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Hillary Clinton's proposals, plans and where she stands

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  • Liberal Democrat
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    In another thread, people seemed to not be very knowledgeable where Hillary stands on issues or what her proposals are on those issues. The link below provides all that info. You can delve deeper into most headings to get more detail.

    Hillary Clinton on the Issues

    Read and learn with an open mind.

  • Independent
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    Thanks Schmidt; sure these are some of the issues. But look at from a satellite; all these things will have to work together; especially if you have a lot of opposition from the GOP and other power houses like the NRA, CIA, Pentagon, NSA, FBI etc.

    Due to the polarization, neither Bernie or Hillary can fulfill all their promises; hopefully the Senate and the House will become more into Democratic hands, but even the Dems have some terrible senators; so we likely "muddle" on without much change especially if Hillary is elected. Our "wars" will remain a costly never ending issue "eating" us alive, which neither candidate does address properly. Not the social issues will kill us, but the never ending wars certainly will. Therefore we need someone who has world wide experience; Hillary has only some "drinking tea" experience with world leaders, but not with people who live in those countries or does understands their culture. (she voted for the invasion of Iraq for instance) At least Kerry is learning, thanks to Obama, not Hillary

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Dutch Wrote: Due to the polarization, neither Bernie or Hillary can fulfill all their promises;

    It has nothing to do with their promises.

    No Presidential candidate of any party can fulfill any of their promises unless they have a majority in the House, super-majority in the Senate, and control the Federal Courts and the Supreme Court. And they might even run into problems then because we are not a monarchy and individual members of the respective houses can vote however they want and the judiciary can interpret things as they see fit.

    What Presidential candidates can do is lay out a vision for America and then fight for that vision once they are elected to office by forming a cabinet of individuals who will work to make that vision a reality and appointing judges who have a similar ideology.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Her College Plan is kind of bizarre. Way more government and rules and more complicated than it needs to be. Not clear what level of cost is a 'cost barrier.' Not clear what a 'realistic family contribution' means. Not clear what level of income the student-worker must provide. Not clear what the states have to provide. Sounds to me that there are still going to be a lot of student loans under Clinton by those who don't qualify for the debt free tuition. The income based repayment schedule does not make us Australia. Not clear how costs will be controlled or how college administrations will be regulated.

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    Hilary's plan is to go down in history as Americas first female president. That's what controls everything she says and does. She has no use for anyone or anything that doesn't help her along on that path, never has, never will. No one knows her real beliefs (if she actually has any) anymore than we know what Trumpy really believes.

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    pr Wrote:

    Hilary's plan is to go down in history as Americas first female president. That's what controls everything she says and does. She has no use for anyone or anything that doesn't help her along on that path, never has, never will. No one knows her real beliefs (if she actually has any) anymore than we know what Trumpy really believes.

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    pr Wrote:

    Hilary's plan is to go down in history as Americas first female president. That's what controls everything she says and does. She has no use for anyone or anything that doesn't help her along on that path, never has, never will. No one knows her real beliefs (if she actually has any) anymore than we know what Trumpy really believes.

    pr -- I find your views on Hillary highly disturbing. You are exactly the kind of liberals that Republicans love. Republicans have worked hard to brand Hillary with tons of negative information hoping that some of it will stick. And by your remarks, they have been successful.

    Take a look at the list of books and article written about her. I count about 90 books. And a whole bunch of them are negative with authors like Laura Ingraham, Jonah Goldberg, Dick Morris, and Peggy Noonan.

    Wikipedia: List of books by or about Hillary Rodham Clinton

    If you want to write a negative book about Hillary, there are probably quite a few billionaires who will fund it.

    So what are your sources to have such a biased view? You and I have exactly opposite views of Hillary Clinton, and it can only come from what we selectively read and hear as I have never met her. Have you?

