you make your response?
mr. kasich: everyone of my 100
town hall meetings in new hampshire are a lot more fun
than what i saw today. they were a lot more positive. look, in terms of north korea, martha, we have to make sure that we stop their ships and
their aircraft. what they are trying to do is
proliferate this very dangerous
material along with all of the technology and the instruments
that can be used for mass
destruction. that is what i worry about the
most. frankly, the nonstate actors,
the people who don't have a uniform, the people who don't
have a country, who can spread this, were not subject to the
mutually assured defense, in
other words, the you strike us,
we strike you. these radicals, they don't care
about that. that is what i worry about for
my children and grandchildren
with the chinese, we should say,
if you are not going to do this, ballistic defense to korea or to
japan, and by the way, we should
impose the same kind of
fractions on north korea that we imposed on iran.
we've got to be very tough on
this and frankly, i think we
could have let the japanese know
that if you want to take action on that missile that is rising,
you want to take action? you will have our support if
that is what you think will be
the best thing to do. we will not continue to be weak in the face of north korea and
frankly, the entire rest of the
thank you.... text are?
mr. kasich: david, i have spent
a lot of time in this state and we have practical solutions, just like we were just talking about a few minutes ago with north korea. look, the situation is, we need
to finish the border. it has to be completed. just what we lock our doors and
i, we need to be a lock our
doors. i we should have a guest worker
program were people should be
able to come in and out and move
on their own way. if people have come in here and
they have not committed a crime since they have not been here,
they should pay their back
taxes and pay a fine. i could not even imagine how we
would begin to think about
taking a mom or a dad out of the house without taking a child out
of the house? that is not the kind of values
that we believe in and at
the end of the day, i think congress should pass a plan to finish the border and have a path of legalization and not
citizenship and we've got to get
i will tell you this --
promise you that we could get
the votes to pass that we could
move on with that issue and
protect our borders.
conservative. i have balanced budgets, the
federal budget, the state of
ohio was using a federal
surplus, and in washington, we
were able to have significant
job growth whenever we balance
the budget, of which i was the
architect. but here is the beauty of it, it is not just about a jet, it is
about jobs. you know, when i was a kid who
grew up in a neighborhood where
dad came home and said, i lost
my job today, it just killed the family.
it was just a devastating
have to have as economic growth. we have to reach out to the
people in the shadows, the
mentally ill, the drug addicted,
and others. in other words, in america,
conservativism should mean not
only the sun rises with conservative principles, but everybody has a chance to rise to be able to live to their
mr. kasich: look, i am not here
-- i like chris. but let me just tell you, first
of all, we have the lowest
number of state employees in 30
years. secondly, we have grown government at the rate of inflation rate. we have grown jobs by 400,000. that is one of the fastest
growing states in the country. our pension is secure and our
credit is rocksolid.
i have learned what makes things work and what makes the economy
going not just in ohio and in washington as well, and it takes three things, lowest taxes, we
have the lowest tax cuts in the
country, and thirdly, a fiscal
plan that would balance of budget. when you go from 3 million in
the whole to 2 million in the black -- $3 million in the hole to $2 million in the black, that
is part of the effort to balance
the budget to create a surplus
and give more jobs.... text mr. kasich: well, right now the
deals there's no leadership.
i mean, a lot of the things that
we're talking about here
tonight, on the border, and so
many of the things.
what we should be doing on
foreign policy, you know what
the problem is, mary katharine?
there's not a leader that gets
somebody to rise.
you have to have a leader that
can inspire, and actually some
of what donald was saying is true.
look, do you know how hard it was... mr.... text mr. kasich: mary katherine, let
me just say this to you.
first 100 days.
jeb is right.
if you delay and you wait, the
washington operators will take
i can tell you this, in the
first 100 days, i will have
legislation to freeze federal
regulations, have them reviewed
by the vice president, reduce
state taxes on individuals, reduce taxes on corporations, have a fiscal plan to balance
the budget, get the border protected and begin to fix social security in the first 100 days. so, anybody who is here tonight, if i get elected president, head
out tomorrow and buy a seat belt, because there's going to
be so much happening in the first 100 days, it's going to
make your head spin.
we're going to move america forward.
i promise you. we're going to move us forward.
mention me the second time.
i thought i heard it, jeb. no. i'm just kidding.
thank you all very much for
listening and being patient with
all of us tonight. thank you.... text mr. kasich: david, david... mr. kasich: i wanted i wanted to say, look, this there can be a win-win here. i have formed a collaborative between police and community leaders because people have to respect law enforcement.
a family doesn't want dad or mom
going home in a box. and for our community leaders, many of them think the system
not only works not only doesn't
work for them, but it works against them. and i created a big
collaborative in ohio made up of
law enforcement, community
leaders, the head of my public
safety and a former democrat,
liberal senate senator nina turner, run it.
they got together, they made
recommendations on recruiting,
on hiring, on the use of deadly
force and what we're about to do
is to bring community and police
together so we can have a win-win.
we need more win-wins in america
and we don't have to pick one
over another divide.
we love the police, but we've
got to be responsible to the
people in the community.
we have to do all of that.
home, they should get health
care anywhere they want to go. in our state, which is what we
should do in the country, you
know, if they drive a truck from
kabul to kandahar in
afghanistan, we say, you can
drive a truck from columbus to
cleveland, and you don't have to
go get a license.
we're going to hand you one.
and if you've got expertise in
the military, we're going to
give you college credit or
community college credit for the
things that you did for our country.
and in addition to that, i'll
tell you, one of the biggest
things i think has to be done
and i would do it as president
the pentagon has got to work
with the returning soldier,
sailor, along with the family,
and we they're the most
valuable employees in the country.
i call them golden employees.
everybody wants to hire a veteran.
but there is a disconnect
between the job openings and the veteran when the veteran comes back.
the veteran is a leader.
the veteran is strong.
the veteran is drug free.
there should be no unemployment
and if the pentagon will work
with the veterans' services
agencies all across this
country, josh, we can get people
jobs and we can get them jobs quickly, get them their health care...
we will.mr. kasich: it's great to be
i just want to tell you a couple of things i've noticed at the fair today.
number one, just a little bit
about my background and my
record, just so you know -- i
grew up in a little town outside
my father was a democrat all of
his father was a coal miner.
my mother was a very opinionated
and marked woman, but not highly
educated because her mother
could barely speak english.
it was a town where if the wind
blew the wrong way, people would
find themselves out of work.
i think it is important for
people to know that i grew up in
a place where people never got
the favored treatment.
it was not a place where
anything really special -- the
promotions or those things -- it
was just hard-working folks.
i got elected to office without even really so much including the republican party.
iran for office because i
thought i could make a
difference. i am a republican, but the party has always been my vehicle and has never been my master.
