The article “Brown and Warren get down to business” (Metro, Aug. 5), about the point of contention on jobs between Senator Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren, illustrates the false divisions promoted by Brown and Republicans in order to save scarce resources for tax breaks for very high earners.
Warren and President Obama make a point that business leaders understand — that businesses’ ability to start, operate, and grow depends on a society that encourages private creativity and risk-taking. Yes, most jobs are created by the private sector. Warren and Obama don’t question this. But education, roads, energy grids, police protection, and a healthy population are all needed for job creation to succeed.
Infrastructure is an integral part of any business plan. So, what is it that Brown and company disagree with? Do they really believe that that our Founding Fathers were socialists when they built roads and canals, or that bringing electricity to rural areas in the 1930s was a government boondoggle, or that President Eisenhower was a big-government advocate when he built the interstate highway system?
Or is it that the false division is intended to confuse voters into thinking the choice in Massachusetts and nationally is between socialism and capitalism?