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to ever give a speech in sign language on the senate floor. >> there's one more thing. student loans. children cannot sustain the debt that they're going to have. loans at 7.9% to help their child get an education. i know that the government makes a lot of money off of student loan interest. but at the expense of people educating themselves, that's very poor public policy. we should find other ways to raise money and perhaps -- [inaudible] -- so we won't need to raise that. that needs to be something hat's addressed. >> we have to figure out how to lower the cost and we should not just say we have to lower the cost. and then we have to figure out how to pay for it. i have a bill that would allow the students to the deck principal and the interest over the entire working career. when happens now is that if your parents made more than $60,000 a year, which is not rich, you can't deduct -- then
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you can only deduct interest. a lot of times you can't deduct the interest. there's a limited window. if you get out of college and make $40,000 a year, how are you going to deduct those ayments? we are working on that. i do disagree with bernie sanders and somebody has to pay for it. it's not fair for the people who don't go to college to make them pay for the people who went to college. but there are ways to make it more affordable. the other thing i think we can do is that right now, if you go at the university of new hampshire, they have online courses and they are exactly the same. in a real marketplace online courses would cost a lot less than brick and mortar courses and there would be a discount for not sitting in a classroom. that would bring competition and prices down. >> thank you very much. nice to meet you. > big fan, number one fan.
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>> you are in high school? >> yes. where do you want to go? >> south carolina. > you are smart. going to get warm. indiscernible] >> how about you guys? you in high school? i going to vote? i going to help us? >> good. indiscernible]
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>> we have a son who is 16. >> my son robert is in high school. indiscernible] indiscernable] >> we appreciate that. what do you think we ought to do differently in the government? >> run it efficiently and properly and get rid of all the snakes. who don't do any work and accomplish nothing. stop passing bills that gives the government a lot of money and they don't know what to do with the money. they wasted. >> i have been saying that we could fix a lot of problems if we made them read the bills
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efore they pass the bills. we passed a 2000 pages spending bill that nobody read. we put all of the spending bills together in one bill, nobody reads it, and it never ets fixed. when i have been saying is we need to have each go individually and try to fix it n every way. >> they are all like democrats in here. [laughter] >> they can cross party lines to vote for who they want to, right? >> it's usually to vote for somebody who the other party doesn't want to win. >> i don't work for him. i am a manchester guy. >> that's not good. he is probably a democrat. [laughter]
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>> independent. >> listen, good luck. >> thank you very much for your message. indiscernible] >> are we going this way? i don't know. >> i met you way back and my rother was the governor. let me scoot over so i can say hi. hi. >> my brother was governor and the 1960's. he was the first them a cut. it is so nice to meet you. >> thank you. this is our son robert, our oungest son, 16.
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>> are you exhausted? >> some days if yes, some days no. today is a good day. we're starting to surge and we're hoping for a good result. >> you did the right thing, you said you would be the comedian for the night. >> we got 15 million views. a lot more face time in television and media than he would have on the debate. >> people will come to their senses. >> thanks for your support. it was very nice to meet you. we hear the chicken fingers are good. >> delicious. they're delicious. > we're going to get some. indiscernible]
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>> nice to meet you in person. > this is my wife kelly. [indiscernible] >> nice to meet you. i have a question for you. on social security, we didn't get the cost of living increase at all. what are your ideas on that? >> first thing to do is stop the government from stealing money from the social
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security. in september or october of this year, [indiscernible] they were all unhappy with me, he right and left. the right wanted the money for military spending and the left wanted it for welfare spending. it was not intended for either one. we have to keep their mitts off of it. the other way, you'll probably have to wait longer because you are living longer, so we have to get [indiscernible] people are already on it. [indiscernible] if we want another one the middle east, we will have to go about social security. i think we can defend ourselves without having another one toy and dollar war. -- another $1 trillion war. > exactly.
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>> what is your idea on medicaid expansion? all you republicans say you want to double. hat do you want? >> we need to create a marketplace for health insurance. when i was between jobs and doing my training, i could get health insurance for one dollar a day. the reason it was an expensive was i had a high deductible and i only had coverage when i got really sick. it did not cover my day-to-day xpenses.
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if a lot of people had that, it would take the prices down. >> those high deductible plans, i cannot afford to deductible, and that is [indiscernible] he other thing people that are having a fit about medicaid expansion, they should be focusing on how to create more full-time jobs and also the eople over 50 who get laid off, it is almost impossible to find a full-time job again because they do not want to if you are older. they don't enforce the age discrimination laws. >> i am trying to bring american jobs back here. we have $2 trillion in american profit overseas. in order for it to come back home, we should lower the
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taxes. apple, they have itunes oversee and the prophets get taxed over there -- and the profits over there get taxed indiscernible] >> that is a good idea. ice to meet you. >> you, too. [indiscernible] >> so glad you are here. indiscernible]
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>> i believe in marijuana and it think it is a great stand. > my political directors -- doesn't sleep all night. marijuana helps him to sleep. >> my brother's a paraplegic. >> you would deny him that. >> he was on painkillers. marijuana makes him -- >> here's the weird thing -- >> they want to punish him for it. >> we have 17 legal itesed drug from the papi plant. open yods, objectiony conen to. all these things that are hard to get off of. yet we make it illegal for marijuana. >> they give it to him. >> it's ridiculous. >> alcohol. look what alcohol does to a person. it kills your liver, your
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kidneys. what does marijuana do? makes you tired. >> it's ridiculous we still put people in jail for it. >> what is the difference between marijuana and a clinic with methadone and narcotics? thank you. >> there is none. i'm working to fix that. >> thank you. indiscernible] indiscernible]
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>> we are also not getting the student vote. they don't answer phone calls on their cell phone they don't want to answer. i think we are being underestimated. i think we're surging at just the right time. campaign is coming into its own, getting a lot of attention. our head quarters with abuzz with young people making phone calls. indiscernible] > i think one of the big problems for trump is i don't think he's conservative at all. i think he is using us and he as sort of a hodgepodge.
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[indiscernible] i wrote recently that i think he wants power. he wants to be this powerful president. many of us in the limited government tradition, we think power corrupts. we don't love a lot of power. we want a small constitutional power and i think those who are true conservatives will ultimately reject -- inaudible] >> he abandoned the audit the fed vote. he was against the government collecting records for city offices. for the government collecting 100% of your cell phone records. which is it? i think voters are very much estioning -- [inaudible]
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>> we want to do well everywhere. i grew up as an athlete. i swam competively in college. we go to women everywhere. people can do the punditry after the election. right now we just want to do the best we can. we're in it to win it in both owa and new hampshire. >> i think i'm the only fiscal conservative in the race. people like marco rubio and ted cruz are for a limited military pending.
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what happens is if you want more military spending, more domestic spending, it raises everything. i think i am the only conservative on the republican side. if they want to do indiscriminate bombing the middle east, you create more [indiscernible] ted cruz is offering something we have been doing for decades. thank you, guys. > i am a reporter. >> they were launched last year for the presidential candidates to take a more hawkish view. have they invited do? >> i am not familiar. >> can we take a picture? >> i will do it for you. [indiscernible]
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>> pleasure to meet you. what do you do over there? >> i am close to retiring. our there for over 25 years, 15 lus -- >> everybody complains that there are no jobs. is that unusual? >> i was lucky. indiscernible]
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[indiscernible] >> my oldest is getting ready to go to college, and i knew i would never get my time ack. >> in kentucky overall? >> now, never kentucky. indiscernible] > it is better in texas.
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>> i would get rid of the whole tax code. [indiscernible] >> i think everyone wins. indiscernible] >> the regulation that went along with that, we want to hear that in the headlines and ll that. >> the tax burden is about to to $3 trillion worth a ear. people complain about their jobs going overseas, and they don't understand why the company is locating overseas. it is the tax code that is too igh. >> we need to work on a plan to bring it back.
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>> $2 trillion in american profits overseas. we need to bring it home. >> and immediate stimulus that costs no money. indiscernible] >> thank you so much for your leadership. help us out. [indiscernible] >> nice to meet you. >> you stay in texas? whereabouts? >> half our lives in houston nd the other in dfw. >> i grew up one hour away from houston, and went to brazos high school.
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>> i went to north west houston. >> we used to some against them. >> what brought you up here? >> our daughter just graduated from boston college and she is in love with boston, so we retired and moved up to new hampshire. >> that is a big switch. >> for a political junkie like me, this is like the super owl. >> if you come here often enough, you can meet everyone. >> that is my goal. it is so exciting. >> and our town hall, there are a couple of little kids, 8, 10, and a seat every candidate and ask every candidate the question. >> how wonderful. hat is great for kids to get involved in the process. >> it is a different world appear. -- it is a different world
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appear. >> i ask all the candidates inside. best of luck to you. nice to meet you. >> undecided but leaving your way. nice to meet you. -- but leaning your way. nice to meet you. >> thank you. indiscernible] >> one of the first things i encountered when i got to washington. i think we could fix a lot of things that we got more rotation in office. indiscernible]
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>> where do you live? >> manchester. n the left side. >> supposedly, it is terrible question to ask. holding hillary to the same standard as jen pe trace. >> i have said repeatedly that it looks like she did the very least and she actually fired one of her ambassadors for doing the same thing she did. [indiscernible] they feel like they're above the law. >> tens of millions of dollars giving speeches to companies that had business before hillary clinton. it is outrageous. absolutely outrageous. indiscernible]
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>> they call these lobster tail chicken that gets. it is good in the sauce. i wanted to thank you for having a solid plan on social security and the social -- and a solid talent comes to eterans. >> everybody in washington seems so afraid to do anything about it. they are afraid nobody will like them, but i think it should be the opposite. if you cannot come up with an idea for social security, then you should not be up there and able to do it.
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>> keep fighting the good fight. at least you prove what it is like to care and what it is like to do a good job unlike marco rubio, unlike ted cruz. >> keep spreading the word for us. >> >> i will. thank you so much. [indiscernible] >> you are undecided? this is my wife kelly. >> i think getting excluded from a debate with you a lot of good. people don't like unfairness and i think most people think you were treated unfairly. >> the recent poll had this searching -- had us surging. i think we are coming on strong at the right time and we will help to try to get a boost again. indiscernible]
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>> that last cnn poll where they show six out of the seven -- so -- >> we will keep fighting. if it makes you mad, keep getting us more votes. thank you. >> hello. how are you? nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you. thanks for coming out. >> how are you all? rand paul. thank you. ice to meet you. thanks for coming out. good to see you. >> i think the biggest problem we face as a country is that we are spending $1 million a inute. i think people do better when they are left alone. i want a government that does not get involved in your business, your personal
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ife. the government small enough to balance the budget every year. it sounds like common sense but we have not had it for a long time. washington, really both parties are bankrupting the country. we want unlimited military spending. on the left you have unlimited welfare spending. they raise all spending. during this administration the debt has gone from $10 trillion to $20 trillion. we'll have added more debt and the last eight years and all the previous presidents combined. i think there is a point over break the camel's back. we might not be able to recover if we keep incurring so much debt. i think the first thing we have o do is quit funding them.
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quit giving them arms. in the syrian civil war there are so many arms in there that isis rides around in the u.s. on the best hu -- humvee. hey have u.s. tanks. they have money, they pay their soldiers with our money. [inaudible] they got some of it when they captured some of it in mosul. when they captured that city. we also have people like mccain graham and rubio that want to fund people opposed to say sad in syria. these 've done it, people aren't good people. the arms are being funneled to the wrong people. this is my wife kelly. >> hello. ice to meet you. sen. paul: nice to meet you. thank you. hope you'll consider it. and paul, good to see you.
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how do you guess with all the cameras? >> [indiscernible] sen. paul: very nice to meet you. >> comb luck. senator paul: thanks. >> hello. >> this is my wife. >> what is your name? >> this is my wife kelly. >> how are you? >> household is she? >> thank you. > nice to meet you, senator. >> quick question. so, i was at your seminar last week and you expressed some doubts about the supposed
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economic recovery and since then the stock market dropped 7%. and i should ask you what i should invest in next. what sort of is -- what would you do or not do to keep the economy moving along for a more solid recovery? senator paul: the movements is exacerbated by the federal reserve and keep interest rates really low. and put the money in the stock market. elevate the stock market. the question is, is it real earnings and real growth. some of these companies price-to earnings ratios. some of these have no profits. so i come to think there is still more --
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[inaudible] senator paul: i won't give specific advice but i'm concerned where we are. main thing to do is reform the federal reserve and the federal reserve shouldn't be setting interest rates and have the market set interest rates. >> you already have my vote. and wanted to come with my vote. and kelly will do the best vote. thank you. senator paul: tell your friends. senator paul: this is my wife kelly. senator paul: you want a picture? ready? there you go.
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senator paul: this is my wife kelly. [indiscernible. ] senator paul: only fiscal conservative in the race. republicans want too many military spending and democrats want domestic spending. i'm the one who would downplay it. hello. this is my wife kelly. very nice to meet you. thank you very much. >> where are you from? got some great friends in new york. we have come done here.
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senator paul: this is my wife kelly. [laughter] >> working hard for you. >> good luck. > thank you. senator paul: rand paul. very nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you, rand paul.
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senator paul: nice to meet you. >> how are you? senator paul: rand paul, good to see you. > thank you very much. >> thanks, senator. >> nice to see you. >> i'm on the team now fficially.
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[indiscernible] senator paul: which one. >> i know you have a million things to do that day. senator paul: how many people are making phone calls in iowa last week. we had 100 people. indiscernible] [laughter] >> how would you describe yourself right now? >> i'm undecided. 5% of the stuff you support.
