With a steady stream of “wtf? moments” coming from the Republican candidate for President of the United States (he who shall remain unnamed in this article), it emphasizes just how important it is that he not be elected leader of the free world. At one time we thought the Tea Party politicians were the worst of the worst. And, while they are bad, I think we can safely say this is basically those people on steroids.
With all of that “omg, what the hell did he just say?” commentary, the “hey, we really can do something for the better” stuff is completely drowned out. So, here are a list of issues and Hillary Clinton’s platform in this election. Links are provided so you can read more.
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On January 11, 2016, she said, “It’s outrageous that multi-millionaires and billionaires are allowed to play by a different set of rules than hardworking families, especially when it comes to paying their fair share of taxes.” Read more about her fair tax plan here.
On March 10, 2016, she said, “Education should be the great door opener, and yet we know it often doesn’t turn out that way. I think every child in this country deserves a good teacher in a good school, regardless of the ZIP code you live in.” Read more about her education plan here.
On July 8, 2016, she said, “If we stand with each other now, we can build a future where no one is left out or left behind, and everyone can share in the promise of America—which is big enough for everyone, not to be reserved for a few.” Read more about her racial justice plan here.
On September 2, 2015, she said, “We’re not just now ‘discovering’ this problem. But we should be saying enough is enough. It’s time we recognize as a nation that for too long, we have had a quiet epidemic on our hands. Plain and simple, drug and alcohol addiction is a disease, not a moral failing—and we must treat it as such.” Read more about her plan for helping addicts here.
On July 8, 2016, she said, “People are crying out for criminal justice reform. Families are being torn apart by excessive incarceration. Young people are being threatened and humiliated by racial profiling. Children are growing up in homes shattered by prison and poverty. They’re trying to tell us. We need to listen.” Read more about her plan for criminal justice reform here.
On June 13, 2016, she said, “I believe weapons of war have no place on our streets. We may have our disagreements on gun safety regulations, but we should all be able to agree on a few things. If the FBI is watching you for suspected terrorist links, you shouldn’t be able to just go buy a gun with no questions asked. You shouldn’t be able to exploit loopholes and evade criminal background checks by buying online or at a gun show. And yes, if you’re too dangerous to get on a plane, you are too dangerous to buy a gun in America.” Read about how she thinks we can decrease gun violence in America here.
On June 22, 2016, Hillary said, “Let’s … make debt-free college available to everyone. … And let’s liberate the millions of Americans who already have student debt.” Read more about her plan for a debt-free college system here.
On November 29, 2015, she said, “Manufacturing is coming back. … My job as your president will be to do everything I can to create more good-paying jobs, to get wages rising again for American workers and families.” Read more about her plans to increase manufacturing jobs here.
On June 22, 2016, she said, “The measure of our success will be how much incomes rise for hardworking families. How many children are lifted out of poverty. How many Americans can find good jobs that support a middle-class life—and not only that, jobs that provide a sense of dignity and pride. That’s what it means to have an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. That’s the mission, and I’m asking all of you to join me in it.” Read more about her economic plan that works for everyone here.
These are just a few of the important issues in this election. We have one candidate that is simply a blustering buffoon and we have another candidate who has some serious ideas of how to move the country forward. It’s tempting to always go after the bluster, perhaps out of fear or anger, but it’s far more important that we pause and actually see exactly what a real leader has in mind.
You can read all Hillary’s plans on the major issues here.
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