "the stephanie miller show."
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hi, dale. >> caller: good morning. >> stephanie: good morning. >> caller: i have tried -- i called you guys a few weeks ago and i continued calling republicans to say you know, work with this president. if they're willing to move, you know to cut entitlements here and there, you should agree to tax the rich a little more. can they raise it to a million dollars? i mean i know people that make $250,000 a year on paper and they're not very wealthy people. you know, they're people that live in the neighborhoods down the street from me. they're struggling. if they got taxed any higher, they would be going out of business and the employees -- >> stephanie: dale, they were taxed at that rate during the clinton years and everybody seemed to be doing fine. >> i hear that but it's a whole different ball game today. it is a long time ago when clinton was in office. gas is now almost $4 a gallon all the time. price of things -- >> that has nothing to do with the president. >> all i want to say is will you
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stop -- if you get what you want now, will you stop so we can all rest at night knowing that you're not going to tax us again next year another 2% and the year after that, another 1.2% and three years later another 3.1% because -- >> stephanie: the president has said continuously that these tax cuts, as jim always says, were meant to expire. george bush meant them to expire. >> they had an expiration date. >> i agree with you 100%. it is just that out here, the conservatives like myself feel like it is the camel's nose is now eyes, ears and most of his neck are under a tent and how much more will -- [ scooby-doo's "huh?" ] will the rest want? >> have you ever heard that before? >> stephanie: no. he'll explain it to me later. >> caller: dominoes fall. >> slippery slope. kind of thing. >> stephanie: but on a camel. >> caller: slippery slope analogy.
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>> 250 goes a lot further than in kansas than in new york. it is a different scale. >> my point i don't think you guys are my enemies. i don't think you're out to change the united nations and all of that silly stuff but it is concerning me when you look at california, the absolute perfect example of what the left wants of america -- >> stephanie: no. you just missed what we -- we talked -- these were not liberal policies that got california where they are. arnold schwarzenegger, the republican governor is very -- >> caller: that's not true you guys. >> stephanie: enron is a big reason of what happened in california. arnold schwarzenegger made it worse. jerry brown is trying to clean up what happened and doing a fairly good job. >> hardest job in the world. he's doing it admirably i guess. >> stephanie: we booted most of the republicans out now. 29 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie
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miller show." >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking?
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>> announcer: stephanie miller. >> ma's not cookin'. mama's not cleaning, mama's not digging no fence posts. >> stephanie: it is the "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. 34 minutes after the hour. the boehner yesterday on the fiscal cliff negotiations. >> increasing tax rates draws money away from our economy that needs to be invested in our economy to put the american people back to work. it's a wrong approach. >> stephanie: which one was
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that? >> that was six. >> stephanie: okay. no, i wanted 8. >> the white house spends three weeks trying to develop a proposal and they send one up here that calls for $1.6 trillion in new taxes. calls for a little -- not even $400 billion in cuts and they want to have this extra spending that's actually greater than the amount they're willing to cut. it was not a serious proposal. >> not serious. >> so right now we're almost nowhere. >> stephanie: here's the reason why we're almost nowhere. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] boehner declines to name certain entitlement cuts. asked what specific cuts over the fiscal cliff he pointed reporters to previous budgets declining to name further -- >> stuff. >> stephanie: then he said there is a stalemate because -- >> stalemate.
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do not put anything on the table. we're just going to do stuff. >> stephanie: speaking of cuts fabulous piece in the "l.a. times" by michael. cut medicare and social security, what's the rush? senator bernie sanders every time we have him on, howard dean. first of all as we've said over and over, we hate the term entitlements because you are entitled to it. you have paid into it. number one. and number two it is not in crisis. bernie sanders speaks about this all the time. this is the problem they try to panic us. michael with some of the fun facts. we posted this. let me share a couple. that's why shows like "meet the press" made my head explode because they start with this premise. [ explosion ] >> we're not all in agreement on that. >> stephanie: he says that because economic projections -- because economic projections for a year or two from now let alone
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20 to 70 years it is best to resist being pressured to act on entitlements. bush tried this. it is a crisis. [ screaming ] we have to privatize it now! >> yeah. because the market will take care of it. you'll see. by take care, i mean destroy. >> stephanie: social security adds what to the deficit? >> zip. zero. >> nada. [ applause ] >> stephanie: from the article, talking about projections of the cost of entitlements, a noxious way of referring to medicare and social security excellent programs most workers have paid into and kept millions of americans healthy. the talking point by the anti-deficit lobby is that the rising cost will eat us alive. the future of the argument continues is coming at us like an onrushing train. we best cut benefits now. >> right destroy it now so it doesn't fall apart later. >> stephanie: hit by the train. what? >> also if they lift the cap so that people making more than
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$130,000 a year still pay into it, that would solve it. >> stephanie: there you go. element of haste is a crucial element in this debate. >> don't think. do it now! >> stephanie: crisis. >> the worst decisions are made under duress like that. >> stephanie: thank you! think on to your own life. >> for example, taking this job. >> stephanie: what? huh? >> you made me move here in like a week. >> stephanie: see? >> yeah, you did. oh my god, should i take it? oh god oh, god! >> stephanie: if you thought it through no one else would have taken the job to work with me. no need to have overreacted. >> this has turned out to be the longest running show i've ever worked on. >> stephanie: the element of haste, a crucial element in debate because late night tv pressured act now. >> call right now. >> marks to overlook the basic premise. >> you'll get this brazilian power crystal. >> stephanie: if we raise medicare we get --
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>> call now to get six free minutes and while supplies last, this brazilian power crystal absolutely free. >> stephanie: awesome. let's do that then! call to privatize social security or you'll lose this excellent opportunity. okay. consider the prevailing assumptions about the future of social security and medicare. trust fund will run dry in 2033. the money coming in will be enough to cover only about 75% of currently scheduled benefit. will this happen? it might. but it might not. the program's trustees, the source of the projection, don't bet the farm on it. under certain conditions of economic and employment growth, all perfectly plausible it might never run dry. it doesn't fit into the narrative that social security is going broke. healthcare costs with medicare and medicaid have been projected to rise as much as 40% of gdp. we've heard this. by 2082 if not restrained, that es a fearsome prospect but based
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on a -- it is not impossible in the first place. that projection like others employed about i the anti-entitlement lobby to project future without changes in policy or behavior. he makes it easy to understand. this piece he says put it another way just because your son is four feet tall at age 6 doesn't mean he will be eight feet tall at age 12. anyway. this is the part where i saw this guy the head of goldman sachs. he says these questionable forecast results in the nauseating spectacle of corporate ceos such as lloyd blankfein lectures about he woulder healthcare coverage are things we can't afford. don't you love it when they say we can't afford it. what do you mean, kimosabi?
