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Clinton's Spending Spree

- December 2, 2015

Clinton Has Refused To Detail How She Will Pay For Her Outrageous $1.2 Trillion Spending Spree


TOP TAKEAWAYS

  • With Clinton's latest proposal, her unaccountable spending spree has reached $1.2 trillion dollars signaling a return to the "era of big government."
  • Despite calling on her opponents to provide specific details on how to pay for their policy proposals, Clinton hypocritically continues to roll out her plans "without providing details" on how to pay for them.
  • The "day of reckoning is coming" for Clinton to disclose how she will pay for her enormous tab, as "there is simply no way" she will be able to do so without taxing the middle-class.

Clinton Has Falsely Claimed "Everything That I Am Proposing I Have A Way To Pay For It," And Hypocritically Called On Her Rival Candidates To Specifically Layout How They Are Going To Pay For Their Policy Proposals Saying "You Got A Proposal, Tell Us How You Are Going To Pay For It." CLINTON: "I want to be a smart investor in what will make us richer but I also want to pay for what we do. So everything that I am proposing I have a way to pay for it. It's raising taxes on the wealthy, it's closing loopholes, it's doing what I believe we should do so that when I tell you 'here's my plan' I will tell you how I want to pay for it. Because my goal is to try to get us back in a much more fiscally balanced position. I mean we got a long way to go because of everything that was done by the Bush administration. Under President Obama the deficit has come down but the debt is still up and so we got work to do. So I'm going to tell you what I will do and I will tell you how I will pay for it. And you should ask that of everybody. Anybody who tells you that you can fix government by just cutting programs and that will make us richer. They're just delusional. That does not work. It does not work in life and it does not work in the government. And therefore we need to hold everybody accountable to the same standards. You got a proposal, tell us how you are going to pay for it. That's the way to try to get the political system to pay attention to what is going to make sense and add up." (Hillary Clinton, Remarks At Davenport Iowa, Davenport, IA, 10/6/15)

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CLINTON HAS PROPOSED A TOTAL OF $1.2 TRILLION IN NEW SPENDING OVER TEN YEARS

SPENDING PLAN     COST IN BILLIONS*    PAY FOR   
College-Affordability Plan   $350 Billion        
National Infrastructure Plan   ​​ $275 Billion      
Expanded Childcare Plan   $200 Billion      
Expanded Funding for IDEA   $166 Billion      
Early Childhood Education    $75 Billion   ​   
Energy Plan   $60 Billion      
Funding for Coal Communities    $30 Billion      
Puerto Rico Federal Programs   $14.7 Billion      
Drug Treatment and Prevention Plan   $10 Billion      
Paid Family Leave Fund   $10 Billion      
"Fully" Funded Environmental Quality Incentives Program   $1.18 Billion      
"Doubling" Funding For The Farmers Market Promotion Program And The Local Food Promotion Program    $0.25 Billion      
"Doubling" Funding For the Collaborative Reform Program    $0.2 Billion      
"Doubling" Funding For The Beginning Farmer And Rancher Development Program   $0.18 Billion      
Provide "Federal Matching Funds" For Police Body Cameras    $0.1225 Billion      

TOTAL 
 
 
$1,192 Billion
 
     

*Over Ten Years 

Clinton Has Proposed A Total Of $1.192 Trillion In New Spending Programs Or Expanded Spending Over Ten Years. (Reuters, 11/29/15;The Briefing, Accessed 8/10/15; The Wall Street Journal, 9/14/15; The Associated Press , 7/27/15; The Hill, 11/12/15;The Wall Street Journal, 6/15/15;American Federation Of Teachers, 11/9/15; National Education Association, 2/2/15; The New York Times , 9/2/15; Correct The Record, Accessed 10/12/15; The Briefing¸ Accessed 11/30/15;Puerto Rico Healthcare Crisis Coalition, Accessed 12/1/15;The Briefing, 8/26/15;Federal Register, 12/12/14;The Briefing, 8/26/15;USDA, 10/2/15;The Briefing, Accessed 11/2/15; Department Of Justice, Accessed 11/30/15; The Briefing, Accessed 8/26/15;USDA, 1/12/15;The Briefing, Accessed 11/2/15;Reuters, 4/23/15; GAO, 03/14)

 

