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Obama to Boehner: 'I Will Use Inaugural Address, State of the Union to Blame GOP'

D G Wrote: Dec 23, 2012 3:42 PM
I recall the 1990's expansion. Bill Clinton DID NOT because it because it began before he was president. His tax increase DID NOT speed up economic activity. It was the Federal Reserve's monetary policies that contributed to growth during Clinton's 8 years. Their interest rates were 2 per cent points lower in Clinton's 8 years than in prior 8 years. 1997 Republican legislation expanded the expansion with reduced taxes. Clinton set the stage for millions of US jobs to move to China after his presidency was over. He negotiated the China trade deal allowing China into the WTO in 2000. Bill Clinton was not a good president at all.

Statesmanship at its finest: during fiscal cliff talks, President Obama reportedly told Speaker Boehner that he would use his two major speeches in January to blame Republicans for the stalled deal. According to the Wall Street Journal, the president wasn't too happy with the options House Republicans were willing to present, and made it clear he was willing to throw the GOP under the bus for the nation's financial woes.

Mr. Obama repeatedly lost patience with the speaker as negotiations faltered. In an Oval Office meeting last week, he told Mr. Boehner that if the sides didn't...