Clinton Blasts 'Outlandish Trumpian Ideas' on Economy

She accuses Trump's economic plan of only looking out for Trump
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 11, 2016 6:09 PM CDT
Hillary Clinton gives a speech on the economy after touring Futuramic Tool & Engineering in Warren, Michigan, on Thursday.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

(Newser) – Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump's economic plan of including "outlandish Trumpian ideas that even Republicans reject" during a speech Thursday responding to Trump's economic speech earlier this week, the New York Times reports. “He wants America to work for him and his friends at the expense of everyone else," the Wall Street Journal quotes Clinton as saying. She accused Trump of wanting only to help millionaires and billionaires while paying "lip service" to improving things for everyone else. "He would give trillions in tax cuts to big corporations, millionaires, and Wall Street money managers," CNN quotes Clinton as saying. "He'd pay a lower rate than millions of middle class families."

Clinton said Trump's economic plan ignores working families, farmers, people of color, students, and more. Meanwhile, he proposes a big tax break for himself, which she calls the "Trump Loophole." She also criticized Trump for wanting to get rid of the Estate Tax, a move that would save his family $4 billion (if he is indeed worth $10 billion, if he claims). Clinton also laid out her own economic plan, which included a $275 billion investment in infrastructure and free in-state college tuition. Surprisingly, there was one similarity between the economic plans of Trump and Clinton: Both came out against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal championed by President Obama. (Read more Hillary Clinton stories.)

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