No...I'm not complaining that he signed it...simply pointing out the fact that while he like republicans RAN on welfare reform, he didn't propose welfare reform for congress to consider (something you kinda have to do if you are...you know...RUNNING on it) and instead allowed a GOP congress to mandate what welfare looked like. Clinton opposed what the GOP passed...said it was too restrictive and vowed to go back later and fix it...which he never did.
The process WORKED. Congress debated and passed legislation. The president signed said legislation. Kudos all around. It is appropriate for all sides to claim credit for it. It is inappropriate and incorrect to say Clinton reformed welfare.
“Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.” John Maynard Keynes
When someone claims that a singular Democratic congressman, one congressman out of more then 400 has the ability direct government policy against the will of a republican controlled congress, a republican controlled senate and a republican president, I respond with the same level of idiocy as a means to show how stupid such ideas are.
Did/Does Barney Frank have/had influence, most definately, but not enough to overpower what was in fact a republican controlled government. Republicans had to go along with any policy Barney Frank may have had or desired to have put in place.
Conservatives believe the government is incompetent, and seek to elect people who will prove it
Ignorance is Bliss Bliss is the same as happiness US Christian conservatives are the happiest in the US according to studies Do you see a connection?
It was the Republican takeover in 1995 the got it done. It was not so much Clinton sending it back as it was the GOP shoving it down his throat.