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Former Virginia governor and current Senator, Tim Kaine, got an extra “luck of the taco” boost in the Vice-Presidential Debate at Longwood University since it occurred on National Taco Day – specifically Taco Tuesday.

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Hillary sent her encouragement.

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.‘s spent his whole life fighting for working families, so I have no doubt he’ll do the same tonight. Go get ’em, Tim. -H

“Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine want to build on Obamacare.” —Mike Pence Fact check: True.

Pence had no choice but to agree with Kaine on community policing.

Trump stood on the debate stage last week and said not paying taxes “makes me smart.” Guess that makes all the rest of us stupid.

“The policies of this administration have driven this economy into a ditch.” —Pence Nope.

When Mike Pence says he and Donald Trump won’t raise taxes, he’s lying.

Implicit bias is real. It hurts Americans. Anyone who’d outright deny its existence is unfit for the White House.

“People shouldn’t be afraid to bring up issues of bias in law enforcement…if you’re afraid to have the discussion, you’ll never solve

. just reminded Mike Pence of the bigoted things Trump has said about millions of Americans—and Pence couldn’t defend it.

Trump has called Mexicans “racists” and “criminals.” He’s called women “fat pigs.” This man has no business being president.

Hillary Clinton Retweeted Donald J. Trump

Yes, Trump and Pence are running an insult-driven campaign. Donald’s literally doing it right now.

Hillary Clinton added,

Tim Kaine is right: We should stop praising Putin.

Actually, , your running mate did say that.

The Clinton Foundation has an A+ rating from Charity Watch. Yesterday the Trump Foundation was ordered to stop fundraising in NY.

. spends 87% of its funds directly on charity. See for yourself:

The Trump Foundation has spent “virtually every cent on charitable causes.” —

“We support Roe v. Wade. We support the constitutional right of American women to…make their own decision about pregnancy.” —

“We support Roe v. Wade. We support the constitutional right of American women to…make their own decision about pregnancy.” —

 Every time Kaine repeated Trump’s words, Pence said “No way!”  Kaine said, “WAY!”  Here is an interseting Twitter review.

 

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This is a first-time presidential endorsement for the firm.

Hillary Clinton for President

This is the fourth presidential election during the existence of Union Square Ventures and the first one in which we as a firm feel compelled to endorse a candidate: Hillary Clinton.

As investors in technology companies, we believe that technology and innovation create broad opportunity and improve lives. But we also know that, to date, the benefits of technology and globalization have not been evenly distributed. People with access to education and capital have prospered while many others have seen good jobs lost to automation or offshoring. We understand why people whose lives have been upended are frustrated by politicians who squabble for partisan advantage instead of developing consensus solutions. We are not surprised that many feel the urge to reboot the whole system.

We agree that more of the same is not the answer. In the next few years, we need to make the necessary smart policy adjustments to ensure that the benefits of technology and innovation are shared by society as a whole.

Shutting out the world is not an option. We don’t think it’s desirable, or even possible, to return to an earlier era when America was less diverse, or the economy was less global. There is no wall big enough to protect us from a changing climate or the unintended consequences of new technologies like artificial intelligence or DNA manipulation. Now, more than ever, we must work together. We cannot unilaterally set the rules for the other seven billion people on the planet. The only way forward is through an open, respectful, and rational dialogue grounded in science.

Of the two major party candidates, we believe that only Hillary Clinton has the temperament and experience to lead us at home and represent us abroad.

We hope that everyone, no matter how frustrated with our current politics, will get out and vote. We applaud the movement to give employees extra time off on election day. If you’re not registered and don’t see the point, we hope you will reconsider and register here or here.  This is an important election and we need to make a choice among the two leading candidates — we believe that a protest vote is a wasted vote — and for us the clear choice is Hillary Clinton.

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At Zembo Shrine in Harrisburg, Hillary Clinton held an organizing event.  She urged Pennsylvanians to register to vote before the October 11 deadline.  Look for Hillary around the 1:20 mark.

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After the rally, Hillary spoke to the press.

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Hillary and Chelsea sat down with Elizabeth Banks for a town hall in Haverford, Pennsylvania today.

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Yesterday, on This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Donald Trump surrogate, Rudolph Guiliani, said tax evading “genius,”  Trump, is better for the United State than a woman.  You have to hear him say it.  You need to hear the stress and intonation.  Look for the remark around the 2 minute 11 second mark.  Astoundingly transparent.   After that, what more do you need to hear him say? I am seething!

GIULIANI: He’s a genius at how to take advantage of legal remedies that can help your company survive and grow. I want a man who’s a genius at figuring out how to take this country, that’s — moving in the wrong direction, where we’ve had a basically jobless recovery, where we’ve had growth of less than 2 percent for two years. That’s pathetic! Don’t you think a man who has this kind of economic genius is a lot better for the United States than a woman, and the only thing she’s ever produced is a lot of work for the FBI checking out her e-mails.

There was an up-tone (level 3) and primary stress on that word like that which we normally place in the final position in a Yes-No question in American English. I don’t know about you, but this made my blood boil!  It is very clear what the Trump camp has against Hillary Clinton.  She is a woman.

No, Rudy, I do not think Trump is better for the nation than this woman. Your patronizing, paternalistic, sexist, misogynist roots are showing. This woman would be better than your tax-evader candidate.  By FAR!

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Addendum: Howard Fineman told Chris Matthews tonight that former N.J. Senator Bill Bradley worked with Trump on some projects and told Fineman that Trump became addicted to losing funds and gaming the tax system to the degree that his “business” became manipulating the tax system.  It is time for Bill Bradley to speak out!  Step up to that foul line. Take the shot! Please! LeBron did, and I voted for YOU!

HFA Statement on Report That Donald Trump Used Business Failures to Avoid Paying Taxes

After a New York Times report that Donald Trump may have avoided paying taxes for nearly two decades, Hillary for America Campaign Manager Robby Mook released the following statement:

“There it is. This bombshell report reveals the colossal nature of Donald Trump’s past business failures and just how long he may have avoided paying any federal income taxes whatsoever. In one year, Donald Trump lost nearly a billion dollars. A billion. He stiffed small businesses, laid off workers, and walked away from hardworking communities. And how did it work out for him? He apparently got to avoid paying taxes for nearly two decades – while tens of millions of working families paid theirs. He calls that ‘smart.’ Now that the gig is up, why doesn’t he go ahead and release his returns to show us all how ‘smart’ he really is?”

