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ambassador, another scholar, all agreed that we need a strategy. we really don't have one. i asked secretary gates last week. this is what he said, that i think is relevant. he said, my concern is that i don't see an overreaching or overriding strategy on the part of the united states with this complex challenge for the next 20 or 30 years. one of the benefits of containment, and there are lots of disagreements about how to apply it, but i will always believe that critical to our success in the cold war was that we had a broad strategy of containment that was practiced by non-successive administrations of both political parties. it had bipartisan support. the general notion of how to
deal with this. we don't have anything like that with respect to the middle east. so we are dealing with each of these crises individually rather than backing up and saying, what's our long-term game plan here? and who are going to the our allies austin mark -- our allies? where do we contain? where do we let it burn itself out? we haven't addressed those long-term questions. it seems to me we are thinking strictly in the short term of month-to-month. got nine points, secretary carter, but i don't sense anyone in the region or in the congress believes that we have a deeply studied and long-term policy for the middle east that can extend for decades.
first of all, do you think we need one, and do we have one? secretary carter: we have a strategy toward the middle east. decadesments of it are long standing. again, our strategy begins with the pursuit of american interests. that involves protecting our own country and our people, defending long-standing friends and allies who include the gulf states and israel, opposing the introduction of nuclear weapons to the region, which gets us to the iran circumstance, and in the current matter of isil, protecting our people and our friends and allies by defeating it where it began, which is in iraq and syria. that thebed today
implementation of the strategy in both of those places, to defeat, the grade, and effete isil, we are doing that. it is a complicated region. i called it kaleidoscopic in my statement. american interests are not unclear. they are clear. our strategy is intended to pursue those interests, and that is what we are doing, strengthening the pursuit of that strategy. the chairman and i have been describing to you today the steps we are taking in iraq and syria, and with respect to unilateral actions. position ofat the the administration, but frankly our middle eastern allies that we talk to don't feel confident
that they know what the long-term goals of the united states are. were they to defend iraq against isil? are we going to pull out all troops in afghanistan regardless of the situation on the ground? what about red lines in syria? are we going to honor those? you can say that, but i think it's clear that confidence and understanding of where we stand and what we're going to do over the next 10, 20, 30 years, as any leader of a nation has got to think, and we should think, i don't think we're there. i really believe more work needs to be done. i'm talking to my colleagues in the senate. i believe we can reach a bipartisan policy. i don't think it's impossible.
one more thing. departmenthe defense may underestimate the critical nature of the refugee crisis. this is not like iran, iraq, a war that went on for many years. this is impacting europe right now. it is a humanitarian crisis. it is being exploited by everyone else in the middle east that would like to come to europe. europe is facing what one top diplomat told me was the greatest crisis since world war ii. i think we've got to think about get, these safe sounds, and busy -- these safe zones, and get busy on it. it may have to have some of our people at risk to try to protect those areas, but it wouldn't take a lot. you and i talked about it.
can we get moving on this? how many more millions have to line-up in areas before we act? just morally, my judgment is that europe needs to know there is a place for these refugees to go other than to flee the entire region. that will strengthen them. can we not do that? quickly. well, in sorter: far as the refugees are coming from syria, they are actually coming to europe from several areas, but to the extent they are coming from syria, this is why it is so important that the syrian civil war be put to an end. our approach to that is political, not military. we have not undertaken to
achieve that goal militarily. our approach is political. we hope that transition occurs and the civil war in syria ends. >> what if it takes three years? of't we provide some sort area the actual people who are in danger -- secretary carter: i'll just repeat what i said. i'm prepared to have shared with you the analysis we've done of safe zones, buffer zones, and no-fly zones. we have looked at the advantages and costs of those, and the president has not taken them off the table, but we have not undertaken to create any of those zones at this time. i don't rule that out in the future. i'm happy to discuss it with you in a different setting. recognize senator ayotte.
,> i want to thank the chair also thank senator donnelly. appreciate it. , want to ask secretary carter recently, the iranians have actually tested a long-range missile, in violation of existing u.n. security council resolutions. this is something that ambassador powers has confirmed, and in fact if you look at what the iranians have done post-agreement, not only have they tested this missile, but they've wrongfully convicted a "washington post" reporter in iran. we've had a lot of discussion
about the cooperation between russia and iran undermining stability in syria and our interests there. -- in brought to my attention recently that the supreme leader of iran has said about the recent agreement that any imposition of sanctions at any level under any pretext of terrorism and human rights on the part of any country involved in negotiations will constitute a violation. so here's my question to both of .ou primarily to you, secretary carter. what are we going to do about their violations of already existing u.n. resolutions when it comes to testing ballistic missiles and long-range missiles? you testified before this committee. the i in icbm is
intercontinental. is violating resolutions with no response from us. already, the supreme leader is basically saying, you impose sanctions on any reason, even terrorism or other human rights violations, we are going to walk away. that theirot agree violation of the missile resolution warrants a response from the united states, and what is that response going to the? at this point, i haven't seen any response. secretary carter: i think that it needs to be very clear, certainly clear to us in the department of defense, that the conclusion of the nuclear deal with iran, assuming it gets addressted, does not
all of our security concerns. >> yes or no, should we respond to their testing of this missile that violates existing u.n. resolutions? secretary carter: i'll describe one response. , that is our continuing commitment to does the development of missile defenses. >> i understand that we are developing missile defenses, but what is our response when they behave badly already? shouldn't there be a response from the united states of america? we had a panel of experts here and i asked each of them if we should respond. they all agreed, yes. secretary carter: in our area of responsibility, i would say let, senator -- i'll ambassador power and secretary kerry address the diplomatic side of it, but in our area of
, that does not end all of our security concerns with respect to iran. -- notsecretary, ending ending, it seems like it is just the beginning, really. as we think about the unholy alliance between russia and iran undermining our interest in syria, as we think about the testing in our faces of long-range missiles, as we think about what the supreme leader has said, i would say that it's really just beginning. i need to ask a question of you, general dunford. i had the privilege of recently, on friday, going to the guantanamo bay detention facility and meeting with our
men and women who serve there. they are doing an excellent job under difficult circumstances, as you know. one of the issues that was brought to my attention, and i know that you, one of your jobs having been a commander and serving in the highest position in our military, taking care of our men and women in uniform is so critical. yet we have a situation down there where we met with women guards who are being prevented from fully performing their mission because the five 9/11 attackers who are charged with killing 3000 americans will not allow them to perform their duties because they are women. can you tell me what you think about that? do you think that is right? senator, i feel
the same way as the commander, commander kelly, who describes it as outrageous. i read his weekly report and have read it for about seven or eight weeks. it's outrageous. he's identified it. as you probably know, that is being worked by lawyers. i'm not using that as an excuse. i'm just sharing with you, that is where it's at right now. the commander has identified it. it is outrageous. it ought to be fixed. >> i'd like to see the administration speak out against this. we talk about giving women more opportunity in combat, but this is an area where these women that we met with, that are serving there, they are not being able to perform the full responsibilities of their positions, simply because they are women, because 9/11
terrorists are manipulating the system to say that our women cannot guard them. secretary carter, i hope you would agree with me that this is outrageous. i hope the administration would do everything in its power. secretary carter: i do. i associate myself with what the chairman said. this is pursuant to the action of a federal judge. i understand that. but i think it is counter to the way we treat service members, including women service members, and outrageous is a very good word for it. >> i appreciate both of you being here. thank you. secretary, general dunford, i've known both of you for many years. i've appreciated very much your outstanding work. i'm a great admirer of both of you. i appreciate your service.
