Debate Takeaway 4 – The Economy :: by Bill Wilson

Presidential debate moderator Chris Wallace asked the two candidates to explain their plans to create more jobs and growth for the country. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton said, “I want to have the biggest jobs program since World War II, jobs in infrastructure and advanced manufacturing. I think we can compete with high-wage countries, and I believe we should. New jobs and clean energy, not only to fight climate change, which is a serious problem, but to create new opportunities and new businesses.”

Clinton said she wants to help small businesses by raising the minimum wage and make sure that women are paid equally, and to “have an education system that starts with preschool and goes through college.” She promised, “I also will not add a penny to the debt.” Clinton says that she will raise taxes on people making over $250,000, yet her plan as presented on her website would cost taxpayers one TRILLION dollars.

Can you imagine paying taxes to stop changes in weather trends and paying for everyone’s education from preschool through college? How much will raising the national minimum wage cost in consumer price increases? And Clinton doesn’t practice what she preaches when it comes to pay equity.

The UK Daily Caller reports that the Clinton Foundation pays women 38% less than their male counterparts; in August 2015, the Washington Free Beacon reported she paid women in her campaign 23% less than men; and as a Senator, she paid women 28% less than their male counterparts for similar work.

Republican candidate Donald Trump said that he would renegotiate trade deals, like the North American Free Trade Agreement that sent American jobs to other countries, and bring jobs back to the United States. Trump said:

Look, our country is stagnant. We’ve lost our jobs. We’ve lost our businesses. We’re not making things anymore, relatively speaking. Our product is pouring in from China, pouring in from Vietnam, pouring in from all over the world.” Trump said, “We’re going to cut business taxes massively. They’re going to start hiring. We’re going to bring the $2.5 trillion that’s offshore back into the country. We are going to start the engine rolling again, because right now, our country is dying at 1 percent GDP.

The candidates are in stark contrast to one another. Clinton wants to create jobs at taxpayer expense-infrastructure, works programs like after WWII, jobs that fight “climate change.” In October 2014, Hillary Clinton said that government creates jobs, “Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.”

This will cost taxpayers trillions and further turn America socialist. Trump is advocating the only plan that has worked; cutting taxes, the one that socialists and communists ridicule as “trickle- down economics,” the plan that allowed President Bill Clinton to balance the budget from the longer term dividends of the Reagan economic program.

Exodus 18:21 says to choose leaders “such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness.” Tax raisers are covetousness. They covet your money to their ends.

Have a blessed and powerful day!

Bill Wilson