2010年4月21日水曜日

反オバマ Tea Partyが米で急拡大

Tea Partyが米で急拡大とのこと。
 草の根の保守派市民が反オバマ政権を訴える「茶会運動」が米国で
急速に拡大している。
 税金による銀行救済や医療保険制度改革など、オバマ民主党政権の
「大きな政府」志向の経済政策に怒りをたぎらせる市民がネットなどを
通じて連帯し、全米で大規模集会を開いているもので、民主党不利が
ささやかれる中間選挙の動向を左右する「台風の目」となりそうだ。
 「茶会」の一部団体は、中間選挙で民主党の有力議員の再選阻止を
図ることに加え、「真正保守」を標榜する立場から、大統領選の共和党
候補だったジョン・マケイン上院議員など、中道穏健派の共和党有力
議員を落選させる取り組みまで進めている。

Tea Party後援者の半分以上が、FoxNewsを見ているとのこと。
オバマの国民皆保険政策により、増税され、限られた国家予算を一生懸命
働かない低所得者(有色人種)に取られてしまうとする報道もある。
もっともオバマは、「黒人の新自由主義者」と呼ばれ、前政権から、政策が
変わっておらず、さらに増税を課す「ひどいやつ」と思われているようだ。
一部の米国民は、浪費する共和党と増税する民主党の二極化された政党では
満足できず、Tea Partyを第三の党にしようとする動きもある。
浮動票が増えてきたと言うことなのかもしれない。
国民皆保険がなくて死んで行く米国民。生存権は、金で買えと言うことか。
今度は、NSMと言う団体が報道された。集団は湧いて出てくる。

米医療保険改革成立
ペイリン 日米関係最悪
米中間選挙活動開始


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---保守派が「茶会」で反オバマ、米で急拡大---
2010年4月19日01時23分 読売新聞
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/world/news/20100419-OYT1T00152.htm

 【ワシントン=黒瀬悦成】草の根の保守派市民が反オバマ政権を訴える「ティー・パーティー・ムーブメント(茶会運動)」が米国で急速に拡大している。
 税金による銀行救済や医療保険制度改革など、オバマ民主党政権の「大きな政府」志向の経済政策に怒りをたぎらせる市民がネットなどを通じて連帯し、全米で大規模集会を開いているもので、民主党不利がささやかれる11月の中間選挙の動向を左右する「台風の目」となりそうだ。
 米国の確定申告の提出期限に当たる15日、ホワイトハウスから数百メートル離れた広場に、星条旗やプラカードを手にした市民約1万人が結集した。「茶会」に共鳴する複数の市民団体による全米バスツアー「ティー・パーティー・エキスプレス」。
 ツアーは先月27日にネバダ州を出発し、44都市を回った後、ワシントンに到着。参加者は、「個人に対する国家の介入を強める社会主義者のオバマには我慢できない」「中間選挙では民主党を議会から追い出そう」などと訴え、気勢を上げた。
 「茶会」は、かつて米東部が英植民地だった時代に英国の重税政策に反旗を翻した「ボストン茶会事件」にちなんでおり、昨年2月、7870億ドル(約72兆円)規模の景気対策法が成立したのを機に、各地で同時発生的に抗議集会が起きたことが始まりとされる。
 運動の特徴は、インターネットや会員制交流サイト「ツイッター」、電話会議による情報交換など、従来の保守運動では見られなかった手段を駆使する点だ。市民同士のネットワーク化に取り組む保守系団体「フリーダムワークス」のブレンダン・スタインハウザー氏は「新規賛同者の掘り起こしや集会参加呼びかけなど、我々の活動はネットに大きく頼っている」と話す。
 ニューヨーク・タイムズ紙とCBSテレビが15日発表した世論調査では、回答者の18%が「茶会」支持者と回答し、この支持者の89%が白人。また、88%がオバマ大統領を「支持しない」と答えている。
 財政規律を重んじる「財政保守」にとどまらず、人工妊娠中絶反対派やキリスト教福音派など「社会保守」の合流も目立ち始めた。
 「茶会」の一部団体は、中間選挙で民主党の有力議員の再選阻止を図ることに加え、「真正保守」を標榜(ひょうぼう)する立場から、2008年大統領選の共和党候補だったジョン・マケイン上院議員など、中道穏健派の共和党有力議員を落選させる取り組みまで進めている。
 共和党としては、せっかく盛り上がった保守系の運動を、いかに党勢回復につなげるかが課題となっている。
◆ボストン茶会事件=米東部が英植民地だった1773年、英本国が課した重い茶税に反対し、住民がボストン港に停泊中の東インド会社の船から茶箱を海に投げ捨てた事件。米国の独立戦争の引き金となった。現代の「茶会運動」の「茶(TEA)」には、「もう税金はたくさん(Taxed Enough Already)」の意味も込められている。


---The Tea Party: Populism of the privileged---
By E.J. Dionne Jr.
Monday, April 19, 2010

The Tea Party is nothing new. It represents a relatively small minority of Americans on the right end of politics, and it will not determine the outcome of the 2010 elections.

