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... and mix a little more hop in our hip hop. thanks to the energizing support and cushioning of dr. scholl's massaging gel insoles, your feet will feel so good... ... you'll want to get up and go. yes, we can. yes, we can. >> politicians keep saying that. >> yes, we can, yes, we can. >> yes, we can. >> yes, we can. >> yes, we can. >> people believe? >> yes, we can, yes, we can. >> when we need government, the fact is they can't. >> the politicians in there think they can run our economy, run our lives, but no. they can't. that's the title of my new book that explains individuals succeed. government spends huge amounts of our money on trifian things. >> it is trivial to you because you are aer gant. >> yes, we can. >> no, politicians can't. do you liberals live in a
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fantasy land? who thinks the tsa good a good job. >> disgusting abuse of powers. >> government can't protect our money or educate kids. >> the government just can't do it. >> get out of our way and leave us alone. >> this time the politician says yes, we can. >> we the people say... >> no, we -- they can't. >> the politicians claim they create jobs. but no. they can't. >> president obama was a job creator from day one. >> we are going to create millions of new jobs. >> they keep saying that but does government create jobs? >> congressman co-chair of the congressional caucus... >> the public sector and private sector must be working together in order for it to work properly.
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>> in washington checked make the market work properly and create jobs. >> nobody can dial in the schools that are crumbling when our heart needs more attention. they saw a bridge fall into the mississippi river. >> government doesn't have any money on its own. they have to take money from the private sector to give to these projects. >> you have to take the money from somewhere. >> iowa caucus says they have a plan that can create 2.2 million jobs. if they can create 2 million jobs why not 10 million or 5 million jobs why why are you so cheap? >> how do you know that 2.2 million is the right balance taking money from the private sector. >> nobody does know exactly the right answer. >> i think this guy has the right answer. this is the owner of the dallas mavericks. >> how many jobs have you
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created? >> thousands. >> when they ch take money they take it from job kree tierts. >> they are not very effective or efficient when it takes money. >> he had no job himself and no profit. >> send off with billions of dollars and a hot wife what more can i ask for, right? >> he started a software company. he grew it and sold it to compu serve for millions. then... >> my partner came to me said you are the geek there has to be a way to listen to indiana basketball over the internet. >> he started another company. >> i put a line in the second ped room of my house and i worked. >> without a government program again he created something. >> this is over it's either going to be we are idiots it will be worth nothing we will know it right away or we are all going to be rich. >> five years later they sold that company to yahoo for
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$6 billion. >> the most patriotic thing you can do is be filthy rich you are create be joss and opportunities. >> he used his dollars to create more wealth and employ people then he bought a lousy basketball team. >> you bought a team not expected to win and they became national champions. >> did you have an idea somebody else had? >> mention our win loss record you are fired. the attitude was contagious. >> it was contagious. we had a survival attitude as opposed to let's win attitude. that is what i had to change. if you don't think like winners i am going to trade you. we finally won a world championship last year it took 12 years. >> he has a reality show to pitch entrepreneurs might grow. >> $4,500 for 45 percent of the company. >> cuban said it would be hard for him to start his businesses
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today. government has gotten so much more intrusive. >> so many things you have to sign up for you have a better chance of getting in trouble than you do of being successful. come on, guys. you want people to start businesses, why make it so hard. >> they make it hard because they want safety and think their rules provide that. oo they also make it hard because big government finances taxes. cuban can do that but little guys get killed. >> ed bought a small farm in south carolina thinking -- >> how can a farm produce an income that can pay for itself? that's what we de sited to do an agri tourism business. >> he had weddings he sells cattle and produce.
