tv Primary Election Speeches CSPAN March 16, 2016 4:00am-6:01am EDT
[cheers and applause] john kasich: when you went to college in the 1970's you appreciated a peaceful protest every once and a while. yeah. you do. first of all, when you are in the arena, and you are struggling and leave your family to go on the campaign trail and deliver a message to america because you believe that you are the best qualified person to be president of the united states and you put it on the line, i
want this crowd here tonight to give a great response to a very great, talented and fine united states senator, marco rubio for the effort he has done. [applause] john kasich: tonight we arrived in cleveland. we went to a restaurant. we thought we could sneak in and grab a quick meal. when we walked through the restaurant, people started to cheer. my reaction, please don't do that because you're going to make me cry.
but to have people believe in you and to believe that you can bring people together and strengthen our country, i have to thank the people of the great state of ohio. i love you. [applause] [crowd chanting "kasich"] john kasich: when i became governor of ohio i went to new york and met with some of the rating agencies. things were bad. we had lost 350,000 jobs. we were $8 billion in the hole. our credit was in the balance. we are about to cut up your credit card and give you a new
one where you cannot by as much. said, you don't understand ohio, you don't understand ohio wins. i can't wait to go back again. we are now up 400,000 plus jobs. we are running a $2 billion surplus. our pensions are secure. we have cut taxes by more than he in this country. and we are leaving no one behind. not the mentally ill, not the drug addict did, not the working poor. [applause] governor kasich: i don't know whether you can actually serve a meal of words that i would like to go back to the credit rating agencies where they could learn to eat their words about doubting ohio. [applause] governor kasich: and you know, ladies and gentlemen, my whole
life has been about trying to create a climate of opportunity for people. you know, as my father carried the mail on his back, i was told by my cousin, i didn't realize this. my mother, one of four children, was the only one to graduate from high school. the other three barely made it out of the eighth grade. they were poor. and you know, as i have traveled the country and i look into your eyes, you want to believe. you want to believe again that we can have job security. you want to believe again wages can rise. you want to believe that your children are going to have ultimately a better america than what we got from our mothers and fathers. that is the great american legacy. that our kids will be better than we are. [applause]
governor kasich: and i want people in ohio to know, as i think you do, i want people in ohio to know that i understand these tough issues. i grew up in these situations in that blue-collar town. in mckees rocks. in my mind's eye, it is the need to forget the politics, forget the pollsters, forget all the focus groups. because, you see, i represent you. and, it is my job to look at these situations and these problems and listen to you. and then it is my job to go and , fix them. if that means i have to take some heat that is the price of leadership in america. ok? [applause] kasich: i want you to know the campaign goes on.
and i also want you to know that it has been my intention to make you proud. it has been my intention to have young people across this country watch someone enter into politics, even though i have labored in obscurity. people counting me out. people in ohio saying, "why ?"n't they ever call on him [laughter] governor kasich: we get all that. we put one foot in front of the other. i want to remind you tonight i will not take the low road to the highest office in the land. [cheers and applause] kasich: you know, the
challenges we have, we can go to washington in the first hundred days and fix these problems with awe agenda that can pass. we can rally the people in washington. i'm going to remind them we are americans and we have an obligation. [applause] governor kasich: but i really, really believe this and want you to know this. maybe in many respects this is why i have been given the chance to stand here tonight and i have earned a victory. you know the lord has made , everyone here special. i have been telling people this across the country. madey, sir, has ever been like you before, and no one will
you again.e like and young lady, you are here at a moment in time and your job is to find the purpose you have. your job is to live life a little bit bigger than yourself. your job is to be a center of healing and justice and hope in whatever way we can. if we are a school teacher we give up money to change lives. if we are a nurse, we work 15 extra minutes when we are dead on our feet because we want to assure a family that things are going to be ok. [applause] and, if we -- : neighbor, that means that widow who was married for 50 years soon no one calls anymore. you want to change the world?