In fact, both major parties stand to lose if they accept the laughable notion that this media-created protest movement is the voice of true populism. Democrats will spend their time chasing votes they will never win. Republicans will turn their party into an angry and narrow redoubt with no hope of building a durable majority.

The news media's incessant focus on the Tea Party is creating a badly distorted picture of what most Americans think and is warping our policy debates. The New York Times and CBS News thus performed a public service last week with a careful study of just who is in the Tea Party movement.

Their findings suggest that the Tea Party is essentially the reappearance of an old anti-government far right that has always been with us and accounts for about one-fifth of the country. The Times reported that Tea Party supporters "tend to be Republican, white, male, married and older than 45." They are also more affluent and better educated than Americans as a whole. This is the populism of the privileged.

And the poll suggested something that white Americans are reluctant to discuss: Part of the anger at President Obama among Tea Partiers does appear to be driven by racial concerns.

Saying this invites immediate denunciations from defenders of those who bring guns to rallies, threaten violence to "take our country back," and mouth old slogans about states' rights and the Confederacy. So let's be clear: Opposition to the president is driven by many factors that have nothing to do with race. But race is definitely part of what's going on.

The poll asked: "In recent years, do you think too much has been made of the problems facing black people, too little has been made, or is it about right?" Twenty-eight percent of all Americans -- and just 19 percent of those who are not Tea Party loyalists -- answered "too much." But among Tea Party supporters, the figure is 52 percent, almost three times the proportion of the rest of the country. A quarter of Tea Partiers say that the Obama administration's policies favor blacks over whites, compared with only 11 percent in the country as a whole.

So race is part of this picture, as is a tendency of Tea Party enthusiasts to side with the better-off against the poor. This puts them at odds with most Americans. The poll found that while only 38 percent of all Americans said that "providing government benefits to poor people encourages them to remain poor," 73 percent of Tea Party partisans believed this. Among all Americans, 50 percent agreed that "the federal government should spend money to create jobs, even if it means increasing the budget deficit." Only 17 percent of Tea Party supporters took this view.

Asked about raising taxes on households making more than $250,000 a year to provide health care for the uninsured, 54 percent of Americans favored doing so vs. only 17 percent of Tea Party backers.

This must be the first "populist" movement driven by a television network: Sixty-three percent of the Tea Party folks say they most watch Fox News "for information about politics and current events," compared with 23 percent of the country as a whole.

The right-wing fifth of America deserves news coverage like everyone else, and Fox is perfectly free to pander to its viewers. What makes no sense is allowing a sliver of opinion to dominate the media and distort our political discourse.

Democrats face problems not from right-wingers who have never voted for them but from a lack of energy among their own supporters and from dispirited independents and moderates who look to government to solve problems but have little confidence in its ability to deliver.

A Pew Research Center study released Sunday is thus a better guide than the Tea Party's rants to the real nature of this nation's discontent. It found that only 22 percent of Americans say they can trust the government almost always or most of the time, "among the lowest measures in more than half a century." This mistrust extends beyond government to banks, financial institutions and large corporations.

So, yes, there is authentic populist anger out there. But you won't find much of it at the tea parties.


---White supremacist rally at L.A. City Hall draws violent counter-protest---
April 18, 2010|By Robert Faturechi and Richard Winton
http://articles.latimes.com/2010/apr/18/local/la-me-white-supremacist18-2010apr18

Two men are beaten by mobs of counter-protesters, and five are arrested for throwing objects at the neo-Nazis and their police escorts.

A rally of about 40 white supremacists Saturday on the lawn of Los Angeles City Hall drew hundreds of counter-protesters, sparked brawls in which two people were severely beaten and ended with crowds of demonstrators hurling rocks and bottles at police and departing supremacists.

