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Interesting Quotes, Can You Guess Who Said it?

Written By: der5er - Oct• 19•07

Like I’ve said before, I usually don’t talk politics with friends and family, which many of you are.á However, with the Presidential race starting so early, it seems that’s all I hear about lately.á So, it’s on my mind.á As you know, just about anything on my mind can end up posted here.á Today, in my inbox, I received the following quotes:

We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.

It’s time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few, and for the few…… And to replace it with shared responsibility for shared prosperity.

(We) …can’t just let business as usual go on, and that means something has to be taken away from some people.

We have to build a political consensus and that requires people to give up a little bit of their own … in order to create this common ground.

I certainly think the free-market has failed.

I think it’s time to send a clear message to what has become the most profitable sector in (the) entire economy that they are being watched.

Can you guess who said them?á Go ahead, look them up on Google.á Each one of them is a verified quote from Democratic Senator Hillary Clinton.á

Of course, they are taken out of context.á In thier original context most of them don’t sound anywhere near as sinister.á The most troubling to me is the first and second quotes.á Here are the full quotes:

Many of you are well enough off that … the tax cuts may have helped you. 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.

It’s time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few and for the few, time to reject the idea of an “on your own” society and to replace it with shared responsibility for shared prosperity. I prefer a “we’re all in it together” society.

Even in context, these sound like the old “higher taxes for the rich” arguments.á However, if you follow her logic,áthey also sound a lot like:

From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.

Anyone know who said that?

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