PHILADELPHIA, July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Welcome to Philadelphia, the place where American independence began, where our Constitution was born, and home to the national champion Villanova Wildcats. Since the time of William Penn, Pennsylvania has been a commonwealth of creators. Of makers. Of builders who, every day, invent the future.
My father, Governor Casey, believed that we must never forget that "the sweat and blood of working men and women who built Pennsylvania forged the industrial revolution in our country and out-produced the world."
With family roots in Scranton and her many visits to the state over the years, Hillary Clinton understands this. And she will work every day to build an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top.
But what about Donald Trump? Donald Trump says he stands for workers and that he'll put America first, but that's not how he conducted himself in business. Where are his "tremendous" Trump products made? Dress shirts: Bangladesh; furniture: Turkey; picture frames: India; wine glasses: Slovenia; neckties: China.
Why would Donald Trump make his products in every corner of the globe, but not in Altoona, Erie, or here in Philadelphia? Well, this is what he said: "outsourcing is not always a terrible thing." Wages in America "are too high."
And then he complained about companies moving jobs overseas because "we don't make things anymore."
Really? Well, tell that to the union workers at All-Clad in Canonsburg, who make the pots and pans found in many of our kitchens. Tell that to the employees of K'NEX in Hatfield, who create toys that teach our kids about engineering and architecture. Tell that to the robotics students at Carnegie Mellon, who are building 21st century robots and cars that will drive themselves.
Donald Trump hasn't made anything in his life except a buck on the backs of working people. If he's a champion of working people, I'm the starting center for the 76ers. The man who says he wants to make America great doesn't make anything in America. And it's insulting that he has no plan to support the men and women who are manufacturing products here at home. All he has are empty promises, like so many he's made and failed to follow through on before.
If you believe that outsourcing has been good for working people and has raised incomes for the middle class, then you should vote for Donald Trump.
I'm voting for Hillary Clinton. She believes that we need an economy that works for everyone, not just Donald Trump and those at the top. We need to commit ourselves to making good-paying jobs here at home, so that everyone who works hard can get ahead and stay there. That's why in her first 100 days in office, President Hillary Clinton will put forward the largest investment in good-paying jobs since World War II.
As President, she'll reward businesses that share profits with their employees. She will slap a new "exit tax" on companies that move overseas while rewarding companies that invest here at home. And she will strengthen our economy by investing $10 billion in new advanced manufacturing jobs that can't be sent overseas.
This November, we have a choice. You can choose a candidate who's only out for himself, who wants to get rid of the federal minimum wage, and who would cut taxes for the richest Americans at the expense of the middle class. Or you can choose Hillary Clinton – a leader with a proven track record of fighting for an economy that works for ALL of us. If you're with her like I am, go to hillaryclinton.com and donate right now.
About the Democratic National Convention
The 2016 Democratic Convention will be held at the Wells Fargo Center in PhiladelphiaJuly 25-28, 2016. Working in partnership with the Philadelphia Host Committee, the City of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, our goal is to make this the most engaging, innovative and forward looking Convention in history. The 2016 Democratic National Convention will leverage technology to take the Convention experience well beyond the hall in an effort to engage more Americans than ever before in the event. With the birthplace of American Democracy as a backdrop, the 2016 convention in Philadelphia will highlight our shared Democratic values and help put the Democratic nominee on a path to victory.
The Democratic Convention is the formal nominating event for the Democratic candidates for President and Vice President. At the Convention, the Democratic Party also adopts the official Democratic Party platform as well as the rules and procedures governing party activities including the nomination process for presidential candidates in the next election cycle.
The CEO for the 2016 Democratic National Convention is Reverend Leah D. Daughtry. The official website of the 2016 Democratic National Convention is www.demconvention.com.