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this week -- she rose fast. >> thank you, iowa. >> but now she's falling faster. our headliner, congresswoman michele bachmann. with her presidential campaign at a crossroads, we asked, how she plans to get back in the game. and then -- the flat tax sensation. rick perry hopes it will break his losing streak. >> the flat tax will unleash growth. >> herman cain is driving his version to the top of the polls. >> 9-9-9. 9-9-9 plan. >> it's a republican crowd pleaser. but, do the numbers add up? here to do the math on the policy, our powerhouse
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roundtable. and dick armey. and then, one of the world's richest men on the global obligation to the poor. >> every dollar makes a huge difference. >> microsoft founder bill gates on getting government to give in a gloomy economy and revealing comments about his love/hate relationship with the late steve jobs. good morning. welcome to the program. lots to get to today, but first some news since your morning papers. more than 2 million people in the northeast are without power this morning, after a freak snowstorm slammed into the east coast. the record-breaking nor'easter brought winds of over 60 miles an hour. the largest october snowstorm in new york city's history. in afghanistan, new details are emerging about yesterday's suicide bombings. sch claimed a dozen american lives. the attacks mark a deadly
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milestone in america's longest war. it cast a pall on a new pentagon report showing that overall security gains in the country. abc's jake tapper has more now from kabul. >> reporter: christiane, good morning. this was the deadliest attack on coalition forces here in kabul in the more than ten years of the afghanistan war. 13 service members and contractors were killed when the armored bus when they were was targeted by a taliban suicide bomber. drive ing driving a suv with a bomb that weighed 1500 pounds. four innocent afghans were killed as well. the attack came one day after the pentagon released a report that year to year attacks are down. metrics focus on attacks on u.s. service members, the united nations says attacks overall, on civilians, are up 40%. u.s. forces here say that this attack is a sign of taliban desperation, but that seems debatable. attacks by the taliban here in kabul are getting more brazen
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and more deadly. christiane? >> thanks, jake. and the attack comes as president obama is trying to drawn down troops in that war. turning now to the republican primary and herman cain, he muscles his way to number one in "the des moines register" poll. cain inches out mitt romney for the top spot by just a hair. 23% to 22 .. ron paul is next with 12%. michele bachmann who tied romney for first place just two months ago, is now number 4 with 8%. and rick santorum brings up the rear with just 5%. the poll caps off a busy week of campaign punch and counterpunch. with a full dose of weird thrown in for good measure. here's our man jon karl with a very special halloween episode of "this week in politics." >> reporter: this week in
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politics was the spookiest yet. starting with that smokin' herman cain video, that slow-motion smile. then we saw cain had made even stranger videos. like the one with the cowboy carrying yellow flowers on a horse and a guy chugging whiskey. >> why does it always have to be about color? >> are you guys liberal? >> reporter: it spawned parodies with anybody with a comedy show. this week's bus tour taking him through alabama. >> i'm not supposed to be running. i'm not supposed to win and i'm not supposed to be standing up here with this hat on. but i'm doing it. >> reporter: alabama? when is their primary? not in january, not in february. they don't vote until that after 22 other states and the u.s. virgin islands. rick perry got spooked by debates.
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suggesting that he may start skipping them, why would he do that? >> it was before he was before -- >> reporter: what do you think, governor perry? more debates? >> i don't know if we're going to forego any debates or not. that there are going to be a lot of debates. >> reporter: perry came out with a flat tax this week but caused more of a stir with what he said about the president's birth certificate. >> it's fun to poke at him a little bit. let's see your grades and your birth certificate. >> reporter: michele bachmann said no this week to a flat tax. saying reagan didn't have one. mitt romney was haunted by ghosts of flip flops past and present. in ohio, on tuesday afternoon, romney had this to say about ballot initiative factor about the ballot. >> i'm not speaking about the particular ballot issues. those are under the people of ohio. >> reporter: by wednesday, mr. no apology had this to say. >> i'm sorry if i created any
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confusion in that regard. i'm 110% behind governor kasich. >> reporter: from no position to 110% in favor in less than 24 hours. the president took his show out west. handing out lot of treats, lower student loans and reduced mortgage payments. he stopped by to see jay leno. >> have you been watching the gop debates? >> i'm going to wait until everybody's voted off the island. >> really? >> until they narrow it down to one or two, i'll start paile attention. >> reporter: finally, trending this halloween. hillary clinton, up. looking presidential on the cover of "time" magazine and check out "time's" poll, she beat romney by 17 points. romney, up. new poll show him strong in all of the early primary states. but down, too, another flip-flop in ohio. perry, down. steps on his economic plan with birther talk. newt, up, again, in a slew of new national polls, he's in third, way ahead of perry. up, iowa, it's a race. down, new hampshire.
