- Jul 14, 2011
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By Benjy Sarlin
Former President Bill Clinton told an Orlando, Fla., audience that Mitt Romneys vague economic plan is part of a scheme to get elected, then steal credit for President Obamas coming recovery.
Clinton cited recent reports that top economists and financial firms are predicting a strong boost to growth soon, likely matching Romneys current pledge to create 12 million jobs over the next four years, whether or not hes elected.
According to Clinton, America is looking at 4 percent GDP growth soon, double the current rate, as long as we dont mess it up. The danger then is that Romney will win the election then cut taxes for wealthy people, gut the Medicaid program, slash aid to education and scientific research, then claim these policies as the reason an already inevitable short term bump occurred in his first term.
Despite the brief gains, Romney will take the future out of the budget, Clinton said, undoing Obamas hard-fought efforts to put the country on a path to more solid gains. That means the presidents work navigating the country through the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression will be forgotten: [Obama] wont even get the credit, because [Romney] want
to get credit for the 12 million jobs that Obama laid the foundation for.
Lets give the job to the man whos done the job so he can finish the job, Clinton concluded. Four more years!
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