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bias against unruly students. it's understandable. but these students could be five or 6-years-old. so why don't know if it's something we want to blame the boys for. they have high spiritedness and it is that we haven't done a good enough job. >> is there a shortage of male teachers and does this have an effect if there is? >> there are very few male teachers in elementary school. slightly more in high school, but still this media slight exaggeration, but one critic in the current school system said that the schools are run by women for girls. again, an early statement but not by much and a lot of the ways feel that way -- boys feel that way. a group of educators, researchers interviewed them
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about why did you leave school and got out and they said i just thought nobody wanted me there and there are a lot that feel that way and it's heartbreaking. someone should make it clear to him that they want him there but there is so much going on at school even at the level that is assigned that his girlfriend lee and not so friendly towards boys. with a few weeks left in 2013, many publications are putting in their year-end list of notable books. these were noted in the amazon's best books of the year.
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you're watching book tv. next newt gingrich argues we are at the dawn of breakthroughs in technology medicine technology and other fields. but he warns the new age may not be reached if we allow the government and others to get in the way. this is about an hour and ten minutes. >> one thing i will give sam is he knows how to have an entrance. we both want to apologize because we were on an airplane that was going to land with plenty of time and i learned the airplane wasn't going to leave. i do want to say a brief commercial for american airlines. it wasn't their airplane, but they happened to have a plane instead of flying direct from washington, they had a plan for dallas. and they went overboard to get us here and make the connection.
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we had a barely legal connection in dallas. they did everything they could to be helpful. in fact our luggage didn't make the connections of it's on the way over here now. i want to say to those of you in the reception to be able to get a picture to see something not clear on. i don't realize that it has been 12 times that we've been here it's always meant a lot to me to come here. the first presidential campaign i ever got involved in as a volunteer was the nixon launch a campaign on new york's 60. i might point out that in georgia on 1960 the number of people who were willing to publicly campaign for richard nixon was for any republican was
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a remarkable small number. we had no state legislative offices outside the mountains and in the seats we had down mountains functional in the civil war. the cause of the longest political nights of my life listening as the democrats stole texas and it was a remarkably close election. as a way always come out here with a lot of different emotions. and i talk about american exceptional was some. we are teaching eight years about american exceptional the summit history and something we tragically find more and more that we are not learning in school and so we need help learning at.
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to talk about lincoln's 100th anniversary of what would have been one of the most important speeches in american history and in many ways one of the most important speeches in history because it described a standard and then we should talk about the breakout that in some ways is a culmination of my 55 years going back to 1958 of trying to understand what we need as a country and in 58 was stationed in france somebody had to take responsibility for understanding what america had to do to explain to the american people to get permission to do it and then implement if they gave you permission and it's a very important model. it is an effort to center the system and to say to the adults here is how we got to be an exceptional nation and here's
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how we continue to be a nation if you do read it and think it's important, i hope that you will use facebook and plater and email and what have you to try to spread the word because the more people we can get telling each other the better off we are going to be because the scale of this change i'm going to describe a cannily come to the grassroots that will never come from sacramento it will never come from washington to ask the democrats and politicians and lobbyists to get together to voluntarily disarm and they are not going to do it. the only way that you are going to get change on that scale is to run over them by asking them to a point where they have no choice. and you saw a little bit of that last week when the democrats decided that the republican congressman fred upton had a terrific idea. [laughter] we were very fortunate we did a
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book and a movie about ronald reagan and there was a line that he says his job was to show to the american people said they would turn up the heat on congress and i think maybe that is a breakout in the tradition that we have enough americans to decide this is the right direction that will eventually get the political will to follow. the leadership is not functioning opposed to actually leading it. so let me start notice from the elephant is a time turning who isn't a republican. he is a florida 8-year-old and we were at a kosko signing books and if you had seen these kids running that you would have understood exactly why she invented this character. but her goal has been first to talk about all of american history and then to talk about the colonial period and now the
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yankee doodle dandy to talk about the american revolution and she's already beginning to work on a book for next year which will be called from sea to shining sea and which it helps lewis and clark to go into the pacific and her goal -- by the way "breakout" is my 27th dhaka and i can tell you that watching her right of the series when you have to take the facts and we want our history books to be factual which i think is a very useful model -- when you have to take a set of the fact 4-year-olds can understand and then describe them in rhymes so it's easy for them to understand and with the help of the terrific artist, suzanne you have to have a scene that explains what the writing is
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describing -- rhyme is describing is one of my chapters and effort. i didn't know, i thought this will be great to write kids' books. it turns out to be important but it's extraordinarily important that younger americans learn why we are in fact an exceptional nation. [applause] it's interesting and in fact a very appropriate to talk about a yankee doodle dandy for a second because it describes the american revolution and the declaration of independence and what makes tomorrows anniversary of lincoln's speech so special is that gettysburg and a two minute speech that lincoln