you take her to dinner saturday night. she will wear that dress she hasn't worn in six months. au see, what i learned as boy, what i learned from my mother and father is that the spirit of amerco rest in the us. timees not rest in a big politician. look, you hire us to do the job. to create an environment economic growth and opportunity. that is not where our spirit is. our spirit is in us believing through our efforts in which world that wee live, that we can change the world, that we can carve out a better future, that we can realize the special gifts given to each of us in here are something that we can use to heal the world. we are part of a giant mosaic. a snapshot in time. all of us here. it is our job as americans, as people who want to be decent and
live good lives, to understand that purpose and never underestimate our ability to change the world in which we live. [applause] governor kasich: well guess what? tomorrow i am going to philadelphia. [applause] governor kasich: and then i am going, i don't know, all over the country. many of you have traveled around this country trying to help me. you know what? look, this is all i've got. ok? [laughter] kasich: all i can say
is thank you from the bottom of my heart. i want you to know something, we are going to go all the way to cleveland and secure the republican nomination. [applause] [cheers and applause] [crowd chanting "kasich"] john kasich: i also want to thank -- my father was a democrat all of his life. he was. we had a lot of democrats that said they didn't like the socialist agenda or a left-wing agenda or big government. i want to thank them for coming over in this election and putting their confidence in me. i think we all know conservative principles can work.
common sense can work. shifting power and influence from washington and moving it to where we live that empowers us, that is the direction for our country. [applause] governor kasich: finally, i want you coming out on the road. i want you to continue doing we have been doing around this country. over the mountains, to california. sail going to have a big and have us blow to the mountains. here's what i want you to know. we have one more trip around ohio this coming fall where we will beat hillary clinton and i will become the president of the united states. thank you all very much.
carly fiorina: thank you. thank you. >> we have heard a lot those speeches. there is one speech you are waiting for. he will get to him and just a moment. a very gracious speech by marco rubio. john kasich one his state. hillary clinton is clearly the nominee for her party. halfway through her speech, my husband texted me and said i cannot take it. i'm turning on the big bang theory. then of course, we heard from
donald trump. i have to say the pundits have been assuming hillary clinton would be her party's nominee for now.time time someone has asked me if donald trump is the numb it, are you going to support him? . this is the answer i have been giving since the beginning. he does not represent me or iparty. the truth is if you listen to help clinton and donald trump , you know that they are two sides of the same coin. hillary clinton has made her
millions from influence from the inside and donald trump has made his billions buying people like hillary clinton off. they are the system. the people who hope donald trump will be there champ to fight the system that no longer works for them. he will not. he will continue to take advantage of that system as he had -- has his entire life. there is only one fighter against the washington cartel. having run for president myself, i know it is hard. it is hard for those supporters, particularly when someone has one one or two. it is hard for the supporters
say it is hard to unify behind someone else. to unify behind the one candidate that can be donald trump. people have asked me how it came to endorse ted cruz. i have to tell you, before i have are had a conversation, i walked into a voting booth in thatnia and i looked at ballot and i saw all these names. that was kind of a thrill. all thet about supporters who had fought hard for me. then i thought about why i ran for president in the first place. i ran because we need a new -- a
real situational conservative in the white house. constitutional conservative in the white house. iran because i know we need a fearless writer who will challenge the status quo in washington dc. iran because we need someone who has the courage of their convictions. it was easy for me to check the box for ted cruz. who workedl of you timerd for ted, now is the for us to unify behind a constitutional conservative who represents the best of our party . it is time to unify behind a man
let me say word about marco rubio. mark you as a friend, a colleague. he ran a positive campaign. his story, the son of a bartender, the son of a made who cuba seeking freedom. is passion.y of thewheeze a tapestry promise of america like nobody else. his presidential campaign inspired millions across the nation. andngratulate marco jeanette on the tremendous campaign they ran together. to those who supported marco. we welcome you with open arms.
with gratitude and with hope and with a positive vision together for our great nation. alongcome you to join us with remarkable leaders and like all of the republicans who are .niting behind our campaign morning, everyow republican has a clear choice. only one campaign has beaten donald trump over and over again.
