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no child should have to say goodbye to their parents every morning not knowing if their mom or dad be there when they get home. here is the bottom line, comprehensive immigration reform will not only be the right thing $700, but it will add billion to our economy and enable america to be what it has always been, a place where people from around the world can come to reunite with families, start new businesses, pursue their dreams, apply their growth of the america. and wes been a long road would not be where we are today without your persistence and the quiet courage of families in every state of our union. we certainly would not be here without the bravery of the young women and men who have risked a very place in the united states
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by coming forward and fighting for their future and the future of millions of others. they helped change the conversation. when president obama created daka, it changed their lives. 750,000 undocumented young people are going to school working and planning for their future. they are dreamers. much more than name. i have met so many come i have listened to the stores. they have done everything we have asked of them. they made our country stronger in return. ton donald trump promises rip that all away on day one, when he promises to round up and deport all of the 16 million people living and working among citizenuding american children who were born to do parents who were undocumented, these are the faces i see.
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silva who i met in las vegas. many of you know her story. she came to this country from mexico at the age of four with doll.nowut a dull -- she is in her 20's. advocating for the rights of immigrants everywhere. i picture a young man i never met. wrotehigh school teacher to me a few months ago to share his story. that thisr told me former student was funny, enthusiastic and patriotic. he played the drums and the school marching band. after graduation, he proudly enlisted in the u.s. army. before shipping off to iraq, he stopped by the school so everyone could see him in his uniform. respectful and
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optimistic as any student who entered my classroom, said the teacher. he was also a dreamer. brush your as an undocumented child -- brought here as an document the target he loved america. he hopes one day to earn his citizenship. in april, 2007, while on a mission in baghdad, he was killed by improvised explosive device. he was just 19. the army called him a hero and he was posthumously granted the american citizenship he'd always wanted. [applause] his teacher still treasures his
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memory. ,his teacher wanted me to know he wanted me to know that despite what donald trump may say, immigrants are not rapists and criminals. the truth is -- [cheers] this young man and not have been born here, but he represented the best values of our country. [cheers] we teach our children that america is one nation, under god, indivisible with liberty and justice for all. not just for people who look a certain way or worship a certain way, for all. , people tell me how concerned they are by the extreme policies and divisive
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rhetoric they've heard from my opponent. the racist lie about mexican immigrants that launched his presidential campaign. his racist attacks on a federal judge. every time we think he has hit rock bottom, he sings even lower. his target, a minister in flint, michigan who respectfully asked him not to use her pulpit for political attacks. mess.led her a nervous how insulting. how dead wrong. she is not a nervous mess. she is a rock for her. he. she deserves better and so does america. [applause] again, today, he did it.
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time, asked, one more where was president obama born? sayhe still would not hawaii. say america.d not to be our next president. ugliness?he stop this reset himselfo and his campaign many times. this is the best he can do. this is who he is. we need to decide who we are. shake our sigh and heads and accept this, then what does that tell our kids about who we are?
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we need to stand up and repudiate this divisive rhetoric, we need to stop him in ansively in november election that sends a message that even he can hear. we need to set the kind of example we want for ourselves and children and grandchildren. parents and teachers are already worried about what they are calling the truck affect. bullying and harassment are on the rise in our schools. students ofargeting color, muslims and immigrants. at a high school basketball game , white students held up trumps signs and taunted latino players on the opposing team with chance of build the wall and speak english.
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donald trump is running the most divisive campaign of our lifetime. his message is that you should be afraid. afraid of people whose race or ethnicity is different or whose religious faith is different or who were born in a different country. there is no innuendo. there in theht out open. we have got to come back twice as strong and twice as clear. just this week, and mother in florida wrote to me about her 11-year-old son, francisco. he is proud to be american, clubbing, ecuadorian and puerto rican. it, a potluck of hispanic heritage. francisco has been following the selection are closely. very closely.on he wears his love trump hate
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pain every day and refuses to take it off. when his father warned him that that might make him a target for bullies, francisco flicked his father in the eye and said, i was always told to stand up for myself and what i believe in. i believe trump is wrong. good for you, francisco. that is what we have to do in the selection. [applause] that is what so many of you have done already. stand up to the bowling and bigotry wherever it comes from. we must send a resounding message and we need to inspire a level of turnout that will help us win up and down the ticket. we set an ambitious goal of registering and committing 3 million people to vote in this election that would not have otherwise noted. we can't do it without you. nearly half of latinos in america are under 35 and we need
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you to show up and make your voices heard in this election. [applause] we are going to keep asking for your help. keep hitting the campaign trail. please come and talk to your friends, your neighbors, the community. everyone you see between now and november 8. tell them to go to hillary or text join to 4726. this election is too important for anyone to sit on the sidelines as we have heard from congresswoman sanchez. let stand up for a future where we put families first, where we build bridges, not walls. together, we can prove that love trumps hates. thank you all very much. [cheers] ♪
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♪ house road to the white coverage continues tonight as we walk you through the day on the campaign trail. in the morning, donald and his vice presidential running mate outlined their economic policy in new york city. in the afternoon, hillary clinton returned to the campaign
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trail following four days of rest to recover from the money. after that, we will re-air tonight hispanic caucus awards ceremony with remise from president obama and hillary clinton. before that, an update from new hampshire. >> frontpage in today's new hampshire union leader, available online at union, and editorial. joe mcquaid says a better choice for president and 92 hold your nose. the publisher is joining us from ann kuster. thank you. >> thank you. >> why gary johnson? >> we think that he and bill weld, the former governor from massachusetts have a lot to would under any circumstances, but in this crazy year, with the two major party
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like a ray they look of hope in the darkness. i mentioned hold your nose. a reference to it editorial in 1972 by your predecessor, the late william love. was astonished that richard nixon had made this det ente with red china. he did not think it was going to be good for the united states and i'm not sure he was not right. watergate, no one knew the extent of it at the time. nixon is up on it was george mcgovern was to the left of ed muskie in terms of retreating from vietnam. the advice on the front page to
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readers was hold your nose and vote for nixon. i remind readers of fat in the editorial today to say that there is no need to hold your nose. johnson and weld are commendable ticket of two guys who have experience and success in running government and dealing across the aisle. >> the libertarians are on the ballot in all 50 states but have not reached the 15% benchmark to whatfy in the first of will be for presidential and vice presidential debates. the first one is scheduled for a week from monday. >> that is as bad as last summer cablese networks and the were determining who to invite c-span wasbates and
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very nice to come up and cover our event with all 16 of the republican candidates, minus trump who decided not to show up. we did not think then and we don't think now that some of these arbitrary decisions about who gets in and who gets out are the right ones for the country. andson and weld came in talk to us about it and said that what the commission might percentage inower the popular polls for the first polls and then see subsequent to that to see who gets in after that. maybe 10% for the first go around moving up to 20% for subsequent debates. the show and this would be quite the show between clinton and donald trump.