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Schmidt Wrote:
    pr Wrote:

    Hilary's plan is to go down in history as Americas first female president. That's what controls everything she says and does. She has no use for anyone or anything that doesn't help her along on that path, never has, never will. No one knows her real beliefs (if she actually has any) anymore than we know what Trumpy really believes.

    pr -- I find your views on Hillary highly disturbing. You are exactly the kind of liberals that Republicans love. Republicans have worked hard to brand Hillary with tons of negative information hoping that some of it will stick. And by your remarks, they have been successful.

    Take a look at the list of books and article written about her. I count about 90 books. And a whole bunch of them are negative with authors like Laura Ingraham, Jonah Goldberg, Dick Morris, and Peggy Noonan.

    Wikipedia: List of books by or about Hillary Rodham Clinton

    If you want to write a negative book about Hillary, there are probably quite a few billionaires who will fund it.

    So what are your sources to have such a biased view? You and I have exactly opposite views of Hillary Clinton, and it can only come from what we selectively read and hear as I have never met her. Have you?

    Schmidt, There is ample documented evidence of Hillary and Bill's positions of anti black, anti poor and pro rich and elite. Just this morning I saw a clip where Bill was citing the "super predators" responding to hecklers. The past 30 years of a left behind class is enough proof of their intentions. I understand your position of framing actions in terms of these were the best possible results. How can you explain Trump's and Bernie's position on the National Scene? I see it as unrest and not an anomaly. A lot of people have put a lot on the line supporting Bernie. No matter what happens in this campaign it is not the end of Bernie. As things like legal front running by super computer traders become common knowledge you will see more Bernies popping up all over. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness will be demanded as a right, not a possible trickle down benefit.
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    Schmidt Wrote:
    pr Wrote:

    Hilary's plan is to go down in history as Americas first female president. That's what controls everything she says and does. She has no use for anyone or anything that doesn't help her along on that path, never has, never will. No one knows her real beliefs (if she actually has any) anymore than we know what Trumpy really believes.

    pr -- I find your views on Hillary highly disturbing. You are exactly the kind of liberals that Republicans love. Republicans have worked hard to brand Hillary with tons of negative information hoping that some of it will stick. And by your remarks, they have been successful.

    Take a look at the list of books and article written about her. I count about 90 books. And a whole bunch of them are negative with authors like Laura Ingraham, Jonah Goldberg, Dick Morris, and Peggy Noonan.

    Wikipedia: List of books by or about Hillary Rodham Clinton

    If you want to write a negative book about Hillary, there are probably quite a few billionaires who will fund it.

    So what are your sources to have such a biased view? You and I have exactly opposite views of Hillary Clinton, and it can only come from what we selectively read and hear as I have never met her. Have you?

    Sure Schmidt; I could write a book about you; do you think it reflects your real personality? I doubt it. People remain people with all their shortcomings, including me. As the points P.R. is making, I agree with him that due to her being the wife of Bill that she has been formed by her husband and sits therefore on a "high horse" especially as a woman, because then ( like they say in Dutch it "raised to her head", people become arrogant and think they know it all; the same as with Trump who got fed with a golden spoon. Especially people who are getting on such level are more prone to failures, because they have become arrogant/self absorbed and will therefore fail like a lot of CEO's , because at such level they seldom will change or accept advise from others, due to the fact that in such environment seldom people dare to criticize. Furthermore her "lawyer" background trained her to "defend" herself with lots of "engineered" wording; in order to evade facts. So "books" seldom portray the exact person; neither does the media. Everyone has an own "agenda" anyway. Please look a bit further than "books" alone. Her "body" language tells it all.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    I have formed an opinion on Hillary by what she has achieved in her life (which if people would open their eyes is very commendable), and where she stands on the issues. Certain people are more "likeable" than others. Barack Obama is more likeable than Hillary. She does not have a "warm" personality. I've tried to analyze her personality using Myers-Briggs criteria, but it's difficult because she has a more guarded public persona. Her private life is less evident and available to people like me to analyze. Some put her as an INTJ. I can agree to part of that, but it's difficult.