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the money i've paid into my whole life? >> i can't afford not to steal it from me. >> stephanie: blankfein didn't worry about what the country could afford when he pocketed $12.9 billion in taxpayer funds to cover the collapse of aig. there he was on cbs saying you have to do something to lower people's expectations. the entitlements and what people think they're going to get because they're not going to get it. >> thanks to you! >> stephanie: blankfein proceeded to lecture his interviewer social security wasn't devised to be a system that supported a 30 year retirement after a 25-year career. blankfein think that the average retiree has spent only 25 years in the workplace instead of 45. does goldman sachs do all of its math like this? anyway, good points. no business, no agency makes plans today based on the vision of the world 20 years from now. ibm doesn't do it, google doesn't do it. the department of defense doesn't do it, not even life
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insurance companies do it. the reason they don't make bets on the distant future is because it is unknowable. anyway. he closes by saying there is a big difference between making a congressional budget and fundamental changes as complex as social security and medicare. the life-span of a congressional budget is two years max because no congress can combine. so when you hear we have to do it now stat or we're doomed, take it for the snake that is. we posted that on stephanie miller facebook. >> listen to lloyd blankfein for financial advice. trust me. you don't need to look at the numbers. >> stephanie: we just can't afford to give you your money back that you paid in through your entire life. we can't do it. we would like to -- exactly. >> you need to die. >> stephanie: bill in pittsburgh. >> caller: hello stephanie. great show. >> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: i'm a lifelong
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democrat and additionally, they're earned benefits not entitlements. >> we pay into them so that we could draw them out later on. >> stephanie: lloyd blankfein says we cannot afford you anymore. [ ♪ hypnotic ♪ ] sorry. go ahead. >> caller: the point of my call was that you know, in 2008, everybody celebrated and i told everyone we're one cycle away from getting kicked around. it happened because obama kept working but the democrats let a buffoon get elected in 2010. we're living with that guy. >> stephanie: yep. >> so obama never stopped. he won in 2012. the democrats gotta pick up on that and they gotta start working now for 2014 to work on the house especially and keep the senate. >> stephanie: bill, you're right. we may need to throw out the rest of -- we need to -- we got like -- act like we got something done in the last two years. hello, groher.
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grover norquist on "meet the press." if the president pushes us off the fiscal cliff tea party 2 is going to make tea party 1 look -- wharf grover! -- whatever, grover! >> sequels almost always are -- >> stephanie: suck. >> way worse than the original. >> stephanie: okay. gayle in syracuse. hello, gayle. >> caller: hi. >> stephanie: hi. >> caller: now, i was thinking, now i'm as concerned as anybody else about the fiscal cliff. but thinking -- you know that the new congress that is coming in has less of the crazy tea baggers than the ones that we're dealing with now. as my understanding that congress can write legislation that's retro active to the first of the year. it may not be such a bad thing going over it afterall. >> stephanie: gayle, i swear
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to god i understand people -- even the white house saying that would not be preferrable to do that and that markets may react. i'm starting to agree with you. the more i see mcconnell and boehner's comments and how unseriously they're treating this, the lack of specificity of what their plan is, that's what i think. go over the bunny hill or whatever the hell it is. whatever this thing is. the slopy thing. >> the ramp. the hump. >> stephanie: bush tax cuts are gone for the rich. they're gone. they're done. you fix it retroactively with a new congress. it is not like -- it really is like a cliff. maybe a couple of weeks, you go back and retroactively fix it. it is not going to hit all at once it is my point. >> we have to contemplate getting out of afghanistan and taking our troops out of europe because there's no point in protecting them from a threat that doesn't exist anymore. >> stephanie: europe's not a threat? i thought greece -- [ screaming ]
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>> fall into a pot of sub lacki or something. >> stephanie: maybe that's what's at the bottom of the -- a pot of socialist souv lookky. something. >> span ac is or feel toe wrap -- or feel low wrapped feta cheese. >> stephanie: if we went down the cliff and bounced on a big -- >> i could do it. >> stephanie: all right. ridiculous bunch of food analogies. 46 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> that sounded like the result of misbehavior. >> announcer: it's "the stephanie miller show." question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us.
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>>i jump out of my skin at people when i'm upset. they're doing this this corruption based on corruption based on corruption. >>that's an understatement, eliot.
