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Bill Clinton back in the White House, holds economic meeting with Obama (Follow the $$$$)
Washington Post ^ | July 14, 2010 | Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on 07/14/2010 3:17:28 PM PDT by maggief

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Clinton, whose foundation is working on clean energy programs that would employ additional workers, and Buffett met with Obama as part of a White House push on the economy and employment. On Tuesday, Obama tapped Jacob Lew as budget director and publicly directed him to reduce the deficit. On Thursday, Obama travels to Michigan to talk job creation once more.

Gibbs said the timing of the two Wednesday meetings was coincidental, and that Buffett initiated their sit-down.

"You don't turn down an opportunity to talk to Warren Buffett," Gibbs said. Buffett has been an Obama supporter and adviser since backing him in the 2008 primaries.

The Clinton meeting was designed to "discuss new ways to create jobs in the private sector and continue to build on the success we have seen through the Recovery Act on building public-private partnerships in the clean energy sector," a White House statement said.

(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
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"Clinton, whose foundation is working on clean energy programs that would employ additional workers"

http://www.clintonfoundation.org/what-we-do/clinton-climate-initiative/our-approach/cities/building-retrofit

The Clinton Climate Initiative’s (CCI) Energy Efficiency Building Retrofit Program (EEBRP) brings together many of the world’s largest cities, energy service firms and financial institutions in a landmark effort to reduce energy consumption in existing buildings. CCI works with industry, financial, government and building partners to overcome market barriers and develop financially sound solutions that accelerate the growth of the global building efficiency market. CCI provides support to building owners such as city governments, commercial portfolio owners, schools, universities, and public housing authorities in identifying, designing, and implementing large-scale energy efficiency retrofit projects and brings the owner together with the necessary contracting and financial firms for implementation.

1 posted on 07/14/2010 3:17:30 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

So let’s see if Clinton can waive his magic wand and get Obama out of this.


2 posted on 07/14/2010 3:19:04 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant

Geez, somebody at the WH must have gotten a brand new bag of nose candy....


3 posted on 07/14/2010 3:19:57 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: Brilliant

No, but he can wave his magic wand and get more gov $$$$ in his CCI coffers.


4 posted on 07/14/2010 3:22:03 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Obama would have been better off having a meeting with the Republican Congress that forced Clinton to become a “fiscal conservative”. But Obama’s intellect is as overrated as Clinton’s virility.


5 posted on 07/14/2010 3:22:23 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07

I thought in the campaign it was Joe Biden who said he would be looking over the shoulder of the Jr. Senator to make sure things got done right.


6 posted on 07/14/2010 3:25:45 PM PDT by rovenstinez (,)
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To: Brilliant

‘So let’s see if Clinton can waive his magic wand and get Obama out of this.’

Not likely. Hillary is tanned and ready for 2012.

Key thing to watch. Will the Kenyan be invited to Chelsea’s wedding? I bet not.


7 posted on 07/14/2010 3:30:11 PM PDT by y6162
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To: maggief
Buffett has been an Obama supporter and adviser since backing him in the 2008 primaries.

And that is all I needed to hear.

< /read >

8 posted on 07/14/2010 3:30:56 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: maggief
Bubba and Energy. Bubba and Putin. Bubba and .....

Bubba and Hillary buying a mansion.....Interesting!!!

9 posted on 07/14/2010 3:31:22 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: y6162

He’s the first person listed....Sorry...


10 posted on 07/14/2010 3:32:10 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Brilliant

So let’s see if Clinton can waive his magic wand and get Obama out of this.


Clinton is no magician. He never really pulled a rabit out of the hat; he just happened to be standing in the right place at the right time when one suddely hopped by thanks to the dot com boom. There are no tricks up his sleeve to help Obama.


11 posted on 07/14/2010 3:34:48 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: maggief
The Clinton meeting was designed to "discuss new ways to create jobs in the private sector and continue to build on the success we have seen through the Recovery Act on building public-private partnerships in the clean energy sector," a White House statement said.

Do any of them honestly believe that the tech boom and Y2K, and the (temporary) jobs they created, would not have happened if Clinton wasn't President?

12 posted on 07/14/2010 3:34:48 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: maggief
On Thursday, Obama travels to Michigan to talk job creation once more...building public-private partnerships in the clean energy sector," a White House statement said.

This seems to be the industrial route Michigan has chosen to go under Granholm. I can't help but think our state is investing in the buggy whip industry.

13 posted on 07/14/2010 3:35:28 PM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of cat attacks while typing!)
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To: maggief

The only one to benefit from this meeting is Bill Clinton.

Nice to see Obama having his A$$ handed to him.

What’s next, VP Hillary?


