Re: Political stuff
Hello again, Beth,
Wall Street seemed to love our having a Democrat for President with
a slim majority of Republicans in Congress--I think you'll find a near
doubling of total valuation of the DOW in the eight years under President
Clinton. I am MUCH more in favor of moderate deadlock than I
am of letting EITHER side have control of both branches, simultaneously.
Under Reagan, our national debt went from 1 Trillion to close to 5 trillion,
as I recall (if someone wants to point me to more accurate statistics,
I'm all for it). If the last eight years were given credit for nothing
else (and the credit MUST go to both branches of the government), returning
us to fiscal sanity and a budget surplus is worth some serious accolades.
I believe a bunch of the credit for a reduction of nearly 350,000 federal
jobs needs to go to President Clinton and the Whitehouse Administration.
Wasn't it he that came to the Whitehouse and laid off a whole slew of folks
in order to increase efficiency? I do believe he was the first President
in decades to have done so.
If it hadn't been for Kenneth Starr and that Goldxxxx woman wanting
to tell me about private matters that I personally did not believe
I needed to know about, I believe he would have had a pretty stellar performance.
Now, unfortunately, I know more about his personal sex life than I ever
cared to know. Certainly, if this had occurred to be, the public
airing of my personal life, I would have been seeking asyllum in another
country where the gestapo tactics of the Kenneth Starr team who have been
quashed a long time before that squad got so out of control.
Watch the C-Span tapes on the House Hearing if you don't believe that we
were being moved toward a gestapo type of political climate.
That vote for impeachment was 100% down party lines, even when it didn't
make sense to pursue, as President Ford had told the House leadership at
I find it hard to believe that you don't see the longest sustained period
of economic growth since we started keeping records as somewhat of an accomplishment...
Now, about those Hostas!
Beth Arnold wrote:
<< Eight years of nothing actually gained,
with everyone else getting the blame for Democrat failers, >>
Of course the Republican-controlled Congress had absolutely nothing
with this. Right?
When a president continually threatens to veto everything sent to him
signature unless there is something in it for him is the reason I see
nothing got done. He is now threatening to veto the budget if
get his way on lawbreaking illegal immigrants. His provision
only gives the
lawbreakers rights to live in America as citizens and not the ones
here lawfully. Everyone is scratching their head over this one.
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