How the tea party can 'agree' with Occupy movement's demands

Given the somewhat amorphous slogans of the Occupy Wall Street movement, members of the tea party may be wondering if they should join the fray. Depending on how the Occupy Wall Street agenda is actually applied, many of the protesters’ calls for change resonate pretty strongly with tea partiers. University of Denver law professor Robert Hardaway suggests how the tea party might “agree” with five of the Occupy movement's top demands – in its own way:

1. No more bailouts

Occupy Wall Street protesters (left) in New York City. A tea party rally (right) in Flagstaff, Ariz.

No more taxpayer bailouts for big companies like General Motors and the big unions they support just because they are “too big to fail.”

Let these corporate fat cats dissolve if they can’t compete in the open market so that their assets can be bought up by more cost-efficient and nimble companies that can compete in the world market and thus provide more secure long-term jobs for Americans.

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