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reunites the country with the declaration of independence. for most of the 80 years of history the constitution has been the dominant document which framed law and people looked at it in terms of what does it mean to be an american and how are we going to structure this country. lincoln comes along and says the constitution defines the structure of the we are with the declaration of independence describes the spirit and i think it is peculiar and important and entirely appropriate president obama did not go to gettysburg because i think there is almost nothing in his current pattern which would be worthy of being the new abraham lincoln. [applause]
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i don't want to be partisan, but i do think it is very important to look in the context. lincoln was all about the rule of law and someone that had grown up very poor who only had about a year and a half of schooling who only learned how to read by the light of a five-year place because his family couldn't afford candles and lincoln understood that it is the rule of law that protects the weak and protect the rule of law but without the law it is some powerful and the vicious. and so he saw what we were fighting over as the very essence of freedom and whether
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or not freedom would survive. and he goes to gettysburg and this is where it got much longer and much more difficult than anybody expected. they thought that was a 30 to 90 day war and leaned and is having to explain why is it worth this level of came. gettysburg was the bloodiest war in three days a number of casualties on both sides. and lincoln is having to talk to people and in virtually every village in america there is a family that has lost somebody. and he's going to run for reelection. nobody had been elected since andrew jackson. lincoln is going to run for their reelection having failed to win the war. go back and read did the defeat
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could lead to the gettysburg address as a campaign document because he is having to reach out an appeal to people and basically say to them to not let your son or your cousin or your net you or your husband have died in vain. do not flinch or back off because this is central to the future of the human race. and described a very important thing and this is what candidly has made the stunning dishonesty of the president obama about yes you can keep your policy with which we now know that he said at least 39 times because we have on video tape 39 times we can't have the government of the people and lincoln says and talking with some of the great experts and i've written an awful on gettysburg and spend time there and actually get dressed up in in the 1860's outfit and when i got dressed up
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she was a congressman and was the congressman's wife and later she appeared at one of them at a house that has become a hospital. she said some hostile things to the soldiers about having brought all these poor dying dies in her home. but we look at gettysburg. and you have to understand that lincoln apparently said the government of the people, by the people, for the people. and to him it meant the very heart of american ek sectionalism. that we are endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights among which are life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. and that's why if you can't have an honest debate and honest conversation come if you cannot have an executive officer who in fact you can believe in to
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begin to undermine the whole system. i think that we are teetering right at the edge of a pattern of such unending lawlessness of waiving rules and picking winners and losers that is an ethical to the entire american experience. and so i think it is worth every american to mauro to take a minute to read -- tomorrow to take a minute to read the gettysburg address and go back and read the preamble to the declaration of independence to be reminded what does it mean to be an american. and it's in that context i set out to write "breakout" because it struck me that we are mired down in sacramento and frankly most of the city and county governments in most of our school boards. we are in washington, d.c.
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lawyer down amos such destructive politics surrounded by the campaigns of such viciousness and dishonesty that the entire fabric of the system is at stake and we need to break out from this moment in history. and what i found as i began to look around, and this is truly to me one of the most extraordinary periods in american history. everywhere you go there are hard working intelligent people who are pioneers of the future. they are inventing things and energy and inventing things and transportation and many things and learning. they are inventing things and go into space. inventing things and being dramatically more effective. and you go around and say show me the most interesting things happening. right here in california.
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the google has a car that has covered over 600000 miles. given the way we came down today i'm not sure how many hours that took. [laughter] 600,000 miles it has been one accident and was freer ended by a human. [laughter] this is the beginning of a different world. i was in peoria illinois and i went by caterpillar, and i stood next to the largest truck the build which is authority ton truck. and they've now sold 24 of them as self driving trucks to a mine in western australia that is saving a million dollars a year per truck because it goes down incoming gets filled up drops off the material, goes back down. the truck meadows 24/7 mine linus the maintenance and filling up with diesel fuel.
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the army is actually in oshkosh wisconsin working with a manufacturer to the sign army trucks that would be self driving because then if you have and ied or roadside bomb you wouldn't hurt anybody and it is one more effort to try to figure out how can we risk fewer americans on the battlefield. but these things are coming down the road. on energy of course with the breakthrough in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling new to a place like north dakota that went from 800 million barrels in 2002 to over 24 billion today and rising. north dakota has such a high employment rate the wages have gone up 50% in the last 80 years. mcdonald's now pays a bonus if you will sign up to work. that should be the conservative answer to income e. quality.
