In part 3 of this 4 part series, Western Journalism looked at some key differences from each candidates’ economic plan.
Clinton: Supports a $12 minimum wage but $15 when possible
CLINTON: Well there are a lot of places that are not well off around the country. They’re now required to have a $7.25 minimum wage. So to go from that to $12 is a big leap. Now I want to encourage everyplace that can get to $15.
Trump: Supports a minimum wage of $10
TRUMP: The minimum wage has to go up. At least $10 but it has to go up. But I think that states, I think that states should really call the shot.
Clinton wants to bring back jobs with $250 billion in infrastructure
CLINTON: We need to invest more in infrastructure, our roads, our bridges, our tunnels, our ports, our airports, our water systems. It is now our responsibility to make sure that we invest in our future, create millions of new jobs, we put people to work.
Trump: Wants to bring back job creators leaving overseas
TRUMP: I will bring jobs back from China. I will bring jobs back from Japan. I will bring jobs back from Mexico. I’m going to bring jobs back and I’ll start bringing them back very fast. We’re not going to lose Pfizer which is now leaving and other great companies which are now leaving. And they’re all leaving – many, many companies are leaving this country. We’re not going to lose them anymore because we’re going to have a tax structure that is going to keep them in our country.
Clinton: Seeks to attack the rich to “pay their fair share”
CLINTON: But how are we going to pay for it? I’ll tell you how we’re going to pay for it. We’re going where the money is. We’re going after the super wealthy, we’re going after the corporations, we’re going after wall street so they pay their fair share.
Trump: Wants to lower taxes on businesses
TRUMP: I’ll be reducing taxes tremendously from 35% to 15% for companies – small and big businesses. That’s going to be a job creator like we haven’t seen since Ronald Reagan. It’s going to be a beautiful thing to watch. Companies will come, they will build, they will expand, new companies will start.