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romney so far ahead, is it over? and the huntsman daughters, up, with a busy twitter handle and their own cain parody video. they seem to be having more fun than dad. with "this week in politics," i'm jonathan karl. >> the wonderful jonathan karl. so it's a good sunday morning for herman cain, riding high in that new iowa poll. but not so good for congresswoman michele bachmann, who's lost a lot of ground in short of period of time. she joins me this morning from cedar rapids, iowa. thank you for joining us. >> good morning. >> let me ask you, the new "des moines register" poll, has you now at fourth, languishing, with just two months ago, you were tied at the top, is it going to take some kind of a miracle now to resurrect your campaign? >> well, we're doing exactly what we need to do, again, i just want to remind you, that i won the iowa straw poll in and
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less time than any other candidate and the first woman to ever win the iowa straw poll. i'm doing exactly what i need to do in iowa. i'm here, all across the state, meeting with people, multiple times every day. its's amazing what a difference several weeks can make in a presidential campaign. these are snapshots in time. >> do you think, do you concede that you have lost some momentum. it's not just iowa. you have spending huge amount of time there. but also according to cnn opinion research poll, even in new hampshire, you're seventh. in south carolina, you're sixth. are you concerned about the deflation, the deflating balloon of your campaign? >> we're not worried about the day-to-day snapshots. we're focused on the primary dates. and of course, everything changes by then. as we recall, in the last cycle of the
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presidential race it was fred thompson and rudy giuliani who were at the top of the chart. and not john mccain. and yet he became the nominee. we're doing the fundamentals. we're focused on meeting with people and getting our positive message which is pro-growth and job creation. i have been working for five years at the tip of the sphere in washington for the issues that people care about. that's what we're talking about on the campaign trail. what we're focused on are the actual primary dates. >> there's the caucus date, in about two months from now, as your campaign manager has said, is iowa for you a must-win state? >> well, of course, we're focused on iowa. we're focused on the schedule and the primary process. iowa is the first caucus. then on to new hampshire. after that, the first in the south, which is south carolina. we're focused on the schedule that the states are now agreeing on. >> but is it a must-win for you?
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>> well, we're focused on it as we are all on the states. so -- >> what happened if you didn't win there? what would happen? how could eurasiyo rationalize forward? would that doom your effort do you think? >> well, you know, the most important thing right now is the positive message that we're putting out in every state. people see me as reformer and a fighter. that's what sets me apart from all of the candidates. i spent five years in washington, d.c. i was the lead person fighting president obama against the obama care. i wrote the bill to repeal obama care. and i wrote the people to repeal dodd/frank the job, destruction act. that's what people see. i have exercised leadership in washington, d.c. and people know that i say what i mean and i mean what i say. i don't flip flop. i stand strong on issues and i fight and that's what we need in the white house to take on president obama for 2012.
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>> congresswoman, let's talk about some of the issues, you have called it a declaration of war that the plot by iran, the alleged plot, to assassinate a saudi diplomat in the united states, you called it an act of war, as a president, president bachmann, what would you do, how would you retaliate to an act of war on american soil? >> one thing that i would do against president obama, i wouldn't take my eye off the fundamental problem in the middle east today, which is an iran seeking to gain a nuclear weapon, this will change the course of history once that occurs. what i would do, is take everything at our disposal to make sure that iran doesn't have a nuclear weapon. they have already stated that they would use a nuclear weapon to wipe israel off the face of the map. that must never occur.
