[Oklahoma City, OK, August 11, 2016] Today in Warren, Michigan, Hillary Clinton spoke about her commitment to fight for working families and build an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. This isn’t a new fight for Hillary Clinton; she’s been waging it her entire career and throughout this entire campaign. In her remarks, Hillary reviewed the economic plan she first outlined in Raleigh in June and specifically addressed a core question of the election: Which candidate will stand up for working families and address the challenges they face?
Clinton talked about what she’s heard out on the campaign trail, the challenges working families face today and reiterated her 5-point plan to build an economy that works for everyone not just those at the top, which includes:
- The largest investment in good-paying jobs since World War II
- Tuition-free college for the middle class and debt free college for all
- Rewriting the rules to ensure workers share in the profits they create
- Making the wealthy, Wall Street, and big corporations pay their fair share in taxes
- Reforming outdated laws to match how families live, learn and work in today’s
Hillary discussed her plan to create good-paying jobs within her first 100 days as president, by investing in infrastructure and manufacturing and helping small
businesses grow and hire. She also talked about the importance of strengthening
protections for workers from raising the minimum wage and defending collective
bargaining, to fighting for equal pay, expanding Social Security and lowering prescription drug costs. A plan that is in sharp contrast to elements of Trump’s plan – from trillions in tax breaks weighted towards the wealthy and corporations, to his reckless approach on regulation and immigration – which would result in serious harm to our economy and put the livelihoods of Americans at risk.