Monday, September 19, 2005

Morning in America Redux

"This is a matter of public policy," [former President Bill Clinton] said. "And whether it's race-based or not, if you give your tax cuts to the rich and hope everything works out all right, and poverty goes up and it disproportionately affects black and brown people, that's a consequence of the action made. That's what they did in the 80's; that's what they've done in this decade. In the middle, we had a different policy. ...There is a deep history of injustice that has led to poverty and inequality, and it will not be overcome instantly... Do we think in new and bold ways by focusing on innovative programs that work for all Americans, or do we embrace failed policies of the past which have resulted in too many being left behind?"

Philip Shenon "Clinton Levels Sharp Criticism at the President's Relief Effort" September 19, 2005.

Photo credit: New York Times; Satellite photograph from DigitalGlobe via Keyhole.


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