14 posted on 07/14/2010 3:35:44 PM PDT by IncPen (How can a man who won't produce his own documentation lecture the rest of us on immigration?)
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To: Starboard

It wasn’t the dot com boom. It was $12 a barrel oil, which was really Bush’s brainchild since he evicted Saddam from Kuwait and made it happen.


15 posted on 07/14/2010 3:40:43 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: y6162
Unfortunately, he is... The Clinton Wedding
16 posted on 07/14/2010 3:41:22 PM PDT by NoExpectations
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To: Brilliant

It wasn’t the dot com boom.


The spectacular boom ran from about 1995 to 2000. Look at NASDAQ chart. That was no coincidence.


17 posted on 07/14/2010 3:49:06 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: maggief

Bill to Obama: “Give me money or I take the leash off Hillary.”


18 posted on 07/14/2010 3:54:43 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: maggief

Recovery Act on building public-private partnerships in the clean energy sector

Whenever you hear about “public-private partnerships,” you’re hearing about a fascist concept.
The Administration knows it’s impossible to own the means of production. It’s more effective to control the means of production.


19 posted on 07/14/2010 3:55:13 PM PDT by griswold3 ('Regulation and law without enforcement is no law at all)
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To: Starboard

I think the stimulus was an attempt to generate another boom. It didn’t, but we still have to pay back the money we borrowed to pay for the boom we didn’t get.


20 posted on 07/14/2010 4:00:06 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: Brilliant

Clinton remembers, and he will get even!


21 posted on 07/14/2010 4:05:04 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (I'D RATHER BE TRIED BY 12 THAN CARRIED BY 6)
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To: maggief

Obamanomics: 4 minimum wage caulking jobs for 3 months, at an overall administrative (trickle-down management) cost of $475,000 per job, equals “economic stimulus”


22 posted on 07/14/2010 4:05:12 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: maggief

“So, Barrack, where yuh keepin’ the intern gals? I’m powerful horny”.....


23 posted on 07/14/2010 4:14:50 PM PDT by nasube (Bazinga!)
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To: Brilliant; All
"So let’s see if Clinton can waive his magic wand and get Obama out of this."

Bill Lord of the Flings

24 posted on 07/14/2010 4:15:39 PM 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: Starboard
From 1995?

That would be a year after the Repubs took Congress, right?

25 posted on 07/14/2010 4:16:11 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Brilliant

I think Clintoon has handed over “waving the magic wand” duties to Al Gore, who has tried to outsource that duty to an Oregon massage therapist....


26 posted on 07/14/2010 4:17:37 PM PDT by nasube (Bazinga!)
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To: Starboard

Yeah, but look at the price of oil. Oil was at historic lows from about 1992 to 1999, and began to skyrocket in 2001. 1999 was when the stock market began to show wear. 2000 was when it peaked and began to fall. I would argue that the stock market boom resulted from the low oil prices, and the dot coms went along for the ride. The dot coms were not enough in themselves to cause an economic boom. They were too small a piece of the economy. But oil fuels the entire economy.


27 posted on 07/14/2010 4:38:30 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant

this speaks volumes. obama has no clue of what to do and had to call in clintin. Ha,ha. What jokes.


28 posted on 07/14/2010 4:40:23 PM PDT by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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To: Brilliant

last time he waved his magic wand in the White House it left some DNA on Monica’s dress.


29 posted on 07/14/2010 4:48:16 PM PDT by Keith (We live in an America of National Socialism...sound familiar? It should...)
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To: Brilliant
I don't think the dot com bubble needed the low oil prices to occur. It resulted from a transformation of the Internet to a major source of business. Those businesses needed servers, software, and security, and they needed mucho developers and hardware techs to set all of that up. Y2K came on later, spurring a demand for a different group of developers.

It was a great time with money being thrown around to design and develop all of this, but it wasn't going to last. Once the servers were in place, the web sites were up, and the older mainframes knew the difference between 1900 and 2000, the developers were let go, the tech bubble burst, and that was the end of that.

30 posted on 07/14/2010 4:53:34 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: ml/nj
From this thread: Chelsea Clinton to marry in upstate New York (FIL out of jail in time to attend)

I don't think there are many at all. There are a lot of positions to fill so there have to be some. Which ex-Clinton folks do you think are in influential positions is this Administration?

You were saying....?

;^)

31 posted on 07/14/2010 5:06:44 PM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

It needed the money generated by the low oil prices to bid up the stock prices. And it wasn’t just the dot coms. The whole stock market blew a gasket. The dot coms got more than their share because they were new. But the auto industry, for example, was in high gear, and when the auto industry is in high gear, the economy is good. High paying jobs are plentiful, and money is flowing freely. It was mainly the free-flowing money that gave the stock market its boost.


