Bill Murchison

What Democrats try to cover up, with hate-the-rich rhetoric, is their own -- our own -- society's dependence on the rich to create jobs and advance innovation. Where would we be without the businesses that make up the U.S. Chamber and the National Federation of Independent Business? Capitalistic endeavor underpins our economy. I implore my Tea Party friends to let the "progressives" do the anti-business work at which they're already so good.

Point 3: Favors to the seekers of favors are many and munificent in modern America -- the "crony capitalism" point -- due to the power and heft of a government we keep commissioning to do all kinds of good things for us. The bigger the government, the bigger and more numerous the favors at government's disposal. Let's blame "establishment" Republicans less harshly, for seeking favors, than American society as a whole for going along with the post-New Deal notion of government as the supplier of wants and needs that are better supplied by the private sector -- including health care.

The Wall Street/Main Street argument is too crucial to be exploited for fun by the media, least of all by the very politicians whose refusal to shed powers they shouldn't enjoy in the first place keeps the lights burning unwontedly low in 21st-century America.

That sound about right, Congressman-to-Be Brat?

Bill Murchison

Bill Murchison is the former senior columns writer for The Dallas Morning News and author of There's More to Life Than Politics.
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