(While waiting for eternity and between practices of the presence of God, I thought I’d read a bit about politics. Personally, I have always felt that a full-time job should provide a living wage; no one should have to hold two or three jobs to support a family they never see. So, I am posting here some of Hillary Clinton’s ideas and sentiments that struck a chord with me, concerning her proposals for the American economy. When the other guy comes up with ideas worth repeating, I’ll post them, too.)
“we can’t ignore those who are still stuck on the sidelines or working part-time when what they really want is a full-time job.
“Or those trapped in long-term joblessness, whether they’re veterans, workers with disabilities, people coming home from prison or young people who tried to start their careers in the midst of the great recession.
“I’m worried that if young people don’t get that first job when they’re young, learn about work, understand the obligations as well as the promise of work, it will be even more difficult to get them into the work force later on.
“start by helping families be their child’s first teachers, and we’re going to give them the support they need to do that.
“And when it comes to primary and secondary education, I pledge to you we’re going to make sure all kids have good teachers in good schools, no matter what zip code they live in.
“new tax credits to encourage more companies to offer paid apprenticeships that lets you earn while you learn.
“make it easier to have (student) debt forgiven by doing national service. Let’s make it easier to repay what you owe as a portion of your income, so you never have to pay more than you can afford.
“make companies that outsource jobs to other countries pay back the tax breaks they received while they were here in America.
“If corporations try to move their headquarters to a foreign country to skip out on their tax bills, let’s slap a new exit tax on them, and then put that money to work in the communities left behind.
“pass the so-called Buffet rule, so top executives can’t pay a lower rate than their secretary.
“you shouldn’t have to worry that your family could lose your health care or retirement savings just because you change jobs or start a small business.
“a secure retirement for everyone and to provide families relief from crushing costs in health care, housing, prescription drugs.
“Families should not have to pay more than 10 percent of your income for childcare.
“if fighting for childcare, paid leave and equal pay is playing the woman card, then deal me in.
“end the strangle hold that the wealthy and special interests have on so much of our government.”