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the state of wisconsin stood with your robin or and said, we have your back. i want to tell you it inspired millions of americans across this country. it inspired me. and it demonstrated that when we the people stand together, we can beat the special interests that are bankrupting our kids and grandkids. [applause] principleurage and that scott walker and the people of wisconsin demonstrated in that fight over and over again is exactly the courage and principle we need in washington, d.c. to turn this country around. [applause] humbled, so honored to be standing here with governor
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scott walker. thank you for your friendship and thank you for your tremendous leadership. you can learn a lot about a word by looking to its history, to its roots. if you look at the roots of the word politics, it has two parts. li-meaning many, and-tics meeting bloodsucking parasites. and that is a fairly accurate description of washington, d.c.. tonight for something a lot more important than politics. we are here tonight because our country is in crisis. we are here tonight because we are bankrupting our kids and
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grandkids, because our constitutional rights are under assault each and every day and because america has receded from leadership in the world. i am here tonight with a word of hope and encouragement. all across the state of wisconsin, all across this country, people are waking up and help is on the way. this next election is going to focus on three critical issues, .obs, freedom, and security let's start with jobs. i want to take a minute and talk to all of the single moms who are working to and three part-time jobs. the pad your hours forcibly reduced to 28-29 hours a week
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because obamacare kicks in at 30 hours a week. i want to talk to all of the truck drivers, all of the plumbers and electricians, all of the union members, all of the working men and women with calluses on your hands who are seeing your wages stagnating year after year after year. the cost of living keeps going up, and yet somehow your paycheck does not seem to keep pace. i want to talk to all of the young people, coming out of school with student loans up to your eyeballs. scared, am i going to get a job? what does the future hold for me? the mainstream media, they tried to tell us this is the new normal, this is as good as it gets. let me tell you that is an absolute lie. [applause]
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easy to talk about making america a great again. you can even print that on a baseball cap. the real question is, do you understand the principles and values that made america great in the first place? is notrt of our economy washington, d.c. the heart of our economy is millions of small businesses all across the united states of america. [applause] jobs, what unleash you have to do is take the boot of the federal government off the backs of the next of small businesses. [applause] president, wed will repeal every word of
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obamacare. [applause] we will pass commonsense health care reform that makes health insurance personal and portable and affordable and keeps government for getting in between us and our doctors. [applause] flat tax.ss a simple [applause] so every american can fill out our taxes on a postcard. that, we should abolish the irs. [applause] we are going to rein in the epa.
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and the federal regulators who have defended like -- this ended like locusts on small businesses, killing jobs all across this country. amnesty and to stop secure the boaters and end sanctuary cities and end welfare benefits for people here illegally. [applause] let me tell you what is going to happen when we do all of that. we will see millions of new, high paying jobs. we will see jobs coming back to america, back from china. we will see manufacturing jobs coming back to the state of wisconsin. we will see wages rising for americans all across this country. we are going to see young people 2,ing out of school with numeral 3, 4, 5 job offers.
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we will see morning in america again. the second critical issue this election is about is freedom. [applause] the passing a few weeks ago of justice scalia underscores the stakes in this election. it is not just one but two branches of government that hang in the balance. we are one liberal justice away from a radical five justice majority the likes of which this country has never seen. we are one justice away from a supreme court that would strip the religious liberty from americans all across this country. we are one justice away from a supreme court that would effectively erase the second amendment from the bill of rights. we are one justice away from the supreme court making us subject to the world court and the
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united nations and international law and giving away u.s. sovereignty. ago, hugh hewitt asked a question about religious liberty and the supreme court. donald trump turned to me and said ted, i have known a lot more politicians then you have. well, in that, he is correct. donald trump has been supporting liberal democratic politicians .or 40 years i have no experience with that. [laughter] [applause] donald continued, he said ted, when it comes to the supreme court, when it comes to religious liberty, you have to learn to compromise. you have to learn to cut deals
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with the democrats and go a long to get along. let me be very clear to the men and women of wisconsin. i will not compromise away your religious liberty. [applause] i will not compromise away your second amendment right to keep and bear arms. the third critical issue in this race is security. we have had as president who abandons our friends and allies, who shows weakness and appeasement to our enemies. two debates ago, donald trump explained if he were president, he said, he would be neutral between israel and the palestinians. let me be very clear.
