Interesting that Clinton himself said that raising taxes was a mistake. You may remember that Clinton and the Congress also cut the cap gains tax in 1997 (do I hear a liberal "gasp?"). Regardless, Clinton happened to preside when the first Repub Congress in over 40 years came to power and when the internet boom started. You may have forgotten about the little crash that started under Clinton's watch at the end of that boom resulting in Bush seeking tax rate reductions, which eventually resulted in the largest tax collections in US history in 2007. Better to get your facts straight. P S- don't misunderstand - Bush was an awful prez. In fact, he governed like a Dem.