Monday, September 26, 2016

Hillary Clinton Attacks Donald Trump Economic Agenda

Hillary Clinton Attacks Donald Trump Economic Agenda

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Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday that her Republican counterpart Donald Trump’s economic agenda and ideas are “deeply misguided” and “dangerously incoherent” and that it will be at the center of her campaigns.

She said in an interview that she will soon be delivering a speech comparing and contrasting her economic policies with that of Trump. It will be based on a recent foreign policy speech that she gave, in which she contended that Trump was unfit to serve as the commander-in-chief.

“While he may have some catchy sound bites, his statements on the economy are dangerously incoherent,” the Wall Street Journal quoted her as saying in the interview. “They are deeply misguided, and they reflect an individual who is temperamentally unfit to manage the American economy.”

Clinton’s campaigns have been focusing on the “growth and fairness” of the economy. Her main focus remains in increasing the minimum wage from US$7.25 (AU$9.71) per hour to at least US$12 (AU$16) per hour. However, according to many, Trump would do a better job in reviving the economy than her, CNN Money reported. For an overall increase in the wage, the economy must grow more than it has under the Obama administration. Clinton’s pro-growth plans include effective policies on immigration, infrastructure spending, and better work opportunities for women.

Trump, however, wouldn’t let go of his chance to deliver a “major speech” which he said could be as early as Monday. His speech would include the tactics of Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, to play the “politics of personal enrichment.”

When asked whether she would include people who have worked on Wall Street in her team of economic advisors, Clinton said that it is too early to say anything specific on that. However, she also said that she is not ruling out the possibility of it. “I will always look for the best people when and if that opportunity arises, and I think there’s a lot of people around the country, not just in one place in our country, with the kind of experience that would be useful,” she said.