tv World Economic Forum Discussion on Syrian Refugees CSPAN January 27, 2016 6:17am-6:52am EST
while we are going to combat climate change, we're going to create more clean renewable energy jobs and that will be a huge economic opportunity. directly linked to what i have been doing. you know, republicans, when you ask about climate change they all say the same thing. i don't know, i am not a scientist. there is an easy way to remedy that, go talk to a scientist. listen to a scientist. learn about what is going on. to theybad enough that are in denial, what is really troubling as they are missing is huge economic opportunity. tell people that, i see sometimes folks around the country a little bit of skepticism. here is what i tell them. i know we can create those jobs because, look at what iowa has done. i want you to think representative smith.
thank you. it started with tom and the democrats making a commitment. i would now gets one third of your electricity from renewable sources. you have 7000 people working in those wind industries in this state will stop you are doing research on advanced biofuel that the defense department thinks may be able to fuel navy vessels and air force planes. iowa is in the forefront of the somey revolution because country is going to be the 21st century clean energy super power. china,ither going to be germany, or us. i wanted to be us. we need to make up our minds it is going to present we are going to be doing the technology, the innovation, and exporting to the rest of the world. we also need to be focusing on small business because that is
where most of the jobs come from an america and i want to be a .mall business a lot of young people tell me they want to go into business but they cannot get credit. a are in so much student debt they cannot get credit and we have to fix that. we need to make it easier to start and grow a small business. there are two ways. raise the minimum wage. people who work full-time should not still be in poverty. there should be a ladder of opportunity. the other way is to guarantee equal pay for women's work and that will raise incomes and families will be better off. [cheers and applause]
hillary clinton: everything i just told you, the republicans do not even. we cannot be sold a bill of goods again. the other thing we have to do is to change the tax system so that it is more fair and i am the only candidate running on a either side that has made this pledge. i will raise your incomes. i will not raise middle-class taxes. i do not think it is right to be going to people who suffer because of the republican recession and asking for you to help us make the investment for the future. i want you to take advantage of them but i want to go where the money is and the money is at the top and that is where we need to be shifting our tax system. close the loopholes and the special gimmicks that the corporations and the wealthy
use like this and call be carried interest loophole which i've been against for years will stop we also need to do in warren buffett suggested. dorisvery happy she and me. i want to omaha with him and we were standing there and he said, you know, i am not too popular among my rich friends these days because i think people like he should pay more money into our tax system support our country. he has something he calls the buffet rule. $1body who makes more than million should have to pay a 30% tax rate. i have adopted the buffet role and we are going to go right at it and get that done. and, i want to go further. whatt to impose -- propose i call a fair share of surcharge on income of $5 million or more. now, there are not very many of those, but there is a lot of money there because i want to
use that money to make college affordable. i want you said to invest in clean energy, go towards paid family leave so families get more support. i want to use that money to help cost of childcare which in some states is as expensive as the cost of tuition. there are things we can do that will relieve the burden on middle-class families and the money should come from those who have it. thate say, how will we get done? i have a political strategy, i have seen a little bit of this in the past 20 plus years. many peoplet that who make $5 million or more in america and i think we can take a very clear case. mr. congressman of their, are air,n favor of clean college, early childhood education. and the way we are going to get it is to tax the two people in
your district to make more than $5 million? deny that toing to the 350,000 people in your district? we are going to make a very tough case about why we have to make the tax cut fair. you can talk about it but i have a plan to do it, not just a plan on the substance, but a political plan. because i want you to know what i aim to do for you and what it will cost you. i want everybody to be able to look at that and make your own judgment. has beenve what described as the toughest, most comprehensive plan to go after wall street. my twoly agree with esteemed opponents, senator sanders and governor o'malley, that say we need to keep our eyes on the big banks. no executive is too powerful to jail. we have the authority to go after them. that was in the dodd frank bill.
we do not have to do that, we just have to implemented. i have said if they pose a systemic risk to our economy i will go after them. i will use the process that president obama signed into law. here's where i differ with my two friends. that is not enough. this is what we have been arguing about on the debate stage. it was not just the big banks that caused our problems. it was an investment bank like lehman brothers. it was a big insurance conglomerate called a.i.g. it was a mortgage company called countrywide. it was another bank, not one of the big five, and others who are what is called the shadow banking sector. i said we are going after risk wherever it is in the financial system. paul krugman, the nobel prize-winning economist, said i have the best plan. barney frank, who is the frank
in dodd-frank, set i have the best plan because i am trying to look at not just what happened in the past prevent that from happening again but what could happen in the future. the best evidence i have that i have the best plan is that the republicans and their billionaire allies are running ads against me. it started a few weeks ago. these two hedge fund billionaires formed a super pac to run as against me to convince them across not to support me. along came karl rove, the errand boy for the billionaires. he is now running an ad against me. another billionaire has jumped in, and he is now running an ad against me. you've got to stop and think, why are they spending all this money to convince them across not to support me? i think you know the answer. because they know i say what i mean, i do what i say i will do, and i know how to get it done,
to prevent them from pushing an agenda on us that hurts the economy. [applause] hillary clinton: another area where i have very strong feelings and share exactly the same goal as senator sanders is health care. i believe in universal health care coverage. every american should have it. before it was called obamacare, it was called hillarycare when i was trying to get universal health care. we were not successful. that was really disappointing. the drug companies, the insurance companies spent millions of dollars against us. so we did not succeed. i got to thinking, what can i do now? my view is when you are knocked down, you share the human experience with everybody gets knocked down about something.
