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Guest: Solomon Rajput for Congress, Portland V Feds

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Guest Solomon Rajput is running to unseat an 87-yr-old political dynasty. Also, it’s getting real in Portland.

News to us we are here, live on IDBradio. It is the week of July Twentith, two thousand and twenty Jason Kati hereremote as Covid nineteen continues. Wewwe're in our second studio is whatdo I like to Doo giving Etdie a hard time? Ere? Yes! Well, you know that's okay, because we all need tolaugh a little bit, because the world is just always on fire lately. It doesfeel like that. Doesn't it yeah yeah, what's going on in Portland Right now,is just pretty crazy right. It's scary! It's not crazy! It's scary! God blessmom yeah, we'll talk about the unrest in Portland. They grab a lot of peoplein jail. They leaders yeah, there's djt talking about the the feds. They didgrand people, they put them in jail. The leaders- oh I'm so happy about that. Of course he is, and then we have a guest runningagianother person running for Office for Congress, a twenty eight year old,Med students and this guy is progressive. He's not taking anysuperpack money seems to be a trend with a lot of progressives. Chasonwho's, our guests. This evening it's Solomon Rosput, what is everyother country done? They've been able to figure out how to make health care ahuman right. That's just a fancy, wha you're saying if you're sick, youshould be able to you doctor. It's news, Jo Ilook, at that e. You really love me you're. Now,inreopen her face lit up. Oh Man, it was like Christmas morning just now hota surprise. Yeah we had to pay top dollar for that. I'm not going to be able to afford tofeed my dog, but it's worth it ohno you gohe eats a pound of food of Moni. That is the beauty of having a threepound dog. Is He's really really inexpensive unless, of course, that or somethingyeah we'll send him some of Rome's food ro wot miss a pound of foed this month. Good to have you backcadin welcome backto theta? Yes, should we before we get to talk aboutthe diry deeds and the FEDS IN PORTLAND? I thought. Maybe we should talk aboutfacemasks a little bit more, because there are karens throughout the UnitedStates that are freaking out about face masks. There'sKaren's and Kens: Let's not discriminate Eddie, okay, whatever. Well, I have two carens,I don't have a Gan. Did you bring a kin for Nightma ride for a left driver? Hewas punched by a passenger who then apparently tried to spit on him. Theattack happened when she refused to wear a facebask inside of his car thatwasn't Ito. Gro Ust, the fuck out of my carpeople are losing their mind. So there's that happening a a womanspitting on her lift driver because she refuses to wear a face mask and if youthink, that's bad, how about this story right here? We sed all kinds ofconfrontations involving masks. Verbal and physical fights, even coughing fits,but this one might top them all police say a woman refused to leave a localstore and you won't believe what happened next. She peed all over thestore. I'm gonna cut to the chase because theylike beat around the Bush in the story. You know but yeah. She she peeed, she peed. Sheurinated like it like a dog justfuck damn. Well, I mean obviouslylike that lady is like mentally unstable right. We don't know that we have, Idon't know she's having a bad day. You know that might Om call. She just dropstrou and peas. We don't know what you're saying Yo oe'R, not sure if he droped Trou wer's, just like pissed horself, Wakeitthroug. Er Close, I want more, I ned' know anymor okay, et' see a regular dayat work, turned into quite a show at the vorizon store of Gallerio Boulevardand Rosevell Tirkz believe not worring, TAT ASIS, the Dispatcher Talking Everal Times Na dispatch operator tellsan officer a group of three people aren't wearing mask and refusing toleave the horizon store. But it's what happened next. That's jaw droppingthey're, calling back again and Anvive a that female. Now folder pans down inhis Falin aty inside the Bisines, so she did drowup Trou ight. Oh my God. Over face masks which...

...we are. We are told over and over againby the CDC by health officials that wearing these face masks not only nowthey're say not only protect other people, but yourself and you study cameout saying that covering your nose ind, your mouth actually protect. You andreduce your chance of getting coviddineteen by sixty five percent.Just by you cover you now, botl people are covering it's like a lot more thanthat. I don't know what exactly that stat is. I'm sure I mean it's prettysad where you know before you cover fate. You cover your face. You wear afacemask to stop the spread and stop from infectingother people. If you have the sickness, but people ignore that, like they don'twant to help other people yeah, but but I feel like theyre, Ithink it's that number is shrinking. I think there's more and more peoplegetting on board with the face coverings. I don't want to ever give him any credit just because he's just aterrible human being, but our president did say that he advisespeople to wear masks a little too late too little too latand his tweat was really disgussing to anit's, not too little. That's not toolittle. Okay, there's People Paran O! No, no, no you're, right! You're right!Go ahead! There's there's there's thirty to forty percent of people inthis country that trust what this man says and if eHam saying that makes them go out and start wearing a facemask withoutincident like we should still support that. Whether you agree with how he didit or Realy think that's gointo happen, but their falle he's like a cold. It's likea cult anymore, here's his woy all! I feel we united in Ou effort to defeat theinvisible Chita virus and many people say that it is patriotic to wear a maskand when you can't socially distance, there's nobody more patriotic than me.Your favorite president, like I said I don't agree with themessage, but as long as you can see through his bullshit, as it maybe makesa few more people wil, it's g thats a Goti through his bullshit, it Nothe Bul.It is like Os man, I know, but he, but he has to turn this message into something to serve his own ego. There'snobody more patriotic! Tha Me. Your favorite president has to put that atthe end of a public service announcement saying to wear a mask butanyways if it gets coup