isn't helpful it a our relations when there's widely spread story stating the name of the ship, where it went, and you come and tell us that you can't confirm or deny something that is out there in the media. somebody has leaked all that information to the media, but you can't tell members of this committee who have the responsibility to exercise oversight. the second issue i want to mention is guantanamo. i understand the president has said on numerous occasions that one of his objections is guantanamo. aidend the president's top came to my office and said you were going to give me a plan. i've always favored closing guantanamo for a variety of reasons.
yet we still haven't got a plan from you. not only not a plan, until i asked you about it specifically, there was no communication. after coming to my office and saying you are going to give me that plan, and i said we needed it, we got nothing. not an update, not a briefing on what was going on. so we put in language in president, and the voices his strong objection to guantanamo. finally, this issue of whether we are protecting those people who we are asking to fight isis,t bashar assad and isn't it true that we've dropped munitions, general dunford, to a group of people who we are supporting in syria? general dunford: it is true, senator. theme we going to protect from russian air attack? general dunford: senator, we
have the authority. we have the capability and we have options. >> is it true that the russians are already attacking them? the ones we dropped munitions to. general dunford: the russians have not attacked the ones we've dropped munitions to. >> they have not? general dunford: no, chairman. to make sure that you and i are speaking of the same group, the group i'm referring to is known as the syrian arab coalition. they operate in the northeast part of the country. we recently provided resupply to those individuals. >> and if they are attacked by the russians, you will defend them? general dunford: we have the that.lity to do i can't answer that question. >> they would be interested in knowing, i think. if we are going to give them equipment and ask them to fight, and we can't answer to them
whether we are going to protect them or not, i think it is a degree of immorality. secretary carter: chairman, may i take a moment? first of all, i don't mean to be coy about the ships sailing and i know things are in the newspaper. it has nothing to do with this particular operation. there are all kinds of things in the newspaper that should not be in the newspaper. i don't like to talk about military operations publicly. you are entitled to be briefed on everything, but talking about things in a public setting -- what is classified about it? what is it that you wouldn't think- in fact, i literally every member of this committee applauds it, so i'm not sure what the reason is why you wouldn't want to just state
what has already been from somebody who works for you, the name of the ship, when it went out, but yet you won't tell us. that causes frustration, mr. secretary. secretary carter: i don't mean to cause you frustration. >> i hope you understand our frustration. butetary carter: i do, maybe my hesitation is excessive, but i don't like to talk about military operations in public. perhaps this one should be an exception. let me go on to the other thing you said about gitmo. i too favor, like you, closing gitmo if at all possible. the detainees in gitmo are not, cannot be safely transferred to another location.
in order to close gitmo, as you know, we would need to find a location in the united states in which they could continue to be detained. what has taken the time, chairman, is that we had to survey a number of sites. we've done that at a number of sites around the country. we've completed that. some of those are department of defense sites. we needed to have them nominated by the justice department. and then to do the site surveys, all of that took some time. i expect you will get your proposal shortly. >> i would have appreciated an update. at theicism on this side capital is, to my view, somewhat justified. the law was broken when mr. swapped for five
people. the law required that the president of the united states notify congress, and he didn't do it. frankly, there's a credibility got that is huge when the directnt act ins violation of the law and uses the excuse that there could be a leak. to me, that is not an excuse to violate the law. the cynicism here is immense. the president complains about the nda. to expect that the committee would act after the president violated the law and there is no not is something that is reasonable nor in keeping with our responsibilities. could i say again, my respect, i appreciate the great work that both of you do. as i said, we've known each other a long time. you, there'so tell
a certain amount of frustration here because of the lack of communication. guantanamo is one. another one is this policy or lack of policy about what people we train and equip and whether we defend them or not. the lack of strategy to say that we can take out syrian air defenses in order to establish a no-fly zone is simply not true. i'll ask any military expert. that's not true. you don't have to take out syrian air defenses. syrians can't fly into our places. we've had military members like general petraeus and general keane and others who have a very different view of the whole ,ssue of what we're going to do which by doing nothing, has triggered a flood of millions of refugees, which is a problem we
are going to be grappling with for many years to come. it didn't have to happen. i look forward to more conversations with you. i appreciate you coming to the community ittee. i appreciate your service. this meeting, i'm sure you'll be happy to know, is adjourned. [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]
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ben carson: thank you. thank you ray much. -- very much. we are absolutely delighted to be here at colorado christian university. a bastion of morality. in today's society. sometimes it takes courage, quite frankly, today, to be someone who stands up for principle. it's very problematic in our societies right now, and one of the reasons that i decided to , against mys intense desire to retire and to
operations 15,000 and 36 years of 12 to 16 hour days with lots of stress, but it does prepare you well for this. it was because i was afraid that we were starting to lose a part of who we were as americans. freedom of that was our , our freedom to live as we wish , to live by our faith, to live by our believes, to speak about what we want to speak about. peoplet has happened, have been beaten down. americansajority of are logical people with common sense. discover have come to that if you say certain things, that you're going to be
pulverized. you're going to be called names, you're going to get in irs audit, somebody is going to mess with your job, you're going to be ostracized. well, here's the problem. exactly what the secular progressives want you to do. care what you think as long as you sit down and shut. time for people to stand up. that is what will save america. [applause] we must also recognize that we are so fortunate to live in this country. i have visited the six other countries, and i enjoy seeing the sights, but i'm always
delighted to be back here again to put my feet on the ground here. there is no other place like america. it is a land of dreams. [applause] don't you find it kind of comment: that you have so many people who like to criticize us and say how horrible we are, and how we created all these problems, and yet all these people are trying to get in here and nobody is trying to get out. [laughter] how does that make any sense? a land of dreams. for me that dream of course was to be a doctor. it was the only thing i ever wanted to do, even as a young .hild skip right over policemen, firemen, went straight to adopt her. television.ors on i even going to the doctor's office. [laughter] shotld gladly sacrifice a
selected smells alcohol swabs. [laughter] you probably would not have thought that i was going to be a doctor. particularly good student. in fact, i was a horrible student. my mother was so disappointed that i was doing so poorly in school. she recognized that education was the way out. she worked two or three
jobs at a time, as a domestic housecleaner, saving. she would go to the goodwill and buy a pair of trousers with a hole in the knee, before that was fashionable. [applause] putwould buy patches and them on there, and everybody say where did you get those, i want a pair like that. coupons. find these we could get into the state fair free of charge, because we never had enough money, but we would be excited that we were actually in there to see everybody. ride yould ride any had to live vicariously watching other people. popcorn, never tasted how you giddy until i was an adult, and it was not that good. [laughter] to did everything she could soften the blow. she was so disturbed that it was
