Friday, October 01, 2010

The Teabaggers Dream

So the "tea party patriots" want no government, just a military - and no regulations, and no taxes.


This means no FCC. Anyone and everyone can transmit anything they want on the airwaves on any frequency they desire. Kiss your radio programs goodbye - every frequency will be like bad CB radio - breaker breaker, any takers, good buddy? Forget about free TV - either you pony up for cable or you will get just a mish-mash of bleuch.

No FDA - no such thing as a "prescription" drug, because they will all be available over-the-counter, with dosages and potency all dubious, because there will be no labelling laws, and no warnings, no oversight into business practices. That insulin you just injected may well be tainted with digitalis - but no worries!

No FAA. Anyone can drive any airplane anywhere anytime. No air-traffic-controllers, no NTSB to oversee safety - why bother with maintenance, it is only costly! If ya lose a plane full of folks because the wings fell off - oh well.

None of these things are mentioned in the Constitution (never mind that radio, tv and the airplane had not been invented yet when the constitution was written...), so according to the Baggers, we should not be spending Your Tax Dollars® on such "entitlement" fripperies!



Furtheron said...

indeed - I love people who don't want any govt "interference"... we have laws because of previous explotation

Piston said...

Not surprising that you'd pull the ignorance card, Sew. The Tea Party, while flawed in its choice of coat-tail riders, has a valid point and it isn't about completely deregulating government oversight. Way to gargle on the Kool-Aid.

It's about curtailing out of control spending an pork. Its pointing out to politicians on all sides that things are beyond stupid now and we are fed up. It's about scaling back a bureaucracy that has grown out of control. It's about making government work for the people again, not for itself.

If you are solely listening to idiots like Palin and McDonnell then you are missing out on what is really being said. I wish both sides would just go away.

rauf said...

In another 50 years there will be no more countries Sew, The whole planet will be run by corporates.

enigma4ever said...

I blogged about them this week too..they really are idiots...all of the things you mentioned we do need-we really do...and yes, the military is ALL they want...people so dumb they are scary...

Sewmouse said...

It's not the "ignorance card", Piston. It's hyperbole. It's a literary mechanism.

Taking the subject to the most ridiculous extreme. Not that I don't think that most of those who are the darlings of the teabaggers don't secretly go to such extremes in their minds.

Once you start giving in to their demands, they will want more, more, more - and eventually what started as hyperbole - becomes reality as the baggers expect "The Market" to police itself.

We saw how well that went with the Wall Street collapse and the Gulf BPDisaster.