|Alexander Hamilton First Secretary of the Treasury|
Panderbear imagines leaders and members of the modern Republican Party and Tea Party must look askance at what one of their revered forebears had to say about distribution of the tax burden. That is, they would if they actually read what Representative Michele Bachmann refers to as "sacred" documents. Hamilton's tax-the-rich philosophy is anathema to these latter day disciples of trickle-down economics, don't-tax-job-creators tax policy, and all things constitutional.
Panderbear, who has a nose for hypocrisy and pandering, is beginning to suspect that more than a few of these more-patriotic-and-constitution-loving-than-thou types haven't actually read The Federalist Papers and the U.S. Constitution, other than the Second Amendment of course. If so, their constant refrain about returning to the gilded-age of adherence and reverence for the Constitution rings hollow indeed, not to mention being egregiously hypocritical. Cartoon versions of the founding fathers and the Constitution, notwithstanding, Panderbear thinks Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and their peers had a greater grasp on economic and political reality than today's conservatives.