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we would like everybody to rise up. we are not in the business of tearing down but we should be in the business of rising up and north dakota is a pretty good study. if the federal government are actively encouraging it it would be astonishing how many new additional jobs we would be creating right now. this year is the largest gas producer in the world by 2015 with the largest oil producer in the world and that is an enormous shift of power from russia in the middle east and an increase is our national security but also creates hundreds of thousands of jobs and lowers the price of energy. natural gas today is three times as expensive in china as cities in the united states and that affects all of our manufacturing costs. also, the ripple effect that are pretty remarkable. there is a system called regenerative madison, which is almost -- medicine which is like science fiction. it's when they take your cells and the growing large number of
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them. and the then take the 3-d printing in the most recent version and the printout whatever you need. if they need a kidney can print a kidney or heart. the three genitive medicine is discovered by a woman doctor whose specialty is growing parts. you'll see there was a young lady who had a hard time getting a lung transplant, she was too young and the bureaucratic rules don't work. ten years from now if we are smart and encourage this, ten years from now there will be no waiting lines for a transplant. you will replnt yourself and it turns out to do not reject yourself. it's very important what it means is you don't take any of those antirejection medicines. secure dramatically increase the success and eliminate waiting lists.
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number one problem food and drug administration. every region - scientist i talked to says they are almost certainly going to take the product to singapore or china or japan or india or europe because the food and drug administration is useless. what we talk about is the pioneers of the future coming and then we talk about prison guards of the past. imagine that was the 1840's and the government in its modern form the stagecoaches would hire lobbyists to pass the law to say that railroads couldn't go faster than a horse. [laughter] because it is an unfair competitive that vantage. you may think that i am exaggerating. in the 1920's the newspapers of congress passed the law that made it illegal to have radio news. down in the 1930's there was a brief period you couldn't have radio news because people protect their own self-interest.
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very few people go out voluntarily to give up their interest for the greater good. that's why we have a constant tension between the pioneers of the future and the prison guards of the past. now one of the areas that is going to become the most fascinating is online learning. now, this is being stream on youtube, for example tonight. one of my favorite examples is right here in california. and again, the plan is just as henry ford was amazing and edison was amazing and the wright brothers were amazing. one of them as sebastian hooley is german that he's now an american because he wanted to come to an entrepreneurial open society where you could do the exciting things and you thought you couldn't in germany. it was too conservative and closed to new ideas. so he started working on artificial intelligence at
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carnegie-mellon. he participated in the earliest experiments that brought him the self driving car as a project that the defensive research project agency set up the prize and the early cars didn't go very far. the were in the mojave desert. they didn't go very far and they were not reliable. they get better every year. he was the head of the self driving car project. he then decided he that teach the course on computing. and they had announced they were going to teach the course at stanford and they were going to make it available online. they had 400 students in the classroom. they had 151000 signup. drove the stanford administration creasy because how do you regulate it and know that you are getting the stamford quality course and why aren't they paying tuition?
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it was 43,000 that completed the course and on the final exam, the highest rated student in the course in the stanford class was number 441. that is 440 people who were not in the class got a higher score on the final and the best student at stanford in the class to apply salles sebastian after this was over and she said it was very humbling. he said he always thought he was a great lecturer and she always loved his lecture. he suddenly discovered if you take the online course that is a problem based course, you did better than it used in the same amount of time listening to his lectures. he then took from that and found a firm called viewed acidy. -- udacity is a good example of
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the future to the stated goal of udacity is to provide high your education for 90% reduction in cost. so recently announced the georgia tech busbee eight was now going to take a 70,000-dollar residential master's degree and advanced computing the master's degree online for $7000. first of all think of what that does to student loans. second, if you are an adult and this is a class that you need but you live in minnesota and you are not going to move to georgia tech, you can now to get in the morning, on the weekend, while you are on vacation. all of a sudden we have begun to liberate you from the professor schedule. the most education is stunningly inefficient. the course would be offered from
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10:2210:40 at the professor three days a week. that is going to rapidly disappear despite every effort of the university system to block. the most famous example -- i am not making any of this up -- look at dual lingo it is the site that teaches seven different languages and raises an interesting question about the future of the language education. also about the question of the ability to teach literacy on your smartphone so that nobody today has any excuse there is an enormous problem and we are never going to get it fixed by having the teachers from five to 72 minutes a week. but you start to think about the whole new structures of learning. the most famous example is in
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the academy is a finance year and had some nephews who are not doing very well in math and so he began doing six to eight minute videos on youtube to explaining one math problem at a time and very much discovered that if they talk treacly to them live they still get less that it to take the video incentive partly because the pressure partly because they could keep repeating until they got it, but you can't -- it's very hard to ask three four, fifer six times. but if the state did not care how often you watch it so that is also a part of what dual lingo does to take a particular section of dual lingo eight times because they can't get it.
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the computer doesn't mind. it doesn't come back and say you are stupid. [laughter] at the academy, 3,000 hours of material and they get 10 million visitors a month. i'm suggesting to you a very obvious example every state should have a law that says if you need unemployment compensation, you have to sign up with online learning because we will paid to help to improve yourself. [applause] this is a perfect example of what i mean. the morning you say we are no longer going to subsidize best fishing and deer hunting if you cannot get a job -- this is the old neoconservatism. they say we have to abolish it.
