tv Key Capitol Hill Hearings CSPAN September 16, 2016 12:00am-2:01am EDT
have asked of them. they made our country stronger in return. when donald trump promises to 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 us, including american citizen children who were born to do parents who were undocumented, these are the faces i see. i picture astrid 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 nothing but a dull -- doll. now she is in her 20's. advocating for the rights of immigrants everywhere. i picture a young man i never met. whose high school teacher wrote to me a few months ago to share
his story. his teacher told me that this former student was funny, enthusiastic and patriotic. he played the drums in 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. he was, as respectful and 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 memory. this 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. everywhere i go, people tell me how concerned they are by the extreme policies and divisive 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. he called her a nervous mess. how insulting. how dead wrong. she is not a nervous mess. she is a rock for her. community. she deserves better and so does america. [applause] again, today, he did it. he was asked, one more time, where was president obama born? and he still would not say hawaii. he still would not say america. this man wants to be our next president. when will he stop this ugliness?
he has tried to reset himself and his campaign many times. this is the best he can do. this is who he is. we need to decide who we are. if we just sigh and shake our heads and accept this, then what does that tell our kids about who we are? we need to stand up and repudiate this divisive rhetoric, we need to stop him conclusively in november in an 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 trump affect. bullying and harassment are on the rise in our schools. especially targeting students of 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 chants of build the wall and speak english. 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. it is all right out there in the 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, ecuadorian and puerto rican. [cheers] as he calls it, a potluck of hispanic heritage. francisco has been following the selection are closely. -- this election very closely. he wears his love trump hate pain every day and refuses to take it off. when his father warned him that that might make him a target for bullies, francisco looked 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 voted. we can't do it without you. nearly half of latinos in america are under 35 and we need 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 clinton.com or text join to 47246. this election is too important for anyone to sit on the
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of your cable or satellite provider. if you are seized and water, check it out. c-span watcher, check it out. smithsonian national museum of african american history and culture opens his door to the public for the first time on saturday, took 2024 -- september 24. president obama will that the .pening ceremony will speak he will be joined by former president george w. bush and john roberts and representative john lewis and smithsonian secretary david scorching. watch live on c-span, listen on the c-span radio or at c-span.org. >> our road to the white house coverage continues tonight as we walk you through the day on the campaign trail. in the morning, donald trump and his wife presidential running mate outlined their economic
policy in new york city. in the afternoon, hillary clinton returned to the campaign trail following four days of rest to recover from pneumonia. after that, we will re-air tonight hispanic caucus aboard to money with remarks from president obama and hillary clinton. before that, an update from the hampshire. -- new hampshire. >> frontpage in today's new hampshire union leader, available online at union leader.com, and editorial. joe mcquaid says a better choice for president and no need to hold your nose. the publisher is joining us from manchester. thank you for being with us. >> thank you. >> why gary johnson? >> we think that he and bill weld, the former governor from massachusetts, have a lot to offer and would under any circumstances, but in this crazy
year, with the two major party candidates, they look like a ray of hope in the darkness. >> i mentioned hold your nose. a reference to it editorial in 1972 by your predecessor, the late william love. >> he was astonished that richard nixon had made this detente 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. with watergate, no one knew the extent of it at the time. nixon is up on it was george george mcgovern
to was to the left of ed muskie in terms of retreating from vietnam. the advice on the front page to readers was hold your nose and vote for nixon. i remind readers of that 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 qualify in the first of what will be four presidential and vice presidential debates. the first one is scheduled for a week from monday. >> that is as bad as last summer when the networks and the cables were determining who to invite to their debates and c-span was
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. johnson and weld came in and talk to us about it and said that what the commission might do is have a lower percentage in the popular polls for the first debate and then see polls 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 tv loves the show and this would be quite the show between clinton and donald trump.
it will be all smoke and hot air. johnson, if he is given the chance to tell a national audience that he and weld exist, they had the best chance since roosevelt in 1912 of actually making a dent in the popular vote. as you say, he is in all 50 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. the way it looks now, a lot of americans are not going to hear of this good alternative. >> voters are hearing from donald trump and hillary clinton. let me ask you about both candidates. first, donald trump. how would you describe him?
