Democrat Hillary Clinton outlined her economic policies and took shots at her Republican opponent during a campaign stop in Omaha.
Clinton received an enthusiastic welcome at Omaha North Magnet High School as the Democratic nominee for president took direct aim at a presidential electoral vote she could win in November, even if she loses Nebraska to Republican Donald Trump.
Nebraska awards electors proportionately and President Barack Obama took advantage of that in 2008 to win an electoral vote from Nebraska even though he lost the state badly.
Clinton hit economic topics during her speech after being introduced by Nebraska billionaire Warren Buffett, a personal friend of Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton.
While Clinton said the country has emerge from the Great Recession under the policies of the Obama Administration, she said more work is needed to help the Middle Class regain the ground it has lost.
Clinton promised to invest in the country’s infrastructure, including expanding broadband access to all American households. She said the country’s finance laws must be rewritten, because they favor the rich at the expense of others. She also promised to tax the rich to pay for her programs.
And Clinton chided Trump for using foreign workers to produce many of his products.
“He says he wants to make America great again. Well, he could start by actually making things in America again,” Clinton said to the roar of the crowd.
Clinton said too often the country’s financial rules favor the rich.
“It is just not fair that Donald Trump takes bankruptcy six times to get out from under his debts and we won’t let families and students refinance their student debt,” according to Clinton.
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:50]
AUDIO: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at North Omaha Magnet High School. [33 min.]