23 September 2011

Elizabeth Warren tells USA biz why they should pay taxes - #social #responsibility

When we take and take and feel entitled, we have lost our purpose. We are then no longer contributing members of society.

If companies build their shareholder value based on community and government support and protection, don't you think they should do the socially responsible thing and pay taxes to share in the collective wellness of the country and its people? 

Elizabeth Warren captured the situation in a beautiful statement of facts and truth. 

The reason for Warren's newfound Internet stardom is simple. She was able to articulate -- in a few words -- what the Democratic Party has been unable to communicate for years:

"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, and hire someone to protect against this, because of the work the rest of us did.

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." 

Read the rest of the statement & the story: http://goo.gl/dLuxS

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