GrokTV Special Interview: Rep. John Hikel for NH Senate – Question 7 – Contrast the Occupy Wall Street movement with the TEA Party movement

Certainly two of the most talked about political movements of the last three years are Occupy Wall Street and TEA Party.  Pretty much the only thing that they agree upon is that the conflation of Big Government and Big Business has resulted is Crony Capitalism / State Corporatism – and vehemently disagree with the remedy.  OWS leans towards more Government intrusion at best (with even more entitlement spending and higher taxes), Socialism / Communism / Anarchism at worst while the TEA Party wishes to return to a more Constitutionally based governance with a more limited government.

The political scenario is that Democrats whole-heartedly embraced OWS (and only lately have begun to distance themselves from it) while many Republican Establishment types are either fearful “of the rabble” or just wish it would melt away.  Thus, the question to John:

Contrast the Occupy Wall Street movement with the TEA Party movement

Previous Questions:

  • Question 1– Has it been everything you thought in the House?  glad you put the time in?  Best part of being a Rep.?
  • Question 2 – Biggest impact you have have had on legislation as a House Rep?
  • Question 3 – Should Govt be in the role of selling services and goods?
  • Question 4 – Why step up to the NH Senate
  • Question 5 – What is your platform?
  • Question 6 – What is your reaction to “All social issues have fiscal costs”?
by Skip

Co-founder of GraniteGrok, my concern is around Individual Liberty and Freedom (and how Government is taking that away from us). My fight, from a Conservative (with small “L” libertarian leanings) and evangelical Christian perspective, is with the Progressives that are forcing a collectivized and secular humanistic future upon us. As TEA Party activist, citizen journalist (and pundit!), my goal is to use the New Media to advance the radical notions of America’s Founders back into our culture again.