Generation Next: A White House Forum – Economic Panel

Generation Next: A White House Forum – Economic Panel

Kelly Sadler: Good
afternoon everybody. Thank you so much for coming
to the White House today. We’re so honored and
privileged to have you here. My name is Kelly Sadler. I am the Director of
Surrogates and Coalition Outreach here at the White
House for the Office of Communications and we are
just so grateful to have you here. If you look around the
room there’s a bunch of Millennials, a bunch of students,
college activists. We are, as an
administration, very eager to support you
in your efforts. We’re going to
have a break. I encourage you to
comingle with one another. We’ve got such a diverse
group of people here that are supporting issues on
college campuses that are activists there that stand
up for freedom of speech that are — have great
stories to tell in terms of apprenticeships and
workforce, and of course, these are issues that we,
as an administration, have been working on. Our first panel is
going to focus on jobs, workplace growth,
workforce issues, oppressive issues. We’ll then go
into a break. They’ll then be a Q&A with
the President by Charlie, and then we’ll focus the
last issues on crises on college campuses, which
we’ll tackle the opioids crisis as well as the
freedom of speech issues that I know a lot of you
have been facing in this room. So, with that, I would like to
introduce advisor to the — advisor of the
President, Ivanka Trump, and Secretary of Labor,
Secretary Acosta. (applause) Ivanka Trump:
Hi, everyone. Audience Members: Hi. Kelly Sadler: So, we just
want to have this be as informal as we can;
a conversation with everybody in this room. I just want to mention
that this week Ivanka was in Iowa promoting
workforce and workplace issues. She was — if you saw some
of the meetings she was out there vaping. (laughter) Kelly Sadler: So, we also
— the secretary was also in Ohio this week,
basically announcing a 50 percent expansion in
apprenticeship financing, which is a big deal. So, I kind of want to just
get into the Q&A aspect of this. I know a lot of you
submitted questions online and we’d like to start
with Julia Nelson from Long Island, Kansas. Julia Nelson: Nice
to meet you guys. My husband and I are the
sixth generation in our family-owned diversified
agricultural operation located in North
Central Kansas. On the ag side, we
raise cattle and hogs, have a row crop farming
operation, grain merchandising facility,
trucking company and feed mill, and roughly these
entities employ about a hundred employees in
our rural community. We also operate in
the banking sector. We own five branches
located in South Central Nebraska and North Central
Kansas, and those branches employ about 85
individuals. With the new tax reform
structure, we realized we were presented with a
unique opportunity to invest in our most important
asset, our employees. We felt that this was the
perfect time to promote loyalty and ensure
our companies have a competitive wage advantage
from our top leadership to our entry-level employees. We issued $500 bonuses to
all full-time employees, $250 bonuses to all of our
part-time employees, and on the ag side we also
raised everyone’s wage by a dollar per hour. You know, between the
dollar an hour raise that we issued and also the
payroll tax reduction, our ag employees are taking
home an additional $200 on average per paycheck,
which is, you know, almost an additional $5000 per
year, and in our rural communities, you know,
that makes a huge impact. And I guess, you know, I
just wanted to say our family is very
appreciative of the work that the Trump
Administration has done on tax reform, and you know,
the opportunity it’s given us to reinvest
in our employees. My question to you would
be what elements of the tax plan do you believe
will improve the job market for younger
Americans? Ivanka Trump: Well, first
of all, thank you, and thank you for your
comments, and thank you for your support of
tax reform, and most importantly, thank you for
your commitment to growing your business, growing
your business here in America and investing
in your workforce. We’re seeing this for
every large employer who is rolling out wage
increases or bonuses and associating it with the
changes made in tax reform. Hundreds of small
businesses across the country are doing the
exact same thing. So, it has been incredibly
gratifying to see in the earliest days of its
implementation and having such a positive effect. So, to your question about
how tax reform is going to help younger Americans;
I think multifold. People will be graduating
into an economy where there are jobs and where
employers are competing for talent. Wages are increasing for
the first time after having been stagnant
for several decades. So, you’re seeing
wage growth. You’re seeing competition
for great and motivated and driven talent. You’re seeing tremendous
opportunity for students to go right into the
workforce through training programs and
apprenticeship where they have the opportunity
to become employed, debt-free, and taking an
alternative path to a traditional four-year
college because of the opportunities that are
available in the market and because of this
administration’s focus on skill development
and training. And then I think you see
the opportunity expanding for young people to be
entrepreneurs and to really harness the
innovative spirit that America is so known for
and create their business, and become job creators
through a combination of both tax reform, which is
decreasing barriers to entry and creating
incentive for people to take the leap, take
the risk and start an enterprise, but also
through deregulation. The administration has
aggressively been deregulating. We’re keeping smart,
practical, needed regulation in place. There is place for
regulation, but we have been so overregulated,
and even well-intended regulations often were
poorly executed and had real consequence with a
disproportionately adverse effect for our small
business owners that can’t afford the teams of
lawyers and accountants to figure out how to
navigate and manage them. So, I think the
combination of a booming economy with tremendous
job opportunity and job openings, the investment
we’re making in skills training and workforce
development to assure that the skills being
taught in our classrooms, whether it’s K through 12,
post-secondary or mid to late career worker
retraining, align with the jobs that are in
demand in the economy. Tax reform and
deregulation is creating a climate that empowers all
Americans and certainly Americans in the first
stages of their careers. Secretary Acosta:
Thank you. Let me add a few
words to that. First, thank you for
investing in the American people and thank you for having
so many small businesses. I started to lose track. You said we do this,
and this, and that. (laughter) Secretary Acosta: But you
know, across the nation, more than 4 million
Americans have already received the tax books,
and that is real money to real people. And that matters a lot to
them but that also matters to the communities because
you mentioned, you know, a few hundred workers, and
you know, about, you know, 5000 more. Well, 5000 times a few
hundred turns into, you know, a half million dollars
or more for that community. So, that means that more
individuals are going to get jobs in that community
as restaurants thrive and other small
businesses thrive. And so, this has a
multiplier effect throughout our economy
that is powerful. Let me also talk a little
bit about the tax plan, which was your question,
because an area of this, you know, of President
Trump’s tax reform that really excites me is the
focus on small businesses. And so, historically,
small businesses have lost out. Somehow large corporations
might get their needs addressed but small
businesses can be forgotten, and small
businesses are the engine of America, especially
with new technologies. If you look at between
eBay and Etsy and so many other places there are now
20 million individuals that are accessing global
marketplaces with very small businesses
because of technology. And they are creating
growth and they are the ones that are hiring
so many Americans. And so, the President was
