Thursday, December 27, 2012

George H W Bush

Bush the elder was a moderate Republican - and it seem unlikely he could be nominated today.  

His illness reminds us of the gulf between the Republican Party of twenty years ago and today. 

Some of President Bush's legislative actions were positively progressive. 

On July 26, 1990, he signed the Americans with Disabilities Act, which stated that businesses can not discriminate against a qualified individual with a disability. This includes job hiring, job training, worker's compensation and other terms. President H W Bush also signed the Clean Air Act of 1990, environmental legislation that is aimed at reducing smog and air pollution.

1 comment:

The Rat said...

"Read my lips - no new taxes"

Does that ring a bell? Is that "moderate"? Isn't that pretty much what the "extreme" right has been saying forever? He's considered moderate because he brought in some non-fiscal changes and he raised taxes. You'll note he didn't get re-elected despite being "moderate". We got the Democrat's slick Willy instead.