tv John Kasich Town Hall Meeting in Nashville Tennessee CSPAN February 27, 2016 10:00pm-11:01pm EST
you don't have to have a phd in economics to understand it. what it is about is corporate america writing trade agreements that say why do i have to pay workers in minnesota or vermont , good wage with good benefits protect the environment, do with unions, when i can shut down plants in the united states and move to low-wage countries, not worry about unions or the environment, and then bring my product back into the country. that is what that is. happened,s what has since 2001 we have lost almost 60,000 factories in this country and millions of decent paying jobs. people who once worked in a factory made a middle-class wage, good benefits, and there now flipping hamburgers at mcdonald's. to leadted and helped
the opposition against all of these trade agreements. i and helping to lead the opposition against the tpp. [applause] sen. sanders: secretary clinton supported nafta, supported permanent normal trade relations with china. now when we talk about what is going on in this country and why there is so much angst and frustration, it has everything to do with the fact that in minnesota, vermont, all over this country, we have millions of people who are working not one job. they are working two jobs. they are working three jobs. and despite an explosion of technology and worker productivity, their wages are going down. you have mom working. you have debt working.
you have kids working. you have marriages that are being stressed because people don't have time to spend together, kids don't get the attention they deserve. we have people, l country, american a worke working the longest hours in the world. and at the end of all that, 58% to thenew income goes top 1%. then -- that's income -- and in terms of wealth, you have the top 1/10 of 1% today owning almost as much wealth as the bottom 90%. 20's wealthiest people in this country owning more wealth than the bottom 150 million, half of america.
this is a rig economy. -- rigged economy. [applause] know, has theyou win, tails you lose. so together, are you ready for radical idea? creater we are going to an economy that works for working families not just the 1%. [applause] sen. sanders: when we talk about the economy, please understand that every month you see on the front pages of the paper statistics about unemployment, official unemployment nationally is 5%. anyone believe that? >> no.
you're right. if you look at people who have given up looking for work and people who work part-time, real unemployment is close to 10%. and here's something else we do not talk about at all, the media has nothing to say about it, that is youth unemployment in this country, kids are graduated high school between 17-20, if those kids are white, 33% are unemployed or underemployed, latino 36%, african-american 51%. thinks there here is not a direct correlation between that outrageously high rate of youth unemployment and the fact that we have more people in jail then in any other country -- than in any other country, you would be missing an important point.
here is radical idea number two, we are going to invest in our people, and jobs and education, not jails and incarceration. [applause] bernie, bernie, bernie -- [applause] sen. sanders: and it real unemployment is almost 10%, and when we have an infrastructure which is collapsing in many parts of this country -- i was in flint, michigan the other day. let me just tell you -- i don't even want to talk about it was so horrific. it was hard for me to believe that i was listening to people who were living in the united states of america in the year 2016. when you hear what they were talking about, the poisoning of children because of a terrible,
terrible water system, schools totally inadequate, health care system terribly inadequate, massive poverty, you would think you were living in a fourth world country, you really would, but it is not just flint. all over this country we have water systems in trouble, roads, bridges, rail systems, airports, levies and dams. we can create 13 million decent paying jobs rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure. [applause] sen. sanders: think about -- think about an america that has the best rail system in the world. think about an america that has great public transportation,
which has state-of-the-art water systems and wastewater plants, and which creates millions of .obs doing that and, when we look at our educational system, we should be hiring teachers, not firing teachers. [applause] sen. sanders: and it is important -- it is important to think out of the box, think outside the status quo. every psychologists who studies the issue understands that the most important years for intellectual and emotional .evelopment are 0-4 that is a fact. and yet, all over this country working parents are finding it very hard to get quality, affordable childcare.