College Education Plan - $350 Billion Over Ten Years

Clinton's College Plan Cost Will Cost $350 Billion Over 10 Years. "Clinton's New College Compact plan costs in the range of $350 billion over 10 years and will be fully paid for by closing tax loopholes and expenditures for the most fortunate." (Press Release, "Hillary Clinton's Promise On Student Debt Relief," The Briefing, Accessed 8/10/15)

  • Clinton's Plan Will Adopt Obama's Proposal Of Two Years Of Free Community College That Would Costs About $200 Billion Over 10 Years. "Mrs. Clinton's plan also would adopt an Obama proposal for two years of free community college. That, and the aid to the states, would cost about $200 billion over 10 years." (Laura Meckler and Josh Mitchell, "Hillary Clinton Proposes Debt-Free Tuition At Public Colleges,"The Wall Street Journal , 8/10/15)
  • Clinton's Student Loan Interest Rate Program Would Cost Another $125 Billion Over 10 Years. "Her plan would lower student debt bills for an estimated 25 million existing borrowers by allowing them to refinance at lower rates and to opt into a program that sets payments based on income. Her program would cap payments at 10% of discretionary income; if any money is still owed after 20 years, it would be forgiven. It would also lower borrowing costs for future students by allowing them to participate in the revamped program. Together, these planks are estimated to cost $125 billion over 10 years." (Laura Meckler and Josh Mitchell, "Hillary Clinton Proposes Debt-Free Tuition At Public Colleges,"The Wall Street Journal , 8/10/15)
  • NOTE: Clinton's New College Compact Increases Loans Available For The AmeriCorps Program. (Press Release, "Hillary Clinton's Plan: A New Foundation For National Service," The Briefing, Accessed 11/30/15)
  • Clinton Also Features Giving A Further $25 Billion To Historically Black Colleges And Universities. "In addition, the campaign anticipates giving a further $25 billion to historically black colleges and universities and other schools with modest endowments." (Laura Meckler and Josh Mitchell, "Hillary Clinton Proposes Debt-Free Tuition At Public Colleges,"The Wall Street Journal , 8/10/15)

"It Isn't Clear Yet" Who Would Face New Taxes, What Deductions And Loopholes She Would Close, Or How Much Money Would Be Raised. "The Democratic presidential candidate's campaign estimates that her plan -- which would include 'no-loan tuition' at state schools -- would cost about $350 billion over 10 years. Like many candidates, lawmakers and presidents before her, she is looking to the richest Americans to foot the bill. 'Clinton's New College Compact plan ... will be fully paid for by closing tax loopholes and expenditures for the most fortunate,' according to documents from the campaign. Just how fortunate isn't clear yet, nor is it clear which specific tax breaks and 'loopholes' Clinton will target specifically." (Jeanne Sahadi, "Who Will Pay For Hillary Clinton's College Plan," CNN, 8/10/15)

National Infrastructure Plan - At Least $275 Billion Over Five Years

Clinton's Infrastructure Program Features An Injection Of $275 Billion Over The Next 5 Years For Immediate Infrastructure Improvement. "Clinton's plan to increase the federal government's spending on infrastructure by $275 billion over the next five years will be fully paid for by changing how businesses are taxed, a campaign aide said, without providing any details." (Amanda Becker, "Clinton Will Unveil $275 Billion Infrastructure Plan To Create Jobs," Reuters, 11/29/15)

  • Clinton's Plan Earmarks $25 Billion For An Infrastructure Bank. " Of the total amount, $25 billion will be earmarked for an infrastructure bank." (Amanda Becker, "Clinton Will Unveil $275 Billion Infrastructure Plan To Create Jobs," Reuters, 11/29/15)

Clinton's Campaign, "Without Providing Details," Has Said The Infrastructure Plan Will Be Paid For By Changing The Tax Code For Businesses. " Clinton's plan to increase the federal government's spending on infrastructure by $275 billion over the next five years will be fully paid for by changing how businesses are taxed, a campaign aide said, without providing any details." (Amanda Becker, "Clinton Will Unveil $275 Billion Infrastructure Plan To Create Jobs," Reuters, 11/29/15)

Expanded Childcare Plan - At Least $200 Billion Over Ten Years

Clinton Has Laid Out A Plan To "Double Funding" For Early Head Start And The Early Head Start Childcare Partnership Grant Program. "Clinton, who formally launched her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination on Saturday, said she hopes to double funding for Early Head Start and the Early Head Start Childcare Partnership grant program, and supports a middle-class tax cut 'that can go toward helping parents pay for quality child care.'" (Jennifer Epstein, "Hillary Clinton Propose More Funding For Early Childhood Education," Bloomberg, 6/15/15)