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as president, i will not be neutral. [applause] america will stand on apologetically with the nation of israel. [applause] and anyone who cannot tell the difference between our friends and our enemies. anyone who cannot tell the difference between israel and islamic terrorists who want to raises realhat questions about their fitness and judgment to be commander in chief. [applause] just one week ago, we were all horrified by yet another terror brussels.is time in every time we see one of these
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attacks, whether it is paris, whether it is brussels, whether it is san bernadino, president obama goes on national television and refuses to even utter the words rattled -- radical islamic terrorists. americanse lectures on islam -- islamophobia. this last attack, i think president obama found it very inconvenient, it interrupted his a strong -- his baseball game with the castros. wasn't it delightful to see the president palling around with dictators? wasn't it remarkable to see a joint press conference where raul castro stood up and said, let me tell you all of the horrible things about america will -- america and president obama stand up and say, i agree
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.ith you, america is terrible is it asking too much to have a president of the united states who will actually defend the united dates of america? [applause] over the last seven years, we have seen our military weekend -- military weaken. --ale plummeted, readiness we have seen and other left-wing, democratic president weaken and undermined the military. and then ronald reagan came into office, he cut taxes, he lifted regulation, small businesses jobs,ed, millions of new trillions in government revenue. fund thehat revenue to
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military and we bankrupted the soviet union and won the cold war. [applause] i intend to do the exact same thing with radical islamic terrorists. [applause] we are going to repeal obamacare and pass a flat tax and pull back the regulators and stop amnesty. we are going to see millions of new jobs created in america, it will generate trillions in new revenue and we will use that revenue to rebuild this military so it remains the mightiest fighting force on the face of the planet. [applause] longer will our military be governed by political correctness. [applause] we have leaders here at home, we
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have strong principled leaders like sheriff clark who stand up and keep us safe here at home. [applause] the sheriff also knows how to make a texan feel at home by wearing his boots. [applause] , for thell you sheriff jihadists across the face of the january 2017, a day of reckoning is coming. [applause] to weaken, weng are not going to degrade, we are going to utterly and completely destroy isis. [applause] you know, one of the most shameful aspects of the last
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seven years has been this president sending our fighting men and women into combat with rules of engagement so strict that their arms are tied behind their back. they cannot fight, they cannot win, they cannot defeat the enemy. it is wrong, it is immoral, and end.2017 it will [applause] america has always been reluctant to use military force. we are slow to anger. but if and when military force is needed, we should use overwhelming force, kill the enemy, and get the heck out. [applause] let us talk a little politics.
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republican we had 17 candidates. it was an amazingly diverse young, talented, dynamic field. what a contrast. .ith the democrats the democratic field consists of a wild eyed socialist with ideas that are dangerous for america and the world and bernie sanders. [laughter] [applause] over the course of the year, we have seen what a primary is supposed to do, the field has narrowed. where are we now? there are two candidates that
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have any plausible path to winning the republican nomination. me and donald trump. now, wisconsin is a battleground. the entire country, its eyes are on the great state of wisconsin. the men and women here, you have a platform, you have a megaphone where you are speaking not just for this state, but for the entire country. 65-70% of, for the republicans nationwide who recognize the nominating donald -- that a train wreck is actually not fair to train wrecks. [applause] that nominating donald trump elects hillary clinton. hillary not only wins, she wins by a big margin.