32 posted on 07/14/2010 5:20:43 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: cubreporter

Yes, I thought the same thing. But the irony is that Clinton also has no clue what to do. He just puts on a show. If Obama wants to fix things, he’ll call in Gingrich. But that obviously isn’t going to happen. Obama has his “experts,” and they are all just by coincidence socialists and nut case liberals.


33 posted on 07/14/2010 5:23:11 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: maggief

Good grief..when is this country going to wake up and realize the democrats are destroying our country and lining their own pockets with our tax dollars? I am so sick of this blatant political and media corruption I could scream!

IMPEACH!!


34 posted on 07/14/2010 5:29:52 PM PDT by penelopesire ("Did you plug the hole yet daddy?")
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To: maggief
I predict Clinton will sink himself and Obama.

Ohaha will then have someone else to blame besides Bush.

35 posted on 07/14/2010 5:37:53 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: maggief

Zero’s taking a month off to work on his golf. Bubba will be guest president in his absence.


36 posted on 07/14/2010 6:15:13 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

But the dot com bubble wasn’t enough to fuel that economy. The dot coms were a small part of the economy. And it wasn’t just the dot coms that boomed. It was everything—except oil, which was in a depression because of low oil prices.

If you want to have a handle on what the dot com bubble did, compare the CA economy to other states. CA was booming because of the dot coms, and because of techs in general. But the rest of the economy, based in other states, was also booming. Detroit, for example, was in one of its greatest expansions, even though the dot coms were far away. I am in Florida. Florida’s economy was bonkers even though our connection to the dot coms was primarily just that we owned stock in them. Tourists were swarming down here, though, and it was largely because of the low oil prices which made Florida vacations a great deal.

When you have cheap oil, that covers up a lot of warts on your economy, and it even provided the money that drove up the dot com stocks in the first place. The dot coms certainly did not generate that cash themselves.

Most of them were losing money hand over fist. They had IPO’s at inflated prices and paid their staff from the proceeds. Absent the IPOs, there would have been no money, and no staff. And absent the money from other sectors of the economy, there would have been no inflated stock offerings.

The proof is that as soon as oil prices began to rise, the dot com bubble burst.


37 posted on 07/14/2010 6:51:37 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant

I would argue that the stock market boom resulted from the low oil prices, and the dot coms went along for the ride.


While low oil prices may have been a contributing factor,
the dot com bubble was largely driven by the evolution of the Internet, an explosion of web browsers, the advent of web based commerce, advances in telecommunications, the introduction of new business models (which still exist today) and a period of low interest rates. Y2K was also a factor in the late 90s. IMHO you are overstating the role of oil as advancements in technology were a reflection of Moore’s Law. Then again, maybe it should all be credited to Al Gore who, after all, invented the Internet. LOL.


38 posted on 07/14/2010 7:05:02 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Starboard

Well, we could go back and forth on this, and I don’t think we’re going to change each other’s mind. The dot coms would not have happened but for technology, true, but I still maintain that they were not the driver of the economy.


39 posted on 07/14/2010 7:09:36 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: griswold3
Whenever you hear about “public-private partnerships,” you’re hearing about a fascist concept.

Exactly. The neo-fascists/neo-totalitarians are working overtime.

40 posted on 07/14/2010 7:34:11 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Brilliant

you’re right. clintin doesn’t know squat. obama has no experts. They are all flying by the seat of their pants. their drive is to destroy this country...period.


41 posted on 07/14/2010 9:12:58 PM PDT by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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To: Brilliant
But the dot com bubble wasn’t enough to fuel that economy. The dot coms were a small part of the economy.

The tech boom was more than just the dot coms. It was the advent of E-commerce and Y2K too. The latter was a multi-billion dollar stimulus all by itself.

The proof is that as soon as oil prices began to rise, the dot com bubble burst.

I didn't need to monitor the oil prices to know that the COBOL programmers hired for Y2K would be let go when January 1, 2000 came and went.

And I don't dispute that low oil prices will help the economy. I just don't accept that E-commerce, Y2K, or on-line news forums such as FreeRepublic wouldn't have happened without low oil prices.

42 posted on 07/15/2010 1:58:33 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

Well, we weren’t talking about the tech boom in general. We were talking about the dot coms. However, even the entire tech boom was not in my opinion a bigger factor than the cheap oil. There is no question that the sector would have expanded without the oil. But to say that was driving the entire economy is another thing altogether.


43 posted on 07/15/2010 4:38:04 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant

We’ll have to agree to disagree, then.:)


44 posted on 07/15/2010 4:42:11 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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