So much goodness in this NYT article I really don’t know where to start. Here’s one:
When Tom Grimes lost his job as a financial consultant 15 months ago, he called his congressman, a Democrat, for help getting government health care. Then he found a new full-time occupation: Tea Party activist.
…Mr. Grimes, who receives Social Security, has filled the back seat of his Mercury Grand Marquis with the literature of the movement, including Glenn Beck?s ?Arguing With Idiots? and Frederic Bastiat?s ?The Law,? which denounces public benefits as ?false philanthropy.?
?If you quit giving people that stuff, they would figure out how to do it on their own,? Mr. Grimes said.
Ms. Reimer, now a national coordinator for the Tea Party Patriots, also found a community.
…She and others who receive government benefits like Medicare and Social Security said they paid into those programs, so they are getting what they deserve.
?All I know is government was put here for certain reasons,? Ms. Reimer said. ?They were not put here to run banks, insurance companies, and health care and automobile companies. They were put here to keep us safe.?
Mr. Grimes, for his part, is thinking of getting a part-time job with the Census Bureau. But he is also planning, he said, to teach high school students about the Constitution and limits on government powers.
Can’t even make shit like this up. Remember. Keep your government hands off my Medicare!! LOL. Sigh…