tv Marco Rubio Town Hall Meeting in Exeter New Hampshire CSPAN February 4, 2016 6:27am-7:35am EST
where you stand the number three, why do the working-class peopleç want our government to initiate this treaty? because the other treaty did not help very much. i am just curious comeau why do i want my government to initiate this agreement? >> i don't think anyone can read it yet. very complex. i have not read it, can't pass judgment as i don't think it is available to read. i generally support tearing down barriers. japan and korea have been closed markets.
you need to be clear about the protections. if there are not enforcement provisions were countries use currency to create economic advantages, there is not some mechanism to contest that or if they use dumping policies to lower the price subsidized by government to hurt our manufacturing, the details matter. the challenge goes beyond trade. there will be winners, for sure. there are all sorts of market barriers for our agriculture and asia. one of the concerns i have is if we don't do this and
asia will say, the united states has not benefited. we are not in the game anymore and will have to make an accommodation. and that is dangerous because you have the largest and fastest-growing economies of the world operating under chinese trading practices. which means you will be concerned about that arrangement. a very different approach. if you are concerned about labor relations they will have a dramatically different considerations of the trade adjustment. it goes beyond economics. i think we need to be engaged or we have important national interests. as we pulled back, we see what china has done, aggressively pursued ambitions far faster than what was imagined.
building a military base to claim territory in dispute we can do this by unilateral action. in the unitedof the united states has been tepid in their response. it is part of the challenge. it is in our economic interest and certainly in our strategic interest not to advocate our role in providing a security umbrella for the rest of the countries. yes, sir. >> thank you, governor. i have been confused on your stance of medicare and social security. can you explain to me in the crowd how you propose to go about saving social security and
medicare? >> i want to preserve and protect it for those that have it and reformat for those that are expecting it promulgated because it is structurally bankrupt. this is what policy book that outlines in detail what our plans are. triple the amount of information to give you full detail plan on how to reform medicaid, obama care, medicare, social security. and we need to do it if we are serious about doing with deficits and debt. for those that have it now there would be no change. for the next five years to 2023 starting in 2023 the
retirement age would go up one month for every year. by 2015 to 702015 to 70 years being the retirement age and 65 for early retirement comeau we would raise the benefit level 2120 pey compared to what it is now because sadly social security is not a supplemental retirement plan but the principal source of income. we have not created a culture of savings for a long while and as a result many old people are living in poverty, value that our seniors have the dignity of living out there lives with purpose in a way thata way that they are not making the choice between medicine and food. it just seems fair and just. the return for raising the benefit, you would lower the
benefits for high income seniors.seniors. if you do that you send the . . , deal with the rebalancing and create a solid social security. the other thing i propose is a senior that is working, and many do work because they want to or have to or both. they pay their payroll taxes employee as they always have. they have reached retirement and have to work. let them keep the employee portion of the social security payroll tax going directly into your bank is a better way of providing savings rather than taxing them, shifting and around and bringing it back in terms of benefits. i don't know about ending or mending.
it is preserving it and protecting it. medicare we have to change. how we go about negotiating prices for medicare beneficiaries. right now basically it is a pinch a system, extraordinarily expensive, confusing and and complicated. every region is a different person model that makes no sense and removed completely different model with a medicare providers bid for work and it would be fee-for-service versus medicare and you would take the median is the price for whatever services it is, and the people that look at the plan believe you can reduce premiums for medicare beneficiaries by 6 percent.
>> he would allow for portability to purchase insurance across state lines and focus of low premium catastrophic coverage. the government could play a role for low income but to subsidize but medicaid could look like a private plan has the states decide happens in new hampshire may be different then florida but in return for the freedom we would shift the responsibility to the states where it existed prior to obamacare and it is a proper place to do it. >>.
