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home. my gosh, this has been a productive and lovely day. thank you guys very much. i appreciate you coming out today. thank you very much. [applause] thank you. you are stuck over there, do ou realize that? >> like i said, the sound track was terrific. how are you doing? thank you very much for being ere today. thank you for coming. appreciate it.
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>> hope i didn't pick on you too badly today. ok. how are you guys doing? thank you for coming today. >> retired navy, 31 years. >> come here, sweetie. >> that's grandpa. > she doesn't like me. i love this little girl. that was such a pleasant surprise, to have her show p. >> we're grandparents. we have nine. mike: you're ahead of us. mike 6r789 thanks again for come -- mike: thanks again for coming. hi, roger. what's your major?
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outstanding. how are you doing? >> good. mike: thanks for being here. great question, too. >> thank you, sir. mike: i'm not specifically ware of that report.
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but i think there was possibly doubt.
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i don't want to dispute that. i can't answer that, i don't know exactly what they said. >> they said no doubt. here was no doubt. there's a pentagon report, i suggest you read it. mike: do you know what year it was -- >> september of 2002, before the war. mike: i appreciate that. thank you very much. >> the last photo i was not in it. i'm back for another one. >> you've got to be in the photo, right? hank you, glad you came.
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>> our kids, ritalin and all hese drugs for these kids.
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mike: that was a horrible situation where she was in essence being held hostage by the state of massachusetts. let me thank some more people ere. mike: appreciate you letting us take over the place here. >> any time. mike: it's just what you expect in iowa every four years. >> thank you for coming. >> i'm speaking for you at our awe caucus. mike: good for you. >> i spoke for you eight years ago or however many years ago. mike: it work worked, let's do it again.
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we going this way? >> we've got a sit-down with reporters. i know scarlet doesn't want to do that. mike: thank you, glad you ame. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national able satellite corp. 2016] captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption contents and accuracy. visit
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>> here in the state of iowa. >> here in iowa. >> god bless the great state of iowa. >> the republican party of iowa. >> in iowa. >> in iowa. >> in iowa. >> in iowa. >> here in iowa. >> doing this with wonderful friends in iowa. one year ad told us ago. >> it is good to be back in iowa. >> people didn't know much about the iowa caucus. >> is this an average caucus? >> it's hard to say. they're all different. >> it is god to be back in iowa. great you for the
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sendoff. >> you've got to show respect for iowans. >> i want to thank the people of iowa. >> i want to thank all the people of iowa. >> iowa is the great sendoff. first. >> i love you all. if i lose iowa, i will never speak to you people again. more road to the white house coverage today. former pennsylvania senator rick santorum holds a town hall meeting. live coverage at 1:00 p.m. eastern. then republican senator rand paul holds rally at drake university in smoin live at 4:00 eastern. after the event senator paul takes your calls live here on c-span. g.o.p. g.o.p. candidate donald trump said he will not attend the fox news debate. instead he is holding a campaign event in des moines ith military veterans.
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more live road to the white house coming up on c-span. feerna campaigns in iowa. a look at the history of the iowa caucuses. we will also talk to former michigan congressman peter hock stra about national security and the campaign. live at 7:00 eastern. then senate hearing on generic prescription drugs. >> we have main angin start. four, three, two, one. and liftoff. f the 25th space shuttle mission and it has cleared the tower. >> every weekend on c-span-3 we feature programs that tell the american story. the highlights for >> every weekend on c-span-3 we
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feature programs that tell the american story. the highlights for this weekend include saturday morning at 11:00:15 eastern author and new york state supreme court judge diane keysle discusses the lives and accomplishments of civil rights activists flt then on reel america 30 years ago this week the space shuttle challenger exploded. watch president reagan's address to the nation. in 1986 nasa video report. >> today is a day for mourning. nancy and i are here for the tragedy. we know we share this pain with all the people of the country. this is truly a national loss. >> sunday morning at 10:00 on road to the white house rewind. a look at the iowa caucuses. and howard dean. the conference on the history of the caucuses. the speakers include retired political advisor craft who was the iowa caucuses campaign
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manager for jimmy carter. also two pabbles. and at 8:00 -- panels. paul brandon on his book. the white house and the presidentsy. he explains how presidents from george washington to barack obama have left their imprints. >> this is what i find interesting. if you look at records of what the presidents watched over the years, tastes are obviously very eclectic and reflect the tastes and the times. but there's one movie. there's one movie that really resonated with more presidents than any other one. can you guess what that one movie might be? >> for the complete weekend schedule go to
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now, business woman and presidential candidate carly fiorina campaigns in iowa. >> thank you so much. i am so honored to be talked about and sharing a stage and endorsed by this great gentleman from nebraska. i want to introduce my husband standing behind jeff there.