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senator paul: what we do need is somebody who is not going to preside over the continuation of what we have. i will stop the spending. i'm not going to go on borrowing, borrowing and keepwing and we just can't spending money. it's out of control. >> i'm a very rare species. i'm a republican who is afraid of runaway spending. senator paul: if you go some -- o far you won't be able to defend yourselves. i think sometimes people mistake
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spending for actually spending that work. we say conservatives, put more money in the department of education and isn't going to help them. but they say, we are putting more money in the pentagon. and in reality -- [indiscernible] senator paul: gas stations. spending $15 million a year providing scholarships and foreign dollars. >> government is one of the few places on the planet. senator paul: exactly. has to be measured. >> probably why so many republicans are being -- when you see all that funding going
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towards the programs, that has made so many republicans angry and for someone like me, you can do something. say no to democrats but republicans. there are so many angry people. i'm so upset that is translating. what i like senator paul is, you can look at the voting record and look at how he's voting and what he is putting forth in legislation. not only you have someone who is going to speak it, but you have a track record. and that's what worries me. common core. governors have done nothing but implement it in their states and say i'm against common core. ou implemented it. senator paul: it is unpopular.
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>> governor christie is still neglecting his state. governor kasich embraces. there is an article out today talking about jeb bush's plan and continues federal tyranny with education. what i like about you -- senator paul: and i like that. >> he goes through his plan. senator paul: from 1980 to 2000, part of the republican programs was to eliminate the department of education and starting the platform. we got george bush who said no, not do i want the department of education, i want, no child left behind, it actually increased in
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size. increased federal control. that is not conservative. that is not what conservative says they are for. and continue what we have. >> i want to thank you on your vote. it is being sold as returning power to the states. but as i read it. this u.s. secretary of education has approved state plans. unprecedented power in the hands of the secretary of education. if he doesn't like our plan. o that is another infringement on the secretary of education to wipe that department out. and done damage to students and teachers. i want to see that done. things. ne of my
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at means -- -- >> there are two sides of the same coin. they go hand in hand. the reason the department of jation was because of the purse strings. >> wouldn't it be nice if they build on the department of education. wouldn't it be nice if that shut down and all of that money return to the state and back to the teachers? senator paul: they didn't like our child left behind and say we are going to empower you. the curriculum ought to be determined by parents, school board and teachers and not washington. there is a revolution. but home schoolers have
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discovered the internet is an amazing tool. and home schoolers and has not penetrated in public schools. think about how many amazing eachers there are. thanks guys for your help. thanks. >> thank you.
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>> we should reveal the 28 pages
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from the 9/11 report to talk about saudi arabia's possible involvement in the 9/11 attacks. that should be revealed to the american people. i think saudi arabia's treatment of women is abysmal. their human rights record is abysmal and hillary clinton ought to give the money back she has taken from saudi arabia. it will be difficult for hillary clinton to say she dwens women's rights when she takes money from countries that stone women and are corrupt. it is a problem. i think that saudi arabia needs the away from financing and needs to quick financing and sending arms and qatar sending arms to the middle east who have hailt tread.
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so yes, saudi arabia ought to reform. > one quick question -- -- [indiscernible. > wanted to ask you something. >> we are all about leadership. so what i wanted to ask you what your thoughts are on the health care today and where you see it going? senator paul: one overriding problem and i tell doctors, nurses and hospitals, everybody the same thing, the average taxpayer over the working career
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pays $75,000 in medicare taxpayers, the average taxpayer takes out $35,000. you have 60 million baby boomers retiering. and their kids have smaller families. and add in longevity. so it isn't everybody's fault. increase the medicare taxes. we take it out of swrour check. the other way you to do it is to ay, my wife, have been getting medicare. do it a couple of months every ear.
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and medicare tax. and that may not be great. the other way you could make it right from having their medicare is take people who are more successful and have means testing. i would say prishe premium and higher deductible. and i call that means testing. nobody wants that either. if we do nothing, the whole system is going to break. there are individual things to do. nd i'm supportive of that. [indiscernible] >> take care. enator paul: anybody else? > that's what is on our minds.
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senator paul: there is no more money to give you. and health care. a shortage of money. we talked to people doing dyalisis. the fee for dyalisis. the tubing, packaging. >> doctors and health care rofessionals and regulation. indiscernible] >> regulations. pharmaceutical and regulation of the charges. senator paul: i have voted allow drugs to be re-imported from
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other countries. and i have been pushing the f.d.a. to approve them quicker. one of the things we don't do that we should do is we make everybody start from scratch on clinical trials, but europe, asia yeah, they do all these trials to. my sister has a terminal illness and there's a drug that she is taking in new york city, it's been legal in japan for 10 years. sort of an orphan drug. 10,000 people. but we can't get it legal and been in the market nrl japan. and generate it. people are dying immediately from it. so the question is can we make
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it cheaper to bring it to the marketplace and what should the window be. someone making $50,000 a shot. maybe their window needs to be narrowed. i will say that most in the marketplace figured it out. economist says that capitalist who has -- silk stockings for queens and provide silk stockings. and that is an outdated anecdote. and 300 and big and bulky. and go to your real estate agent. o prices do come down. surgery was $3,000 an
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ye and now $00 an eye. senator paul: the insurance pay s 300,000. and owlingt wash is $3,000 paying $42. and you are like, i'm not going too do that. and ultimate fix to it is, and the people who came into my practice to cared about the price and i had more concern with, those who didn't have insurance. they always ask about price or lasix surgery or contact surgery. the price falls like everything else. capitalism works in certain places. why shouldn't we try it in
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health care. we went in the opposite direction with president obama. and people buying insurance. >> none of it is simple or easy but i'm a profound believer in the economic system. give-aways, $400,000. all the money we collected was given away and only happened because we have an amazing economy. nd based on our capital. >> thank you so much. thank you very much.
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>> robert. thanks. ice to meet you.
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>> john kasich speaking with supporters at a weekend town hall in new hampshire. you can see that at 8:00 eastern. tomorrow on "washington journal" the top news stories of the day.
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place on monday february 1. the senate returns this wednesday for legislative work and begin work on an energy bill. and re-authorize the federal land and water consesks fund and debate on wednesday and nomination for the u.s. district court. follow the senate live on crmp span 2. and bernie sanders' campaign rally and holding the first presidential primary. tuesday, february 9, this is an hour and a half.
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>> and it's partly because of bernie himself, but mostly because of the response that there's been all over the place and i have tried a few times to try to figure out what accounts for that response, why people everywhere are catching on. and i'll give you just three possibilities for me. the first is that people really somehow just understand his authenticity. now, we in vermont have had long
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experience of it and we have no doubt and you got to know, it's a small state, even smaller than new hampshire, there's no way if you are a fake or a phony, he would have found out long ago. they understand he is the absolute real deal and been down the end of dirt round and town meeting and people know every politician there ever was is that he is for the little guy, everybody gets that bernie is there and that's a good thing. second thing is part of the thing is, he has been offering big exclusions tore big problems and there's something very relate particular about that that we are responding to, because we have big problems, maybe two above all.
