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PoliCon
12-10-2010, 08:53 PM
By Charles Riley, staff reporterDecember 10, 2010: 7:17 PM ET


NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Former President Bill Clinton took to the White House podium Friday and delivered a ringing endorsement of the tax compromise struck earlier this week by President Obama and Republican lawmakers.

"The agreement taken as a whole is, I believe, the best bipartisan agreement we can reach to help the largest number of Americans," Clinton said.

The deal will "maximize the chances that the economic recovery will accelerate and create more jobs, and to minimize the chances that it will slip back," he added.

Clinton delivered his comments in a press conference that was remarkable for starting with two presidents and ending with one. Obama excused himself from the room shortly after introducing Clinton, saying he had one more Christmas party to attend and was keeping the first lady waiting.

Clinton went on to mount a vigorous defense of the compromise, saying he had studied the economic situation, and that both the politics and policies of the deal made sense.

"I still spend about an hour a day trying to study this economy. And I'm not running for anything and I don't have a political agenda," Clinton said. "I just try to figure out what to do."
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Clinton made clear that it was not the $544.3 billion tax cut extension that led to his endorsement.

CONTINUED (http://money.cnn.com/2010/12/10/news/economy/Clinton_Obama_Tax/)

rjas77
12-10-2010, 09:29 PM
So Clinton's President now?

lacarnut
12-10-2010, 09:30 PM
This is a shitty deal for Americans. Let the tax cuts expire and on Jan 1 pass a clean bill without raising the Inheritance Tax, funding Unemployment compensation for 13 months and no to billions for Ethanol subsidizes. Repubs are a bunch of wimps who don't have the stomach for a fight. In this bill's present form, this is a big victory for the Democrats because of the excessive spending add ons. Anyone that thinks otherwise is a fool.

Rockntractor
12-10-2010, 09:33 PM
So Clinton's President now?

Obama is our first affirmative action president, he gets training wheels.

PoliCon
12-10-2010, 09:42 PM
This is a shitty deal for Americans. Let the tax cuts expire and on Jan 1 pass a clean bill without raising the Inheritance Tax, funding Unemployment compensation for 13 months and no to billions for Ethanol subsidizes. Repubs are a bunch of wimps who don't have the stomach for a fight. In this bill's present form, this is a big victory for the Democrats because of the excessive spending add ons. Anyone that thinks otherwise is a fool.

wait - there are ethanol subsidies in that bill?? :mad:

Rockntractor
12-10-2010, 09:43 PM
wait - there are ethanol subsidies in that bill?? :mad:

The Republicans need to attend some tea parties, this isn't going well!

lacarnut
12-10-2010, 09:44 PM
wait - there are ethanol subsidies in that bill?? :mad:

Pisslosi added that into their bill. Democrats are going to load those bills up to the max and dumb ass Repubs will vote for it.

Madisonian
12-10-2010, 11:24 PM
wait - there are ethanol subsidies in that bill?? :mad:

You are sitting back knocking my criticism of the bill and its Republicrat supporters and you don't even know what is in it?
Please tell me that this >:mad: and your surprise at the ethanol subsides (among other poison pills) was sarcasm.

PoliCon
12-10-2010, 11:34 PM
You are sitting back knocking my criticism of the bill and its Republicrat supporters and you don't even know what is in it?
Please tell me that this >:mad: and your surprise at the ethanol subsides (among other poison pills) was sarcasm.

Here's reality - I don't trust you. You stink of hazelnut.

lacarnut
12-10-2010, 11:44 PM
What is going to happen to this porker bill is that the Democrats will wait till the 24Th hour and tell the dumb ass-Repubs that you have to vote to see what is in it. Not only Ethanol but wind and solar subsidies are included in this abortion.

I hope the bill does not pass and then the House Repubs can pass a clean bill without all the Democratic goodies. Let's see who blinks first.

Rockntractor
12-10-2010, 11:45 PM
Here's reality - I don't trust you. You stink of hazelnut.

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PoliCon
12-10-2010, 11:46 PM
What is going to happen to this porker bill is that the Democrats will wait till the 24Th hour and tell the dumb ass-Repubs that you have to vote to see what is in it. Not only Ethanol but wind and solar subsidies are included in this abortion.

I hope the bill does not pass and then the House Repubs can pass a clean bill without all the Democratic goodies. Let's see who blinks first.

I agree.

Madisonian
12-11-2010, 12:13 AM
Here's reality - I don't trust you. You stink of hazelnut.

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.
You obviously chose differently.

PoliCon
12-11-2010, 12:27 AM
I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.
You obviously chose differently.

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Madisonian
12-11-2010, 12:44 AM
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PoliCon
12-11-2010, 12:53 AM
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rjas77
12-11-2010, 02:16 AM
Obama is our first affirmative action president, he gets training wheels.

http://iowntheworld.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/training.jpg

Rockntractor
12-11-2010, 02:18 AM
http://iowntheworld.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/training.jpg

That is great!:D

Kay
12-11-2010, 10:18 AM
This will go down as the strangest moment in Barry's presidency for me thus far. He is the POTUS, he walks out with a past potus and announces that he's worried about his wife getting mad because he's late to meet her, then turns the presidential podium over to a past POTUS who's retired (instead of VP) to take over for him. Bizarre to say the least.

Odysseus
12-11-2010, 07:22 PM
So Clinton's President now?
Somebody ought to be...

Pisslosi added that into their bill. Democrats are going to load those bills up to the max and dumb ass Repubs will vote for it.
Not necessarily.

This will go down as the strangest moment in Barry's presidency for me thus far. He is the POTUS, he walks out with a past potus and announces that he's worried about his wife getting mad because he's late to meet her, then turns the presidential podium over to a past POTUS who's retired (instead of VP) to take over for him. Bizarre to say the least.
Obama seems hell bent on destroying the integrity and stature of the office. He makes Jimmy Carter look decisive, but I digress...

Okay, here is the obvious Republican strategy:

Extend the tax cuts for one year as is, so that when they come up again, Republicans own the house. Extend unemployment benefits for fifteen months, which sounds like a win for the Democrats, but isn't. Let them try to extend them again in April 2012, while people are filing their taxes and feeling the pain of Democratic class warfare. Strip everything else out of the bill and fight tooth and nail against more spending. And, if the Dems try to hold the bill hostage, let them. A Republican house can pass the bills on January 20th and send them to the Senate, where a more Republican (and conservative) caucus will fight for them. When the media tries to claim that the unemployment benefits are expiring during the holidays, point to Pelosi as the culprit and stand firm. The important thing is to stand on principle and fight the additional earmarks that Democrats are including, for the sole purpose of infuriating the tea partiers. Don't give them ammunition.

Lager
12-11-2010, 09:00 PM
This will go down as the strangest moment in Barry's presidency for me thus far. He is the POTUS, he walks out with a past potus and announces that he's worried about his wife getting mad because he's late to meet her, then turns the presidential podium over to a past POTUS who's retired (instead of VP) to take over for him. Bizarre to say the least.

I agree. It was one of the strangest things a President could do. I wonder if this guy will even run in 2012.

Rockntractor
12-11-2010, 09:37 PM
I agree. It was one of the strangest things a President could do. I wonder if this guy will even run in 2012.

He probably thinks he was doing Clinton a favor!