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Hillary Clinton: Obama, Bill Clinton better economic stewards than George W. Bush
CBS News ^ | May 16, 2014 | By Jake Miller

Posted on 05/16/2014 4:16:41 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Hillary Clinton touted the economic growth seen during the last two Democratic presidencies during a speech before the New America Foundation on Friday, and she warned that the U.S. risks falling behind global competitors if policymakers do not do more to revive the middle class by generating broad-based economic growth.

Clinton, a former secretary of state who's eyeing a presidential bid in 2016, praised both President Obama and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, for their economic stewardship. And she contrasted their years in the White House with the tenure of former President George W. Bush, saying eight years of a Republican presidency "taught us different lessons."

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1 posted on 05/16/2014 4:16:41 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

America has changed.
It’s NOT the economy anymore, stupid.
It’s the entitlement army!
2012 proved that.


2 posted on 05/16/2014 4:18:21 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

She really did suffer brain damage.


3 posted on 05/16/2014 4:22:19 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It will be interesting to watch her sell the Obama economy to the masses


4 posted on 05/16/2014 4:22:35 PM PDT by LMAO (Insurgent conservative)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Venezuela was better off economically off than any other country in the world...according to Hugo Chavez


5 posted on 05/16/2014 4:23:20 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Aw too bad. Now at least she can hope for the dementia vote.


6 posted on 05/16/2014 4:23:37 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bill Clinton had to work with a Republican House and Senate who kept his collectivist ideas in check. They trimmed Welfare, defense and other expenses, so that with some sleight of hand they could actually point to a balanced budget for a few seconds.

GW Bush had Nancy and Hairy in the House and Senate, and he did not have the courage to stop spending.


7 posted on 05/16/2014 4:23:43 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Asspress already did this one. They sure get their Journolist orders at the same time.


8 posted on 05/16/2014 4:24:14 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

News flash: W ain’t running


9 posted on 05/16/2014 4:24:20 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: MUDDOG

I don’t think it’s brain damage. It’s just natural stupidity.


10 posted on 05/16/2014 4:24:44 PM PDT by mothball
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To: mothball

Wellesley didn’t help either.


11 posted on 05/16/2014 4:26:35 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: mothball

Hillary positioning herself against Jeb already...


12 posted on 05/16/2014 4:26:52 PM PDT by gwgn02
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Marxist Walters is some economist. Clinton left office with a bad recession nobody thought we would survive.

Pray America wakes up


13 posted on 05/16/2014 4:27:05 PM PDT by bray (Palin 2016)
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To: muir_redwoods
He doesn't have to run. But his brother is.

This is Hillary setting the narrative, and the stupid sheeple will go along with this.

14 posted on 05/16/2014 4:27:42 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (100% pure organic, free-range conservative)
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To: muir_redwoods

See my post. This is all about the RINO mushes...the Bush’s.


15 posted on 05/16/2014 4:28:53 PM PDT by gwgn02
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To: nascarnation

Those two remind me of an old vaudeville couple that don’t know when it’s time to leave the stage. It is time.


16 posted on 05/16/2014 4:33:14 PM PDT by Maudeen ("I'm just a sinner . . . saved by Grace.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
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17 posted on 05/16/2014 4:33:27 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

when these dumbasses swoon over the “clinton economy” there is never a mention of what happened when the dot.com fantasy bubble popped.


18 posted on 05/16/2014 4:33:33 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: lurk

I resent the fact that people leave out of the equations the MAIN Factor in moving the economy of the Bill Clinton years was more BILL GATES and STEVE JOBS. Everyone wanted a bigger, faster Internet memory chip, and the dot com companies expanded, people wanted all kinds of electronic gadgets THIS....my friends caused the BUMP...and the spike. It is CONGRESS that authorizes funds, and people should hold the CONGRESS responsible for spending, during the days of Bush it was a DEMOCRAT Congress. Oh well. Keep on living stupid.


19 posted on 05/16/2014 4:33:33 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: muir_redwoods
News flash: W ain’t running

His brother is.

20 posted on 05/16/2014 4:35:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hey, Hillary. Tell me one thing — ONE THING! — that originated with Bubba that improved or stimulated the ECONOMY!

You can’t! Because he inherited what Ronald Reagan set in motion and then was dragged kicking and screaming to sign the improvements and stimuli set up by the Republican Congress!


21 posted on 05/16/2014 4:39:33 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: mothball

Bingo, and plenty of it.


22 posted on 05/16/2014 4:40:47 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Dear Hitlary, why did Spot refuse to kill bin laden?

Who did you support and arm in the recent Egyptian uprising?

Atleast Dubya knew who our enemies were and ordered actions to eliminate them.

