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The Viral Video Of Elizabeth Warren Going After GOP On 'Class Warfare' Charge
Business Insider ^ | 9/21/11 | Zeke Miller

Posted on 09/21/2011 6:15:26 PM PDT by Nachum

Massachusetts Senate candidate and Wall Street "Enemy #1" Elizabeth Warren was caught on video last month decrying the GOP's charge that Democrats are engaging in "class warfare."

“I hear all this, you know, ‘Well, this is class warfare, this is whatever,’” Warren said. “No. There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody.

She goes on to describe how the "social contract" helps everyone.

“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.”

Watch the video below:

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: classwarfare; elizabeth; video; viral; warren
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1 posted on 09/21/2011 6:15:37 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

She is a better looking version of Martha Coakley and that is not saying much at all. Scott Brown does not have anything to worry about.


2 posted on 09/21/2011 6:18:25 PM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: Nachum

Is she admitting corporations don’t pay income tax?


3 posted on 09/21/2011 6:19:12 PM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Nachum

Egads! She is a mess!


4 posted on 09/21/2011 6:19:55 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: Nachum

That’s how a communist thinks. Who does she think pays for that list of “public” goodies she lists, such as the police, the roads, and education? It’s those producers of society that she thinks “owe” society! According to her, the producers are supposed to get on their knees and thank “society” for the great job we did educating the employees that took the jobs created by those producers! Such great education that would turn out an ignoramus like her! She’s the one who has not contributed anything to society.


5 posted on 09/21/2011 6:21:40 PM PDT by winner3000 (ss)
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To: Nachum
“Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea? God bless. Keep a big hunk of it."

There's some who will call her a sellout for letting them keep any of it.

6 posted on 09/21/2011 6:21:48 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Boardwalk
" Scott Brown does not have anything to worry about."

But I worry about Scott Brown - thank heavens he is not my rep.

7 posted on 09/21/2011 6:22:53 PM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: Nachum

I used to think Liz Warren was at least intelligent. Sheesh, what a misguided bitter class waring hag!


8 posted on 09/21/2011 6:22:58 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Nachum

Communist liberal rhetoric is getting really old. There is no poverty in America so I’m tired of bimbos like this whining that there is. If we had our own poverty, we wouldn’t have to import so much of it from Central and South America.


9 posted on 09/21/2011 6:23:21 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Barry gives them $535 million and they take "the fifth" when asked where it went.)
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To: Nachum

OK, she’s saying it takes a village. But she owes it to explain why does it take a bigger and bigger and bigger and bigger village full of bums every year? And she should hardly be talking about paying forward when she’s been smack in the middle of borrowing/stealing backward.


10 posted on 09/21/2011 6:25:15 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Nachum
You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory

Apparently Ms. Warren isn't familir with how Obama and the Union thugs did precisely this.

11 posted on 09/21/2011 6:26:58 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: winner3000
Everyone who works an honest job is a producer. The ones who provide capital are the job producers. The workers who work those jobs are the wealth producers who create wealth for the investors. Everybody has a vital role. Class warfare and setting one segment against another is not compatible with the best traditions of our nation and the workings of the free market.
12 posted on 09/21/2011 6:27:41 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Nachum

Are those who just can’t abide RINO Scott Brown cheering for this woman to replace him as senator from Massachusetts?


13 posted on 09/21/2011 6:27:41 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Nachum
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.

A Maryland 7-11 store was robbed Saturday by a 'flash mob' - a large group of people coordinated by Twitter, or other social media. The events are also called 'flash robs.'

Possibly three dozen people walked into a Maryland 7-11 convenience store early last Saturday morning and walked out with candy, drinks, and other snacks in what appears to be another instance of a flash mob robbery

14 posted on 09/21/2011 6:27:57 PM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright; FlingWingFlyer

Did you see the testimony of Peter Schiff to congress on the Obama Jobs bill? He laid waste to this claptrap.

He stated clearly that he was moving a great deal of his operation overseas because of the kind of nonsense regulations and taxation of the Liz Warrens of our government.

One of the best bits he said was to point out that Old Henry Ford paid his employees the equivalent of $2,500/week and there was NO income tax at the time. Can you imagine?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BHLguFEN3M


15 posted on 09/21/2011 6:28:40 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

The premise starts with “You built a factory out there.”

