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11

What work-family policies do you propose to help working parents and caretakers?

A key to ensuring a flourishing economy is providing support for workers, men and women, to engage fully in the labor force while also balancing family responsibilities.

Submitted by: Jaala R. from NE
Oct. 5, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
38

With a fragile economy is now the time to pursue clean energy over US jobs

clean energy appears at the expense of American coal, oil & gas jobs. Why not exploit our endowment of fossil fuels for the good of American miners and pursue climate change when the economy is stable

Submitted by: Doug L. from TX
Sept. 28, 2016, 1:50 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
45

What is your plan for helping the American families devastated by outsourcing?

'Green' jobs were promised and not delivered over the past 8 years. What will you do to help those left behind by globalization to restore hope, pride and financial future?

Submitted by: Marina S. from FL
Oct. 8, 2016, 8:22 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
21

What do you think of "Accredited investor" status for private equity?

Only the wealthy are able to invest in private companies. Will you level the playing field allowing individuals to do the same, if they waive their right to (often unwanted) "protection"?

Submitted by: Christopher C. from MD
Sept. 27, 2016, 12:19 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
7

How did you amass your personal fortune?

Both candidates are very wealthy by any standard. Understanding how they earned their wealth will give us insight into how they will govern.

Submitted by: Rob H. from CA
Oct. 8, 2016, 1:42 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
111

Is it patriotic for a POTUS candidate to manufacture products abroad?

If someone is running for president shouldn't their businesses be based in the US, and the products those business make, be made in the US.

Submitted by: Susan S. from NY
Sept. 27, 2016, 3:41 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
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Submitted by: Kenneth D. from CA
Sept. 27, 2016, 12:41 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
16
Submitted by: Marissa P. from MO
Oct. 3, 2016, 12:47 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
3

How will you remove the 'one minority is sufficient' quota system on jobs?

When one African American is hired as faculty in a department or administrator of a center in colleges and universities, a ceiling is reached that prevents the hiring of any more.

Submitted by: Brenda S. from VA
Oct. 4, 2016, 3:07 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
32

Would you ban employers from getting prospective employees credit report?

Many Americans have suffered financial catastrophes due to illness or a businesses moving out of the country. Some have bad credit ratings, many employers are not hiring someone because of bad credit.

Submitted by: Kim G. from IN
Sept. 28, 2016, 10:24 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
469

Who should hold the Federal Reserve Bank Accountable to the American People?

The Federal Reserve Bank is hurting savers and retired citizens in the U.S. Economy. Interest rates are too low resulting in a panoply of distorted economic priorities favoring banks and equities.

Submitted by: Edward C. from CA
Sept. 28, 2016, 11:45 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
65

How will you help young people with existing college debt?

While my daughters were in college or shortly thereafter, the economy collapsed. Now they have huge college debts and job prospects are dim. What would you do to support these young professionals?

Submitted by: Nina K. from PA
Oct. 4, 2016, 12:36 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
2

What would you do with the Jones act?

The Jones act is in place to help American business and jobs however, its doing the opposite. How would you go about revising it?

Submitted by: Douglas R. from NY
Oct. 8, 2016, 2:01 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
5

Would you consider moving Cabinet agencies to other cities to spread benefits?

I live in Atlanta. The CDC functions very well based here & is an asset to the city and the country. Could Detroit not greatly benefit from the Dept of Education or Transportation based there? Etc.

Submitted by: Baker O. from GA
Oct. 6, 2016, 1:33 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
14

Without spending any money, how can you stimulate the economy?

It costs us $400 billion per year to figure our taxes. That cost raises the price of our exports. So, the IRS costs us $1 Trillion/yr.That's a big stimulant.

Submitted by: Richard M. from VA
Sept. 29, 2016, 8:46 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
231

What would you do to increase employment in the US?

With economic growth at less than 2%, and 3-5% considered necessary for continued aid for future generations, what do plan to do to help out?

Submitted by: Harry V. from IL
Sept. 26, 2016, 4:11 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
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Do you support raising the federal minimum wage? Why or why not?

The federal minimum wage hasn't increased in almost a decade (adjusting for inflation, it's 8% less than a decade ago). State efforts to raise the minimum wage have not caused a rise in unemployment.

Submitted by: Sam I. from TX
Sept. 27, 2016, 12:09 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
57

Will you stop allowing bankers buy their way and prosecute them criminally?

Bankers need to be prosecuted criminally to get them to comply with law and they need to make restitution to those they have harmed from their personal funds, not the bank's or shareholder's.

Submitted by: Greg E. from CA
Sept. 30, 2016, 5:29 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
4

Do you agree that the Federal Reserve creates money out of thin air?

Creating money out of thin air may help in the short term, but in the long run reduces the value of U.S. dollars.

Submitted by: Ray B. from MD
Oct. 7, 2016, 2:41 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
9

what will you do to decrease racial tensions?

Both of you have a history of Rascism and ignorant comments, so what will each of you do individually to help bring minorities and whites together?

Submitted by: Sam S. from TX
Oct. 7, 2016, 1:40 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
11

What has our lack of border control done for people who are out of work?

According to the St. Louis FED, the civilian workforce percentage is at it's lowest point since 1982. See chart created from data at: https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/CIVPART we've had a 16yr drop.

Submitted by: Alexis G. from MO
Oct. 8, 2016, 5:34 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
284

Keeping jobs in America, and bringing back companies that went overseas

We have thousands of Americans who are out of work because so many of our jobs have moved overseas. Do you have a plan to bring back jobs to America and keep companies from going overseas?

Submitted by: Travis S. from KY
Oct. 1, 2016, 4:34 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
3

Does any of your plan include help for innovators with great ideas?

there are innovators with ideas including the ones to fight cyber terrorism that are not able to start due to lack of funding. VCs tend to support ivy alumnus or former executives.

Submitted by: Gopa S.
Oct. 7, 2016, 8:43 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

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