Naked Capitalism has published the article 15 Ways Bill Clinton’s White House Failed America and the World.
But for more than a year before Hillary Clinton launched her latest presidential campaign, Bill Clinton has been selectively telling media outlets that he made some mistakes as president and might have acted otherwise. He’s even tried to recast actual events and been taken to task by fact-checkers who recall his leading role in what became major crises, such as the 2008 global financial implosion.
Here is the list of items you can read about in the article.
1. Prison-loving president.
2. Punitive welfare reform.
3. Wall Street’s Deregulator-in-Chief.
4. Gutted manufacturing via trade agreements.
5. No LGBT equality: Defense of Marriage Act.
6. Expanded the war on drugs.
7. Expanded the death penalty.
8. Returned to Cold War priorities.
9. Joycelyn Elders and the culture war.
10. Turning Lincoln Bedroom into fundraising condo.
11. Bombed Sudanese pharmaceutical plant.
12. Doubled down on Iraq sanctions.
13. Political smears: Sistah Souljah.
14. Knew about coming Rwandan genocide.
15. Escalated America’s foreign drug wars.
Just to pick one item at random, 2. Punitive welfare reform, at the time he did this, I thought that he might get away with putting lifetime limits on welfare benefits during a booming economic bubble, but what is going to happen to people when the bubble bursts? Well, now we know. This man had absolutely no ability to care about the consequences of his actions as long as the consequences were some one else’s problem.
Maybe the Clinton’s could stand to read another article that Naked Capitalism published, Bill Black: A Harvard Don is Enraged that Pope Francis is “Opposed to the World Economic Order”
Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
Jesus’ answer – the answer the young man thought he wished to receive more than anything in the world – the secret of eternal life, causes the young man great distress.
But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
The young man rejects eternal life because he cannot bear the thought of giving his “great possessions” to “the poor.”
The Clinton’s seem to have done a good job of amassing great wealth since Bill Clinton left office. Do you think he is foreseeing this consequence in his afterlife? It is not that I have turned into a religious believer, it’s that the Clintons claim to be believers.