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Hillary Clinton slams Obama economy: 'Dream feels further and further out of reach'
Washington Examiner ^ | 05/17/2014 | Byron York

Posted on 05/17/2014 10:51:11 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

n a speech in Washington on Friday, Hillary Clinton repeatedly criticized economic and social conditions under President Obama, barely mentioning the accomplishments of the man who appointed her secretary of State. Clinton's address, at the New America Foundation, was a broad indictment of the country's current leadership, with exactly one -- one -- note of praise for the Democratic president Clinton has called her partner and friend.

Clinton, never known for self-effacement, began by noting her lifelong desire to make the world a better place and the "driving force" toward public service instilled in her by her mother. From there, Clinton went on to describe the United States today as a very troubled place.

In remarks focused almost exclusively on domestic economic concerns, Clinton began by noting what she called "the basic bargain of America." "No matter who you are or where you come from," she said, echoing her husband's campaigns from the 1990s, "if you work hard and play by the rules, you'll have an opportunity to build a good life."

But: "For too many families in America today, that isn't the way it works. Instead of getting ahead, they're finding it harder and harder than ever to get their footing in our changing economy. The dream of upward mobility that made this country a model for the world feels further and further out of reach."

Millions of Americans are "frustrated, even angry" about today's economy, Clinton said. Falling into poverty is a constant threat, and upward mobility is almost impossible. "Forget about getting rich," Clinton told the audience, "I'm talking about getting into the middle class and staying there."

While productivity is up, Clinton noted, "wages have stagnated." "Americans are working harder, contributing more than ever … and yet many are still barely getting by."

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazigranny; clinton; economy; hillary; obama; obamarecession; obamataxhike
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1 posted on 05/17/2014 10:51:11 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Echos of the Zero Campaign, she is getting ready for 2016.


2 posted on 05/17/2014 10:59:15 AM PDT by Kackikat
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To: SeekAndFind

I never once had the sense that Hillary had any connection with me or my “dreams”.


3 posted on 05/17/2014 10:59:45 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes, my “dream” of never seeing this fossil near the White House ever again is slipping away.


4 posted on 05/17/2014 10:59:49 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: headstamp 2

But the nightmare inches closer every day.


5 posted on 05/17/2014 11:00:59 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: headstamp 2; TigersEye

We need to keep hammering the mistakes of her failed Secretary of State ....zero accomplishments and Benghazi.


6 posted on 05/17/2014 11:01:42 AM PDT by Kackikat
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To: SeekAndFind

and if she becomes President ,Bill will pick up where Obama left off ,but Obama is not going anywhere ,they’re going to use the Race Card for the third term


7 posted on 05/17/2014 11:02:17 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: SeekAndFind

Exactly which of his accomplishments could she have mentioned? Everyone I can think of are negative accomplishments which are harmed, and it will take many years for us to overcome,

Even Hitlery is smart enough to see that!


8 posted on 05/17/2014 11:02:57 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: SeekAndFind

“For too many families in America today, that isn’t the way it works. Instead of getting ahead, they’re finding it harder and harder than ever to get their footing in our changing economy.”

Oh is that what it is? A “changing economy” causing these problems. I thought it was constant government meddling in every aspect of our lives causing economic stagnation.


9 posted on 05/17/2014 11:03:26 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: SeekAndFind

One good thing I think the United States should adopt from most developed countries is drop the length of time you can campaign to 1-3 months before the actual election. It’s exhausting for everyone when you have to start campaigning only a few months after the last election, for the current one.

I bet more people would pay attention if America didn’t have to deal with these perpetual campaigns.


10 posted on 05/17/2014 11:04:27 AM PDT by Corporate Democrat
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To: SeekAndFind

We know what YOUR dream is PIAPS — and it is NOT Liberty.


11 posted on 05/17/2014 11:07:03 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Looks like i’ll have to vote for Bernie Saunders in the primary.


12 posted on 05/17/2014 11:08:55 AM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (civil law: commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong Blackstone Commentaries I p44)
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To: SeekAndFind

She sure is gearing up.

And where are our folks?
I hope they are taking notes.


13 posted on 05/17/2014 11:09:41 AM PDT by mylife
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To: SeekAndFind
I'm of the mindset she has a hard road ahead of her. Even if she gets the nomination, she isn't the shoe in some believe.

If her stint as SOS is a glimpse of a Hillary term, were are in deep trouble. I find it interesting she is choosing to run against BHO. It may be as successful as McCain distancing himself from Bush in 2008. She strikes me as a sloppy campaigner. Hillary, like BHO are media creations. When you see them actually perform, they fall way short of the media narrative.

Lest we forget, she lost the nomination to an unknown rookie

14 posted on 05/17/2014 11:11:23 AM PDT by LMAO (Insurgent conservative)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Four more years of Obama.” A winning strategy for the GOP.


15 posted on 05/17/2014 11:11:45 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: SeekAndFind

Hillary’s one and only chance to be president has come and gone. The Democrats want new blood and not old farts like the Clintons, and after eight years of this trainwreck the American people won’t put in another lefty to follow. Maybe I’m being optimistic but I refuse to accept that the Hillabeast is a done deal for 2016.