workers wholdcare make wages lower than mcdonald's wages. while they do some of the most important work in our society. we can create hundreds of thousands of jobs, good jobs, rebuilding our dysfunctional child care system. [applause] sen. sanders: now jane and i have been married 27 years -- [applause] have four great kids and seven beautiful grandchildren, and we believe in family values, but our family values are a little teeny bit different than republican family
values. [laughter] [applause] sen. sanders: and i want everybody here to understand what republican family values are, what they mean. they mean when they talk about family values is that no woman in this room, in the state, in this country, should have the right to control her own body. i disagree. [applause] sen. sanders: what they mean is that the federal government should defund planned parenthood. expandve we should funding for planned parenthood. [applause] meansanders: what they
about family values is that our gay brothers and sisters should not have the right to be married. i disagree. [applause] sen. sanders: and when i talk , what i talkvalues about is the international embarrassment of the united fewes being one of the countries in the world, not just major, but even poor countries, that does not guarantee paid family and medical leave. [applause] sen. sanders: now you tell me whether in america in the year 2016 a working-class woman who
has a baby today should be forced to separate herself from her baby and go back to work because she needs to bring income into her family. that is not a family value. what we need to do is pass legislation in congress right now which guarantees three months of paid family and medical leave. [applause] sen. sanders: let me make a very simple, straightforward, promise you this evening, and that is with citizens united undermining , no justiceocracy to the supreme court that i will nominate will get that position unless he or she makes it crystal clear that they will
vote to overturn citizens united. [applause] sen. sanders: and when we talk ,bout the economy today everybody here understands that we live in a competitive, global economy. we need the best educated workforce in the world. me --incomprehensible to and again, i ask you to think outside the box -- incomprehensible that hundreds of thousands of bright, young people, qualified young people who want to go to college are unable to do so because their families lacked the money. -- lack the money. that is pretty crazy stuff. that's why i believe that in the
year 2016 when we talk about public education it is not good enough to talk about first grade through 12th grade, we have got to make public colleges and universities tuition free. [applause] sen. sanders: is this a radical idea? i don't think so. germany does it. scandinavia does it. countries all over the world do it. they are investing in their young people, investing in the future. now i am criticized for saying that -- i think this is an important step forward, substantially reduce the burden of student debt. universitiesake tuition free, lower student debt, it is an expensive proposition.
how are you going to pay for it? byare going to pay for it putting a tax on wall street speculation. [applause] sen. sanders: you know, this is ,hat a rigged economy is about when wall street's recklessness and greed and illegal behavior brought this country into the worst economic downturn since , walleat depression street went begging to congress and said, bail us out, bail us out. if congress could bill out the crooks on wall street, then you know what? it is time for wall street now to help the middle class of this country. [applause] >> bernie, bernie, bernie --
[applause] sen. sanders: let me say a word about wall street, because i think very few people recognize the incredible power that they have over our country. a corruptk about campaign finance system and a rigged economy and a broken criminal justice system, it all comes together in one brief story. some of you may have read that about a month ago, goldman sachs agreed to a settlement with the billion,rnment for $5 $5 billion. why did they reach that agreement? they reach that agreement because they were selling fraudulent and worthless packages of subprime mortgage loans. .1. t one.
wall street firms put millions of millions of dollars into the political process and the candidates are beholden to them. number three, the revolving door. you know what a revolving door is? people go from wall street to government back to wall street. years, goldman sachs itself is set to secretaries of the treasury as well as many other high-ranking government officials, working government, back to wall street. number four, may be the most painful of all to the american people. some kids in minnesota or vermont gets picked up for possessing marijuana. that kid gets a criminal record which stays with him for his entire life, but if you are an executive on wall street whose fraudulent behavior destroyed the lives of millions of people, you know what happens to you?
