Hillary Clinton Said:
In the Highland High Gym
-“I am not running for president to put a band-aid on our problems, I am running for president to solve our problems.”
-Clinton was a pioneer for universal health care and plans to offer the Congressional Health Plan to the uninsured and underinsured.
-She would end tax subsidies for oil companies and use that money to develop alternative energy.
-She would make college more affordable by offering a $3500 a year tax credit for each child and giving college students the opportunity to earn up to $10,000 a year for college doing public service.
-She would start bringing the troops in Iraq home within 100 days of the presidential inauguration and make sure veterans got the health care they needed.
-Her immigration plan: Work with Latin American countries to create jobs South of the border, allow illegal immigrants to apply for legal workers permits after they paid back taxes so that employers can no longer “exploit undocumented workers.”
-She is willing to cross party lines to get legislation passed; Democrats should find “common ground” with Republicans but also “stand our ground.”
-“It took a Clinton to clean up after the first Bush. I cannot wait to get to work!”
Sen. Clinton spoke at Highland High School last night at 9 p.m. She was introduced by Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, Mayor Martin Chavez, former mayor of San Antonio Henry Cisneros, Dolores Huerta (a champion of immigrant rights who worked alongside Caesar Chavez) and a few others. The intros went on for 45 minutes because Clinton’s plane had been delayed.