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Hillary Clinton's economic speech targets income inequality

Posted By on Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 11:19 AM

Hillary Clinton delivered an economic policy speech today that most Democrats should like.

“The defining economic challenge of our time is clear: We must raise incomes for hard-working Americans.”

To do that, she called for increasing the minimum wage, corporate profit-sharing, boosting the power of unions, reducing health-care costs, and expanding the role of women in the economy, among other ideas. She also suggested she would increase taxes on the wealthy and crack down on Wall Street.

She called out three Republican contenders — Jeb Bush for saying workers needed to put in more hours; Marco Rubion for a tax plan that he called a giveaway to big business, and Scott Walker for "stomping on workers' rights" and "mean-spirited" anti-union policies.

Said Clinton: Clinton: If Bush thinks people need to work more, he "must not have met many American workers"


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