Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Shrillary touts message of socialism

But she's not a socialist, mind you, even if she sounds one. From the 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.

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."
"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." (Actually, John Kerry sent that message with the "stuck in Iraq" thingy. - Ed.)

I'm wondering: By "special privileges for none", does she mean "being above the law"? She and her hubby wouldn't know anything about that, now would they? And by "fairness", she means "as determined by the imperial federal government", so you just know it's truly "fair", right?

Her assault on and contempt for the rights of the individual are well documented. Yikes. Marx would be proud.

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