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working on this full time before even having the name eventis. and now, we have full engagement and networking platform for events. it's a very interact app with 86% engagement in most of our events. so we are helping people get together during events. now we have a great team two offices in cairo and dubai and we're working with events in our region. when i look back on the journey, wasn't easy at all. it was very challenging. very exciting as well. but this was full of ups and downs. we started before even the first one in egypt. we had few mentors back then. but now we have a number of amazing startups, a number of mentors and support organizations who are working to build this. i can see sometimes it's grown very well but we still have a lot to do.
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president obama: that's great. thank you. [applause] >> thank you, it's an honor to be here. when i was growing up in rwanda, i used to be in the forest collecting firewood for my parents. other children in africa are facing the same challenges, they are involved in a number of activities to help their parents just to prepare their meal instead of going to school. so as i was growing up, i kept thinking about something that i can do to help these families have access to alternative fuels they can use to replace charcoal wood that they have been using for many years. so i came up with an idea whereby we collect wood and
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turned turn them into an affordable, environmentally friendly product that people can use, it's a great cooking fuel which can improve health and sanitation in homes. it's been two years and we have employed more than 25 people, giving them jobs and we are trying to expand to other areas of the country so that we can continue to improve sanitation as well as providing alteshtive fuels which can improve health and mitigate climate change in the country and africa in general. president obama: excellent. [applause] >> it's an honor to be here. i'm so happy.
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we are a social enterprise, i started it three years ago, we are now in peru, chile and mexico. what we tried to do is go out and find opportunities where other people hadn't. so we looked for women who haven't been able to have the education they needed and make them great developer and connect them with job opportunities. something i notice when students join our program, most are completely unaware of their potential. they come in thinking it's going to be really hard to break this vicious cycle of low-skilled employment, underpaid employment or domestic work. but they soon start learning the code and it's such a powerful skill set. a few week into the program they start building their first
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website, their first app, their games, and showing them to the world. it's so empowering and six months after joining they're ready to go out and join the work force. so we have people who get job offers from the coolest companies in town they go out, get to decide where they want to go and work, they triple their income so they significantly improve their economic circumstances and support their families and i think most importantly they start realizing that anything is possible if they work hard enough for it. and we have student that was gone from working at a corner shop to working at the i.d.b. in
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washington as developer a few blocks from the white house. they are an example that anything is possible. they're changing not only their lives but their communities, their cities, and i think they are transforming the tech sector in latin america. they are bringing the diversity and the talent that the sector needs to really become a leading force in our economy. and i'm pretty sure as we continue to grow and reach thousands of women in the region, they are going to change our country for the better and make sure that we can actually base our growth on the most important thing that we have, our young talent. president obama: that's great. [applause] we were talking back stage, i'd been reading about this, and i said 60% of the women who have gone through this program now were employed and i was corrected, it's now 70%. i had old day tafment but i think it's important to point out that your success rate has been quite extraordinary already. that's wonderful. >> thank you. president obama: mark, there was a time when you were sort of in
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their shoes and -- but now, obviously facebook's success has been extraordinary. but i'm sure you still can connect with the stories that are told here and some of the stories out there. how is facebook thinking about its own role in creating this platform for entrepreneurship around the world? i know that's something you've been thinking a lot about. >> well, it's really inspiring to be here with so many great entrepreneurs and you know, you hear about all the work they're doing, it's an honor system of thanks for having me. you know, to me, entrepreneurship is about creating change, not just creating companies. and you know, the most effective entrepreneurs who i've met care deeply about some mission, some change that they're trying to create and often they don't even start because they're trying to create a company. that's how i think about my connection to all of us here is, i was getting started, i wanted, i cared deeply about giving everyone a voice, and giving people the tools to share everything they cared about. and bringing a community together and it started small,
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in one university, and i didn't think it was going to be a company at the time. as a matter of fact i was pretty convinced that at some point someone would build something like this for the world but i thought that that would be some other company that already had thousands of engineers and was used to building stuff for hundreds of millions of people around the world and you know, what ended up happening was, that no one built it. so we just kept on going. people said it each step along the way, you know what you're doing, maybe college students like it but no one else is going to like it. there's not going to be any money in doing this. all right, only really do it if you care, if you're passionate about doing it. then it started grow, people said it would be a fad, never be a good business. but you keep going because you care, not because you're trying to create a business. and then there was the shift to mobile, people thought it wouldn't be a sustainable business. and you know, through each of these things, the entrepreneurs
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i think build things that last for a long time keep going because they care fundamentally about the change they're trying to create in the world and they're not in it just to build a company. and you know, i carry that with me today. so today, we have, we live in a world with more than seven billion people but more than four billion of us are not on the internet. and we talk about having an equal opportunity to be able to create change in the world, i think that's a hard thing to do if you don't have access to some of the basic infrastructure and technical tools that are necessary to build this kind of -- these kinds of technical products. i kind of think about what we're doing today. very similarly to how i thought about where we are at the beginning. you know, i get people all the time who come to me and say, all right, you're investing billions of dollars in trying to put internet connectivity in places where, you know, we don't get
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paid for it. it's not something that we'll make any money from for a very long period of time, if it works out. but it's a deep belief that you're trying to make a change, trying to connect people in the world and i really do believe if you do something good and if you help people out, then eventually some portion of that good will come back to you. you may not know up front what it's going to be but that's just been the guiding principle for me in the work that we've done and i hope that some of the work we do can play a role in empowering you and help manager entrepreneurs to build the next great companies. [applause] president obama: so for the
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three budding entrepreneurs, you've already had some success and positive feedback. but i know it's still hard sometimes and frustrating. let's go back to the earlier question i asked. what do you fine to be some of the biggest hurdles for your success? and are there policies that either your governments could be pursuing or the united states in conjunction with your governments could be pursuing that would really make this process if not easy, then at least a little smoother? and are there questions or concerns that you have in terms of how more established businesses like facebook, how they might be able to interact with startups like yours? so why don't we -- we'll go in reverse order this time. >> i think there's been many
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challenges along the way and in our case, we tried to disrupt many preconceptions. people were like, how are you going to train them, how will you get a young woman who went to a public high school who isn't very good, to be competitive in the labor market. i think we've overcome those and we've proved that you can learn in months instead of years. most of the companies that hire our developers actually rehire, you know. so they realize that they're great, you know. they're as competitive as anyone else who comes from a different background. that's been very, very encouraging and on our way. and i mean, the little secret that i have, being an entrepreneur, motivation is everything. when we are making the end of the month to pay all our people, when we're facing challenges, i just go into the classroom. ok, let me go into the classroom, i talk to the girls that study with us.
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they're the main force behind not only myself but all my team my partners and all my team because they are fighting so hard to make it happen. they are sometimes committing four hours a day to come and go back. they have on top of studies, they have significant responsibilities and are move proving it can be done. that's a reality check to say, i have everything i need to keep going at this. [applause] >> i think one of the most biggest challenges that i have faced was because i started this company very young. at the time i was 19 years old and in my culture, it is believed that those great initiatives are started by old people.
