United States Air Force video debunking Roswell incident.
An anonymous UFO enthusiast talking. Aerial view of a deserted area near Roswell. Slate reads "Mufon 1992 International UFO Symposium Proceedings UFOs: The ultimate mystery of the millennia". Anthropomorphic dummies mistaken as alien remains. Photographs of dummies used on high altitude experiments by the USAF. A Crash Test Dummies "Dummy Cam" PSA commercial by the United States Department of Transport and the Ad Council from the 80s-90s. A pair of crash test dummies inside a car. Vince the Crash Test Dummy adjusts his "Dummy Cam". Car crashes into different places from crash test dummy's perspective. Scientists prepare a crash test dummy in the 1950s. Two USAF personnel poses with an anthropomorphic test device (ATD). An ATD is released from a high altitude. A dummy is ejected from a fighter. An ATD descent with a parachute. A large high-altitude balloon is inflated and ascends. White balloon with dummies climbs upwards. A dummy is released from balloon. Camera attached to dummy shows its POV during descent. A dummy with a parachute land in a desert. USAF Test Pilot Captain Joseph William Kittinger II before a test flight. A high-altitude balloon ascends, carrying a module containing Captain Kittinger. A high-altitude balloon floats in the sky. A man opens a December 1960 National Geographic magazine. A page reads "The Long Lonely Leap" featuring Kittinger. LIFE, Collier's, and TIME magazines covers feature Kittinger. Movie poster of 1956 drama "On the Threshold of Space". Air Force personnel, aircraft, and other equipment are featured on film. A sign at the Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. Deflated high altitude balloons in the desert. A diagram depicts the size comparison of a balloon and a DC-9 airliner. High-altitude balloons carry scientific devices from the Holloman Air Force Base. A man prepares a payload attached to a high-altitude balloon. Space probes from NASA. A large container labeled "Viking Project Langley Research Center". USAF high-altitude balloons carrying various NASA equipment (resembling "flying saucers"). Roswell Industrial Air Center. A "flying saucer"-like device lands in a desert. Payloads after landing in desert west of Roswell. Scientists read data from a large computer. Sign reads "Welcome to Holloman Air Development Center". Recovery personnel hands over a permit. Photographs of United States Air Force trucks and recovery crews working on the ground and on aircraft. A bomber approaching a balloon. Photographs of USAF Balloon branch personnel with locals. Balloon branch personnel use tractors and pack mules. A dummy attached to a high-altitude balloon in flight. Crowds gather to watch descent of payload. Deflated high-altitude balloon hang on a grove of trees. A high-altitude balloon in flight over Phoenix, Arizona on June 13, 1985. The high-altitude balloon after landing on the Gila River Indian Community. A box attached to the parachute lands on the desert. A man inspects a scientific payload. USAF personnel arrive to the scene. Air Force personnel talks about the scientific payload. Low altitude tethered balloons launched from Holloman Air Force Base in flight. Men inspect a balloon on the runway of Holloman Air Force Base. A UFO book by Donald R. Schmitt and Kevin D. Randle. A drawing of a crashed "spaceship". Comparison between the drawing and a photograph of an experimental tethered balloon. Airman uncovers the aluminum foil cover of a module (Project Man High June 2, 1957). Captain Kittinger waving. A photograph of Colonel Kittinger with President Eisenhower. Captain Kittinger performs a record-breaking parachute jump from Excelsior III (August 16, 1960). Captain Kittinger jumps from a gondola. Captain Kittinger climbs on an aircraft. Kittinger puts on an aviation headset. A McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II in flight. An indicator locating target in flight during the Vietnam War. Target hits a Vietnamese fighter, exploding in flight. "Triple Nickel Phantom II" logo. Colonel Kittinger returns to the United States from Vietnam. Colonel Kittinger gives a speech after his return from captivity. Colonel Kittinger on his solo crossing of the Atlantic by balloon. Pallbearers hold the United States flag over a coffin during a full honors funeral. A Boeing KC-97G Stratofreighter towing another aircraft in flight. A Report of AF Aircraft Accident. Walker Air Force Base entrance near Roswell. USAF Hospital inside Walker Air Force Base. Project Excelsior backup pilots in gondola. Photograph of Captain Dan B. Fulgham, a survivor of a 1959 balloon accident near Roswell. A United States Air Force Chase Helicopter transporting patients to Walker Air Force Base. Sign reads "Warning Restricted Area". Captain Kittinger speaks to instructor pilot at night. Captain Fulgham with head wrap due to injuries. Clinical record cover sheet for Captain Fulgham. Captain Fulgham in spacesuit. Captain Fulgham holding a ladder leaning on an aircraft. Location: United States USA. Date: March 31, 1997.
SENATE GALLERY: REPUBLICAN PRESS CONFERENCE - CAM ORIGINAL
Senate GOP / REPUBLICANS press conference on jobs & bipartisanship. INCLUDES SENATORS MCCAIN, DEMINT, LEMIEUX, AND GRAHAM. ***********CAMERA ORIGINAL******************* 10:37:33 SEN. DEMINT: Thanks for being here. I know all of you in the media have heard politicians for years, all of us, talking about things we'd like to do, or that should be done, or that we're going to do next year. We have a situation now that's just too serious to continue to handle that way. It's not an exaggeration to say our country is on the edge of a 10:37:56 financial cliff. With the level of debt we have at $12 trillion now, the president's budget projects another 1.6 trillion (dollars) this year, and with the entitlements coming due, we're looking at $100 trillion of unfunded liability. You know, Moody says our AAA rating is at risk if the growth in the budget does not reach the level that's projected -- which is very optimistic growth projections. 10:38:33 We've got a lot of people in town this week from all over the world for the National Prayer Breakfast, and I've had a lot -- a chance to talk to a lot of them. And there is growing concern around the world about our ability to address our debt, and what that would do to our economy and our military strength, and what that could do to the economic and military stability of the world. This is probably the biggest issue that we have to address. And probably everyone in Congress, particularly here in the Senate, in both parties, continue to talk about it as an issue: spending, borrowing, debt, what that will do to our country. But even talking about a freeze -- that's next year. We're going to continue to spend this year. 10:39:24 What we're doing here today is to try to challenge everyone in the Senate -- Republican and Democrat -- to join us in those steps that we can take, in the short term as well as in the long term, to address our growing deficit. 10:39:38 We have two bills that we'll be talking about today. One is a small step, in a sense. It's a moratorium on earmarks. It's a bill that was introduced before and cosponsored by Barack Obama, and we voted on it. But it was -- did not pass in the Senate. But folks, on one hand we can't say our country is in dire straits and on the other hand say, "I need a million dollars for my local museum." And if we have 535 congressmen and senators who still want their earmarks and are not willing to take even a one-year time- out, then we have a huge problem addressing our debt. This is something we can do immediately. We're first looking at who cosponsors it. But the bigger, long-term step is to put the structural discipline in place, here in the Senate and the Congress as a whole, that we have to make tough decisions. 10:40:37 If we have a balanced- budget requirement, then everything we propose that increases spending will have to be matched by a proposal to cut it. This is very ambitious, but the fact is, even if we balance our budget, we're going to be looking at probably $20 trillion in debt by the time that actually is ratified by the states. So these two bills will show you who is serious in the Senate about our debt and who is willing to do what they can, at least by cosponsoring this bill, to take the small steps in the short term and the big steps. We're going to be continuing on our websites and here to promote those who cosponsor. And we've got the first list today that we'll pass out to you. And the -- we're just starting to promote it, but that is how we're going to keep track of who's serious and who gets the message from the American people. 10:41:29 I want to turn it now over to one of our cosponsors, a champion against earmarks for years, Senator John McCain. 10:41:37 SEN. MCCAIN: I thank Senator DeMint for his leadership, along with Senator Coburn and Senator Graham and Senator LeMieux and many others who will be joining us. The time has come for us to listen to the American people. Obviously, a deaf ear has been turned to the American people. This morning I found out that we're going to spend $2-1/2 million of taxpayers' money for a 30-second ad during the Super Bowl to promote the Census. You know, we have been holding a census every 10 years for a long, long time. And now we're going to take 2-1/2 million (dollars) of it to buy a 30- second ad, during the Super Bowl, while American families are tightening their belts. They're losing their homes, and I represent a state that 48 percent of the home-loan mortgages are underwater. 10:42:29 And we're going to spend $2-1/2 million of their money. How many homes could have been prevented from being foreclosed in Phoenix, Arizona, with this $2-1/2 million? President Obama during his campaign stated unequivocally that they would go line by line and eliminate the waste and unnecessary spending. We went to the floor day after day with the recommendations from the White House for cutting unnecessary and unneeded programs. And those amendments were voted down time after time, not only by Democrats but by Republicans as well. It's shameful. 10:43:06 Now the president says he's going to have a spending freeze next year and in the very next breath proposes $100 billion in new spending called a jobs bill, not a stimulus bill but a jobs bill. It's out of control. Now, back a number of years ago, in compliance with the Contract with America, the United States Senate came within one vote to approval of a balanced-budget amendment, to the Constitution, to begin that process. We need to have that vote again. Now, in a little straight talk, Republicans lost the elections in 2002 -- in 2008 for a variety of reasons. One of them may have been the quality of their presidential nominee. I will allow others to make that judgment. (Laughter, cross talk.) But the point is -- but the point is that we betrayed the fiscal conservatives in this country when we let spending get completely out of control. And that's a fact. And we're only going to regain the confidence of the American people when we get spending under control. There's a long list we go through all the time -- Woodstock film festivals, study Maine lobster -- the list goes -- continues on and on. And Americans are outraged about it. So finally let me say that Americans are sick and tired of the way we're doing business in Washington. They want us to stop the earmarking, which is the most -- a very important part of this. The other important part, obviously, is they want a balanced budget. Every family in America has to balance their budget, every business does, and it's time that the Congress of the United States and the administration did as well. 10:44:49 I want to thank Senator DeMint again for his leadership. And this is an issue whose time has come. SEN. DEMINT: Lindsey. 10:45:04 SEN. GRAHAM: I'm the balanced budget amendment guy. These guys have really been leading the charge on earmark reform, much to the dismay of some of their colleagues. 10:45:11 And I've always said that I don't object to members of the Congress being able to direct how money could be spent in their state, as long as it's transparent. And the problem is that as we direct that money to our state, the top line grows. It's never within the pie; it always grows the pie. So taking a time-out on earmarking I think would be good to just show the American people that, you know, we're not totally living on a different planet than you are. And I think a lot of people at home think we're not just in the same country anymore. How many businesses are having to fire people or lay people off, or having to really either go out of business or rearrange the family budget just to make the next month's payment? None of us have to do that up here. We're all talk. Now, let me tell you, this is a bipartisan problem. I voted for the balanced budget amendment when I was in the House. It was the Contract with America. And it failed, as John said, by one vote. But in 1997, when we passed the balanced budget agreement, when Republicans came together with President Clinton -- and for several years we had a balanced budget. We didn't run deficits. But what happened, over time, is the old ways crept back in. Republicans started increasing committee spending. That was the first break. Then the Medicare reductions got to be uncomfortable with doctors and hospitals, and they started complaining. And we started forgiving some of the entitlement reforms. And the next thing you know, when the economy turns down, our spending got out of control. 