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Clinton: I put the blame for foreclosure crisis ‘squarely on the Republicans’

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Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton put blame for the housing crisis “squarely” on Republicans in a Connecticut campaign event with working families.

“This foreclosure crisis, 9 million people lost their jobs in the Great Recession, and 5 million homes were lost. And I put the responsibility squarely on the Republicans,” she said. “And I don’t say that to be partisan. I say it because, you know, during those eight years there were a lot of things that could be done that were not done to try to help people.” 

{mosads}Clinton held a roundtable-style event in a New Haven doughnut shop on Saturday, talking with local residents about housing, healthcare, the minimum wage, paid family leave and equal pay for women.

“It’s going to take everybody working to turn that around and to get back to where we’re really trying to take care of people in the economy, in the government, and that’s what we should be doing, that’s who we are,” Clinton said.

Clinton has been hitting the campaign trail hard this weekend with several events in states that will vote on Tuesday: Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Rhode Island and Delaware. 

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