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they are empowered to make more choices because they get more for the premium dollars that they had. a system that is focused on people, rather than on government, will yield a far betterthe net result of this wat we didn't at a lower cost than the old medicaid plan. we did it with higher quality. the efficiency is based on outside observation study suggested that it was far better for them. i believe the states are the places will happen. washington has had its chance. it has failed us miserably. trying to get any change with washington, it nearly takes an act of god. we begin to solve these problems in a better way. i will not accept the strawman argument that they have been saying that the opposite of obamacare is no care. there is a better way. it does not mean we go to the
way things used to be. we also have one that meets the needs for our economy. as you know, my aspiration for this country is to grow is far as the eye can see. if we were doing that, i can promise you that the demands on government will subside. .here will be a lot more people they will be working for companies that would be able to increase their pay. instead of having to push off their health care costs. oppression of wages today is obamacare. it is not working. more of the costs are associated and put on the backs of employees. take-home pay has declined. we are in the sixth year of a recovery. disposable income is less than it was the day recovery started. health care costs are part of this. moving to a different system would make it work. according to the congressional budget office repealing obamacare would increase gdp growth i point 77%.
over five years. that is a big part of reaching the goal of growth. obamacare will increase the number of hours worked. it has an equivalent of 4 million full-time equivalent jobs to our economy. of peoplea lot working part-time. they want to work full-time, they are stuck in a system, because of these rules, having these adverse outcomes that were not anticipated. no matter how you earn a living, my plan will give people control over health care. i rejected the argument that you hear from the progressive left, whether it is senator sanders or hillary clinton, or the obama administration that americans are not equipped to make these decisions. that is not the american way. if you inform people and empower them with the correct information and much more transparent system i can promise
you that people are smart, they will act on their self interest which is lower cost and higher quality for the family. afraid of giving people information about their health care. i got to do that as the governor of florida as well. to put online is all the cost and procedures for hospital. hospitals at first thought this was a radical idea. then they realize why should we do this? then they started offering care and promoting the fact that they have better outcomes at lower cost. think about our economy. think about this. is is the only place in the andomy where low-cost higher quality is assumed to be possible to achieve? the rest of the economy does this daily. almost every aspect of our life pushes through lower cost and innovation to create more money, more prosperity higher quality.
health care needs to get to that as well. there will be an explosion of benefits or consumers and for people in terms of our economy and better health if we tear down the barriers that are so common sense and every other aspect of our economy. for some odd reason people cannot see how lower cost and improve if you do the right way. we create illness and a better chance for people. it will require leadership to fix these problems. whether it is regulation, or taxes, or embracing the energy --olution, or reform reforming our higher education, young people aren't too much debt. ensure that degrees are obtained in a way that allows young people to begin their journey in life. all of these things are broken
as we have not had the leadership in washington to bring people together to fix them. i believe that if we do this in health care it will be the most exciting time to be alive. this is a central element of what the next president has to do. i believe i have the skills to do it. i believe that if we get this right, as i said, we will have our grandchildren living -- hopefully we will be inhabited, if you are my age. we will have a society that will continue to be the envy of the planet. i think it is worth fighting for. i hope you do as well. thank you all very much. [applause]
>> we not doing question answering a. -- question and answer. >> some news for presidential debate will be november 10 in milwaukee posted by fox business network and the wall street journal. as the hill reports they will focus on the economy including jobs, taxes and international policy. republicans have for more
debates scheduled. they will be in colorado this month, they will hold debates in nevada, and i will. you can read more at c-span.com. we will hear more from it republican presidential candidate. john kasich will hold a town hall meeting in new hampshire. we'll have live coverage starting at 12:30 eastern time on c-span. the group "no labels." hosted a bunch of candidates. here are some remarks from donald trump. >> thank you. it is great to be back. i have, as they say in washington, the high honor of introducing the next presidential candidate who is unique in many ways, just to give you a hint, who is the only candidate with a uv article the
before his name. like the vatican, or the bronx. the donald trump. he is the surprise phenomenon of this presidential campaign. he is consistently leading the polls of republican candidates. as he himself has occasionally pointed out. [laughter] >> those polls are important and relevant. they have a message that is important for all of us about public opinion. trump asle see donald the best vehicle to express the most common emotions of this intense and unusual campaign. disappointment, distain and anger towards the status quo in washington. opinionse emotions and are exactly what led to the
creation of no labels. , we are a national campaign for an idea, which is to make america's government work for the people of america again. let me say that donald trump's life gives us two great lessons. they are very consistent with what no labels is about. has had a very successful career in real estate. we all know that he is successful not because he knocked buildings down, but because he built buildings, we need leaders in america today who will build up america's government again. leaders who need can agree on big goals and then
negotiate the details to get them accomplished. somecandidate has had problem negotiating deals. he wrote the art the deal. nobody in washington seems to build to negotiate a deal on anything as basic as even the budget. i hope that maybe he will talk about the lessons of his negotiating deals and private life. we will learn about every candidate this year about how to make america great again. about, i wantlks to talk about how grateful we at no labels are that he adjusted his scheduled to be with us today and how glad i am now to introduce to you -- incidentally, he is not here to fire any of you. [laughter] he is here i have been authorized to say to fire you
♪ isn't that the way everybody has their dues in life to pay ♪ know -- trump: thank you very much everybody. that's so nice. no labels. that's right, i'm a believer. you know, john and joe called and they said, would you do it? i said, i think i will be able to. they explained what no labels represented and where we have to go in this country because we are getting nothing done whatsoever. i said i'm pretty sure i'm going to be able to do it. so the next day they announced, i will be there without question. [laughter] they are tough negotiators. i had another speech someplace. it was actually quite a bit of a
problem. i told them i wouldn't do it. they went nuts. they were not happy. is that right? they were not happy people. ultimately i said, i may have gone a little over that 50% level. and so here i am. right? here i am. [applause] and i love new hampshire. the latest poll came out. 32 to 13. somebody said, why do you talk about the polls? because i am winning. but that nobody else ever talks about the polls because they do lousy in the polls. if they were doing well, they would be talking about the polls. we had 32 to 13. that is a big gap and that is in new hampshire. i know so many people have friends in new hampshire, they are amazing people.
