Last week, Trump
- picked a fight with the Khan family,
- supported Russia’s occupation of Crimea,
- suggested Americans pull their retirement funds out of the stock market,
- said he hoped his daughter would “find a new career” if she were sexually harassed at work,
- said he’d always wanted a purple heart but being given one by a supporter was “much easier,” like it was nothing more than just some Cracker Jacks toy,
- kicked a baby out of his campaign rally,
- called Hillary Clinton “the devil,”
- asked why the U.S. makes nuclear weapons if we can’t use them,
- refused to endorse Paul Ryan (and then later endorsed Paul Ryan),
- and said the entire election is rigged.
This week, he’ll talk about economics. Trump is slated to lay out his economic vision in a speech to the Detroit Economic Club this afternoon. He is expected to call for a moratorium on all new regulations and reviving the Keystone XL pipeline, give more details on his incredibly costly tax plan, and announce a plan to make child care fully deductible. Here are a few things to keep in mind before today’s speech:
Steves. Trump’s team of 13 economic advisers doesn’t include any women or people of color–but it does include five Steves. His team includes lots of billionaires (and Trump donors) and only one real economist. We found seven other ‘Steves’ who are more qualified than his existing team.
Climate change: Every party has a pooper and at Friday’s opening ceremonies in Rio that pooper was climate change. In a short film narrated by Dame Judi Dench, viewers saw how melting ice sheets will inundate coastal cities, including the coast of Rio de Janeiro, which could see up to 1.5 meters of sea level rise by the end of the century, putting 80,000 people at risk of coastal flooding. And speaking of climate change, it has helped the spread of Zika in the U.S.
Honoring Khan: Charles Cowherd, whose identical twin brother 2nd Lt. Leonard M. Cowherd III is buried three headstones from Capt. Humayan Khan in Arlington National Cemetery, honors Cap. Khan.
ISIS: All signs suggest that ISIS’s days are numbered in Iraq. The group has been pushed out of more than half of the territory it used to control. But are we ready for the day after they’re defeated?
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Findings Emphasize Contrast Between Clinton’s Plan to Invest in Good-Paying American Jobs and Trump’s Reckless Proposals
Hillary for Nevada today is announcing new analysis that shows Nevada could add 94,000 jobs under Hillary Clinton’s economic plans, while it could lose 31,000 jobs under a Donald Trump presidency. The findings are based on two recent reports by Moody’s economist and former John McCain adviser Mark Zandi. The analysis showed that under Clinton’s plans, the economy overall would create 10.4 million jobs nationwide while under Trump, the economy would lose 3.4 million jobs and the nation would plunge into a “lengthy recession.”
Clinton has pledged to make the largest investment in good-paying jobs since World War II in her first 100 days in office. This plan would grow jobs in Nevada by making the boldest investments in infrastructure since President Eisenhower built the interstate highway system, investing in Nevada manufacturing, and cutting taxes and reducing red tape for Nevada’s small businesses, among other provisions.
“Hillary Clinton is the only candidate with a bold vision and a real plan to create new jobs and make our economy stronger,” said Neera Tanden, President and CEO of the
. “Thanks to President Obama’s leadership, we emerged out of one of the deepest economic recessions in our history, but we still have so much more work to do. Hillary knows that we need an economy that works for everyone, and she will lead us by making major investments in our infrastructure, small businesses, manufacturing, technology and clean energy. Meanwhile, Donald Trump’s plan would work against all the progress we’ve made over the last eight years and take us back into another recession.”
“As one of the states hit the hardest by the recession, our communities continue to face economic stress. Hillary Clinton is the only candidate who has a plan to help Nevada families step out of poverty,” said Assemblywoman Dina Neal.
Tanden and Neal held a media conference call today, along with Henderson Councilwoman Gerri Schroder. A full fact sheet on today’s analysis of Zandi’s findings and additional details on how Clinton’s 100-Days jobs agenda would benefit Nevada and create jobs is attached. The estimated job gains and losses in Nevada under Clinton’s plans and Trump’s plans were calculated by distributing Zandi’s national projections evenly among the states in proportion to their populations.
Apparently, not only do the GOP candidates reject and not understand science, they also don’t understand math and can’t understand a simple graph such as this:
Do the GOP candidates have some magic switch they plan to flip that would instantaneously fix all of our economic woes? I don’t think so.
The private sector has been doing its job trying to create jobs since President Obama took office. But, Republican Governors across this nation have been eliminating as many public sector jobs as they possibly could. Continuing the pattern, the private sector added jobs and the public eliminated jobs. But in December, private employers added 212,000 jobs while the public sector cut only 12,000 jobs.
In comparison to other months, government employment changed little in December, but was down by 280,000 over the year. Public sector job losses in 2011 occurred mostly in local government; state government, excluding education; and the U.S. Postal Service.
What December’s numbers tell us is that both the number of unemployed persons (13.1 million) as well as the unemployment rate (8.5 percent) are continuing to trend down. Despite claims by the GOP to the contrary, the unemployment rate has declined by 0.6 percentage point since August.
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