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tv   Road to the White House 2020 Joe Biden in Hampton NH  CSPAN  May 14, 2019 6:05am-6:59am EDT

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former vice president joe biden week new hampshire this for the first time since announcing his candidacy for president. one of his stops is a pizza parlor in hampton. [cheering] [applause] joe biden.
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mike: it is a privilege to talk about joe biden and introduce them. i am smiling. i am telling the truth. still always been, and am, a supporter of joe biden. [applause] lot, sometimes a when it is appropriate, sometimes when it is not. [laughter] am i a supporter? this country needs someone of joe's demeanor, intelligence, and courage. he knows what needs to be done
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and how to do it. he knows our country, the world, and the world leaders. who would be better than joe? >> nobody. mike: we need an individual we can trust. energy will not be wasted trying to figure out -- with joe, we know it will be for the good of the citizens. health care, the fairness of this tradition of compensation -- you get a good pay when you work, which you are supposed to. we need an individual we have the confidence into make the right decision for the people of this country. in the middle of the night, if the president wants to make a decision, i want it to be a person i trust, that has done their homework and can ink and a thoughtful and rational -- can think and thoughtful -- think in
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a thoughtful and rational manner. an effective and productive way for all citizens. i strongly believe joe is the person who meets these requirements and exceeds them. we need joe. the country needs joe. i hope all of you will join tom and i support joe biden. [cheering and applause] right'd like to say is, the shift, full speed ahead. [applause] everyone, i give you the former vice president and future president of the united states. [cheering]
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joe: high, everybody. good to be back -- hi, everybody. to be back in new hampshire. i was given a list of everybody who is here. pat, there is a whole lot of folks i am not sure where the recognition starts. kiddo, your mommy owes you a big favor for taking you to this. ice cream for whatever. [laughter] i plan on doing everything i can to earn the respect of the people of temperature. be back, bad news for you. i want to earn your support. the fact of the matter is we are in a situation right now where you all know this election is bigger than any you have been
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engaged in. not because i am running or anybody else is running, because who occupies the office. this election is bigger than politics. it is more important. i am running for three basic reasons. i will be very clear about it as i move along. i will go into the tail as -- get into detail as we go. this is a marathon. i do not want to keep you standing or sitting for a long time. i want to restore the soul of this country. >> yes [applause] secondly, i want to rebuild the back bone of the country. this time, everybody, the middle class, who built this country. thirdly, unite the country. folks, i know i get criticized for saying i think we have to unite country. the truth of the matter is we cannot get anything done in this country without the consensus. is how the constitution
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was written. we are in a situation where you have to generate consensus to get anything done. if you do not do it, we end up where we are now. you get a president where you can divide the country. in a situation where you cannot get anything done. when things do not get done, that is when exec is reach out and claim more power than they are entitled to. folks, my dad used to have an expression. he said, joe, your job is more than a paycheck. it is about your dignity, your place in the community, being able to turn to your kids and say, honey, it is going to be ok and mean it. so people can -- so few people can do it today. -- there is a lot of folks who are doing well. it is good. i am happy people are doing well.
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so many people are being left hind. the situation is there used to be a basic bargain in america. if you participated in enterprise and it did well, you got to share the benefits. that is not the case anymore. i have a cartoon hanging in my office. barack used to kid me about it. it was from "the new yorker." -- there is ature burlap bag on the table with a dollar sign on it. it says, how was i supposed to know he was a job creator? [laughter] think about it.
