[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Adding to the speculation that Hillary Clinton is every bit as ideologically radical as Barack Obama, the 2016 presidential hopeful offered an Obama-esque critique of capitalism as she simultaneously praised the economic system while insisting that it needs an overhaul.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]At New York university, the tax-and-spend liberal claimed that capitalism needed to be “reinvented” and that it needs to be “put back into balance.”
“I’m looking for new, creative, innovative, disruptive ideas that will save capitalism for the 21st century because it is the greatest engine of economic opportunity and potential that has ever been invented,” Clinton stated. “It is one of the great accomplishments of the American political and economic history. It created the opportunity that so many generations of Americans took advantage of and that led to the creation of the middle class, the extraordinary economic accomplishment of our country.”
Then, out came the oh-so-modest calls for reform to the capitalist structure.
“As we’ve had to do in previous eras, it needs to be reinvented,” Clinton said. “It needs to be put back into balance. It needs to recognize we really are all in this together. The better we all do, the more there will be for everybody to share in, to invest in, to profit from.”
Clinton also blasted Republicans who support reforms to capital gains taxes and trickle-down economics which supports the capitalist system that Clinton claims to admire so much.
“Their approach to government mirrors the worst tendencies of hit and run shareholders, demanding quick payouts in the form of tax breaks for the wealthy at the expense of investing in the future,” Clinton said. “They ignore long-term challenges like climate change, poverty and inequality, failing infrastructure.
Clinton is treading the ground already cleared by six years of Obama. With such famous remarks as insisting that business owners “didn’t build that,” but that they owe their thanks to government, Obama has demonstrated a downright hostile attitude towards business owners and employers of the middle class by insisting that to remedy the national debt greatly augmented during his tenure, the wealthy should be willing to “pay a little more”- a softer way of advocating for the kind of socialism that has capsized Greece.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]