The Expected Childcare Proposal "Is Estimated To Cost At Least $200 Billion." "Her college-affordability plan is estimated at $350 billion over 10 years, and an expected child-care proposal is estimated to cost at least $200 billion. Those are modest sums next to Mr. Sanders's agenda." (Laura Meckler, "Price Tag Of Bernie Sander's Proposals: $18 Trillion,"The Wall Street Journal, 9/14/15)

Clinton Provided “No Reference To The Cost Of Financing” Her Childcare Initiative. In addition, Clinton ‘called for doubling our investment in Early Head Start and the Early Head Start-Child Care partnerships.’ There is a lot of background about the importance of early childhood education, but there is no reference to the cost or financing of the initiative.” (Phillip Klein, “Hillary Clinton 'Fact Sheet' On Her Universal Preschool Proposal Doesn't Say How She'll Pay For It,” The Washington Examiner, 6/15/15)

Expand Funding For Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) -$166 Billion Over Ten Years

Clinton Has Vowed To Fully Fund The Federal Contribution For The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act. CLINTON: "When we accepted that opportunity to really get all of our kids in school, the federal government said it was going to pay 40 percent of the cost of special ed. The most we've ever paid is like 17 percent. I think that's one of the reasons why you don't have the services and the support that your students need to be able to get the education they deserve. So I have said I'm going to do everything I can to raise the federal contribution. There are two big areas of federal funding that I feel strongly about. One is the special ed funding, and the other is the Title I funding, the equalization of funding for poor schools... …Those were the earliest levels of commitment from the federal government, and we haven't really, in my view, fulfilled either one, and we've gotten diverted off into a lot of other stuff. And so, I think I would do what I can to try to provide more support." (Roundtable With Hillary Clinton, American Federation Of Teachers, 11/9/15)

Since 2009, Fully Funding The Federal Contribution For The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act Would Have Cost The Federal Government $16.6 Billion Annually. "Each year the federal government fails to fully fund IDEA, it shifts the costs for educating students with special needs to states and school districts. Since 2009, the annual cost shift has averaged about $16.6 billion." ("IDEA Funding Gap," National Education Association, 2/2/15)

  • According To The National Education Association, The Average Annual Additional Cost Would Be $16.6 Billion. "Each year the federal government fails to fully fund IDEA, it shifts the costs for educating students with special needs to states and school districts. Since 2009, the annual cost shift has averaged about $16.6 billion." (“IDEA Funding Gap,” National Education Association, 2/2/15)

Early Childhood Education Plan (Universal Preschool) - $75 Billion Over Ten Years

Clinton Backed A Proposal From President Obama To Expand Preschool For Low-Income Children. "Hillary Clinton proposed expanded preschool for low-income children, backing a proposal from President Barack Obama that has failed to advance through Congress." (Laura Meckler, "Clinton Embraces Obama's Call For Expanded Public Preschool," The Wall Street Journal,, 6/15/15)

  • A Similar 2013 Proposal Was Estimated To Cost $75 Billion Over 10 Years. "A similar 2013 proposal from Mr. Obama was estimated at $75 billion over 10 years." (Laura Meckler, "Clinton Embraces Obama's Call For Expanded Public Preschool," The Wall Street Journal," 6/15/15)

Clinton Has "Offered No Details, Nor Did Her Campaign Offer A Cost Estimate." "Beyond that, she offered no details, nor did her campaign offer a cost estimate. A similar 2013 proposal from Mr. Obama was estimated at $75 billion over 10 years." (Laura Meckler, "Clinton Embraces Obama's Call For Expanded Public Preschool,"The Wall Street Journal," 6/15/15)

Energy Plan - At Least $60 Billion Over Ten Years

Clinton's Spokesman Said Clinton's Plan Would Cost $60 Billion Over 10 Years And Would Be Paid For By Higher Taxes. "The plan's estimated cost is about $60 billion over 10 years, and would be paid for by eliminating tax breaks for the oil and gas industry, Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon said." (Thoman Beaumont, "In Iowa, Clinton Says Climate Plan Will Promote Renewables," The Associated Press , 7/27/15)

