Marian Wright Edelman on Hillary

The great success of the Clinton years. let’s bring back the 90’s.
Or not. Here’s Marian  Wright Edleman on our good friend, Hillary Clinton, and her husband’s disasterous policies:

Well, you know, Hillary Clinton is an old friend, but they are not friends in politics. We have to build a constituency, and you don’t—and we profoundly disagreed with the forms of the welfare reform bill, and we said so. We were for welfare reform, I am for welfare reform, but we need good jobs, we need adequate work incentives, we need minimum wage to be decent wage and livable wage, we need health care, we need transportation, we need to invest preventively in all of our children to prevent them ever having to be on welfare.
And yet, you know, many years after that, when many people are pronouncing welfare reform a great success, you know, we’ve got growing child poverty, we have more children in poverty and in extreme poverty over the last six years than we had earlier in the year.


One Response to “Marian Wright Edelman on Hillary”

  1. Hoping Still Says:

    Just so you know, I found your blog a few days ago and enjoy it.

    Keep up the good work! Just because I haven’t commented before doesn’t mean I’m not checking back hoping for updates

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