The rally, conducted by the National Socialist Movement, prompted the Los Angeles Police Department to go on tactical alert as counter-protesters from throughout the region flooded into downtown L.A. They included a wide assortment of African American, Jewish, Latino, immigrants-rights and anarchist groups.

While some counter-protesters said they had heard about the event through social media such as Twitter and had come to urge peace in the face of the group's hateful message, others had clearly come for a fight. At least five of them were arrested by the end of the demonstration for throwing eggs and rocks.

Before members of the white supremacist group had arrived, a bare-chested middle-aged man with Nazi insignias tattooed on his chest and back walked into a crowd of hundreds of counter-protesters gathered near 1st and Spring streets.

Surrounded, the man mockingly bobbed his head to the rhythm of demonstrators chanting "Nazi scum." About a dozen protesters suddenly began pelting the man with punches and kicks. He fell and was struck on the back with the wooden handle of a protester's sign, which snapped in two. Police eventually reached the man and pulled him from the melee, as blood poured from the back of his neck.

Another man was rushed by a mob on Spring Street. He was punched in the face and kicked for about 20 seconds before police made it to the scene. After that beating was broken up, the man began running south on Spring Street, only to be chased down by a protester and slugged in the face. He collapsed and his face slammed to the curb as protesters began pummeling him again.

The bloodied man was then escorted away by police. Both victims were treated and released, police said.

His sign, unclear in its intended meaning, read "Christianity=Paganism=Heathen$" with an arrow pointing at a swastika.

"Gosh, I think he just didn't have a clear message. I don't even think he was a Nazi," said one man, looking at the broken pieces of the sign left behind.

The neo-Nazi group had obtained a permit for its demonstration earlier in the week, and police prepared the rally area by taping off a section of City Hall's shaded south lawn. About 12:30 p.m., members began delivering anti-immigrant tirades and shouts of "Sieg Heil" that echoed down the street.


---‘The System Is Broken’: More From a Poll of Tea Party Backers---
By MEGAN THEE-BRENAN and MARINA STEFAN
Published: April 17, 2010
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/18/us/politics/18tea.html

The latest New York Times/CBS News poll looks at the 18 percent of Americans who consider themselves supporters of the Tea Party movement.

On the whole, the supporters dislike President Obama and Congress and say that the government in Washington cannot be trusted. Most say that the country is seriously off course, and that all members of Congress should be replaced, yet most say the country does not need a third party.

The nationwide telephone poll, of 1,580 adults, was conducted April 5 through 12. For the purposes of analysis, Tea Party supporters were oversampled, for a total of 881, and then weighted to their proper proportion in the poll.

The following quotes were obtained in interviews with respondents after the poll was completed.

Dee Close, 47, homemaker, Memphis, independent

“I think the two-party system is fine, but when Republicans as well as Democrats get to Washington, they get caught up in using strategy and don’t have the backbone to fight for what they stand for. They should have a moral compass to guide their actions. I hope there won’t be a third party, but I like what they are saying. The Tea Party is doing what the Republican Party should be doing, but the people at the leadership level of the Republican Party are liberal; they are not true conservatives.”

Elwin Thrasher, 66, semiretired lawyer, Tallahassee, Fla., Republican

“I don’t appreciate the fact that Congress and the administration are running roughshod over the Constitution. It’s not just the health care bill, it’s everything. It’s the stimulus bill. If you look where that’s going, it’s all political, and it’s all waste. And they’re running up the deficit for our children and grandchildren. I hope there won’t be a need to have a third party. There will be a need if the Republicans keep behaving like Democrats. Look at the history of the Republican Party of late. They’ve been big spenders. They’ve been moving to the left themselves. If they don’t change we’ll have no option.”

Richard Gilbert, 72, retired Air Force officer and teacher, Aiken, S.C., independent

“Our system is bad. Every congressman and woman should step down, and we should start over. I don’t have respect for any congressperson, Republican or Democrat. The system is broken. I think Obama has potential, but we don’t want to be like Europe. Nothing can be accomplished until we get rid of the current mess and until there is some way of controlling Wall Street. We don’t need government to do everything for people.”

Richard Harris, 61, truck driver, St. Petersburg, Fla., independent

“I’m an extreme conservative. Government should do the military and the roads and just about nothing else. They foul everything up if they do. The private sector always does things better. I see less and less need for government. They call themselves my representatives, but basically they don’t represent me. They’re forever saying things like we need to reach across the aisle. Well, I don’t want you to reach across the aisle. The other side wants to control my life, overtax me and spend in insane ways.”

