tv House Speaker Paul Ryan Delivers Primary Night Remarks CSPAN August 9, 2016 10:11pm-10:42pm EDT
but some of it has not been voluntary. article one of the constitution is that the u.s. congress -- congress is meant to be the preeminent policy-making branch. but when congress is no longer able to organize and do its job the way the constitution is set up is the power doesn't disappear, it flows other places. two actors that can move unilaterally without strog reach all these internal compromises. it's actually three places. it's the president, the bureaucracy and the courts. and that's where power has gone. part of my agenda what i'm trying to get people to focus on is by helping politicians organize their world, do what they need to do, you can strengthen congress. >> ok. up next, we have mary who is calling in from indianapolis. mary, you're on with jonathan rauch. mary: well, i think the american political system when awry when the public namely the tea party
has let trump get judgment. you know they thought it was really funny when the tea party was attacking president obama and the democrats saying, you know, obama is going to kill grandma. you know, the traditional republicans sat back and laughed. this lays squarely on the g.o.p. i think they need to vote out all tea party members. jonathan: i spent a lot of time looking at the tea party back in 2010 and 2011. it's a really interesting movement. it's a principled movement. it is against immigration for smaller government. but it is ideological. what's happened now to the republican party is different. partly introduced by factors the tea party did. they targeted anyone who compromised and they targetted professional politician but then along comes do and in trump and he blows away the tea party. he is not a small government person. he is anti-immigration.
but there's an article just today in the papers how the tea party has been basically thrown off the busby trump. beyond trump, as i say in the article, donald trump did not cause political chaos. political chaos caused donald trump. we created an environment where parties can no longer defend themselves against wildcatting and insurgence. trump may be the first in a series and that's the issue we have to worry about long-term. >> up next we have thomas calling in from westminster, maryland on our independent line. go ahead, thomas. thomas: thank you, ma'am. to speak with you. i'm mr. rauch also. jonathan: how about that? >> i wanted to get your opinion and find out if we could find some common ground i think and i think you would be hard pressed to disagree. sometimes in the course of human events, it's simply natural that
a group of people find hemselves refining into -- i guess a pure expression of how they want to live and how they want to be governed. an analogy might be the horse and wagon. they were perfect together until it was time split -- the horse went its way. the wagon got its own engine and they were fine on their own. my thinking is this -- we've gotten to a point where it seems like half of the population is fine with having seated the power that was with we the people. they seated that to bureaucratic leaders and politics and judges. and i'm fine with that. they agree with statutory law. then you have the purists like me that would like to see just common law the way our founders and framers wanted things to be with less governance. wouldn't it be great if we split
and not fight about it him? >> ok. what's your thought on that? diop thank: i guess if thomas, if you're proposing secession and the division of the country into two pieces, we settled that in 1865. and i don't think we're going back there. i wish i could -- when people come up with all these ideas like we need to have a big new third party or we need to have some kind of direct popular representation system based on town halls or we need to split the country into entirely new region. on planetet them stay earth. right now we have an all-out political crisis and one of them is in a state of catastrophic meltdown. that's a very serious situation. we need toe stay focused on fixing the situation we've got in the real world.
>> ok. next we have gary calling on the republican line calling in from duncan, south carolina. good morning, gary. gary: good morning. thank you for taking my call. my concern i have is that, hillary is stating that the student loans are going to be forgiven and we're going to get free college education for everybody else. but one of my concerns is that under the obama administration between all of the government guidelines and all of the loans that have been pretty much, i guess run over by the obama administration, there's actually guidelines in there that state that if you defaulted on the student loan you can't get a morgan. and i've been in the business for 37 years. and in addition to that where they talked about the medical that you could keep your doctor and everything else. i haven't been able to get a doctor at all. it's been so astronomical.
60% of my income. jonathan: generic answer. if you want any of this stuff get fixed you have to have a government in politics that organized to fix it. so let's start figuring out how fixed.government there are bipartisan consensus that fixes need to happen. i think where it will be possible over the next four years if people are able to work together to form these compromises. tax reform is another area. there's a lot of reform. we have to create the structures so they can go into the room and the leaders can get enough vote to get this stuff through to get it to the president's desk. it's the old process fashion of compromise. but it requires politicians who are empowered to do that.
