Sunday, September 4, 2016

New Hillary Clinton Book

Hillary Clinton is about to release a new book: "Stronger Together: A Blueprint for America's Future," reports CNN.

The 249-page book, which was co-written with her running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, is set to be published on Sept. 6 by Simon and Schuster, the day after Labor Day, the traditional kick-off of the fall campaign.

Hillary Clinton's book, according to CNN, calls for reforming the criminal justice system, expanding the use of body cameras, and ending "the era of mass incarceration."

"We should work together to pursue alternative punishments for nonviolent offenders where appropriate," write Clinton and Kaine. "We don't want to create another 'incarceration generation'" (p. 198).

The book promises to "review" trade agreements like NAFTA that are "already on the books" and promises to oppose the controversial Asian trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

As one would expect, there is a lot of advocacy for expansion of the government support state.

Clinton promises to reject "years of mythmaking claiming we cannot afford Social Security and that the only solution is to cut the benefits on which 90 percent of Americans seniors rely." (p. 87).

Clinton and Kaine propose expanding Social Security for "those who need it most and who are treated unfairly by the current system -- including women who are widows" (p. 88)

Clinton calls for paying for this expansion of Social Security benefits by "asking the wealthiest to contribute more" (p. 88).

In the book. Hillary proposes letting people over 55 to buy into Medicare, supporting efforts across 50 states to create a government-run public option, and providing a new "progressive, refundable tax credit of up to $5,000 per family" to help with out-of-pocket health-care costs.



  1. I like the phrase "asking the wealthiest to contribute more". Knowing they aren't asking, which implies it's voluntary, but rather using the threat of violence to force them to pay.

    1. You took the words right out of my mouth! I love how they are going to "ask" the wealthy to pay more lol!

  2. I live in Washington State, therefore I likely won't 'vote'. Furthermore, I live in King County. My voting is like pissing into the wind.
    Other than that?
    Life is very, very fascinating.