Tim Kaine on Jobs
Democratic Senate Challenger; previously Governor
The Trump plan is a different plan. It's a "you're fired" plan. And there's two key elements to it. First, Donald Trump said wages are too high. And both Donald Trump & Mike Pence think we ought to eliminate the federal minimum wage. Mike Pence, when he was in Congress, voted against raising the minimum wage above $5.15. And he has been a one-man bulwark against minimum wage increases in Indiana.
The second component of their plan is massive tax breaks for the very top, trillions of dollars of tax breaks for people just like Donald Trump. Independent analysts say the Clinton plan would grow the economy by 10.5 million jobs. The Trump plan would cost 3.5 million jobs.
We cut billions from the state budget, while making critical investments in schools, roads and bridges. We worked with Democrats, Republicans and independents to get results.
"My number one priority in the Senate will be creating good-paying jobs and ensuring fairness in our economy," said Tim Kaine. "In Virginia, we've worked hard to create an environment where business and labor work with, not against, each other, and I want to help facilitate that same partnership all across this country as a US Senator."
And we have to reward work. Today's minimum wage means that some Virginians work 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year, and earn less than $11,000. That is not enough to take care of a family, not enough to buy a home, not enough to afford health insurance. I look forward to working with you to make a change for the better for our working families by passing a fair increase in our minimum wage.
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