the real question is whether you get back up. i started thinking, what can i do to help 70 make a difference in their lives? i remember and i was traveling around the country trying to get universal health care, meeting so many people who did not have health insurance per they could not afford it. they had a pre-existing condition and the insurance companies would not give it to them. i met so many really good, decent people so overwhelmed by what was happening to them. i remember i was at the children's hospital in cleveland meeting with a group of parents whose kids were really sick with chronic diseases. one man said to me i have gone everywhere to try to get insurance for my daughters. i have two girls with cystic fibrosis, and nobody will sell it to me. >> i said, what do you say when you ask them and tell them you want to try to pay for something? they say no. he said i will say what the last person told me at the insurance
company i visited. he said, we don't insure burning houses. this man said they called my little girls burning houses. that stuck with me, that and the stories i heard. so i started to work with democrats and republicans and we created the children's health insurance program. it now insures 8 million kids. [applause] hillary clinton: when you run into a problem, you have got to keep going. you cannot ever stop. if you are trying to accomplish something that will help other people. i was thrilled when the president passed and signed the affordable care act. we have been trying to get that, the democratic party has been trying to get that accomplished since harry truman. and now, i meet people all the time who are benefiting from it. i want to build on it, and i want to improve it. republicans want to repeal it. that is what they will do if they get the white house back. we can't let that happen. here is what i want to do.
i want to decrease costs, out-of-pocket costs. decrease prescription drug costs. [applause] hillary clinton: i want to make sure we get the authority for medicare to negotiate for lower drug costs with the drug companies. i want to go after the predatory pricing drug companies are using to raise the price of drugs. i want to take away their tax benefits. they get a tax benefit for advertising all that stuff on tv to us. i cannot understand what they are talking about. they have people walking through fields of wildflowers, blocking -- walking on beaches. they have the name of the drug which is unpronounceable. and then under the music, they have somebody saying if you take this drug your nose will fall off. [laughter] hillary clinton: it drives you crazy. they spend more money advertising on tv than they do on research. we will take them on. i don't want to start over. that is the disagreement i have with senator sanders. i want us to build on what we
have and make it better, and go from 90% coverage to 100% of americans. i don't want to start at zero. [applause] hillary clinton: and have to fight it all over again, have the national battle we have had over 25 years. i am determined we will make this work for everybody. i know it is the right thing to do. i hope we will be able to get your costs down, your co-pays, your deductibles. what a lot of people are telling you are starting to pitch again. -- starting to pinch again. i will defend social security against privatization. republicans still want to privatize it. they are still talking about that. it is a terrible idea. you know the worst part of the idea? they want to turn the entire
social security trust fund over to wall street. that is what this is all about. take all that money people have been paying in for 75 or 80 years and turn it over to wall street. i will never let that happen. [applause] hillary clinton: that is the worst idea imaginable. i will also not let them voucherize medicare or privatize the v.a. we will not take away guaranteed benefits for veterans who have earned them through their service. that is not going to happen! [applause] hillary clinton: when it comes to national security, we have a lot to do to keep our country safe and i have some ideas i have been putting out based on what i did in the senate after 9/11, based on my work as secretary of state. it is imperative we do everything we can to defeat
isis, to stop the flow of foreign fighters and funding to fight them on the internet where they are quite effective, without putting american troops back on the ground in either syria or iraq. [applause] hillary clinton: that will not happen. it is not going to happen on my watch. then we have to do a better job working with federal, state, and local law enforcement to keep us safe at home. we have to do a better job sharing intelligence, getting intelligence that will help us prevent attacks. when i was a senator after 9/11, i would be kept up-to-date on all the threats that still were facing new york. we had a very dedicated group of police and federal law enforcement and everyone who worked together. but one of the best things we did was a campaign what said if you see something suspicious or hear something suspicious,
report it. people were picking up the phone and telling the police or maybe calling the f.b.i., and it really provided kind of the eyes-on help we needed. people could then follow-up. we prevented attacks. we foiled attacks. the reason i mention that is because of this. the republican candidates, led by the front runner, have been attacking muslims, right? you have heard that, attacking american muslims, attacking muslims around the world. that is not only shameful, it is dangerous. we need everybody in this country to be on the same team when it comes to preventing terrorist attacks. [applause] hillary clinton: and we need people who are in the community who hear something, see
something, to report it and not feel they are being demonized, defamed, insulted, pushed out. certainly if we are going to defeat isis, we need a coalition that will include muslim nations. i built a coalition imposed sanctions on iran. i know little bit about how you do this. you don't start by insulting people's religion and then asked them to be part of your effort to defeat a common adversary. [applause] hillary clinton: that is not the way it works in the real world. so we have to be smart about how we protect ourselves. and that will be my highest priority. i also want to continue to move toward comprehensive immigration reform, which i think is in the best interest of our country and our economy. [applause] hillary clinton: and i want to let you know where i stand on a lot of issues the republicans have taken positions on, because they seem to be against so many of the fundamental rights i support.
