President Barack Obama got the $825 (or $1.2 trillion over a decade) stimulus package through the House of Representatives but the 244 to 188 vote is a hollow victory indeed. Without a single Republican voting for the bill, his high-profile visit to Capitol Hill on Tuesday came to exactly naught – at least on the House side.
Why? Fineman gave me a clue in what was – the first positive mention of Clinton’s presidency in the media
In the end it may not matter that much. In 1993, Bill Clinton passed his first and most important — and successful — tax bill without a single GOP vote in the House. The legislation is generally credited with having helped spur the Long Boom of the 1990s.
Generally credited? Not by Fineman and all of them – not then or since, but yeah, I agree.
Of course he gets condescending in the next paragraph
But in 1993, times weren’t as tough, and Clinton wasn’t proposing to change the way Washington worked. He just wanted to win, and he did.
Riight. Clinton didn’t change anything that Reagan/Poppy did…..So, now, the post-partisan billion dollar candidate, got his stimulus through the house with more tax cuts and without family planning – and also without a GOP vote. It’s nice to see the revisionism on Clinton finally getting the truth though.
So much for “post-partisan”. And…why couldn’t we have Hillary again?
And once again, Krugman seems to me stalking me
Aren’t you glad that Obama watered it down and added ineffective tax cuts, so as to win bipartisan support?