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if there's anything that we have learned over the course of history, when a mad man speaks we should listen. in the case of iran, that is certainly true. >> congresswoman, of course the united states is concerned about the nuclear program, iran denies that it has one. so, it hasn't threatened to use one. but the real question is, what would happen? how would you retaliate as president if there's an act of war as you called it on american soil? would you at least consider the use of force? >> i would consider the use of everything that we need to do to maintain the security and safety of american people. of course, there must be an identifiable american national interest. here, when you look at these act of a gregs, we have to consider, again, what happened. this was iran. attempting an international assassination plot against the saudi arabian ambassador. potentially set in a restaurant
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in the washington d.c. area. where hundreds of innocent americans could have been killed or wounded. these are very serious actions and indicate the aggressive posture that iran is now taking against the united states of america. they see the united states as less than a threat to them than ever. clearly they fail to respect the united states and our president and they see the weakening of u.s. presence, particularly with the nonagreement to status of forces agreement in iraq and the pullout of the united states by the end of december. >> so, congresswoman, you have just said, you will have all options on the table. let me move on to libya, you have said that you disagreed with president obama, that libya and the action there was not an america's national interest, so, as president bachmann, if you had not taken that decision to
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lead and to support the nato option, there would be presumably, tens of -- hundreds of thousands people dead in benghazi and moammar gadhafi would still be in power. would that -- is that what president bachmann would have wanted? >> clearly, again, it was the defense secretary gates who stated that there was no vital american interest in libya. that's the precursor of the united states' involvement in another nation. president obama's reason for an united states involvement. he unilaterally made that decision on his own, without going to congress. he made his that decision on his own, he said, for humanitarian purposes. clearly this was about regime change. that was the focus of the president. so, now, we have a mess in libya. we don't know who the ruling party will be going into libya. there are some indications that gibril is an early leader.
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but we don't know who it ultimately will be. there's a tension war right now. in benghazi. so, this clearly is not settled what the leadership or what the future course of libya will be. there's tremendous uncertainty and chaos. and when there's uncertainty and chaos in a nation, that's when you see trouble and extremist elements that could come into power. that would not be good for the united states' interest in that area. >> again, just briefly, gadhafi, who launched terrorist plots and acts against the united states is no longer. now, that we see the end game, you have seen what happened, would you basically still say that given relatively minor u.s. involvement by billion dollars and only supporting aircraft, no boots on the ground that it wasn't worth it. is that still your position? >> my position is, united states should not have gone into libya. again, the last chapter isn't
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written, this is a snapshot in time. there is tremendous instability in the libya. we have seen continued deaths and fighting in libya. this will not end any time soon. it remains a struggle for power. again, this is the issue now in the middle east region. who will ultimately hold seats of power? egypt yet is unknown who will ultimately control the seat of power. muslim brotherhood or extremist elements? that's true in libya as well. will it be extremist elements that rule? in libya this is very important because of the oil revenues. oil revenues could be used to further finance extremist elements. this is far from settled in libya. >> let's take security issues closer to home, about illegal immigrations, you have made some statements that really had
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people wondering about your attention to detail on this. i want to play something that you said about this this week. >> 59,000 alone this year came across the border as was said in the introduction from yemen and syria, these are nations that are state sponsors of terror. they are coming into our country. >> congresswoman bachmann, i just want to read from the report, the 59,000 represents the total of illegal immigrants. only 11 of them were from yemen and just five were from syria. not 59,000. i mean, how do you get those figures so wrong? >> i did not state in the full context of my remarks, i didn't say 59,000 came solely from states that were state sponsors of terror. i said it included among them are -- you're missing the main point that i made. the fact that the united states government has failed to secure
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our borders has put the american people at risks. if there was even one individual who came illegally across our border from a state sponsor of terror, that alone would show the failure of the united states government. the fact that we have 59,000, other than mexicans coming across in one year, certainly poses a threat. i didn't say they were all from the state sponsors of terror. that would be inaccurate for you to report that. >> it's in your statement there. i'm hearing what you're saying now to sort of talk about what you actually meant. of course, yemen is not classified as a state sponsor of terrorism. can i move on? >> that's right. yemen is not a state sponsor of terror. nor did i say they were. on the secretary of state's website listed the nations that are state sponsors of terror.
