Clinton's speech

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    During his speech I must admit I agreed with him when he said that in 1996 the country was in the MIDDLE of the biggest peacetime expansion of the economy in history. If we consider that the expansion ended in 2008 that means it started, according to Clinton, somewhere around 1986 and we know who was president then. Clinton was able to ride out the expansion but his failed policies lead to what we are seeing today. It was predicted and it occurred. When Clinton pushed for the "free" trade agreements like no president before him it was predicted that there would be a great sucking sound of jobs leaving the country, and that is exactly what is happening. Doesn't matter if the Republicans wanted the agreements or not they would not have passed with out Clinton strong arming his own party. Then we have have the dotcom crash in 2001, the wind down from the unfounded scare over Y2K and the result of Clinton's limb wristed dealings with terrorists resulting in 9/11. Of all the Presidents I have known I doubt any did more damage to the American people then did W.J. Clinton. And this is said without bring up his LYING UNDER OATH.
     
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    Any successes Clinton had were related to his Republican Congress. NAFTA was his baby along with the beginning of what led to the housing bubble.
     
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    is that why the repubs want to implement trade agreements with other nations, Reagan and Bush pushed for china as a most favored nation, to open up markets. It is what big business wants, and they usually get it.
    But also remember that Congress makes the treaties with nations to trade with, and the repubs controlled Congress and also pushed NAFTA.
     
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    Shit loads of republicans wanted and voted for NAFTA. And Bush SR. signed it the first time around.

    Following diplomatic negotiations dating back to 1986 among the three nations, the leaders met in San Antonio, Texas, on December 17, 1992, to sign NAFTA. U.S. President George H. W. Bush, Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and Mexican President Carlos Salinas, each responsible for spearheading and promoting the agreement, ceremonially signed it. The agreement then needed to be ratified by each nation's legislative or parliamentary branch.

    North American Free Trade Agreement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    And republicans ratified it right beside the dems.
     
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    clinton submitted a budget busting budgetg that was even voted down by his own party.. they when dems got slaughtered ie 3010 he moved to the center and became more pragmatic. Something obama will never do

    dems and obama are fixated on the 21 new taxes in obamacare. then of course bubbas read all 2000 pages. Dems can't spend evnough and they can't tax enough.
    I would go along with a tax increase on the rich but the dems would just give it to bums that don't wanna work so bullshit on that.
     
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    Slick Willie's long tiring speech was full of BS as per usual....

    He's a liar as much as Obama is....remember Clinton promised he would NOT raise taxes....and then raised them almost immediately once elected....? Obama will do the same thing....
     
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    Sounded like he was campaigning for himself, or Hillary in four years.

    He nailed Obama with a few huge shots.
     
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    The housing bubble was bad, real bad for those greedy SOBs who were playing the system. They should have been made to pay. But did you know that the prices of housing dropped to where it should have been due to inflation, not below?
     
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    You're an idiot. There were recessions in 1990 and 2001. You can't even get economic history correct let alone make any comments about it.
     
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    He was campaigning that is why I bring up the reality of him and not the stroybook BS we are hearing.

    Please share how he nailed Obama.
     

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