    The fact that she has been in the public spotlight for so long where every single thing she says or does is analyzed under a microscope has had some effect on her public persona. The media sensationalizes anything that might be perceived as controversial. However, I have no doubt that she is as sincere in her desire to make the world a better place as a public servant rather than "seeking the limelight". Her role as Secretary of State is testament to that fact. In her visiting 112 countries to build bridges she went everywhere to meet ordinary people most often away from the cameras. I read foreign newspaper articles about her visits (mostly all positive). Yes she can "drink tea" with foreign dignitaries, but she also enjoys getting out and meeting people one-on-one.

    As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton enjoyed an approval rating of 66 percent. Then when she decided to run for president her approval ratings went down. It was because the Republicans started attacking her on everything starting with Benghazi and now the e-mails. They started resurrecting the Bill Clinton presidency making her "accountable" for Bill's midnight romps with Monika.

    Nothing has been off limits. The mainstream media loves it. It's good for ratings. So what did she do between garnering a 66 percent positive rating right before she stepped down as Secretary of State to now where she has negative ratings. Nothing. It is all Republican "Hillary Haters" feeding the mainstream media. The Bernie supporters are glomming onto those negative narratives to make their candidate "better" in their eyes. It is now largely Bernie and Bernie's supporters who are driving down Hillary's negative ratings. I read where 25 percent of them would never vote for Hillary. She is hated so much now by the hard core Bernie supporters...probably as much as the Republican operatives who fear her. It's all emotional. I suppose that applies to many of the members on this website.

    I have said it before, but I'll say it again. Hillary Clinton is one of the more accomplished and most qualified persons to seek the office of the President of the United States. I don't care about likability...I care about what she has achieved in life and what she still wants to achieve. It's commendable. She will make an outstanding president.

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    Schmidt Wrote:
    pr Wrote:

    Hilary's plan is to go down in history as Americas first female president. That's what controls everything she says and does. She has no use for anyone or anything that doesn't help her along on that path, never has, never will. No one knows her real beliefs (if she actually has any) anymore than we know what Trumpy really believes.

    pr -- I find your views on Hillary highly disturbing. You are exactly the kind of liberals that Republicans love. Republicans have worked hard to brand Hillary with tons of negative information hoping that some of it will stick. And by your remarks, they have been successful.

    So what are your sources to have such a biased view? You and I have exactly opposite views of Hillary Clinton, and it can only come from what we selectively read and hear as I have never met her. Have you?

    Um, yes I have. I'll see if I can find the photo.
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    Schmidt Wrote:

    I have formed an opinion on Hillary by what she has achieved in her life (which if people would open their eyes is very commendable), and where she stands on the issues. Certain people are more "likeable" than others. Barack Obama is more likeable than Hillary. She does not have a "warm" personality. I've tried to analyze her personality using Myers-Briggs criteria, but it's difficult because she has a more guarded public persona. Her private life is less evident and available to people like me to analyze. Some put her as an INTJ. I can agree to part of that, but it's difficult.

    The fact that she has been in the public spotlight for so long where every single thing she says or does is analyzed under a microscope has had some effect on her public persona. The media sensationalizes anything that might be perceived as controversial. However, I have no doubt that she is as sincere in her desire to make the world a better place as a public servant rather than "seeking the limelight". Her role as Secretary of State is testament to that fact. In her visiting 112 countries to build bridges she went everywhere to meet ordinary people most often away from the cameras. I read foreign newspaper articles about her visits (mostly all positive). Yes she can "drink tea" with foreign dignitaries, but she also enjoys getting out and meeting people one-on-one.

    As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton enjoyed an approval rating of 66 percent. Then when she decided to run for president her approval ratings went down. It was because the Republicans started attacking her on everything starting with Benghazi and now the e-mails. They started resurrecting the Bill Clinton presidency making her "accountable" for Bill's midnight romps with Monika.

