During a speech before the Economic Club of New York Thursday, Donald Trump said that the one thing that Hillary Clinton can offer is a welfare check. Trump’s plans and polices – by contrast – would produce paychecks, and “they’re going to be great paychecks for millions of people.”
“Instead of driving jobs and wealth away, America will become the world’s great magnet for innovation and job creation. My opponent’s plan rejects this optimism. She offers only more taxing and her tax increases are unbelievable. More regulating, more spending, and more wealth redistribution. A future of slow growth, declining incomes and dwindling prosperity.
“The only people who get rich under Hillary Clinton are the donors and the special interests, but bad for our country. In Hillary Clinton’s America we have surrendered our status as the world’s great economy and we have surrendered our middle class to the whims of foreign countries. We take care of them better than we take care of ourselves.
“Not one single idea she’s got will create one net American job or create one new dollar of American wealth for our workers. The only thing she can offer is a welfare check. That’s about it. Our plan will produce paychecks and they’re going to be great paychecks for millions of people now unemployed or underemployed.”
Government can’t create jobs, unless it grows itself by adding another useless department, or by giving some failed industry millions in taxpayer-subsidized grants. The government doesn’t produce anything. It consumes what hard-working people produce.
Government is necessary, but its scope of authority is very limited. If it truly wanted to “create” jobs, it would get out of the way. When it stops trying so hard to ruin everyone’s lives, it won’t need as much to pay for itself. Taxes could plummet, and people would be able to keep more of their money. Small businesses would be able to thrive, and truly be able to create jobs.
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