Polonius:
[Aside] Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t.

I would be remiss to neglect a feminine response to the ex-mayor’s icon in Union Square the same day. H/T to Robyn for sharing this gem.

Pantsuit flashmob takes over Union Square in homage to Hillary Clinton

On Sunday, Oct. 2, an enthusiastic flashmob took over New York City’s Union Square in homage to Hillary Clinton’s signature look.On Sunday, Oct. 2, an enthusiastic flashmob took over New York City’s Union Square in homage to Hillary Clinton’s signature look.

The group, all donning Hillary’s classic pantsuit, danced to Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” in an attempt to “combine art with a bit of activism,” Crishon Jerome, one of the dance’s co-choreographers, wrote on Facebook.

According to the same post, more than 160 dancers were expected to take part in the performance.

Jerome wrote that the event was seeking people who “don’t want to see this country ruled under Donald [Trump].”

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Hillary held a voter registration rally in Akron, Ohio at Goodyear Hall and Theater. She laid out plans to build an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top.  She also urged Ohioans to register to vote and to vote early.

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In Akron, Clinton Urges Ohioans to Register to Vote, Spotlights Report of Trump Using Chinese, Not U.S., Steel in Construction Projects

At a rally in Akron, Ohio, on Monday, Hillary Clinton urged Ohioans to register to vote ahead of next Tuesday’s October 11 deadline. She emphasized the stakes of the election, outlined her vision for an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top, and spotlighted Donald Trump’s hypocrisy by highlighting a new Newsweek report that, in his recent construction projects, Trump imported Chinese steel and aluminum rather than using American-made products. Clinton promised to close her campaign the same way she opened it: by affirming her commitment to fight for kids and families and build a stronger economy, with incomes rising for families. She added, “We want change. Well, I’ll tell you, one thing that is certain is we’ll have change – it’s just what kind of change. It’s whether or not we have change that helps the vast majority of Americans, hardworking Americans, middle-class families, or continues to only help those at the top. I want an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. And that’s exactly what we’re going to fight for, and that is what we’re going to get.”

Clinton also criticized Trump’s use of his business failures, such as a near $1 billion loss in 1995, to potentially avoid paying almost two decades of income taxes, citing a recent New York Times report. Clinton said we need a law that requires every major party presidential nominee to release his or her tax returns when running for election.

Clinton’s remarks, as transcribed, are below:

“Thank you! Wow! Hello, Akron! Wow! I am so excited! It’s just fabulous being back here again. I am so grateful to all of you. I want to thank your mayor, Mayor Horrigan. Thank you for welcoming me here. I want to thank two great members of Congress who fight for Akron, fight for Cleveland, fight for Youngstown, fight for Ohio and America, Congresswoman Marcia Fudge and Congressman Tim Ryan.

Now, I’m pretty excited about being here today. And I was especially honored to receive the endorsement of LeBron James. Now, I may become president, but he will be king of Ohio for as long as there is a king. I’m obviously delighted to be endorsed by someone who has demonstrated such leadership and such extraordinary ability. But I’ll tell you what really moved me the most is he’s given back to his hometown. He has advocated for small businesses, for kids, giving kids more opportunities. He’s spoken out on behalf of criminal justice reform. He is someone who uses the platform he has earned because he has worked so hard over so many years to speak out and speak up for those who may not have a voice. So I am truly honored to have his support, and especially to be able to tell people in his hometown how I am looking forward not just to watch him play basketball, but to continue to be a leader in so many different ways.

Now, we do have an important election coming up. Who here is planning to vote? Well, that is very good news because this is the most consequential election, I think, in our lifetimes. The choice could not be clearer, and we need everybody to show up. And how many of you still have to register to be able to vote? Everybody here registered? Well, I want you to talk to your friends because the deadline for registering in Ohio is October 11th. That’s just a little over a week away. And if you’re not sure whether or not someone you know is registered, or maybe you yourself want to be absolutely positive, you can go to iwillvote.com – see that sign over there? You can go to iwillvote.com and confirm your registration and register if you need to.

So let’s get everybody you know to register and maybe start voting when early voting starts on October the 12th because we have just 36 days left. Thirty-six days, now, we are reaching out. We’re making phone calls. We’re knocking on doors. If you want to get involved, you can go to my website, hillaryclinton.com. Sign up to be part of this campaign in the next 36 days. You can text ‘join,’ j-o-i-n, at 47246, and get involved, because we are running to win Ohio in this election.

And everybody, everybody in the campaign, is crisscrossing Ohio. My daughter’s been here a bunch. Tim Kaine and his wonderful wife Anne have been here. My husband’s coming back tomorrow for a two-day bus tour through Ohio. And I will be back because we care about Ohio and we want to make sure Ohio makes the best choice for the future of the people of this great state.

Now, I’m going to close this campaign the way that I started my career a long time ago, fighting for kids and families, standing up for people who may need a little extra boost in life, making sure that this country delivers on the promise of the American dream. See, I believe the American dream is big enough for everybody. If you’re willing to work for it and do your part, you should be able to get ahead and stay ahead in America.

Now, my opponent and I have a really different view about what it takes to get ahead and stay ahead, and that may be because we have very different life experiences. And that’s okay. People have different families, different views of the world. But here’s what I have noticed. I have noticed that he always puts himself first. And maybe that’s because he was born into a millionaire family. He started his business with a $14 million loan from his father. His father bailed him out; apparently that’s a pattern, you got to be bailed out when you do business with him. And he then has taken advantage of every single element of our tax code, of our economy, that he could.