  • Steps In Clinton's Plan Include "Protecting The Obama Administration's Carbon Emissions Standards," As Well As Grants To "Accelerate Green Energy Deployment." "Steps to achieve the renewable power goals include protecting the Obama administration's carbon emissions standards for power plants, according to the Clinton campaign, as well as new initiatives. That means, a "new partnership with states, cities, and rural communities that are ready to lead on clean energy." This work would include grants and "market-based" incentives to help states cut carbon beyond the standards Obama is imposing and accelerate green energy deployment." (Ben Geman, "Here's How Hillary Clinton Wants To Fight Global Warming," National Journal, 7/26/15)
  • Clinton Said She Would Increase The Number Of Government Grants For Clean Energy And Expand Renewable Energy On Public Lands. "Clinton's said he plan would incentivize investment in renewables by increasing the number of government grants for clean energy, extending federal clean energy tax incentives and expanding renewable energy on public lands." (Dan Merica, "Hillary Clinton Pushes Renewable Energy With Focus On Solar," CNN, 7/27/15)
  • Clinton Once Again Offered These Massive Projects Without Any Plan To Pay For Them. "Mrs. Clinton did not detail how, exactly, she would pay for her clean-energy proposals. She said she would offer more specifics in the future and that some of these initiatives would pay for themselves." (Colleen McCain Nelson, "Hillary Clinton Sidesteps Keystone In Climate Plan Rollout,"The Wall Street Journal, 7/27/15)

"It's Unclear" On Where The Money Will Come From To Pay For Her Plan, With Almost $20 Billion Unaccounted For. "The Clinton camp estimates that its proposal, which calls for installing 500 million solar panels across the U.S. by the end of her term, would cost about $60 billion over 10 years - money that would come from rolling back tax benefits for the oil and gas industry. But it's unclear where at least $20 billion of that money would come from." (Elena Schor, "The Holes In Hillary Clinton's Climate Plan," Politico, 7/27/15)

Funding For Struggling Coal Communities - $30 Billion

Clinton Has Proposed $30 Billion In New Spending For Programs That Help Communities Struggling "From The Decline Of The Coal Industry." "Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton outlined a $30 billion plan Thursday to help parts of the country recover from the decline of the coal industry." (Timothy Cama, "Clinton Releases $30B Plan For Coal Country,"The Hill, 11/12/15)

  • Clinton's Proposal Includes Federal Investment In Carbon Capturing Technology, New Spending For Coal Workers' Pensions And Health Benefits, And Economic Development In Coal Communities. "In a six-page plan, the Democratic candidate proposes expanding existing programs, such as federal investment in carbon capture technology for coal plants. She also calls for protecting coal workers' pension and health benefits from bankruptcy, and encouraging economic development in coal country through grants and expanded broadband access." (Timothy Cama, "Clinton Releases $30B Plan For Coal Country," The Hill, 11/12/15)

Clinton's Campaign Has Provided No Information On How She Would Pay For Her Coal Revitalization Plan. (Press Release, "Hillary Clinton's Plan For Revitalizing Coal Communities," The Briefing, Accessed 11/12/15)

Funding For Puerto Rico Federal Programs - At Least $14.7 Billion Over Ten Years

Clinton Has Called For "Equal Treatment" For Puerto Rico By Funding "Medicaid And Medicare And Other Federal Programs." "One troubling example of this treatment is the lack of equity in federal funding for Puerto Rico under Medicaid and Medicare. This problem has been demonstrated in recent months by a scheduled cut in Medicare Advantage premium reimbursement rates. In 2008, I called for an end to the disparate treatment of Puerto Rico in federal health programs. Today, I renew that call, and commit to helping Puerto Ricans get on a path towards equal treatment under Medicaid and Medicare and other federal programs." (Press Release, "Statement From Hillary Clinton On Puerto Rico," The Briefing¸ Accessed 11/30/15)

A 2014 GAO Study Of How Statehood Would Affect Certain Federal Spending Programs Between FY 2010 And FY 2013 Found That Overall Federal Outlays To Puerto Rico Would Have Increased Between $1.47 And $5.21 Billion Annually. ("Information On How Statehood Would Potentially Affect Selected Federal Programs And Revenue Sources," GAO, 03/14)

