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europe and japan and china. [applause] we can create 13 million decent paying jobs rebuilding our infrastructure with a $1 trillion investment and i intend to make that investment. [applause] people say that's a great idea but it's an expensive proposition. where will we get the money? we will end this outrageous tax loophole that allows major billion dollar profitable corporations to stash their money in the cayman islands and other tax havens. [applause] we are losing $100 billion a year. we have corporations that make billions of dollars not paying a nickel. that is wrong. we're going to change that and invest in the infrastructure. [applause] and by the way, not only do we need to create millions of good paying jobs, we need to stop the loss of millions of jobs through a disastrous trade policy that
country. [applause] china, a nation three times larger than us, a communist, authoritarian country has fewer people in jail than we do. if anybody here thanks there is not -- thinks there is not a connection between huge rates of youth unemployment and kids that end up in jail, you would be very mistaken. right now, right now, in my state, your state, we are 5.5 million young people who are not in school, who are not working, who are hanging out in street corners and getting into trouble. in my view, it makes a lot more sense for us to be investing in education and in jobs. [applause] mr. sanders: it makes more sense to be investing in our young people than in jails and incarceration. [applause] mr. sanders: when we -- when we talk about the economy, it is not just income and wealth inequality and it is not just high rates of unemployment we have to address. it is the simple fact that everybody in this room knows that millions of our people are working at wages that are too damn low. [applause] mr. sanders: the current minimum wage at the federal level of $7.25 an hour, $7.25 an ho
directly. a slowdown in china or turmoil in iraq or syria or anywhere can send the stock market reeling input california jobs in state revenues in jeopardy. in the battle far away, some comes right to our soil is the unprovoked and brutal attack in san bernardino. what occurs daily consummate -- what occurs daily in so many parts of the world could occur .ere area that is what we have to be prepared and vigilant. i wish that was not the case, but it is. at the state capital, we think we have more control over things that we actually do. the global events and policies set the pace and shape the world we live in. the challenge is to solve today's problems without making those of tomorrow even worse. we face a future that is partly determined, and yet in many ways unknown. our job is to face the fact that we do now and prepare for the many unknowns as best as we can. you are not going to hear me talk about new programs today. i'm going to focus on how we pay for the commitments we already have. let's start with the budget. since the second world war, we have experienced 10 recessio
our jobs to china and other low-wage countries when millions of americans are in desperate need of work right here. [applause] mr. sanders: corporate america and the billionaire class are not going to hide their many billions in profits by putting them in the cayman islands and other tax havens. they are going to start paying their fair share of taxes. [applause] mr. sanders: whether they like it or not, their greed is going to end because we are going to end it for them. [applause] mr. sanders: when we talk about the grotesque level of income and wealth inequality, let me bring it on home to what it means for the people in south carolina. in the last two years, the wealthiest 14 people in america, 14 people, saw their wealth increase by $156 billion. but here in south carolina, while 14 people saw an unbelievable increase in their wealth, 27% of the children here are living in poverty. almost 300,000 children. 14 people increased wealth $156 billion. 27% of the kids in south carolina living in poverty. of those children living in poverty, 138,000 are black, 95,000 are white and 34
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