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he has been held back by government. >> i am tired of them telling us what to do and how to live and how to do business, how to can a product. i asked them permission for everything i do in life. you want control of everything then you come out here and run the damn farm. >> what has the government do that has him frustrated? >> this is part of the regulations we have to deal with at the farm. they go on and on. they keep growing. >> government regulations stopped him from canning and selling his product. >> we have missed an entire harvest because we couldn't get the kitchen certified in time. >> they forced him to make tons of changes to his building. a regulator called in. >> you need to put a hand wash sink inside this sink. for employees to wash their hands. what's wrong with the other sink? a the sink on test own wasn't a big deal. it was the things that go in a big ball before long i can't carry the ball. >> bureaucrats keep their jobs
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by finding problems. >> a building code inspector comes out he doesn't find anything what good is he? he can't justify his position until he says i found this and this and this. >> the time and money he spends obeying government could have gone to create jobs. >> without the government detouring the groit of this business we could hire 10 more easy. get out of our way leave us alone we can create all of the jobs. >> big government doesn't get out of the way. it keeps helping us? are you disabled? politicians say they can help you find jobs. no, they can't. >> me must take strong action. blatant struggling -- >> young al gore helped convince democrats and republicans to pass the americans with disabilities act. >> the ada was to get people to disabilities employed.
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it had absolutely the reverse effect. >> a reverse effect. when the law was passed 51 percent of the disabled people were in the work force. now it's 33 percent. one reason is the law makes the employers see the employers illegal fire an illegal person he may sue you. it forces businesses to accommodate handicapped people. the law includes hundreds of pages of detailed rules. every new doorway 32 inches wide every mirror no more than 40 inches above the floor. if they aren't they may sue you. he filed hundreds of ada lawsuits every year. >> what would you do if you were in a wheelchair you couldn't move your legs? don't you want something to protect you, to protect your rights? >> as usual the politician's protection did nasty things. now some businesses are sued by disabled people who have never even been in their store.
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drive byes lawyers call them a disabled person or scout drives up and down the street looking for businesses that might not be compliant. eric why yatt was asked to do t. >> eric got an e-mail from his attorney to follow 19 businesses he had 19 business cards and receipts and i will pay you 1,000 dollars. get a business card to prove you were there and the lawyer would find a reason to sue. eric said no, but he could have made thousands of dollars a day. >> i could make thousands all together. >> the disability rules are hundreds of pages, so most every business violates some rules. >> it could be a mirror is an inch too high, unsecured floor mats, round doorknobs? >> round doorknob is illegal? >> joe owns carpet stores in san diego. his father was disabled used a scooter to maneuver around the store. >> we have a lot of disabled customers that never complained
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and we always felt we were in compliance. if an attorney comes in his or her motivation is to make money on noncompliance i think they can be creative. >> one person claims the store isles were too narrow for his wheelchair but they aren't. >> we decided let's look in our security cameras. lo and behold we couldn't find it. it never was in the store. >> the lawyer still demanded money. >> lanes for 14,000 dollars. >> george paid even though he had proof the man was not in his store. he faced fines of 100,000 dollars. >> even though they are not true they pay them anyway because it would cost more to win. >> it's as simple as that. we know a number of defendants who spent 100,000, 200 thousand, $500,000 dealing with the cases. clint eastwood was one of them.
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>> eastwood owns this restaurant. he has a handicapped accessible bathroom she sued him because she was directed to a regular bathroom. eastwood is rich enough to say go ahead make my day. he fought back in court and won. usually business owners pay the lawyer a few thousand dollars and they go away. >> it's extortion but it's legal. >> feels that way. >> it's an ugly process but it works. >> you sue about all kinds of trivial stuff. >> it's trivial to you because you are arrogant and you don't see the point of view. >> your pair sites are freeloading off productive people. >> if it whether or nasn't for me thousands of businesses wouldn't be compliant with the ada. if you want to call it a racket but it's a racket that is in the legal system. >> it's legal extortion. >> the legal system is driven by
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money. >> and by politicians who say... >> yes, we can. >> yes, we can. >> coming up... >> the fist thing you are struck by is the jungle lobby. >> did you know you helped pay for this? ♪
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♪ >> want to go to college? it's expensive. a year at harvard costs 50,000 dollars. state schools often cost 30,000. >> the politicians in there say we can make college affordable for everyone. but no. they can't. they try. >> federal spending and college age is doubled then doubled again. but is government aid grew so did tuition. over the past 30 years inflation was 160 percent. we are upset healthcare costs grew more. 400 percent. college tuition rose 750 percent. >> the first thing is our jungle
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lobby. all of the trappings of a jungle recei receipt. >> the huks ryes that entice students and their money. >> you will find the cardio gallery. it is outstanding. especially with the mural work done by that international artist. then zoo life which is our in house day spa. >> it is no surprise that tuition time. >> we keep feeding the problem. >> riley twroet a book about how colleges raise money. >> they hike their prices the federal government says okay we will contribute a little bit more. >> almost half of college students get federal aid. >> we have to make sure education is affordable and available to everyone who wants to go. >> people are looking at the government to help them out of this mess but the government got them into this mess.
