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July 1, 2015 - Kirsten Gillibrand

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Gov. Chris Christie kicks off his presidential campaign, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand describes finding common ground in Congress and working to pass a paid family leave bill. (21:30)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Jon: HEY, WELCOME TO THEDAILY SHOW.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

THAT IS A PICTURE.

HEY, MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

MY GUEST SENATOR KIRSTENGILLIBRAND OF THE GREAT

STATE OF NEW YORK.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

SHE IS, FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND,I DON'T KNOW THIS OFFICIALLY,

THE ONLY GOVERNMENT ELECTEETHAT IS CURRENTLY RUNNING FOR

PRESIDENT, FROM WHAT IUNDERSTAND.

IN FACT THAT IS THE SUBJECTOF TONIGHT'S DEMOCALYPSE 2016

10 POUNDS OF [BLEEP] IN A 5POUND BAG.

THAT BAG EXPLODED,METAPHORICALLY, COVERING

AMERICA IN [BLEEP].

(LAUGHTER)

FOLKS, THE ELECTION IS, I DON'TKNOW, A YEAR AND A HALF AWAY,

RIGHT?

AND IT JUST WON'T STOP.

>> LOUISIANA GOVERNOR BOBBYJINDAL THIS MORNING IS PART

OF A NO- SO-EXCLUSIVE CLUBTHERE ARE 17 MAJOR

CANDIDATES RUNNING FORPRESIDENT.

>> Jon: 17!

ONLY TWO MORE AND WE UNLOCKSUBZERO.

(APPLAUSE)

ICE NINJA.

OBVIOUSLY HE'S GOING TO HAVETO MODERATE HIS SPINE

RIPPING FOR THE GENERALELECTION, BUT IT WILL HELP

HIM IN THE PRIMARY.

WITH THIS MANY CANDIDATESTHERE'S ALREADY A WHIFF OF

DESPERATION FOR ATTENTION.

>> HI, I'M TED. WITH HARRYSHEARER RETIRING I'M

AUDITIONS FOR ANY PART I CANGET IN THE SIMPSONS.

SMITHERS, RELEASE THEHOUNDS.

HIDELY HO, NEIGHBOR.

BUT DAD, I AM AVEGETARIAN.

BUT LISA, ANIMALS ARE SODELICIOUS.

(LAUGHTER)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Jon: THAT'S THE WEIRDEST[BLEEP] THING I'VE EVER SEEN.

I HAVE TO GIVE TED CRUZCREDIT.

NORMALLY YOU HAVE TO WAITUNTIL YOU ARE ACTUALLY

PRESIDENT TO DO THAT MUCHDAMAGE TO SOMETHING AMERICA

HOLDS SO DEAR.

I GOT TO WONDER HOW THATPLAYED IN SPRINGFIELD.

>> NO, I WON'T LISTEN!

>> OW, MY FREAKING EARS.

>> Jon: AS ALWAYS IN POLITICS,THE REAL CONTEST THOUGH IS TO

GENERATE IDEAS THAT COULDHELP A CANDIDATE WIN OVER A

MAJORITY OF AMERICA'S MONEY.

>> THERE'S ALREADY ANON-LINE ARSENAL OF GOODS

ATTRACTING SUPPORTER ANDTHEIR CASH.

YOU'VE GOT A FILIBUSTERSTARTER KIT, CRUZIES AND

MARCO POLOS.

>> Jon: THEY'RE SELLINGLINDSEY GRAHAM CRACKERS AND

ALSO SCOTT WALKERS.

AND OF COURSE, DR. BENCARSON-OGENICS.

(LAUGHTER)

THAT'S -- HOW WILL HILLARYCLINTON ANSWER.

>> SOME BARBECUE FANS MIGHTBE INTERESTED IN THIS

GRILLARY CLINTON APRON -- THATKEEPS YOUR DRINKS COOL THIS

CHILLARY CLINTON KOOZIEPACKS.

>> Jon: AND IF YOU WANTSOMETHING A LITTLE HARDER

THAN BEER, CHECK OUT OURSTILLARY CLINTON MOONSHINE.