Jeff Harr, 39, information technology worker, Centreville, Va., independent

“If you allow government to continue to grow, you lose more and more control - control of your money, of your future, of everything. We’d rather deal with a smaller, more useful government by the people, as it was meant to be. That’s what fuels the anger of the Tea Party movement. It wasn’t the election of Obama, per se, but the sudden acceleration of government control. Every single administration increased the size of government, even the Republican administrations. Roosevelt increased government. When Bush took over, it was a gradual thing. That kind of slow death over a period of time people sort of ignore. But when Obama took over, with Pelosi and Reid, you got this tremendous impetus. Growth of government took on a velocity you couldn’t ignore. People suddenly woke up.”


---記者への情報漏えいで起訴 情報源に圧力と米紙---
2010.4.16 22:58
http://sankei.jp.msn.com/world/america/100416/amr1004162300008-n1.htm

 16日付の米紙ワシントン・ポストは、機密情報を不正に所持していたなどとして、米司法省が通信傍受機関の米国家安全保障局(NSA)の元幹部(52)を起訴したと報じた。この元幹部は記者と接触しており、同紙は、オバマ政権がメディアの情報源をつぶし、他の内部告発者を萎縮させようとしているとの見方を紹介、起訴は政権とメディアとの間に緊張関係をもたらすと批判している。
 元幹部は2005年後半か06年前半から、米紙ボルティモア・サンの記者と直接会ったり電子メールをやりとりしたりしながら、機密扱いの内部文書や情報を提供したとされる。ボルティモア・サンは、NSAの組織運営を批判する記事を掲載していた。
 元幹部が記者に提供した情報には、通信傍受などの手法に関する機密は含まれていないという。(共同)


---全米で反オバマ大集会 白人中心の保守勢力---
2010年4月16日 12時53分
http://www.tokyo-np.co.jp/s/article/2010041601000312.html

 【ワシントン共同】オバマ米政権に反発する保守派運動「ティーパーティー」は、15日の確定申告締め切り日「税の日」に合わせ、全米各地で集会を開催した。首都ワシントン中心部では白人を中心に数千人が集まり、オバマ大統領の医療保険改革や景気刺激策を批判、小さな政府の実現を訴えた。
 首都でのティーパーティー大集会は3回目。好転しない雇用情勢などを背景に草の根運動として勢力を拡大。11月の中間選挙をにらみ、医療保険改革法成立に尽力した民主党上院のハリー・リード院内総務への攻撃を強め、保守色が濃い共和党候補を後押ししている。
 15日付の米紙ニューヨーク・タイムズとCBSテレビの世論調査によると、米国民の18%がこの運動を支持。支持者の大半は白人の共和党員で45歳以上の既婚者。収入や教育水準が比較的高い。
 首都での集会に参加したコンピューター技師キャシー・マクラスキーさん(47)は「連邦政府は国土防衛など最低限の仕事だけでいい。オバマ氏は増税で権力を強めようとしている」と主張した。


---全米各州の2011年度予算不足額、総額890億ドルの見通し---
2010.04.15 Web posted at: 14:08 JST Updated - CNNMoney
http://www.cnn.co.jp/usa/AIC201004150014.html

ニューヨーク(CNNMoney) 全米州議会議員連盟が14日に発表した報告書によると、全米各州の2011会計年度(7月から)の予算は、合計約890億ドルの歳入不足になる見通しだという。

だが、州財政が改善する兆しも見えつつあるようだ。42州で来年度の歳入額が今年度分よりも増加する見通しで、同報告書はこれを「注目すべき変化」としている。

最大の歳入増加を見込んでいるのはテキサス州で7%増、次いでハワイ州(6%)、ミネソタ州(5.6%)、バーモント州(5.4%)と続く。ただ、多くの州では微増にとどまる見込みで、歳入不足問題は長引くことが予想される。

最大の予算不足を抱えているのはカリフォルニア州で138億ドル。次いでイリノイ州(125億ドル)、ニュージャージー(110億ドル)と続く。

歳入が増加しても歳出の必要性は引き続き高まっている。報告書は「低所得者向け公的医療保険(メディケイド)が各州に共通する最大の問題で、22州がメディケイドの予算超過を報告している」としている。

各州とも、景気刺激を目的とした国からの資金支援が2012年までに終了する予定であることを懸念している。

同報告書では、不況開始以降、2013年度末までに全州が計5310億ドルの予算不足を補てんすることになると見込んでいる。

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