Skip to comments.Sen. Clinton attacks Bush over tax cuts
Posted on 07/11/2005 9:05:34 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton went on the attack against President Bush in a speech Sunday, accusing him of damaging the economy by overspending while giving tax cuts to the rich.
The Democrat from New York also accused Bush of depriving U.S. soldiers of equipment needed to fight the war in Iraq and cutting funding for scientific research. "I sometimes feel that Alfred E. Neuman is in charge in Washington," Clinton said referring to the freckle-faced Mad magazine character. She drew a laugh from crowd when she described Bush's attitude toward tough issues with Neuman's catchphrase: "What, me worry?"
Clinton, who was speaking during the inaugural Aspen Ideas Festival, organized by the Aspen Institute nonpartisan think tank, didn't mention the presidential election in 2008.
She said the United States should remain in Iraq until peace can be maintained by the Iraqi people, saying the mission was part of the "long struggle against terrorism" by the U.S.
"The threat of terrorism is as close as our daily commute," said Clinton, adding that people around the world admired the "famous resilience" of the British in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks.
When it came to the economy, Clinton accused the Bush administration of focusing on helping the wealthy while hurting the middle class, which she said has been key to Americans' success and stability.
She said the middle class is now being threatened by an ailing economy caused by the growing national debt, growing health care costs, the loss of pensions and the loss of manufacturing diversity. Clinton also said the U.S. needs to focus on exploring alternative energy sources to become less reliant on oil.
Keep yapping, Shrillary.
Training for campaigning.
Sweetie, we got a tax cut and we ain't rich.
I'd also be willing to bet, Hillie, that Mr. Mew and I pay a larger percentage of our income in taxes than you and your hubby do.
Isn't she the most disgusting human being on this earth? How could a sitting senator compare the President of the United States with Alfred E. Neuman and get by with it? Talk about trailer park trash!
U.S. Senator from New York Hillary Rodham Clinton greets an unidentified guest at the opening ceremony of the 117th International Olympic Committee session in Singapore Tuesday, July 5, 2005. ... (AP Photo/David Longstreath)
Nice to see that she agrees whole-heartedly with the Bush doctrine....while a candidate. I'm sure that she would screw over Iraq as soon as she's elected though and appease every terrorist group in the world.
Between her and Howard Dean they are the gifts that keep on giving. File another one away in the archives to be used in a campaign commercial against the Tax raiser Clinton. Those new numbers that the deficit and unemployment are falling must have set her off even more. :)
She would much prefer to methodically redistribute wealth by reaching further into the pockets of the *large* middle class and giving it away to those who are eerily beholden to people like her.
She's a Socialist ASS!
Is it my imagination or does Hillary look at least 5 years younger in that pic and other recent pics? What sorcery is this!
Someone post that picture of Bill and Hill that is being used for Freeper donations - it is awful - what's worse, this woman thinks she can lead a nation. WRONG!!!!!
uh huh,, I hear ya..
The blue suit too..
where is the pink pant suit, Hillary?
Drag a hundred dollar bill through the Senate and see what you attract!
Does anybody buy the idea that the people in the military will be better armed or equipped under a Hillary regime? I watched her husband-of-convenience disband hundreds of units (including two Special Forces Groups as "obsolete"), scrap billions in equipment, and expend our strategic munitions stockpile on symbolic, headline-seeking strikes. (Hmmm... symbolic, headline-seeking... sounds like Clinton and Osama call from the same playbook). The Clinton crime family called this "the Peace Dividend" with a straight face.
And then, there's the appeasenik "better __fill_in_the-_blank__ than dead" sensibility that comes with weak, flaccid Democratic foreign policy.
Elect Hillary, and we'll be throwing rocks at the terrorists. But we'll be able to reach them with the rocks no problem, because they'll be here.
Criminal Number 18F
During the election cycle of 1992, George Bush the elder lost his job after Bill Clinton hammered him relentlessly for having caused the worst economy of the last 50 years.
In fact, as CNNs Brooke Jackson has reported: Three days before Christmas 1992, the National Bureau of Economic Research finally issued its official proclamation that the recession had ended 21 months earlier. What became the longest boom in U.S. history actually began nearly two years before Clinton took office.
This last sentence is particularly telling, since public perception is that Clinton inherited a bad economy and saved it by raising taxes during his first term something thatI dont believe is ever possible.
Clinton spin doctors have created the impression that he had a stellar economic record during his own presidency, in spite of the fact that the economy was already starting to decline during the last year of his term after the stock market crashed in March 2000.
