US Elections 2016

Clinton’s campaign plank

The crowd celebrating amid confetti and balloons after Mrs Clinton accepted the presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Analysts say she had differentiated herself from Mr Trump, addressed the more rebellious wi
The crowd celebrating amid confetti and balloons after Mrs Clinton accepted the presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Analysts say she had differentiated herself from Mr Trump, addressed the more rebellious wing of the party and made a play for white working-class voters.PHOTO: REUTERS

Jobs and wages

Mrs Clinton said her primary mission as president will be to create more opportunities and more good jobs with rising wages, asserting that the country thrives when the middle class prospers, and making a call for supporters of equal pay for women to back her campaign. She promised to bring about the biggest investment in new, good-paying jobs within the first 100 days of her presidency.

Reining in Wall Street

She would ensure that Wall Street and the super-rich start paying their fair share of taxes and use that money to create jobs in the US. She also stated that under her presidency, Wall Street would never be allowed to wreck Main Street again.

Clean energy

The US must remain accountable to its commitments under the global climate change agreement, said Mrs Clinton. The planet could also be saved while creating millions of good-paying clean energy jobs.

Immigrants welcome

With millions of immigrants contributing to the US economy, it would be self-defeating and inhumane to kick them out. Mrs Clinton said that comprehensive immigration reform would grow the economy and keep families together by creating a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants.

Gun control

She asserted that she was not aiming to repeal the Second Amendment that gives Americans the right to bear arms. Rather, she aimed for common-sense reforms that would keep guns out of the hands of criminals and terrorists.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 30, 2016, with the headline 'Clinton’s campaign plank'. Print Edition | Subscribe