doing so poorly in school, my brother was doing poorly as well. so she prayed at she asked god to you for the wisdom to know what to do to get her young sons to understand the importance of intellectual development select control their own lives. that is the wonderful thing about god. you do not have to have a phd to talk to him. you just have to have faith. she had the faith that she would have the wisdom. and he did. turning off the tv, what kind of wisdom did we think that was? a week frombooks the detroit public library and giving her written book reports. even though she could not read. but we did not know that. [laughter]
here i am reading books, and everybody else's outside playing and having a good time. in my mother's friends would say you cannot make boys stay in the house reading books. they will grow up and hate you. overhear them as a they are right. but it did not matter, we had to do it. [laughter] when i started reading, particularly about people, of great accomplishment, i began to fact --e any sensual essential fact. and that is the person who has to do with what happened she would like is yourself. and once i realized that my mother do not have to make a decent because i knew despite me the negativity around
that i could accomplish anything i wanted to as long as i was focused. willing to puts the effort behind it. that is what i call the can-do attitude. tois what propelled america the pinnacle of the world so fast. one of the things that really impressed alexis would he came here in 1830 one to study america, because the europeans were fascinated, how could a like this,ation barely 15 years old, already be competing with the powers of the world on almost every level? he wanted to study it. one of the things that he looked at with education. he discovered that anybody finishing the second grade was completely lecherous.
man,uld find a mountain the guy could read the newspaper, tell him how the government works. it was truly amazing. and that was one of the things that propelled america so quickly. seople knew how to do the things. how to build roads, bridges, containment facilities, dams, they knew how to invent things and solve problems. that is how they were up to move from one ocean to the other andn across a rugged hostile terrain. it was that can-do attitude. that is in the process of being replaced today by the what can you do for me attitude. important that we change that again. it is so important that we once again began to emphasize
education and make it available. i mean all kinds of education. universities,ible like this one. ve a lot of ha professionals that do not require a university in i was talking to a welding entrepreneur. he was talking about how much trouble he was having finding people who could do welding. he told me the salary they beat mythem off at, it head spin. a lot of people who come out of college do not make that kind of money. but there are a whole host of things that we can be looking at , rather than having people id le. recognize that in this nation we only have 300 30 million people. over one india have
billion people. and we have to compete with them on a global stage. that means that we need to develop every single one of our people. we cannot have a situation where 20% of people who go to high school do not finish. we cannot have a situation where we have five percent of the roles population and 25% of the world prisoners. this is not helpful to us in the long run. we have to start thinking in a corporate manner. one of those gifts that keep from going down that , thatf self-destruction is one less person that we have to be afraid of or protect our families from. less person we have to pay for in the penal or the welfare system. one more taxing productive member of the society that may discover a new energy source or the cure for cancer. ofcannot afford to throw any
our people away. we have to develop every single one of them. [applause] that is how we become strong again. abouttalk for a minute something that bernie sanders likes to talk about a lot. --lary light to talk about likes to talk about a lot. the income gap. why do we have this growing income gap? they would have you believe it is because of rich people, and how they are doing bad things to poor people. in a sense, they are right, but they are the rich people who are doing it. [laughter] that is the problem. [applause] because you look at all these
regulations. it was never intended that the government would be in every aspect of our lives. but they are. in everything. regulatione federal costs money. guess who gets to pay for the? -- that? the consumer. goods and services increases the price. that isnot heard -- not heard a rich person whatever of so goes up $.10 in price, but it hurts a poor person. that drastically reduces the buying power, and most people have no idea what is going on. and then you look at the accumulated debt. eight teams trillion dollars plus trade -- $18 trillion,
plus. half of which has been accumulated in the last seven years. about what that does. it makes it very difficult to raise interest rates. the fed is caught between a rock and a hard place. he raise interest rates to a normal level with that kind of death, that service on that is going to be astronomical. we would not be able to afford it. you have to keep it suppressed, down near zero. who does that hurt the most? people -- poor people and middle class who used to be able to increase their earnings by putting a portion of them into a savings account and watching them grow. that does not have more. -- happen anymore. they do not have a place to grow their money. and it established hitting to
the poor and the middle class in our country. and yet you go at half about it, they will say it is just a number, do not worry about it. is it just a number? $18 trillion. it used that if you try to paint ,t all that $10 million a day it would take you over 5000 years and that is what we're putting on the backs of the next generation. how can we look at ourselves in the mirror? knowing that we are absolutely .estroying their future and a sad thing is many of them do not even know we are destroying their future. we have to wake up to young people. our young people, talk to your young people friends. [laughter] make sure that you know what is
going on. that's your future is being inpromised by greedy people my generation who are selfish and only care about themselves. they only want what they can have, they want it now command to act with anybody else. those are not good people. they are not our friends. we have to start putting some pressure on them. letting them know that you will not stand for them to destroy your future because of the agreed to today. we simply cannot allow that to continue. but that is good news. [laughter] it is actually asked for some that -- it is actually much worse than that. the physical cap. if you do not, that is please look it up and you go home. very important. every single american must understand that the fiscal gap is. is the unfunded liabilities
that we know. social security, medicare, medicaid, all those government agencies and departments, all of the money that we all going into the future, versus what we expect to collect from taxes and other revenue sources. those numbers should be pretty close together if you are fiscally responsible. if you're not, there is a gap. not at the fiscal gap, right now it's it's in over 200 trillion dollars. somebody has to be responsible for that. ist is a number that incomprehensible. to multiplyinue and. it. deal between the president and congress to raise the debt ceiling. it is just a number, it does not mean anything, are you kidding
me? the only reason we can sustain the level of debt that we have is because we can print money. our currency is the reserve currency of the world. generallytle that goes with the number one economy in the world. theh we have been, since 1870's. until last year, now we are in a struggle with china for that position. it looks like they have recently passed us out. we may not always be the reserve currency, that is the issue. if tomorrow we were not the reserve currency, and we cannot print money, albeit irresponsibly as we are, our economy would collapse overnight. in 1929 on wall street would be a walk in the park compared what would happen to us. this is a warning. before horrible things happen
