GREEN BAY — Former president Bill Clinton stumps in Green Bay on Friday, October 19th on behalf of President Barack Obama. He’s trying to show the differences between Obama and his republican challenger Mitt Romney.
President Clinton’s speech lasted 55 minutes at Kress Events Center on the UW-Green Bay campus.
Once he took the stage, he quickly grabbed the attention of the standing room only crowd by trying to simplify the messages and clearly define the differences between the two candidates and how this will affect the country.
“For the last 32 months this economy has produced 5.3 million private sector jobs,” Clinton said at a podium with the Obama slogan “Forward” in front of him.
From there, he directly compared Obama’s plan with Romney’s, again in simple terms.
“It may be the most important choice, it’s the economics of arithmetic versus the economics of illusion.”
Next up for the former President was the difference in budgets, where he called Romney’s a plan of “hide and seek”.
He also explained what he thinks Romney’s budget will do to the American people.
“As this economy starts to grow, then the private sector will compete with the government for borrowing money and interest rates will go through the roof and you will choke on them.”
He also talked about the success of the affordable health care act before moving on to the student loan program of Obama’s.
“Your repayment will be determined by your salary not the other way around. This gets better, it gets better,” Clinton said to a standing ovation. “Believe it or not, this new system will cost you $60 billion less in the next 10 years.”
In the end, he had a very simple summation.
“I hope that these examples will demonstrate that middle class economics is better than trickle down economics, that we’re all in this together is better than you’re on your own.”
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