THEN WHEN ARE YOU BLIND ANDDRUNK AND ANGRY, YOU CAN

PICK PICK UP OUR KILLARYCLINTON MURDER KIT -- WHICH

FOR SOME REASON THEY PUT INA FIRST AID BOX.

THAT SEEMS-- ANTI-THETICAL,IT IS A MURDER KIT AND YET I

WOULD LOOK AT THAT AND THINKTO MYSELF, I BET THERE ARE

BAND-AIDS IN THERE AND SOMENEOSPORIN... NOT LIKE MURDER

STUFF.

THAT'S WHY I'M NOT INMARKETING.

17 CANDIDATES ARE ALREADY INTHE-- OH, FOR [BLEEP] SAKE.

>> NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR CHRISCHRISTIE IS JOINING THE

PRESIDENTIAL RACE.

>> Jon: WHY!

WHY!

WHY!

WH--

(LAUGHTER)

NEW JERSEY GOVERNORCHRISTOPHICER CHRISTIE

SURVEYED AN OVERSTUFFED FIELD OFMEDIOCRE CANDIDATES AND THOUGHT,

EH, I'M AS [BLEEP] AS ANYONEONE OF THOSE GUYS.

AND TOOK TO HIS ALMA MATERIN LIVINGTON, NEW JERSEY, TO

MAKE HIS PITCH.

>> YOU'RE GOING TO GET WHATI THINK, WHETHER YOU LIKE IT

OR NOT.

WE NEED A TAX SYSTEM THAT ISSIMPLIFIED AND PUT CPAs LIKE

MY DAD OUT OF BUSINESS.

WE NEED TO FIX A BROKENENTITLEMENT SYSTEM.

THE HORSE SUT O OF THE BARN.

WE HAVE TO GET IT BACK IN ANDYOU CAN ONLY DO IT BY FORCE.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: THAT GOT WEIRD REALLYFAST.

MY PLATFORM IS, LET'S PUT MYDAD OUT OF BUSINESS AND BEAT

UP THAT [BLEEP] HORSE -- THEREHE IS, GET HIM, EVERYBODY.

YOU'RE NOT GETTING AWAY FROMUS, HORSE.

IN FACT, I THINK WE HAVESOME FOOTAGE FROM CHRISTIE'S

FIRST CAMPAIGN AD.

WHAT IS IT WITH CHRISCHRISTIE AND HIS DESIRE TO

FORCIBLY CONFINE FARMANIMALS.

FIRST, IT'S GUESSTATIONALCRATES FOR PIGS AND HE'S

LIKE YEAH, DON'T LET THEPIGS TURN AROUND AND NOW

IT'S HORSES.

GOVERNOR, WILL YOU NOT BESATISFIED UNTIL EVERY HOOVED

ANIMAL IN THE COUNTRY ISIMPRISONED.

(LAUGHTER)

LOOK, WE DON'T HAVE TOTAKE CHRISIEST'S WORD ON WHAT

KIND OF PRESIDENT HE WOULD BE.

THE RESIDENTS OF NEW JERSEYALREADY ANSWERED THAT

QUESTION LIKE A COUPLE OFMONTHS AGO.

>> THE POLLS IN NEW JERSEYRIGHT NOW SAY BY A 65% TO

29% MARGIN THE NEW JERSEYVOTERS SAY YOU WOULD NOT

MAKE A GOOD PRESIDENT.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: AND LET ME REMIND YOU,THOSE PEOPLE LIVE IN NEW JERSEY.

SO THEIR EXPECTATIONS FORGOOD GOVERNANCE IS ALWAYS

ALREADY JUST BOTTOM BAR,INCREDIBLY --

65% OF RESIDENTS OF CHRISTIE'SHOME STATE THINK HE WOULD

SUCK AS PRESIDENT.

LET'S HEAR SOME STRAIGHT-TALKFROM CHRISTIE ABOUT WHAT THAT

MEANS.

>> A LOT OF THOSE PEOPLE,THAT 65% WANT ME TO STAY.

AND I'VE HEARD THAT FROM LOTS OFPEOPLE IN TOWN HALL, DON'T

LEAVE TO RUN FOR PRESIDENTBECAUSE WE WANT TO YOU STAY.