10:46:44 So this amendment is an institutional check and balance that's been missing far too long. There are many states, including our state of South Carolina, that has a balanced-budget requirement. They can't leave Columbia until the books are balanced. If you oppose this, great. I'm not saying that we're just absolutely right on everything. But you got to show me and others how we balance the budget without the Constitution making us do it. I've got absolutely no confidence in either party to balance the budget unless we have to. And can you imagine what would happen if the law required us to do it before we left town? You know what would happen? We'd be making some really hard decisions. 10:47:29 And earmarking would stop. If you want earmark reform, require a balanced budget. We would be making some hard decisions that would put us in jeopardy of losing our jobs. I think that's the consequences of a balanced budget agreement by some, but here's what I think: I think we'd get applauded. I think if we sat down and balance the books, no matter who we had to ask to sacrifice, the public would applaud us and support us. 10:48:01 Right now you can -- under the amendment, you can waive the balanced budget requirement if we're at war or there's a national security threat involving military action, like we're in today. Under the amendment, the requirement to balance the budget in the times we live in could be waived by the Congress by simple majority vote. And that might make some sense. 10:48:24 So this is not a Draconian amendment that ignores reality. To raise taxes, you can do it, but you got to get a supermajority vote. Because it's so easy for politicians to just take money; it's very hard for politicians to say no. One final thought. A lot of people say in the political science world that democracies over time are doomed to fail because we the people lose the ability to say no to ourselves. That we'll elect folks and they'll go to Congress; and we'll be making demands on our politicians and complaining at the same time; and you'll wake up one day and lose your AAA credit rating. I have a little more optimistic view of America than that. I think the only reason we're in such dire straits is not because we the people want this excessive spending, is because the institution itself is set up to serve a few, not the many. And the special interests run this place. And that's where you get the earmark abuse. A constitutional balanced budget amendment would be welcome news to the average American taxpayer who's going through turmoil in their business and personal lives. It would make your government more responsible. Aand it is the only hope I see, ladies and gentlemen, to ever achieve a sustainable balanced budget for the rest of my life: a constitutional amendment making us do it, not talking about doing it. SEN. DEMINT: Thanks. George. SEN. LEMIEUX: I want to thank Senator DeMint and Senator McCain and Senator Graham for their leadership on this issue. I am new to the United States Senate. My experience is in state government. And being new here, I think the normal still seems normal and the bizarre still seems bizarre. And I have fresh eyes to look at this. 10:50:04 State governments around the country, including Florida, balance their budgets. In tough economic times like these, you make cuts. Governors around this country have the line-item veto. Those balanced budgets work. There are sacrifices. There are cuts. But they work. No one is in charge of the budget in Washington, D.C. The president sends it over. The Congress looks at it. It adds to it. But no one is responsible for making the difficult decisions that families make, that businesses make and even that state governments make. In this current budget that the president proposes, we have $2.2 billion in revenue to spend. But the budget proposes $3.8 billion in spending. This would be like a family in Ocala, Florida, who makes $22,000 a year deciding that they're going to spend $38,000 a year. And it's not the first year they've done it. They've been doing it for 30 years. This system is unsustainable. With more than $12 trillion in debt, the future of our country is at stake. We need a balanced- budget amendment so people in this Congress will make the tough decisions to prolong the future of our country. And everything is going to get cut if we do it. And it's going to be painful. But I guarantee you that we can cut the agencies of government, and cut them by 20 percent, even, maybe 30 percent, and, if done right, not affect the services that are provided to the American people. Because no one has ever tried to do it in recent memory. And if you don't go through that exercise, you can't make things more efficient. I applaud this effort on earmarks. Let me tell you why I think earmarks are a problem. They're not just a problem for the amount of the budget that they are, because it's not a huge amount. They are a problem because they are the enabler. In my short time here, I have seen that if you ask for a project and you bring it back for your home state, then when the budget that they bring before you on a particular appropriations bill is 10, 15, 20, 25 percent more than last year, you can't vote against it, or you'll never get another project again. 10:52:20 So I haven't done earmarks since I've been here, and I made a decision last month not to do them for the rest of the time I'm here. Because the nation is in dire financial straits. I've got three small boys, Max, Taylor, and Chase (sp), who are 6, 4, and 2, and we've got a baby coming in March. And I worry about their future. Now, I know we can fix this problem. The American people understand it. And through the leadership of these men that stand beside me, we can make this happen. But it's going to take some fortitude and it's going to take some courage to do the right thing. And I think both of these things are essential if we're going to have a successful future for this country. 10:52:49 Thank you, Jim. 10:52:52 SEN. DEMINT: Thank you, George. George is a great senator. I wish we could keep him for six years. SEN. : His wife is very busy. (Laughter.) SEN. DEMINT: Yeah. Questions. 10:53:07 Q Yes, Senators, just minutes ago, the Democratic leadership was in this room, and they were touting the ability to pass a bipartisan jobs agenda and said that they were hoping to actually introduce some sort of bipartisan plan either today or tomorrow. What are your thoughts on being able to work with the Democrats to pass this and the -- (off mike)? 10:53:22 SEN. DEMINT: Well, I'm sure all of us would like to take a stab at that. We would like to work with them, and if we can get a bill on the floor that includes some free market 10:53:34 principles -- the problem I have is -- this is my 12th year in the Congress -- I cannot recall any bipartisan bill that did not increase spending, expand government and increase our debt. And that's why we're here today, and it's -- I'd like to see a jobs package in the context of a balanced budget, and particularly without some kind of kickbacks in there that help buy votes. So that's why we're trying to put these two bookends on the discussion, whether it's a jobs bill or any kind of bill we have today. But I hope that the president and the Democrats will work with us on some free market principles that give some certainty to business people who invest and create jobs, instead of what we continue to hear -- is demagoguery around the people who do business and invest and create the jobs. So there's some proposals that we're optimistic about, but I'll let some of these others make comments about that. 10:54:35 SEN. MCCAIN: All I can say is, if it's anything like the -- what was passed through the House at the end of last year, I'm unalterably opposed. It's just more of the same. Stimulus package did not work. We proposed a stimulus package that would have worked. And so I'll be glad to examine it, and we want to work with the president and the Democrats, but that means sitting down at the table together -- something we have not done yet. Q But Senator McCain, would you just outline what your priorities would be, then, for a jobs bill and how it would be paid -- 10:55:05 SEN. MCCAIN: Sure. Small businesses, including a payroll tax moratorium -- there are some of the things that they are proposing that would be the -- providing incentives for small businesses not only to hire but to also make additional investments. That's what the stimulus package left out. And so I'm sure that there will be now some provisions in their proposal for it. But we'll have to judge it in its entire context. It's going add another hundred billion dollars to the deficit, then that's not something that I can support. Q (And if the pay for ?) is TARP, can you -- (inaudible) -- TARP -- SEN. MCCAIN: That's against the law, to pay for it out of TARP. That's -- it's an outrage and an insult. We were assured when the TARP was passed, that that money would simply go to stabilize the financial 10:55:59 institution in America and would be spent for no other reason. Senator Gregg has been very, very, I think, articulate and persuasive on this issue. They want to violate the law. Q Senator -- 10:56:12 SEN. GRAHAM: Can I just add one thing? You can't be this far in debt without both parties working together. That's the problem. We work together way too well in terms of indebting the future generations of the country. There is no way a democracy could achieve this level of indebtedness unless both folks were in on it. And the constitutional balanced budget amendment makes us all work together to achieve balance rather than excessive debt. And I don't see how the parties Are going to change by rhetoric and campaigns alone. No one's campaigned harder for the presidency that I've known than John McCain on the idea we're spending too much money and would really change the place. 10:56:48 Well, at the end of the day, both parties have a chance through this amendment to make ourselves do something we're not going to do by ourselves. 10:57:00 SEN. MCCAIN: By the way, if the president and the Democrats would like to negotiate, I hope we'll have the C-SPAN cameras in. Q Senator Graham, I'm wondering if your support for the -- for earmark moratorium means that after this year, you'll no longer accept earmarks -- (off mike). SEN. GRAHAM: No, I come from the sinning camp on earmarks. These guys are -- I don't really have a problem with my ability as a senator to direct funds for projects within my state, as long as it's merit based and transparent. 10:57:29 The problem with earmarks is what George said. They add to the top line. We've lost control. And if you had a balanced budget agreement, the first thing that would go would be earmarking, because if you had to make these hard decisions about how to -- and I think there would be some interruption of services to some extent. I don't think I can honestly say that we can get our budget in balance and nobody in America would feel it. It would be tough for us all, but it's the right thing for the future. So I don't mind a(n) earmarks system in the future that's transparent, that's logical and fits within a balanced budget. Q You're offering -- you said Republicans -- (off mike) -- cutting earmarks. The Democrats are going to point to a number of GOP earmarks that have already gone through. How unified is the -- (off mike)? SEN. MCCAIN: I'd like to respond a little bit to that. One, earmarks are a gateway to corruption. That's why we (had/have ?) former members of Congress residing in federal prison. That's one of the reasons why we should cut it out. 10:58:29 Second of all is, yes, we have Republicans who continue to vote for earmarks. And one of the reasons why Senator DeMint and I and the rest, and Senator Coburn and Senator Graham -- is that we intend to make sure that the American people know who is truly fiscally responsible. I don't know if -- yeah. SEN. DEMINT: Yeah. I mean -- I -- I'm a recovering earmarker. (Laughter.) I freely -- I freely admit that. And so -- but this is not so much a purity test, as just a measure of seriousness. SEN. MCCAIN: Yeah. SEN. DEMINT: What might have seemed reasonable 10 years ago is completely unreasonable in the context of the fact that we are going over a debt cliff, and the whole world's economic system rests on our monetary system, which is threatened by the level of debt that we have and our ability to pay it back and our chronic need to borrow. 10:59:25 So what we're saying, these are urgent times, whether you've asked for earmarks in the past, whether you've -- or plan to ask for them in the future, the very least we can do is take a time-out for one year; try to reform the system; hopefully, pass a balanced-budget amendment -- because I think Senator Graham is right. If we really had to set priorities, earmarks would likely go in a hurry, or at least be very -- very toned down. 10:59:49 Last year, the Congressional Budget Office said -- and this is in a crisis of debt -- we had over 11,000 earmarks, costing over $32 billion. Now, some will say $32 billion is not real money and that it's just a small amount. But what I say, it's like saying the engine is a small part of the train. And as Senator LeMieux said, the earmarks pull through practically every spending bill here. And once you're tied into it with an earmark, it is almost impossible for you to take back that press release that you just brought on the money. And so what we're -- we've just got a system, as Senator McCain says, that really promotes maybe unintended corruption, but it does. And you have 535 congressmen and senators, most of whom believe it's their job to come to Washington to get money from the federal government. That's why we're in debt. And we've got to break that pattern somehow. Q Senator Graham -- oh, okay. SEN. DEMINT: Okay. Well, thank you. It looks like we're losing our speakers here. END.
