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Hillary Clinton supports laws, regulations and trade agreements which subordinate the broad general good of all Americans and the long term interests of the United States to the whims of corporations controlled by monied elites. Hillary Clinton believes in the same radical corporate-managed trade and labor policies supported by the Bush Administration. These radical pro-corporate policies, established in law and government regulation, enable corporations to destroy good paying jobs for Americans undercutting the very idea of a broad middle class society.

Indeed, Hillary Clinton has displayed a pattern of studied indifference to the plight of working Americans while eagerly accepting corporate gifts, favors, and financial reward. From support for UN-FAIR trade agreements to promoting corporate "guest worker" programs used to replace American white-collar workers with imported lower-cost non-Americans, Senator Clinton well represents the corporate interests of the Offshore Outsourcing lobby in the U.S. Senate.


However, effective advocacy and unwavering support for the interests of corporations and slavish devotion to business lobbies are not popularly-accepted qualifications for election to the office of President of the United States. While it is convenient for some to confuse the short-term objective of winning elections with the principles necessary to govern for the broad general welfare of all Americans, self-serving political opportunism must be recognized for what it is.


Therefore, "The Modern Patriot" opposes the candidacy of Hillary Clinton for the office of President of the United States and urges others to closely examine the beliefs and conduct of Senator Clinton. True democrats do not support policies which destroy the livelihoods of American families and lead to deteriorating living standards for all except the wealthy and well-connected.


This is a crosspost from Info_Tech_Guy's blog, The Modern Patriot, (and the Virginia Progressive blog, Raising Kaine) following on the heels of two previous postings re. Hillary Clinton: (1) "Hillary Clinton Supports Destruction of American Jobs, Takes Pay-Offs For Helping Outsourcers" and (2)"Hillary Clinton's Offshoring Ties Face Scrutiny" Daily Kos (and Raising Kaine) bloggers will recall that during the 2006 Virgina Senate races, Info Tech Guy was a sharp critic of offshore outsourcing/free trade advocate Harris Miller and staunch supporter of populist democrat Jim Webb on the same issues of FAIR TRADE and corporate worker replacement programs.

Suggested reading:

Unions Press Clinton on Outsourcing Of U.S. Jobs
Hillary Clinton: Labor's Enemy, India's Biggest Benefactor        
Clinton woos the outsourcers feared by U.S. workers
A Hard Look at the "Hillary Clinton, D-Punjab" Affair
Team Obama Rips Hillary Clinton over Clintons' support for Offshore Outsourcing American Jobs and Imported Scabs
Hillary Clinton Gets $3 million for Help with Offshore Outsourcing American Jobs      

Originally posted to Info Tech Guy on Wed Sep 19, 2007 at 06:03 AM PDT.

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  •  How about the new twist to Hillarycare? (5+ / 0-)
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    antifa, dkmich, BobOak, witchamakallit, lams712

    On her health care plan, Clinton said she planned to enforce the mandate to purchase health care through tax credits and other incentives.

    "At this point, we don't have anything punitive that we have proposed," she said. But she said she could envision a day when "you have to show proof to your employer that you're insured as a part of the job interview — like when your kid goes to school and has to show proof of vaccination."

    I'm figuring she'll ju7st mandate you have your insuance identification number tattooed on your forhead or hand. Or maybe all of your medical information and prrof of insurance will be on an RFID chip implanted in your hand or forehead.

    That single statement I quoted guarantees that Hillary Clinton is unelectable

    PEACE, through superior DIPLOMACY!

    by Walt starr on Wed Sep 19, 2007 at 06:19:53 AM PDT

    •  OOPS, forgot the link (1+ / 0-)
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      PEACE, through superior DIPLOMACY!

      by Walt starr on Wed Sep 19, 2007 at 06:20:47 AM PDT

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      •  "HillaryCare" (6+ / 0-)

        I watched/listened to a TV clip of the same thing.

        Three thoughts immediately came to mind:

        1. How effortlessly and naturally Hillary immediately seizes upon the use of some sort of coercive option to force compliance with the measure
        1. How the health care problems of millions of Americans have increased because of the massive elimination of middle class jobs due to government support for corporate offshore outsourcing & importation of replacement workers.
        1. How so many retirees from corporations were being stripped of their retirement benefits outright or through outrageously inflated costs all without government interference.

        In sum, I believe that while expanded health care is necessary for the general good of all Americans, I believe that Hillary Clinton's actions and inactions on behalf of corporations and their forceful lobby groups has allowed a widening health care crisis to emerge.