Stop right there.

That person’s risk may cost him everything if he is not successful. His money. His home. Every last cent.

I’ve lived through that. Don’t tell me about you wanting to take my wealth but not my risk. Don’t even.


16 posted on 09/21/2011 6:28:45 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Nachum
Bookmarked. Thanks for that link.

FWF

17 posted on 09/21/2011 6:31:11 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Barry gives them $535 million and they take "the fifth" when asked where it went.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
OK, she’s saying it takes a village.

She's the poster child for collectivism. She should be the queen of the hive.

18 posted on 09/21/2011 6:31:49 PM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: Nachum

I read part of his testimony and it was indeed powerful - the part I saw.

And moving a factory overseas sure pour’s cold water on Warren’s class warfare claptrap about “we paid for this and that” and so on.


19 posted on 09/21/2011 6:32:02 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Nachum

Bump


20 posted on 09/21/2011 6:33:34 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Nachum

Harvard law prof since the early 90s.
Any chance Baraq was one of her students?


21 posted on 09/21/2011 6:37:42 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Nachum
merely another stooopid RAT cow not smart enough to understand the business model of a lemonade stand...
22 posted on 09/21/2011 6:37:46 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Nachum
If you post left wing propaganda then you are a left wing propagandist.

23 posted on 09/21/2011 6:39:55 PM PDT by I see my hands (Keep your sunny side up!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

“I used to think Liz Warren was at least intelligent. Sheesh, what a misguided bitter class waring hag!”

The real problem is the people that vote for representatives like her.


24 posted on 09/21/2011 6:40:03 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (Let's roll on this gunwalking thing already! NRA <BCC><)
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To: Blue Collar Christian

>>> The real problem is the people that vote for representatives like her. >>>

True, but I NEVER thought THEY were intelligent!


25 posted on 09/21/2011 6:43:47 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Nachum

she doesn’t think that businesses and their employees don’t pay taxes for those things?


26 posted on 09/21/2011 6:46:12 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Nachum
She won't find greed worse than hers among the wealthy. MS Warren has an irrational ambition for displacing and disenfranchising a class of people. The Nazis managed to accomplish a similar fete using similar tactics. The Bolsheviks cleaned house in 1917 and kept up housekeeping for decades. The PRC has laundered its population from 1945 up to this day.

Its what Utopian states do.

I prefer to work for the money rather than work to avoid a trip to the gallows.

27 posted on 09/21/2011 6:48:25 PM PDT by oyez ( America is being pimped.)
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To: ken21

‘she doesn’t think that businesses and their employees don’t pay taxes for those things?’

The left does not think of it that way. If you have a private business, and you profit at all, you are prospering in an illicit way. They ‘allow’ you to keep some of ‘their’ money.


28 posted on 09/21/2011 6:48:37 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

she seems to think that these business owners did not pay taxes or match employee taxes while the were growing. If anything, businesses have pay forwarded more than their fair share. Lets talk about the 47% of people who do not pay taxes and get back more than they paid through earned income. Fair is fair!


29 posted on 09/21/2011 6:52:19 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: Nachum

“you hired workers the rest of us paid to educate; “
you mean the rich paid to educate

“you were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. “
you mean the rich 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. “
you mean the rich did


30 posted on 09/21/2011 6:54:36 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Thank you, Bob!)
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To: Nachum

The “social contract” is the Constitution, and the laws based on it. “Pay It Forward” is commie-talk for “confiscate all we can get away with.”


31 posted on 09/21/2011 6:55:05 PM PDT by magritte
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To: Nachum

I think she’s making the argument that everyone should have skin in the game and those who collect government benefits should pay them back when they get back on their feet.

Isn’t she?


32 posted on 09/21/2011 6:57:13 PM PDT by MNnice (Showing fresh signs of liberalitis, the strain of the orbital muscles due to excessive eye rolling)
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To: combat_boots
She is correct in that a person cannot build a factory without the help of others. However, what she refuses to acknowledge and what she despises is that he entered into many private agreements with many individuals who all individually felt that helping him would give them a win too. It is not the government who helped him, it was lots of private individuals who agreed to help him in return for wages.

It really does define the world view difference between them and us. she does not believe that private individuals have the right to engage in private transactions and then claim personal success.

