Saturday, March 24, 2012

Ain't the government what's the problem -- the problem is with them what owns the government.

And that ain't us.  It's time to get the target right -- once this happens, the Tea Party will turn back into Moderate Democrats.

Robert Reich muses on the theme.

'Big Government' Isn't the Problem, Big Money Is | Common Dreams
Conservatives love to rail against “big government.” But the surge of cynicism engulfing the nation isn’t about government’s size. It flows from a growing perception that government doesn’t work for average people but for big business, Wall Street and the very rich—who, in effect, have bought it. In a recent Pew poll, 77 percent of respondents said too much power is in the hands of a few rich people and corporations. 

3 comments:

Kevin Scheunemann said...

If corporations own the government, than stop advocating policies to make government more and more powerful!

That makes you part of the problem!!!!

Vince Marolla said...

Kevin,

Your ability to once again miss the obvious never ceases to amaze me. An example of what Mark is commenting on is the recent mining bill in WI. It was written by the mining company and handed to Fitzgerald. He has admitted that. Legislation written by a corporation for a corporation -- who do you think will benefit the most from this legislation? Not the average tax-payer.

Kevin Scheunemann said...

Vince,

The average taxpayer did stand to benefit from the jobs that would have been provided and all the taxes that company and the employees would have paid!!!

As it stands now, the rest of us tax slaves have to shoulder the burden thanks to those of your ilk.