The House voted 207 to 197 to bar President Clinton from using veterans’ medical funds to help pay for the government’s tobacco suit. This expenditure idea was an example of what the Clinton administration thinks of veterans and their medical needs. This shows the need to have a larger majority of Republicans in the House and Senate.
In 1993, Vice President Al Gore cast the tie-breaking vote that doomed tax relief for middle-class families. After promising such reductions for the middle-class during the 1992 campaign, the Clinton-Gore Administration rammed through a Democratic-controlled Congress what Democratic Sen. Daniel Moynihan called “the largest tax increase in the history of public finance in the United States.” This bill included the following: a $115 billion increase in personal income tax, a $31 billion increase in gasoline taxes and a $25 billion increase in taxes on Social Security benefits.
Who said Clinton and Gore were not good at raising taxes on the American people? When Gore was asked if he would sign a no-new-taxes pledge, Gore refused. His reply was that no one has a crystal ball.
Talk to us
- You can tell us about news and ask us about our journalism by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 425-339-3428.
- If you have an opinion you wish to share for publication, send a letter to the editor to email@example.com or by regular mail to The Daily Herald, Letters, P.O. Box 930, Everett, WA 98206.
- More contact information is here.