more people to wear a mask. I agree with you. Yes,it's a goodto. That is a good, is a good thing. It sucks like he has to doit like that and it's taken five months, but what's happening in new Orland. What'se Ye, she like he's, only doing it because he feels like he's about tolose an election, because people are dying most likely most likely dirtydudes, what's happening in Portland Aninde. Look at this week's mostimportant stories disturbing disturbing. I was followingthe story over the weekend. I don't know: If were you guys following what'shappening in Portland over the weekend yeah I was following last week when westarted seing. A lot of these reports come out. herrifying Organan publicbroadcasting reported that there were federal. There are federal officialsfrom a number of agencies that are driving around Portland and detainingpeople. Now, according to some reports, these these feds have rented Mani vansfrom enterprise, FRENACAR and theyre they're not marked they're. Just minivans, it look like something you go to get picked up at soccer practice in andthey're throwing bags over people's heads and throwing in the back of thesedvants, really crazy. The protesters peacewilly from reports peacefulprotesters are being detained and they're, not when they ask these. Thesefederal law enforcement people who they are and what agency they're withthey're not responding. Yeah here is a first hand account. This isactually somebody who's on the ground in Portland. This is twitter, user,crazy, fucking, world. Okay, that's e!! that's ther, twitter! It 't! REALLY ISO!We don't have a lot of time. Ere I live in Oiteorgan, maybe whats going Ondoyoujustisthey are literally there's chemilage soldiers that have no idea.Ter Reading, no Merana rights, O kid nobing qutwith protesters, throwingthem into orgently, placing them into unworkd bands that they rented frominterrise is least a bunch of unharkd Mans for Trus Catoe, commen, kidnapPortland protesters, and we don't know where they are. So it is. It's prettycrazy. What's going down now these, who are these assholes wwe'll, get to thatin just a second,...

...you know what yeah, if I was debtained,there's any way you can cause damage to those rental vans, so they don't getthe deposit back would be awesome. Yes, do you Chid, pin the Esyeah ATG Bu, youknow if you're handcuffe, he can't really. I don't know if you want topiss yourself, but I don't know how you do it, but likemakes their life more miserable, yeah wet's trying to get let's try to getthose deposits wiped out. You have like these thugs, though, that come up toyou they're in camel chemo, and they want identify themselves. They won'tsay what law enforcement they're with and then they throw you in the back ofyour b you' be being kidnapped like you are. If that is good, nappening,absolutely terrifying. Could you imagine being taken and your friendsare screaming? Where re you taking them, where e you taking them, and they justwon't answer wwe're and where are the Second Amendment people that say thereason thy we have a second ahemment is to protect ourselves against atyrannical government yeah. It mean ecause like if one of these people cameup to you, one of these Camol flaged idiots and they don't identifythemselves. How are you supposed to know? It's just not some crazy lunaticfrom the woods. You don't yeah. I would assume that they are craz lunatics,especially if they're not reading Maranda your Maranda rights as you'rebeing arrested. Oh, they have a velcro patch on them. That says: Police Yeah, Yeah. Well, you know, and theyrether and the scary thing is they're technically not breaking any laws. Asfrom what I can from what ihave gathered it. Now these true, these federal lawenforcement people don't have to identify themselves as being lawenforcement, there's actually no law. That says that they need to do that,which is scary, that is scary, but there was movementtoday that I think Senator Widen and other SinaaosTri Huh AOC to O, maybe yeah. I didn't seethat out. It's in the Prou they try to. They try to make it where they have toANNOUNC who they are. While you know and show who they arewith names and in such when policing protest, I mean police officers have tohave their their name displayed and a badge numberdisplayed when they're rresting you so that they can be held accountable fortheir actions, whall arresting. So what make these guys so special they'reprotecting federal buildings yeah, but if they're resting people they shouldbe held to the same standard, they should E. U Dont Walt O that we'venever had to have this law, though, because we've never had this situationad wer hapened and basically, without that law there, it basically does setup like an administration like trump toput together a secret police. I gestopo, like we saw a Nazi Germany and if this is happening in Portland,it's going to be happening in other places and it most likely s wanting tostart well. Tell you why in just a second but here's, someme yeah earlier thatthe had been happening in California and parts of California forSomreason, I guess we just hadn't heard much about it. That's crazy, yeah! Well! So what are? What exactly are these? By the way should we say I mea guesswho are these idiots, their morder patrol agents, from what we've gatheredand understand these guys are. Basically I mean the this is the samegroup of Border Patrol agents. Remember the Borpul, pitrol agents had thisracist facebook group and where they were posting a lot of racist, memes andand really crude photos of AOC and stuff. You remember this story thatcame out not Jo Onago. Well, it's so same guys because apparently e theboard potrol has surisdiction within a hundred miles of the border. Did youknow that crazy yeah, so that's what's going on,is TT. It's the the customs and Border Protectionofficers are who is doing this. What so from what I've gathered? It'sthe Department of Homeland Security, they have a federal protection servicefor federal buildings around the countryand they actually have the power to bring in border patrol agents. I'vealso read reports that there could be members from like the coastguard, evenlike the coastguard that they've deployed along with border patrolagents, and they have juristiction on land in the immediate vicinity offederal property and all the unrest and all of these units. Member, you know, lowenforcement units that are unmarked, ND...

