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

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    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.
    Obama is a black liberation theorist. Anybody who doesn't see that hasn't done much studying about the man's past. Yes, I have read his biography. Various leftist groups have done the same thing for Obama that the Koch brothers did with the Tea Party. If you get a bunch of groups to support your causes by saying good things that they agree with and they give you money. How is that any different from Koch Brothers giving money to groups they agree with? If I was a billionaire or a black man I may be doing the same things. Please, don't act like there aren't Billionaires in black groups. Because there are! How do you think the Trayvon Martin thing got sooo much national attention? Or OJ Simpson for that matter?
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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"?
    Which "Tea Party"?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Which "Tea Party"?
    good question....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Anyone who supports the principles this country was founded on, especially that abolition of aristocracy, and each person earning their place rather than inheriting it, should be strongly in favor of them. Being from a wealthy family yourself, I can see how you prefer aristocracy to American ideals.
    Which country are you referring to?
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    Re: Is the Tea Party Funded by "Crony Capitalism"?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    Which country are you referring to?
    is sure as **** isn't the US.

    far lefties always forget that our founders had a disdain for internal taxation.

    even if aristocracy was on their ****list, the founders remedies were quite different than far lefties.
    rather than the usual " weaken the strong in order to strengthen the weak" we see from lefties, the founders were more about empowering the "weak" (in terms of political power) as to mitigate the power of the "strong".

    simply put...wealth confiscation was not in their plans.. far lefties are lying when they say such a scheme was intended by the founders.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    kill that strawman! ... kill it dead!
    Not a strawman. It's comparable to what you said. You clearly stated you had trouble understanding how one situation would require a solution while a different situation required the opposite action as a solution.
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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 Thrilla View Post
    simply put...wealth confiscation was not in their plans.. far lefties are lying when they say such a scheme was intended by the founders.
    Yes, the idea of progressive taxes was foreign to the Founders

    Equality: Thomas Jefferson to James Madison
    Another means of silently lessening the inequality of property is to exempt all from taxation below a certain point, and to tax the higher portions of property in geometrical progression as they rise.
    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    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"?
    I would say 'yes', as the question was asked, but it is incomplete. The glaring omission is not including all our major political parties. The answer would be 'yes' for that, as well.
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    Re: Is the Tea Party Funded by "Crony Capitalism"?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Not a strawman. It's comparable to what you said. You clearly stated you had trouble understanding how one situation would require a solution while a different situation required the opposite action as a solution.
    it was a textbook strawman.

    you concocted an argument that was not mine, but superficially similar to mine, and decided to "defeat" it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Yes, the idea of progressive taxes was foreign to the Founders

    Equality: Thomas Jefferson to James Madison
    did I say progressive taxes were foreign to the founders?

    no, I did not.

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