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frank and i met 4 years ago after i got out of the secretary tall pool i finally got an m.b.a. joined att, i was an entry level salesperson clawing my way up. nobody took me seriously. but i don't give up easily. i had this problem. i wanted to figure out how to solve it. nobody would help me. somebody said you ought to go meet this guy. so i went and met frank. he was something of a technical expert. he took me seriously, solved my problem. he was really cute. so i had to marry him. when we were riding over to the event, i was asked a question about, when did you first start
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thinking about running for president, so i have a story, and i will tell you. it was in the summer of 2014. then, i was at a rotary club meeting, and i was giving a speech, a political speech, and if you have ever been to a rotary club meeting, or you are a rotarian, you know that you sit down and have lunch and then speak, and this gentleman said sat down next to me and says, you know, i do not think i'm going to agree with you on anything, and i said, wow, why not, and he said, i am a democrat. you are a republican. we are not going to agree. so i gave my speech, and i was not talking about politics. i was talking about possibilities in this great nation, that human potential is the only limitless resource we have and need to solve our problems, and i talk about this possibility, more possibility for more people, more than any other places on earth, and that same gentleman came up to me and
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said, "amen," and then he said this. "you know, carly, we don't think of ourselves as a nation of limitless possibility anymore . and that hit me because we do not. the limitless possibility. we lose the core of who we are, and that set me on a journey that maybe i could offer leadership that would restore possibilities for every american regardless of their circumstances. i am grateful for all of you being here tonight, but i am beyond grateful. because, you see, you have given me a chance. when i launched my campaign on may 4, 2015, nobody gave me a chance. i was 17 out of 16 candidates.
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[laughter] carly fiorina: pollsters misspelled my name, and most people had not heard of my name. but i came to iowa, and you showed up. and here we are with five days to go. game.e a great ground we have gotten on the ballot, and a lot of governors who were running cannot say that. we have got a lot of candidates who have spent tens of millions of dollars on television, and you have got one man who does not need to spend money on tv, and guess what? you send me out of here with the wind at my back, and i am going
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to blow them away. [applause] carly fiorina: you know, i was talking about possibilities a minute ago. i know this country has been a place of possibility for me and for frank, too. frank started out as a tow truck driver. i started out answering phones for a little nine-person real estate firm in the middle of a deep recession of the 1970's. i have traveled and worked, done business, done charity, all over the world for decades, and i can tell you for absolute certainty that it is only in this nation that a young woman could start out the way i did, typing and filing all the those years ago and become a chief executive of the largest technology company in the world and run for president of the united states. the only place. [applause] [cheers]
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carly fiorina: but, you know, i have to tell you the truth. i have been told along the way by a whole bunch of people to sit down and be quiet. sit down and be quiet. just accept the way things are. and i have ignored that advise -- advice my entire life. i am running for the presidency of the united states because i think the american people are being told these things now. i think we are being told to sit down and be quiet about our god, the guns, and the truth about the abortion industry. i think we are being asked to settle, settle for record numbers of men out of work, settle for record numbers of women living in poverty, settle for a nation where young people do not even know if the american dream is a live and well for them, settle for went working family incomes have been stagnant for a decade, settle for a nation where we are destroying more than we are
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creating, and that means we are destroying the job creators, because it is small and family-owned businesses and farms that create two thirds of the jobs in this country and employed half of the people. we are not putting the people back to work because we are destroying the people who create the while, we are being told to settle for all of this, and the rich get richer, and the connected get better connected, and the powerful get more powerful. we are being asked to accept a form of government that no longer works for us. ladies and gentlemen, the government spends more money every year and has been spending more for 50 years, and this government is absolutely incompetent and corrupt. incompetent. we cannot care for our veterans. incompetent. we cannot secure our border. corrupt. this government picks winners over losers. the government does not serve us anymore.
