Hillary Clinton to Jeb Bush: Americans 'Don't Need a Lecture'

The Democratic candidate outlines her economic ideas in New York
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 13, 2015 5:10 PM CDT
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a campaign event in New York, Monday, July 13, 2015.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

(Newser) – Hillary Clinton outlined her economic ideas today at The New School in New York City, taking cracks at Republican candidates and even a subtle jab at the Obama administration, the AP reports. Among the highlights:

  • Clinton took umbrage at Jeb Bush's remark that Americans "need to work longer hours," saying that Bush "must not have met many American workers. They don't need a lecture. They need a raise."
  • She slammed a tax proposal by Marco Rubio, saying it would reduce taxes for Americans making more than $3 million. "That's a sure budget-busting giveaway to the super-wealthy," Clinton says.
  • She supported what the AP calls "a laundry list of Democratic-leaning policy ideas," including an increased federal minimum wage, an overhauled tax code, public investment in roads and bridges, and "renewable energy and tax cuts for small business owners."
  • She promised to strengthen the 2010 Dodd-Frank Law that increased regulations on financial institutions, and in a jab at President Obama, says she would prosecute bad bankers.
  • She "made some explicit references to workers of color" in her speech, an apparent attempt to court Latino voters, the Washington Post reports.
  • She also took a shot at the contractor economy, Wired reports, saying she would take action against "bosses misclassifying workers as contractors." Such business can undermine solid labor practices, she said. Uber, look out.

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