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Thu Oct 30, 2014, 09:42 PM

Rand Paul Mocks Hillary Clinton Over Jobs Remark

Source: Huffington Post

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) wasted no time turning a Hillary Clinton remark about jobs into a laugh line on the campaign trail.

Republicans seized on the remark last week when, in a speech denouncing "trickle down" economics, the former secretary of state said, "Don't let anybody tell you that it's corporations and businesses that create jobs." Three days later, however, Clinton was back on the trail to take another stab at an argument popularized by progressive Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).

"Let me be absolutely clear about what I've been saying for a couple of decades: Our economy grows when businesses and entrepreneurs create good-paying jobs here in an America where workers and families are empowered to build from the bottom up and the middle out -- not when we hand out tax breaks for corporations that outsource jobs or stash their profits overseas," she said.

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"Hillary Clinton comes up and she says, 'Businesses don't create jobs.' Anybody here think businesses don't create jobs?" Paul added. "I'm here today to endorse Pat Roberts and Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, because you know what? They know that businesses do create jobs, and I hope you know that too."



Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/29/rand-paul-hillary-clinton-jobs_n_6067732.html



Fox News and Rand Paul are on the attack savaging Hillary Clinton for suggesting that our economy is driven by fully employed workers purchasing goods. Instead, all that is holy and good comes from corporate America. How long before Chuck Todd intones that Hillary has disqualified herself?

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TomCADem Oct 2014 OP
TomCADem Oct 2014 #1
Elmer S. E. Dump Oct 2014 #12
TomCADem Nov 2014 #16
Elmer S. E. Dump Nov 2014 #17
VanillaRhapsody Oct 2014 #2
Thinkingabout Oct 2014 #3
freshwest Oct 2014 #6
Thinkingabout Oct 2014 #8
quadrature Oct 2014 #10
elleng Oct 2014 #4
SoapBox Oct 2014 #5
Enrique Oct 2014 #7
jmowreader Oct 2014 #9
Adrahil Oct 2014 #11
candelista Oct 2014 #13
StevePaulson Oct 2014 #14
True Blue Door Oct 2014 #15

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Oct 30, 2014, 09:47 PM

1. Fox News - "Media pounce on Hillary’s jobs gaffe, float Jeb’s trial balloon"

Fox News clarifies that it is not Republican talking points, but that the liberal media that is pouncing on Hillary's gaffe. Hopefully, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders avoid the mistake of not giving proper credit to corporate America. Jobs are like manna descending down from heaven distributed through the divine grace of billionaires like the Koch brothers. Who needs employed American consumers or even elderly Americans who are dependent on Social Security?

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/10/29/media-pounce-on-hillarys-jobs-gaffe-float-jebs-trial-balloon/

Hillary Clinton’s gaffe about jobs is resonating for several reasons—not least because the media have decided she’s no Elizabeth Warren.

The media narrative du jour is that Hillary is out of step with the populist mood of the Democratic Party—as embodied by the Wall Street-bashing Massachusetts senator who many pundits are still hoping will challenge her. So they are guaranteed to pounce on any mistake that feeds Hillary’s image as an establishment figure who is struggling to be more like Liz.

It’s hard to believe that the former first lady managed to echo Barack Obama’s “you didn’t build that” blunder, given how long that bedeviled the president.

“Don’t let anybody tell you that corporations and businesses create jobs,” Hillary told a Boston rally. “You know that old theory, trickle-down economics. That has been tried, that has failed. It has failed rather spectacularly.” Perhaps it was no coincidence that Warren was also there, stumping for struggling gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley.

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 31, 2014, 09:39 AM

12. Telling the truth is now a "gafffe"? Fuck them. Let them prove her wrong the same way

 

they prove the climate scientists wrong by saying "well, I'm not a scientist, but...".

We already knew they weren't economists!

