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to replace sandra peel the affordable care act. then later, jamie mcintyre ♪ host: it is monday, march 13, 2017. good morning. welcome to "washington journal." anotheranother hearing on wedne. this is a plan by democrats on capitol hill. as yesterday, ohio republican governor john kasich in an interview calling for democrats to work together with republicans on a health care plan, citing his view that the
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political parties in this country are this integrating. -- ardisanother hearing on wedn. this is a plan by democrats on integrating. are they disintegrating, the political parties? we welcome your comments on twitter. thoughts on facebook.com/c-span. we will play the comments of governor kasich. on politico,that
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they talk about the interview yesterday with chuck todd. he pleaded for republicans to work with democrats on their
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>> mitch mcconnell said, we are not going to make him a one-term president. is to employ off. that is not the way it works. let's say they tried to work with the president. that do you think democrats can have some influence? in the minority party on capitol hill obviously. not the white house but can there per se, in committee have
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some kind of impact on the bill being shaped by republicans? caller: yes. because that is what they want. that is what the whole world is pursuing. if you give me something that i want, i will give you something that you want. but if it is to for ted, it is not going to happen. >> i want to show you a little bit. just numbers in terms of the vote counting on capitol hill with this republican plan. -- at least 10 republican senators have expressed doubts.
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we have george, welcome. caller: good morning. i am a republican. a moderate republican. i voted for john kasich because i felt he was reasonable and realistic in what he said. someone who said, can we do this. he said no and this is why we cannot do it. butnnot remember what, instead of saying yes to everything, the man could actually articulate no, that is not reasonable. we won't do that. i remember the party platform. >> did you end up voting for donald trump and the election? >> donald trump was certainly my last chance. probably aligned
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myself even more with gary for garyecause a vote johnson was a vote for hillary clinton. i live in the state of maryland and my vote would not have mattered anyway. host: why does it not matter in maryland? usuallyour state is democratic. it is not going to matter how a vote because it is going to be democrat almost 100% of the time. but i agree with john kasich from what he just said. know, republicans make up about 30%-40%. democrats make up about 30%-40%, and the rest are independent. i am republican because i believe in house rights. the house with legislation they're going through right now, honestly? that is not a conservative view.
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it should go back to the states. i think mitt romney had it right in the massachusetts legislation he helped an act in that state. it worked for that state. host: george, we appreciate your input. pretty much right. gallup does a regular paul on party affiliation. they ask the question, and politics as of today do you consider's upper republican, a democrat, or in independent and the latest from february 2017, 30% republicans, independents 37%, democrats 31%. we go back monthly to look at the column. six months, eight months or so. right around 40%. the affiliation, the expressed affiliation is independent. we're asking about clinical
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parties. john kasich talking about them and their nature and terms of the content of the health care debate saying political parties in this country are disintegrating. susan. >> well, that was a great call from that gentleman from maryland. i agree with him 100%. i, too, supported governor kasich because i thought he was a real pragmatist anti-deals with reality. especially in his own state of ohio where he really embraced obamacare, deployed and in a way that was compatible with his republican values. theorks very closely with cleveland clinic, the world leader in health care to develop healthive cascade of care delivery, get health care out to the poor. to the working poor. so he is just a realist and he
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is spot-on when he talks about the disintegration of political parties. look how marco rubio trumpeted reform for a couple of years and then as soon as the heng got tough he thought was running for president, he completely abandoned that. he is just so typical of these hypocrites and these lightweights and these phonies who make up our legislature. was a bigow, i also fan of gary johnson because i also believe -- i do not believe on the war on drug. i think it is a horrible waste of taxpayer dollars and does not get us anywhere. i think we should be spending money on treatment and letting addicts live their lives within a controlled setting because that is what works. i will never find a political party that will support my views.
