American Experience

Clinton and the Economy: Battle over the Budget

Clip: Season 24 Episode 3 | 2m 50s

Clinton's "triangulation" strategy was an attempt to take control of the budget from the Republicans in Congress. "Once you accept that we're going to balance the budget, now let's have a fight about what we're going to protect," says Clinton's Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers. "That's a fight we can win."

Aired: 02/19/12

Rating: NR

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