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Today, Hillary discussed her ideas of "shared prosperity" over the "on your own society" known as capitalism. Now I remember back in 2000 when she was calling for the abolition of the electoral college in replacement for a truly democratic popular vote platform (simultaneously rooting for Al Gore and pleasing the citizens of New York with new electoral power). I only bring that up because I hear her say things that I don't think she truly thinks through or means, so I am giving her the benefit of the doubt.
But let's say she's being 100 percent serious. I have to ask myself, "Would Bill Clinton sign his name to this 10 years ago?" and my answer is more and more a resounding no. He is, by and large, one of the most successful economical presidents in the history of this nation.
She's not alone in this conquest, and we only need look one person over at Barack Obama, whose claim to fame is his motivation for universal healthcare. Keep in mind, universal healthcare isn't "free." It costs somebody something, but he lets it be known that higher income families and businesses should put in their fair share to help out the common man. I'd argue that anyone paying over 40 percent of their income is already doing enough by anyone's standards, but I digress.
Those things into consideration, there are many democrats that do not share these core beliefs. My grandfather would be rolling in his grave if he heard some of the rhetoric coming out of some of the democrats lately. I just can't see myself ever supporting this idea of my space is your space so let's all join hands nonsense. I come from the school of thought that if everyone was even, then everyone would be poor.
I guess I'll only ask the registered Democrats on this one, as I flirt with the left side only on certain issues, but do you think more and more of the party could be deemed "socialist," and if so, is that a good or a bad thing?