Tea party, big business brew a kettle of paralysis

Commentary | November 10, 2010 | By John Burbank | Everett Herald

We have this weird dynamic where we elect legislators to provide the public services and public investments that we desperately need, and turn our back on those that just rant against government. But then we take away the tools for enabling investment in these public services by reducing public revenues and refusing to approve new taxes. Is your kid’s class size close to 35? Did your neighbor lose health care coverage? Have a tea party!

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