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the government serves and protects itself, and some people think these are really harsh words, but let me tell you, in poll after poll and survey after survey, it is clear that eight out of 10 americans now believe the american government is corrupt, and eight out of 10 believe we have a professional political class of both parties that cares more about it privilege and power than getting anything done. i am running because i am angry. i am frustrated. i am fed up. ask yourselves. you are consumers of politics. you are very sophisticated consumers of politics. how many presidential cycles have presidential candidates come out here and told you the same thing? we going to reduce debt and deficit. we are going to secure the border. i am sorry, mr. trump, you do not bring that up. every election cycle, we talk about it. how often do they come out here and tell you they're going to reform the tax code, reform social security, rollback
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all these regulations. we hear it every cycle, and it is not getting done. yes, democrats are far worse than republicans, but let me be honest. when was the last time we repealed a regulation? 50 years ago. when was the last time we actually reduced the size of government? it has been a really long time. have we actually tried to reform the tax code? i am running for president because we can solve every one of these problems. we absolutely can. but we cannot solve these problems unless we remember who we are, and they talked about who we are because they know this. we know who we are, and we know who we are intended to be. we, the people. we are intended to be a citizen government, so, ladies and gentlemen, i am running for the presidency of the united states, and i think we of reached a perilous time. i am running for president of
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the united states because i am not willing to shut up and sit down and settle. [applause] carly fiorina: and so, i do not want you to be quiet either. i do not want you to settle either. so i will ask you to stand with me, fight with me, vote for me, because citizens, my fellow citizens, it is time. it is time we take our future back. it is time we take our politics that. citizens, it is time. we must take our country back. [applause] [cheers] carly fiorina: now, you have sat quietly, but i come from a place where people are held
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accountable, you know? where people are held accountable, and i actually think you come from that world also. we know that talk is cheap, that actions speak louder than words, that a person's actions are defined by what they do, not what they say, so i have a blueprint for how we're going to take our country back. you have one in front of you. you can take one on your way out. i want you to hold me accountable. you are going to help me get it done, but i want you to hold me accountable. these are not the only things we need to do to take our country back, but these of the first and more important things we need to do to cut the government down to size and hold it accountable, to restore the accountability, to protect our borders, to repeal obamacare finally and put a health care system in place and defeat our enemies. you are going to help me get that done, and i want you to hold me accountable. i want to tell you a funny story.
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when i first started running for the presidency, i was asked by a seasoned political reporter here in iowa. you know, you are not used to the level of accountability and scrutiny that presidential candidates have. really? and let me tell you what i had to do as chief executive. every 90 days, i had to stand up and tell the world what we had done the previous 90 days in excruciating detail, and that i had to answer their questions in public about what we had done, and then i had to talk about what we were going to do, our intentions, for the next 90 years and the next two years in detail, and i had to answer every question in public, and if i misrepresented our intentions, i would be held criminally liable. now, imagine the standard if we held presidents to it? [applause] hold meorina: accountable, and you're going to help me get it done.
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let me tell you a story. this is a story both about the power you have as citizens, but it is also a story about why we have to take our country back. remember the scandal at the v.a.? remember that? remember that we learned to our great horror that veterans were dying and that bureaucrats were cooking the books so that nobody would find out? a revelation that you exercise power, you flex your muscles, you flooded congress with tweets and posts and phone calls and e-mails, and guess what? that power, that pressure worked, and congress, a divided congress, acted in three weeks. in three short weeks, congress passes a bill that said we could fire the top 400 senior officials at the v.a.
