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'When the middle class thrives, America thrives,' says Hillary Clinton

She Also Said That American Economy Is Poised To Take Off And There Is A Need To Ensure That The Benefits Of It Reach To All Sections Of The Societ

PTI | Updated on: 05 Nov 2016, 09:25:28 AM
Hillary Clinton pleases middle-class, says US growth depends on them

New York:

US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reached out the middle-class and said that America's growth depends on the growth of middle-class. She also said that American economy is poised to take off and there is a need to ensure that the benefits of it reach to all sections of the society,Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has said.

"We need to make sure the economy is working for everyone not just those at the top and that is my pledge. I believe in growth from the middle out and the bottom up. When the middle class thrives, America thrives," she said amidst applause from the audience on Friday. "My friends, we got some good news this morning, our economy created 161,000 jobs last month. That is 73 straight months of job growth. I believe that our economy is poised to really take off and thrive," Clinton, 69, said at an election rally in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, which has emerged as a keybattleground State ahead of the next week's presidential elections. Donald Trump believes something different, he wants an economy that works for him. That's why he wants to give the biggest tax breaks in history to the super wealthy and bigcorporations. His own family would get a USD 4 billion taxbreak," she alleged. Clinton alleged that Trump cannot protect the American interest as he is himself a businessman.

"Now imagine having a president who owes hundreds ofmillions of dollars to foreign banks and other foreignentities that he doesn't tell us about," she said. "Ask yourself, so if he's sitting across the tablenegotiating with people from those countries, is he going toput his own financial interests ahead of America's interests? I can tell you this, when I'm sitting across the table fromthe Russians or anyone else, I know who I'm representing. TheAmerican people and our interests," she said.

Clinton said there is need to make the economy work foreveryone, not just those at the top. Families are facing a lot of pressures. In many families,women are contributing to the income of their families or theyare the sole income in the family, she said. "More people than ever are working gigs on the side justto make extra money or to make ends meet and for workingfamilies, the cost of everything is going up from childcare toprescription drugs, to college education," Clinton said.

"I think we all know, somebody who's working two minimumwage jobs and trying to raise their families at the sametime," she said. Clinton said her vision and that of Trump's are twodifferent Americas. "Just for the sake of this exercise, imagine it's DonaldTrump standing in front of the Capitol," she said. "We already know a lot about him. Someone who demeans women, mocks people with disabilities, insults African Americans and Latinos and demonizes immigrants and Muslims andpits people against each other instead of pulling ustogether," she said.

Think about what it would mean to entrust the nuclearcodes to someone with a very thin skin, who lashes out atanyone who challenges him, Clinton said. "Imagine how easily it could be that Donald Trump wouldfeel insulted and start a real war - not just a Twitter war -at 3:00 in the morning. Imagine what it would mean for our economy to have someone who built his career exploiting workers, stiffing small businesses," Clinton said. 

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First Published : 05 Nov 2016, 09:14:00 AM