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Sunday, September 25, 2011

This woman may be stupid

Elizabeth Warren is running for the Senate seat currently held by Scott Brown; it was held by Teddy "Chappaquiddick" Kennedy for almost half a century.  Elizabeth Warren is a lawyer and a professor at Haahvahd, kind of like Barak Obama.  Apparently there is something in the water in Beantown that makes people stupid.  In the following quote, Warren tries to make the connection that the wealthy got that way due to the good graces of "the rest of us."  Warren, by the way, is "comfortable".  She recently was paid $192,000 plus for a "part time job" as chairman of a congressional committee that monitored the 2008 federal bank bailout, three times as much as had originally been acknowledged.

Warren rejects the concept that it is possible for Americans to become wealthy in isolation.
"You built a factory out there? Good for you," she says. "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, and hire someone to protect against this, because of the work the rest of us did."
She continues: "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."

Point 1:
Warren believes that the rest of us pay for the roads.  Granted, those of us who drive gasoline powered vehicles do pay gasoline taxes, taxes supposed to be used for building and maintaining roads and highways.  But make no mistake, Ms. Warren, the trucks hauling goods to market pay the greatest majority of these taxes.  And who buys the gas in these trucks?  A person with your limited reasoning abilities would probably answer "Why, the truck driver, of course."  Wrong!  The rich man who owns the business that manufactures those goods buys the fuel that takes those goods to market.  So, who paid for those roads?  When that truck driver, or the sales clerk at the store that sells those goods, or the worker who makes those goods in the factory owned by the rich bastard who should "pay his fair share", put gasoline in their personal vehicles, the source of the wealth they use is the rich bastard you and your socialist cronies want to vilify.  Use your head, woman, for something besides a place to hang your homely face.

 In this wicked economy, people are driving less and/or getting behind the wheels of more fuel-efficient vehicles, and the gas tax revenue traditionally used by states to raise funds for road building and maintenance is drying up.

As the above quote shows, "people" are driving less, or driving "Smart" cars, thanks to the efforts of people like Warren, and her idols, Teddy Kennedy and Barak Obama. But the people who are still buying fuel and therefore paying road use taxes, are the people paying to transport goods.  Thats right, that same rich SOB that Warren thinks isn't paying his fair share.

Point 2:
Ms. Warren seems to think that the "rest of us" paid for the education of the workers hired by that selfish, greedy, rich bastard who we have just discovered is paying for our roads.  A good question would be where do the public schools get their money?  They get it mainly from four sources:

  • About 70 percent from the state
  • About 16 percent from local school district taxpayers
  • About 10 percent from the federal government
  • Other 4 percent from fees, rentals, donations, etc.

The state gets the money they put into public education from income taxes and sales taxes.  They get the income taxes from wage earners, people employed by the rich bastard Ms. Warren vilifies.  They get the sales taxes from taxes on the goods manufactured and distributed by the same rich bastard.

The local school district gets the monies it invests in public education from property taxes and sales taxes.  We have already discussed the source of the sales tax money, so lets look at property taxes.  Local governments raise money with property taxes.  A person gets a job, from some rich bastard,  they earn an income, that income is taxed.  Then the person takes what they have left, and buys gasoline, including a 12% tax, and then they drive home to a house they attempt to pay for with whats left of their income.  But wait, the county they live in adds a property tax to the mix, so they must pay an additional amount from their dwindling supply of income on their car and house.  But we remember where all that income originated, right?  Yep, that selfish, greedy, rich bastard.

Point 3:
Ms. Warren seems to think that the police and firemen are paid for by the "rest of us."  Again, her math is pretty bad.  Police and fire departments are funded by the government body that raises the force.  In local and municipal police forces, the money to pay the cops comes from property taxes and sales taxes.  Some municipalities also raise funds through income taxes.  Either way, the money originates with wages paid by the selfish, greedy, rich bastard.

In conclusion, it appears to me that the selfish, greedy, rich bastard so vilified by the left, actually makes this country work.  How about getting off their backs?

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