16 posted on 05/17/2014 11:11:53 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: SeekAndFind
While productivity is up, Clinton noted, "wages have stagnated." "Americans are working harder, contributing more than ever … and yet many are still barely getting by."

Maybe if we stopped importing 1.1 million mostly poor and uneducated permanent legal immigrants a year, wages might be increasing rather than decreasing. The Gang of 8 bill will almost triple legal immigration to over 33 million in the next decade and double the guest worker programs from 650,000 a year to 1.4 million a year. American jobs for American workers.

17 posted on 05/17/2014 11:13:08 AM PDT by kabar
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To: SeekAndFind

18 posted on 05/17/2014 11:13:18 AM PDT by mylife
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To: Izzy Dunne
I never once had the sense that Hillary had any connection with me or my “dreams”.

Correct! Only with my nightmares!

19 posted on 05/17/2014 11:13:19 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: SeekAndFind
Hussein & Hitlery’s Dream: “I want the Rich Boy's stuff”
20 posted on 05/17/2014 11:15:25 AM PDT by TRY ONE (I never got the memo on changing 'Global Warming' to 'Climate Change'!)
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To: kabar
While productivity is up, Clinton noted, "wages have stagnated." "Americans are working harder, contributing more than ever … and yet many are still barely getting by."

Translation: "We need more Gov"

21 posted on 05/17/2014 11:15:39 AM PDT by mylife
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To: LMAO
I'm of the mindset she has a hard road ahead of her. Even if she gets the nomination, she isn't the shoe in some believe.

So what states will she lose that Obama got?


22 posted on 05/17/2014 11:16:22 AM PDT by kabar
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To: SeekAndFind

Benghazi.


23 posted on 05/17/2014 11:16:54 AM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party)
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To: SeekAndFind
The dream of upward mobility that made this country a model for the world feels further and further out of reach."

It's not the good old days when you could make $100,000 in six months trading cattle futures in your spare time.

24 posted on 05/17/2014 11:17:35 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: SeekAndFind
...Hillary Clinton repeatedly criticized economic and social conditions under President Obama...

Oh? And this waste of sperm had nothing to do with it?

I submit for the country's consideration two items she is directly responsible for; the Keystone Pipeline, and Benghazi. The first is clearly a major economic failure and the second is clearly a huge social/moral failure.

Hillary Clinton is a sociopath who should have been in prison long ago. She should be on death row now.

25 posted on 05/17/2014 11:19:15 AM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: kabar

>> So what states will she lose that Obama got?

Not only that, there are other fronts in an overall strategy.

http://freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/3157010/posts?page=21


26 posted on 05/17/2014 11:19:53 AM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party)
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To: dowcaet

You said....
“Hillary’s one and only chance to be president has come and gone. The Democrats want new blood and not old farts like the Clintons, and after eight years of this trainwreck the American people won’t put in another lefty to follow. Maybe I’m being optimistic but I refuse to accept that the Hillabeast is a done deal for 2016.”

Agree.

Right now, she has no opposition and name recognition. I remember when she was going to be the 2008 nominee.

I’m not convinced the general public wants a third Obama term. Polling data is slowly starting to show that. The caveat is a feckless GOP


27 posted on 05/17/2014 11:20:26 AM PDT by LMAO (Insurgent conservative)
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To: Kackikat

I like the part about a hammer. ;-)


28 posted on 05/17/2014 11:25:03 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: SeekAndFind

After November she will eviscerate Obama and Obamacare (fix it as single payer). A wildcard would be for Hillary to attack Obamacare before November and the Cogressmen in trouble flock to her position.


29 posted on 05/17/2014 11:25:16 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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"Hillary Clinton slams Obama economy....."



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30 posted on 05/17/2014 11:29:24 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: LMAO

Yeah, so true that the GOP can find a way to turn certain victory into a defeat, and that would happen if Bush or Christie were the nominee.


31 posted on 05/17/2014 11:32:24 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: SeekAndFind
...barely mentioning the accomplishments of the man who appointed her secretary of State

Byron, is this tongue-in-cheek?

32 posted on 05/17/2014 11:32:57 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: SeekAndFind

Hillary, can we get an updated version of your “red phone moment” campaign commercial?


33 posted on 05/17/2014 11:33:10 AM PDT by reasonisfaith ("...because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (2 Thessalonians))
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To: SeekAndFind

She’s twice the communist that Obastard is...she’d double down on every single failed commie policy that has brought us to the very brink of disaster. Our descent rate would at least double if she gets elected.


34 posted on 05/17/2014 11:34:17 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Ray76
Since 1992 the Dems have received more total votes than the Reps save 2004 when Bush received 3,012,457 votes more than Kerry.

By 2019 half of the children 18 and under will be minorities as defined by the USG. Minorities vote more than two to one Dem and they currently constitute 37% of the voters. Each cohort that turns 18 will be more Dem than the previous one.

And each year we bring in 1.1 million legal permanent immigrants. Essentially, we are bringing in hundreds of thousands of future Dem voters. They don't call the GOP the Stupid Party for nothing.