thank you all. i really appreciate it. [applause] so when we talk about no labels and getting along -- i'm not going to say it too much because tipper o'neill and ronald reagan, i look at that as the ultimate. two people with different views, different everything and they liked each other and they got along and they got things done. and they had a leader in ronald reagan. because ultimately it is about the president. much more so about the president then you can imagine. and if the president is a leader, if he is a real leader, or she is a real leader, you will get things done. but you need the leadership to come from the very pinnacle. and if it doesn't, it's not going to happen. him and that's not happening now. it's not happening now. people aren't getting together. i see it. i have actually been doing this for a long time. i was very establishment.
i was the ultimate. i gave more money than anything. when i decided to run, i was antiestablishment. can you believe this? but we can't take a chance on a loss. i watched previously -- i was thinking about doing it and i decided not to because i thought it was a race that could have been won and i don't want that to happen again. if you look at what happened four years ago, timing was right. him and him and everything was right. and it should have been done. it is going to be done this time and hopefully it's going to be done by me. and i think we are going to have a result is going to be great. we are going to turn the country around. we are going to make america great again. and that's what's going to happen. that's what's going to happen.
i looked at a couple of things that i thought would be appropriate. and i'm thinking back about my career. when i was a young man in new york, we had a problem called a skating rink. it took eight years. everyone knows. they now study it in all the business schools. we all studied it. i didn't study it, i did it. we had a rink. it wasn't such a little deal. it was an 80,000 foot rink. and the government could get a bill -- couldn't get a bill. it was a renovation, it wasn't even building. after eight years, i had a daughter growing up, and she would say, dad, i want to go ice skating. and every year i would say to ivanka, have you heard of ivanka?
she's great. there was no ice. i would look out the window and see hundreds of guys sitting at the rink. and after seven years, i went to koch. i said, ed, i can do this thing him and right. i met with the unions. i met with people doing refrigeration. the engineer was based in miami, florida. it's true. and they were using freon. that means if you have a little tiny hole in 30 miles of pipe, it's not going to work. i said, that doesn't sound good. so i called up the montreal canadiens ice hockey team. i said, who does your rinks?
him they said, he's excellent, he is based here in montreal. so he came in and immediately said, you cannot use freon. you have to use brine. it's water with salt and it. how simple could that get? it was much less expensive. i got to town and ed koch said, you do it. we had cement mixers. they were using little mixers. like take the biggest office floor you know and triple it and then fill another little section. and then the vandals would come
at night and steal all the copper. so i said, this is not good. you want one contiguous pour. so i had trucks from the rink all the way back to harlem, cement mixers. we poured it all in one day. it was 26 hours and 25 minutes. it healed beautifully. when the city did it, it was like this. they couldn't make ice for a lot of reasons. when i talk about the price, the biggest problem i had was demolition. that was the biggest cost. i had to demolish everything that was done. so i got it done. i got everybody together and we got it done. and to this day it is the most successful ice-skating rink. i still run it. i have run it for many years and it is the number one in the world and it does great. i was thinking about it because we are talking about no labels. i was talking to john and joe and we are talking about getting together.
i got together with everybody. the city, the council. everything had to be done fast. the beauty is i did it in four months. i did it for $1.8 million. the city had already spent $20 million and most of it was demolition. that's what happens. and you can do it with this country. believe me, you can do things that people have no idea construction wise. our roads and bridges are falling apart. i just left laguardia airport. it's like a third world airport. it's third world. it's horrible. go out to the runways, it's horrible. i travel all over the world, i have so many different relationships and partnerships and very complicated stuff and i meet the richest people, the richest companies in the world
and i'm partners with many of them in different parts. you go to qatar and all the different places -- by the way, all over china. you go to bahrain, saudi arabia. you see airports --you have never seen anything like it. right here in manhattan, they had a 350 acre piece of land on the east river. the east river is great. it was expandable into 550 acres. it was like five minutes into manhattan. they have been building that golf course i think for 30 years. i think.
somebody said its really not 30, it's 21. ok. it's 21. it has been under construction and for many years. we believe the cost is over $300 million. the mayor said, what do you think it should have cost? i said about $7 million. and they couldn't get it done. mayor bloomberg said, you've got to help us. i have a long-term deal and i took it over. i got it done in less than a year. for peanuts. it's beautiful. it's getting all rave reviews. i had to get the city together, all the unions together. i had to get everybody together and we got it done and they worked so hard. and now it's open and setting every record because of its location.
