Schwarzenegger: This is the land of opportunity
Actor, author talks new book, political career
- Duration 6:36
- Date Oct 1, 2012
Actor, author talks new book, political career
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And we continue now with Arnold Schwarzenegger -- written a new memoir it's called total recall my unbelievably true life story.
You talk about in your book you go through -- childhood.
Where you grew up if we you had to walk to get water.
The bid milk and you didn't have a bathroom meeting have running water -- not even have a need for the bare necessities.
But you survived as a family.
He talked about a pretty tough childhood -- your father he group would come home once a week.
Intoxicated be pretty tough on the whole family.
But here we are in a country you think of this time America one in six Americans in poverty.
49 million Americans need food stamps -- was really wrong right.
World I think the important thing is that you give world economy back again.
And and the United States gets its economy back again look let's have said to just throw it just alone.
If you build that infrastructure.
It's directly related to our TTP you've been spent 2%.
All of our GDP and infrastructure.
You would get good increase of -- UP -- of 2%.
China spends 10% of the GDP and infrastructure and give an increase of 10% economic could do the dues and then to achieve UP.
India it's seven the -- -- -- directly related it is shortsighted.
For us not to spend money on infrastructure.
And said that the last money -- did was meant to be for economic recovery.
Only take a 115 billion dollars in the infrastructure and the rest of it would -- sprinkled all around so you know it's it's it's it's very tough.
But they have to both of the parties have to get together have they just all of -- probably did to solve those problems because that's their responsibility.
We send -- the Washington.
To solve problems not the -- until it was time how how when you have.
One party that is just.
Does he would borrowing forty cents of every dollar every time you talk about for example.
-- fixing Medicare which is going bankrupt.
That we get an -- -- he's been thrown over the cliff.
Right every time Republicans say are we got to manage money with the EPA the president will say.
The Republicans won dirty air and water they don't care about kids with autism and Down syndrome that's that's a narrative that's going on now right now that it -- -- -- It's fingerpointing.
Because -- -- very close to election which I understand -- to do is that is that close election but as soon as the election is over.
They have the responsibility to get its act together and does that solve -- problems rather than saying oh.
You can touched it because in two years from now there's another election coming up today that is has been that the worsening and I just think that did not really moving up to their responsibility.
And they believe that the -- -- of America.
-- -- -- about that that nothing is getting done.
And it's getting more and more polarized sheets still in your blood vacancy -- did you don't get politics said he system.
No no no I mean look -- it did its politics.
But for me it I never really -- Politics -- war resolutions being a public servant I think is a great -- the father in law always talked about that being a public servant.
He's the ultimate.
Kind of service to ultimate -- did you can have.
He was absolutely correct because to me there was nothing did was most satisfying.
-- to -- in Sacramento and to solve problems and work with everyone together bring everyone together.
And who do choose to Kuwait City keeps solving problems and -- -- the people because as an immigrant.
As an immigrant to this is especially.
Very satisfied -- you can give something back to this country.
And you know doo doo doo BA would -- thank you to blaze that has received two we'd hope mom's in the eyes so law.
First hand that to heart I broke.
The more I accomplished the more I -- there was no obstacle -- There was no look nothing like in Europe have -- I grew up into obstacles have to obstacles to you do get successful.
Here there was no obstacle.
Everyone wished you good luck and every once it -- you can do it wasn't my outrages.
Dreams that that I even found people in America -- it though that's a positive Ronald minutes -- -- be a leading man in the movies over the become governance of the good is it.
And -- this is impossible but.
In this country you can do this is the man with -- chicken that you think -- enough.
Do you think enough people in America have that mindset or understanding because I think we've lost some.
I think that the people are proud I think Americans are very patriotic I think the love that country but I think there's a lot of Americans right now.
That upset and did feel like the country's going in the wrong direction that -- politicians are going in the wrong direction and they wish.
Did the politicians can -- along I remember that when I became governor.
The parties in pretty -- were fighting so much.
Did when I ran into this one.
The father of a -- did that just passed away and it went to that funeral.
That sentiments -- the -- if you need anything.
Just let me know is that the -- these governor mean you get the Sacramento.
Go and get along bring the parties together if you want to do anything for myself that passed -- during -- -- Do that bring the parties together and they -- always remembered that.
That's the way that critics when -- people thought he was so it's important that the Republican -- his way or Democrat could gets all his way.
Bring them together and solve the problem do you kind of staying out of this presidential race -- idea well because I really.
Wanted to see the debates always way to do that there's some people like -- McCain.
I had a great relationship did McCain he came out and fight for me.
In 2006 and he was campaigning up and down so of course when he -- from president's.
I was the first when the jump.
And to say I'm -- endorses it was a no brain and the same as we George Bush.
When he ran you know he did a great group was -- the great relationship.
The things he did for California.
How quick he was taught them and -- out fires have continued responded and it and ordered needs to -- -- had.
And it was I endorse him drive it will be to even though we didn't that we have everything but he was my man -- -- some other times you just -- like.
I couldn't wait to -- I want to hear the debates I'm gonna -- move forward to debates -- -- make up my -- themselves and that's where -- right now with this whole thing total recall governor good to see all of us feel differently thank you very much thank you couldn't see.