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and that's wrong. and that's worrisome, we have individuals from state sponsors of terror, coming across, unimpeded on the united states southern border and that's why i have stated in within one year offing with in office, i would build the fence that's so necessary on our borders. >> but, let me just ask you one final question about your opponents. you have basically said that governor perry is taking -- intim nation is the sincerest form of flattery. taking your ideas coming to his tax proposal. he's talking about a flat tax and you're not really. how do you consider that taking your ideas? >> my tax plan is unique in that, unlike any of the other plans, my plan calls for every american to pay something when
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it comes to federal income taxes. because 51% of americans pay no federal income tax. this needs to change. we're at a tipping point now. everyone needs to pay something. i take a page from ronald reagan and the economic miracle that was wrought in the 1980s. reagan flattened the tax rates and he simplified them. because he was working with a democrat congress he couldn't abolish the u.s. tax code. i would abolish the united states tax code. and in its place, i would flat on the rates and simplify them. i would have several rates. which is a flattened, simple, much fairer system and one that would raise revenues for the federal government as well. >> on that note, congresswoman bachmann, thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you and good morning. and up next -- the cain gain, can the pizza mogul keep the momentum going? questions for our roundtable
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have been criticizing me, we have done a lot of work in iowa and it's still paying off. >> herman cain in alabama last night after a first-place finish in "the des moines register" poll and getting to the top and staying there are two very different things. the real question, can cain go the distance? let's bring in our roundtable. george will, cokie roberts, austan goolsbee and ron brownstein. so, you just heard what herman cain said, george, is he going to stay there? can he keep up this momentum? >> not if the future is like the past. which it always is until it isn't. the general conception is, in iowa, you have to do intricate organizing county by county. get the buses, get them to caucus in a night in january. maybe you don't anymore.
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my feeling is, iowa caucuses are light years from now. overnight is a long time and a week is forever in american politics. no one has voted. iowans indeed aren't paying attention yet. >> and herman cain is just this week, two weeks not romney. we had an entire season of not romneys. whether it was rick perry or herman cain or donald trump or chris christie, this is this week's, and until the republicans either decide that somebody really is the not romney or romney is going to be the nominee, we'll keep having people pop up. poll is very consistent in what we saw in the four other polls that came out. there's a half of the party that does not identify with the tea party, and they are steadily consolidating around romney. >> and that includes endorsers
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in congress and fund-raisers. >> his numbers, double-digit advantage with that side of the party. but the other side of the party, tea partyers, they don't want romney, but they haven't been able to settle on one candidate. as cokie said, it's cain now, it was perry before, palin. not clear that this is where the moving finger stops. >> it's not just anti-romney. i think there's a bit of a clamor that herman cain has something that they perceive as a new idea. he has the 9-9-9 plan. >> and the most entertaining by a long shot. that ad of his is really fun to watch. >> let me bring in former congressman dick armey, a leading voice in the tea party. congressman, are you embracing herman cain and if not, why not? >> well, we all -- i speak for a lot of folks across the country,
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with whom i associate with, we like herman cain's authenticity. one thing that you can say clearly, he's not a politician, he's criticized by the politician for being too amateurish. yet he has a personal record of accomplishments that none of them can match in terms of his personal life and how often he got the job done. he's straightforward in the way he talks. he campaigns very directly. he doesn't seem to be beleaguered by an excess of advice. from our point of view, yeah, he's not one of them. so, therefore, make him very attractive to us. >> the new standard -- obviously, michele bachmann had that position, self-declared position during the summer. is he now "it" for you? do you think he has staying power? >> the fact this is a longterm process.
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we enjoy having people in the race. make their point of view. and we like herman cain, a great deal, we don't think he has the best economic plan and the final analysis, we're concerned with what policies will in fact be implemented by a new administration, working with a new majority in the house and the senate, that will move this economy forward and will give our kids a chance to have a better job, a job in the first place. it's all about our grandchildren. >> congressman armey, if i recall, governor perry is the really the man you're waiting for to see how he does. you like his economic plan as i understand it. >> well, governor perry has had -- has seen the first best public policy option to move employment forward, economic growth forward with the
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flat tax. he's also probably aware that for the first time america's in washington, office holders are more responsive to people at large. >> what you're hearing here, though, is the hope on the part of a lot of republicans that rick perry can pull it out. he's not just done it so far. >> the iowa poll underscores the risk for conservatives. if that majority doesn't coalesce behind a single candidate, he could be the nominee. that's the direction it's heading. someone told me this week, they might feel compelled to endorse one of conservative candidates. because they need some unity.
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if they are going to stop romney. >> the only person who can stop romney is romney. he took it a step forward this week with his serial changes of mind. >> we have seen him collapsed under the debate pressure here's what he told fox news about debates. >> these debates are set up as nothing more to tear down the candidates. they're interested in stirring up between the candidates. >> he said that he's going to do the november debates. we don't know anything about the future debates. is that important? does he need to stay in those debates? or does he need to do something else? >> he needs to do better in the debates. if he's going to be in them. just assert these debates are a subtraction from the nation's understanding. they're not debates, they're serial press conferences, does anyone remember what lincoln and douglas did? the first candidate talked for
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an hour and the second candidate talked for an hour and a half. >> you want them to talk for an hour, george -- >> we lived this on both sides, especially on the extended democratic primary in 2008, and, it's true that one thing that happens is, it's prone to little snippets coming out that create a brouhaha. i will say, you also saw a certain discipline that will prepare you for a long general campaign. if he stops going to debates, i think -- >> i agree. >> what about the flat tax plan? everybody's suddenly in love with these flat tax plans? >> on the subject of debates, the truth is, even though they don't enlighten, what they do is constantly tear down the president. i mean, that is what you have a central message. and i do think that in that
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case, when you have a long primary on, you know, on one party and not the other, the message of the party that's anti the incumbent in this case, really does have a factor. >> the way you run for president may be changing. the debates have allowed candidates to stay in the race, who have been unable to build the kind of fund-raising base or broad support in the polls. that would have been required. the weeding out process is changing. if you can go on these debates, get 5 million or 6 million people watching, you're reaching a big part of the audience. all of these candidates are able to sustain, 8%, 9% or 10%. it helps romney in the end, it continues to divide that vote. it is becoming a national audition in which voters everywhere are being exposed to the same national media. >> let me ask you about the issue now, the flat tax, gaining
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so much steam with the republicans. rick perry's plan, basically, we can see it up there. the person can choose to choose existing tax code or a 20% flat tax. it preserves a number of popular deductions for household bringing in under $500,000. is that a little bit of something for everyone? >> no, it's a little bit of something -- this is like the tax version of we're going to try to bring back the leisure suit. we thought this through 20 years ago, when we get down the flat tax, you're going to find it's a huge tax cut for high-income people, to raise the same revenue, it has to raise taxes on the middle class. the only way to avoid doing that is to make a huge revenue loser. the thing that's interesting to come out of the republican candidates is that if you look at cain, if you look at perry and romney, they have each put forward not just refusing to
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have taxes go up, that we raise any revenue in a balanced way, but they're actively arguing for trillion-dollar tax cuts on the high end. i don't see how the supercommittee survives in that. >> let me just say, let me make the point, that's pretty, you know, ordinary coffee talk that we just heard. it's part of the party line. the fact of the matter is, all across eastern europe, and throughout the history of its implementation, in oil economies, the flat tax has proven to be the best growth engine for the economy. now, let's put it within the context of the growth, incomes go up for everyone and you treat everyone the same. i don't understand why all of these people out there, can't accept that fair is treating everybody exactly the same as everybody else.