  • The Study Found That Federal Outlays To Puerto Rico For Medicare Would Have Increased Between $0 And $1.5 Billion Annually. ("Information On How Statehood Would Potentially Affect Selected Federal Programs And Revenue Sources," GAO, 03/14)
  • The Study Found That Federal Outlays To Puerto Rico For Medicaid Would Have Increased Between $415 Million And $1.415 Billion Annually. ("Information On How Statehood Would Potentially Affect Selected Federal Programs And Revenue Sources," GAO, 03/14)
  • The Study Found That Federal Outlays To Puerto Rico For The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Would Have Increased Between $-200 Million And $700 Million Annually. ("Information On How Statehood Would Potentially Affect Selected Federal Programs And Revenue Sources," GAO, 03/14)
  • The Study Found That Federal Outlays To Puerto Rico For The Supplemental Security Income Program Would Have Increased Between $1.476 And $1.776 Billion Annually. ("Information On How Statehood Would Potentially Affect Selected Federal Programs And Revenue Sources," GAO, 03/14)
  • The Study Found That Federal Outlays To Puerto Rico For The Federal-Aid Highway Program Would Have Decreased By $33 Million. ("Information On How Statehood Would Potentially Affect Selected Federal Programs And Revenue Sources," GAO, 03/14)
  • The Study Found That Federal Outlays To Puerto Rico For The Children's Health Insurance Program Would Have Decreased Between $26 And $99 Million . ("Information On How Statehood Would Potentially Affect Selected Federal Programs And Revenue Sources," GAO, 03/14)

Drug Treatment And Prevention Plan - $10 Billion Over Ten Years

Clinton Proposed A $10 Billion Plan To Combat Drug Abuse And Increase Spending On Treating Addiction. "Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday released plans for a $10 billion initiative to combat the escalating drug epidemic that she says has swept through rural America and has emerged as a regular concern among voters she has met in the early nominating states." (Amy Chozick, "Hillary Clinton Proposes $10 Billion Plan To Combat Drug Epidemic," The New York Times , 9/2/15)

  • Clinton Plans To "Partly" Pay For The Program By Reforming The Criminal Justice System. (Amy Chozick, "Hillary Clinton Proposes $10 Billion Plan To Combat Drug Epidemic," The New York Times , 9/2/15)

Clinton's Plan Features A $7.5 Billion Fund To Support New Federal-State Partnerships Over 10 Years Where Each State Can Receive $4 Of Federal Support For Every $1 The State Spends. "Hillary Clinton will launch a $7.5 billion fund to support new federal-state partnerships over 10 years, through which stakeholders will come together to prevent and treat addiction. The proposal to states is bold but simple: If a state comes forward with a comprehensive plan for how it will deliver upon the national goals set forth above with respect to its community, that state will be eligible for generous new grant funding. States must specify how they will work with local governments and stakeholders, and can then receive $4 of federal support for every $1 they commit."(Press Release, "Hillary Clinton's Initiative to Combat America's Deadly Epidemic of Drug and Alcohol Addiction," The Briefing, Accessed 9/2/15)

Clinton's Plan Features Increasing The Substances Abuse Prevention And Treatment Block Grant By 15 Percent, Adding $2.5 Billion Over Ten Years. "Enhance access to treatment by increasing the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant by 15 percent, adding $2.5 billion over 10 years, to immediately expand in- and out-patient care options; and change federal regulations that currently prevent nurse practitioners and physician assistants from prescribing medications for the treatment of opioid addiction, and that impose tight caps on how many patients a qualifying physician can treat each year with medication assisted treatment." (Press Release, "Hillary Clinton's Initiative to Combat America's Deadly Epidemic of Drug and Alcohol Addiction," The Briefing, Accessed 9/2/15)

Clinton's Campaign Has Admitted Funding Proposals "May Not Be Sufficient" To Cover The Entire Cost Of Her Plan. "Mrs. Clinton says she would pay for the program by directing that the attorney general issue guidance to prioritize treatment over incarceration for nonviolent, low-level federal drug offenders. The savings would contribute to paying for the new grant programs, but may not be sufficient, the campaign said. The campaign did not identify any other possible ways to pay for the new spending." (Laura Meckler, "Hillary Clinton Proposes $10 Billion Plan To Combat Drug Addiction," The Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire , 9/2/15)

Paid Family Leave Fund - $10 Billion Over Ten Years

Clinton Has Proposed A "$1 Billion Per Year Innovation Fund To Encourage States To Develop Family Leave And Paid Leave Policies." "Hillary Clinton proposed a $1 billion per year innovation fund to encourage states to develop family leave and paid leave policies and repeatedly cosponsored legislation to provide seven paid sick days a year to American workers." ("Hillary Clinton: Fighting For America's Workers," Correct The Record, Accessed 10/12/15)