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>> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ here i go again mama, how can i resist you ♪ ♪ stephanie miller. ♪ now i really know, mama, i could never live without you ♪ >> we're talking about greek food and now there are swedes singing italian. >> but the play and movie "mamma mia" are set on the greek islands. is there a greek restaurant open right now? i'm starving for greek food right now. >> stephanie: everybody settle down. simmer down, everybody. 1-800-steph-12 the phone number. we're workin' here! 1-800-steph-12. lou in pueblo, colorado. hello, lou. >> caller: hey, steph, how you doing? >> stephanie: go ahead. >> caller: i wish someone would explain to the top 2% that
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freedom isn't free. some people have paid for it with their life, their limb. it is up to these guys to pay a little bit. to pay their share. it reminds me of a guy who says i love my family but don't ask me to help pay for the utility or clothes or anything that i use. >> stephanie: exactly. all right. the boehner on the -- >> our original framework still stands. instead of raising tax rates, we can produce similar amount of revenue reforming the tax code to close loopholes and lower tax rates. >> stephanie: no, you can't. >> don't have enough. >> don't shoot down specifics. you give him specifics. he will give you his specifics. >> stephanie: they've got to stop doing political math and start doing actual math. you cannot raise enough revenue that way. >> the bush tax cuts were set to expire two years ago. they were designed to expire. >> stephanie: on friday, the president hit the trail.
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[ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] to extend tax cuts for americans making over $250,000. i need to remind members of congress to not get bogged down by bickering. he had a message tell congress to pass a bill enacting his tax agenda and fast. once those middle class tax cuts are secure, moving on to find a fair and balanced plan to cut the deficit. call, send an evident mail, post on their facebook wall, my2k hash tag. the key is the american people have to be involved. it won't be enough for me to do this on my own. >> you focus on shutting your pie hole. >> stephanie: boehner is flabbergasted by how many tweets and postings he's had on his facebook wall. he's not accustomed to this whole social media. >> stephanie: eric cantor. >> he with don't want to increase tax -- we don't want to increase tax rates. we want to do something about the spending problems. >> blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.
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>> stephanie: eric cantor. >> this is not a game. we're not interested in playing rope-a-dope. we're interested in trying to solve the problems for the american people -- >> that are destroying the american people. >> so we don't see tax go up on anybody so we can engage in tax reform. we're not playing a game. we're being serious. that offer yesterday was simply not serious. >> we're going serious. >> stephanie: fyi you lost! [ wah wah ] >> tax cuts were set to expire anyway. if they didn't want them to expire, they wouldn't have put an expiration date in it. >> stephanie: speaking of bad math, they released the internal polling that convinced romney he would win? their numbers don't tend to be the numbers they were. >> smiley faces. >> exclusive internal polling results from mitt romney's presidential campaign. the results in key swing states wisconsin, pennsylvania,
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minnesota, iowa, new hampshire showed romney either within striking distance or leading president obama. >> leading by a million points. >> stephanie: in concert with the conventional wisdom that they -- for the challenger, the romney team was convinced they indicated their computer -- their victory was a forgone conclusion. >> computer says no. >> stephanie: okay. reminds me of the budget numbers that those guys were just talking about. they just don't work. but they're the numbers they believe in i guess. all right. did you see this story? where was this? a detached romney tends wounds in seclusion. >> that was "the washington post." >> how sad. >> stephanie: the man who planned to be president wakes up each morning without a plan. gone are the minute by minute schedules and the swarm of secret service. >> the saddest article ever. >> stephanie: i know. >> oh, my god. >> mitt romney is depressed. >> stephanie: there's no aide to make his peanut butter and honey sandwiches. >> anne is riding her horses.
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>> stephanie: romney hangs around the house. oh god. >> which one? >> stephanie: this one in san diego. >> okay. >> stephanie: sometimes alone pecking away at his ipad and e-mailing his ipad buddies swooping in and out of la jolla to visit. four weeks after losing a presidential election he was convinced he would win romney's retreat into seclusion has been marked by repressed emotions and second guessing sustained boredom. no wonder ann is more depressed. he's probably pestering her endlessly. why do you think i lost again? >> i'm surprised they're not in the cayman islands. >> trying to count his money. >> stephanie: they say -- >> wee! >> or dyeing into it like scrooge mcduck. >> stephanie: right. why not. exactly. do the backstroke.
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>> it is good exercise. >> stephanie: it should make him happy. >> scrooge mcduck is always smiling when he's doing that. >> stephanie: this part is sad. the past month has been particularly difficult on romney's wife, ann who friends believed right up until the end that ascending to the white house was their destiny. she wasn't kidding when she said it's our turn. they said she's been crying in private and trying to get back to riding horses. >> how do they know this? >> stephanie: i don't know. the son of detroit, mitt romney who boasts of the cadillacs he owned as a sign of support for the u.s. auto industry which he has always supported -- >> of course he has! >> of course i didn't. >> stephanie: he was spotted driving a new black audi, a luxury sport utility vehicle manufactured in slovakia. i guess he dropped the ruse that he cares about the american auto industry in any way.
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>> did you see him on the matterhorn at disneyland? it was sad. he was there there with his family, sitting in the seat by himself. >> stephanie: i saw the one of him hugging ann from behind like a deranged muppet and she just looked like this like he's going to be here every day. >> stop it! stop it! >> ann: stop it. >> we already have 17 kids. >> ann: stop it! >> stephanie: he clung -- like on the back of the sea doo. she had that look of -- >> ann: stop it. >> look on his face when they get to hell. >> stephanie: okay. oh dear. well we wish them well. okay. [ applause ] >> that's a real sad panda. >> sad. >> stephanie: oh, dear. 58 minutes after the hour.
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rude pundit and more as we continue on "the stephanie miller show." the governor tomorrow night. she is awesome. we'll be right back on the "stephanie miller show." >> stephanie: jacki schechner did you see the republican house chairs? >> yes the 19 white men. >> stephanie: i just saw the movie lincoln. it could be the same cabinet. from when lincoln was in office. >> women weren't allowed to run back then.
