Skip to comments.We Are All in It Together, Clinton Says [Shared Prosperity Should Replace "On Your Own' Society"]
Posted on 05/29/2007 9:13:29 AM PDT by HarmlessLovableFuzzball
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.
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. "Our country cannot run without the people who have the skills that are taught in this school."
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.
I just read this article posted at Drudge and have only one thought, “Hillary, you socialist bitch!”
I see. “Shared,” ay? OMG. This woman is crackers.
Get in the bread line now, beat the crowds.
once a commie, always a commie...
it’s time to replace an “on your own” society with one based on shared responsibility and prosperity.
Kind of brings meaning to her speech “We are going to take away from you for the common good of all”.
Damn, she isnt even trying to be subtle about her socialism..
Socialists all. If we can’t all succeed together we must all fail together.
And those who can, must wear the lodestone of those who either CAN’T (some) or WON’T (most) around their necks.
Didn’t we fight and win a Cold War over this?
Oh my. This is probably the closest thing to a proposition for communism in the US that I have ever heard from a US Senator. Of the many ironies contained in her statement the greatest to me is that she says that government should start benefitting all people. Taken literally that would mean that I would have to start getting WIC and welfare checks and stop paying those pesky taxes. I don’t think fair is what she wants.
Surprised only that she’s partially sharing her communist agenda at this juncture.
Yeah... because self-determination and self-reliance have made this country fail so horribly.
Oh wait, I mean, made America into the most prosperous, powerful nation on earth.
She is aiming straight for the kook base that's drifting toward Obama.
From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs...Karl Marx
cool, I want a share of some of the George Soros prosperity.
Communism: It'll work this time, I promise!
Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus
Funny how many people I see sitting around Quick Stops drinking liqueur out of brown paper bags at midday.
If the gap between rich and poor is widening, then it’s the government’s fault. Let’s face it, the government runs everything these days.