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    Is the Tea Party Funded by "Crony Capitalism"?

    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"?


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

    That was pretty obvious when they got all bent out of shape over inheritance taxes that only apply to multi-millionaires. They are pretty constantly in favor of oligarchy and aristocracy. It's un-American.
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    Re: Is the Tea Party Funded by "Crony Capitalism"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    That was pretty obvious when they got all bent out of shape over inheritance taxes that only apply to multi-millionaires. They are pretty constantly in favor of oligarchy and aristocracy. It's un-American.
    anyone who supports freedom should oppose "inheritance taxes"



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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    anyone who supports freedom should oppose "inheritance taxes"
    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.
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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"?
    no more or less than any other political party or movement.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    That was pretty obvious when they got all bent out of shape over inheritance taxes that only apply to multi-millionaires. They are pretty constantly in favor of oligarchy and aristocracy. It's un-American.

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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.
    that's complete crap. nothing in this country's fabric was based on government grabbing private wealth. and what is hilarious is the high minded facade people like you cloak envy in.

    the death tax only hits those who have already paid far far far more income taxes than most americans. Its nothing more than a surcharge on the overtaxed.

    do you even realize that the death tax was proposed as a solution to a "problem" that no longer exists and is not part of the proper role of government? the death tax was before 40% or more federal and state income taxes were foisted on the rich



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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    anyone who supports freedom should oppose "inheritance taxes"
    that's not entirely true... Socialist love inheritance taxes because they love freedom


    specifically, the freedom to steal other peoples money.

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

    So when it's tea party / republican it's crony capitalism but when it's George Soro's sleeping over at the White House and warren Buffy getting obummer to keep the keystone pipe down so his trains can continue to ship oil it's ok?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that's complete crap. nothing in this country's fabric was based on government grabbing private wealth.
    Article 1 Section 8. Otherwise known as the taxing and spending clause.


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