Bill Clinton: How I'd fix the economy
November 8th, 2011
02:24 PM ET
2 years ago

Bill Clinton: How I'd fix the economy

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Move over Congress. Move over President Obama. Bill Clinton is back - and he has a lot of economy-fixing ideas.

The elder Democratic statesman has crammed his latest book - called "Back to Work" - with dozens upon dozens of policy prescriptions designed to get the economy back on track.

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  1. Rick McDaniel

    He would spend too much money also. Hillary would be a fiscal disaster to compare with Obama himself.

    November 8, 2011 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  2. stranger in an increasingly strange land

    Not a big Bill Clinton fan. That being said, I think that ideas from the only President, as far back as I can remember, that balanced the budget might just be someone to listen to. He may lie about having an affair (A married man lying about an affair with a young girl. Thats un-American.), but the man could work magic with the economy.

    The Republicans, on the other hand, destroyed the economy in eight years, and have spent the years since making sure it can't be fixed until they can claim they did it.

    Bill, let's talk.

    November 8, 2011 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I believe that fiscal disasters were created by republicans, and Clinton left Bush no deficit. Clinton had 22 million jobs created in his two terms, compared to compassionate conservative Bush how had 1 million jobs created in two terms. Even Carter has 11 million jobs created in one term.

    November 8, 2011 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  4. Basedbot

    Funny you say that because I'm pretty out of the last 5 presidents he created the best economy... If you weeny going to say anything intelligent dont say anything at all

    November 8, 2011 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  5. Mikey

    @Rick McDaniel – Yes, we need to cut spending and increase revenue (taxes) to balance the budget in the near future, but right now, we need spending. The private sector is adding jobs every month (20 months straight), but unfortunately, the public sector has been shedding jobs every month. This is hampering our recovery. We are repeating Hoover's mistake thanks to the GOP in Congress and in several states.

    Obama 2012 – Keep the President – get rid of the GOP losers in Congress!

    November 8, 2011 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  6. tact

    Yes your right. How he left us in the red at the end of his eight years......killer that was as his successor.

    November 8, 2011 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  7. Woman In California

    This is TOTAL disrespect. Bill Clinton HAD his eight years and fortunately, for him, this was during the dot.com explosion which doesn't exist anymore. The people spoke in 2008 and elected a new president for a new time in our history and Mr. Clinton should just keep quiet (unless asked) and go find some other avenue to exploit. May I suggest permanent retirement?

    November 8, 2011 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  8. diridi

    @Rick McDaniel, On Iraq needles war, on Reagan's Trickle Down economy? What are you blabbering about....nonsense. He has huge surplus, where was it gone.....listen GOP is for Corporate and Oil thugs, not for you....they messed this economy, they shipped jobs overseas for Greed...o.k,

    November 8, 2011 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  9. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Bill is looking rather piqued these days.
    What gives?

    November 8, 2011 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  10. patricia

    Under former president bill clinton things were pretty good. Would be an interesting read.

    November 8, 2011 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  11. Fair is Fair

    "Not a big Bill Clinton fan. That being said, I think that ideas from the only President, as far back as I can remember, that balanced the budget might just be someone to listen to."
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    The mantra from the Obamaphiles is that all spending originates in congress. Therefore, you cannot credit Clinton for balancing the budget – you would have to credit the Republican controlled congress at the time, led by former Speaker Gingrich. I do credit Clinton with pivoting to the center and working with the Republicans, though.

    November 8, 2011 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  12. Fair is Fair

    "The private sector is adding jobs every month (20 months straight), but unfortunately, the public sector has been shedding jobs every month. This is hampering our recovery."
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    Mikey – ya know, I do believe that "public sector" jobs are a net drain on the economy.

    November 8, 2011 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  13. vic , nashville ,tn

    @Rick McDaniel
    Many Americans miss president Bill Clinton they wish we should allow him to run for third term

    November 8, 2011 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  14. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    We are being disingenious if we don't acknowledge that first and foremost we are NOT working with the Republicans of the Clinton era. We are dealing with the RethugliKKKlans of the Tea Party. Unconscionable individuals whose sole purpose is to protect the interests of their wealthy puppet masters EVEN AT THE EXPENSE of the country as a whole. These vampires are intent on sucking the last drop of blood from our country in order to maintain and enhance the status quo of the 1%ers.
    Let's be realistic here. Back during Clinton there were still Republicans who were at least willing to dialogue and compromise for the sake of the whole. Not so today.
    So while I appreciate how one of my favorite ex-presidents would fix the economy, the fact of the matter is that those in Congress no longer care about America as much as they do themselves. And they don't care who knows it.
    Apples and Oranges Bill. Sit down. Relax. Shut up.

    November 8, 2011 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  15. UsaGod help us

    As usual everybody trying to cash in on the bad economy.. My quesion is if he can fix it, why is he not helping pres Obama to fix it? But at least bill didnt have to deal with the craziest Gops at the senate.

    November 8, 2011 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |