Sunday morning, former President Bill Clinton appeared on the CBS political show Face the Nation and expressed his support for President Obama; Clinton said that four years ago the U.S. economy was in such terrible condition that no president would have been able to fix in four years.
“That’s why we’ve got to keep working at it,” said Clinton.
Clinton went on to say that Obama’s efforts have had very positive effects on the U.S. economy and he stated that” His jobs record is actually better” than the President Bush administration citing the 800,000 jobs that were being lost each month at that time.
Clinton is hosting the Clinton Global Initiative conference on Sunday and appeared on Face the Nation to talk about the conference, but he started his appearance on the show speaking about the Obama vs. Mitt Romney campaigns.
Clinton said that there’s “no evidence” that Romney’s “militant anti-government approach will work.” He also spoke openly about Romney’s tax returns that were just released on Friday; they showed that in 2011 Romney paid 14.1 percent taxes on his income of $13,696,951.
“I don’t think we can get out of this hole we’re in if people at that income level only pay 13 or 14 percent,” said Clinton.
Clinton said that he thinks Obama is winning his re-election campaign, but expressed concern about the fact that Republicans are spending two and a half more than the Democrats on this campaign.
Clinton started the interview by speaking about his wife, Hillary Clinton and her plans for the future.
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See the video to the left for Bill Clinton’s interview on Face the Nation.
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Sources: CBS News and Face the Nation
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