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night on the communicators, we visited microsoft's washington, d. c. office we will talk about i'm hopeful that at some point congress will take on high skilled immigration. h1b is still important. but when we have some of the innovators here, the researchers that are here, we have from all over the world that make contributions for microsoft scientists and engineers and for other companies as well. it is still a need when you look at it from a job perspective. >> the application of project premonition is actually to collect mosquitoes that have bitten people and to determine what kind of viruses might be
around, what kind of diseases might be around through taking the blood samples of the mosquitoes and figuring out the genetic code of some of the constituents of their blood. >> the premise of this research project was around what would we be able to do with data that is freely available in the environment today. one of the things we noticed is that there are a lot of aircraft flying around in the united states that could be considered sensors. they have data on them. they are providing information. it is relatively freely available. it is provided by the faa. and there are companies like flight aware that use that information to provide information to the public about what your plans are doing. we decided to take that information and see if we could use that to help us predict a more accurate wins a lot
forecast. what the wind is doing in terms of speed and traction at various altitudes above the surface of the year. -- the earth. >> monday night at 8:00 eastern on "the communicators" on c-span2. >>'s, british prime minister david cameron at the house of commons. then an interview with kentucky senator rand paul. then martin o'malley of maryland talks about u.s. national security. >> on wednesday, british prime minister david care answered question from members of the house of commons about border security renewable energy, and extending broadband to rural immunities. this is about 35 minutes. and get the agreement back on track. >> order. questions to the prime minister. >> number one, mr. speaker.
>> mr. speaker i'm sure the whole house will wish to join in celebrating armed forces week. >> here, here. >> our armed forces are the best in the world and this week is an important opportunity to pause and reflect on their dedication and their sacrifice in keeping the country safe. mr. speaker, this morning i had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others, and in addition to my duties in this house, i shall have further such meetings later today. >> i, too welcome the prime minister's comments about armed forces we can -- weekend. i thank the right my right honorable friend for granted me with the of the honorable lady following the announcement yesterday of significant job losses by young seafood and dairy. they are the largest employer. it particularly this one after a run of good news much investment has been effective with the help of the ritual growth fund. could my right honorable friend
assured me that perhaps additional help and support may be given to the area, and it's important to retain youth presence in the air. >> first of all unhappy to meet with my honorable friend. the recent reports of mounting youngs are concerned and i know this'll be a difficult time for employers and their families. the company will be talking to employers and the government stands ready to assist in any way that it can. is right the broader pictures more positive. we have the energy for great after 4000 jobs and also of course the siemens investment nearby, a major investment for the region. we will continue to provide support for the regional growth fund, 49 awards have been made in yorkshire. to keep up with it and keep up with a long-term economic plan. >> harriet harman. >> i joined the prime minister in paying tribute to our armed services including the reserves. we all know those who are
serving today. we remember the sacrifice of those who served in the past and let's never forget them when we think of the freed up and democracy that we have today. i would also like to attribute to the families -- the family federation the army navy and the air force family federation. the great work they do supporting service families contribute so much to the strength of our services. mr. speaker, we've all seen the chaotic scenes were british travelers and drivers are facing intimidation as 3000 migrants trying to get illegally into the uk. the french should be assessing to miss him so they get their decide whether their genuine refugees are whether their migrant workers who should be removed. how confident is the prime minister the french are going to start taking effective action? what is he doing to put pressure on them and will be racing it to the eu council this week in? >> first of all connecting approaches is about forces
family. she's right ended saturday when many of us will be attending armed forces day celebrations and commemorations tomorrow to talk to the sims and thank them for what they do when they're missing their loved ones. she asks about tally, totally totally unacceptable seems we've all been witnessing for the last day. of course, there was a key role played in this by the strike that took place in france. as the soap about what should be done. let me answer very clearly. of course, we want to see migrants better document and fingerprint but, frankly, a lot of that is to happen in italy where they land rather than in france. the three things we must act on his first of all better security, working with the french. we've invested 12 million pounds. i'm happy to do more if that is necessary. we've got to work with european partners to stop this problem at source, to break the link between getting the vote and getting settled in your. and thirdly, we've got to do more to make sure that britain
