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Hillary: I was talking about Trickle Down Economics!

Hillary Clinton Monday tried to remove herself from the grip of her latest, and among her worst, gaffes – her trailblazing economic theory that businesses don’t create jobs.

Clinton said the comment, which she made last week, was just an attempt to say that what liberals like to call “trickle down economics” doesn’t work.

According to Buzzfeed’s Ruby Cramer, Clinton explained:

“The Republican alternative is a discredited economic theory that will hurt middle class families,” Clinton said. “So-called trickle-down economics has failed.”

“I short-handed this point the other day, so let me be absolutely clear about what I’ve been saying for a couple of decades.”

“Our economy grows when businesses and entrepreneurs create good-paying jobs here in America and workers and families are empowered to build from the bottom up and the middle out — not when we hand out tax breaks for corporations that outsource jobs or stash their profits overseas.”

Cramer protectively asserted, “The clarification made clear that the remark was a botched line.”

Well, as Dr. Freud might say, there are no accidents. Only accidental revelations.

Sure, Hillary cannot possibly believe that corporations don’t create jobs. I mean, NBC created one for her daughter, right? But her sentiments toward the job creators are clear. And that was the point of her gaffe.

Here it is again, smug tone and all.

Actually, trickle down economics, also known as supply side economics, does work. In fact, her husband rode the wave of growth sparked by Ronald Reagan’s tax cuts until he finally produced a recession as he was leaving office in 2000.

17 Responses to Hillary: I was talking about Trickle Down Economics!

    • I had to look up “short handed’ to see the context of her statement. Maybe some new urban definition or something.
      But, no, it means that one doesn’t have enough employees or help to do a job.
      Someone might suggest that she form a corporation and hire some people so that she won’t be “short-handed” again.

    • That’s right up there with, “As I’ve said many times…” Or, “Ah, umm, I, er, my…”, Or “Get that girl a drink of water”, Or, ” The previous administration….” Or, “Willing to listen to each other.” Or, “Al Qaida is on the run,” Or, “My opponents are on the wrong side of history,” Or, “We have more work to do”, Or “We are at a defining moment”, Or, “Building a better America”, Or, “We’ll have to make hard choices”, Or, “A new direction”, Or, ” Reshaping our economy”. And about a thousand more. TIMe to get a new speechwriter.

  1. Didn’t the Gregg Shorthand method of stenography disappear with the dinosaurs? She needs a refresher course.
    For a second or two, it looked like she was having a Meryl Streep moment with her dramatic delivery. Too bad she got her ‘lines’ crossed.
    It was almost as bad as her “I’m noways tired’ moment back in 2007.

    Sorry Hill – you are tired! Time to throw in the towel and spend more time with the new granddaughter.

  2. Oh no. Another politician who wants to be “absolutely clear” with the American people. All the while, lying, covering up and obfuscating.

  3. No, no! The recession that came at the end of Bill’s term was caused by Bush! Either one or both of them!!! (What difference, at this point does it really make WHICH Bush?). Man Keith, get with the program!!!