>> a blowhard who has no business running for president of the united states. other than he has gotten a lot of free media 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 funded debt care -- day care and 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 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. she is clearly 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 of name recognition mostly from her husband and she ran and obama gave her 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 today's editorial is available online at union leader.com. always a pleasure. thank you for being with us. >> keep c-span running. >> tomorrow on the road to the white house, donald trump will appear at his new hotel in washington dc. the trump international. it is just blocks from the white house. we will have that event for you live starting at 10:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. obama afternoon, michelle will stump for hillary clinton. in was "facts -- will speak fairfax, virginia. that is at 3:00 p.m. eastern. donald trump and vice presidential nominee outlined their economic plan today at the economic club of new york. this is about one hour and 15 minutes.
>> i'm the president of the economic club. the economic club of new york is the nation's leading nonpartisan forum for speeches on economic social and political 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. their names are in your program. we would also like to welcome the member sponsor table of students from nyu school of business.
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. this afternoon, we are honored to be able to welcome our guest speaker, donald j. trump, the republican presidential nominee. [applause] i'm delighted to say that to introduce mr. trump today, we are pleased to welcome indiana governor and as presidential candidate mike pence. [applause] governor, the podium is years
tonight. -- yours tonight. [applause] >> thank you. thank you to members of the board. honored 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. a place where men and women who drive this great city and much of the dynamic american economy
over the decades of our nation's history. each one of you makes next -- an extraordinary difference and 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. this is my first time back since i accepted my running mate invitation to run. and serve as the next vice 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 the middle of september, 2016 in the midst of the weakest economic recovery since the great recession. 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. someone walked up to me the 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]
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 not know 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. 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. most heartbreaking of all from 7.5 years ago to today, there is , nearly 700 million more americans living americans living -- 7 million more americans living in poverty than 2009. this reminds many of us of the as now, we had one candidate who 1970's. 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.
[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. when 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] today, we 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 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. the polls are coming out and we are leading and 70 polls come i can tell you where to begin.
-- so many polls and i cannot call you where to begin. cnn came out and we are leading nationwide. we're leading in ohio. we are leading in north 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 that people flourish under a minimum government burden and
we will tap into the incredible, unrealized potential of our right now 92 million americans are on the sideline outside 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 little, and people are trying to go down to that $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] 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. [applause] 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. 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. [laughter] who else could have pulled that off, ok, who else. [applause] 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.
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. remember that. [applause] understand 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. 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] 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 under hillary clinton are the donors of 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 amazing people. every day i've seen the good -- 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 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] and soldiers. teachers and firefighters. young and old. moms and dads. blacks and whites. latinos. above everything else, they're
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.
[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. [applause] you are bringing the jobs. we are a nation that paved the west, 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] 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. but i think we can substantial -- 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 3.5% 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. 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.
had the economy grown 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, 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 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
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 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. 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. 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. [laughter] an explosion of new businesses and new jobs will be created. it will be amazing to watch. you watch and it will happen. we
will also allow united states-based manufacturers to fully expense the cost of new plants and equipment. big, big deal. [applause] on top of that, we will bring back trillions in business wealth and this is wealth that costs 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 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. we have to scale back years 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]
in 2015 alone, 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 watt orse
-- like the waters of the u.s. and it means scrapping the e.p.a.'s so-called clean power plan, which the government itself estimates will cost $7.2 billion 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 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 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. [applause] 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. 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
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. 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 hour hands, right out of our country.
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. 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