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host: susan, thank you for calling it. we will go to portland, maine, next. well, welcome. go ahead. liker: i don't know if i john kasich. i do not know that the two major parties are disintegrating but i wish they would. i was registered as an independent because i did not want to be affiliated with either of the major parties. aat i re-registered as democrat specifically so i could vote for bernie sanders in the primary. has been ananders independent his entire career, but even he assumed, well if i'm going to run for president i have to run as a democrat or a republican or i have zero chance of becoming the president of the united states. and that is a lot of the problem right there. who would have known that this have- he probably would
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won in a landslide because nobody, i mean, a lot of people voted for hillary that did not want to i am sure and a lot of people voted for donald trump who did not want to. but those were our only to choices. host: let me ask you a question about the politics in your state. thestory we are seeing in independent news that says, there is a new maybelle coming up in the legislature. if you are not an -- a party member you are an enrolled. the bill has worked its way into the main legislator presented and cosponsored by democratic lawmaker seeks to require candidates to be listed as an with a party.sted independent is now too strong of a word for those who decide to run with a party affiliation. do you know anything about that? caller: no, i am not to my with
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that at all. of it.t like the sound i do not know if i'm really -- understanding you correctly when you describe the bill. so what you're saying if they want to run for legislature, be registered as republican or democrat? host: it sounds like it you want to be registered to vote you have to be registered as a democrat or republican. caller: i don't know anything about it but our legislature is told by the republicans. host: now as pollen portland, maine. think you for the call this morning. the seniored by senate correspondent for national journal. the house and senate returning this week. where is the senate on some of president trump's nominees this week? isthis week, the senate looking at the nominee for the
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center for medicaid and medicare. also to serve dan coats as the director of national intelligence, he was approved overwhelmingly last week. host: i heard over the weekend that the president's selection was supposed to have a hearing this week. that year he has been postponed. this is the president's call for the democrats to speed things up. any idea on why that has been postponed over in the senate? caller: this has been the slowest process of cabinet nominees in history. he has been vocal about democrats using their time to hold this down as long as possible. democrats have something to begin by holding this down, the hours on the senate floor the most valuable thing they have right now. prices. been a dragging
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host: on the issue of health care, obviously still the budget committee on the house marking up the legislation this week. it could be a week or so before the house actually deals with it. we saw some of the shows of the weekend, rand paul and tom cotton already expressing some concerns over the republican plan likely to come over the house. what are you hearing from republican senators as well as you report on the senate? what other concerned steve they have -- what other concerns do they have? andrea: you have people like tom cotton saying that it is a bad idea to push forward with something they are not sure about. the house membership in general, these people believe that they do not move quickly that could be their biggest pitfall. that elect early in 2018, they will be in big trouble if they have not been able to produce on
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a big promise they been making for four cycles now. so that runs at odds with the folks on the house spin caucus have been told they will have an opportunity to mess with this legislation and tweak thef they do make legislation they would have been talking about, it could put it in peril going through the senate. all of that is a big problem for the folks who want to move quickly. all of the republicans agree it needs to move quickly. all of these changes put it in peril to make it through the senate. for: covering the senate the national journal, that was andrea. thank you for joining us this morning. indra: thank you so much. host: we are commenting about the state of political parties this morning. john kasich yesterday said the political parties are quote
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disintegrating. we want to weigh in on your thoughts on the political parties. ford washington, maryland, democrats line. thank you for waiting. caller: thank you for c-span. trump me dump the atmosphere has become strangulated. it is wonderful for ordinary people. i don't know if the parties are contributing so much to the squabbling. that has been a factor. there has been nothing but dark, ugly stuff coming out of the president that is in the white house right now. of can't dispute that kind divisiveness for as long as he has done it and live a as compulsively as he has done it
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without creating a very, very uncertain, insecure atmosphere. my fear is the democrats are going to benefit from some of the craziness. we have a midterm coming up. as far as his house chair bill is concerned, the republicans can push it through but they better consider the fact that they are going to own it. and the social genocide they are committing on the elderly and others is going to put blood on their hands and problems getting reelected. thank you. host: we will talk more about the bill, particularly the impact on medicaid. good morning, republican line. i am calling, first of all, i have a question. i am a john kasich republican. i supported him in the primary heavily.
