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do, be an exceptional nation. if you do think it's important, i hope that you will use facebook and twitter and e-mail addresses, and try to spread the word. so on this scale of this change, it can only come from the grassroots up and that will never come from sacramento or washington and it is impossible to have them to voluntarily disarm this. and they are simply not going to do it. the only way to you will get the change is to run over them by the american people where they have no choice and so a little bit of that 139 democrats suddenly decided that republican congressman fred upton had a terrific idea. [applause] [laughter] [applause] and so, we were very fortunate
to have done a book and a movie and it's a great line where reagan says that his job was to shed the light of the american people so they would turn up the heat on congress. and i think that maybe that is what my book is in the tradition of. if we get enough of the americans, it will get there political figures to follow and so a lot of times it is time to figure out out how to get an upgrade as opposed to leaving it. so now, someone who is not a republican pachyderm, a florida, universal and we were at costco signing books and if you have seen these little kids come we have someone who places and you would've understood exactly why she invented this character.
and she is already beginning to work on a book next year which is called from sea to shining sea and by the way, this is very hard and i can tell you that watching her ripeness à la series, we actually want our history books to be factual which i think is a useful model and when you take these facts, you have to describe them rhyming so it is easy for them to remember. and then with the help of her terrific artist, you have to have a scene which explains what
is describing and this is the equivalent of what my chapters. and it turns out to be really important but it's extraordinarily important that young americans learn why we are an exceptional nation. [applause] [applause] now, it is interesting and very appropriate because we are going to describe the american revolution and the declaration of independence. and what makes tomorrow's anniversary of lincoln's speech so special is that it is a two
minute speech in which lincoln reunites the declaration of independence and the constitution had been the dominant document, one that let people look at and what does it mean to be an american and how do we structure this complex country. lincoln comes along and says that the constitution defines the structure of who we are. but the declaration of independence describes the spirit of who we are. and i think it is peculiarly important in the current presidency an eye and i by the way think it was entirely appropriate the president obama did not go to gettysburg. because i think that there is almost nothing in his current pattern which would be worthy of being near abraham lincoln.
[applause] [applause] and i do not want to be partisan. but i do believe that it is important to look at contacts. lincoln was all about the rule of law and he understood as someone who had grown up poor, who had only had about a year and a half of schooling and had learned how to read by the light of a fireplace because his family could not afford candles. he understood that it is the rule of law that protects the weak and the average person in them without this it is the predators and the vicious and the powerful. and so he saw what we were
fighting over is the very essence of freedom and whether or not that freedom would survive. and he goes to gettysburg, this would have gotten much longer and much bloodier and much more difficult than he could imagine or that anyone expected. everyone thought it was a 30 day to 90 day war. and lincoln is having to explain to the north by is it worth this level of pain. gettysburg was the bloodiest battle of the war. three days, an enormous number of casualties on both sides. and in virtually every village in america, there is a family that has lost somebody. and the whole series of presidents. lincoln is going to run for reelection having failed to win the war.
and so if you go back and you read the gettysburg address as a campaign document. because she is having to basically say to them to not let your son or your cousin or your nephew or your cousin die in vain. do not flinch. do not back off. because this is central to the future of the human race. and it describes a very important thing, something that has made a stunning part of this, on president obama about yes, you can keep your policy. with which we now know he said at least 39 times, because we have it on videotape. and you cannot have government of the people. and supposedly in talking with some of the great lincoln experts, she actually got
dressed up in an 1860s outfit and i got dressed up, she was a congresswoman's wife and she later appeal appeared as a housewife whose house had had become a hospital and she said some hostile things to the soldiers about having let all these guys into her home. but we spent a lot of time looking at gettysburg and being there. and you have to understand that lincoln apparently said that the government of the people by the people and for the people is a part of this and to him it meant the heart of exceptionalism. we are endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights, which are life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness. and that is why if you cannot have an honest debate and
conversation and you cannot have an executive officer who you could believe in, you begin to undermine the whole system. i think that we are teetering right at the edge of a pattern of unending lawlessness and waving laws and rules and picking winners and losers. fundamentally antithetical to the american experience and i believe it is worth every american tomorrow, taking a minute to read the gettysburg address. hopefully they'll leave them to go back and read the preamble to the declaration of independence and to be reminded what does it mean to be an american. and it is in that context that i have set out to write this book. because it struck me that we are mired down in sacramento and frankly most of our city and county governments and most of our school boards and in
washington dc. we are mired down in such petty and instructive and negative politics. surrounded by campaigns of such unending viciousness and dishonesty. the entire fabric of our system is at stake and we need to break out from this moment in american history. what i've found is that this is truly what makes this one of the most extraordinary times in american history. everywhere that you go, there are hard-working and intelligent people who are pioneers of the future. they are inventing things and energy. they are inventing things and transportation. they are inventing things and learning. they are inventing things going into space. they are be more effective and you go around and you say, show
me the things that are most interesting that are happening right here in california. google has a self driving car which is covered over 600,000 miles, and given the way we came down from i'm not sure how many hours that we took. [laughter] >> and 600,000 miles it has been in one accident, rear ended by a human. [laughter] >> this is the beginning of a different world. i was in curia, illinois, a few months ago on a whim by caterpillar nine stood next to what is taught that they build, which is a 40-ton truck. twenty-four of them are self driving trucks which are saving a million dollars per year per truck because it goes down and gets the loving jobs material off and goes 24/7 minus the
maintenance and filling up with the diesel fuel. the army is actually working with the manufacturer to design as that would be self driving. because then if you have a roadside bomb come on, no one is hurt. so he is trying to figure out how can we risk your americans on the battlefield. this includes the breakthrough in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling and you take a place like from north dakota that went from 800 barrels of reserves over 24 billion today which is also rising. north dakota has a high employment rate and wages have gone up 50% in the last eight years. and mcdonald's now pays a bonus if you will sign up to work. and that should be the answer to
income inequality. we would like everyone to rise up and we are not in the business of tearing down, but we should let the other person rise up. and if the federal government were actually encouraging it, we would be astonished how many additional jobs he would be creating right now. this year we are the largest gas producer in the world. and then we will be the largest oil producer in the world. that is an enormous shift of power and increases our strength and also hundreds of thousands of new jobs and it lowers the price of energy and natural gas today is three times as expensive in china as it is in the united states. that affects all of our manufacturing costs and all these effects are pretty remarkable. and there is a system called regenerative medicine and it's almost like science fiction.
