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."We're all in it together society?" Since when? Last time I looked at my pay stub it appeared that I'm doing a lot of work for extremely limited benefit? It's not an "on your own" society that we live with but a "responsible for yourself" society. There is a huge difference. If I fail, I'm responsible and will have to work with the consequences. I don't expect to be supported by society. I am responsible for my own security, and I don't whine about the police not taking care of me because frankly, I know they can't.
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."
"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.""Promote our values?" Whose values specifically. Obviously, I don't agree with many of her values, so how does she think I'd agree to her interpretation of "fairness?"
Christ, next thing she'll be calling for group hugs and passing out the Kool-aid.