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Who are the undeserving “others” benefiting from expanded government actions

Posted by smeddum on September 15, 2009

Monday Sept. 14, 2009 09:15 EDT
Glenn Greenwald

The New York Times‘ Ross Douthat argues, uncontroversially, that the tea-party protests, townhall outbursts and related appendages aren’t about specific health care proposals but, instead, are motivated by a more generalized anger over what is happening in Washington:

At the same time, [the health care protests have] become the vessel for a year’s worth of anxieties about bailouts, deficits and Beltway incompetence.

This August’s town-hall fury wasn’t just about the details of health care. Neither were the anti-Obama protests that crowded Washington over the weekend. They were about the Wall Street bailout, the G.M. takeover, the A.I.G. bonuses, and countless smaller examples of middle-income Americans’ “playing by the rules,” as [GOP pollster Frank] Luntz puts it, “and having someone else benefit.” Read the rest of this entry »

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