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    GRITtv: Richard Kim: Republican Private Property Hypocrisy


    by GRITtv

    Republicans discuss their values as if they are defending small government and private property, but they’ve evolved much more towards being the defense line of corporate America in recent years. Where is their party-loyal consideration of the private property of shrimpers in the gulf coast? Restaurant owners? Other small people’s property and livelihoods affected by the gulf spill? Texas Congressmen Joe Barton recently commented that the administration securing $20 billion to finance handling the repercussions of the BP Oil Spill was a "shakedown" by the Obama administration, indicating the persistent political policies to debate the funding rather than the tragedy itself. Richard Kim of The Nation Magazine joins us in studio to elaborate on the politics dictating these ironies and hypocrisies. Distributed by Tubemogul.