Subject: Re: $1.1 trillion deficit... discuss
Clinton ran on a platform that included major welfare reform and cutting both the federal workforce
and agency budgets. He raised taxes on the richest tiers and cut defense spending.
Yes, a balanced budget was most certainly his goal. The Republican Congress helped greatly because
it allowed him to keep on that track since big spending interests in his own party had zero
leverage. You can’t separate government spending and other policies from the overall economy
because they are too linked.
Now I do believe that Republicans held Obama spending more in check. However, it is very interesting
how the deficits wars of the last 6 years have been abandoned by Republicans in favor of complete