The Other I

October 31, 2010

Tea anyone?

Filed under: Political thoughts — theotheri @ 8:52 pm

I don’t have a lot of admiration for the Tea Party and their self-righteous intolerance.

But I have to say one thing about them:  they are not asking for government hand outs.

I think their economic policies are downright disastrous and to the extent they are implemented will cause them far more trouble than they have any idea.

But over here the minority parties are inevitably protesting not because government is doing too much for them but doing too little.  They are rioting in the streets in France over a law raising the official retirement age from 60 to 62.  Greeks may be out on the streets again on similar grounds.  The British government has just announced a cost-cutting measure depriving parents of their tax-free weekly child allowance if they have an income over $75,000.  Some people see this as a betrayal of family values.

It’s hard for me to say this, but I don’t disagree with the Tea Party about everything.

But oh, I do hope they don’t manage to elect too many representatives this Tuesday.

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