Tea Party: Are You Serious or Just Bitching?

The Tea Party stands for a few principles that are shared by others. Others they may not like. If they are serious about achieving their goals, or at least some of them, they will need to work with other political groups because this is still a democracy and they don't have a majority.

Some discerned ideas of the Tea Party:

Anger at the banker bailout
Anger at both Republican and Democrat parties
Restoring limited government
Free market boosterism.

Some discerned ideas of Market Socialism:

Anger at the banker bailout
Anger at both Republican and Democrat parties
The means of production are publicly owned, managed, and administered
Democratic socialists do not want to create an all-powerful government bureaucracy. But they do not want big corporate bureaucracies to control our society either. Rather, they believe that social and economic decisions should be made by those whom they most affect.

I propose that the Tea Party, the Market/Democratic Socialists and the Progressives get together to push their common ideas: that the bank bailout was just welfare for the few at the expense of the many, that both the Republican and Democratic parties are owned and controlled by corporate money, therefore neither are really representing us.

If the Tea Party is serious, really serious, about achieving its goals they will be open to this idea of teaming up with other people who don't share their perspective. As long as this is still a democracy, they will have to do that to get anything done at all. That's if they want to in the first place.

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