Delaney on why he won’t push socialism like other 2020 Democrats

Delaney on why he won’t push socialism like other 2020 Democrats


DAVID: POLITICO IS REPORTING THAT SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI TOLD TOP DEMOCRATS SHE WANTS TO SEE PRESIDENT TRUMP BEHIND BARS. IN A PRIVATE MEETING ON TUESDAY NIGHT, THE SPEAKER REPORTEDLY REBUFFED HOUSE JUDICIARY CHAIRMAN JERRY NADLER’S CALLS TO LAUNCH AN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY, TELLING HIM QUOTE, I DON’T WANT TO SEE HIM IMPEACHED, TALKING ABOUT TRUMP, I WANT TO SEE HIM IN PRISON. LET’S BRING IN FORMER MARYLAND CONGRESSMAN AND 2020 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, JOHN DELANEY. CONGRESSMAN, GREAT TO HAVE YOU HERE. POLITICO IS BASING THIS ON MULTIPLE SOURCES WHO WERE IN THE ROOM. IF TRUE, WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THIS KIND OF TALK?>>SO FIRST OF ALL, YOU KNOW, I DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I’VE HEARD ABOUT IT. SO WHO KNOWS WHAT WAS SAID OR WHAT THE CONTEXT OR ANY OF THESE THINGS. WHAT I DO KNOW IS THAT NANCY PELOSI, WHO I SERVED WITH, IS ACTUALLY ONE OF THE MOST IMPRESSIVE PEOPLE I HAVE EVER MET IN MY LIFE AND I THINK SHE’S ACTUALLY HANDLING THIS PROCESS WELL. A LOT OF HER CAUCUS ARE CALLING FOR IMPEACHMENT. SHE WANTS TO FOCUS ON OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS WHICH IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AND I THINK SHE’S LEADING THE HOUSE VERY WELL. BUT I CAN’T COMMENT ON THAT STORY. I LITERALLY, IT’S THE FIRST I HEARD OF IT.>>THIS IS GARY KALTBAUM. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE.>>THANK YOU, GARY.>>I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT THIS PROPOSAL AND I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR SOMEBODY RUNNING ON THE LEFT THAT MAYBE IS MODERATE, THEN I SEE YOU HAVE A $4 TRILLION PROPOSAL WHICH IS A BIG PART CARBON TAX, WHERE YOU ARE TAXING SOMEBODY YOU DEEM AS POLLUTER AND REDISTRIBUTE IT TO SOMEBODY ELSE. I’M JUST WAITING TO HEAR SOMEBODY ON THE LEFT THAT DOES NOT HAVE A TAX. I WANT TO HEAR WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY ABOUT IT.>>SO THIS IS ACTUALLY REVENUE-NEUTRAL. AS YOU DESCRIBE, GARY, YOU PUT A PRICE ON CARBON WHICH WILL CUT CO2 EMISSIONS BY 90% ACROSS A COUPLE OF DECADES, AND YOU TAKE ALL OF THAT MONEY AND YOU DON’T PUT IT IN GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS OR YOU DON’T DO ANY OF THAT STUFF. YOU ACTUALLY JUST GIVE IT RIGHT BACK TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. SO IT’S CALLED A CARBON FEE AND DIVIDEND AND I INTRODUCED THE BILL IN THE CONGRESS ON A BIPARTISAN BASIS. I HAD DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS WHO ARE SUPPORTING IT BECAUSE FROM A TAX PERSPECTIVE, IT’S KIND OF TAX-NEUTRAL BUT WHAT IT DOES, IT USES MARKET FORCES WHICH IS SOMETHING I’M A BIG BELIEVER IN, TO CHANGE BEHAVIOR. SO YOU’RE NOT SOLVING CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE BACK OF WORKING AMERICANS. YOU ARE CHANGING BEHAVIOR, CHAIP CHANGING INCENTIVES AND LEAVING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE KIND OF IN A TAX-NEUTRAL POSITION. THAT’S WHY I THINK IT’S THE BEST WAY FORWARD. IT USES MARKET FORCES TO DEAL WITH WHAT IS A BIG ISSUE. I ALSO HAVE A PLAN TO BASICALLY INVEST IN A WHOLE NEW INDUSTRY CALLED DIRECT AIR CAPTURE WHICH I THINK IS REALLY IN MANY WAYS OUR WAY OUT. BECAUSE THERE’S TECHNOLOGIES THAT EXIST THAT ACTUALLY EXTRACT CARBON FROM THE ATMOSPHERE AND I THINK IF THE UNITED STATES REALLY FOCUSES ON THIS, WE CAN BUILD THIS HUGE NEW INDUSTRY, CREATE LOTS OF JOBS AND SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE THE OLD-FASHIONED AMERICAN WAY THROUGH INNOVATION.>>CONGRESSMAN, THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US. LET ME ASK YOU, SOME DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSPEOPLE, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES, HAVE SPOKEN OUT AGAINST SOCIALISM AND THEY HAVE BEEN BOOED. LET ME ASK YOU, PHILOSOPHICALLY HERE, DO YOU AGREE THAT SOCIALISM IS GOOD IN THEORY? SOCIALISM OR DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM, IS IT MORAL? IS IT RIGHT FOR AMERICA?