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    And they report things that make money.  There was/is BIG money to be made if you say the right things.  Why was the press so hard on our President?  Maybe it was his successful "Deficit Reduction Plan" which nailed the upper tax brackets.   Oh, they must have hated that.

    Clinton's deficit reduction plan:

    It's quite a fun read, actually:

    President Clinton and Vice President Gore's Economic Plan:
    Building the Path to Prosperity for America's Families
    August 5, 2000

    Seven years ago this week, President Clinton and Vice President Gore's economic plan was enacted without a single Republican vote. Vice President Gore broke a tie on August 6, 1993 to pass the measure in the Senate and President Clinton signed the 1993 Budget Reconciliation into law four days later. Their bold, three-part strategy established fiscal discipline; invested in education, health care, science and technology; and opened foreign markets so that American workers have a fair chance to compete abroad. Passage of the economic plan was a historic turning point, reversing 12 years of trickle-down economics and turning the largest deficit in history into the largest budget surplus in history. It also committed the country to a path of fiscal discipline that helped unleash the productive potential of the American people, contributing to the longest economic expansion in history, including the creation of over 22 million jobs, the lowest unemployment and inflation rates in a generation, rising wages and the highest homeownership rates on record. Today, working families are enjoying the benefits of this comprehensive plan and the course of fiscal discipline it established.

    sigh...those were the good old days.

    --> Just a middle age woman practicing her free speech.

    by Thea VA on Tue Jan 03, 2006 at 04:04:06 PM PST

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