President Obama and his media allies have been telling the American people for years that the economy is in a great recovery and that the president deserves praise for his efforts.
Average American citizens who live in the real world and struggle with finances daily know the truth and this has put Hillary Clinton in a very awkward position.
She now has to contradict Obama and admit that the economy isn’t doing so well.
The New York Times reports:
Hillary Clinton’s Message: Yes, the Economy Is Messed Up. But I Can Fix It.
It has been a year dominated by populist rage, embodied in Bernie Sanders’s calls for a political revolution and Donald J. Trump’s angry assertions that the United States, and its workers, are losing badly in the global economy.
In an economic policy speech on Wednesday, Hillary Clinton gave this message: I alone am the candidate who knows how to turn those underlying frustrations into actual policies that might make things better. She offered herself as someone who would not merely vent voters’ anger, but respond to that anger by pulling the levers of the federal bureaucracy and creating legislation that can be scored by the Congressional Budget Office and just maybe pass a Senate committee.
“It’s not easy to change Washington, or how corporations behave,” Mrs. Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said before exuberant supporters in Raleigh, N.C., a day after a speech blasting Mr. Trump’s business record, ethics and often-erratic policy positions. “It takes more than stern words or a flashy slogan. It takes a plan, and it takes experience and the ability to work with both parties to get results.”
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Hillary’s argument might be more persuasive if she had ever held a real job outside of government.