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[Hillary Clinton:] Source: LYBIO.net
Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you, Senator Bob Casey. Wow, it is so great to be back in northeastern Pennsylvania, to be here in Dunmore. I stopped in Scranton on my way here. I always feel so much at home. I stopped at Casa Bella restaurant. But I was running late, so my plan to actually eat dinner was kind of abbreviated.
But I said hello to a lot of people there, and I met people who said things to me like, “I knew your cousins, I knew your uncles.” I had one man say, “Didn’t we sled down Court Street one winter?“ I said, “Could have been, could have been—I was there.“ Met another woman who lived next door to my grandparents on Diamond Avenue, and it just brings back a flood of the best memories and the best people, and I can’t tell you … how happy and proud I am to be back here with all of you.
I want to thank not only the senator, I want to thank the congressman. Thank you so much, Matt Cartwright. I want to thank the mayors—the mayor of Dunmore, the mayor of Scranton, who are here; the Democratic county chair and the Democratic chair of the city of Scranton. I want to thank Sandy and everybody who has helped to make this evening just such a happy occasion.
I’ve got my two brothers here. They love coming back, and, of course, they go every summer to Lake Winola—to the cottage that my grandfather built. So this place has a lot of not just memories but special meaning to me.
And the thing I want you to know more than anything else is I will work my heart out for the people in northeastern Pennsylvania. I will be a good partner, because we have work to do.
We have work to do to make sure we have enough good jobs with rising incomes for people willing to work to get ahead and stay ahead. And we’re going to … we’re going to look for those new jobs in infrastructure jobs: our roads, our bridges, our ports, our airports, our rail system all need work.
And I agree with Congressman Cartwright: We need passenger rail service from northeastern Pennsylvania.
So when I think about infrastructure, I think about good jobs—jobs that can’t be exported, jobs that put people in this area to work, that pay a good wage so that people can get ahead.
And we’re going to also look to see what we can do in advanced manufacturing, because I believe we can still make it in America, and we’re going to find ways to do that.
And we need more clean, renewable energy jobs that will put people to work right here.
And we need to help small businesses. Small businesses create most of the jobs. And we’re not creating enough small businesses. We’ve got too many obstacles in the way.
My idea about economic growth and development is: Let’s knock down the barriers—the barriers that stand in the way of people being able to start businesses that will employ more people.
And we’re going to work hard to raise the national minimum wage because … you have 150,000 Pennsylvanians working for $7.25 an hour. You’ve got thousands more working on what’s called the tipped wage.
Okay, some of you know about it, but a lot of you don’t. It’s kind of a secret, but here’s how it works: If you’re in certain jobs—like waitressing, bartending, hair salons, those kind of jobs—you can be paid as little in our country as $2.13 an hour, because, the idea is, you’re going to make a lot of money from tips.
I’ll tell you what, that is just a disgrace.
So if people are working full-time, they should not still be in poverty at the end of the year. And two-thirds of all minimum wage workers are women, and many of them are single moms taking care of their kids.
So I am going to fight to raise the minimum wage at the national level, and I’m also going to do everything I can to guarantee equal pay for women’s work.
And you know why? I’ll tell you: This is not just a women’s issue. If you have a mother, a wife, a sister or a daughter who are working and they are not being paid what they should be paid compared to others, then you’re getting shortchanged—your family is, the economy is.
I did an event this morning in Philadelphia with a woman named Lilly Ledbetter. Some of you know that she worked as a supervisor in a factory in Alabama for 40 years. She had a supervisor job; she was the only woman with a supervisor job. And she did not know for years that she made 40 percent less than the men doing the same job.
And as she rightly said, she and her husband were working hard, and when she and I were talking she said, “You know, when you go to the store, you don’t get a women’s discount because you don’t get paid the same.”
And now she’s retired, her Social Security won’t be the same, because she was not paid the same. Her 401(k) will not be the same. So this has a lot of implications for everybody and it’s time we said, “Look, in America, if you do the job, you get the equal pay—men and women alike.”
And we have to do more to raise everybody’s pay, because nobody is getting a raise.
And we’ve got to make sure that we go where the money is when it comes to funding things like passenger rail.
They money’s at the top. I am the only candidate running in either party who has pledged I will not raise middle-class taxes, because the middle class needs a raise, not a tax increase.
That’s why I’ve laid out all these plans about how we’re going to create jobs, how we’re going to end the loopholes, get rid of the deductions that give people at the top a chance to go a lot further than anybody else.
And it is a fact that the economy does better when we have a Democrat in the White House. Because everything I’ve just said, the leading Republicans don’t agree with.
Donald Trump actually says … he actually says wages are too high in America. I mean, honestly, I don’t know who he talks to.
He ought to get out of those towers and actually come down and talk with people and listen to them.