not once, not twice, but nine maine.rom alaska to forward, the choice is straightforward. the what a candidate who shares your values, or a candidate who has spent decades opposing your values. want donaldam media trump as a republican nominee. that is why they have given him hundreds of millions of free advertising because they are part of the democrats and the no donald may be the one person on
the face of the earth who hillary can be in the general election. but the media are not going to decide this election. the voters will. it was our vision for america. it is america with more liberty and safety and security. greatererica that is tomorrow than it was yesterday. president, my number one .riority will be jobs about making talk
america great again. you can even print that on a baseball cap. the critical question is whether you understand the principles and values that made america great in the first place. the heart of our economy is not in washington dc. the heart of our economy is small businesses all across the .nited states of america if i am elected president, we will repeal every word of .bamacare pass a simple flat tax and abolish the irs. will reign in the epa and the
president, jimmy carter, who did the same thing. in january, 1981, ronald reagan came into office. and what did he do? regulation., lifted we saw millions of high-paying jobs. . i intend to do the same thing with the radical terrorists. we will repeal obamacare and stop amnesty and see millions upon millions of high paying jobs and trillions in new revenue and use that revenue to rebuild this military so it remains the mightiest fighting force on the face of the lanet.
tomorrow we have a choice, a clear and simple choice, enough with the washington corruption. enough with the deception with using government to benefit the rich and powerful at the expense of hard-working taxpayers. together we can turn things around. if we stand together, if we remember the common sense free market principles that built america, the constitutional liberties that built america, once again standing together, e can have morning in america. now is the time for republicans to unite for independence, to unite, for libertarians to
unite, for all of us who want a brighter future for our nation, to come together and stand as one starting tomorrow morning there is a clear choice, a clear and direct choice, and for everyone who wants to see a brighter tomorrow, we welcome you to our teams. we welcome you with open and welcoming arms. thank you and god bless you. ♪
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sure that those types of things never ever happen again. i want to applause] cana and jose miranda, ur state director. phoenix, are you ready for a political revolution? cheers and applause] [crowd chanting "bernie"] senator sanders: are you tired of a handful of billionaires running our economy? well, if you are, you've come
o the right place! you know, what excites me so much is i go around the country is to see the incredible energy of hundreds of thousands of people who love this country but know we can do so much etter. started this campaign at 3% if the national polls. we have come a long way in 10 onths. and the reason that we have
done as well as we have, the reason that we have defied all expectations is that we are doing something very radical in american politics. we're telling the truth cheers and applause] [crowd chanting "bernie"] senator sanders: and the truth is not always pleasant. it's not always what we want to hear. but we cannot go forward unless we deal with the realities of american society today and that is what we are going to do.
[cheers and applause] senator sanders: truth number one is that today we have a orrupt campaign finance system with wall street and billionaires spending unlimited sums of money, which is ndermining american democracy. to my mind, democracy is not complicated, it is one person, ne vote. you want to vote for me, great. you don't, that's ok. but what i do not want to see
are billionaires spending unlimited sums of money, buying elections and undermining the democracy which has made our country so great. and that applause] is why together we are going to overturn this disastrous citizens united. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: and that is why we are going to move to public funding of elections. and that is why we are going to take on vigorously those cowardly republican governors
who are trying to suppress the ote. and i say to those cowardly republican governors, if you are afraid of a free and fair election, get out of politics. get another job. [crowd chanting" bernie"] senator sanders: when in our colt y today, we have the brothers and a handful of other billionaires spending hundred of millions of dollars to elect candidates who represent the
wealthy and the powerful. hat's not democracy, that is oligarchy. and the people of our country will not tolerate oligarchy. but it is not just a corrupt campaign finance system, it is in gged economy, an economy which we have today a grotesque level of incomes and wealth and inequality which is unsustainable and un-american. senator nd applause] sanders: now, the congress may
not talk about it much, the media may to the talk about it much, but it is unsouthbound -- unacceptable to me and the american people when the top . 1% owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90%. it is unacceptable to me that the wealthiest 20 people own more wealth than the bottom half of america, 150 million people. now i want to give you one idea, one example of what a rigged economy is about. turns out that the wealthiest family in this country is the walton family of wal-mart. [crowd booing]
senator sanders: turns out the wealthiest family in america who owns wal-mart pay their workers wages that are so low that many of those workers have to go on medicaid and food stamps in order to survoif. -- in order to survive. and what a rigged economy is about is that the middle class taxpayer pays more in taxes to subsidize the employees of the wealthiest family in america. that's a rigged economy. so i say, i say to the walton family, the wealthiest family in america. get off of welfare, pay your workers a living wage.
senator sanders: the united states of america today, the united states of america today is the wealthiest country in the history of the world but almost nobody knows that. nd the reason for that is we have people working two or three jobs, mama is working, dad is working, the kid are working, marriages are stressed out. parents don't have time to spend with their kid. of despite all of that, 58% all new income generated goes to the top 1%. you know what we are going to do together? we are going to create an economy that works for all of us, not just the 1%.