33 posted on 09/21/2011 6:59:43 PM PDT by BRL
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
True.
I freely made a choice many years ago to choose a steady hourly wage, instead of opting for the riskier, but potentially much more lucrative commission based positions.
My life, my choice.
No, I (and everyone else) will never attain great wealth by working for steady hourly or salary wages for a living.
I make enough to comfortably support my family, pay my bills, and keep a roof over our heads and food in our pantry.
The class warfare political game is one I simply refuse to play.
Nothing stopped me from reaching for more, except my own personal choices and priorities in life.
34 posted on 09/21/2011 7:07:38 PM PDT by sarasmom
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To: Nachum
“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."

Boy... Does she ever have that backward. Without entrepreneurs to provide the jobs that pay those taxes, there is no money for her precious government. Productive people can live just fine without government. Government, however, cannot live without productive people.

35 posted on 09/21/2011 7:09:46 PM PDT by Ramius (personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Nachum

This might work in Massachusetts, the state that voted for McGovern in 1972 and which kept sending Teddy Kennedy back to the US Senate after he killed Mary Jo Kopechne.


36 posted on 09/21/2011 7:15:49 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

Yeah but Scott Brown won by 5 points in January 2010
because of independents (largest group in MA) and Reagan Democrats.

Massachusetts voted for Reagan in 1984!!!! Remember????

Places like Billerica, Worcester and the Cape ain’t voting for Elizabeth
Warren.

Book it! Scott Brown 2012. Jim DeMint for Senate Leader or Bust.


37 posted on 09/21/2011 7:24:29 PM PDT by preamble
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To: Nachum

The only things that have ever increased under government control are the size of government (with no correlation to efficiency or effectiveness) and poverty (which has a direct correlation to the size of government). Every thing else that they touch turns to sh!t!


38 posted on 09/21/2011 7:29:28 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: Nachum

39 posted on 09/21/2011 7:39:20 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Nachum
...and everybody has access to these same roads, and these same police and firemen, and these same publicly educated workers.

Some people put in the effort required to use those tools to produce wealth, and some don't.

40 posted on 09/21/2011 8:28:16 PM PDT by Washi
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To: Nachum
"You didn't have to worry that marauding bands would come are take enerything in your factory."

No Elizabeth, you are the first to come along and try that...

41 posted on 09/21/2011 8:36:12 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too... @Onelifetogive)
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To: Nachum

They love this women on DU. They have a poll called “Who do you want to run for president in 2016?,” and Elizabeth Warren is the winner with 37% of the vote. Number 2 is Bernie Sanders with 18%.

Hillary was left out of the poll and barely mentioned in the comments. Most of the mentions are negative because Hillary is not Leftist enough or is too old.

Poll here:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=439x1949555

If you go there, remember to shower after.


42 posted on 09/21/2011 8:42:18 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: Nachum

No wonder MSNBC loves her. I just thought Rachel had the hots for her.


43 posted on 09/21/2011 8:53:25 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Nachum; ken21

Nor do they know that the taxes we all pay come from the jobs provided by the risk takers and the capitalists.

She’s too caught up in the cause to notice that since the unemployment rate has skyrocketed, revenues to the federal coffers have plunged.


44 posted on 09/21/2011 8:58:15 PM PDT by Jvette
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To: Nachum

Harvard Marxist.

No wonder the Republicans didnt want her being a regulator in Washington. phew!


45 posted on 09/21/2011 9:16:22 PM PDT by WOSG (“Legion of Acceptibility”)
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To: Nachum

village idiot


46 posted on 09/22/2011 4:07:20 AM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: FlingWingFlyer
If we had our own poverty, we wouldn’t have to import so much of it from Central and South America.

Amen! We should tax poverty so that it is not so lucrative. What is called "poverty" in this country would be at least upper middle class in the rest of the world.

47 posted on 09/22/2011 7:07:27 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot
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To: combat_boots

Bump!


48 posted on 09/22/2011 9:31:34 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Nachum
Liberals always ask themselves....What would Stalin do?
49 posted on 09/22/2011 9:31:46 AM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: nascarnation

No. He graduated in 1991. She came in 1992-1993, I believe.


50 posted on 09/22/2011 9:34:23 AM PDT by Sick of Lefties
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