    Nothing has been off limits. The mainstream media loves it. It's good for ratings. So what did she do between garnering a 66 percent positive rating right before she stepped down as Secretary of State to now where she has negative ratings. Nothing. It is all Republican "Hillary Haters" feeding the mainstream media. The Bernie supporters are glomming onto those negative narratives to make their candidate "better" in their eyes. It is now largely Bernie and Bernie's supporters who are driving down Hillary's negative ratings. I read where 25 percent of them would never vote for Hillary. She is hated so much now by the hard core Bernie supporters...probably as much as the Republican operatives who fear her. It's all emotional. I suppose that applies to many of the members on this website.

    I have said it before, but I'll say it again. Hillary Clinton is one of the more accomplished and most qualified persons to seek the office of the President of the United States. I don't care about likability...I care about what she has achieved in life and what she still wants to achieve. It's commendable. She will make an outstanding president.

    Yes Schmidt, don't get me wrong. you are still a hell of a guy. The point I'm making is the same as I experienced, if you get up high, then you may think you're invincible, But I learned there are plenty of sneaky bastards who cut the legs from under you. About Hillary; no I don't hate her, but don't like the arrogance. Sure I can see where you are coming from, and like your discussions and positive attitude; but never gamble on the wrong horse. Don't forget Bill is the real one in the background; without his help; she may stumble in a big way
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Hillary Clinton is highly capable. She will be making her own decisions. But certainly the spouses of every president have provided wise counsel to their "other halves" in times of difficult decisions. I'm sure Michelle advises Barack. Nancy Reagan was highly influential on Ronnie, especially in the latter days of his presidency.

    And probably the most noteworthy of all first ladies was Hillary herself. She did not fill the traditional role. I would guess she was highly influential in some of Bill's decisions. Please don't make it a "man vs woman" issue.

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    Schmidt Wrote:

    Hillary Clinton is highly capable. She will be making her own decisions. But certainly the spouses of every president have provided wise counsel to their "other halves" in times of difficult decisions. I'm sure Michelle advises Barack. Nancy Reagan was highly influential on Ronnie, especially in the latter days of his presidency.

    And probably the most noteworthy of all first ladies was Hillary herself. She did not fill the traditional role. I would guess she was highly influential in some of Bill's decisions. Please don't make it a "man vs woman" issue.

    Schmidt, Hillary is putting herself out recently as knowledgeable on Wall Street and High Finance. That begs these two questions. First and to the unbelievable disgrace to Alan Greenspan why hasn't Hillary made a statement about Greenspan. Greenspan said he didn't understand derivatives but yet he made no cease and desist demand to stop derivative trading until it was determined if they are dangerous, good bad , illegal .... Why hasn't Hillary made a statement about derivatives? Remembering that nobody knows if they are destroying the economy or saving the planet. Second, Certain traders have the ability and permission to look at purchase orders that have been placed , make a purchase while the initial order is on its way to be executed , causing a price increase before the initial order is executed, then after the initial order is executed the special trader sells for a profit. All taking place in milliseconds. Why isn't Hillary saying anything about this abuse in her website or speaking about it on the campaign trail. If she is fully knowledgeable she needs to be talking about the mystery of derivatives or front running by certain privileged traders. She had to know about them so I see silence as approval.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    This ties Hillary into welfare reform and deregulation Wall Street: "I would guess she was highly influential in some of Bill's decisions. Please don't make it a "man vs woman" issue."
    Schmidt Wrote:

    Hillary Clinton is highly capable. She will be making her own decisions. But certainly the spouses of every president have provided wise counsel to their "other halves" in times of difficult decisions. I'm sure Michelle advises Barack. Nancy Reagan was highly influential on Ronnie, especially in the latter days of his presidency.

    And probably the most noteworthy of all first ladies was Hillary herself. She did not fill the traditional role. I would guess she was highly influential in some of Bill's decisions. Please don't make it a "man vs woman" issue.