SENATE GALLERY: REPUBLICAN PRESS CONFERENCE
Senate GOP / REPUBLICANS press conference on jobs & bipartisanship X80/RS-10 Slugged: 1300 WS SEN GOP X80 DISC#: 723 AR: 16X9 12:57:08 SEN. DEMINT: Thanks for being here. I know all of you in the media have heard politicians for years, all of us, talking about things we'd like to do, or that should be done, or that we're going to do next year. We have a situation now that's just too serious to continue to handle that way. It's not an exaggeration to say our country is on the edge of a 12:57:31 financial cliff. With the level of debt we have at $12 trillion now, the president's budget projects another 1.6 trillion (dollars) this year, and with the entitlements coming due, we're looking at $100 trillion of unfunded liability. You know, Moody says our AAA rating is at risk if the growth in the budget does not reach the level that's projected -- which is very optimistic growth projections. 12:58:08 We've got a lot of people in town this week from all over the world for the National Prayer Breakfast, and I've had a lot -- a chance to talk to a lot of them. And there is growing concern around the world about our ability to address our debt, and what that would do to our economy and our military strength, and what that could do to the economic and military stability of the world. This is probably the biggest issue that we have to address. And probably everyone in Congress, particularly here in the Senate, in both parties, continue to talk about it as an issue: spending, borrowing, debt, what that will do to our country. But even talking about a freeze -- that's next year. We're going to continue to spend this year. 12:58:59 What we're doing here today is to try to challenge everyone in the Senate -- Republican and Democrat -- to join us in those steps that we can take, in the short term as well as in the long term, to address our growing deficit. 12:59:13 We have two bills that we'll be talking about today. One is a small step, in a sense. It's a moratorium on earmarks. It's a bill that was introduced before and cosponsored by Barack Obama, and we voted on it. But it was -- did not pass in the Senate. But folks, on one hand we can't say our country is in dire straits and on the other hand say, "I need a million dollars for my local museum." And if we have 535 congressmen and senators who still want their earmarks and are not willing to take even a one-year time- out, then we have a huge problem addressing our debt. This is something we can do immediately. We're first looking at who cosponsors it. But the bigger, long-term step is to put the structural discipline in place, here in the Senate and the Congress as a whole, that we have to make tough decisions. 13:00:12 If we have a balanced- budget requirement, then everything we propose that increases spending will have to be matched by a proposal to cut it. This is very ambitious, but the fact is, even if we balance our budget, we're going to be looking at probably $20 trillion in debt by the time that actually is ratified by the states. So these two bills will show you who is serious in the Senate about our debt and who is willing to do what they can, at least by cosponsoring this bill, to take the small steps in the short term and the big steps. We're going to be continuing on our websites and here to promote those who cosponsor. And we've got the first list today that we'll pass out to you. And the -- we're just starting to promote it, but that is how we're going to keep track of who's serious and who gets the message from the American people. 13:01:04 I want to turn it now over to one of our cosponsors, a champion against earmarks for years, Senator John McCain. 13:01:12 SEN. MCCAIN: I thank Senator DeMint for his leadership, along with Senator Coburn and Senator Graham and Senator LeMieux and many others who will be joining us. The time has come for us to listen to the American people. Obviously, a deaf ear has been turned to the American people. This morning I found out that we're going to spend $2-1/2 million of taxpayers' money for a 30-second ad during the Super Bowl to promote the Census. You know, we have been holding a census every 10 years for a long, long time. And now we're going to take 2-1/2 million (dollars) of it to buy a 30- second ad, during the Super Bowl, while American families are tightening their belts. They're losing their homes, and I represent a state that 48 percent of the home-loan mortgages are underwater. 13:02:04 And we're going to spend $2-1/2 million of their money. How many homes could have been prevented from being foreclosed in Phoenix, Arizona, with this $2-1/2 million? President Obama during his campaign stated unequivocally that they would go line by line and eliminate the waste and unnecessary spending. We went to the floor day after day with the recommendations from the White House for cutting unnecessary and unneeded programs. And those amendments were voted down time after time, not only by Democrats but by Republicans as well. It's shameful. 13:02:41 Now the president says he's going to have a spending freeze next year and in the very next breath proposes $100 billion in new spending called a jobs bill, not a stimulus bill but a jobs bill. It's out of control. Now, back a number of years ago, in compliance with the Contract with America, the United States Senate came within one vote to approval of a balanced-budget amendment, to the Constitution, to begin that process. We need to have that vote again. Now, in a little straight talk, Republicans lost the elections in 2002 -- in 2008 for a variety of reasons. One of them may have been the quality of their presidential nominee. I will allow others to make that judgment. (Laughter, cross talk.) But the point is -- but the point is that we betrayed the fiscal conservatives in this country when we let spending get completely out of control. And that's a fact. And we're only going to regain the confidence of the American people when we get spending under control. There's a long list we go through all the time -- Woodstock film festivals, study Maine lobster -- the list goes -- continues on and on. And Americans are outraged about it. So finally let me say that Americans are sick and tired of the way we're doing business in Washington. They want us to stop the earmarking, which is the most -- a very important part of this. The other important part, obviously, is they want a balanced budget. Every family in America has to balance their budget, every business does, and it's time that the Congress of the United States and the administration did as well. 13:04:24 I want to thank Senator DeMint again for his leadership. And this is an issue whose time has come. SEN. DEMINT: Lindsey. 13:04:39 SEN. GRAHAM: I'm the balanced budget amendment guy. These guys have really been leading the charge on earmark reform, much to the dismay of some of their colleagues. 13:04:46 And I've always said that I don't object to members of the Congress being able to direct how money could be spent in their state, as long as it's transparent. And the problem is that as we direct that money to our state, the top line grows. It's never within the pie; it always grows the pie. So taking a time-out on earmarking I think would be good to just show the American people that, you know, we're not totally living on a different planet than you are. And I think a lot of people at home think we're not just in the same country anymore. How many businesses are having to fire people or lay people off, or having to really either go out of business or rearrange the family budget just to make the next month's payment? None of us have to do that up here. We're all talk. Now, let me tell you, this is a bipartisan problem. I voted for the balanced budget amendment when I was in the House. It was the Contract with America. And it failed, as John said, by one vote. But in 1997, when we passed the balanced budget agreement, when Republicans came together with President Clinton -- and for several years we had a balanced budget. We didn't run deficits. But what happened, over time, is the old ways crept back in. Republicans started increasing committee spending. That was the first break. Then the Medicare reductions got to be uncomfortable with doctors and hospitals, and they started complaining. And we started forgiving some of the entitlement reforms. And the next thing you know, when the economy turns down, our spending got out of control. 13:06:19 So this amendment is an institutional check and balance that's been missing far too long. There are many states, including our state of South Carolina, that has a balanced-budget requirement. They can't leave Columbia until the books are balanced. If you oppose this, great. I'm not saying that we're just absolutely right on everything. But you got to show me and others how we balance the budget without the Constitution making us do it. I've got absolutely no confidence in either party to balance the budget unless we have to. And can you imagine what would happen if the law required us to do it before we left town? You know what would happen? We'd be making some really hard decisions. 13:07:04 And earmarking would stop. If you want earmark reform, require a balanced budget. We would be making some hard decisions that would put us in jeopardy of losing our jobs. I think that's the consequences of a balanced budget agreement by some, but here's what I think: I think we'd get applauded. I think if we sat down and balance the books, no matter who we had to ask to sacrifice, the public would applaud us and support us. 13:07:36 Right now you can -- under the amendment, you can waive the balanced budget requirement if we're at war or there's a national security threat involving military action, like we're in today. Under the amendment, the requirement to balance the budget in the times we live in could be waived by the Congress by simple majority vote. And that might make some sense. 13:07:59 So this is not a Draconian amendment that ignores reality. To raise taxes, you can do it, but you got to get a supermajority vote. Because it's so easy for politicians to just take money; it's very hard for politicians to say no. One final thought. A lot of people say in the political science world that democracies over time are doomed to fail because we the people lose the ability to say no to ourselves. That we'll elect folks and they'll go to Congress; and we'll be making demands on our politicians and complaining at the same time; and you'll wake up one day and lose your AAA credit rating. I have a little more optimistic view of America than that. I think the only reason we're in such dire straits is not because we the people want this excessive spending, is because the institution itself is set up to serve a few, not the many. And the special interests run this place. And that's where you get the earmark abuse. A constitutional balanced budget amendment would be welcome news to the average American taxpayer who's going through turmoil in their business and personal lives. It would make your government more responsible. Aand it is the only hope I see, ladies and gentlemen, to ever achieve a sustainable balanced budget for the rest of my life: a constitutional amendment making us do it, not talking about doing it. SEN. DEMINT: Thanks. George. SEN. LEMIEUX: I want to thank Senator DeMint and Senator McCain and Senator Graham for their leadership on this issue. I am new to the United States Senate. My experience is in state government. And being new here, I think the normal still seems normal and the bizarre still seems bizarre. And I have fresh eyes to look at this. 13:09:39 State governments around the country, including Florida, balance their budgets. In tough economic times like these, you make cuts. Governors around this country have the line-item veto. Those balanced budgets work. There are sacrifices. There are cuts. But they work. No one is in charge of the budget in Washington, D.C. The president sends it over. The Congress looks at it. It adds to it. But no one is responsible for making the difficult decisions that families make, that businesses make and even that state governments make. In this current budget that the president proposes, we have $2.2 billion in revenue to spend. But the budget proposes $3.8 billion in spending. This would be like a family in Ocala, Florida, who makes $22,000 a year deciding that they're going to spend $38,000 a year. And it's not the first year they've done it. They've been doing it for 30 years. This system is unsustainable. With more than $12 trillion in debt, the future of our country is at stake. We need a balanced- budget amendment so people in this Congress will make the tough decisions to prolong the future of our country. And everything is going to get cut if we do it. And it's going to be painful. But I guarantee you that we can cut the agencies of government, and cut them by 20 percent, even, maybe 30 percent, and, if done right, not affect the services that are provided to the American people. Because no one has ever tried to do it in recent memory. And if you don't go through that exercise, you can't make things more efficient. I applaud this effort on earmarks. Let me tell you why I think earmarks are a problem. They're not just a problem for the amount of the budget that they are, because it's not a huge amount. They are a problem because they are the enabler. In my short time here, I have seen that if you ask for a project and you bring it back for your home state, then when the budget that they bring before you on a particular appropriations bill is 10, 15, 20, 25 percent more than last year, you can't vote against it, or you'll never get another project again. 13:11:55 So I haven't done earmarks since I've been here, and I made a decision last month not to do them for the rest of the time I'm here. Because the nation is in dire financial straits. I've got three small boys, Max, Taylor, and Chase (sp), who are 6, 4, and 2, and we've got a baby coming in March. And I worry about their future. Now, I know we can fix this problem. The American people understand it. And through the leadership of these men that stand beside me, we can make this happen. But it's going to take some fortitude and it's going to take some courage to do the right thing. And I think both of these things are essential if we're going to have a successful future for this country. 13:12:24 Thank you, Jim. 13:12:27 SEN. DEMINT: Thank you, George. George is a great senator. I wish we could keep him for six years. SEN. : His wife is very busy. (Laughter.) SEN. DEMINT: Yeah. Questions. 13:12:42 Q Yes, Senators, just minutes ago, the Democratic leadership was in this room, and they were touting the ability to pass a bipartisan jobs agenda and said that they were hoping to actually introduce some sort of bipartisan plan either today or tomorrow. What are your thoughts on being able to work with the Democrats to pass this and the -- (off mike)? 13:12:57 SEN. DEMINT: Well, I'm sure all of us would like to take a stab at that. We would like to work with them, and if we can get a bill on the floor that includes some free market 13:13:09 principles -- the problem I have is -- this is my 12th year in the Congress -- I cannot recall any bipartisan bill that did not increase spending, expand government and increase our debt. And that's why we're here today, and it's -- I'd like to see a jobs package in the context of a balanced budget, and particularly without some kind of kickbacks in there that help buy votes. So that's why we're trying to put these two bookends on the discussion, whether it's a jobs bill or any kind of bill we have today. But I hope that the president and the Democrats will work with us on some free market principles that give some certainty to business people who invest and create jobs, instead of what we continue to hear -- is demagoguery around the people who do business and invest and create the jobs. So there's some proposals that we're optimistic about, but I'll let some of these others make comments about that. 13:14:10 SEN. MCCAIN: All I can say is, if it's anything like the -- what was passed through the House at the end of last year, I'm unalterably opposed. It's just more of the same. Stimulus package did not work. We proposed a stimulus package that would have worked. And so I'll be glad to examine it, and we want to work with the president and the Democrats, but that means sitting down at the table together -- something we have not done yet. Q But Senator McCain, would you just outline what your priorities would be, then, for a jobs bill and how it would be paid -- 13:14:40 SEN. MCCAIN: Sure. Small businesses, including a payroll tax moratorium -- there are some of the things that they are proposing that would be the -- providing incentives for small businesses not only to hire but to also make additional investments. That's what the stimulus package left out. And so I'm sure that there will be now some provisions in their proposal for it. But we'll have to judge it in its entire context. It's going add another hundred billion dollars to the deficit, then that's not something that I can support. Q (And if the pay for ?) is TARP, can you -- (inaudible) -- TARP -- SEN. MCCAIN: That's against the law, to pay for it out of TARP. That's -- it's an outrage and an insult. We were assured when the TARP was passed, that that money would simply go to stabilize the financial 13:15:34 institution in America and would be spent for no other reason. Senator Gregg has been very, very, I think, articulate and persuasive on this issue. They want to violate the law. Q Senator -- 13:15:47 SEN. GRAHAM: Can I just add one thing? You can't be this far in debt without both parties working together. That's the problem. We work together way too well in terms of indebting the future generations of the country. There is no way a democracy could achieve this level of indebtedness unless both folks were in on it. And the constitutional balanced budget amendment makes us all work together to achieve balance rather than excessive debt. And I don't see how the parties Are going to change by rhetoric and campaigns alone. No one's campaigned harder for the presidency that I've known than John McCain on the idea we're spending too much money and would really change the place. 13:16:23 Well, at the end of the day, both parties have a chance through this amendment to make ourselves do something we're not going to do by ourselves. 13:16:35 SEN. MCCAIN: By the way, if the president and the Democrats would like to negotiate, I hope we'll have the C-SPAN cameras in. Q Senator Graham, I'm wondering if your support for the -- for earmark moratorium means that after this year, you'll no longer accept earmarks -- (off mike). SEN. GRAHAM: No, I come from the sinning camp on earmarks. These guys are -- I don't really have a problem with my ability as a senator to direct funds for projects within my state, as long as it's merit based and transparent. 13:17:04 The problem with earmarks is what George said. They add to the top line. We've lost control. And if you had a balanced budget agreement, the first thing that would go would be earmarking, because if you had to make these hard decisions about how to -- and I think there would be some interruption of services to some extent. I don't think I can honestly say that we can get our budget in balance and nobody in America would feel it. It would be tough for us all, but it's the right thing for the future. So I don't mind a(n) earmarks system in the future that's transparent, that's logical and fits within a balanced budget. Q You're offering -- you said Republicans -- (off mike) -- cutting earmarks. The Democrats are going to point to a number of GOP earmarks that have already gone through. How unified is the -- (off mike)? SEN. MCCAIN: I'd like to respond a little bit to that. One, earmarks are a gateway to corruption. That's why we (had/have ?) former members of Congress residing in federal prison. That's one of the reasons why we should cut it out. 13:18:04 Second of all is, yes, we have Republicans who continue to vote for earmarks. And one of the reasons why Senator DeMint and I and the rest, and Senator Coburn and Senator Graham -- is that we intend to make sure that the American people know who is truly fiscally responsible. I don't know if -- yeah. SEN. DEMINT: Yeah. I mean -- I -- I'm a recovering earmarker. (Laughter.) I freely -- I freely admit that. And so -- but this is not so much a purity test, as just a measure of seriousness. SEN. MCCAIN: Yeah. SEN. DEMINT: What might have seemed reasonable 10 years ago is completely unreasonable in the context of the fact that we are going over a debt cliff, and the whole world's economic system rests on our monetary system, which is threatened by the level of debt that we have and our ability to pay it back and our chronic need to borrow. 13:19:00 So what we're saying, these are urgent times, whether you've asked for earmarks in the past, whether you've -- or plan to ask for them in the future, the very least we can do is take a time-out for one year; try to reform the system; hopefully, pass a balanced-budget amendment -- because I think Senator Graham is right. If we really had to set priorities, earmarks would likely go in a hurry, or at least be very -- very toned down. 13:19:24 Last year, the Congressional Budget Office said -- and this is in a crisis of debt -- we had over 11,000 earmarks, costing over $32 billion. Now, some will say $32 billion is not real money and that it's just a small amount. But what I say, it's like saying the engine is a small part of the train. And as Senator LeMieux said, the earmarks pull through practically every spending bill here. And once you're tied into it with an earmark, it is almost impossible for you to take back that press release that you just brought on the money. And so what we're -- we've just got a system, as Senator McCain says, that really promotes maybe unintended corruption, but it does. And you have 535 congressmen and senators, most of whom believe it's their job to come to Washington to get money from the federal government. That's why we're in debt. And we've got to break that pattern somehow. Q Senator Graham -- oh, okay. SEN. DEMINT: Okay. Well, thank you. It looks like we're losing our speakers here. END.