>> next we have michael. michael, you're on with jonathan rauch. a hael: i wanted to make couple of statements and that is sending things back to the states. one, the civil war philosophy of denying people their rights, primarily african americans in michigan. the state government has taken over with the emergency managers. our school vms become resegregated under the guise of school choice. in the south i'd be concerned that the economics of sending things back to the state would also cause problems. and finally welfare. people often talk about well fair and it going back to the states. welfare was sent back to the states in the state of michigan
according to marketplace programming. nationwide only 25% of the welfare money goes to the individual needing it. and in michigan only 12% of the welfare money is returned to the people -- >> i want to give jonathan a chance to respond. jonathan: there's a lot of those points i don't have a particular response to. i'm a supporter of welfare reform. the number of people on welfare, the number of people in jobs grew. it's not true that money doesn't go to welfare recipients. it does. >> jonathan rauch contributing editor, senior fellow at the brookings institution. thank you for joining us to talk about the cover story. >> and once again you're looking at a shot from jamesville, wisconsin. that's in the first
congressional district in wisconsin, a district primary, republican primary won tonight by speaker of the house paul ryan. associated press, other networks calling the race for speaker ryan. we're told about 10 minutes or so, the speakers will come out and speak with reporters gathered there with 65% of the precincts reporting at this hour. speaker ryan, paul ryan sleeding a opponent paul nealon by margin of 84% to 16%. so again, paul ryan winning this primary tonight in the first congressional district in wisconsin. will be speaking with reporters a few minutes from now. we'll have that right here on c-span. after speaker ryan's comments, we'll open up the phone lines and get a chance for you to weigh in on your reaction. as we wait for this dorches get urn way, let's show you a portion of this morning's
washington journal. >> professor of political science at yale university. he joins us now to discuss his efforts to compare how red states and blue states when compare when it comes to economic indicators of prosperity and social indicators as well. your recent new york times columns states you found the path of prosperity is blue. explain how you dime that conclusion? pierson co-author paul and i were interested in look at the state as a labortory of economic policy. we divided the states basically on their voting patterns and presidential election. even if you look at other indicators such as the current occupants, partisan of the stateor's mansion and the house the conclusions are pretty similar. the idea of just cutting taxes or freing up businesses but with
deregulation or encouraging natural resource extraction isn't a sure ticket to prosperity. in fact, when you start to look at things like median income, you know, the typical person's income within the state or education level or poverty or a whole host of other indicators, including what proportion of the workforce is actually working, it turns out that the blue states actually look pretty good. they're on the top end of the distribution. we've basically laid out a bunch of charts showing on a bunch of indicators that the blue states are actually doing pretty well. we're not arguing that they're perfect or that the red states don't have something to teach us but we're trying to push back against the common assumption that the south and the redder states of the nation are just cleaning the blue state's clock. >> you mentioned some of those indicators. here's the "new york times" story and the charts that go with it. five charts showing the
comparison between the states that you have identified as red states and blue states. median household income. life expectancy at birth. patent rate or baplor degrees or higher among the states. were those the only five indicators that you used or were there more? >> we looked at whole range of them. we decided that those were ones that were good to point out. the taxation point was not to say that it's a great thing to tax the top 1%. it was just to point out that as you might deppt blue states generally have higher taxes on the wealthy. but they still have higher incomes even when you adjust for cost of living. they still seem to perform really well in terms of producing patents. we also looked at research and development spending. we looked at infant mortality. we looked at some indicators of social dislocation, crime, incarceration, the rate of people without health insurance
and the conclusion is pretty similar. we're not, again, i really want to make clear because we're going to have some callers come in and talk about it. we're trying to lay the evidence out. one of our most important points is that you can't just look at a snapshot from one year. and so -- in the piece we talk about the long-term pattern of development of the states and what's really interesting to us is that the -- that the red states particularly the south was closing in on the north for much of the 20th century. but starting around 1980, we don't see that continuing convergence. in fact, as we point out, massachusetts has pulled away from texas and utah and some of the other well-performing red states. another quick point, i just want to emphasize is that the red states that often are pointed out are ones that are sitting on huge piles of oil reserves. the natural gas and fracking has been a big boom for states like
north dakota and alaska has been a pretty wealthy state because of oil. we just want to make clear that while well regulated exploration is a good thing, that in fact, it's not a ticket for a lot of states that don't have natural resources and there are some costs including as we know global warping and we're going to be trying to -- to make carbon emissions less of a problem in the future, so it's not clear that we want to encourage dates to come what may research extraction as a route to resource prosperity. >> as you say we're going to have carols call in. 202-748-2001, democrats 220-448-8000. if you want to talk to professor hacker. the path to prosperity is blue. it's the piece he put together with paul pierson in the "new
