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Thu May 12, 2016, 06:46 AM

WOW, hard to believe THIS, but CNN is actually posting facts about Bill Clinton [View all]

and his republican ways, which have harmed the US & continue to harm US today.

This is so great to see in MSM!!! I realize this is "just" an opinion piece, but its type of op ed that is usually consigned to an online magazine. The more people wake up to the lasting damage by this most conservative president, the better. The blinders are coming off.

May 11
Why Sanders is a better bet against Trump
By Jonathan Tasini


That same time period coincides with the passage and implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the creation in 1995 of the World Trade Organization. Both were championed by Bill Clinton, and his Labor Secretary Robert Reich, and endorsed by both parties. These so-called "free trade" deals have one common thread: They set up rules benefiting corporate rights, particularly the protection of capital and patents, at the expense of wages for workers.

During the 1990s, President Clinton also urged many Democrats to support other corporate-friendly measures: deregulation of the financial industry (which arguably set the stage for the recent financial crisis), welfare reform (which ripped away a safety net for millions) and tax cuts for the wealthy that exacerbated the divide between rich and poor.

Enjoy getting your high cable bills every month? You can thank the Clinton administration's 1996 deregulation of telecommunications, which ushered in a wave of anti-consumer mergers. Indeed, the much-ballyhooed Clinton economic "miracle" was significantly built on a credit bubble, not robust or sustainable wage growth.

Today's rejoinders to criticism of these policies from many establishment Democrats underscore how tone deaf the party elites have become. They claim that things would be a lot worse if Republicans had been running the show. Without a doubt, I believe that to some extent, that is true. However, "Hey, vote for us because we're not as bad as the other guys" is a lackluster slogan a wheezing plea that lacks credibility for many voters who have been ignored for decades.



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