HIGH SPEED CHASE (07/17/1997)
AERIALS OF HIGH-SPEED CHASE...GROUND SHOTS OF SUSPECTS...ONE BASHED HIS HEAD INTO DIVIDER IN COP CAR...HE'S ALL BLOODY.
Kingman Gun Spree (07/06/1997)
A man went into a convenience store last night, killed two people, injured two others and was killed after being chased by police. Vo/Sot Script: Kingman police say 53 year old Katsuyuki Nishi began opening fire on people in Kingman's Business District...then led police on a high speed chase out of town. VO The incident began in the parking lot of this K-Mart...where Nishi shot and killed a teenage employee there. When the store manager ran outside Nishi shot him too. Nishi then drove his van next door to a truck stop and shot three more people...a woman and her son from the Phoenix area and a truck driver who died. Police finally chased him out of town. SOT VO Police say Nishi moved to Kingman from Florida last year. Two people dead.. in Phoenix area hospitals. William White of Apache Junction suffered a head wound but we're told his condition has been upgraded from serious to good. One person has already been treated and released. END
REPUBLICAN SENATE GALLERY STATEMENT
Senate GOP / REPUBLICANS press conference on jobs & bipartisanship. INCLUDES SENATORS MCCAIN, DEMINT, LEMIEUX, AND GRAHAM. ***********CAMERA ORIGINAL******************* 10:37:33 SEN. DEMINT: Thanks for being here. I know all of you in the media have heard politicians for years, all of us, talking about things we'd like to do, or that should be done, or that we're going to do next year. We have a situation now that's just too serious to continue to handle that way. It's not an exaggeration to say our country is on the edge of a 10:37:56 financial cliff. With the level of debt we have at $12 trillion now, the president's budget projects another 1.6 trillion (dollars) this year, and with the entitlements coming due, we're looking at $100 trillion of unfunded liability. You know, Moody says our AAA rating is at risk if the growth in the budget does not reach the level that's projected -- which is very optimistic growth projections. 10:38:33 We've got a lot of people in town this week from all over the world for the National Prayer Breakfast, and I've had a lot -- a chance to talk to a lot of them. And there is growing concern around the world about our ability to address our debt, and what that would do to our economy and our military strength, and what that could do to the economic and military stability of the world. This is probably the biggest issue that we have to address. And probably everyone in Congress, particularly here in the Senate, in both parties, continue to talk about it as an issue: spending, borrowing, debt, what that will do to our country. But even talking about a freeze -- that's next year. We're going to continue to spend this year. 10:39:24 What we're doing here today is to try to challenge everyone in the Senate -- Republican and Democrat -- to join us in those steps that we can take, in the short term as well as in the long term, to address our growing deficit. 10:39:38 We have two bills that we'll be talking about today. One is a small step, in a sense. It's a moratorium on earmarks. It's a bill that was introduced before and cosponsored by Barack Obama, and we voted on it. But it was -- did not pass in the Senate. But folks, on one hand we can't say our country is in dire straits and on the other hand say, "I need a million dollars for my local museum." And if we have 535 congressmen and senators who still want their earmarks and are not willing to take even a one-year time- out, then we have a huge problem addressing our debt. This is something we can do immediately. We're first looking at who cosponsors it. But the bigger, long-term step is to put the structural discipline in place, here in the Senate and the Congress as a whole, that we have to make tough decisions. 10:40:37 If we have a balanced- budget requirement, then everything we propose that increases spending will have to be matched by a proposal to cut it. This is very ambitious, but the fact is, even if we balance our budget, we're going to be looking at probably $20 trillion in debt by the time that actually is ratified by the states. So these two bills will show you who is serious in the Senate about our debt and who is willing to do what they can, at least by cosponsoring this bill, to take the small steps in the short term and the big steps. We're going to be continuing on our websites and here to promote those who cosponsor. And we've got the first list today that we'll pass out to you. And the -- we're just starting to promote it, but that is how we're going to keep track of who's serious and who gets the message from the American people. 10:41:29 I want to turn it now over to one of our cosponsors, a champion against earmarks for years, Senator John McCain. 10:41:37 SEN. MCCAIN: I thank Senator DeMint for his leadership, along with Senator Coburn and Senator Graham and Senator LeMieux and many others who will be joining us. The time has come for us to listen to the American people. Obviously, a deaf ear has been turned to the American people. This morning I found out that we're going to spend $2-1/2 million of taxpayers' money for a 30-second ad during the Super Bowl to promote the Census. You know, we have been holding a census every 10 years for a long, long time. And now we're going to take 2-1/2 million (dollars) of it to buy a 30- second ad, during the Super Bowl, while American families are tightening their belts. They're losing their homes, and I represent a state that 48 percent of the home-loan mortgages are underwater. 10:42:29 And we're going to spend $2-1/2 million of their money. How many homes could have been prevented from being foreclosed in Phoenix, Arizona, with this $2-1/2 million? President Obama during his campaign stated unequivocally that they would go line by line and eliminate the waste and unnecessary spending. We went to the floor day after day with the recommendations from the White House for cutting unnecessary and unneeded programs. And those amendments were voted down time after time, not only by Democrats but by Republicans as well. It's shameful. 10:43:06 Now the president says he's going to have a spending freeze next year and in the very next breath proposes $100 billion in new spending called a jobs bill, not a stimulus bill but a jobs bill. It's out of control. Now, back a number of years ago, in compliance with the Contract with America, the United States Senate came within one vote to approval of a balanced-budget amendment, to the Constitution, to begin that process. We need to have that vote again. Now, in a little straight talk, Republicans lost the elections in 2002 -- in 2008 for a variety of reasons. One of them may have been the quality of their presidential nominee. I will allow others to make that judgment. (Laughter, cross talk.) But the point is -- but the point is that we betrayed the fiscal conservatives in this country when we let spending get completely out of control. And that's a fact. And we're only going to regain the confidence of the American people when we get spending under control. There's a long list we go through all the time -- Woodstock film festivals, study Maine lobster -- the list goes -- continues on and on. And Americans are outraged about it. So finally let me say that Americans are sick and tired of the way we're doing business in Washington. They want us to stop the earmarking, which is the most -- a very important part of this. The other important part, obviously, is they want a balanced budget. Every family in America has to balance their budget, every business does, and it's time that the Congress of the United States and the administration did as well. 10:44:49 I want to thank Senator DeMint again for his leadership. And this is an issue whose time has come. SEN. DEMINT: Lindsey. 10:45:04 SEN. GRAHAM: I'm the balanced budget amendment guy. These guys have really been leading the charge on earmark reform, much to the dismay of some of their colleagues. 10:45:11 And I've always said that I don't object to members of the Congress being able to direct how money could be spent in their state, as long as it's transparent. And the problem is that as we direct that money to our state, the top line grows. It's never within the pie; it always grows the pie. So taking a time-out on earmarking I think would be good to just show the American people that, you know, we're not totally living on a different planet than you are. And I think a lot of people at home think we're not just in the same country anymore. How many businesses are having to fire people or lay people off, or having to really either go out of business or rearrange the family budget just to make the next month's payment? None of us have to do that up here. We're all talk. Now, let me tell you, this is a bipartisan problem. I voted for the balanced budget amendment when I was in the House. It was the Contract with America. And it failed, as John said, by one vote. But in 1997, when we passed the balanced budget agreement, when Republicans came together with President Clinton -- and for several years we had a balanced budget. We didn't run deficits. But what happened, over time, is the old ways crept back in. Republicans started increasing committee spending. That was the first break. Then the Medicare reductions got to be uncomfortable with doctors and hospitals, and they started complaining. And we started forgiving some of the entitlement reforms. And the next thing you know, when the economy turns down, our spending got out of control. 10:46:44 So this amendment is an institutional check and balance that's been missing far too long. There are many states, including our state of South Carolina, that has a balanced-budget requirement. They can't leave Columbia until the books are balanced. If you oppose this, great. I'm not saying that we're just absolutely right on everything. But you got to show me and others how we balance the budget without the Constitution making us do it. I've got absolutely no confidence in either party to balance the budget unless we have to. And can you imagine what would happen if the law required us to do it before we left town? You know what would happen? We'd be making some really hard decisions. 10:47:29 And earmarking would stop. If you want earmark reform, require a balanced budget. We would be making some hard decisions that would put us in jeopardy of losing our jobs. I think that's the consequences of a balanced budget agreement by some, but here's what I think: I think we'd get applauded. I think if we sat down and balance the books, no matter who we had to ask to sacrifice, the public would applaud us and support us. 10:48:01 Right now you can -- under the amendment, you can waive the balanced budget requirement if we're at war or there's a national security threat involving military action, like we're in today. Under the amendment, the requirement to balance the budget in the times we live in could be waived by the Congress by simple majority vote. And that might make some sense. 10:48:24 So this is not a Draconian amendment that ignores reality. To raise taxes, you can do it, but you got to get a supermajority vote. Because it's so easy for politicians to just take money; it's very hard for politicians to say no. One final thought. A lot of people say in the political science world that democracies over time are doomed to fail because we the people lose the ability to say no to ourselves. That we'll elect folks and they'll go to Congress; and we'll be making demands on our politicians and complaining at the same time; and you'll wake up one day and lose your AAA credit rating. I have a little more optimistic view of America than that. I think the only reason we're in such dire straits is not because we the people want this excessive spending, is because the institution itself is set up to serve a few, not the many. And the special interests run this place. And that's where you get the earmark abuse. A constitutional balanced budget amendment would be welcome news to the average American taxpayer who's going through turmoil in their business and personal lives. It would make your government more responsible. Aand it is the only hope I see, ladies and gentlemen, to ever achieve a sustainable balanced budget for the rest of my life: a constitutional amendment making us do it, not talking about doing it. SEN. DEMINT: Thanks. George. SEN. LEMIEUX: I want to thank Senator DeMint and Senator McCain and Senator Graham for their leadership on this issue. I am new to the United States Senate. My experience is in state government. And being new here, I think the normal still seems normal and the bizarre still seems bizarre. And I have fresh eyes to look at this. 10:50:04 State governments around the country, including Florida, balance their budgets. In tough economic times like these, you make cuts. Governors around this country have the line-item veto. Those balanced budgets work. There are sacrifices. There are cuts. But they work. No one is in charge of the budget in Washington, D.C. The president sends it over. The Congress looks at it. It adds to it. But no one is responsible for making the difficult decisions that families make, that businesses make and even that state governments make. In this current budget that the president proposes, we have $2.2 billion in revenue to spend. But the budget proposes $3.8 billion in spending. This would be like a family in Ocala, Florida, who makes $22,000 a year deciding that they're going to spend $38,000 a year. And it's not the first year they've done it. They've been doing it for 30 years. This system is unsustainable. With more than $12 trillion in debt, the future of our country is at stake. We need a balanced- budget amendment so people in this Congress will make the tough decisions to prolong the future of our country. And everything is going to get cut if we do it. And it's going to be painful. But I guarantee you that we can cut the agencies of government, and cut them by 20 percent, even, maybe 30 percent, and, if done right, not affect the services that are provided to the American people. Because no one has ever tried to do it in recent memory. And if you don't go through that exercise, you can't make things more efficient. I applaud this effort on earmarks. Let me tell you why I think earmarks are a problem. They're not just a problem for the amount of the budget that they are, because it's not a huge amount. They are a problem because they are the enabler. In my short time here, I have seen that if you ask for a project and you bring it back for your home state, then when the budget that they bring before you on a particular appropriations bill is 10, 15, 20, 25 percent more than last year, you can't vote against it, or you'll never get another project again. 10:52:20 So I haven't done earmarks since I've been here, and I made a decision last month not to do them for the rest of the time I'm here. Because the nation is in dire financial straits. I've got three small boys, Max, Taylor, and Chase (sp), who are 6, 4, and 2, and we've got a baby coming in March. And I worry about their future. Now, I know we can fix this problem. The American people understand it. And through the leadership of these men that stand beside me, we can make this happen. But it's going to take some fortitude and it's going to take some courage to do the right thing. And I think both of these things are essential if we're going to have a successful future for this country. 10:52:49 Thank you, Jim. 10:52:52 SEN. DEMINT: Thank you, George. George is a great senator. I wish we could keep him for six years. SEN. : His wife is very busy. (Laughter.) SEN. DEMINT: Yeah. Questions. 10:53:07 Q Yes, Senators, just minutes ago, the Democratic leadership was in this room, and they were touting the ability to pass a bipartisan jobs agenda and said that they were hoping to actually introduce some sort of bipartisan plan either today or tomorrow. What are your thoughts on being able to work with the Democrats to pass this and the -- (off mike)? 