Clinton, other Democrats muddle Obama's economic message
- Associated Press
- Jun 6, 2012
It's been a difficult time for President Barack Obama to stay on message.
The Wisconsin recall election on Tuesday didn't go the way Democrats hoped and lately Obama's economic theme has gotten blurred -- and not just by Republicans.
First, former President Bill Clinton suggested that broad tax cuts expiring in January should be temporarily renewed, including for the wealthiest Americans. That appeared to undercut Obama's steadfast calls for ending them for households earning over $250,000 a year.
Clinton also said in a CNBC interview that tax revenues were low and spending seemed high "because there's a recession."
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