Fisking Elizabeth Warren
In memory of the abandoned journalistic integrity of one Robert Fisk, we will address certain problems with those talking points by providing missing links (part of the “underlying” social contract, if you’ll excuse the metaphor.) (Right. Missing links. Don’t get me started – Ed.)
With thanks to the
foo generous folks at TalkLeft:
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.
(“…the next kid who comes along,” as in “there’s one born every minute.” – Ed.) Alas, the Harvard grad hadn’t paid enough attention to the Harvard prof about God. Too, she admitted “you built a factory.” Then again, Barry is off-prompter. (These things happen.)
(I can see November from my house! – Ed.)