is a list easy place for illegal migrants to come to an work in and that's what our immigration bill is all about. >> is right that this problem is the responsibility of the italian authorities and the french authorities, but as he acknowledged it's also an issue about the security of our border at calais. could he say more about what steps he's taken to strengthen security at the uk border in transporting? >> the honorable lady as right. the juxtaposed order controls on the front side are a good thing for our country and we should be prepared to invest in them. that's what the 12 million pounds has been about. i've talked with the home secretary and we are looking at whether we can put more personnel and, indeed, sniffer dog teams on that side of the channel to make a difference. there's also more work being done in terms of installing fencing not just around the port at calais but also around the
euro store and euro tunnel entrance to all these things can make a difference and we should work with the french very closely. there's no point i decide time to point the finger of blame at each other. this is a strong partnership that we have in place and we should keep it that way. >> i think the prime minister for that answer and effort on all sides will need to be stepped up. turn into another issue. the prime minister said in his speech on monday is nothing progressive about robbing from our children. but isn't it inevitable that the cut in tax credits for working families and less employers a way to the races in italy means children will be worse off the? >> first of all what i said my speech about robbing from our children was the importance of getting our deficit down and not asking them to pay debt that we were not prepared to do with ourselves. what we need to do is make sure we go on with the plan that has seen 2.2 million more people were.
crucial to children to 390,000 fewer children in households where no one works. my program for tackling poverty is to get more people in work get them better paid and cancer taxes. [shouting] >> well, i'm asking about robbing from children who are in families who are facing tax credit cuts. the isf have said that cutting 5 billion pounds in tax credits would mean working families losing on average 1400 pounds a year. now i know he doesn't have to budget, but many families do. [shouting] it's the truth. [shouting] think about -- if honorable members which is for a moment think about a lone parent working part time to compensate her for that loss of 1400 pounds
a year the minimum wage would have to go up overnight by 25%. that's not going to happen is it? >> the problem with what the honorable lady says is the last government didn't budget for the country. [shouting] she asks -- [shouting] when -- >> order order. i'm getting worried about health of the honorable member. she must calm herself. we are in the early stage of the proceedings. a period of calm must descend upon the house. prime minister. >> because the last government didn't budget for the country, as a result the whole country was plunged into poverty which is what we have been dealing with. now let me explain what we're going to be. for those who are out of work we want to give him a job at a well-paid job. that's the best route out of poverty. for those in work we want to see
higher rates of pay lower taxes. our program is simple. let's have an economy with higher pay lower taxes and lower welfare. what she seems to want is the current failure of low pay high taxes and high welfare. that's what we need to move on from. [shouting] >> harriet harman. >> trying to do to get higher pay by cutting tax credits. he seems to be saying that low income families will not lose out because somehow on the day that he cut tax credits every employer in the country will rush to immediately put up a. to compensate for the loss of tax credits that would mean employers putting up a overnight by twice was the over your has said they're going to do over a full year. that's not going to happen is it a? >> we are seeing rates up in our economy go up because we've got a strong and successful economy because of the decision that we
took. what the honorable lady doesn't seem to understand is if you don't get people back to work to reduce welfare you will have to make deep cuts in the nhs which when don't want to you how to put tax credits which we don't want to see. look, if the labour party wants to spend this five years arguing any change in welfare system i say let them. you end up with the same results results. >> what he doesn't seem to understand is that these are people who are in work were going out to work are fighting for themselves and their children. the truth is the prime minister is going to cut tax credits. is not going to make up for that loss by putting up the minimum wage overnight. employers are not going to make up for that loss either. the millions of families with children are going to be worse off. he says he is tackling low pay. is not. is attacking the low paid so
much that the party of working people. >> the party of working people is the party that's got 2 million more people in -- almost 400,000 children in households where people are working. that is why you can see a party that believes in work against a party which according to what of leadership contenders is now the anti-worker partner that is what they honorable member said. i would say to the honorable lady, in the week when greece teeters on the brink come we should learn the lessons of what happened when debt spiral into his control of your economy. labour is stuck with the same answer, more borrowing, more welfare, more debt. it's the same old labour and it will lead to the same old failure. [shouting]