it is when they take your cells and they grow a large number of them and then they take the 3-d printing in the most recent version and they print out the organ that you need. if they need a kidney, they can print that out. it was headed by a woman doctor whose specialty is growing heart and you will see in a few years -- you remember the young lady that had a hard time getting a lung transplant? ten years from now if we are smart, if we encourage this, there will be no waiting lines. you will replant yourself. it turns out the you don't reject you. so this is very important. what means is that you don't take any of those antirejection medicines. so you lower the cost and you increase the likelihood of success and you eliminate the waiting lists and you have a
different world. the number one problem is the food and drug administration and virtually everyone i've talked to have said that this includes china, japan, india, because of this food and drug administration, this is hopeless. what we talk about is that pioneering is the future and we talk about prison guards are the past. we have government in its modern form and the stagecoaches would hire the lobbyist to say that reloads cannot go faster than a horse because it is an unfair competitive advantage that you may think i'm exaggerating. in the 1920s, congress passed a law that made it illegal. it broke down in the 1930s. there is a brief time when you could not legally have theirs.
because, you know, people protect their own self-interest and very few people bought voluntarily, giving up their interest for the greater good, and that is why you have the constant tension between partners of the future from the prison guards of the past. one of the areas that will become the most fascinating is online learning. this is being streamed on youtube. and one of my favorite examples is right here in california. henry ford was amazing, just as he was amazing and edison was amazing and the wright brothers were amazing, sebastian was german and he is now an american. because he wanted to come to an entrepreneurial open society where you can do exciting things and he thought he couldn't do it and it was too stuffy, too conservative. so he started working at
carnegie mellon and he participated in the earliest experiments of building a self driving car as a project that set up a prize in the early cars did not go very far. he did not go very far and they were not very reliable and they get better every year and then he moved to google and he was the head of their project. he then decided that he would teach a course in advanced computing and he and the vice president of google announced that they were going to jointly teach a course at stanford. they were going to make it available online. they had 400 students in the classroom and they had 151,000 people sign up. it drove the stanford administration crazy because how do you regulate it and how do you know that they are getting this and why are they not paying
tuition? [laughter] >> i don't know the exact number, 43,000 completed the course and the highest rated student in the stanford class was number 441 and it was 440 people that had a higher score on the final and the best student at stanford in the class. he said it was very humbling and he always thought that it is was very humbling and he loved his lectures. if you took the online course, which is a problem-based course, you did better than if you spend the same amount of time listening to us. he then founded a firm called audacity and it is a firm and this is a good example of a
pioneer of the future. the stated goal of his companies to provide higher education for 90% reduction in costs. so recently they announced at georgia tech that udacity was going to take a 70,000-dollar residential masters degree and offer this online. offering it for $7000. and think about what that does to student loans. if you are an adult and you live in minnesota or southern california and you are not going to move to georgia tech, you can take it in the mornings where the weekends or while you are on vacation and we've begun to liberate you from the schedule. most are stunningly inefficient.
