Sunday, December 13, 2015

Hillary Clinton: I Don't Need No Stinkin Congress

Hillary Clinton is proposing a raft of policy ideas for Congress to consider if she is elected president, and already promising to go around lawmakers if they won’t work with her.
On Wednesday, the Democratic front-runner pitched ideas to crack down on corporate inversions, maneuvers that shift companies’ legal addresses outside of the U.S. to lower tax bills. If Congress won’t help shut them down, she said, she would use regulations to stop companies from gaming the system.
“This is not only about fairness. This is about patriotism,” she said at a campaign event in Waterloo, Iowa. “If Congress won’t act, then I will ask the Treasury Department, when I’m there, to use its regulatory authority, if that’s what it takes.”
It was the third major policy area where she vowed executive action, all but anticipating that Congress, which is likely to remain at least partly controlled by Republicans, wouldn’t back her proposals. In each case, she would go beyond what the Obama administration has done.
She has promised to expand President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration, shielding more people in the U.S. from deportation, even as the existing policy is being challenged in the courts.
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