by Sam Hieb
According to the News & Record, Harris told the estimated crowd of 1300 at Smith High School:
“On Day 1, we’re going to repeal that tax bill” of 2017, which she said said had benefited only the big corporations and the wealthiest 1% of the population.
“Well, Greensboro, I’m travelling around the country and, indeed, people are working. They’re working two and three jobs,” Harris said. “And in America, we believe that nobody should have to work more than one job to put a roof over their head and shoes on their feet.”
If elected president, she said she would give Congress 100 days to put meaningful, commonsense gun legislation on her desk or begin taking executive action on her own to lift the licenses of errant gun dealers and stop the importation of assault rifles.
In Durham, according to the News & Observer, Harris spoke to two “influential” African-American organizations. one of which was St. Joseph AME Church:
Harris spoke during the service about what Jesus said about “who is your neighbor.” She said the neighbor may be that man by the side of the road who has faced hardship, who may have opioid addiction, who may have fled “one of the murder capitals of the world and seek refuge here in our country,” is a minimum wage worker who can’t afford a one-bedroom apartment or a teacher working multiple jobs.
Harris told the congregation that they have the power to lift up their neighbors and their country. “The measure of our strength is not about who we beat down, it is about who we lift up,” she said.
Interesting that Harris tells people how much power they have as individuals yet proposes such big government programs such as the Green New Deal. I also saw where a friend of mine on the Facebook attended the rally by “future President Kamala Harris.” If she’s talking about the near future–2020—then Harris will have to do a lot better than 5 percent in the polls.