adamant that this tax plan focus on the needs of
small business, and the result is reinvesting in
workers like you did. Reinvesting in that small
business, and for every effort to grow that small
business, then you’re going to have even more
and more individuals working, and so,
this is so important. Just yesterday I read
that the Federal Reserve decreased their estimate
of unemployment again for the second time this year. So, we’re already at a
17 year low, 4.1 percent nationally, and the
Federal Reserve was predicting that it would
fall below 4 percent this year, and now they’re
predicting 3.8 percent this year, and an even
greater increase next year. Think about that. We haven’t seen those
figures in decades and that’s because of
President Trump’s pro-growth policies like
this tax reform plans. So, thank you for
your question. Kelly Sadler: All right. Next, we’re going to
go to Ebonique Ellis. Ebonique Ellis: Hi. Kelly Sadler:
Hi, Ebonique. Use your microphone. Ebonique Ellis: Hi. I’m Ebonique. I have a small
business and I’m a new entrepreneur, and so,
when I heard about the opportunity funds in the
new GOP tax bill, I loved it and I wanted to learn
more about — as this program is getting
unraveled. Ivanka Trump: This is
one of the elements, and there’s so many elements
of tax reform that we’re all excited about, and
just to dovetail quickly. I mean, a hundred percent
capital expensing for the first five years. That’s major for small
businesses who have to make large capital
investments to get up and running and is going to be
incredible for the next generation of
entrepreneurs. But these opportunity
funds and the opportunity zones that — is anyone
here from South Carolina? The great state — oh. Hi, Harland. So, Senator Scott was
a great champion for opportunity zones. It was bipartisan
legislation that was included into the tax
reform bill and it basically enables reinvestment
in communities that have traditionally
been underserviced. And how it does that is by
allowing the states in and the governors to designate
20 percent of the areas within their communities
as these opportunity zones and then capital that’s
invested in those areas. If it’s reinvested in
those areas, you can avoid the capitals gains tax. So, you can defer
the capital gains. And what they’re trying to
do, and what we’re trying to do with this
legislation, and I think it will be enormously
beneficial, is ensure that businesses that are
creating wealth and creating growth in these
communities stay in these communities and
don’t leave. And there is a flight
towards — for startups, for
venture businesses. There is a strong pull to
leave certain distressed markets in favor of
locations that have more opportunities to access
capital and networks and mentors. So, there’s a tremendous
pull outside — out of rural America and out of
our inner cities to places like Silicon Valley or
New York City or Boston. Actually, a full
three-quarters of all venture capital funding go
to those three states; go to California, go to
New York and go to Massachusetts. Three-quarters of all
venture capital funding. So, we’re trying to create
a cycle where people invest in communities and
keep that investment in those communities, and
we think the opportunity zones will create
great opportunity for entrepreneurs and for
investors to invest in areas previously
overlooked. Thanks. Kelly Sadler: All right. We’re going to
go to Akash. Go ahead. Akash Chougule: Thank you. Akash Chougule from
Americans for Prosperity. My question is about
the regulatory states. So, this administration
and Congress deserve a ton of credit for doing a
really excellent job rolling back the
regulatory avalanche of its predecessors but,
unfortunately, as we know, not every administration
is as aligned as this one is on reducing
that problem. So, are there any plans
to work with Congress to actually change the
regulatory process itself so that future
administrations can’t impose so many regulations
with such ease and lack of accountability? Secretary Acosta: Let me
answer that because I think this is such an
important issue and let me talk a little bit about
how we look at regulation as a backdrop. And so, within this
building is The Office of Management and Budget and
one of their jobs is to review regulations and to
do a cost benefit analysis on regulations. One of the concerns that I
have is as a society we’ve started focusing so much
on cost benefit and the accounting that even
before we get to how we roll them back, we need to
ask fundamental principles. What about freedom? A regulation, even if it
doesn’t impose a cost, a financial cost on society,
can impose a cost by restricting freedom. And so, we need to start
with the presumption that we should be free unless
there is a good reason not to be and ask is this regulation
restricting our freedom? And then we can do a cost
benefit analysis and say, what is the cost
to the economy? And these are all
very important. Let me — one of the
related issues that we also need to focus about
is rule of law and here’s why. If you look at what
happened in the past administration, any number
of regulations were enacted and we’re now
seeing courts across the country say overturned,
overturned, overturned. I could list half a
dozen that have now been overturned, but they have
been in place now for three, four, five years. And so, the difficulty is
if it takes four or five years to overturn a
regulation that was enacted without statutory
authority, we’ve got an issue. And this is really
fundamental because the regulations get signed
into law in essence, right? Because no one’s going
to violate a regulation. So, they almost carry the
power of law and by the time they get challenged
in court, and by the time courts say, you did not
have the authority from Congress to do this,
it’s almost too late. And so, one of the
interesting ideas, I think, would be to see if
there is some way to have expedited review of
regulations so that we can say early on, no, we did
not have the power to do this. You cannot limit society’s
freedom in this way. Ivanka Trump: Naomi Rao
from OIRA, which is in charge of the deregulatory
agenda for the administration and
regulation in general, she set a goal of pulling
back, and the President had challenged OMB and
OIRA to — for every new regulation enacted,
two would be repealed. We ended the year with
for every new regulation enacted, 22 were pulled
back, which is amazing and really, we’re just getting
started because there is a process. Just as there is a process
to put a regulation into place, there is a process
to pull that regulation back, but she is
incredibly focused on this. All of our cabinet
secretaries are incredibly focused and are constantly
being challenged by the President what regulations
are affecting the American people that you hear about
in your travels across the country. Compile them. Come up with a list. We won’t agree with all of
them but a lot of them are really well-informed by
just the people on the ground. The everyday Americans. The everyday
businessowners who are feeling the consequence. So, in almost every
cabinet meeting the President asks
this question. He asked it of Secretary
Perdue a couple of weeks ago. What regulations are
affecting our farmers? How close are you to
getting to a place where you’re satisfied that we
have the right regulations and we’ve repealed
the wrong ones? So, it is an enormous
priority for the administration and
will continue to be. I actually brought Naomi
with me when I went to India for the Global
Entrepreneurship Summit put on by the State
Department because I feel that regulation is so
critical to entrepreneurship. They are so linked and
having her voice talking about the effects of
prudent regulation and also, deregulating, was
a critical voice to that discussion. Kelly Sandler: You know,
my father was a small business owner and he said
— he sold the business and he’s not in it today
— but he said if he were operating today, he just
couldn’t in the regulatory environment because of
all the restrictions. And this is one thing that
the President has taken on in conjunction
with the tax cuts. We’re seeing businesses
like Julia’s and Ebonique, like, starting up
new businesses. So, I mean, these dereg
