Worthless Rhetoric and A Knot in My Stomach

Presenting Mrs. Clinton’s speech on a more just society a/k/a Bumpersticker Wisdom, the Musical.

There is enough cotton candy fluff here to induce insulin shock. And if that wasn’t enough to cause a tummy ache, the neo-Socialism will.

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.

Come, my children, let me gather you into my arms. Think Marx with generous layers of warm, flabby arm-fat.

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.

You mean that people “on their own” end up becoming “richer”? Oh Hell no!

“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.”

And that’s the rub, isn’t it? How can you promote justice without doling out generous gobs of equality to the various aggrieved groups?

That means pairing growth with fairness, she said, to ensure that the middle-class succeeds in the global economy, not just corporate CEOs.

Or the Senators who use their influence to improve their real-estate portfolios or the senators who use their influence to steer contracts to family and friends or the senators who have a gift for cattle futures or the…. well you get the picture.

“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.”

See “cattle futures” above.

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.”

Agreed. But I wonder which drawl she affected to reach out to the people? I’m guessing Boston Dockworker.

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.

Honestly, corporate subsidies can be as ridiculous as grants for studying “white privilege”. Can we please do away with the Peanut Program that gave us the Carter dynasty – if for that reason alone?

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.

“Create new jobs” and “energy independence”; Not sure how those two items relate to each other. It may be just an attempt to increase the platitudes to sentence ratio.

Just remember, energy independence is a worthwhile pursuit as long as it isn’t wind farms in New England, nuclear or new oil exploration in or near any American soil or bodies of water.

Sirloin tip Ace


  1. Memorial Day, 1:07 pm:

    Chelsea Clinton walks up to a Command Sergeant Major in Fort Gordon Georgia and asks, “Sergeant, what are the three things that you are most afraid of”?

    The Sergeant answers “Osama, Obama and yo mama”.

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