Ron Paul On Elizabeth Warren: ‘She’s A Socialist’
The Huffington Post
Luke Johnson | First Posted: 11/8/11 12:15 PM ET Updated: 11/8/11 12:15 PM ET

Texas Rep. Ron Paul called Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren a “socialist” Tuesday in a series of Republican presidential candidate interviews hosted by ABC News and Yahoo!.

Warren drew attention earlier this fall for a video of her speaking to supporters refuting Republican arguments that Democrats were waging “class warfare.”

She said: “No. There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own — nobody.” She said even a factory owner who became wealthy used public goods like roads, police and fire, and public education. She added: “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.”

ABC News’ Terry Moran asked Paul why Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren was wrong in her comments. “Because she’s a socialist,” said the libertarian-leaning House member. He added, “her whole argument is absolutely wrong” because “governments are always destructive in the creation of wealth,” according to The Hill. When pressed on whether public education was socialist, Paul said, “When the state runs things, that’s a socialist thing.” He added, “I preach home schooling and private schooling and competition.”

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2 Comments to “Ron Paul calls Elizabeth Warren “a socialist””

  • So, Mr. Paul, when the Corporation is the State, or when the corporation “runs things”, what do you call that?

  • democratic socialism has been proven to work pretty good in many countries—Scandanavia and South America.

    Ron Paul’s libertarian utopia has never worked anywhere in the history of the world.

    But I’d still vote for Ron Paul if he faced Obama head to head. At least, Paul would follow through with his promises and end the Empire, Wars and Drug War.

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