Hillary Clinton was asked by Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2016 what she would do as president to fix our national debt but instead of offering a solution, Clinton criticized George W. Bush, praised her husband Bill, and plugged her website.
Thursday, speaking at a campaign event in New Hampshire, Clinton told Allie Nault, “If you want to know the kinds of things I will do, please go to website, HillaryClinton.com, also go and look at what my husband did because it worked.” (RELATED: Woman To Hillary: Should We Believe Your Husband’s Rape Accusers?)
“Let’s have a little historic context here,” Clinton said. “When my husband left the White House, we had a balanced budget and a surplus.”
If “we had stayed on a responsible fiscal path, we could have had we chosen paid off our entire national debt. Unfortunately, that was not the path selected by then President George W. Bush,” Clinton claimed.
“Where he slashed taxes for the wealthy, he waged two wars with out raising a penny to pay for them, the first time in american history that happened, and took his eyes off the financial markets and the mortgage markets and we know what happened, and we fell into a great recession and it required spending money, as you often have to in times of great economic contraction to be able to keep the economy going. To try to get it back on track.”
“And indeed now the economy is growing again, our deficit is shrinking, but we are left with this large national debt. So I think we should get back to sensible economic policies that put people to work, raise incomes, and begin to lower our national debt.”
“And if you want to know the kinds of things I will do, please go to website, HillaryClinton.com, also go and look at what my husband did because it worked. I’m not running for his third term, I’m running for my own first term, but I think it’s important that people appreciate our economy does better when we have a Democrat in the White House and we will be able to do more to deal with the national debt when I am president,” Clinton suggested.