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Clinton Attacks Obama's Economy More Than Praising It

- August 11, 2016

Today, Clinton Delivered A Campaign Speech On Her Economic Proposals In Warren, Michigan. "CLINTON makes her speech in Warren, Michigan. Don't expect new policy but she will try and contrast her approach on taxes and regulation with Trump's, arguing that the GOP nominee is relying on tax cuts for the wealthy. Clinton will hit on her plans for infrastructure spending, tuition free college and higher taxes on the wealthy." (Ben White, "More Brainard Buzz," Politico's Morning Money, 8/11/16)

Clinton Attacked Obama's Economy 9 Times

Clinton: There Is Too Little Upward Mobility And Inequality In America Today. CLINTON: "Now those challenges emerged long before the great recession. And they have persisted through our recovery. There is too much inequality. Too little upward mobility. It is just too hard to get ahead today." (Hillary Clinton, Remarks Warren, MI, 8/11/16)

Clinton: The Economy Is Not Growing Fast Enough. CLINTON: "This is an urgent need. We need to grow the economy and we need to make it fairer. The tide is not rising fast enough and is certainly not lifting all boats." (Hillary Clinton, Remarks At Warren, MI, 8/11/16)

Clinton: Incomes Aren't Growing Fast Enough. CLINTON: "The rules and incentives in our system reward the corporations who are putting short term stock prices above long term investments, workers, equipment and research. While corporate profits are at near record highs, paychecks for most people have barely budged. Incomes aren't growing fast enough to keep up with the cost of living like prescription drugs and child care." (Hillary Clinton, Remarks Warren, MI, 8/11/16)

Clinton: Big Promises On Training "Haven't Delivered" Jobs. CLINTON: "And for too long, big promises about the power of training and retraining haven't delivered like they should. It doesn't help anybody to be training for a job that doesn't exist." (Hillary Clinton, Remarks Warren, MI, 8/11/16)

Clinton Depicts America Under Obama's Economy: Coal Country, Native American Communities, Rural Areas And Industrial Regions In Decline. CLINTON: "From neglected neighborhoods in Detroit and Flint to logging country, coal country, Native American communities, from rural areas ravaged by addiction and lost jobs to industrial regions hollowed out when factories close." (Hillary Clinton, Remarks Warren, MI, 8/11/16)

Clinton Said That Under The Obama Economy, Corporations Benefit. CLINTON: "Right now, when a corporation outsources jobs and production it can write off the cost. We must stop that." (Hillary Clinton, Remarks Warren, MI, 8/11/16)

Clinton Said That New Ideas Are Needed And That America Needs To Pull Together From This Current State . CLINTON: "We need the best ideas that are out there making a difference we need to pull together." (Hillary Clinton Remarks, Detroit, MI, 8/11/16)

Clinton Noted That American Working Families And Rural Communities Are Struggling Today. CLINTON: "He's offered no credible plans to address what working families are up against today. Nothing on student loans or the cost of prescription drugs nothing for farmers or struggling rural communities." (Hillary Clinton Remarks, Detroit, MI, 8/11/16)

Clinton Signaled That Obama's Economy Is Not Where It Needs To Be Saying "There Is Still A Long Road Ahead." CLINTON: "So yes, there is still a long road ahead." (Hillary Clinton Remarks, Detroit, MI, 8/11/16)

Clinton Praised Obama's Economy Just 6 Times

Clinton Said That Michigan Shows That America Is "At Its Best." CLINTON: "Michigan is on the rise, and everyone is contributing, that's America at its best." (Hillary Clinton, Remarks Warren, MI, 8/11/16)

Clinton Said That "America Isn't Afraid To Compete" In The World's Economy And That Michigan Is Exporting Billions Of Dollars In Products Around The World." CLINTON: "America isn't afraid to compete, instead now thousands of Michigan companies are exporting billions of dollars in products around the world." (Hillary Clinton, Remarks Warren, MI, 8/11/16)

Clinton Praised The Current Economic Status In Michigan. CLINTON: "You can really feel the energy and dynamism that is driving this state's comeback, and in Detroit, we've got new businesses opening, neighborhoods like Midtown, and Eastern Market are coming back, the auto industry just had its best year ever!" (Hillary Clinton, Remarks Warren, MI, 8/11/16)

Clinton Said That "We're Making Progress" And That There Is "Economic Revitalization" Happening In Michigan. CLINTON: "So, we're making progress, none of us can be satisfied, until the economic revitalization we're seeing in some parts of Michigan reaches every community." (Hillary Clinton, Remarks Warren, MI, 8/11/16)

Clinton Said That We Are Not Becoming A Third World Countries Because Workers Are Building Rockets. CLINTON: "He said, and I quote, 'we're becoming a third world country,' look around you, my friends! Go visit with the workers building rockets, that doesn't happen in third world countries." (Hillary Clinton, Remarks Warren, MI, 8/11/16)

Clinton Praised America's Economic Assets As The Best In The World. CLINTON: "Just consider out assets, we have the most dynamic, productive workforce in the world. Bar none. We have the most innovative businesses, the top colleges, universities, community colleges, training programs in the world. And the best science and technology, we have enormous capacity for clean energy production, we are resilient, determined, hard working." (Hillary Clinton, Remarks Warren, MI, 8/11/16)

But Clinton Still Thinks Obama Deserves An "A"

In October 2015, Clinton Gave The Obama Administration An "A" For Its Overall Performance, Specifically Citing Obama's Economic Policies. QUESTIONER: "As for President Obama himself, what letter grade would you give his administration?" CLINTON: "I'd give him an 'A.' I don't think he gets the credit he deserves for saving our economy from falling into a great depression, for saving the auto industry which represents millions of jobs up and down the supply chain, for beginning the crackdown on Wall Street abuses with Dodd-Frank, for getting the Affordable Care Act passed, for really being as responsive as he could possibly be given the obstructionism that he faced with the Republicans in Congress." (Hillary Clinton, Remarks In An Interview With The Boston Globe, Keene, NH, 10/17/15)

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