March 30, 2012

I'M ENTITLED, YOU AREN'T:

A Movement Explained: What does the Tea Party mean? (Matthew Continetti, April 2, 2012, Weekly Standard)

Tea Partiers are less concerned with the size of government than with its character. They are worried less that government welfare will be generous than that it will be undeserved. For years, Democrats have joked that this supposedly "anti-government" group does not want to see drastic cuts in Social Security and Medicare. But the Democrats' condescension has been doubly misplaced: The Tea Party is more anti-Obamacare than it is anti-New Deal, and Tea Partiers regard Social Security and Medicare as deserved benefits.

Correspondingly, the reason for the rise of the Tea Party was the feat that the money to pay for those welfare checks was going to others.



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