senator sanders: and we are going to tell -- we are going to tell the billionaires and corporate america that they are going to have to start paying their fair share of taxes. nd when we talk about a rigged economy, we were going to end the absurdity of millions of our people working for $8,ed 9 an hour because you can't make t on $8 or $9 an hour.
that is why we are going to raise the minimum wage to a living wage, $15 an hour. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: and when we talk about a rigged economy, we are going to end the absurdity of women making $.79 on the $1 for the men. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: and i know that every man in this room will stand with the women in the fight for pay equality. [cheers and applause]
bernie sanders: a few weeks ago, i was in flint, michigan. and what i observed there and what i heard there was literally beyond my comprehension, and it shook me and upset me enormously. what i observed there is that children in that city were being poisoned by a water system that had very heavy amounts of lead in it. [crowd booing] bernie sanders: it is incomprehensible that this is happening in the united states in the year 2016. but it is not just flint. all across this country, our infrastructure, our water systems, our wastewater plants, our bridges, our roads, our rail
system, is falling apart. in the united states of america, we should have a first-class infrastructure. and that is what we are going to build! [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: we are going to put $1 trillion into building our infrastructure. when we do that, we create 13 million decent paying jobs. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: this campaign is about asking the american people to think outside of the box, outside of the status quo. think about a nation not where our children are being poisoned by lead in the water but where we have a cutting-edge infrastructure in roads, bridges, rail, and air transport.
that is where we have got to go! [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: and this campaign in terms of the rigged economy is telling corporate america we are going to end these disastrous trade policies which are destroying the middle class in this country. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: no, you cannot continue to shut down plants in america and move to cheap labor countries all over the world. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: all of us want
to help poor people throughout the world. we can do it without destroying the american middle class through disastrous trade policies. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: so i say to corporate america, you want us to buy your products? start manufacturing those products here in america, not in china! [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: this campaign is about fixing a broken criminal justice system. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: once again i ask you, think outside the box, outside of the status quo. america should not have more
people in jail than any other country on earth. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: we should not be spending $80 billion a year locking up 2.2 million americans, disproportionately african american, latino, and native american. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: all over this country, we see very high rates of youth unemployment. the white kids, 33%. latino kids, 36%. african american kids, 51%. what we will do is create jobs
and education for those young people -- [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: and not more jails and incarceration! [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: and we are going to create a criminal justice system where unarmed people, often minorities, are not shot by police officers. [cheers and applause] [crowd chanting "bernie"] bernie sanders: now i have
worked with police departments all over my state of vermont and all over this country. the vast majority of police officers are honest, hard-working, and they have a very difficult job. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: but like any other public official, when a police officer breaks the law, the officer must be held accountable. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: we need to end the militarization of police departments. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: police departments should not look like occupying armies. they should be part of the community they serve. [cheers and applause]
bernie sanders: and we need to make police departments look like the diversity of the communities they serve. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: in my state of vermont, neighboring new hampshire, and all across this country, we have a major crisis in terms of heroin addiction and drug overdoses. we need to address that issue of substance abuse and addiction as a health issue, not a criminal issue. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: we need to rethink the so-called war on drugs.
