My primary mission as President will be to create more opportunity and more good jobs with rising wages right here in the United States…
Good, then get out of our way and let our economy do it’s own thing!
From our inner cities to our small towns, from Indian Country to Coal Country.
Was that before or after you told the people in West Virginia that you were “going to put a lot of coal miners out of business?”
I believe that our economy isn’t working the way it should because our democracy isn’t working the way it should.
Our Democracy is working fine, despite Democrat efforts. The economy isn’t working because the government keeps raising taxes, putting more regulations and tariffs, and tries to tell people what BATHROOM they’re allowed to use! If you want to know how to help our economy, leave us the f*** alone!!!
That’s why we need to appoint Supreme Court justices who will get money out of politics…
But don’t worry, your $500,000 corporate lectures on Wall Street, and massive pay-to-playmoney in Clinton Foundation will be exempt, because we all know you’re above the law. Please! The Clintons getting money out of politics is like Santa Claus getting out of the gift-giving business. If this isn’t the pot calling the kettle black, I don’t know what is.
…and expand voting rights, not restrict them.
Umm last I checked, all adults have had the right to vote since 1920, so I’m not sure what you mean… oh yeah the whole “asking for an id is racist” baloney. How is requiring voter ID racist? We already need a license to drive a car (not that you’d know anything about that), buy liquor, board an airplane, and oh yes, get into the DNC. You are claiming that people of color are not capable of getting photo IDs on their own, which is utter nonsense! If you really feel that requiring voter IDs is a discriminatory practice, and then claim Republicans are racist, then you are hopelessly out of touch. Message to all minorities and people of color: The Democrats are NOT trying to help you, they are using you and keeping you dependent to advance their cause. To quote a song by Everclear, “I think you are blind to the fact that the hand you hold is the hand that holds you down.” The Republicans ended slavery, passed the 13th -15th Amendments, and fought for Civil Rights in the 1960s. I hate to say this but you’ve been misled all your life. Please again, do some research on this subject, I will have another blog entry dedicated to that. “The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” – Joe Klaas
I believe American corporations that have gotten so much from our country should be just as patriotic in return.
It depends on your definition of patriotic. From the phrasing you seem to equate patriotism to “giving away money.” Ok, I’ll play. The way the day after the Orlando shooting, while Democrats were standing on their graves and squabbling to meet their gun-control agenda, the “racist” and “hateful” Chick-fil-A restaurant that Democrats love to bash, opened up on a Sunday and delivered free food! Where were you that day? Where was the vaunted Clinton Foundation? Americans and American corporations are far more generous than the government any day of the week! If your definition of patriotic is “give more money to the government”, then I think I’ll pass on patriotism, thanks.
And I believe Wall Street can never, ever be allowed to wreck Main Street again.
Did you give that advice to Goldman Sachs during one of your $500K speeches?
I believe in science. I believe that climate change is real and that we can save our planet while creating millions of good-paying clean energy jobs.
Ok I will concede that clean energy does deserve a look. But the problem is that you talk about a government solution. You trash Donald Trump for claiming that only he can solve a problem and then you come back with the government creating good-paying jobs. First, the government does not create jobs, the “one percent” you like to attack and corporations and businesses do. Second, if we’ve learned nothing from the Solyndra scandal, it’s that it’s not up to government to pick and choose winners & losers. Yes we should investigate green energy but if it is so great, and customers want it so much, then free market capitalism, not government control, will take care of that.
I believe that when we have millions of hardworking immigrants contributing to our economy, it would be self-defeating and inhumane to kick them out. Comprehensive immigration reform will grow our economy and keep families together – and it’s the right thing to do.
There you go with the straw man again! We have to encourage legal immigration but we are also a nation of laws. If someone broke into your house, you’d have them arrested and forced out. Why is that logic so hard to understand? I don’t care if the burglar had a family, children, or was stealing from you to “get a better life,” he still broke in and stole from you! This is not about families and children and puppies and unicorns. If you want to make legalimmigration easier with less red tape I will support that 100% Democrats love to play the emotion card, they put feelings above logic. Again, yes the truth hurts, but enforcing our borders is not inhumane. My grandparents were immigrants escaping the Holocaust. But they followed the proper process and immigrated legally. To allow people to come across the border unchecked and then REWARD them with jobs, drivers licenses, public school and healthcare at taxpayer expense, and in-state tuition is spitting in the face of all the brave souls who obeyed the law and did things the right way. You think you can deceive us with a straw man argument, attaching border security with feelings and emotion. Liberals are good at that. When people argue against illegal immigration, something in the Progressive bran omits the word “illegal”, so if you don’t like illegal immigration, ergo you are against all immigration, ergo you are a cold-hearted racist. But the American people are seeing through that just as they’re seeing through you.