...federally placed are acting under that direction,and it's around a federal courthouse in downtown Portland. Okay, all right that doesn't make anyless terrifying. No, it does not, but they were still arresting people thatweren't near the federal building, though- and there are reports of theseguys being really thuggish to because they don't have to answer to anybody-they just show up and they'll throw people in the back ofvans. According toreports that we are reading and seeing one guy's actually x military, and hewas thinking all these guys can't do anything. We I'm just going to stand myground and there's. Actually video of this at's gone viral hands up beingbeaten with a baton over the head three times and they pepper spram atpointblank range, and this guy's, like this big military, dude and ESL,nothing. He just dus around and walked away. Yeah K them off by the way yeahbroken EAND, Yeah Iwas report saying that he hasseveral broken fingers ill require scedry, and this guy doesn't evenflinch. When you have three of these officersattack them you, they beat them with a Batan and spray him with pepper spray,and the man doesn't move. He doesn't even wipe his eyes free. He just turnsaround walks away and flips them off. As he's walking wel man, but the apparently we're going to beseeing more of this in other cities- DJT tweeted on Sunday- that not only ishe trying to help Portland but Philadelphia, Chicago New York, detro,Baltimore, O Coakland and other cities are going to be seeing more federal lawenforcement and actually hear I is talking about it gohere. I is ill helpand then to a least er fraid to do anything. I know New York very well. Iknow the police very well New York's finest and the fact is they'rerestricted from doing anything. They can't do anything well, I'm gonna do something that I cantell you, because we're not goingto live New York and Chicago andPhiladelphia, and Detroit and Baltimore, and all of these Oakland is a mess.We're not going to let this happen in our country all run by LiberalDemocrats, ow shut the so now he's making this a partisan issue to by theway. On top of it, that's what thiss, what this all isanyways if this Wasi it really is. If therewere massive, proud boys protest throughout the United States and theywere getting, you know a ltle bit out of hand, we wouldn't be seeing federalagents going in right now and hatthat's just myw. That's just my belief,absolutely not be tearing them on Yeah Yeah Whet. Are you going to say masionyour bulliy? Your belief is based on evidence, though, like given the lastfew years like everything that Djt has done and said Wen when I regarding you, know,proud boys, and you know, white supremases like they allow that likelook what happened in Charlottesville there's fine people on both sides meanwe didn't see federal officers in there unless we're talking about black livesmatter protest and there aren't fine people on both sides by the way. Yeahatleast, he hasn't said that, but he has about racist gatherings yeah so anyways it was. We Love, twthousand and twenty. It's awesome. AOC, like we said earlier, is introducinglegislation this week, they'll require federal aw enforcement officials toclearly identify themselves and I'm sure that the turtle is going to passthat swiftly. T eonly thing he does witly t ti'm surethat's not going to sit on the turtle's desk, go right to the the graveyard, but anyways. That's it's scary what'shappening and we should all be paying attentionto this. There was this thers old quote fromGermany, one thousand nine hundred and forty six. This pastor put out there.He said. First, they came for the Socialist and did not speak out becauseI was not a socialist and they came for trade unist and I not speak out becauseI was not a tradingnist, then they came for the Jews. I not speak out because Iwas not a Jew, then they came fom me and there was no one left to speak forme yeah. So we speak for the black livesmatter, movement continuing on in Portland and anyone peacefullyprotesting that is being fucked around with you know. We just want to bring lightto that and we will continue to amen and also you know, officials inPortland and Oregon they're, all speaking out, the governor of Oregon,the Mayor of Oregon, the Senate delegation of Oregon they're, allspeaking out like no one like we have...

...to be clear, no one from the state ofOregon Askd for this response from the federal government. They're all askingthem to leave they're suing them to leave yeah there e the districtattorney in Oregon is suing them because they're violatingconstitutional rights and making things worse and top of that lawsuit there's asecond lawsuit from the Aclu of organ also suing. Because of this going on yeah, it was kind of crazy to watch the.I saw videos of a little girl. I mean not, I shouldn'tsay girls. She was a woman just in her blue Aclu vest chasing these fuggishguys just screaming. Where are you taking these people? Where re youtaking these people with their camera? She was like half the size of theseguys, just chasing them down everywhere and I was like go aclu like no Wenyoure out or it they are and when you say like half thesize of these guys, like some of these guys, maybe you know a little bitbigger whatever, but at the same time they cowered to the side of a nakedwoman when a protester in Portland this, this lady got naked and she stood therein front of all of these thugs and just bloodass naked, and she chieventhat sat down and spread her legs facing them and they didn't know whatto do with the naked woman. So they ran away. She did a little dance for him.First, he did not see any of this. It was reaT was. It was like an iconic photo that I think is going to be around for along time. This very long time I like I almost want to get a print of it. Itwas such a crazy moment wo. Really. I have to see this now yeah. I did seethat I saw that you know like a hundred MOMSwent out and bocked arms together in front of all the protesters, and thenthey were shot with tour gas by the feds yeah, but fuck that Yeah Lik goodfor you MOMS. Yes, I e, that's I mean that's pretty cool and then the nextnight more mom showed up and that's the thing like so the federal governmentdeploys these tactics and they're deploying all these unmarked agents. Katy just showed me the photoholy crap Jesus, but they deploy these tactics in theseprotesters, like the numbers were starting to dwindle because thes, butnow they're increasing after everything that the federal government's doing,because it's escalation is what's going on. It's like I, you know I don't wantto get too far out in the weeds, but it's almost like Djt and bar are tryingto spark violing it that way they can get some footage of protesters fightingback and then use that in the propaganda. Oh, it's totally apolitical stunt. This is all just for Tam Air Yeah. It's distraction to from coronavirus- and you know everythingexcuse me. The Wo Handlu, the WHO hand fluw. Thank you. Okay, the chinavirus thanks yeah, that's the official anyway, never mind. Don't go down that road, Yeah Yeah! It's not the China virus. It'snot! The woohand flow shut up with that djt Solomon Rashplut is running forCongress, he's twenty eight years old, he's a med students and he is going tobe joining us next right here on its news to us. Don'tmove we'll be right back, hopefully not all of us were born into dynastins. We oll the Weit, our turn that our timewill come. But what is the Political Elie doing while we wait they're takingmillions of dollars from corporations, corporations well financial incentiveand maintaining the status Qaand? When we demand change establishment,Poligigan sells. We can't get to crazy that we need to be realistic, that wedon't understand how things work. They insist that our best hope is Sam smallby aning small. Nothing really changes status, call maintain. I don't knowabout you, but I'm tired of this. My name is Salmon Rogbut. I grew up inAnne Arbor and I'm a medical student at the University of Michigan. I'm aMuslim American and a child of Focus ony immigrants as a graduates organizer,I learned that people are not looking for timid policy toweeks about shomerandom bylong people have some big problems in their lives and they're.Looking for big solutions that will solve these problems for Gud, somepeople might say, big proposals are too radical, but what's a more adicaltruition fre public college or forcing our graduates to being saved a hugeamount of student debt, what's more radical Medicare for all or defendinggreedy companies, as they profit off people's illnesses? What's more radical,a greenew deal that creates millions of green enmergy jobs were sitting idly byhis climate change ravages, our environment.