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>> was the government pays for everything. >> the cost is college is not a number that came out of thin air they know they can increase the costs because the government says they will keep paying for it. if the government says we are not going to keep making up the difference no matter what you add to your costs, the costs will start to stop or they would start to go down. >> progressives say they should spend more. >> there is no evidence that college loans or any student aid increases tuition at public universities. >> come on. if you give people money, tuition goes up. >> tam bra draut works for the think tank president obama founded. >> if p you look at what happened after the recession -- >> state funding has been steadily and pretty aggressively cut. >> what do you mean cut? it has gone from 55 billion to almost 50 billion. >> it has gone up because there are more students being
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educated. >> do you liberals live in a fantasy land? >> there are a lot more students going -- >> not enough to make up for the money you are throwing at them. >> the per student amount of financial aid -- >> is up. >> today they get an average 12,000 in federal and state aid. up from 7,000 in 1987. >> good morning mr. vice president. at least biden understands. >> how do you feel about the idea that government subsidies by artificially increasing the availability of student loans is at least partially responsible for rising tuition costs? >> government subsidies have impacted upon rising tuition costs and it's a con nan nun dr here. >> they advertise lobster dinner expensive dorms with luxury pools. >> pools and spas and fancy gym facilities and sushi for lunch
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isn't that where you would like to take your next vacation. why do you spend money like this? we have to compete from the college down the street. >> a variety of lights on it so we can stimulate different times of the day. >> the administrator says i will build a new rock wall. >> i would like to know where the rock walls are. >> more than 600 colleges now have rock walls. >> paste important to any leisure resort? any red blooded american college student, spring break. give our tigers spring break every time they step into the student recreation complex. >> when you go on a tour here they throw that in your face that it is completely awesome. >> students will come to us and say this is what seals the deal. shoulding reading, writing arithmetic. it's correrecreation. >> pretty much every parent says i want to go back to school.
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>> we are putting colleges on notice. >> upset about the rising cost of college. >> we can't just keep on sub dieding sky rocketing tuition. >> in the same speech the president also says -- >> my administration is increasing federal student aid so more students can pay for college. >> will politicians see the irony? no. coming up image a place where fewer rules create prosperity. >> hotels are being filled. it'd be so easy to check facebook, send emails. and the screen is easier to read in sunlight ! the universe is practically telling me to get a smartphone. it's like, "lisa, it'd be super cool if you got a smartphone. also, i like your outfit." thanks universe, let's get me a lucid. come in and say hello to your new, easy to use smartphone.
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♪ what in the worlds >> what in the world is happening on wall street. customers are freaked out waiting to see how low the dow
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will go. >> when the housing bubble burst the market fell people intuitively felt someone must do something. >> the politicians said we know what to do. congressman frank will strike more rules to make sure it never happens again. >> so they wrote and wrote hundreds of pages. they say this will create a new financial system. >> one that is innovative, creative, competitive, far less prone to panic and collapse. >> why is dodd frank good. >> a consumer protection an agency to ensure financial products like mortgages, credit cards have contracts that are easy to undernd. >> is dodd frank simple? did you read it? >> absolutely. >> did you understand it? >> this whole thing. these pages understand these? >> i stayed up and read that thing. running a bank is complicated.