>>I THINK SOCIALISM IN ITS PURE FORM IS THE WRONG ANSWER TO EVERY QUESTION. I’M A CAPITALIST BY NATURE. I STARTED TWO BUSINESSES. I WAS THE YOUNGEST CEO IN THE HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE. I BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF A FREE MARKET ECONOMY. IT’S THE GREATEST JOB CREATION AND INNOVATION MACHINE EVER CREATED. BUT I ALSO BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO CREATE GOOD SOCIETAL INFRASTRUCTURE LIKE PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND REAL INFRASTRUCTURE THAT GIVES THE AMERICAN PEOPLE A SHOT. I BELIEVE IN A STRONG SAFETY NET BECAUSE IF YOU BELIEVE IN CAPITALISM, YOU KNOW IT’S CREATIVE AND DESTRUCTIVE AT THE SAME TIME. YOU’VE GOT TO HAVE PROGRAMS IN PLACE TO TAKE CARE OF PEOPLE WHO ARE LEFT BEHIND ON IT. SO THAT’S KIND OF HOW I THINK ABOUT IT. I THINK IT’S A LITTLE BIT OF A FALSE CHOICE. WE’RE A FREE MARKET ECONOMY BUT HISTORICALLY, WE HAVE DONE WELL WHEN WE HAVE GOOD STRONG SOCIAL PROGRAMS.>>I ACTUALLY WANT TO TALK ABOUT THAT. THAT’S PERFECT. WE WILL STICK WITH SOCIALISM. YOU ACTUALLY SPOKE AT A DEMOCRATIC CALIFORNIA CONVENTION OVER THE WEEKEND AND LET’S ACTUALLY PLAY A CLIP OF WHAT YOU SAID SPECIFICALLY ABOUT MEDICARE FOR ALL AND UNFORTUNATELY, HOW THE CROWD RESPONDED.>>BUT WE NEED AS DEMOCRATS TO BUILD AN ECONOMY THAT WORKS, BUT IT’S GOT TO BE WITH SMART POLICIES. MEDICARE FOR ALL MAY SOUND GOOD, BUT IT’S ACTUALLY NOT GOOD POLICY, NOR IS IT GOOD POLITICS. I’M TELLING YOU. [ AUDIENCE MEMBERS BOOING ]>>IT MUST HAVE BEEN REALLY TOUGH FOR YOU TO HAVE TO GO THROUGH THAT BUT DO YOU THINK THIS IS GOING TO CONTINUE TO BE A MAJOR, MAJOR CHALLENGE FOR YOU GOING FORWARD?>>WELL, LOOK, I’M A TRUTH TELLER BY NATURE. I BELIEVE IN SMART SOLUTIONS. THERE’S THAT KENNEDY QUOTE, YOU DON’T SEEK THE REPUBLICAN ANSWER, YOU DON’T SEEK THE DEMOCRATIC ANSWER, YOU SEEK THE RIGHT ANSWER. I THINK MEDICARE FOR ALL IS ACTUALLY THE WRONG ANSWER. BECAUSE IT TAKES ABOUT 150 MILLION AMERICANS OFF THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE AND ABOUT 100 MILLION OF THEM LIKE IT. I JUST THINK IT’S A MATTER OF POLITICS, IT’S A TERRIBLE IDEA. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE OUGHT TO HAVE A CHOICE. I ALSO THINK IT’S BAD ECONOMICS BECAUSE THE PROBLEM WITH THE GOVERNMENT IS IT DOESN’T PAY ENOUGH, SO LIKE MEDICARE AND MEDICAID DON’T PAY THE COST OF HEALTH CARE. IF THE GOVERNMENT’S THE ONLY PAYER, THAT WILL LEAD TO WORSE QUALITY AND MORE LIMITED ACCESS. BUT I DO WANT TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM. WE HAVE A TRAGEDY OF UNINSURED AMERICANS IN THIS COUNTRY. I HAVE A PLAN TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE ALL COVERED BECAUSE RIGHT NOW, THEY ARE COVERED IN A WAY WITH THE WORST KIND OF UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM WE COULD DESIGN, THE EMERGENCY ROOM. MY PLAN –>>BETTER FORM OF UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE.>>CONGRESSMAN, I UNDERSTAND YOUR APPROVAL OF NANCY PELOSI AND I AGREE, SHE HAS A VERY, VERY TOUGH JOB RIGHT NOW. MY QUESTION TO YOU IS AT WHAT POINT DO VOTERS SAY ENOUGH WITH THE INVESTIGATIONS, LET’S DO SOME LEGISLATING, LET’S FIX THE PROBLEM AT THE BORDER, LET’S FIX THIS HEALTH CARE ISSUE YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT, LET’S MOVE ON WHAT THE COUNTRY REALLY CARES ABOUT. DAVID: YOU GOT TO ANSWER IN 20 SECONDS, CONGRESSMAN. I’M SORRY. GO AHEAD.>>YOU KNOW, I’M A BUILDER, I’M A DOER, I’M A PROBLEM SOLVER. I THINK WE SHOULD BE ROLLING UP OUR SLEEVES, FINDING COMMON GROUND AND GETTING THINGS DONE. I THINK ON A LOT OF THESE ISSUES WHETHER IT’S HEALTH CARE, IMMIGRATION, INFRASTRUCTURE, DIGITAL PRIVACY, HAVING A TECHNOLOGY POLICY FOR THE FUTURE, THERE IS A COMMON GROUND WAY FORWARD. THAT’S WHAT I HAVE PROVED. THAT’S WHY I’M RUNNING FOR

