Why did Bill Clinton accomplish so much during his eight years in office?
Asked By: David Democrat - 5/21/2010
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His first two years in office, he pushed through his Democratically-controlled Congress and Senate the same demand-side economics and re-regulations now being used by President Obama, and he also re-taxed the wealthiest 1.5% and used the subsequent revenue to create jobs, reduce our deficit, and rebuild our... More
Answered By: Armchair Goddess #1 - 5/21/2010
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He didn't do anything. That's a good thing for the federal government.
Answered By: jakeb - 5/21/2010
What specifically were his accomplishments?
Answered By: l3ecarefulhere - 5/21/2010
There was no alternative media to counter him so he did almost anything he wanted. To a point. Plus he really didn't do much. Kind of a go along to get along. Oh he did bomb Iraq almost every single day.
Answered By: Major Deek - 5/21/2010
he didnt, most of the republicans were against his anti terrorist ideas and look what happened a year after he was out of office.
Answered By: conservative leftist - 5/21/2010
Well he did not have to deal with the party of no
Answered By: Ed - 5/21/2010
he had help to accomplish as much socialist agenda policies. but his biggest was fannie and freddie. and fbi bullies
Answered By: annie - 5/21/2010
Are you talking about a more balanced budget? The Republican Congress passed all those spending Bills.
Answered By: Stereotypemebecauseyouknow - 5/21/2010
He didn't but the skewed the numbers to make it look like he did, the last two years of his Presidency we were falling into a deep recession and Bush pulled us out of it until 2006 when once again the democrats gained the majority and are screwing it up again.~
Answered By: HAPPY - 5/21/2010
the Dem's new strategy with him was to be more centrist, so they put ideals into motion that the republicans had been trying to pass, so when the Dem's put up the centrist ideals the republicans were more than happy to vote for the bills because those bills were originally proposed by the republicans so why would they... More
Answered By: The Ingenious Hidalgo DonQuixote - 5/21/2010
umm...he didn't do much of anything. Economy did well because Silicon Valley was in a massive boom and the housing bubble that we are dealing with today was getting started. Contrary to popular belief, the government has almost no ability to stop or start an economic recession or surplus, other than by controlling... More
Answered By: Doc - 5/21/2010
"Why" is a philosophical matter. HOW was by taking credit for Republican policies that reversed his own.
Answered By: Peace through blinding force - 5/21/2010
I don't know how much you think he accomplished, but if anything I'd say it was because a Republican-controlled Congress was voted in for the first time in years - and not without reason, after so long... More
Answered By: tin type - 5/21/2010
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