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>> martha: thanks, lucas. that is "the story" from wednesday, it's almost july 14. summer is moving along. as the "the story" continues, we hope you join us tomorrow at 3:00. a great show lined up for you. always good to see you. enjoy the rest of the day. "your world" is right about now. >> neil: you spent on all this spending? a $3.5 trillion spending push on what democrats are calling human infrastructure that has the support and interest early on of no less than president joe biden. but in case you are counting, that brings to now close to $6 trillion in planned spending that a lot of folks say we don't need right now because the economy is doing a-okay right now. it's doing exceedingly well
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right now. so well that prices are booming. is that because all of this spending is now soaring and out of control? welcome. i'm neil cavuto, this is "your world." so glad to have you with us. man, i'm old enough to remember when any one of these packages would be the entire budget of the united states. do not ask me how old i am. i'm telling you, i'm old enough to remember when any one of these plans would be the entire budget of the united states. this is very clear that democrats are taking advantage of their thin majorities and hoping in this $3.5 trillion measure to get a lot of folks on board with it before mid-term elections. let's get the read from jacqui heinrich following the numbers. >> hey, i would say there's a number of lawmakers here that have as long a memory as you do when it comes to the budget.
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president biden is trying to keep hills democratic caucus told and pull these two plans over the finish line. getting the progressive to support a smaller reconciliation deal that they wanted. a bipartisan infrastructure plan will be a challenge. on the other side of the party, getting moderates to support this reconciliation package at a time when inflation is a concern and spending is a concern is going to be another side of that challenge. listen to the president. >> i have no comment. it's great to be home and great to be back with my colleagues. >> new details about what is in this outline. it's basically everything from president biden's plans that didn't make it into bills this session. universal pre-k and climbing and clean energy, extending the child tax credit and money for
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manufacturing and supply chains and funding to include green cards and pro worker incentives. the pay-fors include raising corporate and international taxes, taxing the rich, republicans are already sounding the alarm. senator mitt romney called it shocking, stunning saying democrats would have to raise taxes enormously or add to the debt. with inflation raging at the highest level in 40 years, the democratic plan is out of proportion with the need right now. so whether this big price tag draws gop away from the hard infrastructure bill is a question, especially if senator schumer brings it to the floor with the reconciliation package attached. might not be easy keeping every democrat on board. senator joe manchin expressed concern about the climate portion as it relates to fossil fuels reserving judgment until he gets the details. >> we have a debt of $28.5
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trillion right now. we have indications of inflation is spiking. a lot of things of concern what will happen to the generation coming after us if we don't get control of this spending. i'm just looking at everything in a holistic way. >> the fed chair, jerome powell just asked if this $4.1 trillion in new spending would impact the fed's decision making. he said maybe. it depends on a lot of things including what the money is spent on, over what period of time and how it's paid for. he reserving any final statements on that until more details come out, neil. >> neil: yeah, he punted on that one. jacqui heinrich in our nation's capitol. he was referring to jerome powell that is saying this inflationary thing that you heard about, it's -- it will pass. it's just a short-term kind of thing. you won't know it by the cover of the "new york post." the incredible shrinking dollar.
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inflation, 5.4% the worst we've seen in 13 years. goes into detail about the price hikes that you're familiar with. a lot of it rests at washington's door step because of all of this spending which tends to lift of prices of a bunch of stuff. that's what is happening to charles payne from "making money" at 2:00 p.m. you go through this data all the time. what is interesting here is the view widely held that this too shall pass. it's not going to stick around. markets tend to believe the federal reserve chairman. with all of this spending, it will stick around longer than they thought. what do you think? >> no, i agree that the wild card is how long people can spend. if they keep getting checks in the mail, they can keep spending, right? if you think about the $1.9 trillion for covid relief. so much of that money was poured
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into the economy and spending by consumers who by the way, they're still sitting on a lot of cash. household balance sheets are the best they ever have been. the money has poured in and keeps pouring in. we know the best way to curb inflation is higher prices. that's always the cure. ultimately we won't pay 46% for a used car, but right now people are getting the money. a lot of people work for the money and the check came through to the account. they're enjoying it. once those spigots are turned off, you'll see a change in consumer behavior and that's where the frustration might be with the federal reserve chairman who can already see that inflation is a tax on the poor. it's a tax on the middle class. ultimately to your point, some of these things won't go away, higher rents won't go away and the other things won't go away. so the fed will have to deal with that.
