Philadelphia, PA–(ENEWSPF)–July 25, 2016. On the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, Senator Elizabeth Warren called out Donald Trump for his long history of preying on working people to enrich himself. Donald Trump has made a fortune filing bankruptcies, stiffing contractors and creditors, and generally putting himself first, while failing to outline any concrete proposals to create jobs or address college affordability. Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, has real plans to get the economy working for everyone, not just those at the top.
Donald Trump’s Record of Enriching Himself at the Little Guy’s Expense
Donald Trump Cheered on the Housing Crash for His Own Gain
Trump in 2006 on predictions of a crash: “I sort of hope that happens because then people like me would go in and buy.”
Trump, 2007: “People have been talking about the end of the cycle for 12 years, and I’m excited if it is… I’ve always made more money in bad markets than in good markets.”
Trump, 2016: “I am a businessman and I have made a lot of money in down
markets… frankly, this is the kind of thinking our country needs.”
His Trump University was a “Fraudulent Scheme” and “Total Lie”
New York Times: Former Trump University Workers Call the School a ‘Lie’ and a ‘Scheme’ in Testimony
TIME: Trump University Targeted Students Who ‘Hurt’ and Had ‘Problems’
Huffington Post: Inside The Trump University ‘Playbook’: Salespeople were instructed to deliberately mislead potential customers and manipulate their emotions.
His Business Record? Multiple Bankruptcies & Stiffed Contractors, But Trump Comes Out on Top
PolitiFact: Yep, Donald Trump’s companies have declared bankruptcy…more than four times
AP: Trump Taj bankruptcy leaves ‘little guy’ contractors angry
NJ.com: Trump’s Atlantic City windfall left others broke | Editorial
USA Today: Trump [offered] as little as 30 cents on the dollar to some of the contractors
New York Times: Triad Building Specialties nearly collapsed when Mr. Trump took the Taj into bankruptcy.
New York Times: How Donald Trump Bankrupted His Atlantic City Casinos, but Still Earned Millions
Washington Post: As its stock collapsed,Trump’s firm gave him huge bonuses and paid for his jet
Trump’s Convention Presented No Real Solutions for American Families…
Vox: Republicans didn’t talk about jobs and the economy on their jobs and the economy night
MSNBC: Republican convention forgets its economic focus
Reason: The RNC’s “Make America Work Again” Evening Had No Plans to Make America Work Again
…Because Trump Doesn’t Have Real Plans to Create Jobs or Make College Affordable
Politico: Donald Trump’s One Unbreakable Policy: Skip the Details
Trump campaign Co-Chair Sam Clovis: When asked whether Trump would have a plan to ensure debt-free college: “Unequivocally no…It’s absurd on the surface.”
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Under [Trump’s] plan, balancing the budget in 2026 would require cutting all government programs — including Social Security, Medicare and defense — by about two-fifths if all programs were cut by the same percentage. Balancing the budget without cutting Social Security, Medicare, and defense would require eliminating essentially the rest of government under both plans.
Many of the Policies Trump Has Outlined Would Hurt Working Families
PolitiFact: Hillary Clinton: Donald Trump wants to get rid of the federal minimum wage – TRUE
PolitiFact: As Warren says, Trump is no fan of post-crisis Wall Street regulations
The Guardian: Trump’s tax plan would do little for the average American but a lot for the 1%
The Hill: Trump family would get $7B windfall from estate-tax plan: analyst
Trump’s Running Mate, Mike Pence, is Well Known for His Anti-LGBT Efforts in Indiana
Mother Jones: Indiana Just Made It Easier to Discriminate Against Gay People—And Just About Anyone Else: The law Gov. Mike Pence signed Thursday morning allows Indianans to cite their religious beliefs as an excuse for discrimination.
The Nation: Even Indiana Republicans Are Telling Mike Pence His Discrimination Law Is Wrong
Vox: Mike Pence for Donald Trump’s vice president? It’s an extra awful choice for LGBTQ rights.
Trump Has Run a Divisive Campaign Focused on Dividing Americans
DonaldJTrump.com: Donald J. Trump Statement on Preventing Muslim Immigration
Washington Post: Donald Trump’s false comments connecting Mexican immigrants and crime
The Briefing: Booker, Franken and Wasserman Schultz Denounce Divisive Rhetoric of Trump’s Convention
Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, has real plans to get the economy working for everyone, not just those at the top
Hillary Clinton is committed to:
- Breaking down the barriers that hold women back and protecting women’s health and reproductive rights;
- Reforming our criminal justice system and building ladders of opportunity for all Americans;
- Fighting for full federal equality for LGBT Americans;
- Comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to full and equal citizenship.
As president, she will work to build an economy that works for everyone, that means:
- Making debt-free college available to everyone and take on student loan debt;
- Preserving, protecting, and strengthening Social Security & Medicare;
- Taking on the threat of climate change and making America the world’s clean energy superpower;
- Ensuring Wall Street works for Main Street;
- Strengthen trade enforcement and saying no to trade deals that don’t meet a high enough bar of creating good-paying jobs;
- Making our democracy work for everyone, not just the wealthy and well-connected.
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