I don’t usually watch CNBC, but I really got stoked watching Rick Santelli rant about the O’bama pork barrel. He definitely shared my exasperation with the direction of our Federal Government, and he exclaimed the need for a new revolutionary “tea party”.
Some of his better comments included:
“…you can’t buy your way into prosperity. And if the multiplier that all of these Washington economists are selling us is … that we never have to worry about the economy again, the government should spend a trillion dollars an hour, because we’ll get 1.5 trillion back”
Rick, I don’t much care for Chicago, but I’m on coming to your tea party…
Santelli was interviewed later in the day by National Review. Some additional comments:
“They need to quit picking winners and losers, and they have to quit alienating the classes. You have to figure out a way to float all boats, and I think that’s where the administration has gone wrong, and I think that’s the nerve I hit.”
“I guess in the end, I believe in the founding fathers, and I believe that in America… the pursuit of happiness and to work hard and keep the fruits of your labor is something I believe in. And I’m not saying we should forget people who need help. But at the end of the day, Americans are strong and they’re charitable. I think what they have a problem with is that it’s force-fed via the government.”