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he treated a lot of jobs for people. created jobs for people. they were bringing in soybeans or whatever they are growing for the are creating knobs for people. we lost our sense of who we are. we have to reestablish it. we have to reestablish it. the way to start is to get back to the business of beginning to reward work over wealth. i am happy to see people do well. here is where we are now. warren buffett said it does. because i only pay capital gains
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for everything i may, i pay the lower tax rate than my secretary than mylower tax rate secretary does. it is a fact. we have to make sure we get rid of the tax cut that only helps the wealthy. [applause] -- illuminate significant and eliminate significant exemptions in the law. taxes collected because of a rational offered. get a deduction. you do not pay the same rate. here is the deal. $1,640,000,000,000 in loopholes in the law. at least 300 to 400 of those
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have no justification. there is no rationale except rewarding the wealthy appear they are doing fine. i believe the vast majority, when you talk to them, i get it. i will give this that or the other to make the country better. of $2 created a deficit trillion. when it passed, i said at the time, i am not always right, obviously. i said at the time, i do not want to sound like i told you so. i said at the time, when it will create this additional $2 trillion debt, we cannot afford to keep the debt. we have to do something about the debt re-created. what were they doing? they will try to eviscerate the social safety net, social security, medicare. [booing] the republican head of the committee of the budget of the cut it. representatives
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you hear the majority of the leader -- the majority leader of the senate say some thing we -- say we had to do something about entitlement. all of you trying to help your grandchildren or children go to college -- raise your hand if you do not think it is difficult? nobody is putting their hand up. it is difficult as the devil. there are three things we have to do to restore people's dignity. first, we have to make sure health care is a right, not a privilege. [cheering and applause] the way to start with that is reestablish what barack and i did in the affordable care act. when i passed -- when it passed, i said it was a big deal or something to that effect. [laughter] i thought no one could hear. thank on my mom was not around. all kidding aside, it was gigantic. speaking of barack, he does not get the credit -- he was one
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heck of a president. >> yes. joe: a man with great integrity, honor, decency, and a back bone like a ramrod. folks, we have to restore the affordable care act and not letting it continue to be eviscerated. you indicated pre-existing condition and you will opt out. imagine -- speaking of dignity -- i cannot imagine a parent looking at their child with a pre-existing condition and cannot do anything because you cannot afford it when an insurance company goes along -- company, you opted out. i cannot imagine what my wife and i would do with beau. if they sit halfway through, i am sorry. no more insurance. i cannot imagine it.
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it is about dignity. how can a man or woman go to bed at night staring at the ceiling knowing there is no way they can take care of their families? folks, it is about more than just a job. it is about your dignity. the second thing is, thing about education. 65 out of every 100 jobs today, today require more than a high school degree. or n it is training on a skill, an associates degree, community college, or beyond, 65 out of 100. here is the deal. it will get tougher. 12 years of education is not enough any longer. 12 years is not enough to compete. my wife was a junior college professor -- was a community college professor. any country that outcompete us -- outeducates us will outcompete us.
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one example, we can afford to do all these things. we can afford to do all these things. take a look at the health care piece. every single person in america should be able to restore the affordable, improvement, and make it better to allow anybody to buy into a medicare-like plan. we can ensure the whole country that weight -- can insure the whole country that way. if they do not like it, they can buy into a medicare-type plan. the other thing is, when we talk about education, we are in a situation where the cost has become so expensive to send someone to state universities. the cost has skyrocketed to go to those schools. a lot of reasons, including state legislative bodies running theepublicans cutting
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education assistance to those schools. we can pay for this with the tax-cut we are going to reverse as well as limiting some of these loopholes that make no sense. [cheering and applause] let me give you one example. be generic.t to you can send everyone in the state to community college for free. the entire united states for free, if they are qualified. cutting in half the cost of the four year degree. in every state, you can transfer credits. college here is the deal. it cost $6 billion a year. there goes the big spending democrat man, look at him. the $1.6 billion loophole. capital gain, cashing it
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gets left tod, it your son or daughter. government -- it is five seconds before, god forbid, something happens. of the $1.6one out cost as, it cuts the $11 billion to put toward the deficit. we can do all of these things. i will lay it out in great detail. this is not about big spending. it is about fair. what should we be investing in? look, folks. maintained --e
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mutating our dignity, look at the oedipal younger looking at her mom, and able to -- at the little girl looking at her mom, and be able to provide clean air and energy? you may be pedaling on an article on biden taking the middle ground on the government. take the time to look at little pols -- at little fact at ticiofacts. take a look at that. i said i was in this area long before most anybody was. said biting is right here he has been the right.-- said biden is
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he has been the leader. we saved hundreds of millions -- tens of millions of gasoline, barrels of gasoline. way, and all, by the no one complained. even the automobile company said it was all right. they have two compete with foreign companies building fuel-efficient or electric cars. we want to go to electric automobiles. yes what? you have to have -- guess w hat? you have to have a place to charge them. thell have a speech on environment. i said in 1987 in a floor speech when they passed one of my bills, we have an existential threat. we are in a situation where if we do not act quickly, we will lose almost everything we have.