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point is this, the parties are there to be used. people who call themselves independent are really not anything. they are acting like consumers waiting for the parties to come to them. when you register to vote, which you do when you are 18-years-old, you pick a team. shirts or skins. then you work within that team to get the person to most closely represent you. idea -- oh, and you vote twice every year. host: the question is, it looks like you are that 18-year-old and you are about to choose your team. if you are a new voter or eligible to vote, the question is, why should i join a party?
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caller: because of the whole tenor. , with twoer election people basically playing it out with each other as the result of what the parties have chosen. what they have chosen amongst themselves. then, we get a simple choice and 50.001% of the voters in each state decide through the electoral college who the choices. but if you are not there in the spring, then you are not there voting your interests within your own organization, then of course you are left out. and, the idea of this independence is too nice a word.
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the independents are not interested, not committed people. and, the idea that some states themoral systems caters to by allowing them to pick up a registration anytime they want to -- host: in terms of the primary or whatever? caller: yes. this exacerbates the problem. host: bill in pittsburgh, let's hear from john kasich state from greenville, ohio. caller: good morning. i really disagree with that gentleman from pennsylvania. i have been on both sides of the fence as far as a democrat and as far as a republican and i think that both of these parties are just out of control. there is so much corruption running wild in both of these parties. it is just like now the republicans are trying to push health problem and
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it is a problem, because i really think that the democrats pushed the law through and now the republicans are trying to do the same thing. this actually needs a lot of thought behind it before you go do anything. and they had like seven or eight years to about this and i still said,it is like grandpa when he talked about this. -- it iss actually a actually called obama light. it would like to say something about supreme court judges, too. i wish these people would run for these positions and let the people decide. and they should have term limits on that, too, because you get
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complacent after so long. that i totally disagree with the man from pennsylvania. host: a week from today, those torings on neil gorsuch, take that night seat on the supreme court, get underway. expect three or four days of hearings. live coverage on the c-span network. also later this week, looking at the hearings of previous supreme court justices going back a number of years. that will come up later this week on c-span. check our website, c-span.org information. we are asking you this morning about political parties and are they disintegrating? coming up a bit out of the republican health care plan, john kasich, the press yesterday. candidateresidential calling for democrats and republicans to work together otherwise he says -- there's a look.
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republican --he the political parties are disintegrating before our eyes. i believe that people see no purpose for clinical parties. you talk to people, there are more and more independents because of the squabbling. what is the risk to democrats? you can't turn your back on these people. the republicans, you need to invite democrats in. we are talking about lives. all of this consumption, who gains politically, life is short. if all you focus in on life is what is in it for me, you are a loser. a big-time loser. this country better be careful we are not losing the soul of the country because we play politics and forget people who are in need. host: are the republican -- are the political parties disintegrating? your screen.ers on you are welcome to comment on twitter as well.
