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Commentary :: Globalization
Ex-Pres.Bill Clinton robbed the poor & passed along the "loot" for Bush's War!
17 Aug 2005
Ex-Pres.Bill Clinton robbed the poor & passed along the "loot" for Bush's War!
Popular President Bill Clinton prided himself on "reforming welfare" and cutting hundreds of millions of dollars in funding in support (food/shelter) and special programs for hundreds of thousands of poor Americans.Who knows how much money was saved by Clinton's hardnosed approach to the problems of poverty.His reasoning was...? Poor Americans have little money or resources to sustain or improve their or their children's lives so lets made their lives so much better by completely cutting them off and denying them any government help!

However many $Billions Clinton's bold and merciless"Welfre Reform" saved the U.S.Govt.,the question now is,what great,outstanding and/or culturally enriching projects has that money (that was stripped from the poor!) been put to good use for in the U.S.? Not far from earshot of Clinton's self-congratulating but fading rhetoric what we see is President George W.Bush spending hundreds of $Billions on an unpopular and divisive war in Iraq.All of these $Billions in war monies could have gone to help poor people in the US and uplift and rebuilt devastated inner cities and impoverished communities.
These $Billions that Bush is decimating Iraq with could have been used to fund education and health care for the millions of needy,uninsured Americans.Instead Clinton's theft from America's poor is being turned into blood and carnage in Iraq.Not only that but the money that was stolen by the pompous Bill Clinton from America's suffering poor is now being used to create more suffering on the poor and already abused people in Iraq by financing George Bush's War Machine! What are the priorites of the American Govt.? It surely can't be democracy for a democracy would first look after the basic health and welfare needs of its non-wealthy majority before denying those people funding and instead sinking that money into a stupid,illegal and unwinnable foreign war!

k.hawley

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Re: Ex-Pres.Bill Clinton robbed the poor & passed along the "loot" for Bush's War!
18 Aug 2005
Exactly! The question is who was hurt by Clinton's welfare reform - answer: America's poor - and just who was helped - answer: America's rich minority and the war industry!
Diversions...The Neo's Are Good Attacking The Poor.
19 Aug 2005
From Nixon to Bush Jr., ALL the presidents have attacked the poor, elderly and handicapped. While Corporate Welfare has multiplied by tenfolds.
I still hear at work. "Welfare is costing us too much..." When I bring up corporate welfare? No one wants to hear the truth. Smellyvision has brainwashed the majority of Americans.
The poor are doomed.