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FreedomWorks CEO: Why is Hillary Trying to Destroy the Startup Economy?

Following the roll-out of Hillary Clinton's economic agenda in New York City on Monday, FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon commented:

"Hillary's idea of creating jobs is to destroy the startup economy. Businesses like Uber, Airbnb, and Lyft thrive off of people being able to work when they can and not being over-regulated. Forcing these companies to provide full-time benefits and comply with overreaching laws not only hurts the employees but the people they serve."

Brandon added, "The solution is to cut regulations across the board, not to add more burdensome rules to protect unions and kill innovation."

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stone stone

Ohhhkayyy? So this is literally a one paragraph statement that basically proclaims Hillary is trying to destroy startups but then doesn't go into specifics. I read the statements she made in regards to the so-called "Sharing" economy and about the only thing she said was that she would make sure that folks who work for such firms were properly paid. Somehow I don't see that as being a bad thing... do you?

But moving on, I think the GOP cheerleaders have bigger concerns these days other than small quips like these. The bigger concerns include the fact that even though the GOP has a zillion candidates with new ones popping up every day NONE of them and I mean none are even remotely close to being candidates who anyone other than the far fringes of the right wing will vote for with the single exception of Jeb Bush, who actually sounds somewhat reasonable. So there you have it. Its either Jeb or Hillary in the end and so if that is to be the case, how helpful is it to have hordes of other GOP candidates running around yelling outright looney things and doing a lot of damage to the GOP's image?

But stepping back I believe its people like me who should be thanking organizations like these which simply helped to fracture the GOP base and thus dilute their overall message. The party has never been more divided and unclear in what it stands for.