- I hear all this, you know, "Well, this is class warfare, this is whatever." -No!
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 maurauding 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.
I set up a fundraising page with a few of my favorite Massachusetts candidates - click on it over on the right, to see who I put there, and use it to donate to Elizabeth Warren if you'd like to amplify her voice!
While you're at it, my neighbor Minka is running for city council and from what I've seen of her in the neighborhood association and other campaigns, I think she'll be great. City Council races are relatively cheap, so a small donation goes a long way (and a $100 donation is huge). It only takes between 1000-2000 votes to win a seat on the council, and one of the main ways to reach voters is to drop off a flyer at their door if they're not home, or send followup mail if you did find them at home; $20 can cover the cost of flyers and mailing to reach 100 voters.
And Carl and Sonia continue to be awesome in the state house, and still need to maintain campaign offices to run for re-election.