Sep 22, 2011

Elizabeth Warren

So there's this quote that's floating around the internet today... The liberal folks are really digging it as their answer to the conservatives.
And then I found another opinion, a more libertarian response to the same quote.

No word yet on what Jesus's thoughts are on this... oh wait, “Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s” (“Ἀπόδοτε οὖν τὰ Καίσαρος Καίσαρι καὶ τὰ τοῦ Θεοῦ τῷ Θεῷ”) (Matthew 22:21)


argoff said...

​Yo! Elizabeth Warren, those roads, police and fire service are like 7% of gov spending. Where did the rest of it go, bitch?

I mean seriously, give us back our fucking tax money, and I'm sure we could pay for those privately ourselves. Also, this social contract bullshit is not only bad theory, but in the US it is bad law, because all western law rests on the assumption that rights exist above government. That's why the freaking Declaration of Independence says, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness."

That's the social contract, if any. Not this tax and distribute fraud and lie bullshit.

Futureme4 said...

Here encapsulated is the basic socialist fallacy: Elizabeth Warren in her infinite wisdom, knows better how to "Pay it forward" than someone who actually had the brains, guts and fortitude to add significant value to society.

I ask you government-loving types: What was this expropriated money doing before you came along to "pay it forward"? Was it sitting in a bank? Well it doesn't sit in a bank, it was being loaned out to other businesses that are creating jobs or to the workers in the factory to buy a home? Both most likely.

What will it do "paid forward"? Given to Solyndra? Perhaps pay the salaries of diversity experts in federal bureaucracies to bean count businesses (at twice the going rate of the private sector). Or in other words, it will do nothing useful.

Shout and rage all you like about corporate fatcats and millionaires and billionaires not paying their "fair share." Your redistributist schemes are falling apart and the more you tax and the more you debase the currency will just make the crash that much harder.