"The best social program is a good job" (1980)

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Wed Feb 22 04:28:48 UTC 2006

I just heard on tv today my great senator, Hillary Clinton, say: "We all
know that the best social program is a good job."
Bill Clinton also said this. Who started it? Reagan? FDR?
And as for "the best social program is a good job" being a new invention of
Silbert's, oh come off it.  _Bill  Clinton_
(http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=46380) .  _Evan  Bayh_
(http://www.dlc.org/print.cfm?contentid=3645) .  _Chris  Dodd_ (http://dodd.senate.gov/index.php?q=node/2954) .  _FDR_
(http://www.dlc.org/print.cfm?contentid=3645) ,  for heaven's sake.  This has
been a Democratic talking point for  decades.  A Republican one too, for that
matter (_here's  Bush I_
(http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1009/is_v94/ai_4960894/pg_7)  with the same words).  _Even the  Canadians_
(http://www.blindcanadians.ca/publications/index.php?id=575)  are onto this one.

_CLINTON:  President's Radio Address 3.27.93_
... Our plan is  based on this simple principle: The best social  program is
a good job;
and the best way to reduce  the deficit is by cutting spending and making ...

(http://groups.google.com/group/alt.politics.usa.misc?lnk=sg&hl=en)  - Mar 27 1993, 6:44 pm by Clinton/Gore '92 - 1 message  - 1

_CLINTON:  Campaign speech (10/25)_
... re cold and it's hard to  play in the cold, and they've done a good job.
...  Mario Cuomo said that the 4-letter word "work" was the best  social
program we ever had ...
(http://groups.google.com/group/talk.politics.misc?lnk=sg&hl=en)  - Oct 27 1992, 10:58 am by James Barrett - 1 message -  1 author

_Brown  Meets With Businessmen but Reagan's Ideas Win Applause_
Los Angeles Times (1886-Current File). Los Angeles, Calif.:  Sep 13, 1980. p.
A29 (1 page):
He was applauded again when he said, "Gov. Reagan recognizes the truth,
expressed by my friend Pete Wilson, mayor of San Diego, that the best social
program yet devised by man is a job."

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