Bill Clinton: Economic Agenda Was Often Misunderstood

Image: Bill Clinton: Economic Agenda Was Often Misunderstood

Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 01:19 PM

 

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Former President Bill Clinton says much of his economic agenda and efforts to reform welfare were often misunderstood during his presidency. The details of the specific policies, he says, matter most.

Clinton offered a detailed account of his White House years in the second in a series of lectures at Georgetown University, his alma mater.

He says the media often shoehorns public policy items into certain story lines — whether accurate or not.

Clinton says he was criticized as a "slug" for agreeing to lower taxes on capital gains in exchange for bolstering children's health care insurance and education spending. But he says both policies helped millions of people.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton attended the lecture, which brought together many members of the former Clinton administration.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Obama Executive Order Gives Pay Raise to Federal Workers

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 22:36 PM

Federal workers and uniformed military service members are getting a 1 percent pay boost. . . .

Mental Illness History Ruled on Appeal to Not Bar Gun Ownership

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 22:14 PM

A federal appeals court concluded that a history of mental illness shouldn't bar citizens from owning a weapon in a firs . . .

China Arrests US Aid Worker on North Korean Border

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 21:56 PM

China has arrested an American Christian aid worker based near its border with North Korea, his lawyer said Saturday, as . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved