One thing I value is a working economy – one that works for everyone. Hillary Clinton shares that value and she has some ideas about how to bring that about:
As president, Hillary has a five-point plan to meet these challenges:
A 100-days jobs plan: Break through Washington gridlock to make the boldest investment in good-paying jobs since World War II. Hillary will fight to pass a plan in her first 100 days in office to invest in infrastructure, manufacturing, research and technology, clean energy, and small businesses. She will strengthen trade enforcement, and she’ll say no to trade deals like TPP that don’t meet a high enough bar of creating good-paying jobs.
Make debt free college available to all Americans. Hillary will make college debt-free, and she’ll provide relief for Americans with existing debt by allowing them to refinance their student loans.
Rewrite the rules so that more companies share profits with employees—and fewer ship profits and jobs overseas. Hillary will reward companies that share profits and invest in their workers, and she will raise the minimum wage to a living wage. She will crack down on companies that shift profits overseas to avoid paying U.S. taxes, and she’ll make companies that export jobs give back the tax breaks they’ve received in America. She will defend existing Wall Street reform and push for new measures to strengthen it.
Make certain that corporations, the wealthy, and Wall Street pay their fair share. Hillary will pay for her economic priorities and avoid adding to the national debt by ensuring the wealthiest Americans and the biggest corporations pay their fair share. For example, she’ll fight for the Buffett Rule, close the carried interest loophole, and impose a new surcharge on multi-millionaires and billionaires.
Enact policies that meet the challenges families face in the 21st-century economy. Hillary will make it possible for parents to succeed at work and at home by updating outdated laws so they match how families work today. She will fight for equal pay and guarantee paid leave, two changes that are long overdue. And she will provide relief from the rising costs of necessities like child care and housing, while taking steps to provide Americans with greater retirement and health care security.
If you’re unfamiliar with the “Buffett Rule”, it is the idea that the wealthy should never have a lower tax rate than the middle class. This makes sense to me.
It also makes a lot of sense to me to reward companies that keep jobs here and not reward them for moving them overseas. Donald Trump says he believes this, but his party does not. So I think Clinton has a better chance of making this happen – if she gets a Congress willing to work with her.
If you’ll look through the list above, you should notice that all of these things will require cooperation from Congress. There is not a single item on this list that can be done alone. She will need a Congress willing to work with her on these issues and that’s why it will be important to vote for Democrats or a third party candidate if they have a chance of winning. Some of these ideas have been brought up by President Obama but died in a Congress more willing to block him than make the economy benefit working families.