This really cracks me up:
Clinton added that had he and his economics team been in office the last eight years, the economy would not have tanked.Asked his perspective on how the country fell into such economic hard times, Clinton responded in an NBC "Today" show interview by asking rhetorically: "Did any of them seriously believe that if I had been president and my economic team had been in place the last eight years, that this would be taking place."He said he thought Obama's White House handled the stimulus issue relatively well, "given the fact they had to do it in a hurry."
Yeah, President Bush hasn't left office for a month yet and Slick Willie's already takes swipes at him. No surprise there. But the idea that Clinton thinks if he were in office the last eight years we wouldn't be in this mess is ludicrous.
Bubba seems to forget that any economic growth during his administration was mostly due to Ronald Reagan, not him. It was Reagan who marginalized tax cut rates years earlier, which led to a technology boom that produced the likes of Bill Gates and Jerry Yang (Yahoo). All Clinton did was raise taxes during his two terms and any legislation (like Welfare) that he signed to stimulate the economy were drafted and pushed through by a GOP-Controlled Congress. Thanks to Monica, et al, his impeachment, tax hikes on social security as well as income, the last recession actually started in 2000, under Bill Clinton. In other words, Bubba's flat-out lying and he knows it.