Hillary Clinton Can’t Remember Her Plan To Deal With National Debt
Refers people to her website… which doesn’t have her plan to deal with the national debt either.
You would think someone who’s proposed at least $1 trillion in new debt would be able to answer questions about how she plans to manage the $18 trillion already outstanding.
Speaking in New Hampshire Thursday afternoon, Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton was asked, “specifically, what will you do” about “our $18 trillion national debt?”
Clinton couldn’t remember what she planned to do about the national debt, but she was happy to refer people to her husband’s 1990’s tax policies. I’m sorry, but who’s on the ballot again?
Of course, Clinton never answered the question, but did was at least kind enough to send the curious to her website.
So, I went to her website. And wouldn’t you know… despite the scores of other issues covered, “national debt” was nowhere to be found. I looked under “economy.” No mention of the national debt there. “Wall Street and corporate America”? Nope. Not there either.
Good one, Hillary. Good one.
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I don’t know what the big deal is about student debt, or why there needs to be a formal plan.
Daughter Chelsea gets what, up to $75K per speech? Anyone with student debt should just give a few speeches, pay off the loans, and maybe buy a luxury car or three. What’s the problem?
Hey, there’s an idea! Tax speaking “honoraria” at 90% on all but the first $1000. Alas, however, even all the speaking fees “earned” by the entire Clinton family wouldn’t put a dent in a debt that’s $18B and growing fast. Nor will it help to throw in all the fees about to be “earned” by the various members of the 0bama family the moment he’s out of office.
Still, there’s a tax increase I can support. Together with Glenn Reynolds’ proposal for imposing on all former federal officials, for the first five years after leaving the government, a 50% tax on the excess of their earnings over whatever they were earning before they joined.
Of course that B should have been a T. But it makes no difference; even if the debt were only $18B, a confiscatory tax on excessive speaking fees wouldn’t put a dent in it, but is still a good idea.
“Still a good idea” because it would be fun to jab it to those corrupt scumbags the Clintons, or because you think the government should be confiscating income that it deems “excessive.”
Answer on the debt: She plans on growing it. And charging it to us.
sure thing, Barry doubled it so she figures she can run it up to 36 or 40 trillion. why not?
If someone makes too much of a fuss about this, she’ll put up some meaningless plattudes on her web site.
And maybe there is something about the national debt buried there somewhere.
Did you do a Google or other search of her entire website for the words “national debt” or “federal deficit” or “budget?”
I found something maybe related.
She’s got something about how the tax plans of Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Chris Christie and Rand Paul would all add to the deficit.
It is all quoting from other sources.
Oh, and this, she just put up:
Her campaign;s claim is that Republicans are hypocritical.
I found something.
Listen, with the current crop of GOP leadership, personified by Boehner, McConnell and Prebus, she finally has something right.
…“national debt” was nowhere to be found. I looked under “economy.” No mention of the national debt there. “Wall Street and corporate America”? Nope. Not there either.
It’s probably under – “What difference, at this point, does it make?”
I don’t think it’s $18T, btw.
The former head of the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) has estimated that the national debt is a staggering three times as much as usually publicized. Rather than $18 trillion, the actual number is around $66 trillion.
I haven’t dug deeper to confirm this, but I’m thinking it’s more likely than not to be true.
A cackle or two given in front of the right audience should take care of it. Next question.
What she will end up saying is increase the taxes on rich and Republicans to pay off the debt.
She is the first presidential candidate who has to win in order to stay out of prison.
Hillary for Prison 2015
999 felonies and still counting!
Clinton can’t remember what she did with truth.
Can you imagine cable news harping on this gaffe and mocking her mercilessly like they would, if she were a republican? In fact does her media even cover her at all? If you dropped in from outer space you wouldn’t know who she is.
That head injury did some serious damage. She’s brain addled at this point.
With her professorial hand waving, I can’t but conclude it’s just verbal camouflage for what she’s really thinking (at least this is a “cleaned up and safe for work” version):
Talk to the hand (with additional unspoken emphasis on the middle finger!)
Gah-h-h, those photographs. Perhaps Hillary could wear a long skirt and pant so we don’t have to look at either her cankles or her crotch. What a disgusting old hag.
Oh, and re the national debt…Hillary doesn’t care. The bigger the better.
“…he was happy to refer people to her husband’s 1990’s tax policies.”
you mean the ones forced down Bill’s throat (there’s a change) by Newt Gingrich?