look, now the damage they do -- not the damage they do. nar 15 is prohibited while nar 14 -- while an ar14 is exempt. the guns that it bans are not ones that are used in the military. as they are semi automatic. they are in common use for a banning large capacity magazines also fails rational basis scrutiny when the bill exempts a class of shotguns that can be continuously reloaded. the bill is not like passing a law that criminalizes speeding. it is like banning the manufacture of cars with hood ornaments from having the capacity of exceeding 65 miles per hour while exempting trucks from the same requirement for it at the hearings, the justice department did not endorse a specific ban but said that nonetheless a band could be constitutional. they did not suggest what level of scrutiny courts would apply to a bill with second amendment implications. they also said that they would develop an analysis of the bill's constitutionality. but it seeks -- but it speaks volumes when we are about to markup such a bill, and that analysis is not forthcoming. i think it is necessary to point out t
our vision for a pro-growth upward mobile society. and the final point i would make is this. nar too long -- far too long in washington we measure success of our efforts by inputs, how much money are we spending on these programs rather than measuring success by outputs. are they working? we have put so much money into our welfare programs, into our poverty fighting programs, yet we have 46 million people living in poverty. some of the highest rates of poverty we have had in a generation. so rather than measure how much money are we spending in these programs, let's think about measuring are we helping people? are we getting people out of poverty? are we getting people back on their feet again in the lives of self-sufficiency and upward mobility and dignity? these are the kinds of questions that we are tackling in this budget. as we do this, we are showing the country a plan to balance the budget, to grow the economy, to get people out of poverty, to get the american dream reignited especially for those people who have seemingly seen it slip away from them. let's take your questions.
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