it will be offered at the convenience of the professor three days a week. and that is going to rapidly disappear despite every effort of the prison guards of the university system to bacchus. you can look this up yourself and i'm not making any of this stuff up. go look up this comment dueling though that teaches seven different languages and there's a lot of questions in regards to language education and also the ability to teach literacy on your smartphone so that no one who is illiterate has an excuse. we have a huge problem, the literacy rate was 24% and we will never get it fixed by having literacy teachers from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. tonight to week and you have to start to
think about the whole new structures of learning and the most famous example is the academy. he is a financier who is doing very well and he had some nephews that are not doing well in math. keep again to explain one math problem at a time. one was described that if he talked to them live, they learned last and if night he taped a video and sent it to them, partially because of the pressure and they could keep repeating it until they got it. but it's very hard. you get frustrated, then they get embarrassed and they get angry. but if it is taped, they do not care how often you watch it and this is also part of what he does. some have taken part it is about
eight times because he just can't get it. and it's like, boy, are you stupid. [applause] >> there are today at the academy 3000 hours of material. and they get 10 million visitors a month. i'm suggesting that we are at the edge of a breakthrough is a very obvious example. every state says if you need unemployment compensation, you have to sign up for online learning because we will pay to help you improve yourself. ♪ ♪ >> think about it. this is a perfect example. the morning that you say that we are no longer going to subsidize bass fishing and deer hunting.
and it's like, you're not going to abolish it. you never would get the votes. and the process that sounds if you don't care what happens to these people. but if you say, i care enough about you that i would like you to actually acquire new skills or you can get a better job. it is also the answer to the crisis of the middle class. unless you upgrade our skill level as a country, you will not upgrade our income level. now, what i just did was they took $100 billion a year and i turned it into the largest adult training program in american history. without spending any more of your money. i suspect that whenever we say we have to do something for this, it drops the number of people taking unemployment compensation. because they have to work in that his real work. [laughter] >> and i think that that will leave you with a significant change in attitude and it all goes back to court questions.
and the founding fathers all believe in work. when you land at pilgrim's pride, captain john smith. he did not say that to the border. he said it to the rich. and this has ordered and paid for and he said you're right, i cannot make it work, so you don't have to work. that we don't have any extra margin, we are a brand-new colony and he don't work, there will not be any food for you. don't worry about it. you are right. luckily, there were not enough lawyers for them to get an injunction against him. [laughter] >> now, let me carry you to one other area which frankly drives me nuts. and i have been on this now for almost 20 years. i am the only speaker of the
house in your lifetime to help create course consecutive balanced budgets. [applause] [applause] [applause] >> and i am adamant that we adopt a balanced budget as one of our goals. [applause] and i think what the national conversation for 2014 and two dozen 16 should be, is obamacare the best we can do? or can we develop a breakout to the generally personal health system that uses all the capabilities that we've got. also, is this economy the best we can do? or can we get a breakout
liberating this once again, to be the most dynamic income society in the world. also, are we going to continue to steal from our children and grandchildren, or is it time to get to a balanced budget by changing the government. the other issue is that it is not revel in right now or today and is the current policy of weakness and confusion really very reliable as a national security policy, or is the world dangerous in this way? the nature of the world, you remember that they can get on the front burner all the time. but that should be our national conversation. we should say to every democrat and republican and libertarian and socialists. this is the best that you think
that america can do? and let me put it into context. sometimes i am impatient with my friends in washington. the recently the internal revenue service announced that it has spent $4 billion last year on crooks. it has sent that to crooks, refunds for your taxes. when i say the crooks, 585 checks were sent to one address in singapore. [laughter] they sent over 850 checks to one address in lithuania and on one level we have to ask ourselves how we ended up with a government that is so mindless and incompetent that it could do
this. if you had to choose this or spending it at the national institute of health and research, i would argue that it would probably be dramatically better. i know that this is a bold and outside of the box, unfair thing. what drives me crazy is that to the best of my knowledge there is no serious effort to think any of us through. i am writing a paper and here is the difference. the oversight hearings by when a group of congressmen get congressmen get together and they pontificate for the opening hour that this is is really bad, i can't believe how bad does. and i'm really embarrassed that this is so bad. and the bureaucrats come in and they all say, well, this is really not quite so bad, but it is pretty bad. and we feel really bad about how bad it is. and we want you to know that we take full responsibility for how
bad it is, which has no meaning because we all have lifetime jobs and it means you feel better, we can go back to continuing to do whatever we were doing before we came down here because nothing will change anyway. and then they say that this has been a highly meaningful hearing and isn't this what you have watched for most of your life. [laughter] >> so here is how it would go. the first part describes what we are trying to accomplish. and for example, an irs system whose accuracy level is comparable to visa or mastercard. i mean, these are three institutions that are alive and you can measure them. and the second part of the hearing, you actually would bring in people who do things well. the people who run the security
worldwide for automatic telling machines, for instance. one of the great virtues of mcdonald's as a trainer -- it is the first time young kids encountered the idea that the accuracy that you have to have on your cash register is higher than 70%. [laughter] that 70% may not be passing. but they would actually like you to be, say, 100%. so this is an enormous shock and it's become even bigger than what our schools have gone. because all of a sudden they are saying, do you mean everyday? [laughter] >> you mean the change has to be accurate for every customer? don't you cut some slack? what if would affect only the
nine out of 10? and don't you like me? [laughter] this is the problem of the federal government is that we know how to solve it. this includes not reforming it. this is a 130 year old model that does not work anymore and may never work and it is a model based upon peeper. and all the crooks are sitting around with ipads. and we have the second great virtue that the crooks work after 5:00 p.m. [laughter] and i first learned that from my best friend in high school who is a successful tax lawyer. i said what is the key to what you do.