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johnson, if he is given the chance to tell a national ,udience that he and weld exist they had the best chance since roosevelt in 1912 of actually making a dent in the popular vote. in all 50, he is states. i don't think anybody else has done that. they are going around the country. they both have bona fides and good records. they deserve to be on it. now, a lot ofks americans are not going to hear of this good alternative. >> voters are hearing from donald trump and hillary clinton. me ask you about both candidates. first, donald trump. how would you describe him? a blowhard who has no
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business running for president of the united states. other than he has gotten a lot and is going off of that. his record in business is very spotty. his statements as to his political beliefs have been all over the lot. they change from one day to the next. he is now out there embracing anded debt care -- day care parental leave which would be anathema for republicans and most times. he thinks putin, the boss of russia, is a great guy who has the popular support of his country. he does not know what nuclear triad is. he makes fun of veterans and physically disabled people. he's not a republican and he should not be president of the
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united states. >> and hillary clinton? >> hillary clinton is a career politician who is the status quo. as we said, we think that donald trump is not that far from the status quo. go along, build up the government, more and more expense. she's an expert at that. not telling the truth about a lot of things, including her own health and how she does the nation's business on private e-mail. she has gotten her job because namein that commission -- recognition mostly from her husband and she ran and obama differ the secretary of state job which she has not done a very good job of. >> joe mcquade, publisher of the new hampshire union leader in
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today's editorial is available online at union always a pleasure. thank you for being with us. >> keep c-span running. >> tomorrow come on the right to the white house, donald trump will appear at his new hotel in washington, d.c.. the trump international. just blocks from the white house. we will have that event free starting at 10:00 a.m. eastern. obama afternoon, michelle will stump for hillary clinton, the first lady was "fax, virginia for the democratic nominee. p.m..that live at 3:00 donald trump and vice presidential nominee mike pence outlined their economic plan today at the economic club of new york. this is about one hour and 15 minutes.
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>> the economic club of new york is the nation's leading nonpartisan hormone -- form for speeches on economic and legal issues. more than 1000 prominent guests have appeared before the club over the last century. and has established a very long. strong tradition of excellence. we want to personally recognize the 234 members of the centennial society. these club members continue to make an extraordinary contribution to ensure that financial stability of the club in its second century. .heir names are in your program we would also like to welcome the member sponsor table of students from nyu school of business.
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after the convention this summer, the economic club with the support of its board of directors extended an invitation to both of the candidates to come to the club and present their economic platform. honoredernoon, we are to be able to welcome our guest speaker, donald j. trump, the republican presidential nominee. [applause] that toghted to say introduce mr. trump today, we are pleased to welcome indiana governor and as presidential candidate mike pence. [applause]
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governor, the podium is years tonight. -- yours tonight. [applause] >> thank you. thank you to members of the board. guests, fellows at the head table, it is a great honor for this small town boy to be in the big apple. [applause] and to introduce today the next president of the united states of america. [applause] it is an honor for me to be here as economic club of new york, a historic and historic place. whoace where men and women drive this great city and much economyynamic american
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over the decades of our nation's history. each one of you makes next ordinary difference in i'm honored to be before you today. it is also great to be back in new york city. i've been on the campaign trail for the last couple of months. time back since i accepted my running mate invitation to run. next viceas the president of the united states of america. [applause] i was humbled to accept the invitation. with my wife at my side. i did it in a heart the because -- heartbeat because our party has nominated a man who is the embodiment of this great city and nation. he is a builder, a dreamer and i believe when he becomes president, he will make america great again. [applause] we find ourselves on this day in
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the middle of september, 2016 in the midst of the weakest economic recovery since the great recession. -- depression. the republican nominee for president will do what so many other american leaders have done from the very fun of him -- podium. he will take this moment to outline a new economic vision, a vision to make this country great and strong and prosperous. it is my privilege to introduce him today. you all know him well. i've just gotten to know him over the last few months. me the walked up to other day and said, i have not donald trump for the last 30 years and i really like it. i told him, i've known him for the last 120 days and i like him. this is a good man who loves his family and loved this country and he will be a great president of the united states. [applause]
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we have become fast friends. for all the world, it seems like i have known him all my life. like so many other builders and entrepreneurs, he is a dreamer and driver. he is a man who speaks his mind. i have to tell you, that you may is that clear eyed vision and leadership is literally inspiring and it has inspired a movement of people all across this country. i was in scranton, pennsylvania last night. he was in ohio. everywhere i go campaigning with donald trump i see firsthand that he has given voice to the aspirations and frustrations of the american people like no other president in my lifetime since ronald reagan. the key is that donald trump has never forgotten the men and women who built this country. men and women who work with their hands and grow our food, build our roads and protect our families. they know it. this is a challenging time.
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the truth of the matter is i stand before you today that only are we in the midst of the weakest economic recovery since the great depression, we also have an economy that only grew by 1.1%. we have the lowest labor participation rate since the 1970's. must have breaking the ball, from 7.5 years ago to today, there is nearly 700 million more 7 millionliving -- more americans living in poverty than 2009. this reminds many of us of the next and 70's. as now, we had one candidate who spoke of a national malaise and accepting the status quo. then there was another candidate who spoke with confidence of a boundless american future and the american people chose that optimistic future. i believe they will again.
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[applause] the other party tells us this is the best we can do. but the american people know better. it is nowhere near the best that we can do. it is just the best they can do. donald trump becomes president of the united states of america, we're going to get this economy moving again for every city and every town and every state in the nation. [applause] he will hear donald trump again described the vision that will unleash the boundless potential of the american economy. the american economy that will be driven by empowering working families and businesses large and small. encouraging entrepreneurs to invest, build and produce right here in america again. let me say that it is a joy for me. it is a privilege for me. it is also a distinct honor to introduce to you the next
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resident of the united states -- president of the united states of america, donald trump. [applause] >> thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen. it is a great honor to be with you. we have had some incredible things happen today. and wels are coming out are leading and 70 polls come i can tell you where to begin. polls and i cannot call you where to begin. cnn came out and we are leading nationwide. we're leading in ohio.
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in northading carolina, florida. we are having a lot of fun. i just wanted to say that -- it is always a lot of fun when you come up and the people don't have the teleprompter working. that is ok. lucky i brought some notes. [laughter] today i do want to outline a plan for american economic revival. it is a bold and ambitious plan. to massively increase jobs, wages, income and opportunities. this is for the great people of our country. my plan will embrace the truth rish under aflou minimum government burden and what happened to the incredible,
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unrealized potential of our workers and their dreams. right now, 92 million americans are on the sideline outside of the of the work force and they're not a part of our economy. it's a silent nation of jobless americans. and look no further, and i mean no further, all you have to do is look at flint, where i spent a lot of time, the city of flint. and what a disaster has taken place. the jobs have been stripped from the community and its infrastructure has totally collapsed. in 1970 there were more than 80,000 people in flint working for general motors. today it's less than 8,000. we have 8,000 people and that's going down. and they're making very, very
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little, and people are trying to go down to the $8,000 mark. what we're doing is ford, ford has announced just yesterday that they're moving their small car production facilities to mexico. and i've been talking about this a long while and i think that's maybe one of the reasons that we're doing so well in ohio and michigan and lots of other places where cars and parts are involved. to think that ford is moving its small car division is a disgrace. it's disgraceful. disgraceful that our politicians allow them to get away with it. \[applause] mr. trump: really is. it used to be cars were made in flint and you couldn't drink the water in mexico. now cars are made in mexico and you can't drink the water in flint.