And along the way, along the way, he has stiffed people – small businesses and workers and contractors. And that’s part of the reason I take this election so seriously. My dad was a small businessman. My grandfather was a factory worker. And so my dad, when he got out of the Navy in World War II, he started a small business. He started a printing business. He printed fabrics for draperies. And he worked really hard. He had a print plant in Chicago – no natural light, no windows, just a long room where there were two big, long tables, and the fabric would be laid out on them. And then if you’ve ever seen silkscreens, that’s what he did. You take the silkscreen. You put it down. You pour the paint in. You take the squeegee. You go across. You lift it up. You go down to the end of one long table, you start on the end of the other long table. And then, if it was going to be two colors, you would add another color, doing exactly the same thing. It was before there was machines. My dad couldn’t have afforded that anyway. But he worked really hard, and he produced a good middle class life for our family.

And so when I think about the way that my opponent has taken advantage of people, I got to tell you, I am really grateful my dad never got a contract from him, because I have met people he stiffed. I have met people. I’m talking painters and plumbers. I’m talking dishwashers, marble installers, glass installers, architects, a man who sold him pianos for one of his casinos. He wouldn’t pay them. Now, you got to stop and ask yourself, what kind of person does that? Somebody who works hard and has a contract which they expect to be honored.

And so I met one of the men. I met a man who had a small family business, installed the glass in one of those casinos, submitted the bill, and Trump said, no. we’re not going to pay it. And the man was stunned, as so many hundreds and hundreds of people have been. And then they come back, the Trump organization or Trump himself, and say, okay, we’ll give you 10 cents, 20 cents, maybe 30 cents on the dollar. Now, some of those small businesses, they couldn’t afford that. They had bought the material, They had provided the services. Trump didn’t care. He basically just walked away from them, made them feel like they had failed even though they had done the work they’d been asked to provide. I got to tell you, that is not the way we’re supposed to do business in America. And I can’t imagine having a president who believes that that’s the way you’re supposed to treat people. But you’re going to help me make sure he never gets near the White House.

Now, earlier today, earlier today in Toledo, I talked about all of the changes I want to make in how we can protect Americans from the kind of corporate fraud that we have seen too much of. Now, the most recent example is Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo actually had people, thousands of their employees, putting customers into accounts they either never asked for or they did not understand. And then every time they put somebody into a new account, they got fees, which then gave them the chance to get a bigger bonus – a really crummy game that hurt people. So thankfully, we have an organization now, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau in Washington, who looks out for people who get […]. That is an important part of how we’re going to protect. And it’s run, you may know, by Richard Cordray from Ohio.

Now, will it surprise you that Donald Trump wants to eliminate that agency? Well, we’re not going to let that happen. That agency has already recovered $11 billion for consumers who’ve been taken advantage of by corporations. And the behavior of Wells Fargo shows clearly that we have got to keep the pressure on these big banks so they can never wreck the economy again the way they did back in 2008.

I have said we’re never going to let Wall Street wreck Main Street again, and I mean it. Contrast that – contrast that with my opponent. He wants to do away with the rules that have been imposed on Wall Street. He basically wants to let Wall Street, the banks, the hedge funds, all these other institutions basically do whatever they want again. Well, I’ll tell you what, we’re not going to let that happen. We need more rules, not fewer rules on them.

I want us to make it easier to start a small business, to get rid of the red tape, to make credit available, to make it clear that most new jobs are going to come from small businesses in America, so we should have a big, dynamic small business economy. But we are not going to let big business and big corporations call the shots anymore. That is not working for us.

But Trump’s whole economic vision is really trickle-down economics. It’s the same – the same idea that has failed us before. You see, he believes that all you do is cut taxes on the wealthy and then it trickles down. Well, we know that doesn’t work. We’ve been down that road. And what he wants to do is, I think it’s fair to say, trickle-down on steroids. What he has proposed would slash taxes on the wealthy.

Now, I’m a little confused about this because for a long time we’ve been saying, ‘Hey, where are your tax returns?’ A lot of us wondered what he was hiding. Because you know, if it was something that would make him look good, he would put them right out there. Everybody who’s ever run for president in at least the last 40 years has released their tax returns. My husband and I have about 40 years of tax returns out there. You can go and look at them and you can see that we paid a lot of taxes, and frankly, we were grateful we could. We are grateful for the blessings that we’ve had over the last 15 years.

So did any of you see the debate last Monday? Well, I raised it. I said, ‘Well, maybe he doesn’t want us to see that he owes hundreds of millions of dollars to foreign banks and foreign lenders, or maybe he hasn’t paid any taxes.’ Now, shortly after the debate, it was discovered that, indeed, back in the 1990s he apparently lost a billion dollars on bad investments and failing casinos. Ask yourself this: Who loses money on casinos? Really. And yesterday some of his supporters said, ‘Well, it just shows he’s a genius that he didn’t pay any taxes.’ Well, what kind of genius loses a billion dollars in the first place?

In the debate, he said not paying taxes made him smart. But think about what that means. It means that all the rest of us who pay our taxes, right – what’s he saying about us? But more than that, zero taxes means zero for our vets, zero for our military, zero for Pell Grants to send young people to college, zero for health, zero for education. And you stop and ask yourself, this is the same person who’s been going around really just dumping on America. He says our military’s a disaster. Well, he could not be more wrong, but thank goodness the rest of us paid to support our men and women in uniform who have done so much for us.

Today in Colorado, he claimed he brilliantly used the laws to avoid paying taxes. Well, that just shows, number one, he is the poster boy – the poster boy – for the same rigged system that he would make even worse. Just think about it. He paid zero at least for about 20 years, we believe now based on what we know. And he’s advocating for huge tax cuts that would help him and his family even more. What’s he want us to do, pay him to lose money? Really?

There’s a lot more to this story, and we’re just slowly getting it into the public eye. So we know he’s stiffed people, didn’t pay his bills. We know he took bankruptcy, depending on how you count, four or six times. You know that he paid no taxes for probably 20 years. We don’t know what his taxes would be after that. He’s always talked about how he can’t release his taxes because he’s under audit, but he admitted everything before 2009 is not under audit, so Donald, release everything up until 2009. Show the American people your taxes.

I’ll tell you another thing. If I’m fortunate enough to be president, we’re going to pass a law requiring anybody who is a nominee of a major national party to have to release their taxes.

So what did we find out today? Well, a story just came out saying that Donald Trump used Chinese steel and aluminum for two out of the last three construction projects. So instead of buying his steel and aluminum from American plants here in Ohio and Pennsylvania, instead of supporting hardworking families and American jobs, he once again stiffed us. He sent that money overseas.

