Hillary Clinton wants to replace our “ownership society” with a society of “shared prosperity.” Sharing normally refers to voluntarily sharing some of your property, but Hillary clearly has another definition in mind:
“I prefer a ‘we’re all in it together’ society,” she said. “I believe our government can once again work for all Americans. It can promote the great American tradition of opportunity for all and special privileges for none.”
In case she wasn’t clear, Hillary isn’t offering to “share” her millions with you – she wants government goons to “share” your income with her constituents.
Not content with obliterating one word, Hillary goes after another:
“There is no greater force for economic growth than free markets. But markets work best with rules that promote our values, protect our workers and give all people a chance to succeed,” she said. “Fairness doesn’t just happen. It requires the right government policies.”
Translation: Freedom is best – except when it isn’t. The right “policies” are necessary to replace free markets with a government-imposed state of “fairness.” “Freedom” normally means the absence of government coercion – Hillary defines it as the presence of force.
Socialists like Hillary have accepted the nominal failure of socialism – and decided to rebrand their ideology with a “market-flavored” version of the same. You won’t find any principled ideology here – except the promise that unless you’re “in it together” with Hillary, she’ll “share” some of your property using the “the right government policies” when she considers it “fair.”
Hillary isn’t promoting a “society of sharing” at all – she wants a society of looting.