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[applause] mr. trump: we're going to turn this around. my economic plan rejects the cynicism that says our labor force will keep declining, that our jobs will keep leaving. and that our economy can never grow as it did once before. and boy, oh, boy, did it used to grow. we reject the pessimism that says our standard of living can no longer rise and that's all there is really left to divide because frankly we're looking at an economy now of no growth and redistribution of wealth. and that's not going to work.
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everything that is broken today can be fixed and every failure can be turned into a truly great success. just look at the way i just melded into the teleprompter that just went on. [applause] who else could've pulled that off, ok, who wealth? -- who else? [applause] mr. trump: jobs can stop leaving our country and they will just absolutely start pouring in. failing schools can become flourishing schools. crumbling roads and bridges can become gleaming new infrastructure. inner cities can experience a flood of new jobs and investment and rising crime can give way to safe and prosperous communities. all of these things and so much more are possible.
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but to accomplish them we must replace the present policy of globalism, which has taken so many jobs out of our communities, and so much wealth out of our country and replace it with a new policy of americanism. [applause] america first. america first. remember that. [applause] mr. trump: under this american system, every policy decision we make must pass a simple test. does it create more jobs and better wages for americans? the test. if we lower our taxes, remove destructive regulations and we have to do that, unleash the vast treasure of american energy and negotiate trade deals that put america first, then there is no limit to the number of jobs we can create and the amount of prosperity we can unleash.
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america will truly be the greatest place in the world to invest, hire, grow and to create new jobs, new technologies, and entire new industry. instead -- thank you. [applause] mr. trump: instead of driving jobs and wealth away, america will become the world's great magnet for innovation and job creation. my opponent's plan rejects this optimism. she offers only more taxing and her tax increases are unbelievable. more regulating. more spending. and more wealth redistribution. a future of slow growth, declining incomes and dwindling prosperity. the only people who get rich
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under hillary clinton are the donors and the special interests. but bad for our country. and hillary clinton's america, we have surrendered our status as the world's great economy. and we have surrendered our middle class to the whims of foreign countries. we take care of them better than we take care of ourselves. not one single idea she's got will create one net american job or create one new dollar of american wealth for our workers. the only thing she can offer is a welfare check. that's about it. our plan will produce paychecks and they're going to be great paychecks for millions of people now unemployed or underemployed. in the course of this campaign, i've traveled all across the country and i've met the most
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amazing people. every day i have seen the goodness and character of our country and brave citizens proudly fighting through hard times and difficult circumstances. i have been all over this country, folks, and we have unbelievable people, but they need leadership. the country needs leadership. in many parts of our country, the hard times never seem to end. i visited cities and towns in upstate new york where half of the jobs have left and moved to mexico and other countries. the businesses are gone, they've been taken away, like taking candy from a baby. politicians have abandoned these places all over the country and the people who live there are just there. no hope. worse still, politicians have
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heaped scorn and disdain on these wonderful americans. my opponent described tens of millions of american citizens as deplorable and irredeemable just last week. so how can hillary clinton seek to lead this country when she considers its citizens, tremendous, tremendous numbers of them, beyond redemption? the hardworking people she calls deplorable are the most admirable people i know. they're cops. [applause] cops and soldiers, teachers and firefighters. young and old. moms and dads. blacks and whites. latinos. above everything else, they're
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americans. some are rich americans, some are poor americans. they're americans. they love their families. they love their country. and they want a better future. these are the forgotten men and women of our country and they have been forgotten. people who work hard but don't have a voice. i'm running to be their voice. [applause] mr. trump: and to bring prosperity to every part of this country. too many of our leaders have forgotten it is their duty to protect the jobs, wages and well-being of american workers before any consideration. we have to do that. i'm not running to be the president of the world. i'm running to be the president of the united states of america.
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[applause] and as your president, i will fight for every last american job and every american company, which really a lot of companies in this room, i can tell you. we are going to be fighting for you. because you are bringing the jobs. we are a nation that paved the way, dug out the panama canal and won two world wars and put a man on the moon. it's time to start thinking big once again. that's why i believe it's time to establish a national goal of reaching 4% economic growth. [applause] mr. trump: and my great economists don't want me to say this, but i think we can do better than that. they're upset, will be very upset.
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but i think we can do substantially better than that. in working with my economic team we put together a plan to put us on track to achieve that goal. over the next 10 years, under our plan, the economy will average .5% growth and create a total of 25 million new jobs. you can visit our website. just look at the math. it works. [applause] this growth means that our jobs and plans, including our child care reform that ivanka trump, my daughter, is so involved in, will be complete -- i like her too. will be completely paid for in combination with proposed budget savings. it will be deficit neutral. if we reach 4% growth, it will reduce the deficit.
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it will be accomplished through a complete overhaul of our tax, regulatory, energy and trade policies. [applause] right now, under the obama-clinton policies, the economy grew only 1.1% last quarter. a number that was shocking to people that do this professionally and for life. it translates into millions of lost jobs and certainly millions of lost good jobs because we don't have good jobs anymore. those jobs are gone and going. this is the weakest so-called recovery since the great depression. over the last seven years, the economy grew only 2.1%, the slowest period in 70 years.
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have the economy grown under obama at the same rate as reagan, it would have meant 10 million more jobs. perhaps most shockingly, one in six men aged 18 to 34 are either in jail or out of work. meanwhile, another two million hispanic americans have been added to the ranks of those in poverty. on top of it all, the obama-clinton policy has doubled the national debt. it took more than 230 years for the united states to accumulate its first $10 trillion in debt. it took president obama less than eight years to add another $10 trillion. now, it will be one thing if that money had been used to completely rebuild our nation,
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our military, our infrastructure, but that didn't happen. instead, the opposite happened. we doubled our debt and in return, we have dilapidated infrastructure, failing schools, a badly depleted military, greatest people on earth and they have a badly depleted military, its equipment, old and tired. and another 14 million people who have left the work force. never has so much money been spent so poorly and so unwisely. but we are going to turn that all around and here's how. it begins with bold new tax reform. [applause] don't worry, they're going down, not up. they're going down. you were concerned they were going up. as outlined in detroit, our tax
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plan will greatly simplify the code and reduce the number of brackets from seven to three. the new brackets will be 12%, 25%, and 33%. low income americans will pay no income tax at all. in fact, our plan will remove millions and millions of workers from the income tax roll entirely so that all of that work that we do in washington can be discontinued. they'll pay tax, they'll pay tax, but they'll pay tax when they start making a certain amount of income. by lowering rates, streamlining deductions and simplifying the process, we will add millions and millions of new jobs. in addition, because we have strongly capped deductions for the wealthy and closed special interest loopholes, the tax relief will be concentrated on
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the working and middle class taxpayer. they will receive the biggest benefit and it won't even been close. they have been forgotten. we are not going to forget them. they have built our country. we will not forget. thank you. [applause] this is a working and middle class tax relief proposal. the tax relief for these workers will be expanded by my child care proposals that i have worked on with my daughter ivanka. these proposals are central and are very, very powerful central element of our comprehensive tax reform and economic growth plan. families will be able to fully deduct the average cost of child care from their taxes, including stay-at-home parents. because the deduction is capped, it will be disproportionately
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and it will benefit working and middle class families. got to take care of our middle class families. the less you make, the larger the share of your income you can exclude from taxation. class families. parents will also be able to enroll in a tax-free dependent care savings account for their children or elderly relatives. low income households will benefit from both an expanded earned income tax credit in the form of child care rebates and a matching $500 contribution for their savings account. a married couple earning $50,000 per year with two children and $8,000 in child care expenses will save 35% from their current tax bill. that's a tremendous savings. [applause] and they'll have a better life.
