In one 2014 speech, Clinton admits to being "kind of far removed" from the struggles of the middle class.
"My father loved to complain about big business and big government, but we had a solid middle class upbringing," she said in the remarks. "...And now, obviously, I'm kind of far removed because the life I've lived and the economic, you know, fortunes that my husband and I now enjoy, but I haven't forgotten it."
In a 2013 speech, Clinton told an audience that her "dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, some time in the future with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere."
"I am not satisfied with the status quo, I am not telling you everything is peachy keen," Clinton said about trade in a July speech in Philadelphia. "I am telling you we have made progress but we have work to do."
In a 2013 speech, Clinton told members of the National Multi-Housing Council, "you need both a public and a private position" in politics.
"I mean, politics is like sausage being made," she said. "It is unsavory, and it always has been that way, but we usually end up where we need to be. But if everybody's watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. So, you need both a public and a private position."