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and priorities of most software developers. security experts will tell you that security does not pay. >> watch the communicators monday night at 8:00 eastern. pleased tors is welcome the new hampshire senior senator former governor. talking about the countdown to the new hampshire dimeric. >> let me introduce our two reporters. he's making his first visit to newsmakers for the boston globe and emily goodin returns to us, the managing editor for real clear politics. >> the polls are showing quite a turn of events in this primary on both sides of the democratic and republican ticket and i'm wondering, wish -- with potential monumental news coming out of new hampshire with bernie sanders who could upset hillary clinton and donald trump reality tv star potentially winning the
new hampshire primary on the republican side, what message do you think new hampshire voters might sending the rest of the nation picking those two outsiders to be the potential nominee? >> i think that all the reporters in the country will really like that matchup. first of all, i think it is not clear what the polls really mean about this contest. thep and down and as veteran of many campaigns i know that they don't always indicate what will happen on election day. he always want to be up in the polls, but this is the case 2004 howardmber in dean was ahead of john kerry about a month out by 46-13. i think there is still a lot of movement we may see in this race on the democratic side and the republican side. we have seen a switch in second and third on the republican side
and there seems to be movement there. i think that voters are beginning to pay attention. are sending a message that they want things to change in washington. they want to the president and congress address the challenges these countries face and one assist do it in a bipartisan way stop >> your first foray into politics was the jimmy who campaign. today everyone knows who donald trump and hillary clinton are due to television and social media. how you think the new hampshire primary has changed in its role in the political process. >> i think new hampshire is still important in the political process because it is still of place were candidates go and they get asked questions. donald trump maybe one exception but i think most of the candidates still go there and engage with voters and a talk about what they want to do, what their vision is for the country.
that's very important in the presidential selection process. in new hampshire, voters are very engaged. we have a lot of voters to go to every campaign event for everybody running. when i was home, i had spoken to a woman and her daughter. they were getting selfies with everything will candidate. i think it is important to still for peoplepportunity in the country, for the candidates to go somewhere and for voters to assess what they have to say. money has changed politics
dramatically. social media has been a huge change. even as recently as my election in 2014, we did a lot of work on social media that we did not do when i first ran in 2008. that's been a very dramatic difference. but what has not changed is the candidates still engage with voters. that's what's electing a president is all about. it's the ultimate job interview. new hampshire voters take that very seriously. said at the outset and it will be called clear from the questioning that you make an early endorsement of hillary clinton as well. >> i want to follow-up on what you are saying about the new hampshire voter and how independents can pick up primary day. what we are hearing from voters is that they are trying to decide between two candidates. donald trump and bernie sanders.
i'm wondering if you can talk about that. is part of people expressing their frustration about changes in the country that go way beyond his campaign. it is about our changing economy and president obama spoke about a little bit. he talked about how the country is changing and it speaks to the changing demographics in the country. i think voters are expressing that frustration and they are looking at people who have rhetoric that in many cases is outrageous. but it speaks to that frustration. >> there is a real difference between that kind of rhetoric and what somebody can actually do and what they are actually going to do as president will that's what i hope voters are going to look at in this campaign whether it is on the republican side or the democratic side.
i am an early supporter of hillary clinton because i have known her for a long time and i know that she can get rings done. i have seen her in the white house as first lady, i have seen her as a senator and a secretary of state. just talk awill not good game but she will walk the walk. i want to talk more about who is the new hampshire voter. new hampshire is a purple state in the general election. races, you ran and lost and then six years later you ran and won. >> by more than i lost. >> but similar with your you ranes in the house, against carl porter, he won and then lost them in one and the same thing with the cluster, there has been a lot of switch back and forth between the parties. an interesting dynamic.