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a married couple earning $75,000 per year with two children and $10,000 in child care, expenses will receive a 30% reduction in their tax bill from what they are paying right now. by contrast, someone earning $5 million, like the people in this room, will receive virtually no change in their tax bill at all. one of our greatest job creation measures is going to be our 15% business tax rate, down from the current 35% rate, a reduction of more than 40%. [applause] i know that's what you people have been waiting for. an explosion of new businesses and new jobs will be created. it will be amazing to watch. you watch and it will happen.
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we will also allow united states-based manufacturers to fully expense the cost of new plants and equipment. big, big deal. [applause] mr. trump: on top of that, we will bring back trillions in business wealth and this is wealth overseas. nobody knows how much it is. they say it's $2.5 trillion. i have people who think it's $5 trillion. we'll bring them back and it'll be taxed only at the rate of 10% instead of 35%. who would bring it back at 35%? obviously nobody because nobody is doing it. i think it's going to be something that will be so phenomenal, far beyond what people even think. by taxing it at 10% instead of 35%, all of this money will come roaring back into our country and lots of good things will
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start to happen. we will turn america into a new magnet with new jobs and that means jobs in our poorest communities. so important. and right now, we have companies leaving the country because taxes are too high, but we actually have companies leaving the country to get their money. that's a first. nobody has ever heard of that one before but believe me that's happened. next comes regulation. one of the keys to unlocking growth is scaling back years of disastrous regulations, unilaterally imposed by out of control bureaucrats. regulations have grown into a massive job-killing industry and the regulation industry is one business i will absolutely put to an end day one. [applause] mr. trump: in 2015 alone,
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federal agencies issued over 3,300 final rules and regulations, up from 2,400 the prior year. every year, overregulation costs our economy $2 trillion a year and reduces household wealth by almost $15,000. i propose a moratorium on new federal regulations that are not compelled by congress or public safety. and i will eliminate all needless and job-killing regulations on the books, and there are plenty of them. [applause] this includes eliminating some of our most intrusive regulations, like the waters of the u.s. rule, and it means scrapping the e.p.a.'s so-called clean power plan, which the government itself estimates will cost $7.2 billion
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a year. this obama-clinton directive will shut down most if not all coal-powered electricity plants. all over the country, they are shutting down. remember what hillary clinton said. she wants to shut down the miners, just like she wants to shut down the steel mills and shut down the steelworkers and we're not going to let that happen. [applause] we're going to put our great miners and steelworkers back to work. energy reform is central to our plan as well. according to heritage foundation, by 2030, president obama's energy restrictions will eliminate half a million manufacturing jobs, reduce economic output by $2.5 trillion and reduce incomes by $7,000 per person. and today, you have workers, and i see them all the time and i meet them all the time and they
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are part of this massive group of people that have just come on to this movement. but you have workers making less money today than they made 18 years ago in real wages. they are working much harder oftentimes because of the disastrous obamacare that we are going to repeal and replace. oftentimes, they're working two jobs. so they are working harder, they're older and they're making less, like me. i'm working harder than i ever worked also. but these are minor, nobody cares about that. [laughter] who cares about that? hillary clinton wants to go even further and her plan could cost the economy $5 trillion. a trump administration will lift restrictions on all sources of american energy production. according to the institute for american energy resources, this will increase the g.d.p. by more
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than $100 billion annually. add over 500,000 new jobs annually. increase annual wages by more than $30 billion over the next seven years. increase federal, state, local tax revenues by almost $6 trillion over four decades. increase total economic activity by more than $20 trillion over a 40-year period. in addition, we will streamline the permitting process to all energy infrastructure projects which are desperately needed, including the billions of dollars in projects held up by president obama currently being held up. they just won't approve anything. creating countless more jobs in the process. finally comes trade. the foundation for everything.
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america's annual trade deficit with the world is now almost $800 billion a year. who are negotiating these deals? anybody in this room negotiating these wonderful deals? think of it, we have a trade deficit of almost $800 billion a year. that's going to change so fast. between world war i and the year 2000, the united states averaged a 3.5% growth rate. but after china joined the world trade organization, our average growth rate has been reduced to only 2%. predatory trade practices, product dumping, currency manipulation, which is a big one and intellectual property theft have taken millions of jobs and trillions of dollars in wealth right out of our country.
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so sad that we allowed this to happen. our incompetent politicians were not watching. and the ones that were watching, were taken care of in some form, because this should have never been allowed to have happened. it is no great secret that many of the special interests funding my opponent's campaign are the same people profitting from these terrible trade deals. they are terrible. terrible for everybody. the same so-called experts advising hillary clinton are the same people who gave us nafta. china's entry into the world trade organization, the job-killing trade deal with south korea, another disaster. and now the transpacific partnership that they are pushing so strongly. the verdict is in. all of the special interests that the media raced, which they raced to get comment from have been proven wrong over such a long period of time.
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every single deal they promoted, every lie and every prediction has crashed. just crashed. they've been so absolutely wrong, and they've been so bad for our country. our manufacturing base has crumbled. communities have been hollowed out. wages have declined. and households are making less today than they were in the year 2000. i propose a detailed plan to reform our trade policy and bring vast new jobs and wealth to america. we need our welfare. we don't have wealth. we are a debtor nation. this includes the following steps. i'm going to direct the secretary of commerce to identify every violation of trade agreements that a foreign country is using to harm our
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country, and our workers. that's what's happening. they're being harmed and our country is being harmed. i will use every tool under american and international law to end these abuses and i will use our greatest business leaders and finest negotiators and i will tell you, some of them are in this room right now, not all of them, but some of them. and i know who you are. and honestly, we're going to be calling on you because we have people negotiating the biggest deals in the world, far bigger than your company deals. your company deals are like little deals by comparison. it is true. take some of these big companies and look at some of these trade deals, hate to say it but companies are peanuts. [laughter] but we are going to use our best. right now we have political hacks negotiating the biggest
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most important deals in the world. we are going to start with nafta, which is causing so much damage to our country. we will entirely renegotiate nafta into a deal that will either be a good one for us as a country and our workers, or we will terminate it until a brand new and productive deal can be signed. [applause] we'll also -- and we have to -- we're going to keep america out of transpacific partnership unless we can do something that's phenomenal and i'm not seeing it right now. i can tell you that. i'm not seeing it. [applause] mr. trump: next, i'm going to instruct my treasury secretary to label china -- i like china, they're my tenant and they buy condos all the time. they're just fine. but you know what? they are a currency manipulator.
