Occupy Wall Street is opposed to the banks and the richest 1% controlling the Democratic process and wants that to change. They were against the bank bailouts and feel that individual freedoms are being robbed by the government that is run by the richest of the rich.
The Tea Party is against the government taxing and spending irresponsibly. This movement was fueled heavily by the TARP bailouts and irresponsible spending that has sent this country’s economy down the drain.
Now, hearing those basic ideas behind both movements, please explain to me how either group can support Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?
Both supported the bailouts – Obama even wants to bail out more private sector businesses with tax payer money. Both agree with the National Defense Authorization Act which allows the President to order the indefinite detention of an American citizen without a charge or right to trial.
These are just two of a plethora of examples as to why these two candidates are so similar and neither should garner one vote from anyone who claims to be a part of either the Occupy or Tea Party movement.
The reality is that the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street should be allies fighting against the machine, not two groups that pretend to have principles, but are willing to bend (or break) those principles in support of the political party with which they associate.
The Occupy Wall Street members who are voting for Barack Obama in November are voting for the man who espouses everything they claim to be against. A rude awakening for the Occupy movement may be to point out that the richest billionaires tend to vote Democrat – because they want to keep the 99% from being able to reach a higher financial level of success. If the incentive of making money is taken away and people are convinced (or forced) into reliance upon the government, slimy billionaires like Warren Buffet can continue to amass wealth, keep away competition and play the political system like a board game.
The Tea Party movement, that was started as an anti-tax movement by Ron Paul, has been hijacked and many now claim it is a religious right movement for social control. But the Tea Party has become an empty movement as well – people claim they want smaller government, but then “Tea Partiers” like Rick Santorum and Sarah Palin explain that they want government to do what they want it to do, not shrink, but that their version of big government is better than the current version.
Both parties ignore the endless wars that have expanded under our Nobel Peace Prize winning President. The number of troops in Afghanistan have more than doubled since George W. Bush left office, but supposed “peace-lovers” stick by their pro-war President while ignoring those who truly would end wars like Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson.
The best thing for this country would actually be if Johnson were allowed to participate in the debates, and maybe it would open the eyes of the large amounts of idiotic Occupy and Tea Party members that someone does have the ideas to end the budget deficit, end the bailouts, end the NDAA, end the wars (foreign and drug) and get this country back on the right track. Maybe some of them would realize that Obama and Romney can’t explain why their records and messages don’t follow suit with what these two movements claim to be for.
Maybe Occupy Wall Street would realize that beyond a few lone wolves like Dennis Kuchinich, there is no principle in the Democratic Party. Maybe the Tea Party would realize that beyond a few like Justin Amash, Rand Paul, Jim DeMint and Mike Lee that the Republican Party is not in any way in favor of fiscal responsibility.
But I think I may be giving both sides too much credit in the intelligence department… And we wonder why this country is getting closer and closer to a collapse.