So President Obama has abandoned his claim that America has been headed in the wrong direction for 30 years and decided to run on Bill Clinton’s record. Well, Mr. President, the voters know Bill Clinton, and they know that you are no Bill Clinton.
Bill Clinton took the Democratic party to the center; you have taken it back to the left.
Bill Clinton declared the end of big government; you have expanded the portion of national income claimed by the government and extended its reach into areas in which it has never before assumed a role.
Bill Clinton reformed welfare, reducing the rolls and inducing recipients to find work; you want to allow states to gut those reforms by making it easier to stay on the dole without seeking meaningful work.
Bill Clinton had the good sense to abandon Hillarycare; you pushed an even more expensive and intrusive version through the Congress without a single Republican vote.
Bill Clinton cut capital gains taxes and says it is folly to raise taxes with the economy in such a precarious state; you are determined to raise capital gains taxes and taxes on families earning more than $250,000 and singles earning more than $200,000 per year as part of your war on what you like to call “millionaires and billionaires.”