This video is sure to make a glorious return in a couple of years. In it, Hillary Clinton disparages the entire capitalism system in one revealing sentence.
Aside from Hillary’s actual words, notice how she’s dry-washing her hands as she winds up to the line. It’s not an off-the-cuff mistake. It’s obviously a line that she knows is coming and is preparing to deliver with relish.
Politico plays this quote as a Hillary vs. Elizabeth Warren thing, which it undoubtedly is. Hillary spends a lot of time in the story driving a knife in Warren’s back while smiling that smile of hers the whole time.
But it tells us so much about Hillary Clinton.
“Don’t let anybody tell you that raising the minimum wage will kill jobs,” Clinton said. “They always say that.”
“They” being the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, which predicts that raising the minimum wage could destroy half a million jobs. Aren’t “they” horrible?
“I’ve been through that. My husband gave working families a raise in the 1990s,” Clinton said, saying she herself voted for raising the minimum wage when she served as a senator from New York. “Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.”
The quote comes out of the context of Warren’s challenge to Clinton from the left, and charges that Clinton has been too close to Wall Street for the left’s liking. Clinton is trying to shore up her leftwing bonafides to head off Warren’t challenge.
But, if corporations and businesses don’t create jobs, then who does? Is it government? Does Hillary Clinton really believe that? Does Hillary Clinton really believe that no one should believe that businesses and corporations create jobs?
Or is she so unprincipled and such a coward in the face of even mild criticism of capitalism from the left, from a fake Indian academician no less, that she is prepared to attack it and even sacrifice it if that helps her achieve her ambitions?