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one is the crazy inquality in the world that we live in. there was a study last week that showed the richest 62 people on planet earth have more assets than the poorest 3 .5 billion. 62 people is the first eight rows here. those people, more money, it's as if they won the power ball. that's all the money -- that's a -- not a sustainable world. you can't keep it together like that. and you can't keep it together in the problem that they have been talking about. climate change. we found out yesterday as we suspected, 2015 was the hottest measured on this planet by a lot. and we rt are starting to sense this.
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it was 68 degrees on christmas eve and felt weird and spokey and not right at all. but all over the world, the consequences, they are getting so real. the story that has been haunting me in the newspapers and i don't know if anyone is following this, but the emergent disease zeeka, it is a, spreading, mosquitoes love that. nd this thing is gruesome. if you get 4,000 babies born in brazil with shrunken heads because their mothers had been bitten by one of these pregnancies. their they advised women not to become pregnant. it's like a science fiction
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story. and something plays out every day with this cycle of drought and flood and things. it's a huge problem and not going to yield to such little tinny one step at a time, it's going to take the kind of focus and energy that bernie -- they asked him to debate and asked him what is the biggest problem in the world and he said climate change. that is indicative of the focus that is going to take to deal with these kind of issues. the most important that people he had said over and over and over again that it's not about him, it's about . ilding
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the coolest thing that can do and walk away and leave him to do it himself. and if that's our plan, we shouldn't bother voting for him or anybody else. it's going to take a movement to make things happen, when real change has to happen. it only happens when people do movements. and it can happen, even when the odds don't look good. i'll close you and telling the story about the argument against the keystone pipeline. we thought we had no real chance. everybody said big oil never loses this kind of fight, you know. they took a poll of the energy insiders in washington. and 93% of these experts said they would their permit by the
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end of 011 and people started showing up and millions of emails and public comments and marries and protests. at the beginning, when no one in washington wanted anything to do with this thing because you would have to stand up to the richest companies on earth, the only senator that would help us, the only one, was bernie sanders. [applause] have been just more forthright and tough and helpful and committed all the way through, not because it was going to do him any favors. he knew it was the right thing and he believed in the power of movements to change things and now you guys are part of the
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movement that is going to change things in a big way. cheers and applause] and it's exciting as hell. those who liven on the other side of the connecticut river look at some jealousy. it was good for thomas jefferson to stipulate that new hampshire would be the most important part of our democracy and i'm impressed when i come here with how seriously people take it. you guys, for the next two, three weeks, have superpowers. you can do amazing things as you knock on doors and spread the word. and if you do, then you will send bernie sanders out of new
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hampshire with the same kind of gift that the mainstream media has given donald trump. everyone will have to deal with him. it will be ines cabble. you will do that work. and it's so important to do it. and so much fun, because it represents actual hope for the future. i couldn't be more pleased to just come vouch for this guy. i'm going to introduce one more person to introduce him, ok. someone who can vouch for him even better than i can. his is his son, levy, next son of the president of the united states. cheers and applause]
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>> thanks very much for coming. really great speech, bill. my name is levy sanders and i live in vermont with my wife and children. the person i'm going to introduce. it is a little teeny bit, introduce my father. i have a hard time articulating what bernie sanders mean. he is someone who gives people hope that things can change and can be a better america and america where you can make a living wage and not work two or three jobs just to make ends meet, in america where you can go to public colleges and iversities twigse free and
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brutality is a thing of the past. cheers and applause] we as and country should be able to live in a democracy with the size of your wallet does not dictate where you can run for political office. [cheers and applause] we demand that we live in a society in which we don't have to debate whether we should have clean air and water. [applause] i could go on and on to talk about what bernie sanders means to this country, but i only have two minutes. but this is not about bernie sanders, this is about each and every one of us.
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please give a warm welcome to bernie sanders, the next president of the united states. cheers and applause] enator sanders: thank you. thank you. thank you so much. love you, too. thank you so much for coming out this evening. this is a wonderful, wonderful townout. let me also thank my dear friend, bill. i trust all of you know that
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bill is not only an outstanding writer, he is a great writer and not only the subject matter that he deals with, he really writes very, very well. but bill is also not just one of the leaders of the movement to combat climate change in this country, bill is one of the international leaders. , which has played a role all over the role planet. ur and when bill talks about organizing at the grassroots level and nobody does it better than he does it. a year and a half ago, we were in new york city, a lot of young
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people, a lot of colored people from all over the world were marching to demand that congress and governments all over this planet recognize the seriousness of what we are going through now and move aggressively to transform our energy system from rm fossil fuels to sustainable energy. [cheers and applause] so when you hear from bill, you are hearing from a guy who is an international leader, one of the most important issues that is facing our country. and i'm going to get into that in a moment. let me say a few words about our campaign before i get into the thrust of my remarks. we began this campaign nine months ago. and when we began, we had no
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money, no organization, and frambingly, my name recognition around the country was not very, very high. d the media pundits were saying bernie sanders combs his hair outstandingly. i just got a haircut. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: my wife said enough is enough. ou got to get a haircut. and i was considered -- this campaign was considered to be a fringe candidacy. i think a lot has happened in nine months. cheers and applause] senator sanders: with your help we have a real shot to win here
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in new hampshire. we are doing and doing better in new hampshire. a poll had us ahead in iowa. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: i think it is fair to say that we have a lot of momentum. in my view, we win in iowa, we will win in new hampshire if there is a large voter turnout. if young people and older people decide that it is important enough to make a statement and that's what your state does, making a statement that will be heard not only across our country, it will be heard all over the word. and the statement is that we have had enough of establishment politics, establishment economics, we need to move in a
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new and bold direction. cheers and applause] senator sanders: when you come within a week or two weeks of an election, suddenly you start hearing a lot of strange things being said. and one of the things that my opponents, secretary clinton, is saying is that bernie sanders is unelectable, he just cannot defeat a republican candidate in a general election. it combiffs me some pleasure to give you some facts that that ust not might be the case. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: here, in your state of nutch, a state where you know hillary clinton, state
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where people know me well, when we were compared in a recent poll from cnn and wmur in terms of how well we would do, these are the results from new hampshire. secretary clinton loses to marco rubio. we beat him by 18 points. cheers and applause] senator sanders: secretary clinton and governor kasich are tied. we beat him by 21 points. [applause] senator sanders: and here is my favorite. [laughter] senator sanders: the deals of my good, good friend, donald trump. sending clinton defeats mr. trump by nine points, we beat him by 23 points!
