Bill Daley, former mayor of Chicago and chief of staff for Barack Obama did an interview in Philadelphia, where he is attending the Democratic Convention. He took the opportunity to cast serious doubts on Hillary’s ability to fix the economy. He referred to a speech Hillary gave in 2014 in which she said:
“Don’t let anybody tell you that, you know, it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.”
“I think it obviously is not accurate. Corporations, the private sector, whether you’re a large corporation or small, creates the jobs. The government may set the tone for greater job creation or less job creation, but it’s the private sector. The government’s got a lot of jobs, obviously.”
The host asked if Hillary knew that and Daley replied:
“Absolutely. Look at her history. She’s getting beat up right now in this convention by many people and did in the primary for being too moderate and not far left enough. She’s practical.”
Daley and Kernen noted that the Republican and Democratic Parties had both moved significantly in recent years. Kernen said there seems to be bipartisan opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal being pushed by President Obama. Clinton did a complete flip-flop with her position on the agreement to avoid getting outflanked by primary opponent Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), saying she now opposes it after championing it while she worked in the Obama administration.
Daley said opposing TPP was a mistake.
“I just got back from Asia, and there’s no doubt that if there isn’t a greater economic closeness between us and our allies and friends in Asia, China will step into that void,” Daley said. “I think the president was right. Is it a perfect deal? No, it isn’t. To blame all job loss for the last 30 years or 40 years on NAFTA and trade deals is kind of crazy, in my opinion.”
It’s not as if Hillary doesn’t know how to create wealth because she does. Selling out your office and country is a lot like prostitution. No matter how much you sell, there’s always more and the profit margin is 1005.