10:53:22 SEN. DEMINT: Well, I'm sure all of us would like to take a stab at that. We would like to work with them, and if we can get a bill on the floor that includes some free market 10:53:34 principles -- the problem I have is -- this is my 12th year in the Congress -- I cannot recall any bipartisan bill that did not increase spending, expand government and increase our debt. And that's why we're here today, and it's -- I'd like to see a jobs package in the context of a balanced budget, and particularly without some kind of kickbacks in there that help buy votes. So that's why we're trying to put these two bookends on the discussion, whether it's a jobs bill or any kind of bill we have today. But I hope that the president and the Democrats will work with us on some free market principles that give some certainty to business people who invest and create jobs, instead of what we continue to hear -- is demagoguery around the people who do business and invest and create the jobs. So there's some proposals that we're optimistic about, but I'll let some of these others make comments about that. 10:54:35 SEN. MCCAIN: All I can say is, if it's anything like the -- what was passed through the House at the end of last year, I'm unalterably opposed. It's just more of the same. Stimulus package did not work. We proposed a stimulus package that would have worked. And so I'll be glad to examine it, and we want to work with the president and the Democrats, but that means sitting down at the table together -- something we have not done yet. Q But Senator McCain, would you just outline what your priorities would be, then, for a jobs bill and how it would be paid -- 10:55:05 SEN. MCCAIN: Sure. Small businesses, including a payroll tax moratorium -- there are some of the things that they are proposing that would be the -- providing incentives for small businesses not only to hire but to also make additional investments. That's what the stimulus package left out. And so I'm sure that there will be now some provisions in their proposal for it. But we'll have to judge it in its entire context. It's going add another hundred billion dollars to the deficit, then that's not something that I can support. Q (And if the pay for ?) is TARP, can you -- (inaudible) -- TARP -- SEN. MCCAIN: That's against the law, to pay for it out of TARP. That's -- it's an outrage and an insult. We were assured when the TARP was passed, that that money would simply go to stabilize the financial 10:55:59 institution in America and would be spent for no other reason. Senator Gregg has been very, very, I think, articulate and persuasive on this issue. They want to violate the law. Q Senator -- 10:56:12 SEN. GRAHAM: Can I just add one thing? You can't be this far in debt without both parties working together. That's the problem. We work together way too well in terms of indebting the future generations of the country. There is no way a democracy could achieve this level of indebtedness unless both folks were in on it. And the constitutional balanced budget amendment makes us all work together to achieve balance rather than excessive debt. And I don't see how the parties Are going to change by rhetoric and campaigns alone. No one's campaigned harder for the presidency that I've known than John McCain on the idea we're spending too much money and would really change the place. 10:56:48 Well, at the end of the day, both parties have a chance through this amendment to make ourselves do something we're not going to do by ourselves. 10:57:00 SEN. MCCAIN: By the way, if the president and the Democrats would like to negotiate, I hope we'll have the C-SPAN cameras in. Q Senator Graham, I'm wondering if your support for the -- for earmark moratorium means that after this year, you'll no longer accept earmarks -- (off mike). SEN. GRAHAM: No, I come from the sinning camp on earmarks. These guys are -- I don't really have a problem with my ability as a senator to direct funds for projects within my state, as long as it's merit based and transparent. 10:57:29 The problem with earmarks is what George said. They add to the top line. We've lost control. And if you had a balanced budget agreement, the first thing that would go would be earmarking, because if you had to make these hard decisions about how to -- and I think there would be some interruption of services to some extent. I don't think I can honestly say that we can get our budget in balance and nobody in America would feel it. It would be tough for us all, but it's the right thing for the future. So I don't mind a(n) earmarks system in the future that's transparent, that's logical and fits within a balanced budget. Q You're offering -- you said Republicans -- (off mike) -- cutting earmarks. The Democrats are going to point to a number of GOP earmarks that have already gone through. How unified is the -- (off mike)? SEN. MCCAIN: I'd like to respond a little bit to that. One, earmarks are a gateway to corruption. That's why we (had/have ?) former members of Congress residing in federal prison. That's one of the reasons why we should cut it out. 10:58:29 Second of all is, yes, we have Republicans who continue to vote for earmarks. And one of the reasons why Senator DeMint and I and the rest, and Senator Coburn and Senator Graham -- is that we intend to make sure that the American people know who is truly fiscally responsible. I don't know if -- yeah. SEN. DEMINT: Yeah. I mean -- I -- I'm a recovering earmarker. (Laughter.) I freely -- I freely admit that. And so -- but this is not so much a purity test, as just a measure of seriousness. SEN. MCCAIN: Yeah. SEN. DEMINT: What might have seemed reasonable 10 years ago is completely unreasonable in the context of the fact that we are going over a debt cliff, and the whole world's economic system rests on our monetary system, which is threatened by the level of debt that we have and our ability to pay it back and our chronic need to borrow. 10:59:25 So what we're saying, these are urgent times, whether you've asked for earmarks in the past, whether you've -- or plan to ask for them in the future, the very least we can do is take a time-out for one year; try to reform the system; hopefully, pass a balanced-budget amendment -- because I think Senator Graham is right. If we really had to set priorities, earmarks would likely go in a hurry, or at least be very -- very toned down. 10:59:49 Last year, the Congressional Budget Office said -- and this is in a crisis of debt -- we had over 11,000 earmarks, costing over $32 billion. Now, some will say $32 billion is not real money and that it's just a small amount. But what I say, it's like saying the engine is a small part of the train. And as Senator LeMieux said, the earmarks pull through practically every spending bill here. And once you're tied into it with an earmark, it is almost impossible for you to take back that press release that you just brought on the money. And so what we're -- we've just got a system, as Senator McCain says, that really promotes maybe unintended corruption, but it does. And you have 535 congressmen and senators, most of whom believe it's their job to come to Washington to get money from the federal government. That's why we're in debt. And we've got to break that pattern somehow. Q Senator Graham -- oh, okay. SEN. DEMINT: Okay. Well, thank you. It looks like we're losing our speakers here. END.
DONALD TRUMP TRAVELS TO CALIFORNIA AND ARIZONA - LFT ROUNDTABLE STIX HEADON
1730 WH LFP ROUNDTABLE HEADON FS23 73 1930 WH LFP ROUNPADTABLE HEADON FS23 82 CBS POOL PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP CONTINUES HIS TRIP OUT WEST WITH STOPS IN CALIFORNIA AND ARIZONA PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP ATTENDS A LATINOS FOR TRUMP COALITION ROUDNTABLE STIX 182037 TRUMP>> Thank you very much. Let's have a good time. [cheers] Let's have a good time. [crowd chants "USA"] 182053 Well, I want to thank you. I know this is supposed to be. You know, the -- [cheers] The Fake News said that this is supposed to be a roundtable but it looks like a rally. But it is a rally [inaud, due to cheers] No, it's -- it is a roundtable, and we're here to really listen. We're here to discuss the Latinos and the Hispanic Americans. [applause] And -- and -- 182123 I want to say you have a great governor. He's been fantastic. Thank you. I love you too. And we're really, we're really doing well. The -- the country is doing numbers that like we've never -- you will -- you will see. Next year is going to be, you know, you had your greatest year ever. Doug, last year, the best year we've ever had then we had to close it up, we have to stop. And we saved millions of lives by doing it. We saved millions of lives. Then we restarted and now we've set all kinds of records and we're setting records. 182156 And I think next year you're gonna have a fantastic year. It's going to be great. We're cutting taxes even further. And we're gonna have big growth. A lot of good things are happening but I'm thrilled to be back in Arizona with the -- [CHEERS] [FOUR MORE YEARS CHANT] 182243 By the way, I just looked. I see Artie over here. You've done a great job. How's Albert? Is he good? Huh? Good guy. He's a good guy. Good job, Artie. 182253 So it's really great to be back. [crowd members yell, "WE LOVE YOU"] I love -- I mean. This is good. This is good. You know, this is what the polls are all saying too. You know, as a Republican -- Republicans don't do as well as, perhaps, they should have. And probably some shouldn't do very well, but the polls came out and we're leading Sleepy Joe by a lot. [cheers] By a lot. And so, it's a -- it's a great honor to be here, but we're here to discuss my administration's unwavering devotion to Hispanic American communities. 182329 Hispanic Americans embody the American dream and they are great business people, like this guy right here. They are great business people. Great, great business people. I know that because I've had to compete with them. Not easy to compete with, I want to say that. Hispanic Americans strengthen our nation beyond description. You protect our nation as brave members of the military, as members of law enforcement, great members of law enforcement. You uplift the communities and promote our shared values of faith and family, community, hard work and patriotism. 182400 It's really an amazing, you're an amazing group of people and I love you and we're taking care of you and we're have never letting you down. We'll never let you down. [applause] So, we're glad to be joined by your fantastic governor, Doug Ducey, who's done a fantastic job. You've done a great job. Thank you very much. He really has. It's been, it's been incredible. So, thank you, doug. DUCEY>> Thank you very much, Mr President. 182433 Also, thanks to Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelly Ward. [cheers] Kelly. Great job, Kelly.How are we doing, Kelly, by the way? KELLY>> We're winning! TRUMP>> Okay. [applause] That's good. Arizona State Representative TJ Shope (?). Thank you very much. Thanks, TJ. [applause] 182504 Arizona Corporation Commissioner Leah Marquez Peterson [cheers] Thank you very much. Thank you very much, thank you. Sergeant Jimmy Chavez of the National Troopers Coalition. Sergeant, thank you. [applause] And we got -- we have the law enforcement from all over the country. 182529 We just got Florida -- all the sheriffs, all the law enforcement. Ohio, Texas, everywhere. I mean, New York. [applause] We got New York's finest. They said they've never endorsed before, but they're endorsing this year. That took a little courage too, because they're very unfriendly territory, politically. But New York did, and we just got Chicago. Can you believe that? With that -- with that wonderful, wonderful mayor. 182554 We also have a man that I have a lot of respect -- I like baseball. I've always liked baseball and he's done a fantastic job. Artie Marino, the owner of the Los Angeles Angels. He's done a fantastic job. How is Albert Pujols doing? Good? I think he's great. Huh? Good. 182612 And you have Mike Trout. So is he as good as they say? They say he's the best player. He said he's better. He's better, right? But they say he is the best player in baseball, right? That's great. That's very good. Thanks, Artie. Congratulations on your success too. Great job. Also with us are two wonderful Arizona Republican nominees for Congress, Tiffany Shed and Brandon Martin. Good luck. Good luck. Thank you, Brandon. 182642 And you have my complete endorsement, you know that, complete and total as I say. Complete and total, okay?. And we'll be out working with you. We'll be helping you a lot. I hear you're doing -- both of you are doing really well, very important and Doug is -- Doug is working hard on that. Thank you very much. 182656 Joe Biden spent 47 years selling out the Hispanic American community, sending your jobs to China, raising your taxes, surging regulations. I don't know. He doesn't sound too good to me. He's coming up once every three, four days. I've been in every state. I've been to so many states in the last few days. 182720 Yeah, well, you need a lot of -- you need a lot of energy to do this job properly. You can't be sitting in your basement for four days and come. No, and then he comes out and I like Delaware. I think Delaware is a good place but you gotta leave it on occasion, you know. 182738 And remember, he didn't -- you know, they say that his home state was Pennsylvania. No, no, no, he left Pennsylvania when he was young. It's not his fault. His father left, okay, and his mother. They left, but they left Pennsylvania when he was very young, and we just had a great ruling. 182754 Doug and I were talking, just literally minutes ago. A federal judge -- a very prominent, a very respected federal judge came out and ruled that they can't shut the state down any longer. It's too much. [applause] They can't do it. He said it was unconstitutional, and it was a great ruling. And we hope that's gonna happen and we hope we hope that's gonna happen in North Carolina. 182821 We hope, we hope that's gonna happen in North Carolina. We hope it's going to happen in Michigan too because it's just just totally shut down. Well you know it's gonna happen, on November 4 they'll open up everything, they just know it. On November 4 they'll announce everything's open now you know we were only kidding. The fact is that November 4th you're gonna see, it's gonna all open up. It's going to all up and up, it's politics. 182841 So if you know, and as Hispanic Americans you know better than anybody, we implemented historic tax cuts and regulation cuts. The biggest in the biggest in the history of our country. And we've built opportunity zones that have really benefited your state, and a lot of other states. And it's been great for everybody, really. 182901 African Americans, and if you look at the African American, it's -- what they have, what they've done and how that's benefited them. I was, I was helped by Tim Scott of South Carolina, and he's a fantastic senator. And he came in the idea of the opportunity zone, but for African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans and really everybody. It's been a tremendous success. 182924 Before the China virus came in, we achieved the lowest Hispanic American unemployment rate ever recorded -- ever. Not even close. [applause] Over 600,000 Hispanic Americans were lifted out of poverty in that short period of time. That's a record -- all records. Hispanic American ownership -- homeownership reached an all time high, and that includes Artie's home. [gestures to panelist] Okay? That includes Artie's home. 182954 Okay. That must be a nice home. I want to see that home. But it's the highest homeownership ever in the history of our country for Hispanic American. We built the greatest economy in history. And now, we're doing it again so it's called Make America Great Again, and I say, "Make America Great Again and again." [applause] We're gonna do it again and again. 