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the fed has to worry about how they get that in the equation. it's true wages are going up. they're not going up faster than inflation. so once you remove the mirage or you remove -- turn off the spigots, we'll have a difficult conversation in this country from a lot of shocked people. >> neil: what is weird, charles, think about it, both parties are opposed on whether the spending helps or hurts. democrats say it helps, that's why they're upping the ante republicans say inflation will be more of a problem. there's no middle ground in their views. typically when we see the government spending to the degree this government has, it's one thing if you're coming out of a depression as f.d.r. did or coming out of the severe reseeings we did with barack obama had going into office. it can serve a purpose to a degree. but you can make the argument coming out of the pandemic that we were a coiled spring to begin
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with. anything after that would have been a boost. i'm worried how far this goes. >> so am i. listen, without a doubt last year, we have never completely shut down the american economy. just shut it down. you know, during -- we had the great depression. that was a economic death spiral. and then we had world war ii and rosy the riveter showed up. we never shut down the economy. we needed these emergency measures. everyone said kudos to both sides of the isle from president trump and mnuchin to the democrats. everybody was unanimous and supported the american public that were forced not to go to work. they were forced to give up their livelihoods. we did the right thing. this is something completely different. this is a way of using the same emergency or the same feel of an emergency to reinvent america, to reinvented the welfare state, to reinvent a different kind of
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country. this is not about an economic emergency. it's using the remnants to remake who we are as a nation and it's a dangerous slope we're going down. we're going to pay for it in more ways than one. here's an example. it would be japan. anyone you -- you talked about how old you are. anybody old enough to remember when japan was thought to be within months, maybe a year or so of overtaking america. they went down this path of printing money, printing money, printing money. debt, 250% of gdp. now they had two lost decades. they've been sideways for 20 years, neil and there's no sign that they will get back to the greatness that they had. >> neil: very good point. thanks for mentioning what is going on? japan here. you're right. they are clear ties there.
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thanks, charles payne. he has a big special here on the military and helping them in the marketplace that is coming up july 21. next, senator james langford, key player, oklahoma republican. senator, always good to have you. let's talk a little bit about this planned spending and break it apart. i know republicans were by and large impressed with the president's bipartisan approach that he wanted to spear head for infrastructure. half of that $1 trillion if you have the covid funds. you were on board with it. i don't know if you were. but now this ancillary package that might or might not be coming up. >> we're watching another huge spending proposal. go backwards to march. $2 trillion proposal on covid
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that only about $100 billion, $200 billion was related to covid at all. everything else was dumped into the economy as you had the conversation. we've seen the rise in inflation and drop in opportunities for people to get back to work. we believe this $3 trillion proposal now is going to have an even faster effect on that. a lot of it is, we're going to send money to people not to work and advance checks to different individuals. it's an aggressive lurch to socialism. this is normal for government to do, to say we have to do roads and bridges, but we also have to pay attention to this giant move towards socialism. >> neil: democrats say republicans are fine ones to start lectures on spending since debt piled up in the trump administration. big packages, unpaid for piled up in his administration. that was before the pandemic.
