Wednesday, December 14, 2011

You're a mean one, Newt Gingrinch

In a follow up to It's beginning to look a lot like Gingrich, I present the following from Adam Kontras AKA Adam4tvs on YouTube.

Adam Kontras has the story behind this video.
So obvious... yet I don't think anyone's done it? How? I was singing this to myself in the mid-90s on WTVN during the government shutdown. But the kid thing made this a viral video I had to make.

What I don't think a lot of people get about these comments, is they show that Gingrich is 100% corporate. He's been paid millions to lobby in their interest (or advise or whatever the hell he wants to call it) and if you listen closely to all his comments? They're simply anti-union in "helping poor people" clothing. Of course even when he's trying to "help poor people" he is uneblieveably insensitive and says they should use poor kids to clean the schools. Uhm, wow. And it's cheaper too! A no-brainer! If not for those pesky child labor laws.

Folks, this is the stuff that is WAY out in right field. I mean, a loooooooooooooooong time ago we all collectively, understood that if we don't put SOME regulations on corporations? They would do whatever possible to make money. Hire 10 year olds at the cheapest possible rate? Yup. THAT is what Newt is talking about - regulations. This is what I was ranting about last month. And although he's one of the smart ones on the stage - he's 10000000% corporate. Anti-regulations (even the most obvious ones like child-labor laws), and anti-union. Now usually he would mask it a bit better (most of the other candidates have) and they talk about job creation, etc. But the truth of the matter is, a totally free market doesn't work. Especially not in areas that have to do with our health and safety. Say what you want about the FDA, but at the very least I want those standards. It's like the restaurant rating systems here in California... once you know what they let you get away with to get an "A"? You're sure as fuck aren't eating in a "B". These regulations help us... and actually, they help the restaurants put out a good product. It's a situation where government actually does provide a service. Go to a restaurant in Africa and tell me how you feel.
Adam has more about the production of the video itself, including his efforts in getting it to go viral, at the link. He also has a follow-up about his success or lack thereof in doing so here.

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