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. take some of these big companies and look at some of these trade deals, hate to say it but companies are peanuts. but we are going to use our best. right now we have political hacks negotiating the biggest
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] 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. and we are ging to apply tariffs to any country that devalues its currency to gain an unfair advantage over the united states. they are a manipulator, grand laster level. we can't -- grand master level. we can't allow it to happen. how are people and 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 of approximately $500 billion. what kind of a deal is that? and this has been going on for years. $200 billion, $300 billion, $400 billion for years. i'm going to instruct the united states trade representative to bring trade cases against china. china's unfair subsidy behavior is prohibited by the terms of
its entrance into the w.t.o. and i intend to enforce the rules. and i'm sure we'll make a deal somewhere along the way. but they're not playing fairly and our politicians don't understand how to play the game. [applause] if china does not stop its illegal activities including theft of american trade secrets and intellectual properties, i will apply countervailing duties until china ceases and desists. you know what that means? a single action of enforcing intellectual property rules alone would add millions of new american jobs. according to the united states' international trade commission, improved protection of america's -- think of this. improved protection of america's intellectual property in china
would add two million jobs a year within the united states every single year. and we do nothing. we allow them to get away with it. who can blame them? i don't blame them at all. if you can get away with it, get away with it. we are going to stop the outflow of jobs from our country and open a new highway of jobs back into our country. here's how the plan adds up. we are proposing a $4.4 trillion tax cut that will score as a $2.6 trillion under dynamic growth models, which is how taxes should be scored. [applause] this includes the child care plan that we announced the other day. our economic team has further modeled that the growth induced based from trade, energy and
regulation reform will shave another $1.8 trillion off of the remaining debt. that leaves around $800 billion. this money can all be saved through simple, commonsense reforms. if we just save one penny of each federal dollar spent on nondefense and nonentitlement programs, we could save almost $1 trillion over the next decade. one penny. we can all do that. [applause] mr. trump: save over a trillion. again this is spending that does not touch defense, because we have to buildup our military, which is so terribly depleted and that does not touch entitlements. if our plan exceeds the $3.5% 10-year growth average that our jobs proposed will actually reduce and start really strongly
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 pro-growth, pro--jobs, pro-families' plan. perhaps in the history of our country. this is what our new future will look like. i'm going to low you are your taxes very, very substantially. i'm going to get rid of massive amounts of unnecessary regulation. all of these regulations on your business and in your life, i'm going to unleash america's 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]
i'm going to rebuild our depleted military and take care of our vets who are treat sod -- treated so badly. [applause] in many cases, our vets 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, which 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] a tremendous problem. and yes, we will build the wall. the wall will be built. and just in case you are worried about who is going to pay for it, mexico will pay for it. being totally serious about that. mexico will pay for it. and you understand, mexico, by the way, will look at the trade deficit we have with mexico, it's massive. the wall is peanuts compared to what we're talking about.
mexico will pay for the wall. and i'm going to renegotiate our disastrous trade deals especially nafta and we will only make great trade deals that put the american worker first and put the american worker back to work. [applause] that includes our miners and steelworkers. they're going back to work. we will rebuild our roads, our bridges, our tunnels, our highways, our airports, schools, hospitals. we'll rebuild everything. american cars will travel the world. americans planes will soar the skies. and american ships will patrol the seas. american steel will send new skyscrapers into the clouds. american hands will rebuild this nation. and america's energy harvested from american sources will power
this nation. american workers will be hired to do the jobs. we will put new american metal and new american steel into the spine of this country. jobs will return. incomes will rise. new factories will come rushing back to our shores. we will make america wealthy again. we will make america strong again. and we will make america great again. thank you very much. god bless you. thank you. thank you very much. [applause] thank you.
>> thank you, sir. we will now move to our fireside chat format, where we're pleased to have as our interviewer john paulsen, a member of the economic club of new york board, and president of paulsen 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. paulsen online so that they could be perhaps used in this conversation. i think we also had some members of the board and others provide some input directly to mr. paulsen so thank everyone for that. the chairs, i think, are ready, gentlemen. please take your seats and let the conversation begin.
[applause] mr. trump: what happened with the teleprompter? he's a little late, right? i had nothing to do with it. mr. paulsen: first let me thank you for speaking with us today. i think many of us found your economic plan very bold and ambitious. mr. trump: thank you. mr. paulsen: i was talking with marty feldsteen -- excuse me, with glen hubbard, dean of columbia's business school. and we're talking about how many economists have resigned themselves to low growth, 1.5% or 2% range for the u.s. you believe with your economic
policies we can grow 3.5% plus. could you summarize the key components of that plan and if possible quantify the contribution to the increased growth? mr. trump: certainly, i think that i watch the world and i look at china and other countries and if china goes down with g.d.p. to 7% or even 8%, it's likely to have a revolution. what do they do? they start devaluing, do valuing, they get it back on track one way or the other. i've had friends come to me that have been devastated, people that are manufacturers, good manufacturers, very successful people. but they become less and less successful because they can't beat the system. in this way too, it's a rigged system. and they almost do well and then boom, a massive devaluation in china or other countries and there are plenty of other countries out there, some are actually hurting china now.
