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Hillary Clinton recalls a good economy 1990s
Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2014 5:10 PM EDT | Ken Thomas

Posted on 05/16/2014 2:52:33 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Hillary Rodham Clinton pointed to the 1990s as a time of broad-based prosperity under her husband, former President Bill Clinton, contrasting it Friday with policies under Republicans that she said promoted tax cuts for the wealthy and the emergence of “an entire shadow banking system.”

The potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate offered her most extensive remarks on the economy since departing the State Department as the nation’s top diplomat, portraying her husband’s two terms in the White House as a period of steady job growth and opportunity for many Americans. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 1990s; braindamage; bubbleeconomy; eraofbiggovernment; hillary; hillaryabedin; monicalewinsky; thebraindamagetour
. . . without mentioning 1994, of course. Or the bubbles. Or the “era of big government is over” speech.
1 posted on 05/16/2014 2:52:33 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Al Qaida grew while Monica blew.....


2 posted on 05/16/2014 2:55:10 PM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Olog-hai

Did she recall the effect that Reagan had that carried over for them to enjoy?


3 posted on 05/16/2014 2:55:41 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: Olog-hai

Dodd-Frank/Clinton....the true root of the meltdown which happened years later.


4 posted on 05/16/2014 2:56:03 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: Olog-hai

But Hillary doesn’t recall that it was because of the historic Reagan tax-cuts which made the economy good for the 1980’s and 1990’s.


5 posted on 05/16/2014 2:57:18 PM PDT by PapaNew
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6 posted on 05/16/2014 2:57:32 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Olog-hai

Even Barky Obummer couldn’t have derailed the tech boom.

Fortunately for us, Clinton was more interested in getting his leg over than in being president, which meant an even more laissez-faire policy and the growth very real, bubbles notwithstanding.

As usual, Hillary is quick to claim credit for the successes of others, even her husband’s.


7 posted on 05/16/2014 2:57:59 PM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: Olog-hai

Hillary finally remembers something.


8 posted on 05/16/2014 2:58:08 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Olog-hai
My stocks tanked in the 1990s. No, the economy in the 1990s wasn't that good.
9 posted on 05/16/2014 2:58:51 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: ErnBatavia

National Home Ownership Strategy was his as well.


10 posted on 05/16/2014 2:59:31 PM PDT by CommieCutter ("For an idea to be too simplistic, it must first be proven wrong" --Thomas Sowell)
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To: Olog-hai
Sorry Cankles, but Li'l Debbie's already on record: Debbie Wasserman Schultz photo: Debbie Wasserman-Schultz said it! Dems_Economy_099384B.jpg
11 posted on 05/16/2014 2:59:31 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Olog-hai
Like everything, the economy cycles and they hit it at a time where computers were taking over the world...a wild, creative period in our history.

And of course, the economy was so good, Bubba raised taxes across the board and on fuel to make sure the government got a bigger piece of the action and he could increase our worthless Dem social programs.

12 posted on 05/16/2014 3:00:49 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: fatnotlazy

As the market tanked in 2000 Democrats were blaming then candidate Bush.


13 posted on 05/16/2014 3:01:35 PM PDT by CommieCutter ("For an idea to be too simplistic, it must first be proven wrong" --Thomas Sowell)
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To: Olog-hai

Yeh she remembers when the Republican congress forced Billy Jeff to go along with welfare reform and lower taxes which promoted prosperity.


14 posted on 05/16/2014 3:01:37 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: PapaNew

Another “what difference does it make” moment, potentially.


15 posted on 05/16/2014 3:03:04 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: relictele

If he had a Dem congress during the tech boom, he could have derailed it, especially by dumping something like Obamacare on top of it. Imagine if Hillarycare/Teddycare (single-payer) went through back then?


16 posted on 05/16/2014 3:04:47 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: PapaNew
Perhaps the fall did indeed do some brain damage as she seems to be forgetting who controlled Congress from 95-00, which is when the economy was booming.
17 posted on 05/16/2014 3:07:07 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: Olog-hai

18 posted on 05/16/2014 3:08:21 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Olog-hai

This is horseblank. If we’re going to have a pissing contest about economic conditions under different presidents, she needs to own up to Obama’s record in this area. Bill Clinton is ancient history. Obama is a good Democrat. Hillary is a good Democrat. She needs to talk about the most recent Democrat president, as she tries to say Democrat presidents are so good.


19 posted on 05/16/2014 3:23:49 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Olog-hai

“Look what the3y’ve done to my song, ma!”

Whitewater, Vince Foster, thieving all that stuff from the White House, when they left, the military contractors without contracts, the GI’s had their paychecks threatened, again.


20 posted on 05/16/2014 3:23:59 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Olog-hai
The Clinton Administration lucked out because the 1990's was when the Internet took off as a public entity--and many companies sprang up to take advantage of it. Microsoft was an early beneficiary because Windows 95 was the first commercial operating system to incorporate the Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) "stack" necessary to connect to the Internet as part of the operating system.
21 posted on 05/16/2014 3:32:55 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Terry L Smith

H/T Mark Levin, he says Hillary is going to run on Bill’s economy....if the GOPe runs Jeb he’ll be forced to run on George’s (which at the end was pretty bad).

Jeb will lose huge as a result.

GOPe cannot pick our candidate...we need to push a constitutional conservative now


22 posted on 05/16/2014 3:34:29 PM PDT by gwgn02
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To: Olog-hai
Scandal after scandal kept the Clintons on the ropes so they could not implement what they wanted...and the economy took heart as a result.
23 posted on 05/16/2014 3:36:12 PM PDT by what's up (su)
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To: tumblindice

I don’t think the economy is much of an issue anymore in deciding US elections.