[cheers and applause] bernie sanders: over the years, too many lives have been negatively impacted through arrests for possession of marijuana. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: right now at the federal level, marijuana is considered a schedule one drug -- [crowd booing] bernie sanders: under the federal controlled substance act, right alongside of heroin. [crowd booing] bernie sanders: the scientists disagree about the pluses and
minuses of marijuana, but all of you know heroin is a killer drug. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: and that is why i have introduced legislation to take marijuana out of the federal controlled substance act. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: i want to tell you a brief story, a brief story about what i mean when i talk about a rigged economy, a corrupt campaign finance system, and a broken criminal justice system. i want you to hear this. last month, goldman sachs, one of the large -- [crowd booing] bernie sanders: you know goldman
sachs, ok. [laughter] sanders: last month, goldman sachs paid the federal government a settlement fine of $5 billion. they paid that fine because they were selling worthless packages of subprime mortgage loans. paid a $5 billion fine. now all of you know that eight years ago, this country was plunged into the worst economic downturn since the great depression. as a result of wall street greed and illegal behavior, we lost millions of jobs. people lost their life savings. people lost their homes. that took place because of the
greed and illegal behavior on wall street. today, this is the broken criminal justice system. today, some person in arizona or vermont gets picked up with a small amount of marijuana. that person has a police record for the rest of their life. [crowd booing] bernie sanders: but if you are a ceo or an executive on wall street whose illegal behavior destroyed the economy, you get a salary increase -- not a police record. [crowd booing] bernie sanders: what we have got to do, it is not going to be easy but we will do it. we are going to restore justice to a broken criminal justice system. [cheers and applause]
bernie sanders: what america is supposed to be about is justice, equal justice under the law. you are poor, you break the law, you are rich, you break the law. you both pay the price. that is what we are going to do. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: this campaign is doing well because we are listening to the american people and not just wealthy campaign contributors. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: i am very proud that our campaign does not have a super pac. [cheers and applause]
bernie sanders: we have received over 5 million individual campaign contributions. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: anyone know what the average contribution is? that is right. $27. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: my opponent raises money in a slightly different way. [crowd booing] bernie sanders: she has a super pac, which among other special interests, has received $15 million from wall street. [crowd booing] bernie sanders: she has received money from the drug companies
and the fossil fuel industry. [crowd booing] bernie sanders: she has given speeches on wall street for $225,000 a pop. now to my mind, if you are going to give a speech for $225,000, it must be a really great speech! [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: and if it is such a great speech, all of america should be able to read it. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: our campaign is listening to senior citizens and disabled veterans.
[cheers and applause] bernie sanders: and here is a principle, a bedrock principle of my campaign. and that is we will be judged as a nation not by how many millionaires and billionaires we have, but by how we treat the weakest and most vulnerable among us. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: while we have seen in recent years a proliferation of millionaires and billionaires, we have millions of seniors and disabled vets trying to make it on $11,000 or $12,000 a year, social security. you know what? nobody can make it on $11,000 or $12,000 a year social security.
[cheers and applause] bernie sanders: my republican colleagues in the senate, they want to cut social security. [crowd booing] bernie sanders: and they want to give huge tax breaks to billionaires. [crowd booing] bernie sanders: well, i have some bad news for them. no, we are not going to cut social security. we are going to increase social security! [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: no, we are not going to give tax breaks to donald trump and the other billionaires.
in fact, they are going to start paying their fair share of taxes. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: this campaign is listening to the latino community. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: and what the latino community is telling me is they are tired of living in the shadows. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: they are tired of living in fear and being exploited. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: they want, i want, comprehensive immigration
reform. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: and a path toward citizenship. [cheers and applause] [crowd chanting "bernie!'] bernie sanders: when my father came to the united states from poland at the age of 17, i know a little bit about the immigrant experience. and let me just say this. we have 11 million undocumented people in this country. if the congress does not do its job, i will use the executive powers of the presidency. [cheers and applause]
bernie sanders: i do not want to see people like catherine look at the television and see their parents arrested. i do not want to see families broken up, the function of immigration reform is to unite families, not divide them. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: let me say this. i know that in our country, not everybody agrees with my views
on immigration reform. we are a democracy. people have different points of view. what is not acceptable manner what your point of view is is to throw racist attacks against mexicans -- [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: the reason donald trump will never be elected president is the american people will not accept insults to mexicans, muslims, or women. [cheers and applause]
bernie sanders: the american people will not accept a president who insults our veterans. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: or who several years ago led the so-called birther effort which was an ugly, ugly attempt to undermine the legitimacy of the presidency of barack obama. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: and now, you can agree with the president, you can disagree, that is democracy but do not tell me he is not the legitimate president of this country.
