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Hillary Clinton: My Plan for Shared Prosperity
Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/4/08 | Hillary Clinton

Posted on 02/04/2008 5:44:25 PM PST by MV=PY

By HILLARY CLINTON February 4, 2008; Page A15

Throughout my campaign, I have been listening to the voices of people across America. I met one man who told me, "I don't know what I did wrong. I got my education and I worked hard. I've been at the same company for 12 years now, but I've just been asked to train my successor because my job is moving to another country."

Another woman said to me, "I just can't make ends meet. My health care premiums have doubled, college tuition is up. How am I supposed to make it as a single mom?"

I am running for president to bring those voices to the White House and give people a chance to achieve the American Dream: having a good job, owning their own home and living with financial security. That means tackling our toughest challenges -- rising inequality, stagnating wages and a growing sense that too many middle class families are just one pink slip away from financial devastation.

My measure of economic success will never be a single, dry statistic. Rather, success means an economy that allows those at the bottom to work their way into the middle class, without pushing anyone out. It means leaving people better off when I finish than when I start. In short, success means an economy that shares its prosperity with all.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: classenvy; clinton; covetneighborsgoods; democrat; democrats; hillary; hillaryclinton; liberalagenda; punishingsuccess; sharedmisery; sniff; socialism
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I was surprised that Hillary placed this in the WSJ today. The audience is investors, business people, and economists. As I read it, all I could think of was - who's going to pay for all of this??
1 posted on 02/04/2008 5:44:26 PM PST by MV=PY
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To: MV=PY

How is it possible to train the successor for your job, when the company is leaving the country for cheaper labor?


2 posted on 02/04/2008 5:53:40 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: MV=PY

3 posted on 02/04/2008 5:55:13 PM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: MV=PY

Shared prosperity my ass. It’s government-sanctioned theft.


4 posted on 02/04/2008 5:55:31 PM PST by KStorm (Today's liberal is tomorrow's fascist. Well, okay--today's fascist.)
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To: doug from upland

I wondered that myself.


5 posted on 02/04/2008 5:55:35 PM PST by tsmith130
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To: MV=PY
My Plan for Shared Prosperity

well, even hitler published his ideas in advance. not comparing her to him, btw.

6 posted on 02/04/2008 5:55:43 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (it's not called the Church Militant for nothing.)
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To: MV=PY
who's going to pay for all of this??

Silly you.....the "rich" of course.

However, I read somewhere that if all of the American "rich's" wealth were taxed at 100%...it would run the government for about a week....So....it is left to us, the not so rich, to pay the way for the millions of deadbeat Americans that we seem to be stuck with. The "rich" can't even come close without the great American "middle class".

If Hillary gets her way, the great American middle class will shrink considerably because some of them will get so tired of paying for nothing....they will just give up and go home.

7 posted on 02/04/2008 5:55:57 PM PST by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance......)
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To: MV=PY; Sidebar Moderator
Welcome to FR. Countdown till the authoritahs pull the Hillary communist propaganda out of breaking news...


8 posted on 02/04/2008 5:56:37 PM PST by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: MV=PY

This is breaking news?


9 posted on 02/04/2008 5:56:45 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: MV=PY

Congrats on your fourth post.


10 posted on 02/04/2008 5:56:46 PM PST by WakeUpAndVote (Pork, just bring the hot sauce!)
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To: MV=PY
an economy that shares its prosperity with all.

I had no clue you felt that way! Billary, please send a mil or two to me...

11 posted on 02/04/2008 5:57:45 PM PST by John123 ("What good fortune for the governments that the people do not think" -- Adolf Hitler)
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To: MV=PY

12 posted on 02/04/2008 5:58:20 PM PST by WakeUpAndVote (Pork, just bring the hot sauce!)
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To: doug from upland
Representatives for American Express are apparently now residing in New Delhi.

At least it seems so to me when I had to call for some billing problems.

13 posted on 02/04/2008 5:58:38 PM PST by Radix (I do not want to press one for English!)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

Knock it off. Your countdown garbage is getting old.