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in the process you don't care what happens to these people. but if you say to them i do care about you. i care enough about you but i want you to acquire new skills so that you can get a better job it is the answer to the crisis with no class. upgrade the skill levels in the country to are not going to upgrade the income level. they take $100 billion a year that have been thrown away and it's the largest adult training program in history without spending any more of your money. i suspect by the way you will see a substantial drop in the number of people taking unemployment compensation because you have to work they might as well work. and that will leave you with a significant change in attitude. but it all goes back to the core questions. the founding fathers all believed then work.
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when you look at the colonial period and captain john smith if you don't work you won't eat. they say that to the poor. he said it to the rich to they paid the way over. if you can't make this work after all we've already paid for it and she set your right i can't me to work. so you don't have to work but we don't have any extra margin. we are your and new colony. if you do not work there won't be any food for you. but don't worry about it. you're right. luckily there were not enough lawyers at that point for them to get an in juncture. [laughter] let me take this to one other area that frankly drives me nuts, and i have been at this now for almost 20 years. to frame this for a second ghanian am i the only speaker of the house in your lifetime to
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help create four consecutive balanced budgets. [applause] and i am adamant that we adopt a balanced budget as le mevel -- as one of our goals. [applause] the national conversation for 2014 and 2016 should be very simple. it is essentially three and half topics. is obamacare the best we can do or can we develop a breakout to a genuinely personal health care system that uses all of the modern capabilities we've got? that's number one because you can't avoid it. number two, is this economy the best we can do or can we get a break out to the pioneers of of the future to be the most
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dynamic full employment high income society in the history of the world? number three, are we going to continue to steal from our children and grandchildren or is it time to get to the balanced budget by fundamentally changing the government? and then the other issue that i list as a half issue that is in trouble and every day but it could bite us any time and that is is the current policy the weakness confusion really a very reliable national security policy, or is aware of dangers in doing it in a much more coherent foreign policy? that isn't on the front burner right now. currently they can get on the front burner in the morning. but notice i didn't say it's too big of a republican campaign. it should be a national conversation we should say to every democrat republican libertarian, every socialist this is the best that you think america can do? let me put in context you see
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why some grow impatient with my friends in washington. recently the internal revenue service announced that it has sent $4 billion last year to crooks. this is the refund for your taxes. when they said crooks, they said 585 checks to one address in singapore. they set over 850 checks to one address in lithuania. on one level you have to ask yourself how you ended up with a government so mindless and so incompetent that it could do this. $4 billion isn't good money, but
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if you had to choose between getting away to the crooks in lithuania or singapore or spending it on student education and health i would argue there would probably be dramatically better to spend it on research. and i know that this is a bold, outside the box unfair, you know -- [laughter] but it drives me crazy that the conference has no serious effort to think this stuff through. i am writing a paper right now that i call foresight hearings. oversight hearings when the congress get together the senate and house members and they pontificate for the opening hour this is really that i can't believe how bad this is and i am in paris this is so bad. and the bureaucrats say it is a bad about how this 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 we
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are happy for you to beat up on us for a while if it means you feel better and we can then go back to doing whatever it was we were doing and it's totally stupid before we even came back down here. nothing is going to change anyway. then, chris says this has been a highly meaningful hearing and i am confident. so here is how the foresight during what ago. you spend the first part what you are trying to accomplish. if the irs system whose refund accuracy level is comparable to the mastercard. not an outside the box code and these are three institutions that are alive and you can measure them that the second part you bring in people that do it well. the people on the security worldwide i always tell people
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one of the great virtues of mcdonald's and similar institutions is the trainer of young people and the reason liberals are crazy to attack working at mcdonald's is it's the first time that younger kids and counter the idea that the accuracy of have to have on your cash register is higher than 70%. [laughter] that 70% maybe passing in school because it has no meaning in the real world. but in the real world they actually would like you to be at say 100%. now there is an enormous shock and it's become more of a shock the worse the schools have been because all of a sudden the kids are going you mean every day? [laughter] the change has to be accurate for every customer? don't you cut some slack what if i only give you nine out of ten?
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financing sere. don't you like me? this is the problem and the federal government. we know how to solve this by you solve it by replacing the current bureaucratic structure not by a reforming it. this is a 140-year-old models that doesn't work anymore. it may never work is certainly does not work now and it's a model that is based on paper. so these bureaucrats are sitting around with their paper weigel all of the crooks are sitting around with jim ipad. the crooks work after five. [laughter] i learned that from my best friend in high school who was a very successful tax lawyer and i said what is the key to what you do and he said i work later. he said the hour irs has a rule
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and it's a fairly lengthy process to issue a rule and in that time they have the comment period and finalize the the rule i will have found a new loophole for my client to get around of rule because i will stay late at night and will take them three years to discover the loophole i've already found and by the time the issue the rule i will have found the new loophole and i found a lot of money because my plant excess to be almost every american corporation believes not paying the government is a good thing and frankly almost every american believes not paying the federal government -- i have had very few people rush in and say i feel so bad because i give them more. [laughter] the second phase would be to bring in people that do it well. third would bring in the people currently in charge and say explain the system.