The fact of the matter is the onlything. That's radical here is the satisfall. That's why I'm running forCongress, but our district is being run by a political DYNOSTEU. Someone fromthe Vingal familiyhs held this sea for eighty five years. theincomment is hisestablishment as a geinse. She doesn't support tuition, fre college boar, thegreening deal and she's rolling in corporate money. If you received over amillion dollars, incorporate dom nations if you've taken money from XonNobile andtilese acts. If you hundreds of thousands of dollars in possil fewstocps, an whoare, you really working for we've been told to wait, they tellus there's a line and we need to know a pace. What we've waited and thinkingsmall has left us wih a whole lot of nothing we're done waiting. It's ourturn. Now News to us, Lew Thousand Adtwenty,overage, bat it does. The election is coming uphere in no time and primaries happening all around us and that leads us to ourguest tonight. Solomon Rashput is joining us he's running for Congress.Twenty eight years old, a med student Michigan's Twelfth District to welcometo the show heythank you so much yeah, it's greatto be here. So this wis really cool man. This is exciting. You know you are going up against a pretty big opponent.Eighty seven year, political dynasty. Right with with your opponent. That'sare you? Are you nervous about this? You got to be nervous right. You know I was really nervous in thebeginning. I was super nervous in the beginning, when I was starting, I it was pretty crazy. I was definitelybeing pretty scared, because you know I've never ron for officesfor, I'mbarely old enough to run we're going up against this. Eighty seven year oldpolitical diaty, Congersoeon, dingl families held thi, see for eighty sevenyears straight, so I was definitely pretty nervous. You know for me kind of what push meover the edge was just like how urgen our issues are and like particularllly,particularly with plimate, changed everything right because, like withclimate change, we have such a little time left to act on this issue and likeI'm, a medical student right and so by the time I finished medical schoolschool and then actually like do all the Trin. I need to do to become a fullfleage. Dactor it'll be five or six years from today. But if we ive tenyears left to act on this issue, then you know fairly pradible idein into asa doctor. You know w hat I mean but like that you would be pretty bury, butyou might be pretty busy, though. As a doctor, though, as a new MED studentgraduating into a global apocalypse, I' imagine you'd have a lot of peoplegoing to the doctor's office. Oh yeah, I mean it's Gon, no be greatfor business. I mean that's what happens on hoashcasewhen I like a business right, people are like, Oh, don't like. Actually letthe people get healthy, we gointo make any money so yeah, I know with with the global apocalyps. Itwould be. You know, otherif. I global OPLYPS is a good best case scenario forcapitalism. Really I aiwe'll get into like more than just a second, we liketo get to know our our candidates to come on the show on a personal level toso. What's the what's the one ing that you' Benge watched on Netflix? What's what's the most recent show I'vebeen to watched on that plake, sure or Hulu, or whatever way of Disney plustore so many now yeah, there's so many I' honesty beingreally busy, like I have't a chance of ing to watch anything, let's see the IDI like in the beginning,in to middle of Corona. I was watching something and it was like you know. Iwasn't bin to watching any one thing, but I did get on Ma, Scifi cake, okay and then I was like watching allof like all of these, like lesser known, like Scifi movies, that, like just on Amazon trime and onNetflax ther, was like, I think, the Mazorrunner seriouss. I said I watch like it's like so weird. It's like a it',something that people don't really know about. It's like kin of, like those areour own schwarznigger mov. I hunger game. I think it was like a Te. I don'tknow at some point. It was right. No, I don't know, maybe yeah I don't know,but if it's like one of those teen Gastopian like it's exactly like thehunger games, but just like just a little different but yeah solike I got really into that, I will admit I would. I will readily that,what's your favorite Ma whatand, what's your favorite band, my favorite band, my music caste, is is like all over theplace. I really I used to really love old Taylor. Swift. It is a guiltypleasure, mine, old, tailorship people freak out when they hear that. I thinkI is like probably one of those controversial things about me. I hosecone so think about your platform. Actually I Dnon't forget he platform if it'sjust really the it's really old to Thi Shit but yeah. I Love I mean you know I'm just likeI'm pretty basic when it comes to he...

...music Daye. I listen to days it. I lovedrake like the weekend. You know so I'm when it comes to music, I'm very basic.You said that you've never run for office before, but you were the classpresident for three years when you're growing up and I'm wondering, did youget to hang out in the teachers lounge and if so, did it smell like stale,black cougf, coffee and depression? Like I imagine it does. I spent a lot more time like hanging out in like the principal'soffice like not for not because I got introuble that was middle school, but in high school I was like just like alwayson the PA system. All the time be like everyone don't forget, we've got a bakefall coming up and, like all the teachers, just like unanimously hatedme because they're like Salman, keeps interruptingour class about these bake fills that he's doing. But I was like it's fine,I'm like I'm with the principal film that was very establishment in highschool I'll, admit, okay times of change, just try not to rock the bout.I would ynow one more personal question ow. This one is like very conspersialfor a lot of people, postmates Uber eats or Grub hub man. Yoguys are really trying to diginto my personal life right now. You know so I I mean, like I go with what you knowright like I've been doing crubbub for a while, like yeah my sister reads all day but, likeyou know, agreete disegree, so yeah you may have just lost my vote on that one.I'm sorry, I think yeah Beit, like you, can never please that eon like when itcomes to that Topicso. But really. But I mean it's crazy thatyou are a med student but also running for Congress. I mean say you win: Areyou going to put the Med student stuff on hold? Well, so I'm getting o leave right now,because there's absolutely no like no way like literally no way to be amedical student while also running for conger like it is past year. I've justbeen on the leave and if, if I win, then I'm going tocontinue my leave because my school is really cool, but if I and I can like theyre like YehServir Term Ork, O wint come back, I'm like all right so, but if I lose, thenI'm just going to go right back an that school ing a couple weeks. So you knowyou Knowi mean you. Might you might need a better backup plan? I know I know I'm like yeah. It's I'mreally reping at these days, yeah! It's like! Oh! If the Congress thing doesn'twork at Al I'll, just become a doctor. Yeai mean medicine, cool T. no, youknowwhat kind of medicine. Are you wanting to get into you know? I'm like such a weird? Oh, I like alldifferent kinds of things, my dad as lyhitrist. Actually so we love, we love just like talking those peoplehelping them out when they going through like toughtimes and stuff sopsychiaries on the table. Emergency sounds really really cool. I'm like pretty adhd. So its like kindof a feeling to you know, go from one really crazy thing. Like another,really crazy thing and, like you know, just kind of like running back andforth helping people like you know just like really when they need the most Elfand SEF, so you know, or maybe will be family medicine and just like get a fewlittle kids go up to be. You know like full fledge adults and followtheir journey a I think, that'd be cool too. So I'm got all ov the place. Well, according to o our records here, we mayor may not have had people going through your garbage. You have ahundredthousand dollars in student loan debt, so are you my garbage would tellyou. That is that I mean. Is that one of thereasons why you're running as a progressive candidate that supports alot of Bernie Sanders views because you don't firststand how devastating thatis to get those bills. Ia painess is absolutely heinous O.like you know, I terrified the prospect of like when Iactually graduate and like the girls due are rulling in like when you'reactual student. You know you're into like Youan to be paying while you're anactual student, at least that we have some semmon of sense there. But youknow I know people who have like six hundred hsanddollars worth of debtafter medical school and Undergrad, which is like how can someone have thatmuch money to be in debt and like at that point, you're just an indenturedservant and, like you know, and so many people I know they choose what kind ofdoctor they want to be not based off like what kind of medicine they want topractice but base uout of how much money it's going to make because theyrean so much they're going to be so much set they have to fee like we have to berealisic about how much that we're going to be in w. What do you sayreally, so I would assume. So what is your official stance on it? Do yousupport forgiving student loan debts or what do you think yeah? One hundredpercent I mean nobody should have had to take out that to begin with, youknow we're esentially, asking people to take out a mortgage,...