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>> banks already had to follow these pages before dodd frank. >> economist richard ron is a former bank regulator. >> most people have trouble remembering the ten commandments let alone 10,000 pages of something. >> he used to work at the cayman islands. the caymans sound familiar? >> you have assets in the cayman islands. >> we are not going to beat barack obama with cayman island accounts. the caymans in those caribbean islands where mitt romney supposedly hides his money. >> you you know the reputation of cayman islands. >> where people go to cheat on taxes. >> 12,000 businesses claimed this building as their headquarters. either this is the laggest building in the world or the
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largest tax scam. >> you hear it all over the news. the whole foolishness. look at the report the irs says cayman officials provide all requested information in a timely manner. >> mitt romney pays taxes and all of the money earned from cayman entities. >> i would say it is pirate heaven. they would come and steal all of the money. >> that doesn't happen. the rules are understandable. >> our laws were so complex even regulators dune stand them. the fcc stopped bernie madoff 6 times. >> bernie madoff wouldn't have gotten away in cayman what we did in the u.s. remember the solution after the enron scandal? >> we will act against those who have shaken confidence in our
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markets. >> that gaye us a law that cost americans billions in paperwork but didn't prevent madoff's fraud or the next bubble. >> thanks make bad decisions. it makes sense that you should have a rule to stoch that. >> what about that cayman building? doesn't it suggest tax fraud? thousands of companies are registered. >> it has nothing to do with taxes. in delaware they have 10 times as many companies. >> it's true. companies register companies in delaware because they have simpler rules. i started a business there in one week. >> fox t-shirts. fox hats. great stuff here. >> i could have registered it faster in cayman. >> it is market responsive.
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>> john see more helped create the rule. he takes 10 pages to register a hedge fund. the simple rules work. >> it's our track record just in the past decade we have been through the crisis of 2000, 2004 and the most severe crisis in 2008. no cayman financial institution needed any type of government intervention or needed any type of bailout. >> simple rules also created prosperity. >> today we have the highest standard of living in the wor world>> jobs are always opening up. businesses are booming out of nowhere hotels are being built. >> people's reaction is we protect people with more rules. >> i go back to the ten commandments. the bible says you needed 10. they didn't say you needed
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>> life from america's news headquarters i am harris falkner. scandal for the u.s. secret service. deepening tonight. fox news learned agents caught up in the mess may have violated their top security clearance by hiring crosses to columbia. allegations members of the stee kret service team brought prostitutes to this hotel after a summit president obama was attending. every agent has a security clearance. they could be grounded for revoking that clearancclearance. they are on administrative
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leave. he added if the allegations are true he will be angry. congress set to launch its own allegations as well. i am harris falkner. now back to john stossel. >> after september 11th politicians said government must take over airline security. >> you get federal law enforcement to do this job. >> he said you can't professionalize if you can't federalize. the senate voted 100 to 0 to take over airport security screening. >> so is it now professional? these people don't think so. fliers complain that they are -- >> subject to disgusting abuse of powers. >> tsa plemployees ordered the
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woman to remove her soiled diaper because it was preventing a good pat down. >> didn't the tsa keep them safe? >> there haven't been successful attacks since september 11th. you might say that shows it's working. >> every report shows that tsa missed things what saved us is the passenger and crew. >> he helped create the tsa. now he chairs the transportation committee. >> richard reid it wasn't the tsa that saved the day. if you look at the diaper bomber with the passenger and crew that saved the day. the times square bomber called on his krel phone ordered the ticket went through tsa got on the plane. >> on top of that tsa is such a lousy place to work 50 percent of the work force quit.
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>> they keep losing employees and hire new ones. they are advertising on top of pizza boxes. >> a career where x-ray vision and health insurance are standard. >> it spends ten times what the previous company spent. he was shocked how much money they can waste. >> you don't want to know. i sent two guys out they have a warehouse they have hundreds of puffers that didn't work. they cost 150,000 dollars each and were supposed to detect closes. >> they paid like $600 a piece for dod to tess stroi them. >> the tsa wastes money, infuriate passengers and create long lines. isn't there a better way? lines are shorter at san francisco airport they move quickly and passengers say the screeners are nice. >> people here are friendly and willing to help.
