Liz Warren's Adversarial Socialism Explained
Remember Liz Warren's viral socialist rant against the successful - you know, the "There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody." rant? Here's Ron Paul explaining why she's wrong.
The money had to come from productive effort... the government created nothing... all the government can do is... forcibly transfer wealth from one person to another... /
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.
She's also wrong in simple logic - The all of us who paid to build the roads includes the rich guys - except that the rich guys paid more into the pot than the average guy, and in the US today half the population doesn't contribute federal tax dollars that are used for highway construction.
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.
There was no special advantage given to the rich guy that he has to pay a penalty for - in fact, he's already been penalized. We all have equal access to the roads, the rich guy has just given more back in economic productivity than the rest of us.
The guys who make middle class life possible - the Steve Jobs and Bill Gates types - they're the bad guys in the adversarial world of Liz Warren socialism.