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it is a breakthrough. you cannot fire anyone in the government. by the way, a pretty good idea. and it passed the senate 99-0, and president obama signed it into law. that is because you put pressure, but then here is what happened. we all moved on with our lives, and despite all of the speeches, three people got fired. we now know 300,000 veterans died before receiving health care, and the v.a. handed out $142 million in bonuses for superb performance. ladies and gentlemen, we cannot settle for this. it is a stain on our nation's honor. but -- [applause] carly fiorina: but it is a reminder that you have power, and you know what? when we use our power, things happen, but when we do not use our power, when you do not use your power, as citizens of this great nation, we lose it, so the
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first item on my blueprint is we have to go from a 73,000-page tax code, 73,000 pages, and all of that complexity always favors the big, the powerful, the well-connected, the wealthy. the second item on that blueprint says we are got to change the way the government budgets money to get control over the money, not theirs, and the government does not budget the way you or i do. you budget, right? you examine every dollar. right? that is how you budget. not how the government budgets. once the government has the money, they own it, and they never have to give it back. they just ask for more year after year after year, and that is how they never have enough money, so you know what? we have to force the government to budget the way you do. the way you budget is pretty common sense.
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we all budget this way. now, you know there is a bill sitting on the floor of the u.s. house, and we have got to get it voted on, just like we have to get the tax code passed. by the way, there is a plan for a three-page tax code lying around for 20 years. why do you suppose those things do not get acted on? if you change the tax code, simplify it, and you change the way government budgets money, what are you doing? you are goring everybody's ox, aren't you? so how do we get these things voted on? i will tell you how. i will ask you to take out your smartphones or your ipads, and if you have a flip phone, you might want to consider upgrading. [laughter] carly fiorina: i say this because i have noticed the great attachment of iowans to their
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flip phones. you are holding onto it for dear life. so i am going to ask you to take out your smart device of choice, and i'm going to say, do you agree with me that we ought to pass that 20-year old tax code and get control over the money that you send to washington every year by making them budget the same way you budget? if you agree with me, this is the 21st century, and there is an app. technology is an unbelievably powerful tool. we use it for silly things like voting people off of islands. too bad we cannot do that with trump, by the way. [applause] [cheers]
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carly fiorina: i am to go into the oval office and asking that question over and over again. two for no.r yes, we can get this blueprint done. we have to begin by winning this election. there may be some who have not made up their mind to vote. i have learned people say, we only see you three times. i have learned. if you have it made up your mind, you cannot wait to see me debate hillary clinton. you cannot wait.
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[cheers] you know what is going to happen. i am going to win. because i know more about virtually everything than she does. i can say, you have not accomplished much in your life. you have been wrong about every foreign-policy challenge, and i will also say, what difference it makes some americans died in benghazi, what a difference it makes when terrorists purposely attack an american embassy and the next morning, you stand up, and you lie about it and talk about a video that does not
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represent our values. instead of saying this was a purposeful terrorist attack and the united states will retaliate, mrs. clinton, what you're saying to every adversary we have an every terrorist organization in the world, it is open season on america. that is the difference it makes. [applause] carly fiorina: you know, politics is covered like a sport, like a game, but it is not a game, and it is not a sport, so when we are all finished thinking about winning, you need to think -- the people of iowa need to think because you have an important responsibility. the people of iowa need to think carefully about what it will take to actually do the job. what does it take to do the job of president of the united states and commander in chief? i think it takes somebody who
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understands how to create a job, how to save a job. in other words, i think we had better have a president who understands how the economy works. i think we need a president who understands how he world works. the truth is, i have more foreign-policy experience than anyone running it i have been around for decades. i have held the highest posts. i have counseled the cia, the nsa, two secretaries of defense, the secretary of homeland security. i know our military. i know our warriors. i know our intelligence capability. i have met more allies and more adversaries that anyone with the possible exception of hillary clinton, only i did not do photo ops with them. we are getting another microphone. so i know, ladies and
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gentleness, having been around the world and knowing the things that i know and doing the things i have done, i know that when we do not stand with our allies, and when we do not confront our adversaries, the world becomes a very dangerous and tragic place, so on day one, we need a real reset. we need a real reset about how the world perceives us, and on day one, i'm going to make two phone calls from the oval office, one is to benjamin netanyahu. this is really getting aggravating, huh? [cheers] carly fiorina: benjamin netanyahu, the prime minister of israel, to let him know we are going to stand with the state of israel only. [applause] carly fiorina: now, ladies and gentlemen, that is a really important phone call, but,
