Anti-tax protester holding signs

(Photoshopped from a real Tea Party protest photo)

To be fair, I’m sure many Tea Partiers are sincere in their desire to see an end to government corruption and handouts to special interests. But the Tea Partiers are allying themselves with Republicans, the most culpable practitioners of special interest government that serves the interests of the corporations and the super-rich.  In their zeal to stop government waste,  Tea Party libertarians will throw the baby (good government) out with the bath water (bad government) and leave the country even more in the control of special interests.  Tax breaks, subsidies, deregulation, outsourcing, and bailouts for the rich. Layoffs, service cuts, and foreclosures for the poor and the middle class.