and tax cuts do go hand-in-hand in this
pro-growth, you know, unleashing of the economy
that we’re seeing. You know, a rising tide
lifts all boats and that includes the
Millennial boat. We need — there’s going
to be more opportunity and more opportunities to
start businesses, which I know a lot of the people
in this audience are looking to do or are
interested to do. And so, with that, I’d
like to go to Jared Meyer. Where’s Jared? Ivanka Trump: Hi, Jared. Jared Meyer: Thanks for
taking the time to be with us today. Ivanka Trump: Great name. Jared Meyer: I know. Yeah. (laughter) Jared Meyer: Excellent. I swear I get so many
Google alerts now from your husband but — (laughter) Jared Meyer: Anyways, I’m
a senior fellow with the Foundation for Government
Accountability, which is a group that moves
individuals from welfare to work, and my question
is an increasing number of Millennials want to work
for themselves in the 21st century American economy,
and these benefits of independent
work are clear. You have flexibility,
mobility, the ability to take advantage of
new technologies. So, what’s the
administration doing to help Millennials achieve
these entrepreneurial dreams that they have? Secretary Acosta: Well,
let me address that in a very specific way. One of the challenges, I
think, to sort of becoming an entrepreneur
is there is — it can be scary
sometimes, right? You go to work
for someone. You’re getting a paycheck. You have benefits. You know where your
healthcare is coming from, but if you’re on your own,
you’re on your own, right? And I think sometimes
we make that incredibly difficult, and let’s take
healthcare, for example. There are now 11 million
individuals and their families that are working
in small businesses or for themselves that
don’t have healthcare through their employer. And that’s such a major
issue because if you’re thinking about leaving
your employer to start your own business — for
Millennials, maybe a little bit less of an
issue but as folks start families this becomes
a major issue. How are you going to
access healthcare? So, the President is very,
very sensitive about this and really wants to
provide more opportunities for individuals to
access healthcare. And so, he’s directed all
the cabinet officers to look at how we can
improve this situation. At the Department of
Labor, we have proposed a new rule. It’s called an association
health plan or a small business health plan,
and the concept is that entrepreneurs can get
together in associations and they can obtain healthcare
through those associations. So, chambers of commerce,
associations of entrepreneurs. If folks are setting up
an eBay store, maybe an association of eBay stores
to access healthcare. And I think this can be
transformative because if we can lower those
barriers to individuals going off on their own and
sort of pursuing their dreams to creating those
small businesses, not only are you helping those
individuals and their families, but going back
to what I was saying before, as those
businesses develop they’re going to hire more folk,
and you’re going to start seeing a multiplier effect
throughout our economy, and that’s why we’re
growing so much. Because President Trump is
very focused on unleashing the innovation that I
think is inherent in this nation and particularly,
you know, in the Millennial generation
that has so many ideas. Now, we as members of the
administration need to provide the opportunities
for them to implement those ideas by lowering
the barriers to entry to become entrepreneurs. Ivanka Trump: Agreed, and
I would just follow up with noting the great work
being done at the SBA by Administrator McMahon. She started as a
small business owner. She understands the challenges
of growing a business. She’s given great energy
and tremendous leadership to that agency and the
mission of increasing access to capital, access
to networks, access to mentorship for
entrepreneurs is a mandate that she is deeply
inspired by and is just really leveraging that
agency to do incredible work. So, just to give
you an example. In 2017 alone, year
relative to the year prior, she lent $130
million more to women-led businesses. So, increasing lending
opportunities, particularly to
populations that have unique barriers; women and
minorities is a big focus of hers. But also creating
opportunities to gain mentorship and to allow
the SBA — they have these incredible
entrepreneurship facilities across the country
that can provide guidance. And sometimes for a young
entrepreneur, especially so many women-led
businesses, there’s one employee, and
that’s the founder. So, who do they go to to
get advice and feedback on a business plan? And the SBA has some
great programs and she’s refining them
and scaling them. She’s also thinking about
digital connections and the opportunity to use the
SBA platform to provide programming and knowledge
for entrepreneurs, and feedback and networking
opportunities for young entrepreneurs in
leveraging technology. So, the SBA is doing
great work and the administration is working
very, very closely with Linda McMahon to
continue to do that. So, that as people start
new businesses they get the guidance and they have
access to the capital needed to do so. Kelly Sadler: Yeah. No. It can be scary going out
on your own, especially if you just graduated from
college or — and so, the SBA does provide
tremendous resources for those willing to
take that risk. Ivanka Trump: There’s
SCORE programs. A great example of that
where they have real people who are experienced
in those industries providing guidance, and
reviewing business plans, and offering constructive
feedback to entrepreneurs as they develop their
plans and think about strategies for scaling
their business. So, there have been some
very successful programs and she is launching new
ones and refining and enhancing those that exist that
are providing a great service. Kelly Sadler: That’s cool. David Grasso. David Grasso: Hi. My name is David Grasso. I’m here representing a
nonprofit that’s dedicated to Millennial
economic empowerment. I have a live — Facebook
Live show on Bold TV right here with Miss Carrie. We interview entrepreneurs
and a lot of times I see that not only do they
face a lot of barriers to entry, and not only do
they need mentorship — that’s all important
— but they’re also tomorrow’s job creators,
and we have to see the link between
entrepreneurship and jobs. So, what is the
administration doing to make sure that
entrepreneurs not only succeed, but
also create jobs? Secretary Acosta: Well,
thank you, and you know, I think we need to recognize
that these entrepreneurs are the job
creators, you know. I often get a question,
doesn’t changing technology going to
decrease the number of jobs available? And I always say, you
know, people have been saying that for centuries
and every single time, when technology changes,
more jobs are created. And so, you’re seeing
technology now empowering these entrepreneurs to
access this global economy to sell what they’re
producing and manufacturing, to access
customers and clients over the Internet
to give advice. You know, a dietician in
one state can now access, licensing issues aside,
the entire nation. But I think there are a
few areas where we need to look. We’ve already touched a
little bit about lowering the barriers in
terms of healthcare. We’ve talked a little bit
about the tax issues and how treating small
businesses in a more positive way is unleashing
a lot of innovation among entrepreneurs, but I think
we also need to talk about licensing and let
me tell you why. There was a time in the
United States when most people didn’t need
a license to work. Now almost one in three
individuals need a license to do something really
simple to work. And so, there’s one city
that I’m thinking about that recently licensed dog
walking and dog sitting. (laughter) Secretary Acosta: And
what I heard is this. What I heard is that
there’s an app. How many of you have heard
of the app called Rover? Audience Members: Yes. Secretary Acosta: So, you
all know about it, right? Kind of like an Airbnb for
dog walking and dog sitting? Well, right after Rover
came out, all of a sudden, they decided that only licensed