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cheers and applause] senator sanders: all of which, affirms my love for the smart people of the state of new hampshire. but it's not just new hampshire. they are strong in iowa where we do a lot better against secretary clinton and nationally. ere was a nbc/poll and secretary clinton defeated it by 15 points. we defeated him. [applause] senator sanders: and even more importantly than polls, polls go up and down, but more importantly is the thrust of our campaign. ere are the political facts.
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republicans win national elections when people are demoralized and do not come out and vote. republicans won a landslide victory, 6 % of the american people didn't vote. 80% of young people didn't vote. and what is going on in this campaign, any objective observer would vote that the campaign that has the exitment and bringing young people in, a young campaign that has spoken to 450,000 people already, all over america that has spoken to over 27,000 people in meetings like this in new hampshire, that our campaign is the campaign of excitement and energy, momentum,
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which will result in a large voter turnover which will be a victory for the democrats from the top on down. cheers and applause] senator sanders: let me also this say this. when we began this campaign. i said we didn't have money and name recognition, not all that high, and one of the problems we had to face right away is the face as all of you, runninging for president of the united .tates, sad by true the only way that a candidate in this candidate and age with a disastrous citizens united. only way that you can raise the
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oney you need is to set up a superpac. and almost all republicans opponents set up surem pacs. and someone who doesn't represent the billionaire class or corporate america, i decided that i was not going to establish a superpac and not ask them for millions and millions of dollars in money. [applause] senator sanders: that's a lovely statement. so how do you do it? what we do it, old-fashioned way, we reached out to the middle class. and what happened in this -- i would not in a midion years
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dreamed we would have done. in the last nine months, we have received 2.5 million in contributions. cheers and applause] that is more than any candidate in the history of the united states of america up to this point in the campaign. cheers and applause] senator sanders: and at a time when candidates are so proudly leaving rooms with millionaires coming out with 10 million bucks, our annual contribution is $27. [applause] so what all of that means is that we have already and that we
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have shown the american people that despite the supreme court decision, despite of all the superpacs, one can still run a winning campaign based on the support from working families and the middle class, and i'm very proud of that. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: today in new hampshire, we have many thousands of volunteers and we have a wonderful, wonderful organization. and with your help, if we can get a good voter turnout on february 9, i believe we can win this state. and i ask for your help to make that happen. cheers and applause]
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senator sanders: now one of the reasons that i think our campaign is doing well is because we are treating the american people as if they are intelligent human beings. that's a radical idea for a politician. hen we are often seen on tv in six-second sound zhrep baits or what the media tells you, we are chosen to go in different directions and what the important issues is not what appears on television tomorrow. the most important issues are the issues that you are struggling with today in terms of your lives, childrens' lives and those are the issues we have to address, whether the media finds them exciting or not.
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[applause] senator sanders: what do i mean by that. i'll give you a few examples. a couple of weeks ago, i was in nevada. a woman, early 30's, came up to me, she has a five yeermed child and said i'm trying to make it paying 10.45 an hour and off my student debt and tears were coming down her cheeks. ion what happens to my child. in new hampshire, we have many seniors who are trying to get on $12,000, and if you do the math, you can't get by. and some of those seniors are cutting up their medicine, their
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pills in half, with is not a good thing to do but they don't have the money to buy the medicine. i fought hard to expand the meals on wheels. republicans resisted. there are seniors on waitinglesses to get meals on wheels because they are findic it hard to get one nutritious meal a day. [applause] senator sanders: and what a disgrace that is. and i go all over the country and i talk to young people. young people stand up. senator, i will be graduating from college very shortly and i'm going to be $60,000 in debts, having a hard time finding a job. i'm supposed to pay back $1,200 a month and i have no clue how
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to do that. another young man, late 20's, two kids, married, working in sustainable energy, devoted to the environment and playing 53% of his limited income on student debts. talked to moms and dads all over new hampshire, vermont and this country who want quality, affordable child care for the little ones, can't find that. talked to 5-year-old workers who are scared to death about going to work and the employer says, thanks for working for us 30 years and we can find someone to work for you for half the wages. hard time finding jobs commensurate with their education. talked to people. and i do all the time who are working two, three jobs, trying
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to hobble together some income and some health care. husbands and husbands who are being stressed out and strained because people are working so hard and don't have enough time to spend with their kids. the truth is that our economy today is obviously in a lot better shape than it was when george w. bush left office. [applause] when bush left office, we were hemorrhaging 800,000 jobs a month. our deficit was a record-breaking $1.4 trillion. in the world's financial system was on the verge of collapse. other than that, we were in really good shape and people have the nerve to attack barack obama.
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[applause] so we have made progress. we've cut the deficit by more than two thirds. the world's financial system is not on the verge of collapse, and we are growing jobs rather han hemorrhaging jobs. we must also be honest about is to acknowledge that under republican administrations and democratic administrations, for the last 40 year the great middle class of this country, the middle class that was once the envy of the entire world, has been disappearing. has been disappearing. 23 if you are a male worker in
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the middle of the american economy, half the people on top, half the people below, you are earning today in inflation-adjusted-for-dollars $700 a year less than you made 1 years ago. productivity expanding, technology exploding, and you are making 40 and $700 less than you made 41 years ago. if you are a woman, you're making $1000 less than adjusted income then you made in 2007. that is the reality. why people are so angry as they are working harder and arder. everyone is worried about the future of their kids. people are asking us, what's
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-- which by the way if we do not get our act together, our kids will be the first generation to have a lower standard of living than we do. people are asking us, what's going on. worker y exploding, product iity going on, but the middle class has been in decline and more and more people are living in poverty. i would suggest that a lot of why that is happening has to do with the fact that we have seen in the last 30 years a massive transfer of wealth from the middle class and working families of our countries to the op 1/10 of 1%. trillions of dollars owned by the middle class while the top .1% is seeing a doubling of the percentage of wealth. and together as we try to turn his country around, one of the
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areas that we absolutely must focus on is the grotesque level of income and wealth inequality we are experiencing today. let me just bore you for a moment with a few facts that i think is important for you to know. that is in america today, the top .1 of 1%. ot 1%. it .1% owns is 12 as the bottom 90%. now let me bore you with some facts. that is in america today, the top .1 of 1%. not 1%. t .1% owns is 12 as the bottom -- owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90%.
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got that? today, the wealthiest 20 people, that is the front row here. ot these guys, though. they own more wealth than the ottom half of america. 150 million people. today in america, one family -- the walton family that owns wal-mart -- one family owns more wealth than the bottom 40% of the american people. and by the way, when i talk about the walton family, let me mention to you that i know that you hear a lot of welfare eform. people ripping off the welfare system. let me tell you who the major welfare recipient family in america is. not some poor family down the road. the walton family is the major
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recipient because you, as taxpayers, are paying taxes for medicaid and food stamps and affordable housing that walmart employees need because the walton family is not paying them a living wage. so when we talk about a rigged economy, an economy where the rich get much richer while almost everybody else gets poor, it seems a little bit absurd that the middle class has got to subsidize the wealthiest family in this country.
