The right wing ideas are phenomenal ideologically and a lot better than all the spread-the-wealth crap the left likes to do. However, the right wing implementation is so hilariously bad that the unintended consequences just make a mockery of whatever they intended to do. Case in point?
Dubya says "He believes businesses should be allowed to fail"
Then because of the right wing deregulation, Hank Paulson gets dealt such a crap hand that even despite heroic effort and preventing us from a second great depression, he's probably still seen as another villain of the Bush administration. Perhaps his background as GS's CEO has something to do with it, but back then, he was doing what was good for his firm, and indeed, it was phenomenal for Goldman.
As to the "more capital in the pockets of fewer", that's always been a lie. I was watching Charlie Rose the other day, and he was quoting Bill Gates, and when he asked him:
"What's your biggest fear?"
"That there are two kids in a garage that are going to come up with an idea that we don't understand and put microsoft out of business practically overnight."
Now granted, I'm not an MIT/Stanford CS grad (if only!)--I'm more of a numbers guy (operations research/statistics)--but the same sort of philosophy applies--have an idea? Implement it, build a prototype, present to VCs, get funding for your startup, grow, monetize, then sell your company to a bigger one (EG Google) or in a more fortunate scenario, have your company shoot through the roof and become the next household name over the next couple of years.
Here's the thing--we here in the states have the smartest people coming in--we have the most amazing universities in the world, and they are never at a shortage of people. What the tea partiers are angry about, IMO, is that it isn't them that's making the fortunes. Instead, it's someone else out there--these best and the brightest--who aren't from around their areas.
And that's all we see on the news--the stupid and the loud electing officials that will pander to them, and suddenly, coupled with our current economic times, everyone thinks the USA is heading downward. Hello...the USA is the culmination of the world's best and the brightest. Sure, while some people and some ways of life may be going the way of the dodo (the steady and secure 9 to 5 with a guaranteed pension and social security and other entitlements), true capitalism is here to stay, and America has mastered it, as Wall Street and Hollywood and Silicon Valley can attest to.
Next step is to revitalize the manufacturing sectors by producing solar plants and wind plants and electric vehicles to wean ourselves off of oil and give the big F U to all of the oil barons in the middle east.
Basically, I feel that America is going as the NASDAQ is going. The NASDAQ I feel is the strongest of the indices, since it's heavily tech based, and technology is the one field that will grow and evolve, and odds are, will keep driving the USA forward.