Clinton and the Democrats balanced the budget for the first time in 30 years and left a surplus. It took eight years for the Republicans to tear that down and leave the country in a financial freefall.
Didn’t people hear Republican Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader, announce early on that the GOP’s first priority would be to see that Obama did not get a second term? This at a time of great crisis, when both parties needed to work together to help get the economy going. I’m sure the president was very disappointed to see that the Republicans would rather let the country go down the drain financially, than to help in the recovery.
The CEOs of large companies are doing better in the recession — they laid off employees and the remaining ones are doing a double job for the same money. Donald Trump said recently on the PBS program “Frontline” that he does better when times are not good.
We will do well to remember which party is for the 99 percent and which one for the 1 percent who control most of the wealth in this country; which party is for the middle class, Social Security and affordable health care, Medicare and good stewardship of the earth and its resources, which is for war, and which for peace.