[cheers and applause] bernie sanders: and when we talk about racism in america, and i always find it interesting, president obama's father was born in kenya. my father was born in poland but nobody asked me for my birth certificate. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: and i think it has to do with the fact that my skin color is little bit different than the president's. i am a member of the senate committee on the environment.
i have talked to scientists all of the world. climate change is real. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: it is caused by human activity, and let me tell you what the scientists are telling us. and that is if we do not get our act together in the very near future, we are not going to leave a planet for our kids and grandchildren which is healthy and that is unacceptable. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: it is literally beyond belief that we have a major political party, the republican party which rejects science, refuses to acknowledge even the reality of climate change.
but together, we are going to take on a fossil fuel industry, transform our energy. we can create millions of good paying jobs by moving to energy efficiency and sustainable energy. my republican colleagues run all over the country talking about family values. i want you to know what they mean by family values. what they mean is no woman in this room has the right to
control her own body. i disagree. what they mean by family values is that our gay brothers and sisters do not have the right to marry. i disagree. jane and i have been married for 27 years. [cheers and applause] sanders: and we believe in family. but when we talk about family values, what we mean is ending the embarrassment of the united states being the only major country on earth not to provide paid family and medical leave. [cheers and applause]
bernie sanders: today in america, a woman in the state of arizona or my state of vermont is giving birth. if she is a working-class woman or a lower income women, in all likelihood, she will have to go back to work in one week or two weeks, separating herself from her baby in order to earn income to take care of her family. no mother should have to be separated from her baby because she lacks necessary income. [cheers and applause] sanders: and that is why, together, we are going to pass three months paid family and medical leave. [cheers and applause]
bernie sanders: one of the important jobs of a president of the united states is to conduct sane, effective foreign policy. on the most important foreign-policy of our time. the war in iraq. i listened very closely to what president bush and cheney had to say. crowd booing] bernie sanders: and i did not believe them and voted against that war. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: unfortunately,
secretary clinton voted for that war when she was in the senate. and let me make this pledge to you. yes, we will destroy isis, but we will do it in a way that does not involve our men and women in the military's involvement. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: our men and women in the military will not be involved in perpetual warfare in the middle east. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: now, i have been criticized for saying this, so let me say it again.
i believe that human beings are entitled to certain inalienable rights. and we have a constitution that grants us and it is a great document, a lot of political rights. but i believe we have got to go further than that. i believe that we have got to guarantee our people economic rights. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: because i remember the great leader, dr. martin luther king, junior. when he led the great march on washington in 1963, it was called the march for jobs and freedom. jobs and freedom.
and when he died, you remember when he died, when he was assassinated, it was not at a civil rights demonstration. he was standing up with exploited sanitation workers in memphis, tennessee. and he understood and i agree not to be truly free, you need economic security as well. now, it turns out that every major country on earth, germany, united kingdom, france, holland, scandinavia, canada, every major country guarantees health care to all of its people.
[cheers and applause] bernie sanders: if elected president, i will do my best to have the united states join the rest of the industrialized world, health care for all. now, what this campaign is about again is thinking out side of the status quo. you do not have to accept the status quo. we can do better. do not let people tell you that you cannot think big.
now, i am a member of the committee that helped write the affordable care act. it has done a lot of good things. we should be proud of that and proud of president obama's leadership on that. [applause] bernie sanders: but we still have 29 million americans uninsured. many of you are underinsured with large copayments and deductibles. and all of us are getting ripped off without mercy by the greed of the pharmaceutical industry. they are charging us by far the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs. people are dying. people are dying in this country because they cannot afford the
medicine they need. that is unacceptable. and after all of that, after all of that, we ended spending far more per capita on health care than any other people. that is why together, we must fight to make sure that we pass a medicare for all health care system. now, i do not understand why if canada can do it, the u.k. can do it, france can do it, all these other countries can do it, we can do it. [cheers and applause]
bernie sanders: and i do want to give you another example. as a nation we have got to think outside of the box. for 100 plus years, we have had free public education in this country from first grade to 12th grade. the world has changed. the economy has changed. people today need more education. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: the simple truth is that today in many respects, a college degree is the equal of what a high school degree was 50 years ago. and that is why i believe we
have got to make public colleges and universities tuition-free. this is not a radical idea. it exists in germany, scandinavia, other countries. if they can do it, we can do it. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: and the other related issue we have got to do with is the outrageous level of student debt in this country. when you think about -- we tell
young people you have to go out and get the best education you can for yourselves, for the country, and yet, millions of our people are $30,000, $50,000 in debt because they got an education. that is crazy. now, i find it interesting that when wall street with their greed and illegal behavior crashed, congress bailed them out. now, i believe we should impose a tax on wall street speculation and use that revenue to make public colleges and universities tuition-free.