usually there is a warning. this is the warning. have -- it apparent is an imperative that we all know what is going on. that way when somebody comes politician, and says free college for everyone -- [laughter] you know how to evaluate that. you know that right now there is nothing free. when you have that kind of debt, there is nothing that is free. we're going to have to start doing things to reverse this. first of all, we have this gigantic, bloated government. i would declare a moratorium on hiring, because we have 4.1 million federal employees. milliont need 4.1 federal employees. [applause]
just let them retire. thousands of them retire every year. just do not replace them, you around.ift people there are 640 five federal agencies in south agencies. no one can convince me that there is not acting every single one -- there is not fast and every single one. i would require a certain percentage to be cut out of every single one of them, and that will reduce the cost very significantly. that we have are taxation system that is fair. we have the highest corporate tax rate in the developed world. even in the non-developed world, there are only two places that higher, chad and the uae. it is absurd. what i would do is declare a tax holiday for six months so that we could repatriate the older
$2.1 trillion overseas that is not being brought back because of the high corporate tax rates. let's that come back here , and the only requirement would be that 10% of it has to be used in enterprise stones to create jobs for unemployed people and people on welfare. want to talk about the stimulus, that would be the biggest stimulus since fdr's great new deal, and it will not cost the taxpayers one penny. [applause] that is the kind of low hanging fruit that makes a difference. it also gets our businesses into the mindset of reaching out and investing in the people around them. that is the way it used to be in
america before the government decided that it would be the great savior and take care of everybody. the great society of lyndon johnson, where we're going to eliminate poverty. have 10lion later, we times more people on food stamps, more poverty, welfare, , wedlockcarceration births can ever know was supposed to be better is not only words, it is much worse. i do not want to demonize the government, but they deserve it. [laughter] is,the fact of the matter they do not do a good job. the people who do a good job are us. i have spoken a lot of different programs, including the save our youth program here in denver. mentors forbecome students who are heading in the wrong direction. bring them into their own world,
teach them things that they would never have known. those kidsof graduate from high school, many go on to college and do very useful things, where the trajectory was just the opposite direction. when people happens invest in people. and that is one of the ways that we got to the pinnacle so quickly because we cared about each other. this is a vital part of who we are. theave to stop allowing agents of hatred and division to prevail in our society. what they have done if they have tried to convince people that we are all each other's enemies. there is a war on women, and and income wars, at age wars, and religious wars, and every word you can imagine. it is not true. we, the american people, are not each other's enemies. the enemies are those who are trying to make us inc. we are
enemies -- think we are enemies. that is the problem. [applause] there is a reason we are called the united states of america, and the divided states of america. me, wasnation, believe designed for we the people in allowing the people, not we the government. the government is there to facilitate life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness for us, citizen statesman, not career politicians. that is what it was designed for. [applause] i love it when people, to meet and they say, you have never been elected to any public office, you cannot possibly know how to do anything. let me tell you something. built by amateurs,
the titanic was built by professionals. [applause] i'm going to open it up for a few questions in a moment. closing, we live in a very dangerous world right now. government that understands that. not one that will not even mention the name of our enemies. people like the global jihadist who want to destroy us. but we cannot engage in destroying ourselves. , and weto have unity must use our collective strengths the way we have in the past. we must be able to think proactively.
understand that we are very vulnerable. our electric grids can be attacked so easily. that would put us in a very vulnerable position, cyber security is vital. we have to ramp up very quickly, particularly in capabilities. we must be willing to use our .yber offensive capabilities if somebody hits us with a cyber attack for we have to the back so hard that they will not recover in a year. [applause] and i am a nice guy. [laughter] but, these comes through peace comes through strength. [applause] must love listening to the secular progressives who are
god out ofick our country. we are a judeo-christian country. [applause] they say he cannot talk about god in public. somehow we have to sanitize all of that. i have a good suggestion for them. out and look at all of that money, and it also is in god we trust. god, justdon't like give me your money. [laughter] [applause] but if we are willing to stand up for what we believe, like those who preceded us, can you imagine what we can do in our nation? we can do the same thing they did. like what king george the third was doing.
they would have town meetings in them get everybody together. they even invited the loyalist, and they said what kind of country do you want to have? what you want to pass on to your children? what are you want to fight for? what are you willing to die f or? and now it is our turn. and now we have to ask ourselves that question. it is not about being comfortable, and it is not about no one ever calling you a name. it is about saving the future for our children. thank you. [applause]
>> hello. i would like to take this introduce myself. i'm candy carson, and i approve this message. [applause] ben carson: all right. a question. last night during the cnbc debate there was a dealer moderator that was quite harsh on you regarding economic and fiscal policy and all the numbers. would you mind going in a little more specifically? ben carson: sure. we were talking about my taxation program and they said no way, the numbers do not add up. they had a perfectly fine. budget, right around
$.5 trillion, that is a big federal budget. you are talking about a gdp around $18 trillion. rate, tax that at a 15% that heals $2.7 trillion. only $800 billion away from parity. and we still have not taxed 15% forgains and corporate profits at 15%. that will make up a lot of the difference. but in addition to that, think about this. much waste in our system, it is mind-boggling. by not increasing the federal hiring, and by requiring every
detention -- division of the government to cut their budget by 2% or 3%, you are going to cut and an enormous amount of waste out. the way i would do it, is i would tell the leaders of each department, you are required to cut this out, and if you cut this out in a way that hurts the populace, which is what happened the last time with the sequester , they looked for the most painful things they could do some they could say we cannot cut any money out. if they do that, they are gone, immediately. [applause] the other thing that i would do is i would get the most powerful economic engine the world ever known rolling again, by getting rid of useless regulations, and
by that i mean doing a cost-benefit analysis on every single one of them. and if the benefit is not greater than the cost -- zippo, it is gone. [applause] and also utilizing our natural resources. the epa, change its mission, and probably change a lot of its personnel -- [laughter] [applause] they would work business, with industry, with agriculture, to find the cleanest, most environmentally friendly way to do things, rather than how to suppress and harass people. that is going to get us moving a lot further, a lot faster. these are simple things, but they will work very well. [applause] thank you, dr. carson.
i just wanted to ask you, for a very unique set of experiences. prescription your to america for improving our physical health, since we are a nation that has skyrocketing health care cost them and why are they so expensive? ben carson: ok. first of all, i would try to put health care back in the hands of the people will. -- people. [applause] as everybody knows, i do not like so-called affordable care act. [applause] i do not like it is not because it does not work, and not because it is not a orderable mutt but the reason i do not like it is because this is a country that is supposed to be out, four, and why the people.
