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Attack ad awaits Obama in Orlando



UPDATE: Bill Clinton releases statement saying his comments in the ad have been distorted. See the jump.

American Crossroads, the Karl Rove-operated group, says it's paying for this ad to run in Orlando, where President Obama will visit today. It began last night and will run through Wednesday on local networks stations and cable news, the group said.

Bill Clinton:

The Republican Group American Crossroads has used a quote from me in a video opposing President Obama's jobs plan and the "Buffett Rule." The advertisement implies that I opposed the "Buffett Rule."  In fact, I support both the American Jobs Act and the "Buffett Rule." I believe that it's only fair to ask those of us in high-income groups -- who have received the primary benefits of the last decade's economic growth and the majority of its tax cuts as well -- to contribute to solving our long term debt problem. What I did say was that the "Buffett Rule" cannot solve the problem alone. Reducing the debt requires three things: more economic growth, more spending cuts, and more revenue. Right now, the most important thing is to put America back to work. That's why I support the American Jobs Act.

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 11:36am]


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