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  •  I think you are right about an "OMDB" speech (2+ / 0-)
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    rhubarb, auapplemac

    Unlike our current president WJC was loathe to oppose legislation with overwhelming support from the voters. Welfare reform was tremendously popular and when most women with young children were in the workforce the program as it existed in the early 90's was hard to defend. As for the Telecom deregulation - This is a huge problem we had then and we have now - How does our government control the media (the wrath of Big Business is quite potent). As for post Oaklahoma city legislation, maybe you could inform me on what it did (I don't even remember the issue coming up, did anyone oppose it?). NAFTA was of course strongly opposed by labor, I was very worried by it's passage. Of course the economy seemed to do pretty well during his presidency. Now that we have a typical Bush economy again NAFTA is being blamed, the real problem is a lack of labor power. America has become much more efficient and those gains have not been passed on to workers, NAFTA helps boost profits and we should benefit, but we got stiffed (surprise) (lower unemployment increases labor power (unemployment during WJC admin 4.0%))

    I wish the same rules applied to Republicans and Democrats, unfortuately when you have Big Business behind you you can do really stupid stuff and get away with it. If you think that Bill Clinton sold us out and if we had a real progressive in the WH we'd do better, I yhink you would be sadly mistaken. That world requires more significant changes.

    . There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall -- think of it, ALWAYS. Mahatma Gandhi

    by Sacramento Dem on Sun Nov 18, 2007 at 08:51:00 PM PST

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