February 16th, 2009
12:44 PM ET

Bill Clinton's thoughts on the economy

CNN's John Roberts caught up with former president Bill Clinton in Austin, Texas this weekend.

Filed under: Bill Clinton • Economy
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  1. Luis


    We have everything socialistic and democratic points of views and solutions in Washington. We only had one conservative in Washington, and that is Ron Paul.

    Your right, the time has come for the new socialist party to take over completely.

    Good luck. Buy Gold.
    I will not invest in the market, Pay the least amount of taxes as i possibly can. If you fools think government is great, by all means, go ahead and write that check to Uncle Sam.

    Life, Liberty, and the PURSUIT of happiness (NOT GUARANTEE)

    February 16, 2009 at 10:18 pm |
  2. Als

    Americans are not used to a Pres. with common sense and intelligence.

    February 16, 2009 at 9:38 pm |
  3. frank

    Way United States of America is sending about 400 millons of dollars to Mexico. it happens every -year . Don't we need the money.

    February 16, 2009 at 9:06 pm |
  4. Annie Kate

    I'm glad Bill Clinton thinks things are heading in the right direction with the stimulus bill and that he would have done the same thing. McCain needs to be quiet and quit his aggrandizing – he lost; he is not going to be a viable candidate for President anymore so he can retire to his wagons and help instead of hindering. That's what the McCain from 2000, the good McCain, would have done.

    February 16, 2009 at 9:03 pm |
  5. Phil

    Can the Obama group move forward without continually referring to the Bush years? Is the Obama recovery plan so shaky that it always needs to be compared to the Bush years? If Obama is so positive with his plan, why does he need to continue to sell it to the public? Who is he trying to convince, us or himself?

    February 16, 2009 at 8:19 pm |

    Clinton is wrong about this stimulus package. What he doesn;t understand is the majority of American people do not believe it will stimulate the economy. One poll conducted by of all people Lou Dobbs from CNN shows 83% do not believe the stimulus will help. Other polls have come out with about the same results. They beleive it is just a tax and spend bill from a liberal democrat.

    February 16, 2009 at 6:41 pm |
  7. Larry L.

    Just like Obama has inherited a bad economy from W Bush-–
    Clinton inherited a good economy from Reagen and George Bush and then left a bad economy back to W Bush.

    February 16, 2009 at 6:36 pm |
  8. Melissa

    Sounds about right to me. Under Clinton the world did better, never mind the US. Then, boom, in comes the Republicans and the world slowly begins to burn.

    The time of the Republicans is over. They just have to get used to it.

    February 16, 2009 at 4:52 pm |
  9. earle,florida

    Sorry, point of fact, it was Clinton that pushed for the FDIC laws to be gutted in 1993,and guess what? It was sweet talking Willy that repealled the Glass&Steagal Law in 1997. These laws were made in 1934 during the "Great Depression",so as never to repeat the heartfelt sorrow of that era! Nice,...

    February 16, 2009 at 4:47 pm |
  10. JD Simpson

    Go Bill Go !!!!!!!!!
    It is great to hear him support our President. Hey – think he may be interested in a cabinet post – Commerce is still open. He would be a perfect interim until we get someone full time.

    February 16, 2009 at 4:46 pm |
  11. Sandy

    I was hoping that the ticket would be Obama/Clinton because of the economy. We had the best economy with Bill Clinton. Hillary was there as a part of it. I would certainly sleep better. At least we still have Bill as a consultant. Thank God.

    February 16, 2009 at 4:06 pm |
  12. Michael Springhetti

    It is so wonderful to hear that Former President Bill Clinton supports President Obama's stimulus package and that if he was in his shoes, he would do the same. It relieves alot of anxiety and gives the USA hope that we will not sink. The negative remarks from Arizona's Senator McCain is the last thing the citizens of America need to hear.

    February 16, 2009 at 3:54 pm |