8 thoughts on “Bill Clinton

  1. Surprised me. I never held him in very high regard, but this really feels like a betrayal.

  2. “You shouldn’t draw the conclusion that the New York race means that nobody can do anything to slow the rate of Medicare costs,” Mr. Clinton said at a budget forum sponsored by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. “I just don’t agree with that.”

    If this is the evidence everybody is working from, I don’t see “cut social security” either. And that remark I saw somewhere yesterday about the deficit didn’t offer any specifics, like “gut all social support programs.” It just said that the deficit needs to be worked on. Tax hikes would probably take care of that.

    Working from Clinton’s record, I can see that he wanted to outsource some functions, but we all see how that’s going. He’s not president anymore.

  3. I don’t imagine he could give a crap whether or not I approved of him. He is a lot more interested in the approval of the rich and powerful. I couldn’t stand the man, and still can’t. He was the first one to throw away the hopes and possibilities of a generation. Obama is the second.

  4. I dunno. I went back and re-read it, even before I got back here. It sure looks that way, but I’m suspicious, for some unknown reason. It feels wrong, which is one reason I would not be a good president. I don’t like making decisions on gut feelings.

  5. That video of Clinton consoling Paul Ryan about the failure of Ryan’s plan to private Medicare speaks volumes about Bill. There isn’t a dime’s worth of difference between him and Republicans, if you don’t include the Tea Party fringe. Clinton is the reason why thieves like Rubin were able to deregulate the financial industry in the 1990s, which led to the economy’s ongoing meltdown. He is a big part of the reason why the Dem Party has become so totally fucked.

  6. “medical costs will continue to go up and older people will use less, get sicker and die quicker or they will be poorer because they will have to spend more money on health care.”

    If this is what Clinton said, I guess I don’t see how saying he was going to call Ryan makes any difference. My understanding was that he was going to call Ryan about the deficit, which is actually something different. And we don’t know what Clinton is going to say.

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