wrong. you get a salary increase. and then if you are the head of goldman sachs you come to congress as a billionaire and you say to congress, cut social security, medicare and medicaid, and give huge tax breaks to the wealthy. >> no. together we are going to bring justice back to a broken criminal justice system. [applause] sen. sanders: and that means -- you know, justice under the law is a profound statement, something deeply embedded in who we are as americans. is if you are poor and break the law, you pay the
price. if you are rich and break the law, you are going to pay the price. that does not happen in america today. together we are going to bring justice back to the criminal justice system. [applause] sen. sanders: i am a member of the senate committee on the environment and senate committee on energy. i talked to scientists all over the world. the debate is over, climate change is real. [applause] it is caused by human activity and is already doing devastating harm in america and all over this world. responsibility to future generations to stand up to the fossil fuel industry,
to transform our energy system away from fossil fuel to energy efficiency and sustainable energy. [applause] sen. sanders: now i have been that thed for saying united states should join every other major country on earth, germany, france, , inand, scandinavia, canada guaranteeing health care to all people as a right. [applause] sen. sanders: as tina pointed care act hasrdable
done a lot of good things, but we have got to go further. today in america, 29 million people zero health insurance. many of you are underinsured with high deductibles and copayments. and we paid by far the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs. getting ripped off right and left. one out of five americans cannot afford to fill the prescriptions their doctors right, which is pretty crazy. meanwhile, on top of all that, mored up with laying far per capita for health care than any other country on earth, which leads me to the conclusion that the way forward is a , single-payerll program. [applause] sen. sanders: now, people can
disagree with me all they want, but it is my view that health care is a right of all people, not a privilege. [applause] sen. sanders: now we can do great things in america when we do not allow people like donald trump and some of his friends to upide us up, to divide us and make attacks against latinos, vision attacks, or against muslims, african-americans, or whatever. when we stand together there is nothing we cannot accomplish. -- it forward very much would make me so happy -- to have the opportunity to run
against donald trump. [applause] >> bernie, bernie, bernie -- wouldanders: the reason i love to run against antitrust -- first of all, a lot of the national polls show us beating him badly, and that is a good like -- the reason i would to run against donald trump is that we will defeat him, because the american people do not agree with him that we should give hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks to billionaire families like his. the american people do not believe it or agree with donald trump when he thinks we should $7.25 minimum wage.
the american people do not agree with donald trump when he says and a republican debate, if you can believe it, that wages in america are too high. i guess if you are a billionaire may be you think wages in america are too high, i don't know, but my perception is that is not the case. also, we know that donald trump is the greatest of the greatest of everything, right? [laughter] manysanders: and among his attributes is that he is a great, great scientist. [laughter] sen. sanders: he has concluded hoaxclimate change is a and that it is a hoax created by the chinese. [laughter] sen. sanders: now i was shocked to hear that. that from donald trump perspective that it would have
been a hoax created by mexicans or the muslims, but the chinese kind of took me back a bit. [laughter] sen. sanders: all right, we will together defeat donald trump -- [applause] sen. sanders: we will defeat him because the american people do not want a president who insults mexicans, muslims, women, african-americans, veterans, and basically anyone who does not look and sound like donald trump. [applause] sen. sanders: we will win because bringing people together
trumps divisiveness. we will defeat trump because community trumps selfishness. [applause] and mosters: significantly, the deepest point i can make, we will defeat donald trump because love trumps hatred. [applause] >> bernie, bernie, bernie -- sen. sanders: now what the political revolution is about is bringing millions of people, many of whom have given up on
the political process, working people who say that i am not eating involved, i do not trust anybody, and young people who have never been involved in the political process. it is bringing people together by the millions to stand up and say something very simple, and that is the government of this country belongs to all of us not just a few. now what politics is about is not just wearing a pin or coming to a rally. it is more than that. it is getting deeply involved in the political process. minnesota can play a profound and important role in moving this country forward towards a political revolution on tuesday, just a few days from now. [applause] sen. sanders: in minnesota, in minnesota, we will win if the
voter turnout is high. i have no doubt about that. we will not win if the voter turnout is low. your job, and i ask you to do this, is to work as hard as you can to bring out as many people as you can on tuesday, and if we do that, minnesota will play a significant part in shaping american history. thank you all very much. [applause] ♪
outside the beltway know what's going on inside it. ♪ [indiscernible] >> social security -- if they are planning on saving it. if they are, how they plan on saving it. >> it's important to get out and vote. it's the only way we can voice our opinions. the presidential race moves forward now. eyes will be on 12 states with more than 1400 delegates at stake between the republicans and democrats. georgia is one of the states we will be following tuesday. senator marco rubio campaigning there this weekend. included astops
rally about 30 miles north of atlanta. he spoke briefly with the media before the event got underway. [inaudible] are you confident you will be donald trump? >> there is no way the party of lincoln and reagan will be taken over by a con artist. [inaudible] i hope so. we will find out. it's just the beginning. the republican party -- donald trump will not have the 2037 delegates to win. [inaudible] do you expect to win on tuesday? >> we will find out.
