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President Hillary Clinton. What Would That Look Like?

How would Hillary Clinton fare as our President?  A lot depends on the direction of Hillary’s policies if she is elected.  I don’t think they will be what many of you think they will be.   I don’t believe she will follow in Obamas footsteps for long. 

Bill Clinton started his term left of what we might think of as fiscal center and moved right to what we might regard as Hillary Clintonfiscally moderate, including signing into law a reduction of tax rates on capital gains in 1997. He enjoyed balanced budgets with the market advance in the late 1990s. Huge capital gain sales provided the money.

Will Hillary stay on the left? Perhaps socially, certainly not fiscally.

Some university philosophy courses use a chart that shows politicians such as Obama on the far right.  Someone far left of him might make this categorization comparatively true.

Most Americans certainly wouldn’t recognize the placement of our politicians current and historical on that graph. I’m not a huge Wikipedia fan but it conveys the point. You can read about it here.

A growing percentage of Americans consider themselves socially liberal- more tolerant of the views and behaviors of others- than a decade ago. Many still see themselves split on their viewpoints between social and fiscal issues.

They still maintain values that require hard work for good pay. They are not socialist, and abhor government waste and over regulation.

Hillary’s presidency will be much different from her husbands if what she says in her campaign – to follow and President Hillary Clintonmaintain the Obama legacy is true.  President Obama’s legacy was marked by continual conflict with Republicans.  Hard fought battles often ending in stalemate. Signing executive orders was his response.  Some of the orders have been ruled unlawful and struck down. Many other challenges remain.

I think what Hillary will do will be much different, however. We are all aware that what a politician says, and what they do after gaining office are often very different.

Depending on which party holds the house and/ or senate will go a long way in determine her path.

President Bill Clinton learned to work with both parties to create consensus. Passing legislation was the result of his efforts. If conservatives keep both the house and senate, Hillary will need to do what her husband and others before him did if she doesn’t want her legacy to become another log jam.

I suspect Hillary will respect many of her donors wishes and continue the policies that benefit them. Why else do you think they contribute so much to her? This includes positive responses to massive lobbying efforts and expenditures by all the famous players- politics as usual.

 Hillary, as president, will hopefully take a strong stand against those who damage America’s  interest. Additionally, an aggressive push forward for science and technological innovation could advance our society.

A massive education effort – not a free education- can provide training for jobs in that society fed by new inventions and technologies. They could provide the economic wave to take us forward.  However, not if the opportunity by whoever  is elected is lost.

What thoughts do have to share on a Hillary Clinton presidency?

11 thoughts on “President Hillary Clinton. What Would That Look Like?

  1. Three of your comments are curious.1) You suspect that Hillary will respect the wishes of her donors and continue the policies that benefit them. An understatement if there ever was one. Her donors [many illegal foreign donors] bought her lock stock and barrel. If she wants to run for a second term[if she lasts that long] she had better pony up or those donors may back an opponent in the primary. 2) Hillary will hopefully take a strong stance against those who damage America’s interest. That would require her to stand up to herself. She has vowed to take down a conservative site [Britebart]. That is a violation of the first amendment. She has an agenda that will make the second amendment moot .http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/06/05/hillary-clinton-plan-abolish-second-amendment/ http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/03/07/bernie-sanders-hillary-clintons-proposals-would-eliminate-gun-makers-in-america/ Both of these articles are from Britebart. 3) In one statement you are expecting Hillary to make a “massive education effort”. That effort will not just be at the higher level. It will necessarily include primary and secondary levels. The disastrous “common core” would be included in that effort. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/04/18/hillary-clinton-common-core-always-supported-national-standards/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1Ubjg_o8vg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inM8WTBT1lg http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/08/22/common-core-hillary-bill-clinton-worked-toward-years/ Is it any wonder that Hillary has vowed to destroy Britebart seeing how they expose her to the light of day? http://www.infowars.com/hillary-vows-to-shut-down-breitbartinfowars-if-elected/

  2. Separately, another potential charge dealing with removing the classification label could be 18 U.S. Code § 2071 — concealment, removal or mutilation generally of
    classified information. Under this statute, a guilty person “shall be
    fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both;
    and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any
    office under the United States.”

    1. Comey says if it was an accident and your name is Hillary then it gets you a pass. Laws were obviously broken deliberately but Comey insists that can’t be proven. Clinton apologists argue that they never did anything wrong or they would have been brought to justice years ago. Seeing the farce touted as an FBI investigation for what it is,is there any doubt as to why they keep skating? The system is totally corrupt from the top down.

      1. Comey said Clinton was “unsophisticated” (i.e., too stupid) to understand what she, herself was doing. I disagree with that. She was “blatantly, purposefully ignorant.”

      1. HRC has had so very many SCANDALS associated with her, it runs way to deep, it goes back all the way to their time in Ark. , Then they aren’t even in the WH a month and she’s got another scandal going. HROTTENC is just too deep into it all. Now looking at the Clintons Foundation, there’s even more and it’s getting worse, millions and millions of dollars. She can’t be a president that could do any good for OUR NATION!! We must not let her be elected!! She’s really not an upstanding trust worthy person!!

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