i am for a woman's right to make her own health decisions, and i am against defunding planned parenthood. [applause] hillary clinton: i am for marriage equality, and against his combination against the lgbt community. i am against citizens united, which is a terrible decision that has opened the doors to floods of unaccountable money from the koch brothers and others. i would do everything i can to reverse that decision. i also want to keep pushing for criminal justice reform and reform in the incarceration system. and i want to fight for commonsense gun safety measures that will help keep americans
safe without infringing on gun owners' rights. [applause] hillary clinton: we are a smart people. we can do this. what i don't understand is how when we know we have on average 90 people a day dying from gun violence, 33,000 people a year, we cannot figure out how to protect people, protect first-graders going to school, people going to a movie theater, churchgoers going to bible study. we can do this. we can't stop every murder were every suicide or every tragic, avoidable accident. but we can stop a lot of them without infringing on anybody's rights. 92% of the american people agree with that. and 85% of gun owners agree with that. so we need somebody who will stand up to the gun lobbyists and stop them from intimidating commonsense reforms in our country. [applause]
hillary clinton: we have a lot of work to do, my friends. and you have been really patient. the children who are still here have been especially patient. i don't want to keep you any longer. i just want to say a few closing comments. and then for those of you who want to stay, i will shake your hands and take pictures and you can ask me questions. but everybody else can go home and not feel bad about it because i need you to get up tomorrow and help work to get more people to go to the caucus next monday! [applause] hillary clinton: i am all about making progress against the odds. i am all about working with people. i have worked with republicans as first lady, as senator, as secretary of state. i worked to get results for the people i represented in the senate as well as our country. i worked when i was secretary of state to make our country safe and have our values and
interests promoted. and i know how to find common ground because i have done it. i think i do believe probably every republican i served with at one time or another sponsored a piece of my legislation. actually when i'm not running for something, they say nice things about me. [laughter] hillary clinton: even in the case of mr. trump, they give me money because they think i am so good as a candidate and senator. this is politics. this is all that the goes on. once the election is over, i will work as hard as i can to find that common ground, to get good things to happen for you, for your families, for your country. and make it possible for young people to feel like i felt, that really the american dream was available. you had to work for it. but if you did, you could get ahead and stay ahead.
that is what i think about when it comes to my granddaughter. i am the granddaughter of a factory worker. she is the granddaughter of a former president. i think it should not matter. the grandchildren of everybody should have the same opportunities in our country. [applause] hillary clinton: and that is what i am going to stand up for and fight for. with your help, starting at the caucus next monday night, that is what we will do together! thank you all so much! [cheers and applause] ♪ hillary clinton: here you go. there you go. thank you. i need your help next monday night. thank you. i know you did. have somebody pick you up and take you next monday.
thank you. it is great to be here with you. thank you. [indiscernible conversation] hillary clinton: here we go. i am glad to be here. here we go. ready? >> i think it is good. hillary clinton: thank you. caucus monday. [indiscernible] >> can i get a picture? hillary clinton: of course. turn right around here. >> i feel like a brick wall back here. i was kind of leaning forward. >> can you take one with my son? hillary clinton: with both of you, ok? [indiscernible conversation]
hillary clinton: right now we are seeing reimbursement rates -- indiscernible] hillary clinton: i know. and [indiscernible] prescription drug companies, insurance companies. the recipient's price is going up. [indiscernible] hillary clinton: i have talked to a lot of folks. [indiscernible] hillary clinton: hi, how are you doing?
i think broadband is part of [indiscernible] living with electricity starting in the 1930's. it took about 30 years, but we got it done. we should have a government program that subsidizes the cost until we get it all over the country. why should we be paying a higher price for slower and have some parts of the country hardly covered at all? it is. none of the other countries [indiscernible] [laughter] hillary clinton: let's hope. [indiscernible conversation]
hillary clinton: i have got to tell you, keep calling their office to find out. don't let them off the hook on this. i am serious because we need to get as much help as we can get. if you have got to borrow money, borrow it and the best rate you can get. if you need money, it will be very cheap. [indiscernible] >> [indiscernible] hillary clinton: don't give up on it because once you are there, there is more help. so don't give up on it. what do you want to study? >> economics and political science. hillary clinton: do it. good to see you. want to get a picture? ok.