My husband was here a week or so ago, and it wasn’t ancient history. Some of us can remember, we had eight years with 23 million new jobs. And during those eight years, incomes went up for everybody—not just people at the top: middle-class families, working families, poor families. There were enough jobs, and the incomes were going up, so the median family income went up 17 percent in those eight years.
Now, it won’t surprise you to hear me say I think there are some lessons we can learn from that.
And there’s another lesson we can learn: Why didn’t it continue? Well, because we got a Republican president, and they went back to trickle-down economics.
And pay close attention to what Trump and Cruz are saying. They want to go back to trickle-down economics on steroids. We’ve been down that road; it did not work.
We had a Republican president who slashed taxes for the wealthy. I was voting against it in the Senate, speaking out against it in the Senate. They took their eye off the financial markets and the mortgage markets—and we had the Great Recession, and a lot of people haven’t even recovered from that.
So, for heaven’s sakes, why would we go back to the failed policies that dropped us into the ditch that the Republicans dug for our country?
And I know how hard it was. We were losing 800,000 jobs a month when President Obama was elected. Nine million Americans lost their jobs—multiply that by family members. Five million homes lost—multiply that by family members. $13 trillion in family wealth wiped out.
I don’t think President Obama gets the credit he deserves for digging us out of that ditch and putting us back on solid ground.
So we are back creating jobs, we are back with a lower unemployment rate—but we don’t yet have the kind of energy that’s producing the results that I want to see for the American people.
That’s why we’ve got to build on what has been done. Don’t get talked into some sort of a detour.
I love it, the Republicans—and I did listen to them during the last year, that’s—I did it so you didn’t have to. And you know they all say things like, “Well, it’s the slowest recovery in history.” That takes a lot of nerve. We wouldn’t have needed a recovery if they hadn’t wrecked the economy in the first place.
So I got to tell you, I don’t know who they’re going to end up nominating, but I’m looking forward—if I’m fortunate enough to be the nominee—to actually having a debate about economics, a debate about more good jobs, a debate about rising incomes.
I’m also looking forward to debating about education, and what we need to do to invest in education.
Every child in this country deserves a good teacher, in a good school—regardless of the ZIP code that child lives in. And we need to do more for early childhood education, so more kids are prepared when they actually get to school to learn.
And I want to be a good partner with our teachers and educators, and I appreciate them being here with their blue t-shirts on. Thank you.
And we’re going to make college affordable. And I’ve laid out a plan about how we’re going to do it, how it will work—and I know that we can actually make it happen, because it is something that now is stopping a lot of young people from starting college and completing college.
And see, my plan has debt-free tuition—but it also says to colleges, public colleges and universities: You’ve got to get your costs under control, you’ve got to take a hard look at what you are charging young people and their families.
And my opponent’s plan relies on Republican governors to pay a third of the cost. Somehow, I don’t think a lot of these Republican governors are going to do that.
So I don’t want to make promises I can’t keep. I’ve put forth a plan that I can deliver debt-free tuition on.
And then we’ve got to tackle the debt that young people already have.
How many people here have student debt? How many have ever had student debt? I meet young people with tens of thousands of dollars of student debt and really high interest rates, right? And I’ve got to tell you, it makes no sense.
I took out loans when I went to college and law school, but I didn’t have a 10, 12, 14 percent interest rate—and I meet young people across this country who do.
So we are going to let you refinance your student debt. If you can refinance a mortgage or a car payment, you sure ought to be able to refinance your student debt. And if you pay your student debt payments every month, we’re going to have a cutoff time. After 20 years, you’re done—because it should not keep going for the rest of your lives.
We’re also going to work to make sure that health care is affordable and that you have choices.
I’m going to defend the Affordable Care Act, because it took so long for us to get to this point. Before there was something called Obamacare, there was something called Hillarycare. And we worked really, really hard.
But I’ll just be honest with you: I got beat by the insurance companies and the drug companies. They just knocked me down.
I love it when some people running for this office talk about how they’re going to take on the special interests. I’ve done it, and I know you’ve got to be prepared, you’ve got to be ready, and you’ve got to do everything you can to beat them back.
So when we weren’t successful, I got up off the floor and I said, “Okay, what can I do now?” And I worked with Republicans and Democrats to create the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which insures 8 million kids.
And I know how much that meant to those families, and I meet young people who come up and thank me because they didn’t have reliable health care before that program.
That’s why I was so happy when we passed the Affordable Care Act, because when you’ve been to as many places as I have in our country, and met so many people who did not have health insurance—they made too much money to qualify for Medicaid, they didn’t work for people who offered insurance, they couldn’t afford the individual insurance market—that’s why 20 million people have signed up so far.
But we’ve got to get the costs down: the copays, and the deductibles, and the prescription drug costs. And I have a very clear idea about how we’re going to do that.