Now, he spends a lot of time bashing the Chinese, right? You hear that all the time when he talks. Well, it turns out he bought his steel and aluminum from the Chinese. It turns out he owes big money to the Chinese. So this is another one of the episodes of his reality television show, where he is saying one thing and doing something else.

Now, for years, China has been undermining American businesses and workers by illegally dumping cheap aluminum and steel into our markets. You know that, right? And it sounds like Donald Trump has been buying that dumped steel and aluminum. How can he make America great again when he won’t even buy American products in our country?

And I’ll tell you, this is personal to me, because as a senator I went before the International Trade Commission on behalf of steel workers in New York who I represented. And as Secretary of State, I went toe-to-toe with the Chinese. I have put forward an agenda to crack down on trade abuses from countries like China, to stand up for American workers, and to rebuild American infrastructure with American materials like steel and aluminum.

And today in Toledo I pointed out, because Chrysler just announced an expansion of the plant there for the new Jeep Wrangler – about 700 more jobs, right? I pointed out when the automobile industry was flat on its back and 850,000 workers in Ohio could have been absolutely out of a job – more than we can even imagine in terms of the long-lasting impact on the economy here – Donald Trump said he didn’t care. Save it, don’t save it; didn’t matter to him.

Well, I’ll tell you where I stood. I stood in favor of saving the American automobile industry. And look what we got. Last year, our auto industry had the best year they’ve had in a really long time. And so we’ve got to keep building it. We’ve got to keep making sure that there are good jobs. And we’ve got to protect good union jobs against the kind of assault that is coming from all sides.

So now, I know that Ohio is a tough, tough state. You’ve got to get out there. You’ve got to talk to people, answer questions, make your case. That’s what we’ve been doing. That’s what we’re going to do all the way to the end of this election. But I need your help to talk to anybody you know here who thinks they might be voting for Trump. I know you know people. I know you do. And you’ve got to stage an intervention. You’ve got to sit them down and point out how everything he says he wants to do is absolutely opposite of what he has done, and how everything he has proposed will help people like him and his family but not the vast majority of families in Ohio. In fact, if you look at his tax proposals, they benefit him and other wealthy people – hedge fund managers and the like, and they would actually raise taxes on middle-class families.

Now, that’s the kind of contrast we’re getting out in the campaign, but that’s why we need your help – to make sure you go out and talk to everybody. And I know people want change. That’s part of the American dynamic spirit. We want change. Well, I’ll tell you, one thing that is certain is we’ll have change – it’s just what kind of change. It’s whether or not we have change that helps the vast majority of Americans, hardworking Americans, middle-class families, or continues to only help those at the top. I want an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. And that’s exactly what we’re going to fight for, and that is what we’re going to get.

I’ll tell you, I’ve been called a lot of things. Right? I’ve never been called quitter. If I tell you I’m going to get up every day and fight for you, that is exactly what I will do.

But I know I can’t do it – I can’t do it alone. Donald Trump stood on the stage of his convention and just once again painted this dark and dire picture of America. And then he said, ‘I alone can fix it.’ He gets confused between leadership and dictatorship. He has a hard time remembering who our friends are and who our adversaries are. He has a weird fascination with dictators like Vladimir Putin. We have a lot of people living in this part of Ohio who either themselves or their parents or grandparents came from countries that were under the yoke of oppression, and we’re never going to let that happen again.

And so when Trump basically signs up for Putin’s wish list, that’s bad enough. But then, when he’s cavalier – and I’m not talking about basketball – when he is cavalier about nuclear weapons, saying that, oh, he doesn’t care if other countries get them; in fact, you know, if there were a nuclear war in East Asia, if Japan got nuclear weapons, if South Korea got nuclear weapons, hey, just go at it, folks. He even said he wouldn’t care if Saudi Arabia got nuclear weapons. One thing that has been a bedrock of American foreign policy through Democratic and Republican presidents going back to the dawn of the atomic age is we were committed to trying to keep other countries from getting access to nuclear weapons, to be able to stop proliferation. And now it’s even more important because it’s not only states that we have to worry about, like North Korea; we’ve got to worry about terrorists getting their hands on nuclear weapons. The last thing we want to do is just act like it doesn’t matter, because it does.

I was involved in putting together the sanctions against Iran that drove them to the negotiating table. And what I learned – if you use diplomacy and you’re tough about it, you can actually get an agreement that put a lid on their nuclear program. And we’re going to make sure they follow it to the period, the comma, everything in that agreement. I’m going to enforce. And we still have challenges with Iran, but I think we’re in a stronger position given the fact that they are not racing for a nuclear weapon because we have intrusive inspections.

So I know diplomacy can work because I’ve done it, and I know that – we can defeat ISIS and the terrorists if we work with other nations, if we have a coalition that actually takes them out from the air, takes them out on the ground, and fights them online where they are doing so much damage by radicalizing and recruiting young people. I’ve been laying out my plan for what I think it will take to defeat ISIS, and I have no doubt we will. And Donald says he has a secret plan. That he won’t tell us about. Well, there’s no secret; he has no plan.

And we’ve got to do more – we’ve got to do more to make sure we protect our country. We need the best intelligence we can get, the best cooperation among law enforcement at all levels of government. I will not rest. As a former Senator from New York on 9/11, I take this as a personal responsibility. I will do everything I can to keep our country safe and to work with others to defeat the threat posed by terrorism.

And finally, my friends, we’ve got to bring our country back together. There is too much divisiveness, too much finger-pointing and scapegoating. Our diversity is one of our strengths. We have to listen to each other. We don’t have to agree; that is not required. But we need to be respectful. We need to listen. And then we need to roll up our sleeves and get to work.

When I was First Lady, Senator, Secretary of State, I worked to find common ground with everybody. I worked when I was First Lady with Republicans and Democrats to create the Children’s Health Insurance Program that insures eight million kids. When I was in the Senate, I worked with practically every Republican I served with. And they all have nice things to say about me when I’m not running for something. And I will work again to move our country forward and to change the […] of that. And we had to get 13 Republicans, and I worked tirelessly and we got them. We did that. There is a lot we can do if we start listening and respecting each other and avoid the kind of name-calling and insults that we see too much of.