>> Jon: THAT IS THE SADDESTTHING I HAVE EVER HEARD.

(LAUGHTER)

NO, THEY THINK I WOULD BE GREAT,THEY DON'T WANT ME TO LEAVE--

NO, SHE SAID SHE BROKE UP WITHME BECAUSE I'M TOO GOOD FOR HER.

THAT'S WHY.

SHE SAID I DESERVED SOMEONEBETTER.

THAT'S WHY.

HER WORDS, NOT MINE.

SHE WAS ALL LIKE, I'M NOT[BLEEP] YOUR FRIEND BECAUSE

I WANT TO.

IT'S-- HERE'S YOUR REALPROBLEM, GOVERNOR.

LET'S DO SOME STRAIGHT TALK.

(LAUGHTER)

I'M GONNA MISS THIS A LITTLEBIT -- ALL RIGHT.

IT'S NOT THAT NEW JERSIANSLOVE YOU TOO MUCH TO LET YOU

GO, IT'S THAT YOU'VE ALREADYFINISHED SECOND IN THE LOUD,

NORTHEASTERN EGO MANIACPRIMER.

>> UNFORTUNATELY FOR CRISTIE,THERE'S ANOTHER UNFILTERED

COLOURFUL CHARACTER ALREADYIN THE GOP FIELD.

>> POLITICIANS ARE ALL TALKAND NO ACTION.

IT'S TRUE.

ALL TALK, IT'S ALL BULL [BLEEP].

>> Jon: HOW FAR MUSTCHRISTIE HAVE FALLEN TO BE A

TWO-TERM SITTING GOVERNORUNFAVOURABLY COMPARED TO A

PERFUME SELLING ESCAULATOEURLIKE DONALD TRUMP.

I MEAN, OBVIOUSLY CHRISTIE HASOTHER TROUBLES.

UNDER HIM, NEW JERSEYHAD CREDIT DOWNGRADED EIGHT

TIMES, UNEMPLOYMENT RUNRAMPANT, HIS CAPOS BLOCKED

TRAFFIC FOR POLITICALRETRIBUTION.

THE SANDY REBUILDING EFFORTREMAINS PATHETIC.

HE RAIDED PENSIONS AFTERPROMISING NOT TO HIS ABOMINAL

EXXON SETTLEMENT, NOT THAT THEREPUBLICANS WILL GIVE A [BLEEP]

ABOUT THAT STUFF BUT HE CROSSEDTHE LINE FOR REPUBLICANS.

>> HE ANGERED CONSERVATIVESBY EMBRACING PRESIDENT OBAMA

DURING HURRICANE SANDY.

>> I GOT SO MAD AT YOU, SIXDAYS BEFORE THE 2012

ELECTION, AND YOU LET THEPRESIDENT COME TO NEW

JERSEY.

OBAMA AND CHRISTIE WALKINGARM IN AN ARM ALONG THE

JERSEY SHORE IN THEAFTERMATH OF HURRICANE

SANDY.

>> AND THEN THERE WAS THEHUG.

>> THERE WAS NO HUG.

>> Jon: THERE WAS A HUG.

THAT IS WHY CHRISCHRISTIE WILL NOT WIN THE

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY.

HE MADE THE UNPARDONABLECRIME OF TREATING BARAK OBAMA

LIKE A PERSON.

THAT IS THE INSURMOUNTABLECAMPAIGN HURDLE.

WHEN BARACK OBAMA ARRIVED TOLEND AID TO YOUR HURRICANE-

RAVAGED STATE, YOU SHOOK HISHAND.

WHY DID YOU NOT SLAY HIM INA KLINGON HONOR DUAL.

IT'S WHAT RONALD REAGANWOULD HAVE DONE.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT, UNITES STATESSENATOR OF THE GREAT STATE

OF NEW YORK, PLEASE WELCOMEBACK TO THE PROGRAM SENATOR

KRISTEN GILLIBRAND, COME ON OUTHERE!

>> Jon: SENATOR, WELCOME ONCEAGAIN TO THE PROGRAM.

