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about recently was guaranteed income. with poorroblem people being that they do not have enough money. so, there should be some kind of guaranteed income. never quitelbj figured out how to get that passed. lbj washearing that sending people to research it, and they could just never find some way to get it through. so, he never actually tried to do it. >> two quick things. first, the earned income tax credit has been a bipartisan policy move. i think we can learn things, germany, france. there are 28 million jobs in the united states, which require a one-year occupational
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certificate or a two-year community college degree. when you look at college tuitions and all the prices around affordability, i think a robust career in technical education would help a lot of people. they would have to get skilled enough to do these jobs. it would be a fabulous idea that we could import from europe. kentuckya reporter in near the end of the clinton administration. one thing that toward out that stood out to me was his tour -- that stood out to me was his tour around the nation about poverty. he spoke about how we have not forgotten you. native american reservations, where the unemployment rates were 50%-60%. i want to ask you two things.
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culprit --he bully the bully pulpit useful? it did not really lead to any specific policies for him. i was curious at that offers insight into the limitations of the bully pulpit. >> one of the things about clinton. john mentioned the earned income tax credit, which was passed during the clinton administration. it is something he is very proud is oneand he thinks it of the most underappreciated aspects of his legacy. i think, even if no policy -- changes come from a president using a megaphone to speak out about an issue, it can at least get people mobilized. enormously --nd
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way tomously effective get attention for people. i think it was an effective use of time in his -- effective use of his time in my opinion. there is nobody that has a , a biggeraphone opportunity to generate awareness than the president of the united states. tragedy ofmph and the bully pulpit, johnson announced that the -- announced the war on poverty. we went back to kentucky recently. the good news is that in floyd county, which has the lowest performance of public schools in the commonwealth of kentucky, they are now in the top five. part of that was investment by federal programs.
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the sad part of the story is that tom fletcher and his family -- the from port is still as it was. >> i am so glad the hispanic families network was mentioned. choicendation made the to do something to fight poverty. office of the presidency being so powerful and the media also having that power, how do you feel like journalists being productive and taking their pens?beyond just their >> that is a very great and complicated question. i feel it i could talk a long time about that. it is something i think about all the time as i do my job. when i am going to these places and spending time with people, i am there to observe and write about things honestly and with
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empathy, but also truthfully. i am not necessarily bear as an advocate. if i was there as an advocate, it confuses the relationship. it can cut the value of the journalism. it can make it worthless in some way. on every single reporting trip, i am in situations where, as another person, i feel like i want to help. however, that is not my job there. to hope that i can write about it in a way that can educate people about what this is like. then, if they have the power and the resources, then they can help. it is a struggle for a lot of journalists. editorial board view,
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it is much easier, because our job is to not only have a point of view but to also advocate for solutions. i do appreciate the problems , butthe newsroom runs into it is one of the reasons that editorial pages are so important. --ther you are all digital regardless of what your medium of news is, i think nowadays it is not enough to simply give people the news. it is more important than ever to be that solution, that advocate. we like to say we are an advocate for the boys club, but that is really what we do. areasows us to get into more easily like the hispanic families network that might be a little trickier for the newsroom. have portions of our news operation that are set up
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specifically for that. >> i am struck that i have heard nothing this morning about birth control and population control. we know there is a correlation early births, unmarried people, and poverty. some of us in the of our mental field feel that climate change is important, and that the problem long-term is too many people consuming too much. it is not only poor people, but we look at mitt romney -- [laughter] he had seven children, nine children, however many. bobby kennedy had a lot of kids too. the early births, correlated
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with your high school dropouts, that had no discussion of politically about birth control. hot?is too this as atake columnist, because i have strong feelings about everything. teenage birth rates are at an all-time low. you are not hearing it discussed, because the problem is being addressed rather effectively through all races. dramatic declines in teenage birth rates. that is good news for everybody. secondly, i get very uncomfortable with the phrase population control. it makes me very uncomfortable. >> donald trump is doing it. he has been talking about a
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wall. >> well, it makes me uncomfortable to tell people how to build and structure their families. there was the famous that years ago between paul eric and julian simon over what would happen to resources as population increases. doom and gloomll about population increase. so, they had a bet about what would happen on prices and availability for food and commodities. julian simon, the conservative economist, was absolutely right. the prices of these minerals and commodities and everything decreased. the availability of food increased. there were specific reasons for that. it does not necessarily mean -- worldopulation
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population and national population increases that necessarily resources will rise to, but that is in fact what has happened. populationntain that has not been the driver of the planets problems. -- plaent's --s planet's environmental problems, i would say that is a matter of greed more than population problems. >> first, a few acknowledgments. i want to thank the gentleman j'st reminded us of lb history, and the importance of seeing the world through the eyes of the next american kids. also, that the hispanic family is the state -- is the future of our come -- country.