york times" recently. there are 18 blue states. 22 red states that we have in these charts. explain what makes a blue state and what makes a red state for these purposes. >> as i pointed out at the outset there are a lot of ways you can define it. our interest is in the long-term economic policies of the state. but to make things simple we looked at the states -- we looked at the last four presidential elections and states that went all democrat in the last four presidential elections we labeled as blue. and states that went all republican we labeled as red. but if you look at economic policies or if you look at who controls state governments, the conclusion is pretty similar. >> median household income is one that we'll show -- i'm sorry i didn't mean to cut you off. go ahead. >> no, no, no, i was just going to mention something since -- it's a short piece and we had some discussion. we think a lot of the reason why the blue stays have done well in
the last 25 years is that the rewards for education and innovation have gone up and those are the stays that both ea tract and steam be better at producing more educated citizens. so a big part of our argument is that it's what you do with taxes that matters. are you investing in the future prosperity of your state? and we know the federal government is super important here but we're trying to point out that the states have an important role as well particularly with higher education and k-12 education working with local government. >> we'll show you the top 10 on two categories when it comes to median household income, alaska ranks at the top and maryland and massachusetts followed by red state north carolina. blue state, connecticut. and then that purple state virginia leaning blue state new hampshire, blue state minnesota, blue state new jersey, red state utah rounds out the top 10 when it comes to education for states with residents that have bachelor degrees or higher the
percent of those of the age 25 or older who have bachelor degrees or higher. it goes massachusetts, a blue state at the top followed by purple state colorado, blue state, maryland, blue state new jersey, purple state virginia. blue state vermont, blue state new york. blue state minnesota in the top 10. we can discuss the chart, the methodology. why don't we bring in the calls. mark, good morning. mark: good morning, thank you. thank you for taking my call. this is a great segment and i'm happy for mr. hacker for writing this report and just looking at it, it's super detailed. and not to sound biased because i am from massachusetts and i do like you said we rank pretty high in education and everything else. but when i graduated college in 2001, i took a dog to new
orleans, louisiana and there's a marking manager and i soon learned that there really is -- a -- a -- a palable palpable, not differ ren ration but everything in general. and one of the -- one of the factors that i looked at was fortune 500 companies. i mean, some of these -- louisiana at the time didn't have one -- or they had one fortune 500 companies whereas -- achusetts or connecticut >> first of all, i want to say thank you and welcome to wisconsin. i want to recognize all the companies who sought federal, state or local offices today in wisconsin. highlight onei want to
candidate in particular who was on the ballot in wisconsin tonight, might gallagher. the eighthher won congressional district republican primary. he is a marine veteran with an impressive background in security. the eighth district is an area that needs to stay republican. it will be a hard-fought race, and i very much look forward to campaigning with mike during the fall. i also want to speak with the residents of wisconsin. on behalf of my wife, my cell, and our kids, thank you. thank you for our trust. thank you for your confidence. thank you for your support in my efforts. i am a fifth-generation janesville native, and i have been honored to serve this congressional district since 1998 areas it has been one of the best experiences of my thatime, and i am humbled
so many want to see me continue to work on their behalf. people here, they know me well. serve is toat to work to become part of the solution, not be part of the problem. they share my desire for political leadership that is inclusive, not devices. they look at the horizon, and they look for hope, not fear. most of all, they want someone who works to respectively advance our founding principles. look. there is a lot of real frustration in this country. there is a lot of a her that washington is just not working and that seems in revocably broken, and people want to see congress and their elected leaders tackle the tough problems, not duck those tough problems. they are sick of the paralysis, and they are hungry for results. and all too often, washington fails to deliver those results. in times as uncertain as these, it is easy to resort to division. on people's to prey
fears. that stuff sells, but it does not stick. it does not last. most of all, it does not work. around here, we look beyond the noise. our strength comes from the principles on which our established,s self-government and liberty. our inspiration comes from the notion that the condition of your birth does not determine the outcome of your life, and our desire to see everyone get ahead and that our children are better off, and so because we want to bring people together and not divide them, because we want to break the gridlock, not wanttuate it, because we fresh ideas, not outdated ideas, republicans are looking for a better way to fix this country's pressing problems. by taking a better way, we can reignite our nation's economic engine. we can lift people out of poverty and get them on the ladder of opportunity. we can restore our constant usual.