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so do republicans have sort of like a leg to stand on? >> yes. of course we do. they're going back to the 2017 tax cut and jobs act saying you cut taxes and you should have never cut taxes. you need to raise taxes like we're planning to do. they're planning this giant tax increase. look what happened to the tax cuts and jobs act from 2017. we had a rapid expansion of the number of people getting employed, the number of people paying taxes. we saw an increase in tax revenue happening starting in 2019, 202 -- oh. >> neil: but the deficits piled up and so did the debt. i'm not faulting you for that but you goosed the economy. it's clear it helped the economy. my point is the debt piles up and lecturing on either party stands about what is too much money. we're beyond that right now, right? >> i get it. getting back to balance is something that needs to be in the conversation. currently this dialogue is about the billions added to deficit
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and talking about adding $5 trillion to deficit. it's a different conversation between the two on that. so yes, we need to get back to balance. it's something that i've worked on with budget reforms and spending and the issues that deal with a way to get back to a path, back to balance and pay it down. but they're focused on this new monetary policy that it doesn't matter how much we spend. if you spend $5 trillion above the budget and the budget is $6 trillion, it's beyond reason anymore where they're focused on when you have $4 trillion in income and talking about spending $12 trillion. >> neil: got it. all right. senator dave langford, thanks very much. good catching up with you. as the senator wrapped up there, we're hearing from president biden on this subject, taking questions about how to handle
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the roughly $1 trillion infrastructure measure coupled with the human infrastructure plan as democrats are calling it. they will follow a two-track process. it's the only way to get it done. we don't know if they're simultaneous or introduced together albeit separately but they will be handled technically separately. we'll see how that goes. meantime, britney spears, she's at it again. arguing that she doesn't need to be under any conservatorship. but will it be that easy? we should know later this hour. stay with us. priceline works with top hotels, to save you up to 60%. these are all great. and when you get a big deal...
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>> neil: all right. from the texas capital to the united states capitol, the 46 texas house democrats remain in washington d.c. they're fighting to make sure that on a federal level, they can come up with a voting reform measure that eclipses anything going on in texas run by republican governors that they say limit voting rights in this country. hillary vaughn has been tracking them and what they have been up to since arriving in washington. hillary? >> even though texas state representatives here in d.c. have as much voting power here
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on capitol hill as a tourist would, the chair of the texas house democratic caucus told me yesterday that he believes they're working harder for the people in texas here in d.c. than they would be if they were back home. regardless, their stay here, which could be 25 days, is pretty pricey. they took two charter flights here. they're paying for buses to shuttle them too and from the airport and around d.c. and picking up the tab for 50 hotel rooms. they're not leaving since august state. base on the rates of where some of them are staying, 200 a night, 50 rooms, $250 million. so zero state dollars or taxpayer dollars are going into this work but it's costing texans in one way or another. a chunk of their taxes, a 30-day
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special session cost texans $1 million for the full session. governor abbott says until the democrats get back home, he will continue to call the special sessions. neil, these democratic representatives are still getting their salary and also per diem every day that they are here. they make around $7,000 a year but get $220 a day in per diem when they're in special session, which is what they're in now. so even though they're not showing up for work, they're getting the extra $221 a day, which over 25 days is over $5,000 for every one of them. neil? >> neil: again, taxpayers are not footing that bill. they stress that. >> yeah. >> neil: okay. thanks, hillary. i want to go to michelle beckley, texas state representative. she's among the 40 representatives that are here. we don't know for how long. representative, thanks for taking the time. any idea how long you will be in
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the nation's capitol? >> we will be here as long as we need to be here. i think it's safe to say the full 25 days. thank you for having me on. i appreciate it. >> neil: good to have you. let me ask you about that. a lot of people hearing this and understand your passion over this issue, but this has happened before, representative. i don't know if you specifically, where democrats were outnumbered on something and they shut things down or left or quit. it sort of gives the impression to some that you don't get the result you want, you take your marbles and go home. how do you disavow americans of that view? >> first of all, i want to go to the reporter that was on before. i refused my per diem. some of us are refusing the per diem. we're not here on the taxpayer dime. i am representing my constituents the best way that i see fit as an elected official
