Sunday, April 22

What about Hillary?

Well, while we're on the subject, here's an article about Hillary in Iowa yesterday. So what do I think?

She says if she's elected she'll make Bill a roving goodwill ambassador. That sounds like a pretty good idea.

She denounced the Bush administration, which she said has left the government incompetent. "They have shown contempt for our government," Clinton said. "We've got to get back to having qualified people, not cronies, serving in the government of the United States."

She said Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have done lasting damage. "I don't think we know all the damage that this president and vice president have done," Clinton said.

I basically agree with that statement. But I don't think the answer is better bureaucracy. I think it's less bureaucracy.

"You've got to have more help for communities when you have a lot of undocumented workers because they have costs associated with that and they don't set immigration policy," Clinton said.

She also said any immigration reform must be tougher on businesses that hire illegal immigrants.

She said nothing will affect the issue until leaders of countries, such as Mexico, improve the economic lives for millions living in poverty.

I'm pro-immigration, but we do need to make sure communities get help to support that population if they need it. Should that help come more from the businesses who hire immigrants? I don't know.

As far as improving economics in Mexico? That's an even taller order.

Clinton also said she would raise taxes for the wealthy, who she said "aren't paying their fair share." She also praised the economic policies of her husband that brought budget surpluses.

Not sure anymore that this is the answer, either. I'm being persuaded that tax cuts produce more tax revenue, though I haven't seen that it's proven.

One interesting note: the emails Blogger sent me about comments on my Giuliani thread produced the following Gmail ad:

Clinton Climate Change
Learn how Bill Clinton is making a difference in Climate Change battle
www.ClintonFoundation.org

Interesting that the Clinton Foundation is paying for those (unless they're getting comped as a non-profit...).

How about you? What do you think about Hillary?
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