Skip to comments.Hillary: We'll take your money for 'common good'
Posted on 06/30/2004 3:24:08 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
Tuesday, June 29, 2004
Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.
Addressing a Democratic fund-raiser yesterday, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., told wealthy supporters the government will need to take money away from them for the "common good."
Clinton headlined an appearance with other women Democratic senators in San Francisco, where donors gave as much as $10,000 to California Sen. Barbara Boxer's campaign.
"Many of you are well enough off that ... the tax cuts may have helped you," Clinton said, according to the Associated Press. "We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you.
"We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."
Republican National Committee spokeswoman Christine Iverson told WorldNetDaily that Americans should take careful note of Clinton's remarks.
"This is John Kerry's Democratic party," she said. "Small-business owners and taxpayers all across America should be very, very concerned."
Kerry and Clinton, Iverson said, are people who "believe the government knows how to spend your own money better than you do."
Iverson acknowledged Clinton's use of the term "common good" was telling, evoking the language of Karl Marx, who envisioned a society that distributes wealth "from each according to ability, to each according to need."
In her book, "Hell to Pay: The Unfolding Story of Hillary Rodham Clinton," the late author Barbara Olson wrote, in Clinton's "formative years, Marxism was a very important part of her ideology."
Olson described the senator growing up as a "budding Leninist" who "understood the Leninist concept of acquiring, accumulating and maintaining political power at any cost."
The Washington, D.C.-based Americans for Tax Reform responded to Clinton's remarks, saying, "When it comes to tax policy, liberal politicians often try to hide their true colors."
"There you have it: Hillary Clinton, the soul of the Democratic Party, talking about taxpayers money like it's hers," said Americans for Tax Reform head Grover Norquist. "What insufferable arrogance it's as though our taxes are hers to spend!"
Hillary will live to regret those words. IMO, without massive voter fraud, she is unelectable.
The masks are coming off and it isn't pretty.
Did i miss something last night?
i thought we won the cold war.
He didn't mention how much of his tax break had been sent back to the Treasury or to a charity, or how many of his "quite a few" millionaire friends had disposed of theirs, or why they didn't pool their unwanted tax breaks to create or support some charitable endeavor.
I suspect the answers are all "zero."
This sort of quasi-Marxist rhetoric may resonate with some pressure groups, but most Americans want to get ahead, and do better, and they instictively know that giving more of their hard-earned money into the endlessly hungry maw of government is not going to improve their lot in life.
It's like the Lotto in my state- every time I ride by the billboard ( rented at taxpayer expense ) that loudly crows
"____ more million in the Lottery!"
... I always mutter, "great, that's ___ more million less people have to spend on their own families..."
And your point is... ??
Well said, my friend.
Yup....Hillary Clinton.....smartest woman in the universe.
Is it because you want to destroy them, Hillary? You socialist commie friggin scumbag!!!
Hillary has another massive health insurance scheme definitely up her evil sleeve, after the rat party trial lawyers complete their current destruction of the world's best medical system.
But she has overplayed her hand. She is toast. BUH BYE, you loser weasel.
Sent to my email list with some modifications:
"Many of you are well enough off that ... the tax cuts may have helped you. We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."
-Hildabeast Klinton [aka her unroyal lowness, her hideous heinous, Shrillery de Fosterizer de Machiavelli de Marx de Stalin, de RonBrowned, de BArnold, de Sade]
"From each according to his means, too each according to his needs."
"Some of us are more equal than others."
The only thing "black" about her and her husband.
Hey Hillary, forget about taking my money. Take my car and go to Fort Marcy Park........ for the common good. Oh that's right....... you don't need a car to get there.
Totally agree. She stepped in it this time. That will come back to haunt her. We all know she is a communist/socialist, but many Americans are clueless. This statement should help expose the "woman" eventually.
Incidentally Shrillary was merely echoing what her partner in crime Slick Willy said to a common citizen in a speech he gave in Buffalo right after the Affaire Lewinsky broke. After the speech some citizen asked Clinton if he was going to cut taxes. The Slick One said that he'd like to cut taxes, but he didn't think that the people would spend it wisely. That statement epitomized the whole arrogant attitude of big government towards the common tax-paying citizen. In short they are saying that "it's not your money, it's ours...and we'll spend it any way we deem proper. SO SHUT UP AND KEEP PAYING THOSE EXCESSIVE TAXES YOU MISERABLE LITTLE TAXPAYING WORM!!!"