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>> there was one woman appointed to juan committee after they got a -- to one committee after they got a lot of flak. >> it is a really minor committee. >> stephanie: considered the congressional housekeeping committee. you go ahead and clean up in here. >> what can i get you from the kitchen committee. >> stephanie: that didn't look even worse. they scramble after criticism. okay we'll let a chick clean up. it is the get me a cup of coffee committee. dollface, get us some news. >> you got it. happy to chair that committee. house minority leader nancy pelosi says if house speaker john boehner does not want to call a house vote on the bill, that would let the bush tax cuts expire for top earners she'll do it herself. the senate passed the bill in july. the president has been saying he's ready to sign it. politically, she will introduce what's called a discharge petition to bring the bill to the floor of the house. i just learned about this one. it lets the bill get to the floor without having to go to committee or pass through house
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leadership approval but in order to pass, the bill would then need an absolute majority, 218 vote. right now, there are 192 democrats in the house. some republicans would have to sign on. some republicans most notably oklahoma representative tom kohl had indicated that they are willing to do so or at least willing to consider it. nbc now saying the supreme court is going to take up the issue of same-sex marriage coming friday. they're going to discuss it at least. we expected the court to decide whether or not to hear arguments on a couple of different cases regarding gay marriage last friday but they emerged from their meeting without having done so. they're not going to touch on it today according to the notes this they released this morning. the cases concern the defense of marriage act and proposition 8 here in california. the justices sometimes put off complex cases according to reuters in order to give themselves more time to think about it. they have a weekly schedule where they discuss what they're going to put on the agenda. it takes four votes to add a case and set up oral arguments.
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president george h. w. bush remains hospitalized at houston methodist hospital today. he's still suffering from a lingering cough related to bronchitis. the family had expected him to be released over the weekend. we're back with more steph after the break. >> wow! i've never seen anything like this. >> when disaster strikes sometimes the only way out is to look within. current tv digs deep into the extraordinary tales of heroism determination and escape. "trapped" experience the drama. back to back to back. >> hold on mates! >> catch the "trapped" mini-marathon saturday starting at 1 eastern. on current tv. did you get chips for the party? nope. cheese plate? cheese plate...nope. i made something better. ♪ ♪ you used the oven? boom ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] pillsbury
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>> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's "the stephanie miller show." >> announcer: i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪ ♪ i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪ ♪ and it's time to feel good ♪ ♪ hey, all right now ♪ ♪ and it's time to feel good ♪ >> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. six minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-12 the phone number toll free from anywhere.
8:04 am you can e-mail us all there chris lavoie, jim ward. sexually the -- the web site. george says i want you to be the first to see the bentley christmas cart. i edited our photos from the meet and grope at the pantages to make a big group shot. look at us. all of the sexy liberals. >> it is up on your facebook page. >> stephanie: jen in maryland, steph, mama in september i sent my sister to your show in seattle but i became jealous. why must the sexy liberal tour be so far away then the heavens responded with the announcement. i didn't just get three. i get all four plus jim and chris and hopefully jacki. i might be able to hear chris giggle in person. maybe. >> give me cheese. i'll giggle for you any time,
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anywhere. >> stephanie: got my meet and grope tickets. can't wait to finally meet you. [ screaming ] >> stephanie: me too! sexy liberal tour director roland is high-strung. something that took me by surprise. the third biggest onsale ever beating new york city. hello. let's see. right now entire orchestra section, more than half sold. down to 25 meet and greets. it is really -- >> four years ago we witnessed the first inauguration of president barack obama. ♪ like a virgin ♪ >> in november, america decided one term wasn't enough. ♪ do that to me one more time ♪ >> this time, stephanie and her team of two-term comics are coming to d.c. this make it think a party nobody will forget. on january 19th, two days before obama's second inauguration the comedy tour stars hal sparks, john fuglesang, aisha tyler and
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stephanie miller will perform at the warner theatre in washington, d.c. tickets are available at and if you want to skip the fees, stop by the warn he theatre box office at 513, 13th street northwest. the tea baggers lost in november so stephanie is going to do her thing before the inaugural ball. >> that means two things. >> that's "the stephanie miller show" sexy liberal comedy tour live in d.c. inauguration weekend. for more information go to >> stephanie: yea! >> my friend jeff says he will be your date to every ball. >> stephanie: he's so cute! okay. >> he's also barely out of his 20s. >> stephanie: whatever. i need elder care. okay. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: this is a cautionary tale from sexy liberal tour director roland. he tried fizz his white wine. it kind of explodes all over the kitchen. oh, stick to water.
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water goes in the soda stream. >> i don't think that's in the instructions. >> stephanie: oh dear, drunken experiments. >> wow it might be fun. i'll try it! >> flabbergasted. >> stephanie: that was not fun. wow. okay. so by the way i'm glad i'm not the only one that reacts to "meet the press." grover norquist. cnbc. grover said we need economic growth instead of higher taxes. reagan era taxation levels would promote growth which would pay down the debt. jim kramer got props. the clinton era rates which america will return to in january unless the fiscal cliff is resolved. it brought more revenues than at any point in the 1980s. thank you. [ applause ] >> grover! >> stephanie: norquist and
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maria commented this is a different environment than the 1990s. grover said we got four years of bad regulation, higher taxes. he wants to add more taxes to the tea party too. it will starve tea party i if obama pushes us over the cliff. [ screaming ] >> can't just wait for tea party three. >> probably about 150 billion. >> stephanie: that would be bad. okay. oh, let's see. phillip in durham disagrees with everything i say. about everything? >> ever! >> stephanie: hi, phillip. >> caller: hi, stephanie. look. appreciate the show. i think you have not been fair to the facts and let me just ask you from the -- what we're talking about -- >> stephanie: the facts are oversensitive in my opinion. >> caller: that's why you're better as a comedian than a political pundit. >> stephanie: all right. >> caller: the fact of the matter is simply this.