So I’m excited about the campaign, but I’m even more excited about getting to work for you – being able to get up every day and find a way to try to help somebody. I mean, that is how I was raised in my church and by my family, and that is what I have done through my advocacy work and my legal work on behalf of people who needed a voice. And I will do everything possible to make sure I deliver results for you. And the reason that I have published a book with my great running mate, Tim Kaine – it’s right here – is real simple: I want you to know what we say we’re going to do, because I want you to hold me accountable. I don’t believe in bait and switch, where I say, oh, we’re going to do something and then I really am over here doing something else. That kind of reminds you of somebody, doesn’t it? No, here’s what we’re going to try to do. We’re going to pay for it by raising taxes on the wealthy and closing loopholes on corporations. And I am the only candidate who ran this whole campaign saying I will never raise taxes on the middle class. That is not going to happen when I am president.

So please join this campaign in the last 36 days. Talk to your friends. Remember, friends don’t let friends vote for Trump. I am motivated every day because now I’m a grandmother – two beautiful grandchildren – and I think about their future, I think about their lives, I think about our country. I want our country to be the land of opportunity. The place where dreams do come true if you’re willing to work for them. Not just for my grandchildren, but for every child. I want every child in this country to have a chance to live up to his or her God-given potential. And if you will help me win this election, and then help me work to make it come true, we will have a country that delivers on our dreams and a future we can all be proud of.

Thank you and God bless you!”

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At a campaign event in Toledo, Ohio today, Hillary delivered a speech addressing broad economic plans contrasting her proposed policies to those of Donald Trump.  Look for Hillary around the 35 minute mark.

In Toledo, Clinton Lays Out Tools for Fighting Corporate Fraud and Abuse, Vows to Create An Economy That Works For Everyone

At a speech in Toledo on Monday, Hillary Clinton outlined her vision for corporate America as a partner in an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. She proposed policy solutions that would promote an economy where our businesses, workers and consumers grow and prosper together. That would be a stark contrast to the approach of Donald Trump, Clinton said, who has taken corporate abuse and excess and made a business model out of it – and who may have avoided paying taxes for nearly two decades, while tens of millions of working families paid theirs. Clinton added, “While millions of American families, including mine and yours, were working hard paying our fair share, it seems he was contributing nothing to our nation. Imagine that. Not fair. Nothing for Pell Grants to help kids go to college. Nothing for veterans. Nothing for our military. And you know, he has been dissing America in this whole campaign. Right? He talks us down. He makes disparaging comments about our country. He calls our military a disaster. Well, it’s not, but it might have been if everybody else had failed to pay taxes to support our brave men and women in uniform.”

As part of her longstanding commitment to promote free and fair competition, Clinton laid out two new policy proposals: curbing the prevalence of fine-print “forced arbitration” clauses in contracts that prevent workers and consumers like Wells Fargo customers from bringing legal action against companies who have harmed them, and a new commitment to promote competition, address excessive market concentration and reinvigorate antitrust laws and enforcement.

Clinton’s remarks, as transcribed, are below:

“Hello, Toledo. I am – I am very happy to be here today and – I am so grateful to have this chance to talk to you about what we can do together to have the kind of economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top.

I want to acknowledge – we have an overflow crowd in another room, and I know they can hear us, but we’re glad they’re here. I want to thank your Congresswoman, Marcy Kaptur, for her leadership and her grit. I want to thank Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson. And the mayor told me there’s a young man here who just won a boxing championship, Robert Easter. Where’s Robert Easter? There you are, Robert Easter. Congratulations. I know Toledo is proud of you; we all are. I want to thank Kenyetta for that introduction. Do we have any other UAW members here?

It’s a great day to be here in Ohio for a lot of different reasons. One is I am so thrilled that LeBron James has endorsed me and joined our campaign. I know – I’ve gotten a lot of wonderful endorsements over the past year and a half. I’m grateful for each and every one of them. But I got to say, there’s something special about this one. And it’s a real honor in part because of why he chose to endorse me. Now, not everyone knows this. I mean, you all know what an amazing athlete he his – MVP, winner of championships – but he’s also – LeBron is also a dedicated advocate for children. And this afternoon I’ll be in Akron, where he’s done so much for the kids in that community.

It’s a deep, personal commitment that he has that I share with him. We both believe every single child should have the chance to live up to his or her God-given potential. I could not be prouder to have LeBron joining our team as we head into the homestretch.

Now, one thing I know – I’ll just say it because I know it’s for sure – I hope to be elected president, but I know here in Ohio LeBron will always be the King.

I was listening to Kenyetta introduce me, and I really appreciated what she said, because Toledo is the kind of place where people work hard, look after one another, and yes, pay their taxes, right?

You recognize that we all have to do our part because we are all in this together, and it matters.

We believe honest work deserves honest pay. We believe everyone should have the right to join a strong union that will always have your back.

It’s personal for me. I’m the granddaughter of a factory worker from Scranton, Pennsylvania. He went to work in the same lace mill every day for 50 years. He believed he passed it down to my dad, who passed it down to me that if he did what he was supposed to do, he’d have a good life and his kids would have an even better life. That is the American dream. That is what we believe in. That’s what we’ve got to keep going generation after generation.

And because of my grandfather’s hard work, my dad made it to college. And then after serving in the Navy during World War II, he started his own small business, printing fabric for draperies.

As a young girl, I’d sometimes go to his print plant. It was a long building, no natural light, no windows, but he had these long tables where he’d roll out the fabric and then I’d watch him work with silkscreens, if you’ve ever seen that. He would take the silkscreen, he’d put it down, he’d pour the paint in, he’d take the squeegee, go across all the way down to the end of one table, then over to the next table, all the way back. And then if there was a second color to be added, he would do that. He sometimes let me help with the squeegee. That was my favorite part.

And I know he worked really hard. He worked really hard. He believed in hard work. He passed that on to me. He provided a good middle-class life for us. So I am proud to stand with hardworking families all over Toledo, Ohio, and America, who should have the same chance that I did to share in the American Dream, which should be big enough for everybody.