and he said that i work later and the irs would issue a rule. and they say that when they have had this comment and they have finalized a, i will have found a new loophole for my client to get around the rule because i will say later that night that i will figure it out and then they will take this three years to discover this loophole that i've found and by the time they get to that, he said i make a lot of money because my clients think this is great. in almost every corporation believes not paying the federal government is a good thing, and frankly almost every american believes that. i've had very few people say i feel so bad and could i give them more. [laughter] so the second phase would be to bring in people who do it well and the third phase is to bring people in and say, please
explain the system. i learned this from taking a tutorial and this is not about bad people. these are decent people in a terrible system. so, tell me what the system is. and you have to bring in experts who say here is a system that works and here is one that fails. if you really want to get to the system that works, you must have these changes. frankly, i think that would be very healthy for the country if the numbers actually say, all right, given what we've learned, wordy think that this ought to be? and the president, to his credit, and i do not think that he understood the implications. but he began to explain that his
campaign could be effective because they were not in the federal government. this is the most interesting thing that obama has said on a philosophical level and he said that he had never realized what buying this meant. and i said at the time if you are 52 years old and you are just now learning that buying insurance is complicated, maybe you should not have tried to redo the entire country. [laughter] [laughter] [applause] [applause] but this one press conference when he was clearly rattled and it is almost painful, different
images between defeat and dismay and disillusion and whatever the other words were. two of the things are rather personal and one is that he also said that he did not realize that it would be more complicated to buy health insurance than it is to kayak, through ebay, through amazon. the founders of facebook supported him in the idea that he didn't bring in these guys, he said, how hard do you think it will be for 250 million people to have a complex system and with their personal information we can tell them what their subsidy is never know the cost. [laughter] >> apparently nobody who was competent said that it was much harder than amazon and it's not a fair comparison.
and then when he said that he really did believe that it was going to work. and it leaves you with two possibilities. it is that out of touch with reality about the domestic project, what do you think he understands about iran? or north korea? and if this thing is big of a mess as it seems to be, why is it that no one has been fired? [laughter] >> if you want to talk about institutionalizing incompetence, it is having people fail in the grand scale of keeping it. what matters is friendship and favoritism, many say. and this is an enormous problem. but the strategically bigger
thing is he goes on about three or four sentences and he says that setting this up was easy. because we didn't have all of these federal regulations and then he goes on about the federal regulations and i happened to agree with him. i told his assistant that this is actually a great excuse to look at all the federal procurement regulations. because if you look at this, they are the same level of coverage and we have to have a minimum of institutionalized ways and every place you turn, we have between 70 and 110 billion paid to crooks every year. and this is a big scale that
sickens the whole system. saying i could be an honest doctor or i could be rich. and i think i will just rip off the government for a few months. it's so dangerous. the fabric of our society. but there is a secondary party, which will be coming up over and over. i should mention this but i will be raising it in crossfire for anyone who would like to watch it. we are 6:30 p.m. but here is the question. if the federal government procurement system is such a total mess, why would you think the you can run the health system? and the website is easy. the deciding with who gets the
right cancer treatment, these are not decisions that you want made in washington dc by people who cannot get a website up. it may turn out that obama may be one of the great trainers of conservatism in american history. [applause] [applause] and i will close this. i think i am allowed to take questions. so close this and i want you to understand how this works. if all we do is be negative and take advantage of a mistake that they may, we would have failed to serve the country and we need a positive model of breakout and we need a vision of eight dramatically better future to energize our energies and get us moving forward again and we have to have a conservative movement
which is dedicated to all of the pioneers of the future with the american future and dedicated to building a future. and i'm tired of personality oriented campaigns and this includes a conversation, were you run into a politician come ask around what they are for it and not what they are dems. if they don't like obamacare, okay, fine. what is the replacement? so how are you going to get to a balanced budget? and if they don't like the current economy, we ought to be going out right now and we ought to be going five or 6% per year and we will be solving a lot of our problems with the sheer
dynamics of a recovery and we are getting none of that right now. tell me what you are for it. and i have been through all too many campaigns in the last 15 years that have been negative and petty and personality oriented. but i don't think that we are going to solve this approach. and if you agree with me that it is an important concept, if we can get people to think of this, we can really begin a dialogue is very powerful in terms of bringing many people together who would not normally think that they were on the same side and i appreciated you decide that if you look at your neighbors and friends and so forth and know that you feel that way. and i think -- am i allowed to take questions? >> yes, sir. i have a microphone. i will bring you the microphone with this young lady right here
and please state your name and ask your question. >> hello, my name is danielle. and i am with the cabin republicans and the question is that how you get students to stop paying attention to liberal ideas which is feeling good and starting to sound good and do what's best which makes them feel good about themselves? >> that's a good question. [applause] one is what margaret thatcher said. so i think you have to think about this. what i'm going to say is that they might have been great ideas but they don't work. so i would say to them, go look at the poorest neighborhoods in southern california.