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if hillary is the next president , the supreme court is lost for a generation, the bill of rights buried, and our kids are in trillions more in debt, and we stay in the same economic stagnation we have struggled through the past seven years. what we are seeing happening in wisconsin and across the country , is republicans are coming together and uniting behind this campaign. [applause] of the 17 candidates who started , we have now seen five of those candidates come together supporting this campaign. we have seen rick perry, carly fiorina, lindsey graham, jeb bush, and your own tremendous governor, scott walker. [applause]
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that is the very real manifestation of the unity we need across this country. to win, republicans have to stand together, we have to unite . if we are divided, we will lose the primary and we will hand the general election to hillary clinton. it is the men and women here who are taking the lead to make that happen. i am here tonight asking for your help. i am asking for each of you to continue standing up between now and tuesday. to take it upon yourself, not just to vote, but i want to ask everyone here to vote for me 10 times. [laughter] [applause] democrats.e are not i am not suggesting voter fraud. gets nine other
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people to come out and vote on tuesday, you will have voted 10 times. [applause] that is how we win, it is the power of the grassroots. it is the same power that stood with governor scott walker in the power of the union losses. the men and women who stood together and said, we can beat the special interests. if we stand together united, we are going to win the republican nomination and we are going to eat hillary clinton in november and we are going to turn this country around. [applause] it took jimmy carter to give us ronald reagan.
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and i am convinced the most long-lasting legacy of barack obama is going to be a new in theion of leaders republican party who stand and fight for liberty, who stand and fight for the constitution, and who stand and fight for the judeo-christian values that built this great nation. [applause] thank you and god bless you. [applause] [inaudible]
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>> around of applause for the great senator of the great state of texas. if senator ted cruz. [applause] around of applause for our great governor, scott walker. [applause] thank you so much for coming tonight. we have got to decide 2016, april 5. you decide for wisconsin. vote justice rebecca bradley. one other thing, i have to do the raffle. hold on, we will draw for the raffle. who has the ticket?
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dan hagedorn, you have the ticket. hang in there. i need the ticket. thank you.
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♪ ♪ ♪ >> ok, for the raffle. .omebody draw the candy the ticket number is
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79 the number is 20431 2043179 do we have a winner? it is a big one, you want to claim it. [applause] >> more now from the republican dinner in milwaukee with presidential candidate john kasich. he was introduced by former wisconsin governor, tommy. thank you, i love you all. thank you, david, for your kind introduction. tonight isgentlemen, a very serious night. , that wes the night
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republicans have an opportunity like never before to change the direction of this great country. we have to do it. we are going to do it, ladies and gentlemen. thank you. that is why, isn't it great to be a republican? [applause] i have the distinct honor and privilege to introduce an friend, anthat is my individual i have served with, an individual that is extremely intelligent, knowledgeable, and
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has always been able to do what he set out to do. i have to vote for because or that guy somebody has to get enough votes to get the nomination. i am here to tell you, ladies and gentlemen, there is no candidate that is going to have enough delegate votes going in .o ohio to get the nomination we are going to have a contested 10.ention and we have had we republicans have had 10 contested conventions over the life of our party. only three times has the leading candidate won the nomination.
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name is a gentleman by the of abraham lincoln which we all know is the father of our party. he went to chicago in 1860 and he was number three and he went walkedconvention and he into the -- out of the convention as our nominee. gentlemen,ladies and that he is by far the best president we have ever had. --aham lincoln [applause] and some people say i am old enough to know him, i was not. [laughter] but i am here tonight to introduce to you, my friends, an individual that i believe has a
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lot of the characteristics, a lot of the attributes, and a lot of the qualifications that honest abe had. our country was adrift, as it is today. our country was split, as it is today. our country was in need of leadership. there is an individual by the name of john kasich, ladies and gentlemen, that at the age of 30 went to congress. he went to congress with the idea he was going to change things. we republicans believe in that and want that to happen. said, i cannot wait around to become budget chairman . i cannot wait for the seniority system, so he ran against the odds and became the budget chairman.
