Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Clinton and Obama offer plans to bolster middle class
NASHUA, New Hampshire (CNN) -- The Democratic frontrunners for the presidential nomination both unveiled their plans today to help bolster American's middle class.
Speaking at the Manchester School of Technology, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, explained how economic reforms are needed to better help struggling families.
"Productivity and corporate profits are up, but the fruits of that success just haven't reached many of our families. It's like trickle-down economics, but without the trickle," Clinton said.
Clinton advocated reducing tax breaks for multinational corporations as well as providing techinical training for Americans whose jobs are moved overseas.
Meanwhile in Iowa, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, showcased his plan to provide healthcare to all Americans by the end of his first term, if elected president.
"If you're one of the 45 million Americans who don't have health insurance, you will have a new plan," Obama said. “After this plan becomes law, you will have health insurance that's available to you. No one will be turned away because of a pre-exisiting condition or illness."
-- CNN Congressional Producer Evan Glass
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