Clinton-Economy 1stLd-Writethru 05-29
Shared prosperity sought
Presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton outlined a broad economic vision Tuesday in Manchester, N.H., saying it’s time to replace an "on your own" society with one based on shared responsibility and prosperity. She said what the Bush administration touts as an ownership society really is an "on your own" society that has widened the gap between rich and poor.
She said government should "promote the great American tradition of opportunity for all and special privileges for none." That means pairing growth with fairness, she said, to ensure that the middle-class succeeds in the global economy, not just corporate CEOs.
One of the goals she supported was increasing support for alternative schools and community colleges. Beyond education, Clinton said she would reduce special breaks for corporations, eliminate tax incentives for companies that ship jobs overseas and open up CEO pay to greater scrutiny.