Good point. How dumb do you have to be to give your opponents this kind of amunition?
Her Marxist views should endear her to Michael Moore.
Old Thunder Thighs stepped in it this time... I hope this quote follows her around like the plauge; a permanent millstone around her neck...
Both the liberals and the media have dropped any attempt to disguise who they really are. It's a good thing for them to stand in the light.
My guess is their hatred has blinded them and they cannot see what they are doing ... hehehehe
So the Bitch of Kosovo isn't satisfied with being the faithful senator from New Yarkansas, eh? And Billy Goat won't keep his fat mouth shut either.
How this society spawned such evil people who destroy everything they touch and who are surrounded by corpses of people who knew things about them and yet, these people, continue to fawn over the likes of this national disgrace and scandal!
These are the same people, of course, that stand in long, long lines waiting to see Michael Moore's political hitman piece of GWB and the same who would stand in drenching rain waiting for the Pervert President to autograph their books.
The Clintons and their millions of worshippers are a national disgrace and are a source of much sorry and stomach cramps for us to continue to have to watch them prance across the stage of contemporary America never to go until it's time for them to be buried in their pit or crypt and begin their journey downward into the hell that surely awaits them....and all their freaking sycophants
The terrible conclusion that one must reach is that Hillary Clinton does not realize the terrible acts that have been done and can be done in the name of "the common good." Her lack of understanding makes her dangerous.
Hillary Rodham Mugabe Clinton
The only common good Hillary Clinton could perform would be to submit her resignation as a United States Senator and promise never to return to public life.
"Both the liberals and the media have dropped any attempt to disguise who they really are. It's a good thing for them to stand in the light."
Or are they about the seize power by doing something or cooperating with something that would defeat President Bush and the Conservatives.
Remember, Marxists are objectivists and relativists. They have no constraints of conscience, ethics, or civility.
I agree. She just put a bullet in any designs she had to be president. No wonder the right looks so "vast" a conspiracy. It includes everyone to the right of Lennin and Stalin.
"Remember, Marxists are objectivists and relativists. They have no constraints of conscience, ethics, or civility."
Are you comparing Marx to Rand? I just want to better understand your point......
And when the percentage gets to 95% the sheep still won't bleat...
There's a big difference between "millionaire Clinton" and millionaire business owners. Clinton didn't risk any of his money to become rich and didn't create any jobs to speak of. Business people risk their money every day, create jobs and wealth for other people and are never guaranteed a profit.
You folks are missing something, and the story didnt mention it either, How many of those people she just told that she was going to rob them , stood and cheered and clapped for her?
Hillary may be the Judas goat but the sheep are at fault for her existence.
I really can't understand why Dems love her so much when she is obviously undermining their chance for victory in November. Is she intentionally scuttling the Kerry campaign?
In an effort to understand how anyone could support her, I searched DU to find some comment justifying or praising her statement. (I searched as well as I could manually since their 'Search' feature is reserved for donators only--- another reason Freerepublic is a superior forum)
Anyway, could not find one single thread or comment defending or supporting her position. It's like they don't even realize she is out there exposing their Socialist agenda. Or perhaps they are too embarrassed to stand behind her?
It defies logical explanation.
But one thing I did learn on DU:
They hate Maria Shriver intensely.
One said the Kennedy family should disown her.
Also from the same post:
I also think your public political views are more important than your marriage.
I wonder if they realize she is merely a network news personality and not an elected official.
I disagree, I think she knows exactly what she is saying and believes it and recent history shows us that she will have a lot of support. Remember, there are still many folks out there that believe that Maxism/Socialism hasn't worked only because it hasn't been tried by the "right people", this is the age-old lie. Beware--and prepare yourself.
Like your money, your freedom, your children, and all of your basic civil rights.
"Are you comparing Marx to Rand? I just want to better understand your point......"
Funny you should ask that. I see Rand and Marx as flip sides of the coin. Marxists call it dialectical materialism. Don't remember a lot of Rand but think her view is metaphysical objectivism.
I threw relativism in there because the left is imbued with that view of utility toward life, morality and power.
In any event, Hillary is just plain Marxist for thee but not for her and that wastrel walking gonad.