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>> i think they are more understanding. >> everybody here is friendly. a lot more friendly than dallas. >> dallas employ government screeners. the one major airport that was allowed to hire screeners that work for a private company. not only are the screeners nicer they are better at finding stuff. the tsa tested them and found they were twice as good as finding contraband. why would private screeners be nicer and better? >> here is a reason they practice. they are taking the security carts under black lights. the fastest screener will win 2,000 dollars. there's even dramatic music. the ts a-trains it's screeners, too, but not like this. >> in this competition they race to search bags and identify forbidden items. here's a pipe bomb they rush to repack the bag. >> all right. all right. >> in this test they look at slides of people and try to
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remember details. >> how many buttons are on her sleeve? >> 4? >> yes. >> the private company makes these screeners special. >> behavior protection officer. they have to be able to look at something, look at a lot of people and be able to retain what they thought. these are the things you find out who is very good at that stuff. >> we are really competitive. >> skreerns lo -- screeners love contest? did you go? yes. what's your score? i am not telling you. if you tell a person your score they are going to try to beat you. it's kind of like bragging rights. >> they get better with the contests? >> yes, you have to. if you don't have the passion for it you need to find another job. >> who new privatization would create better attitude. >> i bet you are making money, money coming out of my pocket. >> i don't mind making a little profit. it's the capitalistic may the american way. >> profit makes you try harder.
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makes you work harder. we have to do well. >> that means getting passengers through quickly. they move screeners around so it is quicker. >> we show red there there is staff somewhere. we start to back up how many people can send. >> make those changes. >> the director of this airport wishes her screening company privatized to make lines moving. >> we get a high line of visitors in the summer. >> her airport is right next to montana glacier national park. they go in summertime. traffic triples. the tsa doesn't respond to that. >> training level remains constant. >> because of that the delays create and passenger complaints about rude screeners. cindy wanted to switch to a private screening company.
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the law that created the tsa allows that but they have to ask for permission. cindy and dozens of airport managers ask but they didn't respond for a year and a half. then they said no. >> what reason did they give you? >> they didn't give us a reason. >> we asked tsa officials to explain their position but they declined. their spokesman also lied to us when we asked for permission to film the competitions at san francisco airport they told us the private company is camera shy and wants to stay out of the limelig limelight. it wasn't true. >> i don't know why they did that. i really don't. >> the only reason tsa has given for rejecting other san francisco like experiments is there is no clear advantage to the federal government. >> i beth mcleod donald would like to tell burger king you can't open here. there's no clear advantage to you coming here. >> they would love that i am sure. >> the tsa creator says the
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bureaucrats are protecting their turf. >> it is typical government. >> gives them more power. keeps the power in washington. what were you thinking? you did this? >> no question. it has grown into a monster. they have become a huge personnel operation instead of a security operation. >> coming up people think the program head start gives poor kids a head start. no, they can't. your options are going to be limited. ♪ if you want standard leather-trimmed seats, you're going to have even fewer. ♪ and if you want standard keyless access, then your choice is obvious. the lexus es. it's complete luxury in a class full of compromises. see your lexus dealer.
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there is one government >> althere is one governmentmen program that is a success. >> head start has been an extraordinary success over the years. >> everyone loves head start. it gives under privileged kids early education that gives them a head start before regular school. it's lobby says it's a place -- >> where dreams are born and minds are nourished. talent can grow. curiosity flourish. >> head start is a great program. it gets results? >> i think there is tons of results. >> everyone thinks that. it's not true. >> we spend 180 billion on a program that has zero advantage for disadvantaged kids. >> what do you mean? >> there was a study funded by the federal government. it looks at 115 indicators that did not find one positive income. >> some kids got head start other kids didn't. >> they couldn't tell the difference between the kids who
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had the large head start investment and the similar poor disadvantaged kids. >> the government's own study found positive impact while the kids were in head start. one year later all gone. >> by kindergarten and first grade they found no difference between the kids that went and the kids that didn't. >> the president is taking strong stand against infective programs. >> we have to eliminate programs that don't work. eliminate programs that don't work. eliminating programs that no longer work. >> we spent more than 100 billion they do a big study and finds oops no different. they say okay we are going to stop. >> no instead we get a billion dollar increase. the next year in 2012 this year it is a $400 million increase. then obama's 213 budget it gets another 100 million increase. >> i had a chance to visit one of the classrooms here. i have to say it got me a little
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choked up. >> we should be choked up. government keeps spending more money on programs that even they admit don't work. >> i wanted to confront the administration people from head start about this but they wouldn't talk to me. congressman ellison did. >> you can't tell me that the food they get the instruction they get, the love that they get from the people who work there are not doing these kids tremendous benefit. >> i would like to believe they get a lasting benefit. the government's own data finds none of that. >> you know what? that is not the problem of head start. that's the problem of not adequate investment in our public education system. >> what would be enough? 50,000 a kid, 100,000 a kid? the line is always we have to spend more money and if we are just better funded we will eventually get better outcomes for kids. >> that is what the big spenders always say about most everything government does. >> more money and government
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yes, we can. >> yes, he, we can. >> yes, we can! >> no, they cn't >> yes, we can. >> no, they can't. >> nasty title for any new book but politicians can't do what private individuals can. over the years politicians promised ende independence, world peace, an end to poverty if we give them more money they can solve problems.
