Bill Clinton's planned speech text has been released, and he will say this:
"The most important question is, what kind of country do you want to live in? If you want a you're-on-your-own, winner-take-all society, you should support the Republican ticket. If you want a country of shared prosperity and shared responsibility -- a we're-all-in-this-together society -- you should vote for Barack Obama and Joe Biden."This statement is partially correct. "You're on your own" really means "you get to keep what you earn and not be compelled to pay for other people's health care, living costs and birth control." The term "winner-take-all" is complete B.S., and illustrates the Democrat's erroneous view that for every winner there must also be a loser. But in our economic system, there can be many winners. If someone gets rich through his own efforts, that does not stop someone else from doing the very same thing. It is not a zero sum game; wealth does not magically appear like manna from heaven, it is produced by entrepreneurs. Wealth only becomes scarce when government begins to seize it, because confiscation eliminates the motivation for producing it.
Do I want the kind of country where we are more free from governmental intrusion into the private sector? Hell yes.
The second sentence is closer to the truth. "Shared prosperity" means wealth redistribution, the theft of the pay from those who earn it to buy the votes of those who do not. "We're all in this together," I suppose, means "we all share the wealth, even when we didn't produce any of it." However, in a larger sense, we are indeed "all in this together." When the economy is heavily damaged by social engineering schemes, like the subprime mortgage fiasco, we all suffer. We must work to keep our freedoms, our opportunities and our prosperity. Barack Obama's presidency has had a deleterious effect on all three.
Right now there is an older woman speaking about how we need to "share, share, share, that we are our brother's keeper, blah blah blah." Translation: shut the hell up Republicans and hand over your wallets.