Elizabeth Warren is running against Scott Brown for the senate in Mass. and was recently asked how she paid for her college tuition. She promptly replied "I kept my clothes on"*. I thought that was a rather bizarre answer until I remembered that Scott Brown had posed naked in Cosmo magazine. Her remark was kind of like hitting below the belt, so to speak. When Scott was told what she had said he replied "thank God". A snide way of saying her body looked like a wreck in a junkyard. This reminds me of the old saying "people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones". The updated version is "people who look bad with their clothes on shouldn't throw stones at people who are paid to take theirs off". I thought Ms. Warren was a member of the Democrat Party, but apparently she is running on the Pity Party ticket.
I was intrigued by this comment made by the Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel Elizabeth Warren "There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own". She then goes on to list the things that government provides like roads, state educated workers, police, and firemen etc. Her point being those services were necessary for your success and as a result you owe the government, and future generations of deadbeats a larger percentage of your profits. The obvious question is how much tax is reasonable, but more importantly where did the money come from to provide those services in the first place? Taxpayers of course. So the government collected taxes to fund their legal, constitutional obligations, and then after providing those services (minus fraud, waste, and incompetence) people like Ms. Warren can boast that government is responsible for the success of the private sector. In fact she has put the cart before the horse. Business was already thriving between the Indians and Colonialists without the benefit of state run schools, and long before roads were even built. Liberals believe that the citizens serve the government, and the conservatives believe that the government serves it's citizens. The founders of our Republic created a small government, and went to great lengths to restrict it. The progressives have rewrote history and turned it into a horror story. In their version the creation grows exponentially, then overtakes, and devours it's creator. That's why one of their slogans is "Eat the rich". This ever expanding bureaucratic beast must be fed, and only the wealthy can appease it. Perhaps it's gluttony can be satisfied at the buffet over at Berkshire Hathaway.