Hillary Clinton denies that she’s a Marxist, but she sure talks like one.
While campaigning for the Democratic nomination for President, Clinton has said “something has to be taken away from some people” to advance her political goals and lauded billionaire investor Warren Buffet as a “patriot” because he wants to pay more taxes.
Clinton strives to maintain a moderate image in public appearances, but she’s prone to making an occasional unscripted remark that reveals her true nature as a hard-line liberal ideologue.
Here is a compilation of such statements Hillary Clinton has made on the campaign trail over the past month:
“An uninsured person who goes to the hospital is more likely to die than an insured person. I mean, that is a fact. So what do we do? We have to build a political consensus. And that requires people to give up a little bit of their own turf in order to create this common ground. The same with energy. You know, we can’t keep talking about our dependence on foreign oil and the need to deal with global warming and the challenge that it poses to our climate and to God’s creation and just let business as usual go on, and that means something has to be taken away from some people.” - June 4, CNN’s Sojourners Presidential Forum
“Is labor in the house? Well, that’s good because we work better when you work for us and I am so grateful to all of you!” - June 20, a rally for the union-friendly Employee Free Choice Act in the Upper Senate Park on Capitol Hill
The Employee Free Choice Act, which the Senate recently voted down, would have eliminated the secret ballot process required to organize a workplace and opt for a public petition system called “card check.”
“If you want to organize and somebody signs a card that should be sufficient as an indication of their desire to be part of a union. If you go just with the elections, then you're going to have a continuing opportunity for employers not only to delay and postpone but to harass and intimidate. And we've seen this all over the country And, you know, I'm all for secret ballots. I'm all for elections. But then you're going to have to have a lot more enforcement and supervision over what happens during an organizing drive than the current administration has been willing to provide.” - June 19, AFSCME National Leadership Conference in Washington D.C.
“We need to end any kind of benefit in our tax code that goes to any company that out sources jobs. If they want to outsource them, they shouldn't do that on taxpayers' money. Let them bear the cost of it and not get some kind of tax benefit for moving our jobs overseas.” - June 19, AFSCME National Leadership Conference in Washington D.C.
“[Warren Buffett]’s honest enough to say, look, tax me because I’m a patriotic American.”-June 28, PBS All-American Presidential Forum, the third nationally-televised Democratic presidential debate at Howard University
“Well, I really believe that it takes a village to raise a child, and the American village has failed our children.”- June 28, PBS All-American Presidential Forum
When Hillary said the statement above, members of the media working in the “spin room” at the debate audibly groaned at the obvious reference to her 1996 child-rearing tome, “It Takes a Village.”
“We’re going to make it very clear to everyone that works for the government that they can’t go out and make a profit on their government work. They have to serve the people.” - July 3, at a campaign stop in Iowa
Since leaving the White House, both Bill and Hillary have published memoirs about their lives and "government work" that earned multi-million dollar advances. Additionally, former President Bill Clinton has been paid millions to deliver speeches around the world.