Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Problem of Tea Party

"In a broader sense, Scott’s bill gets at what has long troubled me about the Tea Party movement: It is fueled by populist anger, but it has been hijacked by plutocrats. Well-intentioned Tea Party foot soldiers demand that power be returned to the people, but then their clout is used to support tax cuts for millionaires. They rally for tougher immigration laws, but then their guy [Rep. Austin Scott of Georgia] in Washington helps corporations to fire U.S. workers and hire foreign nationals."

This is a terrific piece of reporting from a top notch journalist. Job for Media is to continue to expose this problematic aspect of Tea Party. A Tea Party movement without such hypocrats would be a net addition to American Politics.

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