Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Massey Energy CEO Blankenship major Tea Party donor
You know Tea Party attendees have a way of whining about lost "rights." Until today I wasn't sure what they were talking about because under the Obama administration taxes have come down for 95% of Americans. I know it isn't gun rights, because Americans are able to carry guns into more places today under Obama than they were under George W. Bush. So what rights are these people worried about?
Well, it turns out that the "rights" people like Don Blankenship are worried about are their rights to subject their employees to dangerous conditions, the right to ignore federal mine regulations, the right to keep unions from pressing for safer mines, and the right to profit from the deaths of miners. Those are the "rights" the Tea Party cares about.
Hat Tip: Style Weekly