...but not for a home just for aneducation before they're, making any money right like in order to be able tohave a shot at degree. That will provide like betteropportunity for themselves and family and for them to contribute more tosociety right so like. I completely think we eliminate all Studen TABT, allof it from every single place right so like I'm, he a all debt, including likedeat from graduate schools, and then I also think that we need to make alleducation forein this country, Free Public College for sure one hundredpercent. What do you say to the critics? Tant say: Hey you're, going to become adoctor, you're going be making a lot of money. You should be able to pay offyour student Louns Yeah. I mean Tlat's a you know. That isa thing that people say, but I would say that we all know that doctors arethat the only type of people who pick on mom I mean like how many people do.We know who went to college and are now intens ter hundreds of thousands ofdollars a debt and are not able to get a job that is more than minimum wage and then I'll, like it Ceito the stillpay off their student month. You know, like I mean I wit somebody who is anUndergrad or who, like major in Bilogy ad Undergrad, like God, really goodgrade ID all t e right things and then like went to unversity missioin, thebest public school in the country. We do like to say and then ended up working at dixksporting ges for two years afterwards right and like he was like. What's theheck I like this is a job I could have literally got right out of high schoolofordon't believe at anybody should have had a hatake on this Det. But ifyou I port in particular, we need to recognize that so many people are notgoing to have any kind of economic opportunity to be able to pay off thisset at all. Yeah and no school should cost sixhundred thousand dollar no school should cost a hundred thousand dollars. Yeah cost anybody that much money and yeah hat's, and it's crazy like howjust ridiculously expensive it's gotten, because our parents generation they say.Oh yeah, I was able to work a parttime job, pay a rent and pay myself throughcollege. Why are you not doing that? Like you, don't understand how crazyexpensive? It's gotten? It's just it's Criminalyeah and speaking it disgusting. Speaking ofthat, though, in finances like I wrench rent is a big issue right now in thiscountry, yeah more than ten percent of American household twelve millionpeople, tol million households rather are according to the US Department ofHousing and Urban Development are paying more than fifty percent of theirannual incomes on their rent over a fifty percent. That is insane. I knowthat you have some ideas around affordable housing. How do we fix this? Yeah, absolutely so I mean like it hasjust gotten so hard to live in this country. People re in a constantstruggle to survive. I mean so few, so many people are just living paycheck,the paycheck, I'm sure you guys have heard thes Tet. It's like somethingcrazy, like forty percent of Americans, can deal with like an unexpected fourhundred dolar right expense. So like if your car, you know, if, like you, dosome Mainnanceeno cal forget about it like you, do not have the money forthat, and that is I mean, like you know, my parents right there from PockehamWeu, know a lot of people from Focston Paxistans, developing country peoplefrom factes on Wi who move your say like this country is overtime becomingmore and more like a developing country. It takes. U. People from devilopingcountries are saying that it's hard to live. It's Hardis, it's Harg, thrize,it's hard to live, let alone thrive right and one of those things inparticularis. It's hard to pay rent so with Renar right, there's, some reallysimple things that we can do right now. So one thing that we can do is we canhave better alvent control, and that would be something that would be superhelpful to someony who re across this country, including the people who livein our district in our in our town, that I live in. An Arbor rent,increased fifteen percent last year like frorm one year and increasefifteen percent on average. So that's an extraordinary amount and, like allof this, is soone sustainable, and so, if we have a federal federal rentcontrol where we say like rent can't increase by more than three percentevery year, you know that's a really great way for us to like a tapple, somany issues at once ill help is tackl gentrification, because landlords can'tjust be like. Oh, you know your lease is up and if you want to continueliving here, you have to pay like a thousand dollar more, like you know,whatever, like five hundred olars more every sing e month or whatever you know,that's like what happens. Gendrification, you Wult t be able todo that. If we have rent control, we also need to like have the federalgovernment step up and start actually making more affordable housing units. Imean right now, they're not making anymore because of this dumb thingcalled the faircloth amendment which we need to repeal. If the thing that Isemtto prevent the federal government from making more public outing, whichis wild and then we also need to like so many of our public housing andafforbal housing units are falling into districs payer right so like we need tomake sure that we allocate funds using...

...the vast wealth and resources of thefederal government of the richest country. That' ever existed on theplanet call in hicplates America. We need outkeep some funds towardsrenovating and refurbishing those units that are falling into disappair, sopeople who Dune forie housing ar having to live inlike such squalid deteriating contended condition so there's so much that couldbe done so easily. It's like kind of like mind about at the reason, butthere's a good reason why it's not being done because you just described asociety that is favoring, those with money and those of power and those thathave the most influence over the government are the ones with money andpower and that' tully. What it comes down to. I feel, like all these issuescan be solved if we get money out of politics and you're, not taking anycorporate pack money for your campaign. So we applaud you there, but I mean ifyou are elected to office, how are you going to get money out of politics?What what's your part going to be? No, it's going to take more than just you,but what are you going to do to make that happen? Yeah well, money and politics isliterally the root of all the evil in this country is o, like the reason whypoliticians say one thing your face: Do something else beyond your back. I meanthey've, essentially mede a deal with the devil and the reason why our countrys being won by corporationsor corporations instead of how is supposed to be longe to by the peoplefor the people, because you know he politicians are being paid bycorporations o right to rove I in their favor. So how can that be anything buta legal brivery? And we need to call it for what it is. What I'm going to do inparticular is, I think it really starts with representative themselves thing:I'm not going to take any money from corporations. That's number one numbertwo, many publicly finanes campaign, because right now, if you want to run it's ver hard to run a good racewithout being without like having a ton of over moneyor having a ton of wealthy friend or being independent want to yourself ow,we're combatting that with our campaign. Is that we're building a huge army ofcommitted young people to go out there and talk to all the voters in ourcongressional district. So essentially, what we're doing o wit the thing PeoplePower and we build like an enormous army. We've have like untrested inpeople Otre, it's like really awesome and I feel really greatful and blessthat our campaign is doing so well, but that'. You know I came into this withas an organizer. I've been organized for many years now, and so, if, if you don't really know how to likeorganize super well, well, then lake, your kind of out a lock rigt like then,essentially you just have to have a lot of money, and if we have a publicrefinance campaign, then instead of you know wealthy peoplebeing able to run, we can actually set aside a government fund that, if youwant to run and if you're getting some small grassetonations, the governmentfund can mass those Dona ations. So, like, let's say like this is what theydo in New York. If you give me twenty bucks, the Governort will watch it ahundred a Gill match at six times, so your the governmert will give me ahundred twenty bucks to matchur twenty bucks to not e a hundred and fortybucks. So now, like these small grassets donations, like Relly, add up,and so that's how we can publicly finance campaigns and also, I thinkthat, like Ow, if I were to win right like we'redoing this people, power thing I was talking about our campaign is running super superline and a lot of things that cost money we've found people and theirvolunteer effort to like help us out with. So I would like something I want to do it teplussgetting money out of politic to figure out how we can Hak, really goodcampaigns cost a lot less money by like building be big people, poweredcampaigns and then like. If you know that's what we're doing g now, wesucceed. I want to I'm going to like create a guide essentially to like leteveryone else know how we did this, because I think it could really change to thegame. Your opponent is also a Democrat and you're a Democrat as well, but youropponent is Congressman Dingle, taking apparentlyjust a lot of money, two million dollars in corporate donations.According to your websites, I mean how does the Little Guy, likeyou stand up to somebody like this? I mean it's got to be like reallydaunting. If a many different levels do you think you have a fighting chance,or are you doing this to somehow bolster your medical career once youstart a practice? No, unfortunately, I like for all f the cynics out there or, for you know anyone who's thinkingthat, like I'm doing this for reasons other than actually trying to win, Iwould like to say that I am actually doing this to win this election andthere's like no other, like it's really important for everyone to like knowtheir intent, whiln their running and to be very honest with themselves aboutwhy they're running and like a lot of people, do run four reasons other thanto champion change in this country. They might run because they do want toilike get their name out there or that you want to like you know they wantedto do it because they think itould be bad ass and they feel like it'll likevalidate themselves, ind, their ego or till help. Like improve their nameorecommition and like other, which will help them in the other pursuits intheir life, but no for me really. The...

