Friday, August 19, 2005

Bill Clinton's Accomplishments

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Tried to get Universal Health Care National Health Care Costs rising at 10% per annum. Cut to 3% Deficit Reduction Package Crime Bill 100,000 cops on street—crime down down down Welfare Reform-- Mend do not end. GOP helped bit time 80% increase in child welfare payments Job Growth-Record 236,000 per month. (Reagan/Bush 167,000) Largest percentage of Americans working in history Largest Home Ownership in history Record number of small business formations Tax Cut for 15 million working families Family and Medical Leave Act Defense Reinvest and Conversion—Bush enjoying weapons created by Clinton Direct loan programs for students Guts to put promises in a book "Putting People First"-58 promises in book. Took action on 56 in first two years. Second best record in history for getting legislation through Congress in first to years. LBJ number one. Reinvented Government—cut payroll Fewest number of civilians on federal payroll in 36 years Attacked cop killing nasty rifle association. Attacked the cancer inducing tobacco industry Promoted a global effort to ban abusive forms of child labor Loan 12.8 Billion to Mexico. Made 800 Million profit. Kept Mexico afloat. Wash. Post kept list of campaign promises. 162. Took action on 96% in first two years. Took on prejudice toward other Americans in military Took on his own Southern Baptist Church Hard smart work in Middle East and Bosnia-Kosovo Honored with all of the following: Dove of Peace Award Rabin-Peres Peace Award Gandhi Peace Award Order of Good Hope Award Nominated for Nobel Peace Award Northern Ireland Peace Agreement Lifeaholics of America Award for Quarter Century "Working for a Life Not Just A Living". First President to visit Northern Ireland Cleanup of Toxic sites. Record Increasing weekly earnings Shoo Shoo Saddam get away from Kuwait Stopping Haitians from drowning enroute to freedom First to visit South Africa First to make a determined effort to help the African continent come together and grow together Taxing top 1.2% of very wealthy to get Zoom Zoom Boom economy Stopping Republicans in the House from raiding Medicare of 181 Billion Stopping Republicans raid on Medicaid Stopping Republicans raid on education Stopping Republicans attack on environment Largest increase in Education funding since GI Bill Increased funding for Head Start Nafta.. A success until the Peso went south Submitting 8 budgets close to rate of inflation Brady Bill Gaat Assault Weapons Ban Telling Japan "You take our auto parts or we will apply tariffs on you California Desert Protection Forest Management Plan for Northwest Restoration of Florida Everglades Preservation of land in Utah Major increase in funding for homeless Motor Voter Act Lobbying Reform Effort. Handshake with Newt who reneged Pressure to get Campaign Finance Reform. National Export Strategy. Unbelievable success. Over 250 Trade pacts Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Pact Summit of Americas Super 301 Chemical Weapons Ban Treaty. Bottom Up Review of Military Agreement with Cuba to stop flow of immigrants to USA. Ameri-Corps Reduced Nuclear Threat Around the World Community Banking Act FEMA used as an active participant and a leader in disaster relief Tax on well off social security beneficiaries 100,000 new teachers effort 5,000 new classroom effort 50% of classes thru K-12 on internet Fourth Graders improvement on world tests Lifetime Learning Opportunity Program Controls on Spending and Borrowing Pension Protection Act of 1994 Record high consumer confidence Very, very, very low Misery Index National Agenda on Racial Prejudices First to get African-American unemployment under 10% Balanced Budget Record Corporate profits Record Bank profits Record Savings and Loan profits Never whining despite non-sop smears and attacks Not having a Mean Bone in his body per Historian David Maraniss Not knowing how to hate Classing others as "opponents" not "enemies" Inviting your attackers to the White House functions Inviting your defeated opponent Bob Dole to visit troops at Christmas A national attack on hate crimes Fighting to protect "legal" immigrants from Republicans in the House. Fighting hard for Fast Track legislation Kennedy and Kassenbaum Portability of Insurance Lowest interest rates in 30 years Allowing millions of homeowners to refinance home loans at lower (much) rates Lowest unemployment in 25 years Lowest inflation in 25 years Lowest welfare rolls in 27 years Lowest crime Rates in 25 years First balanced budget sent to Congress in 29 years Protecting worker pensions (repeat?) Opposed ban on "Late Term Abortions" A stock market which passed a 1,000 mark six times Greatest growth in federal revenues in history Played Saxophone and Smoked Peace Pipe, instead of beating War Drums like____. One of History's all time workers for Peace President in a year when Fortune Magazine classified it as "Greatest Economy in the History of the world" Popularity jump in the midst of a scandal. President with highest peacetime popularity in Asia, Africa, Russia and Europe. Highest popularity of any president at end of fifth year in office One of the most highly regarded First Lady in History. One of the most highly regarded Vice-President in History

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