Comments on: Hillary Clinton declares war on paperwork http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/24/hillary-clinton-declares-war-on-paperwork/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: michal http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/24/hillary-clinton-declares-war-on-paperwork/comment-page-2/#comment-355619 Sat, 26 Apr 2008 19:40:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/24/hillary-clinton-declares-war-on-paperwork/#comment-355619 Is anyone concerned about the millions in contributions that Billary is hiding on her tax return? Why hide it? Where is the transparency? If for some devastating reason she should be the nominee she won’t own the white house. Her global ‘contributors’ will run this country. And is anyone concerned about her memory. Remember the real estate deal? How many hundreds of times did she say “I don’t remember”…and with Bosnia and now the 10% spin whenm in fact she had 9.2% on Obama. Who by the way reduced her lead by more than 50%.

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By: michal http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/24/hillary-clinton-declares-war-on-paperwork/comment-page-2/#comment-355618 Sat, 26 Apr 2008 19:37:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/24/hillary-clinton-declares-war-on-paperwork/#comment-355618 Can someone please explain to me why the media says Billary won by 10%? 9.2% to be exact; can’t even be rounded to 9.5%…it’s 9% if rounded – what’s with that. And why would that be considered a knockout when Obama reduced her lead by more than 50%? She’s had 10 years of the politio branding machine at work; the demographics on her side; 3 family serrogates; family ties to PA. The ‘win’ was reduced to single digits – what Obama was shooting for. Please tell me where the 10% comes from…is that another one of her spins?

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By: Julie http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/24/hillary-clinton-declares-war-on-paperwork/comment-page-2/#comment-355510 Fri, 25 Apr 2008 20:53:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/24/hillary-clinton-declares-war-on-paperwork/#comment-355510 Hillary worked on getting healthcare passed for eight years and couldn’t do that. What makes me think she can pull this off?

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By: David Rasmussen http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/24/hillary-clinton-declares-war-on-paperwork/comment-page-2/#comment-355499 Fri, 25 Apr 2008 19:03:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/24/hillary-clinton-declares-war-on-paperwork/#comment-355499 As the writer generally does not write the headline, this is no big criticism, but I thought Obama said that for most people, those with simple tax returns, the federal government could send out the bill and the individual sign it if correct, rather than the individual do the tax calculations. This would be a nice paperwork reduction, no matter whose idea it is. Anyway, it is something to add to the paperwork reduction list.

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By: Joy Deich http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/24/hillary-clinton-declares-war-on-paperwork/comment-page-2/#comment-355483 Fri, 25 Apr 2008 17:56:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/24/hillary-clinton-declares-war-on-paperwork/#comment-355483 I wouldn’t trust Hillary with any kid of war!

As to a “war on paperwork” she has a habit of “losing”

important records! Also getting rid of records and

paperwork (travel office).

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By: Linda http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/24/hillary-clinton-declares-war-on-paperwork/comment-page-2/#comment-355434 Fri, 25 Apr 2008 15:26:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/24/hillary-clinton-declares-war-on-paperwork/#comment-355434 I also am more than a little preturbed by that no one is calling the Obama campaign for double speak and their OWN constant use of smear tactics that they accuse the Clinton campaign of using (by applying convoluted spin to the most innocuous of Clinton statements).

I’m glad this editorial finally appeared! http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/con tent/article/2008/04/24/AR2008042402976_ pf.html

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By: Rena http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/24/hillary-clinton-declares-war-on-paperwork/comment-page-2/#comment-355428 Fri, 25 Apr 2008 15:14:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/24/hillary-clinton-declares-war-on-paperwork/#comment-355428 I take issue with the statement “They go to college to party. They have the money to pay their way out of trouble…” I’m a 30 year old white woman who has spent hundreds of hours in 4 states volunteering for Obama, and I got into college with a homeless father and a mother who didn’t make enough to have to pay taxes. I filled out all the forms myself, and I took on enough loans that I still have about 20 years of payments before I’m through.

Obama supporters are not all useless rich kids who don’t have to pull their own weight. I have met people from all backgrounds who support this historic campaign.

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By: Chris http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/24/hillary-clinton-declares-war-on-paperwork/comment-page-2/#comment-355423 Fri, 25 Apr 2008 15:04:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/24/hillary-clinton-declares-war-on-paperwork/#comment-355423 I know the internet can be hard to navigate sometimes so I’m taking the liberty of posting what can be found regarding this issue in less than 1 minute by searching for Obama and FAFSA and looking for links to Obama’s site. (If you need even more help, search the document for FAFSA). Hope this information from a relatively poor (when taking into account outstanding student loans), multiple degree, working class person who agrees that if you can’t fill out a FAFSA then college isn’t for you, helps. (If you can’t spend less than 1 hour filling out a few pages of forms, why do you deserve up to thousands of dollars of tax payer’s money that took then a lot longer than 1 hour to make and have the government take from them?)
The only thing that should be noted about this whole dilemma is that Hilary is only proposing this idea now because she’s not getting the support she wants from college students so now she’s trying to appeal to them. If she really cared and thought this was a good idea she would have proposed this idea, or even better and original ones that actually would make a difference, sooner.

http://www.barackobama.com/issues/pdf/Co llegeAffordabilityFactSheet.pdf

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By: David http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/24/hillary-clinton-declares-war-on-paperwork/comment-page-2/#comment-355400 Fri, 25 Apr 2008 14:07:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/24/hillary-clinton-declares-war-on-paperwork/#comment-355400 I, too, downloaded both candidates position papers to my desktop 6 months ago. I did it to compare one with the other, and also to see if positions changed during the campaign. Obama’s positions on this have been there from the beginning, the clintons arrived this AM.

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By: Boris http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/24/hillary-clinton-declares-war-on-paperwork/comment-page-2/#comment-355397 Fri, 25 Apr 2008 13:59:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/24/hillary-clinton-declares-war-on-paperwork/#comment-355397 Just for the sake of it went to Obama’s website to see his economy ideas. Someone pointed out that Hillary stole FAFSA idea. Red it all, even searched for word FAFSA … nowhere to be found.
Guys please get your facts straight !!!

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