If you believe the minimum wage should be a living wage… and no one working full time should have to raise their children in poverty… join us.
1) The minimum wage was not intended to be a living wage, most of these people are teenagers with their first jobs, or wives earning a second income. 2) Doing so in places like California has already led to job losses. 3) If you’ve made such poor decisions in your life that you are relying on $8 per hour to raise your family, then that’s your fault, and businesses are under no obligation to pay you more simply because you or the government feels you’re “owed it.” You can be anything you want in America. If you make sensible decisions stay in school, get an education, work hard and don’t marry and have kids until you can afford it, you will not earn minimum wage for long. Again if this sounds cold, I’m sorry but it’s the truth and sugar-coating it with rainbows and puppy dogs doesn’t do anyone any good. The difference between Progressives and Conservatives is that we’ll at least be honest with you and will help you rise up if you’re willing to work at it, while the Liberals make excuses for you and keep you dependent.
If you believe that every man, woman, and child in America has the right to affordable health care…join us.
Again this may sound cold, but just because something like college or healthcare is good, does not make it a right. The definition of a right is “a moral or legal entitlement to have or obtain something or to act in a certain way.” Our rights are things that exist naturally, that come from our Creator, whether that be God, fate, or the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Rights can not be given or taken away by another person or government. Just because something is good, or even necessary, does not make that a right, and the government doesn’t get to decide what rights we have. Be thankful for that too, because if the government could give you rights, they could also take them away. So if health care was truly a right, then you would be able to walk into any doctors office at any time and demand to be treated for free.
If you believe we should expand Social Security and protect a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions… join us.
Social security is needed in the short term, it has to be there for those near retirement and should be honored. But it’s insolvent and needs to be phased out, not expanded. It’s virtually bankrupt already. Why not give people the money and have it invested in private accounts, that way they control their money, and the government can’t gamble with it or usurp it for pet projects (or… is that your idea?) The reason you don’t favor that, just like you don’t favor school choice, is that if people are in control of their own retirement savings or their own kids’ schooling, then that’s less control for the government, and as you seem to believe, government knows better than us how to manage our money, our lives, and our kids’ education.
Now, you didn’t hear any of this from Donald Trump at his convention. He spoke for 70-odd minutes – and I do mean odd.
Actually 70 is even. Sorry, little math joke. 🙂 Ohhhkay moving on…
And he offered zero solutions. You might have noticed, I love talking about mine.
Oh yeah we’ve noticed. You talk about your solutions and they scare the s*** out of us because they invariably involve trampling on the rights and bank accounts of others, so maybe you’d do yourself (and us) a favor by talking a little less yourself. I agree Trump is short on solutions, but those who live in glass ceiling houses… (get it, glass house, glass ceiling? Ok no more jokes I promise).
In my first 100 days, we will work with both parties to pass the biggest investment in new, good-paying jobs since World War II. Jobs in manufacturing, clean energy, technology and innovation, small business, and infrastructure. If we invest in infrastructure now, we’ll not only create jobs today, but lay the foundation for the jobs of the future.
Be wary when Democrats say “invest,” it’s a code word for “spend more taxpayer money.” I’ve already explained that while these are generally good things, they’re generally handled better by private industries and contractors (and YES that includes road building). Why not? Anything done by private industry will invariably more quickly and safely and cost-efficient. Oh but that would upset government union workers so, yeah…
Bernie Sanders and I will work together to make college tuition-free for the middle class and debt-free for all! We will also liberate millions of people who already have student debt.
There you go with more government spending when we already have $20 trillion in debt and TWO HUNDRED TRILLION in unfunded liabilities, and you just want to pile on more. Not to bust your bubble, but just like the immigration issue, just because something is good, doesn’t make it a right, and certainly doesn’t make it free. And also if you want to truly save students money and actually make college more affordable, how about getting rid of overpaid, underperforming professors who make $200,000 to teach one class on Underwater Feminist Poetry? How about reining in costs, not building more sports stadiums and fancy facilities, cutting down on administrative bloat by removing some of the onerous federal regulations you put on them? You know ACTUALLY bring down costs, instead of pretending to do so while just passing the buck to someone else? In fact, government funded schools will actually make college MORE expensive, because when people aren’t paying for something, they’re not as concerned about the cost. Maybe if we already had a balanced budget and paid for this without tax increases, we could talk, but Democrats are all about emotion and no actual plans.
Now, here’s the thing, we’re not only going to make all these investments, we’re going to pay for every single one of them. And here’s how: Wall Street, corporations, and the super-rich are going to start paying their fair share of taxes. Not because we resent success. Because when more than 90% of the gains have gone to the top 1%, that’s where the money is.
Bad Hillary, you stole Saul Alinsky’s idea!