i recruited a lady like you,
ma'am, to help me and to go door-to-door. i have then throughout my entire
career a pretty independent person. i believe in balanced budgets, but i believe in cleaning up
waste no matter where it is.
i was one of the original fighters against corporate welfare and the congress, and it
was, at times, a lonely endeavor in the congress. i spent 10 years of my life in
washington to balance the federal budget. my first budget i presented after a guy challenge me -- i
wrote my own budget, and there were votes on for budgets that year.
the president cause budget, a
republican, the black caucus
budget, and the kasich budget.
the vote on my budget was 405 no
and 30 yes.
i thought i was doing pretty
well because i had 29 other
people that thought it was not
right to mortgage our young
i also thought there was a good
value, which is you do not live
i spent 10 years of my life
fighting for that.
literally 10 years.
in the late 1990's, i worked with the clinton administration, and i was one of the chief architects the first time we
balanced the budget since man
walked on the moon.
the economy was doing very well.
i also was a military reformer.
when i first went to congress,
the only committee i was on was
the defense committee, and i
found hammers and screwdrivers
and wrenches along with a couple
of other congressmen that cost
tens of thousands of dollars.
i went about reforming the
most of my career, people called
us cheap hawks -- that we were
for a strong america but wanted
to make sure we did not waste
after that budget episode, he
had a $5 billion surplus, and i
decided to leave.
i went into the private sector,
and then i've out the call to go
back into public service.
hopefully, i can get to this in
just a few minutes.
iran for governor, and the state
was in very bad shape.
we were $8 billion in the hole.
we had lost 300 50,000 jobs.
our credit was at risk.
we're now up 350 thousand jobs
and running a $2 billion surplus.
we've cut taxes by the most
amount of any sitting governor,
including tax relief for small
businesses, which are the engine
of economic growth. as we have grown and become
stronger -- and this is an
important thing for me to say to
you -- we don't believe that
anybody should be left in the shadows. we feel that with more economic progress, people who have mental illness, drug addiction, the working poor, development to
leave disabled, the autistic, and our friends in the minority community, that everybody deserves a chance to live out their god-given purpose. we had a reelection, and i was able to receive twitty 6% of the african-american vote. 51% of union households, 61% of women, and the second largest
electoral victory in modern ohio
history, and it happened for, i
think, two reasons. one, hope has come back to ohio. the second reason is i like to
think that many, many people in
ohio do not feel as though they are being shut out, that they
are being listened to, that they
have a chance to get ahead.
i think that is what we want in
i want to talk to you about
something that is, i think, so
critically important for me to
suggest to you and you to listen.
over the weekend, there were
some articles printed about isis
rounding up 12, 13, 14 year old
girls and using them as sexual
objects and trading them as an
object to their fighters.
isis represents, in my opinion,
with the beheadings, the attacks
on people of eight, the abuse of
women -- the attacks on people
of faith, the abuse of women,
and the attack on civilization,
not just a national security
threat to us, but something even
deeper -- people who want to
destroy our very way of life.
that same weekend, i read about
two young people who live in
starkville, mississippi, the
home of mississippi state university.
it is a very sweet town.
the story was about a young man
and a young woman who were
arrested because they were
trying to board a plane to make
a connection to fly to syria to
let me be clear on the military front.
i have said for a long time now
that america as part of a
coalition needs to destroy these people. we need to go, even road them, and destroy them -- erode them, and destroy them.
we even need to do it now, or it
will cost us a lot more later.
at the same time i say that, the
military effort is only one part
of what i believe we all need to
think about. why would this 18 and 19-year-old seemingly normal -- two very attractive people wanting to go and join isis? why do we find some of the most
successful people, and we read
about them being attracted, and
what isis tries to offer is a
sense of family, a sense of importance, and a ticket to paradise.
they are liars, distort her's,
murderers, and rapists -- they
are liars, distorters,
murderers, and rapists.
what about us? for a while, western
civilization has practiced two
a "new york times" columnist
wrote something about this.
one, we worship freedom, and i
don't mean just freedom to be
free, but everybody can do
whatever they want to do, and
nobody -- there's no overarching rules.
there's just do whatever you
want to do.
i think about my 15-year-old
if my wife and i raised our
daughters to do whatever they
wanted to do, what do you think
secondly, in the west, there
seems to be an aggressive effort
to find happiness.
because we all want to be happy.
but i have to suggest to you
that we as human beings who
represent the western ethic and
the western tradition -- we need
to realize that we have a
purpose here on earth. our purpose relates to healing those who live in our world, and i believe that our purpose involves justice in this world. we build a holocaust memorial on
the grounds of our state house so that every day young people, people of all ages could recognize what happens with man's inhumanity to man.
the inscription on one of the
wall's says this -- "if you save
one life, you have saved the world."
our responsibility, in my
opinion, as human beings and
someone who has had a lot of
experience and seen a lot of
success and so many ways in
which we all live together -- i
believe that all of us have to
be a center of justice and a
center of healing, and to
realize that life is not just
about us alone. life is about us doing
something bigger in our lives
for someone else.
we have the former speaker here,
he's a coach.
i have a state senator here who
coached in high school.
he is now a state senator. their passion was to show young people the way, wasn't it? it was not necessarily to win the football games or the wrestling tournaments. it was to build character. some people ask what that is all about. i think there's some fundamental values we need to think about.
i outlined them in my inaugural address. personal responsibility. we cannot make excuses for why
things don't work out.
the dog it my homework went out
in the fifth grade. secondly, the idea of resilience. you get knocked down, and you
get yourself back up.
i don't know about you, but i'm rooting for tim tebow to make the nfl.
i'm rooting for him because i
love to see the comeback story.
too much anger in america today.
too much division.
you know what empathy really is? it's putting yourself in
somebody else's shoes and
understanding how difficult life
i just had a woman the other day
tell me that she knows a bunch
of young people who have --
they've now grown up.
they committed felonies.
they have nowhere to go, cannot
they were young when they made a mistake.
sometimes we can shake our fist,
but i think rather than shake
our fists, we ought to think
about how they get up on their
heat, live their god-given
purpose, think about the people
that lose their jobs at 51 years
of age, think about young kids
who grow up in an environment
when they wake up in the morning
and here gunshot when they go to school.
my mother told me that, as a
young boy, it is a sin not to
help people who need help, but
is equally a sin to continue to
help people who need to learn
how to help themselves, and we
can all be part of both ends of that.
and then there is the value of teamwork.
you want to fix the fence? you want to deal with
immigration? you want to balance the budget? you want to deal with entitlements?
you want to do any of those
things? you've got to do it as a team.
one party cannot do it all.
while we may be republicans and democrats and liberals and conservatives, above all, we are americans.
this is not a game we play in
the purpose of it is to give
people an opportunity to be
then there's the issues of family. one of the great appeal that they lay out there to these
young people -- you can come and
be part of something.
