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.
Then where are the independent studies to prove it?
“Something Has to be Taken Away from Some People”
OK. Let’s start with your senate seat, and your political career.
If we have failed all of these people, what makes Ms. Clinton think that she can save them(with our money)?...other than the fact that she’s a megalomaniac?
Sorry. I love that word.
Those aren’t houses. Those are dachas.
What I cannot for understand is why NO one asks the obvious question?
Senator, why do we need “Universal Health Care Coverage”, why don’t you simply pass a law making the Govt Employees Health Plan available on a economic means tested bases to anyone?
All it takes is 50.01% of the voting population that believes this is the right course to put her into office.
OK. Lets start with your senate seat, and your political career.
I would love to add a suggestion or two to that, but I understand the Secret Service has a nasty habit of showing up at suppertime, and we are having steak tonight.
Liberal Trivia IQ test question:
Who said this, “Were going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.”
a. Karl Marx
b. Vladimir Lenin
c. Robert Mugabe
d. Fidel Castro
e. Hugo Chavez
f. Hillary Clinton
g. All of the Above...........
Yeah, it’s becoming a mantra for her.
“From each according to his ability, to each according to his need” — Karl Marx
Just not from those who are making the decisions. Those people are working hard for the common people and know what's best for the rest of the peoples of whom they take care of.
Notice that in order to give some people more, we HAVE to take from those that have - zero sum game.
The correlary to this thought process is that in order for one person to become rich, they MUST have taken their wealth from someone else, namely “the poor”.
It is a requirement that you be economically ignorant in order to be a “liberal”.
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.
This is consequence of Conservatives allowing Liberals to label a “tax rate cut” as a “tax cut”.
Every time a reporter asks a Conservate about the “tax cuts for the rich”, the Conservative should respond with “You mean a tax RATE cut, because we have lots of evidence that cutting rates results in an increase in taxes paid.”
He who defines the terms of the debate is well on the way to winning the debate.
Actually, it only takes 273 Eletoral votes.