Sanders, the self-described democratic socialist who has risen in recent Democratic polls, said in an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday that he planned to address poverty in the coming weeks and reach out to voters in conservative states in the South.
In her second bid for the presidency, Clinton may not be inspiring the passion of the crowds turning out for Sanders. Everything she proposed will make crony capitalism worse, not better, and not once in this speech did she mention the ineptitude, or the corruption, or the size, power and complexity of the federal government. “I like the sound of that”, she added, smiling at the thought of being in the White House again. By contrast, when there’s a strong middle class, then growth is stronger and more durable. But for now, at least, Clinton is looking far beyond those early contests to a bigger fight. But she did speak directly about Jeb Bush’s call for 4 percent growth, as well as his comments last week that to achieve such growth Americans would have to work more.
Before more than 100 people gathered at Morningside College, Bush said he wanted to overhaul taxes and regulations to grow the economy. “They don’t need a lecture – they need a raise“. (A remark Bush’s campaign said was about unemployment.). In a press conference with reporters after a town hall in Hudson, New Hampshire, he said that his words had been “taken out of context” and that he was referring to the need for people to have the opportunity for full-time work. Walker announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination Monday.
She promised a plan for the capital-gain tax that will “reward longer-term investments that create jobs, more than just quick trades”. “Well that’s a sure budget-busting give-away to the super-wealthy. You can’t have one without the other”, the Democratic front-runner said at New York’s New School, a university known as a liberal think tank on economics and foreign policy.
“Evidence shows that the decline of unions may be responsible for a third of the increase of inequality among men”.
“Women who want to work should be able to do so without worrying every day about how they’re going to take care of their children or what will happen if a family member gets sick”, Clinton said.
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Clinton was expected to assail Republicans for supporting “trickle-down” economic policies that she contends have led to the wealthiest Americans benefiting the most from the economy. But she was silent about her closest Democratic rival, Bernie Sanders, whose dogged attacks on the burdens of inequality and the excesses of Wall Street have attracted an unexpectedly large and passionate following.
Clinton certainly got her jabs in on the Republicans and how they have run things in the past.
Hillary Clinton set down the economic battle-lines for the 2016 United States general election Monday, promising to rebuild the American dream while issuing a stinging attack on the “criminal” excesses of some sections of the Wall Street banking culture.
“But it’s also raising hard questions about workplace protections and what a good job will look like in the future” Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said in a speech today outlining her economic policy.
“The defining economic challenge of our time is clear, we must raise incomes for hard-working Americans”, Clinton told a hand-picked audience at The New School in Manhattan’s chic Greenwich Village.
“I believe we have to build a growth and fairness economy”. “You can’t have one without the other”.