I think that there is a consensus of intelligent people in the country who, if they were to tell you the truth as they understand it -- Republicans or Democrats -- would come very close to the agenda I have put together, a whole plan.

There is nothing terribly clever about it. People hear what I have to say, whether they are Republican businessmen at [the American Stock Exchange or the Securities Industry Association]. Well, you were at SIA. Nobody objected to it. They didn't like it. They didn't like the part where they heard maybe at some point you have to get to the wealthiest people in the country and ask them to give a little more. You heard them groan -- "ohhhh." You know, they don't want to do that. I don't blame them. It's like going to middle-class people and telling them, "Gee, maybe you have to pay more tuition at SUNY." They'd groan, too.

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