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it's been -- and those things that have been difficult for old people cannot be possible for young people. so i tried to disrupt that idea and i created this company, but of course during that period no one was even trusting me to be my employee. i had to be my own marker. i had to be everything in the company, so i i can build that kind of first impression so i can impress a few people to come to me and help me run this, and the other challenge we are facing is a lot of financial institutions didn't even know what we were talking about because this is -- these are the kind of renewable energy we wanted to bring in, and you find folks working in banks asking you, what are you trying to do, because they don't understand
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what we are doing. it was very difficult for them to analyze and calculate the risk that might be involved in the activities that we are tiing to do. but because i trusted in my solution and this kind of thing i want to do for my community i kept pushing, applying for different competitions and lucky the united states africa foundation grant to start -- to start the initiative and when i started, people started to see how you can take advantage in ways that you already have to produce some product which is can then go back in communities and be a solution which can improve lives of many people and then from there, people started coming. but the lesson that i learned from that experience is that no matter what you're trying to do,
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it's necessary that you are having the kind of motive in your mind that you want society to move forward system of the policies come along the way to help you run the initiative but that will happen once you start. if you don't start, no one will come and join you. president obama: good. so -- \[applause] president obama: part of what the two of you described is, first of all, each country has its own culture and there's going to be sometimes some cultural barrier, whether it's attitudes about women and what they can do, or attitudes about young people and how seriously they take a young person. mark had to deal with that a little bit. but here obviously in the united states and particularly in silicon valley, i think that's
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begun to change. but there's also just basic issues like financing. and having access to capital. particularly when it's a new idea and it doesn't fit the existing models that the banks or other financial institutions may have. mia, do those challenges resonate in your experience? how did you navigate through those? >> i think all the entrepreneurs like everybody where in the world we share the same challenges. i think i made almost every single mistake you read about in
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every book. i learned everything the hard way. so yeah, it's a learning process. it's -- funding was one of the challenges of course. the other one was the legal system and the legal structure especially in egypt. it's not start-up friendly. you have to do -- you have to be persistent to get around that. building a team as well, like, i'm a woman and i started, i was young -- president obama: you're still young, i think. i think you qualify as young. >> so, yeah, i had almost the same challenges. i'd say the only thick that keep us going is believing in our idea, believing that we can do something. we can add value to people's lyes. and this is the only thing that keeps me getting up every day in the morning and going to work. president obama: all of you are expressing what mark said which is, it starts with a passion. if you start off just saying i want to make money, but there's no clear mission behind it, then when you start hitting some of
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these barriers it's hard to push through. with respect to some of the barriers that you're talking about, the u.s., in keck to the entrepreneurship summit, what we've been trying to do is take best practices and learn lessons about what's working and what's not. and so in the grants we're providing or the training that we're providing, you know, while these -- what these summits have been useful in doing is hearing directly from entrepreneurs and say this program doesn't work as well as it could. this one work really well. what we're also trying to do, though, is encourage governments
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to listen and hear from entrepreneurs to build a different kind of culture. so the point you made about how hard is it to get a business started? how much paperwork do you have to fill out? what kind of fees do you have to pay? how much bureaucracy do you have to sort through? that's something that here in the united states we've had to deal with ourselves. what we've tried to do is both simplify processes but also use technology in ways that means you don't have to travel across town in cairo to go to an office and the person you need to see isn't there and then you have to travel back and reschedule the next day and the traffic is terrible and it's driving you crazy. if you can go on the net and do a lot of that work ahead of time, that can make a huge difference in accelerating the process that you're doing. so i'm very glad that we have 20 countries represented here because part of what we're doing is getting commit. those other countries to say, we're going to learn from each other and figure out how we can streamline these efforts so that we're making life a little bit easier for young people like you. >> yeah, actually, when we started, we didn't know where to start from.
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we couldn't find any information online, for example, on how to get the company registered in egypt. we didn't know any lawyers or anyone who can direct us through it. so we have to go and ask for help from other people and couldn't find any information. so much time, effort, and money. president obama: even here in the united states where it's much easier to do business we still have 16 agencies that have in charge of doing business. we tried to streamline into one, it requires congressional action. [laughter] so at least what we tried to do so at least what we tried to do is consolidate the websites so it's easier to get the information even though you still have to deal pork ten rblely with 16 different agencies for different needs. so there are specific things
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that the government can do to be more entrepreneur friendly. how can companies like facebook, or google or some of the venture funds that are represented here, how should they think about finding good ideas, what sorts of mentorship or training would you find most helpful? obviously having experienced entrepreneurs, people who have seen startups in the past, can maybe help you avoid a few of the lessons and part of the goal of the summit here is to build networks so that that kind of mentorship is available. but marking i know that facebook is already doing some of this. tell us about some of the things you're excited about and then maybe we can hear from them about other networking opportunities that they'd be looking for. >> sure. we have a dwooper program all over the world where, you know,
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we go around and it's called fb start, and we give entrepreneurs free access to tools and send them -- a lot of tools that people can use are free from facebook and other places, but in order to help get started with businesses, we give to different companies tens of thousands of dollars worth of facebook tools to get started. but it's also important to help people learn thousand use the tools. so we do entrepreneurship workshops around the world. people are starting to create technical companies, but also for small businesses. which i think are an important part, maybe less the focus of this summit but that's a huge part of what we try to do around the world and help people get on the internet and connect with people that they're trying to sell their products to. we have more than 50 million
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small business pages that are on facebook and a large number of them use it as they primary presence for communicating with people and attracting help. that's a pretty good basic tool that's out there. the biggest thing that i'm personally focused on is connectivity, though. i think for you guy, we talked about this a little bit back stage, i think you're mostly in places that have reasonable connectivity. you were talking about how sometimes when you go home it's not so good. but in general, i think, for a whole other big population wave of folks, this is a blacking factor. if you grew up and you've never used a computer or never had access to the internet, it's often hard to even imagine what you're missing out on. so -- and this is a local problem that i think we, you know, need to do a better job of
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empowering folks in different countries to be able to spread connectivity. this isn't something that the u.s. or some american company can come in and do in the pace -- and do. in the places it's worked, it's been in partnership with local companies, local entrepreneurs and local governments. that's also something i'd love you guys' advice on, how we can do a better job of spreading connectivity, not just to you guys but to other entrepreneurs who haven't had the opportunity to build things as well. president obama: in terms of connectivity and how that connects with creating the supply for all these wonderful young women you're training, obviously things are growing. but speak to mark's point about how you see things unfolding both in peru and latin america.
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>> first of all, facebook is such an amazing tool for us because we often target women who have had limited access to the digital world as a whole, but no matter where you go, facebook is there. young people today live their digital lives through facebook. so even though they don't have email and they have limited use of the internet, they have a facebook account. president obama: mark a very happy to hear this. >> i am. >> it's a great connection. it's a starting point. we usually start on our events where we do our program and encourage young women to apply which says a lot about facebook because you know what's behind it. that's an important thread in our communications. so thank you, it helps a lot. and in terms of connectivity, i think latin america is moving forward but there's still many important challenges. we were discussing before, the service is not often the best because there's very few cane companies in the market. in brings some challenges. we also have, many, many of the
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latin american countries are centralized in the capital city or major cities where connectivity isn't a problem. as you get further away and it becomes a challenge, so i think it should be a priority for our government. in the case of peru, i think the government is realizing this is important. i have to say we've been really lucky, both in peru and chile, we've had support from the government because they realize that they not only need to expand access to digital services but they also need to start bringing in more people to create digital products, you know. we have -- if we want to grow and have more digital services who is going to build them? that's been really lucky on our side. and one point, i think it's crucial for entrepreneurs to work hand in hand with big companies and government.
