Saturday, September 29, 2007

McGovern Endorses Pantsuit

Mrs. Clinton has snagged the all-important George McGovern endorsement. No stopping this freight train now. Though we can only hope this hag loses 49 states like her idol did.

In a nod to the far-left fossil, she's also copying his ridiculous idea of giving $1,000 to every child born in America, only adjusted for inflation, she's upped the ante to $5,000.
September 29, 2007 -- Hillary Clinton's White House bid reportedly is set today to receive the endorsement of the Democrats' most radical ever presidential nominee: former Sen. George McGovern, who topped his party's ticket in 1972.

Which could explain why Hillary seems to be feeling all '70s nostalgic.

Back in 1972, recall, McGovern proposed that every single American be given a $1,000 check, no questions asked, regardless of financial need.

Even his fellow Democrats ridiculed the idea - especially when McGovern admitted that he had no idea how much it would cost and how it would be paid for.

Now comes Clinton with her own 21st-century version of McGovernomics.

Yesterday, she told the Congressional Black Caucus' annual legislative conference that she thinks every baby born in America should be given not $1,000 but $5,000 - inflation, don't you know? - in the form of a "baby bond."

"I like the idea of giving every baby born in America a $5,000 account that will grow over time, so when that young person turns 18, if they have finished high school they will be able to access it to go to college," she said.

Like McGovern, Hillary didn't offer any ideas on how much it would cost or how Uncle Sam would foot the bill.

So let's do some math here.

In 2004 (the latest year for which official figures are available), there were 4.116 million live births in America. At five grand apiece, that works out to nearly $21 billion - each and every year, which only gets bigger and bigger.

Why is a senator who keeps carping about alleged GOP "tax breaks for the rich" calling for the children of the rich to be given $5,000 each?
It's unclear where the money would go if the child doesn't finish high school.

Presumably it will be confiscated and "donated" to her presidential library.

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