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Wrap-up of The Democratic National Convention

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As the conventions come to a close and we officially start the general election one thing is clear this is going to be a knock down drag out fight. Trump last week talked very harsh of Clinton and tonight she took many different shots from his lack of temperament to lack of business leadership.

When I look at politics I like to look at polls and facts, for my college classes one of the main polling centers we use is RealClearPolitics. If there is one thing I want everyone to take away from the last two weeks, I hope it is this. 68.9% of the people believes the country is going in the wrong direction whereas 23.1% believe we are going the right direction. according to a CNN money poll 56% of people believe their kids will be worse off than they were. What I got from this speech from Hillary is her administration is going to be an extension of the last eight years under Obama.

Polls clearly show that Obama’s America isn’t the America that the majority of the people want. We doubled the National debt over the last eight years which is at about 19.4 trillion dollars. According to USDA food and nutrition report from 2014 46.5 million Americans are on food stamps. According to CNS news, percentage of people within the labor force dropped to 62.8% in march of 2016, a 38 year low. According to Bloomberg homeownership rate is the lowest it’s been since 1965 at 62.9%. My question to the people, is this what you want for America, a country that relies on the government to survive?

A side note, we all have heard about the wikileaks emails that showed the DNC plotted against Bernie Sanders in turn Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned as DNC chair. Let’s go back to the 2008 election when Hillary ran against Obama for the democratic nominee. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was the co-chair of Clinton’s campaign. Now what I’m about to say is a stretch but just hear me out for just a minute. let’s say Hillary wanted to be guaranteed the nominee come 2016, why not have your co-chair of your campaign run the party? For this to be possible she would need to get the current chair to step down and also have that person recommend Schultz for that position. Here is where it gets a little sketchy, the DNC chair in 2011 was none other than Senator from Virginia and now Hillary’s running mate Tim Kaine. I will let the people believe what they want with the facts.

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