Responding to a question regarding so called “Class Warfare” Elizabeth Warren had this to say,
“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.”
It is this underlying social contract that has been lost these last years. The abandonment of commitment to social justice is at the heart of the OWS movement, and is what is missing from our current Congress.
Compare Eric Cantor referring to OWS protesters as “mobs” and expressing concern that they are pitting Americans against Americans with what Warren said Tuesday in an interview published in Mother Jones:
“I had a long conversation with someone about the Occupy Wall Street movement. I said, I think I've been protesting Wall Street for a very long time." She has also said, regarding the protest, "… no one understands better what the frustration is right now. The people on Wall Street broke this country,"
The story tells itself.
I don’t live in Massachusetts, but I donated to her Senate campaign. I think she's a good bet. I watched her hand Tim Geithner his ass, so I figure she can handle Scott Brown.