Hillary Clinton has proposed economic policies that lift up everyone, not just those at the top. Donald Trump would only take us backwards, and experts on both sides of the political aisle warn that his plans would risk another recession and cost millions of jobs. Here are the facts:
Hillary Clinton’s Path to Job Creation
Democrats have a strong record on job growth:
Recent jobs reports serve as proof that Democratic leadership in the White House is the right choice to keep our economy growing. At the end of the last Republican administration, our economy was losing 800,000 jobs a month and millions of Americans were losing their homes and savings. But thanks to the leadership of President Obama and Congressional Democrats, our economy has rebounded, and U.S. businesses have created more than 15 million new private-sector jobs over the last 79 months. We must elect Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine and Democrats up and down the ballot to build on the progress of the last eight years.
Hillary has a comprehensive plan for job creation:
Hillary wants to guarantee that all Americans have the opportunity to succeed and that all working families can enjoy economic security. In her first 100 days in office, she will pass a jobs plan that invests in infrastructure, research and technology, manufacturing, clean energy, and small businesses. Hillary will rewardcompanies that bring jobs back and invest in the U.S., and she will crack down on job outsourcing.
She will invest in small businesses:
Small businesses create about two-thirds of new American jobs, fuel innovation, and offer crucial ladders to prosperity. During this campaign, Hillary Clinton has visited with small business owners across the country to better understand the barriers that are holding them back. She’ll make it easier to start a business and become profitable, and she will help small businesses get financing and find investors.
She has a specific jobs plan for millennials:
Many millennials still face employment challenges because they entered the workforce during the Great Recession. Hillary is committed to ensuring millennials have access to good paying-jobs, putting our country on a path to a greater future. Her plan includes a $20 billion initiative to create millions of new career opportunities for young Americans—including jobs and apprenticeships.
Trump’s Disastrous Job Proposals
Donald Trump has a record of outsourcing jobs:
Despite his tough talk on trade deals and the loss of American jobs, Donald Trump’s businesses have profited at the expense of American workers. Trump has spent years manufacturing clothes in the countries he continues to rail against. In fact, Trump-branded products have been made in at least 12 countries, just the latest evidence that he’s only in it for himself. Trump also speaks frequently about creating jobs for Americans, but for decades he has exploited foreign workers to avoid hiring employees in America.
His economic plans would actually decrease employment:
Donald Trump’s half-baked economic ideas would push America towards a recession and would reduce employment by 3.4 million jobs. Instead of standing up for working families, Trump has made a career out of stiffing small businesses and outsourcing jobs. Trump lost nearly a billion dollars in one year, laid off countless workers, walked away from hard working communities, and avoided paying tens of millions in federal income tax for up to two decades – that’s what hecalls “smart” business.
Trump would lead us into another recession:
Even John McCain’s former economic advisor predicted that Trump’s plans could ignite a new global recession. He noted that requiring millions of undocumented immigrants to leave the country would recklessly reduce the size of the labor force, and the higher tariffs on imports from two of our largest trading partners would dramatically increase the price of imported goods. The result would be a smaller economy and higher inflation. The same advisor found that under Clinton’s plans, the economy would add 10.4 million jobs in her first term.
His reckless trade policies would destroy jobs:
Donald Trump’s statements on trade have been dangerous and irresponsible. Trump has failed to offer a concrete plan to create good-paying jobs here in America. A study by the Peterson Institute for International Economics found that Trump’s proposals could “unleash a trade war that would plunge the US economy into recession and cost more than 4 million private sector American jobs.”