>> one of the things would be instilling our trust am part of that is how do you make these decisions they are already made but there will be a new crisis. how do you for a decision? >> that's a great question. there has been a great question and there is a disciple the definition of leadership. first 8q start with the promise of knowing what you don't know. not having the arrogance to assume that you know, everything and blinded by your own ego. we have a few candidates that may have an illness. [laughter] than the neck step is use
the power of the presidency to convene. one of the joy is of service that i've learned if you call someone up and ask for their advice it is the highest form of flattery. i started because i saw people for the -- grateful for the chance but i did on big decisions they took the time to listen to people that i respected you cannot operate in a bubble. the nature presidency protect the of president in the secret service joe biden was in my neighborhood because of the snowstorm. so he went to coral gables for the washington and the amount secret service coverage was five times more
the way my dad was vice president. all of these mechanisms may get harder to attract with real people. reach out to seek the best and vice hot have the most talented team on the field. it is an overstatement that comprised of political hacks and academics. everything is politically motivated decentralize allotted decisionmaking and there is a political context for everything. he should have the best and brightest to bring diversity of opinion to allow for a robust discussion have their back. but don't micromanage for a political consequence along the way.
in florida we didn't pay people much so i had the extra burden to identify their talent before they knew it. [laughter] talent management to empower people things they cannot imagine doing. the agenda below niagara. they are fiercely involved in this campaign. there will be 100 going door to door they're all over the place because they believe in me. i believe in them. that type of team is necessary. aside from outside the vice the biggest decisions i have always made a prey on them.
i am not ashamed to have to get serene. too many people live in the present. it is just winning the hour or the day and to get on your knees and reflect those decisions to require a meditation. [applause] >> with the obama executive order on gun-control. >> via a mall in on the second to a bid to its
assault then on all the amendments by the way. [laughter] the bill of rights is a package deal. [applause] was chairman of the national constitution center designing to pursue this journey i fell in love with the constitution began to be a part of this museum it is the greatest manual of how to keep the country moving forward it is designed to protect us from our government. the second is as important as the first i have an a-plus rating from the nra. i didn't just talk about it i acted on at 1.5 million concealed weapon holders. people are packing in florida. [laughter] it is safer. people commit crimes with guns they go way a long time we have a dramatic reduction
of the law-abiding citizens don't have rights restricted this president wants to take law abiding citizens' rights away it with his executive order he doesn't have the power and if he did, it will solve the problem but puts them in a position politically he is in trying to solve the problem of we were serious dealing with this epidemic, then the question that has to come back into play. they get so depressed and they are out of control and we don't have any ability to intercept them before they spiraling out of control. and the president has used executive orders for the dream act and their parents they believe there should be
an solution but what he is doing is unconstitutional. people argue he should do with an we should. oh my god. oh my goodness gracious a conservative should never, never say because someone else did it i will do it. that is latin-american i lived in venezuela. then the next person tries to prosecute. that is how the game power to say it is a return we would lose our democracy in a heartbeat. the executive authorities the president used the he doesn't have i would rescind everyone. i will do the hard work and go to congress. that is how democracy is supposed to work. then change the law don't use the authority you don't
have. [applause] of. >> appoint an attorney general that has the same views as well. [applause] of. >> now i feel better. [laughter] >> you accomplished in florida with the line item veto and the fact that jobs were not guaranteed with term limits. but that is not the we have. but -- how bush to go about to have those options available? >> you just go to congress to allow for that power. we change the law in florida. not unilaterally we changed
it the lot has been change relating to veterans administration already and i think more could be done as well as public implemented in general. the balanced budget amendment there is a version that you could do with the power of precision. the thing you have to amend the constitution but with the balanced budget amendment the same thing. the states have to do this. no democrat or liberal will support this. is this fun to have up bottle of bourbon. how miserable would it be to do your job of the people
you're serving? i think it will be to a constitutional convention for and by the state's never been done before but the constitution provides for this to restrict how you do it because you don't want a runaway convention but line item veto and term limits would be appropriate through the state's. >> what would you want to you do to solve the problem of a student loan debt? >> i'm glad you asked. [laughter] for a good way to end. jedi 2016.com i am proud of the team we put together a of a detailed plan. there is no secret plan the bigger the challenge, the
more you have to say what you are for not is going to be huge it will be great to. [laughter] actually it is pre-case through life reform of education because all of it is bad. all this has not been brought into the 21st century. to create education savings accounts near or at the poverty level so they can afford college. or go to private schools or apprenticeships spectrum but first impulse is to empower people. american-led does a better with a bottom-up approach protecting the institutions at all cost.