it's phenomenal to be right next to manhattan and on the river. it's unbelievable. so you can do these things. but it's about leadership. frankly if i had somebody that worked for me that was good, it wouldn't be good enough. it had to come from me. i needed the mayor's help. i needed the city council's help. it has to come from the president. i will give you something that to me is so big. corporate inversion. i look at your different things that you have, things that you want to do. create 25 million jobs. balance the federal budget by 2030. 2030? that's an easy one. [laughter] [applause]
they gave me this note, i said -- i think there is a typo. [laughter] 2030. secure social security. people have to do it. we have a contract. we all have a contract. i don't need mine, by the way. and i think if somebody doesn't want it, give it up. but it has to be that person's decision. [applause] i have friends worth hundreds and millions and billions of dollars that get social security. they don't even know the check comes in. they will never see the check. a lot of people would give it up for the good of the country. i want to do that. i don't know if anybody has even talked about that. i have friends who say, we don't want it. and you do it on the basis of spirit for the country. we have to keep social security for the people that really need it. so important. [applause] and make america energy secure by 2024. it's almost energy secure now. because of technology, what we have on the ground is enormous. but we are not allowed to exploit it.
and we have more than anybody. we have really good stuff. i have friends -- we have the best stuff. the really best stuff. i'm not talking about the tar sands. which are fine, but it is very expensive to get the oil. it costs a lot of money. we have the best stuff. we have prime. and we don't use it. and yet we are not allowed to use coal anymore. and yet we export coal to china. and we say china has to go under the agreement but they don't have to go under for 25 and 35 years. how stupid are we? how stupid do they think we are? how stupid do they think we are? [applause] it's like our military. i love the military. him and i love our veterans. i will take such great care of our veterans, believe me. i have a lot of my friends here. a lot of my friends here, the veterans.
our veterans are being treated -- worse, i am telling you, worse than illegal immigrants in this country. and they are our greatest people. and our wounded warriors are not being treated fairly and we will take care of that. when you look at all of the difficulties -- i watched president obama last night on television. he bombed. very simply. and it was not easy for him, because steve kroft was doing -- they were much nicer to me two weeks ago. can you believe that? i was on with putin. putin and trump, nice stablemates. everything is negative. isis, iraq, afghanistan, syria. that statistic of 5.4% is a
phony statistic. it doesn't mean anything. other than the politicians in this room, they don't count because they are fabulous. these are fabulous people. i hate to insult people when they are sitting there with their wives. it is terrible. but these statistics are made up by politicians. because you always look good. him and a guy looks for a job, or a woman, they say i can't find one, they go back, they are considered essentially employed. we have 100 million people out of the workforce. it's the highest number it has ever been. somebody said -- a very talented person said our unemployment rate, and i'm not going to take this number, they said our unemployment rate is 42%. think of it. if you added up, it is. so i say 21% or 22% because i want to be nice to the
president. it's a disaster. we have to take jobs back from all of these country that are ripping us. we have to bring them back. we have to bring them back home. [applause] so what happens -- and what has to happen is we will get into a situation where hopefully when the next president is interviewed by 60 minutes or whoever, they can say, wow, you have really made some unbelievable strides with trade deals. i have carl icahn lined up. i have the smartest toughest negotiators in the world lined up. they don't want anything for it. just like i don't want a salary. if i win -- somebody said to me, would you want your salary if i become president? no, i don't want it. these guys don't want anything. they actually want to help. i know people that are so tough and smart.
i was saying the other day -- they said you want tough in terms of speaker. i don't want tough, i want tough and smart. tough is no good. i know too many tough people who are not smart. you need the combination. right? right. you need the combination. we need smart, tough people. we've got to bring our country back. we can't go on like this. we cannot continue to lose. the u.s. trade deficit with china -- i had it looked up. it is almost $400 billion a year. it gets worse. if you want to do business with china, you can't. i have friends that are manufacturers. they can't get their product in and if they do they get a huge
tariff. a man that i am very close to -- by the way, i love the chinese. i think they are great. but their leaders are too smart. i love mexico. i love the mexican people. they are great. but their leaders are too smart. that big plant is moving to mexico. which means i am never going to eat another oreo again. i'm serious. never. [applause] ford is building a $2.5 billion plant in mexico. how is that going to help us? why is this good for us? in tennessee, they are all set to announce a big plant.
and the company announced very quickly, very ruthlessly, they have decided to go to mexico instead. so now they are going to mexico instead. it's not going to happen. we're going to keep our jobs in the united states. you want to do business with some of these countries, they charge you taxes. we don't charge them tax because we are stupid. we don't charge them. it's not fair. we need problems falters. we need leaders and you can't have leadership unless you know -- we are going to make our country rich again. a woman came up to me and said mr. trump, i like you. she is from new hampshire. i like you so much, but are you a nice enough person to be president? can you believe it? i said, i think i'm nice. i love people. i told her, i said, i'm nice, believe me. i'm going to take care of people. i'm going to take care of women. i'm going to take care of men. i'm going to take care of the african-americans. look at their unemployment rates. it's a record. african-american youths. look at what's going on in the inner cities. they can't get jobs at all. i'm going to take care of people. i said to her, i really don't
believe this is going to be about mi a nice person. -- him a nice person. i think people are fed up with incompetent politicians who don't get things done. i'm telling you. [applause] i think they are fed up. and i think this is going to be an election that's going to be largely based on competence. because we want our country back. we want to take it back. we want our country back. so it's really an honor to be with you. it's an incredible group. behind me is the future. [applause] except for a couple of people in the audience that i know. forget them. but this is the future. i thought i would take a couple of questions. it would be my honor. go ahead.
