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August 30, 2011

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Senator Hughes An informational update for you!

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MONEY MATTERS – A Former President Weighs in on What it Takes to Put American Citizens Back to Work and Move This Country Forward

Recently, former President Bill Clinton presented his “14 Global Initiatives” in a Newsweek article. Upon hearing that title, one might think you need to be an economist or at the very least, have earned a doctorate in International Relations. But actually, these 14 global initiatives are easy to understand and smart ways to move our country forward – from cutting through red tape to training employees on the job. Additionally, some of these ideas (such as removing corporate tax loopholes) have been presented by my colleagues and me for moving Pennsylvania forward.

These 14 initiatives are not only worth reading, but they should also be a part of serious discussions with all of us – legislators, business leaders and constituents alike. What might be most impressive about this list of initiatives is the fact that they are based on policies and procedures that work. There is nothing experimental here. These are common sense, best practices that with a little bit of attention and investment could have significant rewards for our country and its hard-working citizens. 


New York TimesBill Clinton's 14 Global Initiatives
By Bill Clinton
June 19, 2011

Bill Clinton offers 14 ways to attack the jobs crisis, from painting roofs white to cash incentives.

1. Speed the Approvals
2. Cash for Startups
3. Change our Approach to Energy
4. Copy the Empire State Building
5. Get the Utilities in on the Action
6. Make States a Part of the Solution
7. Guarantee Loans
8. Paint 'Em White
9. Spur Private Investment
10. Train on the Job
11. Teach Skills We Need
12. Cut Corporate Taxes, but Remove Loopholes
13. Enforce Trade Laws
14. Analyze the Opportunities

Click here to read details of Bill Clinton's 14 Global Initiatives

To watch former President Clinton talk further about putting people back to work and aiding the economy, watch his interview with CNBC here:

Warren Buffett discusses his New York Times Op-Ed piece 'Stop Coddling the Super-Rich' which calls on Congress to increase taxes on the Super-Rich like himself

June 30, 2011 - Former President Clinton details his initiatives that would grow jobs and spur the economy.

Offices of State Senator Vincent Hughes


4950 Parkside Avenue | Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone: 215.879.7777
Fax: 215.879.7778

Senate Box 203007
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3007
Phone: 717.787.7112
Fax: 717.772.0579
Senator Hughes reacts to the Republicans unveiling their budget on Monday, June 27. Senator Hughes talks to the press on Friday, June 24th about the growing budget surplus Warren Buffett discusses his New York Times Op-Ed piece 'Stop Coddling the Super-Rich' which calls on Congress to increase taxes on the Super-Rich like himself