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Economy

Trumped up Trickle Down

Trumped up Trickle Down Right out of the gate, Trump tripped over the low bar set by his own campaign. When he wasn’t leaning on the crutch of the same failed economic ideas of the last Republican administration, he was spouting falsehoods about the Ford Motor Company, denying claims he’s made about climate change, and even said that when he…

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This Week: Hillary Clinton’s Inclusive Economy

This Week: Hillary Clinton’s Inclusive Economy This week, Hillary Clinton outlined her plan to build an inclusive economy — one in which the nearly 1 in 5 Americans living with disabilities are able to participate fully in the workforce. In contrast to Donald Trump, who made headlines during the campaign for mocking a reporter’s disability, Clinton has outlined an economy…

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Trump’s Anti-Labor Greatest Hits

“Labor Day is as American an institution as apple pie, a day to commemorate  the contributions of our fellow workers. But Donald Trump has stiffed American workers repeatedly throughout his career. Trump’s anti-worker agenda would cut middle class families off at the knees quicker than you can say ‘bankruptcy.’ The American people need a ‘you’re hired’ president, not a ‘you’re…

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New DNC Labor Day Video Celebrates Democrats’ Commitment to Working Families

Today, the Democratic National Committee released a new video celebrating the Democratic Party’s commitment to working families. Throughout history, Democrats have stood with unions and working families to fight for fair wages, better benefits, a safe workplace and a secure retirement for all Americans. Hillary Clinton’s economic agenda to raise the minimum wage, end pay discrimination based on gender and…

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Outsourcing Twins: Trump and Pence

It turns out Donald isn’t the only one on the Republican ticket guilty of outsourcing American jobs to countries like China and Mexico. This morning, the Indianapolis Star published a front-page, bombshell expose that details how Mike Pence – Trump’s hand-picked VP choice – rewarded companies that shipped American jobs overseas. From the article: “since Pence became governor in 2013, the state…

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The Buzz: Trump’s Dangerous Plan to Repeal the Estate Tax

During Donald Trump’s economic speech in Detroit yesterday, he doubled down on dangerous ideas that favor the wealthy, Wall Street, and large corporations. He pushed for repealing the estate tax, which would do nothing to help working families, and would give the Trump family a $4 billion tax benefit.   On CNN today, Jennifer Granholm explained that only estates valued…

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Reviews of Trump Economic Speech: Stances that Only Help the Few at the Top

A number of editorial boards and columnists are reiterating what many others have said: yesterday’s economic speech by Donald Trump offered nothing but stale, dangerous ideas and more handouts for those at the top.   Mr. Trump’s Losing Economic Game Plan NEW YORK TIMES // EDITORIAL BOARD Donald Trump said on Monday that he wanted to usher in “economic renewal,” but most of…

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The Buzz: What They’re Still Saying About Trump’s Economic Speech

The Buzz: What They’re Still Saying About Trump’s Economic Speech The reviews of Donald Trump’s economic speech today continue to pour in – and they’re not good.   READ HERE…   Trump mixes facts, falsehoods to rip Clinton on the economy POLITICO // ELI STOKOLS …Trump offered no details on how he intended to fund the cuts, other than promising…

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What They’re Saying About Trump’s Detroit Speech

What They’re Saying About Trump’s Detroit Speech Below are some of the early reviews of Trump’s speech just now at the Detroit Economic Club. Donald Trump’s latest attempt to reset his campaign would be an economic disaster for American families, including the loss of 3.5 million new jobs. @jdelreal:  Trump says policy should be “geared toward keeping jobs and wealth…

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