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1 IN 6 YOUNG MEN IN AMERICA ARE JOBLESS OR INCARCERATED: SO WHICH PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE CAN HELP BRING THE NUMBERS DOWN?
Mercedes Schlapp: Cleary Donald Trump. He has the experience of creating jobs. He understands how the economy functions here in America, and understands that we got to get rid of these strangle holds of our regulations. Lower taxes; make sure that you lower the corporate tax rate so you can bring investment back to America. I mean, these young men who don't have the hope, this is the hope that was promised by president Obama, and what has president Obama and Hillary Clinton and Bernie sanders offer? They offer a government cushion. That is clearly not enough.
Jonathan Hoenig: We need freedom, we need capitalism, and we need economic freedom. When it comes to jobs and incarceration, I agree with Donald Trump in that Hillary Clinton would make a great president. With jobs there are two ways to deal with people, through force or through trade. Hillary Clinton, to her grade credit, has been pro-trade. She’s opened up trade with Australia, with Morocco, with Singapore. She’s even defended outsourcing. So when you compare this to an economic program of tariffs, going to cost the average household about $6,000, raise inflation rates. I think jobs will be created much more quickly under a Clinton economy than Trump.
Juan Williams: The reality is, we talk about these very tragic numbers with young men being out of work. So it's about 15 percent today, but you know what? In 2009, it was 19 percent. So under president Obama we have seen a reduction. We went through a terrible recession, and it had a tremendous impact on manufacturing in specific. Young men, especially young men with lack of education, were hard-hit. We have seen a recovery taking place.
FBI DIRECTOR SAYS ISIS BRAND HAS 'LOST SIGNIFICANT POWER' IN US
Mercedes Schlapp: ISIS continues to be a global threat. Obviously I think the bigger problem is what we're seeing in Europe. Where there has been such an infiltration of ISIS, of radical Islamists in that area of the world. With that being said, you've had over 200 individuals from the US who have been recruited, going abroad to go become a foreign fighter. Who knows if they can get back into the country, but there are those possibilities and threats that continue to exist.
Juan Williams: What you have to understand, this is about social media. It's unbelievable the impact that the social media from these butchers, these terrorists, has had in the United States. It goes across the globe. But many Americans, as you pointed out, Mercedes pointed out, you had Americans literally going to ISIS, going to Syria to fight with ISIS. That has been diminished, that’s all he is saying. You see the FBI, the administration fighting to make ISIS less attractive to our young people.
Jonathan Hoenig: It's disingenuous to say it's social media, because militant Islam has been growing nonstop since 9/11. There wasn’t a lot of social media back then. It’s bewildering. In 1967, Israel crushed the entire militaries of Jordan, Syria and Egypt in six days. It's taken us two years and we still haven’t crushed ISIS. Whether it’s Al Shabaab, ISIS, or Daesh of any of these names from militant Islam, we have not discredited the ideas.
NEW VIDEO SHOWS SOME COLLEGE STUDENTS DON'T BELIEVE AMERICA IS EXCEPTIONAL
Jonathan Hoenig: The culture is shaped in the universities, and this is the next generation of leaders and the leader’s advisors that are being taught to hate Americanism. I would be surprised if one in a hundred, maybe one in a thousand of these professors were pro America, were pro capitalist. They are the ones that teach these kids that America is racist, that this country was founded on oppression and it ruins the environment. Their own ability to think is impotent. They’re being brainwashed and they've been since the progressive era of the 1920s in this country.
Juan Williams: We see young people working hard. These young people are reacting to their reality, which is less mobility, harder to get ahead now, harder to get a job in many cases, some of the issues we discussed in the first segment. So they're saying they don't see that you the United States is all that different, let's say, than countries in western Europe, where there is more mobility. There’s more ability for them to get in on the ladder of upward mobility and into the middle class.
Mercedes Schlapp: It is the role of the parents and you know our family, we have five girls and I feel it is so important to instill in these young people, look, this is what it is to be conservative. This is why conservatism can help move America forward and we teach them about William Buckley, Ronald Reagan, Barry Goldwater in understanding that you take this material as parents that we give to our children and go up and go debate the professor and tell them why they're wrong on these liberal policies. That's where it starts.