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in texas. you know, i think that that is a very important point, that not all of what is being reported is true. >> neil: all right. having said that, i mean, this is all about voting rights and making sure standards are held up. but bolting from texas, representative, are you sending the opposite signal, that you don't get the outcome you want, you just up and run? >> well, i was on the election committee. i was there all session long. hours and hours and hours of testimony. the republican party has refused to listen to the people of texas. most of that testimony was against these bills. we didn't know what bills we were going to get. and then what we saw on the floor was not what we had agreed upon. then we see votes on party line after party line after party line. then we're being threatened by or governor because of our -- he's defunded the legislator illegally. so we have the issues going on
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that is at the core of the republican party that caused this at the end of the day. >> neil: shouldn't it be decided at the election level? take it up at the voting booth. >> sure. right now -- >> neil: this was the will of the people of texas, right? i understand. this is -- >> no. texas is gerrymandered. that's not how it works. >> neil: republicans have the majority. if this were flipped around, republicans were in the minority and up and bolted the chamber, you'd be ticked off, wouldn't you? >> i would be ticked off. i would like for them to work with us. they have not worked with us. and we are having a ridiculous session for the governor's primary. that is all it is. we have a grid that doesn't work. none of our grid issues weren't there. i didn't have power for 30 hours. i had to replumb my hours like my constituents.
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why are we not dealing with those issues? we didn't deal with them in the session and we're not doing it now. we're asking the governor to work with us. and that -- other legislators, this is about the entire republican party being held by a big lie. we're going back to the big lie. none of these voter laws are necessary. they're nationwide. they're going nationwide. and they're unnecessary. >> neil: in texas, it didn't -- even if something mysterious was going on, to your point, representative, it wouldn't have done anything to affect the republican win regardless or the fact that the state remains a strong republican state. that may change -- >> which is why the bills are unnecessary. >> neil: i get that. 25 days. you think you'll anticipate you'll be in washington at least that long? >> you know, washington or if we need to go elsewhere depending on finances. we'll do what we need to do.
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this is where we have been pushed. we've been pushed into a corner and we're not going to not fight. we were elected by our constituents to fight for our values as well as making sure that they have the freedom to vote. these bills are heinous -- >> neil: you were elected by your constituents to be there a and do your job. >> yes. but over and over, nothing was going to happen. so why keep doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different response? that is insanity. we refuse to do it. which is why we left. >> neil: that's what republicans say on capitol hill, representative, about democrats jamming spending down their throats. what if they just decided to up and bolt the chamber because they were tired of it as you are tired of this in texas? >> you know, we're all elected to do what we need to do. i don't know the rules of the federal government but i'm here representing my constituents and
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i'm talking to everybody out there. i would be more than happy to talk with republicans. my dad is a trump voter. i'm happy to work on both sides of the aisle. i carried bills that have had support from both sides. >> neil: and you're talking to us. thank you. i want to go to karl rove on this, a texan himself. karl, where do you think this is going? >> let's put it in context for the viewers. two big issues dominating this discussion in texas. it had to do with practices used last year in harris county, home to houston texas. harris county decided to have 24-hour voting. allow people to vote for 24 consecutive hours which is not allowed under state law. they had one day of that. this law that has been proposed in texas would make it clear that's not allowed.
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it's expensive. you have to put in election officials, volunteer election judges, the parties have to nominate people and that will be hard for a lot of counties to do one county out of 254 did it. the other one is drive-thru voting. texas has a law that says people that can use drive through voting are for people that are unassisted. who is in the car checking while you vote? that's why we don't like that. those are the two big issues here. why do we have the democrats saying this is needed? because they say if we don't have these laws, it's voter suppression. the problem is this: harris county is the only county in the state of texas that had these 24 hour votes and drive through voting. harris county turnout is smaller than the statewide average.