>> mr. speaker, thank you. would be prime minister agree that one of the best ways of tackling the cycle of child poverty is, in fact, to ensure that we deal with assistance educational underachievement? children get the best start in life, particularly schools universities and just as importantly in vocational education. >> my honorable friend is right if we really want to tackle the deep and entrenched poverty we have in our country we need to go after the causes of poverty. the causes are high unemployment unemployment, debt addiction and family breakdown. those are the things that can make a difference. i was at the school this week on the outskirts with 65% free school meals and yet that schools able to achieve almost two-thirds -- that's a better record frankly the many schools
in well off constituencies. so it can be done so let's go after the causes of poverty and then we could really lift people out of that entrenched poverty. >> angus robertson. >> -- attending events across the uk. mr. speaker the prime minister and other uk party leaders made a promise. they made about that more powers will be delivered to the scottish parliament. the people were promised home rule. they were promised and i quote as close to federalism as possible. why does the prime minister's scotland bill not even deliver the limited smith commissioner proposal? >> first of all the bill that we put in front of his house does deliver the smith commission. it will fill the bow that -- but, of course, what it doesn't
fulfill his of all fiscal autonomy that his party would like that would like scottish taxpayers with a bill of thousands and thousands of pounds. if that this policy can when he gets up he should say so. >> thank you very much mr. speaker. the house of commons library says that important part of the smith commission proposals are not in the scotland bill that the prime minister proposed. the shortcomings in the bill had been identified by an all party committee in the scottish parliament on which the scottish conservative party state. are all of these people wrong? will the prime minister now commit to deliver the smith commission proposals in full and all of the powers that were voted for by the people of scotland in the general election? >> we address precisely the point made by the committee in the scottish parliament that he refers to.
mr. speaker, this go to a larger truth, which is the scottish national party only want to talk about process. they don't dare talk about which powers that be are being given they would like to do you do if you don't like the way things are fixed, why don't you put up taxes and spend more money? isn't it time you started talking about the policies you want to put in place the outcomes? because the truth is that this comp full fiscal autonomy has now become a tough test full fiscal shambles. [shouting] >> would be prime minister investigate why some labour control councils including leads -- schools wishing to become academy's? >> i'm delighted would kirk academy have applied to set up a
multi-academy trust the it often really works if you have secondary schools worked with primary schools to improve the results in those primary schools. i am convinced when you look at the figures, the academies are performed better than the local authority made schools. that's why the change is a necessary. i would say to the labour party don't stand in the way of this change, help bring these academies about. [inaudible] >> i can tell them and we are committed to elected by the great western main line. we are also contributing 125 million pounds to the cost of the wider valley line
electrification. it's a vital this work goes it. we need to make sure network rail gets its costs under control and strong leadership in place and we will make sure those things happen. >> thank you, mr. speaker. full employment is down 61% in -- [inaudible] this a government policy to make -- i also do hard work and investment of his of people in my constituency. what further support will the prime minister offer to help with much-needed investment broadband, mobile phone coverage, all of which would help job creation in my area? >> first of all let me welcome my honorable friend to this place in the work i know he will do on behalf of his constituencies he's right come in rural areas like the one he represents, better transport better broadband and fill again
the lockbox on the mobile phone network are vital. the mobile infrastructure project is providing more homes and businesses with mobile coverage but we do need to make sure we build -- i'm pleased to say it is part of our 3 billion-pound investment in roads in the northeast and yorkshire. as to broadband i think with 130,000 homes and businesses getting access in north yorkshire that there is more to be done. [inaudible] -- a drug prescribed for epilepsy. although gps are now more aware of the risk the national archives show the risks are well known i drug companies and government as far back as 1973. yet to mothers were kept in the dark. will the prime minister urge health secretaries to meet with me and a delegation of others who are affected by this issue to discuss --
