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Clinton On '60 Minutes': Tax Cut Is Bad Economics
katv.com ^ | March 9, 2003 | AP

Posted on 03/09/2003 7:55:14 PM PST by Nachum

New York (AP) - Former President Clinton, in his first televised mini- debate with Republican Bob Dole on Sunday, said that a tax cut at a time that war is looming in Iraq is "bad economics."

Dole, Clinton's opponent in the 1996 presidential election, said the Bush administration has launched a global war to protect the American way of life, "which means, among other things, the freedom to save or invest our own money."

The retired politicians have agreed to revive the "Point-Counterpoint" segment on "60 Minutes," television's most popular newsmagazine.

In the two-minute debate, the two will face off on a subject of their own choosing. Sunday's segment was the first, and Clinton chose to talk about is successor's proposed tax cut; Dole gets to choose the next segment.

Clinton said a conflict with Iraq and the subsequent rebuilding will cost many billions of dollars when the country is at a deficit.

"Now when we're cutting back on everything from homeland security to education and with Iraq still to pay for, your party wants another big tax cut," Clinton said. "Never before have we had a big tax cut in times of national crisis. Lincoln didn't. FDR didn't. With over 200,000 young Americans in the Persian Gulf, we shouldn't. It's wrong and it's bad economics."

Dole responded that it didn't have to be one or the other.

"For President Bush to practice the economics of "either/or" would not only invite political attack from your friends who want his job, it would risk winning the battle and losing the war," the former Senate majority leader said.

After their initial 45-second segments, both politicians were given 15 more seconds to make another point.

"Leadership is about choosing," Clinton said. "So let's give up our tax cut."

No way, said Dole, arguing that many of the nation's economic problems could be traced to an economic hangover from the roaring '90s.

"The Bush tax cut has barely kicked in," Dole said. "But I'll tell you what. I'll gladly donate my tax cut to a worthy charity, if you will. Maybe even to the Clinton library."


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1 posted on 03/09/2003 7:55:15 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum
Clever comeback by Mr. Dole.
2 posted on 03/09/2003 7:58:10 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: Nachum
when will somebody take this guy away......
3 posted on 03/09/2003 7:58:50 PM PST by The Wizard (Demonrats are enemies of America)
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To: The Wizard
after what this guy did I can't understand why people still want to listen to him

he has NO MORAL AUTHORITY and I just can't even look at him without thinking what a scumbag he is
4 posted on 03/09/2003 7:59:53 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: Ciexyz
I have to say that bill clinton on TV kills hillary's career....

maybe it time for hillary to do to him what she's had done to others

5 posted on 03/09/2003 8:00:42 PM PST by The Wizard (Demonrats are enemies of America)
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To: Nachum
Former President Clinton-Former President Clinton-Former President Clinton-Former President Clinton-Former President Clinton

....Bob Dole AND MNSCB need to wake up, BILL CLINTON IS NOT MR. PRESIDENT

GGRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

6 posted on 03/09/2003 8:01:45 PM PST by GrandMoM ("Vengeance is Mine , I will repay," says the Lord.)
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To: Nachum
Can you believe that Clinton is being paid $1 million for this BS?
7 posted on 03/09/2003 8:02:02 PM PST by jackbill
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To: Nachum
The very fact that Liberal democrats, both the has beens and those aspiring to be has beens, all rabidly oppose a tax cut, is proof positive that tax cuts really work. Nuf sed.
8 posted on 03/09/2003 8:06:10 PM PST by F.J. Mitchell
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To: Nachum
Bill, you ignorant slut.
9 posted on 03/09/2003 8:06:27 PM PST by Mike Darancette
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To: GrandMoM
This is the name of the Fox News story -- I have copied the title direct from Fox News:

Bubba vs. Dole, Round One
10 posted on 03/09/2003 8:07:41 PM PST by PhiKapMom (Get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US)
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To: Nachum
The retired politicians have agreed to try and revive the "Point-Counterpoint" segment on "60 Minutes," television's most unpopular newsmagazine.
11 posted on 03/09/2003 8:09:13 PM PST by Slyfox
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To: Nachum
So...the accused rapist, perjerer x Pres managed to show up on time, did he.....SCUMBAG...won't watch, can't watch...don't want to ruin my week.
12 posted on 03/09/2003 8:10:01 PM PST by goodnesswins (Thank the Military for your freedom and security....and thank a Rich person for jobs.)
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To: jackbill
How much does Dole get?
13 posted on 03/09/2003 8:10:25 PM PST by HoundsTooth_BP
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To: Nachum
The great Austrian economist, Bill von Clinton, speaking as the definitive authority of modern business cycle theory, revealed to an ignorant nation that giving them back their own money is a bad "economic" idea since they'll just "blow it".
14 posted on 03/09/2003 8:12:02 PM PST by kcar
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To: Nachum
Oh yeah sure, what ever happened to the EX-IMPREACHED PRESIDENT KEEPS HIS BIG MOUTH SHUT ABOUT HIS SUCCESSOR!!!!!!!!!!

No if, ands, or buts.

He breaks ever rule there is to break. Never in our history has one SOB done so much damage to our traditions and lifestyle!

