All good communists/socialists do…except for China(?)…a whole different subject there.
Austin Hill at Townhall has a few things to say to the DNC hopefuls, theoretically the forerunners that have deluded themselves that they have the pulse of” We The People”. His primary focus is on the recent diatribe from Hillary that America is in a mess and that for the last six years, America hasn’t been successful and Edwards the Breck Girl:
But then without even contemplating the possibility that maybe – – just maybe – – cutting the taxes of all Americans has played a role in America’s recent “success,” Mrs. Clinton went on to decry the idea of America being an “ownership society”(a fitting label given the all-time high level of private home ownership among people of all ethnic groups) calling it instead an “on your own society,” and expressing her preference for a “we’re in this together” society.
And what does this mean? For Clinton, a “were in this together” society is a society of “shared responsibility” – – AND “shared prosperity.”
Clinton made it clear that her vision for America’s future is a collectivist vision – – one that focuses primarily on goals for the group (the broader society), while things like personal responsibility, the well being of individual persons, and individual achievement become secondary, if not tertiary concerns.
And then the icing on the cake comes:
For example, much of Clinton’s spiteful rhetoric about some people having “too much wealth” seems at odds with her lifestyle of expensive, fuel-guzzling private jets – – dispatching one here, sending another to pick her up there, swapping private planes mid-trip because the interior design of one isn’t aesthetically pleasing to her – – most all of which are provided to her by wealthy personal friends or purchased with campaign donations.
Edwards, on the other hand, has become know for lecturing on college campuses about the immorality of poverty and tuition hikes, while charging schools and students up to $55,000 per speech – – this from a man who enjoys a lifestyle of four hundred-dollar haircuts and a thirty-thousand square foot private home.
The “do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do” approach of Clinton and Edwards, wherein they criticize the existence of an American wealthy class while at the same time surrounding themselves with wealth‘s comforts, is a travesty.
One can draw the conclusion that neither candidate takes too kindly to Adam Smith for the American People but it is OK for them? Sounds a little Elitist…yes?