the government is supposed to be here to facilitate life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. but with the affordable care act the government comes along and says we do not care what you people think. we'res what we're doing, shoving it down your throat, and if you do not like it, too bad. that is antithetical to the very created this nation. if we continue to accept that, we will accept anything. and that is why i rail against it so hard. we cannot allow the government to control our lives like that. [applause] so what i have proposed instead is a health savings account system. from the datem they are born. they keep them until they are dead, they can pass them on when they die to their family. we pay for it with the very same dollars that we pay for traditional health care. twice as much per
capita on health care as many other countries. money in theof system, it is just used in an inefficient way. you give people the ability to shift money in their hsa among family members. your mom could give it to you, your wife, your daughter, your uncle, your cousin. anybody. it gives you enormous flexibility to cover almost anything that comes up. except for catastrophic things. insurancetastrophic for that, which is much cheaper because the only thing coming out of it israel catastrophic health issues. how often do those occur? not very often. it is like a homeowners policy with a big deductible, versus one where you want every scratch covered. that is a huge difference. and because the relationship now is between you and the health clarity.em, it brings
transparency. quality. all of those are the kinds of things that are not going to be seen in a massive bureaucratic system, like what we have now. that takes care of 75% of the people, it does not take care of the antigen. how do we take care of them now? medicaid. how many people participate? 80 million, which is made too but thatay too many, is another issue which can be taken care of by fixing the economy and giving them opportunities. to 400 million.
$5,000 for each man woman and child. what could you buy for that? a boutique practice. people say it will not work because people are not capable of managing their own health care. you cannot give them control of a health savings account. people in washington always say things like that. they think everybody is like they are. [laughter] is,the fact of the matter they said that about food steps, and people learned very quickly how to use food stamps, and they would learn how to use a health savings account as well. and mr. jones with the diabetic foot ulcer will learn not to go to the emergency room where will cost five times more, but he will go to a clinic where it is cheaper and then they will
helping his diabetes under control so is not back in three weeks. -- teaching mr. jones the whole concept of responsibility. [applause] >> thank you, dr. carson. i'm a citizen that tries to live by the law, conscientiously. not do anything illegal. that frightens me. i do not want to do anything illegal, whether it is local, state, and especially federal. but it is provoking to me to hear constantly on the news that states are breaking federal laws, politicians breaking federal laws, there is illegal and he in immigration. why is there not action against these illegalities when we, the average citizen, which a tooth and nail for breaking the law? [applause] ben carson: that is a good question.
beave been told that has to the last question, just for those who are standing. all, we are a nation of laws, or at least we used to be. before we had a justice department and an executive race that decided that it wants to pick and choose the law is that it wants to enforce. i was flabbergasted, my wife and i, when we went down to arizona 's border with mexico a few months ago and saw what was going on there. was there a fence, yes. but it is the kind of fence, that when i'm scared i do not to give would have slowed me down. it is ridiculous. there were not any border guards . why have border guards if they are not on the border? length. 70 miles in that does not do any good. there was one place where there was a big hole cut in the fence, and they had regarded with a
couple of strings of barbed wire. the cameraman who were with us, they wanted to shoot some of the mexican side, so they just went through right there. [laughter] and they were not athletic people, so -- so that is how easy it is to get across the border. [laughter] that is just crazy. those are laws that we do need to enforce. yuma county, in arizona, they were able to cut the illegal immigration traffic i-97 percent. how did they do it? , with ana double fence asphalt road in between, so there was quick access. they actually have border guards on the border, imagine that. prosecuted first-time offenders, rather the catch and release program that we have today.
was not utilizing century technology, and drone surveillance landings like that. 97%. guardedgram was lightly -- largely gutted when the doj to not seem to want to have that going on. now we basically have a highway of illegal drug trafficking as well as people trafficking. we have people coming here from multiple other countries. it is just ridiculous. i believe it is possible to seal the border within one year. [applause] and i believe that if you turn off this they get that dispenses the goodies that will not be any reason for people to try to come here. [laughter] [applause]
that we dobelieve have to deal with the millions of people who are here already. i think if they have a pristine record, and they would like to stay, they have to register within a defined time. i would make it six months. they have to pay affect tax penalty. they have to pay taxes going forward. they are not citizens, and they do not get to vote. i have to work somewhere where we want them to work. [applause] it is important to recognize that some of the industries in this country very much depend on that flavor. and they would collapse almost immediately without it. but it can only be done by people who are here in a legal manner.
it is not an amnesty program because it does not make people citizens. it is not give people the vote. when you hear people saying carson once amnesty, that is not true. what carson once is practicality. things that actually work for us, and we are also reasonable people. one of the things that i think is reported in terms of our beeign policy is not to giving billions of dollars to other people in foreign aid which we borrow from country and getay in interest and something else. that does not make any sense. but we should be supplying foreign aid. american companies helping to develop millions of acres of incredibly fertile land , and they are getting record crops and making big proper -- big profits. in the meantime they're building the infrastructure of that country, and they are providing jobs there, and they are teaching people the agribusiness so they can do it for themselves
. dore's no reason we cannot that in central america and south america also so they can begin to press her and our companies will prosper in the meantime and they will not feel that they need to come here. i think that is the kind of leadership we should show in the united states. thank you very much. [applause] >> dr. ben carson. [applause] thank you, dr. ben carson. >> tomorrow, republican presidential candidate jeb bush holds a campaign rally in tampa, florida. we have live coverage of that event beginning at 10:30 a on c-span. a primary election will be 15 for the seat
opened by the departure of john boehner. all campaign law, c-span takes you on the road to the white house, unfiltered access to the candidates at town hall meetings, news conferences, rallies and speeches. we are your comments on twitter, facebook, and by phone, and always every campaign event we cover is available on her website at the span.org. website at c-span.org. now, from washington journal. i guess now is cbs reporter rebecca shabad, here to talk to us about this brand-new two-year $80 billion budget that gets signed
by the president tomorrow. what are the main headlines coming out of this debate? guest: the deal in general raises the debt ceiling and 10 into march 2017. the deal increases spending levels over the next two years through the end of september 2017. it would be split evenly, $80 billion between the pentagon and nondefense domestic programs. that basically means that the 2011 deal that congress passed to limit spending, they are .rying to alleviate the caps even republicans feel that the limits they set in 2011 were too low. that is generally what the deal does. host: what did it take for folks to get to this point, an actual
builill that is about to become law? guest: it was a huge shock.gues: democrats and republicans had and held alobbying budget summit over the summer. it was a huge surprise to many people. host: democrats, republicans, an thought,nts -- what we and of talking politics, we would an unravel this these by piece. er,ongtime print report rebecca shabad. here is one headline. todo expect the signing
happen tomorrow. let's start walking through the piece is a little bit. you talk about the debt ceiling. limit untilthe debt march 2017. equate key date was coming in all of that, wasn't it? was this coming tuesday. the white house and congressional leaders in the house and senate really got the deal done pretty quickly. what is interesting is these negotiations started in september. they happened in complete secrecy. they were completely confidential. they happened on the staff level, and among president obama, mitch mcconnell, nancy pelosi, harry reid. they have been talking back and forth since september, but we did not hear about it until last week erie it is interesting how it just materialized out of nowhere. host: it delayed the sequester and increases funding by $80 billion through september 2017.
