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Hillary Clinton's Amazing, Almost Comical Economic Speech

Originally Published in Fox News on 6/22/16.

What an amazing speech in Columbus on Tuesday by Hillary Clinton. She started off by telling the American people what is patently obvious:

"People are working harder and longer just to keep their heads above water. And to deal with the costs, the everyday costs, the costs of basics like childcare and prescription drugs that are too high. College is getting more expensive every day. And wages are still too low and inequality is too great. Good jobs in this country are still too hard to come by."

All true. Her prescription for this financial crunch on families: keep doing what we are doing.

There was something almost comical about Hillary's lecturing us about fiscal responsibility, economic fairness, and lifting the middle class. ‎Wait. Wasn't she part of the Obama administration which also promised all these things? And haven't those policies given us the weakest recovery ever since the great depression, a massive increase in income inequality, a shrinkage of the middle class, and a near doubling of the national debt to $19 trillion.

What's on the next episode of “The Twilight Zone”? The Menendez brothers explaining how to be respectful to one's parents.

One of her more spectacular claims was that here "in America we pay our bills," in reference to Trump's sensible idea of refinancing out debt to lock in historically low interest rates. Not this president. Wringing up some $8 trillion of debt is hardly "paying the bills." It's passing them on to the next generation.