Skip to comments.The Viral Video Of Elizabeth Warren Going After GOP On 'Class Warfare' Charge
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 didnt 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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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.
Is she admitting corporations don’t pay income tax?
Egads! She is a mess!
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.
There's some who will call her a sellout for letting them keep any of it.
But I worry about Scott Brown - thank heavens he is not my rep.
I used to think Liz Warren was at least intelligent. Sheesh, what a misguided bitter class waring hag!
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.
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.
Apparently Ms. Warren isn't familir with how Obama and the Union thugs did precisely this.
Are those who just can’t abide RINO Scott Brown cheering for this woman to replace him as senator from Massachusetts?
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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?
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.
She's the poster child for collectivism. She should be the queen of the hive.
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.
Harvard law prof since the early 90s.
Any chance Baraq was one of her students?
“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.
>>> The real problem is the people that vote for representatives like her. >>>
True, but I NEVER thought THEY were intelligent!
she doesn’t think that businesses and their employees don’t pay taxes for those things?
Its what Utopian states do.
I prefer to work for the money rather than work to avoid a trip to the gallows.
‘she doesnt think that businesses and their employees dont 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.
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!
“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 didnt 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
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Book it! Scott Brown 2012. Jim DeMint for Senate Leader or Bust.
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!
Some people put in the effort required to use those tools to produce wealth, and some don't.
No Elizabeth, you are the first to come along and try that...
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.
If you go there, remember to shower after.
No wonder MSNBC loves her. I just thought Rachel had the hots for her.
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.
No wonder the Republicans didnt want her being a regulator in Washington. phew!
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.
No. He graduated in 1991. She came in 1992-1993, I believe.