i wonder if you could talk about who the voter is and who they are looking for. >> there are a couple of distinctions. in a very different presidential year than an off year. year we havetial historically had 70% or up turn out to vote. in 2008 more than 80% of registered voters turned out to vote. in an off year, it dropped almost in half. that has an impact on what happens in the election. demographics of the state have changed. we had a lot of people who have moved in from massachusetts. we know that from the middle atlantic state. new hampshire has a very high-tech economy which is surprising to a lot of people. we are running a lot of people with advanced degrees and that has helped change the dynamic in the state as well. were born and raised in
new hampshire and no longer make up the majority of voters in the state. which has an influence as well. it is a state which has changed and continues to change for two or three of the census taking we have the largest in migration of any state in new england. that has leveled off and we are seeing that begin to change. but it really has changed the politics of the state as well. >> i want to turn to the hard work and behind-the-scenes operation of the ground game in new hampshire. hillary clinton chose a number of your staffers to help on her ground game and organization in the state, but bernie sanders seems to have the momentum. can you discuss about who has the ground game and how pivotal is that in a new hampshire primary to getting a win. >> i think the organization is really important and most would
say that that accounts for maybe a couple points. some asct has gone down campaigns have changed but i know hillary because her people are people who worked with me. i think they are terrific. are very good organizers and they know how to get there voters out on election day. , this is an election a little bit different because voters are frustrated. we don't know if it will be a wave election and that will have an impact as well. >> what is your assessment of bernie sanders's ground game? coming from fairmont with swarms of volunteers coming across the river. do you feel they have a substantial ground game? >> it is my understanding that he does. i am not as familiar with that but obviously he has the hometown advantage because he has a lot of people in for monti
can come work for him. >> following up on what chris was asking, is there a point in the primary where we start to see a critical mass or a favorite emerge. erraticn a little bit on the republican side where we have seen donald trump stay in the lead but that fight for the number two site has stayed in the lead. there has been a lot of movement. i'm wondering is there a lot of points in the primaries were stuck start to see people rally around one person in the superstar to get taken out. >> i have not asked him about that. the enhancer primary. there is look conventional stumble about the new hampshire primary or campaigns in general. that each one is different. one of the things that i thought was interesting about the recent poll on the democratic side was that pulling 49% of people said they had not firmly made up their mind about whom they would support.
at 2008, everybody predicted obama by more than 10 points. know.t don't where voters are going to go. that's why i think that larry is working so hard and continuing to come back to new hampshire. she will be there tomorrow and is listening to all of the voters and responding to the questions, during the same kind of hard work that she has done throughout this campaign. >> one of the things we should make clear for our audiences that independents can vote in either primary and hit has always been an x factor. >> how do you see independents playing out this time of round. >> i'm not clear what they will do. they can have influence on either side. depending on where they go. i can tell you that historically, independents have
tended to vote more republican than democratic. i know that because i know what has happened in my races. we know that is where they have often been, but where they will be this year is anybody's guess. as we said, the fluctuation is sidenly on the democratic but the republican side as well. >> how successful have efforts been to have mischiefmaking have candidates cap and vote for candidates they might not sit or to change the outcome? >> that has been talked about but i don't think it has been successful. and ist i'm not aware think it goes back to the new hampshire voter who takes their responsibility very seriously. they want to their vote to count will stop they don't what to go in and try to mess up now. i would like to believe in a still do that candidates want to win fair and square.
they want -- don't want to win by tricking people or by trying to play games with the voting process. >> if i could turn to the other big race you are working on which is the race against republican senator kelly ayotte. how confident are you that democrats can take the senate back in 2016 and secondly, if trump were the nominee, what would that be and how much would await the around tilia in the general election? >> i have never been at the democratic convention in 1980 when ronald reagan got the nomination and people were very excited because they thought ronald reagan would be the easiest candidate to beat. leery of drawing conclusions about what will happen with the final voting
based on supposition about what might happen. i think this will be a very hard-fought senate race. obviously i am supporting maggie hassan. she has been a good friend for a very long time and i believe that she will reflect the new hampshire values that i said or that are very important to new hampshire families. i think that we need somebody who can work across the aisle in a very bipartisan way, that's what i try to do with senator i you out and we need to continue to do that, but i believe that this will be a hard-fought race and we don't yet know how the top of the ticket will affect that. >> it doesn't sound like you are especially confident that democrats will take the senate. next i believe that we will take decide thathat to this is how we are going to do it today does not reflect what
may actually be happening out there. if you look at the map of contested senate races, obviously the republicans have a lot more seats to defend than the democrats, but they also have more money will stop that is one of the real challenges that democrats face and the country faces. the fact that we can have some billionaires spend unlimited amounts of money in senate races and congressional races and the presidential campaign, it's not good for america. facts of my favorite about new hampshire is that a few years ago you were the only state in congress represented by all women. but the follow up what you were saying about how difficult it is to run as a state candidate and how you mentioned that tend to break republican, can you talk about what candidates would have to do
differently in a presidential year? >> i think that the turnout tends to go down much more on the democratic side than the republican side. turnoutok historically, on the democratic side will be much better in a presidential year than an off year. that makes a presidential year -- a typical presidential year better for democrats than republicans. trump is thenald nominee it will certainly galvanize the democratic base and a way that certainly nothing else could. >> would you campaign with donald trump? >> she will have to make that decision on her own. she thought it was good to have him in the leg -- in the race. couldas wondering if i
turn to another issue which a lot of presidential candidates have been talking about which is the epidemic of your aid addiction, drug overdoses and it's definitely an acute problem throughout new england and new hampshire and i was wondering if you could grade how you think the fda has done as far as regulating prescription opiates over the last several years and starting the last decade. approvingincluding the very powerful prescription opiate but authorizing the use of prescription opiates for children. is that a concern for you? how would you grade the fda? >> lousy. it is a great concern for me. and i think that we need a national focus on how we will respond to the heroine and opioid epidemic. but it isitical issue an issue throughout this country.