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my father hitchhike here from mexico he was 17 years old. questions. is, are we making a tacit assumption here that government and government programs are the solution to poverty? mored, why do you journalists not write about the successes? about the causes of wealth and what produces upward economic mobility? those are my two questions. i would just like to make an observation. as i look around this room, there are almost no hispanic people here. there is no hispanic voice on your stage. come on people.
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in?nybody want to jump .> it is a microcosm we have tried a lot to focus on success stories. bridging big part of dallas is north and south cap -- north and south gap. i think the lesson about building wealth is in important one and one that we can take to heart. >> in the media, too many of the conversations about hispanic in the united states take place around immigration. poverty sometimes. to do awe probably need better job chronicling the full experience. a lot of that goes back to diversity in the newsroom. we need to do a better job of
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reflecting the people that we are writing about. ourre very last question -- very last question. >> no pressure there. i am interested in the diversity in the newsroom issue. here is my question, in reporting on poverty, i have noticed a distinct difference about how stories are reported based on the race of those involved. , was born in the south bronx but hair when is a great example. when we talk about heroine in the suburbs, we see it as a very gentle way of being written about how it affects the
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community. and we talk about urban i noticed a distinct difference. an issue onthere is the way we address certain based on theoverty race of the victims. sometimesare of how the reporting is different based on communities that are being reported on? >> yes. i am certainly aware that. i think any journalist that is not aware of it is lying to themselves. this, and my job is to go as far as i can into different parts of the country. whether it is following a father deported back to mexico or
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spending -- i think this is an answer that will seem too simple, but a big part of this is time. as a journalist, being able to spend as much time as you can in the place you want -- you are writing about. perspective,bring opinion, or judgment to it. about the people, their lives, their experiences. other people might be better at doing that than i am, because of their own experiences. i would advocate for as much of that type of journalism as possible. coverage of the suburbanite rural and heroin epidemic is different from the tone of the coverage in -- black,, lack,
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urban heroin epidemic. we cannot go back and change the way it was covered in the past, but it should be in the front of our minds. it is completely different. there is much more stupid the for the characters, and there is more of an attempt to understand how they got there. trying to point the way out of that situation. there is very little of that kind of reporting. this was years ago, and it just means that we cannot change it, but there is still no excuse for it. that is it. that was our last question, as our timer has reached zero. thank you so much for being a great audience. thank you. [applause] >> live now in scranton, pennsylvania, where hillary clinton will be joined with vice president joe biden for a rally. vice president joe biden was
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born in scranton. they expect the reality -- rally to get started shortly. this is live coverage on c-span. ♪
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[no audio] >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the vice president of the united states, joe biden, and hillary clinton. ♪
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[cheering] [applause] ms. clinton: hello. wow. hello, everyone. [cheering]
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hillary!y, senator sanders: -- ms. clinton: thank you all so much. it is so great to be back in scranton, pennsylvania. i cannot tell you how important this is to me and vice president joe biden. memoriesave a lot of lenola.ton and like such a nostalgic trip for me, because my brothers are here. lakeme to like lenola -- life, every summer of my and we loved every minute of it.