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in 1994, the balanced budget. not before and never sense. it was john kasich. his leadership, ladies and gentlemen, made it happen. everybody said it could not be done. john kasich did it. then he decided, ladies and gentlemen, to go into business and he was successful there. then he found that his state of ohio, like the state of wisconsin, under democrat leadership was adrift. he came back to the state of ohio, balanced the budget, and today there are $2 billion in surplus in ohio. he has created 400,000 jobs.
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full employment. increased the bond rating. helped a lot of people, especially the young and the disabled. john kasich, ladies and gentlemen, is a leader. he is a doer. he is the individual i am so proud to be able to support. because, ladies and gentlemen i , look at this election. one that is so important, so necessary. john kasich the one candidate, ladies and gentlemen, time and time again who beats hillary clinton, bernie sanders, by over 10 points. lately, ladies and gentlemen, like we cannot afford another four years of democrat leadership. there is only one candidate that definitely will win.
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as bill buckley said, the father of our conservative movement, vote for the conservative that can win. that is john kasich, ladies and gentlemen. john kasich can win and will win. we are going to the super bowl. the green bay packers are going to the super bowl. the university of badgers are going to the rose bowl. we are going to win the final four next year and we are going to have john kasich as the president of the united states. i need your help. let's get behind the winner and super bowl champion john kasich. [applause] ♪
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mr. kasich: how about around of applause for your four term governor, tommie thompson? [applause] people wonder, how could you bring that congress together? how can you get things done? i want to tell you that i had the man that runs the serbian hall come to me and introduce himself and say, my wife and i voted for you. let me also tell you, back in 1977 when i was a young man running for the state legislature, i sat down with another man that reminded me of him. this man had a shock white hair and piercing blue eyes. he called me into his office. you will understand why i said this. he said, young man, you know that i am serbian. i said, yes sir. i know that.
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he said, i happen to know you are croatian. why don't we set that aside for the rest of this election. let's win an election and move forward. so i brought us together, serbians and croats. if you can do that, you can bring anybody together. believe me. [applause] i want you to know a little bit about me because i heard 38% of people who live in this state don't know anything about me to form an opinion. it's pretty interesting. i guess that is what happens when you are positive all the time and you don't enter a demolition derby. the reason i am comfortable here is i grew up in a blue-collar town outside of pittsburgh. it was called mckees rocks. it was blue-collar. frankly, i don't remember meeting a republican when i was a young man. they were all democrats. my father was a democrat. he carried mail on his back.
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delivered mail for almost 30 years. his father was a coal miner. my grandfather died of black lung. as he was getting older he was losing his eyesight because of the time he spent in the mine. my mother's mother could barely speak english. she was croatian. she was an immigrant. it was hard to communicate with her because she had few things she could say. my mother, i was told a couple of weeks ago, there are two ways to think about yourself as an ethnic. you either think of yourself as somebody who clings to that and honors it all the time, or somebody who says we are going to put that aside and become americans. my mother was one that said, we are going to emphasize the fact we are americans. i did not know a lot about the history until my cousin told me that in my mother's family, there were four.