Now pour yourself another double. It’s Friday and still early, shouldn’t you be passed out by now.


23 posted on 05/16/2014 4:45:08 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Hillary Clinton: Obama, Bill Clinton better economic stewards than George W. Bush...Yeah, right - Bush started with the end of the Clinton recession, amplified by the catastrophe of 911 and still cut the deficit by eighty percent with four straight years of unemployment below five percent - Clinton rode the bubble of the dotcom expansion until it burst under his regime - remember the NASDAQ dropping by half in the spring of 2000 - and spent down the "Peace Dividend" by cutting the military by twenty-five percent to squander the money on his leftwing domestic scams - Obama isn't worth mentioning except that he's continued to blame the 2008 collapse which was entirely the fault of his 'rat cronies on Bush while not being able to bring the economy to where it was before the collapse in spite of spending a couple trillion in "stimulus" funding.....
24 posted on 05/16/2014 4:45:32 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

But Hilary, your party has been telling us that it’s Congress that fixes the economy. That said, let’s hear it for Newt ... and let’s blame Pelosi for the budget under Bush.


25 posted on 05/16/2014 4:48:35 PM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Economic stupids there I fixed it


26 posted on 05/16/2014 4:54:37 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bush had 4.5% unemployment.


27 posted on 05/16/2014 4:55:23 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: muir_redwoods

W didn’t run in 08 either, but that didn’t stop the blame Bush madness.


28 posted on 05/16/2014 4:56:19 PM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bill Clinton should kiss Ronald Reagan arse.

The collapse of the Soviet Union (thanks to Reagan military buildup) as well as the IT BOOM(lower capital gains of the 80’s laid the seeds for future start ups) led to a VERY peaceful, profitable 90’s.

All Bill Clinton had to do was lay back and let the interns service him.


29 posted on 05/16/2014 4:59:06 PM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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30 posted on 05/16/2014 5:01:01 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Gas prices:

Carter 1.74 2.64 +.90 +52%
Reagan 2.64 1.47 -1.17 -44%

Bush 1.47 1.42 -.05 -3%
Clinton 1.42 1.61 +.19 +13%

Bush 1.61 2.14 +.53 +33%
Obama 2.14 3.58 +1.44 +63%

I rest my case.


31 posted on 05/16/2014 5:03:50 PM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

blame bush!


32 posted on 05/16/2014 5:06:34 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

blame bush!


33 posted on 05/16/2014 5:06:34 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

GOPe doesn’t care if Jeb or any other RINO loses anyways...they’ll cheer a HIllary Presidency on...statists of a feather flock together.


34 posted on 05/16/2014 5:09:37 PM PDT by gwgn02
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hillary thinks her husband and Obama were better then Bush 43? I knew you were not Mensa material, but you must be suffering from Alzheimer’s.


35 posted on 05/16/2014 5:15:34 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Mark Levin has made the connection. He is saying that The Hildebeast (the name I give her) is cuing up for a possible match up with Jeb Bush. This makes it an easy win for her. The zero infobots will associate Jeb with his brother G.W. and what happened to the economy. They will think that Jeb will cause a similar collapse of the economy if he were President. It does not matter if the facts say different (Bill Clinton allowed legislation that set the stage for the home loan collapse). The DemonRATs win on perception rather than facts. The zero infobots will see Jeb as damaged goods because of his brother and will not understand anything else that says otherwise.

The answer is to oppose a Jeb Bush nomination. The trap is set from which he will not escape.


36 posted on 05/16/2014 5:16:02 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

ROTFLOL. What a joke.


37 posted on 05/16/2014 5:24:02 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

better bullshiiters anyways.


38 posted on 05/16/2014 6:01:41 PM PDT by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement.)
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To: jonrick46

Hillary looks absolutely horrible, everyone agrees she hasn’t ever accomplished anything of merit ..... and yet she is considered the great fat butt rat hope. The rats figure her sex and her name recognition make her the perfect choice and therefore she gets money thrown at her..and the self-fulfilling prophecy chugs along. It’s just stunning that she’s gotten this far - what with the huge baggage, actually more than baggage, more like container ships full - of really bad history.

We just can’t overestimate the power of the media and those who know only what they’re told by the MSM.


39 posted on 05/16/2014 6:05:52 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: lurk

Took only 7 minutes for someone to blame Bush.


40 posted on 05/16/2014 6:09:10 PM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Our nation is built on $17 trillion dollar debt. I don’t think any of these Ivy League fools should be bragging.


41 posted on 05/16/2014 6:16:44 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (luke 6:38)
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To: nascarnation

There must be a kickback in there somewhere...


