Wednesday, April 28, 2010

To hell with Bill Clinton:

In the news:
Bill Clinton Sees 'More Immigrants' As A Way To Reduce Deficit

Former President Bill Clinton enthusiastically weighed into the blistering national debate on immigration today with a resounding assertion that America needs more immigrants -- not fewer -- to ensure its long-term fiscal future.

At a symposium on deficit reduction today, Clinton said that one key to avoiding massive debt is to maintain a good ratio between people paying into the system, and those receiving payouts (through such programs as Social Security.)

That means more jobs and more people working, he said. "Which to me means more immigrants."
Looking to immigrants as a solution to budget problems is pathetic. First of all, the problem lies substantially with the Bush tax cuts and the Bush wars. Second, if we adopted a Europe/Canada/Japan healthcare system, we wouldn't have any problems whatsoever. Bill Clinton's failure to argue those points shows that he'd rather lower the standard of living (overcrowding and strain on existing infrastructre) and lower labor's bargaining power.


Agreed. There's plenty of workers here. Not enough work.

By Blogger Heywood Mogroot, at 4/28/2010 3:35 PM  

Really not fair just to blame Bush's stupid wars and stupid tax policies for our middle class problems. Clinton put a few shivs in our backs himself. Signed repeal of Glass Steagal, free trade advocate - NAFTA, etc. Would seem in line for him to advocate further deterioration of middle classs income.

By Anonymous Mart, at 4/28/2010 5:09 PM  

The problem is that this idiot President and brain dead Congress have made such a mess of everything that the Democratic party is running dangerously low on Democratic voters!

All that Bill is trying to do is replenish the supply of Democratic votes by importing new Democratic voters to replace the ones that are increasingly leaving the party in disgusted droves.

It has nothing to do with the deficit.

It has everything to do with the Democratic party going down in flames.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/28/2010 10:51 PM  

Bill Clinton's failure to argue those points shows that he'd rather lower the standard of living (overcrowding and strain on existing infrastructre) and lower labor's bargaining hapower.

hear, hear.

clinton recently has apologized for ruining haiti and for relying on bad advice from rubin and larry summers re derivatives. when is he going to apologize for nafta and selling out to china, decimating our middle class and manufacturing base? when are we going to get THAT apology? dumber-than-a-bag-of-rocks-bush ruined the country as well, but clinton knew better.

By Anonymous omen, at 4/29/2010 4:23 AM  

Economy's starting to improve, provisions of the new health care bill are starting to kick in much sooner than expected (young adults staying on their parents' insurance until age 26, the industry's agreed to stop denying coverage to children based on pre-existing conditions and to scrap the practice of rescission.)

Yeah, anon, the Dems have screwed up everything. The country's in ruins. The Teatards are going to save us from ourselves.

By Anonymous Screamin' Demon, at 4/29/2010 6:25 AM  

Here's the one that finally caused me to walk away from Bill C. after decades of support despite all the times he made me wince. "Timing of SEC’s Goldman Suit Was “Suspect". Bill, you've triangulated one too many times, you assh*le.

By Anonymous darms, at 4/29/2010 9:05 AM  

Screamin' Demon wrote,
Economy's starting to improve...

Barely (look at unemployment stats, new jobs created, etc), and the credit crisis isn't over, even if we've seen the end of the beginning.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/29/2010 10:25 PM  

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