we are going to get a lot done on tuesday. i don't care if i have to get into my pickup truck and drive around the country like i did. donald trump will not be the nominee of the party of lincoln and reagan. [inaudible] a conservative president, for the first time in eight years, were going to have a president who follows the constitution and who will bring brace strong national -- embrace strong national defense. a president who understands the challenges we face but is also optimistic about the opportunity that awaits the country in the 21st century. >> to questions -- two questions
-- [inaudible] >> i don't want to raise the cost of higher education. whothe only republican talks about going to college because i had $100,000 in student loan debt. you can follow the plan on our website, marcorubio.com. it allows alternatives to student loans, alternative crediting models that allows you credit without having to sit in the classroom. today people can't afford to pay back the loans. and right to know before you go, which will provide students with more information before they borrow money and take out a degree, they deserve to know how much people make when they graduate from a school with that degree. >> how do you make a claim to the nomination?
here's the bottom line people need to begin to focus on. it takes 1200 delegates. donald trump will never have the delegates. it will not happen. i will be in this race is long and hard as i need to be. [inaudible] as the field continues to narrow down, you will see more and more people rallying to our side. it is the party of lincoln and reagan. [inaudible] [inaudible] i know the media, you guys are sharpening your knives.
they are going to tear him apart. not going to be our nominee. be ourg to allow him to nominee. we are going to win here early. [inaudible] we will find out. we feel very optimistic. this is not a traditional race. usually in a race like this, people are pushing you. that's not what's going to happen with donald trump. the majority of republican voters do not want donald trump. to take whoever is left standing not standing with him. [inaudible] they have a right to be in the race. they have worked just as hard as we have.
i'm never going to ask anybody to drop out of the race. the race will narrow down. voters have a clear choice between two people. [inaudible] part of it is he's not as rich as he says he is. put that money in a and x fun, he would have been one of the richest people in the world. instead he put that money on a bunch of risky business deals. he took more companies into total bankruptcy. bankers calling us, all people -- all kinds of people telling us insight into donald trump.
they put donald trump on an allowance. probably got people into trump university and they realized over time and lost their money. [inaudible] i always hope that voters would eventually see this for what it is. if we are going to save the republican party from being taken over by a con artist, we will have to make the case more aggressively. [inaudible] >> thank you guys. >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome congressman austin scott and senator marco rubio. [applause]
i can't thank you enough for being here as an american. my wife and i were out of the country the other day and when we got back to america, i just wanted to kiss the ground. it's americans who make this country great. something happen anywhere in the world, and as soon as americans get their next paycheck, they will give to help people in countries they may not have ever heard of. thank you for giving me the country that you have. , no mano tell you this can do this job without a little help from above. i have nine words written on my desk in atlanta. am i not, have i not, will i not. there is a god.
there is a destiny for america. i want to tell you something. more's nobody that i trust to help lead this country to our destiny than marco rubio. sen. rubio: thank you very much. au know, i played football in small college and misery. there are more people here than at any of those games. you, congressman. when we drove up i saw people walking down the street. it took time to get here. you've been waiting for a few minutes. i'm grateful that you came here today. back with you and i'm excited about tuesday. i want to thank you for your support. we are on our way to turning this country around in 2016.
we need to offer this country a clear alternative to the last eight years, and we will when i am our nominee thanks to your help. but first we have to win this primary. this primary has been an interesting ride, and we will talk about it a little bit here today. [inaudible] yes. [applause] look, i want to be frank with you. you deserve the truth about what's happening. our party today after four according to the polls, is on the verge of being taken over. the party of lincoln and reagan is on the verge of being taken over by a con artist named donald trump. now, how do con artists work? a con artist identifies people who are struggling and convinces you they have something that will turn that around.