183018 And we added, as you've probably heard, we added 3.3 million jobs for Hispanic Americans in the last four months. That's a record. So we're coming back very, very strong. I call it the super V. In July, I launched the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative to improve access to education and economic development, and opportunity for all Hispanic Americans. It's been a very big success. We have great people on the board. And we have that Biden would, as you know, terminate this recovery because if a doctor said, "let's shut it down." 183050 We have all these records. We have retail sales records, everything. He said, he'd shut it down. You can't shut it down. Peaceful protesters. Have you seen his peaceful protesters? [boos] These are not -- they'll rip down your community. Many of these are Hispanic American small businesses, stores, shops, and they rip them down. And they call it, "peaceful protesting." You see some of these reporters on television, they're saying "yes, this has been a peaceful protest." And over your shoulder -- you know, it's a pretty famous clip -- the entire city is burning down. [laughter] 183119 And these are all Democrat mayors -- super liberal, usually, but democrat mayors and governors. Republicans are doing very well. Republican cities and states are doing incredibly well. We're at records. We have been at records. We will be at records and we don't have anything like this. Nobody's ever seen anything like this, and we've sent the National Guard into Minneapolis, and we ended it after a week and a half. They should have called it sooner. 183144 We would solve the problem in Portland in, I say, less than half an hour. It would be solved. But they don't want to call us in. [applause] They don't want to call us in. And every place we've done, we solve it immediately. We just -- Seattle is an example. They took over a piece of the city. And we said, "What are you doing?", and we complained, complained. We said "that's okay. We have to go in because we're supposed to wait." 183210 We're going in -- we're going in tomorrow. And we informed them we're going in. As soon as we did that, they had people go in and these wiseguys gave up. The so-called protesters, they gave up. They're anarchists. They're not protesters. They're agitators and they're anarchists. So, you see what happens with the anti-police rhetoric from that whole group of Democrats and their supporters. 183234 They're endangering our law enforcement. We love our law enforcement, many of the law enforcement -- [cheers] Many of the law enforcement -- many, many of the law enforcement are Hispanic Americans, as you know. And Biden is not a strong person, never was a strong person. In primetime, he wasn't good. Let's face it, and this is not primetime for him. This is not primetime. 183303 But he'll surrender your entire country to the radical left. And that's all they're doing, is using him. He has no clue. So, we will take this to a whole different level. What we're doing is taking it to a whole different level. We don't want to have a socialist country, we don't want to have -- some of you came -- (cheers) Some of you came from parts of the world where it's socialist or worse. You know it's called the "C" word, right? The C word. 183327 Because I think in many cases, these people are talking even beyond socialism, and we're not going to let that happen. We're not gonna let the rule of law, really, be, just be ruled by the mob, we're gonna do it, we're going to do it properly. 183340 We're going to do it the way we're doing it and again remember the top 10 are all Democrat, and then you go into the top 25 and you take a look at that. It's the same thing. It's all a democrat problem whether it's New York where crime is through the roof. It's gone up in some cases, 150 to 300%, not even recognizable or Chicago, you take a look at Chicago what's happening. 183402 They had numbers that were just absolutely horrible, and what you're hearing, I don't even want to mention it but so many people shot, so many people killed. It's -- nobody's ever heard of this. This is -- a democrat runs the city. These are Democrats, and they have no clue. They have no cash bail, they have -- they get rid of bail. They get rid of all of the things that you need. 183425 The, the police are afraid to do anything, they don't want to lose their pensions, they don't want to lose their life, they don't want to lose their family and their job and everything else that comes with it. And we have to give our great law enforcement people, we have to give them the respect that they deserve. And if we don't do that they can never do their job properly. [applause] Thank you. 183503 Thank you very much. And just in, just in closing up and I'll just say a few words more because it's so important to me and your community is so important to me. But many Hispanic Americans came here to pursue the American dream. Right? You came -- we all want the American -- I want the American dream. We all want the American dream. This is -- you look at what they're asking for, it's like the American nightmare or whatever you want to call it. 183529 But we want the American Dream, having left countries that did not have safe streets, many of you or your family, your mothers, your fathers, they left countries that were very very bad, very bad, a lot of problems. And if we let this go on you'd have that and you know I often say we're not going to be another Venezuela. We love the people of Venezuela. We have tremendous support in Miami from Venezuelans and Cubans. We're not going to let that happen to our country. 183556 Nobody wants it and you know who wants it least is Hispanic Americans. They want to see it, less than anybody because they know about it more than anybody. And so we're not going to let that happen. Biden wants to take away your police. He's -- wants to -- I wouldn't say defund in his case but I will tell you some of his compatriots want to defund your police. Let's face it, they wanted to defund your police. They want to take it away. They -- I don't know who's going to do the job when they call up at night. 173621 You saw the commercial where you call up and they say "Murder? I'm sorry we won't be here for 24 hours" and then they say "I'm sorry, rape? We won't be here for about a week. We'll call you back in a week." And this is what you'll end up with. We can do it. We have to treasure our law enforcement. We have to let them do what they're good at. [applause] 183641 Another thing I think that's so important is that we're defending religious liberty and Joe Biden will totally eliminate religious liberty. He's going to take away your second amendment because he's not going to be -- what I put up with in the last four years to defend your second amendment. But you have to have your second amendment and they're going to at least obliterate it. They are going to at least obliterate it. They're going to abolish school choice, they're going to abolish charter schools and we're going to put charter schools all over, wherever we can. We have so many people doing so well. School choice. 183722 And we've been working very hard on school choice and we'll get it very much achieved like we have. Nobody's done as much as we've done in three and a half years, nobody, no administration in their first three and a half years. I say, and I say this that I've achieved more for Hispanic Americans in 47 months than Joe Biden has achieved in 47 years. It's true. It's true. They don't call him sleepy Joe for nothing, okay? 183752 But a vote for republicans this November is a vote for the American dream and that's all I have to say. I just want to thank you very much. I want to thank you very much. And -- and I look forward to hearing from some of the folks at the table and some of these people that I know. I have great respect for all of you I've heard of in one way or another. I want to thank you all for being here. Really it's -- it's a great honor and Artie, it's an honor meeting you. 183820 And maybe we'll start with our governor, our great governor and Doug Please say a few words, [18:38:23] DUCEY>> Let me be up -- Thank you. Let me be the first to welcome President Donald Trump back to the great state of Arizona. And there couldn't be a better way -- there couldn't be a better way to kick off hispanic heritage month so we're proud to have you here, Mr. President. TRUMP>> Thank you. It's my honor. It's my honor. [18:38:56] DUCEY>> I want to say thank you for your support of Arizona families throughout the crisis that we've been through whether it was personal protective equipment -- TRUMP>> Right. DUCEY>> Surge ventilators for our Navajo nation, testing that we needed in places like South Phoenix and Maryvale whenever we needed it, your administration and you personal delivered so we're grateful for that. 183925 TRUMP>> You know, Doug is very aggressive. He'd call me up. He called me up once. He said, "We really need ventilators badly." That's hard, you know, because it's like they're big, expensive, very complex, very tech -- I mean, from a tech standpoint, a high-tech standpoint, they have to be perfect. They're very hard, and people don't have them. Countries don't have them. And now, we've become the king. We're making them like you wouldn't believe. But I said, "How many do you need?" "Could you send us 1,000?". I said, "1000? That's a lot." [laughter] But we got them to you, didn't we get 'em to you. 183953 DUCEY>> You got 'em to us. TRUMP>> We sent them to you. DUCEY>> And [cheers] yeah, thank you. And before this pandemic and after this pandemic our economy has been booming in the state of Arizona. This has been the fastest growing state in the nation. Your JOBS Act and tax cut has done much to spur our economy, the negotiation of the US MCA has allowed Arizona to maximize its relationship with its number one trading partner, Mexico, and we have now surpassed China with Canada as our number two trading partner and. 184037 TRUMP>> Thank you, Doug, very much. DUCEY>> Thank you very much. TRUMP>> And the relationship with Mexico has been really great. I'll tell you, you have a very good president and we've gotten along very well. And they've actually been very good. We've had a real relationship. You know, NAFTA was a disaster for our country. And now we have the USMCA which is Mexico-Canada [cheers] and it's been a great -- And we're not going to lose our businesses now to Mexico and Canada. 183058 They're gonna stay right here, so they have a very big economic penalty if they want to play the games of leaving. I mean, we lost -- 55,000 firms went down to different -- I mean, different places, but a lot of them went to Mexico. A lot of them went to Canada. There's a very, very big disincentive to doing that. 184117 Well, I'd like to hear, as a baseball fan, I'd like to hear from Artie because he really has done -- that team has been glamorized and it's been, it's a great team and great players, great individual players, and let me know about the team a little bit and how you're doing and, let's hear it. Come on. That's a beautiful thing to own. [18:41:35] >> Well, we're not playing that great right now. I really wanted to tell a little bit of my story because I am Mexican American both my parents were Mexican American oldest of 11 children. My father did not graduate from high school. He always was very positive about, I think his platform was if you don't work you don't eat on the Vietnam bed [18:42:10] I was lucky enough I came home to get the GI Bill and go to college, I went to the other school down in Tucson. Married have three great children. My dad was very much, Barry Goldwater republican very conservative. This morning talked a little bit about me because I started my life as working for someone and started with a partner small business. [18:42:57] And over the years we could. Everybody deserves the opportunity to grow your own business. It's very important thing. Everyone deserves a right to be able to raise and educate their children in a safe environment. I have really been lucky to have the opportunity to benefit from this great American country. [18:43:23] Every person has an opportunity to have a voice, it's important that we, it's expressed very important for every Latino American to get out and vote. It's our. It is our right to vote and express our choice for President Trump and his leadership. We all know where we then it's necessary to focus on today and the future. And it's very important to vote for President Trump. 184406 TRUMP>> Well, now I really like that team. I liked it before -- I didn't know he was gonna do that but I tell you what I appreciate it. And you know your story is an amazing story. It's a great story, think of that. And he's one of the most respected people in sports and in business and just a great story. Thank you very much. It's a great honor to be with you. >> Thank you for the opportunity. TRUMP>>Thank you. [18:44:32] >> Thank you, Mr President, and allow me to join with all these folks and welcoming you back to Arizona. I'm sure. I'm sure that this is a much more hospitable setting than what you were in California, just a little bit ago. Exactly, exactly. You know my story is 27, I was elected to the state legislature. [18:45:02] I represent a very fast growing area between Phoenix and Tucson, that has been in the news quite a bit with companies like Nikola motors and lucid motors, announcing their factories there. My family has been in the grocery business since 1952. They moved to Arizona. Because they failed at hog farming in Iowa and I think you have to actually try to do that in Iowa. [18:45:26] but opened up a business here in Arizona. My their first business went bankrupt. They pulled themselves up got back to work, opened a new grocery store, later on, because you can do that in Arizona. You can do that in America, to be able to failure, and to come back. And now my. [18:45:51] Here I am at age 27 in the stateless or they're 35 excuse me, and living a wonderful life. And it's a it's something I think for a lot of folks out right now to realize that it is difficult to be a minority and Republican at times because you're caught your friends, your other members of your family, oftentimes don't understand, treat you differently, things like that. And you experience things that you probably shouldn't. But it is, we're very proud people very happy to be up here. [18:46:26] Actually in a few weeks I'm going to be getting married to Melissa on there. She's, she's wearing. She's wearing. She's wearing a dress. She's wearing a dress by Ivanka so you can share that. But more than anything we want 100% believe in what you're doing. And we want you to keep it up and we know that the one way we can make sure that it keeps up is by getting out to vote, and fully supporting the Trump reelection campaign because that will also help us in Arizona, be able to keep the State Senate in the statehouse, and we are very, very close. [18:47:10] And we want to have a huge turnout. And we appreciate you coming. I love that you're here and we hope to see it many more times. 