Warren gave a speech in which she gave a spit-flying excoriation of some unnamed "factory owner" and said: well good for you, keep a big chunk of that money you made, but also "give back" a big hunk for the rest of us who paid to educate your workers and pay for the highways you transport your product to market on and protect your business against crime and fire, etc.
Now this would be perfectly reasonable IF the factory owner were exempt from all taxes already; AND if the only people being educated were his "workers" AND if he and the other "rich" business owners were the only ones paying for and using roads and police protection, AND if Federal income taxes were the main source of all these State and local amenities.
Aside from a woman running for a seat in the United States Senate lecturing about State and local matters, Warren failed to address the issue of what an employee of the factory owner would owe HIM if that employee parlayed the work experience he had gained at the factory to find a way to create his own wealth. Elizabeth Warren is a stupid bitch and a spit-flying maniac.
Then yesterday we were treated to what was almost certainly a planted shill in a "town hall meeting" who said he was "unemployed by choice" and asked "president" Obama to please raise his taxes.
THE IDIOT IS UNEMPLOYED!! WHAT FUCKING TAXES IS HE TALKING ABOUT??? The dude is taxing my patience, that's for sure. What he really meant was "Please raise taxes on my working neighbors". A few years ago, Arlington County, Virginia wanted to impose some kind of special tax which local governments are prohibited from imposing in the Commonwealth. In the news coverage of that item, the local TV channel had an interview with some skinny bearded foofer who lisped, "If I want to tax myself, what business is that of the State?" Hey, if he wants to tax himself, he can just send money into the general fund. Again, he wants his neighbors to pay more (probably to pay for his AIDS treatment).
But the piece d' resistance was an alleged statement by Abraham Lincoln which was purported to infer that workers are not being paid "what they are worth".
Labor is like any other commodity. It is worth exactly what someone is willing to pay for it. If I have two guys who want me to hire them to paint my house - both being equally competent and doing an equally good job - and one wants five hundred dollars but the other only wants two hundred; then the "worth" of the first guy is exactly one hundred ninety-nine dollars and ninety nine cents.
It is really frustrating to have to explain this stuff. Are you people who follow Obama and the leftists REALLY this FUCKING STUPID?????