donald trump has done this before. he had a school. he had a thing called trump university. they would go to people who were looking to make more money. people who paid as much as $35,000 because they were told that donald trump's real estate genius would give them all the secrets to making money. they were told, max your credit card. you can make even more money if you sold up for the gold course. and they did. at the end of the process the only thing they got was a paper, a certificate, and they got to take a picture with a cardboard cutout of donald trump. that's what they got. that is called a con job. that is what he's doing now to millions of americans. millions of americans who are hurting, people are struggling. you are struggling, some of you
are. you're working as hard as you ever have and you're running in place. you have trouble getting ahead, because the world is been unfair, the economy has gone upside down, and here comes this guy who tells you on going to help turn this around because i've been very successful in business. not really. he inherited millions of dollars. if he had taken those millions of dollars and put them in the stock market like a normal person, he would have more money today than warren buffett. but instead he invested in hotels that went bankrupt. he bankrupted a casino. how do you bankrupt a casino? [laughter] the house alwyays wins. bankrupted a business, any time he bankrupted a business the people who paid the price where the contractors he had hired. we are over hearing from them. they're calling nonstop, small businesses that did work and he
pulled his money out and did what he needed to do and they never got paid. he is not a great businessman. he has taken 4 companies into bankruptcy. you ever heard of trump air? it's gone. four casinos in atlantic city. he's a guy who inherited hundreds of millions of dollars and had he invested in the stock market, he would have been better off. for the only one running president who has hired illegal immigrants to work for him. he hired polish workers to help on trap tower. he's going to protect you from immigrants taking your jobs -- why is he hiring foreigners to do the jobs at his hotel that americans are trying to get, and he's hiring foreigners to do the job? he's fighting for the little guy, the little guy are the people he's treated the whole time he's been in business. time and again, it is a con job. and therong leader other day he told the protester,
i'm going to punch you in the face. he has never punched anyone in the face. [laughter] ok? he's a guy who has been protected and privileged his whole life and insulated his whole life. this is a massive fraud he is perpetuating. the stakes are not just a fake degree. the stakes are giving control of the conservative movement and ultimately the united states over to a con artist. that will not happen. i make this promise to you today. i will campaign as long as it takes. i will stay in this race as long as it takes. donald trump, a con artist, will never get control of this party. i know some of your friends have
brought -- bought into this. friends don't let friends vote for con artists. it is time to open our eyes. we cannot allow a con artist to get access to the nuclear codes of the united states of america. is a big fraud, and it's time to open our eyes, and we will in the days and weeks to come. what happens when you attack donald? he goes on twitter. you guys want to have a little fun today? last night he actually was pretty calm. after i punched him around a little bit. [inaudible] how to spell, i guess. somebody said that here. he's flying around on hair force and tweeting -- here's the one tweet he put out. he put a picture of me having makeup put on me at the debate, which is amazing to me that a
guy with the worst spray tan in america is attacking me for putting on makeup. [applause] donald trump likes to sue people. he should sue whoever did that to his face. [applause] alright, so let's move on. this is an important election. why am i so fired up about this? sayjust because i want to the country from a con man, not just because i want to save the party from a con artist, but because this election is so important for our future. stake here is what kind of country is america going to be in the 21st century. and we have a chance to make this country better than it has ever been. but that is not the road we are on right now. that is not the road we're on right now. the last eight years have placed us on a road that will leave us
as the first americans who will leave our children worse off than ourselves. that's the road we are going to stay on if we nominate someone who cannot win. if you nominate a con artist, the media will take him apart. watch the media coverage of donald trump. are two reasons they're laying off of him. i'm convinced some of these reporters are scared of him. the bigger reason is they are just licking their chops. they're waiting for him to be the nominee. the day he's the nominee, which will never happen, they will tear him to shreds. the democrats are being gleeful about it. they know if i am nominated, we are going to win. they attack me more than anyone else in this race. if i'm nominated, we will win because we will unite this party and we will grow it. but they are holding back and they know if we nominate donald
trump, they will win. and they can't wait to shred him. and they will. we cannot afford to lose this election. if we stay on the road we're on -- if bernie sanders is elected president -- [boo] sen. rubio: bernie sanders is a socialist. usually when you call someone a socialist in american politics, they get mad about it. in his commercials. if you want to live in a socialist country, moved to a socialist country. we want to be america. [applause] hillary clinton is unqualified to be president of the united states. hillary clinton is unqualified to be the president of the united states because she took classified information, put it on her e-mail server, because she thinks she's above the law. no one is above the law. [applause]
and hillary is disqualified from being commander in chief. on september 11, 2012, four americans died in the service of our country in benghazi, libya. ae knew they died because of terrorist attack. she told their families it was because of a movie. to the family of americans who have lost their lives in the service of our country can never be the commander in chief of the united states of america. we cannot lose this election. election.lose this if you nominate me, we will not lose this election. this race,ne left in i will unite this party. we don't have to agree on everything. on most everything.
