John Kasich in Fox Business 2015 GOP primary debate


On Budget & Economy: Economic theory is fine, but people need help

I come from a town where if the wind blew the wrong way, people found themselves out of work. An economic theory is fine, but people need help. I have a plan that would cut taxes, but not $11 trillion or $12 trillion that would put my children further in debt. I have a plan that would not only cut taxes, lower the income tax rate for individuals, lower the tax for businesses, and also a plan to get us to a balanced budget by the end of a second term.
Source: Fox Business/WSJ Second Tier debate Nov 10, 2015

On Corporations: Never let depositors lose their bank deposits

Q [to Sen. Cruz]: Would you bail out the big banks again?

A: Absolutely not!

KASICH: When a bank is ready to go under and depositors are getting ready to lose their life savings, you just don't say we believe in philosophical concerns. You know what an executive has to decide? When there are financial crises, you got to go there and try to fix it. Philosophy doesn't work when you run something.

CRUZ: Why would you then bail out rich Wall Street banks, but not Main street?

KASICH: I wouldn't.

I would not let the people who put their money in there all go down.

CRUZ: So you would bail them out.

KASICH: I would figure out how to separate those people who can afford it versus the hard-working folks who put those money in those institutions.

Source: Fox Business/WSJ First Tier debate Nov 10, 2015

On Energy & Oil: 20,000 jobs from fracking plus 300,000 other jobs

DONALD TRUMP [to Kasich]: All I can say is, you're lucky in Ohio that you struck oil. That is for one thing.

KASICH: In the state of Ohio, we have grown 347,000 jobs. Our unemployment is half of what it was. Our fracking industry, energy industry may have contributed 20,000, but if Mr. Trump understood that the real jobs come in the downstream, not in the upstream, but in the downstream. And that's where we're going to get our jobs. But Ohio is diversified.

Source: Fox Business/WSJ First Tier debate Nov 10, 2015

On Foreign Policy: China doesn't own the South China Sea; show US Navy there

Q: What about China claiming artificial islands in the South China Sea, and Obama's response?

KASICH: China doesn't own the South China Sea, and I give the president some credit for being able to move a naval force in there to let the Chinese know that we're not going to put up with it any more.

Source: Fox Business/WSJ Second Tier debate Nov 10, 2015

On Free Trade: TPP is a strategic alliance against China

Q: What about the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

KASICH: TPP, it's critical to us, not only for economic reasons and for jobs, because there are so many people who are connected to getting jobs because of trade, but it allows us to create not only economy alliances, but also potentially strategic alliances against the Chinese. They are not our enemy, but they are certainly not our friend.

Source: Fox Business/WSJ Second Tier debate Nov 10, 2015

On Health Care: We reduced Medicaid funding by 7.5% with no benefit cuts

We would move the Medicare system from a 7 percent growth down to about a 5 percent growth. And I have a whole series of ways to do that. In Ohio, we reduced Medicaid funding for the poor from 10 percent to 2.5 percent, didn't cut one benefit or didn't take anybody off the rolls.
Source: Fox Business/WSJ Second Tier debate Nov 10, 2015

On Immigration: It's a silly argument to ship 11M illegals back to Mexico

DONALD TRUMP: [The 11 million people who entered illegally are] going to have to go out. We have no choice if we're going to be a country.

KASICH: In 1986 Ronald Reagan basically said the people who were here, if they were law-abiding, could stay. But, what didn't happen is we didn't build the walls effectively and we didn't control the border. We need to control our border. But if people think that we are going to ship 11 million people who are law-abiding, who are in this country, and somehow pick them up at their house and ship them out to Mexico, think about the families. Think about the children. So, you know what the answer really is? If they have been law-abiding, they pay a penalty. They get to stay. We protect the wall. Anybody else comes over, they go back. But for the 11 million people, come on, folks. We all know you can't pick them up and ship them across, back across the border. It's a silly argument. It is not an adult argument. It makes no sense.

Source: Fox Business/WSJ First Tier debate Nov 10, 2015

On Jobs: I created jobs in Congress & in Ohio; let's make it thrice

Our most important moral purpose as leaders in the political system is to make sure we create an environment for job creation so people can live their dreams and realize their God-given potential.

I've been an innovator my entire career. And I really don't care what special interests or lobbyists have to say. I have a job to do when I take over a public office. Now, we freeze non-defense discretionary for eight years. We also put an increase in defense spending. Our tax cuts balance out. And at the end of the day, we will get to a balanced budget.

And I want everybody here to know, when I was Budget Committee chairman in Washington, I stepped on every toe in that town, and we got to a balanced budget, and we had enormous job growth. And as governor of Ohio, we went from 350,000 lost jobs to a gain of 347,000 jobs. I'll do it in Washington. I've done it twice; I'll do it thrice for the United States of America.

Source: Fox Business/WSJ First Tier debate Nov 10, 2015

On Jobs: When you balance the budget & cut taxes, people get work

When you balance the budget and you cut taxes, people get work. Our most important moral purpose as leaders is to make sure we create an environment for job creation so people can live their dreams and realize their God-given potential. For those at the bottom, we've got to do what we can to train them so they can move up. To look the other way is not acceptable. We've gotten it done in our state, and I will do it for America.
Source: Fox Business/WSJ Second Tier debate Nov 10, 2015

On Principles & Values: Capitalism needs values to avoid unfettered greed

I'll tell you about Wall Street: There's too much greed. Free enterprise is a system that's produced the greatest wealth for the world. Free enterprise is great, profits are great, but there have to be some values that underlay it, and they need a good ethics lesson on Wall Street on a regular basis to keep them in check so we, the people, do not lose.
Source: Fox Business/WSJ Second Tier debate Nov 10, 2015

On Principles & Values: Conservative government will rebuild American from bottom up

The conservative movement is all about opportunity. It is about lower taxes. It's about balanced budgets. It's about less regulation. And it's about sending power, money and influence back to where we live so we can run America from the bottom up. Once we have the power and the money and the influence, each of us have a responsibility to reach out and to rebuild our families, make them stronger, and connect our neighborhoods.
Source: Fox Business/WSJ Second Tier debate Nov 10, 2015

On War & Peace: Work with allies like Israel, Egypt, Jordan

In Syria, yes, a no-fly zone in the north, and a no-fly zone on the Jordanian border. Jordan, we want the king to reign for years. Egypt, they have been our ally and a moderating force in the Middle East. In Israel, we have no better ally in the world, and no more criticizing them in public, we should support them.
Source: Fox Business/WSJ Second Tier debate Nov 10, 2015

The above quotations are from Fox Business/Wall Street Journal Two-Tier 2015 GOP primary debate
First Tier: Top Eight by polls
Second Tier: Four other Republicans
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