but the fact is, when they have 7% and you see it, they start dropping to 7% or 8% and they consider that to be a disaster, yet we're stuck at 1%, probably the real number is 1% but certainly no more than 2%. and then you try to learn to live with it. we can't do that anymore. so we're going to unleash tremendous opportunity, we're bringing back the trillions of dollars that come into this country. i said in my remarks that brings a lot of companies back. they leave not because taxes are too high but they leave to get their money. we're going to unleash a lot with the regulations. the thing that most surprised me in going around, because i've been to, i mean, i've been everywhere. i have been working, this started on june 16, who knew this was going to happen, right? but it started on june 16 and it's been amazing thing. but what's really amazing from a
business standpoint, i speak to big businesses, the biggest businesses in the world and i also speak to the small business people and the farmers and -- if they had their choice between this massive tax cut from 35% down to 15% or regulation relief, they would take, almost 100% of the time, regulation relief. the regulations are a disaster. they're killing people. they're killing the farmers. they're kill thinking energy folks. they've killed the mines. and you know, we need regulations for safety, for environment, for certain reasons but it's gone so crazy, it's gotten so excessive. but they would take that over taxes. so we're going to unleash a tremendous number of jobs coming in, plus growth, cutting waste, fraud, and abuse. think of that word waste. a penny plan a penny out of every dollar. i know you can do very easily. but we have to appoint people to
head massive agencies. if they were companies, they would be very large companies. up there with the biggest. but you take a penny, a penny off the dollar and you do that for a number of years and all of a sudden, really great things start to happen. in addition to that, we spend a tremendous amount on military which we will have to increase but we also defend other countries. and those countries are not paying us nearly what they should be paying us. we are losing tremendous -- billions of billions of dollars on defending others and some do not even appreciate that we are defending them and many do not pay us. and they do not pay yes, and i say why? and it is because we do not ask. those countries will start to pay for defense but it is a
fantastic number. a very large -- a shocking number. i will just finish by saying this -- i have great respect for japan, we defend japan, germany, saudi arabia, south korea -- 28,000 soldiers. behemoths.conomic wealthy countries. when i said they have to pay more, a general came to refute my statement and said -- doesn't mr. trump know that japan pays 50% of the cost of its defense? -- why do they not pay 100%? the numbers you are talking about are massive. when you add it all together, a lot of good things will happen. >> thank you. rate, aorporate tax
cornerstone of your economic policy is reducing the corporate tax rate to 50%. secretary of the treasury blue 28% rate anded a ireland is at 12.5%. how did you settle on 15% as the target for the u.s.? trump: a lot of it has to do with the cutting. but i think we will unleash something that will be so amazing and a lot is competition. look at ireland as being the lowest. we are not the lowest but we are getting down there. right now, we are the highest in the world, gently of the industrialized countries. from a competitive standpoint is where we set it. -- is how we set it. there is tremendous fact. when all of us purchase companies, we like to buy those that are poorly run because
there is so much room to cut. we don't want to purchase a perfectly running machine. we are not a tremendous -- we are not a perfectly running machine. the military will not purchase equipment as good as they want and what they want is better and less expensive. we have so many things that we can do if we do it properly. to make fame has been america great again. we are going to make america great again. [applause] now, it is time for martin feldstein who is on the board and is chairman of the department of economics at harvard. part of the issue of reducing tax rates is the impact on the deficit. what would you propose to compensate for the reduced revenue? you mentioned in your speech that you believe that over time,
your economic policy can be revenue neutral. mr. trump: and hopefully, beyond that. eventually, with time, this is going to work out absolutely but the things -- the big things in terms of neutrality will be the amount of business that we generate, the fact that companies will not be leaving. i told you just before that ford motor company, this is a massive amount of business. they are taking all of their small cars and will make them in mexico. it is a story in the newspaper but 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. because they cannot bring their money back in. our companies are leaving us because of regulation. the regulation is so massive that our companies are leaving us. i think we are going to keep
companies here. they will not be leaving because they will have a better deal here than where they are looking to go but coupling that with cutting cost, budgetary cost. cut and thatll be will be enhanced by the military and the defense of other countries which a lot of people did not even know. until i started speaking about it, about a year ago, i'm not sure that people knew that we defend germany, as example -- as an example, or japan or south korea. saudi arabia as an example. saudi arabia we know. a lot of wealth. a lot of money. they don't pay us very much for what we do. -- howld ask yourself long would saudi arabia be there if we were not defending them? and i think we should defend
them but we have to become properly for that defense. i am sure they will be thrilled to hear that. [laughter] [applause] >> one issue that came up the potential for default on the u.s. debt. the u.s. has a perfect credit history. is there any scenario you would continue to defaulting on the u.s. net -- on the u.s. debt? mr. trump: no. you arenot like building a real estate project and the market crashes and you have your shot at the bank. i loved those days. someone said i am one of the great in the world on that. u.s., you are talking about something beyond a gold standard. but, you can buy back. you can do things.