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so i say to the walton family, the owners of walmart, get off f welfare. start paying your workers a decent wage. that is wealth. when we talk about income, despite the fact that so many people are working such long hours, it turns out that 58% of all new income generated goes to he top 1%. are you ready for a radical idea? why not. why not create the concrete network's for working families. but when we talk about the
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economy, it is not only the grotesque level of income and wealth inequality. it is also about jobs. every month, the federal government issues a set of reports on unemployment. the report most of you see is the official unemployment report. which is now about 5%. but it does not include are those people that have given up looking for work in those people working part-time who want to work full-time. you add that together and we're lose to 10%.
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and here's something that's almost never discussed at all but it is a huge and tragic issue. the problem of youth unemployment. i asked economists to do a study or me. tell me what real youth unemployment is in this country for kids who graduate high school. kids who were white, 33% nemployed. african-american, 51%. if anybody in this room thinks there is not a connection between that outrageously high level of youth unemployment and the fact that we have more people in jail than in any other country on earth, i believe you would be mistaken.
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today in america, we have 2.2 illion people in jail. we spent $80 billion a year locking them up. here is my second radical idea of the evening. aybe it makes a lot more sense for us to be investing in education and jobs rather than ails and incarcerations. [applause] our goal should be to have a more educated population on earth not in jail.
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when we ask ourselves why it is, people are working such long hours. it's a funny story, not so funny, but if you remember the history books we read when we were in school, there were pictures of workers 100 years ago, marching down streets holding up big pla cards. you know what those placards were saying? e want the 4-hour work week. 100 years have come and gone and we still want the 40 hour work eek. turns out that we in the united states work the longest hours of any people in the industrialized world.
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the japanese are very hard workers. we work longer hours than they do. one of the obvious reasons is that wages in this country are too damn low. so let me be very clear. the federal minimum wage today of $7.25 is a starvation wage. we need to raise the minimum wage to a living wage, $15 an hour over the next few years. i hope that every man in this
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room will stand with the women n the fight for pay equity for women workers. there is no rational economic reason why women should be making $.79 on the dollar compared to men. it's just old-fashioned sexism and together, we are going to change that. now in new hampshire, for better or for worse, you see a lot of politicians tromping through our state.
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if they are republican, you may hear them talking about family values. they love families. they stay up nights worrying bout families. especially if they are very wealthy families that can contribute to their campaigns. but you all know what they mean by family values. what they mean is that no woman in this room, in this country should have the right to control her own body. i disagree. [applause]
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what they mean by family values is that we should defund planned parenthood. i think we should expand funding or planned parenthood. what they mean by family values is that our gay brothers and sisters should not have the right to get married. disagree. my wife and i have been married for 27 years. we have four grandkids. we have seven beautiful grandchildren and we are very proud of our family. we believe very strongly in family values. but when i talk about family values, my side is a little
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different from republicans. when i talk about family values, i mean ending the internabble embarrassment of the united states of america being the only nage country on earth that does not provide paid family and medical leave. now the good and beautiful news is that here in new hampshire today and vermont, women are giving birth and those of you who are parents know what an extraordinary day that is. the pre-big day for the baby as
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well. if that woman who gives birth today is a working-class woman, the likelihood is that she will have to basically give up her baby, lose contact with her baby, and go back to work in a week or two in order to earn enough money to take care of her amily. that is the opposite of what a family value is. virtually every government on arth, not only wealthy nations but developing nations, poor nations understand that mom and dad should have the right to stay home in what amounts to the most important weeks and months of hat human beings life.
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all of you know that kids get sick. and mom or dad should have the right to stay home with their child. parents get sick. sons and daughters should have the right to tend to their mothers and fathers. that is why i am strongly supporting and will make happen as president, three months of paid family and medical leave for every family in america. that is not a radical idea. every other country on earth can do it, i think we can as well. when we talk about the economy, we talking about job creation.
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when real unemployment is 10% and youth unemployment is higher than that, in my view we need a mass i have federal jobs program o put our people back to work. we should be hiring teachers, not firing teachers. when we have a dysfunctional child care and pre-k system, which for many families is not affordable and where childcare workers are earning minimum wage or a little bit more, we need to create hundreds of thousands of jobs for well-trained, well-paid childcare workers.
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and when we have an infrastructure. roads, bridges, water systems, wastewater plants. i'm not just talking about flint, michigan. i'm talking about municipalities all over this country where water systems are leaking and in bad trouble. we need to rebuild the rail system to catch up with europe and japan and china. we can create 13 million decent paying jobs rebuilding our infrastructure with a $1 trillion investment and i intend to make that investment.
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people say that's a great idea but it's an expensive proposition. even in washington a trillion dollars is a lot of money. where will you get the money? we will end this outrageous tax loophole that allows major billion dollar profitable corporations to stash their money in the cayman islands and ther tax havens. [applause] we are losing $100 billion a year. we have corporations that make billions of dollars not paying a nickel. in federal income tax. that's wrong. we're going to change that and invest in the infrastructure. and create millions of good-paying jobs.
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[applause] and by the way, not only do we need to create millions of good paying jobs, we need to stop the loss of millions of jobs through a disastrous trade policy that allows corporate america to shut down lance here and move to low-wage countries abroad. when i talk about an economy hat is rigged. when i talk about a campaign finance system that is broken, when i talk about a criminal justice system that's broken, it turns out we see all of that in a recent story that was in the papers about a week ago. here is the story that tells you how corrupt our economic and political and criminal justice
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system is. about a week ago it was announced that goldman sachs, one of the maim financial institutions on wall street, was going to reach a settlement with the federal government for $5 billion and they were reaching that settlement because they had subprime y had sold mortgage packages that were worthless and cheated investors. investors thought they were buying something that was worth something but it was worthless and goldman sachs knew that. over the last 30 years, goldman sachs has operated a revolving oor. that means people leave wall street and corporate america, go into goth, do the bidding of wall street and corporate
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america and then go back to the private sector. in fact, over the last 30 years, goldman sachs has given this country two secretaries of the treasury, one in the republican administration, one under a democratic administration. that's how the system works. big money get theirs people into government, works for big money. it turns out the guy that is head of goldman sachs, the financial institution that paid $5 billion in settlements with the government is a billionaire who, a couple of years ago, went to the congress and said you know what, congress, you have got to cut social security, you've got to cut medicare, you've got to cut medicaid. we can't afford to sustain those programs. this is coming from a billionaire whose company now paid a $5 billion fine for ripping off the american people.