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her, her sister, and two brothers. three of them never moved beyond the eighth-grade. my mother walked across a footbridge to get her high school diploma. my childhood was one of common sense, god-fearing, playing by the rules. my mother and father always told me, johnny, you believe you can change the world. what is most important is where ever are you make the world a little bit at her place because you were there. they also so strongly believed in what america represents in the ability of people to rise. i got my values there. i have to tell you, in that little town, it is a town where if the wind blew the wrong way, people found themselves out of work. i understand people who are
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donald trump voters. let me to you who they are and what they worry about. they worry about the fact they could lose their job. that they are 52 years old and somebody walks in one day and says you are out of work. or frankly some politicians created some agreement and they lost out. say i haveeople who been playing by the rules and i cannot get a raise. my grandfather would come up at the end of a long day and think he could get good pay, and they would say, we will only bring you for the coal you brought up. it was a ripoff. there are many people who feel they are experiencing the ripoff. they put their money in a bank. it used to be even get interest for it. today, we get no interest. what they really worry about, more than anything else, what
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they really worry about is their sons and daughters went to college to get an education because they were told if your kids get educated, they are going to have a better life. now their kids are still living at home without a job but with big debt. this anxiety is something that people feel very strongly about. they are looking for a vehicle to express their frustration. i've got to tell you those people i grew up with who played by the rules, and things rarely worked out in a special way, they are the people in my minds eye since i was a young politician. i have always been independent. i must tell you the republican party has been my vehicle and not my master. the republican party has given me an opportunity to contribute to our society. i have always been an independent operator, somebody that looks at problems and is
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not concerned about who i might be upsetting on the way. i was a young state senator. yeah they raised their pay. ,i ran a campaign that said we shld not. when the pay raise passed, i did not take it. when republicans said they needed to raise taxes, i ran a campaign that said we should have none. when we won the majority at age 28, they decided to raise taxes. i said no, i promised i would not. they said, you are you -- irresponsible. i said i will write my own budget for the state. i had people sneaking in, telling me how to improve the government. i did not win the budget fight but i kept my promise and i kept my word. i make breakthrough suggestions that ultimately got adopted into the law. i left the state senate. they took my district away from me. they wanted to end my career,
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but at age 30 i ran for congress. in 1976 i had campaigned with ronald reagan at the 1976 convention. i knew and worked with ronald reagan. he was an inspiration to me. what he taught me was a couple of things. you have to have strength when one, it comes to national security. secondly you have to give people , an incentive to work and give them the opportunity to rise. in 1982, i ran for the congress. at 30 years of age and i ran on the reagan agenda. there were not many people running on the reagan agenda. they were all running away because the economy was not doing well. i ran against a democrat and -- incumbent on the fact that we could shrink taxes and rebuild the defense and destroy the soviet union. in 1982, there was only one republican candidate for the united states congress who defeated an incumbent democrat
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and that person was john kasich. me. i went to the congress of the united states and i had an amazing career. i served on the armed services committee for 18 years and let , me tell you, this is a difficult time. there is no time for on-the-job training. being a united states congressman at the age of 30 in 1983, i worked with republicans and conservative democrats to rebuild america's military. through that experience, i worked with my friends to reform the pentagon, to change the very operation of that building, with members of congress committed to a strong national defense. i was there and i remember the night that because of the strength of ronald reagan that berlin wall came tumbling down. that was an amazing time in american history. not as in modern history.
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[applause] mr. kasich: i was also there when i saw the arab muslims lined up with the west to push saddam hussein out of kuwait. and i remember when we won so decisively and people said we should of gone into baghdad to complete the job, and a remember how smart george h.w. bush was with his advisers in not going to baghdad and the getting the job done and coming home. i was called into the pentagon after 9/11 by secretary rumsfeld, with the former secretaries of defense, and from that meeting forward for a number of years i led technology experts into the pentagon to deal with technology problems. think about that arc. all the way from defeating the soviet union, the berlin wall collapsing, to a united coalition of arabs and
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westerners to defeat saddam hussein, all the way to 9/11. that is why am prepared today. six years into my term as congressman i found myself on the budget committee. i was complaining that the republicans and democrats were not serious about balancing the budget. i wanted balance the budget for two reasons. the immorality of leaving debt to the children, and i knew that if you could balance a budget and reduce some taxes, you could put yourself in a position where you could have economic growth. because what i learned as a young man were three things at work realities. creating jobs, creating more jobs, and creating all the jobs you could. it is through job creation that allows people to recognize their god-given purpose in life to change the world and live out their destiny. i knew that fighting to balance the budget was the right thing to do. but it did not come easy.
