- - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

When Bill Clinton left the White House in 2001, we had just experienced the longest economic expansion in history. All worker categories had higher wages, we had the highest home-ownership rates, high labor participation rates, the lowest number of people on welfare, the lowest percentage of government spending, and we had actually paid off some of our national debt. These were remarkable accomplishments.

Today the Democratic Party and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton openly state that they support a continuation of the “Obama successes” (their words), which include lower wages for all worker categories, lowest homeownership rates, lowest labor participation rates, record-high welfare rolls, high government spending rates and a doubling of our national debt. Why they would support such a dismal comparative record and call these things “successes” is beyond me.

Bill Clinton set a high bar, and I would hope that any convincing candidate would tell us how he/she would equal or surpass his achievements. Is this an unrealistic expectation? Hillary Clinton and her party are not even discussing these matters, yet these disparities are the factors that will determine how I will vote in November. As it stands, the Democrats have shown me nothing impressive.


Gilbert, Ariz.

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