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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Hillary Clinton Defines Marxism, But Will Anyone On Their Side Recognize it?

This has been making its rounds on the Internet today, and I praise those that do recognize her ideas for what they are. From Yahoo:

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.

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.

"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."

That means pairing growth with fairness, she said, to ensure that the middle-class succeeds in the global economy, not just corporate CEOs.

"There is no greater force for economic growth than free markets. But markets work best with rules that promote our values, protect our workers and give all people a chance to succeed," she said. "Fairness doesn't just happen. It requires the right government policies."

Clinton spoke at the Manchester School of Technology, which trains high school students for careers in the construction, automotive, graphic arts and other industries. The school highlighted one of the nine goals she outlined: increasing support for alternative schools and community colleges.

"We have sent a message to our young people that if you don't go to college ... that you're thought less of in America. We have to stop this," she said.

Beyond education, Clinton said she would reduce special breaks for corporations, eliminate tax incentives for companies that ship jobs overseas and open up CEO pay to greater public scrutiny.

Clinton also said she would help people save more money by expanding and simplifying the earned income tax credit; create new jobs by pursuing energy independence; and ensure that every American has affordable health insurance.
Beyond education, Clinton said she would reduce special breaks for corporations, eliminate tax incentives for companies that ship jobs overseas and open up CEO pay to greater public scrutiny.

In 1965, the average corporate chief executive earned 24 times as much as the average worker, she said. By 2005, it was 262 times as much. In the last six years, productivity has increased, but family incomes have gone down, she said, leading to rising inequality and pessimism in the work force.

"It's not as if America hasn't been successful these last six years, but the measure of success does not relate to what's happening in households across our country," she said. "It's like trickle down economics, without the trickle."

As Tghomas was going to point out on Hugh Hewitt's show this afternoon, but was cut off before he could make the point, this is Marxism, plain and simple. This is "It Takes a Village" on steroids. This nation was not built on "shared responsibility." It was built on rugged individualism, "Yankee ingenuity," and entrepreneurship that Europe lost a long time ago.

The idea of socialism is a dead concept. Everywhere it has been tried it has failed miserably. It ends up becoming a serious problem for the populace, but not so much of one for those in power, or those that have already achieved their ends, like Senator Clinton and her husband. It is preposterous to think that America would go along with such an idea, but she will try her damndest to implement it if she wins the presidency. Unfortunately for the nation, there are enough nuts in her corner that were probably nodding along with what she said.

As Thomas would say, those people -- Mrs. Clinton included -- are about "as sharp as a sack of wet mice."

Furthermore, if Senator Clinton thinks this is such a good idea, I suggest she trim a little fat off of the Constitution. We have a right, in America, to own property, and it cannot be denied without due process of law. Will she resort to the sociualist idea of hate speech to prosecute detractors, and seize what they have? We already know she plans on raising taxes higher than her husband did if she is elected, so maybe she is counting on a large amount of foreclosures when people cannot pay their mortgages or taxes.

This speech was asinine, and the verbally, pundit-driven beating she is receiving already, and will continue to endure, is rightly deserved. This is foolhardy, and she is showing that she simply does not comprehend a free market, capitalist system that does not hold people down, but rather gives them every opportunity to succeed.

I would be remiss if I did not close with this:

"Fairness doesn't just happen. It requires the right government policies."

Senator, the Constitution does not guarantee fairness. It guarantees equality for all citizens. And as for the government policies, I would like to counter with a well-known, great president:

"Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem."



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good blog. I've often said that Hillary is a well trained Marxist. If someone needs proof, read and listen to what she has to day. Rawriter

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