Fighting for kids and families has been the cause of my life, as Kenyetta said, when I went to work for the Children’s Defense Fund all those years ago. And it will be the mission of my presidency, because I want to focus on what are called kitchen table issues, the ones that keep you up at night – like the cost of child care, and college, and prescription drugs, and so much else.

And that means we’ve got to create more good jobs with rising incomes. That means we’ve got to have good schools in every zip code. That means everybody willing to work – and I say that very clearly; you’ve got to be willing to work – and if you’re willing to work, you should be able to get ahead and stay ahead. That is the basic bargain.

Now, I don’t know about you, but you wouldn’t think that the theme of my campaign, ‘getting an economy to work for everyone, not just those at the top’ would be controversial – and yet this is one of the defining debates not just of this election but of our time.

Now, I will say, most American companies – most – are run by honorable, patriotic people who care about their employees and communities. But there are still too many powerful interests fighting to protect their own profits and privileges at the expense of everyone else. [Applause.] And they are aided and abetted by the rules and incentives in our economy who actually encourage people at the top to take advantage of consumers, workers, small businesses, and taxpayers.

That makes it tougher for the well-meaning CEOs to take the high road. And it gets even harder when we don’t aggressively enforce the rules, when we don’t enforce trade rules that allow other countries with lower wages and standards to get an unfair leg up, when we don’t enforce rules on Wall Street, which exerts enormous pressure on publicly traded companies to prioritize boosting share prices in the short term over building real value, investing in workers, plant, and equipment over the longer term.

And let’s be honest, the tax code rewards corporations for outsourcing jobs and their profits overseas instead of investing here in the United States. And it is riddled with loopholes that let the rich get even richer and make income inequality even worse. It tilts the playing field further against small businesses that can’t afford lawyers and lobbyists.

So with all these pressures pushing in the wrong direction, it’s even more important that we have an election about these very issues. Because what I know will happen – if we have an election where we have an agenda that actually would begin to level that playing field, we will rebuild the middle class, we will make work pay, we will create greater opportunities for a great percentage of Americans.

Now, I know how hard this, but I think we are on the cusp, if we win this election, to be able to get these things done, right?”

AUDIENCE: “Yeah.”

HILLARY CLINTON: “That means pursuing reforms that unleash the enormous positive potential of the American private sector. We’ve got unmatched talent, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit.

So when we work together, we can all benefit.

Now, I believe corporations that benefit from everything America has to offer should feel some sense of responsibility not just to their biggest shareholders – but to their workers, to their customers, to their communities, and yes, to our country, to the United States of America. We have been moving off track for decades. I don’t need to tell you that. You know it, you’ve lived it, you’ve seen it. But it is time to get back on track.

And you can ask anybody who’s ever worked for me or worked with me, who’s ever served with me, when I tell you I’m going to try to do something, I will get up every single day and work my heart out for you.

So let’s begin by making it clear that for most businesses, America is the most important asset on their balance sheet. This country of ours, this system of ours, the rule of law, the opportunity to get an education and go as far as your hard work and ambition will take you. And we created the biggest engine of economic growth in the world, the American middle class. So when we middle class thrives, the country thrives. And when it doesn’t, we don’t, right?

And I’m going to use the White House and every tool at my disposal as your president to make the case that patriotism is profitable. Standing up for America, investing in America will pay off.

Now, we have always had innovators and entrepreneurs who build great companies and create real value. But we should not and we will not respect those who get rich by cheating everybody else.

So today I want to send a clear message to every boardroom, every executive suite across America: If you scam your customers, exploit your employees, pollute our environment, or rip off taxpayers, we will find ways to hold you accountable.

But on the other side – on the other side, if you do the right thing and you invest in your workers and your communities and our country’s future, we will stand with you. That is the choice. Our goal is to make it easier for everyone to do better.

Now, to understand why this is so important, consider the recent examples we’ve seen of egregious corporate behavior.

Look at Wells Fargo. Really shocking, isn’t it? One of the nation’s biggest banks bullying thousands of employees into committing fraud against unsuspecting customers, secretly opening up millions of accounts for people without their consent, even their knowledge, misusing personal information, and then sticking customers with hidden fees. It is outrageous that eight years after a cowboy culture on Wall Street wrecked our economy, we are still seeing powerful bankers playing fast and loose with the law.

And then in a category by himself, there’s Donald Trump. Well, you may have heard that he has long refused to release his tax returns the way every other nominee for president has done for decades. You can look at 40 years of my tax returns. I think we need a law that says if you become the nominee of the major parties, you have to release your tax returns.

Now, a lot of us were wondering, what is he hiding? It must be really terrible. Well, The New York Times has discovered at least part of the answer. Back in the 1990s, Trump apparently lost a billion dollars in a single year on bad investments and failing casinos. Now, how anybody can lose a dollar, let alone a billion dollars, in the casino industry is kind of beyond me. It’s just hard to figure. But as a result, it doesn’t look like he paid a dime of federal income tax for almost two decades.

Now, while millions of American families, including mine and yours, were working hard paying our fair share, it seems he was contributing nothing to our nation. Imagine that. Not fair. Nothing for Pell Grants to help kids go to college. Nothing for veterans. Nothing for our military. And you know, he has been dissing America in this whole campaign. Right? He talks us down. He makes disparaging comments about our country. He calls our military a disaster. Well, it’s not, but it might have been if everybody else had failed to pay taxes to support our brave men and women in uniform.

I saw a newspaper article. A gentleman named Steve Crouse, who owns the Glass City Café here in Toledo, summed it up pretty well in this article. He said, ‘I would feel guilty if I didn’t pay anything. It’s flat-out cheating the government.’ Now, my friend Bernie Sanders was right yesterday when he said Trump reflects a distorted view of the American people and what this country is all about.

Trump represents the same rigged system that he claims he’s going to change. The whole story tells us everything we need to know about how Trump does business. After he made all those bad bets and lost all that money, he didn’t lift a finger to help and protect his employees, or all the small businesses and contractors he’d hired, or the people of Atlantic City. They all got hammered while he was busy with his accountants trying to figure out how he could keep living like a billionaire. And all the while he was using his political connections to collect hundreds of millions of dollars in government subsidies and extra tax breaks for his companies. In other words, Trump was taking from America with both hands and leaving the rest of us with the bill.

