“Government is absolutely responsible [for my unemployment], not because of what they did recently with the car companies, but what they’ve done since the 1980s,” he said. “The government has allowed free trade and never set up any rules.”
He [organizer Jeff McQueen] and others do not see any contradictions in their arguments for smaller government even as they argue that it should do more to prevent job loss or cuts to Medicare. After a year of angry debate, emotion outweighs fact.
Kate Zernike, “With No Jobs, Plenty of Time for Tea Party”, New York Times, 28 March 2010.