At the same time, the public was calling for a get-tough approach to crime, and many prison rehabilitation programs were eliminated.
But economists reply that the get-tough approaches haven't worked any better.
Even now, the get-tough approach is showing signs of backfiring.
And plenty of people on Madison Street applaud what they say is a get-tough approach.
There are a number of problems with this get-tough approach.
She has abandoned, or at least shelved, many of her liberal beliefs, in order to support Clinton's get-tough approach to crime.
Some non-Muslims on the left have questioned his get-tough approach.
In recent months, however, several government agencies have signaled a new get-tough approach.
In this sour hour, the get-tough approach to nagging problems is a hot seller.
The edict represents Beard's first get-tough approach toward his new team, and for one game at least, the response was overwhelming.