Started by Mr. X, May 29, 2007, 11:39 AM
We Are All in It Together, Clinton SaysTuesday May 29, 12:11 pm ET By Holly Ramer, Associated Press Writer Clinton: Shared Prosperity Should Replace 'On Your Own' Society MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton outlined a broad economic vision Tuesday, saying it's time to replace an "on your own" society with one based on shared responsibility and prosperity.ADVERTISEMENT The Democratic senator said what the Bush administration touts as an "ownership society" really is an "on your own" society that has widened the gap between rich and poor."I prefer a 'we're all in it together' society," she said. "I believe our government can once again work for all Americans. It can promote the great American tradition of opportunity for all and special privileges for none."That means pairing growth with fairness, she said, to ensure that the middle-class succeeds in the global economy, not just corporate CEOs."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," she said. "Fairness doesn't just happen. It requires the right government policies."Clinton spoke at the Manchester School of Technology, which trains high school students for careers in the construction, automotive, graphic arts and other industries. The school highlighted one of the nine goals she outlined: increasing support for alternative schools and community colleges."We have sent a message to our young people that if you don't go to college ... that you're thought less of in America. We have to stop this," she said. "Our country cannot run without the people who have the skills that are taught in this school."Beyond education, Clinton said she would reduce special breaks for corporations, eliminate tax incentives for companies that ship jobs overseas and open up CEO pay to greater public scrutiny.Clinton also said she would help people save more money by expanding and simplifying the earned income tax credit; create new jobs by pursuing energy independence; and ensure that every American has affordable health insurance.
"I believe our government can once again work for all Americans. It can promote the great American tradition of opportunity for all and special privileges for none."
Maybe she should show us all how it is done. Take half of her and billy kneel and bob's riches and just give it to say.... Katrina "victims"? Uhuh... thought so.TMOTS
In fact, why do 47 million people not have healthcare? Who is the IDIOT taxing minimum wage people instead of them putting the money into health insurance? I would think minimum wage earners would be the people YOU DO NOT TAX cause they are POOR! With a 3 trillion dollar declared debt and a 59 trillion dollar in the hole debt, I would think the biggest source of poverty is the federal government.
Quote from: TheManOnTheStreet on May 30, 2007, 10:51 AMMaybe she should show us all how it is done. Take half of her and billy kneel and bob's riches and just give it to say.... Katrina "victims"? Uhuh... thought so.TMOTSActually Bill Gates and Warren Buffet did just that putting together 60 billion and set up their own charity. Damn greedy capitalists. BTW notice they did NOT give that money to the fed to redistribute the wealth. Hmmm maybe two savy business men are smart enough to know their money would be wasted on the government welfare system.