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i think we entrepreneurs have the amazing advantage of being abling to take huge, sometimes irresponsible leaps. we can go out and try the things -- try new things all the time. this is something that as you become larger, and if you're government, becomes harder. so i think we have a role to play here. trying new things. when it comes to scaling up those things, these partnerships are essential to take what we've built and invest it and move to a larger scale. president obama: i think that's a great point. the kind of training you're doing. even with our entire education infrastructure here, we have that same gap. we initiated something called tech hire where we're going into communities and cities that -- where people can't imagine they could somehow be part of the tech industry and what we're finding is, is that through months of training, in some
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cases through community college, in some cases companies who are joining with us, it tushes out that you can train people very effectively. and as we prove concept, now we have the opportunity to scale up through the the job training programs that already exist in the u.s. government. so i think you're making a terrific point that in the sam'a terrific point that in the same way your individual companies are taking risks, proving content, and then trying to scale up in the private sector, part of what governments need to be doing is when they see something that's working, a tool, an app, a mechanism, that saves time, makes something more convenient, makes a product more accessible to people, then we have to be prepared to change how we do business and potentially scale up as well.
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you're right, it's hard sometimes for governments to take massive risks, but what governments can do is to partner with entrepreneurs, start small, work out the kinks, and then be able to back the process of scaling up in that way. any additional thoughts in terms of how not only mark but all these v.c.'s out here can help you out? make your pitch, man. [applause] >> i think facebook is doing a great job in terms of improving connectivity, and when you look at the situation in my country, we are really trying, but we still have a lot of -- a long way to go because connectivity is only available in the cities.
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you can find it in villages but it's not really fast. so that you can use it for some activities like watching videos or sending heavy files to other people. so we are still having a challenge in terms of connectivity and a rapid internet, but what we're trying to do as small businesses is looking at the big company -- at the tools big companies like facebook offer, like using messenger to exchange messages. and you know, we use like one to see how to disseminate messages. in my country a lot of people don't know this kind of -- they just throw waste everywhere.
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we are using this technology to teach people they have to sort organic, non-organic that we have to be more careful. the fact that when you are still small, you are like 10 years in front of you so you can attract attention from many people to come and join you, but depending on the kind of spotlight, support that you are getting from different people, we are trying to benefit from these kind of initiatives to send the messages and bring attention of many people to what we're doing. >> i don't know where to start exactly. in egypt, facebook started a revolution.
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[applause] facebook was the only way to communicate during the revolution. after that i believe you have the numbers but the facebook penetration has grown tremendously since then. and it's a basic tool now, like now everyone in egypt, they have facebook. and we were just talking about that. there's a lot to do and also back to the connectivity thing, i'm not sure if my team and my family are watching this or not because they can't live stream. i hope they're not seeing the loading.
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[laughter] president obama: if it makes you feel any better, it happens to me, too. i thought i'd have the gear. but i'm just sitting there, waiting. waiting. >> now i moved to dubai, i have to manage the team in cairo, it's hard to do a skype with the team or something like that. we have to work around this, we have -- i have been trying to get another line in the office for like four months now and we still didn't get another line. president obama: that's in dubai? >> that's in egypt. dubai is -- much more better. yes. president obama: you raise a couple of important points. first of all, the huge
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opportunity here is for countries to leapfrog existing infrastructure and obviously we see this in africa, in india, places where mobile banking and payment systems have accelerated even more rapidly than they have here. farmers using information to access prices to markets so that they're selling their goods at a decent price. so there's an infrastructure and connectivity function that governments can play. you're raising another question, an issue, though, which is a sensitive topic in some countries, which is openness. it is hard to foster and encourage an entrepreneurial culture if it's closed. and if information flows are blocked. and what we are seeing around
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the world oftentimes is governments wanting the benefits of entrepreneurship and connectivity, but thinking that top-down control is also compatible with that, and it's not. people remark on my 2008 campaign and how we were really early adapters of so much technology. it wasn't because i knew what i was doing. it's because a bunch of 20-year-olds came to me and said hey, there's this new thing called myspace or, you know. [applause] >> ouch. president obama: just a little dig there, but the point is that they had all this stuff that i had never heard of, and if i had tried to maintain control and
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saiding no, no, no, we're going with, you know, pamphlets, because i'm used to pamphlets, and i can control what's in the pamphlet, then i might not be sitting here. the same is true for governments as a whole. there's a cultural shift that is sometimes difficult that says, we are empowering individuals and we are open to ideas. we are willing to admit new information that may be -- that maybe contradict ours own preconceptions. we're willing to test those new ideas. if they don't work, we're going to try something else. that's the connection between connectivity and the internet and science. part of what has created all this, part of what stanford is all about, is our capacity to
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say, we don't know. to say that all the received wisdom might not be right. and we're willing to test it. and that is threatening sometimes. it's threatening to governments, threatening to cultures, but that's the essence of discovery and innovation. and so one of the things we've been trying to do, and just encourage through the state department, is to gently and sometimes bluntly talk to governments about their need to maintain an openness and a confidence in their own people. what makes it harder, admittedly, is the fact that the openness and power of connect ivity also can empower some bad people. and so us wrestling with how do we counter the sort of violent
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extremism that can end up poisoning the mind and resulting in what we saw happening in orlando, that's a constant balance that we're trying to weigh. but what i worry about is people using that as an excuse then to try to block things off and control the flow of information. and that's a question that i think young people are attuned to and they're going to have to pay attention to and all of us are going to have to fight for in the years to come. this has been an extraordinary conversation. how are we doing on time? we're all done. i'm having so much fun. [applause] give our panelists a big round of applause. congratulations for the great work you're doing. thank you, everybody. [cheers and applause] thank you so much. i'm sure your family was watching. if not, they'll be seeing it on video soon.
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mr. brady: good morning, everyone. i'm kevin brady, chairman of the house ways and means committee. america is the greatest country on earth. we don't have to settle for second-rate economy where paychecks are flat and millions of qualified americans can't find full-time work. and why is america growing weaker while our foreign competitors grow stronger? the problem is the costly, complex, and unfair tax code that washington imposes on hardworking taxpayers. house republicans, led by our speaker paul ryan, see a better way, and today we propose a new tax code for the american people, a tax code built for growth, for the growth of paychecks, for the growth of local jobs and the economy, and the growth of america's economy. and first, we unleash new job creation. with the lowest taxes in modern history on local businesses,
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small or large, corporations or family-owned, and here's why. washington must take less from these job creators so they can grow the local economy rather than washington's economy. for the first time in history, we'll change the way america taxes its businesses so they can compete and win, whether on main street or in madrid. and when they win, they will not be charged one dime to bring those profits back home here to america to be invested in good jobs, research, and growth. for the first time, we'll end the penalties in the current tax code that too often force american companies to move their jobs, their technologies, and headquarters overseas. no longer will we be the only major country that still taxes its own exports. no longer will american products lose out to foreign competitors simply because they're proudly stamped "made in america."