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and we are going to apply tariffs to any country that devalues its currency to gain an unfair advantage over the united states. they are a manipulator. grandmaster level. we can't allow it to happen. or people in our representatives and politicians don't have even a little clue as to how to play the game. we have a trade deficit this year with china approximately 500 billion dollars. what kind of a deal is that socko this has been going on for years. two hundred billion dollars, $300 billion. $400 billion. for years. i'm going to instruct united states trade representative's to bring trade cases against china. china's unfair subsidy behavior is prohibited by the terms of its entrance into the pto -- w
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to. i intend to enforce the rules. i'm sure we will make a deal somewhere along the way. they are not playing fairly and our politicians don't understand how to play the game. [applause] stop itsdoes not illegal activities, including it theft of american trade secrets and intellectual properties, i will apply counter to really duties until china ceases and desist. desists. ethical single action of enforcing intellectual property rules would add millions of do american jobs according to the united states international trade commission, improved protection of america's international -- think of this. improve protection of america's insulation property in china
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would add 2 million jobs a year within the united states every single year. we do nothing. we allow them to get away with it. who can blame them? if you can get away with it, you can get away with it. we're going to stop the outflow of jobs from our country. it opened a new highway of jobs back into our country. here's how the plan adds up. we are proposing a or .4 trillion dollar tax cut -- $4.4 trillion tax cut that will score as a 2.6 trillion under dynamic growth models. that is how taxes should be scored. [applause] this includes the childcare plan that we announced the other day. our economic team has further modeled that the growth induced from trade, energy and
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regulation reform will shave at least another $1.8 trillion off of the remaining debt. billion,es around $800 this money can be saved through .imple, commonsense reforms if we just say one penny of each federal dollar spent on nondefense and non-entitlement programs, we can save almost $1 trillion over the next decade. one penny, we can all do that. [applause] save over $1 trillion. the suspending that does not touch defense. we have to build up our military which is so terribly depleted. that does not touch entitlement. 3.5% 10lan exceeds the year growth average than our jobs proposal will reduce and
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start reducing the deficit. savings will be compounded by the fact that people who are currently receiving unemployment or welfare will finally be able to find jobs. this is the most progress, pro-jobs, profamily plan put forth perhaps in the history of our country. this is what our new future will look like. i below your taxes substantially. -- will lower your taxes substantially. remove massive amounts of regulation. all of these regulations on your business and your life, i'm going to unleash american energy . i'm going to repeal and replace obamacare. i'm going to appoint justices of the supreme court who will follow the constitution. [applause]
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i'm going to rebuild our depleted military and take care of our veterans who are treated so badly. in many cases, our veterans are treated not nearly as well as people who come into our country illegally. we can't have that. i'm going to save your second amendment is under siege. i'm going to stop illegal immigration and drugs from pouring into our country and totally poisoning our youth and others. [applause] build the wall. the ball -- wall will be both. in case you are wondered -- worried about will pay for, mexico will pay for it. [applause] you understand, mexico, we look at the trade deficit, it is massive. the wall is peanuts compared to what we are talking about.
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ask a couple pay for the water going to renegotiate our disaster in -- i'm going to renegotiate our disasters trade deal of nafta. i will put the american worker back to work. [applause] that includes our miners and steelworkers. they are going back to work. we will rebuild our roads. highways,s, tunnels, our airports, schools. we will rebuild everything. american cars will travel the roads. american planes will soar the skies. american ships will patrol the seas. american steel will send new size papers into the clouds. -- skyscrapers into the clouds. american hands will rebuild this nation. american energy harvested from american sources will power this
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nation. american workers will be hired to do the job. metall put new american and steel into the spine of this country. jobs will return. incomes will rise. new factories will him -- come rushing back to our shores. we will make america wealthy again. we will make america strong again. we will make america great again. thank you very much. god bless you. [applause] thank you. [applause] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016]
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>> thank you. we will now move to our fireside chat format where we would -- are pleased to have our interviewer, a member of the economic club of new york or -- board and president of his company. we would also like to thank those members who took the time to share their thoughts and ideas on topics and questions for mr. paulson online so that they could be used in this conversation. i think we also had to members with the board and others provide some input directly to mr. paulson. thank everyone for that. the chairs are ready. please take your seats. but the conversation begin. -- let the conversation begin.
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[applause] >> thank you. what happened with the teleprompter? [laughter] here's a little late, right? i have nothing to do with it. >> first, let me thank you for speaking with us today. i think many of us found your economic plan very bold and ambitious. i was talking with marty hubbard, deanlenn of the columbia business school. >> big difference. [laughter] how many talking about economists had resigned themselves to a low growth, 1.5, 2% range for the united states. growelieve that we can
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3.5% or more. could you summarize be key components of that plan and quantify the contribution to the increased growth? i watch thehat -- world. i look at china and other countries. atchina goes down with gdp 7% or 8%, it is likely will have a revolution. what do they do? they start devaluing and do all sorts of things and get it back on track one way or the other. i have had friends come to me that have been devastated. people that are manufacturers, great manufacturers and they become less successful because they cannot beat the system. is a red system. they're almost doing well and then there's a massive devaluation. there are plenty of other countries -- some are hurting china now. the fact is, when they have 7%
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8%,you see them drop to they consider that to be a disaster. we are stuck at 1%. real number is probably 1%. no more than 2%. we can't do that anymore. we're going to unleash tremendous opportunity. we will bring back the trillions of dollars that does not come into the country. i said in my remarks. it does bring a lots of companies out. they go to get their money. they lead to get their money. leave to get- their money. we will release a lot with regulations. me thing that most surprised -- i have been everywhere. i started on june 16. who knew this was going to happen? it has been an amazing thing. tot has amazed me, i speak
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big businesses -- businesses and the small business people and farmers, if they had their choice between this massive tax cut from 35% down to 15% or regulation relief, they would take regulation relief. the regulations are disaster. they are killing farmers. killing energy focus killing the minds. ines. we all believe there has to be regulation for safety and the environment. but it is gotten so crazy. they would take that over taxes. you going to unleash a tremendous number of jobs. and we're going to have great cutting. waste, fraud abuse. with the penny plan, just a penny out of every dollar, i'm the you can do that easily. we have to appoint people to head these massive agencies.