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it took 10 years of my efforts and efforts of the team built to get us to the point where he actually balanced the budget for the first time since man walked on the moon. we payed out the largest amount of debt in modern history, half $1 trillion. we also were in a position where we had a $5 trillion surplus projected, it could have been used to fix social security and there was no discussion at that time about income inequality or the lack of rising wages, because when we finally balance the budget, cut taxes, restored common sense in washington, we had an explosion of economic growth and it was a glorious time in my life. i had created a goal and i had met it. after being in a position that position to see you succeed militarily balance the budget, , leaving surpluses behind, i left washington because i never wanted to be a professional politician. in fact i do not even like
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, politics. i left for 10 years and i did a variety of things that gave me more experience. some of you will remember me from the glory days when i was a giant television star at fox news. anyway, i went out for 10 years. i was having a great time. i did not want to go back into politics. but i got a call. have any of you ever had a call? it was not a phone call, it was not a text, it was not an e-mail. i think when the lord blesses you and gives you so much, you can barely contain yourself. you also begin to understand about your responsibilities and continue to do things that can change the world. the call was i needed to go back in and run for governor. i ran at the perfect time. things could get not much worse in ohio.
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we had lost 350,000 jobs, our credit was going down the drain, 20% of the operating budget in the hole and i went to new york and they told me, we are going to cut up your credit cards because ohio is about dead. i ran in the election, and i had never run statewide in the state of ohio. the only time before that somebody who had never won -- run statewide against an incumbent was 96 years earlier. i ran and i won. and people said we needed to raise taxes and expand government. let me tell you what we did. i cut taxes more than any other governor in america, including no income tax for small business, killing the debt tax, -- death tax so that people could pass businesses onto their families. now that we have done that we are killing debt.
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we have not made a lot of progress on that we are working on it. we cut taxes more than anybody, our budget deficit went from 20% in the hole, or $8 billion dollars with of deficits to a $2 billion surplus. and we went from a loss of 350,000 jobs, to a gain of 400,000 jobs with wages growing faster than the national average. [applause] i want you to know that we have left no one behind because we believe it is immoral for those mentally ill people to live under the bridges, and in the prison system we are rehabilitating with an 80% success rate of those who are drug addicted in the prisons. and we believe the working poor, instead of being punished for working harder, all to be be ought to be --
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rewarded. and we believe the disabled should be fully mainstreamed. as a result of that, i ran for reelection and i want 86 out of 88 counties. so i decided to run for president. you know why? because there are two critical issues in the country today. economic strength. as the budget committee chairman in washington, we had a massive economic expansion and tremendous growth. and hope. in ohio, i entered at a very tough time. and now people across the state are hopeful again. where people are getting work, our children can have a future. you see that model is not complicated. it just takes guts. what it means is you have commonsense regulation so that you do not crush small business, and i will have a program that will freeze all federal
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regulations for one year, except health and safety. force congress to vote on regulation. bureaucrats are writing laws, keeping us from having the kind of economic growth we want. secondly, we need to reduce taxes on corporations that have seen fit to invest profits in europe because we punish them if they come back. oh yes we can cut the corporate , tax rate and stop double taxing businesses. how do i know it? because i have been in business. and we need to reduce individual tax rates. but we need to do it in such a way that we can pass it. we can go to the old reagan model of 10% of capital gains at 50% to provide incentives and we can make the tax code clear and realistically being able to pass. i will put us on a path to a balanced budget as i have in the
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past. no third rails. no problems with entitlements, innovation, and i want you to know one other thing. i will ship welfare, education medicaid, job training, and for , structure back to the states, so they can provide a program in innovation and change that we all seek by shifting the power from washington. [applause] what i also would like you to know, as i get ready to leave the stage, is that it does matter who is the president. i remember when ronald reagan said it was morning in america, that we were a shining city on the hill. you think i do not know about what winston churchill said about never, never ever give up? of course i know. but the strength of our country
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does not rest on the president. the strength of our country rests in us. when i was a kid we did not worship presidents. our hero was roberto clemente, the great baseball player who gave up his life trying to help earthquake victims in nicaragua. he took a plane that was not safe and died. i remember the morning when my mother came into my room, one of the very few times i saw my mother cry, because children do not like to see their mother cry. it is unsettling. my mother came in and sai, our -- said our hero died last night. i remember back then, we do not wait for somebody to come in on a white horse to try to save us. the strength of our country rests in our families. it rests in our communities. it rests in our neighborhoods.