you look healthy to me. go ahead. >> i would like to thank you for continuing the constructive conversation. as you probably know, president bush started an emergency plan for aids relief that has been very effective at aids treatment globally. i really want to ask you if you would commit to doubling the number of people on treatment to 30 million people by the year 2020. >> i like committing to all of those things. those are great things. alzheimer's, aids. we are close on some of them. with all of the work that has been done, we are not very close with some of them. but the answer is yes.
i believe so strongly in that and we will lead the way on that. [applause] >> i am impressed that you are here in person, i have to admit. i'm going to throw a question at you and i think it's going to be a hard one for you to answer. so here is the challenge. compromise has become the dirty word. if the other side said, we would do this and that, and all they asked was for a specific tax increase or getting rid of a tax deduction, what could you offer at the table as a gesture of compromise? >> the word compromise is not a bad word to me. having made deals all my life -- i'm coming out with a book in three weeks. it's a rough title. does anyone know the title of the book? crippled america. it is a very sad title.
simon & schuster called me and said, we want you to write a book. i realized how much negativity is going on. they took these beautiful pictures of me smiling. i'm smiling. i look nice. but i didn't use that picture. i used the worst picture in the whole group and it is mean and angry as i am angry about what's happening to the country and i put it right on the cover of the book. it's a horrible picture which shows i don't have as much ego as -- but i like the word compromise. there is nothing wrong with compromise but it's always good to compromise and win. meaning let's compromise and win. as far as taxes are concerned, i put out a plan where i'm reducing taxes very
substantially. we are bringing corporate down to 15%. we are bringing tremendous tax reductions to virtually everybody. we are rid of a lot of the deductions like carried interest. these are hedge fund deductions. we are getting rid of them. the hedge fund guys don't want to talk to me anymore. they wanted to give me millions. i am self funding my campaign. they wanted to give me millions, i don't want it. if i take it, i have to be like jeb bush and marco rubio and do what they tell me to do. believe me, they are puppets. we have asked for a major tax reduction so i think you will be very happy and the word compromise is absolutely fine. but if you are going to compromise, ask for about three times more than you want. you understand? so when you compromise you get what you want. ok. [applause] go ahead. she doesn't have a microphone. look who we have.
good. >> i'm miss america's outstanding teen. and i travel across the country and teach kids about saving money, which is hard. our government is even fiscally responsible. so i'm asking every single candidate and i have been waiting to ask you. >> in particular. >> of course. specifically, what are you going to be doing about the $18 trillion deficit? [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2015] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] drum: -- donald trump: by the way, it's no $1 trillion -- by the way, it is now $19 trillion.
we owe $19 trillion as a country and we are going to knock it down and we are going to bring it down big league and quickly. we're going to bring jobs back, we are going to bring business backs. we are going to stop our deficits. we're going to do it very quickly. [audience: how?] >> number one, we have tremendous cutting to do. we have a department of education that is tremendously out of control. most of the republican candidates like common core. i am totally against it. i want local education. [applause] when i am in new hampshire and iowa and south carolina -- so important. we're going to save on department of they are not doing it. they're not doing their job and they are making it impossible for our country to compete. and many other things. hundreds of billions of dollars is going to be saved just in
terms of running government. in addition to that, i'm going to bring millions of jobs back into this country. ok darling? thank you. >> my name is michaela. i am wondering if you are all concerned that some of the divisive language you used on the campaign trail undermines your ability to solve problems. [applause] >> here's the thing. i went to i believe schools. i know what is divisive and what is not divisive, in all fairness. i don't want to necessarily be politically correct all the way down the line. [applause] because i see people -- they can't even function. i see politicians afraid to say anything because it's not politically correct. and they know the answers and they refuse to give them a cousin they are afraid it's not going to be politically correct and i am going to have to be who i am. at the same time, i'm running against a lot of people.
it was 16 and now it's 15. many are going to be dropping out very soon if they are smart. too many people. when it becomes a different kind of situation, you will see me being much less divisive. remember this. i never start anything. i counterpunch. they start. they get very nasty. whether it is lindsey graham, rick perry, i get along great -- and then all of a sudden, because they are dying, they're doing so badly, they figure -- i don't think anybody in this room wants to have somebody that is not going to fight back. the problem we have in this country as we have people now that don't fight back. they don't fight back and the country is tremendously -- the country is being hurt tremendously by it. go ahead. >> my name is kyle smith. i'm a student leader. >> where are you?
>> over here. i just want to say thank you first of all. i was wondering what your plan is in working across the aisle to increase civic engagement among millennial's, getting college students involved and student loans. >> so important. that's going to be worked on. the one thing i get more than any other question is student loans. they go out, they get an education from great colleges, they become the best student in their class, everything is great, and then they can't get a job. the best way to solve it is to create jobs but they can't get jobs. students are borrowing money all over the place. they formed the student loan money, which is one of the only agencies and government that makes a lot of money. it's the question i get more than any other question. we are going to be cutting back down.
we are going to give people incentive to go out and get an education at a much lower price. don't forget, these schools because they get so much money through the government, they are raising their fees to appointed is ridiculous. they don't need to get that kind of money. [applause] because of the fact that the government is giving out so much money, you take a look at what has happened to the cost of education. believe me it hasn't gone up that much. we are to get those numbers down. and also we are going to have jobs so when you graduate you are going to get a nice job for you are very happy. ok? great question. go ahead. >> i'm curious about your perspective on the freedom caucus or the tea party. which has been at the heart of -- >> i love the tea party. i will tell you about the tea party.