>> THANKS.

>> Jon: YOU WANT TO RUNFOR PRESIDENT?

>> NO.

>> Jon: I THINK YOU MAYHAVE TO.

ISN'T THAT A THING,IA-- WHATIS IN THE WATER DOWN THERE,

WHAT IS IN THE CAFETERIATHAT THESE GUYS ALL THINK,

YOU KNOW, I'M GOING TO BEPRESIDENT.

WHEN NOT THEIR HOME STATES,THEY'RE DISPISED.

THESE GUYS ARE NOT EVENSUCCESS ENVELOPE THEIR HOME

STATES AND THEY HATE ME HERE,YOU KNOW WHERE THEY WOULDN'T

HATE ME, EVERYWHERE ELSE.

>> I WORK WELL WITH MANY OFTHEM.

(LAUGHTER)

AND I HOPE MANY OF THEM ARESTILL SERVING IN THE U.S.

SENATE.

>> Jon: YOU'RE THE BEST.

SO-- SO THEY'RE NOTUNBOUNDED FROM REALITY OR

DELUDEED NARCISSISTIC EGOMANIACS WHO HAVE NO BUSINESS

NOT ONLY LEGISLATING THISCOUNTRY, BUT BEING ALLOWED TO

THE OUTSIDE WEARING PANTS.

>> WELL, MY JOB IS TO FINDCOMMON GROUND WITH THEM AND

GET THINGS DONE.

>> Jon: NOW YOU BRING UP ANEXCELLENT POINT.

HOW DO YOU FIND COMMONGROUND?

(LAUGHTER)

WITH THEM.

>> WELL, SOMETIMES THERE AREISSUES OF CONSCIENCE LIKE

THE 9/11 HEALTH BILL WHEREYOU HAVE TO STAND UP AND DO

THE RIGHT THING.

SOMETIMES IT'S ISSUES LIKEENDING RAPE ON COLLEGE

CAMPUSES OR MILITARY.

>> Jon: THIS IS A PERFECTEXAMPLE.

ENDING RAPE IN THE MILITARYAND THE 9/11 FIRST

RESPONDERS.

THE IDEA THAT YOU HAVE TOFIGURE OUT A WAY TO FIND

COMMON GROUND-- LET'S TALKABOUT THE 9/11.

BECAUSE THAT ONE MAKES ME SOMAD I CAN'T EVEN THINK

STRAIGHT.

SO WHEN IS THAT EXPIRING,OCTOBER?

>> YES.

AND SO IT JUST IS ONE OF THEPOLICE OFFICERS SAID IN A

HEARING, DAVID SAID IF WEDON'T PASS THIS, PEOPLE WILL

DIE.

>> Jon: PEOPLE HAVE ALREADYDIED AND THEY DIDN'T PASS

IT.

>> YEAH, YEAH, SINCE 9/11,1700 PEOPLE HAVE DIED AND WE

HAVE NEARLY 4,000 WITHHORRIBLE, HORRIBLE CANCERS.

>> Jon: MORE FIRST RESPONDERSHAVE DIED SINCE 9/11 FROM

BEING ON THE PILE, FROMTHOSE DISEASES THAN 9/11.

>> MORE COPS HAVE DIED SINCE9/11 THAN ON 9/11 ITSELF.

>> Jon: INSANE.

SO WHAT IS THE RESISTANCE?

WALK ME THROUGH THIS PROCESS,BECAUSE THAT IS THE THING I

HAVE TROUBLE FIGURING OUT.

WHAT IS THE RESISTANCEWITH JUST EXTENDING THIS

BILL IN PERPETUITY LIKE THEYDID WITH THE MINORS WITH

BLACK LUNGS, LIKE THEY HAVEDONE WITH PEOPLE EXPOSED TO

RADIATION IN NUCLEAR TESTS,WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?

BE A SENATOR THAT IS PUSHINGBACK ON THIS.

WHAT WOULD THEY SAY?

>> WELL, IF YOU ASKED THE9/11 RESPONDER, SOME WHO ARE

HERE RIGHT WITH US HERE.