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this is what i learned from taking a tutorial, the fault of the quality. it's not about that people. these are decent people in a terrible system. if so tell me what the system is. then you bring in experts that can say here is a system that works and here is a system that fails and you want to get to the system that works, you have to have these changes. and frankly i think that it will be healthy for the country at the last phase in these areas are actually talking among themselves in public and saying given what we now have learned what do we think the system changes ought to be? and this is endemic. the president to his credit began to explain the implications but began to explain the campaign could be effective because they were not in the federal government.
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this is the most interesting thing that obama has said at a philosophical level in terms of he never realized that buying insurance was hard. and i said at that time if you were 52-years-old and you were just now learning that buying insurance is complicated maybe you shouldn't have tried to redo the entire country. [applause] but he said another thing. this one press conference when he was rattled and it's almost painful "the washington post" put up six pictures on the post the next day with a different images sort of between the defeat, dismay disillusioned or
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whatever their words were. he said two things that a personal level that were fascinating. one thing he also said he didn't realize that it would be more complicated to buy health insurance than it is to go on kayek or ebay or amazon. the founders of google supported him and facebook supported him. the idea that he didn't bring in these guys two or three years later and say how hard do you think would be to design the highly complex system nationwide for three and 15 million people there requires all of their personal information so we can have a calculator tell them of their subsidy is with no reaction of the real cost because they would be really mad? [laughter] apparently nobody the was contant ever wanted to say -- what he is trying to do is much harder than amazon. it is not a fair comparison. and send the last piece was coming and he said he really did believe up until the last day
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the last week that it was going to work. this leads you to two possibilities. i mean a, if he is that out of touch of reality about the largest single domestic product what do you think that he understands about iran or north korea? [applause] and b, if it is as big a mess as it seems to be how come no one has been fired? [applause] if you want to talk about institutionalizing incompetence it is having people fail on the grand scale and keeping them. because it sends the signal to everybody else there are no standards that matter what matters is friendship. and this is an enormous problem. but the strategically bigger thing he said -- and then he goes on about three or four
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sentences. he says you know, setting up an i.t. program for the campaign was easy because we didn't have all these federal regulations. [laughter] and then he goes on at length about the federal immigration. and by the way i happen to agree with that and i told someone one of his assistants a couple weeks ago that this is actually a great excuse to look at all of the federal regulations because if you look at the half 35 cost overruns the are as big a scandal as obamacare but the same level of coverage. but the defense department today has to have a minimum of $200 billion a year of institutionalized waste it and its across the whole system and everyplace you turn in federal government, our estimate is medicare and medicaid will have between 70 to $110 billion paid to crooks every year. this begins to be real money on a big scale. and it also sickens the whole
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system. to be an honest doctor or i could be rich i think i will just rip off the government for a few months. it's really dangerous to the very fabric of our society. but there is a secondary part which nobody was fast enough to ask kim which may be coming up over and over and i should ask in the coming week to the i will certainly be raising it on crossfire if any of you would like to watch on cnn at 6:30 eastern time five nights a week. [applause] here is the question i want to ask the reporters when they come on to it if the federal government procurement system is such a total mess that you couldn't get the website right wiley would you think that you could run the health care system? because it is -- the web site is easy but deciding which person gets a kidney transplant, deciding which person gets a cancer treatment these are not decisions you want made in
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washington d.c. by people that can't even get a website running. it may turn out in the long run that obama may be one of the great trainers in history. we may have a generation. [applause] but i'm going to close and then take questions. i want to close this on a question to be on want you to understand how deeply i feel this. if all we do is be negative and take advantage of every mistake they make, we will have totally failed the country. the fact is you need a positive model of breakouts to replace the prison guards. you need a vision of a dramatically better future to organize our energy and to arouse our excitement and get us moving forward again. and we have to have a conservative movement which is dedicated to knitting together all of the pioneers of the
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future, dedicated to developing an extraordinarily exciting sense of an american future and dedicate it to actually building up a program so that when we win, we know what we are doing. i am tired of personality oriented campaigns dominated by negative attack ads whose result is nothing positive happens for america. i wrote this as a starting point to the conversation for the next few years to say to people when you see a politician ask them what they are for not what they are against. if they don't like obamacare, fine. what is the replacement. they don't like the deficit spending fine, turned it into a balanced budget. you don't like the economy? growth fifer 6 percent which we ought to be growing right now. coming out of this deep recession we will be growing five or 6% a year and pulling people back into the middle class and what we sold in a lot of problems by the sheer dynamics of a recovery.