the debt of this country is absolutely sacred. absolutely 100% sacred. [applause] regarding regulation, you said that we have too much regulation. and that access regulation impedes growth. what would be your strategy for reducing excessive regulation? >> i go back to the heads of the various groups, agencies, all of the different parcels of government. and i would be putting very, very top of the people into the negotiations. we do not do that. we published a go people into the negotiations. who giveeople contributions, those who work the system, those who should not be there. if you ask them to cut 1% off their budget, they look at you like it is impossible.
and then others, some people in this room, and they hear 1% and they say -- i can get it down in one year. i say -- take it easy. just relax. there are people in this room that would say that. if you heard 1% per year over two years, it is a massive difference. i would really have it done at best and they would do it if they had 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 competent than they are. and they lose -- those people lose respect for the system when they see what is coming in. i cannot tell you how strongly i believe this -- the trade deals are so bad. countrys destroyed our
-- the manufacturing leg of our country. you look at upstate new york where they lost 40% of their manufacturing and they will lose a lot more. hillary clinton said when she was running for the senate that she was going to bring jobs back to new york. she meant new york. upstate. building after building that is empty. they all left. great tradetiate deals, and we are not even including that in the numbers we are giving you, but when we get -- when we take nafta and make it a two-way street. we have a lot of catching up to do. they have stripped this country of its manufacturing jobs and companies have destroyed companies. thousands and thousands of companies, millions of jobs, we are going to get that back. whenever i talk about tax cutting, balancing, a big part
of that will be we are going to have great trade deals. you would -- he would be in charge of china. we will do very well. have the greatest negotiators in the world. when china enters that negotiation, they come in with 20 people that are the toughest -- they don'tst say good morning, isn't it a lovely day, how did they think he's due last night? there is no talk. -- how did the yankees do last night? there is no talk. this is why we have deficits of $500 billion with one country. we rebuilt china. and i say that with respect for china. i have a great relationship with china. -- theyd to tell me
cannot believe what china gets away with. announce wanted me to that i was running for president, they did not like that. in the good old days, they would tell me -- we do not believe this. your government is stupid. but 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 your criteria for choosing the senior administrators? mr. trump: track record. great confidence. references. how they get along with other people. no different than how you would hire top people for a company.
you need people with heart also. needbly, the one thing you in government that you do not have in business so much. some hearts. not a lot. [laughter] ud people that are truly capable. need people that are truly capable. we of got to get the best people. we can no longer be so politically correct. today, people are afraid to walk and talk. they cannot speak. they are afraid they will see the wrong word and be shunned from society. don't worry, it only lasts about a week if that happens. it's not that bad. but we need to get the best and the finest and if we do not, we will be in trouble for a long period of time.
i honestly believe this is the last time -- the last election we have a chance to make this country great again and make a wealthy again and strong. make it all of the things that we want to see. i really believe this is the most important election that we have been involved in four many, many years, and even decades. it is going down. if supreme court justices 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 different deal. that mythe last chance -- that our country has to really get better. i think this election is so important. not because of me but because of the ideas.
need to do what we have to do but it will be a very important election. that is why we are seeing so much enthusiasm. we have people showing up at our speeches -- 25,000 people, 30,000 people. we announced one day. we had one in pensacola the other day, we had a massive -- tens of thousands of people. people want to see great things happen for this country. people really love this country. the people of this country really love it. i think this is going to be the most important election that we have had in many decades. i am not sure you will have a second chance at it. [applause] donald, on jobs, what
industries do you expect would benefit from your economic plan to create hype -- high paying jobs going forward? trump: h&r block is a disaster. -- itout people that go is so complicated. you need 180 iq to understand it. people are frankly making a small amount of money. they have to have their tax returns done by people -- and when you are done, you will have 10 different facts people and 10 different answers to the same person. is crazy.thing that would be one industry that would not do well. but i think an industry that will do well, and that we can is the energy industry.
we have amazing people in that industry. they are being decimated. there being absolutely decimated. energy is so important. we found out because of new technology, whether it is fracking or many other things. our land has turned out to be more than just about everybody else in the world, orlando has turned out to be so valuable because of what is underneath it. we have to be careful. we have be very environmentally sound. youit is incredible when look at what happened in the last five years. self-sufficient. otherwise, we will be stuck in the middle east forever. not out isis. i did not want to be in that war but i not a politician and no one really cared. i did not want to be in the work. the way they got out was bad. isis developed. we have to knock out isis. you see the atrocities that they
committed. and their throats cut. can you imagine this? no one has imagine things like this before. and then we talk about waterboarding. it is an incredible thing. we're not playing on the same playing field. if you look at the atrocities committed, just yesterday with the meat hooks, we have no choice but to totally decimate isis. we have to do it. [applause] and then we have to get back to rebuilding our country folks. we have to rebuild our country, because it is a mess. -- if youquestion were to advise the fed, what would you advise them to do regarding interest rate policy? mr. trump: as a real estate
person, i would like low interest rates. i think what is going to happen is you're going to have them until january 1, because of obama wants to go and he was to play golf, he does not want to have any stock market disruptions. i think the fed is being totally controlled politically. they are not raising rates, and they are being controlled clinically. lowink they are going to be -- i don't know they're even going to have a raise -- they're going to be low until the end of the year. , i obama is going to go out think it is a terrible thing that is happening, because we are doing it for political -- i think the bed is political, it has become very political. beyond anything i would have ever thought possible. i think you're going to have low interest rates until the end of the year. maybe no increase at all.
