What President Obama has been pushing for, and moving toward, is more insidious: government control of the economy, while leaving ownership in private hands. That way, politicians get to call the shots but, when their bright ideas lead to disaster, they...
The crucial difference being of course that the TEA movement started out as a grass roots response to government overreach which political manipulators have attempted to take over, while Occupy was born in the fevered imaginations of political manipulators who churned up a bunch of immature, ignorant fools to defecate on society.
It bothers me a little when conservatives call Barack Obama a "socialist." He certainly is an enemy of the free market, and wants politicians and bureaucrats to make the fundamental decisions about the economy. But that does not mean that he wants government ownership of the means of production, which has long been a standard definition of socialism.
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