Mind and Destiny

“I make no pretension to patriotism. So long as my voice can be heard ... I will hold up America to the lightning scorn of moral indignation. In doing this, I shall feel myself discharging the duty of a true patriot; for he is a lover of his country who rebukes and does not excuse its sins. It is righteousness that exalteth a nation while sin is a reproach to any people.”- Frederick Douglass

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Friday, November 04, 2016

Experience


Hillary Clinton knows first hand how difficult, and satisfying the job of being president can be.  In the late 1990’s she watched her husband take a $300 billion deficit and turn it into a $200 billion surplus.  During Bill Clinton’s administration 23 million new jobs were created, and incomes went up.  In fact, African-American incomes went up 33 percent.

After 9/11, as New York State’s Senator Hillary worked with George W. Bush.  She told President Bush what New York City needed to recover, and he never wavered in seeing that New York City got what it needed to recover. 

Hillary admires President Obama, because he inherited the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, at the time nine million people lost their jobs, five million homes were lost, and $13 trillion in family wealth was wiped out.  She recognizes that our country is back on the right track, and insists that if Donald Trump were elected president that he would send our country back into recession with his tax plans that benefit the wealthiest of Americans.

Hillary wants to appoint justices to the Supreme Court, who will change the balance of the court.  Justices with life experiences, who actually understand what middle-class and poor people are up against.  She wants a Supreme Court that would reverse Citizens United to get unaccountable money out of politics.  She wants a Supreme Court that understands that voting rights remain a serious problem in many parts of our country, and will do everything, that it can to make it less difficult for people of color, the elderly, and 18 year olds to exercise their right to vote.  She wants a Supreme Court that will protects a woman’s right to choose, and one that will support marriage equality.

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