"In 1996, President Bill Clinton enacted legislation that ended 61 years of federal aid designed to lift families out of poverty" (Phillips, Peter, and Project Censored. Censored 2004: The Top 25 Censored Stories. NY: Seven Stories Press, 2003: 103).|
"..the effects of "welfare reform," no longer masked by the 1990s economic boom, are finally becoming clear: more homelessness, more hunger, and lessened ability to escape from poverty" (Phillips, Peter, and Project Censored. Censored 2004: The Top 25 Censored Stories. NY: Seven Stories Press, 2003: 106).
Center for Law and Social Policy advocacy related to economic security for low-income families with children
"Here [the liberal] was beating the drum for a man who stand for everything he opposes: war in Iraq, war in Colombia, war on drugs, war on the deficit, war on teen morals. Oh, he said, the day after we elect John Kerry we'll go to war on him. Yeah, right! Back in the early and middle 1990s the liberals and progressives were exactly as indulgent to Clinton as they are to Kerry now...
So the Democratic Party, from DLC governors to liberal public-interest groups, mustered around their leader and marched into the late 1990s rm in arm along the path sign-posted toward the greatest orgy of corporate theft in the history of the planet, deregulation of banking and food safety, NAFTA and the WTO, rates of logging six times those achieved in the subsequent Bush years, oil drilling in the Arctic, a war on Yugoslavia, Plan Colombia, a vast expansion of the death penalty, reaffirmation of racist drug laws, the foundations of the Patriot Act" (Alexander Cockburn. "Zombies for Kerry." The Nation, Sep. 13, 2004: 18).
Colby Glass, MLIS