“ante up fat cats”

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    “ANTE UP FAT CATS”

    “NO ONE GOT RICH ON THEIR OWN”
    Elizabeth Warren
    Sep 22, 2011

    “I hear all this, you know, ‘Well, this is class warfare, this is whatever. No. 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. 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.
    “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.”

    Elizabeth Warren: “No one got rich on their own” – Glenn Beck

    She forgot;
    Americans that buy your products or services.
    And some got rich of dead people. Funeral homes.
    Its pay back time for the rich.
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    Pro 22;16...“He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich--both come to poverty.”
     
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    That's blatant horseshit. Every truck using the federal highways, on top of paying excise taxes on diesel fuel, has to pay road taxes. Truckers more than cover the cost of their highway usage. In no way is the federal government entitled to anything more from the rich because of highway usage.

    Every educated employee earns a higher wage as a result of his education. Business owners already pay many times over for the cost of public education in the form of higher wages. They also pay plenty of property taxes which fund public education.

    Many cities have private fire departments, so the idea that we can't have fire protection without government is obviously bogus. Most businesses provide their own security because the police cannot be relied on. They benefit almost zero from the police force. Furthermore, businesses pay plenty of taxes for fire and police protection. Also, these services are provided by local government, not the federal government.

    They do hire someone to protect them against thieves, nitwit.

    The social contract is a myth created to justify organized plunder. Furthermore, it isn't a license for govenrment to take whatever it wants.
     

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