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for the first time, local businesses will be able to immediately write off unlimited investments in buildings, equipment, and technology. this new wave of business investment coarsing through our local economies will be a strong catalyst for more jobs along main street. for the first time since it was established in 1916, we will end the death tax so family-owned farms and businesses will never again fear the i.r.s. swooping in and taking nearly half of the nest egg they worked a lifetime to build. the result of this built for growth tax code is that america will leapfrog from dead last among our foreign competitors to firmly in the lead pact of pro-jobs tax code in the world. americans are sick of this huge complex tax code riddled with special breaks for others and
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nothing but headaches for them. for years hardworking taxpayers have asked washington for a tax code so simple and fair and understandable that it could fit on a postcard. we've been listening and that is exactly what we propose. for the first time in modern history, a tax code simple and fair enough to fit on a postcard. this postcard form will simplify the number of tax brackets by more than half. it will take less from taxpayers at every income level because washington takes too much of your hard-earned dollars. and to make it easier to save for retirement and grow the local economy, we will cut taxes on savings and investment to half the regular rate. the postcard we propose will include help with the basics -- home and children, charity and college. it will be that simple. it will be that fair.
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but make no mistake, america. this is not our tax code, it's yours. you deserve a real say in how you're taxed. so before this new tax proposal is introduced into law, we will be asking the american people, do you want simple and fair as a postcard or more complicated with more loopholes and sending more money to washington? we will be listening. and finally, a simpler, fairer tax code demands a simpler, fairer tax collector. we will bust up the i.r.s. as it is today. redesigning it into three smaller, more focused units to serve businesses, to provide state-of-the-art taxpayer service for families and individuals, and quickly and affordably resolving tax disputes. in essence, an independent and unbiased small claims court so families and small businesses aren't forced to spend thousands of dollars to resolve a routine
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tax difference. so here's the challenge going forward. tax reform only happens once a generation, and it could easily be hijacked by washington and special interests. at this urgent moment in history as america struggles to reclaim its standing in the world and americans struggle to regain their standard of living, we can't afford to continue to struggle under this tax code. house republicans believe it's time for a change. it's time, america, to let your voice be heard. if you want more local jobs, speak up. if you want a simple and fair postcard, speak up. if you want to stop fearing the i.r.s., speak up. and like us, if you want america to be the strongest economy on earth for you and your children, it's time to speak up loudly. and now i introduce -- [applause]
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and now i'd like to introduce our whip, steve scalise. mr. scalise: well, i first want to congratulate kevin brady and the ways and means committee for the hard work that they've put in to get us to this point. you look at this plan and it represents over 50 members of congress who brought their ideas forward as well who represent every region of this country. everybody knows that this tax code is broken. it's one of the things that's holding back our economy, it's holding back our ability to compete with other countries. i am tired of seeing american companies leave america to be able to remain competitive. all that president obama does is criticizes the company when they're on their way out the door. doesn't it make a lot more sense to actually go and fix the problems that are causing american businesses to leave just to be competitive? that's what this code does. this new plan completely
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reorganizes the tax code that we all know is broken and creates a more simplified plan that makes it easier for families to save for their retirement. it makes it easier for small businesses to grow. we completely eliminate the death tax, one of the most immoral taxes that actually is one of the biggest threats to small businesses being able to stay in family hands, so that if you build a business you can actually pass it on to your kids. it's part of the american dream, and yet that's one of the things that this tax code destroys. we have all seen that the i.r.s. actually targets people based on their political views. doesn't it make sense to rein in the i.r.s., take power away from the i.r.s., and put that power back in the hands of families all around this country with a more simplified postcard-sized tax code? a tax code where you can actually fill out your taxes on a postcard while still being able to have your mortgage interest deductions and your charitable contributions that
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families love all around this country. so this is a great day to be able to talk about the contrast of between a pro-growth, bold idea like a tax code that's simplified that the republicans are bringing forward, versus the old failed way that president obama and liberals in washington want to continue to keep growing where the i.r.s. stays powerful. and has so much influence over destroying our economy. so it's an exciting day. a lot of great work has been done by kevin brady and the ways and means committee to bring us to this point, and it's a great contrast we can bring forward now to the american people in these next few months because ultimately the american people will make this decision in november. do they want a more simplified tax code that puts more power in the hands of families by taking it away from the i.r.s. and bureaucrats in washington? to talk more about this is somebody who knows a lot about tax policy. before he was speaker, he had another job. chairman of the ways and means
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committee, which he still probably wonders about sometimes but brady is not giving that up. our speaker of the house, paul ryan. [applause] the speaker: i used to know something about tax policy. this job takes it away from you. no. just kidding. thank you very much. i just want to say how proud i am of my fellow colleagues. they have done outstanding work over the last six months. they have put together a serious principled agenda for 2017. this tax reform plan is absolutely no exception. the way i'd sum it up -- we want a tax code that works for taxpayers, not for tax collectors. we want to make it simpler, flatter, fairer. bring the number of tax brackets down from seven to three. lower rates for every hardworking american, bringing the top rate down to 33%.
