As the presidential campaign enters its final 90-days, Republican candidate Donald Trump fleshed out his economic policy in an address at the Detroit Economic Club in the heart of an American city that epitomizes the fiscal failures of fifty years of Democrat rule.

The choice of location was no accident.

Detroit hasn’t had a Republican mayor since the Kennedy administration – over fifty years, and it's struggling neighbor, Chicago, hasn’t had a Republican mayor since before the FDR administration.

After an objective examination of the current state of the city’s fiscal health – annual per capita income under $15,000, 40 percent of the city’s residents living in poverty, unemployment rate more than twice the national average – Trump turned the focus on his Democrat rival.

“The city of Detroit is the living, breathing example of my opponent’s failed economic agenda. Every policy that has failed this city, and so many others, is a policy supported by Hillary Clinton.”

Clinton and her team were quick to criticize Trump’s proposed policy changes, calling them “the tired voices of the past,” but in fact, she is asking voters to give her a third Obama term.

In the Obama economy, nearly 100 million Americans out of the workforce is a success story, and nearly as many relying on food stamps to feed their families is a good thing.

To Obama, the lowest employment participation rate in four decades is achievement, and while the lowest rate of home ownership in 51 years is something to celebrate.

Clinton offers her record as senator as proof she would “inspire the biggest investment in new, good-paying jobs since World War II,” but her economic development programs in New York failed and job growth stalled during those eight years, with manufacturing jobs seeing a drop of nearly 25 percent.

Even the liberal Washington Post, which has endorsed her, points out that the jobs Sen. Clinton promised her constituents never materialized, just as President Obama’s “shovel-ready” jobs weren’t – as he laughingly brushed off – “all that shovel-ready.”

The comment was amusing to the president and his loyal media, but not to the millions who relied on his promises to put food on the table – the same voters Clinton now asks to support her with the same promises.

And she dares call Trump’s proposals – tax cuts for corporations, easing regulations to stimulate growth and development and energy development – “tired?”

 

 

 

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