By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
On Thursday, August 11, Democratic Presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton was in Warren, Michigan, where she delivered a major economic speech. Ms. Clinton spoke about her commitment to fight for working families and build an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top.
Alabama Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy Worley said, “Secretary Clinton has been fighting for working families throughout this campaign and her entire career. Her economic plan will ensure a strong economy with millions of new jobs and better pay for American workers.”
Clinton promised that in her first 100 days as president, she would work to create good-paying jobs, by investing in infrastructure and manufacturing, and helping small businesses grow and hire. She plans to strengthen protections for workers by raising the minimum wage, fighting for equal pay, expanding Social Security and lowering prescription drug costs.
Chairwoman Worley said that Donald Trump’s economic plan announced in a speech on Monday would have, “Massive tax breaks for him and his billionaire pals with millions of jobs lost. According to an independent analysis by a former economic advisor to John McCain, Trump’s policies would lead to a “lengthy recession” and the loss of 3.5 million jobs. Trump’s plans mainly help him and his billionaire friends get ahead by leaving working families behind.”
Chairwoman Worley said in her press release that, “Clinton’s plans to create good-paying jobs stand in stark contrast to Donald Trump’s economic policies that would cost millions of jobs and devastate the economy. Only one presidential candidate will stand up for working families and address the challenges they face. That candidate is Hillary Clinton.”
Sec. Clinton said in Michigan, “Mr. Trump may talk a big game on trade, but his approach is based on fear, not strength. If Team USA was as fearful as Trump says, Michael Phelps and Simone Biles would be cowering in the locker room, afraid to come out to compete.”
Clinton said that she would pay for her increase in public spending on infrastructure and more subsidies for college students, by raising taxes on people that make over $250,000 and eliminating their tax deductions.
Donald Trump said, “And I will say this, and I say this to you very strongly, if short-circuit Hillary Clinton ever gets elected, it’s only going to be worse. It is going to get worse. It’s going to be four more years of Obama but it will be worse because she’s mandated to go to the left, because 45 percent of Bernie’s people — they want her to head in that direction.”
Clinton said that Trump’s economic plan would cost three million jobs, while her plan would create ten million jobs.
Donald Trump has campaigned heavily against the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement.
Sec. Clinton told voters in Michigan that she also opposes the TPP: “I’ll oppose it now, I’ll oppose it after the election and I’ll oppose it as President.”