start for those that have them they could opt into the plan or continue to operate under the current system. shifting to the department of treasury education and isn't designed to manage alone porfolio and his double by the way since obama nationalized it because no one read it. nancy grossi said to read it you have to vote for it. [laughter] the founders turnover in their graves. but this portfolio would wind down. so to have access to higher education. and $50,000 line of credit for any graduate to drawdown
for any degree or apprenticeships or career certification, a plumber that maybe gives a higher wage. may be higher than the sight is rebecca ben to this movie you use a degree ready rips into you i am all for that if you actually understood the economics of the decision. if you have a $50,000 line of credit for every $10,000 you pay a back 1% of your income over 25 years 5% a year income. no interest rates just the government says i will be
your partner you will pay back the money the government gives you out of income tax. as you have a student loan? >> it is a lot? it is complicated. and bureaucratic and burden summit is a simple system to use the income tax system if you didn't make money one year you don't pay back money if you made more money you pay more money back it is proportional to the income that you make here is either benefit. by putting a cap it challenges the schools to do this for a glass. this is the problem. stallone's are financing a higher tuition costs and it is in serious we put this on the next generation.
there was the story yesterday i guess a couple weeks ago. [laughter] o ladies is good news my daughter is getting married. bad news is they have $270,000 in debt. not so good news they are going to live with me. [laughter] she did not seem to be too worried. i think she loved her daughter who i am not sure the guy with the engineering degree will be too happy. they want to start their life now we have a burden with the cost of higher education we should be creating if you cannot get the degree in the time you expected there should be
withholding some universities do everything they can to fulfill their part of the bargain -- bargain as a freshman there should be a clear path in four years. now we measure they and -- then in six years it is 12 credit hours instead of 15 and 60 percent of public students graduate with a four year degree in six years with a student dead on top of that. may be a better way is what i propose that every person who goes to the university of florida that has some of the highest admission rates requirements, as they pay no tuition because the lottery money goes to the bright future scholarship program maybe they should get in the game i grided into and a
half years but i took a semester off. 18 hours per semester may be i studied i worked part-time i have always worked more than a 500 were workweek. when i was 21 i could work 100 hours. we should have higher expectations for young people and much higher expectations for the institutions there should be class's on fridays professors should be teaching more class is the primary objective needs to be graduating with a degree of purpose and meaning for people to start their life. this is one of many that are broken the we have not changed. if you want your government to be in the 20th century
whether the of welfare system or don't reward work or marriage to make him a harder, if you want an entitlement system to create debt, it worked in 1950 or regulatory system that might have worked when hubert humphrey was in the senate and lyndon johnson was president then don't vote for me because i will turn the place upside down to bring our government into the 21st century to make it smaller. [applause] and get it out of the way so everybody can reach their god-given abilities provide homily ask for your support if he were on the board get fiber than other people to do the same history will be
[inaudible conversations] >> our road to the white house coverage continues in new hampshire with texas senator ted cruz live at 1:15 p.m. eastern at our companion network c-span3 george bush is joined by his mother barbara bush. that's live on c-span. ♪ >> i'm voting for bernie sanders because he's honest and he has a good record and he cares about the people and really wants to make changes. >> i think this election is very important to participate in because it's such a historic raise and if you don't participate you don't really have a voice. >> and i'm participating because
this year is going to be historic, either side could give us the first female president. >> certain issue to mes is a taxpayer and citizen of this growing national debt. >> president obama and speaker ryan are expected to speak this morning at the 64th annual national prayer breakfast in washington, d.c. we will take you there 8:00 a.m. eastern here on c-span2. democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton narrowly beat bernie sanders in the iowa democratic caucuses on monday. she spoke at aurally at the community college on tuesday in new hampshire. this is about an hour. [cheers and applause]
awake. i want to thank president jordan and everyone here, some of you at a certain age will remember that it was at a community college in new hampshire that i was the first president to ever deliver address in a community college. i love these places and i am glad to be here. [cheers and applause] >> hillary believes that these colleges work the way america ought to work. they're open to everybody and inclusive and you either do what you're supposed to do or you learn something or you don't, you learn something that helps you build your lyes and the country's lives together. we are happy to be here. thank you governor for your support, you've been wonderful. senator betty, thank you, i want to thank the leaders of true agree teachers organization, nra