Immigration's Impact on Republican Political Prospects, 1980 to 2012

First, the enormous flow of legal immigrants in to the country — 29.5 million 1980 to 2012 — has remade and continues to remake the nation's electorate in favor of the Democratic Party.

Second, the partisan impact of immigration is relatively uniform throughout the country— from California to Texas to Florida — even though local Republican parties have taken different positions on illegal immigration. The decline does not seem to vary with the local Republican Party's position on illegal immigration.

Third, if legal immigration levels remain at the current levels of over one million a year, it will likely continue to undermine Republicans' political prospects moving forward. Further, if the substantial increases in legal immigration in Senate's Gang of Eight bill (S.744) were to become law it would accelerate this process. Conversely, lowering the level of legal immigration in the future would help stem the decline in the Republican vote.

Three related findings help explain why immigration reduces the Republican vote:

Immigrants, particularly Hispanics and Asians, have policy preferences when it comes to the size and scope of government that are more closely aligned with progressives than with conservatives. As a result, survey data show a two-to-one party identification with Democrats over Republicans.

By increasing income inequality and adding to the low-income population (e.g. immigrants and their minor children account for one-fourth of those in poverty and one-third of the uninsured) immigration likely makes all voters more supportive of redistributive policies championed by Democrats to support disadvantaged populations.

There is evidence that immigration may cause more Republican-oriented voters to move away from areas of high immigrant settlement leaving behind a more lopsided Democrat majority.

35 posted on 05/17/2014 11:34:25 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Izzy Dunne

I dream of Hillary in a federal prison, in a striped pants suit.


36 posted on 05/17/2014 11:34:52 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: SeekAndFind

37 posted on 05/17/2014 11:35:09 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Said the bitch whose claim to fame as Sec State is an odometer.


38 posted on 05/17/2014 11:44:59 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: SeekAndFind

39 posted on 05/17/2014 11:51:27 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Add to that, hitlary doesn’t golf or get distracted like barak does. She would be on task all day every day.
And she is a man hater. Boy won’t that be fun.
Imagine her appointments to cabinet positions.


40 posted on 05/17/2014 12:01:30 PM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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To: SeekAndFind

She is moving to the centrist position. Just like hubby did. By election time, if she does run and win the nomination [which I doubt], she will make herself appear more conservative than the GOP nominee.

She is one of many who run to the right and govern to the left. Just is just another Leftist chameleon trying to appear to be something she is not. Additionally, she will be running as an extension of her hubby’s presidency, not Obama’s.


41 posted on 05/17/2014 12:10:28 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: SeekAndFind

Tacking Right? Pretty early in her campaign.


42 posted on 05/17/2014 12:10:30 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: SeekAndFind
In remarks focused almost exclusively on domestic economic concerns, Clinton began by noting what she called "the basic bargain of America." "No matter who you are or where you come from," she said, echoing her husband's campaigns from the 1990s, "if you work hard and play by the rules, you'll have an opportunity to build a good life."

Yes....and if you work really, really hard at not following the rules, you can turn small investments in cattle futures into a huge return, avoid impeachment, get elected to the Senate and be appointed SoS with no qualifications whatsoever.

43 posted on 05/17/2014 12:23:15 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Clintons believe that 2008 was to be Hillary’s year,that Obama cheated her out of her best chance.They have been waiting for the chance to get some pay back.I think the attacks will continue and intensify.


44 posted on 05/17/2014 12:23:17 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: SeekAndFind
Millions of Americans are "frustrated, even angry" about today's economy corrupt POS government and the MARXISTS in charge.

There Hillary, I fixed it for you!

45 posted on 05/17/2014 12:25:02 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: mylife

OMG-the witch is running.


46 posted on 05/17/2014 12:25:16 PM PDT by pugmama
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To: pugmama

The machine is in motion.


47 posted on 05/17/2014 12:33:14 PM PDT by mylife
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To: pugmama

Odd too because Obama deballed her and used her as an excuse as SOS.
Now the same machine is gearing her up.

They’ll defend her to the max now.


48 posted on 05/17/2014 12:36:02 PM PDT by mylife
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To: kabar

Excellent post. I work with a LOT of upper middle class immigrants in Silicon Valley and I am dismayed that so many of them are bewildered by the free market economy of their adopted land. I frequently hear them call for more government control and regulation to reduce all the uncertainties and vagaries of life. It is clear they bring their central statist, authoritarian views with them from Europe, Russia, China, India and Latin America. So it is natural they migrate to the Dem party.

The three decade shift away from the Republican Party shown in Table 4 is really alarming.

The educated immigrants want strong central government to reduce risk and uncertainty. The lower class immigrants simply want more free stuff. Together, they strengthen the Dems enormously. It ain’t for nothing the Republicans are called the Stupid Party.


49 posted on 05/17/2014 12:43:05 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: LMAO

We’re you convinced the American people would elect a community organizer TWICE?wall street loves Hillary ,millionaires love Hillary,the media loves Hitlery,she has the big money and the propaganda machine behind her,that’s all you need


50 posted on 05/17/2014 12:45:25 PM PDT by ballplayer
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