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Senator Elizabeth Warren?
Elizabeth Warren discussing the debt crisis, fair taxation and other important issues as part of her Senate campaign talking tour.
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.
Hat tip to Armando/Big Tent Democrat @ TalkLeft for transcription.
Damn all those socialist roads and police and fire departments. What's this country coming to, anyway?
What about the bootstraps? She doesn't even mention the bootstraps. OR the f'in trickle down....
And while all of what Ms. Warren said in that video sounds good, it may be good to keep in mind that she allowed the president to deny her the reins of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and even went so far as to applaud his appointee GOP-approved “choice.”
Tony points out in an FDL comment that:
I’ve said it before and will say it again: When partisans back down on their beliefs because they put Party $upport above those beliefs, it is GAME OVER. They have sold out nothing less than their relevance. Whether they do it in the naive hope that “Once I get in, I’ll show ‘em” (see Kucinich, Dennis; and Feingold, Russ, re healthcare “reform”) or because they are more deeply entwined in the collusion that oppresses the rest of us makes no difference. The deal is done. Simple as that.
With her refusal to offer even the meekest rebuke upon her abandonment by this president, it became clear: Professor Warren will not be straying, in any significant way, the Party of Triangulation’s commitment to the Corporate State.