34 thoughts on “Delaney on why he won’t push socialism like other 2020 Democrats

  1. I ran away from the Democrats in 1980. And I still feel the same I will never vote for a Democrat. Trump 2020🇺🇸

  2. So Nervous Nancy is now calling for the imprisonment of the American President. The President was right last week saying she's not the same. It's clear that she has lost it. Consumed by Trump Derangement Syndrome and dementia, Pelosi is just getting worse by the day now. Her ongoing failure to impeach the President is going to be her demise and it's eating her alive.

  3. Looks like socialism is in California now !!! This guys is Lying he knows he will go for socialism, if he won !!!!! Don't TRUST DEMOCRATS, they will tell you anything you want to hear .

  4. This guy is probably way cooler than I, but boy does he look like a straight up NERD when he smiles after statements 👀

  5. As long as there are people like this moron out there saying Pelosi is doing a good job, we will never get back to where we use to be

  6. Revenue neutral sounds good but it's really just redistribution of wealth. Tax the businesses who democrats call polluters and give the money to "someone else". Who is the someone else? He doesn't explain. But basically businesses will get the crap fined out of them which will lead to the end of workers getting raises and also to jobs being cut and the stock market tanking. This guy is no different than the other dems; he plans on hammering businesses and raising taxes on everyone to pay for his radical left ideas

  7. This guy is way more sane than most these Democrats. I’ll give him that. Not that i agree with him but at least he’s half way rational

  8. Let's not forget that the problem with socialism is that it is a "redistribution" model and not an economic model because it does NOT create wealth and it is always accompanied by the "progressive" Marxist agenda for " social change" i.e : COMMUNIST INDOCTRINATION therefore I will NEVER vote for any socialist.

  9. Who is using forgery of Donald J Trump signature from Trump towers? Eric Trump is holding Vice President and always there Eric in Westinghouse Electric Company LLC projects with China under WIEC banner. Eric Trump the thief who is stealing money & stealing American Propreitory technology and given into enemies of USA which is China, India, Iran the major preferential trading pigs eating belly full.

  10. Carbon capturing devices??? Yeah, they're called trees and they're a hell of a lot cheaper than the machines Delaney is pushing but he's not interested in pushimg trees because he can't make money off of them.

    Talk about AOC saying capitalists make profits at the expense if everything else?!

  11. Im sick of politicians like this guy. He thinks he's a genius with his carbon tax except there is ZERO difference between that and corp tax. It stiffles companies and kills wage growth. WEALTH REDISTRIBUTION DOES NOT WORK IN ANY FORM.

  12. Socialism and Democratic Socialism are totally different. Fox News and ignorant or selfish Delaney tries to fool Americans. Please research it yourself and don’t trust them. Please study the great politics of Sweden. Democratic Socialism combines good things from capitalism and socialism. It’s like middle ground between socialism and pure capitalism.

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