the new york times had pretty dramatic graphic in the paper this week that showed where there is an epidemic of heroine and opioid use. it was telling. in new hampshire, we are live -- losing more than one person per day. three times as many as traffic accidents. hampshirene from new to where we have about 140 deaths from heroine and opioid, 13 related to sentinel the additive that has made heroine such a killer. in 2015 having over 240 deaths that were fentanyl related. this is a huge crisis. itare not responding to anywhere near the level that we need to at this country. that means law enforcement we need the -- the issues we need
-- it means treatment, making sure there are been in new hampshire. we do not have nearly enough short-term detox beds, we do not have the recovery centers we need, it's not just about detox,erm helping people it's also about long-term. how do we keep people going back to drugs once they have come out of those detox units? it is about making sure we are not prescribing painkillers. it is really the increased prescribing of opioids that has led to the current problem with heroine because now it is cheaper and easier to get. >> what would you tell the fda commissioner coming in regarding that increase in prescriptions. is there a way to get a handle on it. >> i would ask them to look at what kind of prescribing
practices we are providing for doctors. >> had a chance to question ahead of the cdc last year at our appropriations hearing and he acknowledged that this is something that we have to do a better job but. at medical schools doctors are not prescribed to take a course in prescribing. they have been very late to recognize the real negative impact of this. we also need to look at what is happening with pharmacists. >> way to do a better job with prescription drug monitoring programs. we need to provide more resources because that's one of the places where we know we can cut down on what is happening with describing. there is no magic silver bullet to deal with this. when he to look at education and prevention. we have to help put resources into all of the areas that will make a difference.
so i think it's been a good thing in the presidential primary. to have candidates in new hampshire responding to what they would do to address this problem. hillary clinton has put out a very good plan that would put a focus on this issue and her administration. more ofhat we will see an understanding that this is something that we have to address on all levels. questions of my final i want to take it a little bit on a lighter note. >> the patriots are in the playoffs. in her favor to go to the super bowl and lots of patriot fans in new hampshire. if you are a presidential candidate do you even bother campaigning during the patriots game? >> a silly not. you don't what to make phone calls or knock on doors during that patriots game. >> on super bowl sunday if they
are in the game it will be all quiet? >> i think we will see a lot of super bowl watch parties in when i remember in 2004 john kerry was running for the new hampshire primary, we had a big party at redhook brewery where we had a huge crowd to watch the game. i expect we will see a lot of that. >> if the patriots win and tom brady comes, could that put him over the top? >> i don't know if it will do that. and i would bet he will not do that. what with the last three minutes left, i want to take this back to serious. with the endorsement of hillary clinton, how concerned are you about the investigation into her e-mail and the continued benghazi investigation affecting her candidacy? >> on benghazi i am a the
foreign relations committee and the armed services committee. i have sat through multiple hearings on benghazi. for 11 hours.tify i think that she answered those questions and persuaded americans that this has been a witchhunt that has been all about politics. on her e-mail, she hasn't knowledged that she wished she had made a better choice, but as bernie sanders says, i think the public is sick of hearing about the e-mails. they want to hear about what is hillary clinton and the candidates going to do to address the very real challenges that we face? how will we make sure that families have good opportunities for themselves and their kids? sure theye can make have a life where they can support their families and send their kids to college without incurring all kinds of debt. how do we make sure that women get equal pay?