(APPLAUSE)

>> Jon: THEY'RE HERE, LOVE THEM.

>> BLESS THEM FOR THEIRCOURAGE.

SO WHEN THEY WALK THE HALLSOF CONGRESS, WHICH BY THE

WAY THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE TO.

THIS IS SOMETHING MEMBERS OFCONGRESS SHOULD BE DOING FOR

THEM, THEY ANSWER THE CALLOF DUTY, BUT WHEN THEY GO

INTO THESE OFFICES, THEFIRST THING OUT OF OUR

MEMBERS' MOUTHS ARE "HOW AREYOU GOING TO PAY FOR IT?"

WHY WOULD YOU BE ASKING MENAND WOMEN WHO ANSWERED THE

CALL OF DUTY HOW THEY AREGOING TO PAY FOR THEIR

HEALTH CARE.

IT'S OUTRAGE US.

WHEREAS THEY WILL GIVE A TAXCREDIT TO ANY CORPORATE

ENTITY AND NOT PAY FOR ITBECAUSE THEY WANT TO, BUT

THEY ASK THESE MEN AND WOMEN,WHO MANY GAVE THEIR LIVES,

MANY ARE STILL GIVING THEIRLIVES, BECAUSE THEY ANSWER

THE CALL OF DUTY.

>> Jon: OUTRAGEOUS ON MANYLEVELS.

A, WHEN ARE YOU DEALING WITHILLNESS, WHETHER IT BE A

CANCER OR RESPIRATORY OREVEN PTSD, THE LAST THING

YOU NEED TO BE DOING ISHAVING TO PLOP DOWN TO

WASHINGTON TO ADVOCATE, SOWE'RE FORCING THEM TO BE IN

A POSITION WHERE THEY HAVETO BE THEIR OWN BEST

ADVOCATES TO THE PEOPLE OFTHE GOVERNMENT WHO SHOULD BE

THE ONES ADVOCATING FOR.

FIRST OF ALL THAT IS WHAT WEARE MAKING THEM DO RIGHT?

>> RIGHT.

>> Jon: WHO IS AGAINST THIS,GIVE ME A NAME?

HONESTLY, LIKE IT'S TIME TOLIKE, TAKE THE COVERS OFF.

THIS IS SUCH AND PARDON ME,BULL [BLEEP].

>> YEAH.

>> Jon: THAT IT'S INSANE.

SO WHO IS IT IN THE CONGRESSWHO WOULD BE AGAINST IT, I

WANT THEIR NAMES.

>> WELL, THE FIGHT IS NOTOVER AND I AM HOPING THAT WE

PASS THIS BILL UNANIMOUSLY,UNANIMOUSLY.

AND WE NEED TO GET--

>> Jon: BUT NOT A FIVE YEARTHING, NOT WHERE THEY HAVE

TO FEEL UNCERTAIN ABOUTTHEIR HEALTH FUTURE.

>> SO THE PUSHBACK TODAY ISOH, WE WOULD LIKE TO JUST

HAVE A FIVE YEAR BILL, THISWOULD BE A PERMANENT BILL.

>> Jon: YES.

>> WHEN YOU GO WORK AT ANUCLEAR SITE AND YOUR HEALTH

CARE IS COVERED FOREVER.

IT'S PERMANENT -- THERE AREMANY THINGS LIKE THIS.

>> Jon: WHY IS BOMBINGCOUNTRIES NOT PAY AS YOU GO?

WHY DO THEY NOT HAVE TO HAVEAN EASY PASS EVERY TIME--

I KNOW, YOU KNOW, YOU LIKE TOTHINK THIS IS GRAND STANDING,

IT'S DEMAGOGUERY, BUT IT'SNOT BECAUSE THERE ARE REAL

SITTING SENATORS WHO AREBLOCKING THIS.

WHAT ARE THEIR NAMES?

GIVE ME A NAME OF A GUY DOINGTHE RIGHT THING.

>> SUSAN COLLINS, LISAMURKOWSKI.

>> Jon: DOING THE RIGHTTHING.

WHO ELSE?

>> MARK KIRK.