and i'm not going to apologize
for faith. we've run faith to much out of our society.
it's not about the don't's.
in my opinion, it's about the do's.
it's about loving your neighbor,
loving people who don't like
that can be a hard one.
take it from me.
it's about so many of the good things.
so today, i'm walking around
this fair, and i see a young man
there wearing an alzheimer's shirt.
standing for something, huh?
yeah, we do need to double the
nih budget and do the medical
research, and it should be a
priority of the government.
i just visited the no labels -- two young guys came scrambling
in, and one of these young guys
asked if he could take a picture
with me because i'm here at this
booth and standing up for no labels.
earlier today walking through, a
young man came up to me wearing
a one t-shirt.
do you know what that campaign
is? i met bono back in the late 1990's, and he said, "i think we should help people in africa who
have big debts who will never be
able to pay them back, and help
those countries get on their feet to save lives.
no handouts, just a hand up."
i met with bono.
i liked his idea.
the song he sings, "i still haven't found what i'm looking for," is not a song about his
vaccinations and mosquito nets
and clean water, people on the
other side of the globe now have
a decent life.
you know what? when a young boy or girl dies in
africa, we all lose a little bit
when we save a young boy or
young girl's life in africa, the
world moves up.
because we are all connected.
what i want us to think about is
what about us? everyone wants to run for president.
we need to have a strong leader.
it's absolutely vital that we
have someone who can set the
tone and bring us together, but
you don't think, do you, that
that is the answer? the answer is in this room.
the answer is back in my
hometown of mckees rocks. the answer is from one part of
this country to the other, from
one ocean to the other, from one
border to the other.
it's about us.
it's about citizenship.
it's about believing that we are
the glue that holds america
together, not somebody else.
government can have its role,
and it is important that it has
a role, but we cannot wait for somebody else to mentor a kid,
we cannot wait for someone else to grab one of these young
people and say, "do not do
drugs. it will lead to a life that you will always regret."
we cannot wait.
i just saw a man over here in
the booth, 57 years married, his
wife died on the fourth of august. i said, why he was here today, he said, "i cannot stay at home."
"anybody looking after you? anybody taking care of you?" i think if we can drive home
that we all matter, that we all
count, that the strength of this
country rest upon us, and our commitment, young lady, our commitment to making a difference. we are not looking for sainthood.
i'm the most flawed person in
this room, but i'm doing this election and this campaign for
one basic reason -- the lord has
been good to me. he has given me some tools, and
i have an obligation to use them. people say, "what about these other candidates, what about
this guy or that guy?
" i do want to thank donald
trump because he got 24 million people to watch the debate. that was good.
holding office or running for
office commit ourselves to just
doing the right thing as we see
it? realizing that we don't hold the
monopoly on truth, that together
we can build a stronger country.
that's what i'm all about.
if i am elected president, you
invite me back here, right here,
and i will tell you what i'm
doing because i never run from
i will come right here, and then
i'm going to ask you what you
if we do it together, we will
have a stronger country and more
inspired people, and that is
what america is all about.
like, "you got to do this. you got to go to this."
i was like, "i go to the fair, i
go to the fair."... text mr. kasich: i'm for agriculture,
let's be clear.
we are a big agriculture state, too. it is our largest industry, and
oh how -- in ohio.
you know, you think about
agriculture, and we think about
traditional agriculture, but
what we really have to begin to
news think about what
agriculture is going to look
like in the next 20 or 25 years.
i have the former head of the
ohio farm bureau with me, and i
believe there are so many
products you can come from
traditional agriculture that can
improve the lives of americans,
and i keep pushing our people to
think about that, to use
universities to do the research,
to make sure that agriculture
and businesses closely linked
together so that we can spawn
new industries out of agriculture.
we're lucky in ohio.
we found natural gas.
one of the great things about
that as it is allowing us to
become energy independent so we
do not have to kowtow to the
saudi's anymore when it comes to
conducting our foreign policy. it is nice to be energy independent. yes you can clap for that
, because it is a good and. i look in industries and ask
what are the new industries.
what can come from it? back after 9/11 -- i'm giving
you a long answer.
is it ok if i give you a long
answer? after 9/11, i was invited to the
pentagon with former secretaries of defense to talk about the threat against us, and i began to realize that people who lived in caves in some ways had a
technology advantage over us,
and i suggested to donald rumsfeld that maybe we get some of the best minds in the country to come in. two of the people showed up and called me back and said they
want to do it.
i took a group in. two of the guys i took in the went back to california and i
went back with them, and they
showed up for dinner with their in-line skates tied to the top of their volkswagen. now they tied the top of their skates to the top of the boeing 707.
their names are larry page and
sir j brennan -- sergei brennan.
they started a little company called google.
we need to look into the future
on all of these things, agriculture, energy.
one other thing we have to do in
government, this notion that
government cannot work is baloney.
just treat it like a business. fix it. i read the other day -- and you
know this to be true -- how dare a city keep uber out in order to protect the taxi industry.
that's just wrong.
are you going to stand in the
way of progress? so free uber.
justice system, and i was
meeting with attorney generals
and other states saying that the
system of blocking people up
when it is not even appropriate
-- locking people up when it is
not even appropriate does not
make any sense. second, we are performing all of
-- reforming all of our systems
inside our prisons now where we
have a 37% recidivism with
national recidivism being 47%.
we're giving people a chance to
work their way out of prison and
work there way into jobs so when
they get out, they can find work.
let me tell you another thing, i have been criticized by some in my party for having expanded medicaid.
i want to talk to you about this
-- we have 80% of the people in our prisons involved in
substance abuse. 10,000 people in our prisons have mental illness. let me ask you a question -- does anybody here think we ought to lock up somebody who is bipolar and schizophrenic and
put them in prison? we are treating them now in
ohio. we are giving them a way to get
on their feet. for the drug addicted, we take this money and we rehab -- we
brought our substance abuse
people right into the prisons,
and they work with them and
release them into the community
so they do not come out and meet
the drug dealer on the street
corner, and the recidivism rate
is 10%. that's a miracle.
the fact is we give people a chance.
i want to tell you, if you are a
drug dealer or gang banger, we
will lock you up for a thousand
that's the way it's going to be.
but if you want to try to get
your life in order, we're going
to give you a chance, and i
think that's what we ought to do.
i was with some people the other
day, and a guy says, "i'm a conservative -- this guy talking to me, i'm a conservative but i
, have a big heart."
i said, "why don't you change
that? what are you say at this way -- i'm a conservative with a very
because they are not mutually exclusive.
so thank you. i'm going to tell you one last
story, and then we got to get
going. i want to tell you how i got
started in politics.