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consolidate those deductions and credits. make it so simple that the average american can do their taxes on a postcard and that the i.r.s. -- the average i.r.s. agent can actually understand. more than that, we want america to be the best place in the world to do business. we cut taxes on small businesses. we lower their top tax rate to 25%. we cut our corporate tax rate, which is the highest in the industrialized world, down to 20% from 35%. stop taxing people when they bring their money into our country so they bring more. stop taxing new investments. don't punish people for saving and for investing. reward them. all of these things are going to grow our economy and create jobs. all of these things, these reforms will raise our wages right here in america. and finally, the i.r.s. needs to
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get its act together. it needs to put taxpayers first so we overhaul and streamline the internal revenue service. we install a new commissioner and we clear out the bureaucracy and we update their technology so taxpayers can get help in the privacy that they deserve. all of these things will fix our tax code, and all six parts of this agenda will get our country back on track. i think it's good to remember why we started this project in the first place. we did it because we are living in a very uncertain time in america. 70% of americans think america is headed in the wrong direction. we agree with that, but the way we see it that means that we have an obligation. we have a moral duty and an obligation to offer a better way, to give our fellow citizens who are so worried about the direction of this country a new
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direction, a better way. a better way to lift people out of poverty, a better way to keep america safe, a better way to grow our economy, to protect self-government, a better way to fix our health care, and now a better way to fix our tax code. if you want to learn more about all six of our planned parts, go to to close, i want to say how i see this moment we are in. we are going into a global economy that is faster than anything we have ever seen before. one part of our country is ok with this. another part of our country is very concerned, very anxious, and very skeptical about this. they're wondering, how are we going to be able to preserve our values? how are we going to be able to preserve opportunity for everyone in america? how are we going to be able to keep america strong and safe? really, the question is -- are we, america, going to shape the
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global economy or is it going to shape us? i think with this plan, once again america will take the lead. with this plan, everyone in our country, the anxious and the eager, the old america and the new america can unite and build a confidence america. -- a confident america. with this plan, we can take our founding principles, these beautiful animating principles that built this wonderful, exceptional country in the first place -- liberty, freedom, free enterprise, government by consent -- and we can bring and breathe life of these principles into the 21st century. with this plan we can turn this country around and expand opportunity for all americans. this is what our country needs. this is a better way. thank you very much. [applause]
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we'd like to take questions. i want to bring chairman brady up to answer questions about tax plans, and if there is possibly a question on something else i'll take those afterwards. mr. brady. mr. brady: thank you. questions? yes, sir? reporter: for both of you, this plan, what do you view in here as a sacrifice for or departure from your ideals to meet with the revenue constraints? mr. brady: we designed this to be revenue neutral on how our economy will grow under this. in my view, we have delivered a detailed plan on how to grow the economy, especially along main street, a detailed plan to simplify the tax code for most families, a detailed plan to actually return power to americans rather than washington, d.c. and the most important part of
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this whole day is to say, america, we're not imposing a tax code, we're proposing a new simpler, fairer tax code and now it's your turn to have a say. we will be listening as republicans, the american people through this year to get their thoughts and their ideas at every step of the way, we'll make this blueprint better. every step of the way we're going to make it better for the american people and we are doing all this to introduce a tax bill to move it in 2017. so this is a serious discussion with the american people and we're ready to listen. the speaker: ditto. reporter: this could be both of you. you talked about the global economy and i wondered if you're concerned about the economic uncertainty that could be caused by the brexit? mr. brady: well -
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the speaker: no, obviously the markets will react when new news and information like this occurs. i believe markets will eventually stabilize. that's point number one. point number two, all the more reason for america to lead. america needs to lead. the world wants america to lead and with this tax reform plan, america will clearly be leading. and in so many ways, by having a code -- in the ways and means committee, they had to make a decision. get a system so it's in the middle of the pack with the rest of the country or world, or do we have a plan that leapfrogs the rest of the world? this leapfrogs and leads the rest of the world. for the moments of uncertainty around the globe, having strong, powerful, confident american economic leadership is in need and this does that. mr. brady: yes? reporter: regarding the postcard. is that an illustration or is that one of the goals for the tax plan?
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mr. brady: one of the goals is to make this code so simple and understandable for people that they can file it on a postcard. when you look at it in the blueprint, you can see, you know, one real serious tax cuts for savings investments. that's not only good for families, it grows the economy in a major way. you're seeing the basics -- the mortgage interest deduction and charitable deduction. we want people to give to their local church or local charity. you'll see help with raising kids which is so expensive and college costs which is so expensive as well. it will include people to move to toward and the economic ladder. it's a postcard. it's as simple and fair as that. so the key question for america is, do you want a code that simple and understandable or we can load that postcard up with dozens, if not hundreds of special interest provisions as long as everyone understands. that means you have to send far more money to washington and sort of beg to get it back to
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your pocketbook. and we're thinking the american people want to keep those dollars in their family, their pocketbook and their local economy. but we're going to be listening to the american people about whether they want that simple and fair postcard. yes? reporter: can you go into more detail about the deductions? how would you treat tax deferred savings for retirement? mr. brady: well, two things. go to the blueprint and you'll see the layout where we want to go. as you imagine to lower rates and to simplify things, we have to -- we have to take a lot of the special provisions and set them aside so that the code is lower and fairer and flatter. from that standpoint, we know that grows the economy and we know it can go forward. what was the second part? we put a real premium on savings
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investment and so the ways and means committee, along with house republicans, will continue work to simplify the way we save. today there are just too many provisions. we had teenage boys saving for college, the savings provision on college is 90 pages long. that is simplified. we think we can do a lot better than that. so the committee and the house republicans are continuing work to simple five the way we can do a better when. yes, ma'am. departure what speaker ryan and you have voted on, can you explain how you got to this? reagan president started, over 15 tax breaks, now
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we are proposing three. we are consolidating down. we are supplying by lowering them at every level. way that that in a and it is prevalent neutral. and those were key goals. pro-growth for business in a completely different irs. we think we position america for much longer economic future going forward certainly more than what we had today. >> are you saying it would not have been possible to get down to the 25% in the budget blueprint in a revenue neutral way? mr. brady: we followed the principles we laid out simpler,
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flatter. we think this guarantees certainly makes more certain tax relief at every income level and does it in a fairer and fairer and simpler way so those -- flatter and simpler way so those principles were adhered to. reporter: can i follow up on the brexit vote. youker ryan -- what do think of the political environment behind the brexit vote? are there parallels for the election in the fall? >> sure. we value the principles of sovereignty, self- determination and limited government, these are very important and these are being expressed here at home and around the world. we clearly understand the principles. so we clearly understand the
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thinking behind these principles. let me just say since you're going off the tax script i'll go off it for this moment, deidre. england is our indispensible ally. our friends in the united kingdom is an indispensible relationship, period, end of story. >> last question. reporter: you talk a lot about [inaudible] do you have any plans to do some sort of formal solicitation for comment or hit the road and have town halls? mr. brady: all of the above. the invitation to speak out and for us to listen begins this moment. we have our better way website, the blueprint. we have at ways and also, ways and means house republicans we will be going throughout our districts throughout the country basically asking people, is this a simple and fair tax reform that you
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want or do we want to continue with the same complex, burdensome, almost unknowing tax code that we have today? and as we do that listing, we will be preparing for tax legislation in 2017 and moving to fix this broken code. the speaker: all right. thank you, everybody. appreciate it. [applause]
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>> we will hear about the congressional agenda of this weekend. he talks about his plans for replacing the dodd frank regulation law and the recent sit in. on sunday aterview 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> this is something i would not only loved to do but it is
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different from the kinds of votes in the past and the way in which we could read think and reevaluate who this person was, what his virtues really were that made him the most adored and angelina figures in history and what were his, the things that made him in many ways even hated. q&a, arthurght on herman takes a look at the life and career of dogs macarthur -- douglas macarthur. >> one of the things about him, he saw the future more clearly often than he saw the present. whether it was america's going thisasia, rise of china, split between china and the
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soviet union which he foresaw but perhaps american domestic politics. >> sunday night at 8:00 eastern. a look at global challenges facing the u.s. with jake sullivan. the national security advisor for hillary clinton. this was part of a conference hosted by the truman national security conference and the truman center for national politics. this is 45 minutes.
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>> good afternoon. we have a great speaker tonight. thank you -- settle down. we have talked a lot about critical issues. i had an office at number two role trade and i lost friends. we understand the stakes of the political battle we are in and we believe a safe america is grounded in our values and uses
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the best of hardened people. and also the world, it is more important for us to fight broad valleys and for a vision of america and global strength that is optimistic and strong. now is are weight going to build on american abandonr only going to and run away from what made us great we have a republican candidate with infuriating makes a stand for what we are against because of what he stands for. he favors a nuclear arms race and abandoning our allies. he ignores the bill of rights and denies climate change. he supports torture and the rem killing of families of those who oppose us. he was one of the iraqi or report he was against the.