14 posted on 02/04/2008 5:59:01 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: MV=PY

PS, not that this is a bad article, I missed it and I thank you for posting it. We’ll discuss the merits of Marxism and where Hilldawg is going wrong.


15 posted on 02/04/2008 5:59:38 PM PST by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: Eric Blair 2084; darkwing104; Old Sarge

Sniff..............


16 posted on 02/04/2008 6:00:03 PM PST by WakeUpAndVote (Pork, just bring the hot sauce!)
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To: MV=PY

All these “woe is me stories” Hillary comes up with...... I guess they poll well.

I’ll never forget when Bradley was running in the primaries (if I remember correctly), and he told a story about being in the doctor’s office waiting for an appointment and he watched a mother bring her daughter out of the examining room and go up to the counter and she actually had to open her checkbook and write a check for $60 !!!!


17 posted on 02/04/2008 6:01:27 PM PST by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: doug from upland

It happened to me,,trained them , just forgot a few things..

Cheaper labor in this case was being contracted out,..


18 posted on 02/04/2008 6:03:42 PM PST by silentreignofheroes (I'm Southron,,,and I Vote..,,,,.A Saint I Ain't,,,The South Will Rise Again,,!)
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To: doug from upland

The foreigner is brought here by the company that is leaving here. Of course Her Thighness fails to tell you why the company is leaving.

Taxes are too high.
Odds are it’s a union controlled company that has driven the company to the verge of bankruptcy.
Slip and fall John Edwards types camp out on the companys door step.
Regulation, litigation, and taxation. A business’s biggest enemy.


19 posted on 02/04/2008 6:05:23 PM PST by Ron in Acreage (Romney/Watts 2008)
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To: MV=PY

20 posted on 02/04/2008 6:05:31 PM PST by WakeUpAndVote (Pork, just bring the hot sauce!)
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To: Admin Moderator

Sorry. I was just trying to help. This didn’t look like it belonged in Breaking News.


21 posted on 02/04/2008 6:06:06 PM PST by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: WakeUpAndVote

22 posted on 02/04/2008 6:10:35 PM PST by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: MV=PY; darkwing104; Old Sarge

23 posted on 02/04/2008 6:12:25 PM PST by WakeUpAndVote (Pork, just bring the hot sauce!)
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To: MV=PY
Image hosted by Photobucket.com shared prosperity my achin azz... it's shared PAIN!!! and it's NOT my problem.
24 posted on 02/04/2008 6:12:43 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Eric Blair 2084
Vote Democrat So We All Can Be Poor Together!
25 posted on 02/04/2008 6:13:56 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Wandering in the wasteland of GOP RINO's.)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

Nice!


26 posted on 02/04/2008 6:14:25 PM PST by WakeUpAndVote (Pork, just bring the hot sauce!)
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To: WakeUpAndVote

Hillary steals Millions in campign money, and then gets the keys to the white house and fills full of our tax dollars,
she gives us heath care we get tto pay for need it or not,
and then those of us who do’nt get are wages garnished.

MARXISM at it finest


27 posted on 02/04/2008 6:14:41 PM PST by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!)
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To: MV=PY

Shared Prosperity = Communism.


28 posted on 02/04/2008 6:15:31 PM PST by Grunthor (Comes a time when you ask yourself, "am I a conservative, or just a Republican?")
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To: MV=PY

Hillary plan for shared prosperity: 60 for her, 40 for Bill.


29 posted on 02/04/2008 6:15:45 PM PST by vamoose
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To: MV=PY

That is right. She prospers. You/We share.


30 posted on 02/04/2008 6:15:52 PM PST by sport
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To: All

Rising inequality, that’s easy to fix!! We’ll just have the government confiscate all personal property so everyone has nothing and thus is equal.


31 posted on 02/04/2008 6:17:28 PM PST by CaliGangsta
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To: MV=PY

Gee Hillary, how come you didn’t do these things for people in your last administration? Oh yeah, that was your HUSBAND right? Sheesh!


32 posted on 02/04/2008 6:19:17 PM PST by ladyinred
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To: MV=PY

Shared prosperity? Whassup, the social justice euphemism got retired all of a sodden? Cain’t keep up with these Commies!


