The Alternative Minimum Tax is an example of a poorly designed government program, a tax-for-social-engineering from 1969 originally designed to punish 21 millionaires who were able to avoid taxes under that time's tax system.
Soon, that tax could affect more than a million times as many people, most of whom aren't millionaires.
Where does President Clinton fit into this discussion? Well, the Alternative Minimum Tax was originally a 24% flat tax, but increased in 1993 to a two-tiered tax with rates of 26% and 28%. Without that increase, the number of people affected by this tax would be 2.6 million.
OpinionJournal.com has the statistics.