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that is exactly the case. it is more urgent now. we need to finish this green revolution in a way that is rational. we can do it and get it done now. there is so much we can do that allows us to be in a position to be able to do it because of a fair tax structure and eliminate loopholes. rather than keep you much longer , the poor guy standing by the oven. i do not know, man. he will perspire badly if i do not -- here's the deal. i am told i am an optimist. i am. today abouttimistic the prospects for the united states of america that i have been since i got elected as a 29-year-old kid in the senate. look at who we are. it is about time we remember who the devil we are.
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this is the united states of america. we have more great research universities. gu own thosey corporations, which is a good thing. out of the basic research comes out of great research universities. all of the rest of the world the most-- we have powerful military. we have led the world in the past up until now by the example of our power. not by the symbol of our power, but the power of our example. that is the rest of the world is walking away. dictators.acing the president -- in the business of calling his good friend vladimir putin on his good calls. i have to trust my friend my friend putin here. -- he did does not
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not do anything or interfere our election. it is happening right now. he is booking a finger in our allies as well. nger in ourg a fine allies as well. -- alliance is what has kept the peace. we have the most productive workers in the world. threeerican worker is times productive as a worker in asia. that does not mean i do not people in asia to do well. we do not have to take it back to anybody. we are so well-positioned in this nation to be able to seize hold of the opportunities leaving the 21st century. there is no reason we cannot only 21st century. i could go on, but i will not. this is the united states of
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america. anything we set our mind to, we have never failed to accomplish. we have never failed to accomplish it. we were in grade school in the kids do it now. they will read about john and peoplepeech can quote parts of it. the most pressing thing he ever said, we are doing this because we refuse to postpone. longere to postpone any the possibilities for the country. we have to end it now with this administration. [cheering and applause] folks, i have a chance to talk about you. why don't i take some questions? they will give a microphone. >> thank you. i heard you said you wanted tot take $11 billion from the tax
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loophole and added to the deficit. eliminating deficit ringing it down will be a big -- deficit ringing it down will be a big part of the campaign? joe: the focus is to regenerate it. the focus is not to waste money. the focus is to focus on the things we have to do. that is an example of what you can do with it. we should not spend money in a proper gateway. we should be stressing medicare, social security aired we should not be cutting it. we should invest in education. we know a significant part of a child's brain develops fork in a garden. -- before kindergarten -- develops before kindergarten. we should invest in post-high school education. trade school, all of these things are in our wheelhouse. we can afford to do. we could spend money on future
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research. we are in a position. when i announced i was not going to run for president last time. i was not going to run against hillary. i want to 83 events for hillary. i planned on running before. i put together an organization. , made me promise when he got the diagnosis -- a lot of people have gone through a lot more than i have gone through without the help i have had. i have had significant help -- whenthink of all the people evey who have gone through what i have gone through and more, and get up every day, put one foot in front of the other and just do it every day without the kind of help i had. there are some real heroes out there. so i am not saying mea culpa, look at me.