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now, when we talk about why the american people are angry and why they are increasingly alienated from the political process, you have a lot to do with the fact that there are kids in new hampshire, kids in vermont, who get arrested for possessing marijuana and they t -- and they get a police record. you know, when you get a police record sometimes it's hard to go out and get a job. yet when you are the c.e.o. or major executive of a multibillion dollar financial institution, which helped crash the economy because of their greed, recklessness and illegal behavior, helped create a situation in which millions of people lost their homes, their life savings, their jobs, when you are that person, somehow you
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do not get a police record. that is wrong. hat has got to change. [applause] and by the way, to make a bad situation even worse, this particular company spends huge amounts of money on campaign contributions and on speakers fees to unnamed candidates. but that's how the system works. that's what power is about. it's why the 1% gets richer and everybody else gets poorer. and when i talked about the political revolution and
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ringing in millions of people, our job is to end that type of corruption and power mongering and to create a government that works for all of us, not just a handful of people. [applause] and speaking about campaign contributions, today is the sixth anniversary of one of the worst supreme court decisions in the history of this country. the citizens unite decision. and what citizens united did was to say to the very wealthiest people in this country, you already own much of the economy and now we'll give you the
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opportunity to purchase the united states government and that's precisely what they are trying to do. you have one family and a few of their friends, the koch brothers, second wealthiest family in america, they're very, very -- very, very nervous and unhappy, they're trying to catch up to the waltons, they're only in second place. so they're working really hard and figure they can become even rich fer they can elect candidates who hold their views which is not just to cut social security or medicare, it is to end social security and medicare. and medicaid. and the environmental protection agency. that's a family that's spending $900 million on this campaign cycle. now when you got one family, second wealthiest in america, spending more money in a campaign than either the democratic party or the
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republican party, you're not looking at a democratic society, you're looking at an oligarchic form of society and together we re going to stop that. [applause] and the reason that that issue is so important is that it touches on every other issue. you name the issue. if people are elected to office to represent the wealthy and the powerful, the needs of the middle-class and working families, the needs of women and children and of the environment will not be addressed. let me conclude that by telling you -- here is the problem. no nominee of mind to the united states supreme court will get
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that nomination unless he or she is crystal clear that they will vote to overturn citizens united. [applause] everybody in this room knows that we live in a highly competitive global economy. and if we are going to succeed, we need the best educated workforce in the world. there was once a time when we did. that time is not anymore. it seems to me to be totally absurd and beyond comprehension that when we need the intellectual capabilities of all of our people, we have hundreds of thousands of young americans who are able and qualified who
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cannot get to college for one reason and one reason at -- alone and that is their families lack the money. that is why i believe that in the year 2016, we must make public colleges tuition ree. and i say that not just for the obvious reasons. that it means that bright young people will be able to go to college. and people will not leave school deeply in debt. that there is a more profound reason. i grew up in a family that never had a lot of money. my dad came from poland he, dropped out of high school , my mom graduated high school.
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but like every milieu, the people you associate with, you associate with people with similar economic backgrounds. the people we associated with just did not have college education. there are kids that don't know anybody who went to college. if we can make public colleges and universities tuition free, every parent and teacher and child in this country, kids in the sixth grade and eighth grade understand that if they do their school work, if they pay attention. they will be able to get a college education regardless of the income of their families. that is revolutionary.
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and when we talk about our responsibilities as adults and inhabitants of this earth, it seems to me that we have a moral responsibility to make sure that the planet we leave our children and grandchildren is healthy and habitable. i sit on the senate environmental committee. i've met scientists all over our country and all over the world. climate change is real. it is caused by human activity. it is already causing major problems in our country and round the world.
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what they also say, and this is scary stuff if we do not get our act together this planet earth, our only planet, could become five to 10 degrees warmer by the end of this century. and what that means is more drought, more floods, more extreme weather disturbances, more acid phi case of the ocean, more rise -- more acidify case of the ocean, more rising sea levels, more international conflict as people fight for limited natural resources. if elected president, i will lead our country into working with russia, china, india, countries all over the world, take on the fossil fuel industry, transform our energy system away from fossil fuel to energy efficiency and sustainable energy. [applause]
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let me connect some dots here and show you how everything is related to everything else. today, we have a major political party called the republican party. not one of their candidates has stood up and said i have read the literature, i've talked to the scientists, we've got a problem. climate change is real and we've got to do something about it. not one. and in the congress, there are very few of them. a few, not not -- but not many.
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some may say that republicans are dumb or something like that. that's not the case. you may think it's the case but it's not the case. i'm on a lot of committee, i serve with republican well, discuss issues like cancer and alzheimer's disease and heart disease on the health committee and so forth and they ask the same rational questions anybody else would ask. ey don't around packing -- that they don't go around leek this about cancer research or alzheimer's but on this issue things are very, very different. and the reason for that is a corrupt campaign finance system which tells republicans that if one of them were to stand up and say climate change is real, we've got to do something about hat. on that day, they would lose their funding from the koch brothers and the fozz fossil fuel industry.
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and that is just one example of many for why we need campaign inance reform. when we talk about america, and when we talk about the future of our country, what i am trying to do is to get people to think big and not small. in other words, if we were an impoverished country we'd have one type of discussion. but we are the wealthiest country in the history of the world, and that calls for a different type of discussion. today, there is one major country on earth, one, the country that you live in, that does not guarantee health care
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to every man, woman, and child s a right. now, i have been criticized for believing that health care is a right, not a privilege. people want to criticize me, that's fine. hat is what i believe. [applause] am a member of the senate health education labor and pension committee and in that capacity spent an enormous amount of time working on the affordable care act. and in my view, the affordable care act has gone -- have done some very important things. it has ended the private insurance company on centiof
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pre-existing conditions. and 20 years from now or 50 years from now, people will look back and say i cannot believe you had a system where insurance companies could tell somebody that you had breast cancer five years ago, we will provide you with insurance but not for breast cancer because it may recur. t's like saying i'm going to give you fire insurance except if you have a fire. it is totally, totally insane. that's gone. what we have also done through provided is provided health insurance for 17 million americans that otherwise would not have it. it is much fairer to women who do not have to pay higher prices for insurance than men. there's good stuff but let's
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also be clear. 29 million american americans ave no health insurance. many more are underinsured with high deductibles and opayments. there are people in this room that have high duct the health insurance to some 17 million americans who otherwise would not have it. we have made it much fairer to women. -- there are people in this room with fight deductibles. anybody want to tell us what their deductible is? $6,000. $4,000. $10,000. whatever i do, i feel like a vermont auctioneer. sorry to say you won unless someone can go higher than 0,000. but what that means is all over this country, people do have insurance but they have high deductibles and they have high co-payments. what does that mean? it means in real world that people hesitate to go to the doctor when they're sick because they just don't have the money
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in their pockets. what it also mean, and i talked to a lot of doctors in vermont and all over this country, sometimes people go into the doctor's office and they're real, really sick. why didn't you come in here six months ago? the person said, i didn't have health insurance or i didn't have -- or i had a high deductible and couldn't afford it. sometimes those people do not make it. sometimes they end up in the hospital at great expense and great suffering. in my view, when we have a system which has 29 million people uninsured, more underinsured, when we pay the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs, which is a huge problem, when we end up spending almost three times more than the british spend to provide health care to all their people, 50% more than the french
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spend to provide health care to all their people, far more than our canadian neighbors spend who provide health care to all their people, i think we need to move forward toward a medicare for all single payer program. [applause] and because medicare for all takes the private insurance companies out of the equation. the prices with the drug companies, we end up with a medicare program saving iddle-class families thousands of dollars a year on the health are costs.