...reason I'm rurning is because I amtrying to campain change that I think is really necessary for this country.We talked you kN, W A little bit about climate change. I was getting ahead of myself beforethe like. We, the person Wason firs, but, like you know the other issuesgetting big many out of politics: Medicare forall, affortable, housing,racial justice, all kinds of journaing. So that's whatI really care about, and you know the way that we are competing with Congresso, an Dingl andall of your money. Is that we're we are building a campaign. Thet money can'tbuy right like our. What does money by you? Buys you a lot of advertisementbut, as we know, advertisement only gets you so far in a campaign. HashingMi, Co, boomber right, there's something that's a lot more powerfulthan advertisement and that is actually reaching afte people, one on oneengageming in the political process and earning their support and that's beendemonstrated through science and research. Tod Be much more effactivethan advertisement n. So that's what we're doing. We Are we're building thishuge army of young people to go out. There talk to all the voters remotelyby calling people by Texting, people and also you know. We are really activeon we're really jasing people in new innovative ways through social mediaand, of course, we're doing the bread and butter of like mailers and socialmediads as well. So we're doing a whole host of things we just had a debatewith Congersomontingal went really well. We were very honest and forthright incharacterizing, her lack of support on many progressive issues, and I thinkthat also want hop to US win a lot of support in the community, but yeah knowI'm here to win, and I'm here to win to m champion progressive change in thiscountry in first and formost, do you support term limits for members of Congress yeah? So you know what well what Idefinitely don't. Support is a family that has been able to like held the seefor eighty seven years straight. So that is something that I think likeshould not be happening at all. I do for support teurnlaments in some form,I'm like we'll storl, trying to figure out like exactly what number that termis but like, if feel like. If we don't have teurmliments a we see what we getin this country right, we see that, like we have political dynasthiesand the democracy. How can that happen? We also see that we have our Senate and our house ofrepresentives in large part being run by the same people year and year out,whoare doing this as a job just to collect Ta paycheck, and so that'ssomething that we don't want to see right like that is a antithetical to a wellfunctioning democracy. I meanthere's a reason why the president can only be in office for two terms, and Ithink that we need to start applying those that same principle to members of the house in the Senar forsure. But how does this work with a dynasty so you're up against thiseighty? Seventy year old dynasty? So it's a number of different people andwe're talking about different individuals that may just share thesame last name and bloodline that have held that seat. I mean how do you, how do you even think up some sort oflegislation to stop something like that? And why is that wrong? Well, you know cages onding held to seefor about six years and the person before was her husband who had eld itfor sixty years and the poorpsonform wate that who hadheld it for twenty years, so twenty seething years right. So that is a really really really long period oftime by very few individuals. So we had termmament. It might not address directly like the blood limeagepiece of it, but like there's, you know, but it would sr only affect somebody's like an individuals abilityto hold this sea. For like a very long time, I mean we just actually don't seedynathies happen very much in American history like they're, not that menBinan what I just happened to be going up against like the longest one. That,like the tell this, like a congressional sate ar you F T, can Iask you like? Are you? Are you personally afraid to go p against thisdiastees? I think if I were you, I would fear for my own safety. I don'tknow why I just feel like I would it's probably not even justified, but if I'mgoing up against this powerful family I'd be a little bit scared I mean yeah was scarin the beginning.Like I mean I was kind of like trying talk, what it was very stransy an rightlike I was Bnoui' like medical student, like I'm. Never UN provise for, likeI'm, an organizer IAVE been like organizing in the world of politics,but I've like never been. Never like, I'm berly willing to run right. Imean I don't think like inisally is like really scary, like really scary, but then your start and you're likewhat's a big deal, you know like they are powerful in the sense thatthey've a lot of soway and influence among other political leaders and likewe're not going to get the endorsement e political people, but like theydidn't Lauh the mafia, like they don't...

