Wall Street loves Tea Party, Stewart Mills

To the Editor:

Stewart Mills, running against Rick Nolan for Congress, identifies himself as the ‘‘unintentional candidate.”

His intent is very real. His Facebook posting of a call-to-arms against the phantom “attack” the government is making to “the grabbing of our weapons” goes to the anti-government ideology of the Tea Party.

The Tea Party’s smaller government, deregulating and government is the root of all evil platform, is just what Wall Street loves.

These followers don’t look at the financial system as the cause of the Great Recession; they think the government caused it. Little or no regulation of the sub-prime mortgage market and shadow banking (mortgages made by investment houses backed by commercial securities) were the cause of the housing bubble and financial collapse.

Mills also subscribes to tax cuts for the rich and deregulation. He recently said he’s insulted that people think his taxes should be raised because he donates to charity and is involved in civic projects.

People’s charitable giving is based on a moral obligation to the less fortunate. Civic involvement is a matter of civic pride, not looking for tax cuts. — John Snell, Motley

  • Concerned citizen

    John, In your head you must know what you are trying to get across? What in heavens name are you trying to say in this letter!?!?! Makes no sense!

    • LF Taxpayer

      Just another narcissist DFLer

    • Rudycatcalico

      Thinking the same thing. Why did they even post this?!?!?

    • newpolitiq7

      Hi, Jeff — Just curious — what part is confusing to you? I thought the letter was pretty good, and accurate. Mr. “born on 3rd base, thinks he hit a homerun” seems like every other rich guy who’s bored and wants to hold political office. Mr. Mills has borrowed a few tired lines from other Tea Party candidates, consulted with the Fleet Farm money people (his family) and wrote a check to declare his candidacy. I’m already bored by the rich guy with no new ideas. Yawn. Rudy — they post it because they post all of our comments, whether we make a bit of sense or not (as far as I can tell, from reading posts for several months). Taxpayer: Ouch!! So mean. Why is one party narcissist and the other (Dick Cheney’s recent crazy-talk comes to mind) not? Most political talk tends toward a bit of narcissism — mainly because we all think we’re right, right?

      • Concerned citizen

        Huh? Me no understand liberal language?

      • LF Taxpayer

        Like Al Franken, Gov. Goofy? Or Nancy Pelosi, How about Harry Reid? I am tired of those rich folks in office.

        • newpolitiq7

          Point taken, Taxpayer. For the first time in history of Congress this year, more than half of the members had a net worth of a million or more (with many far more), and most are in the so-called “1%”. We need to keep working at getting the money out of politics (I know, when hell freezes over, that’ll actually happen) A bill in Congress, H.R. 270, the Empowering Citizens Act, is a worthy continuation of the on-going effort. It would “end individual candidate Super PACs, repair the presidential public financing system, create a similar financing system for congressional races and strengthen the rules prohibiting coordination between outside spending groups and candidates.” Even if this passed, however, not sure how many “regular” folks would try a run. I’d like to see the Constitution amended to overturn Citizens United, as part of the overall effort.

  • josh

    Mr .Snell must not realize that it was the government who caused the housing bubble in the first place! They forced banks to allow loans that should not have been allowed otherwise they would face a fine. And follow the money, Chris Dodd and Obama were in the top 3 of donors from fannie may and Freddie mac. Money talks.