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my generic point is that when beau knew he was dying, and we knew he was dying, because nobody gets passed a matter of months with his diagnosis, i promised him i would not tell anybody how seriously ill he was. he was he attorney general of delaware and he insisted on serving out his term even though he had aphasia. he would go to therapy early in the morning in philadelphia for a couple of hours then he would come back to delaware and work his job. and he was insistent on it. he said, dad, anybody ask you, look at them and say, he is good. so i couldn't tell anybody but the president, who was a close friend. i had to tell the president because i had been given so much responsibility, that any president has to do if they are that can have somebody -- because so much had landed on his plate. everything had landed on his desk but locusts the first year. [laughter]
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fmr. vice pres. biden: i mean it. so i had to tell him. but he was the only that i told. one so when i decided afterwards that there were still people pushing me to go, i told the president that i would formally announce after beau had passed that i was not going to run. so he said, come and announce with me at the rose garden. one of the things i said spontaneously, i said i have one regret, i am not going to get to be the president who presided over the end of cancer as we know it. that is when the president put me in charge of the moonshot. i spent, went all around the world and spoke at almost every major cancer center around the world. we put together a group of people, including 21 leading heads of major cancer hospitals and five nobel laureates on the board, so many more things that we did. we make some real progress.
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i will not go into it now in the interest of time. but, folks, we are on the cusp of being able to fundamentally alter cancer in terms of making it a chronic disease or curing much of it. the same with alzheimer's, with drug addiction. they know where opioids -- i was going to go into it but i will not now -- we met this guy -- anyway, i shouldn't. my point is, there are so many things on the cusp that we are able to do if we invest money in that instead of useless things. so many things we can do in terms of other great technologies. but we have stepped back from it and we're not making those investments. that is where we should be making the investments as we eliminate some of these ridiculous tax cuts for only the super wealthy, and some of the ridiculous, about $300 billion or more in terms of loopholes that make no sense. yes? yes ma'am?
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>> thank you for being here. fmr. vice pres. biden: thank you for being here. >> my husband recently passed away from younger onset alzheimer's disease after living with it for 12 and a half years. my mother is 92 years old, she was living with us. she was diagnosed with alzheimer's seven years ago. my sister was diagnosed with alzheimer's last summer. by 2050, 14 million americans will have alzheimer's at a projected cost of $1.1 trillion in today's dollars. alzheimer's affects the entire family, and i know firsthand what families are going through across the entire country mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually and financially. when my sister is given medication, she will be given the same medication my husband was given in 2010, the same medication that came to market 1996, 23 years ago. so how will you deal with this public health crisis that is impacting all of us? thank you very much for being here, vice president biden. fmr. vice pres. biden: thank you. [applause]
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fmr. vice pres. biden: i am sorry about your family. i really mean that. folks, what i do know is that there are three things we have to do as it relates to research , as it relates to a number of these diseases, including alzheimer's. one is that we have to insist that all the researchers share their data. what is happening now is that cancer and alzheimer's, there are no more dedicated people than there are in researchers in these medical fields, they do incredible things. but you know, when we started -- i will use cancer as an example -- when nixon declared the war on cancer, he meant it, he was serious about it. he had no army, no means to share data, no way to get data from hospital to hospital. the notion was that it would be a jonas salk who would walk into