these are people that love this country. they do love this country. and they want the country to be great. go ahead. >> the issue is -- not to offend anyone, but i see that planned parenthood is a deck chair on the titanic. that is where i'm coming from. to shut down the entire government over it is kind of this small world mindset. >> they don't want planned parenthood funded and i think a lot of people understand that including me. i understand that. [booing] go ahead. >> maybe i'm wrong. maybe you can prove me wrong. but i don't think you are a friend to women. [applause]
>> i knew i shouldn't have picked her. i respect women incredibly. i have had women working for me in positions that they have never worked in terms of so many different jobs. i had a woman who was in charge of the building of trump tower many years ago before it was even -- before anybody would have even thought of it and it did a fantastic job. i have given women more opportunity than i would say virtually anybody in the construction industry. i have a daughter named ivanka and a wife named melania who constantly want me to talk about women's health issues because they know how i feel about it and they know how i feel about women. i respect women, i love women, i cherish women. my mother was one of the great people of the world.
maybe the greatest ever. i respect women and i'm going to take care of women. jeb bush didn't want to fund women's health issues. you saw that. and then he took it back later. i will take care of women and i have great respect for women and i do cherish women and i will take care of women. i will take care of us also from the enemy -- meaning the enemy on different shores looking to come in and do numbers. believe me, i will take care of the people in this country far better than any of the folks you are looking at right now. that i can tell you. go ahead. >> i want to get paid the same as a man and i think you understand that.
so, if you become president, will a woman make the same as a man and do i get to choose what i do with my body? [applause] >> you're going to make the same if you do as good a job. and i happen to be pro-life. ok? i'm pro-life. any other questions? go ahead. shout it out. let's go. shoot. he's choking. come on. >> i have a quick question about
something you said earlier this summer that south korea takes advantage of the united states in terms of defense spending. i just want to get the facts straight. from: -- donald trump: are you from south korea? >> i am not. i was born in texas and raised in colorado. [applause] no matter where i am from i want to get my facts straight. i want to tell you that's not true. donald trump: excuse me. it's peanuts compared to what it's costing. it's peanuts. and by the way, they are a very wealthy country. part of the problem when we talk about deficits and losing and why can't we do -- we are defending germany, we are defending japan, we are defending south korea, so many countries and we get peanuts. it's a fraction. a tiny fraction.
i say all the time about south korea, i ordered 4000 television sets recently. they all come from south korea. whether it is lg or samsung -- these are wealthy countries. we have 28,000 soldiers on the border of south korea. we defend germany, which is sending cars over there. we are defending japan. so here's the deal's that we make. we defend japan and we have to defend them with their lives. if anybody attacks japan, we have an agreement. we have to go and attack and fight and i and spend. but if anybody attacks us, japan doesn't have to do a thing.
that's the way we run things. its not going to happen with me. and avoid defending people that are far richer with us. they are going to have to pay for it. why are we defending germany and south korea and japan? and they don't do anything for us. we are going to have great relationships, but why do we pay the cost of defending the world? when you look at your military budget, it is far higher than anybody else's. you know why it is higher? we are defending all these countries. it's not helping us. we are going to change things around and make america great again. believe me. thank you very much. thank you. thank you all very much. thank you. [applause] ♪ we are not in a take it we are not in a take it
we are not in a take it anymore ♪ we have the right to choose ♪ here is no way we were lose ♪ >> donald trump says he will tweet live during the democratic candidates debate. said he expected to be a very boring two hours, i will be covering the democrat debate live on twitter. the debate will be held in las vegas where hillary clinton held a rally outside his rally ahead of the debate. they'll newspapers said donald trump has 4.41 million viewers. hillary clinton has slightly more with 4.4 4 million viewers. we heard from jeb bush earlier on his ideas for health care. soon, another candidate john kasich, he will hold a town hall
meeting in new hampshire. we will have live coverage in just one hour. it will be a 12:30 eastern time on c-span. more from yesterday's no label conference with dimmick and it -- with bernie sanders. he will be on the stage for the first debate. >> that is my fellow cuban-american. i wanted to do a congo for all of you, next time i will head the conga line. we will have a great time. vermont? f your from let me tell you, growing up in cuba there was only one state in the union i knew, that is because my mom learned to make great pancakes. so, i had this bottle that said it vermont syrup.
i have to say, it is the one state i knew in the once did i love. so, i am glad to introduce a senator from the state of vermont. he is the national vice chair of no labels. joined by my great colleagues. and from mike mccarty, and lisa. earlier you will hear from a colleague charlie black. we are proud to put this together. you know, we need more no labels problem solvers in america. men and women from both political parties and independents committed to get things done. we are proud of 140 college chapters in this party. thank you problem solvers. [applause] >> and the hundreds of thousand active is across the country. to those candidates pledging to blow things up, we have already done that. it does not work. america wants to move on.
here's what we expect and hope their candidates, one campaign on your vision for america. two, tell us how you get the job done. disagree without being disagreeable. think big, be bold. ofeed to embrace the goals 25 million new jobs per year. they will balance the budget for the next 15 years and make america energy strong and independent. sports therecs and are no referees no rules on bad behavior. unfortunately you in this room and the millions of americans out there, are the enforcers with your vote. hands embracehake our adversaries and politics today, that is seen as weakness. it is criticized. i say why is that? that is not the american spirit.