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there are companies that are large companies that would be up there with the biggest. penny off the dollar and to do that for a number of years and all of a sudden, really great things start to happen. in addition to that, we spent a tremendous amount on military which we're going to increase. we have the choice. we also defend other countries. those countries are not paying us nearly what they should be paying. we're losing tremendous, billions and billions of dollars on defending other people. some of whom don't even appreciate the fact we are defending them. many of them don't pay us. ask.don't we don't ask. those countries will start to pay for defense. it is a fantastic number. it is alarge --
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shocking number. i will finish by saying this, i have great respect for japan. we defended japan and germany and saudi arabia and south korea. we have 20,000 soldiers and south korea. these are economic behemoth. behemoths. when i say they have to pay more, a general came to refute my statement and said, doesn't mr. trump no that japan pays 50% of the cost? and i said, why don't they pay 100%? the numbers you talking about are massive. when you added altogether, a lot of good things happen. all, a lot of good things happen. [applause] tax rate,corporate the cornerstone of your economic policies reducing the corporate tax rate to 15%.
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the secretary of treasury proposed a 28% rate, the u.k. is at 20%, ireland is at 12.5%. how did you settle on 15% of the target --as a target? >> it has to do with the cutting. we will cut cost. we will unleash something that is going to be so amazing and a lot of it is competition. you look at ireland being about the lowest. we are not the lowest but we are getting down there. hottest --we are the highest of the world. from a competitive standpoint, we set it and added to that, the cost cutting. when we tremendous -- buy companies, we like to buy companies that are poorly run because we have so much room to cut. we don't want to buy a perfectly
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running machine where we can't do too much. we are not a perfectly running machine. we have tremendous waste. tremendous fraud. equipmentry orders that is politically motivated. they will buy equipment that is not as good as the equipment they want. the equipment they want is after and less expensive. we have so many things we can do if we do it properly. my whole thing has been make america great again, we will make america great again. [applause] time for martin feldstein he was also on our board and chairman of the department of economics at harvard. part of the issue in reducing tax rates is the impact on the deficit. what offset would you propose to compensate for the reduced revenue? you mentioned that you believe policyme your economic can't be revenue neutral. eventually, with time, this
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is going to work out. absolutely. the big things in terms of neutrality is going to be the amount of business that we generate, the fact that companies are no longer going to be -- you have to look at the list of companies. just before, ford motor company, this is a massive amount of business. all small cars going to be made in mexico. it is devastating for michigan and areas of the country that have to go through this. we are going to keep our companies here. our companies are leaving us because taxes are so high. companies are leaving us. companies are leaving us because of regulation. the regulation is so massive that our companies are leaving us. i think we're going to keep companies here. they will not be leaving
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anymore. costs. also cut cutting budgetary costs and lots of costs. we are going to be enhanced by certain things like the military and the defense of the country which a lot of people did not know. i don't think many people knew that we defend germany or japan. we are defending south korea. example,bia come as an we know. lots of love, lots of money. they don't pay us area much for what we do. you could ask yourself, how long would saudi arabia even be there if we were not defending them? i think we should defend them. but we have to be compensated properly that defense. i'm sure they will be thrilled
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to hear that. [laughter] >> one issue that came up previously was the potential for default on the u.s. debt. the u.s. has a perfect credit history. is there any scenario you would consider defaulting on the u.s. debt? >> no. there are scenarios where you can buy back that. debt. this is not like building a real estate project and the market crashes and you have a shot at the bank. i love those days. [laughter] back debt in negotiating debt. but in the united states, you're talking a something beyond the gold standard. you can buy back. you can discount and do things. the debt of this country is sacred.
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[applause] >> regarding regulation, he said that we have too much regulation. and that excess regulation impedes growth. what would be a strategy for reducing excessive regulation? >> i would go back to the heads of the various groups, agencies, all of the different parcels of government and i would be people tory top negotiate. we put political people into negotiate. we put people that gave contributions, people that work the system. people that should not be there. when you say, can you cut 1% of the budget, they look like, this is impossible. whereas people in this room, and , figure 1% andm
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they succumb i can do it all in one year. i can get it down 25% in one year, 80 more. -- maybe more. there are people that would say that. when you hear 1% a year for 10 years, it is a massive difference. 1% a year for 10 years. i would really have it done at the level of the group running whatever individual think within government they are running and they will be able to do it. we don't have the right people. we have people that should not be doing what they are doing. we have people that have people under them that are far more confident than they are. they lose respect for the system. you how strongly i believe this. the trade deals are so bad. nafta has destroyed our country. they have destroyed the manufacturing of our country. you look at places like upstate new york or they lost 40% of
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their manufacturing. they're going to lose a lot more. click clinton said when she was running for senate that she was bring jobs back to new york. she met new york state. -- meant new york state. you look at what happens. building after building is empty. they left. deals, negotiate trade -- we are not included that to the numbers given, when we take nafta and make it a two-way highway, things go out and we have at least equal -- we have a lot of catching up to do. countrye stripped this of its manufacturing jobs. companies have different companies. thousands and thousands of companies, millions of jobs. we will get that back. about taxcutting and balancing, and big part of it will be having great trade
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deals. here's a man to negotiate. you can be in charge of china. put him in the room for a few days. we will do well. we have the greatest negotiators in the world. when china enters that negotiation, they come in with 20 people that are the toughest, smartest, meanest, they don't say good morning. how did the enkidu last night? -- there is no talk. we put people in there that do not know what they are doing. this is why we have deficits of $500 billion with one country. we built china. i say that with respect to china. great relationship with china. they used to tell me before i -- theyd i was running
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cannot believe what china gets away with. they did not know this was going to happen. in the good old days, they would tell me that we don't believe, your government is stupid. now they deny they have ever said that. [applause] >> on staffing, how would you run a government to make it more effective? what would be a criteria in ministers? --r at administrators? >> track record, confidence, how they get along with people. references. typical things when you hire top people in a company. this would be no different. people with heart.
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the one thing been eating government that they don't have in business, heart. some, but not a lot. trulyed people that are capable. so much has to do with past history. how have they done, how is it all worked out. we have to get the best people. we can no longer be so politically correct. we do things today -- people are afraid to walk and talk. they can't speak. they are afraid they will say the wrong word and be shunned from society. don't worry, it only lasts for about a week. we have to stop being so politically correct. we need to get the best and finest. if we don't, we will be in trouble for a long time. believe, this is the last time, to submit the last
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election we have a chance -- this will be the last election we have a chance to make this country great. i get all of the things we want to see. i believe this is the most important election we have been involved in for many years. going down. the supreme court justices i told you about before, if they put certain people onto the supreme court, our country is going to be a whole different country. we will be a large scale version of venezuela. we will be a totally different deal. that ourhe last chance country has to really get better and get well. i think this election is so important. not because of me, but because of the ideas that we have. the ideas we need to do what we need to do.