remind us of what the sequester was, why it was put in place, and how they finally got past this. guest: it was a deal that the white house and congress reached in 2011 after this negotiation collapsed. both sides later realized that the caps over the next decade through 2021, they have been too low for people in congress. when they are trying to put together these government funding packages every year, it is too low for them. they had done this before. we saw back in december 2013, paul ryan and patty murphy, the chairman of the budget committee at the time, they did basically the exact same thing. they put together a deal that would alleviate the spending limits. that deal expired in september. now, this deal will take over the next two years. other points. of
the bill temporarily shifts money from the social security fund into the disability fund. it avoids 52% premium hike for some medicare enrollees. guest: speaker boehner and nancy pelosi really applauded the way that the entitlement reforms came to be in this deal. the 52% premium hike was expected to happen for medicare part d beneficiaries next year, 8 million people. this deal basically brings that about 15%.wn to it is much lower. that is a huge deal. as far as social security and disability insurance, this is basically the biggest reform to that program since the early 1980's. what it basically does is it reallocates the payroll tax so it is more evenly distributed. what that will do is it will
extend the disability fund until 2022, and prevent a 20% cut for beneficiaries. that was expected to hit next year. host: the bill also repeal the section of the affordable care act. tell us about that. guest: it is part of obamacare that has not gone into effect yet. it is based the this provision that would require employees and at large employers to automatically enroll and health plans. this deal eliminates that provision. a lot of lawmakers applauded that provision in the legislation. host: our guess is rebecca shabad, cbs news reporter, here to talk about this budget deal that is expected to be signed by the president tomorrow, and become law. it eliminates a good number of
debates that we have been bracing for in washington, at least for now. we will talk about the pay force and revenues in this bill. first, let's go to the phones. good morning, bill. like to say that this reporter here is very much part of the democratic party. host: house so? -- how so? caller: she said that the republicans supported. not one in the state of georgia voted for this bill. this is a ridiculous bill. it allows the president to have and credit card, and spend as much as he wants. he does not care anymore. the whole thing is silly. it is proving that the whole system is corrupt. basically, any republican who voted for this bill can expected
more than likely go down in flames. basically, what this reporter does not mention is the fact that social security is bankrupt . more money is going out than coming in. cash wise, this is a business that would be bankrupt already. what we are doing is spending money that we are borrowing. guest: as far as the republicans who voted for this deal, i do agree with you that there were fewer republicans in the house for the deal than those who voted against it. there were about 79 who voted for it in the house, and the majority voted against it. many of them were against raising the debt ceiling. they consider this bill to be a clean that feeling and greece -- increased. at the same time, mitch mcconnell and john boehner said that the deal increases the debt
ceiling into 2017, but also has pay forwards that would offset that. it was basically a compromise that mitch mcconnell and john boehner were trying to get across to the republicans. i do understand your point. about the debt ceiling, there is this misperception that it is basically increasing government spending, whereas, we are paying bills that congress has already as government spending goes. that is all i have to say about that. , does the billd do anything to bring down the debt so we do not have to do this in 2017? they must be a little mixed up here. will it do anything to bring down the debt that we have now? guest: i would say no, but we always have increasing debt. the reason we had to increase the debt ceiling is because if
we did not, by tuesday, we would head into default. that is really -- has really never happened before, as far as congress goes. they have always raised the debt ceiling. they have done it before the deadline hits. they have been able to do that. from lets your from david cincinnati. are you there? go ahead, sir. caller: what are they doing to he reform the social security fund? they took some money out of retirement to fund the social security disability so they could pay full disability benefits, right? guest: exactly. they're basically reallocating the payroll tax. the reason why congress decided to include that in this bill is because if they did not take any action been beneficiaries --
then beneficiaries would have received as much as a 20% it should extend until about 2022. as far as a lawmakers say. as far as the disability fund itself, there are some penalties that they would implement that would make it a little more that is included in this bill. it is a huge reform to disability fund. caller: it looks like our kids are going to get why act. if they put their sticky fingers -- it covers gets the sticky fingers and social security, they will never correct that. as far as disability, our medical system in this country
is horrible. if the insurance companies, everything. it is totally correct. like obamacare. people are paying more for it. ryan, watch out people . we are on edge. thank you so much. guest: as far as the disability fund goes, the we out here the payroll tax. congress has done this a dozen times before. it is not anything different. this bill daley implements a huge reform to disability insurance fund. it is not like it is a huge overhaul of the entire social security program.
say, congress has to take baby steps. you can't include everything you want to do in one piece of legislation. the has voted first. the senate was 64-35. we have a short clip from kevin brady. the republican from texas in the house. he was one of the 79 republican votes on all this. he explains why. here's a short piece. >> i think it is dangerous to keep holding our military hostage for politics. we are at war. the opportunity to fully fund our military for two years with predictability and no more particle gains for that. , i will take that any day.
he was denied it. instead, he got serious entitlement reforms. i think significant ones. reforms, it actually stop the rampant fraud in the disability from graham. this is really program. it rewards those who want to go back to work. principles.y at the end of the day, we insured america paid its debt in full and on time. for my key priorities, the blank checks, strong funding. making sure we pay our debts. there are positive things in that agreement. that was an interesting quote from kevin brady. he mentioned the idea of increasing military spending. that was a huge priority for congressional republicans over the last year.
the point i kevin brady was making about increasing military spending, not only does it increase in discretionary portion of the budget for the pentagon, but it increases what is called the pentagon's more fun over the next few years by an extra $82 billion. of $32 billion. it reflects the amount president obama requested in february. a lot of military hawks were happy with the deal. ceiling, the debt thing kevin brady mentioned. i mentioned it earlier. john boehner and mitch mcconnell admit they would not be able to pass a standalone clean debt ceiling increase. and their minds, guesses is such a comprehensive deal that has all of these offsets and reforms, it is not a clean height. i should have added the
kevin brady on newsmakers. on c-span it is kevin brady's. weighing in on newsmakers. i have two comments. my first comment is that my prescription drug plan premium from a major insurance company is increasing by 38% for 2016. prescriptions have doubled for next year. the situation with health care for senior citizens has gotten absolutely absurd. overrideing to be cost in terms of what we can afford. it is just incredible.
