John Kasich

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 going forward. 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 world. 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 this done. 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 effect. 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 god-given purpose. 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 you down. 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 among veterans. 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 with you. 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 of pittsburgh. my father was a democrat all of his life. 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 people's future. i also thought there was a good value, which is you do not live in debt. 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 pentagon. 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 money there. 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 our country. 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 join isis. 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 fundamental objectives. 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 twin daughters. if my wife and i raised our daughters to do whatever they wanted to do, what do you think would happen? 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, brent secrest. 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. third, empathy. 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 can be. 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 get work. 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 public life. the purpose of it is to give people an opportunity to be lifted. 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 you. 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 car keys. 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 of ourselves. 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 my record. i will come right here, and then i'm going to ask you what you are doing. if we do it together, we will have a stronger country and more inspired people, and that is what america is all about. thank you. 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 years. 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 big heart." 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 college roommates. 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 impressive guy. 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 for me. 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 white house. 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 airline ticket. 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 of 18. 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 that today. 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 intelligence operations. 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 protect ourselves. 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 an election. 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 win. that is what matters so much to us. 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 our lives. 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 entire world. 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 with others. i don't tell you that because it is what you want to hear. thank you. 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 iowa. 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 issue. trust and performance. i do not know who i trust anymore. just because you tell me something, i do not know if i believe it. i think the record matters. i think if you have a good record people look at you a second time. 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 american people. >> 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, don't you? you feel good about doing something good for someone else. we are not looking for sainthood, i am the farthest from it. 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 back out. 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 cream. 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 really cool. some guy when i was walking into this diner in philadelphia this morning -- you know what he said? 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 loan? 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 than. 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 new hampshire. 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 loans. 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 it. 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 look week. 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 citizens. 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, jerusalem. 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 self. 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 high price. 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 right now. 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. americans do. 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 our lives. 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 to work. 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 the ball. 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. people's families. 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 of work. they played by the rules, they took care of their families and their communities. 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 in that. makes more room in the economy for businesses to thrive and to create jobs. right over here, you can see the federal debt clock. $18 trillion-plus. 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 to carry. 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 washington's day-to-day 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 defense dollar. 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 a surplus. 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 top down. 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 higher wages. 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 storing overseas. 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 package? 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. no more. 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 or wrong. 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 america. we make the best products in the world and open markets can world, and open markets can create new jobs for us here at home. trade can also make the world more stable and advance our national interest. 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 micromanaging education. 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 standards. federal spending will go down, resources for highways and transit can go up and states can work faster and more efficiently. 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 for you. 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 practical ways. 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