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The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Exclusive - Bill Clinton Extended Interview Pt. 1
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The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Exclusive - Bill Clinton Extended Interview Pt. 2
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The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Exclusive - Bill Clinton Extended Interview Pt. 3
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Bill Clinton has such great ideas for taking us in the right direction. It's too bad that he was hanging out with the likes of Kenny Boy Lay back in the 90s and did things like repeal Glass-Steagall at the end of his term. Money is a funny thing that way.

I also feel that Obama has the right ideas, but money is still standing in the way. In terms of health care, we need to look at the problems with the bill that's being passed - Baucus's co-op push and moey going to big pharma and whether we're willing to go the mandate route - and hold our reps's feet to the fire. At the moment, I'm feeling like a return to square 1 would be best. Even the potential deal struck with the public option (not reimbursing doctors at Medicare rates, but at private insurance rates) would end the savings a true public option would create: this would be a public option absent financial competition.

While i can take baby steps going in the right direction, what's going through the legislature now is a slide down a slippery slope. Can we keep the good idea and keep away from big money at the same time?

Bill Clinton's appearance on the Daily Show was a lost opportunity. I would have asked Clinton some hard, or harder, questions. Mr. Clinton, in your administration, your underlings did much to undermine the position of North American labour - lowering the minimum wage, encouraging the flow of transnational capital, etc. All this in service of the idea of making North American labour competitive in the global market. Tell me, Mr. Clinton. How does North American labour compete with sweatshops? How does it compete with 12 hour workdays? How does it compete with no pollution standards? How does it complete with the freedom to fire anybody without justification? How does it compete with child labour? Clinton's rhetoric about individual empowerment is quite admirable, but big fish eat little fish, Mr. Clinton. That is the way of the world. Clinton was greeted as a returning hero by the Daily Show audience because of the Inquisition into his sex life and because his geniality was refreshing after all this years of Government-by-Niedermeyer. But were Bill Clinton's policies really liberal or progressive in any significant way? People at Z mag and Counter Punch are basically right when they describe Clinton as a moderate Republican with some isolated progressive social opinions. It's nice Bill is trying to do some good in the world, but his actual policies have led to the poverty he tries to address. All in all, forgive me if my enthusiasm is restrained. The Daily Show is 'politics entertainment' - one shouldn't expect too much, I guess. Greg Cameron, Surrey, B.C., Canada

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