>> for talk and i think the honorable lady for raising this case. i'm not a with a specific drug she mentioned that apple look at it closely as someone who had a son with very severe epilepsy. i will certainly fix the meeting between her and health the health secretaries so that make progress on this issue. >> does my right honorable friend agree that the northern powerhouse requires proper transport infrastructure? can the prime minister update me on my camping ticket the bypass to reduce congestion and continued growth in my constituency? >> my honorable friend is actually write which is why we are increasing transport levels in the northwest, investing 4.3 billion on the strategic road network. the relief road as he knows is going ahead and am pleased to confirm we provided authority with 350000 pounds to fund a
feasibility study for the next stage of the bypass route that my honorable friend refers to the i i do understand that if this could commit it will make a lot of difference in terms of relieving congestion. >> with the death of yet another cyclist, and a young woman commuter beneath the wheels of a semi truck, while the prime minister meet with a small delegation cycle group to discuss what more can be done to protect vulnerable road users including the call by the acting leader of the labour party for a bit of these killer whores in our towns and cities at peak times of? >> i'm very happy to the meeting it does seem to me that although a lot has been done and wanted to try to make cycling safer and cycling save safer and cycling save on our roads with a cycling strategy, money is being invested. cycle lanes are being introduced at the number of fatalities is still very high and extremely depressing to generalize being snuffed out in this way from happy to that meeting and press
also keep in contact with america about this important issue. >> thank you, mr. speaker as the prime minister to mention ask is all the broadband is essential in today's digital become. can my honorable friend tell us about his plans to get broadband to my roll constituents and those in rural areas across the country? >> first of all let me welcome my honorable friend to display. is got the job of following in footsteps of william hague which a number of those the very difficult in all sorts of different ways but i'm sure he would do it very well. the figures on coverage encouraging. we went from 45% in 2010 to over 80% but there's a real challenge getting to the remaining bits of the country including the most rural areas so that we've got this 8 million-pound investment fund that we're piloting a number of solution. one is run by airwave and to set a new technology number honorable friend's constituency.
he's on the cutting edge of this digital technology and if it works we can boost it faster. >> last week discovered sent out a message to the world of scotland was closer business would constitute investment in in the renewable energy sector. today, today exports estimate discovered is that two methods on darfur exports up to 300 billion pounds. could be prime minister confirm when he's going to stand up for the best interest of the scottish economy? >> well, first of all its comment wasn't part of united kingdom it wouldn't access to uk energy market but i suppose -- [shouting] passionately that the ones i. what i would say is first of all we've got a huge increase in rebuild what energy right across the united kingdom. we have removed some of the subsidy from onshore wind because we going to reach 10% of
our electricity generation from onshore wind and so now it's right it should be for local communities to make that decision. interestingly a position that before they got into government the snp agreed with. >> very grateful, mr. speaker. last year to 759-pound -- by scottish power and going to thousands by constituents was raised. aregulator very little has happened with scottish power dodging the responsibility. in light of the most recent evidence can can my right honorable friend arch ministers and himself, ministers and the department of -- to look again at this issue to get people back the money that they are owed? >> my friend is right to raise this issue and understand the liquidation of the company is involved in the scheme that is still under way so as a result the creditors have not yet received the reports from the liquidators to see if there's
money that can be extracted. i will before the party opposite get too excited, most of his happened between 1997-2001. [shouting] i will come as the business secretary to meet with my honorable friend to discuss his concerns directly. >> the great englishman john donne said no man is an island. he is a part of the continent a piece of the main. with reference to vulnerable child refugees, does the prime minister a great? >> yes, i do and that's why britain fulfills its obligations in terms of taking asylum seekers from all over the world and having a system that many other countries see as robust and. it is also why we are playing our role in the mediterranean first with bulwer, now with hms enterprise rescuing people are desperately need. it's also why uniquely amongst
the larger rich countries we kept our promise about funding overseas aid and are investing in the north african country from which these people are coming. i'm quite convinced we are doing what we should to fulfill our moral obligations as a nation. >> at the last comprehensive spending review, the clever ways of transferring expenditure on the bbc world service to the bbc from the foreign office budget helped prevent a calamity to our foreign policy capacity. five years on foreign policy making and analysis has got considerably more challenging. will be in short that a silent savings requirement is not applied to our capacity to direct the overseas elements of our national security strategy our ability to represent the country a broad? >> first of all connect and graduate my honorable friend on his election as chairman of this vitally important committee in this house. i know he will speak out without fear or favor entities vigorously independent.