Lacking Any Detail, Clinton Said She Will "Make The Wealthy Pay For It" When It Comes To Her Paid Family And Medical Leave Programs. "'They don't mind having big government to interfere with a woman's right to choose and to take down Planned Parenthood,' Clinton said of Republicans. 'I'm sick of it. We should not be paralyzed by the Republicans and their constant refrain of 'big government this' and 'big government that' … I know we can afford it because we will make the wealthy pay for it,' she said of a federal family and medical leave program." (Tessa Berenson, "How Hillary Clinton Knocked Carly Fiorina On Paid Family Leave." Time, 10/13/15)

"Fully" Funding For The Environmental Quality Incentives Program - $1.18 Billion

Clinton Has Promised To "Fully Fund" Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). "Fully fund the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), which provides assistance to producers - including a set-aside for minorities and veterans - who are working to conserve and improve natural resources on their farms and ranches. Additional funding will be directed toward proven initiatives like the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, which provides communities with flexible funding to set priorities and lead the way on efforts to improve water quality, combat drought and wildfires, expand wildlife habitat, and enhance soil health." (Hillary Clinton, "Hillary Clinton's Plan For A Vibrant Rural America," The Briefing, 8/26/15)

During The Most Recent Funding Authorization Period, The Environmental Quality Incentives Program Fell Approximately $1.18 Billion Short Of Being Fully Funded. "The program had been previously authorized with annual amounts of $1.200 billion for FY 2008, $1.337 billion in FY 2009, $1.450 billion in FY 2010, $1.589 billion in FY 2011, and $1.750 billion in FY 2012 through FY 2014. Despite this authorization EQIP received only $6.2 billion in funding over the five-year period from FY2009-FY2013. Funds received annually over this period were $1.05 billion in FY 2009, $1.18 billion in FY 2010, $1.24 billion in FY 2011, $1.38 billion in FY 2012 and $1.29 billion in FY 2013." ("Environmental Quality Incentives Program,"Federal Register, 12/12/14)

"Doubling" The Funding For The Farmers Market Promotion Program And The Local Food Promotion Program -$250 Million Over Ten Years

Clinton Has Promised A "Doubling" Of Funding For The Famers Market Promotion Program And The Local Food Promotion Program." "Build a strong local and regional food system by doubling funding for the Farmers Market Promotion Program and the Local Food Promotion Program to expand food hubs, farmers markets, SNAP recipients' access to fresh food, and to encourage direct sales to local schools, hospitals, retailers and wholesalers. Clinton's focus on this issue stems from the "Farm-to-Fork" initiative she promoted in New York as Senator." (Hillary Clinton, "Hillary Clinton's Plan For A Vibrant Rural America," The Briefing, 8/26/15)

For 2015, The U.S. Department Of Agriculture Provided $25 Million For The Farmers Market Promotion Program And The Local Food Promotion Program. "The announcement included two grant programs administered by my agency, USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). The Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program awarded $25 million in grants, which will fund 160 projects through the Local Food Marketing Promotion Program (LFPP) and 164 projects under the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP)." (Arthur Neal, "USDA Grants To Help Farmers, Entrepreneurs And Retailers Market Local Foods, USDA, 10/2/15)

"Doubling" The Funding For The Collaborative Reform Program -$200 Million Over Ten Years

Clinton Has Committed To "Doubling Funding" For The U.S. Department Of Justice "Collaborative Reform" Program As A Part Of Her Criminal Justice Reform Plan. "Doubling funding for the U.S. Department of Justice "Collaborative Reform" program to provide technical assistance and training to agencies that undertake voluntary efforts toward transformational reform of their police departments. Across the country, there are police departments deploying creative and effective strategies that we can learn from and build on." (Press Release, "Our Criminal Justice System Is Out Of Balance," The Briefing, Accessed 11/2/15)

The Current Level Of Requested Funding By The Department Of Justice For The "Collaborative Reform" Program Is $20 Million. "Collaborative Reform: $20.0 million is requested as a separate line-item for this program. The Collaborative Reform Initiative enables the COPS Office to partner with law enforcement agencies that may need assistance on a wide variety of criminal justice issues that range from use-of-force practices and the deployment of crisis intervention teams, to building trust with the communities served." (FY 2016 Budget Request, Department Of Justice, Accessed 11/30/15)

