Bill O'Reilly

  • Aired:  09/28/11
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Bill O'Reilly talks about federal spending and calls for efficiency in all areas of government. (6:18)

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT, HE IS THE HOST

OF THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL'S "THE

O'REILLY FACTOR."

HIS NEW BOOK IS CALLED "KILLING

LINCOLN," THE SHOCKING

ASSASSINATION THAT CHANGED

AMERICA FOREVER.

PLEASE WELCOME BACK TO THE

PROGRAM MR. BILL O'REILLY.

SIR.

[APPLAUSE]

A PLEASURE.

A PLEASURE.

>> THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

>> Jon: AS ALWAYS, THANK YOU

SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE.

THE BOOK IS, AND AGAIN, I DON'T

WANT TO CRITICIZE YOUR COVER

DESIGNER, "BILL O'REILLY KILLING

LINCOLN."

[LAUGHTER]

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

BY THE WAY...

>> YES.

>> Jon: IT IS AN EXCELLENT

BOOK AND A NICE READ AND...

>> Jon: SOMEBODY READ IT TO

YOU.

[AUDIENCE REACTS]

>> Jon: DAMN YOU, O'REILLY.

ALWAYS QUICK ON THE DRAW.

EXCELLENT BOOK.

YOU'RE GOING TO SELL MILLIONS

AND MILLIONS OF COPIES.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO TALK ABOUT

IT.

[LAUGHTER]

HERE'S WHAT I WANT TO ASK YOU,

YOU WERE ON YOU SHOW THE OTHER

NIGHT, AND I WATCH IT

FREQUENTLY.

YOU SAY IF OBAMA RAISES YOUR

TAXES TO 50%, WHICH YOU BELIEVE

IS POSSIBLE, THAT YOU MAY NOT DO

YOUR SHOW ANYMORE.

>> RIGHT.

I MIGHT TAKE COLBERT'S PLACE.

>> Jon: YEAH.

[LAUGHTER]

>> YOU KNOW HE'S TAKING IT.

>> Jon: SOMEBODY HAS TO.

WHAT PERCENTAGE OF THAT THREAT

IS EMPTY?

>> ALL OF IT.

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: YOU'RE NOT GOING

ANYWHERE.

>> NO, NO, NO.

THERE COMES A POINT WHERE IF

YOU'RE GOING TO BE TAXED BY THE

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AT 50% AND

THEN YOU HAVE TO PAY YOUR

PROPERTY TAXES, YOUR SALES

TAXES, YOUR TOLLS TO GET INTO

THE CITY, THEY CHARGE YOU

ADMISSION TO GET INTO NEW YORK

CITY, $14.50.

>> Jon: AND YET FREE TO GO THE

NEW JERSEY.

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

>> THERE COMES A POINT WHERE YOU

SAY, IS THIS WORTH IT OR NOT.

>> Jon: REALLY?

>> YOU AND I BOTH WORK HARD.

WELL, I DO.

[AUDIENCE REACTS]

HEY, HE'S GOT 18 WRITERS BACK

THERE.

>> Jon: SOMEBODY'S GOT THE

PEEL THE CARROT.

IT'S TRUE.

>> BUT YOU AND I EMPLOY A LOT OF

PEOPLE.

>> Jon: WE'RE JOB CREATORS.

>> WE ARE, THE ENTREPRENEURIAL

CLASS.

>> Jon: BUT THIS WHOLE IDEA

THAT SOMEHOW THE TAX BURDEN

WOULD BECOME SO ONEROUS ON US

THAT WE WOULD JUST RATHER NOT

TAKE HOME $3 MILLION IF WE CAN'T

GET THE $3.5 MILLION, [BLEEPED].

[LAUGHTER]

YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?

THAT'S CRAZY TALK AND YOU KNOW

IT.

>> YOU'RE NOT MAKING THAT MUCH

MONEY.

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: HERE'S ALL I'M SAYING,

WHAT IS THIS WHOLE BUSINESS WITH

THE POOR, POOR RICH AND WEALTHY

IN THIS COUNTRY, SO UNFAIR TO

THEM.

>> ARE YOU EVER GOING TO WISE UP

EVER?

I MEAN, WE'VE BEEN DOING THIS

DANCE.

>> Jon: TEACH ME, PROFESSOR.

TEACH ME.

TEACH ME.

>> I DON'T MIND PAYING 40%, BUT

FIRST THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO

STOP WASTING THE MONEY.

ONE WORD, SOLINDRA.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT IS?

>> Jon: YES, I DO.

