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  •  The Clinton connections evolved (4+ / 0-)

    They became much more aligned with (and beholden to) the corporate agenda and less aligned with Democratic Party principles after the Clinton years.  

    Clinton managed to raise taxes on the wealthy and cut defense spending deeply, in spite of having those players as advisors.  Clinton managed to keep his own counsel regardless of any more conservative advice this crew may have been pushing. He knew to ignore them at times, though not often enough.

    With Obama, they had free rein. They came into their new advisory roles with a much stronger, more developed Wall Street-driven policy agenda. Obama took all of their advice as gospel, though he appears to have changed course.  

    "I'll believe corporations are people when Texas executes one."

    by Betty Pinson on Sat Jan 14, 2012 at 03:32:38 PM PST

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