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Sat May 30, 2015, 08:42 AM

11. 2009. When a lady starting a small local bank in rural GA told me casually that it was Bill Clinton

who repealed Glass-Steagall allowing the big banks to deregulate & take over & ultimately crash the economy.

I was so shocked by that. You know how everyone always remembers where they were when they learned something horrible, like an assassination or 9/11? I remember vividly the moment she said that. The entire conversation is etched in my mind forever. I knew she knew what she was talking about, but I couldn't believe it. I went home, got online & started researching. My low-information but very strong belief that Bill Clinton had been a great president for US changed. I learned he may have presided over a very good economic time for us, but ultimately set up MANY MANY policies that have led to MANY of our problems today.

Not just ending Glass-Steagall, NAFTA, & bringing China into the WTO...

So yes, my beliefs have been changed before. And now more than ever, I know the importance of Democrats being Democrats once elected, not just when running for office.

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