It may be early days still for the Hillary Clinton campaign but she is already outlining what some of the themes of her candidacy are going to centre on with tax forms being key.
Since Hillary Clinton officially announced that she would be standing for the presidential elections in 2016, she has been on the road, sharing her beliefs and giving prospective voters an insight into where she will be focusing her attentions on the big issues, including the economy and inequality.
In one of her latest speeches, Hillary Clinton has confirmed that she would be considering changing the tax codes that are currently in place to effectively reward companies that produce real goods and services, opposed to helping out companies that she described as “playing games”
According to a report by Reuters, campaigning in the early-voting state of New Hampshire, Clinton underscored the anti-Wall Street rhetoric she used in the launch of her 2016 White House bid last week.
“I think what we have to do is look at the whole tax system and try to figure out what is an economic investment as opposed to one without economic purpose,” Clinton said in response to a question during a visit to Whitney Brothers Inc., a family-owned business in Keene, New Hampshire. “Because there are a lot of those, where people are just basically playing games.”
She added: “I want to do everything I can to support goods and real services and take a good look at what is now being done in the trading world”.
Popular economic themes have been emphasised by Hillary Clinton in the past, perhaps as part of a move to encourage the more progressive elements of the Democrats to offer their support for her campaign.
This is not the first time that she has openly criticised Wall Street and its workings and this latest speech shows that she is seriously considering altering the tax code to ensure that Wall Street workers pay their way. At the moment it is possible for workers to pay lower tax rates tan nurses and truck drivers.
According to Reuters, some hedge fund managers and private equity firm partners benefit from a loophole that lets them pay the capital gains tax rate, which is lower than the ordinary tax rate, on large portions of their incomes.
While there is still no comprehensive economic plan from Hillary Clinton we can certainly see the direction she is taking which also includes more affordable college education provision and tackling the problem of inequality.