the market will stay artificially high, and then we were have to see what happens after that. said, allf that being of my life i like low interest rates. can you imagine? because of this come i can't even take advantage, but that is ok. fedas become -- the said -- has become very political. i think if it is between the little decision or the right decision, they will go with the political decision every time. [applause] >> that concludes our fireside chat. come on behalf of myself and everyone here, thank you very much for joining us here today. mr. trump: thank you very much everybody. thank you. [applause]
>> we would ask everyone to stay in place so that mr. trump and governor pence and their security details can leave. the next meeting of the economic club will be a breakfast on monday, where we will be hosting and fred krupp, the president of the environmental defense fund. that same day, monday, september 19, we are hosting a luncheon featuring paul ryan, speaker of the house, where he will scare his -- share his economic and tax reform plans.
on tuesday, september 20, we are .osting premier li of china there are still a few seats remaining for both of those events. we hope you might be able to join us. thank you for joining us today, ladies and gentlemen. thank you. [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] for camp in 2016, c-span continues on the road to the white house. mr. trump: we will have one great american future. our potential is unlimited. >> ahead, live coverage of the presidential and is presidential debates on c-span, the c-span radio app, and c-span.org. monday, september 26 is the first -- is the first presidential debate live from
hofstra university in new york. then, vice presidential candidates debate on october 4 and long would, virginia. hosts the second presidential debate, leading up to the third and final debate between hillary clinton and donald trump, taking place at the university of nevada, las vegas, on october 19. live coverage of the presidential and vice dental debates on c-span. listen free on the c-span radio app, or watch live or anytime on demand at c-span.org. former republican candidate and ohio governor john kasich and willta mayor kasim reed join president barack obama, along with his this, government, and national security leaders, to discuss the transpacific partnership. governor kasich and mayor reed will join white house
spokesperson josh earnest at the briefing to talk about tpp. that is live at 11:45 a.m. eastern. hillary clinton returned to the campaign trail today after a bout with pneumonia. at theked to supporters university of north carolina at greensboro. afterward, she took questions from reporters. this is about 40 minutes. >> good afternoon. of unc g.uate i am a resident of jamestown, north carolina. foremost, we are the proud parents of sarah, a beautiful, talented daughter. that better? can you now? parents of myud
beautiful, talented daughter, sarah. [applause] back in 1995, we welcomed sarah into this world a little early. she was premature. our doctors put her through test , and she did not respond to the hearing screens. sarah was born deaf. as new parents, 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, there become an surgery. these treatments did not come cheap. the bills began to pile up. frankly, because our insurance did not cover these at i had to leave my job to cover sarah. we were struggling to get by. that changed when sarah's pediatrician told me that i should apply for the state children's health insurance chip.m, the s
we did, and we qualified. surprisingly, we did. i did not know at the time, but the insurance program was the product of first lady hillary clinton, and her by partisan efforts to extend health care to children across america. work, we hillary's could get sarah the care she , andd without going broke this program was absolutely life-changing for our family. ours was not the only one. how stories that illustrate hillary's s chip program has improved the lives of families all across the country. day, s chip has benefited more than 8 million includingn america, 200,000 children here in north carolina.