ont people can count retirement and benefits. that we have health care. definitivelyear from the fbi, this is not a concern for you? >> no. the fbi will come back and say that she did nothing wrong. that.ot concerned about what i'm concerned about is that we talk about what i believe people want to hear about which is what will she do as president to a dress would families need in this country and to address the disparities that we have seen grow too take over the last decade. >> do you have a final question? >> your daughter stephanie has been quoted as saying she is looking into a run for governor. there are already two people running for the open seat. what is your thought on that? >> i think she would be a great
candidate and she would be a great -- do a great child if she decides to do it. as her mom, i will continue to be a proud mom and support her the matter what she decides. >> if you are a parent, you understand. >> thank you so much for being here. >> newsmakers is back after our conversation with jeanne shaheen. this primary seems to be confounding all conventional wisdom. possible to gauge how the next sunday will play out? >> it is really on a two lane track where you have donald outp and ted cruz duking it or potentially the first and second spot, but that super archconservative angry vote that
they are looking for, people are fed up with the inside of the beltway attitude. the second race is going on between the undercard if you will between marco rubio, chris christie, kasich from ohio and jeb bush. these are former and current governors, rubio's sitting senator seeing more of the establishment lane. that is fascinating to see who emerges from the pack. that can dictate how it goes moving forward. certainly i was -- iowa will set up a lot of that and then new hampshire, but after south carolina and the march 1 primary, i think that establishment battle will continue to go on.
>> there is a republican debate three days before the primary could change the mind of a lot of independent voters. ts on purpose had a very light debate schedule. hillary clinton is a very ligh -- strong debater, and i wonder if she may come to regret this debate schedule. >> you think that it may not put her in front of as many people? >> exactly. these debates are getting great ratings. >> with the monitoring of all -- polls, >> a lot of movement.
we had ted cruz in second place than marco rubio and now john kasich. we have seen chris christie move back and forth. there is a lot of indecision right now among people about who is there second pick. we are calling this the establishment lane because donald trump is still seen as the outsider. they will declare themselves the winner and be the new comeback kid will stop >> we did not ask this question of sen. shaheen: she endorsed tell her clinton and we saw a big endorsement for donald trump from the former alaskan governor, sarah palin. that last question was whether or not in the voter's mind, endorsements really matter, particularly with this attitude about conventional politics and washington being held in low esteem. how important are people telling you that endorsements are? >> we can look back in history
and look at critical and crucial endorsements. another one hanging out right now is elizabeth warren. if she endorsed hillary clinton, that would be an enormous endorsement. >> who does she bring with her? >> elizabeth warren, being a populist candidate, attractive to the very same voters as bernie sanders. she could take away from bernie and help hillary if she were to give that stamp of approval. but, i don't think she is going to. i think she will hold out until later in the cycle when perhaps bernie is weaker. i don't think that elizabeth warren would like to alienate those senators because they are her people as well.
overall, i don't think it makes a huge impact. >> an assembly same when it sarah palin brings evangelicals. that independent voters we have been talking about because they can go republican. we do not know what they will do. >> thank you for helping us understand these final crucial days. >> >> that may have something to do and thesehere is -- candidates in the book. >> nonfiction book credit -- critic discusses books written
by the 2016 presidential candidates. >> everyone has interesting stories and their lives. are so single minded in this pursuit of power and ideology. memoirs, put out these they are sanitized. they are vetted. minimum therefore controversy. >> tonight at 8:00 eastern on queuing day -- q&a. hallhn kasich held a town event in goffstown, new hampshire. thereafter holds their primary on three were not. january ninth. this is one hour and 15 minutes.
