“We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.” – Hillary Clinton, June
“This is the moment when we must build on the wealth that open markets have created, and share its benefits more equitably. Trade has been a cornerstone of our growth and global development. But we will not be able to sustain this growth if it favors the few, and not the many.” – Barack Obama during a speech in Berlin on July 24, 2008
“Moving toward a productive green economy must be based on federal financing and a national industrial policy.” – Communist Party USA, but sounds like something Obama would say, doesn’t it?
“Only government can break the vicious cycles that are crippling our economy — where a lack of spending leads to lost jobs which leads to even less spending.” – Barack Obama, January 8, 2009
“Because our individual salvation depends on collective salvation. Because thinking only about yourself, fulfilling your immediate wants and needs, betrays a poverty of ambition. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential and discover the role that you’ll play in writing the next great chapter in the American story.” - Candidate Obama in 2008 commencement address to Wesleyan University.
Chicago magazine In These Times, in March 2008, Joel Bleifuss asserted; “In particular, Obama can be linked to the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), the Democratic Party-oriented organization that is a member of the Socialist International.”