tell me about your job prospects compared your parents at your age and your student loans. the obama people always say that you now get to use day on your parents in transit or 26 further my answer is that i would like you have a jobs you can have your own insurance before you're 26. [applause] [applause] [applause] >> mr. speaker, my name is tom adams and who do you feel that we have in the government right now that could champion in action? >> i think that there are a lot of smart people. i think there are some that are doing interesting things. governor scott walker has had a big impact. and if you look at governor rick perry, he creates jobs than
about 20 states combined and he has done so and it's not an accident. if you look at john kasich and bobby jindal and there's a lot of interesting governors out there. and they don't necessarily our in love with them, but chris christie deserves a lot of credit and he took on this and he has changed a lot about this in a way that is very impressive and i think that you have to start from there. when i work with specific people, there are a lot of different folks and i have talked with rob portman who knows about the irs. he's a manufacturer who is elected to the senate in wisconsin and that's a good example and mike burgess was a medical doctor in carrying this around and he has a smart phone.
but his smart phone has an application that does cardiology. you can really put it up when he gets us with his smart phone and he gets where we are going. and tim griffin is a great congressman from arkansas and he knows the general direction we are going. and there's enough to be hopeful about. >> mr. speaker. we are taking questions from youtube and we have been online all week so we have some that people have e-mailed to us and we will start right now the first one. since you cannot see the screens, i will read it to you. how would you rate president obama's foreign policy compared to that of richard nixon? system kevin jacobsen and red buttons. [applause]
[laughter] [laughter] >> without getting myself into much trouble, it's like how would you compare a bunny rabbit and a german shepherd. [laughter] [laughter] and i really do worry for the country for the next two years. because if you watch the syrians just go and what is happening in libya, there were 300 people killed in iraq last week and you look at what is happening in egypt and around the world and you look at north korea. the person who negotiated the north korean agreement said the north koreans were not getting a nuclear weapon, which they have exploded cents. it is the person that is helping to arrange this project. you talk about learning nothing. and so i am very concerned and i
think that obama has a fantasy view of the world and reinforcing this by the inability to listen. with people around him who are at least as out of touch with reality as he is and i think that it's dangerous. and i think that we have been lucky up to now. that we should not kill ourselves. the relative importance of the united states today is dramatically smaller than it was the day he took office. and every day that he is an opposite is going to keep being a part of this because foreign leaders are taking a part of this and they are not finding much better. >> mr. speaker, a contractor from laguna hills, hello, i am jim sharp and i have a two-part question. one is that are you going to run for president of the united states. [applause] >> the second part is that what would you do about job creation? >> well, this is not
complicated. we have done is over and over in our history and the first thing we do is they were job creators. and by this, it's a big problem in california as it is everywhere in the country. less red tape, less regulation. i would like to see the small business committee holding hearings on how many things to small do small businesses have to fill out that are unnecessary and just abolish them. i mean, i think that we need to go through a period of liberating us and make it exciting to be in business and exciting to go out and create jobs and also frankly we need someone who has the courage courage to defend free enterprise and is margaret thatcher said, you can't take away from them if someone doesn't earn it. so you run out of other people's money to spend and i think that we know how to create jobs. we have been good at it historically. but you don't have another government agency and invest billions of dollars in fantasy
industries to go bankrupt. i mean, that is a misallocation of resources and a a misallocation of talent and an easier taken hundreds of smart people and you are encouraging them to go on a trail that is going to collapse and waste many years of their life doing something that has no future. and that is why i frankly -- many things the government can do well and i'm good with them doing basic research. i'm sure it has a huge impact on basic research. but trying to pretend that the government can be a venture capitalist is a guaranteed way to go broke. >> to speaker, going to the screen or another question. and this one is from julia winters from mesa, arizona. who are the prison guards american society today? >> that is a good question. the primary prison guards are interest groups and lobbyists and bureaucracies. and then to some extent
politicians and in the space program one of the major impediments was the public and some democrats see it as porkbarrel barrel rather than a venture. so they will defend the company with agency in their district or state. even if it's no longer competent. because it is jobs. this has been a major problem for nasa. which is basically now a milk cow for politicians to waste money as opposed to being bold and dynamic and adventurous. you can go to the city government, county government, and the federal government and say that -- who is blocking future? who is blocking competition? by the way. when obamacare collapses, which i'm fairly certain it well. the left wants single-payer and they have learned nothing and making that britain and canada work even though the canadian prime minister of newfoundland
went for an operation recently that they couldn't get in canada and the former head in great britain died after the operation had been postponed four times per but that doesn't matter. there are occasional casualties on the way to perfection and what the heck. but the real fight will be on the right and it's between the prison guard faction of the republican party and the democratic party and they are going to say, oh, i hate government bureaucrats and others are terrific. and those of us believe, no, you want to break out to a genuinely personal health care system, this will be the big fight. then you'll find out that the prison guards are. because it is a good example and there's little firm in silicon valley which i always get wrong. and i think it is pronounced this way.
