Bill Clinton’s Greatest Hits (1993-2000)

  • Meet ‘the Elizabeth Warren Wing of the Democratic Party’
    A new crop of progressive populists is winning primaries across the nation and challenging Clintonian orthodoxy.
    Such as:
  • Termination of 60 year commitment to income support for the poor
  • Ended direct federal provision of low-income housing
  • Transfer subsidies that are not eliminated for the poor are given to employers of low wage labor, real estate developers, and landlords
  • Repressive crime bill increases the number of federal crimes and flooded prisons
  • Upheld sentencing disparities between crack and powder cocaine
  • NAFTA
  • No push for labor law reform
  • Privatization of student loan program (Sallie Mae)
  • Privatization of federal meat inspection program as a favor to Tyson of Clinton’s state of Arkansas.
  • Privatized much of military support services
  • No less inclined toward military intervention than Reagan or Bush before him were.
  • Repeal of Glass-Steagle Act of 1933. Removes firewall between investment and commercial banking.
    Adolph Reed, Review of Russell Jacoby, Democracy, in The Nation (2014)

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