Now, he says that he’s the one who can fix things, but that is like letting the fox guard the henhouse. Right? And here’s what I really am just stunned by. I get stunned every day in this campaign. But here’s one of the many things that I’m stunned by. He has put forth a tax plan that would cut his own taxes even more. It would be like you’re paying zero. You expect us to pay you to stay in business, all the rest of us in America? He’d open the loopholes even wider. And according to a new independent study, he would actually – listen to this, people, because this is a real shocker – his plan would actually raise taxes for millions of middle class families. And you know the people it would hit the hardest? Are single parents, whose lives and challenges he doesn’t care about, certainly doesn’t understand.

Now, many have likely already spent years paying more than he did, and he now would make that even worse. And what does he say about it? Well, did you all see the debate last Monday? Well, in the debate – in the debate – well, then you all know that in the debate he said it was smart to avoid paying taxes. Yesterday his campaign was bragging it makes him a genius. Here’s my question: What kind of genius loses a billion dollars in a single year?

This is Trump to a T. He’s taken corporate excess and makes a business model out of it. He abuses his power, games the system, puts his own interests ahead of the country’s. It’s Trump first and everyone else last. And there are lots of principled, law-abiding business leaders out there who are horrified by all of this. Not a single – not a single CEO of a Fortune 100 company supports Trump’s campaign. Think about it. I’ve been endorsed by very successful people – Warren Buffett, Mike Bloomberg, Mark Cuban. I loved what Mark Cuban said when he endorsed me. He said, ‘Look, I’ve been successful.’ He actually is a real billionaire. And you know what? He used profit-sharing to help his employees, not bankruptcy to fire people. And when he sold his first company, he shared the profits with his employees, and 300 of them became millionaires. That’s the kind of business practices I want to see more of in our country.

But here’s what we’ve got to do. Even if Trump is like one of a kind, we’ve got to reverse the broader trends he represents. It’s time to rewrite the rules and make this economy fair for everyone. And today I want to briefly share with you my plan for protecting taxpayers, consumers, small businesses, and workers. We’re going to crack down on the worst corporate abuses and empower companies willing to take the high road and invest in good jobs, in higher wages, and in stronger communities.

First let’s start with protecting taxpayers and making sure we have more fairness in the system. It is wrong that corporations and the super-wealthy play by a different set of rules. A Wall Street money manager should not be able to pay a lower tax rate than a teacher or a nurse. And I’ll tell you something else. Our largest companies should not be able to get away with paying hardly anything at all. It is insulting when they engage in these games, like moving their headquarters over to a foreign country – on paper, not in reality – just to take advantage of lower tax rates. And it is infuriating when they take tax breaks with one hand and give out pink slips in America with the other hand.

So here’s what we’re going to do. We’re going to close those loopholes. I’ve got a list of them we’re going after. We’re going to make Wall Street corporations and the super-rich start paying their fair share of taxes. We’re going to pass something called the Buffett rule, which means multimillionaires cannot lower rates than their secretaries and other people working for them. We’re going to put in place a new exit tax. If companies try to leave our country to avoid paying their fair share, if they try to outsource jobs, they’re going to have to give back every tax break they ever received in our country. And then we’re going to put that money to work creating opportunities here in America.

Second, we’re going to protect consumers. No American should ever be taken advantage of, like thousands were, by Wells Fargo. And this isn’t a new fight for me. As a Senator, I raised the alarm about subprime mortgages. I fought to hold reckless managers accountable for toxic toys and household products that threaten our kids. I introduced legislation to protect Americans’ personal data and combat identity theft. So as president, I will make consumer protection a top priority across the entire government.

And that starts by defending and empowering the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which was created after the financial crisis. And the principal person who got it created was Senator Elizabeth Warren. And under the leadership of Ohio’s Rich Cordray, the agency has already returned more than $11 billion to more than 15 million Americans who were ripped off by predatory lenders, credit card companies, and others. And it is the one making sure that the defrauded Wells Fargo customers get their money back.

Now, I got to say I am so proud of what this new agency has done. Sometimes people say, well, what does the government really do? Well, there’s a lot of examples, but this is a primary one, standing up and making sure consumers get paid back when they are ripped off. And because of its success, Republicans in Congress keep trying to shut it down. And Donald Trump agrees with them. In fact, he wants to scrap all the tough new rules imposed on Wall Street after the crisis. Well, not on my watch, Donald. We’re never going to let that happen.

Now, instead of gutting consumer protection, we should be expanding it. And we should build on the Dodd-Frank financial reforms and go even further because Wall Street can never, ever be permitted to threaten Main Street again. And the Wells Fargo scandal sheds light on another threat to consumers that we have to address. When the scam’s victims, people like you and me, who had accounts there tried to sue, they were shocked to learn there was a provision in the very fine print of their contracts that kept them from going to court to sue the bank for being cheated. Instead, they are forced into a closed-door arbitration process without the important protections that you get in a court of law. We are not going to let corporations like Wells Fargo use these fine print “gotchas” to escape accountability.

And in fact, this is now common practice across a lot of industries – from nursing homes, nursing homes that mistreat seniors, to for-profit colleges that defraud students. Who reads all that fine print? I don’t. And you get defrauded or you get mistreated, and then all of a sudden they say, ‘Well, you can’t sue us.’ So we’re going to rein in that abuse across everybody.

We also see a similar problem in some international trade agreements, like the Trans-Pacific Partnership. It sets up a dispute resolution system that favors large corporations over everyone else. It’s one of the reasons I’m against it. I’ve warned about this for years, I’ve written about it, and I oppose TPP now, I will oppose it after the election, I will oppose it as president – because it is one-sided and unfair to American workers.

And what about all those pharmaceutical companies that jack up prices for no reason? We’re going to have to protect ourselves against that too. And when we find unjustified spikes in the prices of longstanding, life-saving drugs, we should slap penalties on companies trying to cheat people who need those drugs.

And let’s finally import safe alternatives from other countries, like Canada, and speed up approvals to get more generic drugs on the market. And it is long past time to allow Medicare to negotiate for better prices for drugs and get the cost down for Medicare recipients. And I believe we should cap the amount working families pay out of pocket every month for medicine. No one should ever have to choose between paying the rent and filling their prescriptions.