And Dole (mr Happy) sits there with a stupid grin on his face as if anything either one of them sez is even worth air-time, let alone thoughtful consideration.

He's as close as a human being can get to resembling jock itch.
15 posted on 03/09/2003 8:14:42 PM PST by JoeSixPack1 (POW/MIA - Bring 'em home, or send us back! Semper Fi)
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To: jackbill
Leadership is about choosing

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I guess if you are Clinton it's about choosing which poll to follow (or question to ask to get the poll answer you want).

16 posted on 03/09/2003 8:14:55 PM PST by Optimist (I think I'm beginning to see a pattern here)
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To: HoundsTooth_BP
Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't Clinton promise not to raise taxes and then raise them which produced the overflowing pot (besides us working our butts off.
17 posted on 03/09/2003 8:15:38 PM PST by Sacajaweau (Hillary: Constitutional Scholar! NOT)
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To: goodnesswins
Forget the "accused" stuff...this man (sic) is a proven serial LIAR.

Now, why would anyone have any interest in what he has to say?

18 posted on 03/09/2003 8:16:59 PM PST by daler
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To: GrandMoM
IMPEACHED Former President Clinton-IMPEACHED Former President Clinton-IMPEACHED Former President Clinton-IMPEACHED Former President Clinton
19 posted on 03/09/2003 8:30:47 PM PST by upchuck (Sadamn: You are on the way to destruction...you have no chance to survive, make your time..ha ha ha)
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To: jackbill
Can you believe that Clinton is being paid $1 million for this BS?

Of course I can believe it! They keep around that doddering old communist, Dan Rather.

20 posted on 03/09/2003 8:32:29 PM PST by Paul Atreides
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To: Nachum
What would a socialist know about the capitalist economy?
21 posted on 03/09/2003 8:39:09 PM PST by henderson field
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To: Nachum
If Clintoon would have cared about America we would not be in this mess!!! Tax cuts would have helped in the gogo 90's. If all the gov's and the pres. cut taxes instead of spending.
22 posted on 03/09/2003 8:44:25 PM PST by Brimack34
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To: Nachum
Bob Dole went from viagra spots to Clinton. Hmmm.
23 posted on 03/09/2003 8:45:49 PM PST by Lijahsbubbe
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To: Mike Darancette
LOL! I would have loved to hear Bob tell the whole SNL spiel to the "real" Clinton...
24 posted on 03/09/2003 8:48:20 PM PST by austinTparty (*yawn* this is just so much discredited Keynesian BS from Clinton...)
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To: HoundsTooth_BP
>>>...How much does Dole get?

A year's supply of Viagra.

25 posted on 03/09/2003 8:49:04 PM PST by Dan(9698)
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To: Dan(9698)
Undo tag</i>
26 posted on 03/09/2003 8:50:49 PM PST by Dan(9698)
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To: Nachum
The Bush tax cut has barely kicked in," Dole said. "But I'll tell you what. I'll gladly donate my tax cut to a worthy charity, if you will. Maybe even to the Clinton library."

Hey Bob, don't even kid about a thing like that. Some of us might be convinced the Viagra has cut off the entire blood supply to your brain (in leiu of other places.)

27 posted on 03/09/2003 8:56:23 PM PST by F16Fighter (There is NO difference between the French and Democrats.)
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To: Nachum

 Now this pathetic excuse for a human is going to be paid big bucks for commentary.

 I've got some commentary for ya!

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28 posted on 03/09/2003 9:00:22 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Are you going Freeps Ahoy! Don't miss the boat. Er ship...)
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To: Nachum
If they surrounded these two men with nude women and ten million dollars in cash, I still wouldn't watch. If they gave me the money I wouldn't watch. If they gave me the women... now wait just a minute here!!!

Nope, still wouldn't watch. My wife would make sure of that. ;)

29 posted on 03/09/2003 9:05:08 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Are you going Freeps Ahoy! Don't miss the boat. Er ship...)
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To: Nachum
"Leadership is about choosing," Clinton said. "So let's give up our tax cut."

Spoken like a true liberal. He has never met a tax he didn't like.

I actually heard one of the talking heads on CNN state that the economic boom during the Clinton years was because of the largest tax increase in U.S. history that Clinton had signed.

30 posted on 03/09/2003 9:14:36 PM PST by alaskanfan
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To: Paul Atreides

Only CBS would pay a disbarred lawyer for his opinion. Disgusting as he**. Clinton Bull **** network. There used to be shame over a legacy like he left for GW Bush. This idiot thinks anyone cares. We still get nauseous looking at that creep.


31 posted on 03/09/2003 9:21:31 PM PST by oldironsides
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To: DoughtyOne
Im a woman and im with you on this one doughty one:)
why oh why oh why do those evil polluters of our country continue to be crammed down our throats?
I do not watch any news channels anymore cept for fox and sometimes they really bug me.
Do you really think people tuned in to watch this spectacle?? you know i sure hope not.
32 posted on 03/09/2003 9:28:00 PM PST by suzyq5558
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To: Nachum
Same guy that said it would be a bad idea to bring in Osama Bin Laden when Osama was twice offered by Yemen.