we won't just come together, we will grow this party. we will take our message to people who don't vote for us now, people who live the way i paycheckpeople living to paycheck, people struggling with the cost of student loan debt. $100,000 a student loan debt. don't clap for student loan debt. [laughter] i have never met her, but i paid sallie mae a lot of money. if i would beme their prom date. when is the prom? i don't know. [applause] the last time i went to the prom, i had a really tacky tuxedo on. [cheers] when is the prom? march 12? i think that's after the primary, but i may come back anyway and do the prom. what do you think?
[applause] win thising to election because we will retake our message to people who don't vote for us. we have so much work to do. when you make me president of the united states, for the first time in eight years you will have a president who follows the constitution of the united states of america. a president that defense your first amendment rights, your first amendment right to live out the teachings of your faith in every aspect of your life. a president that defense your second amendment to protect yourself and your families. and a president who believes that our solutions are not found in a big federal government. they are found in our home and in our communities and it's even found in government, it's at the state level, not in washington,
d.c. [applause] for the first time in eight years, you will have a president that follows the constitution. office, my day in first moments in office, i will cancel every single one of barack obama's unconstitutional executive orders. everyone of them. when you make me president. when you make me president, we will have a president who embraces a free economy. my parents were not rich people. my father was a bartender and my mother was a maid. the reason why they had a job is because free enterprise works. someone who had access to money asked that money to open up hotel and hire them. free enterprise works because it is the only economic model in the world where you can make poor people richer and you don't have to make rich people poorer. [applause]
we are going to save free enterprise. we are going to fix our tax code. i have a plan to do that during we are going to roll back these crazy regulations that come out of the federal government. we are going to save social security and medicare and balance our budget. we are going to fully utilize the energy resources that god has blessed america with. and we are going to repeal and replace obamacare once and for all. when i'm president of the united states, you will have a real commander in chief, not like the week when we have right now. now.ak one we have right the world has become a very dangerous place. there is a lunatic in north korea with nuclear weapons. to some say a lunatic trying
get a hold of nuclear weapons in america. but that's different. we have a lunatic in north korea with nuclear weapons. we have the chinese government taking over the south china sea, building up their military, stealing our inventions, and making donald trump's ties. [laughter] and hats. [laughter] it's amazing. he's going to bring back jobs overseas, but he makes all his tacky clothes in china and mexico. and russia. vladimir putin is sewing instability in the middle east and europe. you have in the middle east iran about to get $100 billion of sanctions relief, which they will use to buy nuclear weapons. then you have radical islamic jihadists trading all over the world, especially this group isis the now finds itself in over a dozen countries. in the face of this dangerous world, the president is gutting
our military. we will soon have the smallest the end of world war ii. we will soon have the smallest navy in 100 we will soon have the smallest navy in 100 years and soon have the smallest air force in our entire history. how can it be that the world is growing more dangerous and our military is growing smaller and weaker? and how unfair is that to our men and women in uniform whom harm's way butn with older and less equipment less training and with rules of engagement that do not allow them to win. all of that will change when i am president. when i am president of the united states we are going to undertake a reagan-style military. of the u.s. chanting "u.s.a., u.s.a."]