Clinton Knocks Obama’s Debt Plan

Does anyone notice a pattern emerging from the Clinton camp? Last week, James Carville caused some commotion with his “Time to Panic” column, which evidently got under the White House’s skin. And today, Bill Clinton rejected the fundamental basis of Obama’s deficit-reduction plan – tax hikes – during an interview with Newsmax:

“I personally don’t believe we ought to be raising taxes or cutting spending until we get this economy off the ground. If we cut government spending, which I normally would be very inclined to do when the deficit’s this big, with interest rates already near zero you can’t get the benefits out of it.

I’m not sure which is worse for Obama: Clinton skewering the idea of tax hikes during a weak economy, or him calling for lawmakers to “come up with a bipartisan approach” to the jobs plan/debt debate. After all, Obama has been insisting for weeks his jobs plan is “bipartisan.” Apparently, Clinton doesn’t agree.