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.