Caliph Baraq was re-elected with 8% unemployment (13% real), $4 gas, surging food prices, and trillion dollar deficits forever. Something I thought impossible.

Crony capitalists to provide the $$ and entitlement army to provide the votes.


24 posted on 05/16/2014 3:36:22 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Olog-hai

Yeah, thanks to Ronald Reagan


25 posted on 05/16/2014 3:38:01 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Olog-hai

And Hillary was very good in the economy. I recall her turning $1,000 into $100,000 in one year buying cattle futures. Anyone who can accomplish that feat deserves to run for president.


26 posted on 05/16/2014 3:38:34 PM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: CommieCutter

That’s right. Democrats were blaming Bush for the economy even before he took office.


27 posted on 05/16/2014 3:38:57 PM PDT by virgil (The evil that men do lives after them)
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To: Olog-hai
Isn't she supposed to be running on her merits?
28 posted on 05/16/2014 3:39:33 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: nascarnation

Not hard to do when you have corpses voting and living people voting more than once.


29 posted on 05/16/2014 3:40:47 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: pfflier

They have to exist first.


30 posted on 05/16/2014 3:41:18 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

The tail end of Reaganomics for the early years and the Contract with America for the later years caused the expansion. The only good thing Bubba did was start to sign bills that the Republicans passed.


31 posted on 05/16/2014 3:45:18 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: nascarnation

I can see your point, why would anyone vote for a loser like Barry ...
But Hillary the Retard is making it an issue.
If you know any lib retards who make it an issue, you can remind them that Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, in the midst of a sanity attack no doubt, said that her Retard party “owns the economy.” That’s an admission.
Hillaretard is implying that under her reign, the economy would be good. The Demoretards have had six years, yet have screwed the pooch: The economy sucks.
Under Democrats. Period.
If she wants to open this door, we walk right in.
But not for a Bush or anyone the GOP/Iowa anoints. If our candidate isn’t a conservative, she can say anything she wants and I won’t care.
I’m gone mini-Galt anyway.


32 posted on 05/16/2014 3:51:26 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Olog-hai

The idiots in chief at Asspress let her get away with remembering Bill Clinton, and forgetting the current Dimprez and the current economic disaster. Then she gets to refer to nameless Republicans, certainly not those named Reagan.

Asspress never fails to amaze me.


33 posted on 05/16/2014 3:55:33 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: PapaNew

That would qualify as an inconvenient truth.


34 posted on 05/16/2014 4:08:07 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Olog-hai

Mostly my point.


35 posted on 05/16/2014 4:08:21 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: Sacajaweau

“Like everything, the economy cycles and they hit it at a time where computers were taking over the world...a wild, creative period in our history.”

Exactly: the Clinton administration enjoyed a huge boon from techological innovations in computers, personal communications, and the entertainment industry. In addition Clinton had an enormous peace dividend because the Cold War was over.

Unfortunately, almost nothing of lasting cultural significance came out of the 1990s. It was an extremely shallow and superfluous era that will be remembered for practically zilch.


36 posted on 05/16/2014 6:04:06 PM PDT by RaveOn ("No amount of logic can shatter a faith consciously based on a lie." Lamar Keene, "True Believers")
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To: Olog-hai

Fortunately, few people in any branch of government understood the technology therefore few wanted to regulate it, as opposed to oil, gas, etc.

Now that the internet is as common as indoor plumbing we’re getting Net Neutrality and the like.


37 posted on 05/16/2014 6:09:47 PM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: Olog-hai

The 1987 Tax Simplification Act destroyed my construction business and by 92 forced me to close a 57 year old business.

The 90s stunk!


38 posted on 05/16/2014 6:13:15 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Olog-hai

The doormat let hubby schtup all over her. She isn’t fit for dog catcher.


39 posted on 05/16/2014 6:34:00 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: VRWC For Truth

That’s not the reason she’s unfit for dog catcher, though.


40 posted on 05/16/2014 7:06:42 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: tumblindice

I’m two steps from going full Galt.


41 posted on 05/16/2014 10:47:35 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: RaveOn

At least during the Nineties you could enjoy holidays without people getting hysterical over the slightest offense. It was the last really enjoyable era that could be lived without the misery we’re expecting now.


42 posted on 05/16/2014 10:49:30 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: Olog-hai

The economies of the 1990’s...was that before 0bamacare??


43 posted on 05/16/2014 10:56:33 PM PDT by Southack (The one thing preppers need from the 1st World? http://tinyurl.com/ktfwljc .)
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To: Olog-hai

. . . without mentioning 1994, of course.
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Yep. Hillary ignored the 1994 mid-term that put the GOP in control of Congress and the subsequent elections during Willie’s term that kept the GOP control of Congress. They held down spending and helped our economy.

Dems also continue to bash Dubya, without admitting that we increased spending because we were fighting wars; AND that the 2006 mid-term put the Dems in control of Congress with veto-proof numbers. Those last two years of Bush resulted in numerous liberal bills that significantly harmed the economy.

I still get mad about Bush never defending his policies or himself when the Dems were bashing non-stop.


44 posted on 05/16/2014 11:56:52 PM PDT by octex
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To: Olog-hai

Bill Clinton should be kissing Newt Gingrich’s ring.


45 posted on 05/17/2014 5:26:47 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend

How can this failed, no competence, brain-addled drunk recall anything? Didn’t she testify numerous times by stating “I don’t recall”? What a classless boor.


46 posted on 05/17/2014 2:11:25 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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