my other comment is with .elationship to miss chabad the fact that she ended the first caller used the word "basically" a half-dozen times each. the word basically is such a weasel word. it either is or isn't. it isn't basically friday night. it was friday night or not at all. as far as medicare goes, we discussed this before. the deal would prevent a 52% premium hike for medicare part b. .eneficiaries next year this delimits that amount. happen thing that would is the deal would put in place a 2% cut for reimbursements to medicare doctors. basically goes, it is
just a conversational word i chose to use. host: can you explain why ssdi is going broke? guest: the social security program -- a lot of lawmakers have said they need to keep it going solvent for this next few decades in order for their amountto get back that they are paying into the system now. the disability fund does not get as much as the retirement fund gets. putress will really have to together some sort of deal in into to extend the program 2060. host: what about nih ad cdc funding? the hs and fbi funding? it does not fund the government for the rest of the
fiscal year. the deal increases government spending but basically increases the spending caps. what congress still have to do is pass a compress it government spending package by december 11. in that piece of legislation, that is what would increase homeland security funding, as far as the guidelines for this field, it would increase across the government and lawmakers would fear this field as the framework for those levels in the package. is decemberdeadline 11. does the budget include the tax extenders? if not, is congress so considering that? as far as i know, the deal does not include tax extenders. that could come up later in the year. it is something they could
possibly attach to december 11 package. one thing that many people have is averting a government shutdown in december. that is not entirely off the table. what usually happens is both republicans and public -- democrats, and try and put in these policy riders and attach these policy provisions to these bills with could create some sort of impact. it has happened many times in the past. tax extenders -- that could be attached to that piece of legislation later on. i am calling to ask a question regarding social security and medicare. we always talking about those two things. does anybody say anything about .he freebie, ssi? and medicaid
how are those people affected? how come no one is talking about doing anything about those people who have received the freebies? deal, evenow this though it does touch on disability insurance and medicare, that was a priority from nancy pelosi especially with the 52% premium hike for medicare part b beneficiaries next year. that was the focus and target for the deal. the fact we are able to get a huge compliment. [indiscernible] what do advocates of fiscal restraint -- if you cruise this theyment, it is apparent do not do anything. what we have traded is an increase in the debt ceiling.
not just an increase in unspecified, an increase in the debt ceiling. we are set to president obama you can spend as much money as you want throughout the presidency. no limits. the national taxpayer using rights,- taxpayer union taxpayers should clearly opt for the latter. the agreement contains a few meritorious provisions. it fails other savings and structural reforms necessary to address our nation's $18.1 trillion debt problem. the debt is the number one problem in the country. we will have a that this evening and that vote will be do you care? are you willing to do something to slow it down? deepened our reuse leverage of the debt ceiling to slow down spending or are you a spender who will vote to bust the caps
at who will vote to give president obama unlimited authority? i think it is a clear-cut question. i will vote no and continued his filibuster as long as there are enough votes here to continue. host: tells about these structural forms senator paul is referring to. guest: his right to the offsets of this field. there announced that the of siding the $80 billion and government spending increase over the next two years. we mentioned the automatic enrollment for obamacare. this deal a lemonade that provision that would have gone into effect next year. a few other things this bill dies is it would allow for the irs to increase their scrutiny and make it easier to audit lodge -- large partnerships. another thing you would do is of thef portions
strategic petroleum reserve and sell off portions of the wireless spectrum. there are a number of things this does to try and is this to tried offset that increase in government spending. host: those offsets, are they truly before? according to the congressional budget office, when it's that their first evaluation of this hill a few days before -- if you hours before the house voted on it, they found a little tiny chunk that was not paid for in the offsets. there was a little bit of disagreement between the house and cbo. convincep was able to the congressional budget office that there were a force. as far as the $80 billion go, that is offset. for thebillion extra
pentagon's war funds, that falls outside the budget caps. pleased with that extra $32 billion and funding. there is a military question here. of a dubiousports $60 billion contract for a new military bomber that survived cuts. do you know anything about that? guest: i do not. host: maybe we can research it for a future segment. caller: i have a comment. you want to fix social security and medicare overnight, let's never to these converts meant senators benefits. let's try pride in iowa. -- let's try brad in iowa. is for thequestion
c-span viewers, i would like to establish some credibility. i would like to know in the 2012 for she votedion, for and who she contributed to politically. i believe she has given us her opinion several times. i would like to know where her opinion is coming from. host: what did you hear that was opinion in her view? is or what they that took out at you. when one color came in and asked about the offsets. how it adds to the national debt. how it fixesn social security.
guest: brad, i have to say i did not give my opinion at all during this segment. i have laid out all of the facts and provisions and -- in the deal. that is all i have to say about that. caller: good morning. she isent is that sitting up there telling me how wonderful this deal is because the 50% increase is going to be less. i'm sitting here with papers that i got last year when i retired, it states from our government that if there is no pulled entries, they will not raise part b. how are we supposed to believe the government by vicente paperwork that is a lie? my other comment is that we're going to bring in 200,000 refugees.
a refugee is entitled to every government program available for a minimum of 18 months. something is not right here. guest: as far as medicare goes, in the deal as i said, it does limit that 52% hike that was expected to hit beneficiaries of medicare part b next year. it is in legislation, that is what the government is going to do. host: another call. dennis is on the line. caller: thank you for c-span. my question is when they vote on this budget, why do they always becoming a for agriculture? they have this insurance here which is $4 billion over budget from last year. they still spec it in for the next three years. it has destroy the earth, the
rivers are polluted, they have pickup trucks to haul six buildups law. -- all of theers farmers are in offices throughout the country. the corruption comes from agriculture because farmers are in congress. this all has to stop. let's get to the details with our guests. over the next decade, the cut as it stands now would $3 billion in subsidies to crop -- tonce cut the knees crop insurance companies. this of sign number of lawmakers from heavily agricultural states , leadership on the agricultural
committees because they were not involved in this negotiation. manys a major surprise to of them because over the last year, whenever proposes like this have come across their desk, they have opposed every single one of them. it is also because in the 2014 farmville that congress passed, that's already cut a pretty big crop of subsidies to subsidies. that was a huge problem for many lawmakers on the hill this past week. it caused snacks in the process. leadership has a fairly promised the leaders on the agricultural committee and lawmakers from heavily agricultural states that those cuts will not appear at least in the government spending package that congress will have to pass by mid-december. assurance and that basically persuaded a number of this lawmakers to vote in favor of this deal. host: michael is interested in
knowing of the date that -- of the debt price referral. guest: deal would allow the government to sell about 58 million barrels from the strategic petroleum reserve. that would raise revenue and offset that increase -- increasing $80 billion in government spending over the next years. host: where selling petroleum .eserve as a record is that a great time to sell an asset? the obamafar as administration goes, they feel that it should be ok to do. 600 million barrels. this would be a small portion of that oil. host: let's hear from don. good morning. i'm a littleoing?
