Is this why stocks are slipping? Following Hillary’s hint last night that she would like to put her husband in “charge of revitalising the economy, because you know he knows how to do it,” Bill confirmed the farce this morning, admitting he has asked for an “economic role” in his wife’s adminstration. As Yves Smith so eloquently noted,after having institutionalized the neoliberal economic policies that have enriched the 1% and particularly the 0.1% at the expense of everyone else, Hillary Clinton wants to give the long-suffereing citizenry an even bigger dose.Good luck America.
As she said in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky:
“My husband, who I’m going to put in charge of revitalising the economy, because you know he knows how to do it,”Clinton said in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, on Sunday. “And especially in places like coal country and inner cities and other parts of our country that have really been left out.
And now Bill has confirmed the ‘great news’:
*BILL CLINTON SAYS HE’S ASKED FOR ROLE IN WIFE’S ADMINISTRATION
There Goes Hillary as “Most Qualified Candidate Evah”
Since when does a supposedly super competent elected official use their spouse in a policy design and implementation capacity outside of existing bureaucratic role and capacities? In banana republics and the Clinton presidency. And remember how well that co-presidency thingie worked out? Hillary’s big special project, health care reform, was such a bomb that it was over 20 years before the idea could be revived. And after that debacle, she retreated from taking on high-profile tasks and moved in the direction of a more traditional First Lady role.