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Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Dec 31, 2008

We Forget What It Was Really Like Under the Clintons

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/post-2359/

Twelve days before the Iowa caucuses, the New York Times Magazine cover, in large white letters on a deep black background, carried the single word title of its lead article: Clintonism. In the article Matt Bai, the Times reporter on all things Democratic, with a big D, made one undeniable assertion and two highly debatable ones.

Bai’s contention that Bill Clinton’s "wife’s fortunes are bound up with his, and vice versa" is incontestable. The primaries and even more so the general election, if Hillary is the nominee, will be a referendum less on Hillary than on Clintonism, the philosophy and strategy that guided the White House for eight years. Hillary clearly welcomes such a prospect, as demonstrated by her constantly reminding voters that she was "deeply involved in being part of the Clinton team."

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Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Stacy Mitchell | 4 Comments | Updated on Jun 28, 2005

Media Release: Data Show Wal-Mart Employees in Maine Rely Heavily on Public Assistance

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/media-release-data-show-walmart-employees-maine-rely-heavily-public-assistance/

PORTLAND, ME [June 28, 2005]—Hundreds of Maine workers employed by Wal-Mart are enrolled in the state’s public assistance programs, including Medicaid, Food Stamps, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, according to data released by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. Continue reading

Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Feb 17, 2004

Gimme Shelter

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/gimme-shelter/

Gimme Shelter by David Morris Originally published in The Minneapolis Observer, February 17, 2004 Politics involves making choices. This legislative session we’re making choices about how to spend some three quarters of a billion dollars.  The menu is largely restricted to constructing shelters(buildings) of one sort or another. It gladdens me to see how much… Continue reading

Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Mar 13, 1997

The Budget Surpluses Challenge Us To Manage Our Own Affairs

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The Budget Surpluses Challenge Us To Manage Our Own Affairs by David Morris March 13, 1997 – published in St. Paul Pioneer Press How glorious to be a state legislator these days. Budget surpluses in 48 of 50 states. Eight states with surpluses that exceed l0 percent of their budgets. A strong economy that continues… Continue reading