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there are a lot of people in havecrowd who are family known, or joe's family have known over the years. we are grateful to each and every one of you. it is wonderful to be here in scranton with senator bob casey. [applause] and youron: congressman, matt cartwright. your amazing recorder of we sure miss that has been of yours. about you, and we are sending you our best wishes. of course, as i said, i am here with the one and only vice
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president joe biden. [cheering] [applause] [cheering] joe grewon: you know, up on north washington avenue. traveled,how far he he never forgets where he is from. i had seen him in a lot of settings, in the spotlight as vice president and senator, in a quiet movements -- moments with constituents in -- constituents, and in the situation room helping to make decisions that affect our lives and security. wherever he goes, he is always the same guy. he is a fighter for anyone that
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needs a champion. he is a fighter for the town of scranton. and he is a fighter for families. [applause] [cheering] you know, i think he would be the first to say that he cares about your family because of his family. joe senior anne catherine todd -- and catherine taught joe that all people deserve to be treated with dignity. you see someone fall, you help them up. we are all in this together. that is the biden way. we have seen how he fights for working families, because he passionately believes in the a sick bargains that make our america great. that our economy should work for everyone and not just those at
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the top. against injustice. he has led the fight to end violence against women and girls. stares -- stands up for people's health including the project he is now leading on behalf of president obama. help save moonshot to lives. as many of you know, his , a great father and great public servant, a great human being, passed away last year. this is personal to joe biden. he knows it is personal to a lot of families. that is why he is fighting so hard to make a difference. if i am elected this fall i will ask him to continue the
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important work he has done to help us fight and defeat cancer. [applause] [cheering] ms. clinton: as someone who has worked with joe for years, first in the senate and then as a a-biden, i canobam say that that drive to make life better is what pushes him to make life better every second of every day for all of us. wife,d his wonderful jill, have raised their children and grandchildren with those same values. joe, i hope you know how much not just scranton also america loves you and your family. [applause] [cheering]
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ms. clinton: it means a great deal to have him by my side. when joe and i were deciding where to have our first campaign rally, there was really only one answer. scranton is not just joe's hometown, it is also my dads hometown. while the biden's were on north washington avenue, my family was a few blocks away on died in -- diamond avenue. my grandfather went to work at the scranton lake mill starting as a teenager. it was not easy work. i learned that that business treated its workers right. believe it or not, the scranton lace company, all those years ago, actually offered a profit sharing plan and health benefits
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at the beginning of the 20th century. they understood something that a lot of people have forgotten. [applause] they understood that their workers were responsible for much of the success, and that their families benefited to. because of that job, my grandfather could give my father a better life. my father was able to go to college. he went to penn state, where he played football. [applause] then, after he got out of penn state, it was 1935. right in the depths of the depression. he was looking for a job, and he heard that a friend of his new -- knew someone that
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heard someone say that heard someone say there was a job. he became a salesman. he went into the navy for world war ii. started at out, he small business in chicago, where i grew up. dad before him, my dad was determined to give us better opportunities that even he had. that is the american dream. wherever life takes me, i remember i am the granddaughter of a factory worker and a daughter of a small business owner. i am so proud of it. [applause] ms. clinton: the story of the s and the- rodham bidens is not completely
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unique. no matter what donald trump says, america is great. the american dream is taken off for everyone to share in its promise. that does not mean we can take it for granted and just wait for it to happen to us. we have a lot of work to do. here in scranton, you know that. president obama and vice have worked to put our economy back on a stronger footing after the recession. i personally do not think they get enough credit for that. under their leadership, we have -- 15 million new private sector jobs. 20 million people now have health care. the auto industry just had its best year ever. [applause] so, i believe the
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job of the next president is to build on that, and to take on the deeper challenges that emerged long before the crisis and have persisted during our recovery. wages are too low. it is still too hard for too many to get ahead. is creating an economy that works for everyone. not just for those at the top. i have set five and dishes goals to get us there. first, we are going to make the biggest investment in jobs since world war ii. second, we are going to make college debt-free for all. we are going to help millions of people struggling with their debt payments. third, we are going to crack down on companies that shift jobs and profits overseas.


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