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I think the fundamental issue here are the resources, i don't want to give you exactly the numbers, but it's about half the resources in this bill that were in Obamacare. Now, I can tell you we can do with less resources, but you can't do it overnight and you can't give people a $3,000 or 4,000 health insurance policy. You know where they're going to be? They're going to be living in the emergency rooms again.
When you're talking about complicated issues like North Korea or you're talking about health care or you're talking about any of these things, you just don't want to talk. You want to know what you're talking about, the question is -- and I've thought about this -- is can you be an important voice without holding public office?
This is sort of symptomatic, 'I voted for him. I wear that uniform.' --'I didn't vote for him. I wear a different uniform.' I think people who voted for him, who see things they don't like, have to recognize that. And people who didn't vote for him have to recognize when he does something that's positive. We want to be for our President, because if we are tearing each other apart, nothing will ever get done.
This issue of depression is real and if it hasn't visited your family get on your knees and thank God that it has not. if I'm president we will address this issue, and if I'm not president I am not going to give up in Ohio until we do everything we can to improve the situation for them, and that's my pledge.
I served on a hospital board that has 55 hospitals around the country. I did my duty well and I made it clear that I was opposed to Obamacare and that it didn't serve the best views of the country. I didn't profit off of it, john's problem is that he embraced Obamacare, thought it was right for Ohio ... he was proud of it before, not sure why he is so defensive of it now.
We feel the momentum. And we'll see what happens. And we'll live with the results. But there will be no regrets in the Kasich campaign for all the work we've put in, the positivity of all of it. we're going to be changing some snowshoes for some flip-flops and we're going to go from fried clams to jambalaya.
The only reason I said what I said is I've had so many Democrats walk up to me and say, 'Hey, we like you, we hope you're going to be the Republican. We're not going to vote for you in the fall. But, you know, we think you make a lot of sense,' look, I'm in a Republican primary. But whoever's going to like me, I consider that to be a good thing. It shows my ability perhaps to reassemble that Reagan coalition -- those blue collar Democrats. That's what my father was, so I think I might send a signal out that it's safe if you're a Democrat and you're a conservative to look at a Republican.
When you balance as many budgets as I have, have cut as much taxes, been for as much school choice, reformed welfare, ended the entitlements -- go through all this, grow government at a very small amount. I don't understand it other than maybe sometimes I say we need to work together with the Democrats.
It's fine for everybody to take a look at this. Clearly when you lose a 12-year-old, I mean what more can you say about how tragic it is? Imagine how the family feels, the friends of the family. It's as tough a time as you could ever have in life, our hearts go out to all of them. And we're going to keep working to try to improve this overall system.
We must be more forceful in the battle of ideas. U.S. public diplomacy and international broadcasting have lost their focus on the case for Western values and ideals and effectively countering our opponents' propaganda and disinformation, i will consolidate them into a new agency that has a clear mandate to promote the core, Judeo-Christian, Western values that we and our friends and allies share -- the values of human rights, the values of democracy, freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom of association.
My great concern is that we are on the verge of perhaps picking someone who cannot do this job. I've watched to see people say that we should dismantle Medicare and Medicaid and leave our senior citizens out, out in the cold. I've heard them talk about deporting 10 or 11 (million) people here from this country out of this country, splitting families. I've heard about tax schemes that don't add up that put our kids in a deeper hole than they are today.
My great concern is that we are on the verge of perhaps picking someone who cannot do this job. I've watched to see people say that we should dismantle Medicare and Medicaid and leave our senior citizens out, out in the cold. I've heard them talk about deporting 10 or 11 (million) people here from this country out of this country, splitting families. I've heard about tax schemes that don't add up that put our kids in a deeper whole than they are today.
We have to pay no attention to the people who we hear whining about don't touch my program, we don't care about that. You know why? Because you come first and they come dead last. People that get in the way of progress come dead last in my career and in my life, the people we're gonna lift are the people who go to work every day and play by the rules.
It just reflects the dysfunction in Washington, where people cannot even honor somebody who has dedicated their life to public service... He built the largest Republican majority in modern time... I guess no good deed goes undone or unpunished because some of the most savage attacks on him come from Republicans.
Just remember Reagan in Reykjavik where Gorbachev said, look, get rid of all nuclear weapons, and I remember Reagan getting back in the car and saying ‘no, we're not gonna do that,’ so, you have to have the strength to walk away. The problem, Bret, with all of this is just listen to our Arab friends who say, 'listen, if you give the Iranians all this cash by lifting the sanctions, they're going to fund Hamas. They're going to fund Hezbollah' who is the enemy to the Arab nations that we have things in common with.
So, you have to have the strength to walk away. The problem, Bret, with all of this is just listen to our Arab friends who say, 'listen, if you give the Iranians all this cash by lifting the sanctions, they're going to fund Hamas. They're going to fund Hezbollah' who is the enemy to the Arab nations that we have things in common with.
Wisconsin governor and likely presidential candidate Scott Walker is visiting neighboring Michigan to address Republicans. Walker will speak to the Ingham County GOP luncheon in Lansing on Monday before keynoting the Oakland County Republican Party Lincoln Day dinner. His visit is the same day retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson announces a Republican presidential bid in his native Detroit and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul attends an event in Grand Rapids with Michigan Rep. Justin Amash.
I've said all along that I think there's too much greed on Wall Street, the reason I say it is because I saw it. The fact is, there's nothing wrong with making money. There's a lot of good. But you can't just be totally dedicated to making money without, you know, sort of doing some good in the process.
If the governor does eventually plunge into the race, one thing seems guaranteed : He would be, by a large margin, the Republican field's most provocative voice. No, he likely would n’t win, and he might well get the snot kicked out of him. But more than any other underdog flirting with 2016, John Kasich — defiant, outspoken, critical of conservatism from within — could upend the tenor of the primary season. [ Calendar of a candidate - Ohio Gov. John Kasich will be making stops in South Carolina and New Hampshire at the end of the month. Columbus [ Ohio ] Dispatch :.