To be fair the Republicans have been the party of big business and big government for a long time too.
But for all the talk of “ending corporate welfare” we’ve heard over the years from the Democrats it sure is disappointing to see how quickly the Dems have abandoned this rhetoric to defend the billion dollar, taxpayer funded corporate slush fund which is the Export-Import Bank of the United States, aka “Boeing’s Bank.”
I feel that there is a whole group of people who have come to see the insanity of the direction we are headed in who still hold Ron Paul at arm’s length. This is too bad, and frankly ignorant.
We are now at the point where the giant corporations are panicking. An all out effort is being deployed to keep the Ex-Im slush fund alive for Boeing and its behemoth brethren.
We are in the midst of an historic shift in American politics. As was said by a commentor on the Dianne Rehm show on Wednesday morning, the Tea Party is the most important and successful social movement since the civil rights movement.
This stinks stinks stinks and should be pursued with tenacity on the Hill and elsewhere. All the IT people commenting on the Lerner articles across the Web say they can find all sorts of stuff which we are being told is lost. Perhaps it’s time for an opensourced investigation. Let the people at the data and let them see what they can find.
It’s been almost 2 weeks since Eric Cantor was shown the political door by Professor Brat and the country is still coming to terms with what it all means. Was Brat’s win simply a primal scream against unbridled immigration? Some would like to think that was all it was, but it is clear now that it was not. The scream was against crony capitalism and corruption. It is the same scream which heralded the emergence of UKIP in a big way in the EU elections. It is the same scream which rallied the new middle class, mostly pro-market leaders emerging in India earlier this year.