You Say Tomato…

May 20th, 2010at 07:07am Posted by Eli

This seems to be the Republicans’ favorite talking point:

Republicans accused Senate Democrats and the Obama White House of orchestrating a “government takeover” of the financial industry and suggested that the bill would severely harm businesses on Main Street.

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“The marching orders are coming from downtown: push the bill as far to the political left as possible,” [Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell] said. “Look at the last 15 months. They’re running banks, insurance companies, car companies, taking over the student loan business, taking over health care, now, apparently doing to the financial services industry what they did to the health care industry.”

“This is a massive government overreach,” Mr. McConnell said, adding that Republicans were confident about their political prospects. “The American people are saying, ‘enough’ and I think that’s why everyone is anticipating a major midcourse correction this November.”

They’ve been trying to make this absurd takeover argument against net neutrality too, despite the fact that it makes absolutely no sense.

In Republican Bizarro World, amoral business practices are just good old-fashioned free enterprise, and any attempt to regulate those practices is a “government takeover.”

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