"The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."
-- Adam Smith
Also true is that in the Judeo definition, "race" descends from the mother rather than the father.
I have never understood this thinking. Forget how it may or may not relate to the election.
Is there "class envy"? Doh! As Homer would say, there has been class envy as long as there have been classes in human society. However, how does one go from accepting a reality, something that does exist, and adding to it a factor that may or may not exist.
Why and how does "class envy" equate to "free stuff"? The basis of class envy is a perception by one group (or groups) that the playing field and its rules are not fair, that one group begins the game with an unfair advantage, the old saying was "born with a silver spoon".
We have one side saying everybody in America has equal opportunities to better themselves, always with examples of those who have done so but exceptions only serve to prove the rule. So what is wrong with actually helping get everyone into the game with a real chance at playing with the same rules?
“And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822
Everyone can play by the same rules now by working hard and working smart. Outcomes will vary.
Actually isn't that what she did? She said it was oral tradition that came down in her family. It was never used to get into school or into a job.
Tribes with lucrative oil/mineral/casino rights are not eger to ad to their tribal rolls.
Scott Brown is a Wall St. Lacky who fears (as surroget for W.S.) for his job, & Warren's mission to keep Wall St. (making Sen. Brown the #1 resipiant of W.S. $$$$) from rapeing the consumer.
Basicly it is the Swiftboating of Elizabeth Warren. Of course Warrens insistence that she will only talk about the issues doesn't help. We all know that when you ignor lies & misrepresntations, they grow.