he's right to say that the soft power we have as a country, whether the british council, the bbc, the foreign office, overseas aid budget of just talking about all those things are important not just to fulfill our moral obligations but also to project power and influence in british pounds in the world and what to make sure those things continue. he talked about the bbc funding being a we've. on a shot of code that they're acting as part of the bbc making sure that it found deficiencies as a part of the public sector work too. >> mr. speaker yesterday we heard that early referral can't detect can save 10,000 lives a year to a 21 year old mother of a three year old son suffered in agony for six months. three times she was refused referral. she was told she was too young. now she is battling cancer,
cervical cancer and will never have another child. will the prime minister ask the secretary of state to investigate what happened and to meet with me? and with the prime minister acted to ensure that in future we early referral so the never again to get people denied treatment which can be be difference between life-and-death? >> first of all i quite understand why he raises his individual case and assure my right honorable friend the health secretary will look specifically at the case. he is actually write that early referral is the key to improving cancer outcomes. what on not standing at the dispatch to say that rob has been solved, redwood city we are now making sure something like 650,000 more patients are actually being referred in terms of cancer. and those sort of diagnostic tests that can often find out whether you have the golden council -- after conversing many more of those tepco something like 40,000 40,000 of those tests
being carried out. i think the key is to make sure that gps get the training and information necessary to early identify the cancer so they can rapidly onward refer. >> thank you, mr. speaker. the prime minister made two promises especially important to the people of mid-wail and calling the general election. he has fulfilled one of them might scrapping onshore wind farms. will be fulfill the other by visiting the royal -- perhaps he will call on the wonderful landscapes that will not -- now not be desperate if? >> let me say to the angle friend it was a privilege to keep the first promise of the people of mid-wales in terms of wind farms and there will be a pleasure to keep the second promise of coming with him to the royal well for show. >> thank you, mr. speaker. this morning's program was
partly recorded -- in my constituency. the issue that other employers of good quality start producing good quality goods for export, this is an award-winning company. their concern isn't that the apprenticeship scheme in this country is not fit for purpose. [shouting] what plans does the prime minister have to meet with these employers and to develop an effective, quality apprenticeship scheme rather than the cheaper -- [shouting] >> first of all can a welcome the honorable lady to this house? i, too have visited the excellent for. i think i recorded -- part of the broadcast while i was there so there i'd equal political opportunity employer which is the. i think it's very important that
we make sure we have really good apprenticeship schemes. we must focus on the quality as well as the quantity and we're committed to working with employers and making sure those employers work with local colleges to make sure the standards are very good. >> thank you, mr. speaker. [shouting] last week my constituent were very pleased to hear the news that part of the measures the prime minister is taking to boost mobile coverage in rural areas, to recover very worst -- does the prime minister agree with me about a mobile coverage as an important role to play improved growth economic growth, and it will be continued you all again to ensure that was for the benefit of this technology as far wide as possible? >> for small and warm welcome to my honorable friend on winning his decision to come into this
place cookies right. if you want to this productivity revolution that the chancellor and others have spoken about we've got to improve broadband coverage in our country. the mobile infrastructure project to make a difference. three potential sites -- the audiblehonorable member should calm down a little bit. i know he -- no, no. has identified three potential sites that will make a difference and i think what is important for all members of the south to recognize, while there are often first on campaigns against -- we need to see these built. >> the prime minister -- [inaudible] he went to great a new era of transparency in government. given his desire why the suggested reducing noise the statistics related to the death of people --
[inaudible] as he started it so by the information commissioner? >> to comply with the spirit of your desire and -- [shouting] >> first of all let me reassure the honorable lady data will be published, it is being prepared for publication as was the. i think it is aboard we publish date and this government has published more data about public spending than any previous government. >> thank you, mr. speaker. over the last few years we have seen some horrendous examples of children being sexually exploited. as a mother i would ask my right honorable friend, what's he going to do to tackle the exploitation of children? >> first of all let me welcome my honorable friend. she's right to raise this. what we saw happen was
absolutely horrific. i think steps are being taken by police and social services to deal with this much better in future. there've been important prosecutions conference and in oxfordshire recently but i'm not satisfied with programs the progress such as the education secretary to chair a new task force to draft fundamental reforms to improve the protection of our local children. i want us to bring the big and emphasis on quality that were done in education to the area of social work. >> this month the report shows how unequal the uk has come with 15% of all income in uk going to just 1% of the top earners while over 5 million people are earning less than a living wage. given evidence showing the increasing income, will lead to an increase in growth, what is the prime minister concentrating cutting tax credits to people in low pay?
