Saturday, March 19, 2011

Tea Party Values

From Jon Chait at New Republic:
(T)he evidence that Tea Party activists want to cut spending -- at least actual spending programs -- is sparse. Polls show that Tea Party supporters overwhelmingly oppose cuts to Social Security and Medicare. The main thrust of Tea Party opinion is not the belief that Obama has spent too much money, but the belief that Obama has spent too much money on people unlike them:

The smear campaign against Elizabeth Warren

Rortybomb has a good rundown on the attacks against Elizabeth Warren, who is in charge of setting up the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  Prof. Warren, an expert on financial fraud against consumers, is one of the finest public servants President Obama has appointed. So, of course, The Wall Street Journal and Republican pols are trying to take her down and to defund her agency. Read about it HERE.
Update: More on the shots against Prof. Warren HERE,from Joe Nocera at NYT.

So...uh...what do teachers make ?

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