OF COURSE: Hillary Clinton Has Big Plans to Spend OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY
If you think a Hillary Clinton presidency will be any different than Obama’s when it comes to spending, guess again. She can’t wait to get her hands on other people’s cash.
Clinton plan: $1 trillion in new spending, $1 trillion in new taxes
WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton’s proposals for new and expanded government programs would cost at least $1.1 trillion over 10 years as she looks to pump billions of additional dollars into reducing college costs, increasing treatment for drug addiction and helping employers pay for mandatory family and sick leave.
In many cases, Clinton’s presidential campaign does not lay out specifically how she would pay for the new programs and expanded spending, calculated by McClatchy after an examination of her 17 proposals to date.
Political observers say Clinton’s failure to fully explain how she would pay for the spending is unlikely to harm her in the Democratic primary. But it could open her to criticism in the general election.
“The day of reckoning is coming for Clinton to disclose how she will pay for her enormous tab,” says the Republican National Committee. “There is simply no way she will be able to do so without taxing the middle class.”