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.
On the other hand, Bush did expand Medicare to include a drug benefit—an increase in redistributionism, albeit with some market forces in play, IIRC. Who’s to say the next Republican president won’t be similarly opportunistic. Mitt Romney, for example, helped to impose a statewide health insurance regime in Massachusetts.
"From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs".
But I could be mistaken of course. ;)
Because, as things stand, somewhere around half of the 'voters' in this country will vote for her under ANY circumstances.
With our electoral winner-take-all system it can take much less than 50%. All she has to do is barely win the states she won and completely lose the states she lost. The biggest 11 states for 271 electors, winning 50.1% in each, only represents 28% of the population.
Oh, you're in trouble now! (tee hee) To dare suggest that the elite give up what is rightfully theirs! The audacity! We all (extra sarcasm) know how much they do for us and how they deserve it and more, we need to work harder to give them more to work with. /sarc
They won't even address such a question, just talk to others about our question, about how we don't understand if we ask such a question. ;-)
Besides, if they don't call out Algore or Pelosi or Babs, etc., on their gross personal misuse of 'gas guzzling' SUV's and private jets and investment dollars, we can't expect them to be accountable for something that hits even closer, such as taxes.
A pretty pithy synopsis of socialism if you ask me.
Earth to Hillary!....Shove your socialism!
We accept reality.
Some people can afford more than others. This is true of food, shelter, transportation, clothing, booze, fine Cuban cigars, or anything else you could imagine. Why should health care be any different?
Besides, the government cannot do any more than it already is doing to help the uninsured. All it can do is make sure that the insured die in larger numbers so there is no gap.
I really do believe that Hillary!
Rodham (Clinton>'s plan eliminate the difference is just to kill more rich people.
Minimal makeoover to be sure...to the photographs that is.
That is irrational and evil you contemptable POS.
They will lick the boot on their neck if they think the other boot is on a conservative's neck.
Leftists aren’t satisfied until everybody is equal......equally miserable, that is..........
Oh, that's good. I'm going to steal that!
Want to know what and how much are Hillary and Warren Buffet going to lose. . .Algore? Kerry? Dianne Feinstein? Barbara Boxer? Mr. Hillary?
Where have I heard that before? Oh RIGHT...Karl Marx
My faith in the American voter and the electoral system is vitually zero. Hillary is plenty electable with enough fraud.
That said, this election is the Democrat’s to lose - and they’re workin’ real hard on losin’ it.
Hilarya Rodamnevna Klintonova
“I wonder how many times you can use the word failed in one sentence?”
And her irritating, “You know...” ad nauseum.
Smartest women in the world? *SPIT*
Maybe she's got a mouse in her pocket.
Sorry, but we are going to hear it more and more. There is a huge crowd out there who love hearing that the rich are going to get poorer and the poor are going to get richer, (without working for it, of course.) It is socialism at it’s best and that is the way this country has been indoctrinated for years, ever since Hillary marched in the 60’s.
She should lead by example. She has at least 2 mansions and I heard building another one in the Bahamas (or Costa Rica..somewhere tropical). Her sad excuse for a husband rakes in megadough from his “speaking engagements” but yet boasts about the tax cuts he gets. No shame. They disgust me.
Have at it! LOL
Does anyone know how to do a Nexus search to find the video of her saying that? It has to be like 10 years ago (at least)
start taking stuff from that real life James Bond villain, Soros.
THIS MUST BE DRUMMED OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN UTIL THE PEOPLE WAKE UP!.........
Certainly “the government” failed our children when the clinton’s were the government.
Oral sex is not sex and everyone does it.
I’ve been thinking about what Hillary means when she says that something must be taken away from some people. In regard to socialized health care, she means that those of us with good health insurance will have to give that up so that the uninsured and even the illegals can have comparable health insurance. Remember the mainstay of socialized healthcare is to delay and deny. Socialized medicine doesn’t work without at least a 90 day wait period for treatment. That way if the patient dies in the meantime, that’s one less patient to treat. Ask the people in Vermont or Canada. A nine month wait for back surgery, a three month wait for a broken hip, that’s what my sister-in-law in Vt experienced.
Of course, with these Marxists, none of the sacrifices apply to them. Sacrifices only apply to the peons and those pesky capitalists.
Memo To Hillary:
Who made you the judge of how good a job churches are doing?
Hahahaha, my mom used to say that to all 7 of us when we were kids! I just knew I needed to STFU or I was on my way to the middle of next week! :]
LOL. That’s perfect.
Related shocking news stories:
- People who plan for retirement have more money in later years than people who don't!
- People who have more money can eat at more expensive restaurants!
- 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.