So let’s stand up for taxpayers. Let’s stand up for consumers. And let’s stand up for small businesses, which create most of the jobs in America. I take this personally because of my dad’s very small business. We need fair rules of the road so big corporations can’t use their power to gain unfair advantages.

Now, when it comes to bullying small businesses, Donald Trump is the poster boy. I have heard so many stories of contractors, and I’ve met some too, who worked for him, produced the goods and services, and never got paid for what they were owed. I’m talking about painters, and plumbers, piano sellers, architects, glass installers – he stiffed them all. Not because he couldn’t pay them, but he wouldn’t pay them. And he told them, ‘You want to get your money? Sue me.’ My dad could never have done that. I’m just grateful my dad never got a contract with Donald Trump, because I don’t know what we would have done.

More than 60 percent of small businesses face payment delays. That can cause a serious cash flow crisis. So as president, I will explore new ways to arm small businesses with the tools to fight back and level the playing field. Part of the problem is large corporations are amassing so much power in our economy. Sometimes it’s called market concentration or even old-fashioned monopolies, but either way it threatens businesses of all sizes, as well as consumers. With less competition, corporations can use their power to raise prices, limit choice for consumers, cut wages for workers, crowd out startups and small businesses.

I mean, look what’s happening right now. In most of the country, the three largest health insurance companies in each state control 80 percent of the market. No wonder premiums are going up. As president, I will appoint tough, independent authorities to strengthen anti-trust enforcement and really scrutinize mergers and acquisitions, so the big don’t keep getting bigger and bigger.

I want every business to compete and thrive, and then I also want to do something else. Let’s protect and empower workers who actually drive our economy. Everyone who works hard should be able to share in the rewards, not just senior executives. So we’re proposing new tax credits to encourage more companies to share profits, on top of, not instead of, higher wages.

We need to support new organizing strategies for employees who too often have never had the benefit of collective bargaining. And we have to resist the assault on workers’ rights. Let’s say loudly and clearly: ‘right to work’ is wrong for workers and wrong for America.

Let’s also, my friends, let’s raise the minimum wage and support the Fight for 15 so you don’t live in poverty. Let’s defend overtime and go after wage theft. Let’s provide family leave that is paid and access to affordable, high-quality childcare. And of course you know what I’m going to say: let’s finally guarantee equal pay for women.

Now, my opponent and his chief surrogates like to say I’m playing the woman’s card. And I’ll tell you – right? – if fighting for working families is playing the women’s card, you know what? Deal me in!

And then finally, I’ve got a lot on my mind, but finally, we need to make it easier for companies to invest in good jobs here at home. As president, I will ramp up enforcement of trade rules by appointing a new chief trade prosecutor and tripling the number of enforcement officers. We will work with both parties to pass the biggest investment in new, good-paying jobs since World War II. I want to direct $10 billion to create a ‘Make It in America’ partnership to support American manufacturing. And I want to take some of the ideas that worked when my husband was President and we ended up with 23 million new jobs and incomes went up for everybody.

That includes incentives like the New Markets Tax Credit for creating good jobs in poor or remote areas, from inner cities to rural communities ravaged – ravaged – by hollowed-out factories, ravaged by mines that have been shut down, ravaged by opiate addiction. It all comes down to this: When I say our economy should work for everyone, not just those at the top, I mean it. And we’re going to do everything we can to make sure workers are treated like assets, not costs. And we’re going to bring back infrastructure jobs, advanced manufacturing jobs, clean, renewable energy jobs, innovation, technology, small business.

Now, you don’t have to look any further than right here in Northwest Ohio. Just a few years ago, as you heard Kenyetta say, in 2009 you were in the eye of the storm. Jobs, homes, savings, wiped out. The auto industry on the verge of collapse. A lot of people were ready to give up on it. Well, that would have meant giving up on 850,000 people across this state whose jobs were tied to the industry. Donald Trump, for one, said rescuing the auto industry didn’t matter very much. Either way would have been acceptable, he said. ‘We could have just let it go,’ and that’s a direct quote from him. Everybody in Ohio who’s thinking about voting for Trump needs to hear that. At the time of the worst financial crisis in Ohio in 2009, he would have let you twist and fall. And for his running mate he picked Mike Pence, an ardent opponent of the auto rescue. Well, thank goodness the people of Northwest Ohio weren’t ready to let it go. You never gave up. You didn’t lose faith. And now, after a lot of hard work and sacrifice, the auto industry just had its best year ever.

But that’s not all there is to the story because in addition to that hard work, America, America, came to the rescue. Taxpayers like all of us, not him but us, provided the funds for the rescue. Union workers stepped up. Communities like Toledo came together to make it work. And now that the industry’s back on its feet, the auto companies have a responsibility to give back.

So I was delighted to hear that Chrysler is doubling down on Toledo, investing $700 million here to start building the next generation Jeep Wrangler, which could create about 700 new good jobs. And tens of thousands of UAW workers at Chrysler plants should see a big increase in profit-sharing payments above and beyond wages and benefits. Now, that’s the way it’s supposed to work, when we all help each other out. When we stand together, we are stronger together.

So what I want you to know is if you join me in this campaign, I will always stand up and fight for you and fight for your jobs and fight for your families. And I guess we have about 36 days left. The election’s going to be close. Every call you make, every door you knock, every friend you register to vote, could make the difference. You can text ‘join,’ j-o-i-n, to 47246 right now or go to hillaryclinton.com to sign up and volunteer. Here in Ohio you have until October the 11th to register to vote. And there are people with clipboards around, and you can go actually register today on your way out the door.

So we have just over a week to register, and then early voting starts October 12th. Let’s prove – let’s prove – that the American dream is big enough for everyone to share in its promise. Let’s prove that we’re going to stand together, make the smart decisions that we get the economy going and growing for everybody, not just those at the top; that we will stand up against special privilege and special interest; that we will be ready after this election to have an agenda that will really make a difference here in Toledo and across Ohio. So I’m here asking for your help, asking for your work, asking for you to be part of this campaign, and then when we win on November 8, be part of changing our country for the better! Thank you all and God bless you!”

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