Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., said that rising deficits in the budget and trade pose a threat to the global competitiveness of the United States, and rallied for policies that would restore fiscal discipline in the nation's capital.

According to reports, Clinton, the oft-rumored 2008 Democratic candidate for president, told the Economic Club of Chicago that the current economy is not serving the middle class -- evidenced by the fact that productivity has risen while wages have declined.

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