Robert Novak’s column last week proved, using the Commerce Department’s revised numbers, that the economic books of the country were cooked in 1999 and 2000. Clinton-Gore lied about how much profit the government took in by almost one third so they could help Gore hold the White House. The
A 1.1% growth rate around Election Day 2000 is key, because in the first three-quarters of 1992 it averaged 3.6%and rose to 5.4% during the fourth quarter that year. You’ll remember how the Clinton-Gore team bashed the Bush 41 economic record without us reminding you. The revisions to the supposedly record levels of corporate profits for 2000 are even more shocking. We now know pre-tax profits for non-financial domestic industries peaked in 1997.
Now, there’s no paper trail proving that Clinton-Gore guided this deception, but no one at the Commerce Department would do this on their own – and we think we know who might have. While Donna Brazile was in fact Gore’s campaign chair of the failed Algore 2000 campaign, the “honorary chairman” was Bill “Bugsy” Daley, Clinton-Gore’s
These numbers will keep being revised to subtract Enron, WorldCom, Tyco, Adelphia, Global Crossing, etc., because those companies inflated profits in the last two years of Clinton-Gore. Now, if you tell the IRS you underestimate your income by 30%, and therefore you underpaid your taxes by 30%, you can’t get away with saying, “Whoops.” We shouldn’t let Clinton-Gore off the hook so easily either. They lied and overstated all their economic numbers.