i told you about that little
town, and i left to go to ohio
state, and i was in a dormitory
23 floors high, and i had 15
i was there for a short period of time. there were things i wanted to
get changed, and my uncle told
me favor when the to change
anything, start at the top, so i
called the president of the
university's office and asked
for a meeting, and they would
not let me in, but i kept calling, and they and only let
-- and they finally let me in. i went in, and the president of the university was a very
very tall, a deep baritone voice
, big office. very impressive. i gave my concerns to him, and i looked at him and said i had been in school about a month and i was undecided.
looking at the rugs, the desk,
the furniture, the assistant and
all this, maybe this is the job
what exactly do you do?
and he said no. i said but if i write a letter would you give it to the president.
he had never seen me before and said i guess i could do that.
i penned out the letter
basically inviting myself to the
sincerely john kasich, ps, if
you want to discuss this
further, let me know. he carries the letter to washington.
a couple weeks later, i go down
to my mailbox, and there is a
letter from the white house
office of the president. i open it up, i go up stairs to
my dorm and i call home, and my
mother answers the phone, and i
said i'm going to need an
airline ticket because the
president of the united states
would like a meeting with me in
the oval office.
my mom is shouting, "honey, pick
up the phone.
something is really wrong with johnny."
finally agreed to buy me an
i fly down to washington and go
through the gates, and i'm sitting on a little bench right
outside the oval office.
the bench is still there today.
a guy walks up to me and says,
"young man, you are going to get
five minutes alone with the
president of the united states.
what do you think?
pretty amazing." i'm thinking new jacket, new
tie, new pants, i'm not coming
out in five lousy minutes.
i did not come all of this way. they opened a door, and i walked in, there is the president, and he greets me, and i greet him, and i sit down at his desk. the good news is i spent 20
minutes alone with the president
of the united states as an 18-year-old first-quarter freshman in college.
the bad news is i spent 18 years
in congress, and if you add up
all the time i spent in the oval office, i peeked out at the age
i will see you all, thank you very much.applause]
mr. john kasich: thank you,
ladies and gentlemen. today is a much different day. it's a somber day.
it's a tough day. and for me, it's really not a
day of politics or promoting a candidacy. i wouldn't be comfortable with
but i believe there are some things that must be said.
what we saw last night, what we observed on 9/11, what we
observed at fort hood, what we
witnessed at chattanooga, and what we saw with the murderers who invaded charlie hebdoe and
last night, it was not just one
isolated small group, and not
just an attack that we have seen of just a lone wolf.
ladies and gentlemen, we need to understand that these attacks
really represent an attack on western civilization.
the way of life of everyone who celebrates the western ethic. i don't know that this is a time for political criticism or the
blame game. but i must say that we as a
nation, the united states of america, has not shown leadership. we just have not shown
leadership. we've had an unwillingness, an
unwillingness to lead.
one administration official suggested that the united states
should lead from behind.
if the united states of america
were to continue to lead from behind, we will leave the world a much more dangerous place. today, nato should invoke article v of our nato agreement,
which basically says that an attack on an ally is an attack on us and an attack on all of the western world.
this is a moment to bring us together.
the president of the united states must travel to europe and the president can convene
meetings with our allies to work on critical, critical
ladies and gentlemen, it's only
through effective intelligence
that we can begin to learn of threats.
and there's no doubt in my mind
that some of our intelligence
cooperation has thwarted
attackers that we've not even
heard of. but i can also suggest to you
that the erosion and the trust
that must be put together between us and our friends in the nato alliance and no doubt in my mind has created holes in our ability to work together and
critical work on intelligence matters is essential and the
president of the united states should be convening our friends
and our allies to develop plans for joint military action to destroy isis.
to destroy isis.
delay -- are not acceptable.
our ally arab allies and friends
must provide sanctuary for those
displaced by war.
the battle with bullets and weapons. and we must engage it now. but united states is the leader
of the western ethics and our
way of life. a western ethic that represents
respect for human rights,
respect for women. the women in this crowd today
are unacceptable to our enemies. and respect for self-determination. we must gather those who
understand that at this critical moment in history, we need to
come together, not just to win on the battlefield, but we need
to win the war of ideas. destroying one group does not
allow us to win the battle of ideas.
we must destroy this group today, but then engage the
battle of ideas. people across this globe even
those who live in confused lives
and trying to determine how to act need to understand what we believe.
we believe in a life.
that means we must live a life
greater than ourselves.
life is not just about me. life is about something greater than who we are. we should be a center of justice.
a center of healing each and
every one of us.
and to know that all lives matter, that what we do makes a difference. and what we know in parts of western world and in many parts
of the rest of the world and when people get confused about
their purpose, when people get confused about whether their life matters, whether they're
poor or whether they're rich but
when they believe that they
don't matter on this globe, it
is possible for them to turn to
destructive ideology to seek to
destroy those who believe that
their lives make a difference in this world.
ladies and gentlemen, it's only
with the assertion of u.s. leadership that will allow us to
preserve a world that values
these ideas, these ideas. the ideas that our lives matter, that we are centers of healing and justice, that we do live lives greater than ourselves in any way that we can, that to
spread this notion, this concept, this belief in our actions will allow us to win the
battle of ideas.
and to reject and destroy the
real threat to humanity. today, we're in a hall.
yesterday, we were in the hall. and it's politics. you know, we need to think about what this is all about for our country.
our philosophy is something that
we believe so strongly in, free enterprise, freedom of individuals, government is the
last resort, not as a first
resort. and the notion that the united
states of america and its
leadership is indispensable all across this globe.
to those young boys and girls
being raised all across the globe that there is hope, that will is a future, that we can
have progress and prosperity and peace.
you see, a political party is nothing more than a vehicle to bring change. you know, a political party is
really nothing more than a
vehicle to make a difference.
and it's just not about winning
ladies and gentlemen, it's not.
it's about what this country's
future is going to be.
we know the formulas that work. and we need to assert them in an aggressive and in a positive way
. so, you know, isn't it a wonderful thing that each and every one of you has gathered here over the last couple of days.
but i want you to think about it not so much from a republican point of view, but from an
american point of view. that we believe that our ideas, that our philosophies will bring about a stronger america. and think about this.
it's really in the hands of each
one of us and each one of you to realize that you can change the world.
the axis on which it spins and
being involved in the process of
making sure that our children
and our grandchildren will
understand that america is the hope of the world as our system
works and we will stand and we
will fight for it on the battlefield and in the battlefield of ideas and we will
that is what matters so much to
i have plenty of time left to speak.
i don't think today is the day
for long, winded remarks.
the message i gave you today comes from the bottom of my
heart and i hope you will reflect on it.
and realize that the good lord
has given each of us a set of gifts, a set of capabilities,
and the working together in our
families, in our neighborhoods, for through our political action that we're part of healing our
country and healing the world.
we matter and we need to stand
up for our children so that they, too, will understand that
they can make a difference in
yes, we knew we need to rebuild our families and yes, we need
rebuild our neighborhoods.
and by doing all that, we'll rebuild america and help the
so today, i would say god bless the united states of america and
god bless the nation of france.
thank you.mr. kasich: i think special ed
has to be taken care of. i think it should not be mixed
i don't tell you that because it
is what you want to hear.
are you kidding?
it is unbelievable.
to spend all of that time on --... text mr. kasich: it was good.
all the way from new york? positive.
mr. kasich: where have you been? mr. kasich: you want to go up north.
that makes sense.