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he presents us with a choice of the leader who is unfit, unstable and unqualified as opposed to hillary clinton who has the experience, intelligence and character. this year, it is important that you engage since 2008, too many of our american citizens are left behind. drawn to anger, hostility and year. to paints anools optimistic vision, a vision of american greatness that is based on strength, grounded on values and sustained by our hope as opposed to our base fears and no one is better to think they could than our own brother, jake sullivan. the first author of a truman peace deal.
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in incredibly overqualified public servant who is dedicated his life to public service. , a classic application of hard and soft power, of fact fear,tion and hope over my only advice is you take harry truman's campaign advice and remember as he said, carry the battle, did not look them bring it to you. put them on the defensive and don't ever apologize for anything, jake sullivan. [applause] >> thank you for that kind introduction. it is remarkable to stand here in 2016 at the truman conference and see how this organization has grown. was first when rachel
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thinking of it back in the early 2000's. evolved,w it has spread across the entire country, covering every sector of our national security community, making a difference in the national conversation and individually so many of you contributing, it really is just an incredible honor to be here to speak to you. of the trumanrt family, the community since the start. i helped in little ways when rachel and matt were getting off the ground. really, i keep using this term, truman family because it is a community of people who while we might not see eye to eye in every specific issue, we share a few fundamental things -- a
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that theor the idea united states of america has to lead in the world and leads with string and purpose. strong and smart national security policy is to be keeping our country save into advance or infrastructure and perhaps most importantly a shared intellectual commitment to finding the best, most durable ideas to the very hard national security questions that we can confront every day and they are hard. if you look around the world now, there are difficult problems and then there are wicked problems. found so compelling about this organization and about the people make it about us is nobody turns their way out. people are grappling and struggling with the difficulties of operating in the challenging international environment that we find an face in 2016.
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especially to the people outside, once upon a time, i lived in a faraway place in minnesota and send the last supper years up and down the east coast. , to yourll of you hometowns, that is the most ingenious part of your organization and i want to say thank you and blessing for expanding the circle and the perspective of the organization. one more broad reflection before i make some comments about the challenges that we face ahead of truman, the truman organization started during the bush administration. the vehicle for setting up a smart alternative. that basic mission is an evergreen mission, at this point
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where we stand today and the national political debate about foreign policy is incomplete because donald trump is challenging some of the most basic precepts of foreign policy. on nuclear weapons, allies, american values, what makes our country great in the first place. that 2002, it was a debate accepted a certain level of parameters for what the conversation would look like. today, i would urge all of us to think about going back to basics. we have to go back to effectively articulate and aggressively defend first principles. the very idea of american leadership. the simple proposition to be strong at home, strong abroad and vice versa. that is our charge. now, i believe deeply that americans, the american people
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are not isolationists but we have to in college -- acknowledge that they are asking what to make of this? we need to take their questions and concerns seriously and we need credible answers. i will talk about donald trump in a minute but i want to take a little while to reflect upon the moment we are in international security. everyone who works in foreign policy at anytime in government likes to pick the moment they are in to say the most complicated, the most challenging come of the most difficult national security moment we have seen but in our case it is true. [laughter] there have been periods where we have seen geopolitical ofiod, the strategic threat terrorism but today we are facing both of these,
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geopolitical from russia and china and terrorism from isis and al qaeda and at the same time we are also dealing with technology creating both new opportunities and threats. ciber and pandemics. , the global turbulence we are facing now, along with the message challenges at home, these are contributing to this pervasive sense that i have talked about, the american people sitting out are seeing what is going on? can someone explain to you what is going on? if you think about what they have seen over the last 10 or 15 years, you can understand a certain level of puzzlement. two wars with unsatisfying outcomes. a a painful financial crisis. china and the return of putin's
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russia. the persistent, malignant terrorist threats over the islamic world struggling with the structure. and a healthy dose of this motion in washington. thisve to be fair and say is a sense of strong confidence in our capacity to shape the world of the they should not end our confidence. we should believe that we are capable of stepping up, and to lead the world towards a future of greater peace and prosperity because for all of our self-inflicted wounds, the united states is still the only country that can step up and get the job done. secretary clinton made a speech
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and it was satisfying. and we havesly used exceptional capacity to go about building the better future for our people. ok, niceuestion is, big words, but what is the agenda? how do we actually advance america's foreign-policy and national security around the world? this is what i want to spend time talking about today and pardon me if i get a little wonky. i need a break from the campaign trail and any some travelers in m, setom so i will, u aside the campaign language. i will talk about what i think the basic necessities need to look like.
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i think the project is to update the global order to reflect the current realities of the world -- moving to do those things at once. trends new voices, new but we also have to hold onto the basic precepts and propositions since we initially constructed the global order. that is no easy task. updating the order to new realities and at the same time making sure that the order at the end of the effort continues to reflect, protect and respect our core interests and values. nutshell is is in a a challenge as american form
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housing. and i think that is right. decisively, ift we let things drift, events will shape us rather than the other way around. let's get them right and here i think it comes down to three basic steps. reinforce, rebalance, reshape. reinforce the foundation of american powers. that means reinforcing our economic foundation and secretary clinton has talked a lot about the investment that we need to make an infrastructure and in -- education. reinforce our political value. i will come back to this.
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reinforce the foundation of values. the reservoirs of american credibility and the degree in which young people and the rest of the world look at the united states and see a world he can had been depleted over time. that is because entire generation of people around the n up seeingowm things like guantanamo bay, gharib and not like what we did during the cold war. we have to reach them ourselves and to spread the message of how the united states stands for a core of universal values. we stand for women's rights, internet freedom, religious
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liberty, democracy, and all the things that have laid the core agendas that we have worked on every day. we need to reinforce the foundation of our lives. almost everywhere you look on the geopolitical compass our oldest and most important allies and now we have brexit from the and hillary clinton believes as passionately as i do reinforcing the special relationship with the united kingdom are absolutely crucial for americans national security. and she thinks we should walk away from our alliances.