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timothy geithner proposed a budget plan that was already presented to the senate and was voted down 99-0. have you told your listeners that and why not? >> stephanie: phillip, what happened? [ ♪ "jeopardy" theme ♪ ] we won an election. and the president ran on -- the president ran on everything that he is proposing. >> that's not an answer to my question. have you told your listeners that timothy geithner is proposing to the republicans -- >> stephanie: right, the president just won in a landslide. he won in an electoral landslide on the same priorities. >> still not an answer, stephanie. >> stephanie: have you told your listeners that the budget proposal? >> no. >> it is great radio. >> stephanie: could he be more irritating? >> you're not listen doing me. [farting sounds] >> i'm commandeering your radio show. >> have you told your listeners blah blah, blah, blah, blah.
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>> stephanie: as the president said even people that didn't vote for him agree with him on the budget priority. [ ♪ hypnotic ♪ ] >> stephanie: you can distract me. i'm sorry. i apologize. apologize for being so immature. in my head, it felt like -- [ ♪ hypnotic ♪ ] >> that's what it sounded like to every listenerring so it's close. >> you're not answering my question. have you told your listeners blah blah, blah, blah. >> should we have phillip from durham call back so you can apologize? >> stephanie: "the stephanie miller show" apologizes to the immature reaction. [ laughter ] >> how long until vacation? >> stephanie: i'm such a
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bitch. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] i'm sorry. apologize for the basic bitchiness this morning. i ate an extra bowl of bitch. i drink carnation instant bitch for breakfast. i apologize once again. >> took a couple of hours for it to kick in apparently. with that call. >> stephanie: hour three is quite a kick. okay. we were just talking to jacki about this at the top of the hour. after days of -- >> god, what did you have for breakfast this morning? carnation instant bitch? >> stephanie: i said so. yes. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] that little thing. postcards i have in my house. no more bitchy pills for you little miss crabby ass. after days of pressure from republicans and democrats alike they put a woman in charge of a committee on friday. i was saying i just saw the movie lincoln. it looked like the entire
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cabinet in lincoln. >> the entire committee for getting a sandwich and making my coffee. >> stephanie: so then belatedly, oh, we better do something about that. they appointed representative candace miller to lead the house administration committee which is a tokenism. b, it is kind of a congressional housekeeping committee. isn't that nice? >> you missed a spot! >> stephanie: dollface. they call her jiggles. representative miller. you can call her jiggles. >> hey jiggles grab a bed and bag that gorgeous butt in here. don't act like you don't like it. >> oh, how the representative millers have fallen from the great days. >> stephanie: the boehner. adds to his political map. his budget. so he can -- oh, you know what? there's some sad stories. republican women. jan brewer not a big draw with other governors. sad story. although she was introduced as a political rock star saturday,
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govern jan brewer wasn't a very big draw at the western governors association holding its winter meeting in arizona. of the 19 governors only two showed up to see her deliver a brief keynote speech. >> in her home state. only two showed up. >> stephanie: three minute address. >> which she pointed her bony finger at them. >> stephanie: that was better than her opening statement at the debate which contained nothing. colorado governor john hickenlooper and gary herbert were the two governors who attended. they're the current chairman and vice-chairman of the organization so they had to be there. so just her and the two guys so she gave a three-minute speech to the three guys. >> oh, wow! >> stephanie: brewer also pointed out she does not believe humans -- she pointed without a bony finger she does not believe humans are to blame for chi mate change. everyone has an opinion and you know i probably don't believe it's man made made. i believe that weather elements are controlled by different
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things. >> by unicorns. >> stephanie: wow. noted scientist bone finger, isn't she? different things? what? >> bone finger. >> let's do a quick one here. eric in las vegas you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi eric. >> caller: hi, stephanie, how are you? >> stephanie: good. go ahead. >> caller: i've been listening to today's show. i could tecum brage with so many of your callers. they're on wacky pills today. >> stephanie: i don't have enough energy for umbrage but you go ahead. >> caller: there was a guy in the last hour that called in saying he has lots of poor friends that are only making $250,000 and they're going to have to be -- if the taxes go up. but the thing that always drives me insane is that if you're making $250,000, your taxes
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aren't going up. if you're making $251,000, your taxes are going up on the $1,000. >> $40. oh, my god! >> stephanie: please, cry me a river for your friend. >> stephanie: they're paying no extra. >> did you hear friends calling him saying he was on the radio? did you hear the call waiting there? >> yes. >> hey, you were on the radio. >> we understand you're on stephanie miller. >> you would have been talking to stephanie stephanie miller. >> yes, stephanie miller. >> yes, i know i'm on the radio. >> stephanie: could we save our notifications until someone has finished being on stephanie miller? >> thank you. >> stephanie: 18 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> i got her number off the men's room stall. 1-800-steph-12.
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i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us.
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♪ all that glitters is gold, only shooting stars ♪ >> stephanie: it is the "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. 23 minutes after the hour. the rude pundit coming up at the box the hour. look who's going to challenge reince priebus jim. >> reince priebus! >> stephanie: jc watts. that will be entertaining. [ applause ] >> who are you talking about? >> stephanie: as jim said, when they made michael steele the head of the rnc you do get
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this is not just any black guy right? good luck with that. [ applause ] jon huntsman has some advice for the g.o.p. the g.o.p. can stay away from fringe issues instead of focusing and instead focus on bread and butter republican principles, the party will be better for it. actually they are fringe issues that's they're bread and butter principles. he says we have some structural issues. that's so cute. after the whole house just fell down. [ applause ] >> stephanie: all right. >> suggesting mitt bot needs some repairs. >> stephanie: you think? >> needs to be reprogrammed. >> stephanie: looky here. westpoint chapel hosted its first same sex wedding. conducted by senior army chaplain. they've been together for 17 years, those kids. just sayin'. today's the day. what's the latest?
