So, why would I want to take their money away?
Warren’s remarks epitomize the caricature of a progressive as someone who loves jobs but hates employers. She implies the captain of industry is simply sponging off society and hoarding the proceeds. But hiring workers is a huge social good. So is providing a funding basis for pensions, which generally rely on stock returns. So is creating products people want. Five bucks says Warren has a smartphone and a DVR and a bunch of other modern conveniences, and that she didn’t buy any of them with a gun to her head. So why is she so mad at the people who offered to sell them?
Elizabeth Warren is running for senate in my old home state of Massachusetts. One should think she’s a shoe-in given her liberal politics, but if there’s one place where I sympathize with the Tea Party, it get the frustration over taxes and getting less in return. And the more I read, it does seem that a healthy percentage of them have expressed a willingness to see their services cut if their tax burden gets cut in kind.
That said, Warren went on the warpath about “the rich” again. But here’s the thing: I start from the basic premise that I am entitled to no one’s reward. Further, to me the whole concept of the “Social Contract” has about as much validity as original sin. If I didn’t ask for it, I don’t have to pay for it.