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hillary clinton cannot think more differently. strengthening the alliances japan,the pacific with south korea, australia, philippines, thailand. it is so crucial to united states being able to project the kind of leadership that we need to keep our people safe and prosperous here at home. rebalance -- a lot of you heard the term rebalance. but i think we need three basic kinds of rebalancing. the asia-pacific where we are elevating our growth and and chinay and where is unfolding before our eyes. meeting with the state counselor and he become familiar
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says i like this term rebalance but there is a different concept with what we want to accomplish. we have to be present, we have to be forward and i know many of you work on these issues. second, i rebalance. i want to explain what i mean. as we contend with the threat of isis and the safe haven across -syria border, something i care about, we have take a look at the bigger context. in addition to a vicious and perverted ideology that is feeling a lot of the extremists networks and movements in the region, in addition to the
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fraying and collapsing state structures and institutions, we can see the conflict between thisis helping to fuel instability in the region. from my perspective, rebalance and we need to be for ourthe cost partners to be there. doing, begin to draw down some of their more dangerous hedging behavior. this is something that has to be played out and something i would love to engage with many of you in the room because if there is
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one thing we all know it is that this set of challenges from nigeria and west africa to south that and wething have not igot all the answers we need and we need to work with our partners around the world to try to do better as we go forward. and rebalancing our own tools and capabilities. for those of you that spent time in government, we are getting faster, more adaptable and the using increasingly asymmetric means to advance their objectives, many of which in
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direct conflict with ours -- propaganda. the use of corruption to insidiously influence neighbors. avoiding attribution. whether they be state actors or nonstate actors, get more effective, more nimble, adaptable and frankly faster, just faster. we have to be able to fully keep up with the speed and the flexibility that is required to deal with these asymmetric threats and so i believe we need to rebalance capabilities where we are really lifting up our ability to compete and win in
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the cyber domain. our ability to push back and or dealing with is the civic terrorist group. this is going what is going on with the threats and being able to take after them in the smart, sound and openly sustainable way. i will not spend a lot of time but you can go in on list of the major sets of rules governing behavior in our world today whether it is cyber, nuclear or trade investments or climate and see that the world bargaining table, the world decision-making
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forums are messy, complicated, death told, but there is no substitute for the united having up and taking we are going to refurbish. we are going to more effectively shape the rules of the road to govern each of these major areas of contact. ofuick story -- december 2009, i was with secretary clinton in copenhagen. one of the precursor conferences that led to the paris deal in 2015. there were 40 heads of state gathered in a small windowless room in copenhagen. h ofhad prime minister sing etc.a, africa, china, secretary clinton was representing president obama and
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they were going back and forth which was argue a lot and making little progress. about three clock in the morning, everybody came there was and and so you have 40 world leaders in what can only be described as the world's greatest line. deep, nicolas sarkozy was there. after 15 minutes, he stepped out and looked at the ceiling and shouts of english -- i want to die! [laughter] everybody just starts applauding. is why am istion telling the story? this is it. this is what we're dealing with.
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ok, gone are the days were a small group of powers and people shake hands. top to bottom, set it out and everybody signs off. we have our shared in an era where the rowdiness of negotiating, the difficulties of results, soredible immense. even the paris deal represents some strange binding or nonbinding, formal, informal, that is what the shape of the future rules of governance would look like. soundsglobal trail, it convoluted. but at the end of the day, when you're talking about something like that wto or rules to govern the cyber domain, there is a major cyber attack and you need to figure out how to attribute it becomesrespond,
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real for people very quickly, just to take an example. we are now 15 years beyond the recession china and a lot of the basic practices threatens a fair international trade assistance today are not covered by the wto. whether it is state owned enterprises or these barriers borders.o there will be a lot of really weird taxicab bribes and windowless rooms with a lot of voices and competing perspectives and interests. it is going to take strong and principled american leadership to pull it together. reshaping the rules of the road is going to have to be a fundamental project of american foreign-policy. it is not just for the classroom, international relationship, it is something double matter fundamentally in the lives of everyday americans
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and we have to got to get it right, we have to be pursuing an affirmative agenda. comes what do we have to want out for? thatare the big alligators are swimming close to the boat? that can throw was off of pursuing this agenda that i have laid out? first, there is the challenge of disrupting forces. disruptive forces, including aggressive action like russian being ukraine. the potential for another global financial crisis. i don't believe brexit will produce that it is clear from the economic uncertainty from the past 24 hours that the decision has been taken in had an impactit on american family members pocketbooks and we have to pay attention to that. by the way, many of the tools we
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had to respond to the last financial crisis have been employed, use and are too good does not have as many tools as the next one. and the possibility of major terrorist events. one more word about russia in terms of the potential for disruption to the effort am talking about. it is easy to dismiss russia with the one-dimensional economy entering population but declining powers can be just as disruptive as rising powers and we cannot afford to underestimate what is likely to be a long-term challenge from russia which was at once and aggressive and insecure power. aboutary clinton talked the fascination that donald trump seems to have with strong manning around the world. i don't think he gets it. i don't think he understands
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what russia represents. or on the flipside, what the affirmative foreign-policy project the united states is that russia could end up being a disruptor to and i think that is one of the things we will have to see play out in foreign-policy over the next few months. another am impediment in getting , what ito this agenda call the tyranny of the inbox. you realize very quickly that laying out a nice affirmative strategy really meets first contact with the morning news headlines and whatever is happening in the world and there is a little bit of a function, the eight-year-old soccer game were everybody goes to the ball, the same thing is happening. theink a big part of what
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next administration needs to think about is how do you set up mission oriented teams to escape and overcome tyranny of the inbox. that is something i have given a lot of thought to -- how do we make sure we are staying with it and we don't take our eye off the long game. the kind of country and world we are trying to create. impediment, third the impediment of politics. ago, when i talked about politics, i talked about the more ordinary and dysfunction between democrats and republicans on national security issues. things like the letter to the botherah of iran, don't talking to barack obama coming at us and speak for america. it turns out that was like jv
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compared to the kinds of things donald trump is bringing forward with his propositions about national security. this is not it typical democratic versus republican year. this is something else entirely. clinton,illary secretary of state, summary with the strength and experience in leadership to be commander-in-chief, somebody who was truly temperamentally unfit and unqualified to lead this country. someone who should not have the finger on the nuclear button. i think today in scotland, donald trump proved in states every time there is a significant national global that, he proves once again he is temperamentally unfit for the job. my observation based on what he did today, for those of you who is we are seeing
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in emerging donald trump in reaction to a crisis. the first step is rather than respond with any sense of strength or leadership, he engages in what can all be called pathological self congratulation rather than think about how he can lead or reassure or talk about what we will do, he just pats himself on the act. we saw that in orlando and in scotland today. second, rather than consult with people who know something about the particular event, he consults only with himself. some of you have heard what he said about isis that he does not need to consult with anyone because he has a very good brand and he knows more about isis than the generals do, believe me. got a question at his toss conference and he spoke
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was advisers about brexit, he said "there was not been knitting to talk about". rather than get the facts, he makes things up. basic factual errors. today, he tweeted scholar was going wild over the boat even though scotland voted overwhelmingly against leaving the european union. th, rather than talk or think about what is good about americans, he spoke about what is good for himself and then he voice says something that shows he does not have a clue what it means to be commander-in-chief. in this case today, he said running a golf course is a lot like running a country. [laughter] look, i suppose in retrospect all of this was utterly predictable.
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i have to say it never ceases to be astonishing and it should not cease to be. one of the things that concerns me is as time goes on people will treat this bizarre and dangerous behavior as normal. talk about it through a political lens. a smart move or not. and everyone you, out there who cares deeply about this country to think about what it would mean to have donald trump in the oval office in the situation room making decisions about what to do next. many people in this room and community are either veterans or are members of the u.s. military or the reserves. you guys know better than i do what it takes at the end of the day to protect the country and to keep us safe. the sad fact is donald trump has
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consistently displayed a sort of contempt for what it actually takes to support our military, support our veterans and to support the things that make america the greatest country in the world. particular, to the members of the truman community who have relationships with our military community, i ask all of you to join us in working to show the people out there who are standing on the front lines, defending our country, that we are behind them. secretary clinton has spent a career supporting veterans and active-duty members. we can collectively stop donald trump. we have to do so because we believe, i believe he represents a real danger. there is a bizarreness to it.