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 1, 2014, 03:47 PM

16. Look at Mary Landrieu's Comments Re President Obama and Race

She noted that a lot of hate is driven by racism, which for most folks is a "no shit" sort of comment. Yet, even MSNBC is in full attack mode about how "controversial" these remarks are. Think of Southern Republican politicians demanding that President Obama apologize for acknowledging that race was a factor in the unrest in Ferguson following the shooting of an unarmed black male.

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #16)

Sat Nov 1, 2014, 07:23 PM

17. They should make a movie about it along the lines of The American President

 

"The American Punching Bag"

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Oct 30, 2014, 09:48 PM

2. screw you Rand Paul..."business's" are busy putting in "self-serve" checkouts and

 

hiding their businesses overseas to keep from paying their fair share of taxes to live in this big wonderful country....instead of hiring new employees....

Somebody should ask Randy Paul.....since GDP is UP UP UP....the stocks are all UP UP UP....the price of gas is now down down down.....When is that trickle he believes in going to happen?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Oct 30, 2014, 09:51 PM

3. She was exactly right, if Americans has larger salaries then it puts

More money in their pockets. They in turn purchase more products thereby creating a need to produce more goods and more people are needed to hire to make the increased demand. Rand Paul is still running on the trickle down economics which has failed miserably. Yep, those like Brownback and Roberts still refuses to admit the GOP platform is a loser.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 30, 2014, 10:03 PM

6. MSM always edits statements to make them appear stupid. When MSM isn't lying outright, that is...

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Response to freshwest (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 30, 2014, 10:09 PM

8. If this is a gaffe it will be one of the most important gaffes she ever has.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 31, 2014, 12:30 AM

10. her remark was not stupid. Better description would be 'Insult' ...nt

 

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Oct 30, 2014, 09:53 PM

4. This 'who creates jobs,'

and How are jobs created, discussion is not going to get us anywhere, as its already a big complex, and repugs will spend the next 2 years demagoging it. MAYBE Elizabeth Warren's clarity will help, but I'm not sure even about that.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Oct 30, 2014, 09:54 PM

5. Fuck off Paul.

Junior and Daddy are batshit crazy fucks.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Oct 30, 2014, 10:05 PM

7. a lot of people are going to take jabs at this quote

I hope that every one of them doesn''t get a whole news story at Huffington Post, and a post in LBN.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Oct 30, 2014, 11:32 PM

9. What Dr. Prints His Own Accreditation Certificate doesn't know about job creation may kill you

Jobs in this country at existing businesses are created for only one reason: business has gotten good enough that it's cheaper to hire a new worker than to pay overtime to the old ones if you want to do all the work you need to do.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Oct 31, 2014, 08:54 AM

11. DEMAND creates jobs. Always has and always will.

 

Businesses do not create jobs out of thin air. They hire people to satisfy demand.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Oct 31, 2014, 10:34 AM

13. WTF does this mean?

 

"... an America where workers and families are empowered to build from the bottom up and the middle out."

Is she plunking for small business loans for working class wannabe capitalists or what?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Oct 31, 2014, 10:42 AM

14. Paul "Give More To Billionaires"

Tax cuts for outsourcers, and not a penny for the starving.

The Rand Paul economic strategy is let unregulated corporations rape and pillage our families at will, pay nothing in taxes, and let the billionaires that own most of their stock pay nothing in taxes too. Every single vote he has taken is to achieve that goal.

The truth sucks Rand you corporate puppet.

Rand, why don't you just come out and say they only thing you care about is making sure the billionaires get everything, and the rest of us can live in squalor. Live without health insurance, with lower and lower and lower wages, and living in a world that is warming like an oven, while watching our oceans DIE, the ice melt, and sea levels rise.

So tell me Rand. What have you voted for that would truly create jobs? I mean here, not China.

In a perfect Rand Paul world, we would already be dead.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Oct 31, 2014, 07:33 PM

15. Republicans don't create jobs or businesses.

They inherit them and sell them both to China.

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