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the supreme court -- >> they're not going to rule today. >> not today. >> stephanie: by friday they will consider prop eight and other marriage equality cases. because we don't know what's going to happen yet. >> they thought it would be friday. they thought it would be today then they didn't. sometime this week, hopefully. >> stephanie: marriage equality punked. we don't know. i thought this piece if you could take the organ out for me, we posted this one. in a week when we're going to hear about this. i did not know this. it is in the "l.a. times" the christian case for gay marriage, 73% of americans still identify as christian according to pew. so the fact that many church-goers have changed their views about gay civil rights is one of the most underreported reasons why same-sex marriage is now legal in nine states. it is also one of the reasons that the constitution of prop 8 which took away gay californians right to marry. may get a hearing. the announcement was to be today. probably friday. a majority of main line
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protestants and roman catholics now favor legalizing same-sex marriage. did you know that? i knew a majority of americans. i did not know a majority of protestants and catholics favor marriage equality. >> that's awesome. >> stephanie: i was quite interested. >> thank you. >> stephanie: so when other more conservative christian kin claim it is against the bible we beg to differ. they wrote this in the "l.a. times," we posted this up on steph stephanie miller facebook. there are only three passages that deal with homosexuality in the new testament. the passages don't deal with homosexuality but with temple prostitution and other abuses. i'm filling in for the ecclesiastical movement until friday. because of dated translations, many version of the bible imply otherwise. as for the old testament they cite leviticus. most acknowledge if we took all of the old testaments literally
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most of us would make it to age 40. >> stephanie: kill everyone that commits adultery, kill rebellious sons who disaway their parents. kill anyone who works on the sabbath. jesus never addressed the subject of homosexuality other than what can be inferred from his exam of loving and accepting everyone. they were referring to marriage between a man and a woman. where jesus protested the practice of men getting rid of inconvenient wives by handing them a seth of divorce, in this passage, jesus suggested to penalize women often causing financial devastation, other unjust consequences, he was not saying anything about same-sex marriage which does not exist. he never spoke against homosexuality. the majority of churches who view same-sex marriage not only accept divorce members but
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accept them as leaders. he ends by saying as they confront the evidence, it will only be a matter of time before they become allies rather than an tag gists -- antagonists then we'll come out on the right side of history once again. interesting. i didn't know specifics. i think people think all religious people are against it. that's not true. >> that's right. >> stephanie: let's go to -- ron in texas. you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi ron. >> caller: hi, sexy mama. >> stephanie: hey baby. >> caller: chris and jim too. my partner of 14 years and i were doing some calculations the other day and you know that as person earning $10 an hour which most people in low-end jobs don't even earn that but the fiscal bunny hop that we're going to take, i think we ought to take it because quite frankly, it will be about $8 a week in extra taxes and you know, if they retro act that
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back to the first they'll get the money back. so really, what is the effect? it's negligible. i think -- i agree with clinton. let's do the arithmetic. you know. count the numbers. >> stephanie: right. yeah. >> caller: i'm waiting for friday too. we want to get married one of these days. >> stephanie: aww yea. me too. well yeah, that's the thing. it has been fearmonger and demagogued, people don't get you kind of go oh, that's all of the screaming they're doing? our last caller was talking about when somebody was saying in some places, $250,000 isn't a lot of money. you're not paying anymore taxes on the first $250,000. >> somehow you'll have to scrape by with a quarter of a million dollars. >> stephanie: 29 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show."
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>> hey, are you ever going to do a show on people who have crushes on their farm animals? >> why don't you call one of our producers? >> her name is begonia. i'm going to tell you she's one hell of a goat. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: this is "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. 34 minutes after the hour. high-strung sexy liberal tour director roland says we're now down to only 18 v.i.p. tickets left for the washington, d.c.
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inauguration weekend sexy liberal show. per christmas gift. a groping of all four sexy liberals, hal sparks, aisha tyler, john fuglesang, me and chris and jim. remember the caller we had -- [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> stephanie: maybe you're telling -- tim geithner put forth the same plan that the president and it was defeated 99-0 in the senate. why aren't you telling your listeners. that guy. big headline coming out of congress right now. obama budget defeated 99-0 says "the washington times." conservatives are tweeting it like crazy. it isn't true. so that's why i'm not telling my listeners. >> because it is a lie. >> stephanie: just as thitdz march in the house of representatives, the republicans forced to vote on a bill that wasn't the president's budget. a republican senator submitted
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it and called for a vote. it would look different if it said budget offer rejected by jeff sessions. senatorial elf. which is what actually happened. republicans forced the issue this way because they don't want to contrast obama's budget with their own which is based on the paul ryan's plan. so that's why! >> turns out my version of it was right. >> stephanie: okay. so i guess i was right to mock him in such abyby -- bee-otchy manner. so, because of that. [ ♪ nah nah nah nah nah ♪ ] >> so you weren't being rude. >> stephanie: no. well, you know. >> the rude pundit. ♪ ♪ ooh pa, pa, pa, pa, pa ooh ♪
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>> i heard in "the washington times" that -- >> stephanie: good morning rudeness. >> good morning. that was an excellent segue chris. >> thank you. >> stephanie: sometimes i almost get whiplash. we're in the bumper car together. he goes whamo! time for rude pundit. rudeness, great stuff on the real benghazi conspiracy. why did conservatives create a scandal where none existed. we were saying that elle this morning. it really is disgusting what they've tried to do to this woman. oh yeah, they're not going to stop because it makes people not think about the fiscal cliff or fiscal roller coaster or slide. >> stephanie: bunny hill. >> right. >> stephanie: you say right wing [ bleep ] buckets jumped in declaring it as an impeachment worthy debacle. leprechaun jon was toughing away on -- john mccain was puffing away calling into question rice's intellectual, vowing to
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block her if she's nominated. it is incredible the difference if you look back at transcripts of them defending condy rice, right? as saying she was not the -- what did eric boehlert say? she was just the consumer of bad intelligence. she wasn't the author of it. that was a war that led to what, 4,000 americans dead and how many millions of dollars. meanwhile, susan rice is you know doing the intelligence that was given to her about something that already happened. >> right. right. and did you see the thing this morning in think progress that mccain actually was on tv on september 16th and said -- and said the same thing susan rice did. it is hard to know exactly what to play. i don't have that information. i know there were demonstrations, that there was a group of either al-qaeda or some radical islamists so he said -- you know, he said that there was -- that there was a demonstration and that terrorists took advantage of the demonstration. >> stephanie: oh, dear. doesn't that make him look even
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more ridiculous? >> the thing i love about republicans is -- they've all taken up the mania the strange behavior of mitt romney of lying and not caring about lying. you know. it used to be okay, we'll change the subject but instead, they just cling to it and cling to it and -- or retend it never -- >> stephanie: they never say anything and move on to the next fake outrage. as you were saying, they've changed their story so many times. every time they've been proven wrong on benghazi. >> every time there's been more information, they change their story but they make sure to keep the outrage factor amped up. >> stephanie: yours might be a fa my favorite title for grover norquist. double-faced -- stubble-faced [ bleep ] -- double talking isn't going to do [ bleep ] about tax rates.
