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On economics, Clinton and Reagan are nearly indistinguishable. Clinton's era was the era of Supply-Side Democrats almost as enamored of neo-liberal policy prescriptions as the other side. Trickle-down was simply re-packaged as "a rising tide lifts all boats" but, if you look carefully, you'll see the gini coefficient rising just as quickly under Clinton as under Bush II.

This being said, it was the GOP pushing the headlong descent into deregulation, Dick Armey at the fore, though of course, nothing was stopping Mr Clinton from signing that bill, and in fact, others like it (eg the Telecommunications act).

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Thu Nov 13th, 2008 at 11:38:16 AM EST

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