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    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."
    $860 billion tax-cut deal: Cost breakdown

    Clinton made clear that it was not the $544.3 billion tax cut extension that led to his endorsement.

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    So Clinton's President now?
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjas77 View Post
    So Clinton's President now?
    Obama is our first affirmative action president, he gets training wheels.
    How is obama working out for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacarnut View Post
    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:
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    wait - there are ethanol subsidies in that bill?? :mad:
    The Republicans need to attend some tea parties, this isn't going well!
    How is obama working out for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madisonian View Post
    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.
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    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.
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