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says, it seems that "independent" is increasingly becoming a refuge for people to radical for a republican party. another says, we have the most in the house and the presidency. and another says, what does he come up with? obamacare 2.0. and, the republican party is nothing but a clown show that exploits people for money. bend,hear from south indiana. democrats line. high, it is funny that you should be talking about this. i saw a john kasich on tv yesterday and i had not even thought about it until you posed
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a question this morning. that may be true because things are just not getting done. while i was listening to everybody talk, i was looking at co--- i wasels are areing at this "no labels co- i wondered what happened to that. this gerrymandering situation the in indiana, the head of legislator of the republicans, he destroyed the bill for independent commission to redraw the districts. i mean, they just have it so in indiana and everything. so horrible. we're going to talk about getting and independent
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commission to redraw the goingcts but that is not to happen. so, yeah, something has to be done because things are just not getting done between the two parties. cooperation. yes. something is going to have to be done because the parties are just -- they just do not want to work together and people are just getting really upset and i think that is a possibility, that the democrats and the republicans will probably become a thing of the past. probably not in my lifetime but i would say within the next 50 years that maybe eight possibility. host: donald brings up the issue of gerrymandering and indiana. the issue is coming up in texas. a court decision on friday. you are the headlines from over the weekend. a panel of judges in san antonio has ruled that a handful of districts drawn by the
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republican state legislature in 2011 discriminated against black and hispanic voters and violated the voting rights act and the constitution. latetriking down was made friday. it was in a long-running and it lockedcase them in a legal battle for nearly six years. the democrats and civil rights lawyers accuse the majority white republican district of drawing the lines in ways that diluted the power of minority voters, accusations republicans the night. the next steps are unclear. repeal. likely to any repeal would go directly to the supreme court. in massachusetts, we hear from tina on the independent line. welcome. caller: hello. that bill of about
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being unenrolled, here in massachusetts we have that. if you are in independent you re called "unenrolled." that simply means you are not enrolled in the democrat or republican party, that you can independently but. despite what someone said before, it independent voters are not flaky or whatever you call it. i have been an independent voter for 38 years regularly. for john kasich. most everybody, especially the younger generation seems to trend independent. person. voting for the they don't want to be locked into a party because then they are stuck with whoever wins the primary, whether or not they even want that person but because they are republican or whatnot, they have to vote
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republican. host: would you agree there are structural advantages in political parties over independent parties? even third parties like the green party? democrats and republicans have built-in structural advantages over those parties. caller: that is the problem right there. if everybody took a boat in the senate and house it were independent and not forced to line up behind their party leaders, they could really vote their conscience. goust wish the parties would away. the only benefit party affiliation has his to the democratic national party, the republican national party. i mean, those are the people who are advantaged. in new york city, i recall annie sanders as independent, you had to be either a republican or a general.to vote in the
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you could not be in independent. you had to be registered either republican.t or so i guess there are different laws for different states. in i'm pretty sure that maine, "unenrolled" means you can vote for either you prefer. host: that issue came up earlier with a caller from portland. a new main bill, if you're not a party member you are quote unenrolled. just to be clear, this independent voters project writes that "a new bill working its way into main legislature seeks to require candidates to be listed as unenrolled if not registered with a recognized party." it does not talk about voters it talks about candidates for office in that state. next, in olympia, washington, are the parties disintegrating?
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at our yes, just looking streets i would say so. there are three points i want to make. first of all, when i watched the democrats not standing up when donald trump gave his featured congress, that told me they are not representing everybody that is in their districts. they are only representing the people who voted for them and that is not right. and the second thing i wanted to bring up as far as gerrymandering, it should be computerized. take all that out of there. it should be computerized. a computer program could do it easily. the third thing, parties can get the people into office but once they are there, they lose all party association weather they the president, senate, they're are on their own. they have no party affiliation at all and then they would vote not with their party but as they
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feel is right. and i think that would clear up a lot. anyway, that's my point. host: nancy is next from ohio. independent line. -- republican line, excuse me. go ahead. caller: i voted for donald trump. i am from the midwest. a republican. kasich, you know, when he is saying, he basically -- i agree with him. you know, both parties are messed up. it is order to win, you had to call me you know, basically, donald trump didn't write. either republican or democrat. he definitely is not a democrat. the cozy is not a socialist. and the democrats are going more socialism. the kids are not being taught
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american history anymore. they haven't for years. they do not know anything about the constitution. why our founding fathers drew up the constitution, how they, you know, created america. there should be another party --led -- i don't know american? constitution? you know, people? that is why donald trump got republicans,s and middle-class people to vote for him. because he is trying with this health care -- i understand. i cannot have everything. i am disabled. i am on medicare. i understand i can't have
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everything. i am thinking about the future of america. i am thinking about my kids. my grandchildren. about america. and, donald trump is trying to do what is good for america. on this monday morning, often on a monday morning percent in morning we have some tweet or whatever over the weekend from president trump at this time it is eight weeks from a member of congress that is trying a lot of attention online in and elsewhere. in the new york times is more to come the headline is "congressman says civilization witht we restored 'somebody else's babies.'" criticized for his apparent white nationalism.
