So our man Obama was out on the stump this weekend. More said of course on the nasty people who employ others. Our savant demonstrates his keen insight into our economic system.
Hot Air has a link to the transcript that was released from some remarks he delivered last night at a fire station in Roanoke, Virginia.. Here is some of their post, and then I will move on to our gal Liz Warren. As soon as I saw it, I thought that sounded familiar. Didn’t I do a post on Chief Elizabeth Warren with the same lingo? Looks like this is the new attack de jour. First here is a bit of the transcript and comment, then a vid of our gal Liz.
There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me — because they want to give something back. They know they didn’t — look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there. (Applause.)
If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.
I suppose this is the part where you remind them that when you jack up their taxes, it’s really just so you can give that money back to all the other people who actually built their business. But seriously, this is straight off the pages of Elizabeth Warren’s mind bending remarks from early this year.
Now, Ms Warren, September, 2011:
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.” Hot Air
The video takes about 10 seconds to play…Liz is proud of her remarks and wants you to visit her site.