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no, they can't. college tuition pays for spas. the tsa is awful. there are hundreds of other examples of how government can't in here. you can read that at john you say wait if government can't what about cut wi-- cutting edg signs. nasa pentsent a man to the moon. we all liked them. it costs billions what did we get? promos for a breakfast drink. >> taping infant breakfast drink went with them. >> they brought us the cat stan but millions haven't gotten enough. government science is clumsy. a private group does better. >> offer them pride and they will come. >> they promised $10 million to any one that could launch 3 men into outer space. 25 teams competed for the prize.
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>> itch never been myself this creative as i have in this prize. >> his spaceship won the prize. then billionaire investors said i want a piece of that. >> richard branson bought the rice. they will plan to run a tour bus. already tom hanks, ashton kutcher katie perry and branalena bought tickets. some day it will be as cheap as normal air fair. >> there is no money to be made in going to the moon. this has to be done by government. >> all of the innovation really comes out of the private sector. >> are they going to make money? >> by charging for the ride. >> politicians say government support is critical in helping businesses get new energy ideas off the ground.
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>> we are programmed to believe for real high-tech futuristic innovation it has to come from the government. >> the feds already thrown billions at failures like solyndra that was tiny compared to solar one, and hundreds of billions wasted on sin fuel. >> some things work out some things don't. >> some say government boondoggles are worth the risk. >> i like the government taking my dollars tax dollars and investing in the tech noolnologf tomorrow. >> others like private companies to do it. >> the fuel efficiency standards forced detroit to innovate without them. >> if government didn't dictate 35 miles per gallon they wouldn't get there? we need government to force it? >> i think we need government to force it. >> no, we don't. they spent billions they offered a $10 million prize for a car
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that gets 100 miles per gallon. >> the announcement sparks immediate powerful worldwide response. >> we have to do this. we are going to go for this in a big way. >> some teams use gasoline, electrici electricity, even compressed air. >> 130 around the world entered improving what's possible. >> the design phase was first. cars had to pass a looks test. then came the safety and performance committeeses. most teams were eliminated. >> our transmission didn't hold up. >> they are going to auto manufacturers. >> thousands of dollars of crude oil are oozing. >> we will continue to do what is necessary. >> we brought in the best and
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brightest of the minds that deal with this. >> government hadn't. >> re-inventing how to clean up oil on the surface hasn't changed since the exxon val disease it 1 years earlier. >> how would he improve it? >> i don't know. competition will tell the. >> you are giving away all of this money and you say, i don't know. >> we don't pick the winner in advance like the government does. you are a good researcher here is the money. we flip it and say i don't know which of you 100 teams are the best one but the one who achieves this we will pay you. we only pay for success. >> i am waiting for that great big check. >> wendy offered a $1 million prize for a faster way to clean up. >> 450 teams registered for the competition.
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>> some teams say no prior experience with oil spills. >> we get asked how long have you been in the oil industry. i say counting today? >> the top teams went head to head at the oil facility in new jersey. 7 of the ten teams doubled the preeks cysting standard that had been used to clean up oil for the last 20-years. >> one of the teams doubled it. they met at a las vegas tattoo parlor. they built a steel mod nell one of the guys pool it still doubles the ability to clean up oil spill in the last 21 years. >> for 20-years they tried and tried. they quad troubled it why can't the environmental froeks agency lead stuff like this? >> they could but they didn't. >> no, they can't!
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