Clinton does Not Want To 'Slow Down Our Economy'

ABC News’ Jake Tapper has caused quite a stir with an item about a speech Bill Clinton delivered in Denver. In a long, and interesting speech, he c

ABC News’ Jake Tapper has caused quite a stir with an item about a speech Bill Clinton delivered in Denver.

In a long, and interesting speech, he characterized what the U.S. and other industrialized nations need to do to combat global warming this way: “We just have to slow down our economy and cut back our greenhouse gas emissions ’cause we have to save the planet for our grandchildren.”

At a time that the nation is worried about a recession is that really the characterization his wife would want him making? “Slow down our economy”?

I don’t really think there’s much debate that, at least initially, a full commitment to reduce greenhouse gases would slow down the economy….So was this a moment of candor?

Actually, no, it’s a moment taken out of context in such a way as to change the meaning of the sentence.

Clinton said the opposite.


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