Tea Party candidates in one way or another mooching off the government?….No!….Ah, Yes!

Turns out if you begin to look under the covers at some of the Tea Party candiadates like Matt Taibbi for Rolling Stone has….

You find a whole lot of people who are benefiting…..And are actually ON the same government social programs they are ranting  against!

Over and over this Dog has repeated…

While some of right leaning brothers and sister’s bitch about socialism  America..

It is here and benefits …

EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US…..

This whole concept of “good welfare” and “bad welfare” is at the heart of the Tea Party ideology, and it’s something that is believed implicitly across the line. It’s why so many of their political champions, like Miller, and sniveling Kentucky rich kid Rand Paul (a doctor whose patient base is 50% state insured), and Nevada “crazy juice” Senate candidate Sharron Angle (who’s covered by husband Ted’s Federal Employee Health Plan insurance), are so completely unapologetic about taking state aid with one hand and jacking off angry pseudo-libertarian mobs with the other.

They genuinely don’t see the contradiction, much in the same way that some Wall Street people genuinely can’t see the problem with their company, say, taking $13 billion in bonuses in the same year that they accepted $13 billion in state bailouts. You wave a pitchfork at them with little post-its of the relevant figures taped to the ends, and ask them to confess – and they can’t, because they literally don’t see your point.

After all, these bankers will protest, we needed to pay out those billions in bonuses to stay competitive! It’s not like we’re just taking the money willy-nilly, like those dreadful people in ratty army coats who shop with food stamps in the bodega downstairs!

The rationalization continues: If I can’t help my department heads buy Porsches, they say, the whole system collapses, and the system is what’s important. It’s not like simply handing out money to people who can’t pay their mortgages, which of course is real waste. As Berkshire Hathaway investment titan Charles Munger put it, it’s those people who have to “suck it in and cope.” But bailouts for companies like the ones Munger invests in, like Wells Fargo and Goldman, that’s preserving the system – and we should all “thank God” for that kind of state aid.

The reason these arguments are inherently ridiculous is that if you live in America, you have a pretty good chance of being in some way or another dependent upon government aid. Whether it’s aerospace or military contracting or farm subsidies or grants in academia, medicine or the arts… most of us are in some way living off of this spending, directly or indirectly. Defense spending in particular has been a primary engine of American capitalism for more than half a century now. And government subsidies of agriculture and financial services have begun to rival defense largesse.

All of which would normally make it unfair for any journalist to go after a politician for taking government aid. After all, pretty much everybody has in some way or another lived off the government in his life……More...


It’s about power folks…

The Tea Party…

The Republican’s….

The Mama Grizzlies…

That’s alright…

Just admit it……



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6 thoughts on “Tea Party candidates in one way or another mooching off the government?….No!….Ah, Yes!”

  1. It’s only “Socialism” when someone else is doing it.

    Extra points if they happen to be poor, minority and urban dwelling.

  2. He, he, he…I keep asking these knucklheads to send me their money if they don’t want their checks……So far no takers……

  3. The Wall St bailout was appropriate. Without it, I’m convinced the entire banking system would have collapsed. But after the bailout, it should be clear that banking reform was needed.

    There is still something wrong with a system where CEOs can drive their corporation into the ground and escape with a multiple-million parachute. In theory, this shouldn’t happen because stockholders would object. but how much control do stockholders really have? very little. their only real option is to sell their stock.

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