Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A lot ...

Of our mealy mouthed elected representatives could learn something about being a politician from the future junior senator from Massachusetts*:


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 maurauding 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.


Our "centrist" Dems had better embrace this kind of talk or they're gonna find themselves out of a job come next year. There is no "middle" anymore and if there is a "D" behind their name, they ain't gonna get anywhere pandering to the GOP voters. To them, even the Speaker of the House is too "liberal". Get with the people or get out.

*Video at the link.

Great thanks to Thers for the link.


casey said...

Hello Fixer,

I have liked Elizabeth Warren since I first heard about her. My hope is that she get the job. The job of clearing out the dreck in the political sphere of government is something we can hope for but the statistics are against us. Most congress critters are reelected for many terms. The stench coming from them is unbearable.

Fixer said...

It's why I'm a firm believer in term limits. 5 terms for House members, 2 terms for senators. Elected office should be a calling, not a career.

Gordon said...

"Me me me and fuck you" doesn't have any room for "pay it forward".

Go Liz!