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we have unfair and brutal tax system that represses the economy. and destructive to our system. let's replace it with something that's fair. >> i think -- i think that you would find a lot of businesses would disagree with you. the deduction for health insurance has been something that they have used very much. deductions on mortgages. >> one of those people was a private citizen named mitt romney. who in 1996, took out full-page ads, saying that the flat tax was a tax cut for a fat tax. even though taxes are outrageous at the same level, it completely exempts, interests, dividends
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from taxation. >> we're out of time. thank you very much. >> you know i'm listening -- >> sorry, congressman. we are out of time. >> -- taking all of these tax breaks. this takes them away. >> thank you very much, indeed, and this conversation will continue in the green room. and coming up -- revealing conversation with bill gates about steve jobs, class warfare and what america must do and can do for the world's most honorable.
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president obama these france next week to attend the president obama heads to france next week to attend the g-20 economic summit in cannes and so too is microsoft founder bill gates. he wants to convince wealthiest companies to take care of the poor. and he has some ideas on how to do it. with the economic crisis rippling across the world it will be a tough sell. he got a taste of that challenge when he visited capitol hill this week. i spoke to him about the frustration gripping washington and much of the nation. do you buy this notion that there's class warfare in this country right now? >> no, fortunately, there hasn't been class warfare. warfare is like where you're
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shooting at each other. >> i know. believe me, i know warfare. >> right. so, look -- >> the buffett rule, all of the other proposals that the president is making, are being called class warfare by his opposition. do you agree with the buffett rule? >> well, i can't imagine these millionaires and billionaires going down to the streets, they'll have to pay more in taxes. it's going to be rough for them. there certainly is a case to be made that taxes should be more progressive and you know, that's being debated by various people. >> do you support the buffett rule? >> i'm not an expert on taxes. clearly you can't raise the taxes we need just by going after that 1%.
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yes, i'm generally in favor that the rich should pay somewhat more. but to really deal with the deficit gap we're talking about, that alone just -- numerically is not going to be enough. >> you talk a lot about education. we have seen the figures that the more educated, the more you have a degree, and further degrees, the less problems you have with employment. but a new book is out saying that bill gates was a college dropout. steve jobs was. mark zuckerberg of facebook. basically trying to say, it's not just about colleges, that innovators -- may need a different route for the kind of success that you have all brought and america needs. >> i think there are some people will make their own route and you know, those people don't need some guide to make a route for them.
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you go to college, drop out six years, you go india. i don't think that's something we need some route for that one out of million type person. for most people, being able to do mathematics, being able to read, have job skills that will let you be a nurse or a policeman, a teacher, you know, these are great things and our capacity for doing that needs to expand. >> bill gates' latest mission, getting the world's wealthiest nations to invest in the developing nations. you're going to propose for the richest country in the world to do and keep their commitments and give more to some of the poorest countries. isn't that a heavy lift in this era of austerity? >> if we look at how the world
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has improved, in the past few decades, it's very impressive in how we reduced poverty, malnutrition, and we need to take lessons, the generosity and carry that forward despite the fact that we have this economic crisis. >> how can you convince people here in the country that this is something that should be done? >> well, certainly if you talked to people about providing aids drugs who would die otherwise, the u.s. voters are very generous about that. they're very excited that the u.s. has been the leader in both of those areas. and they're pretty surprised when they find out it's less than 1% of the federal budget going to aid very broadly where these high-impact health programs are just a portion of that. so, if we had a referendum on aids drugs, i think we'll do so well as long as it doesn't get buried under these general terms
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or a broad term of foreign aid. >> you were on capitol hill, what sort of welcome did you get? >> they do have a tough constraint. the question is, should these moneys that help the poorest, that enhance national security, should they be cut more than other things? should they be cut equally? or should they be preserved? that's something they're having to think about. i'm reminding them that every dollar makes a huge difference. >> when president obama says, it's time to do nation building here at home, what's your answer to that? >> well, i think, absolutely, the united states has to go back and look at what's going on with our education system, what's going on with our medical costs, what's going on our infrastructure, our energy, there are some very important things, which is why 99% of the
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budget will focus domestically. there's a question as you do that, the u.s. lead role in helping the very poorest, get them back, should you do your nation building? by causing more of those people to die or should you maintain at least at the level you promised, that you went out and said that the vaccine fund, the global fund, we'll put this money in, are those promises going to be met? that's really at risk right now. >> there was an enormous outpouring when steve jobs died. i don't think anyone has seen a businessman get so much reaction. how do you explain that? >> well, steve jobs did a fantastic job. when you think about why is the world better today? the internet, the personal computer, the phone, the way you can deal with information, is just so phenomenal. >> you must have heard about the book that's come out.