>> Jon: HE'S DOING THE RIGHTTHING -- TOM COTTON IS DOING

THE RIGHT THING AND THATGUY IS [BLEEP] NUTS.

AND HE'S DOING THE RIGHTTHING, RIGHT.

>> YES.

>> Jon: WE'RE GOING TO TAKEA COMMERCIAL BREAK AND

TALK-- WE'RE NOT LETING THISGO THIS TIME.

BECAUSE THIS ONE, HONESTLY,IS THE MOST GALLING EXAMPLE

OF A LEGISLATURE REMOVEDFROM THE PURPOSE OF THEIR

JOB AND FROM THE PATRIOTISMFLAG THAT THEY WAVE SO

HEARTILY WHEN IT SERVESTHEIR NEEDS.

WE WILL GET MORE WITHSENATOR GILLIBRAND.

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

WE'RE HERE WITH SENATOR KIRSTENGILLIBRAND WHO JUST CURSED OUT

TOM COTTON.

I WAS JUST -- LISTEN, I HAVEBEEN AROUND THE BLOCK.

I WAS IN THE NAVY FOR EIGHTYEARS.

I WORKED AS A DOCK WORKER.

YOUR LANGUAGE SHOCKED ME.

I WAS STUNNED.

AND I WOULD ASK YOU-- I HAVECHILDREN.

(LAUGHTER)

I WOULD ASK YOU TO REFRAIN FROMTHAT KIND OF SALTY TALK.

>> OF COURSE.

>> Jon: WHEN IS THE VOTE FORTHIS BILL?

>> WE'RE HOPING TO HAVE ITRIGHT AROUND SEPTEMBER 11th.

SO IF YOU WANT TO DOSOMETHING, CALL YOUR

CONGRESS MEMBER-- PLEASECALL THEM.

FRACKLY, THE ONLY TIMEANYTHING EVER WORKS IN

WASHINGTON IS WHEN REGULARPEOPLE STAND UP AND DEMAND

ACTION.

SO YOUR VOICE MATTERS.

PLEASE BE HEARD ON THISISSUE.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Jon: LET'S, LET'S DO THAT -- LET'S SCHEDULE A

CALL AND LET'S SCHEDULE ARITUAL SHAMING AROUND THAT

TIME.

FOR WHOEVER IT IS.

I OBVIOUSLY, AT THAT POINT,WILL BE KNEE-DEEP IN MORE

THAN LIKELY GRAIN ALCOHOL.

>> Jon: WHAT IS THE NEXT THINGCLOSE TO YOUR HEART THAT YOU

WANT TO GET DONE?

WAS'S NEXT?

>> WELL, I'M WORKING HARD ONALSO ENDING CAMPUS SEXUAL

ASSAULT AND I'M WORKING HARDON ACTUALLY PASSING A PAID

LEAVE PROGRAM FOR THE ENTIREUNITED STATES FOR ALL WORKER

TO MAKE SURE FAMILY MEMBERSWHO NEED CARE --

>> Jon: WHAT'S THE OTHERINDUSTRIALIZSED NATION THAT

DOESN'T DO THAT.

>> IT IS US AND PAPUA NEWGUINEA.

THE ONLY INDUSTRIALIZED COUNTRYIN THE WORLD THAT DOESN'T HAVE

PAID LEAVE.

AND SO WHETHER YOU HAVE ASPOUSE THAT IS ILL, OR A

PARENT THAT IS DYING OR ANEW CHILD.

FAMILIES NEED FLEXIBILITY SOYOU DON'T HAVE TO QUIT YOUR

JOB.

THAT YOU CAN STAY ON COURSEAND NOT LOSE THAT PLACE IN

YOUR BUSINESS.

>> Jon: WHERE DID WE LOSETHE THREAD, IS OUR

GOVERNMENT JUST TOO BIG TOMANAGE NOW?

IS THAT THE PROBLEM?

JUST EVERYTHING JUST SLIPSUNDER THE THING, I DON'T

UNDERSTAND WHAT IS THE ISSUE?

>> THE ISSUE IS, PEOPLE INCONGRESS ARE IN A BUBBLE.

