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Hillarynomics: Doubling Down on Policies of the Past

Ryan Mahoney - July 16, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign is off and running, and while her high-minded “economic vision” claims to look to the future, she’s really doubling down on the past.

What’s the difference between Hillarynomics and Obamanomics?

  • Hint: there isn’t any.
  • Her vision of the economy – higher taxation, regulation, and top-down command-and-control restrictions – is nothing more than a bootleg copy of Obama’s agenda.  And as the Wall Street Journal vividly notes, it seems to be "stuck on repeat".
  • Yet, as she embraces and praises the Obama economy, she decries that it “still isn’t delivering for most Americans.” Hillary’s senior spokesperson, Karen Finney, likewise admitted that under President Obama, families have “slipped out of the middle class” and to the working poor. 
  • Her solution? More of the same. Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin describes Clinton’s idea of growth as “big, new government programs.” With big new government programs come big new government taxes. In other words: Obama 2.0.

She pays lip service to small business, but supports the same policies that crushed them.

  • “Small businesses create more than 60 percent of new American jobs on net, so they have to be a top priority,” she said at the New School. “I’ve said I want to be the small business president, and I mean it.”
  • Yet, Clinton is doubling down on Obamacare, which costs small businesses more than $15,000 on average. And don’t think for a second she’ll acknowledge that Obama’s so-called recovery failed small business—since 2008, more firms have closed than were created. In fact, she was recently quoted as saying that she was “surprised” to learn that small businesses were struggling.

Her vision of the economy belongs in the past.

  • Uber? Instacart? Airbnb? Innovate on her terms, or else. Clinton said she would “crack down on bosses who exploit employees by misclassifying them as contractors.” The Orange County Register editorializes: “She doesn’t get it. The whole point is that they are independent contractors – and like it that way. It’s such technological myopia that has many Silicon Valley entrepreneurs wondering about their attachment to the Democratic Party.”

After over six years of Obamanomics, Americans are ready for fresh ideas and bottom-up solutions for America’s future. To bring about real change, we must defeat the Clinton Machine and take back the White House. If you are committed to victory, add your name to join the fight!


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