Thursday, May 27, 2010

Hillary Clinton Says That More Wealth Distribution Is Needed

With all this wealth redistribution going around and it's supposed to be all hunkie-dorie and make us a better country, why hasn't the country gotten better and where is my trickle down check? Oh yeah, I'll say it for the hundredth time, I'm still unemployed too and unlike most people, I am actively looking for work. The Dems always want more of YOUR money, yet they aren't willing to pay more. And there are more millionaire Democrats then there are Republicans, yet the GOP is looked at as the party for the rich. Explain that one to me. Anyways, read below.

(Politico)- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a rare foray into domestic politics today, offering her view that — given America’s high unemployment — wealthy Americans don’t pay enough taxes.

“The rich are not paying their fair share in any nation that is facing the kind of employment issues [America currently does] — whether it’s individual, corporate or whatever [form of] taxation forms
,”Clinton told an audience at the Brookings Institution, where she was discussing the Administration’s new National Security Strategy.

Clinton said the comment was her personal opinion alone. “I’m not speaking for the administration, so I’ll preface that with a very clear caveat,” she said.

Clinton went on to cite Brazil as a model.

“Brazil has the highest tax-to-GDP rate in the Western Hemisphere and guess what — they’re growing like crazy,” Clinton said. “And the rich are getting richer, but they’re pulling people out of poverty.”

Via: weaselzippers

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where can I get the supporting information that "there are more democratic millionaires than republican millionairs?"

Trigger said...

This one is from 2003 - http://www.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/06/13/senators.finances/

This is from 11/07 - http://britainandamerica.typepad.com/britain_and_america/2007/11/richer-american.html

These are from 11/09 - http://www.businessinsider.com/the-richest-members-of-congress-2009-11
and
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1109/29235.html

This is from 03/09 - http://european-americanblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/why-are-democrats-richer-than.html