Americans couldn’t have a starker choice in this election—especially when it comes to the direction of our economy, and Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, has a vision for an economy that works for everyone—not just those at the top.
Here are five ways she’ll get us there:
Let’s break through the dysfunction in Washington to make the biggest investment in new, good-paying jobs since World War II.
In her first 100 days as president, Hillary will work with both parties on a plan to create the next generation of good-paying American jobs.
That plan will include the biggest investment in American infrastructure in decades—including connecting every household to broadband by 2020; building a cleaner, more resilient energy grid; recommitting to scientific research that can create new industries; and cutting red tape so that small businesses can get off the ground.
Let’s make college debt-free for all and transform the way we prepare Americans for the jobs of the future.
Every American deserves access to quality, affordable education—from cradle to college. Hillary’s plan starts with making preschool available to every family in every community within 10 years.
Hillary has laid out a plan to ensure students never have to borrow for tuition at public colleges or universities—and the countless Americans already saddled with student debt can refinance at a lower rate.
Let’s rewrite the rules so more companies share profits with their employees and fewer ship jobs and profits overseas.
More money in the pockets of hardworking Americans is good for businesses—and our economy. Yet, too many companies have forgotten that American workers are their biggest asset.
As president, Hillary will make it a national priority to ensure companies share their profits with the employees whose hard work makes them successful. And she’ll make companies that send jobs overseas give back the tax breaks they’ve received in the U.S.
She’ll crack down on wage theft, enforce overtime laws, and stand with unions to make it easier for workers to bargain collectively.
She’ll strengthen regulations on Wall Street—including big banks and the shadow banking system—to protect Americans from another financial crisis.
Let’s make sure that Wall Street, corporations, and the super-rich pay their fair share of taxes.
Our tax code is riddled with scams, loopholes, and special breaks that let hedge fund managers pay a lower tax rate than teachers and nurses. It’s not just unfair—it’s bad economics, and Hillary will put a stop to it.
She’ll also ask the wealthiest Americans to pay more in taxes, including a new tax on multimillionaires, to help pay for the investments our country needs without increasing the national debt.
Let’s put families first and make sure our policies match how you actually work and live in the 21st Century.
Our workforce model has changed dramatically over the past few decades: Women are the sole or primary breadwinners in more families than ever, workers no longer expect to stay at one company for their entire careers, and many are freelancing or cobbling together part-time work.
Hillary believes our economic success should be measured by how much incomes rise for working families, how many Americans can find good-paying jobs, and how many children can climb out of poverty—a vision that couldn’t stand in sharper contrast with her Republican opponent’s.
It’s time for our economy to meet the needs of the modern workforce.
That’s why Hillary is fighting for family-friendly workplace policies like paid leave and to expand social security to ensure families have a secure retirement.
As president, Hillary will provide tax relief for working families to help ease the cost of health care, prescription drugs, and housing. And she’ll set a goal of ensuring families spend no more than 10 percent of their income on child care.
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