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June 5, 2007

HILLARY’S GIVE AND TAKE


Latest Clinton Comment Reveals Liberal Vision For America
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Last Night, Hillary Announced “Something Has To Be Taken Away From Some People”:
Asked During The Sojourners Presidential Forum What She Would Do To Achieve “Common Good,” Clinton
Responded “Something Has To Be Taken Away From Some People.” Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, Catholic Charities USA:
“Senator Clinton, just a very simple question. You have spoken a lot about our need to work for the common good. In an age in
which there is, oftentimes, narrow and excessive individualism, how will you speak to our country about the need for sacrifice,
restraint, when it comes to the critical issues of taxes, gun control, health care, and energy consumption?” (Sen. Hillary Rodham
Clinton, Remarks At Sojourners Presidential Forum, George Washington University, Washington, DC, 6/4/07)

• Clinton: “We have to build a political consensus. And that requires people giving up a little bit of their own turf, in order
to create this common ground. … And that means something has to be taken away from some people.” (Sen. Hillary
Rodham Clinton, Remarks At Sojourners Presidential Forum, George Washington University, Washington, DC, 6/4/07)

Last Week, Hillary Said She Prefers “A ‘We’re All In It Together’ Society”:
“Presidential Hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton Outlined A Broad Economic Vision Tuesday, Saying It’s Time To
Replace An ‘On Your Own’ Society With One Based On Shared Responsibility And Prosperity.” (Holly Ramer, “Clinton
Promotes Shared Responsibility,” The Associated Press, 5/29/07)

• Clinton: “I prefer a ‘we’re all in it together’ society.” (Holly Ramer, “Clinton Promotes Shared Responsibility,” The Associated Press,
5/29/07)

• Clinton: “Fairness doesn’t just happen. It requires the right government policies.” (Holly Ramer, “Clinton Promotes Shared
Responsibility,” The Associated Press, 5/29/07)

Hillary’s Liberal Economic Vision Supported By Recent Votes And Comments On Tax Cuts And Company Profits:
Clinton: “I don’t think there’s any Democrat that is not going to let the Bush tax cuts on the wealthiest Americans expire. We’re
all going to do that.” (Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, CNN/WMUR/Union Leader Democrat Presidential Candidates Debate, Manchester, NH, 6/3/07)
Just Last Month Clinton Voted In Favor A Budget That Included The Largest Tax Increase In U.S. History. (S.Con.Res.21,
CQ Vote #172: Adopted 52-40: R 2-40; D 48–0; I 2–0, 5/17/07, Clinton Voted Yea)

At The 2007 DNC Winter Meeting Hillary Told Democrats “I Want To Take” Oil Company Profits. “The other day the oil
companies reported the highest profits in the history of the world. I want to take those profits and I want to put them into a
strategic energy fund that will begin to fund alternative, smart energy.” (Sen. Hillary Clinton, Remarks At Democrat National Committee
Winter Meeting, Washington, DC, 2/2/07)

• CNBC’s Larry Kudlow: “Wow! May I just say, with all due respect, that is the most anti-capitalist confiscation of
private property.” (CNBC’s “Kudlow & Company,” 2/2/07)
• Fox News’ Carl Cameron: “Clinton laid out a host of specifics on various issues, including a pledge to take oil
company profits and put them into an energy fund, an idea not likely to go over well with capitalists.” (Fox News’ “Special
Report,” 2/2/07)

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