individuals can dog sit. And so, why are
they doing that? You didn’t need that for
health and safety because dog sitting was safe for,
you know, pretty much centuries. (laughter) Secretary Acosta: You can
babysit without a license. Ivanka Trump: Depends
what kind of dog. Secretary Acosta: Depends
what kind of dog. But why are
they doing this? And so, one of the things
that I think is really important to empower
entrepreneurs is to deal with this issue of
occupational licensing. Now, why are we
restricting competition? And that’s such a hard
issue because these are state and city and local
issues, but we need to work with these localities
because it is unfair, it is restrictive, and every
time there is a new innovative idea, what you are
seeing is a barrier to change. Folks don’t like change,
but there’s so many ideas out there and our economy
is changing so, we should be embracing
those changes. And at the Department of
Labor we’re working with so many governors that are
trying to really reform this occupational
licensing issue. I think that’s
very important. Ivanka Trump: Secretary
Acosta has been such an unbelievable, formidable
champion on the issue of licensure and it’s gotten
totally out of control. So, I’ve got my master’s
degree from Secretary Acosta on this issue and
now I share his passion for it, but it really
is remarkable how insane it’s become. Now one in every five
professions require a license. That was definitely not
true, 10, 20, 30, 40 years ago. And it is
disproportionately hurting those who can least afford
it, and really putting a ceiling on people’s
potential for upward mobility. So, it is a very,
very serious issue. We’ve talked extensively
about how to engage in governors, and the
Secretary has done a great job in championing
compacts between States and certain professions. For example, military
spouses are a group that are disproportionately
affected by the licensure problem because of the
frequency in which they move. Ninety-two percent of
all military spouses are female. They move roughly every
three years and they’re concentrated in terms of
the jobs that they have and in highly licensed
fields such as education and the healthcare fields. And so, it’s enormously
problematic and as a result, you see a 16
percent unemployment rate of military spouses actively
seeking jobs versus — which is much higher than
the national average. So, thinking about how it
affects individual groups such as military spouses
and the population as a whole. But it’s a major issue and
it requires us tackling it with the governors
and with the state representatives because
most often this is happening on a state
and local level. But we are bringing and
elevating awareness around the consequence and
how much this stymies opportunities,
particularly those who need the jobs the most. Secretary Acosta:
That’s right. Let me add to that, if I could,
because it’s so important. Ivanka hosted a
round-table of military spouses to talk
about this. And I was — I want
to share two stories. I was struck by one woman
there who’s an attorney. And she, when she moved,
she was told that she should get a job at a
store because she couldn’t practice as a lawyer
in that state. And she’s invested a lot
of time in that degree and a lot of money in that
degree and she moved. Do you keep you family
unit intact and move with your military spouse? Or do you break up your family
unit and keep your profession? There was another
individual there where every time she moved as a
schoolteacher, and every time she moved, she had to
start at the bottom of the ladder and relicense. We talk about “we need
more teachers,” so why are we making it so
difficult for teachers to move? There’s a third example
that I became aware of, that we’re looking at, and
it involves a dietician. And so a military service
member moved from one state to another, and the
spouse is a dietician. And she wants to continue
providing diet advice over the internet, right? With email, and
in facetime. You don’t need to see
people in person nowadays. But she can’t do that
because she doesn’t have a license in the
state that she’s in. So, she had a license
in this state; she had clients in this state, and
she cannot give advice to those clients? We’ve got to reform this. Kelly Sadler: Yeah. I mean, and not only does
it take time, it’s a lot of money too,
especially — I was at that round-table, and to get
relicensed in another state, sometimes it’s
cost-prohibitive. So not only does it discourage
work, you’re also — it becomes unaffordable to a
lot of these families. We’ll go on to
the next question. Alexandra Baker. Alexandra Baker: Hi. And thank you for this
opportunity to be here with you today. In 2016, I was inspired
as I heard you fight to pledge to create a
nationally paid-for family leave program. And I stand with you in my
belief that I think that this should viewed as an
investment in American families, and not as just
another entitlement. So, my question to you —
as a newly married woman in a room full of
millennials who are all probably going to be
parents in the coming years — could you please
just speak about what you envision for this policy? And also talk a little
bit about the legislative strategy that you plan to
employ to build concerted consensus and support
in the Senate? Ivanka Trump: Absolutely. And thank you
for the question. So, we are the only
country in the developed world, and the only
country in the world aside from Papua, New Guinea,
that does not have job protected maternity leave
in the event of the birth of a child. And this is a problem. This is a policy whose
time has come and is, in fact, long overdue. So, we’re working with
members of Congress on both sides of the aisle to
create consensus and to create momentum for a plan which
will require a compromise. It will require a
compromise on both sides. It’s been 25 years since
FMLA was enacted and we’re still at zero weeks
of paid family leave. But, you know, I think
when — when you think about this issue and
you think about what’s happening in our economy
and the changing nature of our households — so the
reality is that 47 percent of the workforce
is female. In the vast majority of
homes, all parents work. They’re homes with
children; all parents work. So, the nature of work is
changing, the nature of our homes are changing,
and I think we have to be thinking about not only
how we support the American worker, but how
we support the American family and enable them to
thrive, and that takes many forms. Paid family leave is
critically important and I do not view it as an
entitlement either. I think that it more
than pays for itself by maintaining somebody’s
attachment to the workforce, by enabling
them a short-term ability to bond with a child or
an ill family member, and then return to their job
and not fall off the track. You know, actually for the
people who need it the most, they’re the least
likely to receive it. And often times, after
having a child, they’ll go on a social welfare
program because they can’t afford not to. And that’s far more
expensive than a responsible national paid
family leave program. So, I’m very proud
of the fact that this Administration and this
President put in his budget — in both of his
budgets — an allocation for a national plan. That’s the first
time in history. There’s never been one
before, and we’re working with members on both sides
of the aisle to make it a reality and
build consensus. But there is great momentum
for this moving forward. A few other things that
I would add to that discussion is also the
importance of early childhood education, high
quality, early childhood education, and childcare
accessibility and availability. For working families and
working parents, and that will be disproportionately
impactful to women who are more likely to step out of
the workforce to provide unpaid care, whether for a
child or an adult dependent. So, in tax reform, the
addition of an expansion, the doubling of the child
tax credit, is something that we feel very, very
strongly about and will provide real relief to
working parents at a time when they need it the most
when they’re raising children. The doubling of the
standard family deduction? Critical. The child — or the
