Jonah Goldberg on the Similarities and Differences between T party and MOWS crowd

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    I get Goldberg's weekly newsletter. He has an interesting discussion on the similarities and differences between the March on Wall Street and Tea Party people.

    Both hate the TARP and government subsides to big business. Both sides are protesting the incestuous relations that impoverish normal people while the connected get fat on graft.

    However.....
     
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    Yes..if you scrape off the racist theocratic fascism of the tea party..you do find some common ground. But you have to hose off the stench from depends, jack daniels, old cigs and vicks.
     
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    Hey, Jonah's metaphor is copyright. If you are going to use it like that, you gotta pay a royalty.
     
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    When you have a lot of people out of work for an extended period of time, especially young people, resentment is going to grow until it spills out into the streets. I think it's good that so many are protesting against the status quo, which is essentially what the TPers have been doing.

    The problem is that the MOWSers have focused on the wrong people. The Wall Street crowd operates under the rules as determined and regulated by the gov't. If you can find somebody cheating or breaking the rules, fine, go after their asses and throw 'em in jail. But if you ain't happy with the rules or the enforcement then you need to bitching at Washington, as the TPers are doing.

    Now if you have a problem with free market capitalism, that's another story. Then you need to go to Cuba or North Korea. Good luck with that, socialism has been tried and always fails.
     
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    Well that's one way to look at it. Another way is that they used time, leverage and lots of money to get the rule book thrown out the window.

    Then the threw the book on ethics and morals into a trashbin, poured kerosene in and lit it.

    Then they got rakes for all the cash coming their way..

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    Overstated, but somewhat true. Free market capitalism can work to good advantage, there's no better economic system known to man. But it does have to be monitored, to ensure there's no lying, stealing, and cheating. We have to do better at promoting competition, and encouraging entrepeneurship. We have to ensure enough accurate information is presented to the public and to businesses and investors, no pigs in a poke like we had with all those bundled subprime mortgages that lead to the housing bubble. You canpoint the finger at Wall Street, and that's fine, they did things that were at least questionable. But to me the real fault lies with the gov't for not ensuring the regs were proper and were enforced properly. Instead, the emphasis was on getting too many voters into houses they really couldn't afford.
     
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    Essentially the MOWS crowd is saying the cure for this kind of thing is more of the same. The Tea Party is saying we need to do something completely different.

    Doing the same stupid, but for different beneficiaries leads to the same bad results. Giving handouts to corrupt executives at Enron or giving handouts to corrupt executives at Solyndra is stil results in disastrous policies for the consumer.
     
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    The main difference is, the Tea Party members actually work, bathe, wash their clothes, and actually know what the fuck they are talking about.

    These liberals running around acting like a bunch of uneducated morons, don't work, bathe, wash their clothes, or know what the fuck they are talking about.........They are an embarrassment to all hard working, clean, educated americans.
     
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    More drunken ranting, swallow?

    Seriously.... sober up occasionally. Sad lying old bastard.
     

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