Daily Revolt

September 29, 2007

Shameless: Hillary Using Children to Buy Votes

This is a classic vote buying gimmick that used to be considered a caricature for politicians. The fact that Billary would do something so blatantly obvious, and get away with it, says something about the press and our society. Does anyone really believe this about children, education, or families? If you do, I have a bridge to sell you. Not to mention, there is no way to pay for it:
On the campaign trail yesterday, Sen. Clinton dropped a bombshell chicken-in-every-pot proposal to give each American newborn a $5,000 "baby bond" - a scheme that could cost taxpayers $20 billion annually.

"I like the idea of giving every baby born in America a $5,000 account that would grow over time, so when that young person turns 18, if they have finished high school, they would be able to access it to go to college," the Democratic presidential candidate said at a Congressional Black Caucus event in Washington.

The European socialist-style plan would contain no guarantee the money would be used for college tuition.

If they didn't spend the cash on college costs, Clinton said the children could tap into the taxpayer-provided funds to put a down payment on a home.

[...]Pressed for details hours after Clinton floated the idea, campaign spokesman Blake Zeff backpedaled, saying the plan "is not a firm policy proposal, but an idea under consideration."

Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani slammed the proposal, saying on the Sean Hannity radio show that the Clinton campaign is "based on pandering to the point where I think they think the American people are stupid."

In other words, the Clinton gang is floating the idea around to see if there is a negative response, then dropping it if it gets a poor or no reaction. It's having it both ways. Will people wise up to this fraud of a politician before it is too late.

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