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ProfessorPlum

(11,289 posts)
Thu Apr 21, 2016, 01:54 PM Apr 2016

Has Hillary Clinton EVER made a convincing argument for economic justice?

I've listened to her a lot, but I have never known her to talk about poor and working class people getting the shaft, and how that should change.

Can a Clinton supporter here point me to a speech or moment from a debate when she actually took up the cause of economic inequality and wealth distribution and spoke about it as if she gave a damn?

Because I'm worried that those concerns are about to be swept into the memory hole - creating a pressure cooker of unrest.

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Unicorn

(424 posts)
6. Wow! I thought they would be for her.
Thu Apr 21, 2016, 02:20 PM
Apr 2016

Glad to know.

In her book she says she went with her youth group and saw Martin Luther King speak and after that helped the Barry Goldwater campaign.

How the heck do you see Martin Luther King speak and then help fight against civil rights?

I'm glad BLM isn't supporting her.

Kip Humphrey

(4,753 posts)
2. Yeah, she made 3 speeches to Golden Sacks advocating economic justice for Golden Sacks!
Thu Apr 21, 2016, 01:59 PM
Apr 2016

Now, where are those transcripts to refute my charge???

 

silvershadow

(10,336 posts)
3. Well she was involved in NAFTA, CAFTA, and TPP, so I guess she's spreading it around the world.
Thu Apr 21, 2016, 02:04 PM
Apr 2016

Unfortunately for her, she isn't running for President of the world.

 

Unicorn

(424 posts)
8. I heard she helped write the early drafts of the TPP.
Thu Apr 21, 2016, 02:22 PM
Apr 2016

She's doing enough damage just being Hillary Clinton let alone what she does foreign and domestic policy-wise everytime she gets in office. She sure liked to vote with the Republicans when she was a Senator.

ProfessorPlum

(11,289 posts)
10. Thanks for the links
Thu Apr 21, 2016, 02:58 PM
Apr 2016

but, take one for example, the msnbc link. She describes the symptoms of the problem, but not what can or should be done about it. How would she change it? I'm glad she agrees that it is a an issue . . . but is there more to it than that?

Then there is the speech in Detroit from the votesmart link. Again, she describes the problem, and talks about "making corporations pay" for inversions. And sort of half-heartedly talks about someday, raising the minimum wage. That is one of the right solutions, but her remarks are so timid, so business-as-usual, campaign rhetoric-y.

Where is the passion? Where is the urgency of people suffering and dying for lack of fair wages? She just doesn't care about all that, from what I can see and what I have heard.

 

Unicorn

(424 posts)
9. No. And, with all the times she voted to cut foodstamps and welfare when she was a senator
Thu Apr 21, 2016, 02:25 PM
Apr 2016

I don't believe she concerns herself with the poor - who get the most unjust treatment.

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