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when we talk about issues in america, i know all of you share with me our fatigue, our discussed, our anger at seeing videos on television of innocent people being shot to death by police officers. and often, those people are frican-american or latino. i was the mayor of burlington, vermont. and in that capacity, worked very, very hard with our police department. in my view, the vast, vast majority of police officers in this country are honest, hardworking, and are asked to do an enormously difficult job.
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[applause] it is not easy being a police officer in the year 2016. but, as is the case with any other public official, if a police officer breaks the law, that officer must be held accountable. [applause] we need major reforms in our criminal justice system. we need to demilitarize local police departments. we need to make police departments look like the diversity of the communities that they serve. we need to take a hard look at he so-called war on drugs.
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right now, under the federal controlled substance act, marijuana is listed as a schedule 1 drug, right next to heroin. now, i don't have to tell the people of new hampshire about the horror of heroin and i don't have to tell the people of my state about the horror of heroin. it's a growing problem all over this country. a problem by the way in terms of opiate addiction and heroin addiction. e have got to get a handle on. it means we need a revolution in mental health treatment in this country. [applause]
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which means that when people need treatment for substance abuse, they get the treatment when they need it, not six months from when they need it. and i am aware, i just met a mother earlier today, lost, i believe it was her daughter to drugs. and i know how serious that problem is in your state and how serious that problem is in my state. but when you have marijuana next to heroin, i think that makes no ense to me at all. and what i worry about, what i worry about is young people who get police records for possession of marijuana and then find it really hard to go out and get a job and get their lives together. that is why i have introduced
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legislation to take marijuana out of the controlled substance act. [applause] in america today, we have about 11 million undocumented people. many of them are being exploited, many of them are living in fear, i have talked to young latinos with tears running down their cheeks who worry their parents could be deported or that they could be deported. as president i will be as aggressive as i can in moving toward comprehensive immigration reform and a path toward citizenship.
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now, we can have honest disagreements about any issue including immigration reform, but what we should not be having in the year 2016, what we should not be having are candidates using racism and big trito attack -- and bigotry to attack. [applause] the idea that somehow in the middle of the night we're going to pick up and round up 11 million people and throw them out of the country. the idea that people like donald trump are referring to latinos who come into this country as criminals and rapists is unacceptable.
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unacceptable. [applause] this campaign is about not just electing a president. it is about transforming america. bill mckib bin mentioned to you a little while ago that it's not good enough to elect a president. what we need to do is to transform this country. and no president can do it alone. we need to be working together, we need to raise political consciousness, we need to have an understanding about what's going on in washington and politically in a way that we have not had for a very, very long time. here is the bottom line. the bottom line is that we are the wealthiest country in the
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history of the world. we are a country in the last 30 years that has seen a massive transfer of wealth away from the middle class to the top .1%. i believe that if we stand together, we do not allow the donald trumps of the world to divide us up if we are latino or muslim, but if we stand together, there is nothing, nothing, nothing that we cannot ccomplish. please don't tell me that the united states of america, our great country can not guarantee health care to all people as a right. don't tell me that we cannot make certain that all of our young people, regardless of the income of their families, are
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able to get a college education if they have the ability to do so. and don't tell me we can't train carpenters and plumbers and sheet metal workers who need that training to get good jobs. don't tell me that we have to have more income and wealth inequality than any other major country on earth at the same time as we have more childhood poverty than any other country on earth. don't tell me that we have to maintain a crumbling infrastructure. don't tell me that we cannot address the fact that the wealthiest people in this country often pay an effective tax rate lower than what you pay. when we stand together, there is
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nothing we cannot accomplish. that is what this campaign is about. and that is what a sanders administration is about. thank you all very much. [applause] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016] [applause]
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>> thank you so much. you gave me a lot of hope. my daughter and i work on your campaign, i'm from vermont, my family is from vermont, we really need you. thank you.
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>> my name is jane, i want a picture with you. >> ok.
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>> that event with vermont senator and democratic presidential candidate bernie sanders taking place last week in new hampshire. now tomorrow we'll hear more from senator sand wers a campaign rally in des moines, iowa. live coverage at 11:00 a.m. astern here on c-span. >> c-span's campaign 2016 is taking you on the road to the white house for the iowa caucuses. monday, february 1, our live coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. eastern on c-span and c-span2. we'll bring you live precaucus coverage, taking your phone calls, tweets and text it is. at 8:00 p.m. eastern we'll take you to a republican caucus on c-span and a democratic caucus on c-span2. join in on c-span radio and
6:56 pm >> tomorrow on "washington journal," sean higgins of the "washington examiner" looks at the top stories of the day. after that, katrina vnden heuvel discusses progressive politics. plus your facebook comments and tweets. "washington journal" is live every day at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. next, democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton speaks with supporters and campaign organizers in iowa. she talks about college affordability, student debt, and gun violence. from iowa city, this is half an hour. >> thank you, guys, i think it's time to celebrate the real
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superstar that's here today. i just want to say, i couldn't be more thrilled to be here in support of her, the person that's about to walk on this stage, not only am i voting for ecause of her beliefs, her strength, and the fact that she completely embodies the concept of women empowerment. cheers and applause] and last but not least, i'm voting for her because i truly believe that there is nobody more qualified to run this untry, our country, than our secretary of state, hillary clinton. cheers and applause]
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♪ s. clinton: thank you so much. oh, my gosh. i am so happy to be here, but i have to tell you, i am so demi is here with
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us. and you already know what an extraordinary talent she is, but -- and you got a taste of that tonight, i want to thank her for how brave she is. how -- [applause] ow confident she is. because she is using her voice not only to sing and inspire us through that, she's using her voice to reach out to so many people who need a little bit of help themselves. that ve some challenges she is determined to help people find their way through. and i appreciate that because i think we all need to help each other along life's way and demi, you have been an extraordinary example for so many in the way that you have talked about issues that people find
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ometimes hard to talk about. and you've given hope and a lot of positive reinforcement to so many. and i'm thrilled you're here lending your voice and your example to our efforts to get people to come out and caucus on ebruary 1. how many of you are precinct captain, team leaders, volunteers, people who are already involved? hank you so much. somewhere in this big crowd is congressman dales low back -- -- dave loebsack. i'm thrilled to have him as well.


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