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a laboratory and come up with the answer, let how to cure polio, like it was a silver bullet. back then we thought there was one cancer that resided in different parts of the body. we now know that there are over 204 strains of cancer that require different kinds of therapies, as many of these other diseases do as well. i have traveled around the world and met with a lot of people, literally thousands of researchers. and they are really good folks. but folks, what happens is the data is not shared very well. imagine if we could take the caseload of every single cancer specialist in the world, anyone who has had their cancer gene sequence, knowing exactly what it is, and put it all on one place, one repository, we can do now, a million billion calculations per second on computers. if we could have all those
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located in one place, we would be in a position where we could do with a computer, why a particular cancer that got from ad for bid i have -- particular cancer that god forbid, i have, or you have, or he has, the same strain given , the same therapy that is the only one available, or one of several, why it works on you, and not me? and it works on him. but it is a refusal to share the data with one another. because it is a different mindset about how we do this. we have the capacity to share data and we can change the culture. and it is beginning to change. when i got out of office, a group of these leading scientists said to me, we would like for you to continue the moonshot. what we call the biden cancer initiative. i said, why me, i am not a scientist. things, you do to dump
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very well, and you can shame. [laughter] anyway, the same thing is happening with all of diseases. there has to be much more collaboration so we can move much more quickly to find answers. secondly, there are some diseases that we can deal with, with opioids and other drugs, there was no willingness on the part of the drug companies to spend the money it takes to get engaged in the effort, because in many faith find a cure, there is not enough people they believe, to justify them making enough money out of it. so we should drive incentives on how they should in fact be awarded if they invest in finding an answer, so it is financially worth their while. rather than spending $6 million billion a year advertising on television and half of it, not half, literally, advertising opioids, giving doctors bonuses if they support, if they write prescriptions, etc. by the way, i think we should take away their deduction for advertising. but anyway --
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[applause] fmr. vice pres. biden: and by the way, you know it is the same drug, but there are a lot of drugs in experimentation, that but there is not a willingness to actually spend the time and money to really go, because it costs a lot of money. this is a place i think we can make significant progress going beyond the generic answer that has been given. but i am happy to talk to you in some detail about it after. if you give me your name and telephone number, i will be happy to make sure i get back to you on it. i will try to give yes or no's. yes. >> i want to know, outside of your family and outside of your work, what are you a big fan of? what are you most passionate about, outside of work and family? fmr. vice pres. biden: well, my dad used to have an expression , and i really mean it, is doing
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fmr. vice pres. biden: everybody asks why i am so passionate about having written the violence against women act and all of that. everybody thinks god forbid, maybe it was my mom, or my sister, or somebody. somebody. it was not, it was my dad. my dad used to say, joey, the greatest sin of all is the abuse of power, whether it is political, economic -- or the cardinal sin of all was for man to raise his hand to a child or woman. i will be very blunt with you. my son, beau, the one who passed away, the poor guy, i was his high school graduation speaker, his college graduation speaker, his law school graduation speaker, etc. [laughter] and my son hunter, who is the brightest of all of our kids, he never asked me to do anything. [laughter] but he joined a thing called the jesuit volunteer corps, because he had gone to belize to teach
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english, not proselytize, but he ran an emergency service shelter in an african-american community out in portland, oregon along the willamette river. said dad, before , we go out, all those who joined the jesuit volunteer corps are having a retreat at gaston hall -- he went to georgetown -- so he asked whether i would come in and speak on it. i said, of course. then, a great priest who was the president of georgetown at the time said to me, joe, what i would like you to speak on is how your faith has informed your politics. i thought, my lord, i have never gone out and talked about that. i have tried to practice it but i don't proselytize about my faith. so i spent more time on that speech than any speech have ever delivered.
