Listen to Ted attack rich people like Elizabeth Warren did in 2011.
“The richest among us haven’t gotten there on their own either. You know, those who are well to do drive on roads that the taxpayer provides. Go to hospitals where the public has supported and made and created and are cared for by doctors who are trained in large part at public expense.”
Of course, this logic is completely false. Ted and Elizabeth insinuate that business owners and wealthier Americans aren’t taxpayers. My friend Jazz Shaw at Hot Air puts it well.
Of course, the inherent lie hidden in the argument is found when you realize that the business owner contributed to those streets and schools and hospitals as well, and generally at a higher rate than everyone else thanks to our progressive tax system. And all of those other taxpayers are using the roads and the goods that travel on them, showing up at those emergency rooms and sending their kids to the schools. It’s a group effort, and as much as some community organizers hate to have to admit it, business owners are part of that community as well.
Ted Strickland was a failed governor who was elected during a Democrat wave election. Ohioans replaced him 4 years later for a reason. Ted is pandering to a union crowd here, and sounds whiny like a cranky old man repeating left-wing talking points, not like a man with new ideas. It’s actually kind of pathetic to watch.
The Ohio Republican Party has labeled Strickland “Retread Ted”. By parroting out tired old socialist tripe from the furthest of America’s left, he’s completely living up to that moniker.