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.
Must be the New New Deal.
Too bad she doesn’t have this attitude in regards to the war. *sigh*
No matter who wins the Republican nomination, there will be scandals ginned up on him that will rival Caligula.
“There is a lot of anger outside FR and the Beltway over economic factors right now,”
Really? We’re in the middle of hot economy and you are saying that “economic factors” have people in uproar?
What economic factors and who is it in an uproar?
Moonbats think everything is bad, but the rest are out buying houses.
Please send me some of the millions of dollars you have made. You have a lot more than me and, as you said, we are all in this together.
I'll be looking for my check from you. Thanks for sharing.
Why import slick oil from Hugo Chavez when Hillary can do it for us?
She is a communist, I don’t know why they just don’t admit it.
“Fairness doesn’t just happen. It requires the right government policies.”...UNbelievable.
“There is a lot of anger outside FR and the Beltway over economic factors right now...”
Anger about what? Other than high gas prices I can’t see anything really bad going on.
Typicsl Communist balderdash!
Half the voters in the states are stupid enough to vote for this Commie witch. Okay, this isn’t funny anymore.
“From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.”
“Really? Were in the middle of hot economy and you are saying that economic factors have people in uproar?”
It’s fine if you want to live in a bubble and just ignore everything that doesn’t fit your viewpoint but the cold, hard reality is that it doesn’t win elections.
There are problems and they have to be addressed. Just telling everyone things are glorious is dumb strategy and insulting to boot.
No - they would be considered “The Base”, and would be
immune from sharing. “The Base” is considered the elite,
and since they know what is best for the rest of us they
Hillary, you’ve got more money than I do. I demand that you share it with me.
Whether you’re Republican or Democrat or something else, this should be the scariest thing anyone could ever read about Hillary Clinton becoming (gulp) President of the United States.
This is pure evil — pure treason against the Constitutional foundation of this country — that millions have died for — and that Hillary will throw out the window the minute she actually has any real power..
Aside from the plethera of issues with her loving husband, her past voting record, or her (lack of) morality, these statements from her this week should scare EVERYONE into voting for anyone but Hillary.
Of course, I support Fred Thompson and Duncan Hunter.
Red China shouldn’t be running this country. I hope people hear her. I hope it sinks in.
No way will hard-working, tax-paying, right-thinking Americans gve a second thought to voting for your very BAAAAAD commie ideals....
Don't let the door hit you in the patootie on the way back to Arkansas!!
This should make the hair stand up on the back of the neck.
She would gladly turn the US into Zimbabwe if she could be the one in charge.