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explain what you mean. >> they're going to keep talking about closing loopholes and that's what republicans have made their starting negotiating position is -- you know, what was it? bob corker said that there is going to be $50,000 of deductions and i mean how many people reach that? you know. maybe you. but certainly not the vast majority of americans. and so the idea that this is going to somehow raise revenue it's a game -- it is a negotiating tool and norquist said he would calm down a little bit and not talk about people having impure thoughts as he did the other day then they won't really break his pledge. >> stephanie: right. >> what was it somebody said? i love, there was one guy that said he was going to violate norquist's pledge because his district got redrawn.
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>> stephanie: oh. >> so he's not officially from that district that he signed for before. that's weasel -- nailers. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: you say the terms of the fiscal cliff debate for republicans are that the only way they'll raise revenue is through the same magical loophole closing that romney ryan lost on. the senate's most pissed off munchkin john mccain said as much. he said i would be very opposed to raising tax rates but i do believe we can close a lot of loopholes. charitable giving and home loan mortgage deductions, the ones that will make plenty of middle class households pay too. they're the worst ideas. >> again, if norquist would back off, not to give norquist advice or help but if he would back off the closing loopholes as in any way raising taxes, he could say nobody violated my pledge. norquist comes out on top again.
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>> stephanie: i have to also say you have the best description i've heard yet of lindsey graham and john mccain. you said since john mccain and lindsey graham are like a human circular centipede -- they're like a senator-pede, part of the same organism. >> they keep feeding and defecating the same talking points into each other's mouths constantly. >> stephanie: lindsey graham of course repeated exactly what john mccain said. as you say they eat the same [ bleep ] in an endless loop. like a senator-pede. >> the siamese senators. and it's become so boring on sunday mornings. you know. now it is either mccain, graham or which other boring senator is going to be on there? >> stephanie: at any rate, i was saying -- what is your prediction on the susan rice thing? i've heard people saying he's not going to nominate her now. it is a shame. it really is. >> no, i think that at this point, if he were to nominate
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her, it would be a direct confrontation. it could be a way to call them out. and to say -- and to force them to say okay, what do you really have? i think -- i don't know. i think he's in a confrontational mood. i think he feels like -- that republicans are on the wain and what are they doing? they're staking their battle on not raising taxes on the top 2% versus making poor people pay more for medicare. making middle class people pay more for medicare or forcing a janitor to work for a couple more years is the way paul krugman put it. >> stephanie: yep. absolutely. rudeness, great stuff as always. love you. miss you already. see you next week. >> bye. >> stephanie: bye, honey. [ applause ] the daily beat and "the daily caller," both of the daily dailies have some great stuff. susan rice another incompetent black woman is the headline. you can disagree with susan rice but a u.n. ambassador is not an
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incompetent liar. good piece from cynthia nelson. if i didn't know anything, i would think i was back in the summer of 2008 when the angry men of fox news were attacking a smart, well-educated woman for not being patriotic and loving her country. although this it is not michelle obama, it is susan rice. we've watched people go after rice like she's a rabid apologist for extremists or on the side of those who set out to kill our libyan ambassador. susan rice is not the trouble. >> it is very troublesome. >> stephanie: they already have all of the answers. all right. now we have those answers. answers are even more troubling. [ ♪ hypnotic ♪ ] >> stephanie: oh boy. "the daily caller" -- [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> but we love john kerry. john kerry would make a great -- >> stephanie: john kerry is a jim-dandy idea. "the daily caller" -- black
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history attack. it brings us -- the attacks against u.s. ambassador to the u.n. temperament had been so subtle as to obscure their illegitimacy. "the daily caller" rode into the rescue with a scoop about dr. rice's collegiate effort to africate your student. it talks about the importance of teaching black history in american schools. [ ♪ dramatic ♪ ] >> shocking. >> stephanie: in this game, the password is uppity. central to the book's ambition was re-claiming lost black achievements and giving black children pride in their history. what? [ screaming ] >> white kids can't be proud of black history? >> stephanie: no, that was her plot when she was a college student. [ ♪ dramatic ♪ ] >> frederick douglas. >> he's a negro. >> stephanie: oh boy. all right. 45 minutes after the hour.
