- The Washington Times - Monday, October 27, 2014


Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton didn’t give her usual six-figure Wall Street speech on Friday, telling a crowd to dismiss those who say “it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.”

In her typical, politically courageous fashion, she’s now distancing herself from the comments.

According to BuzzFeed, Mrs. Clinton, the presumed front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, told a crowd for Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, New York Democrat, on Monday that she had “short-handed” a larger point about tax breaks and outsourcing.

“Our economy grows when businesses and entrepreneurs create good-paying jobs here in America and workers and families are empowered to build from the bottom up and the middle out — not when we hand out tax breaks for corporations that outsource jobs or stash their profits overseas,” she said.

BuzzFeed noted Mrs. Clinton did not attempt to clarify her comments in two subsequent public events since she made the comments Friday during a speech for Massachusetts gubernatorial hopeful Martha Coakley.

It’s not the first time Mrs. Clinton has had to do damage control this year. When promoting her book “Hard Choices,” she had to walk back comments downplaying her personal wealth.

In August, she scaled back her criticism of President Obama’s foreign policy after facing backlash from some liberals.

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