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so don't just tell me what you are against, tell me what you are for. ..and i don't think they serve the country well. i don't think they solve our problems that approach. i hope you will read "breakout: pioneers of the future, preison guards of the past, and the epic battle that will decide america's fate." if you agree it's an important concept and if we can get people to think about the pioneer of the future and prison guards of the past. we can begin a dialogue that is future-past and very powerful. and in term of bringing many people together who wouldn't normally think they're on the same side. i would appreciate if you decide that's true, if you would let all of your friends, neighbors and facebook associates now you people that way. am i allowed to take questions? >> we are going a few questions, yes, sir. i have a microphone. if you will raise your hand, i will bring you the microphone d we'lstart heng if your raise your hands i will bring you the microphone. we will start this lady right here. if you will stand at your name
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and ask a question. back although, my name is danielle. our question kind of as a whole group is, how do you get to and to pay attention to liberal ideas, which kind of feel-good sound good and start listening to real issues and doing what's best to the country instead of what makes them so good about themselves? [applause] >> i think there are two parts to it. one is what margaret hatcher said. first you in the argument, then you win the vote. what i am going to say to a lot of liberals across the board is the might of great ideas. they don't work. so i would probably say gee go live in the poorest neighborhoods in southern california. tell me about your job prospects
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compared to your parents at your age. tell me about your student loans. the obama people say boy you now get to stand her get to center. ensures or 26. my answer is that they could have a job so you can have your own insurance before you're 26. [applause] >> mr. speaker, my name is tom adams from his lunch. would you feel we have in government right now that could champion such an action that you're trying to promote? >> a lot of pretty smart people. worst of all some governors are doing the very things. if you look at walker for example, he has really had a big impact. [applause] if you look at governor rick kerry, texas routinely creates more jobs 25 other states nine
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has been so unendingly. it's not been an accident. if you look at john kaser, has turned ohio around. bobby jindal, who is the wisest in the country. a lot of interesting governors out there. candidly aren't necessarily leveled it. chris chris he deserves a lot of credit. he took on a very blue date state and has changed a lot about ledersen and and a way that's very is. we start from there. when i work with pacific views has a lot of different votes rob workman, you a lot about the irs. digoxin, who is the manufacturer who selected and ended with johnson to be a good example. mike burgess on a medical procedures in the u.s. has. he has a cell phone or smartphone, but if smartphone had at that does cardiology.
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phillies got an electrocardiogram on a smartphone. easier to guess we're going about were trying to accomplish. a great congressman from arkansas clearly knows the general direction were trying to go. there's enough to be hopeful about. >> mr. speaker, we are taking questions from youtube. we've been online all week. so we have some good people had e-mailed in. we will start now with the first one. because you can't see the screens, i'll read it to you. how would you rate president obama's foreign policy compared to that of richard nixon? this is from kevin jacobsen in redlands. [laughter]
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>> qaeda now. without getting myself into much trouble it would be like how would you compare a bunny rabbit and a german shepherd? [applause] i really do worry for the country for the next three years. if you watch the theory and fiasco come you watch with happening in libya appeared there were 300 people killed in iraq last week. look at what is happening in egypt and around the world. look at north korea. a person who negotiated the north korean agreement said the north koreans would not get a nuclear weapon of bush dave had three since the agreement is the person who's organizing the uranium project. q. talk about learning nothing. i am very concerned. i think obama has a fantasy view of the world reinforced by an
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inability to list and end with people around him who are at least as out of touch with reality as he is. that's really dangerous. i think we've been very lucky up until now. we shouldn't kid ourselves. the relative importance of the united states in the world today is to not at least smaller than it was the day he took office and every day that he's in office is going to keep declining as foreign leaders are taking a market him and they don't find much there. >> in the back of the room from a contractor from laguna hills. >> hi, jim sharp. i have a two-part question. one is, are you going to run for president of the united states? >> i don't know. >> second part is what would you do about job creation? >> well look this is not complicated. we done this over and over in our history.