...control. No yeah, I mean I don't likeI'm not saying they're GOIN NA do anything violent. Like I mean it couldjust be even like you go up against a a powerful family like that they couldeasily dig up some social media post or, like some Dir on you, I'm not sayingthat you have any, but you never know like something could be taken out ofcontext or even made up. I'm not saying they're doing this, but I'm just sayingit could be like kind of a scary situation to get yourself into yeah. I mean you know like. I think Iwas worried about all the stuff in the very beginnings for sure and, like I would say, you know, wewere worried that, like they would pull some stuff to, like you know andvalidate our the petition signatures that we neededto get on the ballot. But, like you know, I think that there's like a lotmore like mistike and, like I don't know just like this feelingthat these people are like a lot more powerful than they are like they are.They have hold a lot of sway and they have like deep communityrelationships, but they, like, I don't know I mean also. I think the fact isthat we have run like a very like polite grace. You know we're just we are very direct about the facts and the fact thatcongresswoman do dingl takes this money from corporations and that, like she,doesn't support these she's, not a progressive and that she doesn't, youknow, support progressive, the progressive GEB and she doesn't supportmany policies in particular. But, like we haven't been, you know wehaven't really done. We have wanted to keep this campaign to be. You know, asfull of like integrity is possible and not like be this like gross like dirtycharacter, assassination thing, so I think both of our campaigns have done agood job of just keeping it about like issues and polities that were bothsupporting or ot supporting. So it's Righa a time one more question: We haveone of HPRESIDENT's official comment cards andI' Liky to answer it. How would you rate trumps, covid, nineteen response,good, really good or great? Oh, it's a great question. Like I meanon opposite day, I would say great but, like I don't think that's today, so Iwould say: Lak Horific, like I'd, have to like Filina litay. I think that wasdrea. Yelli is Lik, it's opposite day and say great and we're good that works.Yeah, tr Mell, just a Oday's opposite day and work ovr with great. How do atright? Fair enough all right? Well, thank you so monce for joining us andhow can people find out more about you and your campaignig and help support yeah for sure, so the election is in two weeks fromtomorrow. It's on August. Fourth, we really encourage everyone to vote absenget their ballot early, so if they want to learn how to do that, they can learnon our website, which is solemon, rogbutcom Soi vote. So That's Solomon,R, aaputcom, flash rot and yeah. So please, if you live in the district,please vote if you don't live in the district, ple check out a website andyou can also donate and then we're actually going to have opportunitiesfor people to help out nationally in terms of like making calls and doing tavriety of other. You know volunteer tactics to help us go the vote out onfor the Elaction, so those are some ways that everyone can help out. Well, when it's sign for the generalelection, we hope that you'll come back and join us will be live covering. Itwould be good to hear from me if you're able to drop in, and we reallyappreciate you coming on the show figures. Crass yeah hopefully will winthe finmary and then like Ye. Our district is super progressive. So whenthe fimer were kind of good and then will just like be able to hang out anddo a lot of these kinse of things, hi'll be really fun. Yeah Yeah! Well, Wthat's going to happen so we're putting everything behind you and good luck toyou and thanks again for joining us. Thank you yeah. Thank you so much. Thisis a lot of fun. Oh thank you. So much. Thank you. Have a good night have a good one to buy by WEA right there's the future doctor, DrCongress, man, that's like too much, hopefully, hopefully, congressmen, yeah,right Y, hopefully yeah dark, hopefully both at some point. Although we have,we have one of those right now. His name is Ran Paul that and tit's reallynot that the's an Nige doctor, let's UT Eokay we'll be right B. I'm not no, I'mnot I'm not trying to be little what he does or what he's a doctor of, but likehe's, not fucking, open art surgery. Here, listen eyes are prettycomplicated, Hey! Okay! I go to I go to Nig doctor all the time and I yeah. Irespect what he does uthemologist. Is that what they're called yes, somethinglike that? What do I know? I'm not a doctor and you're, not a doctor Ribak,but play one on TV all right. So what a show, what a showso much happening and that's it now we...

...have to wrap it up and act like we gotto it all, but we did not. We did not get to it all. I would liketo say that the Washington nationals just announced that Dr Fouchi will bethrowing out the first bitch this year. Dr Fauchi don't give him corona virus,please. I thought that was pretty funny because we all remember last year weredgt got blued at a nationals game right, oh, was that only last, oh, that waslast year. Yeah ow Mane was two years ago. I don't know what what day is itanymores like ten years ago, Hmm yeah pretty funny, but yeah. Thanks to ourguesst, this episode and Yeah e Vote Dodlorga go there register to votecheck your voter registration, gay, your APSIN t vallet. You can only doright. There vote Dotte Worg here the Dwe were going to start our justfucking vote campaign. Pretty soon so that'll be fun, love it and alsofucking vote special announcement. I think we've announced this yet, but wewill be alive on election night. We're promoting this way in advance, so hangout with us on November. Is it third or four third year? Third, we will yeah belive right here and I doll be one way or another, whether it's sociallydistanced or not well find out based on how Covid is gone and we party Gon tobe r either yeah sweet, sweet party or just SOB fest Tono. We might leave crying,but we'll feel like we're doing something, because I can honestly, I can't sitthere watching TV I'll get too nervous if we're doing a show I'll least besomewhat occupied Thatan we Hav O of our former guests onhopefully throughout the night yeah. I would love to check in with all ourguests like, even if they haven't to one F, their primary ituld be cool tohave their perspective, because these are people who are like well versed inpolitics way more than we are yeah. ANYWAYS LL see everybody next time. Bye E, Shi Ave, very much tim apple, wor, amask.

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