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Bill Clinton: Have To Slow Down Economy

From the sometimes surprising ABC News:

Bill: “We Just Have to Slow Down Our Economy” to Fight Global Warming

January 31, 2008

Jake Tapper

Former President Bill Clinton was in Denver, Colorado, stumping for his wife yesterday.

In a long, and interesting speech, he characterized what the U.S. and other industrialized nations need to do to combat global warming this way: “We just have to slow down our economy and cut back our greenhouse gas emissions ’cause we have to save the planet for our grandchildren.”

At a time that the nation is worried about a recession is that really the characterization his wife would want him making? “Slow down our economy”?

I don’t really think there’s much debate that, at least initially, a full commitment to reduce greenhouse gases would slow down the economy….So was this a moment of candor?

He went on to say that his the U.S. — and those countries that have committed to reducing greenhouse gases — could ultimately increase jobs and raise wages with a good energy plan.

So there was something of a contradiction there.

Or perhaps he mis-spoke.

Or perhaps this characterization was a description of what would happen if there isn’t a worldwide effort…I’m not quite certain.

You can watch that one clip HERE or you can watch the whole speech at the website of ABC News’ great Denver affiliate KMGH by clicking HERE

Say, maybe this is why Mrs. Clinton has been trying to talk us into a recession for so long?

(And so much for Hillary being able to control her husband.)

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, January 31st, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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