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ladies and gentlemen, let me tell you about knowing who must help us in the fight against isis. i can tell you that even our arab allies, the saudis, the egyptians, the kurds, all of these allies disagree with israel, but they also watch how we treat israel. i think maybe this is a problem. no? all right. the batteries are going bad. ok, i'm going to shout as loud as i can. if you cannot hear me, wave your hands. all of our era allies who disagree strenuously with israel also watch how we are treating israel, and they concluded we are willing to treat our friends israel like that, then their friendship does not mean anything to us, and we need those arab allies to help us to defeat isis, but the second
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phone call i'm going to make is to the supreme leader of iran. now, i will tell you i have never met him. i have never been to his country, and i actually do not think i am his cup of tea, so i do not think he is going to take my phone call, but the message is this. new deal. new deal with the new president. until and unless you open every military and every nuclear facility to anytime, anywhere inspections by our people, not yours, we, the united states of america, are going to make it as difficult as possible to move money. we can do that, and i know how to do it, and we do not need any collaboration around the world to do it, because until and unless -- [applause] carly fiorina: until and unless we stop the money flow, the iranians are going to use it to fund terrorism, fund the military buildup, and fund a nuclear buildup, which is not peaceful. and, most deftly, iran is our adversary, and vladimir putin
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is, as well, and donald trump is in a bromance with putin. vladimir putin is our adversary. with those two phone calls, a signal, a real reset will go out that the united states is going to stand with our allies. and we are back in the leadership business, which is where we belong. [applause] carly fiorina: we need a president who understands bureaucracy, folks, because our government has become one giant, bloated, inept, corrupt bureaucracy, and we better have someone who understands how to cut bureaucracies down to size, and believe me, the first place we need to start is the money. we have to get control of the money. our president has to understand technology. guess what? it is really important in the
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21st century, and i'm going to use it to harness your power, but technology is also a weapon. it is a weapon that is being wielded against us by our enemies, and we need a president who knows what to do about it. right now, we are losing the war in cyberspace but we will not with president fiorina in the white house. [applause] carly fiorina: the last thing i'm going to say, we need a president who understands what leadership is. leadership is sometimes making a tough call in a tough time and standing up and being held to account, and we have lots of fine candidates running for president, but we have some candidates running -- thank you. we have some candidates running -- we have some candidates running who have never made a tough call in their lives. they have not made an executive decision in their lives. leadership is about challenging
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the status quo. all right, i will keep shouting. leadership is about challenging the status quo. you know, if you do not challenge the status quo, you cannot solve problems. managers just do the best they can within the system. we have a lot of people who manage, and we need somebody who is going to lead and not be afraid to challenge the system. [applause] carly fiorina: and finally, and then i will take your questions finally. i learned my most important lesson about leadership a long time ago. when i was a secretary, i thought that the leader was whoever had the big office, the big title, the big parking space, and the big perks, and then i got a little wiser, and i learned there repeat with big egos to go along with them, and they were not leading. you see, leadership has nothing
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to do with the size of your office. it does not have anything to do with the shape of your office. in no way does it have anything to do with the size of your ego. a leader is a servant. a leader serves. and the highest calling of a leader is to unlock potential in others. my highest calling, ladies and gentlemen, is to restore a citizen government to this great nation. i will not falter. i will not sit down and be quiet, and i will not settle, so i ask you. stand with me. fight with me. vote for me. [applause] carly fiorina: it is time to take our country back, citizens. thank you. thank you. ok, questions. yes, ma'am?
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>> my mom was diagnosed with alzheimer's about four years ago, and they planned to retire travel and enjoy life, and there are medications. if you are elected president, i wonder what you will do to support funding of research? carly fiorina: so my dad died of alzheimer's, as well, so i am very sorry. the question was about alzheimer's, if you could not hear it. i will keep trying to shout, and when you cannot hear me, let me know. look. there are lots of places in our health care system where we are not making enough investment, and one of the things the government should be doing more of is basic research that helps everyone. there are lots of places in our health care system where we are not making enough investment. alzheimer's is one. you heard that my husband frank
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and i buried our younger daughter to the demons of addiction, and mental illness and the treatment and that is another place. we were told we were going to invest. the only problem is it is not working. i am a cancer survivor, but i am a walking, talking, pre-existing condition. i really do understand that you cannot leave families behind because of pre-existing conditions, but here is what is going on with obamacare. we have lots people up with so many rules, and caregivers are having a really tough time. premiums are going up. we are dumping more and more people into medicaid, and fewer and fewer doctors are accepting medicaid, and, by the way, buried in all of those complicated pages of obamacare, remember nancy pelosi said we have to pass it to know what is in it?
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remember that? let me tell you about one of the things in obamacare. buried in there is a federal government takeover of the student loan business. the federal government has taken over the student loan business, and the federal government now decides how much your student is going to pay for their student loan, and do you know what the government has decided? that you're going to pay between 4.5% and 8.5% interest on every loan. meanwhile, the government pays up to 2% interest on its debt. now let that sink in. the federal government took over the student loan business and the pages of obamacare and makes money on every single loan. that is a racket, ladies and gentlemen. it is a racket. we got to take our country back, so item number three on the agenda is we must repeal obamacare. [applause]
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carly fiorina: we have to make investments where it matters. but then we have to replace or was something that ise when we get control of the money, we are going to move the money that to the states and asked them to manage it. there are people who truly need help, and we need to help them, and when you put money closer to the people who are impacted by the decisions, what do you get? better decisions. so we're going to ask the states to manage the high risk pools. we have examples for this has worked. -- where this has worked. number two, the federal government should not mandate what health insurance you buy, and they should not lock caregivers up with a bunch of rules and regulations. but here is what the government should mandate, that every health care provider publish on a regular basis their costs, their prices, their outcomes. because guess what? you do not have a clue what
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you're buying in health care. i sat in a hospital for a lot of times and i did not know the cost of my care or the quality of my care compared to somewhere else, and when you do not know cost and price and quality, you do not know anything, and when you do not know nothing, guess what? you have no power, and by the way, there is no incentive for costs to go down and for quality go up because no one knows what it is. then finally, we're going to do with health insurance what no one has ever done. what is health insurance? it is a cozy, little game it. we used to play on the state level. the i will regulators -- the iowa regulators got together with the iowa health insurance companies and decide that not many of you can play this game and compete. and what we have done with obamacare is make that one day, national, cozy game what have we never tried in health insurance? never have we tried a free
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market. an actual free market where people have to compete for your business. now, i come from the technology industry. it is the most relentlessly competitive industry in the world. it is the closest thing we have to be free market, and what have you come to expect from technology? >> a lot. carly fiorina: that is right, a lot. cooler apps, better prices. year after year after year. they have to compete for your business, and you will pick a plan you want at a price you can afford. that is how we're going to fix health care. [applause] carly fiorina: yes, ma'am? >> what is your favorite part of the constitution? carly fiorina: wow, my favorite part of the constitution. you know, i appreciate what was said about the first amendment being the heart.
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actually, i think my favorite part of the constitution is like nine and 10 and parts of 14 that remind us that the federal government has certain enumerated powers, and if those powers are not enumerated, and then they belong to states and individuals, because, you see, we have forgotten what the federal government is supposed to do. the federal government is doing all this stuff it is not supposed to do, and they are not doing it very well. the original blueprint for this country was the constitution of the united states. so, my little blueprint is going to take the big blueprint, the constitution in mind and when we get control of the money, all of the stuff they are not supposed to do, they are not going to do it anymore. we will get the money back to the states and committees and citizens to get it done. and there are certain things the federal government has to do. the federal government, for an example, has to protect our border, because of we cannot
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protect our border, we cannot protect our serenity. the federal government has to keep us safe and manage an immigration system. all of those things we're doing badly we will do well, and we will give things back to individuals and the states. [applause] carly fiorina: yes, sir, and then i will come to the young lady over here. in the back. voter, and i-time am feeling pressure from every candidate. do you have a certain push that you can get younger voters to caucus and vote for you. carly fiorina: well, you can. [laughter] carly fiorina: i cannot do this on my own. if you want to go out and caucus, there are a lot of young people here. you talk to everybody you know. i have a little rule. i have a little rule. want a picture.
