Some Demo-Dope dope named Liz Warren who is seeking the “Scott Brown seat” in the US senate, let lose these lines last week:
“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.”
I didn’t know who Liz Warren was so I looked her up on AlGore’s marvelous invention the Internet. Here’s her career from Wikipedia:
Warren joined Harvard Law School in 1992 as the Robert Braucher Visiting Professor of Commercial Law. Prior to Harvard, she was the William A. Schnader Professor of Commercial Law at University of Pennsylvania School of Law and also taught at the University of Texas School of Law, University of Houston Law Center, University of Michigan and Rutgers School of Law—Newark.
From 2005 to 2008, Warren and her law students wrote a blog called Warren Reports, part of Josh Marshall's TPMCafe.
Warren appeared in the documentary film Maxed Out in 2006, has appeared several times on Dr. Phil to talk about money and families, has been a guest on The Daily Show, is interviewed frequently on cable news networks, appears in Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story, has appeared on the Charlie Rose talk show, and has appeared on the Real Time With Bill Maher talk show. She has also appeared on the PBS show NOW.
Warren is a member of the FDIC's Committee on Economic Inclusion and the Executive Council of the National Bankruptcy Conference. She is the former Vice-President of the American Law Institute and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She served as the Chief Adviser to the National Bankruptcy Review Commission.
What’s missing? Yeah, a real job that produces something useful or provides an actual usable service. Never had a real job? Why waste your time running for the “Scott Brown seat” in the US senate. You’re presidential material baby.
Warren is being hailed as a great class warfare warrior for “taking it to the rich” in the load of crap above. I was thinking about the obvious rejoinder to Mzzzzzzzzz. Warren’s line of BS that goes like – yeah some nasty rich guy bought the machinery that was made by guys working for some other nasty rich guy, to put down gravel bought from quarry owned by some nasty rich guy who bought more machinery that was made by guys working for some other nasty rich guy so that they could lay asphalt or pour cement that was purchased from some other nasty rich guy who bought more machinery that was made by guys working for some other nasty rich and the same cycle is then repeated for chain link fence, paint, electrical, plumbing and nearly everything that goes into the factory.
Warren would have clueless Demo-Dopes - really, is there any other kind - believe that the peasants got up one morning and decided to pave a road. They toiled all weekend hauling gravel, sand and cement. Then, the nasty rich guy exploited the work of the masses by building a factory at the end of the road the commoners worked so hard to construct. She’s an idiot. In that respect, she would blend right in with the other 98 or so dopes comprising the US senate.
That was the obvious line I was going to take to debunk Warren’s line of BS. Then it struck me. Mzzzz. Warren says in her soon to be classic rant of BS that gets knee deep well ahead of most, “-because of the work the rest of us did.” What Mzzz. Idiot means here of course is actually, “because of the work the rest of us paid for.” Because, as we know by her bio, Mzzz. Warren like her lib bros and sisses has apparently never worked a day in her life at a job that produced something tangible by quitting time.
Yes the rest of us hired rich guys who employed a lot of people to do the litany of things that Mzz. Warren cites in her rant. Where she really fouls up though is using the phrase “the rest of us.”
It struck me. The top 1% of wage earners pay 39% of all federal income taxes. The top 5% pay over 50%. The top 10% of wage earners pay 66% of all federal income tax. Here’s the rub, and this where Mzzz. Warren demonstrates what a complete moron she is, the lowest 46% of wage earners pay 0% of the federal income tax. Not only did they not do the work in Mzzz. Warren's rant, the entire 46% didn't contribute even one dime for the work to be done!
So Mzzz. Warren, it’s not the rich using the roads and bridges “because of the work the rest of us did.” It’s actually the 46% of the free loading population using those facilities because of the work the rich did. Because of (g)assbags like Warren, the 46% will never work to get into the mix or even say thank you to the 54% of us pulling the wagon they are riding so comfortably in. Instead Mzzz. Warren will continue to convince them that they are owed more and more for doing less and less.