Quoting Elizabeth Warren on the Importance of Taxes

Quoting Elizabeth Warren on the Importance of Taxes


“There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own.” — Over the last 30 years, the income of the richest 1% has skyrocketed.

“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 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.”

Infographic below:

Warren Quote
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  • cranky critter

    This particular statement clearly warms the very loins of all good liberals everywhere.

    So, she’s for higher taxes on the wealthiest. How much higher? What’s she planning to DO as senator? What’s her plan to bridge the budget gap? Is she an unyielding supporter of unions and more education funding?

    In other words, is there something, anything at all</i< which would distinguish her from a liberal democrat circa 1975? I really, honestly, and truly don't know. I'm asking. And I live in MA, so I'll be voting. I've had my fill of party line liberals. If she's warming the cockles of such folk, IMO that's a bad sign.

  • theWord

    I’d gladly take the Democrats and Republicans of 1975 over either of them today. I’d rather have the Democrats of the 30s and 40s. I’d vote for Warren over Obama.

  • Abigail

    Thank you! Why can’t this type of infographic get thrown up on CNN or Fox? I guess maybe it wouldn’t matter. But this type of visual is exactly what this Facebook generation needs. Enough blabbering – get more of this stuff in front of people on the political media outlets…

  • Tully

    I won’t repost any of the lovely take-downs of Warren’s straw-man army, but would note that any self-made millionaire has gotten there paying all the taxes mentioned along the way, and then some. Her repeated use of the phrase “the rest of us” (as if people get rich without ever paying those taxes themselves, and then some) is a clear and unambiguous marker of class warfare rhetoric.

  • Libertarian Citizen

    What she conciously fails to mention is the successful business person contributed as much and usually more in taxes that went to pave and/or maintain these roads and educate the workers. She unwisely has stated that the rest of us paid for these things, and tje businessperson did not. Typical liberal smear from a loud fast talking witch. And she is not a Cherokee Indian since shes 1/32. You need to be 1/4 Cherokee which she is not. This is a dangerous person who would disqualify the tax contributions of an American to make her disjointed argument seem valid only to a dummy or someone too busy to listen carefully. Given the choice, I’d like to see her swinging back and forth directly over a trap door. Then make blood and bone meal from her remains, save her middle finger to remind American people how she felt about the rest of us.