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walter isaacson has written a book about steve jobs with his authorization. he said a few things about you. which i want to run by you. some pretty tough words. he basically said that you're unimaginative. you shamelessly ripped off other people's ideas. what is your reaction to that? >> steve and i worked together, creating the mac, we had more people on it. so, over the course of the 30 years we worked together, you know, he said a lot of very nice things about me and he said a lot of tough things. i mean, he faced several times at apple the fact that their products were so premium priced they literally might not say in the marketplace.
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the fact that we were succeeding with high-volume products, including a range of prices, with the way we worked with multiple companies, it's tough. at various times, he felt beleaguered. he felt like he was the good guy and we were the bad guys. very understandable. i respect steve, we got to work together. we spurred each other on, even as competitors. none of that bothers me at all. >> mr. gates, thank you very much, indeed. the bill and melinda gates foundation has provided support to abc news for our global health reporting series. the sunday funnies are next. nekts. little industrial? okay, there's enough energy right here in america. yeah, over 100 years worth. okay, so you mean you just ignore the environment. actually, it's cleaner. and, it provides jobs. and it helps our economy. okay, i'm listening. [announcer] at conoco phillips we're helping power america's economy with cleaner affordable natural gas... more jobs, less emissions, a good answer for everyone. so, by reducing the impact of production...
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political event, happens way off the campaign trail in texas, next saturday, when herman cain and newt gingrich, hold their first in a series of lincoln/douglas-style debates. president obama travels to cannes, france, on thursday for the g-20 summit. up next, final thought on a new exhibit that could start turning the page with america's relationship with islam. we have some amazing pictures to show you, so stay with us. congratulations. today, the city of charlotte can use verizon technology to inspire businesses to conserve energy and monitor costs. making communities greener... congratulations. ... and buildings as valuable to the bottom line... whoa ! ... as the people inside them. congratulations. because when you add verizon to your company, you don't just add, you multiply. ♪ discover something new... verizon.
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before we say good-bye today, we want to leave you with a feast for the eye and a lot of food for thought. starting this week, visitors to the metropolitan museum of art in new york, will see the newly refurbished islamic art gallery. americans indeed, and much of the world, have had a turbulent relationship with islam since the horrors of 9/11. but with a stroke of bad timing,
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the met closed the galleries for renovations for 2003. it was a time that we needed to see another side of this civilization, when we needed to learn more not less about islamic culture. so, now, art that spans a thousand years from ancient persia, egypt, is on display in all its glory. the magnificent tiling. the empress' carpet, more than three years to restore. another persian masterpiece. in the damascus room, we see how 18th century noblemen lived and entertained. we wonder about today's uprising there. the met has laid out all of
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this, and more, not as an ode to religion, but as a secular, region regional panorama. to walk through this islamic treasure trove is to experience all but also a sense of relief, that herein lies a thousand years of beauty. that's our program for this week. joining us next week when condoleezza rice joins me. watch "world news" with david muir tonight for all of the latest headlines. and for all of us here, thank you for watching. we'll see you next week. thank you for watching. we'll see you next week.
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