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Liz The Occupier

We Should Be Thankful

Received: 20Oct2011

Without Us, There Wouldn't Be A Private Sector

"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." - Elizabeth Warren

Sequencing Problem

Question: Which came first, the factory or all your government stuff?

Answer: The factory.

The company that invested in, owns and operates the factory:

  • made a profit,
  • paid federal and state taxes, and
  • their employees worked, earned an income and also paid federal and state taxes.

Only then did the federal government and state government have the money to:

  • build the roads,
  • build the schools to educate the workers, and
  • hire the police and fire departments.

Sorry Liz, it's you that never made it anywhere without the work the rest of us did, the hard working, taxpaying, private sector.