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Hillary Clinton’s 100-Day Jobs Plan

Making the Largest Investment in Good-Paying Jobs Since World War II

Hillary Clinton is committed to building an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. And while we’ve created nearly 15 million new jobs since coming out of the Great Recession, we still have a lot of work to do to make sure everyone who wants to work can find a good-paying job—one that pays enough to support a family. That’s why, in her first 100 days in office, Hillary will break through Washington gridlock to make the biggest investment in good-paying jobs since World War II, putting us on a path to a stronger future for our children and grandchildren. In fact, an independent analysis by Mark Zandi, a former economic advisor to John McCain, recently calculated that under Hillary’s plans the economy would create 10.4 million jobs in her first term alone—and we think it could create even more than that. By contrast, Zandi found the Donald Trump’s plans would result in a “lengthy recession” and a loss of 3.4 million jobs.

The key elements of Hillary’s 100-Day Jobs Plan are:

  • Make the boldest investments in American infrastructure since Eisenhower built the interstate highway system. In too many parts of the country, our infrastructure is crumbling and in disrepair. It’s time to put people to work rebuilding America. We will fix our roads and bridges; expand public transit so that more Americans have access to good-paying jobs; enhance our seaports and airports; connect all Americans to high-speed, affordable broadband; modernize our power grids; and build world-class schools for our children. These investments will create good-paying jobs today, and unlock the potential of our people and our businesses to create good-paying jobs in the future.
  • Invest in American manufacturing and crack down on trade abuses. Hillary knows that we can “Make It in America” again. We will make America the first choice for production, revitalize hard-hit manufacturing communities, and invest in the American manufacturing workforce. We will make companies that move overseas pay a new “exit tax” so they think twice about avoiding paying their fair share, and we will make companies pay us back when they take tax breaks and then ship jobs abroad. We will enforce existing trade laws so they protect American businesses and workers, while rejecting trade deals, like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, that do not put U.S job creation first.
  • Make America the clean energy superpower of the 21st century—and create good-paying jobs. We will set bold goals like installing half a billion solar panels by the end of Hillary’s first term and generating enough clean renewable energy to power every home in America within a decade.
  • Cut taxes and reduce red tape so that small businesses can grow and hire. Small businesses are the engine of our economy—creating nearly two-thirds of new American jobs, fueling U.S. competitiveness, and offering crucial ladders to prosperity for hardworking entrepreneurs and families. We will do more to support small business: providing tax relief and simplification, cutting red tape, expanding access to capital, and opening up new markets so U.S. companies can sell their products around the country and the world.
  • Support scientific research and technological innovation. We must ensure that America remains at the forefront of scientific and technological innovation in the 21st We will make bold new investments in scientific research, which can create entirely new industries and the good-paying jobs of the future. Together, we can achieve bold research goals, like preventing, effectively treating, and making an Alzheimer’s cure possible by 2025. And we will pursue public policies that spur technological innovation and ensure that technology is a force for broad-based growth.

Donald Trump’s economic policies and priorities would be devastating to working families. He likes to talk about putting “America first,” but he never did that as a businessman: his products are manufactured in at least 12 countries. Trump ties are made in China. Trump shirts in Bangladesh. Trump furniture in Turkey. Trump picture frames in India. And Trump barware in Slovenia.

Unlike Donald Trump, Hillary knows we are stronger together. That means building an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top—and that’s why she is offering real solutions to create more good-paying jobs and get incomes rising across the board. You can read the rest of her economic vision here.