Boxing Forum
  Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
Boxing Champions |  Boxing Schedule |  Boxing Video  |  Boxing History   |  Pound For Pound  | Lounge  | The Wire |  Audio  | Arcade
Go Back   Boxing Forum > Non Boxing Talk > Boxing Scene Lounge
Register Blogs Chat Arcade Groups Mark Forums Read
Thread Tools
Old 09-22-2011, 08:39 AM
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Philly
Age: 29
Posts: 4,739
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rep Power: 0 uoykcuf has disabled reputation
Points: 400,737.41
Bank: 380,681,354.58
Total Points: 381,082,091.99
one of boxingscene's best posters - Freedom. 
Default Clinton Snubs Obama’s Millionaire Tax

Just when it seemed President Obama was rallying his Democratic base anew, he still can’t escape the long shadow of his most recent Democratic predecessor.

In an extensive interview with the leading conservative news website Newsmax, former President Bill Clinton undercut Obama’s leading economic message about raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans.

“I personally don’t believe we ought to be raising taxes or cutting spending until we get this economy off the ground,” Clinton said. In just 23 words, Clinton undercut his party’s current standard-bearer—and Obama’s current negotiating chit with Republicans. And to add injury to insult, the silver-tongued, silver-haired 42nd president with the Arkansas drawl did it in a magazine favored by conservative critics of the current president.

And Clinton didn’t stop there. Seizing upon the political paralysis between the White House and Republicans in Congress, Clinton lectured Obama and Republican Speaker John Boehner, calling for them to put aside their differences.

“What I would like to say to the president and Speaker Boehner is, OK, you both have your deal. Go work it out. Meanwhile, focus on putting Americans back to work because it just confused Americans. Americans lost the fact that whatever you feel about this millionaire surcharge, it won’t solve the problem.”

The White House declined to comment on the record regarding the remarks, but a senior spokesman conceded privately Wednesday night to being surprised and displeased. It certainly wasn’t the first time the elder statesman of the Democratic Party brushed up against Obama, publicly body-checking his successor without offering advanced warning to senior White House staff, as tends to be customary in high-level politics, especially among members of the same party.

Guests can not see images in the posts. Please register in the forum by clicking here.

Clearly enjoying the megaphone he retains as a former president and spouse of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the elder statesman has second-guessed Obama’s decisions, at times even offering unsolicited advice in the media.

A month after Obama took office, Clinton told an interviewer that the new president needed to “put on a more positive face.” About a year later, he critiqued Obama as not being more forceful with Democrats dragging their feet on health-care reform. Then this summer Clinton penned a cover story for Newsweek, offering Obama a list of 14 ways to put more people back to work. Senior White House officials ended up borrowing some of the ideas—including cutting corporate taxes and investing in energy—that became part of Obama’s broader message to grow the economy.

When together, Clinton and Obama appear cordial and cool. Senior officials insist there’s no bad blood—including over the messy 2008 Democratic primary where Obama beat Hillary Clinton for the nomination after months of her husband questioning her opponent’s experience and knack for leadership. The two men have even come together to focus their message and capitalize on their combined voices. During a visit to the Oval Office in December 2010, the pair had such a nice time talking economic strategy and how to extend the Bush tax cuts that they surprised reporters with an impromptu press conference in the White House briefing room.

Clinton’s comments on tax policy may become the stuff of Republican TV attack ads or fundraising brochures.

But from a public viewpoint, the president who left office in 2000 with an approval rating of 66 percent has at times eclipsed the younger, more embattled leader, whether intentionally or not.

Clinton’s comments on tax policy may become the stuff of Republican TV attack ads or fundraising brochures. But they’re unlikely to move the needle of the actual debate over the country’s long-term debt, currently in a deadlock and with no obvious endgame.

Obama’s bigger problem may be the spectacle of his occasionally playing second fiddle to his loquacious predecessor. And Clinton doesn’t appear eager to change that perception. When asked about upcoming elections in 2012 or 2016, Clinton shrewdly, and tellingly, referred to his wife, Hillary, rather than Obama, as “the ablest person in my generation.”
Reply With Quote
uoykcuf is offline
Old 09-22-2011, 10:27 AM
Jim Jeffries
rugged individualist
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Ameritopia, U.S.S.A.
Posts: 22,223
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Rep Power: 89 Jim Jeffries has a reputation beyond repute Jim Jeffries has a reputation beyond repute Jim Jeffries has a reputation beyond repute Jim Jeffries has a reputation beyond repute Jim Jeffries has a reputation beyond repute Jim Jeffries has a reputation beyond repute Jim Jeffries has a reputation beyond repute Jim Jeffries has a reputation beyond repute Jim Jeffries has a reputation beyond repute Jim Jeffries has a reputation beyond repute Jim Jeffries has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 1,815,685.90
Bank: 490,519,145,825,442.31
Total Points: 490,519,147,641,128.19
U.S.A. Forever!!!!!!! - Mike Tyson77  Have a brew with your boy Pea, Jim.... - Shin Akuma  have a gift.. - Miyagi  To a very intelligent poster! - abosworth  Republican Jockholder - alfonso13702 
merry xmas - msagrain  Happy 10K Posts - Golden Boy 360  congrats on 10K jim...cheers - Makavelli  10,000!! - tyson  10k! - Equilibrium 
Too bad it ain't Cotto's Schlong!! - chicano79us  Preach on!!! - -veteran420-  have some san miguel - Akinapepemo  have some san miguel - Akinapepemo  yeah - BoxingTech718 
You get the Glen Beck award. Thanks for having my back brother - Mike Tyson77  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year - Freedom.  Happy Holidays  Jim.. - !! AI-Holmes!!  Happy holidays bro! - led*  Sorry you're asian and ugly.  This will make you feel better. - robust_ 
Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - mangler  World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - Mr._Pink  World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - street bully  AIDS/HIV - DARE - DUI Awareness - Epidermolysis Bullosa - Heart Disease - Lymphoma - MADD - Substance Abuse - mangler  Children with Disabilities - Parkinson's Disease - VACTERL - Young Onset Parkinson's Association - Akinapepemo 
Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - codey 

I wouldn't be shocked to see Hillary get the nomination, though I hope she doesn't as she would be just as inept as Obama.
Reply With Quote
Jim Jeffries is offline

Share This With Friends

clinton , millionaire , obama’s , snubs

User Tag List

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Cookie Policy - Privacy Policy - Submit News - Feedback - Site Map - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2003-2013 BoxingScene LLC All rights reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:38 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.