ADEL, Iowa – Hillary Clinton took her message to Adel on Wednesday as she provided a local man a big business boost.
“Nothing motivates you more to clean a business than having a potential next president stop at your business,” said Bryce Smith, owner of The Adel Family Fun Center bowling alley.
Smith met the former secretary of state when she visited Iowa last spring and held a business roundtable. He invited Clinton to come to his bowling alley at that event.
On Wednesday, Clinton criticized Johnson Controls for urging a bailout for the auto industry, then going for a merger to go offshore to avoid U.S. taxes. The move looks to save the company $150 million in taxes.
“Now they want to move overseas for the sole purpose, of escaping their fair share of taxes to support what made them be a company which was successful in the first place,” Clinton said. “The rule of law, the contract system, the judicial system, the support we give to training people, all that you and I have contributed and previous generations, they are willing to walk away. In order to pay a lower tax instead of doing what they should, to support our country to grow and be prosperous and strong in the future. And it is wrong.”
Clinton also said the Republican candidates for president must exist in an alternate universe if they believe their own plans to solve the nation's problems.