>> first of all what i would say is the statistics show that inequality in britain has gone down and not up. one of the reasons for that is we have to point you million more people into work. but as i was saying to her right honorable friend, leader of the opposition, what we want to see in britain is an economy where we create well-paid jobs, cut taxes and keep welfare done. the alternative which is a low pay, high tax, high welfare economy and that's a we had under labour added had not ended extreme poverty. >> thank you, mr. speaker. every week 15 babies die or are stillborn which is devastating for the families who suffer this lost. and have cases no cause of death is established. will my right honorable friend facilitate a meeting between second and states for health and charities so that we can try and
reduce these figures if? >> for stalking a welcome my honorable friend to this place. she served in december and a notional server constituents and displaced with great dedication and ability. she proves that by raising such a difficult and heartbreaking case against the death of every child is a tragedy and no words can do justice to the loss felt by parents in these cases. we have made steps forward with more midwives and more health visitors they can make a lot of difference in the run up to the final days before birth but i can tell the nhs england is going to fund the project to develop a national child death review information system to try and drive more information. the health sector will be keeping people informed and i'm sure he will want to discuss this issue with her giving her knowledge in this area. >> can the prime minister tell us what his promise local people the final sale onshore wind farms but is denying local people in blackpool and lancashire the final set at a local application?
why double standards between renewable energy and frolicking? >> i think the honorable gentle -- fracking. spent the we've taken what is the unnecessary subsidy for onshore wind given it is now a mature technology and we have a sensible planning system so that unconventional gas can go ahead under very strict environmental conditions. but i tell you what i want for blackpool part of what blackpool to be the center of expertise and excellence of for this industry. >> you have been watching the prime minister's questions from the british house of commons. it is live every wednesday at
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presidential candidates as part of c-span's road to the white house coverage. we spoke with him in his senate office on capitol hill. this interview was almost 25 minutes. >> i want to begin with your book. this gets to the essence of the thesis. you said we need to reduce areas of government beyond the spoke of what was intended by the constitution. what needs to be cut? sen. paul: the shorter list is what does it need to be cut. you have article one section eight, and it lists 17-19 functions. that is what they should be doing and very little else. now they do everything from cradle to grave. the government should do what
the private marketplace can't do. if the private marketplace is doing it, the national government should stay out of it. national defense is one area that you can have the private marketplace do. there are internal improvements the government can do, roads bridges, things like that. old-fashioned conservatives think it should be done by the state and local governments and not by the federal government. there is some argument that since we have more federal government involvement, our scores have not improved. >> one of your role models ronald reagan, talked about decreasing the size of government. sen. paul: for example, when he
won, he didn't control congress. he controlled the senate, but he had to work with tip o'neill. tip o'neill was knocking get rid of the department of education. there was a little bit of a trade-off. tax cut's did stimulate and help get out of recession and create jobs. domestic spending never went down and defense spending went up significantly. there were more deficits under reagan. there were deficits under george bush as well, but now there is a tripling and quadrupling of the rate of accumulation of debt under obama. there is an argument to be made that neither party is good at controlling the deficit. >> you are proposing a flat tax. how do you get it done? sen. paul: the consensus would be the american people are tired of our tax code.
we are losing jobs overseas and losing companies overseas he comes we have the highest business tax in the world. our corporate taxes 35%. canada is 15%. i say joking me that i am embarrassed that i have the government canada for having a better tax rate than america. burger king just left america went to canada. we have companies talking about re-incorporating overseas because the regulation environment is better overseas, so we have to win a national election. i would get rid of the tax code and have one rate, 14.8% for a business tax, 14.5% for a personal income tax. we are to get rid of the payroll tax in the process. if you have $40,000 in income, wife and two kids, you would have a $2000 savings under my hand through -- under my plan to payroll tax reductions.