"Doubling" The Funding For The Beginning Farmer And Rancher Development Program -$180 Million Over Ten Years

Clinton Has Promised A "Doubling" Of Funding For The "Beginning Farmer And Rancher Development Program." " Support the next generation of farmers by doubling funding for the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development program to provide education, mentoring, and technical assistance to aspiring farmers and ranchers." (Press Release, "Hillary Clinton's Plan For A Vibrant Rural America," The Briefing, Accessed 8/26/15)

For 2015, The U.S. Department Of Agriculture Provided $18 Million For The "Beginning Farmer And Rancher Development Program." "U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden today announced the availability of more than $18 million in funding to help educate, mentor and enhance the sustainability of the next generation of farmers." (Press Release, "USDA Announces More Than $18 Million to Support Training and Development for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers," USDA, 1/12/15)

Pledge To Provide "Federal Matching Funds" Police Body Cameras - $122.5 Million

Clinton Has Pledged To Provide "Federal Matching Funds To Make Body Cameras Available To Every Policy Officer" As A Part Of Her Criminal Justice Reform Plan. "Providing federal matching funds to make body cameras available to every police officer to increase transparency and accountability on both sides of the lens." (Press Release, "Our Criminal Justice System Is Out Of Balance," The Briefing, Accessed 11/2/15)

It Has Been Estimated To Cost $245 Million To Provide The Nation's 700,000 Police Officers With Body Cameras. "More than a half-dozen companies are competing to supply the nation's nearly 700,000 sworn officers with body cameras, which can cost between $350 and $700 apiece." (Julia Edwards, "High Costs Hinder Outfitting Of U.S. Cops With Body Cameras," Reuters, 4/23/15)

"THE ERA OF BIG GOVERNMENT IS NOT OVER" WITH A CLINTON PRESIDENCY

Clinton's "Day Of Reckoning" Is Coming As She Is Yet To Disclose How She Will Pay For Her Expensive Plans

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The "Day Of Reckoning Is Coming" For Clinton To Disclose How She Will Pay For Her "Era Of Big Government" Spending Proposals. HALPERIN: "The other one I'd offer up is the infrastructure plan. She is proposing enormous new spending plans, the 'era of big government' is not over when it comes to Hillary Clinton's vision of how to do this, and she's not annunciated spending cuts yet, and I think that the day of reckoning is coming for her to talk about how she is going to raise taxes high enough or cut spending enough to not swell the deficit." ( Bloomberg's "With All Due Respect," 12/1/15)

The Washington Post Editorial Board: "There Is Simply No Way" Clinton Can Follow Through On Her Spending Proposals Without Raising Taxes On The Middle-Class. "There is simply no way that the federal government can meet its current fiscal commitments, plus the increased demands of an aging population, and provide the new forms of middle-class relief and business tax relief Ms. Clinton promises, while tapping only the top 3 percent of earners." (Editorial, "Hillary Clinton Panders To Middle-Class Voters With Unrealistic Tax Promises," The Washington Post , 11/28/15)

  • Despite Clinton's Claim She Will Be Able To Pay For All Her New Spending, Clinton "Has Not Yet Provided Much Detail On Those Revenue Proposals." "Clinton has not yet provided much detail on those revenue proposals. 'I don't see how you can be serious about raising working- and middle-class families' incomes if you also want to slap new taxes on them - no matter what the taxes will pay for,' Clinton said Tuesday in Dallas, in an obvious slap at Sanders, the senator from Vermont." (Anne Gearan And Abby Phillip, "Clinton Plans To Lay Out More Middle-Class Tax Cut Proposals Sunday," The Washington Post, 11/20/15)

The Washington Post Editorial Board: With Clinton's Enormous Spending Plan, Her Promise Not To Raise Taxes Is "Selling The Voters An Unrealistic Guarantee." "But the truth is there isn't really all that much difference between Ms. Clinton's promise to soak the top 3 percent and Mr. Sanders's promise to get the money he needs from the 'billionaire class.' Both are selling the voters an unrealistic guarantee; both are ignoring the need for deficit reduction along with a modernized social safety net." (Editorial, "Hillary Clinton Panders To Middle-Class Voters With Unrealistic Tax Promises," The Washington Post , 11/28/15)


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