        The desperate plight of many Americans is attributable to the fact that the rules and laws have been recast to permit corporations to dictate what is best for our society.

        Hillary Clinton is the agent of the "Corporate Managed State".

        Lost your job to free trade, outsourcing or non-immigrant visa workers yet?

        by Info Tech Guy on Wed Sep 19, 2007 at 06:33:46 AM PDT

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  •  The most conservative viable democrat (6+ / 0-)

    Not only is Hillary the most conservative candidate running this year she also creates the most divisive and the only candidate who could be divisive enough to lose this election. Her campaign is motivated by two real factors a nostalgic longing for the Clinton years which if anyone else remembers were not the most progressive presidency under the sun. I have an idea instead of running to the center and allowing the right to move the political spectrum lets ram a true progressive down their throats.

    •  "Conservative" may be too charitable a word... (4+ / 0-)
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      I agree, in essence, with your view. I have the sense that Hillary appears to believe that Hillary's run for the Presidency is her shot at a "restoration" of sorts.

      I would go further though than accusing Hillary of being "conservative". She shares with Bush and other much-despised Republicans the same anti-democratic, militaristic, authoritarian and imperialistic attitudes. She has enriched herself from close ties with corporations in a manner now common among "conservative" Republicans.

      The underlying problem I see is that Hillary has brought the cancer of corporate domination into the Democratic Party and made it seem "natural" or "reasonable". For democrats who believe that the Democratic Party should be focused on the "good of the many", this is intolerable -- an invitation to fight.

      I posted on "Clinton Hypocrisy"this morning on my blog, The Modern Patriot  

      Lost your job to free trade, outsourcing or non-immigrant visa workers yet?

      by Info Tech Guy on Wed Sep 19, 2007 at 08:04:34 AM PDT

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      •  You make excellent points . . . (0+ / 0-)

        Like all corporatists, Hillary looks out upon the nation and sees its Super Citizens -- the corporations -- who vote with dollars.

        And she wants to herd the walking, talking type of citizens -- me, you, and everyone who isn't in her price bracket -- into flocks of docile citizens that the Super Citizens can fleece, harvest, herd and drive to and fro.

        Government of big business, by big business, and for big business.

        "The rule of the wise must be absolute . . . rulers ought not to be responsible to the unwise subjects." ~ Professor Leo Strauss

        by antifa on Wed Sep 19, 2007 at 06:38:04 PM PDT

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    •  sounds good, but who? (3+ / 0-)
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      The only true progressive I see, or anyone who comes close is Kucinich.  I'm really unhappy with the choices.  

      http://blog.noslaves.com

      by BobOak on Wed Sep 19, 2007 at 09:04:15 AM PDT

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      •  Who indeed? (4+ / 0-)
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        dkmich, BobOak, lams712, numen

        I am undecided in terms of which candidate to actually support and can only say "ABC" (Anyone but Clinton) at this point.

        I am inclined to support Obama but his retraction/disavowal of the internal document criticizing Clinton ties to Indian offshoring corporations and large American corporatins such as Cisco leaves unanswered questions (as is evident in one of the links in my diary).

        Edwards is an on-again/off-again critic of offshore outsourcing and free trade but he is also courting business groups which use H-1b and support offshoring. Where Edwards is on these issues leaves me guessing and tremendously frustrated having supported him in '04.

        Lost your job to free trade, outsourcing or non-immigrant visa workers yet?

        by Info Tech Guy on Wed Sep 19, 2007 at 09:26:21 AM PDT

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        •  me 2 (1+ / 0-)
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          Kucinich is the only one with any sort of good position on insourcing, but he is not cosponsoring (yet) any reform legislation so I wonder.  

          Edwards really pisses me off on this and I did a story on it on the blog.  The reason it pisses me off is his whole theme is the two Americas...and there he is, promising to make the divide larger.  

          ABC candidate is probably what it's going to come down to, although I'm thinking I'll end up voting 3rd party or no vote for the general the way it's going.

          I'm focusing in on Congressional races, state, local because there we have some good candidates.

