Published On: Tue, Aug 9th, 2016

Tim Kaine talks jobs in Daytona Beach, full speech transcript

And finally, an issue that Anne and I work a lot on in Virginia – and I know everybody struggles with this – the cost of childcare.  So in trying to make that work/life balance happen, the availability of high-quality childcare and the cost of it is something that puts a stumbling block in a lot of people’s ways.  And so raising standards for childcare, raising the way we treat childcare workers, and giving families more availability to afford childcare is all part of this point.  So that’s point four.

Finally, Hillary’s honest about this – this is not free, it’s going to cost something.  So unlike Donald Trump, she says here’s how I’m going to pay for it, and what we’re going to do is we’re going to ask those who have disproportionately benefitted in the last 15 years, the wealthiest, biggest corporations, Wall Street, we’re going to ask them to pay more. And you know what, it’s just about paying their fair share.  That’s what it’s about, paying their fair share.  And you know what, if they do, and we do these kind of programs, our economy is going to be even stronger, and those businesses and people are going to do even better. So this is about reinvesting back in a society that will grow and then that growth can help everybody, not just those at the top.

Now, that’s the Hillary Clinton plan.  Doesn’t that sound like a ‘you’re hired’ president?  I think it does.

The Donald Trump plan is a little bit different.  First, you don’t get many details out of Donald Trump.  I mean, he tends to say, ‘Everybody’s going to be rich, believe me.’ ‘We’re going to build a wall and make Mexico pay for it, believe me.  Believe me.’  ‘We’re going to beat ISIS so fast, believe me.’  Where’s the details?  ‘Or look, there’s nothing funny in my tax returns, believe me.’

Hey, anybody here believe Donald Trump? And you shouldn’t either, because in the past there’s a whole lot of people who got really hurt because they believed Donald Trump.  You know, small contractors that – like business like my dad’s and like Hillary’s dad and so many of you that did work on Trump projects – they’re so proud to do the work on the project; it’s a great project; they do all the work; they come out of pocket with all the money.  At the end of the day, they don’t get paid or they get paid cents on the dollar.  And Trump walks away with […] and they get hurt because they believed Donald Trump.

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