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by -- s written one, hundreds of allahusts shouting " akbar" in rotterdam. we cannot restore our civilization with somebody else's babies. just want to show you some of the comments from david hurray told who writes for the washington post to says, it will be interesting to see if there are any real consequences for steve king and the gop. we hear from oakland next on the status of your political parties. are the parties disintegrating as governor kasich said yesterday on "meet the press"?
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caller: actually, i think the election just kind of brought out a polarized nation already. i actually think it is going to be better for the democratic party because really, that is the only party that has tried to represent everybody. i mean, all you have to do is bills that the republicans back and the bills that the democrats back. civil rights, women's rights, they are all on the of a credit side. i think donald trump is just kind of unfortunately a mistake of the obstruction caused by the republicans. things were not getting done to the degree a lot of these motors needed help.ers a lot of them are more high school educated. they have lost manufacturing
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jobs. in june oh, trump unfortunately has paid on them because he really does not really care about them. but they believed he cared. and the reality is now you have the republicans with this health care bill which is going to destroy them. personat lot -- last that was on? she will lose her insurance with this bill. this is a really attack on the american middle class with a $600 billion tax break for the rich. i think what this is going to do for the democratic party as they kind of forgot about the rural white voter. and by the slimmest of margins come and go both two. get enough people to but for them to give the electoral college even though he lost bike through million votes. host: little rock, arkansas. welcome bill to the conversation. caller: i just wanted to say, i
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am in independent. i always look for who i think will be the best president. i feel like a huge portion of our problems right now is that donald trump, the president, and oneeral guarantees that he would disclose his tax returns. number two that he would guarantee better health care for everybody. several of the things he says, when he tries to do are pretty much exactly the opposite. i feel like somehow, for some reason, he has figured out a way scare the republican party into doing what he is trying to do on his agenda. i think that far more serious piling up right now are issues like the problems we are having with russia. albums we are having with north korea. the parties are polarized because we're trying to ram through policies and new legislation that president trump
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want done i think purely for his ego. i think his tweets are ridiculously childish. he overreacts to all kinds of information in i think it is kind of scary that we have got people in office, would we have? we don't have enough people in office to take care of what needs to be done properly. we try to control the judicial system by nominating people that need to be in place. i just think that, yes, to me the parties are basically disintegrating and i think god for people who are standing up for what what should be done right on both sides of the parties. i just think of donald trump, the president, what wants to do what is best for these country, he will disclose his tax returns like he said he would and he did
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not. he will do the things he is supposed to do because ethically that is what he said he would do in then we can make a determination as to whether or not he can be trusted. that is 99% of the problem i think we have right now is that ando not -- democrats independents are having a hard time trusting him because he is constantly saying things that are not true. you can be in any party want, say anything you want, but they are going to watch it day. absolutely dumbfounded that the american people do not stand up and say, look, president trump you said you were going to do these things. do them. host: a topic we brought up a week ago based on a study by pew research on trust in government, trust in the media, it social institutions. you can find that information that c-span.org. looking at some tweets. send us a tweet if you would like on the political parties. are they disintegrating?
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this tweet says, the most hated congressman -- referring to john kasich time in u.s. congress -- the most hated congressman in history whining about clinical parties question mark what is the point of this segment? another says, i hope this is the beginning of the end of the two-party system. another, the parties still can't compromise within the party and leave the country forward. tend to agree with kasich remarks but it may not be obstruction as much as an upheaval in the parties. another common good, spot on. republicans are finding out governing is hard. now they want democrats support after of structuring -- after obstructing obama for eight years. caller: i just want to clarify the bill currently being considered by the main legislature.
