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Do you support expanding, and not cutting, Social Security's modest benefits?

We can easily afford to protect & expand Social Security by requiring the wealthiest Americans to contribute at the same rate as the rest of us.

Submitted by: Ellen P. from NC
Sept. 28, 2016, 11:07 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Social Security is not an entitlement or a handout, how are you going to save it

I have paid into Social Security for over 40 years and my son has paid in for 25 years and will continue to pay. How are you going to keep our money safe for all people that have contributed?

Submitted by: Susie C. from TX
Sept. 27, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

How will you help 42 million Americans facing food insecurity?

Of the 42 million Americans living in food insecurity many are active duty military or veterans. These men & women have chosen to serve their country, & we are failing them at the most basic level.

Submitted by: Abby L. from CA
Sept. 28, 2016, 5:13 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Do CEOs in the US deserve to earn 350 times more than the average US worker?

A 2014 study by Harvard shows that US CEOs earn a whopping 350 times as much as the average worker. Given this statistic, how do you intend to help workers make a living wage?

Submitted by: Reece G. from NJ
Sept. 27, 2016, 7:10 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

How would you change the tax code to encourage companies to remain in the US?

We want companies to stay here so jobs stay here.

Submitted by: Sandra L. from FL
Sept. 26, 2016, 6:37 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

How does encouraging unskilled immigration actually benefit minority Americans?

With high unemployment among minorities already high, how are additional people going to help this issue?

Submitted by: Geary S. from IL
Sept. 26, 2016, 3:42 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Why are almost 100 million Americans not participating in the Labor Force?

The Unemployment rate is stated as less than 5%, which economists believe means FULL employment, which seems contradictory when considering so many new jobs are part-time, so many are not employed.

Submitted by: Roy A. from CA
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:28 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Is there an alternative to the big banks on Wall Street?

What will you do to help credit unions and local community banks grow the middle class on Main Street?

Submitted by: Lynda P. from OH
Sept. 27, 2016, 9:26 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

What will you do to lower legal immigration that takes jobs (e.g., H1B visas)?

I am a naturalized citizen (legal immigrant) who is well-educated and played by the rules only to be fired and replaced by cheaper IT workers

Submitted by: Sheila V. from TX
Sept. 29, 2016, 11:27 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Should we use the same laws that Mexico does, on illegals entering the U.S.?

Mexico has much stricter penalties for those that choose to violate their immigration laws. Thus, Mexico has a much smaller occurrence of illegal immigration.

Submitted by: Kelly B. from TX
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:43 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Would you support a law that holds corporate officers criminally liable?

Corporations often break the law, and yet their officers and directors have no personal consequences, for such actions. If officers and directors had to pay fines and go to jail, actions would change.

Submitted by: Lawrence H. from PA
Sept. 30, 2016, 10:17 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Would you reinstate the Glass–Steagall Act to prevent another economic crash?

Glass-Steagall made commercial banks lower-risk and made it safer for the government to back those banks with deposit insurance, which would prevent another Depression but was repealed by Bill Clinton

Submitted by: Jack S. from NM
Sept. 28, 2016, 2:26 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Will you campaign against TPP in lame duck session of Congress after election?

You both oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement [TPP]. Do you pledge now to campaign against passage of the TPP in a lame duck session of Congress, regardless of who wins the election?

Submitted by: Robert N. from IL
Sept. 29, 2016, 10:19 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

How will you address the issue of 11 million undocumented immigrants?

Will you deport them? If so, how will you find new jobs for U.S. citizens currently employed by 1.3M undocumented entrepreneurs? Or, will you create a process for legalization? What is your timeline?

Submitted by: Leezia D. from TX
Sept. 28, 2016, 3:56 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

How will you enable long term welfare recipients to start earning a living?

Government assistance (not including social security) has increased under both Presidents Bush and Obama.

Submitted by: Catherine R. from TN
Sept. 27, 2016, 8:20 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

What will you do to keep American jobs from being outsourced to foreign nations?

Thousands of tech jobs have been lost in America due to H1B visa workers and outsourcing of jobs to India. The former NY senator made millions of $ in campaign&foundation funds selling out americans

Submitted by: James H. from IL
Oct. 3, 2016, 5:59 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

What is your plan to create jobs in the US that are both stable and long lasting

As a High School student entering the world soon I will need to find a job and help the economy grow, but there is the concern there will not be a job for me and my fellow high school students.

Submitted by: Andrew K. from NJ
Sept. 29, 2016, 8:04 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

What would you do about companies engaged in illegal hiring practices?

Illegal immigration isn't the source problem but a symptom of businesses providing an opportunity. This and other illegal practices undermines the success of law abiding businesses and job seekers

Submitted by: Christopher I. from TX
Oct. 1, 2016, 2:09 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Do you support universal basic income in response to automation taking jobs?

Automation and computation are removing more and more jobs from the economy. Universal basic income is the only solution to provide a living wage to all Americans and maintain a functioning economy.

Submitted by: Erich R. from MA
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:20 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

How would you repatriate the $2 Trillion held overseas by US companies?

American corporations have legally amassed an estimated $2 Trillion, held overseas, due to the punitive 35% corporate tax rate, the highest in the globe.

Submitted by: Tim B. from PA
Sept. 29, 2016, 12:47 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Will you ensure that your attorney general prosecutes financial fraud?

Recently, Wells Fargo Bank employees fraudulently established customer accounts. Will your attorney general investigate and pursue criminal charges against high-level executives in such cases?

Submitted by: Bruce S. from AZ
Sept. 28, 2016, 12:32 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

What will you be doing to ensure equal work for equal pay for women?

Black women lose about $877,480 over a lifetime due to the pay gap, nearly twice as much as the average wage gap faced by white women.

Submitted by: Sarah B. from DC
Sept. 29, 2016, 12:59 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Would you support auditing the fed?

For many years the fed has operated cloaked in mystery, and refuses to answer to anyone. For too long they have operated with impunity.

Submitted by: Matt W. from WI
Sept. 27, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

What will you do to support small farmers and organic agriculture?

While consumer desire for local, organic food has skyrocketed in recent years, small farmers have a tough time competing with large industrial farms.

Submitted by: CFSAction F. from CA
Sept. 27, 2016, 4:53 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Why are illegals allowed to receive gov assistance while American are denied?

There are many illegal immigrants who gov assistance who have never paid a dime into the system, yet they are granted financial/educational/medical. We need to take care of our own esp our vets.

Submitted by: Tammy B. from FL
Oct. 7, 2016, 1:32 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

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