Erika Johnsen

Now this guy knows how to run a meeting with his constituents. Rep. Joe Walsh--the tea party Republican from Chicago--is fired up, and he doesn't care who knows it.

I will say that, in an intimate setting like that, it probably would have been better to avoid finger-pointing and getting all up in his constituents' grills, but otherwise, I completely agree with his sentiments. People are all too willing to blame businesses, free enterprise, and "corporate greed" for our problems, but all these entities are doing is making sound business decisions according to their environment. The real problem is our huge, convoluted, market-meddling, overregulatory federal bureaucracy that engenders an environment conducive to rent-seeking. Walsh's passion and zeal are most welcome, although, perhaps the suggestion that he switch to decaf was somewhat warranted.


Erika Johnsen

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