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if this is so important, why are they below the statewide average? 130 counties that had neither 24 hour voting or drive-thru voting that had a higher turn out percentage. one of them was interestingly enough representative beckley's district. her county of denton had a higher turnout than harris county without having these unnecessary programs. 91 counties including a large number of south texas largely hispanic counties in south texas, south central texas had a bigger improvement in turnout between 2016 and 2020 than did harris county. look, this is all about politics. democrats weren't going to lose. so they decided they'll go to washington and claim this is all about racism and suppression. that's not what it's about at all. this bill increases the number of hours that people are allowed to vote during our early voting period in texas and requires
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more counties to have weekend voting. we go from a requirement that the counties with 100,000 population have weekend early voting during our 13 days of early voting to every county can more than 55,000 voters so look, this is all about national politics and about trying to basically bust up the rules in texas and for no good reason at all. the kind of language these people are using, voter suppression and jim crow and racism and -- >> neil: i don't know if this is the case in texas but a dozen plus states that have changed voting registration and other related issues, how much of that cynically is in response to the pressure from donald trump that the last election was rigged? i'm not saying they're doing his bidding, but they are trying to keep him satisfied. what do you think of that? >> look, i think that is part of
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it. but people are using this as a way to make their laws better. take georgia, for example. trump was upset that he lost georgia. they passed a law there. but the law is a sensible law. for example, one of the things it does is it makes it easier for people to have a mail-in ballot rather than going through the signature matching process where people are looking at signatures. instead, give your drivers license or number of the last four digits of your social security number. they don't need to compare signatures. makes it easier for the election officials and validates the signatures. same with the other states. there's an effort by a lot of republican secretaries of states to make it easier to vote and harder to cheat. >> neil: so you don't think -- a couple of these states might be due to donald trump's bidding and -- >> look, i think -- >> neil: if these changes were
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in place, he wouldn't have lost. >> i agree with you. former president trump has been insists on making a lot of arguments that we need election law changes. if you look at the sum and substance of the laws, what has happened is states are saying let's avoid problems by making our laws better and not -- the former president has been very unclear as to what he wants to have done as a result. secretaries of state and republican legislators have stepped forward and say let's take this moment to do something that we think is constructive. >> neil: got it. karl rove, good chatting with you. thanks very much. something just as heated and just as hot right now. britney spears. i'll leave it at that. she's trying a again to free herself from her dad. that could be easier said than done. . ♪♪
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it was the first time that she addressed the conservatorship publicly. she said she wasn't aware that the conservatorship could end. so a judge could decide on a new lawyer or could allow spears to pick one herself. some reports session that spears is in talks with matthew rosengart who has a long list of stars he's represented. the trial lawyer says it's shocking that she can't do something as pick her lawyer calling it a black eye on the legal system. >> it's a very extreme and rare measure and shocking to me that it's remained in lays for 12 years, with britney spears that seems capable of handling her own affairs. >> and the free britney movement gathered. they agree.
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they've been cheering as people drive by and chanting "free britney" most of the day. there's a possibility that spears could call in to this hearing like she did last time. we don't know. the one thing that we can confirm is the fate of this conservatorship won't be decided today. this is one of the many steps in this long process. neil? >> neil: jeff paul, thanks very much for that. with us now as the guy who has been fighting for britney spears to dissolve that conservatorship going back to 2008, the trial attorney that is kind enough to join us right now. adam, thank you. what do you make of the odds that she could succeed in this second go-around? >> with effective counsel, she will get it terminated finally after 13 long years. effective counsel is fundamental to everything that she needs to accomplish. it's shocking her testimony in
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which she said she didn't know she had the right to request the termination. she's been deprived by her own counsel of the right to see things getting filed in her case. there's a real shocking failure by her current counsel to represent her adequately. i think the court will accept her choice of counsel and appoint that person to be her lawyer in this termination proceeding will go forward and be successful. >> neil: meanwhile, a financial adviser separated herself from this. so right now it's just her dad. so what kind of sway does he have in a proceeding like this? >> well, see, that's the real fundamental issue, right? our system of justice, to function properly, depends on advocacy. that means that all arguments
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and evidence are advocated. that's the only way judges can make good decisions. so the conservator ought to be doing what he can to help the conservetee. her lawyer ought to be advocating on her to end this conservatorship. but if you have a lack of good faith and competent advocacy, then what happens is if you fall down a profit motive. there's a real profit motive that works against britney. you know, now i think we're going to shake things up finally. the real problem is the proceedings have been closed for 13 years. so the public hasn't had any ability to shine a light what's going on. now that information is coming out, it's really shocking how her rights have really been deprived because of that lack of someone to advocate for her.
