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Clinton: "Something Has to be Taken Away from Some People"
Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2007 | Amanda Carpenter

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.


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; barackobama; bush; candidates; churches; communism; economy; elections; energy; energyindependence; freemarkets; georgewbush; healthcare; hillary; hillarycare; hillaryclinton; johnedwards; liberalism; marxism; presidentbush; schools; socialism; taxcuts; taxes
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
"An uninsured person who goes to the hospital is more likely to die than an insured person,” Clinton said.

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!

141 posted on 06/06/2007 2:09:05 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
"...and that means something has to be taken away from some people.”

(Raising hand) And who would get to decide which people have to lose what they own, Mrs. Clinton?

142 posted on 06/06/2007 2:11:26 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: MrB

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.


143 posted on 06/06/2007 2:14:43 PM PDT by Sundog (It's a good day for a catharsis.)
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To: RobinOfKingston

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.


144 posted on 06/06/2007 2:15:03 PM PDT by Kevmo (We need to get away from the Kennedy Wing of the Republican Party ~Duncan Hunter)
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To: Yaelle

Her reply, “And your name is...”


145 posted on 06/06/2007 2:15:28 PM PDT by Sundog (It's a good day for a catharsis.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The most successful economy in 50 years or so and it’s somehow failed?

These socialists are beyond ridiculous.


146 posted on 06/06/2007 2:16:39 PM PDT by Bullish ( Reality is the best cure for delusion.)
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To: I'm ALL Right!

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.


147 posted on 06/06/2007 2:16:51 PM PDT by darkangel82 (Socialism is NOT an American value.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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.


148 posted on 06/06/2007 2:17:39 PM PDT by Types_with_Fist (I'm on FReep so often that when I read an article at another site I scroll down for the comments.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Going to be lots of great ads if Hillary wins the Democrat nomination.


149 posted on 06/06/2007 2:19:17 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Kevmo
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.

Last poll I read said 53% of thepeople WILL NOT vote for her under any circumstances.

150 posted on 06/06/2007 2:20:51 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: P-40

The caesars of this world always keep what is theirs. Lest we forget, Julis Caesar was a populist.


151 posted on 06/06/2007 2:21:42 PM PDT by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: Lurker

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.


152 posted on 06/06/2007 2:24:35 PM PDT by Kevmo (We need to get away from the Kennedy Wing of the Republican Party ~Duncan Hunter)
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To: Rummyfan
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".”

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?"

153 posted on 06/06/2007 2:25:00 PM PDT by Auntie Toots (The GOP is still the best we've got.....AND THAT'S THE TRUTH)
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You commie can give up your dollars first


154 posted on 06/06/2007 2:32:48 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Guns don't kill people. None of my guns ever left the house at night and killed anyone.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
"Something Has to be Taken Away from Some People"

If that means taking oil away from the Arabs, it is fine with me.

155 posted on 06/06/2007 2:32:56 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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.


156 posted on 06/06/2007 2:35:41 PM PDT by khenrich (Ironically, Gore notes that he has run for president twice and says: "I know what it takes to win.?)
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To: The Blitherer

How about Clinton/Chavez in 2008?

Catchy.

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.


157 posted on 06/06/2007 2:36:54 PM PDT by OldArmy52 (Bush's Legacy: 100 million new Dem voters in next 20 yrs via the 2007 Amnesty Act.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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?”


158 posted on 06/06/2007 2:47:57 PM PDT by NoobRep
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To: 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.”

A look inside the criminal mind. Run Hillary Run!

159 posted on 06/06/2007 2:48:33 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: NoobRep

The common defense is actually one of the few things the guv should be taking money from us to provide.


160 posted on 06/06/2007 2:55:45 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Will I be suspended again for this remark?)
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