On Thursday, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton outlined her economic plan at Futuramic Tool & Engineering in Warren, Mich. There, Clinton touched on at least four major points: college tuition, trade, taxes and minimum wage in America.
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1. Free College Tuition and Debt Relief
Hillary Clinton proposed to make college tuition “free for the middle class” and “debt free for everyone” at a rally in Michigan on Thursday. The Democratic presidential nominee also said she’d like to make it easier for students to refinance and repay the debt they owe.
2. Tough Talk On Trade
Clinton said she would stand up to China and any other country who “tries to take advantage of American workers and companies.” She explained how she’d enforce her policy and added that she opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.
3. Fighting For a ‘More Patriotic Tax Code’
The former Secretary of State said she wants a tax code that “puts American jobs first.” She stated that companies looking to relocate their headquarters will pay an exit tax, and Clinton explained why she supports the “Buffett Rule,” a proposed tax floor for individuals who make over $1 million a year.
4. Clinton’s ‘Economics 101’ Message
Speaking to a crowd at a rally at Futuramic Tool & Engineering in Warren, Mich., Clinton advocated for raising the minimum wage. Explaining why it would help the economy, she cited the auto industry in the early part of the 20th Century as an example.