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Subject:  Re: Tear That Lady Down, Boys! Date:  10/30/2013  1:45 PM
Author:  albaby1 Number:  1907738 of 2207550

True, as long as the conservative critique extends to the giant private/public enterprises that have helped screw things up. What is a criticism of government incompetence when the same critique can be made of giant public enterprises? I'm thinking of 2007-2008 especially when not just a website but the entire economy was almost taken down by a relatively small number of enterprises.

The critique usually does extend to those types of enterprises. The conservative base was a staunch critic of the Wall Street bailouts, and indeed TARP was one of the motivating factors behind the Tea Party. House Republicans (and especially conservative Republicans) voted 2:1 against the first TARP bill, and even in the second bill the majority of the GOP caucus in the House voted against it.

The very first Tea Party protest was called to protest the Wall Street bailouts and TARP:

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