[applause] >> i am here to introduce to you a presidential candidate with whom i politically disagree. i am the former chairman of the american conservative union. brought up with william buckley principles. i'm introducing a senator bernie sanders. it is not hard to get along. i am proud to be introducing senator sanders. there's something i want to tell you, he has generated a lot of enthusiasm. by the way, have you seen his political rallies? it is like going to make jagr concert. they are about the same age. instead of feeling the vibes of around sugar, it is about feeling the burn. that is what happens.
he has learned to work with his colleagues and despite of our divergent views, last year senator sanders and mccain came over a difficult compromise for the health-care system. so, ladies and gentlemen let's of maplep for the man syrup let's feel the burn, senator bernie sanders. [applause] senator sanders: thank you for that introduction. i will get you all of the maple syrup you need. begin by third to -- by thanking the no labels
conference for the important work they are doing. which oral trying to do is get beyond the ugliness of contemporary politics the very bitter personal attacks we see every day. analyze whatn and the most important problems are that we face as a country and figure out how we go forward. there will be disagreements. let's treat each other civilly. let's treat each other respectfully. let's not try to demonize people who may have disagreements with us. in my mind, there is no question about what our country faces some very serious challenges. the challenges that we face today if you include climate change may be greater than at any time since the great depression.
no labels conference points out, what we need are answers to the problems not just campaign rhetoric. saying that by there is very bad news for the of the -- as a result citizens united supreme court a campaign now have system which come and i use the word advisedly is corrupted. i have to lay that out on the table. i do not think that there is anything democratic about the fact that millionaires and billionaires cannot spend as much money as they want. we're looking at one family spending $900 million in this campaign cycle in order to elect candidates who represent their
interests and not the best interests of the american people. let me start the discussion off at the top by saying if we really want to create a vibrant democracy for all people, conservative, democratic moderate. in my view we have got to , andurn citizens united would be too much public funding of elections. we talk about the economy and i think they know labels conference or folks on the situation, let us be real. real unemployment is not what you read in the newspapers once a month. that is the official unemployment rate which is now around 5%. real unemployment including those people have given up looking for work in those people who are working part-time that is about 10%.
let me mention something very few people are talking about, that is youth unemployment. a study recently came out looking at youth unemployment. it was high school graduates between 17 and 20 years of age. what they found is that real unemployment was 31%. for hispanic kids it was 36%. for african-american kids it was 51%. this is a crisis situation. if we are more interested in making sure our kids are in , we shouldhave jobs be investing in our young people and not just in jail and in incarceration. real unemployment, and i'm glad you raise the issue, it is an issue we need to talk about.
it is much higher than people assume it is. it is frightening for young people. again, the united states of america, hope y'all agree with this, should not have more people in jail, 2.2 million people than any other country on earth. we should be investing in jobs and education. not just jails and in incarceration. now, when we talk about how we create 25 million jobs over the next 10 years first, we have to understand, and i think there is widespread why partisan agreement on this. we have to understand that our ,nfrastructure, our roads bridges, water systems, wastewater plants, airports, real systems, levies, dams, in many parts of this country, we have not invested sufficiently in our
infrastructure. according to the american society of civil engineers, we need trillions of dollars of investment. in many ways, our infrastructure is crumbling, falling further and further behind other countries. proposed a $1have trillion investment over a five-year period and rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure. creatento itself, would up to 13 million decent paying jobs. at the same time, because we are improving our infrastructure, make our country more efficient, productive, and in fact, safer. i believe we should have a menstrual federal -- massive federal jobs program, rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure. creation,lk about job
it is also important to be talking about not only how we create new jobs, but how we prevent the loss of millions of jobs. here is the simple truth. disastrous of our trade policies, policies like permanentta, and normal trade relations with china, we have lost millions of jobs. what corporations have done is effectively shut down in america, moved to low-wage countries abroad, hire people there, and brought their products back into this country. since 2001 in america, we have lost about 60,000 factories. not all of that can be a trivia to trade, but a lot of it can be. if we are serious about creating jobs, we need trade policies
which create jobs in america, not just china or vietnam. that is why i not only voted , ornst nafta, cafta permanent trade relations with china, i'm strongly opposing the transpacific partnership. furthermore, if we are going to talk about how we create millions of jobs, we all agree we need to create, we need a financial system which makes affordable loans to small and medium-sized businesses. theink we all understand economic engine of america is not large corporations, which bin by a large have been downsizing, but small and medium-sized businesses. i have very deep concerns about our current financial system, in which you have a handful of
on wall street with assets of equivalent to about 60% of the gdp of the united states of america. aree financial institutions not terribly concerned, in my view, about creating jobs on main street, or in small towns, all over america. their irresponsibility is no to all. they caused the financial collapse of 2008. i think what we have to do is put greater emphasis and support banks, federal unions, and financial institutions that are part of the communities that they serve. who know the people who want to buy homes. be very honest with you.
