Politics in Recent Years. 1992-2000. The Candidates President George H. W. Bush, a Republican, sought a second term. Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton, a Democrat, pledged to address the nation’s economic problems.
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President George H. W. Bush, a Republican, sought a second term.
Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton, a Democrat, pledged to address the nation’s economic problems.
Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot, an independent candidate, entered the race out of frustration over government economic policies.The 1992 Election
Clinton tried to follow a middle course in dealing with the economy.
To reduce the deficit, Clinton proposed a budget including both spending cuts and tax increases. Congress passed the budget, but just barely.
Neither the spending cuts nor the tax increases were well received by the public.Clinton’s First Term
Bush’s approach to the presidency differed from that of Clinton.
Bush preferred a more formal atmosphere in the White House and began keeping a stricter schedule than the former President.
Advisors, staff members, and the Vice President, Dick Cheney, were granted more responsibility for setting policy under Bush’s administration.The George W. Bush Administration