dependent care credit for those taking care of adult
dependents, that’s a new credit that was created
in recognition of the challenge of caring for an
adult dependent and the strain that that takes. But also, in the Omni
that came out today — something that the
Administration has been advocating very strongly
for — there is a vast expansion of the childcare
and development block grants to the States. We believe that the States
are best equipped to know which programs are
working and support their workforces, but there was
an expansion from $2.8 billion to $5.2 billion
in this childcare and development block grants. So, supporting American
working families and the modern American working
family, supporting childcare, investing in
our children too, because being in stimulus rich
environments is so critical for their
development. We spend so much as
a country trying to remediate and trying to
get a student on the right tract when they’ve fallen
behind, when their in eighth grade, when they’re
in ninth grade and they’re not at the level
they need to be. And we don’t focus nearly
enough on that really critical period between
ages zero to five, where the parent, who’s often in
the early phases of their career has the least
resources, has the least flexibility
in their own schedule and has the least options. So, making sure that
the child, during that explosive period of growth
and development, is in an enriching environment and
that the parent has the support they need at those
early stages of their career we believe
is very critical. So, I am optimistic that
we will accomplish the goal of creating a law and a national paid
family leave plan. We’re working very, very
hard to do exactly that. But there are many ways in
which we’re supporting the working family through our
administration’s working family agenda. And some of it’s being
realized legislatively and other actions were taken
administratively to do just that. So, thank you
for the question. Secretary Acosta: Let me
underscore a few points that Ivanka made. First, Ivanka has been
such a champion for this issue. She lives it;
she breathes it. She has gone out of her
way to research it, to advocate, to convince
some that were skeptical. And she’s made some
amazing arguments that are right on point, and I want
to start with one that I think we need to amplify. This is a conservative
principle. We believe in families and
we believe that families need to be together and
what more can you do to support a family than give
them the opportunity when there is a baby in the
household, to early on nurture and care for
that child without it negatively impacting
their career? We want that nurturing,
but we also want to maintain that attachment
to the workforce so that individuals can go back
and work and produce. Now from an economic
perspective, if we are investing in individuals,
what better individual to invest in than someone
in their early years? Because if they’re on
the right path, if they develop and learn early
on, that’s going to pay back over a lifetime. And so, a little bit
of early investment is conservative and has an
amazing return and that’s why this is such an
important issue. Ivanka Trump: And it’s
quite frightening when you look at the data because
the fertility rate in this country has plummeted
to an all-time low. We have the highest rate
of SIDS of any country in the developed world. Most families don’t have
the luxury of taking unpaid leave or it comes
at a tremendous cost in terms of job loss
or going into debt. So, they’re going back
to work and often times leaving their children
in environments that are unsafe, because it’s the
environment they can afford. In many states, daycare
centers won’t take a child until they’re at
least 12 weeks of age. So what is a family to do, especially a single-
parent household? So, we really need to be
thinking about how we support that infant and
that child, and also keep the attachment to the
workforce and enable somebody to continue
their career. And we think we have some
very creative solutions to do that, in a fiscally
responsible way. Kelly Sadler: Lauren
Cooley, for the next question. Lauren Cooley: Thank you so
much for having us here today. I’m the Red Alert Politics
Section Editor at The Washington Examiner which
covers higher education. I also have a college
speaking tour called, “Make Campus Great Again.” And lastly, I’m a mentor for
a high school robotics team through the first
robotics program. So clearly, I care a lot
about seeing young people in America succeed. So, my question. As the tuition inflation
continues to skyrocket, how’s the Trump
Administration making sure that the price of a
college degree does not outweigh the value of that
degree, specifically in getting a job in one’s
own field where they’ve actually had expertise
and training? Ivanka Trump: It’s a great
question and it’s an increasing problem. Obviously, the price of
college tuition has gone up dramatically over
recent decades, yet we’ve been in an environment where
there was less opportunity. That is changing now. This Administration is
growing the economy. We see it in GDP growth;
we see it in wage growth; we see it in the growth
of new businesses. Actually, in 2009, for the
first time in history, there were more businesses
that were closing than startups, which obviously
did not bode well for the next generation coming out
of college and into the workforce. But I think we’re also
thinking and fundamentally taking a step back and
asking what is the end-goal and what is the
purpose of education? And the purpose of
education is equipping somebody with the skills
— both the EQ skills but also the actual
skills — to secure a family-sustaining
job and a career. And for a lot of people
that does not mean four-year college. And we’re making it
permissible again. We’re talking about how
there are many path As depending on your own
profile and your own passions and your
own interests. And that’s why we’ve
been such advocates for technical education,
vocational education, industry-driven
apprenticeships where people have the
opportunity to learn while they earn, and come in to
the workforce debt-free in a field that will enable
them to be employed over the long-term. We are creating those
opportunities for growth through infrastructure. We’re making sure that
the apprenticeship opportunities in the
workforce, development opportunities, align with
the industries that need employees. You see a dearth of young
people entering fields such as manufacturing; the
same in the STEM fields. There just aren’t enough
graduates to go into the fields. So, part of it is
educating students about this is where we think
the opportunity is going. This is what we think the
work of the future is, so they can make wise
decisions if they’re going on to four-year college or
beyond about where they are directing themselves
and what degrees they’re actually obtaining. But also, we’re opening up
— we’re hoping to refine and reauthorize
the Perkin’s Act. We’re hoping to extend
PELL funding to shorter duration programs and to
encourage dual degrees in high schools. The program that I visited
in Waukee, Iowa was absolutely incredible
because you have these juniors and seniors and
they’re getting real life work experience and then
going and working for the same employers who
designed the programs that they were training in. So, I think making it
permissible for people to go a route other than just
four-year college will be very helpful, and then
ensuring that people are educated on the job
openings that are available. There’s a lot we can do
with big data on this front. I mean, really we haven’t
leveraged data enough to show people where there
are job vacancies and therefore — and what
skills training programs they need to fill those
jobs, or what requirements are available to
fill those jobs. So we’re working on
leveraging big data to do that. But, we think that there’s
tremendous opportunity to better aligned those
skills with the jobs that are available. Kelly Sadler: Secretary,
do you have anything to add? Secretary Acosta: So, let
me embrace all of the points that Ivanka made. She and I have worked very
closely on these issues. They’re incredibly
important. Let me try to personalize