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i realized that when i look back in my career, the one thing that always animated my concern, whether it was the civil rights movement when i was a kid, and i am not making myself out to be a great civil rights leader, but i got engaged because my state was segregated by law. we have the eighth-largest black population in the country. or, whether it was dealing with what was happening in terms of the way in which the vietnam war was going on, or when i saw what was happening in bosnia and herzegovina and the genocide in kosovo, i looked back at all the things i had thrown myself into, from violence against women, to all the way down the one of the first bills by ever introduced was to eliminate the requirement that a wife had to get the signature of her husband to go and get a bank loan. i thought that was an abusive -- [applause] fmr. vice pres. biden: i am not, -- thank you. i looked at everything i have ever been involved in and they have all been about the abuse of power. so i find myself getting very,
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very -- that has been my focus. probably like a lot of you, you get enraged when you see some of these things happen. but i am in a position as the united states senator that i was , and then, as vice president, to help do something about them. i guess what it is is the thing that generates my passion, i have never liked bullies. [applause] fmr. vice pres. biden: andby the way, i was the runt of the litter. i used to stutter badly. i used to t-t-t-talk. would you go to the p-p-p-prom with me? ,f you saw the "king's speech" you understood that it was one of the only things you can make fun of and everybody will laugh about. if i told you i had a cleft pallet and i had it fixed, or a club foot as a kid -- but so i found myself -- i was a runt,
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the runt of the litter. i think my freshman year of high school, i think it was about 5'3" or 5'4"but my generic poini i was ever, ever -- taught by my dad, if you see something going wrong, intervene. get engaged. my dad was a gentle man. he never once raised his hand to any of us. the greatest thing my dad could say to you was, you disappointed me. he said it to me twice in my life. i remember. it was like hitting hit in the back of the head with a baseball bat or something. but it was always about, if you see it, get engaged. barack, if i said to i could bring the violence against women act inside the white house, and i started the program, it's on us.
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one of the most devastating things that happened -- i was so excited when he passed the law. things were moving well. i had a brilliant staff of women who helped me. a woman called cynthia hogan who worked with me initially in the white house. i used to check the bureau of statistics as to what the progress has been on violence against women and the reporting of cases of rape and a lot of other things. she came back and said that cases of women over 40 were significantly down. a 38% reduction. but for women between the ages of 15 and 25, it had not changed a bit, not a single thing that happened. not a single thing happened. because, -- so i started this movement called it's on us. i did a survey at this virtual town meetings. i don't know how many people there were, they told me there were thousands of them, to high school and college students, to say, this is what the numbers
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are, what should i be doing, what do you think? i gave a website, and so on. and i was embarrassed. i should have understood. the single most important thing spontaneous,me, open ended questions, those of you who are pollsters know this, they came back and said -- get men involved in the problem. so that was my dad's notion, -- it's on us, it is on all of us to speak up. it is on us to engage. it's on us. i go to campuses and i said, freshman year, if you are in a fraternity and you see a fraternity brother taking a young woman who is inebriated up if you don't go over and say, not in this house, man, then you are a damn coward. [applause] you can say something. you have to intervene and say, whoa. here's the deal.
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woman, nohing -- if a matter the circumstance, as she is unable to say yes, it is rape. unable. i don't care how inebriated, i don't care what -- n [applause] fmr. vice pres. biden: anyway. i'm sorry. the lady with the baby. >> [indiscernible] fmr. vice pres. biden: god love you. congratulations. >> thank you. [applause] >> when the president came here, the called our state a derogatory term and then he made all these -- [indiscernible] [applause]
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fmr. vice pres. biden: first of all. you know, he said that in mexico to the mexican president. first of all, i think it is shameful to refer to a state or any state like that, number one. then, you know what he did, instead of doing the one thing that does make a difference that can help, is making sure medicaid is available, he wanted to cut it. then, he wanted to also make it work so that we cut the health care benefits across the board. look, folks, there is a lot that can be done. there is a whole lot of talk about, you know biden and the , crime bill. biden wrote a crime bill that had two big things in it. one third of it $10 billion of , it was for prevention. some of you are old enough, i got made fun of because biden's spending money not fighting crime, on prevention. they had ads of people dancing
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in tutus, that is all biden. midnight basketball, all that stuff. second piece of it was a significant investment in dealing with rational gun policy. without violating the second amendment. we eliminated assault weapons. we were in a position where we eliminated the numbers of bullets that could be in a magazine. background checks that had not occurred before, et cetera. the third thing was the violence against women act. but in the process of that, we also set up drug courts so we could divert people. they should be in treatment, not in jail. treatment, not jail. [applause] fmr. vice pres. biden: number one. secondly, we should be in a position where we invest a great deal more not only in research to be able to get better meds, to deal with whatever the problem is, but we should be engaging in a way that we invest in the community to be able to have the resources to work on
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-- resources to provide for the treatment of these conditions. if you give me your name, i can send you a layout of what exactly that means and how you do it programmatically. but i am so proud of you. soon't even know you, i am proud of you. [applause] i really mean it. >> sorry. we are out of time now. [crowd groaning] >> but how lucky we were, right? [applause] [laughter] fmr. vice pres. biden: whoa! i like it. [laughter] [applause] fmr. vice pres. biden: you know, two things, one place we still have a lot of work to do, i'm speaking of the need for treatment in mental health facilities and all of that. i carry with me, if you don't
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mind my showing this, i carry with me every day, i have for the last 12 years, i have my staff contact the defense department. if you look at my schedule card, inside, look what it says. it lists the number of u.s. troops who have been killed or wounded in iraq or afghanistan. because it always drew me crazy. it always drove me crazy that we would say, about 6000. no, it is 6866 because everyone left behind an entire community. wondered -- 52,785. not generic numbers. wounded, 52,785.
