Who is Elizabeth Warren?
Elizabeth Warren is currently running for the Senate in Massachusetts, against Scott Brown in a race I could not really care much less about since I'm 3000 miles away. But she's an interesting person because she long advocated for the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, something that President Obama did create after the debacle of 2008. He had planned on recommending her to run it - but the Republican Congress went to great lengths to ensure this wouldn't happen - in fact, their "we won't go on recess, so you can't make a recess appointment" was at least partially due to this possible appointment.
Forget that for a moment -- because it's statements like this that have Congressional Republicans shaking in their boots. Why? Because it's the truth:
In case that's hard to read, here it is again - and really, how does one argue against this?
“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."
This is the kind of person Congressional Republicans are terrified of.