, thank you for being here. [cheers and applause] >> organizing here, thank you, alan malcolm, thank you and somebody told me it's her birthday to happy birthday. look, i will be very brief into the point. we are having a big debate in america full of anger, anxiety and apprehension because it takes a long time to get over the crash that happened eight years ago and because the country with the exception of the 1990's has been growing more unequal for a very long time and we are now in a position to actually do something about it. so the question is, what are we
going to do and the best person to do it. finally, in the last few days in iowa we began to have a debate about what are the honest differences, what are the likely consequences, and who is the best to do it. hillary can talk about all that. what i want you to know is that one of the things i learned about being president that comes instinctively to her is that there are the great days. you know, we are going to have some great days when she signs a bill to give us 100% coverage in the healthcare law and deal with some of these problems. [applause] >> we are going to have some great days. you sign that legislation to make america the world's leadest county and create economy based on clean energy jobs and modern
ize infrastructure and when we make college affordable for everybody and debt manageable and everybody gets to pay back small fix percentage of income. there be terrible days and then all the other days. in other words, the life of a president is like your life. there have been great days and tough days and then all the other days. you've got to show up every day. every single day and make something good happen. i believe she's the best qualified person in this moment in history that i've ever had a chance to vote for. and i believe it -- i believe it not because she's had more experience trying to protect the security of americans and advance our values and our interest around the world than anybody else running both
parties together not just because she's had a lifetime of working to deal with the challenges of working families and children and give women and girls equal opportunities, but because she's the best change-maker i've ever known. [cheers and applause] >> now, being a change-maker is different from holding a certain public office. it means in office you get up every day and figure out how to make something good happen. i thought one of the most revealing things to need best on my experience on having done the job, in the whole series of debates we've had was the question that came up at the end of the last debate in charleston, south carolina where the moderators surprised them all and said is there anything we haven't discussed that you think we should and he called on
hillary first. first let me say i have no criticism of what senator sanders and martin o'malley said. they were all outraged of what was happening in those people in the water and what could happen to those babies. remember what they said, hillary said when this happened i was upset and i sent somebody to see what they could do and somebody goes down there and says, yeah, i asked for this much money and they gave me 10%. you go on television, don't talk about the campaign, tell them what's happened to us and why it costs so much money to fix the problem. she did it and they got the money. now, i don't know if that's the only reason they got the money because all over america there was this, oh, my god movement that people learned what
happened to pregnant women with little babies if they get too much lead, their children could be born and change everything. but the point is her immediate instinct was what can i do to make it better, the other guys gave a good answer. our opponent said what the governor did was terrible and he should resign and maybe she should but her instinct was, what can i do right now to make it better. [cheers and applause] >> and so, look, next month will mark the 45th year since i met hillary. when i met her i was amazed at
how she sort of zeroed in on things and made something good happen. whether it was legal services at law school or working for the defense fund at tax breaks for segregated or getting african americans getting out of jail when they were being held as adults and bringing our states first kindergarten program all the way from israel to teach parents even who couldn't read to be their kid's first teachers, which are now all over the country just because she did it and untold numbers of young people now, young adults who have better futures, are redoing the education standards in our state at a time when a national expert said we had the worst schools in america and then i came to new hampshire and asked you to vote, one reason you ought to vote for me is this congress said we had the best worst schools in the number and now said we had one of the best
improved schools in america. she never got elected to anything. she just made something good happen. so -- [applause] >> so we got to the washington, d.c. which is kind of like lala land, basically a good rule of thumb in american politics is the further away from the nearest community college the crazier politics get. i mean, look, you really do work the way america should. what's the problem, what's the opportunity, cease the opportunity, get the show on the road, that's what america needs and you need the best change-maker, somebody who didn't give up because we didn't have 60 votes. someone who got the republican leader of the house to work with her to rewrite the the adoption to we could move people out of