          One who really needs support is Barry Welsh, IN-6th  He is most assuredly an economic populist, Progressive and he is up against Mike Pence, Mr. Corporate tool who shouts those conservative wedge issues while selling his district down the river.  Munice Indiana just hit the top areas in the nation for poverty...used to be a very nice middle class, middle America town.

          http://blog.noslaves.com

          by BobOak on Wed Sep 19, 2007 at 10:05:03 AM PDT

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    •  She is running (0+ / 0-)

      the general election strategy now instead of the primary strategy the others employ.  She is positioned center-left, and will remain so until election day.  This presents her from being accused of flip-flopping on major policy issues, and removes that tool from the Republican toolbelt.  I actually think its smart...

      Defend marriage. Make divorce illegal.

      by jarhead5536 on Wed Sep 19, 2007 at 09:44:53 AM PDT

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      •  Hillary is very smart. (2+ / 0-)
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        antifa, BobOak

        That's how she gained the power and influence she now wields against democratic principles...

        Lost your job to free trade, outsourcing or non-immigrant visa workers yet?

        by Info Tech Guy on Wed Sep 19, 2007 at 10:05:29 AM PDT

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      •  she's extremely bright (2+ / 0-)
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        antifa, numen

        and extremely taken over to the corporate dark side.  Why do these people want power considering what they end up doing with it?  They rationalize it in their own minds?  They strayed so far from Democratic principles it's like watching a demonic possession.

        http://blog.noslaves.com

        by BobOak on Wed Sep 19, 2007 at 10:07:04 AM PDT

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        •  perhaps it's the money and power (3+ / 0-)
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          I think that over time, whatever ideals that Hillary and Bill once held were supplanted with a sort of sloppy, illogical self-serving belief system.

          They came to convince themselves that actions which injured cored democratic constituencies such as unions and working people generally (through supporting NAFTA, offshore outsourcing and importing cheap replacement workers for corporations) were somehow "inevitable" and they might as well "get on board" with the corporate lobbyists and benefit from being on "right side of history". The indisputable facts are that corporate money made Bill and Hillary rich and aided them greatly to win elections.

          The question we need to ask ourselves is whether we want to end up with two major party pro-corporate/anti-worker Presidential candidates making a mockery of our alleged "choice" in 2008?

          Lost your job to free trade, outsourcing or non-immigrant visa workers yet?

          by Info Tech Guy on Wed Sep 19, 2007 at 10:26:44 AM PDT

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  •  That dare not speak it's name (3+ / 0-)
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    antifa, lams712, numen

    I'm glad to see someone pointing out how Hillary is selling US workers down the river.  We can't have this represent the Democratic party, I agree with you and praise your boldness to post the facts.

    http://blog.noslaves.com

    by BobOak on Wed Sep 19, 2007 at 09:02:13 AM PDT

  •  You don't know jack about what Hillary wants. (0+ / 0-)

    In fact, doesn't every candidate running for the presidency receive corporate contributions?  If so, then why do you single out Hillary for attack, on these grounds?  Why do you deceive your readers with phony arguments intended to arouse hatred agianst Hillary, by telling them that she feels "slavish devotion to business lobbies," when you have no reason to suggest such nonsense, except that Hillary has received contributions from these same interests?
    You pretend that merely having such money given to her, implies that she feels a "devotion" to those interests, when you "know" that to be an absurd non sequitur.  You lie to your readers about Hillary when you pretend that it's Hillary that wants to "destroy the livelihoods of American families," and leave them facing "deteriorating standards,"  You know, but you conceal the fact, that it's her opponents in the republican party that seek, but also do not reveal that their politics help bring about, these conditions for American families.  How dare you imply that Hillary "wants" to see this happen to the American people.  Why does your site consist of nothing but negative and demeaning remarks and links against Hillary, without a single sign of anything that would support her campaign?
    Your efforts against Hillary are contemptible lies, which will have the effect, intended or unintended, of making victory for the republicans a much easier task, something you also pretend not to know.

    •  Do your homework . . . (0+ / 0-)

      and wipe the froth from around your mouth.

      OpenSecrets.org lists industry contributions to every candidate of both parties.

      Hillary is tops on the Democratic side for both Insurers, and for Health Professionals.

      She is far and away the darling of Lobbyists as an industry, outperforming every GOP AND Democratic candidate, by a lot.

      If she isn't for sale, it's because she's already been sold.

      She made a fool of herself at YearlyKOS embracing lobbyists as "Americans too," which got standing boos.

      Bring some facts with you next time.

      "The rule of the wise must be absolute . . . rulers ought not to be responsible to the unwise subjects." ~ Professor Leo Strauss

      by antifa on Wed Sep 19, 2007 at 06:46:59 PM PDT

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  •  Tag Note (0+ / 0-)

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