Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.
Addressing a Democratic fund-raiser yesterday, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., told wealthy supporters the government will need to take money away from them for the “common good.”
Clinton headlined an appearance with other women Democratic senators in San Francisco, where donors gave as much as $10,000 to California Sen. Barbara Boxer’s campaign.
“Many of you are well enough off that … the tax cuts may have helped you,” Clinton said, according to the Associated Press. “We’re saying that for America to get back on track, we’re probably going to cut that short and not give it to you.
“We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.”
Republican National Committee spokeswoman Christine Iverson told WorldNetDaily that Americans should take careful note of Clinton’s remarks.
“This is John Kerry’s Democratic party,” she said. “Small-business owners and taxpayers all across America should be very, very concerned.”
Kerry and Clinton, Iverson said, are people who “believe the government knows how to spend your own money better than you do.”
Iverson acknowledged Clinton’s use of the term “common good” was telling, evoking the language of Karl Marx, who envisioned a society that distributes wealth “from each according to ability, to each according to need.”
In her book, “Hell to Pay: The Unfolding Story of Hillary Rodham Clinton,” the late author Barbara Olson wrote, in Clinton’s “formative years, Marxism was a very important part of her ideology.”
Olson described the senator growing up as a “budding Leninist” who “understood the Leninist concept of acquiring, accumulating and maintaining political power at any cost.”
The Washington, D.C.-based Americans for Tax Reform responded to Clinton’s remarks, saying, “When it comes to tax policy, liberal politicians often try to hide their true colors.”
“There you have it: Hillary Clinton, the soul of the Democratic Party, talking about taxpayers’ money like it’s hers,” said Americans for Tax Reform head Grover Norquist. “What insufferable arrogance – it’s as though our taxes are hers to spend!”