The consensus in the media is that Hillary Clinton got thebetter of the first presidential debate, and much of the attentionwill undoubtedly focus on Donald Trump’s characteristic post-debateantics, including his repeated justifications for calling a formerbeauty queen “Miss Piggy” years ago and blaming a “defective”microphone for SniffleGate 2016.

What will likely be overlooked is the discussion of over socialsafety net issues, including a claim by Trump that he largelyagreed with his Democratic opponent on ways the government canprovide economic security to working Americans.

In her opening statement in response to moderator Lester Holt’squestion about how each candidate would stimulate job growth,Clinton ticked off a number of classic Democratic proposals,including investing more heavily in education and research, raisingthe minimum wage, and closing the gender-based pay gap.

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