>> let's talk to everyone at once. mr. kasich: everything i talked about.
i do not think people are
different no matter where they live.
people have the same concerns
and want solutions.
some people may have a different
view of how you solve problems,
but in south carolina, i do not
treat people different than
everyone has the same concerns.
you have to give them your
solutions, they may like you, if
they like you, great. if they don't like you, you move on. that's the way it works i
think. i am free about all of this. talking about polls, or this or that, i do what i think i want
to do and stay focused.
i am very focused on the big
trust and performance.
i do not know who i trust
just because you tell me
something, i do not know if i
i think the record matters.
i think if you have a good
record people look at you a
i have been in this race for
three weeks, and i am tied for
second place in new hampshire because i spent a lot of time there.
hopefully we will spend more
time in iowa.... text mr. kasich: i have my own plan. i don't talk about their plans. my plan is to finish the fence, make it clear, once it is done, we are sending you back, no more debate. we have a robust worker programs that people can come in and go back. the 11 -- 12 million who are
people if they have not
committed a crime, they can pay
a penalty and reach legal status.
that is the heart of it.
i think it is a common sense
approach for congress and the
>> you spent a lot of time
talking about -- showing there
are more empathetic people.
other people wondered what you
would do to make americans more empathetic?... text mr. kasich: it is important that
we care about our neighbor.
when we do things better -- bigger than ourselves, we get
that a section -- satisfaction,
you feel good about doing
something good for someone else.
we are not looking for
sainthood, i am the farthest
i we feel good when people come
up to me and say my child was
autistic, now i can get insurance.
that makes me feel good.
i think it is about people
realizing they can make a difference.
sometimes people feel like the
system is so big, i cannot do
anything, i think it is vital
that people realize that what
they do does make a difference.
it is in us, we have to bring it
leaders can help.
everyone can help realize we
matter. i will do my job as a president.
mr. kasich: thank you. mr. kasich: thank you. mr. kasich: thank you.
>> where is the place? mr. kasich: i want regular ice cream. mr. kasich: i had a great time here.
now it is beautiful. mr. kasich: that will be perfect.
oh, right there. mr. kasich: come on.
are you kidding me? really good. where'd you get this? wow. mr. kasich: ok, where we going? really good. really good. ok. that's the thing that amazes me. your arena. are all these cameras for you? mr. kasich: whtat grade you
going to be in? mr. kasich: how's it going. mr. kasich: you really ahve tohave to work on studying. mr. kasich: it's a whole other level. right here. mr. kasich: yeah. mr. kasich: we will see you. mr. kasich: that's fine. mr. kasich: oh, really? mr. kasich: this is really good. could you find me another napkin? mr. kasich: thank you. mr. kasich: blue bunny, really
good. to d.c.
mr. kasich: really good ice
thank you for helping us. mr. kasich: this ice cream is so good. mr. kasich: what does he like? mr. kasich: you doing, ma'am? mr. kasich: this is beautiful
weather now. terrific.
mr. kasich: thanks for coming. mr. kasich: really? chinese food.
mr. kasich: i went there and i
went to a hotel. i ordered -- i'm glad i went. absolutely.
mr. kasich: where else did you
go? mr. kasich: when i went, we had
a chance -- i don't want to go
through all that mud. can we meet them down there? oh, it is?
ok. mr. kasich: got to have the
resources to treat it?
do you know somebody? mr. kasich: with built some extra -- we have built some
extra security. it is really an issue. we spend a lot of resources on it. we will keep doing it. we could send you some information and maybe you could
spread it to some of the folks. marianne here is in the legislature.
can we get his name and send him
some stuff? we don't have all the
information.... text mr. kasich: we can tell you what you were doing. mr. kasich: hi. mr. kasich: i thought we would
have to walk through there. mr. kasich: i should not have
had all this ice cream. boy, was it good. where is this guy? that is a good thing.
mr. kasich: you are rebuilding
all of this. mr. kasich: we have the congress
in ohio. we just had to build a giant
building for them. very impressive year. here. did you have a great day?
mr. kasich: a great day. new philadelphia, ohio.
mr. kasich: i have been there
like five times. mr. kasich: do you know where
new philadelphia is? mr. kasich: ok. mr. kasich: you, sir. of him.
mr. kasich: see you.and
campaign strategy and what to
expect from primary voters.
mr. kasich: i really believe, at
the end, people are going to say
who can land the plane and who
has the experience? they are frustrated and upset. but over time, people tend to settle down when they actually
go into the voting booth and
cast a vote for a candidate to be president of the united
states.... text bad idea?
mr. kasich: first of all, we don't need more division. everybody who is a muslim isn't
some terrorist, obviously.
the vast majority -- you have an infinitesimal number
who have distorted the number and entered the culture of
death. let me say also about your polls. you are pulling like 400 people
out of 320 million. i have become convinced now the
reason god invented pollsters was to make astrologers look accurate. i don't believe that's where the republican party is.
i'm on the ground.
i just did my 42nd town hall
meeting in new hampshire. that's where you go into a room and use it therefore stand there and they come at you with
questions -- and you sit there or stand there and they come at
you with questions.
this is not what i hear.
i hear people saying "i'm worried about my job. i'm worried about our security. i'm worried about my kids' futur
e. what are you going to do about it?"... textmr. kasich: here is what is
some guy when i was walking into
this diner in philadelphia this
morning -- you know what he
he said it's so nice to see you,
governor lincoln.mr. kasich: 20 years ago you got a loan from a bank. you didn't get a loan from the
federal government. the bank would say let's talk
about this. a lot of those things have been
withdrawn. the key is on both ends you have
to keep the cost down and you
have to figure out another way
to get that degree. when did you graduate? i prefer to hire people that
have degrees in something. maybe i'm unusual. as i just think about that.
the only thing you have to go through his ohio state
university. we know that.... text of the student
mr. kasich: i don't know. it sounds like something i would
have to say yes to but i have to
figure out what is involved in that.
what i would tell you want the
federal government to get out of, the welfare programs to come
back to new hampshire, we write
our own welfare rules. i will medicaid to come back.
i want education to come back. the other one i want to come
back, transportation. here is how it works.
you fill out your tank and you
pay federal gas tax. we send you, everybody sends
that money to washington to a committee of politicians and they decide what to do with the money.