befuddled on something. powersear from liberal that as far as economics in the public sector -- excuse me the private sector, the theory is that it will not work. get of capitalism, it does not work. when it comes to micromanaging in this country and running it hell, the federal government works just fine. i am just a little befuddled by that. went -- what irks me is the term entitlement. let's go back to biblical times. every day for those people. he told them to take what they needed. those are blessings. not entitlement.
these people get disability and food stamps. it is not entitlement. they are blessings. that is my comment. i would appreciate. guest: for a pretty long time, it was a huge priority for speaker john boehner and mitch mcconnell to implement long-term antenna reforms. it was a huge priority for congressional republicans in general. this was their opportunity to negotiate with the white house. to try and reform a small portion of social security, disability fund, and medicare. that was basically the priority in this deal. hello.
thank you for taking my call. my question is, when does it stop? obama has had an open enrollment to take money for whatever he going to since im a deal with you because you're not giving me what i want. when is that attitude stop? had taken money from social security. he has taken money from everything just because he is the president. when do we stop giving him an open checkbook? he needs to be stopped. people do not need to keep getting raises. and house keep getting raises of money. correct? they get their races. they need to stop getting there races -- braces and put that money to paying off the budget. host: a couple of different points. the approach by the white house. guest: the white house has said
that they want to alleviate the spending caps power were put in place by the 2011 deal. this was a big success for the white house as far as that goes. there been were pushing -- they have been were pushing publicans on the hill. if john boehner had not announced his vision to do -- to resign in september, who knows if we would have had this deal at this point. it is an interesting set of dominoes that fell into place. host: where talking about congressional salaries, too. guest: a number of people are upset about lawmakers salaries. even some lawmakers have said in the past that they would be willing to limit or free their salary. that is not the consensus on the hill. lisa writes on twitter
that this budget agreement is not helping anything but creating more poverty, pain, and suffering. goes, as far as the deal as far as democrats go, they feel like this is exactly what they wanted. maybe an increase in government spending by the amount that they wanted over the next does been years. $80 billion -- that is pretty huge. it just goes to show we are probably going to be right back at this point at the end of 2017 one lawmakers -- one lawmakers, again,-- when lawmakers, need to put together another deal that increases spending limits. as austerity, it was a huge accomplishment for democrats. even republicans have agreed those caps were too low. at first, paul ryan distance
himself from the deal right before the house was going to vote on it. he was also facing the vote among his house republican become the nominee for the next speaker. he was trying to walk a fine line there. he finally decided he would vote in favor of this deal which was not a huge surprise. he negotiated a similar deal back in 2013. ,s far as speaker ryan goes when he was elected and sworn into office last week, he did say he wants to return to regular order in congress. pass spending bills on time. let's see if that happens. you might try and prevent these crises from emerging later on when these deadlines have come up. a speaker ryan position himself for december 11 when the government funding runs out? guest: appropriators on the hill
, the leaders of the appropriation committee have already said as soon as the deal was attacked by the house, they agree they need to get to work immediately on this negotiations. let's see. we might have some sort of on the bus spending package that would fund the government through next september. well before the december alignment headline. host: back to the phones. caller: good morning. my comment is on the spending bills. people try to pick them apart and they're looking at the trees rather than the force. are a jobsg bills program if you look at it. disseminated through the at the best disseminated throughout the added states there is not anywhere you cannot find the government footprint. in wisconsin, we build ships. in to eachey coming
individual state and we depend on our elected officials to handle that part. let them worry about the forest. stope really need to thinking about their own problems when it comes to these huge bills. if you want to have a small problem, go to your state. i'm sorry, people are beating up on the guest here. hey, she's just reporting. i thank you for taking my call. host: just a couple callers, right? guest: i appreciate that. many lawmakers appreciate this as a major investment as something that will drive the economy forward it is something that will be an interest in peace as we head into the 2016 election. tro from minnesota.
caller: thank you c-span. i wanted you to be honest and throughout fact that the last 40 years social security has been one of the major funding sources for the wars that we have been involved with. i thought of this country. for the increased proposal the lives of dollars in the war -- war fund, i have a suspicion that the last three or four years where paying for wars from social security. one of the most high discussed --ics of had to keep funded of how to keep it funded. what our baby boomers are going to be flooding the market and need the social security dollars
which is supposed to be a net for people who need the money. not for people who are making millions of dollars and still collected their social security. i can't talk too much about the connection between social security and funding the pentagon's war fund. as i said earlier, president obama basically asked tom royce -- congress that they do increase the war find now that the u.s. is involved in the operations overseas to fight isis. guest: republicans working on getting those increases into this deal. most lawmakers, aside from the budget talks, were pretty happy and satisfied with that provision. host: we have time for a couple more calls. first, in this deal, was there anything major left undone that they cannot get past that might
be taken up at some point? that wasother portion not included in the deal was the reauthorization of export/import charterarter -- banks that expired at the end of june. it was not included because when this deal materialized, the house was already moving forward xma vote to reauthorize the bank anyway. that built it passed the house last week. bill did pass the house last week it. --t: with your from aegon yvonne in michigan. guest: i love your program and there is one thing i have to say. they are raising medicare, but ssi seems to be the new welfare system.
whole families are on it. they get food stamps. they get all their medical care paid for by medicaid. they keep having to pay more. i think it's not right. if it went up 50%, i would have dropped out because my amount is only $405 a month. is $1500. we qualify for no food stamps or help on drugs or anything. me $900.tion cost we have to pay for extra health insurance. yeardeductible is $360 a from medication. host: things for sharing your situation. any reaction there? guest: as i said, lawmakers in
congress have to take babies that when it comes to performing the entitlement programs. both republicans and democrats as well as the white house deals this deal did perform at least the disability fund to the point that it's one of the biggest reforms since the early 1980's. looking forward, maybe speaker paul ryan will implement some of theproposals to overhaul social security program to try and keep it solvent for decades to come. host: cedarville, kansas is our last call. welcome. guest: thank you. what i wanted to say about it if she said something about the doctors would take a cut from medicare. if they do that, they are going to raise their office calls and everything else. paying $179 to
medicare now because i'm being penalized for the rest of my life. if medicare raises their payments, even the 15%, i will drop medicare and i will just going to the doctor. host: can you clarify her point? guest: the 2% cut, that was so that the spending levels are all set over the next decade. mandatory spending caps are increased until 2025. forar as the premium hike medicare, that is something that lawmakers and the white house wanted to limit down to the 50% next year. going from 52% to 15%, they were pretty happy about that. host: rebecca shabod is a reporter for cbs news, on the job for about a month. prior to that, spent time working on the hill as a writer and an npr affiliate in syracuse, new york. for your
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