Sunday, October 16, 2016
Byron York: Clinton promises major wealth redistribution — starting with Trump
At WExaminer by Byron York,
Even by the standards of liberal Democrats, Hillary Clinton is running the most frankly redistributionist presidential campaign in years. She promises massive new spending initiatives and balanced budgets, achieved by raising taxes on higher-income Americans in ways that other Democrats have rejected in the recent past.
At a fundraiser in Seattle Friday night — with her growing lead over Donald Trump, Clinton holds few actual campaign rallies — Clinton described her spending agenda: the "biggest investment in jobs since World War II," higher spending on prescription drugs, billions more for Obamacare, pre-school, family leave, college affordability, roads, bridges, tunnels, ports, airports, a new electric grid to "distribute all the clean, renewable energy we're going to be producing," half-a-billion new solar panels, advanced manufacturing, Climate Change, and more.