[applause] there is many other ways that hillary has shown her commitment over her entire life i've been family first. as a young lawyer, hillary worked with the children's defense fund to help garner support for historic legislation that for wires states to provide quality education to children with disabilities, like my daughter. [applause] as first lady of arkansas, she implemented a program to promote early childhood education. as a u.s. senator, hillary helped write legislation to recruit and retain high quality toislators -- educators maintain the quality of pediatric education. areary knows that we stronger when our economy is stronger, which is why she pledged to build an economy that works for americans, not just
those at the top. [applause] know 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. so ladies and gentlemen, these join me in giving a warm welcome to the next president of the united states. [applause] >> ♪ i feel good i knew that i would. so good so good i got you i feel nice like sugar and spice i feel nice like sugar and spice so nice so nice i got you
♪ when i hold you in my arms i know i can do no wrong ♪ secretary clinton: thank you. [applause] audience: hillary! hillary! hillary! secretary clinton: thank you. thank you, all. hello, everyone. it's great to be here at u.n.c.-greensboro. [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: i want to thank martha for that wonderful introduction. it means so much to have her here along with her wonderful
daughter, sarah, and her mother, barbara, and the story she told is really 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 our world better for them. so to see sarah grown up and thriving is very special, and your whole family's support really means the world to me. thank you, martha, sarah. [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: i have to say it's great to be back on the campaign trail. [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: as you may know, i recently had a cough that turned out to be pneumonia.
i tried to power through it, but even i had to admit that maybe a few days of rest would do me good. i am not great at taking it easy even under ordinary circumstances, but with just two months to go until election day -- sitting at home was pretty much the last place i wanted to be. but 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. you know, the campaign trail doesn't really encourage reflection, and it's important to sit with your thoughts every now and then and that did help me reconnect with what this whole campaign is about.
people like me, we're lucky. when i'm under the weather -- [cheers and applause] audience: hillary! hillary! hillary! hillary! secretary clinton: now, i just want to have a conversation and other people can wave their arms and their signs, but i want you -- i want you to think with me for a minute about how i certainly feel 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 they lose a paycheck, don't they? lots of americans still don't even have insurance or they do
but it's too expensive for them to actually use. so they toss back some tylenol, they chug orange juice and hope that the cough or the virus goes away on its own. lots of working parents can't afford childcare, which in many states cost as much as college tuition, so for millions of moms and dads, if they get sick, there's no backup. they're on their own, aren't they? that's the story for too many people still in america. when illness strikes or an accident happens, you feel you're on your own. if you lose your job or can't afford college, you're own your own. if your aging parents start needing more help and you don't know what to do, you're on your
own. life events like these are catastrophic for some families, but mere bumps in the road for others. i have met so many people living on a razor's edge, one illness away from losing their job, one paycheck away from losing their home and that goes against everything we stand for as americans because some things should not come down to luck. some things should be within reach for everyone no matter what. [applause] secretary clinton: like financial security, like affordable health care, like the peace of mind that comes with knowing that if something goes wrong your family will be ok,
and above all, the knowledge that no matter what, your president is fighting for you and will always have your back. [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: that right there, that's why i got into this race. i am running for everyone working hard to support their families. everyone who's been knocked down but gets back up. [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: the factory workers on their feet all day and the nurses looking after patients all night. i'm running for young people who so many here dream of changing our world for the better, and for all the parents and grandparents supporting those dreams by dedicating every dollar they can spare to your education.
[cheers and applause] secretary clinton: i'm running for the lgbt teenager here in north carolina who sees your governor sign a bill legalizing discrimination and suddenly feels like a second-class citizen. [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: and if anyone wonders what the cost of discrimination are, just ask the people and businesses of north carolina. look at what's happening with the ncaa and the a.c.c. this is where bigotry leads, and we can't afford it. not here. not anywhere else in america. [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: i'm running for women like janelle turner.
back in may of last year, janelle was diagnosed with breast cancer. she went through nearly six months of very tough treatments. last october, she brought her 8-year-old daughter to one of our rallies in iowa and they made a huge sign that read, "13th chemo yesterday. three more, hear me roar." wouldn't you want to meet the woman behind that sign? well, i sure did. so we got talking and we stayed in touch. she keeps promising me she'll see me at the inauguration, and i tell her i'll keep working to get there but she'd better be there too. i'm running for her and all the mothers and fathers trying to get and stay healthy to be there for their kids.
but perhaps most of all, i'm running for those kids. [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: standing up for children has been the work of my life. as a lawyer with the children's defense fund, as first lady in arkansas, in the white house, as a senator, i have fought for kids housed in adult jails, kids who've been neglected and abused, kids who couldn't get health insurance because of pre-existing conditions, kids with disabilities so they could go to school. you heard today from someone i've known for a long time, now grown up and a lovely young woman, anastasia somoza. 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.