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-- a lot of people want a picture. one picture, one vote. that is how it works. [laughter] carly fiorina: it seems fair, doesn't it? it seems fair. but let me also seriously say to you you can help. you can go out and talk to every young person you know, because here is the thing, ladies and gentlemen. yes, candidates, we have got to do our thing. right? we have got to convince you, but the truth is that most people are most influenced by the people they know. everything -- every single person knows people and they like you, and they respect you, and they might even love you, so, you know what? go talk to them. say, "i'm going to caucus for carly, and i want you to caucus for her also." do you know whose future is at stake? it is yours. it is young people's future at stake. bernie sanders, and about socialist, -- and about socialist, runs around and does
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not tell you that they have messed it up. they are not talking about income inequality and that the bigger and more powerful the government gets, the truer it gets, and only be powerful and the wealthy can deal with it. you see, socialism makes income inequality worse, and all you have to do is look at the last eight years to understand that. because under last eight years under barack obama, 95% of the wealth created went to the top 1%. so i hope that young people are going to be pressing one of four -- one for yest and two for no. because that is the world you live in. and if you need help convincing them, try this. i asked young people all of the time. i'm going to borrow you as a little prop. i know, i know. believe me, i have experienced it. how do things work for you in here? how do things work for you in here? you know, it is responsible, -- responsive and you are in
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control. that is how things work for you. now, think of your last trip to the dmv. how did that feel? did you feel valued? did you feel listened to ? would anyone even look you in the eye? no. that is what government looks like, folks. that is what government looks like when it is unresponsive and out of control, and that is why we have to take it back for you. [applause] carly fiorina: the young lady right there. >> thank you. carly fiorina: you are welcome. >> i wanted to ask you if you are elected president, the -- what you have a cabinet full of people who make their career between government and corporate service interest? carly fiorina: no. but let me tell you the kind of people i will put in my cabinet. they have to have three characteristics. number one, they all have to be leaders, not managers.
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leaders. you see, there are a lot of people who want to get a cabinet position because they want to kind of settle into that big office and kind of except things the way they are and go to cocktail parties. that does not make them bad people. it just makes them managers. i need leaders who will challenge the status quo and roll up their sleeves and say we can get control of this for the citizens of the nation, so they have got to be leaders. number two, they have to bring different things to the table than i do. because, you see, i have learned over many years that the best teams are not people who are all the same, they are teams of people of different perspectives and experiences. because when everyone is the same, and you all agree with each other quickly, you're probably missing something. i need people who bring something different to the table. and number three, they must be truth tellers. and most important, they must be truth tellers to me, because the most dangerous thing that happens to any executive and especially to the president of
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the united states is that people stop telling them the truth and start telling them what they want to hear. that is deadly. those are the people i want to put in the cabinet. [applause] >> thank you for reminding us of the many things you have talked about tonight. can you address the issue of the big money in government and citizens united? carly fiorina: look. crony capitalism is alive and well. do you know what crony capitalism is? crony capitalism is when only the big and the powerful and the wealthy and well-connected can deal with the overcomplicated government. and crony capitalism has existed under democrats and republicans alike. by the way, let's just say the truth. donald trump is the ultimate crony capitalist. he may portray himself as an outsider. he is the ultimate insider. hillary clinton has made
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millions selling access and influence from inside the system. and donald trump has made billions by buying people off like hillary clinton, and he freely admits it, so guess what? we are not going to change the situation by putting a crony capitalist in the oval office. no, we are not. i am all for getting money out of politics but the same rules have to apply to everyone, so i find it the height of hypocrisy when democrats say such a terrible thing is big money, that it is terrible that corporations fund politics, but it is ok if unions do. i find it the height of hypocrisy when hillary clinton says big money is terrible but she says wall street, come on in and fund my super pac. so here is my answer. let's just be transparent about anything. anybody who wants to put money in, go ahead and put it on. ladies and gentleness, i'm going to close it up -- ok, we will take one more often from the young lady over here.
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>> is it hard running for president? [laughter] carly fiorina: what a good last question. well, i will tell you the truth. there are things about running for president that are a joy every day. this, for me, is a joy. to come to a restaurant, to sit with citizens who care deeply about their nation, some very young and more senior, to hear substantive questions, and not a single one of you has asked me about donald trump. [laughter] carly fiorina: that is all i hear about. you can ask me substantive questions. this is a joy because you care about the future of this nation, and so do i. there are hard things. i mean, it is hard to go all day every day, day after day, but i do it with gratitude. i truly do. so, i would not trade this for a thing.
