MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton outlined a broad economic vision Tuesday, saying it's time to replace an "on your own" society with one based on shared responsibility and prosperity.
Hmm...I've heard this one before.
"From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs."
~ Karl Marx
Yeah...I thought that sounded familiar.
The Democratic senator said what the Bush administration touts as an ownership society really is an "on your own" society that has widened the gap between rich and poor.
The productive produced, and were rewarded in kind, while the welfare layabouts, sitting on their collective asses, eating Doritos, and watching Jerry Springer re-runs, kept on collecting the same old check every month.
Solution: Take even more of the evil rich folks' money and give it to the layabouts (including the 12,000,000 newly-legalized, former illegal aliens) to subsidize their cell phone bills, $200 sneakers, and scratch ticket habits.
"I prefer a 'we're all in it together' society," she said. "I believe our government can once again work for all Americans. It can promote the great American tradition of opportunity for all and special privileges for none."
Rob at Say Anything:
I wonder if this means that she’s abandoning her past support of affirmative action policies, which give special treatment to certain students or employees based on their skin color, gender, etc. An enterprising reporter would think to ask Hillary if her “no special treatment” stance includes opposition to things like affirmative action and hate crimes, which make crimes against certain demographics more serious than crimes against others.
Because I don’t think that’s what she means. She still wants special treatment for the victim groups she and her fellow liberals like to pander to.
That means pairing growth with fairness, she said, to ensure that the middle-class succeeds in the global economy, not just corporate CEOs.
And what better way to encourage "success" than to give people money without requiring them to do anything to earn it? Of course, this
Because nothing says "Stay in school and work hard!" quite like a roomful of bloated liberal busybodies telling you you'll make $25 an hour if you drop out of school at age 16, no matter how high they have to raise taxes on the rest of us.
And, this woman is the current Democrat frontrunner to occupy the Oval Office?
And, as to her claim that she values a society based on "shared responsibility", well, if she believes the words she's saying, it's obvious someone's been smoking the Vagisil again.
In New Orleans, a whole slew of people were trying to share in the responsibility of providing for their own security and self defense in the face of roving bands of lawless thugs. We know how well that went over with local law enforcement down there.
The Chief of Police decided to wipe his fat, overpaid ass with the Constitution and ordered his men (as well as police officers from out-of-state) to go door-to-door and engage in, at gunpoint, the forced confiscation of lawfully owned firearms from responsible, law-abiding citizens.
When a lawmaker from Louisiana tried to prevent such a grotesque act of tyrannical abuse of power from ever happening again on American soil, Mrs. Clinton was right there to crap all over the Bill of Rights, along with 15 other "progressive" legislators, and express her approval of the New Orleans Police Department's unlawful activities.
Fuck her and the
Figuratively speaking, of course.