184718 TRUMP>> And it is getting a lot easier to be republican for as you say minority. It's getting a lot easier whether you're Hispanic or anything else that we're taking in people that are -- it's a beautiful thing to see what's happening with the Republican Party. And remember, it's the party of Abraham Lincoln, a lot of people forget that. Abraham Lincoln was a Republican. The other side likes to try and claim him, big disinformation but they can't get away with that one. So, hey thank you very much. It's great. Please go ahead. [18:47:50] >> Thank you, Mr. President. I am here to share my American dream. And I want everyone to know that. Our dream is still alive, the American Dream is still alive and I'm going to tell you a little bit of my story. I came here to the United States when I was 11 years old. My mom worked so hard to support our my siblings. When I was 22 years old, I got shot by the father My kid, I survived horrible domestic violence. But after I got shot after a month, getting better. I had two choices to make. One was to survive out of government welfare. [AUDIO ISSUE] [18:48:30] Survive government welfare, or get a job. I chose to get a job as a janitor. Because, so much, for the first time I feel freedom, I felt that I needed to be free and I didn't want to be dependent on the government. [18:48:52] So he started making $5 an hour, and 1997, and I love my job so much that I worked my way up to become a supervisor manager and then five years later, I end up buying my own company my own janitorial company. [18:49:20] And for me that is looking at the American dream, a high school dropout. They didn't finish high school, I mean, what else can I do but to clean very well and move up the ladder. That is the real American dream. So from going to work eight hours a day, we ended up working 16 hours a day for the next five years to pay off the big loans. TRUMP>> Okay. [18:49:50] >> then my fiance Ron pinkner, now my husband is here, help but I mean put together. So after, after five years in 2005 we pay it all off. Then after that I started feeling that I was getting more free and more free, and I'm, I'm a giver. I like to help if God takes care of me I take care of others. So what I do. At that time in 2005 I had already 60 employees working for me. And one of the things that I love and do for them is help them learn English. [18:50:25] Help them buy the first car, help them get their first home, but most of the things that I enjoy the most is teaching them English and make them become US citizens in over the course. The course of I would say maybe 15 years. Probably my husband and I have more than 30 people become US citizens. Since my American green was coming I became a US citizen in 2008. [18:51:00] Then my American -- I kept living the American dream, and then 2012 came. That's when Obamacare came and they -- they keep hearing in the news. If you have more than 50 employees, you have to cut back, or you have to do something and I, and I told my husband what's going on. Well you might have to layoff people. And that's when I started getting involved more into what's going on. Why is the government telling me what to do. I work so hard for what I have. Why they have to get in my business. Why do I have to [18:51:39] So I started getting involved into local politics and see what they were doing why to they can hear my American dream and see, I'm still here I'm still alive I want to keep moving now, I don't like to sit and listen, I'm the one that wants to get active and and do something about it there's a problem. So that's what I did and look where it got me now I'm here next to the President. 185202 TRUMP>> Thank you. Thank you. Go ahead Thank you very much. Great. [18:52:18] Celina award lists protect our country Let's protect our American dream. We're all, we're all Americans. It doesn't matter where you come from. This is our safe haven, please let's put President Trump again for the next 4 years. TRUMP>> Thank you very much. [FOUR MORE YEARS CHANT] Thank you very much. [18:53:02] >> My name is Maria. My name is Gloria by the Yeah, and we're a small business owner. We live in Tucson my husband and myself, and it is my honor to be sitting here at the same table that you are in for President Trump. Thanks to you and the policies that you been working with SBA, we were able to save our small business [18:53:29] as a Mexican immigrant and US citizen now to this beautiful country that I can call my own, we have achieved our American dream. We make fresh salsa in spices made out of chilled terpene peppers. We, we feel so fortunate for the opportunity to have this administration, be able to have our children pika products flourish. [18:53:55] Even though we had the setback of the pandemic we are doing okay. And we will survive this past. We also wanted to thank you for, we have seen our neighbors, our communities. Even though like I said for this pandemic has not set everybody back. It's been hard for some people but we will come out. [18:54:19] The end. Good. I'm also in Tucson I've been very involved with one of the senators races that we have against going to Gary Halbert, and it is my mission, and my husband to work with him so we can get them through and get great help has been in the Senate, and Congress for 17 years. So we too long. Yes. So we have congressman net congressman future congressman Daniel wood and [18:54:50] chilka pika products came out of nothing. So actually we had saved some money to build a swimming pool in our home. And we thought, you know, this could be something in my husband and I thought, what we do as the American dream as our own business and say well you make boats and so we'll make goods. And that's how typical products came out of love of cooking. 185522 TRUMP>> Great. That's a great job. Beautiful story. Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you very much. [18:55:30] CHAVEZ>> Mr. President, thank you. My name is Jimmy Chavez I'm the chairman of the National troopers coalition and I'm a 30 year long. I will tell you not only with the group that I represent but as you alluded to earlier in your opening comments. You and your administration have shown tremendous support for law enforcement, since day one. [18:56:06] And that is something that we did not see in the previous eight years before you took office. So yes, we thank you for that we thank you for the support. And we thank you for the dedication. We know that your your your Attorney General William Barr is doing a tremendous job. [18:56:25] We thank you for that. And it's it's exciting to be a part of this panel because I think, including the, the audience out here I think that we can all agree that safer communities for five provide a benefit and provide economic stability. Because if you don't have a safe community. Who's gonna want to go out? Who's gonna want to go buy things? [18:56:54] So this whole idea of defunding the police or cutting costs on law enforcement is, is something that is counterproductive to what your administration wants definitely. And what we've seen over the last three and a half years, four years with with the economic growth in the in the country. There's no doubt that many agencies across this country are seeing issues with recruitment and retention equipment issues, technology that is that is ever evolving. [18:57:25] And I think if we if we have ideologies that continue to chip away and want to grow. Law enforcement. I think that's going to have a significant effect, communities, significant effect on the citizens, and certainly a significant effect on this country. So, as, as a law enforcement officer. Again 30 year veteran, and as wanting to represent the law enforcement from country to country or from coast to coast, I'm sorry. We appreciate your support. [18:58:00] And we will be there to offer the same support that can make it. Thank yoAnd look what happened in New York where they got rid of a lot of great, great crime fighters, and they'll go what happened in a short period of Austin LAPD Texas DPS is actually being considered to take over. Austin PD because of the drastic cuts that occurred there so it's it's having some ripple effects sounds 185835 TRUMP>> Sounds good, good governor there. Good governor. Thank you very much appreciate it. Please. [18:58:41] >> evening, Mr. President, I want to thank you very much for this opportunity. Now----------- [19:00:25] Yeah, and a lot of people were saying, Latino, do not like Donald Trump. But I said, That's not true. I say they are not going to keep me. I gotta keep talking. I love you to your wife. My wife understand she's, she loved the president so we're good. [19:01:10] So after having people link our name or personal names with our business we got a big backlash you know people attacking us, but we stay strong. The last few years I've been very involved you know not only in the community but also, I'm a member of the, what we call what we think it is the most important or the biggest republican club in Arizona, which is the saddlebrook republican club, you know that we have some members here. [19:01:40] And like I say, we've been very involved. Just yesterday we, my wife and I organized a big corporate atomic raid on highway 77 or upper road in Tucson. A lot of people came over hundreds of cars, even some of our friends, our Latino friends from Nogales drove almost two hours to come to the parade. So there is a lot of support for many of them. 190205 TRUMP>> Good story. Good story. [19:02:08] >> After I make it to them that I was going to, I had the privilege to come to meet with you. They said, make sure you tell the president. Not only that we respect them. We love them. We'll be voting for him. But more than anything, Mr President, having a small base and talking to hundreds and thousands of people's a week. I know that a ton of people are praying for you, or praying for you 190249 TRUMP>> Thank you. [19:02:51] >> And I know that many of these people are very humble people. So, and I think that God is listening to the prayers. So you are in good hands. TRUMP>> Thank you. >> My support for you is also it more than anything is because you show so much love for this country. I have, I have learned. I have learned to appreciate respect and love this country so much because of the, of the opportunities. And what if to everyone that comes here the opportunity to live the American dream. [19:03:32] One of the reasons that many of us, Latinos like about you, is the straightforward way you're talking. I do not like when politicians try to make you here, or they try to tell you what they think you want to hear. Yes tell me the way it is a straightforward. [19:03:59] And that's why they think I like many immigrants like myself or many other people who their father's parents, grandparents came here, 100 200 years ago, we all came from here for for similar reasons for security for for safety for the opportunity to own our own business, and the opportunity to raise our kids and our families in a safe, stable environment. [19:04:35] So that's why one of the reasons why we support you, and so many people support you, the people that I know they support you as well. 190440 But the real reason is that I tweeted out -- I saw they were giving him a hard time. And I tweeted out, "this is a great couple," and I looked at him. I said, "look at this couple," and they were giving him a hard time. And they were trying to do a boycott because this other side is very vicious. They'll try and do boycotts. So I said, "you know what? It's not very presidential, but I'm going to do a tweet for Sammy and his beautiful wife." [cheers] And -- 190509 And you never saw lines like this ever before. And that's the reason, and I'll tell you. You have been -- you've been great and I appreciate it. I hear the place is doing fantastically. >> Very well, Mr. President. Thank you very much. and I have a few more things to -- TRUMP>> Yeah, go ahead. [19:05:25 >> my baby My wife and I were being blessed with three excellent young boy voice, three young men. They're doing very well in college, and I feel that every kid has the need to be supported, or to be loved, is there for five six years old, have them in high school. How did you get through college. 190551 We -- like I said, we've been blessed. Our kids are graduating from -- from high school and from college with honors. And I think that -- [applause] part of the problem that we're having nowadays, and so many people are looting, so much hate, breaking windows and stealing somebody's property is because the parents are doing a poor job in helping the kid -- [applause] in helping the kid, the kids achieve their dreams, their goals. 190628 So if you're not there when they're very young, do not expect them to be a very good citizen when they get older. TRUMP>> Yeah. >> So I feel that we, as parents, we need to do a much better job of raising our kids because if you are not -- if you are a person of -- either you're immigrant, you are a minority, you're Hispanic or Black person -- if you're not helping your kids when they're very young, do not come with me 10 years, 15 years later and tell me that you have a sign for me to -- for me to respect your sign that say, "Black Life Matter." 190703 You're -- [cheers] If you are being irresponsible, not helping your kids, I will -- I will suggest for you to take your sign, frame it, and put it in your house -- in your living room, and look at it every day. And care for your child when they're young. [cheers] 190741 CROWD MEMBER>> Preach it, brother. >> What we need -- we need to keep the family structure together. Stronger family -- dad. Because for us -- my wife and I work very hard in our business. 12,14,16 hours a day but we always make time to support our children, make sure that they are, you know, their needs are met. You know, we're not rich or anything like that. We make sure that they have what they needed to succeed. 190819 And I think we are failing very miserably on that. When -- when your opponent is not saying anything about all the destruction that people are doing out there, they're only promoting that destruction. [cheers] So we -- we, as Latinos, we are people that care for our families, people that we call ourselves Christians -- we must support someone, in this case President Trump, to lead this country for another four years. [cheers] 190841 [CROWD CHANTS "FOUR MORE YEARS" 190847 TRUMP>> Thank you. [CHANT CONT.] Thank you so much. >> Just two more sentence. Okay? Then I'll be done. Almost done. I feel, Mr. President, that we -- if we call ourselves Christians, we should really think -- or maybe those people out there that consid -- consider themselves Independent -- to really think "what do you want your country to look like in 10 years from now?" 190924 Do you want your kids to have an opportunity to succeed or do you want to have a breakdown in society, where there aren't gonna have the options to live the American dream? So for those reasons, I feel that it is extremely important to listen to what the other side is saying. Because for -- the commercials that I see are all based on lies and hate. "Let's -- let's lie about what President Trump is doing." 190952 "Let's lie about, you know, blaming him for Covid-19 and everything else." TRUMP>> It's true. It's unbelievable. >> You know, and they are not -- and they are not showing any structure or any goals or any plans or what they're going to do. Everything is based on attacking President Trump. Shame on you, Mr. Biden. [laughter / applause] 191021 And lastly, just last thing. As a -- as a good business owner, as an entrepreneur, as an American, Mr. President, I wrote a book. I finished writing a book two weeks ago and I gave one of your white house staff a book. TRUMP>> Good. good. >> to give it to you. So if you'll please read it. I think it's very good. It is called -- it is called American Patriots. No no no, I'm sorry. That's not -- Well. It is called Modern Patriots. [19:11:00] Why modern? because we are, we feel that we as Latino we are new, or like myself, we're a new generation, but we'll we're full love for this country, and we're standing up for what is right. and we're standing up for you. Thank you. 191132 TRUMP>> Wow. That was a good job. That was actually very good. Are you proud of him? Thank you. Go ahead. Follow, follow that. Go follow that. [19:11:53] >> Well thank you mr president for the opportunity to speak with you today. My name is Moses Sanchez, and I'm a legal immigrant from animal ---------- [19:13:06] our communities face historical records in unemployment homeownership massive investments in the opposite opportunity zones and an economy that lifts all boats. My daughter Shannon and I, we own a digital marketing company known as marketing. It's her name Shannon backwards. [19:13:32] When you came into office we had one employee at the beginning of this year, we had over 12 people in our office working hard, helping other businesses, increase, and improve their digital footprint. Then COVID. And it impacted everyone. Our company was no exception. We are fortunate to receive PCB. During the first round, [19:14:04] Many of our clients also received the PPP loan helped us get through the back down. And many of our clients are able to stay up late. Now, many are doing better not fully recovered, but better. COVID, and these shutdowns have a huge impact on our economic security, mental, physical and spiritual well being. [19:14:40] CROWD MEMBER>> Open Arizona! [cheers] >> My, my, my, I think it's important that my wife is an OB GYN here in Phoenix, focusing on substance use disorders in pregnancy and parenting women. She personally asked me to tell you that she really appreciates all the work you've done in addressing the often overlooked opioid crisis. [19:15:21] We believe long term shutdowns added to substance use are shiny, and we're glad that you're doing everything you can to fight, COVID, and open our economies in a smart, safe and effective way. And we're really looking forward to the continued recovery. Thank you, Mr. President. 