Scheiber, Noam
October 2003
New Republic;10/27/2003, Vol. 229 Issue 17, p11
The article rates Dick Gephardt on domestic policy. At last week's debate in Phoenix, Gephardt once again took credit for the economic successes of Bill Clinton's presidency. Annoying as it is when Gephardt acts as though Clinton's 1993 economic plan were more or less his idea, he clearly does deserve some credit for shepherding it through a sharply divided House of Representatives. The animating theme of Clinton's 1993 plan was deficit reduction: It involved a series of spending cuts and upper-income tax increases designed to reduce the deficit by nearly $500 billion over five years. Alongside deficit reduction, free trade was at the very center of Clinton's economic agenda--as Gephardt surely knows from having bucked his president so many times on the issue.


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