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is as big a problem of california for anywhere in the country. less red tape, less regulation. edit to see the small business committee hold hearings on jaime thinks small businesses have to fill out that are totally unnecessary and just abolish them. we need to go through a period of liberating people and making an exciting to be in business exciting to go out and create jobs and also occurs to defend business and free enterprise. as margaret thatcher once said, if somebody doesn't earn it you can't take it away and spend it. the problem with socialism is to run out of money to spend. we need somebody who says we know how to create jobs. we've been very good historically. you don't buy do it by having another government agency invest billions of dollars and fitness industries. they'll go bankrupt. that's a nice allocation of
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resources. and by the way misallocation of talent. you take hundreds and hundreds of smart people and go down a trail that's going to collapse. to commit three four, five years of life. that's why frankly the many things government can do well. i'm big for government doing basic research. trying to pretend government can be a venture capitalist has announced a guaranteed way to go broke. >> mr. speaker to your right, i'm going to go to the screen for another question. this one is from julie winters of mesa arizona. who are the prison guards in american society today? >> the primary prison guard our interests groups, lobbyists and bureaucracies. and to some extent politicians. for example, in the space
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program one of the major impediments is republican and democratic members of congress see the program as porkbarrel rather than venture. they will defend the company or government agency in their district or state, even if it's no longer competent because it's jobs. this has been a major problem for nasa which is basically now no cup for politicians to release money as opposed to being a dynamic adventurous ring. you could almost go to city government, county government, state government and the federal government and faith who is blocking competition? by the way, when obamacare collapses, which impairs certain it will come them the left is not going to have a site. the left wants single-payer. they think britain and canada work, even though the canadian prime minister of newfoundland recently went to florida for an operation that they couldn't get in canada. the former head of the national
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health service in great britain died after their operation had been postponed four times. but that doesn't matter if you're genuine socialist. what are occasional casualties and the weight of perfection. what the heck. the real fight is on the right between the prison guard faction of the republican party, democratic party who say i hate government bureaucrats. insurance bureaucrats are terrific. those of us who believe you want to break out to a genuinely personal health system fundamentally different model. this would be the big five. to find out who prison guards are. there's a little fireman telecom valley which aylett get wrong. i think it's pronounced iran s. i found that women who says that
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more at stanford, dropped out took her education trust fund, put it into starting a company. they spent 10 years designing a micro-testing system. as it takes just a tiny amount of your blood. all of you have been to the doctor. they can run a thousand different path. i'll do it for a week% of the current cost. the estimate is it saves medicare and medicaid combined $157 over 10 years. nothing to yourself, you want to see prison guards emerged? every hospital has it own lab. every national adversary corp. if they want to drop their prices 50% to have to invest in new technology. so every time you turn around go find prison guards around.
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the key is for us to develop a more exciting future and crack overrun. nobody volunteers that tonight donaldson moamer, would like to go out of business. they just took to win the fight for customers. >> mr. speaker, a clothing designer from huntington beach. the mac thank you for being here. we appreciate them sure. i question for you is that william or american as health care coverage because of obamacare what do you foresee the ramifications of that being in the 2014 elections and a 2016 elections as well? >> it's a great question. i suspect there will be a very bold attempt sometime next spring to fundamentally start obamacare and half the democrats will be involved in dismantling. when people realize, by the way that the number who may get letters next october is
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93 million. so it edifact alien, the best estimate we have right now from the government of is 93 million. if you're a democrat for reelection committee think to yourself but tober. [laughter] gee, i wonder how that will affect the vote in november. is that sinks in in january, february, you may see bold and dramatic fights. it will be interesting to see whether obama basically takes the position that he would rather wreck his own party trying to defend obamacare or whether he will in fact decide he has no choice except to become flexible. it is so clearly not going to work. >> one more from the right side. gentleman from palm springs. >> my name is john. my question to you mr. speaker, is this. what do you think the
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constitutional convention has gone for a bad state to solve many of the problems of which you spoke to earlier this evening as changing our constitution to deal with those inequities? >> i'd be much more interested in who he inks he's going to get elected to that convention. if you look at the last elections coming at you send the convention dominated by people who supported obama. i'm not sure that's a constitutional convention i want to be part of. i'm very cautious about putting the whole thing up for bid. second, the people who spent 55 days in philadelphia writing the original document were among the most extraordinary people ever to try to shape human history. the idea that we're going to somehow cleverly matched that
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strikes me as not very clever because all of them have been involved in writing constitutions for a decade. they've written colonial and state constitutions. articles of confederation. we have nobody today, not a single person who has that depth of understanding of self-government that those people had. >> another online question. this one is we know the heavily bureaucratic obamacare is asking for negative consequences. if given the opportunity to formulate health care palace we i do you propose we approach american health care and american health care dubois will click and jerry add-ins from boston massachusetts. >> first of allcriminal and a say i'm impressed with your
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reach in terms of the different places people write from. i was on the way out writing a paper on this topic which starts unction obamacare is going to collapse in the real fight will be between single-payer in the race splitting between the old order in the effort to create a new order. i would solve the if you're interested, you can go to and sign up. we send out at least two letters a week for free and also let you know when other things are published. -- [inaudible] i would give you three core principles were think we should approach fundamentally thinking. thursday as sugarcoat from the individual back, not system down. i give you two examples. were trying to write a health
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bill of rights written out for americans. you absolutely should have the right to have your medical record. you should have the right to know price and quality. virtually none of the insurance companies would value price and quality. none of the labs will tell you what they charge. there'll contract. none of the medical device companies have set up tax want to tell you what price the equipment. so if you enter a house or go for replaced and then you had five different options, you wouldn't have anyone can trade idea one works better or cost more. you can't have a market if there's no price and quantity information. i want to empower you to play a major role in your health, which means inevitably deal with your doctor. you'll inevitably deal with your dentist in your pharmacist. in an ideal world, he wouldn't have this current pattern or the insurance company creates a
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narrow network and you find that the person who take care of it the last three years is no longer the network. but now you go to somebody you've never met before. the whole process becomes very depersonalized, which in the long run it at madison because doctors and nurses and pharmacists deal with the entire person. my first point would be you want it to be built around you. the second point is let's start with the information technology that now exist. dr. topol and san diego wrote a book about this. he invented some device. he turned and he put it to the test of the patient, read in real-time what it said to the reporter. last year there is an $800 test. like that. what if you design the system to maximize flow of information?
