Clinton recently floated the idea of issuing a $5,000 bond to each baby born in the United States to help pay for college and a first home, but it immediately inspired Republican ridicule and she quickly said she would not implement the proposal.
She defended that decision yesterday, saying she is focusing on proposals with more political support and she is not formally proposing anything she can't fund without increasing the deficit: "I have a million ideas. The country can't afford them all."
Okay, before I get into the $5,000 bond idea, let me address that last sentence. This wasn't a 'just-kidding' remark, or something tongue-in-cheek. Clinton was being serious. She basically gave an open endorsement of massive government. Yes, she says she won't increase the deficit, but she said nothing about increasing revenues to fund her "ideas". These two simple sentences say a lot about Clinton's fundamental principles in government.
Now, the $5,000 bond idea. The idea of giving $5,000 to someone just for having a baby is quite disturbing, and counters the abortion-rights argument (of which Clinton is a part) that says "we're trying to prevent unwanted pregnancies". One can only imagine how many unwanted pregnancies will occur if we started handing out 5K bonds to every baby born. The uterus immediately becomes a money tree. And since these pregnancies are unwanted, you then have more children growing up in poverty and abusive homes, which leads to more need among the lower class, which leads to more calls for government programs, which leads to more support for Democrats.......
No one ever accused Clinton of being a foolish politician.