The Time For Tinkering Has Passed, A Statement on Hillary Clinton's Speech

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Jacob Swenson-Lengyel, 312-316-3973, jacob@peoplesaction.org

The Time For Tinkering Has Passed, A Statement on Hillary Clinton's Speech

WASHINGTON - In a key speech at the New School in New York City, Hillary Clinton unveiled key planks in her economic agenda. George Goehl, Executive Director of National People's Action Campaign, issued the following statement:

"Secretary Clinton today identified the symptoms of our ailing economy, but her diagnosis is off. Corporate profits are at near-record heights, wealth is concentrated in fewer and fewer hands and ordinary Americans are working as hard as ever but paychecks have barely budged in real terms. Tinkering at the edges won’t solve the wealth and income inequality crisis, we need real structural change.

"We need higher wages and we need more than just giving the wealthy yet another tax break in exchange for throwing a few scraps to their workers. We need to rein in the dangerous Wall Street speculation that plunged our economy into free fall in the first place. We need massive infrastructure investment paid for by an overhauled corporate tax structure including a financial transactions tax. And we need to shift to a green energy economy that puts communities of color and others most impacted by the dirty energy economy first in line for the cleanup, jobs and benefits."

For more information, or to interview George Goehl, please contact Jacob Swenson-Lengyel at 312-316-3973 or jacob@peoplesaction.org.

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National People’s Action (www.npa-us.org) is a network of 30 grassroots organizations in 17 states, with 85,00 individual members working together to advance a racial and economic justice agenda for a new economy and true democracy.

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