According to a report by MSNBC: The longest economic expansion in U.S. history faltered so much in the summer of 2000 that business output actually contracted for one quarter, the government said Wednesday in releasing a comprehensive revision of the gross domestic product. Based on new data, the Commerce Department said that the GDP the countrys total output of goods and services shrank by 0.5 percent at an annual rate in the July-September quarter of 2000.
Fact is, the Clintons have done more to damage the US than any traitor in this Nation's history...
And now ABC is running a special mini-series about a WOMAN PRESIDENT! Can you say Free Advertising for Hillary from ABC News?
And sometimes I feel like Ellen DeGeneres is in the senate... referring of course to the unattractive Hollywood dyke character
What drug is Madame Hillary on?
The economy is better now than when her male whore ran the country.....and safer too.
Must have taken the speechwriters months to come up with a new, "Bush is dumb," line. Really earning her pay!! Can she really have an IQ higher than an average lightbulb???"Amazing how often rich Dems attack their fellow rich.
Pray for W and Our Troops
Tax RECEIPTS are way up and projected DEFICITS have been way off for the past year AND are in FACT way DOWN yet the OLD MEDIA doesn't think it necessary to REPORT this fact.
"Clinton also said the US needs to focus on exploring alternative energy sources . . "
Even the French have managed to harness nuclear power for their energy needs, buuuuuut actually try to put some meat on Shrillary's energy bone and see how fast they start squealing.
Sometimes I feel like your "husband" is a Big Creep, Hellary.
Lady Macbeth should talk...!
"damaging the economy"? If I'm not mistaken didn't we have back to back blockbuster economic news? She makes me ill.
Just last week there was an article about how tax revenues (quite different from tax rates....ref the Laffer Curve) are WAY up this year. I don't remember the specific numbers, but it was more proof that Dumocrats do not understand our US economy.
It's called Botox!
Think about it.....would YOU really SAY something like this in a SPEECH, if you were a Senator....would YOU? I would not. I find her to be infantile, juvenile, and dangerous.....
I seem to remember how the MSM changed their tune on the economy just a day or two after Clinton was first elected. Not inaugurated, elected! They knew the economy was much better than they were reporting and had to start making corrections as soon as Bush 41 was defeated. I would have loved to watch them squirm if Bush had been reelected. I'm sure they would have done everything in their power to crash the economy in order to cover-up their collusion.
For the Aspen crowd, those who actually have to work for the living are the "rich". Trust fund babies and other assorted freeloaders are "independently wealthy" who should not be taxed the same way as the "little people".
The beast will do whatever is is necessary to decieve and control.
one motive more to vote the Republican Party in 2008!!!! ;-)
I wish Bush would just come out and say to hillary's face that she is a liar. The tax cuts were for everyone who paid taxes, not just the rich. It's the truth.
Why is this news?
A Democrat ripped on President Bush because they fundamentally disagree on everything. In other news, a bear took a dump in the woods.
Thank goodness these nitwits don't understand.
Imagine middle America pining for The Great Society, or for four more years of Jimmy Carter.
People pine for Ronald Reagan. For physical and economic strength. Higher taxes will weaken us, and choke off all growth, and limit the adequacy of funding of our capital stock.
I cannot be more thankful for the stupidity of Hillary Clinton. Or Howard Dean. Or John Kerry.
She got the overspending right, but if anything GWB's tax cuts were overemphasized at the low end in order to stimulate demand rather than investment.
I'm just finishing reading Ed Klein's book, "The Truth about Hillary." It's an illuminating read and points out clearly how dangerous this horrendous female really is. Ending her presidential dream is now the number one goal of all thinking Americans. If she were to win, it would end our Republic for sure and the nation would become the People's Socialistic Republic of America.
As much as it pains me to admit it...most of what Hillary has said from a foreign policy standpoint has been reasonable considering she's a Dem. However, I don't doubt her hand was in Bill's deals with the ChiComs so I cannot forgive her for that.
Hillary's just POd that she had to return some of the belongings of the American people back to the White House.
And her little ditty, "what, me worry?" Wonder what Mamma Barbara Bush has to say about that, while she embraces Bill Clinton.
I just finished the latest Hillary book by Klein. Her name amongst the staff was "the big girl". She's just bad news.
Well, at least now we know the source of her intellectual depth.
Brilliant image, Antioch -- she looks like Little Rascal's Alfalfa. LOL!!!
Hillary is sitting pretty - why would she want to run for president? Her husband is in NYC while she's in DC. If she were to somehow get into the WH, Bubba would have to live with her again (full-time) and not this convenient commuter marriage. I don't think either she or Mr. Bill wants that! She seems to like being a Senator and loves having Bubba a safe distance away.