years ago said they would not be treated like animals and they struggled and went to jail and were beaten up in order to form unions and get collective bargaining. that's how we fight for workers rights. [applause] bernie sanders: for hundreds of years, african americans and their white allies struggled together to end racism and bigotry and segregation in america. [applause] bernie sanders: those changes did not take place from the top on down. it was blacks and whites standing together and saying, we will not accept racism in the
united states of america. people forget but 100 years ago, women in america did not have the right to vote. could not get the education they wanted. could not do the jobs they wanted. but what happened is people looked around them and they said, hey, in america, we will not accept women being treated as second-class citizens. it is going to change. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: if we were here seven years ago, 10 years ago, and somebody said, you know what, i think gay marriage will
be legal in every state in this country by 2015. [applause] bernie sanders: nobody would have believed it, but it happened, and it happened because the gay community and their straight allies said that in america, people have the right to love whoever they want. [applause] bernie sanders: if we were in this room five years ago, and somebody jumped up and said, you know, bernie, i think this $7.25 minimum wage is a starvation wage, we have got to raise it to 15 bucks an hour, the person next to them would say you're
nuts, you want to double the minimum wage, that is crazy. can't happen. you know what happened, fast food workers at mcdonald's and burger king went out on strike. they stood up and fought back and then, you know what happened? seattle, 15 bucks an hour. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: san francisco, los angeles, 15 bucks an hour. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: oregon, 15 bucks an hour. and that $15 an hour movement is sweeping the country. but here's my point. the most important point. do not settle for the status quo
when the status quo is broken. [applause] bernie sanders: don't tell me that we cannot have a political system in which we have one of the highest voter turnout rates in the world. do not tell me that we have to have the highest rate of childhood poverty in the industrialized world when we have a proliferation of millionaires and billionaires. we can change that. do not tell me that veterans in
this country have to sleep out on the street. we can change that. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: don't tell me that in america we have to be the only major country that does not guarantee health care or paid family leave to all of our people. [applause] bernie sanders: we can make real change. but we don't make change if they divide us up. [applause] bernie sanders: what trump is about and other demagogues have always been about is
scapegoating minorities, turning one group against another group. but we are too smart to fall for that. [applause] bernie sanders: so if we stand together as black and white and latino and asian and native american as gay and straight, men and women, if we stand together as people born in america, people who came to this country, if we stand together, there is nothing we cannot accomplish. [cheers and applause]
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e itthe children us boogie the children ♪ rubiorida senator marco suspended his campaign tuesday evening after failing to win the primary in his home state. he spoke to supporters in miami almost a year to the date after he started his campaign. his remarks are 15 minutes. [applause] senator rubio: thank you. thank you. [crowd chanting] senator rubio: thank you very
much. thank you so much. thank you all for everything. i haven't had a chance yet, but i want to congratulate donald trump on his victory, a big victory in florida. [crowd booing] live in ouro: we republic and our voters make these decisions. it was a big win. i want you to know i am the beneficiary of the greatest group of supporters i've ever been associated with. i'm so thankful for you guys. thank you. and not just here in florida, but around the country. we love you, marco! you too.ubio: i love i want to talk to people in iowa, new hampshire, minnesota, puerto rico, washington, d.c.,
all over. we had a great team. i'm so grateful for all the help you guys have given us. i just want you to know, there's nothing more you could have done. we worked as hard as we ever could. >> [indiscernible] senator rubio: america is in the middle of a real political storm. we should have seen this coming. people are angry and very frustrated. it began back in 2007, 2008 -- >> [indiscernible] don't worry, you won't get beat up at our event. people are very frustrated about the direction of our country. chanting] senator rubio: thank you.
people are frustrated. in 2007 and 2008, there was a horrible downturn in our economy. these changes are disrupting people's lives. people are upset about it and they are told, people are angry, frustrated, being left behind, and they are told, if you are against illegal immigration, that makes you a bigot. if you see jobs and businesses leaving to other countries, you have no right to be frustrated. they see americans spending money and losing their lives and there's very little gratitude for all the sacrifice america makes. there's millions of people in this country that are tired of being looked down upon, tired of being told by the self-proclaimed elitists that they don't know what they're talking about. i know all these issues. i've lived paycheck to paycheck. i know what it's like to have to figure out how to find the money
to fix the air conditioner that broke last night. knowrents struggled and i millions of people that are doing that. i know immigration in america is broken. my parents are immigrants. my grandparents were immigrants. i live in a community of immigrants. i've seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. i've battled against the so-called elites, but people that thought i needed to wait my turn or it wasn't our time. i understand these frustrations. and yet when i decided to run for president, i decided to run a campaign that was realistic about these challenges, but also one that was optimistic about what lies ahead for our country. we have a right to enforce our immigration laws, but we also have to have a realistic approach to fix it. we are living through this extraordinary economic transformation that is disrupted in people's lives.
