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Hillary Clinton Delivers Speech on the Economy

Hillary Clinton Pays Bush Criticism in Speech on the Economy

In Pennsylvania this morning, Hillary Clinton delivered what her campaign is calling "a major policy speech" on the economy. Sharpening her focus on the housing crisis as the crux of the trouble, she aimed her criticism at the current administration's handling of the situation. Clinton said, "we need a president who is ready on Day One to become commander in chief of our economy . . . that means acknowledging that our economic crisis is, at its core, a housing crisis."

Touching on the broad reach of the financial slump, Clinton said, "Abandoned houses and boarded up homes mean higher crime rates." The speech lands amid stark assessments of the country's economic state, with weekend reports showing signs that payday loans are the latest indicator of housing distress. In her economic plan unveiled this morning, Clinton called for "unscrupulous mortgages lenders to establishing a 90-day moratorium on foreclosures and a five-year interest rate freeze on subprime mortgages."

Will these ideas help? Do you think the economy is getting the attention it deserves? Do you think its strength will have an impact on the outcome of the election?


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bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
LMAO, I would like to know their stand.
mymellowman mymellowman 9 years
The candidates have something to say about my sucking?!
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
3M -I heard you suck a lot of things. I can't wait to hear what the other two candidates have to say in response.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 9 years
hypnotic-Amen. LOL! Sounds like the end of Sunday service at an opium den.
Matdredalia Matdredalia 9 years
hypnotic - Amen.
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
Hey I'm here to help.
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
Ah! Thank you Cabaker! It all makes sense now!
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
Cine - see my above commment.
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
How is the housing crisis Bush's fault?
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 9 years
Well it's about time the focus land on the person she should be criticizing.
mymellowman mymellowman 9 years
I suck nothing!
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
3M - You suck! Bush is evil! No blood for oil!
Beauty Beauty 9 years
Hillary's speech hits some good points, but solving this crisis isn't just about turning the housing crisis around. Her ideas will definitely help some homeowners, which is great — but that's not enough to stop the recession from worsening, since the US lending crisis has an international reach. Still, at least she's talking about it. Let's see if Obama and McCain come up with some ideas, too!
mymellowman mymellowman 9 years
Berlin: A. raciccarone tends to stop by to share some, usually, sarcastic statements, so don't take it at face value. B. While the cost of the war adds to our particularly large deficit, much of our current economic situation does not fall upon the President, but instead falls upon the mortgage lenders, those who took out mortgages they could not afford and the individuals who have dragged themselves into debt by overspending on credit. I'm not saying Bush is a man who should be praised for his economics by any means, I'm just saying it is not the role of the President or government to bail us out of a situation that was created by both companies and individuals not taking responsibility for their irrespnsible actions.
Berlin Berlin 9 years
Bush on top of it? Are you kidding me raciaccarone? How about he and his inadequate leadership is one HUGE reason for it! Causing a recession and a ridiculous deficit, he needs to step up, but he sure as hell shouldn't be praised for it, he's doing what should have been done before, he's now having to make up for some major shortcomings. Weak man that should never have been made president, and our economy is suffering for it.
stephley stephley 9 years
Why wait until the election? Why doesn't Senator Clinton introduce legislation now? People wouldn't have been looking for shaky mortgages if they were earning enough money to pay for gas, food, health care and housing so I'm not sure I agree that the core is the housing crisis.
raciccarone raciccarone 9 years
Of course the economy is getting the attention it deserves. Have you seen how quickly Bush has helped bail out the major financial firms? He's on top of it. As for the middle class, well, good luck!
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