Potential 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton blasted free market economics at a Democratic rally in Massachusetts Friday, even going so far as declaring corporations and businesses don’t create jobs.
The former First Lady began her speech by praising minimum wage increases, saying, “Don’t let anybody tell you that raising the minimum wage will kill jobs.”
“My husband gave a raise to working families in the 1990’s,” she said. I voted to raise the minimum wage, and guess what, millions of jobs were created or paid better or more families were more secure.”
After the crowd erupted into thunderous applause, Clinton turned to free market economics, but rather than attacking the age-old euphemism that “the rich create jobs,” Hillary made an even bolder claim:
“Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs,” she said. “You know that old theory of trickle-down economics. That has been tried, that has failed, it has failed rather spectacularly.”