Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Being that Elizabeth Warren is, apparently, a Democrat out of Massachusetts, I don't doubt she believes this quote wholeheartedly.
As for me, well, I have my reservations. The beginning statement--that no one gets rich on his own--is more or less true. But you know what? Corporations don't succeed by just taking, either.
"You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate." So...the shareholders of a given corporation pay no taxes on their own? They don't pay into schools? They get to bow out of that? Huh. I had no idea.
I could fisk this point-by-point, but really, why should I? It all boils down to the same thing--there is no "the rest of us paid". This nonsense that corporations, as a whole, contribute NOTHING to society is just that--idiocy so transparent and plain that anyone with a speck of sense should immediately be able to grasp the fatal flaw with this quote.
Elizabeth Warren may be the daughter of fishermen. She is certainly fond of red herrings.
Tell ya what, Ms Warren. If you think "the rest of us" paid for all of this stuff that benefits corporations and they have nothing to do with it...Let's go ahead and take corporations out of the equation.
Oh, wait. She's from Massachusetts. They're already doing that, apparently. (I could link a whole bunch more stories, but since I decided to use one word per post of JayG's, I totes ran out of words before I did stories. But that's okay, 'cause I'm now going to link a few more in this sentence.)
Y'all let me know how that works out for you, okay?