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    Re: Is the Tea Party Funded by "Crony Capitalism"?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    remind me of his role as a constitutional scholar. they sure didn't put that into the document
    The part of the constitution which grants them the power to tax has already been pointed out to you
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    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: Is the Tea Party Funded by "Crony Capitalism"?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Watched an interview with a Tea Party "leader" earlier tonight. He kept up bringing up the point that the Tea Party is "against crony capitalism". That got me thinking, isnt the tea party itself a astro turf movement that is funded by crony capitalists such as the Koch Bros. So, Is the Tea Party Funded by "Crony Capitalism"?
    Since it's legal to create political groups and to donate to them. I'd say no...Just because we may not like them gives us no right to judge. There is a super pac on Kickstarter right now that claims to be the super pac to end all super pacs. If I donated to them, I'd be very anxious as to where my money is actually going and what they plan to do to end all other super pacs... It sounds very fishy to me. At least with the Tea Party, you know what issues they support.

    I personally do not donate to any political advocacy groups or populists movements because I do not know what exactly they do with my money. Even with the Tea Party, I'm not sure exactly what causes this money could go to since I don't agree with most of what the Tea Party says I would never donate to them. I do support limited taxes but not anti-abortion, so the money may go to anti-abortion causes which is NOT what I want.
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    Re: Is the Tea Party Funded by "Crony Capitalism"?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Social liberalism depends on other people's money.
    well, a portion of it.. sure ( the part about government having the primary role in addressing poverty, education, healthcare, etc)

    another portion of social liberalism simply requires other people to mind their own business.

    it hard, sometimes, to reconcile the two "portions", though.... the application of force/coercion across multiple issues isn't very consistent.

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    Re: Is the Tea Party Funded by "Crony Capitalism"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post

    it hard, sometimes, to reconcile the two "portions", though.... the application of force/coercion across multiple issues isn't very consistent.
    Yes, it's hard to understand that different situations require different solutions.

    Take obesity and malnutrition. How can more food be good for some people but bad for others? And at the same time?

    It makes no sense!!
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    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: Is the Tea Party Funded by "Crony Capitalism"?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    The part of the constitution which grants them the power to tax has already been pointed out to you
    Did you even read what Franklin wrote?
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    Re: Is the Tea Party Funded by "Crony Capitalism"?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Yes, it's hard to understand that different situations require different solutions.

    Take obesity and malnutrition. How can more food be good for some people but bad for others? And at the same time?

    It makes no sense!!
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    Re: Is the Tea Party Funded by "Crony Capitalism"?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Watched an interview with a Tea Party "leader" earlier tonight. He kept up bringing up the point that the Tea Party is "against crony capitalism". That got me thinking, isnt the tea party itself a astro turf movement that is funded by crony capitalists such as the Koch Bros. So, Is the Tea Party Funded by "Crony Capitalism"?
    Media Matters is funded by an ex-Nazi and a convict.
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    Re: Is the Tea Party Funded by "Crony Capitalism"?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Anyways. Seems pretty clear to me that the Tea Party movement itself is funded by "crony capitalists". Dont know how you can get around that.
    What was the purpose of your poll then?

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    There is no doubt about it. In the three years I worked in Lansing at the capitol building, every time the tea party faction rallied, there were always prominent signs for Americans for Prosperity and other known right corporate political groups.
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    Re: Is the Tea Party Funded by "Crony Capitalism"?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Watched an interview with a Tea Party "leader" earlier tonight. He kept up bringing up the point that the Tea Party is "against crony capitalism". That got me thinking, isnt the tea party itself a astro turf movement that is funded by crony capitalists such as the Koch Bros. So, Is the Tea Party Funded by "Crony Capitalism"?
    From what I understand, the Tea Party is funded primarily by big bucks multi-millionaires who want the lowest possible taxes. However membership is made up primarily of people who in 2008 highly trusted talk-radio pundits, etc. frightened into thinking Obama was black-nationalist radical, closet Muslim, terrorist friend and supporter in the midst of the War of Terror, communist, socialist, racist who has a deep seeded hatred for America, the US Military and white people.
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