33 posted on 02/04/2008 6:21:43 PM PST by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: MV=PY
Another woman said to me, "I just can't make ends meet. My health care premiums have doubled, college tuition is up. How am I supposed to make it as a single mom?"

Well, I guess that "Mommy Government"TM will just have to take care of you. You poor little thing.

It's a good thing that Hillary! is here, or else you might end up eating out of a dumpster.

34 posted on 02/04/2008 6:23:01 PM PST by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: MV=PY

Prove it Hillary............send me money from your bank account now or STFU !


35 posted on 02/04/2008 6:23:52 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: WakeUpAndVote
OK, Hillary. How did that go again...??? From each according to his...what?
36 posted on 02/04/2008 6:26:05 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: MV=PY

“Shared Prosperity” = Socialism.


37 posted on 02/04/2008 6:27:44 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: MV=PY

38 posted on 02/04/2008 6:29:02 PM PST by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

You posted this the last time you didn’t want something in breaking, didn’t you?


39 posted on 02/04/2008 6:29:14 PM PST by CindyDawg
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40 posted on 02/04/2008 6:29:21 PM PST by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: MV=PY
Prosperity and Clinton
41 posted on 02/04/2008 6:29:31 PM PST by Lonely Bull
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To: MV=PY

One for me, one for you.

Two for me, one for you.

Three for me, one for you.

That’s how Hillary will share.


42 posted on 02/04/2008 6:29:32 PM PST by tips up
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To: doug from upland

No, the JOB was moving to another country. I can tell you how you train someone in another country to take over your job, because I had to do it, too. It’s called NetMeeting and teleconferences. It’s still a VERY sore point with me, because I lost my job with a company that I’d been at for 28-1/2 years to outsourcing. This was after a number of raises, transfers, and promotions, taking progressively more responsibility. I was pretty close to earning full retirement benefits when they laid me off, too.

And they ended up hiring me back, if you have questions about my performance being a factor in their decision.


43 posted on 02/04/2008 6:31:07 PM PST by Purrcival (Democrats: The party of FAILURE. Can't hush Rush, can't impeach Bush, can't end the war, can't...)
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To: MV=PY

“Shared prosperity” is code for creeping socialism.


44 posted on 02/04/2008 6:31:55 PM PST by Purrcival (Democrats: The party of FAILURE. Can't hush Rush, can't impeach Bush, can't end the war, can't...)
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To: MV=PY

Why did she publish it in the WSJ? To persuade its readers?Unlikely. To persuade the sheep via the TV talking heads this evening, who will cite it as if the Journal,that is to say the voice of the business community, has endorsed such drivel.


45 posted on 02/04/2008 6:34:25 PM PST by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: tips up

And the beat goes on,,


46 posted on 02/04/2008 6:36:20 PM PST by silentreignofheroes (I'm Southron,,,and I Vote..,,,,.A Saint I Ain't,,,The South Will Rise Again,,!)
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To: MV=PY

And of couse the question is, who wrote it? Mamma’s boy Sid? (Probably.) Has Hitlery even read it?


47 posted on 02/04/2008 6:37:26 PM PST by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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““Shared prosperity” is code for creeping socialism.”

There ain’t nothing “creeping” about it, it’s full blown communism.


48 posted on 02/04/2008 6:38:20 PM PST by FReepapalooza
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To: MV=PY
"I just can't make ends meet. My health care premiums have doubled, college tuition is up. How am I supposed to make it as a single mom?"

Do a favor for your kid's, change your liberal attitude, and get married to a conservative minded fellow.

49 posted on 02/04/2008 6:39:10 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: doug from upland
How is it possible to train the successor for your job, when the company is leaving the country for cheaper labor?

I think that a big bank that is moving a call center to the Pillipines is also sending employees to get things started over there, training and all.

Hope that clears the question up some for you.

50 posted on 02/04/2008 6:39:29 PM PST by Kate of Spice Island (Don't like my tagline??? Dial 1-800-tagline)
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