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