three out of five financial issue institutions are much bigge now. i think it is time to reinstate bankssteagall, and break up. [applause] b roosevelt were aliv today, i think what he would say when you have a l number of financial institutions that have so much political pa powe, they are doing a real disservice o the economy. i think he would say we should break them up, and i agree with them. about jobs, what we have also got to appreciate is while this imperative that we create millions of decent paying
jobs, it is also important that those jobs pay people a living wage. all over this country now, and n new hampshire, you have folks working to-three jobs, 50-60 hours per week forng to cobble together health care. a federal, we have minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. we have to recognize that that inadequate. is we have to raise that wage to a living wage. i believe over the next several years, and cities like los toeles and seattle, we have raise that minimum wage to $15 per hour. if somebody works 40 hours per , that person should not be
living in poverty. there is also the very important issue of social security and medicare. let me briefly touch on them. first, despite some of the rhetoric that you may have heard from many politicians, social security is not going broke. i know every day on television somebody is saying, social security is going broke, we have to cut social security, and raise the retirement age. that is simply not accurate. ,he truth of the matter is according to the social security administration, social security has about $2.8 trillion in its trust fund, and can pay out every benefit owed to every eligible american for the next 19 years. that tells us that we do not have a major crisis, but
frankly, 19 years is still short of time, and we have to figure out how to extend the life of social security a lot longer than that to make sure our kids, and our grandchildren know that social security will be there for them. in my view, the fairest way to extend the life of social security for the next 50 years is to make sure that the wealthiest people in this country, many of whom are doing payingnally well, start the same percentage of their income into the social security system as the middle-class and working families of our country currently pay. right now, as you know, somebody who is making hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars a year pays the same amount of money into the social security trust fund as somebody who makes
$118,000. in my view, that is wrong. what i would do is reintroduce legislation to do this -- i would apply the payroll tax on all income starting at $250,000 per year. i would use this revenue, not just to extend the life of and my proposal would extend the life of social security to the year of 2061, but i would also expand social security benefits. here is the truth. i havestate of vermont -- talked to too many seniors in vermont and all over this country -- there are seniors and people with disabilities who are lowng to get by on horrific incomes. you talk to people who are $10,000 amake you on
year, and the truth is, you really cannot survive on that level of income. that means not buying the prescription drugs you need, not buying the food you adequately need. in fact, we should be cognizant of the fact that the average social security benefits day is month.328 per we should extend social security. we should expand social security, and we do that by lifting the cap on taxable incomes. you have asked a good question about medicare. that's talk about medicare. what we talk about medicare, we have to broaden the discussion a little bit to talk about health care in america. here are the simple facts. the united states today spends far more per person on health care than do the people and any other country. that is a fact. despite the gains of the
affordable care act, some 15 million americans now have health insurance. we still have people who have zero health insurance. many people are uninsured with high deductibles and high copayments. sometimes they just don't get to the doctor because they can't afford to pay for their deductible. in my view, and i know not everyone agrees, but in my view, the united states of america has got to join every other major industrialized country honors, to allrantee health care people as a right, not a privilege. those of us who live in new we borderand vermont, on canada. canada has managed to provide health care to every man, woman, and child in its country in a much more cost effective way
than we do. germany has a different system. denmark, the u.k., france, they all have different systems, but the commonality of their systems is everybody has health care as a right. all of those systems provide health care to their people in a more cost-effective way. by the way, the health care outcomes for many of those systems is better than ours, in terms of longevity, life expectancy, infant mortality rates, and such. we balance how do the budget by 2030? is since president obama was elected, we have made some significant progress.
today, while too high, the federal deficit is up to $426 billion. that is making some progress, but obviously it is still a large deficit. let me put the deficit issue into a broader context and touch on issues that are not widely discussed. but we talked what the deficit and the debt, i hope everyone remembers that when we went to war in afghanistan and iraq, unfortunately, those wars were not paid for. they were put on the credit card. those wars will end up costing $4somewhere between
trillion-$6 trillion. i have to tell you, i have a hard time understanding how some say,rs of congress can't we have to cut social security, medicare, medicaid, education, and nutrition programs for kids because we have a deficit, but when it comes to war, not a problem, we will put it on the credit card. i think that is very, very wrong. [applause] the second point, what we talk about deficit and debt, it has to be put in the broader context on in america.g there has been a huge transfer of wealth to the tune of trillions of dollars going from the middle-class to the top . 1/10 of 1/10 percent. in fact, the top 1/10 of 1% has
seen its share of our nation's wealth more than double, while the middle class has lost trillions of dollars. when we talk about deficit reduction, we talk about government in general, that fundamental reality has to be understood. the middle-class is shrinking. the very rich are becoming more richer. experiencingare record profits. today, the top 1/10 of the 1% owns as much wealth as the bottom 90%. despite working incredibly long hours, 58% of all new income is going to the top 1%. in my view, when we talk about investments that have to be made
, in terms of education and infrastructure, that reality has got to be paramount. the middle-class shrinking, the wealthiest people doing incredibly well. inorder to make progress reducing our deficit and national debt, we obviously need to make certain that our government is running as efficiently as possible. all of you know, whether you are conservative and progressive, that is not the case. a lot of inefficiency and a lot of waste. all i would add is we also have to take a look at the department of defense. some people say, the government is inefficient efficient, let's throw more money to the department of defense. that is wrong. we need to move aggressively so thateal tax reform
those individuals and corporations who have the best ability to pay in fact do so. let me give you a few ideas on that subject. are losinghen we $100 billion a year in revenue because corporations are establishing their profits in the cayman islands and other offshore tax havens, we have to this tax fraud. it is wrong. it does not make any sense that you are profitable corporation and in some cases not paying one nickel in federal income tax. the 15 wealthiest people in this country increase their wealth by $170 million in the last two years, i would significantly increase the tax on inherited wealth of more than
