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Barack Obama

This is the truth.

Posted on 2011.09.22 at 08:00
“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.”

-Elizabeth Warren


heron_pose at 2011-09-22 12:38 (UTC) (Link)

What is wrong with rich libertarians? They seem even to forget that they had mothers.
ljs at 2011-09-22 13:09 (UTC) (Link)
Yes. Yes.
~ Monique ~
monique_27 at 2011-09-22 13:46 (UTC) (Link)
Well, I was going to say "AMEN" or "Yes!" but it's been said. ;) Glad to know I'm not the only one. ^^ Awesome.
i_m_b00 at 2011-09-23 13:18 (UTC) (Link)
I love her! she really has our best interests in mind. I don't see the clip can you direct me?
Abby Normal
ozma_katiebell at 2011-09-23 17:24 (UTC) (Link)
I have such a crush on her.
alloy_ at 2011-09-24 03:10 (UTC) (Link)
I keep on running into people who maintain taxation is theft. I advise them that if they don't like the social compact they should move into a desert, or isolated island.

Selfish people rarely seem to understand
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2011-09-24 13:13 (UTC) (Link)
I usually point out that Somalia doesn't seem to mind immigration...
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