Same guy that built the North Korean Nuclear Reactor.

Same man that cannot define the word "is".

33 posted on 03/09/2003 9:33:26 PM PST by Kay Soze (F - France and Germany - They are my Nation's and my Family's enemies.)
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To: Nachum
When IMPOTUS came on, I muted the sound. Then I couldn't stand the picture, so I changed channels. I got back in time to hear Dole's finish. I don't even want to be reminded about how inept, corrupt, despicable a president we did have. When you see puke in the toilet bowl, it is best to flush it and forget it.
34 posted on 03/09/2003 9:34:08 PM PST by Varmint Al
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To: Nachum
I appreciate those of you who watched this crap to report on it for us. Talk about above and beyond the call of duty!! You should get hazard pay for having to listen to that bilge.
35 posted on 03/09/2003 9:59:22 PM PST by lawnguy
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To: Nachum
The only thing I would be interested in hearing about regarding the bent one is his indictment for Treason and War Crimes, or his obit.
36 posted on 03/09/2003 10:07:03 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Let's Roll Already!)
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To: Nachum
The klink library is not a worthy charity. (Even if people are lined up half way to Hong Kong to get in to visit.) Idiots. They'll drown. Typical Klink Ga-Ga's.
37 posted on 03/09/2003 10:07:04 PM PST by Waco
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To: Nachum
A two-minute debate .. that's it ..???

And How much is Clinton being paid for this?
38 posted on 03/09/2003 10:17:52 PM PST by Mo1 (RALLY FOR AMERICA - VALLEY FORGE,PA MARCH 16, 2003 1:00 PM)
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To: Sacajaweau
Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't Clinton promise not to raise taxes and then raise them which produced the overflowing pot (besides us working our butts off.

Yep .. not sure if it was the highest tax increase ever, but it was up there

Ticked off alot of Seniors also at the time

39 posted on 03/09/2003 10:20:34 PM PST by Mo1 (RALLY FOR AMERICA - VALLEY FORGE,PA MARCH 16, 2003 1:00 PM)
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To: Nachum
Who cares???!!! The best tv tonight was family night on Fox--The Simpsons, The Hills, The Beenes, and Malcolm's Clan.

After that, we switched back to the real world--Fox News. There's no time for anything CBS and its Democrat-agenda producers want to shove off on us!

40 posted on 03/09/2003 10:36:28 PM PST by MHT
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To: Mo1
It was not only the HIGHEST tax increase, it was also retroactive , which is unConstitutional, against the law, and taxed the DEAD ; yet once again !
41 posted on 03/09/2003 10:40:21 PM PST by nopardons
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To: Nachum
i like mr.Dole answers,the national security and the people first,vs bill clinton the weasel.
42 posted on 03/09/2003 10:41:58 PM PST by green team 1999
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To: nopardons
OK, thanks .. I thought it was, but I wasn't sure

I remember my congresswomen SWORE she would not vote for this and at the last minute Clinton got to her and she voted yes

Now she is forever known ad One Term Margie

BTW .. her husband was just sentence to prison from ripping off everyone and his mother in-law
43 posted on 03/09/2003 10:46:17 PM PST by Mo1 (RALLY FOR AMERICA - VALLEY FORGE,PA MARCH 16, 2003 1:00 PM)
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To: Mo1
I remember that and I read about her husband . It's no longer " safe " for these nitwits; not with FR around and people who have very long & accurate memories. LOL
44 posted on 03/09/2003 10:47:52 PM PST by nopardons
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To: suzyq5558
Thanks Suzyq. Yes some folks probably watched it. Disgusting to the max! You take care.
45 posted on 03/09/2003 10:50:13 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Are you going Freeps Ahoy! Don't miss the boat. Er ship...)
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To: Nachum
"Leadership is about choosing," Clinton said.

That explains the fat whore in a thong.
Dole should be ashamed. Viagra, now Clinton? Ouch.

46 posted on 03/09/2003 10:54:48 PM PST by PRND21
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To: nopardons
LOL .. YEP .. aren't Freepers Great!
47 posted on 03/09/2003 10:54:58 PM PST by Mo1 (RALLY FOR AMERICA - VALLEY FORGE,PA MARCH 16, 2003 1:00 PM)
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To: Mo1
:-)
48 posted on 03/09/2003 10:56:14 PM PST by nopardons
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To: Nachum
Clinton said. "Never before have we had a big tax cut in times of national crisis. Lincoln didn't. FDR didn't.

Well, dolt, we've only had three "big tax cuts" in our history: Coolidge, JFK, and Reagan. Are you saying that JFK's presidency didn't see a crisis (the Cuban Missile Crisis)? Are you saying that Reagan didn't (Carter's economic crisis featuring stagflation, Carter's Iran hostage-taking crisis, and Reagan's arms race that decided the Cold War)?

Frickin' moron. As always, rhetoric posing as rational thought for Slick Willie.

49 posted on 03/09/2003 10:59:39 PM PST by Teacher317
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50 posted on 03/09/2003 10:59:53 PM PST by Brian Allen (This above all -- to thine own self be true)
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