Trump delivered an address Monday to the Detroit Economic Club, outlining a plan to cut taxes and get rid of regulations. Today was Hillary Clinton’s turn, where she argued that her plan would boost the middle class while Trump’s plan “would give trillions in tax cuts to big corporations, millionaires, and Wall Street money managers.”
Clinton spoke at Futuramic Tool & Engineering, an advanced manufacturing facility in Warren, Mich. Clinton has been talking about her jobs plan for weeks now, visiting factories and small business. Her address was meant as a contrast to Trump’s dark vision of the state of American manufacturing and focus on coal and steel, industries that have been in steep decline for more than a generation.
As she’s talked about the economy, Clinton has faced a couple of challenges; convincing white working class voters that she feels their pain and condensing her five point economic plan into something simple, catchy and satisfying.
She spent much of the speech drawing out contrasts with Trump, portraying them as unrealistic and destructive, while describing her own proposals.
Clinton also debuted a new attack on Trump’s tax plan saying it includes a “Trump Loophole” designed to benefit his businesses and cut his own personal tax burden.
Trump’s actual personal tax burden is unknown because he has broken with the long-standing tradition of presidential candidates and hasn’t yet released his tax returns for public review.
A source close to Clinton says she will be releasing her 2015 tax returns in the coming days (all of her tax returns dating back to the 1970s have been released to the public) and her running mate Tim Kaine will be releasing ten years of his family’s tax returns as well. This is intended to put additional pressure on Trump, who has said he won’t release his taxes while …