We need more Elizabeth Warrens! She's universally hated by the one percent who have a death grip on our nation and threaten to destroy a century's worth of progress. They've done everything they could in their hateful opposition to her and any other proponent of sanity they could denounce to the gullible American electorate.
Here's the quote of her "right on" recent statement: "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."
I am so sick and tired of the privileged rich few pretending to be the real force behind America and "job creators." What a bag of BS!
They create very few jobs and most of those jobs are for their own self-agrandizement -- like servants and artisans to keep up their palacial properties. Their whole aim, as a whole -- I recognize there are some who are not in the same category and are as appalled as am I, Warren Buffett for example -- is to build their own wealth and power and to hell with the "inferior" masses. They are for the most part hoarding their great wealth and using it to buy politicians so they can amass even more at the expense of all of the rest of us. They are squandering on multiple mansions in exotic parts of this nation and the rest of the world. They lavish themselves with corporate jets, multiple luxury cars, fantastic trips and any opulence they can think of.
They have lap dogs like Grover Norquist and the Republican elite in their hip pockets. See my blog on Norquist: http://theageofreason--21stcentury.blogspot.com/2011/11/demagogue-cultic-dictator-rules-usa.html.
While they revel in hedonous ostentation, the middle class and poor are decimated and education and the nation's infrastucture goes to hell in that proverbial hand basket. If the deluded American public had elected a Democratic majority to congress, we would now be well on our way out of recession. We would have started renewing and expanding our infrastructure for the creation of our future wealth.
It makes me so mad I could spit tacks to hear lying republican asses blaming Obama for our economic mess. He didn't start it, and they have systematicallty thwarted every attempt he has made to end it with their Norquist inspired intransigence.
Keep it up, Elizabeth! Load up with the truth and keep on firing!