>> HOW MUCH WAS WASTED THERE

>> Jon: $520 MILLION.

>> $528 MILLION.

IF YOU CLEAN IT UP, IF YOU STOP

WASTING IT, THEN YOU COME TO THE

JOB CREATORS, AND WE'LL HELP YOU

OUT.

>> Jon: LET ME JUST VERY

QUICKLY, SOLINDRA WAS AN

INVESTMENT THE DEPARTMENT OF

ENERGY MADE, I THINK IT WAS $10

BILLION OR $20 BILLION, IN NEW

ENERGY TECHNOLOGY --

>> SOLAR PANELS.

>> Jon: THAT WAS ONE.

THERE'S ALSO WIND AND NUCLEAR.

THAT WAS ABOUT HALF OF THE

PERCENT OF THE MONEY THAT THE

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY SPENT.

ARE YOU SAYING THAT THE

GOVERNMENT SHOULD NO LONGER IN

ANY WAY SUBSIDIZE NEW INDUSTRIES

BECAUSE WITHOUT THAT, NO

INTERNET, NO ROADS TO LONG

ISLAND.

[LAUGHTER]

>> THERE ARE L ALWAYS BE ROADS

TO LONG ISLAND.

NOW LISTEN...

>> Jon: THAT'S MY POINT.

>> YOU'VE GOT TO DOWNSIZE THE

GOVERNMENT SO THEY CAN WATCH

WHAT'S HAPPENING AND MAKE

INTELLIGENT DECISIONS.

IT'S INSANE.

RIGHT NOW... LOOK, THE $16

MUFFIN.

DO WE ALL KNOW WHAT THE $16

MUFFIN IS?

>> Jon: WHAT?

>> SEE, YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT

THE $16 MUFFIN IS.

>> Jon: WHAT NEIGHBORHOOD DO

YOU LIVE IN?

WHAT MAKES A $16 MUFFIN?

>> THIS IS GREAT.

I'M GLAD.

LOOK...

>>

>> Jon: ALL RIGHT.

>> $16 MUFFIN.

BROCK THIS STORY LAST WEEK ON

"THE FACTOR."

YOU WERE OTHERWISE OCCUPIED,

MAKING YOUR LITTLE WISE REMARKS.

NOT READING WHAT'S HAPPENING.

THEY HAD A BUNCH OF CONFERENCES

FOR PINHEADS, THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT, AND THEY ORDERED

$250 MUFFINS AT $16 APIECE.

>> Jon: THAT'S A LOT FOR

MUFFINS.

>> YEAH!

AND YOU KNOW WHAT, I PAID FOR

THE MUFFINS.

>> Jon: I UNDERSTAND THAT.

>> AND SO DID YOU.

>> Jon: I UNDERSTAND THAT.

ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH WALL

STREET?

>> NO.

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: BECAUSE THERE'S THIS

IDEA...

>> IS THAT RUN BY THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT?

>> Jon: NO, IT'S NOT.

>> NOT YET.

>> Jon: NO, IT'S NOT, BUT

INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH, THEY HAD A

LITTLE PROBLEM THAT ADDED UP TO

WHAT I BELIEVE IS MORE THAN,

WHAT'S $16 TIMES 250 MUFFINS?

SO CAPITALISM ALSO FINDS ITSELF

GOING ASTRAY SOMETIMES AND

WRECKING OUR ECONOMY.

IF YOU BELIEVE WE SHOULD GO BACK

TO THE GOOD BUBBLE-AND-BUST DAYS

OF THE 1890s.

>> I DON'T WANT THE BUBBLE AND

BUST DAYS.

>> Jon: EXACTLY.

>> I WANT EFFICIENCY IN ALL

AREAS.

>> Jon: SO YOU AND I ARE

AGREEING HERE.

>> SIMPATICO.

>> Jon: YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU

SPEAK A FOREIGN LANGUAGE, IT IS

ODDLY AROUSING.

[LAUGHTER]

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

COME ON, COME ON.

HERE'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO.

WHEN HE GETS OVER HIS NERVOUS

FEELINGS, HERE'S WHAT I'M GOING

TO SAY, KILLING LINCOLN IS ON

THE BOOKSHELVES NOW.

GO BUY THIS BOOK.

THIS MAN MAY NOT DO IT ANY

LONGER.

SO GO BUY HIS BOOK RIGHT NOW.

HELP HIM FEED HIS FAMILY.

WE'RE GOING TO COME BACK WITH

MORE.

IT WILL BE UP ON THE WEB.

MR. BILL O'REILLY.

WE'RE COMING RIGHT BACK.

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