October 22, 2010

First socialist candidate since 1960 seeks congressional seat

As the first socialist on a Connecticut ballot in half a century, Chris Hutchinson knows he’s going to get clobbered come Election Day.
But the 27-year-old Hartford art teacher doesn’t mind.
Hutchinson said that by running for Congress, his Socialist Action Party gets the chance to present ideas to the public that stand in stark contrast to what people are hearing from the Democrats, Republicans and Tea Party activists.
Hutchinson, who grew up in Newington and graduated from Central Connecticut State University, isn’t shy about offering a political agenda that doesn’t often get much notice.
In a recent debate with three other contenders for the 1st District congressional seat, he called for cancelling all government debts, making higher education free, ceasing all aid to Israel,  putting all corporations under worker control, bringing every American soldier home and imposing a 100 percent tax on all earnings over $250,000 a year.
“We’re not crazy,” Hutchinson said. “We’re quite reasonable.”  Click here for story.
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Anonymous said...

why not, we have a closet socialist president already.

Anonymous said...

1) making higher education free, 2) ceasing all aid to Israel
3) putting all corporations under worker control

These are basically the same goals that many Democrats have.

Ben said...

“We’re not crazy,” Hutchinson said. “We’re quite reasonable.”

No, you are crazy.

scarey said...

what an abuse of the election process.

Anonymous said...

and start a Nuclear war with china in the process. if the US stops paying its dept's nmake no mistake the world will end

Anonymous said...

What's the difference between this guy and Chris Wright?

INcumbents OUT !!!!! said...

Toooo Late Buddy

The Unionized Democratic Socialized Party has already taken over Washington .

Anonymous said...

Im surprised that Obama hasn't come in to camppaign for him

Anonymous said...

Reasonable? Reasonable? They are as crazy as the Tea Party Racist Anarchists and the Capitalistic Republicans that think we believe them when they say they can cut every ones taxes but still take care of ALL the people and ALL our needs! We are not THAT dumb to fall for THAT crazy Republican line! lol.

Anonymous said...

October 24, 2010 6:18 PM;

What are you talking about? The "tea party" is a group of people concerned with the $10 trillion debt that the closet socilaist Obama and his leaders in Congress (Pelosi) have pushed down our throats. Why would you call them "Anarchists"? That's just plain ignorant.

And again the basic policies of the Socialist Party almost mirror that of big labor and the Democrat Party.

Anonymous said...

October 24, 2010 6:18 PM:

You sound like you fit right in with the Socialists...moron.