an individual who is a sophomore at stanford took her education trust loan and they spent 10 years designing a micro testing system. they take a tiny amount of your blood and they can run 1000 different tests. they do it for 50% of the current cost. their estimate is that it saves medicare and medicaid combined $157 billion over 10 years. and every hospital has its own lab, every national laboratory corporation every time you turn
around you'll find that there are plenty of prison guards around in the key is for us to develop a more and more exciting future and gradually -- nobody voluntarily said mcdonald's a moment that we would like to go out of business. [laughter] they said win the fight for customers. >> mr. speaker, a clothing designer from huntington beach. hello, mr. speaker. thank you for being here and we appreciate it and everyone can agree with that. my question for you is that as millions of more of americans continue to lose their health care because of obamacare, what do you expect the ramifications to be in the 2016 elections. >> is a great question and i suspect that there will be a very bold attempt sometime next spring to dismantle obamacare and about half the democrats will be in the dismantling process. people realize -- i don't think people realize that when they
get letters next october, it is 93 million. >> so you have seen us well, the best estimate that we have right now from the government itself is 93 million and if you are a democrat up for reelection, he signed up in october. [laughter] >> gee, i wonder how that will affect the vote in november. [laughter] >> you may see some very bold and very dramatic fights and it will be interesting to see if obama would rather resurrect his own party trying to defend obamacare or whether he will in fact decided he has no choice except to become flexible in fixing it. it is clearly not going to work. >> we have one more question. one more question from the right side here. a gentleman from palm springs. >> thank you. my name is don. my question is, what do you
as not very clever because in the constitution for a decade and theinto the orbit in colonid then state constitutions they pretend the articles of confederation thinking about this two lot. we have nobody to date not a single person who has that understanding of practical self-government that those people had. i remember an online question. this is we know that a heavily bureaucratic obamacare is asking for consequences if given the opportunity to form healthcare policy how at are, you can hope for is have.
on the topic is the assumption that obamacare is going to collapse and the fight will be deemed the single-payer and splitting between the old order than the effort to create a new order so i'm going to talk on the new order. i would tell you if you are interested you can go to gingrich productions.com and we send out two newsletters a week for free and also let you know when other things are published about this stuff. i'm going to give you three core principles i think we should approach. fundamentally rethinking this and i will let you apply. the first is that should be built from the individual back, not from the larger system down. i will give you two examples. we are trying to write a bill of
rightbill ofrights right now fo. you absolutely have the right to know to have your own medical record. you should have the right to know price and quality. virtually none of the insurance company will tell you price on quality. none of the labs will tell you what the charge. they are all contracted. none of the companies that are upset about the attacks, none of them want to tell you what the price of their equipment is. so if you went into a hospital for a hip replacement and you had five different options, you wouldn't have any idea which one works better or costs more. i always told people you can't have a market if there is no price and quality information. so i want to empower you to play a major role which means you will inevitably deal with your doctor or dentist or pharmacist and in an ideal world you wouldn't have this current pattern where it creates a narrow network and you find out that the person that took care
of you the last three years is no longer the network or somebody you ever met before and at the whole process becomes very deep personalized the doctors and nurses and pharmacists deal with the entire person. so you want it to be built around. the second point is we are going to start with the information technology that now exists. the doctor in san diego wrote a book on this. he invented some voice and again was on the smartphone. he turned and read in real time what they said and said to the reporter last year there was an 800-dollar test. what if you designed the system to maximize the flow of information and to maximize the
convenience? this is where we start getting into all sorts of prison guard problems. for example everyone could have their own ekg. this would've dredger doctor crazy. you want to maximize the rate of innovation they are regenerative medicine we can replace your kidney instead of putting you on kidney dialysis. and in the process you just need a lot of that are independent of life. regenerative medicine is a big deal. it's hard to get through in washington as brain research. you take autism, alzheimer's,
mental health. if you make the kind of breakthroughs the next ten to 15 years we will save trillions of dollars and millions of people and you can't get this across so you spend a tiny amount this year even though you know in the budget but you shouldn't be crushed by the fierce. so cop building, building around information technology is current and maximize the rate of an ovation because that is what is going to save the most lives and money and create the highest value of jobs. if you have 80% of the world's breakthroughs in health you have more high-value jobs then you can imagine because as it gets richer they don't want to live longer so helples help us with t
advantage among this opportunity -- jobs. in a clear they do have one more question and go to the five. >> investors. to put is becoming the work is for. second part is the housing market crashes compared to the crash of 29 and both of those attitude big government and fluid people looking to them for hope. what would the cause of that and could be things from happening again to prevent equal from expected ever clicks a as we mae you raise a very important and in some ways sophisticated question. let me start by saying i believe the federal reserve should be audited annually.