>> somebody asked me, what is the future of the new hampshire primary. the leader has not been here. the new hampshire primary is great. gov. kasich: it is terrific. 75 town halls. and we are just getting started. i think victory, we will know on the 10th of february. we will sit down and decide if we become a story or not. all signs are that we are on the rise. just one other thing i would like to comment on, i just got off the phone --
>> we have lots of good news for today. i will introduce a young lady who will be dozen the pledge of allegiance. her name is -- who will lead us in the pledge of allegiance. her name is summer brooks. ready.r you are >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america. and to the republic or which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible with liberty and justice for all. >> well done. let's have a round of applause for summer. [applause] >> very well done. having going to remember recited the pledge of allegiance
on this occasion because we have with us in the room, and you will meet in a moment, one of america's greatest military heroes. it is my honor to introduce them. but first, a couple items of good news. first of all, four out of the last five -- if your case exporter already -- john kasich supporter, four out of five polls show that john kasich is in second place in new hampshire and closing -- [applause] guy whoseg in on some name is something like rump. or is it rupp. he is huge. [laughter] other items of good news, governor kasich picked up his fourth major newspaper
endorsement. [applause] so out of five major newspapers endorsing john kasich, dante said has four out of five. -- john kasich has four out of five. debt, note national donald trump's bank account. if that worries you, and like to see it stop but work in reverse. the good news is that john kasich did that while he was chair of the budget committee in washington for four years. he has done it once and he can do it again. he has a plan to do it. mortgage news, if you're worried about your job or the economy, ohio's economy is roaring under six years of leadership of john kasich have created over 400,000
new jobs. they literally have brought back jobs from mexico and china. that he wasson reelected by 64% of the vote. ohio canng economy in be translated into a roaring economy here in the united states. if you're worried about national security, he served 18 years on the armed services committee. he is a national security expert. he does not need a. of on-the-job training like the rest of those candidates with. -- what. --would. now is my job to introduce one of america's truth american heroes. mow.is colonel tom he was a prison made -- mate with john mccain. he was flying his bomber over
vietnam and he was blown out of the sky literally. he managed to elude his captors without any food or water for three days before taken prisoner. then endorse more than five torture excruciating resulting in multiple broken bones, kidney failure that , andd bloating of his body unimaginable pain and torment. faith and through his his courage and his love for our country and he is here to endorse governor kasich. [applause] >> that is very kind of you.
not come here to see tom today. that warm reception, ipass right ssto my buddies -- i pa that on to my buddies. my job is a fine job today, as it always is. to introduce a person that i not only admire deeply, but also consider a friend. the reason i admire him so much is because he really epitomizes what we want to see and a leader whether it be -- in a leader whether it be governor or the president of united. he has honor, discipline, experience like the senator manchin. 18 meters -- like the senator mentioned. 18 years on the committee.
a good person. those qualities are what a leader should have. we know that they don't always have those qualities. he's got them. what i want to do is focus on two of them as examples of why i think so highly of his person. one of them is simple kindness. kindness. i work for him for a couple of years as the director of the state's veteran department. it was a great chance to help our veterans. there are many veterans in ohio alone. have ayear, we would program to have all the families who lost a loved one in defense of our country to come in and meet him. once a year we would do it and make it happen, we would honor them in front of the entire legislature in ohio.
and then he would sit down with them, one family at a time, privately in his office and console them. offer them the full power of the state of ohio to do whatever they needed to do to recover perhaps loss and through my efforts of the va were necessary as well. a man of true compassion. you cannot teach that stuff. on a lighter note, we would once who havingr veterans separated from the military, spent years volunteering to help other people. other veterans or helping other people in other ways. these years of service recognized by making the members of the ohio veterans hall of fame. he was just great.
watching him honor those people and say great things about them. he would study their biographies so he was not meeting them as strangers. not meeting them as a stranger. another quality which is vital his toughness -- is toughness. he is a tough guy. he recovered from his own personal tragedy when his parents were killed when he was a teenager. they were killed by a drunk driver. experiences with resilience and toughness. the toughness to be a good governor and stand up for people. you see all these political ads saying they will fight for you. it takes toughness. it takes toughness to make ends happen and government. to work not only across the
aisle, but even with your own party. with the service since -- citizens, that is who we are serving anyhow alternately. and trying to meet his many people's needs as possible. people want to do things so how do you do that? theme talking about aspiring to be president of the united states. a person is also the commander-in-chief. you may have heard it said before that being president of the united states is not like playing beanbag with somebody. it is a tough job. i think we have seen where toughness has been lacking. he will be tough so that our allies know that and they will be very, very happy to stand by our side and we will make it clear to them that we will stand by their side as well. , you know the u.s.
