Skip to comments.Hillary Clinton: Obama, Bill Clinton better economic stewards than George W. Bush
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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America has changed.
It’s NOT the economy anymore, stupid.
It’s the entitlement army!
2012 proved that.
She really did suffer brain damage.
It will be interesting to watch her sell the Obama economy to the masses
Venezuela was better off economically off than any other country in the world...according to Hugo Chavez
Aw too bad. Now at least she can hope for the dementia vote.
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.
Asspress already did this one. They sure get their Journolist orders at the same time.
News flash: W ain’t running
I don’t think it’s brain damage. It’s just natural stupidity.
Wellesley didn’t help either.
Hillary positioning herself against Jeb already...
Marxist Walters is some economist. Clinton left office with a bad recession nobody thought we would survive.
Pray America wakes up
This is Hillary setting the narrative, and the stupid sheeple will go along with this.
See my post. This is all about the RINO mushes...the Bush’s.
Those two remind me of an old vaudeville couple that don’t know when it’s time to leave the stage. It is time.
when these dumbasses swoon over the “clinton economy” there is never a mention of what happened when the dot.com fantasy bubble popped.
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.
His brother is.
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!
Bingo, and plenty of it.
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.
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.
Economic stupids there I fixed it
Bush had 4.5% unemployment.
W didn’t run in 08 either, but that didn’t stop the blame Bush madness.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ROTFLOL. What a joke.
better bullshiiters anyways.
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.
Took only 7 minutes for someone to blame Bush.
Our nation is built on $17 trillion dollar debt. I don’t think any of these Ivy League fools should be bragging.
There must be a kickback in there somewhere...
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.
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.
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, Bushs favorable rating has averaged 49.3
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???
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 Ill 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 didnt 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.
and he hired Goldman Sachs to handle the country’s finances. and they screwed him and us.
Never heard of many mysterious deaths/disappearances on Bush’s watch,either.
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.