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grandparents are disappointed because their dreams for their children are not being fulfilled and also our dreams for ourselves or not being fulfilled. it is is not because we are not working hard enough, it's really because their policies in place, they are making it nearly impossible but not impossible because i include solutions to attain. >> host: what are those policies that you say are making this generation less of a? >> guest: primarily financial, our fiscal policies i would say. we have the highest corporate income tax rate in the entire world. it is not competitive. you need only to look to other democrats, which other democrats, which is john f. kennedy or entrepreneurial democrats like steve jobs. you don't don't have to look to other republicans to show that these policies don't work. they don't work historically and that is why in each chapter i compare brock obama's policies to both john f. kennedy's and bill clinton's to show the
millennial's the trajectory of how other presidents have inherited economic downturns but they have approached them differently than obama who is trying to spend our way out of the downturns. >> host: give an example of the policy you say doesn't work that brock obama has done? >> guest: he has really promoted anti-gun freedom. that is something i talk about. there is a whole chapter in there about our god tattoos. we talked about how the millennial generation has a historic level of distrust for one another. that is primarily because when they go into their schools when they go into their schools or workplaces, they see signs that says gun free zones. they remind us that one of their best friends could turn on them at any moment which is not actually true. there are a lot of politics behind gun free zones like
explaining the history of that and our parents who grew up in the sixties, for example they had more freedom, they were young guys and maybe some gals who would bring their hunting rifles with them and leave them in their tracks and then they would go hunting after school. we did not have such a high level of mass violence in this country. but but obama has proceeded, or he has reigned over that escalation is mass violence. so you have to come to the conclusion that it is because his gun policies. >> host: when you talk about economic policy, one of the economic issues that you discuss in here is the affordable care act which could be looked at as an economic policy. how is is that affected millennial's a. >> guest: that is a really great question. one thing i did in researching this book was i interviewed close to 300 doctors and surgeons. i asked asked them, how is this law going to impact young people? close to 90% of them said that it would
raise the price of health care for young people and lower the quality of care for young people. so if you look at that, it shows that the people that are providing the care can see what is on the horizon better than the insurance providers and drug lobbyists who got exactly what they wanted in the bill. they have a vested vested monetary interest in getting those things in the bill. if you want to finally ask her to a complex solution it is usually a good idea to follow the money, so i i followed the money and showed young people who is benefiting the most, it it is not going to be them in the eight affordable care act. >> host: you take on billy tell zach calling him pimp daddy tell zach who is he? >> guest: he was a huge lobbies for big pharma. young people people are too young to know this. when hillary was trying to roll out hillary care he was around at that same time, the drug big
farm actually came out against hillary care. this time of round, with obama care, he actually oversaw this huge push in favor of obama care of the reason he did that was because he was able to negotiate behind the scenes with the white house to make sure that big pharma got exactly what they wanted in the bill. young people are not really aware that big pharma has flipped the side of the coin as well. so i use the pimp daddy to refer to them and it is a bit humorous but it is actually the truth as well. >> host: so two questions. is the uninsured issue a problem, if so what is the solution? >> guest: this is what the
doctors told me, most young people do not need insurance as we know it today. they need catastrophic coverage if they were to get hit in a car accident, something of that nature. if you were to break your leg, you would need some sort of insurance. but insurance is not insurance if you can go and get your annual checkup where you stubbed your toe and you need a band-aid, all of those things are covered under what we call insurance. so we could make insurance more affordable for everyone if we were to make it actually insurance and cover only catastrophic care, especially for those young people. you can have more expensive plans but still not as expensive as we have today for older people and people who have pre-existing conditions. they would all be covered better if you do it in more of a free market manner. >> host: where did you develop
your ideas? in your politics? >> guest: well i have a bag of commercial real estate. when i was was in college, i interned in real estate brokerage firm and i did that for so many years after i graduated. that gives me a first-hand understanding of the economy, the businesses and the struggles they go through. that impact to me. i also have a military family and so i know firsthand, get into foreign policy a lot in this book. i know firsthand they are not treated as wells they should be by this administration. so i am personally pulled to the personal and the foreign-policy side. >> host: where did you grow up and go to school. >> guest: minnesota and i went to st. thomas.
>> host: what to do besides write books? what you do for a living. >> guest: i'm working on my second one right now which is going to be a thriller. it is more entertaining. then i see from time to time i will talk with different groups about how they can reach out to millennial's. whether it is a business group or marble political group. >> host: who we are your political heroes? >> guest: i would say john f. kennedy as well as reagan and washington. i believe those people were honest, although one was a democrat and he can't really classify george washington of course, but they respected the military. they had military experience. that. that is key. we have to get away from -- you are going to have a president who has had literally no experience with the military then we are going to have to be
very careful with giving him so much rain in making foreign policy decision. that is what we have had with clinton and also with obama. >> host: you talk about the military in the book as you mentioned, you talk about rob and rachel, the military of the incident where they urinated on to alabama. who who are rob and rachel? >> guest: rob richards, he was a marine and people may not know his name but they will remember that there were a group of marines who urinated on some taliban. those marines were immediately subjected to all kinds of harassment especially from hillary clinton who said they were not american, they were not patriotic, they should have never done that. while the back story that most people have not heard and i had a chance to interview rob and his mother and his wife rachel
until the story of how our military really abuse them. they came out and judged him before they knew the whole side of the story. that video was never supposed to be in public. what had happened right before that video was that he had seen his body strong up in trains like their christmas ornaments. so when he found the guy who did that to his friend, he reacted in a heat of war. war. so i am calling on americans before me to judge veterans that are true to understand what they are facing in the heat of war. >> host: throughout your book, you referred to the president. [inaudible] >> host: that's what i call him, they have me use it as a term of endearment. >> guest: i'm using it more as being sarcastic. he has let us to believe and wants us to believe that he is a celebrity.
he does not take his position as seriously as he should. so that is part of the reason why i use more of a casual tone with him. because i want people to understand how casual he seems and how he keeps his office and to add a little bit of humor. so people can keep going throughout history. >> host: so let me be clear you write, these two blacks, president mrs. obama, use their own people to get ahead and then did virtually nothing for them. they also venerated the gangster life of pimps and pistols when encouraging negative role models who could only mislead their community. >> guest: right, i i talk about in this book, there are many so many wonderful african american role models that these two could've hold up.
they do have a solid nuclear family get what they did instead was they held up people who are constantly glorifying domestic violence, drugs, violence, and using guns to/women which is now a consummate to be used for. i mention a time in early obama's political career when he got up in front of an audience and he bragged about the fact that he had his daughter listen to this music, i just think it was a very bad example that both he and his wife set. they have so much opportunity to put great role models and instead what he did, in order to garner votes was say, who is the coolest person and i will align myself with them without any concern for the fact that let's say jc wraps about heroin all
the time and at the same time as obama is mapping out the escalation of young people getting addicted to a dime from heroine. at the same time he's running with all of these role models he is promoting. >> host: katie keeper, the last word in your subtitle's help, wears a? >> guest: the whole chapter i talk about hope here as well as the final chapter of the book is all about solutions. so i encourage young people, 70% of whom want to come out and be entrepreneurs some day to do that. even if you're living in your parents basement or you have not found that job that you want, your dream job, i show you that you can go out and do that. it is still possible, i encourage them to get more involved in politics. in 2008 young thousand eight young people were fired up about politics. we can go back to the same amount of passion and we can really take our country