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there are things that make you want to chuckle but the end of the day, it is not a laughing matter because the stakes are high. let me close by saying that it is not enough to just scoff at or reject this person. trapped, iould get could get trapped into saying can you believe he said that? that will neither win this election word vance and effective foreign-policy objective. vision, thermative kind that laid out today. i have had enough humility to together we have to come up with a sound, smart, sustainable strategy for dancing our interests in keeping our people safe. above all, we have to maintain a basic sense of stability.
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the arab spring, the ferocity in which isis sprung, brexit -- what is next? we cannot accurately predict the trends or events that will unfold or how they will unfold and we have to understand that we don't have all the answers. we need to be reaching out broadly. in the democratic community, but beyond, to try to re-stitched the bipartisan fabric the goes to the first principles i talked about. still, let's not confuse the humble with hanging back. we have to be out there. we have to be engaged. the one constant in all of this has to be strong and sustained american global leadership. i will leave you with this thought -- donald trump slogan is making america great again. it is apparent he doesn't
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actually have a first clue about what it takes, what made america great in the first place. ,here was a kind of pattern over 30 years of relentless down talking, calling her military a disaster, saying the other day that america will not make it. he is wrong. hillary clinton believes deeply that the united states has the capacity to be the greatest force for good the world has ever known. need toall the tools we be able to do that. our economy is on the rebound. the most innovative in the world. advantagea massive
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helps insulate us from the security threats that are funded other states. compared to other major nations in the world today, our population is younger, more mobile in if we get immigration reform right, we can sure the advantage for generations. we have a capacity to build coalitions, spring valley us with more allies and potential partners that anyone else out there. i'm confident our best days are ahead of us and i will say for all of you who had the opportunity to travel, or to see , i dide and white plains that for four years as secretary. i traveled more than one million miles to more than 115 countries around the world and never got tired of seeing it because i
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knew what it can represent. i think at the end of the day that is what it is about. but the world is nonstop on november 8. it begins on number nine for us. i'm looking forward to working with all of you in that effort over the next few months, to think about what we can do together to win this election, but then going forward, to win a better, smarter, sounder, stronger united states and years the project ofs american foreign-policy a talked about today and. thank you guys. let's do this together and let's truly, deeply, let's make the truman community around, let's make this country proud and, you know what, let's when this thing. thank you. [applause]
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>> before we lov allow you to escape, thank you for that masterful, masterful discussion. we have a few things to offer you. please important wish is a framed copy of the inaugural program. much more importantly, -- [laughter] [applause] that's figure cavernous office in brooklyn. much more poorly, you spoke to the truman family, this is brought together by many things. an unshakable faith for america, and that
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belief the greatness of this country should be everyday, we know that you spoke of first principles, defining this family are at stake this year, we are proud, all of us, we are being led by you. you have our are inclined ron-clad commitment of what you define as the family. [applause]
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>> hillary clinton travel to me a necklace this weekend where she will give an address the u.s. conference of mayor. you can see that on monday. we will show you are one on one interview with bernie sanders. he talks about the presidential race and his future plans. and is sunday at 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> british voters not only
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shocked the world and financial market but also added hillary clinton at the potential economic worburden. he joins us on the phone from london. thank you for being with us. >> thank you for having me. >> i want to talk about the political implications. give us a sense from your vantage point in london how the day unfolded. >> . ,hings shifted overnight particularly towns on the northeast of england came in very heavily pro-anti-eu, pro-leave and by about 5 a.m. local time here, the bbc was calling it, saying they had
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voted to leave the eu and that set out a chain of events. the british pound started plummeting. he started seeing trouble in the asian markets and after that, david cameron announced he would in thegning effective tory party. ande was a secession plan now there will be a power struggle within his party for who comes next and after that, you saw the bank of england, the governor came out and pledged to do what he would to keep it stable and sit back up british banks. for the rest of the day, you sell reaction from europe, european union leaders had hoped britain would vote to stay and they did not which would start
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an enormously complicated, probably two-year process of disentangling the u.k. from the eu and that is where we are right now. the splintering of the world's largest political union. $18 trillion economy. we are seeing the impact in the u.s. but long-term, one of the political implications for hillary clinton and donald trump? -- donald comes to trump has expressed support for the brexit movement and today he is in scotland and he said it is a great thing that they are taking back their country. there have been a lot of parallels drawn between the & immigrant potential that was evident m1 is going on in the u.s. presidential campaign as well although it is important to remember that the brexit debate,
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it goes back decades but for hillary clinton there is a decent chance to get see a brexit fueled economic downturn that can bleed over to the u.s. and complicate secretary clinton's message that the economy is improving. it would make it harder for her. 1979,garet thatcher in many said that was a precursor to the u.s. election of ronald reagan. what we have seen over the last 24 hours, is that a fair analogy or comparison? again, we cannot overstate the parallels because as you point out, the issue of britain's role in europe and
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this feeling that britain wants to take control, more control away from bureaucrats, that is a long-standing issue. it predates the rise of the sort are seeing ine the u.s., especially the republican primary. elements, so limit -- similarities but i don't want to join too many girl is about what is happening here and there in terms of what can happen. it is clear northern ireland, scotland and the greater london areas supported the remain campaign but the rest of the country wanted to exit, leave the eu. yet, some of the polls indicated the remain campaign was leading. what happened? >> it seems they just showed up. it was across the board, but particularly in those areas.
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70% turnout which is more than the usually have. particularly in the towns in northeast england, really showed up. you sees like london, strong votes to stay in the eu but they were countered by the was runningve camp up the totals and other parts of the country. the folks in scotland and northern ireland and a london one at this and matched the totals. partially turned out. there was also the issue that could be debated. somendon, it prompted polling stations to be moved but it was always going to be close. it was right down, even though the polls were trending down, it seemed to be turning towards the remain camp.
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it was too close to call. his work is available online at thank you for being with us. >> thank you. [applause] >> the hard-fought 2016 primaries season is over with historic inventions this summer. >> ohio! as there could be the first woman ever and the first non-politician in decades. watch live on c-span. listen on the c-span radio app or get it on demand. you have a front row seat to every minute of conventions on c-span beginning on monday, july 18. >> coming up, washington journal. a discussion on congress when it
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comes to talking about gun violence followed by labor secretary thomas perez. the latino elected and a pond officials at their annual conference in washington, d.c.. later, president obama talks with young entrepreneurs in california. >> david hawkins. is senior editor with rollcall. we continue our look at the democrats it in this past week. the 25 hour protest. really surprised at all when they began this action? i was peered i did not know what was coming. members of the democratic leadership were only told it was coming a few hours in advance. we did not have much word. we do not have worried about how long it was going to last. that's word about how long it was going to last. democrats and we will be here as
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long as it takes. they said such things before in these protests have petered out. like it had ad flav it seemsor like it had a flavorf making it up as we go a long a little bit. >> i think that is fair. i was looking around yesterday for a comprehensive roster of everyone who had spoken and the answer i got back was we didn't know it was going to go long nough. hard to get those eight dditional votes. >> i think i figured out all by


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