Can America make a turn around?
Dr. Carson responds to audience's questions
- Duration 5:56
- Date Feb 15, 2013
Dr. Carson responds to audience's questions
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Back to the special audience edition of Hannity and doctor Ben Carson is with us and we're taking questions our good friend Sandra -- of the Fox Business Network like England doctor and I guess this'll be the -- -- has been -- a lot of -- sure and I think that one of the biggest questions after listening to -- been an absolute pleasure is.
Have we gone too far do you think that America can come back.
-- -- we are today.
Well I do think that that's that's why I wrote the book because I think we have what it takes to do it we just gonna have to speak -- that's the -- -- January 2017.
Just been inaugurated president United States what would be your top legislative priorities.
Well assuming that -- that things are continuing the way they are now.
We've got to get the economy working again because that we'll take care of the jobs productivity.
Rather than just mindless jobs.
Doctor when you say things people don't want to hear usually there's an immediate.
Effort to delegitimize the speaker.
Were you concerned about that before you made that speech in that form -- that audience.
I wasn't concerned because there's nothing that they can do to be legitimized me there's no skill than that they can find they're gonna try good luck.
And it actually said when he is speeches live a clean life you -- -- court and don't live that you don't have to worry about what you said three mice that President Clinton -- doctor.
In -- Ronald Reagan speaking out against socialized medicine for the AMA AMA -- complete 180 was speaking out for Obama care.
Well first of only 23% of doctors belong to -- -- And they go and may grab those ones and they say the -- and they -- enough said.
That's it I'd like to know how you would solve this problem as a doctor and also is president of the United States.
Section thirteen eleven of this law.
Empowers the president under a -- -- the Obama health law empowers the federal government for the first time in history to dictate how doctors.
Treat privately insured patients even if you bought a plan like -- -- plan or Cigna plan and paid for yourself.
How will you protect that doctor patient relationship.
Probably by rewriting.
I've got to thank you so much for speaking your mind I certainly hope you keep it up in the future on the -- the current debate.
Reflects your values and views the most effectively -- anybody in politics -- a publicly.
I certainly and enjoyed what senator rubio had to say last night.
And I'm sure there are many -- thing coming I young people -- -- and and we'll just have to keep looking and hoping that people are courageous and and forward thinking at a.
Does a message of personal responsibility self politically -- where we've seen President Obama.
Pre kindergarten care basically telling parents that it's not their responsibility.
Repair their children for school but rather the government's I don't think your mother would've -- that message she understood that it was.
For you to do that that we seem to be expanding.
Things that the government can do instead of individuals.
Can a politician stand up and say.
Sorry we're not gonna give you and more programs are suck for you not to I take care of your -- Can sell but we have to start talking about it.
It -- say that that Politico that politically correct police have silence.
We have to create the debate and -- and -- the people who are in the middle we'll have an aha moment to -- Does and yet the speech with the part about your -- -- -- so deeply as a mother of young boys and I'm wondering how can we best limit the government -- away.
That creates a million mrs.
Parsons raising up her sons and herself out of poverty into prosperity how do we do -- We've become Smart voters.
And you know I'm not a lot of people they come to the voting Booth they -- -- there's -- name I recognized.
-- -- voting for that that's about -- -- now.
If I mean if you don't know more than that you probably should just not vote or you need to go teach yourself because you could be voting against yourself and -- it -- a single.
-- -- With everything that it happened that -- come -- to afterwards and say.
I heard you do you think -- heard you -- praying that he did.
If he did you should see some changes in his actions.
-- -- You would tell you you're based in Baltimore he -- you touched on Medicaid earlier and as you know the health outcomes of patients on Medicaid are a lot poorer than they are for private insurance because it underpaid stocks and under his hospitals.
But this is the big debate in states around the country is whether they should expand their Medicaid programs as obamacare.
Requires him to do if you were advising the governor of Maryland what would you tell me do.
With the -- Medicaid expansion.
I would say we need to start talking about something that makes sense you know that doesn't doesn't take.
It doesn't make a lot of sense to invest a lot of our eggs in something that doesn't work get a -- real quick.
Yeah I'm a former teacher and dean and I just want to know how do we get young people to care about the debt and deficit.
I think we have to give them examples like the one that I gave 507000.
Years that they begin to understand what -- anything.
I'm sorry we missed three people ordinary quick.
-- -- gonna say it's easier to be ignorance and reliance than it is to be responsible and informed how do you change that.
Well one of the things we're gonna have to do and I don't have a lot of time to get into it but we have to use technology there's some wonderful ways that we can -- that.
That can help us enormously I'm working on that project with something.
And Baltimore right now and you have your scholarship fund and it's -- Carson scholars dot org everybody get involved.