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maybe you want to run for president some day, but i hope you do not mind if a warm up the chair for you. [cheers and applause] carly fiorina: all right. this lady is begging. go ahead. >> you are a wonderful debater ,nd is there an extra podium will you try to get on the extra podium tomorrow night? carly fiorina: i cannot change the media. this is a rigged game. you know, the media decides who gets covered. the media decides who gets listened to. the media has already decided this race, but guess what? you have not voted yet. do you know who can change the media? >> weekend. -- we can. carly fiorina: you can.
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you send me out of here with the wind at my back, and they might start paying more attention. so, listen, my fellow citizens. we can get all of this done. like running for president, it is not going to be quick and easy. but i do not think you expect quick and easy. i think would you expect is leadership and results. this is an exceptional nation. it is not a perfect nation, but it is an exceptional nation. it is an exceptional nation because we believe profoundly in the value of every life and every individual is gifted by god and has enormous potential, and we know in our bones that power dispersed into the hands of the many is more competent, more compassionate, wise, and than powerower -- concentrated into the hands of a few. we have had too much power, too much money concentrated in the hands of too few for too along. so i will not sit down and be quiet. stand with me.
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fight with me. caucus for me. citizens, it is time. we must take our future back. we must take our politics and our government back. stand with me, citizens. we must take our country back. [applause] carly fiorina: god bless you all. thank you so much. thank you. >> you have my caucus. carly fiorina: i got you. if you want a picture, come on out. but you know the rules. one picture, one vote. carly fiorina: absolutely. >> let's turn around and have a
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picture. how is that? >> 1, 2, 3. carly fiorina: all right, there you go. >> thank you. carly fiorina: you are welcome. thanks for coming. carly fiorina: thank you, honey. ok. come on. you know the rules.
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carly fiorina: go caucus for me. how are you? carly fiorina: good. awesome. all right. thank you. >> my son's right back there. from day one, first time voting.
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carly fiorina: do we have you? >> i will be voting for you. carly fiorina: sometimes you have to follow the kids' lead. thank you. ok. >> ok, she has my number. carly fiorina: i'm going to be in iowa until monday night. >> one bad thing about living
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here. carly fiorina: all right, who has got your camera? what? >> marco rubio. >> can i get a quick photo? thank you. carly fiorina: all right, that is one vote. all right. >> i will get out here. carly fiorina: where is your camera? carly fiorina: all right. one vote. i cannot tell who is next. >> thank you.
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carly fiorina: thank you. get your mom to caucus for me. all right? next are coming. -- thanks for coming. this is kind of crazy. you will be all right. all right. thank you. carly fiorina: nice to see you. >> would you mind signing your picture? carly fiorina: not at all. >> would you might if we took a picture -- mind if we took a picture?
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>> thank you. carly fiorina: thank you. all right. carly fiorina: who has got your camera? carly fiorina: all the people leaning toward front -- trump.
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vote for me. i appreciate that. >> i look forward to the primary for you. carly fiorina: thank you. thank you. all right. >> carly, thank you. carly fiorina: i get it, i get it. all right. thank you. thank you. is israel back to -- who rebecca?
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carly fiorina: what do you do? thank you, guys. >> it might not be working. >> i can take one. >> ok. carly fiorina: i know. ok.
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>> do you want his or her name? >> we have four kids. carly fiorina: ready?
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>> thank you.
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>> i can just take it. >> thank you.
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>> thank you. carly fiorina: you have to caucus for me. >> that is what i'm going to do. you are going to explode.
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i am glad you are caucusing for me. >> you are a tremendous bigger. -- a tremendous speaker. carly fiorina: and i am a doer. >> we need a woman in their. carly fiorina: maybe it is time. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] >> c-span's campaign 2016 taking ,ou to the i will caucasus monday, february 1 our live coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. eastern on c-span and c-span2, we will bring you live pre-caucus coverage taking phone calls, tweets and text. at 8:00 p.m. eastern, the republican caucus on c-span and a democratic caucus on c-span2. see it live in its entirety and stay with c-span and join in on
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