ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Politics and Social Issues»
  • Economy & Government


Updated on July 4, 2011

Of, By, and For The Corporation

 One thing a lot of people criticize me about is that I can be a bit hard to understand.  My username here should make part of my goal here on HubPages clear.  For some reason though, many on HubPages, especially those who identify themselves with the "Tea Party" wing of the GOP are a bit confused by my criticism of corporate power.

I have no issue with the existence of the Corporation.  My major issue is with the power and influence they hold over both the Government and many people.  As I have stated before, I see the "Tea Party" as a creation of the corporations.  Rising out of a fear that their power is threatened.  One thing that many in that movement point to in anger is the bank and auto industry bailouts.  But I think a lot of that outrage came from those industries about the strings that were attached to the money. 

To keep their power, the Corporations need to influence enough people to vote against their economic self-interest.  This is something that any right-wing movement needs to do, in my opinion.  One way to do this is to create an outgroup that can be scapegoated for society's ills, real or perceived.  A second thing is create a media echo chamber.  The "Tea Party" has done both of these; folks like Beck and Limbaugh incite their followers, at the behest of the corps and FOX News seems to give those opinions some factual backing.

The end result of this is likley a "Corporate State".  An America governed by and for the benefit of corporations and thier CEO's.  The rights of workers and the condition of the environment are merely obstacles to the pursuit of maximum profit.

And it looked like they had done this.  What the corps may not have expected is that some American would wake up and rise up


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • junkseller profile image

      junkseller 6 years ago from Michigan

      Free Marketeers always seem to have skipped the part where Adam Smith talked about the need for the State to prevent monopolistic power from forming within corporations. Their insistence on limiting the scope and power of the federal government, while simultaneously giving corporations a free pass to do as they will is bizarre.

    • Terry.Hirneisen profile image

      Terry.Hirneisen 6 years ago from Shenandoah Valley

      Come on pal! I just put up a wonderful piece on your favorite topics: The Tea Party and Corporations!

    • Micky Dee profile image

      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      "I see the "Tea Party" as a creation of the corporations." I'm with you brother man!

    • sareardon profile image

      sareardon 6 years ago

      Right on. The auto bailout was a good business decision, other than the fact I love my JEEP, GM has paid back tax payers with interest and we turned a profit on the deal. The bank bailouts didn't have enough strings attached in my opinion. We need real regulation to avoid the next disaster.

      Good article.

    • junko profile image

      junko 6 years ago

      What you wrote is the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Do it again.

    • Warren Curtis profile image

      Warren Curtis Daniels Jr 6 years ago from Buffalo, New York

      No I did not e-mail me at thats my non-profit e-mail

    • TeaPartyCrasher profile image

      TeaPartyCrasher 6 years ago from Camp Hill, PA


      Ever get my FB request?

    • Warren Curtis profile image

      Warren Curtis Daniels Jr 6 years ago from Buffalo, New York

      Good Hub My follow Truth Speaker.

    • Credence2 profile image

      Credence2 6 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

      Well TPC, Credence has an adage "people are dumb". That is the rub, isn't it? How so many people of modest means can be led down the primrose path, like sheep to the slaughter is beyond me. I have been writing about this stuff for months.....

    • LRCBlogger profile image

      LRCBlogger 6 years ago

      It is really impressive (however sad) at how successful the wealthiest corporate powers have been at creating a grass roots program that has people fighting against their best interests. There are a few lawmakers in the TEA party that have some decent ideas but overall, everyone of them is bought, owned, and controlled by the very elite of corp America.

    • Jeremey profile image

      Jeremey 6 years ago from Arizona

      Wham and Bam, short, sweet and to the point!

    • profile image

      Howard Schneider 6 years ago from Parsippany, New Jersey

      The Tea Party is absolutely a creation of the corporations especially the Koch brothers. They fund all of this for deregulation and lower taxes on the wealthy and their corporations. The Republicans are also fully paid for by them. I wrote a Hub about this a few weeks ago. Now their political minions are killing off unions and depriving certain groups of voting rights so they can stay in power. Great Hub.