after they decide they send the
money back. do you think they send back more
or less? in my state they wanted me to
build a high-speed train. this was an exciting proposition. it was the only train i could
think of that i could run faster
39 miles per hour. i said no thanks. if you'd don't, i would send
pennies to washington to maintain the interstate and then
let the states keep the bulk of
the money they pay, keep it in
fix your bridges. you can reduce the tax if you
wanted to. you would have the former
speaker and more resources. you will could actually told. that is another program. when it comes to the student
i've been a privatization person but i have to sit down and think of the implications.
one last thing, the present of
ohio state decided to sell or to
lease the parking garages and
surface transportation. he was opposed by everybody in the university community. he received half $1 billion for
releasing those assets. which go to scholarships. a half $1 billion.
why does the university -- why
are they running parking
anything? their job is to teach this kid. how about looking around and
doing health care with other people?
how about back-office being shared?
have to think differently. an online courses. having more professors that actually can speak english. that would be a novel idea.... text up there.
mr. kasich: i don't know.
i haven't seen that sign before. no.
defense. if you have a strong -- will not
have the defense you want if you
don't have the money to pay for
i look at a couple ways. strong economically.
strong militarily. leadership. when you are strong economically
it helps you to be strong
militarily. when we can't solve problems we
we have to stop this nonsense. we have to solve problems, shift
power and money back to where we
live. build a stronger country. remember this. grit and determination. they knock you down.
you get back up. you put them wrong. understand that is what america is about. that man had a stroke. he was knocked down and he got
back up. god bless you all.
see you next time.mr. kasich: i will use -- i pledge to use the full force
of the white house to fight the scourge and i will make sure we have the tools needed to protect
students from hate speech, harassment, and intimidation while supporting free speech on
our college campuses. i have been ratified by the recent spate of palestinian attacks on his -- on israeli
these are not spontaneous
attacks on lone wolves.
they are part of an on president wave of attacks since october
2015 and they are the outcome of a culture of death that
palestinian authority and its
forebears have promoted for over 50 years.
thought out trust strategy palestinian children raised in a
culture that glorifies the is
him and maiming israelis will children's test books have been
filled with vile anti-semitism. families receive an annuity
after they kill and maim. they receive stipends and are
guaranteed jobs in the palestinian civil service and a
salary determined by the length
of their sentence. public squares, soccer tournaments are named after
terrorists. palestinians cannot continue to
perpetuate a culture of hate and
death. we must make it clear we will
not tolerate such behavior.
and their friends and hamas and
hezbollah are prepared to take
steps to live in peace in israel and recognize israel's right to
exist as a jewish state. violence is unacceptable. in the meantime, we can best advance stability in the region
by providing israel our 100% support. we could make sure israel has what it needs to defend itself with weapons, political technology, solidarity, and
working quietly to facilitate
efforts at reconciliation. this is what would be expected of a dependable ally.
let me conclude by talking about
the greatest alliances. those with countries such as
israel, where we share a
community of values. the postwar international system
we built upon these common
values, of course, is under
challenge or attack. that is why we have to recommit
ourselves to those values.
we must not shy away from
proclaiming and celebrating
them. and why we must revitalize our alliance is to defend and expand the international system built upon those values.
a system that has prevented
global conflict and lifted over
2 billion people over -- out of
poverty and the last 70 years.
we cannot go it alone. we must be realistic.
we cannot be neutral either. we must be counted on to standby
and invest in our friends instead of of using them to
incur favor with our enemies.
in my career in public service. i reached out countless times to see how we can sit together and achieve the progress america
wants and deserves. we all look back to the time of
ronald reagan and his meetings with tempo nail, where -- tip o'neill, where they came
together to put partisanship second. reagan, as he reached across the
aisle to tip o'neill, partisan and legendary, they worked deals to implement the military
buildup that ended the cold war. but it took a conscious effort and an attitude of wanting to cooperate.
so, this is what i want to do, republicans and democrats today,
i want to work together to serve the nation as a whole. we are americans before we are
republicans and democrats. we are americans!
land. i will not do it. yes, we will rededicate ourselves to reaching the
bipartisan national security
policy that president reagan and the immigrants achieved and you can be assured that my strategic program will include and
incorporate israel as they bedrock partner for our mutual security in the middle east. together we will combat violence
incited in israel itself and of course, it's eternal capital,
love america and so much love
our great ally, israel. you see, we are connected
together. it is about civilization.
it is about peace. it is about love. it is about togetherness.
it is about healing the world.
the great jewish tradition is
everyone lives a life a little
bigger than themselves and that
tradition has worked its way
deeper into my soul, where i
tell people all across america to dig down deep.
the lord has made you special.
live a life eager than your
lift others, heal, provide
progress. with that, the rest of this
century and the relationship between the united states and israel will grow stronger and
stronger for the benefit and
mutual support of the world. thank you very much and god
bless you.mr. kasich: i have decided to
run for president because the
time to fix america is now.
not tomorrow, but right now.
the time to make tough decisions and get results even if they are not popular.
sometimes you got to make decisions even if people don't
like it, because if we continue
to hesitate, america will pay a
we have seen too much economic stagnation, bickering in washington, paralysis in the
white house, as the world becomes more dangerous. and nothing is happening right now to turn things around. and this is about your country, this is about your future. we seem sometimes to be hanging in space.
we are not going forward, backward, we are waiting for the
next bad thing to happen. in my lifetime, i cannot
remember a time when our nation
waits for bad things to happen to us.
we need to take control of our
future, and we got to do it
that is why i am laying out a
strategy today that will help us
produce the results we need.
folks, all the politics, all the
focus groups, polls, tv ratings
need to go out the window.
and we need to come together --
best interest of our country -- lead.
sometimes it's lonely. lead.
no popularity polls, just get
the job done.
and it starts with the single
most important thing that we can
do, which is to grow american
prosperity in the 21st century.
creating the climate for job
growth is one of our greatest moral purposes. when we have jobs, we can take care of our families. we can participate in the life of our communities. and most important, we can reach
our god-given potential to live a life that we were made to live. a strong economy also makes possible the military. that is what keeps us safe and secure. it is the fundamental purpose of
the federal government, and it
allows us to be able to take
care of each other when times
are particularly tough.
let me be clear, the government
does not create jobs.
we do it by our creativity.
therefor, the first thing that
washington must do is get out of
the way, because when government
steps back, we can step forward
and after all, isn't this
country about all of us?
not the big shots in washington,
it is about us,
in our communities, families.
government, i have believed,
should be the last resort,
never the first.
when government is the first
resort, it oversteps its bounds.
with taxes that are too high,
spending we cannot afford,
and red tape that kills jobs.
we shouldn't let washington do
things that we can do better for ourselves right back here at home. those folks way far away cannot
run our lives, we have to run
america is a large and dynamic place.
getting it growing again is not about checking off a few boxes with these focus group policy proposals that are disconnected
from reality, we have seen them,
nor just about being a good
administrator. it is about having a vision and
an underlying conservative
philosophy for getting america
then you need to bring people
together and then you must have
the strength to get results.