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i think it is going to be a very important election. that is why we are seeing such enthusiasm. up 25,000ople showing people show up. 30,000 people. we announce one day -- we had one in pensacola, a massive, tens of thousands of people showed up. we announced in a day and a half before. it was on twitter. see great things happen to this country. people really love this country. the people of this country really love this country. even other countries want to see great things happen. it is so important. i think this is going to be the most important election we have had for many decades. i'm not sure you will have a second chance at it. [applause] jobs, whaton
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industries do you expect would benefit from your economic plan to create high-paying jobs going forward? >> h&r block would be a disaster. [laughter] tax is complicated. you need a 180 iq to understand it. people that are making a small amount of money have to go and get their tax returns done. when they are done, he will have 10 different text people and have 10 different answers to the same person. the hope -- whole thing is crazy. industries -- all an industry that will do well and an industry we can use and no prices are low, but when prices go up is the energy industry. people in the industry are being decimated. they are being decimated.
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energy is so important. because of new technology, whether'tis fracking or other things, we're sitting on top of our land and it has more than just about anybody else in the world. our land is so valuable because of what is underneath. we have to be careful, very environmentally sound. when you lookle at what has happened in the last five years, he can be we can becient -- self-sufficient. otherwise we are stuck in the middle east. we have to talk out isis -- knocked out isis. outnocked out -- knock isis. to destroy them. you see the atrocities they commit. fromrday, 24 people hung
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racks of a slaughterhouse. throat cut. cut -- throats cut. then we talk about waterboarding. we are not playing field. if you look at what the atrocities committed my just hooks,ay with the meat we have no choice but to totally decimate isis. we have to do a rapidly. -- it rapidly. [applause] and we have to rebuild our country. we have to rebuild the infrastructure. it is a mess. >> last question. feds, would advise the what would you advise them to do regarding interest rate policy. i think what is going to
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happen is you will have them until january 1 because obama wants to go and play golf and he wants to leave. fed is being controlled politically. they are not raising rates. lowink they're going to be -- i don't know if they will have a race. -- raise. it should not be working this way. is a terrible thing that is happening because they are doing it for political -- i believe the fed is political. it is very political. beyond anything i would have ever thought possible. i think you are going to have low interest rates until the end of the year. maybe no increase at all. the market will stay artificially high. then we will have to see what
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happens. they are not doing the right job. said, i likehat low interest rates and i can take advantage because i'm doing this. -- can't take advantage because i'm doing this. but that has become extremely clinical -- the fed has become extreme weight want to go. -- extremely political. concludes our fireside chat. once again, on behalf of myself and everyone here, thank you very much for joining us today. >> thank you very much, everybody. [applause]
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>> we would ask everyone to stay in place so that mr. trump and governor pence and their security detail can leave. the next meeting of the economic club will be a breakfast on monday when we will be hosting callback -- quebec. the president of the mr mental defense fund. that same day on monday, september 19, we are hosting a luncheon featuring all ryan -- paul ryan where he will share his economic and tax reform plans. 20th, we arehe
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hosting premier league of china. -- lee of china. there are still a few seats remaining to both of those events. you might be able to join us. thank you for joining us today, ladies and gentlemen. for campaign 2015, c-span continues on the road to the white house. >> we're going to get things done. that is we are. >> we will have one great american future. our potential is unlimited. live coverage of the presidential and vice presidential debates on c-span. the c-span radio up and september 26, the first presidential debate. live from hospira university.
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tuesday, october 4, vice presidential candidates debate at longwood university. sunday, october 9, washington university in st. louis hosts the second presidential debate and then the final debate between hillary clinton and donald trump at the university of nevada las vegas on october 19. live coverage of the presidential and vice presidential debates on c-span. listen on the c-span radio app or watch live on demand at >> former republican presidential candidate and ohio governor john kasich and atlanta mayor would join president barack obama along with business and government leaders to discuss the transpacific partnership. governor kasich and mayor reed will join white house spokesperson josh earnest at friday's white house briefing to talk about tpp.
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that is live at 11:45 a.m. eastern. hillary clinton returned to the campaign. dale today after a bout with pneumonia. she talked to supporters at the university of north carolina at greensboro. afterwards, she took questions from reporters. this is about 40 minutes. >> good afternoon. i'm a resident of jamestown, north carolina. foremost, we are parents of sarah. a beautiful, talented daughter.
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[applause] welcomed sarahe to this world a little bit early. she was premature. testoctors put her through and she did not respond to the hearing screen. she was born death. as new parent's, we were determined to do everything in our power to help her learn spoken language. over the next several years we invested in hearing aids and therapy and surgery. these treatments are not come cheap. -- did not come cheap. the bills began to pile up. our insurance did not cover these expenses and i had to leave my job to stay home with sarah. we were struggling to get by. when theged pediatrician told me that i should apply for the state children's health insurance program. we did. and qualified.
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i did not know at the time but the insurance program what the product of first lady hillary clinton and her bipartisan efforts to extend health care to children across america. [applause] thanks to hillary's work, we can get sarah the care she needed without going broke. this program was life-changing. only one.t the many stories that illustrate how hillary's program has improved the lives of families all across the country. chip hasto this day, s benefited more than 8 million children in america. children here000 in north carolina. [applause]
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there are many other ways that hillary has shown her commitment over her entire life of putting family first. as a young lawyer, hillary worked for the children's defense fund to help learner support for historic legislation -- garner support for historic legislation to provide quality education for children with disabilities. [applause] as first lady of arkansas, she implement today program to promote early childhood education. as a u.s. senator, hillary health legislation -- health right legislation to -- helped write legislation to improve pediatric medication. she is the economy is stronger when we are stronger. this is why she has pledged to prioritize building an economy that works for americans, not just those at the top. [applause]
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hillary will continue fighting for kids and families because that is what she has always done. it is why i know she will be a great president. ladies and gentlemen, please join me in giving a warm welcome to the next president of the united states, hillary clinton. ♪ , " i feel good. "] ♪ ♪
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>> thank you. [cheers] thank you. hello, everyone. it is great to be here at unc greensboro. [cheers] i want to thank martha for that wonderful introduction. it means so much to have her here along with her wonderful daughter, sarah.
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and her mother, barbara. really story she told is one that motivates me every day because it is kids like sarah that led me to politics in the first place. to try to make our country and world better for them. to see sarah grown up and thriving is very special. your whole family's support means the world to me. thank you. [cheers] say, it is great to be back on the campaign trail. [cheers] as you may know, i recently had a cough that turned out to be pneumonia. i tried to power through it. even i have to admit that maybe a few days of rest would do me
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good. [cheers] and i'm not great at taking it easy, even under ordinary circumstances. with just two months to go until election day -- [cheers] muchng at home was pretty the last place i wanted to be. it turns out having a few days to myself was actually a gift. i talked with some old friends, i spent time with our very sweet dogs. i did some thinking. the campaign trail does not encourage the flexion. -- reflection. it is important to sit with your thoughts every now and then. that did help me reconnect with what this whole campaign is about. me, we are lucky.