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host: yeah, we're talking about it earlier, right. state of maine, you are either enrolled in a republican or democrat or you are not enrolled in either party and that is to determine the difference between being a member of the green party. if you get enough votes in the general election, then the green party is part of the political system in maine. if you are not enrolled either as a democrat or republican, and there is no green party person running, then you do not get to participate in the primaries. and so, if you're not enrolled in either party, then you just have disenfranchised yourself from half of the system. first -- imber the am an old guy now -- but i remember the first caucus i ever
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attended as a young man. and in older member there said to me, he said, you know, this is one of the most important meetings you will ever attend because this is the first step in the election of the united states. this is just my city caucus. what he meant by that was, you elect to delegates at your city caucus to go to the state convention and that the state convention you elect your national to go to the convention. now, you know, these people that toon here and say -- i used be a republican or i used to be a democrat -- i do not think they really realize what they are saying because they are essentially disenfranchised themselves from half the system. now, i am a republican.
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i not only go to the caucuses every two years, but i also go to the monthly meetings. now, i do not always agree with everything the republicans do and i will get up at those meetings and i will express my opinions. now, as in unenrolled voter, you do not have any meetings to go to. nobody is going to pay attention to you. so, i would urge all of these people to join in a party so the they can participate in primaries and go to their expressmeetings and their concerns. posts: me ask you about that. you said you're an old guy, your words. you said, when you are young and got some advice from a senior party member. when you go to your monthly meetings, you go to your caucuses there, are you seeing young people coming to those
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meetings? those republican meetings? theer: know, and that is problem. we encourage and people to attend our meetings. onceas somebody else mentioned a little while ago on your program, they are not teaching this stuff in schools. so they do not know enough about it. we have outreach programs but the young people in many cases, the middle-aged people, too, are just not showing up. just do you think it is that people value their independents generally or otherwise? caller: you can still act independent. you can have your own opinions and go to these meetings in express your opinions and that is what is great about the american system. in farmington,er
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michigan. democrat. caller: thank you for taking my call. interesting conversation. i agree the parties are disintegrating but i think they are disintegrating into one big politicians.pt i think, during my lifetime, since ronald reagan i have seen political parties acquiesced to paula'sn president misdeeds and not do anything about it, republican and democrat and most of us are standing out here saying "well, they are just too corrupt for words in we need to just get to -- and vote phot." ." in a littleo called bit ago talked about knowing why our constitution was drafted.
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this country was formed to get ourselves out of from under kingdoms and five thumbs and autocrats. demos supposed to be rule. -- the people a noun.y is a firm, not the people who want to linus up like good little trolls that can count on our votes no matter what we allow our leaders to do, nobody is going to go along with that. that is why democrats lost the last election. they were being herded by a corrupt group of people who disallowed us to vote for bernie sanders, that is to 20% of the people who voted for donald trump wanted. they exercised their anger management in the polls by voting for donald trump but he is as corrupt as everybody else. there was nobody uncorrupt to
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vote for once the democrats took bernie sanders away from us. host: a little under 10 minutes left. we started the program with, are the political parties disintegrating? call the numbers on your screen. front-page news this morning on the washington post on the budget, part of which we will see this week from the administration, damien writing, historic cuts and trump budget plan would shape government construction since the end of world war ii. he says it would shake the federal government to its core if enacted. calling numerous programs. this would be the first time the government has executed cuts of this magnitude in all at once and see drawdown following world war ii, budget economists said.
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budget trump is set to release on thursday will offer the clearest snapshot of his vision for the size and role of government. aids and say the presidency says as -- slashing many other such broadcasting, research. simply put, the federal government would be smaller and less involved in regulating life and united states with the states playing a much bigger role. in louisville, kentucky. independent line. caller: thank you for taking my call. about disintegrating the parties, parties are self-serving. they are only worried about how well they live. trump is saluting the american flag.ot the party i mean, think god, you know, john kasich was talking about the party disintegrating.