it to all of you in the following way. How many of you have done,
or know someone that has done, a semester abroad? Okay, just about
everyone in this room. Now, I want you all to
think about everything you learned on that
semester abroad. If you want to be a
police officer and you’re studying criminology, why
can’t you do a semester at a police academy? For credit? Are we really saying that
you would learn less by doing a semester
at police academy? I’m not criticizing one;
I’m just talking about providing optionality. And I think we have
isolated education from the workforce and so what
we’ve talked about is demand-driven education. Right? Education that responds to
the skills that are being demanded by the workplace. And young Americans
deserve to know in high school, “If we want to
follow this career path, this is our job
opportunities, and this is how much we might make. This is the amount of
loans that we’ll have and this is the debt.” Or “We
can follow this other career path where
we’ll have a job more immediately, where
we may not have debt. And later on, we can
perhaps pursue other things, perhaps pursue
that college degree.” Or perhaps that degree
should have in it a skill component, right? There’s nothing to say
that you can’t learn and earn simultaneously, yet
somewhere along the way we have said that educated
should be isolated from the workplace. And there’s no reason —
if you look at Europe, if you look at so many
nations, they have integrated it through
apprenticeship programs. They’ve integrated it
through certificate programs and shorter
duration programs, like Ivanka mentioned, which is
why this Administration is looking to expand
help to those. And, you know, this
is not that unusual. What happens in
medical school? Someone learns anatomy and
they learn to tie a knot. So why can’t we
apply that across the board to all professions? Why can’t we have
apprenticeships? Why can’t we have
semesters in the workforce for credit, and just give
individuals the full array of options? Ivanka Trump: And what
we’re also seeing is that people who experience an
apprenticeship program are much more likely to
work in that field. So, for example, 50
percent of women who graduate with a degree in
STEM don’t end up going into a STEM field. If they’ve had an
apprenticeship, that number goes up
to 95 percent. So, attaching the
education with a real work, real life
application is proving to be very, very effective
in terms of creating that link between education and
workforce — education and labor that has
been so sorely missing. So, you’re right. Europe’s given us
some great examples. Switzerland has been
great on this front. Germany, a full one-third
of the German workforce goes through a formal
apprenticeship program, and we’ve learned
much from them. And Secretary Acosta,
Secretary DeVos, Secretary Ross from Commerce, we’ve
all worked very hard to think about how we can
bring these industry-led credentials — create
these industry-led credentials to expand
apprenticeship in a model that mirrors what they’re
doing successfully overseas. And we’re just at the
beginning of that but have been driving it
very, very hard. And the taskforce you’ve
established on this front is doing some excellent
work that is very scalable. So, we’re looking forward
to creating many, many more opportunities through
that in the months and years to come. Kelly Sadler: Well, I
think we have time for one more question. We’ll make it quick. Justin Dent. Justin Dent: Hey all. Thank you for a wonderful
conversation so far. I’m the executive director
of an organization called Generation Financial
Knowledge Development. We work across the
country, teaching students the skills they need to
thrive in 21st century careers, which we so often
know they don’t really get in college. You know, we’ve done a
lot of work with students across the country on
their economic sentiment, and we’ve found that —
while economic sentiment of millennials has greatly
improved under the current administration policies
— millennials are still having a difficult time
finding jobs and the jobs that they want. More than 20 percent of
millennials still say they have difficulty finding
jobs and according to the Bureau of Labor
statistics, millennials are still 50 percent more
likely to be unemployed than similar
cohorts, 35 to 54. So my question for both
of you is what is this Administration doing to
pursue more pro-growth policies for jobs directed
towards millennials? Thank you. Secretary Acosta: Well, I
think President Trump’s priorities on this
are pretty clear. Jobs, more jobs, and
then even more jobs. It’s crystal clear. And, let me say, there are
6.3 million open jobs in this economy right now. The jobs are there. The unemployment rates at
4.1 percent and dropping. The issue, and I want
to bring it back to the education system. I had the privilege of
speaking to the boards of trustees of a large state
university system recently. And this state’s doing
really well; it’s number two in the Nation in terms
of college graduation rates. Sixty-eight percent of
students that start in this state graduate
within six years. Number two in the Nation. And of those, 63 percent
find a job that pays decently. Number two in the Nation. Sixty-eight times 63 is
less than 50 percent. So here’s the question. Are universities teaching
the skills that are being demanded by the
current workforce? Are universities serving
the students well? And so this cycles back
to working with the universities and the
colleges and those institutions that are
offering skills to ensure that when you sign up, you
are told, “You can follow this career path and these
are your job options. You can follow this career
path and these are the even better job options. And you can follow this
career path and you’re going to do really well. Now choose.” And unfortunately, that emphasis
on preparing individuals for family sustaining jobs
is not out there. And so, the economy has
the jobs, and I’ll tell you: employers, job
creators, are asking us, “Where can we find
individuals to hire?” The issue is, are
individuals being given the opportunity to
acquire those skills? Now, actually,
that’s not the issue. The issue is are
individuals being given the information that they
need to choose the right opportunities to
acquire those skills? And that’s what I see. I see that we need
a lot of change. Ivanka Trump: And I’ll
just layer a couple more things on to that. I think licensure, again,
is a big issue, because we have these job openings. We know that we don’t have
enough welders, and yet there are welders in
the country that are unemployed but can’t move. You know, the licensure
issue is problematic in this regard because the
workforce can’t — often can’t move to where the
work is with great ease. Another challenge in
mobility in this country is the cost of childcare. A lot of people are unable
to move away from their communities because if
their mother-in-law isn’t in the neighborhood, they
can’t afford the cost of childcare too and be able
to have a dual income household. So that is
another barrier. Opioids is another
major barrier. When you think about
the jobs that are going unfilled in this country,
and I believe that you have a panel that’s going
to be addressing exactly that. But many of the job
openings that are going unfilled is because people
are failing their drug test. And we’re seeing this, and
it’s devastating, the epidemic. We have the highest rate
of unemployment for prime aged white men that this
country has ever experienced. And a lot of that is
the opioid epidemic. So thinking about that, in
conjunction with skills training to make sure that
we are training for the jobs that area available
— as opposed to educating and then hoping somebody
gets a job — with policies that support
families and enable both parents to work
if they so choose. Kelly Sadler: Well, I
want to thank you both. This has been a very
informative panel and you’re so passionate about
what you do, and I’m sure that — let’s just give
them a round of applause. (applause) Ivanka Trump:
Thank you, Kelly. (applause) Kelly Sadler: All right. We’re going to take — Ivanka Trump: Thank
you all so much. It was a great group. Secretary Acosta: Thank
you for the questions

