The progressive senate candidate from Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, spoke at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night. Her speech was a view through the lens of the progressive wing of the Democrat Party. Warren has been disingenuously criticizing Senator Scott Brown, her opponent, as inflicting a “war on women.” Hypocritically, Warren began her speech by kowtowing to former President Bill Clinton. After completing her praise, Warren began a tirade against the free market, claiming that hardship befalls normal folks because “the game is rigged against them.”
You may recall Obama’s “You didn’t build that” speech. Warren originated the theme, and it has become the progressive rallying call of 2012. According to Warren, Obama, and the progressives they represent, Americans should be grateful that government allows them to succeed. But in truth everything the government has, has been taken from hardworking Americans. Citizens owe the government nothing.
During a meeting at a supporter’s home in 2011, Warren urged Americans to acquiesce to new taxes.
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.
Warren continued the theme in her DNC speech.
President Obama believes in a country where we invest in
education, in roads and bridges, in science, and in the future
so we can create new opportunities so the next kid can make it
big and the kid after that and the kid after that, that’s what
President Obama believes.
And that’s how we build the economy of the future. An
economy with more jobs and less debt, we root it in fairness.
We grow it with opportunity. And we build it together.
What does the Marxist-tinged Warren/Obama progressive agenda mean for average Americans? If you put the words “and we build it together” into the progressives’ translator, what you actually get is “you pay more taxes.”