Hillary Clinton has been telling her plans for us in no uncertain terms. Either that, or she’s been channeling Karl Marx.
One – 2004
Many of you are well enough off that … the tax cuts may have helped you,” Sen. Clinton said. “We’re saying that for America to get back on track, we’re probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.”
Two – 2006
The day after Exxon Mobil’s announcement that it earned $39.5 billion in 2006, Hillary Clinton said: “I want to take those profits, and I want to put them into a strategic energy fund that will begin to fund alternative smart energy, alternatives and technologies that will begin to actually move us toward the direction of independence.”
Three – 2007
Today I want to focus on how we ensure both strong economic growth and economic fairness.
Now, we have seen for more than a century that fairness doesn’t just happen. It requires the right government policies. [Hers.] And no one should be surprised, human nature being what it is, people will go as far as they possibly can get away with. [I can think of at least one.]
…It’s time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few and for the few, time to reject the idea of an “on your own” society and to replace it with shared responsibility for shared prosperity. I prefer a “we’re all in it together” society.
Now, there is no greater force for economic growth than free markets, but markets work best with rules that promote our values, protect our workers and give all people a chance to succeed.
You’d think she was running in Venezuela. She’d like to be. In Venezuela, if you perceive a “vast right wing conspiracy,” you just shut down free speech. After you’ve nationalized the oil companies, of course.
BTW, she’s been having a contest for her campaign song. I have many unsubmitted good ideas. Here are a few:
-Medley, Stand by Your Man, I Caught You With Your Pants Down and Devil in a Blue Dress.
-Me ‘n Bobbie McGee
Freedom’s just another word for nuthin’ left to lose.
-Гимн Советского Союза, Gimn Sovetskogo Soyuza (Russian National Anthem).
Since you may be unfamiliar with those lyrics, I include them below.
–Go with Goldwater
I don’t remember the lyrics, and I’m disappointed they seem to be unavailable on the Web. Maybe Hillary has a memorabilia copy.
Gimn Sovetskogo Soyuza lyrics
1. Unbreakable Union of freeborn Republics,
Great Russia has welded forever to stand.
Created in struggle by will of the people,
United and mighty, our Soviet land!
Sing to the Motherland, home of the free,
Bulwark of peoples in brotherhood strong.
O Party of Lenin, the strength of the people,
To Communism’s triumph lead us on!
2. Through tempests the sunrays of freedom have cheered us,
Along the new path where great Lenin did lead.
To a righteous cause he raised up the peoples,
Inspired them to labour and valourous deed.
3. In the victory of Communism’s deathless ideal,
We see the future of our dear land.
And to her fluttering scarlet banner,
Selflessly true we always shall stand!