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not generic numbers. what we are not measuring here is over 300,000. 300,000 of our forces. this is the most incredible generation ever. i know the greatest generation was world war ii. but let me tell you something. over a million and a half of these kids signed up knowing they were going to battle. they came home, went back, came home, went back. last time i flew into iraq, i was landing in a thing called the silver bullet, and i walked up to the cabin. eight folks in the cabin, i asked, how many are on your first tour? nobody. second tour, nobody. third tour, three. fourth tour, two. fifth tour, the rest. folks, it is one thing to go in and -- by the way, i am not taking in any way from my father's generation, or my grandfather, but these are amazing as people. -- amazing young people. but guess what, we need right
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now at least 79,000 more registered nurses to deal with mental health. we need them right now. we can afford to do this. the backlog is real. people are in real trouble. post-traumatic stress is a big deal. a big deal. in addition to that, when i wrote the violence against women act i said, and i did not have proof of it, but i said that an awful lot of women who have been abused suffer from posttraumatic stress affecting their immune system, affecting everything. so i got legitimately criticized because it couldn't prove it. but now, the c.d.c. has proved that a significant portion of those women suffer from ptsd, just like somebody sit in on top of the hill getting shot at every day. if every time you come home and the meal is not ready on time and your husband smacks your head against the wall, guess what. it is the same thing. it goes across the board.
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so we need a lot more help dealing with these folks because they do need, and they should not be ashamed to get the mental health treatment that they need. but we need more people. that, ireason i said saw you, are you a soldier? yeah? >> no. ok. vice pres. biden: i saw you with the -- it looks like the coin and the flag. anyway. i am sorry to go on. but there's a lot we can do. this is all in our willhouse. we have the capacity to do it. it is just time to get the double up. every time i walk into my grandfather's house, he says, joey, keep the faith. my grandpa says, no, joey, spread it. go spread the faith. thank you all very much. [applause]
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announcer: we will have more road to the white house coverage with joe biden this weekend when he holds his official kickoff rally in philadelphia. that is live saturday at p.m. 1:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span. here is a look at our live tuesday. on c-span at 10:00 a.m. eastern, the senate judiciary committee. hearing on the impact of 5g technology. that is followed by the house at noon for general speeches with legislative business at 2:00.
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part of the agenda includes a bill that would extend the national flood insurance program until september. on c-span2, delaware senator chris coons talks about u.s.-china relations and policy toward asia after a recent visit to the region at 8:30 a.m. eastern. then the senate returns to consider judicial nominations. on c-span3, a senate finance hearing on the challenges facing retirees gets underway at 10:1 5 eastern. former senators greg and conrad top testify at a budget hearing of us governm running habits and efforts to balance the federal budget -- testify at a budget hearing about government habits. th coming up, two members of congress who serve on armed services

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