Thursday, September 22, 2011

Quote of the Day: Paying for 'the Next Kid Who Comes Along'

Elizabeth Warren
My friend Kurt Navratil sent this along from the new darling of the left (and one of the sharpest minds in our country), who is running for the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts after Republicans, who are terrified of her, blocked her appointment as consumer czar:

"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.

"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."

--Elizabeth Warren


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