Trump gave a great speech today, the full transcript is here. Read it. His speech included:
“It’s rigged by big donors who want to keep down wages.
It’s rigged by big businesses who want to leave our country, fire our workers, and sell their products back into the U.S. with absolutely no consequences for them.
It’s rigged by bureaucrats who are trapping kids in failing schools.
It’s rigged against you, the American people……
Here is my promise to the American voter:
If I am elected President, I will end the special interest monopoly in Washington, D.C.
The other candidate in this race has spent her entire life making money for special interests – and taking money from special interests.
Hillary Clinton has perfected the politics of personal profit and theft.
She ran the State Department like her own personal hedge fund – doing favors for oppressive regimes, and many others, in exchange for cash.
Then, when she left, she made $21.6 million giving speeches to Wall Street banks and other special interests – in less than 2 years – secret speeches that she does not want to reveal to the public.
Together, she and Bill made $153 million giving speeches to lobbyists, CEOs, and foreign governments in the years since 2001.
They totally own her, and that will never change.
The choice in this election is a choice between taking our government back from the special interests, or surrendering our last scrap of independence to their total and complete control.”
The whole speech is well worth a read. It’s an very good.
Hillary was quick to respond with gems such as this:
“”People are working harder and longer just to keep their heads above water. And to deal with the costs, the everyday costs, the costs of basics like childcare and prescription drugs that are too high. College is getting more expensive every day. And wages are still too low and inequality is too great. Good jobs in this country are still too hard to come by.”
Remind me, where has she been the last 8 years? Wasn’t she a part of the Obama administration? They had 8 years to fix the economy. Hillary says Trump hates women. Remind me again, what has the Obama administration done for women? Single women have faced big declines in income under Obama. Is Hillary saying Childcare workers make too much money? College keeps getting more expensive because the federal government subsidizes it!
What’s Hillary’s solution to the disastrous Obama economy? She doesn’t say.
Hillary slammed Trump for not understanding the new economy and job creation, which is also a bold claim since Donald Trump is a highly successful businessman who actually has created thousands of jobs, while Hillary has gotten rich off of… politics.
Hillary’s attacks on Trump were a subterfuge to deflect attention from the most remarkable part of her rant. What was billed as a “major economic speech” was entirely bereft of new ideas. In fact, it was vacant of ANY ideas at all about how to help the economy. The left’s idea cupboard is entirely empty.
Her policy solutions to helping the middle class were raise the minimum wage, tax the rich, and spend more on infrastructure. Gee, where have we seen this before? Oh yes, this is Obamanomics Part Deux.
The class warfare theme ran throughout the speech, and yet this presents Hillary with another uncomfortable problem. Obama has raised the minimum wage, he already did spent $830 billion on infrastructure stimulus spending, and he has taxed the bejesus out of the rich. And the result wasn’t more equality and a resurgent middle class, but an angry and worried worker class that hasn’t seen a pay raise in 15 years and with household incomes in the last seven years that have fallen behind inflation. Some 95 million Americans aren’t working and the poverty rate is still hellishly high.
The Obama administration had no real solutions for any of this and neither does Hillary.