Tuesday, September 20, 2005


The Real Clinton Scandal -- Today's Deficit?

OK, so "growth in governtment scandals" in the '90s brings about growth in the deficit in the '00s? That wisdom courtesy of almost-House Speaker Bob Livingston.

Oh, right. So, who did he try to push that BS on back when he was in office -- fellow members? His wife? His

Did any of them fall for it?

If anything, unified government is behind the deficit. As Andrew
says (by way of my colleague, Ryan Sager), the great historical irony is that the Clinton-Gingrich government standoff produced conservative fiscal policies.

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