You can put his suit on him and tie his shoes, but you can’t take him out…
(NYPost) – Bill Clinton, the husband of the Democratic presidential nominee, knocked President Obama’s signature piece of legislation — the ObamaCare health care law — as “the craziest thing in the world.”
“You’ve got this crazy system where all of a sudden 25 million more people have health care, and then the people who are out there busting it, sometimes 60 hours a week, wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half and it’s the craziest thing in the world,” the former president railed at a rally in Michigan on Monday.
Clinton also said the system is hurting moderately successful small businesses — the ones that aren’t doing poorly enough to be subsidized and fall just above the line.
“On the other hand, the current system works fine if you’re eligible for Medicaid, if you’re a lower-income working person. If you’re already on Medicare or if you get enough subsidies on a modest income that you can afford your health care,” Clinton said.
“But the people getting killed in this deal are the small-business people and individuals who make just a little bit too much to get any of these subsidies,” he added.
(NYPost) – Bill Clinton threw Bernie Sanders under the bus in an impromptu response to a heckler at Ohio University on Tuesday as he defended his controversial 1994 crime bill.
Trying to woo young voters in a key swing state, Clinton was interrupted by a protester shouting he cannot vote for someone who sends thousands of people to prison.
“Hillary didn’t vote for the ’94 crime bill even though Sen. Sanders did,” the former president shot back, as a heckler was removed from the rally.
Bubba’s remark to highlight divisions between his wife and Sanders won’t do much to build their alliance — especially as Sanders has been diligently campaigning for Hillary Clinton, trying to convince his young supporters to back Clinton and move past their feelings of being shunned by the DNC and the Clinton campaign during the primary.
The former president said it was his wife who was the first candidate to speak up about changing incarceration policies.
“The facts are difficult there,” Clinton said in his rebuttal. “You ought to think about it, if you’re really upset, that means you’re also upset that we had a 25-year low in the crime rate, a 33-year low in the murder rate, and listen to this, a 67-year low in the rate of people being killed by illegal gun violence. I’m pretty proud of that, and I think that was worth fighting for.”
— Necessary (@News__Ninja_) October 4, 2016