Clinton Makes Major Speech On Jobs & Trade


It seems that Hillary Clinton wants to put to rest the trade question that her Democratic rival Bernie Sanders keeps hitting her on. So, latter today the former Secretary of State and Senator from the state of New York will layout a new plan on economic and trade recovery at a speech she plans on giving later today in Syracuse.

Democratic presidential front runner will propose a $10 billion investment in partnerships to encourage the growth of the U.S. manufacturing sector as part of a national push to discourage outsourcing in the industry.

The proposal would work with a broader campaign to encourage companies to build and expand their U.S. manufacturing operations.

In a prelude to the speech the Clinton team said that the plan would be paid for by a proposed “clawback” tax, which would rescind tax relief for companies that outsource jobs or facilities abroad.

The speech is aimed at jump starting manufacturing jobs that have left Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and of course upstate New York where nearly 105,000 manufacturing jobs, according to the state government reports.

Of course the plan is aimed at helping her close the gap of five points in Wisconsin, but more importantly make sure she wins April 19th in her home state of New York. Then take that momentum and close things out in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and California.


Despite Sanders having a great Saturday last week, the delegate math and the betting odds still favor Clinton. In the past week, Sanders picked up a hundred and twenty-eight delegates and Clinton picked up seventy-six, a net gain for Sanders of fifty-two delegates. But the lopsided results on March 15th and the earlier contests in the South left Sanders a long way behind. Even after his gains on Saturday, he trails Clinton by two hundred and sixty-eight delegates—and that doesn’t count Clinton’s huge advantage in super-delegates.

So, Sanders needs blowout wins to really gain on Clinton and to start to pry away the super-delegates if he is to gain the nomination.



Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved s and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.