Thursday, September 22, 2011

Jane Addams Rides Again

“The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain, is floating in mid-air, until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.” - Jane Addams

Finally someone is responding to the selfishness of the Tea Party proponents and the no-tax Republicans. Let us hope and pray that Elizabeth Warren can defeat Scott Brown and recapture the Massachusetts Senate seat for the Democrats. This video shows her forthright answer to right wing. Or you can read her response here:

"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... 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

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