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Published On: Thu, Jun 23rd, 2016

Hillary for America tells Ohio voters that Trump is bad for economy

Still, we know that people are working harder and longer just to keep their heads above water.  And to deal with the costs, the everyday costs, the costs of basics like childcare and prescription drugs that are too high.  College is getting more expensive every day.  And wages are still too low and inequality is too great.  Good jobs in this country are still too hard to come by.

Now these problems are serious – but I know we can overcome them together. I really believe in this country because I believe in the American people. America’s economy isn’t yet where we want it to be – but we are stronger and better positioned than anyone in the world to build the future you and your children deserve.

And I have spent my adult life working to even the odds for people who’ve had the odds stacked against them.  I helped break down barriers to education for poor and disabled children as a young lawyer; fought for health insurance for all, and have been committed to that since my days as First Lady; I worked to bring opportunity back to upstate New York as Senator; and went to bat for American workers and American businesses as your Secretary of State.

, 2012 Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

, 2012 Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

And everything I’ve learned, and everything I’ve done, has convinced me that we are stronger when we grow together.  And I’ve said, I’ve said throughout this campaign that my mission as President will be to help create more good-paying jobs, so we can get incomes rising for hard-working families across America.  It’s a pretty simple formula: higher wages lead to more demand, which leads to more jobs with higher wages. And I’ve laid out a detailed agenda to jumpstart this virtuous cycle.  And you can go to my web site, HillaryClinton.com, and read all about it.

And I do admit, I – it’s a little wonky, but I have this old-fashioned idea that if you’re running for President, you should say what you want to do, how you’re going to pay for it, and how you’ll get it done.

I actually sweat the specifics because they matter.  Whether one more kid gets health care may just be a detail in Washington – but it’s all that matters to that family worrying about their child.

Tomorrow in North Carolina, I will set out ambitious new goals that will help us build a stronger, fairer economy.  We’ll work with both parties to make transformational investments in good-paying jobs – in infrastructure, advanced manufacturing, clean energy and small business.  And we’ll tackle the twin problems of college affordability and student debt.  We’ll pursue innovative ideas like corporate profit-sharing, because everyone who works hard should be able to share in the rewards of their hard work. And to pay for these investments, we will make sure that Wall Street corporations, and the super-rich contribute their fair share.  And through it all, we’re going to make sure our policies match how families actually live, learn, and work in the 21st century.

So that’s what I’ll be talking about tomorrow in North Carolina and throughout this campaign.

But today, I want to talk about what Donald Trump is promising to do to the economy.  After more than a year, it’s important that he be held accountable for what he says he’ll do as President.  And we need to clear the way for a real conversation about how to improve the lives of working people.

A few weeks ago, I said his foreign policy proposals and reckless statements represent a danger to our national security.  But you might think that because he has spent his life as a businessman, he’d be better prepared to handle the economy. Well it turns out, he’s dangerous there, too.

Just like he shouldn’t have his finger on the button, he shouldn’t have his hands on our economy.

Now, I don’t say that because of typical political disagreements. Liberals and conservatives say Trump’s ideas would be disastrous.  The Chamber of Commerce and labor unions. Mitt Romney and Elizabeth Warren. Economists on the right and the left and the center all agree: Trump would throw us back into recession.

One of John McCain’s former economic advisers actually calculated what would happen to our country if Trump gets his way.  He described the results of a Trump Recession: we would lose three and a half million jobs, incomes would stagnate, debt would explode, and stock prices would plummet.  And you know who would be hit the hardest: the people who had the hardest time getting back on their feet after the 2008 crisis.

One of the leading firms that analyzes the top threats to the global economy – called the Economist Intelligence Unit – comes out with a new list of threats every month.  It includes things like terrorism and the disintegration of Europe.  And this month, number three on the list is Donald Trump becoming President of the United States. Just think about that.

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- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professionally in 2003 on Crazed Fanboy before expanding into other blogs and sites. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) and completed the three years Global University program in Ministerial Studies to be a pastor. To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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