ABC News’ Eloise Harper Reports: For the first time, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., said that she belives the U.S. economy is in a recession. Clinton, vying for her party’s presidential nomination, has said in the past that the U.S. is slipping towards or sliding toward a recession – but had never said explicitly that the economy was in one.
Speaking on Sunday in Missoula, Montana, Clinton expalined what she will do as president to help ease economic hardship Wwe are going to come up with, as I have put on my website hillaryclinton.com, $100 billion dollars in middle class tax cuts. Money is going to go back in your pockets. Money you can use to ride through George Bush’s Recession."
Clinton also said, while defending her argument for her vote for the Iraq war that Saddam Hussein would be envious of Osama bin Laden. "We knew that psychologically the idea that Osama bin Laden would now be given the top spot so to speak among extremists, would be very hard for Saddam to take and would probably encourage him to do something."
Sen. Clinton also offered some humor when speaking about how long it takes her to get ready compared to her opponents. Speaking about the choice voters have to make in this election, she said, "You can vote for a person based on anything. You don’t like this issue, you don’t like that issue, you don’t like the way look or how they do their hair, you vote for or against somebody on any basis."
On an even lighter note, Clinton paused and thanked someone in the crowd who complimented her hair. "Thank you I appreciate that, it was done by somebody here in Missoula," Clinton said,"That’s another thing, do you realize how much longer it takes me to get ready than my two opponents. I think I should get points for working as hard as I do for spending so much time getting ready, anyway, back to hiring a president," Clinton continued, as she got back on track and finished her closing argument.