Hillary Clinton Speech on Economy
02 July 2016
By Saeed Qureshi
In her land mark speech in Columbus Ohio today the Democratic Presidential
nominee madam Hillary Clinton compared and contrasted her economic agenda as
the president of the United states and that of republican presumptive
candidate Donald trump. Her speech carried undertones of mocking, satire and
tinge of taunts for her Republican contestant of the presidency of the United
What was most distinctive and appealing during her delivery of monumental
speech was her composed demeanor, sobriety and vigor. She disclosed that in
preparation of the speech she had to spend extra time and efforts including
conferring and consulting her advisors and close associates.
She laid out the inconsistencies and futile economic plans of her rival and as
what he did in the past in building a phony and farcical economic empire
fraught with countless bankruptcies, non- payments to his employees and scores
of cases pending against Donald on this count.
Her baggage of arguments about the bogus and failed economic attainment of
Donald trump was based upon the following arguments.
-Donald Trump is too dangerous to run the US economy.
-He would send America into a recession."
-All his books written about business ended at Chapter 11 as evidenced by
several bankruptcies filed by him in 90s.
-She bitterly opposed Trump's support for a lower minimum wage, his tax plan
and his suggestions about paid family leave.
Referring to his plan of negotiating a way-out of full repayment of government
bonds she castigated him by a taunting remark that "The full faith and credit
of the United States is not something to gamble away''. She warned that that
such a course could lead to an economic catastrophe for the United states.
She augmented her argument by pointing out that even by selling all American
aircraft carriers and s the Statue of Liberty, and letting some billionaire to
make Yosemite into a private country club, this repayment was impossible to
In her address she put a point blank question to Mr. Trump as to why he was
not releasing his tax return. Then she herself gave the reason for that. She
claimed that he accounts both income and payments were being audited by
Internal Revenue System(IRS). The apprehensions that were sounded by Hilary
about Trump's financial matters are that he may not be as wealthy he claims to
be or lese his giving the charity was not as much as might have been written
in his Tax returns. Or might be having undisclosed and undeclared wealth on
which he evaded paying taxes.
One would indeed imagine how come Hillary was aware of this aspect of Donald's
personal money matters. Nevertheless, it is quite a significant information
which might carry the implications that if discrepancies are found in Trump's
payment of taxes then he could be prosecuted and thus may have to abandon his
Hillary also raised the question of immigration of foreign workers. While
supporting the inflow of foreign manpower that she claims was strengthening
the American economy she questioned how such a huge force could be repatriated
to their respective countries which itself was a costly gigantic challenge to
the American economy.
She also ridiculed Trumps' resolve to erect a high wall or fence between
Mexico and United States. In this regard she opined that it was not only
undoable but distasteful to create such a barrier between two neighboring
While Hillary Clinton is done away with her blistering onset against her
Republican rival, let us wait and see what was there in trump's kitty to make
a rebuttal against Madam Hillary.
But honestly such kind of debates are the essence of American democratic
culture. Both the candidates present and argue their suitability for the
highest office of the country. It depends upon the people and the electorate
whom to choose. This political culture speaks for the empowerment of the
people and that is the beauty and strength of American politics. It means one
should come clean if one aspires for the highest decision making portfolio of
The writer is a senior journalist, former editor of Diplomatic Times and a
former diplomat. This and other articles by the
writer can also be read at his blog www.uprightopinion.com.