74 thoughts on “Generation Next: A White House Forum – Economic Panel

  1. Bullshit … There was no tax reform , there was only a tax cut . Take a look at the audiance , do they look like they are hurting . If you make under 100k a year you got screwed , now enough of this nonsense and do more for middle Americans , not your crony capitalists …

  2. 44:36 – At least daddy's girl acknowledges what the "purpose of education" is for the absolute wealthiest plutocrats, i.e. a swarm of narrowly focussed (semi)skilled workers.
    Not thinkers….workers

  3. WTF are you talking about first lady Ivanka. I left Waco TX and moved my company to San Jose CA because Waco had no software engineers. So shut the fuck up stupid ass. You have no business talking about business. Talk about something you do know about, tRump university. Tell us…..

  4. I didnt like OJ Simpson trial show because it was boring. But this scripted AF White House show gives me reprieve and it makes me remember how human it is when the actors stumble when reciting their lines.

  5. Ivanka made some really good points – im so glad she recognizes the stats on white guys being under employed and also the drop in the birthrate, the solutions she emphasized make so much sense as well. Entrepreneurs can utilize the SBA programs lead by WWE's Linda McMann and they talked about how colleges need to step it up with their offerings. That means real apprenticeship instead of fake internships – real degrees that get u a guaranteed job instead of a theoretical one. Bravo πŸ‘ MAGA 2020

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  8. I would love to infiltrate New Jersey with these economically sound ideas! It's absolutely wonderful to hear intelligent conversation.

  9. @ 41:54 The infertility rate as well as the SIDS rates are in huge part from "Mandatory Vaccination". THAT issue REALLY needs to be dealt with. We DO NOT truly have "Informed Consent". Not to mention the CDC being found to LIE about the autism/MMR link. Take that of power away from Big-pHARMa and the medical industrial complex, and we can have our God-given rights back!

  10. I am an American. I love this nation. The untapped potential of this nation is unparalleled. We have the ability to lead and change the world for the better in ways that are incomprehensible. This nation is truly a blessed land and the people are also. After all we have the most amazing President and when finished with his terms could go down as the most effective President in the history of the world. We know it is not just him, but is also the team around him that responds to and works to solve obvious problems. We are blessed to have the grace, beauty, and intelligence of a first daughter at levels that has never graced this proud nation in it's history. I appreciate the efforts of the current Administration. The striving to make right what is wrong is noticed. We have a very long way to go. There are chains put on the conscious of Americans at this moment in time that is holding a level of progress, if unleashed would dwarf the expectations of everyone. The majority of the people of this nation are a moral people. We are led by a moral conduct and code that far exceeds the laws of this nation. The policies and laws of this nation betray it's own people. The first example that comes to mind is that otherwise hard working moral Americans cannot bear the thought of the government abusing their time, effort, blood, sweat, and tears as they try to earn a living knowing that their earnings are being garnished through taxation to fund the most horrific actions. 60+ million babies have been murdered in this nation before they have ever had the chance to take their first breath. I can only wonder the number of fathers that all their life dreamed of having a child to cherish, raise, support, and love only to have that dream crushed because his child was murdered by the selfish choice of a spouse. All made possible by the government's subsidizing of abortion clinics nationwide. Now for the rest of that father's life he has to live with the knowledge that the blame for this horrific reality lays squarely on his shoulders. All because he was just trying to make a living and funded the murder of not only his own blood but his dream and reason for living. What about the mother that has to live with the thought that she made a horrible mistake by making the choice of killing her own child and the regret that she feels realizing she made the wrong choice and would never have made that choice if the clinic was not funded by our tax dollars. Think of the wonder and beauty lost to this nation. The innovation never realized. The books that will never be written. The music that will never be played. It is nothing short of a tragic. The blood of babies on the hands of every American that ever paid tax. The reality of the situation is this government has turned people of this nation into nothing short of baby killers. It truly breaks my heart to have to put it in that way but the painful truth is always better than a soothing lie. Everything I have written is a fact. I will not get into the implications that the Church of Satan is one of the biggest supporters of Planned Parenthood. No, I will digress on that fact.

    One must only look up to see the fact that over the last 25 years our skies have been transformed into nothing but clouds of poison. I am referring to the Geoengineering programs that continue to advance under this administration. The health effects of barium, strontium, aluminum, lithium, and a virtual cocktail of chemicals that we are being inundated with is abhorrent. The population now suffering the effect of the long term exposure to these chemicals is enough to destroy the will of any American to want to go to work to fund these programs. Watching a loved one suffer with the effects of Alzheimer's disease and now a child must endure the fact that their parent does not even recognize them anymore due to the fact that they worked and funded their own destruction. All because they were simply trying to put food on the table. Wildfires breaking out in proportions that is historic. We know that the geoengineering program uses nano particles of aluminum in a project called solar shield. All to combat the lie that the President himself exposed called global warming. Many might ask what this has to do with the wildfires. Thermite is a extremely flammable substance. It is made combining aluminum, which is being sprayed in the sky, and iron oxide (rust) which is plentiful in and on the earth. It has fueled the fires that destroyed the homes and property of thousands upon thousands that worked their whole live to gain only to be lost. They are the lucky ones because many lost their lives including the brave firefighters that heroically laid their life down so that others may live. There is no greater expression of love than that.

    Now I must bring up the fact that the population is being bathed in harmful radiation of electromagnetic frequencies like never before in the history of mankind. All against the will of the people that have spoke out against it in the millions, only to be ignored by their local, state, and federal governments. We the people know we have been ignored by our local governments because of the laws that were passed at the federal level years ago tying their hands to stop the deployment of 4G tower upgrades and 5G cells. The deployment almost complete due to the President fast tracking the technology to be deployed nationwide. This technology is tens of thousands times higher than what is considered harmful exposure to these frequencies radiating all around us. It is nothing short of perfidy against the American people when considering that they have all been ignored but when the firefighters complained about the effects that were medically proven to cause adverse effects the reaction was instant and 5G cells were removed in the vicinity of the firehouses. Do you really expect the American people to just sit back and tolerate this? Obviously you do proven by the actions taken.

    This list of grievances could never be complete without addressing the vaccinations being forced upon our children to attend public schools. I need not go through the known medical effects of this because the president is fully aware of those effects as he has declared on many occasions. You speak about economic reform and how great the economy is doing while the working Americans are funding the suffering of their own children and selves.

    Now I come to the facts of the opioid epidemic. The war on drugs has been not a war on drugs but a war on the people. The president has been very outspoken about this epidemic. He said he wants the death penalty for the dealers that murder thousands of people during their lifetime of selling drugs. He speaks these words but as the commander in chief of the military our bravest soldiers are at this very moment guarding the poppy fields of Afghanistan which is the source of 90% of the worlds heroin. The military has even been caught shipping heroin into the United States inside of the bodybags of our soldiers. It is a well known fact that the many government agencies then supply the dealers on the streets with the product that is killing so many Americans in our country. The for profit prisons are full of addicts. No wonder the prison population of the United States dwarfs any other western nation. We the people are aware of the Judges that are investing in these for profit prisons and send Americans there to keep the manufacturing labor force populated. These for profit prison use the labor of the inmates to manufacture goods, cook food for programs like Meals on Wheels, and many other services for pennies on the dollar if they are lucky. All while many unemployed Americans cannot find a job and many must work for minimum wage and try to support a family constantly aware of the drug dealers making money hand over fist due to the supply of drugs coming from our own government.