i know it's disruptive, but i has know this new economy incredible opportunity. i know america can't solve all the world's problems, but i also know that when america doesn't lead, it leaves behind a vacuum, and that leads to chaos. nation,a special because where you come from here doesn't decide where you get to go. that is how a 44-year-old son of a bartender and he made, that is how i decide that i can run for president of the united states of america. [applause] so, from aio: political standpoint, the easiest thing to have done in this campaign is to jump on all those anxieties i just talked about, to make people angry, make people more frustrated. i chose a different route and i'm proud of that. [applause]
senator rubio: that would have been, in a year like this, that would have been the easiest way to win. but that is not what's best for america. the politics of resentment will not just leave us a fractured party, they will leave us a fractured nation. they will leave us as a nation where people literally hate each other because they have different political opinions. that we find ourselves at this point is not surprising. the warning signs have been here for close to a decade. in 2010, the tea party wave carried me and others into office because not enough was happening and that gave republicans a majority in the house, but nothing changed. in 2014, those voters gave republicans a majority in the senate, and still nothing changed. i blame some of that on the conservative movement, a movement that is supposed to be about principles and ideas, but i blame most of it on our
political establishment. [applause] senator rubio: a political establishment that for far too long has looked down at conservatives as simpleminded people, looked down at conservatives as simply bomb throwers. a political establishment that has taken the votes of conservatives for granted. a political establishment that is going to confuse cronyism for capitalism and big business for free enterprise. to bridge this divide within our party and our country because i know that after eight years of barack obama this nation needs a vibrant and growing conservative movement and it needs a strong republican party to change the direction of this country. or many of the things that are growing wrong in america will become permanent. many of the things that make us a special country will be gone. america needs a vibrant conservative movement, but one
built on principles and ideas, not on fear, not on anger, not on playing on people's frustrations. [indiscernible] [applause] senator rubio: a conservative movement that believes in the principles of our constitution, that protects our rights and limits the power of government, a conservative movement committed to the cause of free enterprise, the only economic model where everyone can climb without anyone falling. a conservative movement that believes in a strong national defense and a conservative movement that believes in the strong judeo-christian values that are the formation of our nation. [applause] senator rubio: but we also need a new political establishment. not one that looks down on people that live outside of the district of columbia. not one that tells young people they need to wait in line. not one that is more interested in winning elections than
solving problems or standing by principles. [applause] bernie sanders: -- senator rubio: and this is the campaign we run, eight campaign that is optimistic about the opportunities before us. a campaign that recognizes the difficulties we face, but believes that we are truly on the verge of a new american century. ,nd a campaign to be president a campaign to be a president that was love all the american people. even the ones that don't love you back. [applause] this is the right way forward for our party. this is the right way forward for our country. but after tonight, it is clear that while we are on the right side this year, we will not be on the winning side. i take great comfort in the ancient words which teach us
that in their hearts, humans plan their course, but the lord establishes their steps. yes, while this may not have been the year for a hopeful and optimistic message about our future, i still remain hopeful and optimistic about america. [applause] senator rubio: how can i not? girlsher was one of seven born to a poor family. her father was disabled. he struggled to provide for them his entire life. my mother told us a few years ago, she never went to bed hungry going up, but she knows her parents did. she came to this country in 1956 with little education, no money, no connections. my parents struggled. they were discouraged. they even thought about going back to cuba, but they persevered. they never became rich. i didn't inherit any money from
my parents. they never became famous. and yet i consider my parents to be very successful people, because in this country, working hard as a bartender and in this country, they live to see all four of their children live better off than themselves. in this country, on this day, my mother who is now 85 years old was able to cast a ballot for her son to be the president of the united states of america. [applause] marco rubio: and so -- [chanting] >> marco, marco, marco. marco rubio: and so, while it is