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Chet Ruminski Wrote: I have never seen Hillary stumble, fumble or lose a question. But I know she supported moving people into poverty. Millions of kids. She was recently honored by the founder of the Children's Defense Fund. She has license beyond comprehension but the culmative effect is negative to the helpless.
I don't understand your logic. First you state that she supported moving millions of kids into poverty? Then you point out that she was recently honored by the founder of the Children's Defense Fund. I don't see those contrary points. Are you saying she wasn't deserving of the honor?
Anyway, I have made a quick cherry picked list out of Wikipedia that seems to contradict your assertion that she moved millions of kids into poverty. Read below:
From the Wikipedia link on Hillary Clinton:
Following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., Rodham organized a two-day student strike and worked with Wellesley's black students to recruit more black students and faculty. In her student government role, she played a role in keeping Wellesley from being embroiled in the student disruptions common to other colleges
During her second year, she worked at the Yale Child Study Center learning about new research on early childhood brain development and working as a research assistant on the seminal work, Beyond the Best Interests of the Child (1973). She also took on cases of child abuse at Yale–New Haven Hospital and volunteered at New Haven Legal Services to provide free legal advice for the poor.
Rodham began a year of postgraduate study on children and medicine at the Yale Child Study Center. Her first scholarly article, "Children Under the Law", was published in the Harvard Educational Review in late 1973. Discussing the new children's rights movement, it stated that "child citizens" were "powerless individuals” and argued that children should not be considered equally incompetent from birth to attaining legal age, but that instead courts should presume competence except when there is evidence otherwise, on a case-by-case basis. The article became frequently cited in the field.
During her postgraduate study, Rodham served as staff attorney for Edelman's newly founded Children's Defense Fund in Cambridge, Massachusetts and as a consultant to the Carnegie Council on Children.
As a member of the venerable Rose Law Firm worked pro bono in child advocacy.
She published scholarly articles "Children's Policies: Abandonment and Neglect" in 1977 and "Children's Rights: A Legal Perspective" in 1979. The latter continued her argument that children's legal competence depended upon their age and other circumstances and that in serious medical rights cases, judicial intervention was sometimes warranted. Historian Garry Wills would later describe her as "one of the more important scholar-activists of the last two decades"
In 1977, Rodham cofounded Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, a state-level alliance with the Children's Defense Fund
As chair of the Rural Health Advisory Committee she secured federal funds to expand medical facilities in Arkansas's poorest areas without affecting doctors' fees.
She was named chair of the Arkansas Educational Standards Committee in 1983, where she sought to reform the state's court-sanctioned public education system. In one of the Clinton governorship's most important initiatives, she fought a prolonged but ultimately successful battle against the Arkansas Education Association to establish mandatory teacher testing and state standards for curriculum and classroom size.
In 1985, she introduced Arkansas's Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youth, a program that helps parents work with their children in preschool preparedness and literacy. She was named Arkansas Woman of the Year in 1983 and Arkansas Mother of the Year in 1984
Clinton served on the boards of the Arkansas Children's Hospital Legal Services (1988–1992) and the Children's Defense Fund (as chair, 1986–1992).
President Clinton named First Lady Clinton to chair a Task Force on National Health Care Reform, hoping to replicate the success she had in leading the effort for Arkansas education reform. That effort was unsuccessful.
Along with Senators Ted Kennedy and Orrin Hatch, she was a force behind the passage of the State Children's Health Insurance Program in 1997, a federal effort that provided state support for children whose parents could not provide them with health coverage.
She conducted outreach efforts on behalf of enrolling children in the program once it became law.
She promoted nationwide immunization against childhood illnesses and encouraged older women to seek a mammogram to detect breast cancer, with coverage provided by Medicare.
Together with Attorney General Janet Reno Clinton helped create the Office on Violence Against Women at the Department of Justice.
She initiated and shepherded the Adoption and Safe Families Act, which she regarded as her greatest accomplishment as first lady.
In 1999, she was instrumental in the passage of the Foster Care Independence Act, which doubled federal monies for teenagers aging out of foster care.
As first lady, Clinton hosted numerous White House conferences, including ones on Child Care (1997), on Early Childhood Development and Learning (1997), and on Children and Adolescents (2000). She also hosted the first-ever White House Conference on Teenagers (2000).
In 1996, Clinton presented a vision for the children of America in her book It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us. The book made the Best Seller list of The New York Times and Clinton received the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album in 1997 for the book's audio recording.
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