    It truly is a deadly cycle of events all made possible by the hard working American funding a government that obviously wants them dead. Proof of this fact is on March 9, 1933 President Roosevelt called for the passing of The WAR POWERS ACT TITLE 12 USC. Section 95 (a) and 95 (b). This act declared all United States Citizens to be the enemy of the United States Government, and placed us under permanent Emergency Rule, bypassing Constitutional constraints on government.

    There is a long way to go if the president plans to make America great again because I have just scratched the surface.

    Much love and keep up the good work. We are depending on you to turn this ship around before it is too late…..

  11. disgusting donald is making the white house the new version of the island of misfit toys where people nobody wants, and never will want, are gathering to get their revenge. I sure hope congress is smart enough to revoke the authorization for use of military force before it is too late.

  12. I have to mention a serious abnormal issue that is affecting America economic greatly Ivanka. The internet is under huge cyber thugs group attack, they force tiny website owner stick with the "Insecure Icon" simple because they cant afford to get secure. While at least 50% of companies infecting our computer by letting us download their Trojan infected software. Even Microsoft and many famous brand virus scan were unable to detect these Trojan once u get infected, only the online base virus scanner able to detect it. This flaw is intentional and it is hurting America business, will u visit a website showing a "Insecure Icon" ???? People has to be speak up against these grouped up thugs, online thugs !!!!!

  13. Ivanka looks hot…nervous but still hot af. I want to fire Mueller. I would if I could. Unfortunately we have three equal branches of power. GOD DAMN THAT CONSTITUTION! I've never met Karen McDougal or Jeffery Epstein! I don't know who Alan Dershowitz is! I NEVER LIE! I'M 1000% INNOCENT! I'M A CHRISTIAN! LOVE THE CHRIST HE'S A GREAT GUY! WE ARE VEEEERY CLOSE! JESUS IS MY BFF! MAGA! MAGA! MAGA! BUILD THE WALL USA#1? FOOOOOREVER!

  14. Hi Ivanka and panel
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  15. Amazing to see human shells with no souls. Thanks for sharing…Oh wait…Not much sharing these days. Thanks for nothing.

  16. Ivanka Trump, She's a tough cookie! Also a tough one to evaluate! She definitely has a beautiful caring disposition, her exterior appearance and attractiveness and loyalty towards the United States is bar none!
    I would like to be a 100% on her problem solving skills, possibly risk under friend & foe to be swayed in the opposite direction from feedback.
    the female mind, from millions of years of evolution! Is dedicated to nurturing survival! Were the male brain is a dedicated to survival! SORRY LADIES! FEMALE'S make horrible leader's! In a spiritual note if H. Clinton have won the election, it's a possibility that God himself would have created Armageddon by 3/15/18.
    Birthing children and breastfeeding and nurturing is what the female mind is best at! The more attractive, the more women like, and beautiful, a female the more NAIVE! Especially blondes! Facts of Life! Because if the infant child were put in the male's hands! Sid's would have a very high jump in percentage!
    We were blessed to have such a great prestigious president at hand to control the livelihood of the United States! I have no doubt that Ivanka Trump would make a very good president! I look at it as buying a used car! And H Clinton would have been a you go with high miles! Handing the presidency to Ivanka Trump would be like a well-maintained Chevy pickup truck with low miles and dependability! Ivanka Trump 2024 for president

  17. I think it's great to see this!! good to see graduates engaged n given an opportunity to voice their concerns!
    trickle down economics works!

  18. Yes Jordan (where is our hero?!) you had good 18 ( e i g h t e e n ) Questions the honest, patriotic anti fakenews USA people are STILL waiting for: 1). Did the FBI pay corrupter Steele? 2). Who gave that Dossier to (the corrupt part of) the FBI? 3). Did traitors Strzok, the Ohrs, Page work on the Fisa Application? Et cetera! MUST SEE:
    Fake News, Now You HAVE to write with FACTS e.g. about the Biggest Ever – Clinton/Russian Uranium – Bribary Scandal of the USA!!!


  20. having no regulations is dangerous, people don't always do the right thing and sometimes we need regulations so our towns dont turn to toxic wastelands at the expense of everyone so a few can get rich. just remember we all borrow this land from our children, we don't own it. our kids are going to have to clean up this mess, i'm sure they dont want 3 eyed frogs with 6 legs

  21. Now with Tariffs, tax credit is now irrelevant and US Growth will trim back to 1.5. Zero gain to the US by this admin.

  22. Dear mr. Trump I heard a statistic today that in Tennessee and North Carolina up to 90% of all crimes are drug and alcohol related! So in those two states we could completely almost solve 90% of all crime and help the police out if we could get rid of drugs and the misuse of alcohol! That sounds like two states completely out of control! I think Donald Trump is doing a fantastic awesome job!!! 90%? We need to get rid of drugs in this country. And of course this affects America's economic futures in great horrible ways and brings the economy down and it also affects how much time we are costing wasting with the police if they could be doing other things other than chasing drug dealers and alcoholics and drug addicts all day long!

  23. Ah A handpicked audience..comments were probably written by Stephen Millar…read and digested by the panel prior to airing. Don't worry Ivanka daddy loves you whatever you do.

  24. 5%….yep great idea πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  25. One consistent theme I hear in the questions, "what is this administration doing…."…the federal government is not the only answer, it appears to be the most expensive answer though. First, reduce student loan interest rates to a rate somewhere closer to 1% over prime rate, adjusted annually. STUDENTS must also take a realistic view of the degree THEY CHOOSE and can their choice support them in the future.

  26. this is a fantastic way to keep an ongoing link to the american people on how things are going and can bypass the lying media. my vote went to our beloved president and has it for the next election in 2020. May the Lord be with the president and this country, keep the prayers going, it is very much needed to undo the damage done to the educational system, these kids are the future, and as i see it if this does not get fixed, doesn't look promising, the past presidents have ruined two generations, we need to fix the country and help the youth to be trained the proper way. they will need a help with this, and freed from the outright evil teaching they have gotten. this government has been so corrupt for so long and have not done their jobs. change comes from within. easy to see now that we are awakened, all the damage done to the programs, the system, the people, the country, got a way to go but we will get there. the corruption is by no means restricted to federal government, we wanted a president that will care and work for us, well we got him and we are not letting him go. so there it is you see the democrats and the left their program to hold back and dumb down the people. the left has gone so hard left they are petrified

  27. tell you why democrats disgusts me it is because hillary stole votes from bernie and that was acceptable for the practice of the democrats party my impressing is that democrats lie cheat steal kill whatever it takes i have seen for the first time in my life a real man guarding his house and all you democrats do is try to screw him over even though you can see what Trump is doing ,and how he is doing it is working

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