Now, the Republicans want to repeal it. They never tell you what they’ll replace it with—because they know we won’t like it, because it’s just going to go back to the way it was.
If you have a preexisting condition, you’re out of luck. If you’re a woman, your costs are going to be more than a man’s. If you’re a young person, you may not have that opportunity to stay on your family’s policy until you’re 26. Lifetime limits will come back.
[Hillary Clinton:] Source: LYBIO.net
So a lot of what we’ve changed to actually give people a chance to get the insurance to take care of themselves would be wiped out.
And my opponent wants to start all over again. And I can tell you, we do not need another big, contentious debate about health care. We need to make what we’ve got work really well, and improve it, and get the costs out of [long pause] of, an upwards spiral.
Now, I want to mention two other things, because you don’t hear presidential candidates talk about these two things, and I am really determined we’re going to address both.
Number one: We need more treatment for mental health problems.
I was talking to Congressman Cartwright before I came out, and we were talking about running for office and I said, “You know, there is something that is so personal. I meet people—maybe I just meet them for a minute, sometimes I talk to them for 30 minutes—but people want to tell you what’s on their minds, because they’re hoping that you or somebody can help. And the two things I hear the most about—yes, of course, economics, knocking down those barriers—but mental health and addiction.”
And so when I shake a hand of a mother, or father, or a sister, or brother, or child, and they say, “Please do something about mental health,” I know it’s personal. Maybe it affects them. Maybe it affects somebody they know or they are related to.
And I cannot tell you how many of those conversations have led to somebody saying, “Please do something about the heroin and opioid epidemic.”
I had a young man come up and introduce himself and say he was going to vote for me. I said, “Well, do you mind if I ask why?” He goes, “Yeah,” he said, “I’ll tell you. I played football in high school. I got really hurt my senior year. I had to have surgery. When I got out of the surgery, I was in terrible pain, and the doctor prescribed opioids.”
He said, “I’m not embarrassed to tell you I got hooked, and I couldn’t shake it. But I couldn’t keep getting the prescription filled, so I turned to heroin,” he said.
He said, “I am so fortunate to be standing here, because about a year ago, I lost a really good friend who overdosed. We were in a car, we were doing heroin; he died.” He said, “That just said to me I can’t keep doing this, and so I went to get help.”
But, he said, “It took me two months to get help.” Because when you’re ready to get help, there’s not enough places to go to get help. And we are losing … thousands and thousands of Americans of all age, but particularly young Americans under 40, and we have got to address this.
So I will do everything I can within our health care system to remove the stigma on mental health and to tackle the heroin and opioid epidemic.
Now, there’s a lot of other important issues and concerns that we have to address in this campaign.
We’ve got to make sure that we have more affordable housing for people, particularly in our cities.
We’ve got to make sure that we have more of a diversified economy in our rural areas.
We’ve got to make sure we revitalize our cities, like Scranton and other places, to be magnets to attract more business.
We’ve got to make sure that we protect the safety net that exists.
So I will never let the Republicans privatize Social Security or Medicare. And I will never let them privatize the VA. We have to improve it and provide the services our veterans deserve to have. But we’re not going to let the Koch brothers and the Republicans dismantle the VA.
We also have to be committed to do more to try to find ways where we are talking with confidence and optimism about the future, and I think that means we have to protect people’s rights.
We have to protect a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions.
We have to defend marriage equality, and end discrimination against the LGBT community.
We have to defend voting rights and end Citizens United, which is corrupting our political system.
We have to be focused on protecting workers’ rights and the right to organize and bargain in a union.
Now, why is that? Because the American labor movement helped to create the American middle class.
I was meeting with some carpenters, and steamfitters, and electricians in Pittsburgh earlier today, and they were telling me about the kind of pressure that they’re under by forces in the Republican party and others who are their allies to really erode the right to bargain.
And I will tell you this: You do not have to be a member of a union to want there to be unions doing that, because that raises the base for everybody.
And I’ll tell you something else I will take on: I will take on the fight for commonsense gun safety measures.
And I want to be really clear about this—because I learned how to shoot a gun behind our cottage in Lake Winola, and I know how important gun ownership, and particularly hunting, is here in northeastern Pennsylvania.
And I want you to know that we can’t ignore the Second Amendment—and we can’t ignore that 33,000 people a year die from gun violence.
And I think we are smart enough to figure out how to do that. And the gun lobby doesn’t want us to figure out how to do that. They just want to keep everybody all upset and agitated.
Well, at some point, they have to answer for that.
Responsible gun owners actually support what I am proposing: comprehensive background checks; closing the gun show loophole; closing the online loophole; closing what’s called the Charleston loophole; ending the special protection that Congress voted for and gave to gun makers and sellers, which means that they don’t ever have to change anything—it’s the only industry in our country given that.
