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John Kasich and the Clintons Collaborated on Law That Helped Double Extreme Poverty


John Kasich and the Clintons Collaborated on Law That Helped Double Extreme Poverty

Zaid Jilani, The Intercept

Republican presidential candidate John Kasich has promoted himself both as a friend of the working poor and as a foe of Hillary Clinton, but as House Budget Committee chairman in the 1990s, he worked with the Clintons to roll back welfare programs, helping double extreme poverty in America.


Kasich is much more conservative than he has so far been portrayed so far in this campaign. More revealing than his record in Congress is his record as governor of Ohio. He has fought against collective bargaining by unions and has a record that is probably much closer to that of Scott Walker than people outside of Ohio realize. If he continues to be a viable candidate the real John Kasich needs to be exposed. The compassionate conservative image that he has now is completely phony. He is nothing at all like the Clintons. Compare Bill Clinton's record as governor of Arkansas and John Kasich's record as governor of Ohio. That should make the distinction between these two politicians crystal clear.


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And John Lewis supports Hillary?

PAC money trumps integrity.


I wonder if Kasich spends his Xmas holidays at the tropical spread of war criminal Henry Kissinger year after year. Ya think?

Or maybe he's nothing at all like "The Clintons", as you suggest.


yes, it's sooo sad. Sherrod Brown and many other "progressives" support the status quo. Good to know for their next election. Wyden does in Oregon. Don't know about Merkley yet. Or the guv.


There are countless situations like this one where the Clinton's showed how conservative they are and how they are not really champions of the black community. More people of color need to know this underside of the couple that proclaims to be their friend. Dig deeper there's lots more.


This hit piece is true and tragic. I was there when it happened.


As we long ago saw, "integrity" let alone morality, never enters into it.
At least we still have our religious beliefs.


Just think, if HRC were to be elected, who do you think would become her closest "advisor:" WJC, perhaps? Mr. Welfare-To-Work, NAFTA'S fine, so long and farewell to Glass-Steagal (belly up to the bar, banksters...drinks are on me).... That guy?