$3.5 million. buffettore, as warren often reminds us, we have a tax system that enables some of the wealthiest people in this country to have an effective, i.e. real tax rate, that is truck than tax drivers -- drivers. it does not make sense to me, i do not think it makes sense to the american people. the bottom line is the wealthy people are becoming much wealthier and large corporations are in joining profits, and the middle-class is disappearing. we have to have the tax system which has those people on top doing extraordinary well to start paying their fair share of taxes. my very last point -- [applause] you raise an important question about making the united states
energy secure by 2024. i agree with you. i want to see that happen as well. respect, and i say this respectfully, when we talk about energy, there is in fact an even more important issue than just energy dependence. issa on both the senate environmental committee and the senate energy committee. when i can tell you, without the slightest hesitation, the scientific community is virtually unanimous, climate change is real. climate change is caused human activity. climate change is already causing devastating problems in our country, and around the world. is ifhe scientist tell us we do not get our act together now, and transform our energy system away from fossil fuels to energy efficiency and
sustainable energy, the planet we will be leaving our children is a planet that will be in a than the planet we enjoy today. that is morally unacceptable. it is on acceptable to say we don't care about the planet we are leaving our kids, we will just go on, same old, same old. i want to see us move towards energy independence. the way you do that is aggressively move forward efficiency,gy towards a transportation system that is not dependent on investiles, and aggressively in wind, solar, and geothermal, and other sustainable engies. let me conclude by thinking that no labels conference for the good work that they do. we are trying to get serious discussion on serious issues. we are trying to minimize the politics that we see, the
personal attacks that we see. i thank you very much for what you are doing, and look forward to working with you in the future. thank you all very much. [applause] ♪ >> and about 40 minutes, we will take you live to bow, new , weshire where john kasich will hear from him shortly live. that is at 12:30 eastern time. >> c-span has your coverage to the road to the white house 2016, where you will find the candidates, speeches, debates, and most importantly, your questions. this year, we are taking our coverage into classrooms across the country with our student c
am contests, giving students the opportunity to discuss what issues they want to hear from the candidates. follow c-span's student xam contest and the road to the online,use 2016 on air, and on the radio. >> later tonight, privacy law and modern surveillance. a discussion with georgetown university professor, laura donohue. here is what some of she has to say. donohue: the government communication headquarters, the nsa's headquarter in the night kingdom. were! webcam chats collected in bowl, regardless of whether that user was a foreign intelligence target.
with the help of the nsa, a collective visual data from 1.8 million yahoo! users. it turns out that nudity is the real problem. they are finding it hard to filter out for the new pictures -- nude pictures. text messages are similarly not immune. the nsa collected almost 200 million text messages globally, using them to ascertain travel plans, credit cards. let me be clear. this information is being collected on individuals who are not themselves suspected of any illegal activity. , we will have more from professor donahue on security law -- privacy law and at 9:30ance tonight eastern time. yesterday, we heard from a mixup presidential candidates at the no labels conference, including
most important word, and i think he would absolutely agree with this, this man is a soldier. he has a lot of respect. he has been to our home for dinner. we have had dinners where he has spoken, and you have a lot of very conservative veterans on his bandwagon. ladies and gentelman, one of the most endearing people i have met, senator jim webb. [applause] sender webb: i'm very impressed with what your realization has been able to do today. ways, very much
mirrors my career. i spent about half the time in public service, and about half doing things independently -- a writer, author, and sole proprietor. i think we set something of an example in new hampshire earlier this year, when rene sponsored a lunch for me. at that lunch, in order to discuss the issues facing our country, we had about half the room, republicans, and half the room, democrats. we talked about how to work together. it was one of my big missions as a leader. working with renee, and also having worked with joe lieberman, i was very grateful
to an editorial that he wrote and the "richmond dispatch" talking about the types of things we were able to accomplish when i was in the senate, breaking away from this paralysis and calcification that has affected our governmental process and getting things done. i know this is the big issue being discussed today, problem-solving. how do you bring problem-solving into the very complex world of getting things done in our governmental system? the first thing i would say to you is i not only have intentions in this area, if i have the right support to become the next president of the united states, i have a record, that i hope people will look at. what i would like to do in the few minutes that i have with you
today is talk about two examples, case studies, if you would, about the approaches we took when i was in the senate to actually get things done, and move things forward. i have had fellow senators, during my tenure, who would come to the end of 5-6 years, and say they were not able to even get an amendment that they introduced to a vote on the senate floor. i will take two cases to show you the way we were able to do this. the first is on the post-9/11 g.i. bill, which i think is the greatest educational program in our history. i started speaking about the need for a real g.i. bill well before i even decided to run for the senate in 2006. i come from a family that has a citizen soldier tradition.
my father served in world war ii. i grew up in the military. my son left college and enlisted in the marines, and was in the war. we kept hearing over and over again, this is the greatest generation. spent four having years on the veterans committee, just out of law school. if you say this is the next greatest generation, why don't we give them the same shot for the future that we have had. they had their tuition paid for, they had their book spot, and ught, and they had a monthly stipend. after i was elected, and before
with sworn in, i sat down legislative council, i had been on the legislative counsel before, and we wrote the post 9/11 g.i. bill. i introduced it my first day in office. people were saying, one day in the senate, why should we pass this comprehensive veterans educational program that has not generated out of the veterans committee itself? there were others, quite frankly, the bush administration, and some of my very good friends like john mccain, who were opposed to the idea. they were saying, if you give that generous a program to the veterans, they will want to get out of the military. it will affect the number of retention. i spent five years at the pentagon, i work