over its history has had a number of enemies who are now our best friends. starting with england. there were some skirmishes around these parts a few years ago with these -- with them. there are people who hate us to this day and i don't know if they will ever not hate us. if we can't change that, we can to is thatwe have they will fear us. mess with ust dare . i like to say that they would dread to tread on us. with your help, that's how it happens, this is a democracy. with your support, your vote, we can then make him the next president and owner
commander-in-chief. chief,next commander in john kasich. [applause] gov. kasich: you have wanted to meet me for a month? >> my mom that you a month ago. -- met you and month ago. gov. kasich: thank you all for coming. don't you know there is a football game today? i don't see any uniforms on. it is scientifically proven that it will add three points to your team score if you dress in a uniform. i'm going to talk to you about something that i've not talked to anyone else about because i think i have been struggling on something that we should all onnk about -- stumbling
something that we should all think about. this morning i was reading a story about some of the movements we have seen in our country. when people get nervous and are.rated and a lot of us our wages are stuck in our kids have debt and we -- they can get a job. you might be in our 50's and might lose her job. we have problems with someone in our families who have chronic andess or drug addiction when all these things come together, it unsettles us. i want you to think about our country in terms of what you mean to our country. there have been times when people have become very unsettled and they have gone to movements that are not representing the best of us. there was a movement in our country against the irish.
the knowt was called nothings if i'm right. who just said that? yes. it is because people became afraid of irish immigrants. they were movements in this country that were anti-catholic. learned,r, we have all i over member that i've seen lots of movements -- movies about it, joe mccarthy. list of he had that known communist. what i'm saying today is that i get a sense when i look at what is happening in our country that we have the potential to start another movement here that does not represent the best of us. america, thethat
america i grew up in with my mailman father and my mom who was so smart but never got the education she so deserved, who had a mother that could barely speak english. she came from a little town outside of pittsburgh. you know, we were taught to never give up. you can be anything you want to be in america. america is such a special place at the opportunity is just here for all of us. sky.'t mean pie in the i like to tell young people that when you get knocked down, don't be a victim. when you get knocked down, you get back up again until those people who knock you down that you are going to beat them. in our country, i don't want us to drift or navigate or fall towards negative. we have these problems. we know our seniors are worried
about social security. we know we are worried about the border. we know where we would like to see the tax code cleaned up and we get infuriated by an irs that somehow, from what we learned, targeted people. or government that can get that canght or va answer the phone for a veteran who came back and serving us. who can't get a phone call -- return phone call. i want to tell you that these things can all be fixed and i want to give you a couple things that i have observed in my lifetime that gives me so much hope. i know i am running for president but i am not going to sacrifice what i think or what i believe to win an election. i'm not telling you this because i want to win your vote, that is not what this messages. i rub her as a kid, i've mentioned this yesterday a
, do some of you remember being with your mom and dad? , oneyou heard the phrase small step for man and one giant leap for mankind. the government said, john kennedy said that we are going to go to the moon. did we ever think it was going to happen? it did. , the more fundamental question that i will get to. ira member when ronald reagan sat down with tim o'neil and they fixed social security. that's just the sweet story from yesterday, but that is a sweet story for tomorrow. even though both guys are gone, the example is achievable. i remember because i was there. i toward the soviet union before the wall came down or shortly before the wall came down.
we all went to school. did you ever think the berlin wall would come down talk of when you were in school, did you think the wall would come down? >> never. gov. kasich: nobody thought it would come down. do you remember when ronald reagan went to berlin and he ,elled across the chasm there mr. gorbachev tear down this wall. the remember all those people who got on the wall with those tiny hammers? do you remember those scenes? why did we forget that? what a glorious moment for mankind. they got accomplished. i remember when we faced trouble in our own hemisphere. down in central america. it is not all fixed but a lot of progress. i was there in 1997 in the
middle of impeachment, in the middle of government shutdown and we negotiated an agreement -- you are not going to believe this, this is history, not fiction, we balance the budget for four years in a way. we pay down the largest amount of publicly held debt in history. half a trillion debt. we cut the capital gains back so people would invest. when we turn the clock in the century, we were creating jobs like crazy. wages were up. that was not that long ago. then i went to ohio. we were dying. $8 billion in the hole. that is a lot of money. you that you lost 20% of your operating fees at home. jobs.t 350,000 our credit was about to be decorated and today, we are $2
billion in the black. our credit is rock solid. [applause] , there are over 400,000 new jobs -- 400,000 new families in ohio who have jobs who did not have a job when i became governor. why, because i'm great? no. because i have great people and we had a vision. what i would ask you all to think about is which side of the street do you want to live. do you want to live on the side of the street where it is all about doom and gloom and things are bad and what are we going to do. ? or do you want to live on the side of the street where americans love to live and we recognize our problems but that we also know, remember this phrase? we pull ourselves up at our
bootstrap. i had to check with my guys what a bootstrap was. [applause] -- [laughter] we can solve these problems. we cannot just be because the republicans, we have to be americans. housein the new hampshire when they were passing anti-drug legislation, i had the privilege to speak with them. i told them at the end of the talk, because i have been around for a long time understanding the highs and the lows of change and, when you leave the chamber today because you're going to pass this anti-drug legislation not as democrats or republicans but as citizens of new hampshire. when you drive home, think about what you did. when you get home and your spouse is saying what did you do today after he spent two hours driving there and back and they don't pay you any money and in
fact the cost money to be a member of the legislature? you look at your spouse and say we did something great. we save lives today. that is what we all want. when we win, the republicans, we call the tune. make note mistake about it. we are in charge. but anyone who was to sing in the choir, we are going to invite them in because that is how you make beautiful music. that is how we can get this country fixed. these problems are pretty simple. the thing that gets in the way of solving the homes of people. if we can all raise our game little bit, no sweat, we are going to get it done. applauseke some polite and we can get started. [laughter] [applause] sir, right back here.