and to me that means making sure all our children have the chance to live up to their god-given potentials. [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: so when i meet a little girl in nevada terrified her parents will be reported, it hits me in the gut. when i meet a little boy in flint, michigan, who can't drink the water at home or in school because it's poisoned with lead, that gets me going. all i want to do is get to work making things better for them. that's why i care so much about national security, too. i want to give our kids a safer world. to me that means a world with strong allies, more friends, fewer enemies and fewer nuclear weapons. [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: it also means
leading the fight against climate change so we can leave our kids a healthy planet. [applause] secretary clinton: my opponent in this race disagrees with me on every one of these fronts. just a few days ago he said that if another country's troops taunted ours, not fired at them but taunted them, just taunt, he'd respond -- he would respond by blowing them out of the water. he would start a war over that. [audience booing] secretary clinton: that is just one more reason, my friends, why the stakes in this election are as high as any in our lifetime. you know, i've been involved in politics in one way or another for many years. it is not an easy business. it can get rough and i've built
up some defenses when it comes to public service, i'm better at the service part than the public part, but this is why i do it and this is who i'm in it for, to make life better for children and families and that's what this race has always been about for me. well, now we're in the final stretch. there are just 54 days until election day. just 54 days until the most consequential vote of our lifetime. [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: and just a little more than a month until early voting starts here in north carolina. let's make these days count, particularly here, because 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
elderly. there can't be any more motivation than that, to
make sure every young person, every person of color, every person with a disability, every older person turn out and vote! [applause] secretary clinton: so in these final days, let's try to tune out all the chatter and the nonstop analysis that doesn't often 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 afford to go to college or get the skills that you need for the jobs of the future. let's talk about what really matters, and here's my promise to you. i'm going to close my campaign the way i began my career and the way i will serve as your
president should you give me that great honor, focused on opportunities for kids and fairness for families. next week, i'll go to philadelphia to talk about challenges facing our young people. in florida to focus on building an economy that welcomes every one's contributions, including people with disabilities. then, i will be back here in north carolina to meet with more working families. from now until november 8, everywhere i go i'm going to talk about my ideas for our country. you know, my campaign has rolled out
detailed plans in 38 different policy areas. yes, somebody actually counted. everything from reining in wall street to creating good-paying jobs to fighting alzheimer's, supporting people with autism. you see, i have this old-fashioned notion that if you're running for president, you should say what you plan to do, how you're going to get it done and how you're going to pay
for it. [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: you can read it all on my website, hillaryclinton.com, and we put it in a new book called, you guessed it, "stronger together"" get a copy of it because it tells you everything tim kaine and i intend to do. now, like a lot of women, i have a tendency to overprepare. i sweat the details, whether we're talking about the exact level of lead in the water in flint or how many north carolina kids are in early enrichment programs or the precise interest rate on your student loans, right down to the decimal. [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: because you know what, it's not a detail if it's your kid, it's not a detail if it's your family, it's a big
deal and should be a big deal to your president. [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: now, i confess, i'll never be the showman my opponent is and that's ok with me. just look at -- look at the show he put on with dr. oz today. but i am going to deliver for you and your family just like i did for sarah all those years ago with the children's health insurance program that gave her the chance to be the extraordinary young woman she is. [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: and i'll tell you something else. people accuse me of all kinds of things. you've probably seen that. but nobody ever accuses me of quitting, and i'll never give up, i'll never walk away no matter how tough the going gets.
i'm actually asking americans to hold me accountable for my ideas and hold my opponent accountable for his. [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: 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 to get to a living wage. 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. and we don't need a president who apparently thinks only married people deserve paid leave and only mothers ever stay home with the kids. we don't need someone who rushes out a half-baked plan just weeks before an election after decades of ignoring or putting down working moms.
we need a president who has spent years fighting for these issues, who has a plan to support all families in all their various shapes. ask yourself which candidate you can count on to be on your side, respect your family, stand up and fight for you and your kids. audience: hillary! hillary! secretary clinton: that is who you should vote for on november 8, because as michelle obama said in her fabulous speech at the democratic convention -- [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: when we go to the polls this november, the real choice isn't between democrat or republican, it's about who will have the power to
shape our children for the next four years of their lives. it's also about the kind of country we want to be and what we want to leave behind for future generations. people have to decide, are we going to make our economy work for everyone or just those at the top? are we going to bring people together or pit americans against each other and rip our country apart? are we going to work with our allies to keep us safe or are we going to put a loose cannon in charge who would risk everything, generations of americans worked so hard to build? now, i have a lot of confidence in the american people and in our country. my opponent keeps running us down saying we're weak, a disaster, an embarrassment. every time he says things like that i think about janelle and her strength in thfa