we can have real patients in our health care, and we can keep our country safe and free. this is how we turn this passion of the moment into a hard-won future, through ideas, through inspiration, through inclusiveness. through an agenda that we can be proud of. through an agenda that can unite people. take this agenda to voters across the country this fall, and i am confident they will reward our efforts. between now and november, i am committed to doing everything i can to make sure that the status quo, which is not good enough, is not continued, because we can do better. we are going to make the case that house republicans are offering new ideas for a new day, and let it be known that we cannot afford another four years like the obama years, and let's be very, very clear. that is exactly what hillary clinton and her party are offering. we can get this country back on track. we can tackle the country's
and most aggressive problems before they tackle us. we can restore the optimism that is there in that small business owner from janesville. we can restore the optimism that farmer,e heart of that that is in that worker that gets up at 6:00 a.m. to work at the to lend die in racine or at kenosha. -- work at the two will and dye -- tool and dye. and i'm going to do everything i can as a representative from the first congressional district and as speaker of the house to try to make that possible. i just want to end with this. i want to thank my employers, the people i work for here in the first congressional district, or hiring me to fight on their behalf. i simply want to say thank you very much for your confidence. i appreciate it. questions, from some local guys.
charles, i think i see you. i thought i heard your voice. >> do you think are landslide sends a larger message that donald trump is doomed in november? ryan: i do not think it means that he is doomed. you know me, charles. people know that i mean what i say and say what i mean, and i do not do it in a mean way, and i think that is the kind of policies that wisconsinites reward. i would not ascribe anything other to it than that. how about -- bauer. i thought i heard him. ok. yes. >> 2020? that is not even a
question i will bother entertaining. there is no point in having that conversation. >> what is your reaction to donald trump saying about the second amendment -- speaker ryan: i was busy today and heard a little bit about the second amendment. it sounds like a joke gone bad. i hope he clears it up. >> all are calling donald trump dangerous. speaker ryan: look. i think it is very clear that puttrump-pence ticket will supreme court justices -- to fix the problems better than the hillary clinton administration. that much we know.
let me go to frank and then kelly. >> [inaudible] ryan: you get to the end zone, and you have been there before. i have not thought about that. look. we knew we were going to do well. we received to the vote we were hoping and expecting all along, and that is just kind of how -- the outcome is exactly what we were hoping for and expecting, and desperate candidates do desperate things for attention. i think that is what you saw here. kelly? yes. welcome back. >> [inaudible] a blank check -- the nomination of donald trump -- speaker ryan: you're talking about the question? i have not
even heard it. i am not going to make a comment more than what i have heard. no, i do not want to do it that way. pretty busy today. but put any endorsement for anyone, they are never blake checks. let me say it this way. i believe here in response and -- here in wisconsin, we tell people what we believe our principles are and what we will do if we get elected, and then like what happened here in wisconsin, we did it. that is exactly what we're trying to do here as house republicans. we have taken our principles, liberty, free enterprise, upward mobility, equality, and applied them to the principle of the day and offered a better way, offered an agenda so that the country, which does not like the path we are on, actually has a better path from which to choose. that is the kind of agenda we are offering the country. we believe that is what people are hungry for in the nation, and that i think has been
validated right here in the first congressional district. thank you very much. i appreciate it. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] host: an overwhelming victory for the house speaker first elected back in 1998, mitt romney's running mate four years ago, and running for reelection. he was challenged by paul nehlen , getting 16%. , as well. paul nehlen he was in janesville, wisconsin. we will have that for you and a couple of minutes. in the meantime, our phone lines are open. we would love to have your reaction to the victory, in part because two years ago, eric cantor losing his primary challenge to what is now a virginiain the congressional district, so all eyes on the wisconsin first congressional district.
republicans, 202- 748-8921. 48-8920.s, 202-7 48-8922.rs,202-7 and this is a statement from the head of the congressional campaign committee, and it reads, congratulations to speak a ryan on his decisive primary win this evening. overwhelming victory demonstrates the people of wisconsin trust him with their voice in washington, who protects them from the failed policies of nancy pelosi and house democrats. speaker,aul's work as people in wisconsin's first
district and across america have a visionary leader who is not afraid to walk the walk. oute republicans have laid a better way agenda that proposes bold ideas to address the challenges that the nation are facing. i was proud to serve a long with speaker ryan and we were both elected back in 1998. let's hear from you. first, from albuquerque, new mexico. we will go to russell. good evening. you are on the air. : good evening. i am calling from california. i thought it was a very good speech by paul ryan, but because he is very well respected and high up in the republican party, i really truly would like to see him start to help more to unite the republicans, what i call resistors, the people who are and notlding out supporting our candidate that we the people have voted in