[applause] you cannot have a public official with the scale of power the chairwoman or the chairman of the fed has and have no accountability. it is a very dangerous model and it's a model that invites cronyism and that invites behaviors that are really destructive. second i believe the only job of the federal reserve should be stable money. i think we are gambling on creating a bubble of unbelievable proportions. and this whole model by which they have been throwing more and more paper. athlon.bernanke said if we have to get in the helicopter and throw money out. i think that is a remarkably one-sided and frankly wrong image of what the great depression was all about. i think that they are running enormous dangers of creating a
crisis of two much money. the only reason inflation hasn't gone up is that the economy is so weak. it is essentially two things. it's the volume of money multiplied by the speed of money. so it's quantity times velocity. so you have lots of money that nobody spending it. the net o after two of the fires is very small. when you start seeing the economy improve watch you will see inflation go through the roof. we've never had this much paper just sitting out there floating. it also allows you to avoid solving all of your big problems. it's like a family given a huge credit on a number of credit cards and told nothing is due for ten years. it's hard to turn to the kids and they know we aren't going to disneyland because we can't afford it. so we haven't dealt with any of our underlying structural problems really are nowhere near to dealing with the balance of
the budget. and what hamilton did was actually if you read the first manufacturers report on the debt, he did two things that he created a tax code assigned to maximize american manufacturing, and he insisted that we honor our debt and that we pay for it and do so with hard money. this was a deliberate design to get the world to trust us and we were very close and i will be intrigued to see how the new chairwoman does because she was ostensibly very much on the pro- inflation and salt money side. we will see if the next three or four years are good but i don't like the federal reserve being this powerful or secretive. i think it is a very grave danger to the entire fabric of our society and we need to have a very serious and significant reform in the system. let me say once again you are brilliant. you do a perfect job and we are looking forward to meeting
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now joining us on book tv on c-span2 is joshua dubois. pastor dubois before we get into the book what is your job? >> i live at the white house faith-based initiative in the first term and now i'm a weekly religion columnist for the daily beast and i run a social consulting company called cell use partnership. >> do you have a church? >> i attend a congregation in dc. i was an associate pastor in cambridge massachusetts. >> how did you get associated with the president and his faith-based initiative? >> i started with him early in the senate term in 2005, but yesterday to sending devotionals during the campaign. i was a staffer doing outreach to give other folks and i
decided one day that in addition to policy right, he needs somebody thinking about his full. i decided to send an e-mail wendy and i have no idea if he would respond or like it. it was a reflection on the 23rd psalm that he wrote me back and said this is exactly what i needed today. what you do every day? was six years ago and i've been sending them ever since. >> when we read "the president's devotional," what will we find? >> 365 of the devotionals that he helps find him start his day with joy and get through tough times. you'll find stories of faith in the white house. president obama like we haven't seen him before. in vulnerable points and how he helped me on my path to marriage and was there in the country during tough times like the newtown tragedy. these are the kind of things you will find in "the president's devotional" in addition to the daily devotion. >> when did you decide to put this together, and did you need his permission? >> i did. i asked him if he thought it would be a good way to inspire other people that we had
inspired him and he's absolutely. i started putting them together. could together little less than a year ago. it's been phenomenal. republicans are democrats they say we'll need to start our day in a place that is disconnected from politics and the busyness of any date and focus on our purpose in life and that is what this devotional is all about. >> what did you leave the white house? >> one, i wanted to put this together and share it with people and i had other writing. i wanted to spend more time on my personal life. i got married a couple months ago. i was excited about that, too. >> joshua dubois. herhere's your book "the president's devotional" and the fact the president has blurbbed on the front. thanks for being on book tv. >> peter schweizer argues contrary to popular belief big money interests do not control politicians. he says that it's the politicians who extort money from corporations and other wealthy groups noting that members of congress often introduce legislation for no
other reason than to get donations from groups that will be impacted by it. this is about 15 minutes. [applause] thank you for the warm introduction. i actually got originally involved in the young america's foundation i have an interest in the national security affairs, which i still have it actually ran across a very important news item today that i guess was encouraging. typically the cia has developed a new covert operation to underline al qaeda. i don't know if you have read this. it is a plan that is going to basically be straight recruiting that's going to disrupt the operations and it's going to bankrupt your organization. it's actually a very simple plan. the cia is going to handle the white house to design the al qaeda website. [applause] [laughter]
well, i don't need to tell this audience that washington dc and in fact the entire country has changed over the last four years, but we don't have to simply cite our belief and/or philosophy as to what's going on in our country. the world knows. the world has observed. let me just give you two very authoritative sources that confirm the fact that things are increasingly not right in the nations capital area the first one is the world bank which does a study every year on international competitiveness. the second is an organization called of the world economic forum which meets in the host switzerland which actually puts out an annual survey. both of these organizations put together the studies and a track corruption in developing countries around the world. and since 2009, both of these organizations have found that while in 2009, the united states was in the middle of the pack as
far as advanced industrialized countries were concerned in the own with cronyism corruption. we are as of this year dead last among developing countries. that is the feat in the state to which the country has moved. and if you've been to washington dc recently as compared to even ten years ago you come to the realization that this is a different city than it once was. certainly a different city than the one i experienced as an undergraduate in the 1980s. it's now got the highest per capita income in the united states the past silicon valley. and in fact they have the luxury. there's actually a for our revealer in washington dc. you can go on the website and its for re: of washington dc and they have a quarter million dollar car on the nations capitol building. we did a special called boomtown we went and interviewed a