i heard you talk about a one-year moratorium on new regulation and i'm a little concerned that we all in this party think that regulations are bad. there's a place called the cuyahoga river in your state or cleveland and in 1952a, on fire. in 1959.again they were both pretty disastrous. the following year, the country had its first earth day. richard nixon in 1971 created the epa and the year after it the clean water act. andblicans, democrats, independence. ask the people about flint about that. we all need clean water and clean air. since 1981, our party has
.ontinued to cut epa funding i don't understand that. it makes us look bad. they want fewer epa dollars. just a quick look at what happened in 2015. mine waste in colorado. bluebell ice cream wisteria. santa barbara oil spill. flint michigan. the chipola -- to pull a e. coli brekke. -- outbreak. this bill into the elk river -- spill into thee elk river. the west texas explosion in the gov. kasich: it -. think we got it. let me respond. >> we need the epa writing
regulations that make companies option so they don't poison the water and hurt our children. what would you do? gov. kasich: i appreciate what you said. you need to understand where i come from on this. as the ball, -- first of all, i think we need a one-year freeze on all federal relations. i feel bestie that because i believe the epa is funnily capricious and arbitrary. capricious andy arbitrary. i wanted to you that we have fracking in ohio. we have the tough thing -- topless regulations and the country on fracking. do not look the other way when anything bubbles to the surface. are you going to have people down below not looking -- not doing their jobs? at our leadership in the epa, we do not tolerate nonsense.
the area of fracking, when we have tremors we shut the whole area down. when people come saying that we are on the edge of the area can we open it up? we say no. we can have a clean environment and economic progress. our epa director who is wicked smart understand there is a balance between regulations and economic growth. we are not going to allow things to happen that we think are going to degrade the environment by looking the other way but we are also -- the epa right now has passed these rules and their go to shut have our stay down with the clean power roles. i don't know where they get the authority to do it. i think there is a balance in the environment. the balance is do your job, do not over regulate and if you talk to the companies involved in the fracking business in ohio, they will tell you that
our regulations are tough as nails but they are not excessive. there is also a different set of regulations for those who are smaller. not a different set for those because to the environment. i leave you an example. dd frankof. frank -- do where the big banks should be regulated and should have to reserve their own assets based on the risks, that regulation is killing the community banks in our country. what we are ending up with is that the big banks are getting bigger and a small banks are getting wiped out. look, i'm not saying that we have no regulation, but why don't we take a deep red and begin to take a look -- deep adth and begin to take a look at the common sense approach to things. this is not a state issue or a federal issue that owns a cap ground. if he has to put a fence up. the difference between the fence and the ground is just a bit.
they are told that he is out of compliance. worms can barely go in this place. one final thing, the lord that is here to handle his creation. he did not put us here to worship his creation. that is what i opened up with today. extremist do not work. the only time extremist said --k is destroying crisis destroying life is fair that is the one extreme i believe in. [applause] thank you. >> i am a veteran and i would like to thank you for your great work. here in new hampshire, we are pretty penny wise. we understand the value of clean energy. in new hampshire, we know clean energy cuts pollution, and it brings good paying job.