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Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.) says President Obama’s rosy view of America’s economy is simply not based in reality.

Lungren responds to Obama’s call for lawmakers to extend the payroll tax rates without any more political drama.

“It was much of the same that we’ve had before.”

Lungren also vigorously disagrees with the president’s contention that the only way to fund key federal priorities is to raise taxes on the wealthy and he accuses Obama of rhetorical “sleight of hand” in describing who is “rich.”

“Those of us on the Republican side have been talking for a long time about true tax reform.”

The congressman also has very different ideas from Obama on immigration reform and cautions the president about violating the Constitution by threatening to bypass Congress on key issues.

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