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you want to fix your schools? you want to make sure that your kids are getting the skills they need? then go do it. do not wait for somebody else from madison, or somebody in washington, you do it. change the world. if you want to fight the problem of drug abuse in this state, you grab a kid and tell that young man or young woman that they have a god-given purpose that will be obscured and destroyed if they cave to the evils of drug addiction. can you change it? you better believe it. we have a program called "start talking." we start talking to kids and we all need to across the country. we do not need to wait for bureaucrats or government officials. we do it in our churches, synagogues, community organization and our schools. you want to fight poverty? you have a welfare office that
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brings the businesses in and when a person comes for a welfare check, you train them for the jobs that are in the welfare offices. you don't have to wait for anybody else. you go do it. people in milwaukee did not way to fix the schools. they fixed them because they drove change and innovation and took matters into their own hands. ladies and gentlemen, the lord made us all special for a purpose. to live a life bigger than ourselves. and when we live a life bigger than ourselves, if we are a nurse that spends 15 next are minutes with a family when the nurse is tired and tells the family it will be ok. or a teacher, the most underpaid people on earth, who give up pay to change kids lives. i will give you another way to change the world. you have a lady who was married for 50 years. her husband died. her phone does not ring anymore. call her on monday, you say, we are taking you to dinner on saturday night.
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and you know where she is going on thursday? going to get her hair done. somehow when saturday night comes, despite the fact that she slept on it thursday night, and friday night, that hair is perfect. and when you pick her up she is wearing a dress that she had not worn for six months. did you change the world? you did. you see folks, let's stop thinking about where we fall short. let's start thinking about all that is wrong and that celebrate the great fact that america's best days are ahead of them if we remember the formula that made us great. it is not very complicated. it takes leadership, it takes guts, and it gets a leader to remind all of the people who make the laws in this country that you may be a republican,
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you may be a democrat, but before any of that, you are an american. you are an american that is there to change the world and give everybody a chance to realize our god-given purpose. i become president, i will fix the economy, but you will restore the spirit of america and your families, neighborhoods, communities by changing the world in which you live. thank you all very much and god bless you. ♪ [applause] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016] ♪ every election cycle we are reminded how important it is for citizens to be informed,
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disagree that all families are alike. i don't know many families that are fighting at thanksgiving. >> welcome to live coverage of the 32nd annual miami book fair. >> on the weekends becomes the tv. -- book tv. ofis a wonderful way accessing the work of those folks that are writing great books. >> every week c-span3 becomes american history tv. if you're a history junkie, you have got to watch. >> whether we are talking about a congressional hearing or about an era of history. there is so much information that you can convey if you have that kind of programming. >> whether it is at the capitol or on the campaign trail, they have a camera. they are captioning -- capturing history as it happens. it lets you have a seat at the
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table. he cannot find it anywhere else. >> i am the c-span fan. >> i am a c-span fan. >> yes, i am a c-span fan. >> that is the power of c-span. where everyone can be part of the conversation. ♪ >> he on c-span, washington journal is next. then a discussion on encryption and how it's raising issues about law and privacy. later, a look at opioid addiction and united states. what is being done by the government to address it? >> coming up, we will get the latest on the 2016 presidential race. our guests ilude the weekly standard's kelly jane torrance and george zornick.
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james moran talks about media coverage this election cycle. later, a look at the latest jobs report for march with wall street journal reporter kate davidson. ♪ host: good morning. it april 2, 2016. we will discuss the latest jobs and as released yesterday political roundtable with discussed today's republican convention in north dakota and look ahead to tuesday's primary in wisconsin. asking for your thoughts on how the media has treated your presidential candidate. with other half of the states having held primaries or conventions we want to know if you think your candidate has gotten a fair shake on print, television, radio and online. if they have been treated unfairly, give examples

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