In light of the “he says, she says” fiscal cliff debate — with Republicans and Democrats blaming each other — one solution might be to put the talks on television.
Grover Norquist, conservative lobbyist and president of Americans for Tax Reform, suggested televised fiscal cliff talks during his appearance on NBC‘s “Meet the Press“on Sunday morning. Norquist was part of a roundtable on the topic of budget proposals and the fiscal cliff.
“[The President] should get into a room with C-SPAN cameras there and negotiate,” Norquist said. He stressed that cameras would show for certain whether or not Republicans were being reasonable during negotiations. “Gotta have cameras in that room, none of these press releases after,” he added.
At the end of the roundtable talk, Norquist again came back to the idea of broadcasting the budget debates.
“We are going to get tv cameras in there,” he said. “What I’m tired of is people saying one thing in those negotiations and then holding press conferences…”