1. Define rich
2. Define “fair”
3. How does the government get off telling people how much they’re “allowed” to earn and keep?
It’s so easy to talk about “spreading the wealth” when it’s someone else’s wealth! How about chipping in some Clinton Foundation dollars and put your money where your big cackling mouth is?
And if companies take tax breaks and then ship jobs overseas, we’ll make them pay us back. And we’ll put that money to work where it belongs … creating jobs here at home!
How, pray tell, are you going to “make” companies keep jobs at home? Another example of bold ideas but no solutions. I don’t like offshoring either but the reason it’s happening is because businesses can’t deal with the overbearing taxes, tariffs, and regulations that the government imposes. How about easing up, lowering corporate taxes and the jobs will come pouring back in.
But how are you going to get it done? How are you going to break through the gridlock in Washington? Look at my record. I’ve worked across the aisle to pass laws and treaties and to launch new programs that help millions of people. And if you give me the chance, that’s what I’ll do as President.
I’m getting tired now. Again, we’ve seen your record, and it stinks.
He also talks a big game about putting America First. Please explain to me what part of America First leads him to make Trump ties in China, not Colorado. Trump suits in Mexico, not Michigan. Trump furniture in Turkey, not Ohio. Trump picture frames in India, not Wisconsin.
See my above answer. I think it’s ironic too but if you keep bullying corporate America with taxes and regulations,, you can’t be surprised when they say, “enough of this s*** I’m going overseas.”
The choice we face is just as stark when it comes to our national security….
STOP!!! You are the last person to talk about national security, being reckless with sensitive data on private email servers (and lying about it to the government) all for your personal convenience. If Americans had their druthers, you’d be delivering this speech from a prison cell, so don’t lecture us about national security.
No wonder people are anxious and looking for reassurance. Looking for steady leadership. You want a leader who understands we are stronger when we work with our allies around the world and care for our veterans here at home. Keeping our nation safe and honoring the people who do it will be my highest priority.
I’m looking for a leader who respects our laws and Constitution. So far you’re 0 for 2.
Well, I’ve had the privilege to work closely with our troops and our veterans for many years, including as a Senator on the Armed Services Committee. I know how wrong he is. Our military is a national treasure.
I think our troops and veterans would honestly wish you to stay away. If you care about veterans so much, why is the VA in such a sorry state, and why did you hang four brave souls out to dry in Benghazi?! You are a sick woman.
We entrust our commander-in-chief to make the hardest decisions our nation faces. Decisions about war and peace. Life and death.
And how to store sensitive data. No I won’t go away on this issue because you don’t seem to be.
A president should respect the men and women who risk their lives to serve our country – including the sons of Tim Kaine and Mike Pence, both Marines.
…but evidently not including Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty, or the members of Seal Team Six.
And if we’re serious about keeping our country safe, we also can’t afford to have a President who’s in the pocket of the gun lobby.
What about the pockets of Goldman Sachs?
I’m not here to repeal the 2nd Amendment.I’m not here to take away your guns. I just don’t want you to be shot by someone who shouldn’t have a gun in the first place.
And who should decide who should and shouldn’t have a gun? You? What part of “shall not be infringed” do you not seem to get?
You heard, you saw, family members of people killed by gun violence. You heard, you saw, family members of police officers killed in the line of duty because they were outgunned by criminals.
Outgunned by Black Lives Matter and/or ISIS operatives who the President continues to praise and support.
I refuse to believe we can’t find common ground here. We have to heal the divides in our country. Not just on guns. But on race. Immigration. And more. That starts with listening to each other. Hearing each other. Trying, as best we can, to walk in each other’s shoes.
The only divides in this country are the ones you and Obama are creating! And when was the last time you truly walked in someone else’s shoes or understood the American people.
So let’s put ourselves in the shoes of young black and Latino men and women who face the effects of systemic racism, and are made to feel like their lives are disposable.
So first, we are divided, and your solution is to divide us more? Systemic means “of or relating to a system, especially as opposed to a particular part.” If you can find ONE law at a national, state, or local level that has racism as its intended purpose, I will vote for you. I’m not really worried.
Let’s put ourselves in the shoes of police officers, kissing their kids and spouses goodbye every day and heading off to do a dangerous and necessary job. We will reform our criminal justice system from end-to-end, and rebuild trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve.
If you really gave a rat’s behind about police officers, you’d stop persecuting them and let them do their job!
And we will stand up against mean and divisive rhetoric wherever it comes from.
Do you have any examples of divisive rhetoric (that aren’t coming from Obama, Loretta Lynch or Eric Holder, of course)?
So enough with the bigotry and bombast. Donald Trump’s not offering real change.
Some people (understandably) have concerns about Trump because we never know what he’ll do. The problem with you, Mrs. Clinton is that we DO know what you will do. Your record (or lack thereof) tells us all we need to know about a Clinton administration. And it scares the s*** out of us!