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Kamala Harris on Budget & Economy

Democratic candidate for President; California Senator

 


Economic numbers conceal more than reveal

This president walks around flouting his great economy. You ask him, how are you measuring this greatness? He talks about the stock market. That's fine if you own stocks; many families do not. You ask him, how are you measuring the greatness of this economy? They point to the jobless numbers and the unemployment numbers. People in America are working. They're working two and three jobs. No one should have to work more than one job to have a roof over their head and food on the table.
Source: June Democratic Primary debate (second night in Miami) , Jun 27, 2019

Prosecuted fewer foreclosure fraud cases than smaller states

Harris was a firm proponent of civil asset forfeiture, sponsoring a bill to allow prosecutors to seize profits before charges were even filed. Years before that, she opposed AB 639, a bill that aimed to reform asset forfeiture. The bill easily cleared the state assembly but was soon scuttled by a united wall of opposition from law enforcement, with whom Harris was united.

Her Mortgage Fraud Strike Force opened in 2011, employing twenty-five lawyers and investigators with a budget of more than $2 million to go after foreclosure fraud. The strike force managed to prosecute just ten cases in three years, an East Bay Express investigation in 2014 found. It had filed fewer lawsuits than attorneys general in smaller states with fewer victims, and even fewer than some county district attorneys. Yet California led the country in terms of such scam operations.

Source: Jacobin Magazine on 2018 California Senate race , Aug 10, 2017

$20B for struggling homeowners during mortgage crisis

Following the national mortgage crisis, Attorney General Harris secured more than $20 billion for struggling California homeowners from the nation's banks and wrote the nation's most comprehensive package of foreclosure reforms.
Source: 2016 Senate campaign website, KamalaHarris.org , Apr 1, 2015

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