Jeff Kuhner, a radio host at WRKO, recorded his recent interview with U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren.
Yet her hypocrisy was revealed in her interview with Kuhner.
“You often say, and I agree with you, that the 99 percent are getting shafted by the 1 percent,” Kuhner said. “Let me ask you this. A lot of people, especially my listeners, say you live in Cambridge. You have a $2 million mansion, plus you’re a multi-millionaire yourself. So how can you rail against the 1 percent, when you are and live like the 1 percent?”
That’s a good question.
Warren responded the same way everyone responds when asked how they earned their money. She worked for it.
The Massachusetts senator explained that she graduated from a “commuter college that cost $50 a semester” and worked as a special needs teacher. Afterwords, she attended a state law school.
“But you are part of the 1 percent,” Kuhner continued. “And you’re railing on the 1 percent. You don’t see the hypocrisy there?”
Of course, Warren denied her hypocrisy.
“This is whether you believe in opportunity or not,” Warren said. “And I believe in opportunity.”
Sen. Warren, apparently only comfortable answering easy question from someone who adores her, left in a hurry, but Kuhner had one more question for her.
“You mean the $350,000 for one course?” Kuhner asked. “Is that what you mean by opportunity, senator?”
Elizabeth Warren believes she got to where she is today because of opportunities she made to advance her career. She also believes that the 1% isn’t making wealth, but taking it. So, who’s she taking her wealth from?
Of course, Warren’s view on the 1% is flawed. Businesses create wealth. The 1% isn’t taking an extra heaping helping of some fixed economical pie while leaving scraps for the rest of us.
However, complaining about the outrageous costs of continued education while demanding a tremendous income certainly isn’t going to solve the problems Warren brings up to get public support.
The American Mirror reports:
Kuhner’s parting shot refers to the big money Warren raked in as a Native American faculty member at Harvard.
The exorbitant salary is often cited in response to Warren’s hypocritical criticism about the high cost of higher education in America.
Folks online seemed to enjoy watching Warren squirm.
“I love this! Thank you for calling her out on it,” Rick Scherer posted. “College is too expensive … bu she gets paid 350k to teach one class!”
Sen. Warren has to detract her argument that the 1% make money at the expense of everyone else.
If she maintains that argument, then she benefits big time from the “rigged system.”
CNN Money reports:
Warren, the Harvard bankruptcy law professor elected to the Senate in 2012, is worth between $3.7 million and $10 million.
That’s not including the three-story Victorian home in Cambridge, Mass., that she owns with her husband and fellow Harvard law professor, Bruce Mann. It’s now assessed at $1.9 million, according to city property records.
[…] Her average net worth of $8.75 million, including her home, secures her a spot the Top 1% bracket in terms of wealth.
[…] The couple’s income has approached seven figures in recent years. They earned $981,000 in 2009 and $955,000 in 2010, according to tax returns she released while running for office.
Finally, someone has called her out on this, and her response was predictable.
Deny everything, don’t engage, and run away.