Saturday, July 28, 2012

Elizabeth Warren: "There is nobody in this coun­try who got rich on their own. Nobody."

"There is nobody in this coun­try who got rich on their own. Nobody. You built a fac­to­ry out there - good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to mar­ket on 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. 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."

-- Eliz­a­beth War­ren

Eliz­a­beth War­ren is an Amer­i­can bank­rupt­cy law expert, Har­vard Law School pro­fes­sor, and Demo­c­ra­t­ic Party can­di­date in the 2012 Unit­ed States Sen­ate elec­tion in Mass­a­chu­setts.

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1 comment:

BosGuy said...

I'm posting this on my blog later this week. It is interesting how this quote from Warren is serving as both a wedge and a hammer here in the MA. Those supporting her opponent Brown are using this quote to make it sound like she's out of touch and those supporting her are using it to hammer away like some rallying cry.

Obama is currently up in MA by 20-25% over Mitt Romney. My hope is that some of that support for Obama will tip the scales and allow Warren to eek out a win in November.