>> the overall debt, had you cut the debt and reduce taxes? sen. paul: you would have to cut spending. i put forward 35 your budgets with significant tax cut's by cutting spending. i would cut the federal government in a dramatic fashion. i would eliminate for-five departments, department of energy, department of commerce department of interior department of education. i want the federal government lots smaller. the trade off is, and this is a debate we have to have, why baltimore has 37% unemployment, young black men between 20-25 37% unemployment. our big cities are crumbling rife with crime, poverty, and drugs, and we've been trying the government solution for 50 years and it hasn't worked.
i want to try solution where we don't take the money from detroit, baltimore. we leave it in the inner city with businesses and in the hands of those who earn it and see we can create jobs in the inner city. it doesn't work to send it to washington. by the time you switch it around , it's eaten up by the bureaucracy. >> you talk about republicans and democrats and say many americans are looking for a combination of the two. is that which are basing your candidacy on? the american people are ideologically changing? >> also, a plurality of americans, one third, our republican and democrat, they don't fit neatly in one box or the other. sometimes i am that way. and tiscali fiscally conservative, but i'm more libertarian on privacy
issues and having a less interventionist foreign policy. i have allies, ron wyden, a progressive democrat on privacy. cory booker on criminal justice. kiersten gillibrand on trying to in sexual assault in the military. i think it is interesting that there is a different way that is not entirely partisan. i'm pretty conservative on fiscal policy, but there are many other issues where i side with the progressives. >> you said you have a vision for america beyond partisan politics and petty differences. clinton, bush, barack obama, they also campaigned on the same things. >> why i like president obama as an individual, i don't think he has gotten beyond the politics. he has not come up to her a enough, met with congress, worked the legislative process. there are many things that could
get done that we agree on. i've only been here a few years. most of my career was as a physician. let's say for example, immigration, it cannot pass as it was passed in the senate. however, if there are 10 items encumbrance of immigration three items could pass tomorrow. the question is, do we box ourselves in and make ourselves beholding to an agreement where we cap find we can't find common ground. there is petty partisanship. we also want to accept of what we want sometimes. it doesn't mean we split the difference. it means you find things you agree with. senator wyden and i, but on privacy we happen to agree on issues. we don't split the difference.
it's actually that we both strongly believe in privacy. >> 2008, your party was critical of barack obama saying he did not have enough experience. you are a one term senator. do you have enough experience? sen. paul: what you want when somebody runs for president is wisdom, someone who is going to be commander-in-chief, someone who is going to be in charge of the nuclear weapons who is not rational reckless. i think there are a lot of things that you want as far as who you want to be making these decisions. whether you are a senator or not i think it's more the wisdom you're looking for than the exact job they've held. >> let me reed a quote to you. we are approaching the stage of the ultimate convergence, where
the government is free to do anything it pleases while the citizens may act only with permission. sen. paul: it could apply to today's time could we have such a big brother government that everywhere you look, the government is involved in our activities. economic affairs, personal affairs, e-mails, phone messages . they are not forthright or honest about whether they are doing it or not. that is one of the most disturbing developments that they are looking at our phone records. the head of the intelligence agency said that they weren't doing this, the government was not electing phone records in bulk. it wasn't out and out lie. we tolerated and he still works at the intelligence agency even though he told us an out and out lie. he is still in charge. that scares me. there are executive orders that
i believe have to do with your text messages as well as your e-mails. they said the not reading e-mail content, but after six months, the content of your e-mails is not protected either. any e-mail that is over six months old is not protected either by content. they also don't consider the subject heading to be content. there is a lot that could be in your subject heading. they also don't consider the website that you searching google to be content. think about it. if you google aids, civil rights, something like that come that could be a a personal thing and indicates an issue you are interested in. i think that is something that ought to be protected by your right to privacy. >> if you could write the first sentence of what the obama presidency has meant for this country, what would you write? sen. paul: i would say that the
obama presidency, the worst thing that has happened for my point of view is the collapse of the separation of powers. i wouldn't blame it just an the president. i would blame it on the 100 year history of congress acquiescing and giving up power. this president has been frustrated by not getting his way with congress. after he took over in 2010, after obamacare was passed after dodd frank, he basically gave up on working with congress at all as he figured he would not get what he wanted so he went around congress to use the executive branch. it's not him alone. it has been republican and democratic presidents who have consumed more and more power. i would say that it would be marked by this aggressive accumulation of power in the executive branch. >> you grew up in a political family. what was the best advice your dad ever gave you? sen. paul: people always ask me what he said when i ran for office.
