Tuesday, May 29, 2007

We Are All In It Together!

Hillary Clinton came to Manchester, New Hampshire this morning to lay out her "economic vision".

About 10 "sticks", 30 Clackers and 100 people turned out to the Manchester School Of Technology to hear Hillary Clinton's speech.

The AP's Holly Ramer has the MSM story here.

The quote from Hillary's speech that stuck with us was when she said (yes, this is a direct quote from the speech), "When we get our priorities in order markets work well."

Clinton then outlined several "progressive" policies to aid America's middle class and address America's widening wealth gap.

These policies included reducing special tax breaks for corporations, eliminating incentives for American companies to ship jobs and profits overseas, reforming the governance of corporations and the financial sector, restoring fiscal responsibility to government, college for everyone, pre-K for everyone, increasing support for community college and alternative schools, helping working people earn enough to support their families and help them save for the future, ensuring that every American has affordable health care and making the investments necessary for creating new jobs.

Mark Penn must be exhausted. We sure are.

But, most of Hillary's bite-sized policy initiatives do make a heck of a lot of sense. If only Hillary were running for a Cabinet position.

Here's the "deal" when it comes to a PRESIDENTIAL candidate's "economic vision" - if the candidate does not begin and end the speech with a detailed entitlement reform plan than the candidate is guilty of "small-ball politics".

Which might make Mark Penn happy. But it's not really Presidential. And it's certainly not doing much (really at all) to get our fiscal priorities in order.

Or help the middle class.

Just ask David Walker.

We took after John McCain on this same point a few weeks back.

So who the hell do we think we are? Why we're a taxpayer. And the entitlement system that we're paying into right now is f*cked!

So let's fix it.

Because we are all in it together.