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well, if i would have voted for john kasich or hillary clinton, i would still have gotten another bill of sale politician. foras not been working years. think on you got a patriot. -- think- think god thank god we have a patriot. i think he is one of the best presidents we will ever have. caller: i just had one common othercomment and to comments. common sense, you want to save money on health care, make everybody disclose their races. if i need to get an x-ray, if i can call three places and find out which one is cheapest, i will go to that one. a petition will kick in. believe me.
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comment, the guy that said donald trump promised to send us his tax returns -- he did. after the audit was over. the other does not over so he has not yet. i used to work at the irs. tax returns do not tell you anything except how to mess up something because they make money. that is all they tell you. so, yeah. that is not a problem. it is just the democrats wanting to find some way to get him. thank you so much. host: overt hunt writing yesterday, headline saying "democrats straight record redistricting awards." -- he says kelly ward is determined not to bang her head politically against the wall. she spent four years running the democrats house campaign
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committee where thanks to republicans prodigious gerrymandering of congressional districts, she made little progress. partyg with other organizations, the group is targeting legislative races in 2016 and 2020 with the ultimate aim of making democrats competitive in the next redistricting after the 2020 census. good morning, independent line. caller: good morning. i wanted to make a recommendation. i am foreign-born from eastern europe. came here when i was a child. history, breathtaking to me how this country was made up and how it was made up. i think young children should be educated by their parents and their schools to understand and appreciate what this country is all about. how it came to be.
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and, party systems i think they can come and go. i do not know why everybody is so upset. parliamentary style where you can have 10 different kind of parties and you have government changes every 2-3 years. you could have something like that done. but as to everybody saying that donald trump should have accomplished so much in less than 100 days, i am amazed. obamamazed that all mr. had done before was to stick to his speechmaking and stay in washington to do the job that he was always meant to do which was know, helpople, you the people to get them to vote stuff. of that he didn't accomplish nothing except he was excellent at writing speeches. host: response on twitter to our
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question, this one saying, your time to voice your opinion was -- not the not your republican problem that you thought your queen, hillary clinton, was going to win. more calls. brigid in washington, d.c., independent line. am concerned that the democrats let us down because we supposedly had shared values but there was no real effort to get statehood or representation in congress for those of us that her pay more than our share of federal taxes and sending people into the military, etc.. what we have is not disintegration of the parties but the beginning of a multiparty system which is what we should have. it was only the green party that was willing to talk about uncounted ballots in michigan. theonly the, you know,
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aquatic and republican establishment that shut down the counting of 75,000 ballots in michigan when trump supposedly won by a margin of 10,000. so we need a multiparty system. inc. use so much. host: front page of the wall street journal. a week of crucial events. a powerful surge in global stocks and commodities in 2017. faces another hurdle this week is a quick secession of potentially market-moving events challenges investors to place their bets on the next direction. traders are bracing for an expected federal reserve increase, dutch elections, if a potential step by the u.k. of exiting the european union. quick one, too, from the new york times this morning looking at the week ahead with
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possible interest rise rates from the fed. economic steam hits trump against a wary fed, yellen pepsi breaks. to speed growth. let's get a quick call on our question this morning. democrat line. valeria in winston-salem, north carolina. caller: thank you for taking my call. there are many things i would like to say. republicans are burying their heads in the sand forgetting who donald trump really is and what he has done and what he is not doing. pipelinetory about the and the deal that is already on the ground in montana and the u.s. steelot from makers but russia, china and india. the pipeline had already started being built by a russian company.
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i wonder why that story has not been told. putin haserstood that a contract with donald trump saying he would have to rebuild america through the infrastructure system along with his partner in russia. trump -- ivanka was room --with a black black woman on a quilt in a cage. more ahead as we hear from acting administrator for the centers for medicare and medicaid services. us tolavitt will join talk about the gop health care plan. and we will talk about the future health care in america , foundere-marie turner of the galen ins

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