i think that one thing he advised was to have a career before you get involved in politics. i practice madison for nearly 20 years and still do. i think it's important for people to have other life experiences. i don't think a legislator is truly connected with the people very well. i think it will be difficult to run a campaign for hillary clinton focus on the middle class. they make $200,000 an hour giving speeches. it will be hard for her to relate to the middle class. a lot of politicians suffer from that on both sides of the aisle. i think we ought to have more turnover in office. i laughingly say this, but i think there is no monopoly of knowledge here. i met a lot of people, and a lot of them are well-meaning, well red, bright, but i don't think
they are especially uniquely qualified above and beyond. i would like to see more turnover. i would like for congress to be half as long and pay them half as much. they need to go back home, go to the grocery store, working at home, and you could see the frustrations of those who are trying to run a profitable business. >> why did you decide to be an optimal just? sen. paul: my grandmother was a big influence on that. she was losing her vision during my childhood. i used to help her sort through coins. she had trouble with glaucoma and she also got macular degeneration. she became legally blind throughout her life. i went with her to an ophthalmologist a lot.
i was around madison. i wanted to be a doctor, but over time i decided to grab a gravitate to the surgical side. >> when you travel to haiti or bought a what is your take away? sen. paul: one of the things i tried to do is separate politics from what i'm doing. i tell people down there not to ask about my politics. we tend to focus on what we have to do. they do a lot of cataract surgeries. they are very good at it. we have a goal. it's a goal where we get to see the result immediately. you take a cataract out from someone who is functionally
blind, and some of them concede to reader must immediately. it's an amazing thing. we had a guy last year in guatemala and he was weeping and crying and thanking god. he had lost his wife, family, being kept in the shelter at a church. he completely lost everything, his job. he was so hopeful to try to get some of that back. >> how did you meet your wife, kelly? sen. paul: we met at an oyster roast at a friend's party and we wound up there and just of the talking. i found that she was interested in books. i am interested in books. she had been in english major at rhodes college. i was more of a science major but i did a lot of english and
was interested in the american short story. we got to talking and dating, and we got married as i was starting my residency. i went back to do from atlanta to do my residency. >> you went from randall to randy? >> my wife said your name ought to be rand, and it was. when i did, and it's hard to believe it is true, i never thought about ein rand. a couple of years after that, i was starting a group but the first question out of the reporters mouth was if i was named after her. it was a shortening of my name and never intended to have any connection with her. >> the story goes that you cut
your hair before your wedding. sen. paul: my wife will complain that there is a problem with my hair, of course, so there is a running battle. it's not that i'm cheap although i am frugal. it's just time. >> have you cut her own hair? sen. paul: it's an organized cast anyway, so you can't really tell most of the time. >> three children, what are they think of your candidacy? sen. paul: they are all involved in their own lives. one of my favorite memories is when i won the general election, we had a egg sign behind the stage, and when i came on stage, my two younger ones were playing ac/dc tnt. that was a good memory. i think they enjoy. it didn't bother me too much growing up.
it's not always easy being related to someone famous. >> why do you want to be president? sen. paul: because no one is really serious about the debt on either side. democrats are going to spend until the end of time on domestic spending. republicans and see no restraint on military spending. it has to be restraint across the board. what you are finding now is everybody is trying to explore the sequester. they already got rid of the meat of the sequester last year. republicans and democrats came together. the same argument is going on in the senate right now. my prediction is republicans will give the democrats what they want, more domestic spending if they can get the defense spending. the problem is that it is not good for the country, $18 trillion debt. a million dollars a minute.
we need someone who will hold the line on all fronts. out of every dollar come we cap one penny, the budget balances in five years. almost anybody you meet there was a year where you had to take a job with less pay cut back on what we spend. in washington, we do the opposite. when there is a recession, there's less money coming in less in tax revenue, and we spend more. in the first four years of that presidents term, we added over a trillion dollars a year in debt. over president obama's two terms, we will add more debt than all the previous presidents combined. we can either have a gradual demise, you just lose your purchasing power.