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>> neil: adam, when you were fighting on her behalf in 2008, i don't know what her situation or condition was then versus now. even if it was horrific thing, it's far from that today. she seems to comport herself quite well. handles questions with ease and seems to have complete control of her facilities. so what would stop this from being reversed? >> keep in mind that under law, you can only maintain a conservatorship if it's the last resort. if there's no other way to help a person who is vulnerable for whatever reason and we don't know a lot about what her issues are. but it has to be the last resort. there's plenty of ways to help somebody who has issues. a trustee to help her make financial decisions, healthcare advocate to help her make healthcare decisions. the judge has an obligation on a periodic basis to ask the
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question, why is this conservatorship necessary? certainly her lawyer ought to have been advocating this thing is not necessarily. she's been making people millions of dollars, neil, by being able to go out every night and perform at a vegas show or go out on tour or host a tv show. clearly this is not a person where the last resort is a conservatorship. >> neil: thanks, adam. love to have you back. meantime, look, it's a nearly 80-year old president cannot compel kids to go ahead and get a vaccine, maybe a 18-year-old pop star can. after this.
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with customizable coverage. -and i'm gonna -- -eh, eh, eh. -donny, no. -oh. >> neil: you see this in our nation's capitol? the washington monument is reopened after being shut down six months. it's open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. the first visitors climbed it. it's a beautiful up there. but again, you have to be really good taking the stairs. i am. i didn't have to worry about that. the bottom line is it's an iconic washington life that is now back. the washington monument open for business. meantime, the pandemic. it's still a problem. cases are spiking in this country. they've been moving up at a double digit clip. overall cases are low, but a lot of it has to do with young people resistant to take the vaccine. and enter olivia rodrigo, pop
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star extraordinaire, very popular. 18 years old. she might be able to connect with young people maybe the way nearly an 80-year-old president cannot. bottom line, it's welcomed. anything to get people vaccinated. she's the nyu langone pro. doctor, great having you here. what do you think of this? you know, have the young speak to the young. >> i think it's great that people in all sectors of our society are stepping up, doing what they can to help end the pandemic. at the same time, i also think that there's a management issue here. right? i think things could be made easier in terms of getting us through the pandemic. i'm referring to the transparency and fairness. for example, in terms of transparency, looks like a lot of the resistance with the young people and in general have to do
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with the fact that people want the formal fda approval for the drug, right? so with young people, for example, in general from the data we have, the vaccine is beneficial. but it can be separated out in different categories like who is most at risk to catch the virus, who is most at risk to benefit from the vaccine and who is most at risk to have potential complications. there's some cases of heart inflammation, which is require but still possible and more so in young people than in older people. so in the formal report, all of the reports get reviewed and doctors specify all of these different categories and who would be -- who would fall into this category and what the
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alternatives are. rather than relying on pop star and other folks to spread the message, you know, we should also have our leaders promote that transparency so that it will be easier for people to come forward and kind of overcome -- >> neil: yeah, to have that fda nod of approval. but i'm curious why young people by and large have not been vaccinated. they might think that there's a deinstructable -- i remember a time like that a century or so ago. i wonder whether they should be reminded that the chances are low that they'll ever get in. there is a chance that they could complicate it for others that just might. in this largely vaccinated country, is that a worry? they come back a lot of young people, doctor and say no, it's not a worry for me or people around me. what do you tell them? >> yeah, i think there's a little bit of both.
