Hillary Clinton And The American Dream

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“With all due respect, it is not rich people who made America great. It is the vast American middle class. It is the upward mobility of people who thought they could do better than their parents.” The American dream is an idea that everyone used to believe in, but now it has disappeared. The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer, which has ignited a fire of frustration among Americans, especially with the government. Technological innovations, greater job insecurity, globalization, and neoliberalism have all be recent economical changes that have contributed to an American economy that relies on higher wage and class jobs. The problem with this is that recently, the rest of American workers are forgotten, and the ascension…show more content…
After graduating from Yale Law School she went to work for the Children’s Defense Fund in Massachusetts to advocate for required education for children with disabilities. Then as First Lady of Arkansas she co-found Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, a child advocacy grouped focused on raising educational standards and family health care access. Throughout her years as First Lady of the United States she worked of the Children’s Health Insurance Program with insured more than eight million children and strongly advocated for women’s rights at the United Nations delegation in Beijing in 1995, a passion of hers while serving as Secretary of State for President Obama. As a Senator for New York, Clinton tried to help small businesses by giving them microloans and tech support to start to build an online presence, facilitating their transition to the age of the…show more content…
As mayor of Burlington, Vermont, then the sole congressional representative for the state, Sanders created more affordable housing, progressive taxation, and extensive environmental reformation for his state and in particular, Burlington, making it one of the most “livable cities in the US.” In the Senate he has served on both the Veteran’s Affairs Committee and Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee where he has pushed for greater access to affordable health care and raising education standards. Now the majority of his presidential campaign focuses on inequality, specifically through social issues. He believes in implementing higher taxes to make all public colleges and universities free for students and provide universal childcare and preschool. He also hopes to raise the federal minimum wage $15 an hour by the year 2020 because he believes, “no one who works 40 hours a week should be living in poverty.” In addition, he wants to employ 13 million Americans by investing $1 trillion in the next five years to rebuild America’s infrastructure, a plan that seems to parallel President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal program, which employed Americans to lessen the blow of the Great Depression. Mr. Sanders is a firm believer in creating a single payer healthcare system, where the entire healthcare
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