Guest post by Lysis
Starting off, the New York Times previews Clinton's Economic Policy speech, which is slated for Monday, July 13:
Mrs. Clinton is expected to begin spelling out details of her policies on Monday in a speech about the economy. Meanwhile, her aides say that she will seek to pay for them with higher taxes on wealthy Americans, along with cutbacks and closing loopholes elsewhere; the amounts in play are expected to be substantial.
Her most ambitious ideas, which her advisers say are designed to help families, include prekindergarten for all 4-year-olds, expanded access to child care, paid sick days and paid family leave, helping to make college students “as debt-free as possible,” a higher minimum wage, company profit-sharing for employees, legal protections for people in the country illegally, and more financing for medical research.Universal prekindergarten alone could cost tens of billions of dollars over the next decade, according to outside advisers to Mrs. Clinton.Against the sweep of Democratic Party history, Mrs. Clinton’s proposals reflect a decided return to vibrant liberalism.The government programs of Franklin D. Roosevelt — whose presidency Mrs. Clinton regularly invokes — and Lyndon B. Johnson aimed to transform the lives of poor and elderly Americans with jobs, health care and retirement benefits.