I know she has begun to hate everyday Americans

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From:jpalmieri@hillaryclinton.com To: john.podesta@gmail.com Date: 2015-04-19 18:23 Subject: Re: Topper for New Hampshire

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On Apr 19, 2015, at 4:20 PM, John Podesta <john.podesta@gmail.com> wrote:

I know she has begun to hate everyday Americans, but I think we should use it once the first time she says I’m running for president because you and everyday Americans need a champion.

I think if she doesn’t say it once, people will notice and say we false started in Iowa.

On Apr 19, 2015 3:58 PM, “Jake Sullivan” <jake.sullivan@gmail.com> wrote:

We are.  Will insert something in next couple hours.  

On Apr 19, 2015, at 3:48 PM, Jennifer Palmieri <jpalmieri@hillaryclinton.com> wrote:

I think this looks good, but thought we were going to take one of the small biz policy ideas – like access to credit – highlight that in her remarks?
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On Apr 19, 2015, at 3:46 PM, Dan Schwerin <dschwerin@hillaryclinton.com> wrote:

Based on Iowa experience, she’ll use it as a guide but stay reasonably close. 

On Sun, Apr 19, 2015 at 3:42 PM, Robby Mook <re47@hillaryclinton.com> wrote:

These are TPs that she will use as a guide or is she going to deliver this as written?

On Sun, Apr 19, 2015 at 2:53 PM, Dan Schwerin <dschwerin@hillaryclinton.com> wrote:

Here’s what I’m thinking for NH topper.  Took some of her language from the Fruit Company transcript, added in the bowling alley story and NH specific stats. Thoughts?




MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015

I’m delighted to be here at Whitney Brothers, a great family-owned and operated small business in the classic New Hampshire tradition.  I just had a chance to see some of the high-quality, high-skilled work here, marrying new technology with 100 years of dedication and craftsmanship.

And of course I love that you’re designing furniture specifically for the needs of our youngest children and their parents.  When I had Chelsea, a crib was just a crib.  But today, as I’ve learned since my granddaughter was born, so much more care and expertise goes into everything for our babies.  So thank you for being pioneers in an area that’s so important to every new family.  

I wanted to come here on my first day in New Hampshire because small businesses like Whitney Brothers are the backbone of this state’s economy and a key to jumpstarting growth and innovation across our country.  [Small businesses employ more than half of all of New Hampshire’s private sector workers – and they create two out of every three new jobs in the state.]

When I was growing up, my father ran a small business in Chicago – and I mean very small.  He printed fabric for draperies and then he went out and sold them.  Sometimes he could hire a few day laborers to help, sometimes my mom and my brothers and I pitched in.  But mostly he was doing everything himself.  He was a real waste-not want-not, pay-as-you-go, no complaining kind of guy.  So I learned early on just how tough it is to make a business like this work. 

I’m sure you all have your own stories and experiences about this.  When I was in Iowa last week, a young man told me about what it was like trying to buy the bowling alley where he had worked as a teenager. 

He had experience, talent, a college degree, and a plan to build a great business.  But he also had a lot of student debt.  Not because he was irresponsible and living beyond his means.  Because he did was he was supposed to do.  He got an education.  He invested in his own future.  But all the banks saw was debt.  So it was a real struggle. 

And that’s the opposite of what we want to see in this country – which is more young people being able to start businesses, create jobs, and live their dreams.  

Here in New Hampshire and across our country, Americans have come back from tough economic times.  Our economy and our country are in much better shape because families did whatever it took to make it work.  

Unemployment is down, and in most places homes are worth something real again.  Americans are starting to think about the future again.  Going back to school.  Changing jobs.  Starting a business.  Doing the right things to get ahead.

But as that young man in Iowa experienced, all the breaks still seem to go to those already at the top.  There’s something wrong when it’s so easy for big corporations to get a tax break but so hard for small businesses to get a loan.

America ranks 46th in the world in how hard it is to start a new business.  We should be number one.  It takes longer to start a business in the United State than in France.

Now, New Hampshire is one of the best places in the country to start a business.  You’ve got fewer onerous regulations that defy commonsense, like excessive occupational licensing that keeps young people from entering new fields.  And your terrific governor, Maggie Hassan, created a program to help people who lost their jobs in the recession get back on their feet and start new businesses.  That’s an idea we should be looking at expanding across the country.

So I want to hear directly from all of you about your own experiences and your own dreams — about the obstacles and the successes that you’ve encountered and what we can do to help more small businesses thrive.

I’m running for President because you and Americans everywhere need a champion.  And I want to be that champion.  So you can do more than just get by — you can get ahead and stay ahead.  And starting a small business seems less like a gamble and more like an opportunity.

I’m taking on four big fights: 

First, we need to build an economy for tomorrow, instead of yesterday, where being middle class means something again.  And that starts right here with small businesses like Whitney Brothers, creating good jobs and helping people get ahead.

Second, we need to strengthen our families and communities, because when families are strong, America is strong.

Third, it’s time to fix our broken political system.  I want to get things done, so I’ll work with anyone who has a good idea.  But I’ll also take on the powerful forces trying to take us backwards.  We need to get rid of all the unaccountable money, even if it takes a constitutional amendment.  

Fourth, I’ll protect our country from the threats that we see, and the ones that are on the horizon.

All four of these fights will put us up against some pretty powerful opposition.  But I’ve spent my whole life fighting for children, for families, standing up for America.  And I think people know… I don’t quit. 

For me, this really is about doing everything I can to make sure that every child — not just my grandchild, but every child — has a chance to live up to his or her God-given potential.  That’s what I was raised to believe by my church and my family, and that’s what I’ll be fighting for in this campaign. 

I’m going to work my heart out to earn every vote — starting with yours.

Thank you for helping me start this campaign here in New Hampshire.  Now, I’m eager to hear from you how these challenges are impacting your lives and your businesses, to share some of my ideas, to ask you some questions, and to answer some of yours.