AND THEY DON'T HAVE A LOT OFEMPATHY FOR REGULAR WORKING

FAMILIES.

>> Jon: AT A CERTAIN POINT YOUJUST THINK, ARE THEY LIKE

RAPACIOUS SOCIAL DARWINNIANCARICATURES OF VILLAINS?

ARE THEY DICKENSIAN SCROOGES?

I DON'T MIND PEOPLEBEING RESPONSIBLE WITH TAXPAYER

MONEY.

THAT IS IMPORTANT, TO MANAGEEFFICIENCIES, BUT THIS IDEA OF

FOOD STAMPS, YOU KNOW, THENEVERYBODY IS JUST GOING TO GO

OUT AND BUY SHRIMP AND SITAROUND AND DRINK MAITAIES.

>> YES, IT'S A LACK OFEMPATHY.

AND MOST MEMBERS MUCHCONGRESS DON'T EVEN REALIZE

IF YOU ARE ON THE MINIMUMWAGE YOU ARE UNDER THE

POVERTY LINE.

>> Jon: IS IT PATHOLOGICAL,THOUGH?

DO YOU NEW THEY HAVE MENTALPROBLEMS?

>> NO, I THINK THEY ARE OUT OFTOUCH.

I THINK MOST MEMBERS ARE OUTOF TOUCH AND DO NOT KNOW

WHAT IT IS LIKE FOR REGULARWORKING AMERICANS.

>> Jon: IS IT CYNICAL ORMANIPULATING A GRIEVANCE

INDUSTRY AMONGST VOTERS, THATPLAY INTO THAT AS THE VOTERS

AS VICTIMS OF THISENTITLEMENT CULTURE?

OR DO THEY TRULY BELIEVE IT?

OR IS IT A MORE CYNICALEXERCISE IN POLITICS.

>> I THINK IT'S CYNICISM,PERSONALLY.

AND WHAT WE SEE IN THE PAIDLEAVE ISSUE, MOST MEMBERS OF

CONGRESS ARE EXTREMELYAFFLUENT.

THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT IT ISLIKE TO NOT HAVE ANY CHILD

CARE AT HOME OR TO NOT BEABLE TO TAKE TIME OFF IN

SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY IS ILL.

THEY'VE NEVER LIVED IT.

>> Jon: THEY EARNED ON THEIROWN, ONLY THEY HAVE EARNED

IT.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICKYOURSELF UP OUT OF POVERTY

AND DESPAIR AND THEN YOU CANBE IN THE SENATE, AND IF I

GIVE YOU FOOD STAMPS THAT ISGOING TO SEND A VERY BAD

MESSAGE TO YOU THAT YOU GETTO EAT.

AND THAT'S-- YOU KNOW --

>> YEAH, IT'S OUTRAGEOUS.

>> Jon: I HAVE TO TELL YOU.

IT IS CRAZY OUTRAGEOUS.

DO YOU EVER-- YOU DON'T HAVETO ANSWER THIS.

DO YOU EVER PUNCH ANYBODY?

LIKE WITH YOU'RE JUST INTHEIR OFFICE AND JUST BE

LIKE OH, I'M SO SORRY, IHAVE TO DECK YOU.

(LAUGHTER)

>> NO, NO.

>> Jon: OKAY.

SENATOR, IT'S ALWAYS APLEASURE.

>> MY PLEASURE.

>> Jon: GET THAT 9/11BILL-PASSED.

KRISTEN GILLIBRAND.

>> Jon: THAT'S OUR SHOW.

DON'T FORGET, THE LATEST EPISODEOF THE DAILY SHOW PODCAST

WITHOUT JON STEWART.

JESSICA WILLIAMS AND A FEW OFTHE WRITERS REVIEWING MY VERY

FIRST EPSIODE OF THE SHOW, BACKIN, I BLIEVE, IT WAS 1927.

ANYWAY, HERE IT IS, YOUR MOMENTOF ZEN.

>> FORWARD, NOT BACKWARD.UPWARDS, NOT DOWNWARDS,

AND ALWAYS TWIRLING, TWIRLINGFOR FREEDOM.

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