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[cheers] i just want to have a conversation and other people can wave their arms and signs. [cheers] for a minute think about how i think we are lucky -- when i'm under the weather i can afford to take a few days off. millions of americans can't. they either go to work sick or lose a paycheck. lots of americans still don't even have insurance or they do
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but it is too expensive for them to actually use. tylenoltoss back some and chuck orange juice and hope that the cop or virus goes away on its own. lots of working parents can't in many statese costs as much as college tuition. for millions of moms and dads, if they get sick, there is no backup. they are on their own. that is the story for too many people still. when illness strikes or an accident happens, you feel that you are on your own. or your job -- lose your job can't afford college, you are on your own. if you are -- your aging parent needs more help and you don't know what to do, you are on your own. life events like these are
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catastrophic for some families. but mere bumps in the roads for others. people livingmany on a razor's edge, when illness away from losing their job, one paycheck away from losing their home. that goes against everything we stand for as americans. some things should not come down to luck. some things should be within reach for everyone, no matter what. [cheers] like financial security, affordable health care, like the peace of mind that comes with knowing that if something goes wrong, your family will be ok.
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above all, the knowledge that no matter what, your president is fighting for you and will always have your back. [cheers] fat is why i got into this race. i am running for everyone working hard to support their family. everyone who has been knocked down but gets back up. the factory workers on their feet all day and nurses looking after patients all night. running for young people like so many of you here who dream of changing our world for the better and for all the parents and ran. supporting those dreams, by dedicating every dollar against their to your education. -- they can spare to your
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education. [cheers] i'm running for the lgbt teenager here in north carolina who sees your governor signed a bill legalizing discrimination and suddenly feels like a second-class citizen. [cheers] if anyone wonders what the cost of discrimination are come ask the people and businesses of north carolina. look at what is happening with the ncaa and acc. leads andere bigotry we can't afford it and we can't afford here or anywhere else in america. [cheers] running for women like to ms. turner.--
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she was diagnosed with breast cancer last you. she went to a months of very tough treatment. last october, she brought her eight-year-old daughter to one of our rallies and i will. read,ade a huge sign that 13 chemo yesterday, three more, hear me more -- roar. [cheers] wouldn't you want to meet the woman behind that sign. ? i sure did. we started talking and stayed in touch. she keeps promising she will see me at the inauguration. i tell her, i will keep working to get there but she better be there too. i'm running for her and all the mothers and fathers trying to get and stay healthy so they can be there for their kids. perhaps most of all, i'm running for those kids.
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[cheers] standing up for children has been the work of my life. as a lawyer with the children's defense fund and the first lady of arkansas and the white house, a senator, have fought for kids, kids who have been neglected and abused. q2 cannot get health insurance because of pre-existing conditions, kids with disabilities so they could go to school. you heard today from someone i have known for a long time, now grown up and a lovely woman. i learned from my family and my methodist faith that we are each called to do all the good we can for all the people we can. for however long we can. to me, that means making sure all of our children have a chance to live up to their dog
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given potential. -- god-given potential. [cheers] when i meet a little girl in nevada terrified that her parents are going to be deported , it hits me in the gut. inn i meet a little boy point, michigan who cannot drink the water at home or at school because it is poisoned with lead , that gets me going. all i want to do is get to work. making things better for them. that is why care so much about national security. i want to give our kids a safer world. with, that means a world strong allies, more friends, fewer enemies and fewer nuclear weapons. [cheers]
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it also means leading the fight against climate change so we can leave our kids a healthy planet. [cheers] raceponent in this disagrees with me on every one of these fronts. just a few days ago, he said that if another country's troops talked of ours, not fired at them, justaunted taunt he would respond by, blowing them out of the water. he would start a war over that. [boos] the is one more reason why stakes in this election are as high as any in our lifetime. i have been involved in politics in one way or another for many years. it is not an easy business. it can get rough and i have
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built up some defenses. when it comes to public service, i better at the service part in the public park. this is why i do it and this is who i met at four. to make life better for children and families. that is what this race has always been about for me. now we are in the final stretch. untilare just two d4 days election day. just 54 days until the most consequential boat of our lifetime -- vote of our lifetime. just a little more than a month until early voting starts here in north carolina. [cheers] let's make these days cap. particularly here. you know what your governor and legislature tried to do. make it harder for young people to vote. harder for people of color, harder for people with disabilities, harder for the
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elderly. there can't be any more motivation than that to make sure every young person, every person of color, every person out" --isability, goes and votes. [cheers] days, let's try to tune out all the chatter and the nonstop analysis that does not have much to do with what the next president has to do to create good jobs, to create opportunity to make it possible for every young person to go to college or get the schools that you need for the job of the future. let's talk about what really matters. here is my promise to you: i'm going to close my campaign the way i begin my career and the way i will serve as your
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president should you give me that great honor. focused on opportunities for kids and fairness for families. go toeek, i will philadelphia to talk about challenges facing our young people. in florida, focus on building an economy that welcomes everyone's constitutions -- contributions. then i will be back here to meet with working families from now until november 8, everywhere i go, i'm going to talk about my ideas for our country. my campaign has rolled out differentlans and 38 policy areas. someone counted. everything from raining and wall street to creating good paying jobs to fighting alzheimer's and supporting people with autism. i have this old-fashioned notion that if you are running for president, you should say what you plan to do, how you will do it and how you will pay for it.
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[cheers] you can read it all on my website, hillary we even puts it in a new book called stronger together. get a copy of it because it tells you everything tim kaine and i intend to do. like a lot of women, i've have a tendency to over prayer. -- over prepare. i sweat the details. whether talking about the exact level of lead in the water and point or how many or kill any kids are in early enrichment programs -- north carolina kids are in enrichment programs or your student loans. [cheers] you know what, it is not a detail if it is your kid. it is not a detail if it is your family. it is a big deal. it should be a big deal to your
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president. [cheers] i confess that i will never be the showman my opponent is. that is ok with me. at the show he put on with dr. oz today. i am going to deliver for you and your family just like i did first sarah all those years ago with the children health insurance program that saved her. i will tell you something else, she will accuse me of -- people accuse me of all kinds of things, but nobody ever accuses me of quitting. i will never give up. i will never walk away, no matter how tough the going gets.
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i'm asking americans to hold me accountable for my ideas and hold my opponent accountable for his. [cheers] we don't need a president who says the minimum wage is too high. we need a president who knows that americans deserve a raise. [cheers] we don't need a president who wants to take away people's health coverage, we need a president who wants everyone to have quality, affordable health care. [cheers]
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[crowd chanting hillary] is who you should vote for on november 8 because, as michelle obama said in her fabulous speech at the democratic convention -- >[cheers] thiswe go to the polls november, the real choice is not between democrat or republican, it is about who will have the power to shape our children for
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the next four years of their lives. it is also about the kind of country we want to be and what we want to leave behind for future generations. people have to decide if we are going to make our economy work for everyone or just those at the top. are we going to bring people itgether or take -- p americans against each other. i would work with our allies to keep us safe or are we going to put a loose cannon in charge who would risk everything? i have a lot of confidence in the american people and in our country. my opponent keeps writing us down saying we are a week disaster. every time he says things like that, i think about her strength in the face of


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