Saturday, September 17, 2011

A stirring speech...

Can you guess who said this recently...?
Yeah, the permanent political class – they’re doing just fine. Ever notice how so many of them arrive in Washington, D.C. of modest means and then miraculously throughout the years they end up becoming very, very wealthy? Well, it’s because they derive power and their wealth from their access to our money – to taxpayer dollars. They use it to bail out their friends on Wall Street and their corporate cronies, and to reward campaign contributors, and to buy votes via earmarks. There is so much waste. And there is a name for this: It’s called corporate crony capitalism. This is not the capitalism of free men and free markets, of innovation and hard work and ethics, of sacrifice and of risk. No, this is the capitalism of connections and government bailouts and handouts, of waste and influence peddling and corporate welfare. This is the crony capitalism that destroyed Europe’s economies. It’s the collusion of big government and big business and big finance to the detriment of all the rest – to the little guys. It’s a slap in the face to our small business owners – the true entrepreneurs, the job creators accounting for 70% of the jobs in America, it’s you who own these small businesses, you’re the economic engine, but you don’t grease the wheels of government power.

Good stuff, eh? I bet the answer will surprise you...

9 comments:

Masaniello said...

Sarah Palin.

Pavlov's Cat said...

I like Sarah Palin and not just in MILF way oh all right that too)

ManNotNumber said...

I have yet to see her publicly endorse Ron Paul. Until I do I will take this with a heap of salt.

Anonymous said...

Duh. It's called playing to the gallery. Or do you really that stupid to think she means it?

john b said...

Haha! Given her behaviour when incumbent in Alaska, this is like Miliband denouncing Brown for poor communication skills...

alan said...

It came from a focus group.

Almost everything a politician says comes from, or is vetted by, a focus group.

Salty said...

She's only saying that out of spite because her own chances of joining the "permanent political class" have receded.

Westerlyman said...

It doesn't matter who said it, or why they said it. It is still true.

Whether you respect Sarah Palin, or not, the message matters because a lot of people listen to her.

Robin said...

Thomas Sowell ?