Monday, June 28, 2010

Chronicles of Smaller Government

The mantra of the Tea Party movement has been “smaller government” and variations on the theme of more freedom for businesses without any government assistance or interference, right? Yeah, not so much.

Seventy-four percent of self-described Tea Party Supporters would support a “national manufacturing strategy to make sure that economic, tax, labor, and trade policies in this country work together to help support manufacturing in the United States,” according to the poll, put out by the Mellman Group and the Alliance for American Manufacturing. Likewise, 56 percent of self-described Tea Party Supporters “favor a tariff on products imported from other countries that are cheaper because they came from a country that does not have to comply with any climate change regulations in the country where the products were made.”

Hmm… sounds suspiciously liberal to me; especially that part about climate change, which, of course, we all know is a plot by the Socialists to take over the world and force us to watch The Weather Channel.