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.
As Daniel Indiviglio observes, "When you're too liberal for Senate Republicans to confirm you as a top regulator, what do you do? You run for Senate in Massachusetts, of course."
Thankfully, Vanderleun relays this brilliant riposte:
Elizabeth Warren is a moronic hack who will use any excuse to justify the theft of your money.
And I can prove it.
Warren, I know you're reading this. Why don't you start by "paying forward", say, 25% or 50% of your net income -- whatever you think the corporate tax rate should be -- by writing a check to the federal government?
C'mon: you've gotten all those same benefits in your life: police, the civil society, a Constitutional Republic that you take for granted and dismiss. Send me a copy of the cancelled check.
Otherwise, take a straw, stick it in a glass and drink yourself a big tall helping of shut-up juice.