42 posted on 05/16/2014 6:17:22 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Conservatives were in charge of congress for the last six years of Clinton’s presidency. RINOS and democrats were in charge during Bush’s presidency. And Obama shouldn’t even be mentioned in the same sentence.


43 posted on 05/16/2014 6:26:21 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yeah Hillary, I recall those times during the Bush presidency. That’s when we had jobs and homes and if we liked our healthcare we really could keep it.

Blaming President Bush isn’t working much anymore.

http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/the-blame-bush-era-may-be-at-an-end/

“But over the past year, polling data has begun to suggest that Bush is no longer quite the liability he once was for the GOP, and that most Americans no longer see the current economy as something Obama inherited.”

“Since April, Bush’s favorable rating has averaged 49.3”


44 posted on 05/16/2014 6:35:47 PM PDT by 1035rep
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45 posted on 05/16/2014 6:38:14 PM PDT by Third Person
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What a hoot!!!!!

Due to the hi-tech and dot-com economic bubbles that rose under Bill, and were both bursting in early 2000, the economy was officially in recession before GWBush took office in late 2000. Can we say thanks Bill for the recession that began under you???


46 posted on 05/16/2014 6:48:54 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I had to educate our new local host his 2nd day on the air. He made the unfortunate mistake of Praising Bill Clinton for Welfare Reform, the Balanced Budget and lowered taxes through capital gains tax cut.

Brian Sussman made an unfortunate mistake of trying to give Clinton credit on the one hand while demonstrating his errors on the other.

I called in and thanked him for deciding to become a full time talk jock but I wanted to correct his view about Clinton’s legacy. Not to be contrarian or take away from him or Bill Clinton but they were just plain wrong and I asked I might quickly demonstrate why Clinton deserved zero Credit and when I am through who really should get the credit, without insulting anyone.

So I quickly went through them:

Contract with America, who wrote it? Newt Gingrich was his reply.

That is correct.

Now to clear the record I’ll go through them in the order I think is most powerful:

Capital Gains tax cut-
Was thought of as a response to Clinton’s raising of taxes and as a tool to keep the investment community well, investing and spurring additional investment. That was a Contract with America initiative and a well thought out position by Newt.

There was some horse trading and Newt gave away something no one really cared about to get it and the economy kept going with the result being unemployment dropping from 7% to 4% in a few short years.

The host immediately got the idea, said he would probably rephrase his thought at the end and asked me to continue.

Balanced Budget -
Again, Newt gave Clinton some bases that were already on the secondary list, devised by Dick Cheney, as alternatives for closure. Clinton got a win for his anti-military wing, we gave away something we didn’t care about and got what we wanted.

Welfare Reform -
this was the end goal all along and with a new Republican majority Congress it easily passed the House only to have Clinton veto it.

No problem. The President has the bully pulpit but was embroiled in a few distractions at the time which made it possible for Newt, Dole and few others to take their case directly to the American people who were sick of welfare queens.

Clinton was made aware the American people and the Houses were very much in the majority and very excited about reforming welfare. Still, he vetoed it again and then tried to make the argument he was going to co-opt the argument and reshape welfare reform as he saw fit.

It became very apparent the American taxpayer had, had enough and so had the houses. The pressure became to much and Clinton relented with nary a change to the original welfare reform act.

While he took credit for welfare reform it was never his idea, never became a priority until politically forced.

This was a Newt idea and part of the Contract with America which he shepherded.

Welfare Reform, the Balanced Budget and lowered taxes through capital gains tax cut.


47 posted on 05/16/2014 7:38:44 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: lurk

and he hired Goldman Sachs to handle the country’s finances. and they screwed him and us.


48 posted on 05/16/2014 8:06:45 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (civil law: commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong Blackstone Commentaries I p44)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Never heard of many mysterious deaths/disappearances on Bush’s watch,either.


49 posted on 05/16/2014 9:06:55 PM PDT by oldtech
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To: Aria

The Hildebeast Team has very smart strategy wonks who are working out each the game plan to the minute detail. Right now they are tying her husband Bill to the Beast. They will make the case that the country under Clinton’s presidency, was prospering. If the Beast becomes President, the country will prosper again and the country will benefit with a two for one team in the White House. The Lame Stream Media will say nothing about the fact that the Republicans gained control of both the House and the Senate during the Clinton Presidency. It was the Gingrich revolution that gave Clinton his prosperous years. The LSM will make sure Americans forget that fact as it focuses on the “catastrophic” economic meltdown during the Bush Presidency. It my opinion that the crash of the mortgage market was engineered by the Dems as their October Surprise.


50 posted on 05/16/2014 10:38:13 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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