(BuzzFeed) — The rhetoric of class and inequality is back in force, and Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren — the standard-bearer for a combative new progressivism — made the case to MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell last night that members of the Senate shouldn’t own stock.
“I realize there are some wealthy individuals – I’m not one of them, but some wealthy individuals who have a lot of stock portfolios” she told him.
Hard to see how Warren wouldn’t be, by most standards, wealthy, according to the Personal Financial Disclosure form she filed to run for Senate shows that she’s worth as much as $14.5 million. She earned more than $429,000 from Harvard last year alone for a total of about $700,000, and lives in a house worth $5 million.
She also has a portfolio of investments in stocks and bonds worth as as much as $8 million, according to the form, which lists value ranges for each investment. The bulk of it is in funds managed by TIAA-CREF.
What she means is this. She is “rich” but she is excused from being one of those evil 1%ers because she is a flaming leftist you see. Sure she is, technically rich, but she believes that
rich, er OTHER rich folks should be punished by heavy tax burdens so that the “workers” can benefit. Like lots of elitists Warren would never willingly live by the rules she dictates for others.
Exit question. When will all the OWS types figure out that they are being screwed over by the likes of Warren?