Robert Reich At His Reflexive Knee-Jerk Best

So-called economist [He was Clinton’s economic advisor] Robert Reich has this column today at salon.com: Is The President Panicking? His spending freeze invokes memories of Clinton’s shift right in ’94. It’s worse because it could doom the recovery

His column contains this quote:

In December 1994, Bill Clinton proposed a so-called middle-class bill of rights including more tax credits for families with children, expanded retirement accounts, and tax-deductible college tuition. Clinton had lost his battle for healthcare reform. Even worse, by that time the Dems had lost the House and Senate. Washington was riding a huge anti-incumbent wave. Right-wing populists were the ascendancy, with Newt Gingrich and Fox News leading the charge. [emphasis added] Bill Clinton thought it desperately important to assure Americans he was on their side.

Pssssssst, Mr. Reich. Fox News did not come into existence until October, 1996.

William Katz at Urgent Agenda found this first.

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