Hillary: Who’s in the mood for a little collectivism?

posted at 2:44 pm on May 29, 2007 by Allahpundit

Say this much for the Glacier: however much her surname, her accent, her choice of baseball team, or her position on Iraq may change, her belief in taking things away from you for the common good remains evergreen.

And the most charming part? How easily and naturally confiscatory rhetoric escapes her lips. “We might need to raise taxes” is a blue-party position; but “we’re going to take those profits”? That’s pure Green, baby.

Hey — that amnesty’s not going to pay for itself.

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.

In fairness, she hasn’t quite joined the Greens yet:

“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.”

Exit question: Notwithstanding her socialist leanings, isn’t Hillary’s decision — alone among major Democratic candidates — to shun Yearly Kos reason enough to hope she’s the nominee?

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