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>> i believe we do. >> stephanie: oh my goodness. high-strung sexy liberal tour director roland is now more high-strung. now down to 14 v.i.p. tickets left. probably your last chance to get meet and grope tickets for the sexy liberal in washington, d.c. inauguration weekend. did you have a thought on the royal seed? >> i was thinking of the play i did -- the musical where i played elvis, the father of the royal twins. kids. >> stephanie: in a stroke of -- best show business luck timing, what happened? >> yeah, well, the show was about to go on tour except that that night the real princess diana died. [ wah wah ] the understudy who played diana was in the tunnel two hours before the real diana. >> spooky. >> stephanie: that sucks all of the comedy out of the room right there. all right.
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speaking of comedy, damian in johnstown, pennsylvania, he was in new york city. he made the cookies and freedom bitches t-shirt. aisha tyler. >> goes well with the boogity boogity cheese. >> stephanie: one thing i love i can laugh. my office, not so much. a little while ago chris made his electric boogaloo joke and i laughed outloud which earned me strange looks from my office mates. thanks for making me that guy. eat it. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> stephanie: once again florida, just weird. weird stuff happens in florida. woman allegedly assaults boyfriend for orgasming too quickly. >> maybe there is a reason he did that too quickly. he needed to get out. >> stephanie: the cops came not a moment too soon. see what i did there? [ ♪ circus ♪ ] >> okay. i gotta go. >> stephanie: okay. a florida couple were having sex on monday afternoon after he
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climaxed the woman started scratching and hitting him. this is not the first time sex has led to violence in the great state of florida. in september, a woman was arrested after pulling a gun on a man while they were having sex in a moving car. how is that? wowee. [ applause ] need to hype up the -- >> i don't know. >> stephanie: don't know if you can stand unless is a convertible. a couple wound up -- also in florida, of course, in the slammer after menage a trois gone wrong. police tasing the s.w.a.t. team surrounding the house. regular missionary with the lights out. forget about it. that's a whole lot of fun wow. >> not hot unless there's gunplay involved. apparently. >> maybe tarantino's -- >> stephanie: speaking of florida. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] they rejected christian slater's ballot. >> i saw that.
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>> stephanie: he live tweeted his process on election day. even as a celebrity he had to endure the hours long lines as other florida voters. he was told his dmv registration was out of date. >> of course. >> stephanie: he received the letter -- he said it was discarded. how about that. that's only somebody well-known that tweeted about it. imagine how many other -- unbelievable! [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] you know what? something vaguely wrong and un-american socialistic about this. after nearly 60 years bazooka gum is killing his comic strip. forever the first time since it was introduced in 1953, bazooka bubblegum will do away with the familiar red, white and blue colors. they'll feature fuchsia and yellow. [ buzzer ] >> for booze ooka? >> it seems wrong! >> stephanie: a little part of america just died. >> they're keeping about a zoo kalamazoo and his friend but
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they're going to be skateboard punks now. >> stephanie: i hate when they try to hip up classic things. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: i have the decency to stay dorky. gloria allred has confirmed she's representing the woman punched in the face by lindsay lohan. she is everywhere that glow rx o. lindsay supposedly sucker punched in the face. >> as you do. >> stephanie: that could be a whole law business right there. just people punched or run over by lindsay lohan. >> yeah. >> a whole law firm dedicated to that. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> stephanie: why i had to cut down on my touring. madonna gave up alcohol for her tour. >> stephanie: i don't. every city i go to goes for booze and dope otherwise i'm not going. >> probably won't have a mini bar in your room if history is any guide. [ laughter ] >> that's true. >> stephanie: ever since the
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guy on the show took our mini bars out. there is a big spot on the carpet where you can tell there was one. >> like hours before. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> stephanie: raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens carrie underwood as maria. she will play maria in "the sound of music." >> the tv movie remake of "the sound of music." >> the sound of banjos? >> stephanie: mike tyson was revealed he caught brad pitt having sex with his then wife robyn givens. you should have seen the look on his face. >> the person that hurt people for a living. >> probably wasn't wise. >> stephanie: all right. >> should have seen his face before i bit his ear off. >> stephanie: kids don't i don't -- so bobbie christina brown, her adopted brother were going to get married? >> something.
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>> they weren't officially related in any way shape or firm. >> stephanie: they split up. i think we can feel better about that. there is a reality show involved so yes she confirmed her engagement to boyfriend and adopted brother this their lifetime show. taken to twitter as you do to announce that you've broken up with your adopted brother fiancee. >> pat in texas, you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi pat. >> caller: good morning stephanie. good morning mooks. real quick, i know you're running low on time. there is a reason that those tax breaks that bush implemented were made to sunset. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: the reason is legitimate. anything that goes ten years or longer, the cbo must score by law and it gets added to our budget. >> stephanie: yep. >> caller: bush knew that at the time that happened that it would
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have blown up the clinton surplus. >> stephanie: yes. >> caller: that's the reason they sunsetted them. no one is bringing that up. >> stephanie: yep. we just did so there! we're the smartest kids in class. i don't know who was talking behind you. josh in madison real quick before we go. >> caller: good morning, guys. real quick we need to call the that fiscal bust thing exactly what it is. it is a gentle 3% incline. for people who are big old fat cats like rush limbaugh, i can understand how hard it might be to climb up a 3% incline. the rish people became such delicate snowflakes because they can't handle a 14 cents a pizza? or a 3% raise? >> stephanie: they're such delicate little financial flowers aren't they? don't forget sexy liberal d.c. hurry! tickets going fast. we'll see you tomorrow on "the stephanie miller show."
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