In 1991, another of President Kemp's once-rejected ideas is enacted into law via the Urban Empowerment Act, which allows cities and states to create special zones within which taxes and most business and environmental regulations are suspended in order to encourage economic growth.
Some liberal economists are skeptical of the ability of such measures to achieve their stated purpose.
However, supporters of the President argue that his idea should be given a chance. 'After all,' notes pundit George F. Will on that evening's ABC News, 'liberal social spending has had thirty years, sixty if you include the New Deal. A conservative approach deserves at least that many months before being rejected out of hand.'