talk is cheap.
standing on a corner and yelling
and screaming is like a clanging bell.
if you cannot accomplish anything.
in my life i have done things
throughout my career.
i led the effort to balance the
federal budget for the first
time in a generation.
it wasn't easy.
you step on a lot of toes when
you shake things from top to bottom.
many people opposed it,
a lot of fighting. but we did it.
it produced results.
but washington took its eye off
when i left with my friends, who
stood in the breach and balanced the budget, when we left, washington took its eye off the
ball, and our country suffered. in ohio, my beloved ohio, we are getting results. with my leadership, we turned and $8 billion budget shortfall into a $2 billion surplus. we cut taxes by $5 billion. the most of any sitting governor in america today. we helped ohioans create more
than 300,000 jobs. 300,000 people.
strong leaders keep the people
they serve at the center of all
they do, because
leadership is not about self,
it is not about me,
it is about service.
every american, everywhere
across our country is in my
mind's eye today,
especially the people i grew up
with in mckee's rocks,
where if the wind blew the wrong
way, they found themselves out
they played by the rules, they
took care of their families and
they are in my mind's eye.
today i lay out my vision for
lifting our nation by reclaiming our power, by reclaiming our
money, and by reclaiming our
influence from washington. the first thing that we must do
to get government out of our way
is to start with a budget. as president, i will immediately put us on a path to a balanced budget and i will get it done
within eight years.
will have that plan to balance
the budget in eight years, and to keep it balanced, i will
start the process to amend our
constitution to require washington to balance its budget
every single year like states
and like families in america.
we need a constitutional amendment to force them to
balance their budget and do its job.
and i hope you will support me
makes more room in the economy
for businesses to thrive and to
right over here, you can see the
federal debt clock.
it's pretty amazing, isn't it?
that is what we have run up, and
that is what you have to pay.
to the students here today,
think about what this means for you.
it means $57,000 in debt that
each one of you -- $57,000 in
debt that each one of you have
and that includes my two 15-year-old twin daughters.
putting down their back.
we have to stop it.
think what you could do with
this money to help yourself without having to pay that debt
if we could begin to erase it.
i served in congress and by the
-- and led the committee that
wrote the government's budget.
i was the chief architect of the first balanced budget. when we balanced it, it
unleashed job creation and began
paying down the debt.
in ohio, i have written three
balanced budgets and the last
one just 3 1/2 months ago.
this is something that i know
how to do and something that i
have done throughout my career.
that's pretty difficult.
but then having the courage to
make choices that could be unpopular.
in our case, we need to reform
entitlements to make them
provide better services and
control their skyrocketing,
unsustainable growth rates.
and let me be clear -- you can
have no balanced budget without
dealing with the problem of entitlements.
to change those entitlements in
such a way that we can make them
sustainable, but yet delivering
services are people need.
i have done that before.
and we will do it again.
there is also plenty of waste in
operations that can be cut.
shocking, isn't it?
for instance, do we really need
two different agencies inspect
-- inspecting catfish?
the food and drug administration
inspects our seafood so why do
we need the department of
agriculture to spend $14 million
a year inspecting catfish?
it sounds like a lot of money
here but in washington they
leave that on the floor when
they turn out the lights. but we will claim abou -- clean it up. the u.s. epa has spent over $15 million on p.r. consultants.
they already have a staff
telling us how great they are doing.
i don't think government should
be spending that much of our
money trying to convince us to
like it. just do your job and cut out the waste.
these are two examples of how we
can easily save or where
we need to spend more money on
our military while also
streamlining the pentagon
bureaucracy so that men and
women in harm's way get the
maximum benefit from every new
i spent 18 years of my career in
washington fighting the
bureaucracy and the red tape and
duplication and delay in the
department of defense.
we need to rebuild our defense,
but we need to streamline and
rebuild the bureaucracy inside
that building and as president i
will look across that river
every single day to make sure
that the money that we spend is
going to help our men and women
in the military and not bureaucracy.
spend the money you have in your
pocket than sending it to
somebody in washington so they
can figure out what's best for you. in ohio, we cut taxes by $5 billion while turning that $8 billion projected shortfall into
as president, i will cut taxes
and we will not only cut taxes
but we will balance our budget
in eight years.
both of them, because the
balancing of a budget needs
economic growth and you manage
your spending. both lead us to a balanced
budget which ultimately can lead
us to a place where we begin to
pay down our national debt.
president reagan set the top
income tax rate at 28%, and it
unleashed a decade of growth.
we will also kill the death tax
because no one should have to
visit the undertaker and the tax
collector on the same day.
small businesses should be able
to pass businesses on to their
children without having to sell
the business to pay the taxes,
most of which they have already paid.
and small businesses appreciate it.
low income americans also need tax cuts just for them.
we increased the earned income
tax credit by 10%.
we eliminate fraud in the system in order to save taxpayers money and reward low income workers at
the same time. the philosophy is as we bring
down the lower rate to provide incentives for more investment, we are risk-taking and more job
growth, we want to provide the
tax relief to people at the lower end so they have
incentives to work harder and
get ahead, not be punished
because they put more time in.
it is an accordion.
help those at the bottom become
more successful and bring the
for businesses, the top rate will be 25%.
this brings us back to a level
that is globally competitive.
to help job creators get the
machinery and equipment to grow
and be more productive, they
will be able to conduct a full
cost of investments the same
year they buy them.
folks, when businesses has the
incentive to put the equipment
in the operations so workers can
be more productive, workers will
get higher wages.
and in our state, wages are
growing faster than the national average.
it helps these businesses to
create more jobs and pay those
and by cutting tax rates and
simplifying the tax code, we
will also make it possible for
businesses to bring back to the
u.s. the money they have been
companies are making profits.
we believe they have an
estimated $2 trillion in profits that are sitting in europe, that
they are beginning to invest in
europe instead of the united states of america. wouldn't you like to have that money come back here so they
begin to invest in american jobs and american factories and american equipment? that is exactly what we are going to do.
we are going to cut those taxes. because they do want to invest here, but we have clobbered them and have made it difficult for them to bring that money home. you talk about a stimulus
this could be the most
successful stimulus package i've
ever seen by letting the private
sector do the things they want to do to invest here in the u.s. and to spark a wave of research
and innovation, we must
strengthen the research and
development tax credit,
especially for small businesses.
so when you young people create
a small business and invent the
new google, we will give you
incentives to do it make your
life easier. america needs a fair and honest tax collection system.
i have words here on a page.
we will change the irs.
no more something that we live
in fear of, that has bias, that
has targeted people.
we will clean up the irs and
that is one thing everybody in
america will agree to.
just as inefficient as the irs.
the red tape and regulation that
steadily flow from government a
-- agencies are drowning job creators and often don't reflect the will of congress.
