Write in Hillary Clinton if you want more Economic Destruction

Posted by PITHOCRATES - December 24th, 2011

Week in Review

There’s talk about Hillary and Condi on the 2012 ticket.  On opposing parties, of course.  Both have denied any interest to be on the 2012 ticket.  Or any future elected office for that matter.  But no matter.  There’s still hope on their respective sides.  Which isn’t all that interesting.  But what is interesting is what some thing a Hillary Clinton presidency would deliver (see Are Condi and Hillary about to join the 2012 race? Rivals tipped to run for VP (and the top job in 2016) by Meghan Keneally posted 12/19/2011 on the Mail Online).

Politico reports that a group called Run Hillary 2012 arranged automated phone messages to call voters in New York, Florida and North Carolina.

‘America would be better off today if Hillary Clinton was our president. The Wall Street robber barons would be jailed, young people could afford college and find jobs and six million home owners wouldn’t face foreclosure. We need to change our course. Please sign our petition to draft Hillary Clinton for president,’ the message said.

It was her husband, Bill Clinton, who carries a far greater responsibility for the Great Recession than Wall Street robber barons.  His Policy Statement on Discrimination in Lending put pressure on mortgage lenders to qualify the unqualified.  The rest is history.  And the Great Recession.  But that’s old news.

Would Hillary cap university professors’ pay and benefits?  To bring down the high cost of college tuition?  Somehow I don’t think that’s what the ‘draft Hillary’ people mean.  I think they mean to have other people pay for college and mortgages.  Through higher taxes.  As for those jobs?  That’s a head scratcher.  Because you don’t create jobs in the private sector by raising taxes.  So the jobs they’re talking about will probably be more government jobs.  Paid for by more taxes.  Which will, of course, stifle economic growth further.  And hinder job creation in the private sector.

So if you want more economic destruction, write in Hillary Clinton.  I guess.

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