Skip to comments.Clinton: "Something Has to be Taken Away from Some People"
Posted on 06/06/2007 12:41:35 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
During a nationally broadcast forum Monday evening on faith and politics Sen. Hillary Clinton (D.-N.Y.) attacked the free market and told listeners in that order to attain energy independence and provide universal health coverage, it would be necessary to “take away from some people.”
“An uninsured person who goes to the hospital is more likely to die than an insured person,” Clinton said. “I mean, that is a fact. So what do we do? We have to build a political consensus. And that requires people to give up a little bit of their own turf in order to create this common ground.”
She went on, “The same with energy. You know, we can’t keep talking about our dependence on foreign oil and the need to deal with global warming and the challenge that it poses to our climate and to God’s creation and just let business as usual go on, and that means something has to be taken away from some people.”
Clinton made these comments near the end of her allotted 15-minute portion of the event.
Clinton also said that “the adult society has failed” young people “who are tremendously influenced by the media culture and by the celebrity culture.”
“I think that we have failed them in our churches, our schools and our government,” she said. “And I certainly think the free market has failed. We’ve all failed.”
The New York senator said something similar to “taking things away from some people” at a June 2004 private fundraising event in San Francisco. There, Associated Press reporter Beth Fouhy wrote that Clinton told attendees Democrats should take money back from taxpayers who benefited from President Bush’s tax cuts.
Clinton told her donors, “We're not coming to you, many of whom are well enough off that actually the tax cuts may have helped you, and say 'we're going to give you more.' We're saying, 'you know what, for America to get back on track and be fiscally responsible, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you.”
She added, “We’re going to take things away form you on behalf of the common good.”
On the campaign trail, each of the three leading Democrats running for their party’s nomination for President, Clinton, former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards and Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.), have said he or she would repeal the Bush tax cuts to help finance universal health care.
The June 4 event was hosted by Sojourners, a social justice movement for progressive Christians. Founder Jim Wallis is the author of “God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It.”
CNN’s Soledad O’Brien moderated the forum. It aired on that station Monday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Edwards and Obama also participated.
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- People who plan for retirement have more money in later years than people who don't!
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- People wearing the finest clothing are RICHER than those wearing Walmart duds!
(Raising hand) And who would get to decide which people have to lose what they own, Mrs. Clinton?
I am looking forward to making rude jokes about the lady.
In any state suffering under anarchy, there is always an abundance of jokes which are quite illegal to tell.
Because, as things stand, somewhere around half of the ‘voters’ in this country will vote for her under ANY circumstances.
***That’s what’s scary. It’s not Hildebeast. It’s the ignorance of the voting bloc that supports her.
Her reply, “And your name is...”
The most successful economy in 50 years or so and it’s somehow failed?
These socialists are beyond ridiculous.
I became more conservative during my last year of college, and have become even more so since. I’ve never voted for a ‘Rat for anything, on any level.
As much as I’d like to jump on the Hillary-is-a-communist bandwagon, I heard this exchange and what she was talking about was people giving up parts of their stance on the issues in order to find “common ground.” The part where she said “Something Has to be Taken Away from Some People” came as she was being hurried to end her comments. When I heard her say that I knew I’d see a story like this. I’m sure she really believes in taking things away (I remember the 2004 comment) but in this instance the headline is out of context with her comments.
Going to be lots of great ads if Hillary wins the Democrat nomination.
Last poll I read said 53% of thepeople WILL NOT vote for her under any circumstances.
The caesars of this world always keep what is theirs. Lest we forget, Julis Caesar was a populist.
Her negatives have never dropped below 40% and they are now nearly 50%... She’s unelectable and the DNC knows it.
***It’s quotes like this that make mincemeat out of candidates. But unfortunately, the media likes her, so they’ll be providing some cover. I sure hope she’s Michael Dukakis in a dress — she doesn’t have half the charm of her HINO.
I like the way she says, "not give it to YOU." or "we'll take it away from YOU for the common good."
and so I ask, What is going to be taken from YOU, Hillary?"
You commie can give up your dollars first
If that means taking oil away from the Arabs, it is fine with me.
I wonder if she would be receptive to a proposal to limit Congress’ benefits to those of social security retirement benefits, and medicare benefits.
I wonder if she would support a limit on Congressional salaries to mirror those of the average worker in America.
I wonder if she would support drilling for oil off the Florida beaches.
How about Clinton/Chavez in 2008?
Of course Chavez could be a problem as:
(1) he is not a USA citizen.
(2) Clinton might view him as a bit too moderate for her.
I just got into a debate with a liberal goofball and the person asked me this question (no, I’m not making this up):
“In order to provide for a common Defense, is not money taken away from you to provide for this?”
A look inside the criminal mind. Run Hillary Run!
The common defense is actually one of the few things the guv should be taking money from us to provide.
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