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?