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    Clinton on the Economy

    [URL="http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/white_house/jan-june08/speeches_03-07.html"]http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/white_house/jan-june08/speeches_03-07.html[/URL]

    SEN. HILLARY CLINTON (D), New York: We lost 63,000 jobs last month. We've lost 85,000 jobs in the last two months at the start of this year.
    The economic policies of the Bush administration are failures. People are out of work, and the work they have doesn't pay what it used to pay. The middle-class and working people are under increased pressure.

    Oil hit $104 a barrel. The president said, "Well, I sure wish that they'd drop the price." And they said, "No, we won't, Mr. President." He said he was "disappointed."

    I've got to tell you, you will not see me holding hands with the Saudis. You'll see me holding them accountable for what they do to the oil price and to our country.

    We've got to start standing up for ourselves, and that means standing up against the oil companies and the oil-producing countries that have basically had us over the barrel. It's time we said, "Enough."

    We're going to figure out why these prices go up so fast, no matter what's happening in the global marketplace. And we're going to begin to get serious about homegrown energy, right here in Mississippi, putting Americans to work.
    That will be good for our security; that will be good for our environment; but, most importantly, that will be good to the economy. Because here's what I predict to you: You know, if we are serious about a new energy plan, we will change the behavior of the oil-producing countries.

    You all know how to boil a frog, don't you? You know, if you drop a frog in hot water, it jumps right out. If you put it in cold water and you turn up the heat, pretty soon you've got a boiled frog. We're starting to act like boiled frogs.

    When George Bush became president, oil was at $20 a barrel. Gas is heading towards $4 a gallon. We've just been sitting in that cold water, and it gets a little warmer, and we get pushed around, and we don't do much about it.
    Well, here's what I will do as your president. I will say, "We've had enough." We are going to have an energy policy that makes us independent of foreign oil.

    And I'll tell you what the oil-producing countries will do. They'll go, "Oh, my goodness, we can't let that frog jump out of this pot, so let's drop the price for a while and kind of take their mind of it."

    Now, their idea of dropping the price won't be to go back to $20; it'll be to go back to $70. Well, this time we are not going to be fooled. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on us. We're going to be in charge of our energy destiny starting in 2009.

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    Thank you Mrs.Clinton

    With all your capitalist crap, supply and demand, Gas was $20 a barrel(about $1 a gallon) before Bush got in office, then we have an oil guy who was put in office thanks to the oil companies(by contributions) and has a family deep in the oil business, with tons of money invested in the oil companies, is it a surprise prices are where they are?


    Now a word from those who are making money off of the oil scam, they usually like to throw the words "socialist" "communist" "Hill a beast"......

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    [QUOTE=JetsWI;2425051]Thank you Mrs.Clinton

    With all your capitalist crap, supply and demand, Gas was $20 a barrel(about $1 a gallon) before Bush got in office, then we have an oil guy who was put in office thanks to the oil companies(by contributions) and has a family deep in the oil business, with tons of money invested in the oil companies, is it a surprise prices are where they are?


    Now a word from those who are making money off of the oil scam, they usually like to throw the words "socialist" "communist" "Hill a beast"......[/QUOTE]

    You don't find it a bit ironic that most of the attacks on Clinton are coming from Obama political spin machine, and the liberal cable pundits.

    Bit and other Obama supporters are actually gloating over the fact that Hillary is going to lose Spitzer as a SD when Hillary won NY and should have the NY delegation based on what the Obama supporters have been advocating.
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    [QUOTE=Winstonbiggs;2425542]You don't find it a bit ironic that most of the attacks on Clinton are coming from Obama political spin machine, and the liberal cable pundits.

    Bit and other Obama supporters are actually gloating over the fact that Hillary is going to lose Spitzer as a SD when Hillary won NY and should have the NY delegation based on what the Obama supporters have been advocating.[/QUOTE]

    Winston,

    The SD issue is nonexistent with Spitzer. Whoever replaces him becomes a super delegate and is going to support Clinton, a NY Senator who won the state.

    Take it from this Obama supporter: It is not --and should not be-- an issue.

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    [QUOTE=nuu faaola;2425811]Winston,

    The SD issue is nonexistent with Spitzer. Whoever replaces him becomes a super delegate and is going to support Clinton, a NY Senator who won the state.

    Take it from this Obama supporter: It is not --and should not be-- an issue.[/QUOTE]

    I don't think that's the case I think they will lose one delegate.

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    [QUOTE=Winstonbiggs;2425817]I don't think that's the case I think they will lose one delegate.[/QUOTE]

    Spitzer's lieutenant's governor has actually been a bigger supporter of Shillary

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    [QUOTE=Buster;2425038][URL="http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/white_house/jan-june08/speeches_03-07.html"]http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/white_house/jan-june08/speeches_03-07.html[/URL]

    SEN. HILLARY CLINTON (D), New York: We lost 63,000 jobs last month. We've lost 85,000 jobs in the last two months at the start of this year.
    The economic policies of the Bush administration are failures. People are out of work, and the work they have doesn't pay what it used to pay. The middle-class and working people are under increased pressure.

    Oil hit $104 a barrel. The president said, "Well, I sure wish that they'd drop the price." And they said, "No, we won't, Mr. President." He said he was "disappointed."

    I've got to tell you, you will not see me holding hands with the Saudis. You'll see me holding them accountable for what they do to the oil price and to our country.

    We've got to start standing up for ourselves, and that means standing up against the oil companies and the oil-producing countries that have basically had us over the barrel. It's time we said, "Enough."

    We're going to figure out why these prices go up so fast, no matter what's happening in the global marketplace. And we're going to begin to get serious about homegrown energy, right here in Mississippi, putting Americans to work.
    That will be good for our security; that will be good for our environment; but, most importantly, that will be good to the economy. Because here's what I predict to you: You know, if we are serious about a new energy plan, we will change the behavior of the oil-producing countries.

    You all know how to boil a frog, don't you? You know, if you drop a frog in hot water, it jumps right out. If you put it in cold water and you turn up the heat, pretty soon you've got a boiled frog. We're starting to act like boiled frogs.

    When George Bush became president, oil was at $20 a barrel. Gas is heading towards $4 a gallon. We've just been sitting in that cold water, and it gets a little warmer, and we get pushed around, and we don't do much about it.
    Well, here's what I will do as your president. I will say, "We've had enough." We are going to have an energy policy that makes us independent of foreign oil.

    And I'll tell you what the oil-producing countries will do. They'll go, "Oh, my goodness, we can't let that frog jump out of this pot, so let's drop the price for a while and kind of take their mind of it."

    Now, their idea of dropping the price won't be to go back to $20; it'll be to go back to $70. Well, this time we are not going to be fooled. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on us. We're going to be in charge of our energy destiny starting in 2009.[/QUOTE]

    I feel bad for anyone who believes that Clinton will actually get the Saudi's to drive oil back to $20 a barrel..

    As if they could..

    She should start by rejecting inflationary practices such as more debt funded subsidies in the way of cash refunds. Strengthen the dollar and oil will fall. imo, Oil prices are more a refection of a) weak dollar and b) investors running to commodities to hedge against the weak dollar

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