foster care before it was too late. [cheers and applause] >> someone who worked in the senate across party lines after 9/11 who guaranty the national service from new hampshire who were sent to afghanistan and iraq, the same health care and military veterans got when they came home. someone who worked with john mccain on traumatic brain injuries and helping with post traumatic stress syndrome. someone who is secretary of state, made the only thing that survived with russia, the star treaty. 67 votes in the senate. [applause] >> and on and on. the point is you put her anywhere in any job and she will find a way to do more good in that job than anybody else in the same job. [cheers and applause]
>> so you have to decide whose got the right position on the issues and whose is right american to make change. all i know at the end of the day when i walked out of the white house that people were better off when i started an people had a brighter future and we were coming together. if you want to say, yes, to that i urge you new hampshire, i urge you sending a clear message to america and support the best change-maker that i have ever met hillary rodham clinton. [cheers and applause] >> hello. oh, my gosh, it's great to be here with all of you and i am so
thrilled that i'm coming to new hampshire after winning iowa. [cheers and applause] >> i could tell you that i've won and lost there, it's a lot better to win and it's also a great tribute to the organization and my supporters there and we're bringing all that energy, all that excitement, all that determination right here to new hampshire where we're going to work hard up until the primary next week. [cheers and applause] >> i am so grateful for all of you, every single one of you who are here this morning to kick off the last phase of the campaign here at new hampshire. as you know, my husband and i are pretty fond of this date.
we. >> we have made friends starting back, oh, my gosh, 1991 who have been with us year after year, they are people we care about and people we know are making a difference in this state. i just got to give your governor a big hug as she was heading out the door and i am absolutely thrilled about her campaign because we need magy hanson in the united states senate. now, this -- this is an exciting week for a lot of reasons. it is after all the process by which we choose who each party will nominate for the most important job in our country, some say even in the world. and it is up to new hampshire voters to weigh in in the first primary in the nation.
and what i'm excited about is i think in the last few weeks we have seen the arrival at the right time in this campaign for you to understand what the contest of idea really is between me and my esteemed opponent senator sanders. i'm excited because that's the way for you to make up your mind, what do we stand for, how do you believe we could do it together, how do we make a real difference in people's lives, how do we make sure the country that we care so deeply about stays true to its values and begin to go after the inequality and not just economic inequality, we have to deal with racial inequality, with gender
about what is at stake. it could not be more stark between but i offer and what the republicans offer. between my record of result and their efforts to turn the clock back on all the progress that we have made in america. [applause] so let me just run through some of the basics because one of the things i love about new hampshire voters is you all sift through it, you give it the once over, you make up your minds about what makes sense, to take a hard look about what people are proposing, you ask yourselves doesn't this just sound good on paper or can get this done and who is most likely to be able to deliver what you need and for your families. i think the key issue has to be and must be the economy. that is something that we democrats agree on.
you know, we believe that we've got to get the economy producing more good paying jobs and raising incomes again or everybody willing to work hard, do their part to get ahead and stay ahead. [applause] and i think it's fair to point out that the facts are on our side. the democratic party produces presidents who improve the economy and give more americans a chance to live up to their dreams. [applause] that is a convenient argument, but it has the benefit of being a true. i'm not just standing there telling you this because i'm back in new hampshire. we know our economy does better with the democrat in the white house and we know that our last two democratic presidents were pretty darn effective in taking what the republicans had to talk to them, turning it around and
putting us back on the right track. that is exactly what i will do. [applause] just a little brief history period here because i do think it matters what we've accomplished in the past. that's a you can judge us. that's how our party can be judged. and when my husband became president, he inherited a recession. he inherited the quadrupling of our national debt and a deficit. and when he got to washington he was asked, what do you uniquely bring to washington? if not for a minute and he said, i guess arithmetic because we're going to make it add up for the american people. that's what happened. after eight years, 23 million new jobs here but most importantly, and this is what i want you to hear because this is what we were able to accomplish, and must do again. incomes went up for everyone.