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TEA PARTY: Corporate power exploits voters’ frustrations

Letter by Gene Ankli, Tacoma on Oct. 12, 2010 at 5:25 pm | 31 Comments »
October 12, 2010 5:25 pm

The Boston Tea Party of December 1773, an action signaling Americans’ frustration with an import tax on tea, was also a protest against the crown corporations of the hated British monarch, George III.

The modern-day tea party is railing against big government, but the money running that show, like the multi-billionaire Koch brothers, is using the frustration of American voters to further their own self interests of ending most all regulations against big corporations.

These same corporations have no qualms about sending manufacturing and high-tech jobs overseas to increase their profits beyond reason.

Some elements of the GOP are quite willing to use and direct the tea party followers against government, while their corporate sponsors would gain even more economic and political power at the expense of these angry voters.

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