"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.
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.""
With that astoundingly stupid comment, Elizabeth Warren, an obviously liberal (read Democrat) candidate for the US Senate from Massachusetts- the ultimate land of East coast liberals- steps into the theatre of absurdity.
A factory moved it's goods to markets on roads paid for by "the rest of us". Of whom is she talking about? Us taxpayers or "the rest of us", which I would deduce in liberal-speak means those on the government dole or who work for -employed by- the"government" (which get all of it's working capital from the true "rest of us"the taxpayers.
I work in a factory. I drive on those same roads that the goods my factory produces are delivered on. I pay taxes. The company I work for pays taxes. The owner of the company pays taxes.
I was educated mostly through public education, a choice I was not legally able to make, being a minor at the time. Now, being an adult, married, but with no children, I pay taxes for other people's children to attend public schools. Is that fair? not really. Do I have a choice? again, NO.
Ms Warren's statement stipulates that corporations unfairly have access to the use of public roadways. What she, and most liberals fail to understand is that the corporations, large and small that employ people create wealth through that same employment. By the act of employing someone, there are employment TAXES paid by the employer. Those taxes go into the public fund which is set up for infrastructure, which helps everyone, including the corporation that produces good that are shipped to market on those very same roads Ms. Warren states were only there but for the work of "the rest of us".
Ms Warren's own statement on class warfare can be used directly against her. She, like so many other politicians does not create wealth. Yes, she employs people who work for her, but they are paid for with public (tax) money, not her own corporate earnings. SInce she doesn't contribute to the economic growth and public funding -as she is insinuating corporations do not do- she herself should not be allowed to use the public roads either!