Pres. Bill Clinton said Pres. Barack Obama can get re-elected, but he emphasized to do so he'll have to win the jobs battle. Also, Sen. McConnell said the millionaire's tax plan is basically a non-starter.
An exciting Sunday with two big interviews on Meet The Press: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and former President Bill Clinton.
I thought the former president laid out the Obama administration's strategy really well. When asked if President Obama could be reelected if unemployment remains high, President Clinton told me, "Yes, if people believe he had a credible plan and Republicans thwarted it either because they were wrong or because they wanted to beat him. That's the problem they're facing."
That's what the Obama administration is hoping plays out with his American Jobs Act. One way being proposed to pay for the bill is implementing a new "Buffett Tax" on those making over $1 million per year.
McConnell, however, was not in favor of this plan. "Right now, we've thrown a big, wet blanket over the private sector economy. We've borrowed too much, we've spent too much, we're dramatically over-regulating every aspect of the private sector in our country. And now we're threatening to raise taxes on top of it. That's not going to get the economy moving," McConnell said.
Make sure to join us next week as we'll kick off NBC's special coverage of Education Nation with an exclusive interview with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I).
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