July 14 2015
Hillary Clinton is starting to sound like Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, one expert tells Newsmax.
Hadley Heath Manning, a senior policy analyst for the Independent Women's Forum, appeared on Newsmax TV's "The Hard Line" Monday night and tells host Ed Berliner she sees similarities between Clinton and the senator from the Bay State.
"It's funny, she has really embraced popularism and is talking a lot like Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Elizabeth Warren right now," Manning says. "But she is talking about soaking the rich. You ask where she's going to get this money from. She wants to blame the rich for the economic problems in this country and …"
Berliner then points out that Clinton is one of the wealthy, to which Manning replies, "She is one of the rich, exactly, exactly, that's what I mean. She speaks like a populist but in her own personal experience and her own personal life, she wasn't dead broke or flat broke, as she said when she and her husband, former President Clinton, left the White House. They weren't leaving as poor people, they haven't experienced what it's like, especially in recent years, in recent times as [fellow guest] John [Fund] says, to work as a part timer in the Obama economy, but she's looking for a boogie man.
"Bottom line, she wants to blame the problems of our economy on the rich, on institutions, financial institutions rather than accepting the fact that it's the progressive mentality, the progressive policies that we've seen under the Obama administration that are really causing the economy to hold back."
Manning's comments come on the same day Clinton spoke about the economy during a speech in New York City. Clinton vowed to crack down on Wall Street excess and said she would support raising the minimum wage.
"I just wish Mrs. Clinton would have acknowledged the fact that increasingly we're a nation of part-time workers and of people working 29 hours a week because of Obamacare, which of course she's a big supporter of, it's a direct descendent of Hillarycare," John Fund, Newsmax contributor and columnist for National Review Online, tells Newsmax TV.
"She should have had the intellectual honesty to say, 'yes, of course people need a raise but we also need to find a way to get people who want to work 40 hours a week and can't the chance to do so.'"