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people tend to feel fearless when they're younger. the results of the virus are unpredictable. some people don't know that they had it. some people had serious complications. i had the virus when i was pregnant and then my husband i was hospitalized for almost two weeks. i myself even being a doctor, seeing so many patients that are sick, yes, i was surprised to see what serious complications he had from the virus. so it's unpredictable that way. the other thing i wonder about, certain people if they were out during the height of the pandemic, some of them might feel that they had covid. let's say you've been in quarantine several times over the past year. you may feel like well, you know, at least one of those times i probably had the virus. nevertheless, it's important for
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us to get through this together. >> neil: yeah. one thing for someone my age to tell people to get the vaccine. it's another if you do it. thanks very much, doctor. >> thank you. >> neil: all right. meantime, cuba is coming down hard on dissents there and protesters. i don't know if you've seen this video. monitoring what's going on in cuba. she's arrested on air, on youtube. still don't know what her status is after this.
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[speaking non-english language] >> [speaking non-english language] >> neil: all right, i don't know if you speak spanish, she's a cuban influencer internet personality. she has been sort of broadcasting and following the events in cuba, she was doing an interview and she was arrested in the middle of the interview. she was telling an interviewer, security is out there, i have to go out. i make the government responsible for whatever happens to me, they are forcing me to go with them. i have to go.
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this was all happening in real time on youtube and it jolted the world that's begun to see some scary developments in cuba. my next guest was born in cuba, fled to the cuban revolution and now he serves as a florida congressman, a powerful success story in its own right. it's getting scary in cuba. >> that happens all the time, security forces come in and drag you away, they think you are a threat to the state, that's what it's like to live life in cuba. saw another video today of security forces breaking into someone's house, woman's house. she says her husband was shot, she was there with a baby, nothing in there, they took away her husband. there was another video i saw where young kids, young children are being let out by security forces, confront the protesters. that's what life is like in
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cuba, you always live under the constant fear of repression, going to jail, you can't speak your mind, the committee for the defense of the revolution, there's two or three people in your neighborhood working for the government that will snitch on you if you say something against the government, they will come in and question you or worse, they will take you to jail for no reason whatsoever. that is what life was at is liking cuba under a communist regime. >> neil: the administration authority made it clear to cubans that come here, you are not welcome here. they sent out the same advice to cuban exiles in florida who want to help them out and provide food or needs to get to the u.s., what do you think of that? >> i think that's the right choice, if you are allowed another mass migration, humans do this all the time to let off steam and let off the pressure and said island. we are condemning some of these
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cubans to death because thousands of humans have died trying to flee the communist regime so i think that's the right message for the biden administration. >> neil: the cuban prison inmates we got under jimmy carter when they opened their prison, why do you think this goes, congressman, and the few seconds we have left? >> i think this is something different, it's the first time we've had mass demonstrations across the island in different cities at the same time and i don't think this is a genie that's going to be bottled up again. the united states has to make it clear that we won't tolerate that and that all options are on the table. it could get to that if we see more and more of the repressions, more and more murder, more and more people going into jail and basic human rights being violated by this oppressive regime which has been in power for 60-odd years. it's time that the people of
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cuba, they deserve freedom, they decide that it's time for them to have a new government that will actually fit their needs and give them what they need. right now all they want is freedom. they are not asking for food, they are not asking for vaccines, they are asking for freedom and that's what we should help them get. >> neil: thank you very, very much but we will keep track of this. [laughter] >> greg: hi, i'm greg gutfeld along with judge jeanine pirro, harold ford jr., jesse watters and she wants us directions on a crossword puzzle, dana perino. this is "the five." the democrats showering texas democrats with praise for ditching their state on slp-fueled beer-soaked journey to avoid passing an


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