Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Class Warfare

Sorry to have disappeared without any explanation. Been suffering through a bout of blogger burnout for a few days. Seems to be passing so, easing back in with this which makes me want to move back to Massachusetts just so I can vote for Elizabeth Warren:

In case you can't see the vid, here's part of the transcript:
I hear all this, you know, “Well, this is class warfare, this is whatever.”—No!

There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. You built a factory out there—good for you! But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory, and hire someone to protect against this, because of the work the rest of us did.

Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea—God bless. Keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.
If this is class warfare, sign me up for Warren's team. Pass it on...

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