we can fix this by returning
comments sense to agency regulations.
we start by giving america a
one-year break from all new
major regulations so we can
catch our breath.
no more rules and regulations from washington for one year so
we can begin to get on top of this. we will rebuild our regulatory system and rid it of the abuses and mistakes we have seen in recent years. bad regulations can do more harm than good, so we will require real cost-benefit analysis. the benefit ought to outweigh the cost. we give lip service to it, but we will change it and ask
congress to make this mandatory. i will call on congress to do their job and request that any regulation that costs more than
$100 million goes back to them for approval.
no more regulators passing these laws that they were never
elected to do. congress has a responsibility to
control it, and we will make
sure it happens and that job
creators have a fair chance when
they object to an agency's decision.
we will create a court of common sense.
it will be made up of real
americans who i will appoint as
the president who will review
agency decisions that do not
reflect common sense.
you will have somewhere to go
and someone who will listen to you.
and perhaps even someone who
will fight for you.
it must use the agencies on
-own appeals process staffed by
its own bureaucrats. we go to the agency and appeal to the people working in the
agency tell us if we are right
that works out great, doesn't it?
we need a better way.
we need a method that is truly
fair and independent.
speaking of regulation, there
has been no single area of
america that has been more strangled by regulations than energy.
why has washington worked so
hard to keep america from harnessing its energy advantage? we have to set people free to make us energy independent in north america and particularly here in america.
from oil and gas, from nuclear,
from cold that we did clean and
burn, alternatives and
renewables and anything else we
can find and we will do it
responsibly. we need all and it should come from right here.
we cannot continue to rely on
energy from overseas.
our goal will be to meet the
nation's energy needs from north
america, and to sustain it, with
the right policies in place, we
can work with our closest
neighbors, canada and mexico to
take care of our own needs
without having to depend on four
of countries were dangerous
parts of the world.
that means approving the
keystone xl pipeline. enough with the delay.
we will approve the pipeline
because energy freedom is a
matter of national security.
we don't want wars.
when it is all about energy,
when we can do what we need to
do in america to be energy
independent, and we are on the
road to getting it done. and when i am president, we will accomplish it. just as we set ourselves free
from energy overseas, we have
got to be smarter and stronger
about trading with countries overseas. we are inventors.
we love to make things in
we make the best products in the
world and open markets can
world, and open markets can
create new jobs for us here at
trade can also make the world
more stable and advance our
but i have to tell you,
too often washington gives us
the false choice between free
trade or no trade.
we have to reject that and
become better negotiators of the
trade pacts we want to put in place.
and i will tell you, we should
only agree to deals that are
fair to american workers, and
that includes taking a firm
stand against countries that
cheat, those that manipulate
currencies to get an advantage.
you understand this in new hampshire.
we understand this and ohio.
we will call them on it and have
an expedited process to stand up
for the american worker.
and that is critical when we
talk about the issue of trade.
grind so slowly. we will bring them fast and make sure we do a better job of protecting america from getting ripped off.
it is essential that we are open
to trade for a variety of reasons.
but it is also important reinforce those agreements effectively. the jobs we talk about will not
be in washington. they will not be created by government. they will be created by
americans in towns like nashua
and manchester and in my
hometown of westerville.
that's where we live and where
the power of our nation comes from.
it's time to make washington respect that, and as president i will work to transfer influence and power out of washington and back to where we live, where we work, in the states and towns
across this country.
and it starts with education.
washington isn't the nation's
school principal, and it sure
isn't its teacher. it's time washington stop
education is a local issue to be
decided by parents, our
communities, and our local educators.
yes, we need high standards.
but the federal government
shouldn't set them or control them.
i will reduce the power of the
department of education. i will consolidate more than 100 federal programs, 100 programs, red tape bureaucracy, bureaucrats, i will bundle them into four, and i will send the resources back to
the states for us to run education ourselves.
the best ideas for our states
and for local school district that are improving education. the best ideas come from right here and we need to do a better job of sharing those things that work. exciting things in the 21st century to give our young people the tools they need to succeed. we will take this approach across the federal government's power structure were ever we can.
we must take these back to the state so they can respond in
their unique ways.
one-size-fits-all doesn't work. we can do it with
infrastructure, not just with
education but with infrastructure.
the interstate program is
unfinished. there is no need for a costly federal highway bureaucracy that take our money and gives it to somebody else.
i will return federal gas taxes
to the state, leaving a sliver
with the federal government for
truly national needs and
the interstate program is downsize the department of
transportation and give it a
smaller role supporting states
with research and safety
federal spending will go down,
resources for highways and
transit can go up and states can
work faster and more
keep your money and fix your
roads the way you want to.
no more taking gas tax money to
washington. cut some off-the-wall -- keep it right here in new
hampshire for what you need, and
if you don't need it you can
send it to ohio.
it's critical we can give states
the freedom to help americans
keep their skills sharp and competitive.
that's what this place is all
about, training and education is
a lifelong endeavor. you cannot stop after you
graduate from high school,
vocational school, community college or the university. it is lifelong.
washington doesn't. let states
pursue their own ideas
the result is workers usually
can't get training help unless
they lose their jobs first.
much of the money only get sent
to the states with the argument
that you have to train people
once they lose their job rather
than training them while they
have their job so they don't
lose their job.
that's the washington mentality
we will wrap up all those
job-training programs and in
them to each and every state to
deal with their workers and
economic situation and take it
out of washington, d c and set
ourselves free to make sure our
people can be prosperous.
i hope you agree.
washington makes it so hard to
try new ideas, it seems as
though nothing ever gets done.
in ohio, we are making progress
in the private sector health insurance.
better chronic disease
management, and the practice of
paying for value, not just volume.
these ideas can also be put to
work helping restrain costs and
the federal government program
for seniors, medicare.
it is fiscally strong and there
to help them.
while these ideas can help us
begin improving health outcomes
and get costs under control.
we can do it if washington was
just smarter about the need to
try a nerve roach -- a new approach.
let me be clear.
we have a program to make sure
medicare is set on a firm basis.
and that medicaid can be sent
back to the state, something we
have been fighting for since the
middle of the 90's.
so that governors and
legislators can't come up with
more innovative and practical
ways -- can't come up -- can
come up with more innovative and
the same is also true in welfare.
cutting washington's strings of
so states can help people move
up and out of poverty.
in ohio, we are proud to be innovative. guided by the same ideas my mom used to say, it is a sin not to
help somebody that needs help
but it is equally as sin to help
somebody that needs to help themselves. we are asking the federal government for permission to
allow our people on public assistance to be able to get education so they can get a job.
we have to ask the federal government to approve this. it is nonsense, let me run it.
let my legislature run it.
let us tailor a welfare program in ohio you can use and learn here and that the command my state -- we can learn in in my state.... text