191541 TRUMP>> Thank you. That's very nice. Thank you. Thank you very much, beautiful. Say hello to your wife please. That's really nice. I appreciate it. We have made a lot of strides with the opioid, the drugs, but you get set back with this -- this China virus was a big set back, but now we're back to business. We -- we did get setback with this horrible thing that was sent. It could have been stopped. It should have been stopped. It should have been stopped. 191609 They stopped it going into their country, but not coming into our country, not coming into Europe and the rest of the world. So, but I appreciate those beautiful words. Thank you very much. Please, go ahead. [19:16:29] >> Thank you, Mr. President. Welcome back to Arizona. My name is Liam Peterson, I serve on the Arizona corporation commission so we regulate our public utilities, among other things. I'm also the past president of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber, and I've been a proud republican since I was 18 years old. Our family has a long history of small business ownership. And that's really what resonated with me as I was growing up in Arizona, and it's really those values as republican values of less government more personal responsibility that you've heard from many of the other panelists today. [19:17:04] I went on to own my own small businesses a chain of gas stations and convenience stores, as well as a business brokerage firm in the Tucson area also. I'm very proud of leading our Tucson Hispanic Chamber which is one of the largest Hispanic chambers in the nation with more than 1800 members. And during that time, I worked with thousands of small businesses from Pima County cocci Santa Cruz all throughout southern Arizona. And I wanted to mention to you, just a very big thank you for the tax and jobs that . [19:17:35] I saw firsthand, working with small businesses in southern Arizona, the impact on their businesses, the ability to acquire additional pieces of equipment or hire new personnel, and it really had an impact. Secondly, I think the governor mentioned it also I wanted to thank you for your leadership on the US MCA, the US Mexico, Canada agreement. As you're probably aware Arizona does more than $16. billion dollars in trade with Mexico. [19:18:04] There are number one trading partner, and you often hear about a lot of the large companies and transactions but there's so many small businesses that are dependent on that relationship. So that really meant a lot to the members of the chamber that I worked with at the Corporation Commission and working hard to ensure that businesses and families are not going to be hit by the radical California energy policies that a lot of us are seeing now. [applause] [19:18:33] We're hearing about the California rolling blackouts. We're trying to defend our state against letting these green New Deal components that are coming forward so that's something that's very important and I know it's going to drive up energy. 191843 TRUMP>> Not gonna happen, here. [cheers] [19:18:50] >>Good. And I know that you understand these issues and you've got our back there because we need to do all we can to to really recover from this economic time and I think the cost of energy has a big part of what what's going to impact families and businesses in the future, but thank you president president, 191905 TRUMP>> Thank you very much. That's beautiful. Thank you very much. Please, thank you very much. [19:19:15] KIRBY>> President it's truly a privilege to be on this panel and sitting at the same table with you here today. Thank you for coming to Arizona for the fifth time. My name is Pam Kirby, and I'm a first generation college graduate. I also serve on the Latinos for Trump advisory board, and I'm the first vice chair of the Arizona Republican Party. [19:19:43] Most recently I completed eight years of service on my local school board and in the spirit of lifelong learning three months ago I earned my Master's in education policy. I had a, I have a lot of responsibilities and priorities, but my passion lies with education policy and that's what I'd like to talk with you about today. [19:20:01] I first want to lead by thanking both you and Ivanka who should do it do that by the way she did a fabulous job introducing me at the convention for the reauthorization. I want to thank you both for the reauthorization of the Perkins career and technical education grants CTE grant that was worth over $30 million to Arizona for more than our 200,000 CTE students. I want to thank you for your efforts to rollback federal intrusion in our classrooms that allows [19:20:33] that allows our local districts to better respond to their community's needs rather than wasting valuable resources chasing down one size fits all mandates from Washington DC. And you mentioned it earlier. I'm grateful for the opportunity zones that you have created, because that encourages expansion of quality charter schools and our most underserved communities. [19:21;04] >> Mr. President, Arizona is a national leader in school choice but even so, 80% of our 1.1 million k 12 students enroll in a public district school, and almost half of them are Latino, my eight years of service on the school board taught me that we cannot continue with the status quo. If we want to be competitive in a global economy. We must stop the radical indoctrination that's happening in our classrooms. [19:21:45] We must stop the indoctrination and instead teach our children to love our country and all she has to offer. And this is a president that includes standing for the American flag. We must have an education system that prioritizes the children over the adults and funds the student, instead of the institution. [19:22:24[ Here you talked about school choice earlier, there are a lot of candidates out there who say school choice for me but not for the. We have to reject those candidates because school choice cannot be reserved for just the few people. We need to empower all parents with the right to choose the educational systems for their children. And more importantly, we need to empower them with the means to execute against that choice. [18:22:52] And when we had done that, we will have truly freed all students from their zip codes. In closing, Mr. President, I want to thank you for your commitment to the American people and more importantly, I want to thank you for your commitment to the most vulnerable of our society or children 192320 TRUMP>> Great job. Thanks. School choice, absolutely right. Thank you, please. [19:23:28] >> Mr. President. My name is Seth yo Ariana. You can call me Serge. And I am a first generation American. My parents are from Sonora, Mexico, they receive their right to be here. During the Ronald Reagaatmosphere. As a show of gratitude to the country that allowed them to do that. I enlisted into the US Army. On April 1 2001. At the age of 17. [19:24:12] Fast forward to September 11, which we just recently. You did a great job of remembrance, Mr. President. And I find myself deployed to Ramadi Iraq, September of 2003 and participated with the first and the 16th Infantry Division. On the fight for Ramadi Fallujah, have any and all Assad. [19:24:55] Unfortunately after 10 and a half years in the infantry due to combat sustained injuries I left the military as a wounded warrior. And when I left the military. I was lost. I was homeless. I had a three year old son. And now I have four. But it was really hard to navigate the spectrum to get services to get any help whatsoever. [19:25:26] It's a travesty what the government has done to veterans, when they get out of the military. It's thanks to you and your laws and your leadership that allowed me to have choice when it came to health care, not only for me but for thousands of veterans. I'm born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. [19:25:58] And I'm also a small business owner, entrepreneur, and I'm also a school board member so Donald Trump's policies are music to my ears. But I just wanted to bring a couple of things from down south from Tucson and bring it to the table as to what the Latino community is feeling, and what it's missing. And what it's missing is more of your leadership and Latinos are conservative, they just don't know it. [19:26:38] I'll make it really quick I don't want to drag on too long here, but ever since you were elected. It's been easier and easier and easier to recruit Latinos, from all over the states. We started doing three person countries down in Dallas, and we've grown I'm also on the advisory board for Latinos for Trump. And we've grown our organization here to include three victory offices for you. [19:27:08] And also, over 1100 volunteers for Latinos for Trump. In the past three months. It is a critical time right now for our kids for our family and for our children, and I'm going to give you just one personal tale, where I had my kids in the car. We pulled over to the side of the street. We're Mongo. [19:27:38] And we got pulled over by a police officer. And I told everybody you know relax. These are the good guys. Police Officer shows up says hey what's going on, are you okay yeah my kids wanted to catch a Pokemon. [19:27:51] And he says well you can be parked here but you know, go ahead. Go on your road going. This is about a year ago, my son says that I haven't heard in my entire life when he's 17 anyone say that a police officer is a good guy. This is the stuff we're facing in southern Arizona in Tucson in liberal ram areas that hate to lease. [19:28:26] So lastly, I want to really have my kids who are your biggest fans, stand up and say hi to President Trump guys. They're your biggest, biggest, biggest fans in the world. And they have your picture in their house. 192857 They're Beautiful. And they're beautiful kids too. [19:29:00] >> Thank you so much. And in closing, when I tweeted that President Trump was coming to Arizona for the fifth time to hear Latinos and their opinions. Had some hecklers say, I'm sure President Trump will listen to you. Here he is. Thank you, Mr. president. 192928 TRUMP>> Thank you. That's a great job. That's a great job. Thank you very much .Please. [19:29:38] >> Good afternoon. We welcome new citizens who love our people, and share our values for Venice Beach 2070 immigrants in this country, and I want them to come in big numbers, the State of the Union 2019. Mr. President, these words will resonate with me forever. [19:30:01] Thank you so much for what you do for the Latino community for securing our borders, for supporting legal immigration, and for your efforts against child exploitation. [19:30:31] And in for being so successful fighting human trafficking. You heard us loud and clear. And you know that we want safer communities. My name is Monica yelling. I was born in Bogota, Colombia. I came to this country in 1998 with a day one word visa, just one piece of luggage in $300, [19:31:04] in 2005. I proudly became a citizen of this country. In right after my naturalization ceremony in Brooklyn, New York. I drove as fast as I could to the New York board of elections in a register to vote. [19:31:36] I live in Fort Washington, a little town on the North Shore of Long Island, my husband, my husband is here, and he's a Jewish American New Yorker from New Rochelle.Who is glowing full of excitement in one in the two thank you for the standing 40 stretch. [19:32:25] Mr Yellin never ever believe in any candidate for presidency, until you run for president. So he voted for you. 193239 TRUMP>> Thank you. It's really nice. Thank you very much. NIce looking guy, too. Thank you, thank you very much. Thank you very much. [19:32:54] >> And of course he also small ecommerce any business business that even with this pandemic is still succeeding. We love love New York because of high taxes. The cost of living in us to know the potholes. We came to Arizona, because it's a prosperous state. [19:33:32] Today it Sona is one of the fastest growing states. We have surplus. And it is estimated that by 2020 to 57 billion Latinos, will have that amount of empower in spending. [19:33:55] Thanks to your racial policies, Latino families have more money in their pockets. Because of the dowel chokecherry, and the standard deduction, the double the standard deduction for the more----For your tax costs and then the regulations. Back in 2019 in September. We had the lowest Latino unemployment rate, which was 3.9% in 2018, more than 362,000 Latinos both homes around the country. [19:34:30] Thank you Mr. President. 21 years ago, when I arrived alone in this country. I could have never imagined. This is a blessing and blessings in the journey that I was, that was a hero from getting a master's degree, translating everything at night at home to becoming a Chairwoman home to becoming a chairwoman of a large insurance industry committee in the East Coast to, Director of strategic initiatives to being elected by boat to work county board to be appointed as one of the members of commission of domestic violence to serving my community, every day. [19:35:20] In most important to be here today with the president of United States of America is a living proof of the American dream. Anything in this country is possible in on behalf of many Latinos around the country. We want to thank you for leaving his nation influence, and for sharing your family and religious values with us. [19:36:05] Due to the nature of my duties, I communicate and engage with organizations and nonprofits and the community, every day, everyone is aware that we are on the road to recovery and much faster than we expected. Again, thank you very much for this wonderful community and for serving our country. We love you, President 193643 TRUMP>> Great. Well, I just want to finish by saying my people told me this was going to take about one third of the time, but after these stories started going I wasn't leaving. I want to tell you, they are - they are incredible stories. Success stories, all success stories. You've done so well, the Hispanic community is amazing. I knew that immediately. 193706 I knew that from many years ago, long before I thought about doing this whole deal in politics. I didn't have to be told about the Hispanic community. I dealt with him. Natural business people, great business people, great, great business people. 193719 You have to be very sharp when you deal with Hispanic Americans. My Latinos, I love the Latinos. But I've always known how great you were -- I mean Artie's a great example of it -- one of your great examples of it but it's a fantastic community. I will never let you down. I will tell you, I'll never let you down. Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you very much. [cheers] Artie, thank you very much.