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and to maximize the ease and convenience. this is when you start getting into prison guard problems. for example, everybody could have their own ekg on their cell phone if they wanted to. this would drive for dr. crazy. [laughter] that doesn't mean you shouldn't be allowed to do it. finally, in what to maximize the rate of innovation, not animated. the two areas i focus on our regenerative medicine, which for example, we could replace your kidney instead of putting you on kidney dialysis, the quality of your life goes up. therefore you're still a taxpayer in the process you lead a life that are independent life. the regenerative medicine is a big deal. the other big deal, which is very hard to get through washington is brain research. you take autism, alzheimer's,
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perkins mental health, if we can make a kind of breakers in the next 10 or 15 years, we will save trillions of dollars. and that will save millions of people agony. you just can't get this across. you end up spending a tiny amount this year even though you know on the budget you're going to be crushed by the out years. build it around the person on the doctor and pharmacist and dentist. noted around information technology that current and future technology and maximize the rate of innovation because that's it's going to save the most i've than most money and will also create the highest value of american jobs. a few had 80% of the world's breakthroughs and help in the next 30 years in the united states, we have more high-value jobs than you could imagine because a full planet gets richer, they'll want to live longer.
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help is both a cause, but enormous opportunity for high income jobs. >> mr. speaker, when the questions that we can go to the book signing. >> hi, mr. speaker. two-part question on finance and economy. under president washington's administration, there is a huge my debt from our wage and the world-class economy. not quite the policies were seen today. what can we learn from a hamilton did write? the second part of the housing market crash compared to the crash of 29, both of those lead to big government influence and the people looking to them for hope. what can we learn from the cause of both of those and be proactive and prevent those things from happening to prevent people from the government. >> is very important in some ways very sophisticated question. let me start by saying i think the federal reserve should be audited annually.
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[applause] you cannot have a public official with the scale of power the chairman or chairwoman of the fed had and have no accountability. it's a very dangerous model. it's a model that invades cronyism and a model that invades behaviors that are really disturbed. secondly, i believe the only job of the federal reserve should be stable mind. we are gambling on creating the bubble of unbelievable proportions. the whole model by which they been floating more in her paper. at one point, bernanke said if he had to get in a helicopter and throw money out to make sure there's enough money, that is a remarkable one sided and long great depression all about. i think they are running enormous dangers of creating a
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crisis of too much money. the only reason inflation hasn't come up is that the economy is the week. inflation essentially is two things. is the volume of money multiplied by the speed of money. on any times velocity. you have lots of lots of money, but nobody is spending it. do not multiply this mall. when you start seeing the economy improves, sensation go through the roof. we've never had this much paper sitting out there floating. it also allows you to avoid of another big problems. the family suddenly given a huge credit and told, nothing is two for 10 years. it's hard to turn to the kittens they were not going to disneyland because we can afford it. we haven't dealt with any underlying structural problems. we are nowhere close to dealing with a balanced budget.
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what hamilton did was read the first report on the data. he did two things. he created a taxco designed to maximize american manufacturing and he insisted that we honor our dad and that we pay for it and do so in hard money. this is a deliberate design to get the world to trust us and we are very close in on the very intrigued to see how she does because she is substantial than the pro-inflation money side. i do not like the federal reserve been as powerful. i do not like it being a secretive. i think it is in very grave danger to the entire fabric of our society and we need to have a very serious significant reforms to the system. once again come you guys are brilliant. you do a terrific job.
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looking forward to meeting people. we always seem to have such a great time when we come here and we thank you all for coming out tonight. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen he's been here 12 times, but we want him back 12 more and to give him an incentive for coming back yes, i am presenting this one-of-a-kind numbered limited edition, limited to the number we can on the get shop, what would extend to mug. just take it. right up there and away you go.
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[applause] >> it has been a presumption that somehow if we can find just the right leader, especially in the military he would be loath to turn around the state of pakistan. it's an erroneous conclusion. sometimes we have to combat a narrative with a narrative. the narrative as you know that muslim country islamic country special place in the world and therefore some of the global rules don't apply. we told the americans we are not making nukes and kept getting aid. and in the end tested the nukes we said we were not making. then after nothing else commode broke a promise. that can only be combated a narrative. this will develop a personal
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relationship with the top ranking guy on the other side. it is not new. admiral mullen was not first to try to befriend the head of the pakistani army. the chairman joint chiefs who was duly mentioned in my book and president eisenhower. again, the same phenomenon going repeatedly meeting with the pakistani leader. admiral mullen in all sincerity worked very hard. 26 meetings with anybody is a lot of meetings. he thought the general prion he, the pakistani army chief was really committed to eliminating terrorism. he just wanted to find that tipping point for there is a desire to eliminate terrorists and his desire to m


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