salesman after re: of washington dc and explained to us car sales were great but they were in trouble with for re: of north america as compared to the dealership in south beach miami and hollywood and we asked if the sales are so great why are you having such a problem with ferrari of north america? he said in california and miami the dealership people come in and financed their cars and that's good for business. in dc they pay cash. that is absolutely true story. what's troubling about this is that this is the seat of government and its developed in washington dc not the same as wealth but its developed elsewhere in the country and in silicon valley you have people like steve jobs and others that people of great businesses and industries and they made their money by doing what? selling goods and services and products that people voluntarily
choose to buy. nobody forces you to buy an ipod. nobody forces you to buy a laptop you voluntarily choose to do so and that is the beauty of the free market system because in washington dc the cash that is sloshing around their doesn't come from the voluntary exchange but i don't volunteer to pay my taxes to the irs i don't volunteer to send my money there. what i would like to talk about tonight is what i see as one of the most compelling challenges that we face in what is happening in the nation's capital and increasingly in the country. that is that we are increasingly moving from a free-market economy and we are approaching an extortion economy of which washington dc is our nation's capital. now what is the image that we have of people that go into politics? and there are very noble people that go into politics and
continue to go into politics today. i by no means about the opinion that they are all corrupt and bad and in fact you're going to be hearing from some of them today. but what you have increasingly is i think a bit about what happens and that is what i call the jimmy stewart smith. anybody see the movie mr. smith goes to washington county old classic film? jimmy stewart is kind of the innocent guy that is very earnest and he comes to washington dc and he just wants to do good. the problem is there's all these bad guys out there, special interests and lobbyists corrupting him. and we've kind of approach to politics in our country that they at least for the past 40 years. in other words the assumption has been that we have these publicly spirited minded people and we've got to keep everybody away from them and if we do that things will be fine. i'm going to convince you that increasingly washington dc is
listed jimmy stewart and more like the sopranos. people here watch the sopranos? lots of great stories and lines in that but one of the things you hear isn't a shakedown operation they would say you're only as good as your last envelope. you're only as good as your last of the loop is what i'm going to continue tonight is yes, we have jimmy stewart's still in washington dc that increasingly, we have people that operate like the sopranos. i've been criticized by some who say when you say they function like the mafia aren't you taking things a little bit too far? i would ask them to simply go back and look at the history particularly the italian mafia and you realize that the mafia literally was organized by the italian politicians. so maybe that tells you something. what we talk about "-open-double-quote what i need functioning in this matter would i need about extortion cracks by the extortion i don't mean the things you usually see in the
film. we are not talking about people being violent in the physical sense or people holding guns were threatening. the example i would give the sort of extortion i'm talking about is image that comes from urban america about 20 years ago and probably older individuals here like myself will remember this, perhaps the younger students won't be there used to be a plague in urban america called the squeegee man? is anybody remember the squeegee man? in new york city and other places they would wait at a stoplight and you pull up with your car and they stand in front of your car and they have a squeegee or a cloth in one hand and a break in the other and they say i'm going to wash your window, can i wash your window? they never said i'm going to take this break and smash it through your windshield that everybody knew that if you didn't pay him he was going to smash a brick through your windshield so it pretty soon became clear people would pay
them and it became very lucrative. rudy giuliani in new york and others saw how destructive this was that it was extortion and they got rid of it and they nipped in the bud. that is essentially the sort of extortion that i'm talking about here. and when you talk to people that are in the business community, corporate executives or if you talk to surveys many of them will tell you that the main reason they give to certain individuals in terms of political campaigns isn't always because they support a candidate or like that candidate. sometimes they get it because they feel like if they don't, bad things are going to happen to them and their business. in my book i cite some examples of this. one of them came from the former president of shale oil who is telling me about an experience that he had in 2009. you may find this on youtube.
he went to appear before this congressional committee and a number of members of congress in this case from both the local parties that if they were led by maxine waters they were telling him that the reason gasoline prices were $4 a gallon or higher was the fault of shale oil and there were threats in the public camera but we start thinking about naturalizing the oil companies and it was a very heated exchange. with the president told me after that really bothered me. she said after those hearings were done, the same congressmen who had been making the threats came up to him and said if you make a donation or held a fundraiser i might understand your issue better. how would you take that as a member of business executives coming from somebody that is already and threatening action that could potentially harm your company? it takes place and it goes on
and it's troubling. and in my mind a function of the fact that government has become so large and so intrusive and so many of our lives that it gives those who are willing to use these tools and are willing to engage in this kind of exported behavior an in opportunity and e tools that the need to get it done. there's a great line ronald reagan always used that is similar to a line thomas jefferson used and i think it really encapsulates the mindset that we need to embrace and that is that to the extent the government can do something to you -- sorry it can do something for you it can do some into you. think about that for a second. to the extent the government can do something for you it can do something to you. and that is increasingly the experience of people in dc. how does that work quite what we give you some examples of the kind of exported behavior we are talking about and again we a