So there’s a lot that could be done to make guns less accessible to kids. Of those 33,000, way too many are kids finding loaded guns, playing with guns, being able to pull that trigger. I mean, safety locks and other kinds of technology would save a lot of children’s lives without infringing on one’s Second Amendment rights.
So I’m well aware that I’m walking into the buzz saw here. I understand that. But I can tell you that when you have met as many victims of gun violence now as I have—because I have been visiting with people who have lost their loved ones for 25 years now—you either become totally insensitive, because it is too painful, or you say to yourself, “Hey, come on, we’re better than this.”
I was in Philadelphia the day before yesterday with mothers who have lost their children.
I was in Hartford, Connecticut yesterday on a panel with a mother from Hartford whose bright, really promising 20-year-old son was caught in some kind of crazy gang crossfire, just minding his own business.
I was there with the daughter of the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School—who went, when she heard the gunshots, to see what she could do to stop it, and was murdered.
And I was there with the mother of one of the little girls who was murdered at Sandy Hook.
And when you meet those people, as I have, when you hear their stories, can you imagine sending off your six- or seven-year-old to go to school, maybe with a little backpack—and then getting a call that a man who was clearly disturbed, and should never have had access to military assault weapons, had walked in there and murdered 20 children and six adults?
And there are lots of stories like that. And we have to make this a voting issue, and responsible gun owners have to stand up and say, “This has nothing to do with my guns, my hunting, my sport shooting, my collecting.”
So I want to do this, and I also want to make a pledge to you that I will do everything in my power to keep America safe, to defeat terrorists and anybody else who threatens our country or Americans anywhere.
And here’s another area where Trump and Cruz are not just saying things that are offensive—which they are—they’re saying things which are dangerous, and I want you to understand this: I went to 112 countries on your behalf as secretary of state. And I know we’re not going to be able to defeat ISIS unless we have a coalition that includes Muslim-majority nations. That’s how we’re going to do it.
And when you have someone running for president who basically says we don’t want any Muslims in our country, that sends a message. And it sends a message which makes the job of building that coalition a lot harder. And when you have Ted Cruz saying, “Hey, we need special police patrols in neighborhoods where Muslims live,” how that would ever work nobody can explain, but nevertheless that’s what he said; and the NYPD, which I worked with closely after 9/11, because I was a senator from New York on 9/11… they were just shaking their heads hearing what Cruz was saying.
And the chief of the department said, “Well, that’s an idea that doesn’t go anywhere: What will we do with the 1,000 Muslim American police officers that we have on the NYPD?” And the commissioner, Bill Bratton, who has as much experience in this area as anybody, said, “Ted Cruz doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about.”
So look, I know some of these lines get big applause responses in these rallies that Trump has, but stop and think: “Is that smart? Does that work? Does it help us? Does it protect us?” And the answer to all of that is, “No.”
And then he went even further and basically said he didn’t care if more countries got nuclear weapons. I mean, we have been working—Republicans and Democrats alike; it’s something that Bob Casey works on—to prevent more countries from getting nuclear weapons and having a free-for-all that brought more nuclear weapons into the world.
So I’m telling you, I’m looking forward to debating them on the economy, and I’m looking forward to debating them on national security—because we’re electing a Commander-in-chief as well as a president.
So let me just close by saying this. I think one of the jobs of the next president has to take on is unifying our country. We’ve got too much division.
It’s fine to have a back-and-forth in a political campaign. That goes with the territory. But when the politics are over, when the campaigns are done, when the elections have been held, we’ve got to work together.
Diagnosing the problem is not enough. We need solutions that are going to bring people to the table and actually roll up our sleeves.
And I want you to know this about me: In every job I’ve ever had, I have worked hard to find common ground. I did it as first lady. I did it as a Senator. I did it as secretary of state—working across the aisle, finding ways to solve problems.
And I’ll tell you something else: A lot of Republicans have nice things to say about me when I’m actually working on a job, and I will probably be publicizing all those nice things as we go forward.Now, when I’m actually running for a job, oh, my gosh, they’re after me from sunup to way past sundown. I get that. And they call me names and all the rest of it. I don’t mind.
Because what’s really important is that I do what I tell you I will do, that I want you to hold me accountable for what I will do, that we will work together across every line that divides us, that we will create a future that our children and our grandchildren can have the same opportunities that should be the birthright of any American.
I am so grateful that I was born in this country. I am so grateful that I had parents who understood hard work. I am so grateful that I have a chance to try to do the same for my grandchild.
And I want to be the champion for all of America—but particularly for our children and our grandchildren. They deserve no less.
Let’s go out and please vote on Tuesday in the primary. Thank you all so much.
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