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Poll Shows The Tea Party Likes Big Government After All

Original post made by Harris, Downtown, on Jun 29, 2010

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Posted by radical
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 29, 2010 at 12:05 pm

only progressives could try and spin this answer on this poll into "Tea Party Likes Big Government" or better yet "Tea partiers want gov’t to impose tariffs to safeguard environment"

what a bunch o bull p____

the only thing that this poll shows is that DEM (83%) IND (78%) REP (74%) -- i.e. AMERICANS -- want a strong manufacturing base in this country

the poll question asks nothing about increasing environmental regulation or increasing the size of government to accomplish that

the fact is that most tea partiers and progressives probably have diametrically opposed views on HOW to accomplish that

progressives want more more more government controlling everything
tea partiers want to unleash the power of free markets

seems we had a previous poster on here who would cut and paste conservative opinion to these columns and was harshly criticized for it, now we have harris, the progressives version of pleasanton mom

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jun 29, 2010 at 4:24 pm

Not only PM but also mark, maja7, Julia, Amy, Chris, Jim the Bald, Robin...cut 'n paste! BUSTED! gotta give esteffieP credit to...she has some useful skills...

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Posted by tyu
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 1, 2010 at 7:51 am

As far as manufacuring, honestly how are we suppossed to compete with China, Korea...when they pay workers so little (along with the other manufacturing costs)? If you came up with a product and found out you can have it made in China for a tiny percentage of what it would cost to make it here what would you do? If a competitor is making the same product already overseas and you make it here you will have to price yourself out of the market. We hate giving jobs to overseas factories, but hate paying a cent more than we have to for a product. We hate sending our money overseas but want to create profitable and competetive businesses. We pay illegals to mow lawns, make our food, bus our tables, build our houses and as long as we are getting a good deal we don't complain. If you bought a product like a TV, computer, etc. that had all its components made in the USA and assembled here you wouldn't buy it. It might be made well, it might fit your philosophy, but it would cost more than you would spend.

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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 1, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Duh! Have you ever met a Tea Partier who wants to rescind Medicare and Social Security--both big government programs they benefit from? Of course they are hypocritical.

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