Clintons’ poverty-producing policies worse than peccadillos

Clintons’ poverty-producing policies worse than peccadillos

That’s right, both Clintons are Democrats who favor economic policies that have an irrefutable track record of killing jobs, preventing their creation in the first place, trapping families in welfare-dependence-poverty, and destroying middle class wealth via housing bubble-busts.

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is correct when he identifies former president Bill Clinton as a sexual predator who has waged a personal war on women. But many pundits consider the real target of Rand’s recent character attacks on Bill to be his enabling former First Lady and early favorite to be the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee in 2016. And unlike some of our conservative Republican friends, we do think the character of potential Democrat opponents to succeed President Barack Hussein Obama in the Oval Office should be an issue, including their indifference to (and/or participation in cover-ups of) sexual harassment in the workplace, perjury concerning same, assault, and possibly even rape.

We also think that Hillary Clinton should finally be required to answer for her corrupt running of the White House travel office; obstruction of justice, including the production of Rose Law Firm documents, in the investigation of Vince Foster’s death; the disgraceful treatment of uniformed military personnel in the Clinton White House; her close aide Huma Abedin’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood; and her role as President Obama’s Secretary of State in the lax security at and cover-up of the origins of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Bengahzi.

But the number one character issue that applies to ALL living Democrats, including even Bill Clinton, and all Democratic Party nominees for any office, including Hillary Clinton, is their continued advocacy of economic policies that have been proven to make more Americans poor and dependent upon government for subsistence.

But Mike, didn’t President Bill Clinton preside over a veritable economic Shangri-la? Between his first Inaugural in 1993 and his successor’s in 2001, good things did happen. The economy grew at above-post-WWII-rates, the federal budget was balanced four times and the Atlanta Braves won the 1995 World Series. Neither Bill’s successor, President Ronald Reagan, William Jefferson Clinton himself nor Newt Gingrich had anything to do with the latter, but what of the former?

President Clinton inherited an economy emerging from a short recession, but one that was fundamentally sound after a decade of record economic growth and the end of an inflation that had crippled it for over a decade before Reaganomics restored the American Dream. Reagan’s supply-side fiscal and Volcker-FED-enabled-conservative-monetary policies were the antidote after the last doses, before Obama, of liberal Democratic Party of high taxes and smothering regulations that had wrecked the economy.

Clinton had run on a platform of a middle class tax cut, but his first acts upon taking office were to scrap the tax cut and propose a federal government “Hillarycare” takeover of the health care and health insurance industries in America more extensive even than Obamacare. The result: slow economic growth. Then came the mid-term election of 1994 and subsequent Republican takeover of the House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years. A chastened Democratic President put off his leftist Utopian dreams, declared that the “Era of Big Government” over, and watched the Gingrich-enabled welfare reforms and balanced budgets extend the Reagan Recovery to new heights.

Unfortunately, Republicans under neither Clinton nor President George W. Bush were able to stop the housing bubble started when President Clinton and Attorney General Janet Reno coerced banks with threats of charter-pulling claims of race-discrimination from making, and enabled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from securing, trillions in bad home loans guaranteed by the federal government. That Democratic Party-initiated Housing Bubble, began in the late 90s, didn’t burst until 2007-8, creating a financial crisis that led to a TARP bailout of Wall Street fat cats, the Great Recession and the election of a Democrat promising hope, change and the purging of white guilt.

Six years later, we remain mired in a jobs depression amid an anemic so-called “recovery” unworthy of the name, stagnant wages, record government-entitlement dependency and a wrecked heath care system and private health care industry. Why?

Because Democrats controlled the White House and both houses of Congress (the Senate by a filibuster-proof majority) from 2009-2011, during which time they passed the job-killing Obamacare law and squandered trillions on non-stimulus (non-shovel-ready-jobs-funding) bills whose only benefactors were public-sector, union-dues-paying, state government employees, a large portion of whose dues pass directly to campaign coffers funding the re-election of Democrats. And from 2009 until yesterday, no resource of the Obama Administration, whether legal or unconstitutional, has been spared in wars on coal and cheap middle-class-enabling and poverty-relieving cheap energy generally, via EPA regs and executive orders.

Hillary Clinton and ALL Democrats favored all of the above and their answer to any problems that remain is more, more and more taxes and regulations on job-creating-business. After all, half the nation is on food stamps, Medicaid and/or other forms of poverty entitlements. What’s the worry? You have your cheese and an appointment to see a doctor before Valentine’s Day…2015, right?

Yes, Bill was a sexual predator and Hillary enabled him for personal political power purposes. They have bad characters. But even if the sanctity of their marriage had exceeded the holiness of the Rev. Billy and Ruth Graham’s, their and other non-ignorant and non-naive Democratic Party member’s advocacy of poverty-and-welfare-dependency-producing economic policies would leave their respective characters unfit to wield the levers of power that wreck Americans’ lives.

“One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson

Mike DeVine

Mike DeVine

Mike DeVine is a former op-ed columnist at the Charlotte Observer and legal editor of The (Decatur) Champion (legal organ of DeKalb County, Georgia). He is currently with the Ruf Law Firm in Atlanta Metro and conservative voice of the Atlanta Times News.


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