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Clinton says Republican rivals ignore the economy

Friday, March 04, 2016 - 01:31

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton slams her rivals' stance on the economy at the Republican debate in Detroit, says ''it was basically an afterthought.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton focused her efforts on helping boost the middle class at a speech in Detroit on Friday, slamming her Republican rivals for neglecting the economy at the Republican debate the night before in the auto-industry hub. "There were so many insults flying back and forth, it was hard to keep track," Clinton said of the Fox-hosted debate. "But the biggest insult of all was to the American people. The economy, which should be at the top of any list that anybody running for president has, was basically an afterthought," she added. Clinton is expected to propose a "clawback" tax for companies that outsource jobs or facilities abroad. The proposal would rescind tax relief for companies after they move those positions out of the country. Several previous years of tax relief would be clawed back, according to the Clinton campaign, with revenue then going to encourage investment in the United States. Clinton is the front runner for the Democratic nomination to the November presidential election.

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Clinton says Republican rivals ignore the economy

Friday, March 04, 2016 - 01:31