Last Night, Clinton Was Grilled For Over-Promising New Jobs During Her Time As A New York Senator. REPORTER: "Again, you see particularly 'upstaters' recalling your time in the U.S. Senate and also recalling your pledge for the 200,000 jobs, right? And I know I've seen your comments since then, that you were overzealous or exuberant perhaps and your hope was that there would be a Democratic White House, which was not achieved. You're not making such pledges now, but do you think that you could boost job growth in upstate New York if you were in fact in the White House?" CLINTON: "I sure do. You know, three things happened; we had 9/11, which was devastating for the entire state, we did have The Great Recession and Republican policies, and we had a very difficult situation with the Bush administration not enforcing trade agreements." (Hillary Clinton, Interview With Capitol Tonight, 4/4/16)
Clinton's Broken Promise To Create 200,000 Jobs Is Still Fresh On The Minds Of Many New Yorkers
In 2000, Clinton Promised To Create 200,000 Jobs In Upstate New York While Campaigning For Senator. "She's reminded of it all the time around here, so Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton couldn't have been surprised when her failed 2000 campaign promise to bring 200,000 jobs to economically desperate upstate New York became part of the latest presidential debate." (Carolyn Thompson, "Fact Check: Clinton And Jobs Promised," USA Today, 2/28/08)
- The Region Clinton Sought To Help Actually Lost Nearly 26,500 Jobs During Her First Term As Senator, According To The Business Council Of New York State. "In her first term in the Senate, the region saw a net loss of 26,500 jobs, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics by the Business Council of New York State." (Carolyn Thompson, "Fact Check: Clinton And Jobs Promised," USA Today, 2/28/08)
Clinton Admitted She Failed To Uphold Her Promise, Calling It "A Little Exuberant." "Clinton recently called the promise 'a little exuberant.' During Tuesday's debate with Barack Obama, the New York senator said she was figuring Al Gore would be in the White House. 'When I made the pledge, I was counting on having a Democratic White House, a Democratic president, who shared my values about what we needed to do to make the economy work for everyone and to create shared prosperity,' she said." (Carolyn Thompson, "Fact Check: Clinton And Jobs Promised," USA Today, 2/28/08)
While Failing To Uphold Her Promise To Her Constituents, Clinton Was In India Claiming The Outsourcing Of American Jobs Was "An Inevitability"
In Remarks From A 2005 Closed Door Presentation In India, Clinton Declared That Outsourcing Is "An Inevitability There Is No Way To Legislate Against Reality… Outsourcing Will Continue." CLINTON: "Perhaps some economic incentives to at least think very hard before those decisions are made, but you know it is an inevitability there is no way to legislate against reality, so I think that uh, the outsourcing will continue." (Hillary Clinton, Remarks At India Today Conclave, New Delhi, India, 2/25/05)
WHAT WILL SHE DO THIS TIME? AS SECRETARY OF STATE IN 2012, CLINTON SAID OUTSOURCING "BENEFITED MANY PARTS OF OUR COUNTRY"
In 2012, Clinton Said Outsourcing Has "Advantages" That "Have Certainly Benefited Many Parts" Of The United States. QUESTIONER: "Good morning ma'am, I am also a part of the youth advisory council for the U.S. government. So, I have two simple questions for you, first one is, with the possible cut down on outsourcing, it leads to a lot of protectionism, and do the Indian people have to be worried about their jobs?" HOST: "Ok, let's take one question at a time so we can get other people to respond." CLINTON: "So, you're talking about outsourcing from the United States to India? Outsourcing from the United States to India? Well, you know it's been going on for many years now and its part of our economic relationship with India, and I think that there are advantages with it that have certainly benefited many parts of our country and there are disadvantages that go to the need to, you know, improve the job skills of our own people and create a better economic environment, so it's, like anything it's, you know, got pluses and minuses." (Secretary Hillary Clinton, Remarks In India, 5/7/12)
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