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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    They are just having their teabagging parties to protest anything and everything they want to bitch about, whether its taxes, the stimulus, socialism, abortion, evolution.... you name it, if it has anything to do with modernity, they will be be protesting it.

    Of course, what is the ultimate in hypocrisy about it is that they are protesting spending and socialism, and probably a third or more of them are on social security and medicare (pure socialism), the taxes in place now are all Bush Administration levels, and most of them live in states that get far more money back in federal spending (pork) then they pay in income taxes. That would especially be true of the south.

    So basically, most are protesting for the exact opposite reason's of the Boston Tea Party. In fact, being that Massachusetts pays in federal taxes far more than it gets back, should they have another real tea party, they would be protesting all those welfare queen red states living off of their federal tax dollars.
    Another hate-filled partisan rant from SD. You really are a piece of work!
    Welfare (Food Stamps, WIC, etc...) are not entitlements. They are taxpayer funded handouts and shouldn't be called entitlements at all. Social Security and Veteran's benefits are 'Entitlements' because the people receiving them are entitled to them. They were earned and paid for by the recipients.

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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    I'll be at the one in downtown Mobile, AL at noon and might possibly attend the one in Fairhope, AL at 3.
    Welfare (Food Stamps, WIC, etc...) are not entitlements. They are taxpayer funded handouts and shouldn't be called entitlements at all. Social Security and Veteran's benefits are 'Entitlements' because the people receiving them are entitled to them. They were earned and paid for by the recipients.

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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by missypea View Post
    I'm still trying to figure this out. Are these tea parties to protest the stimulus package?
    Yes, all the pork in the stimulus pkg. It started with protests against "porkulus", lol, and grew from there. People are also angry about the bailouts and wealth redistribution, plus the trillions in the 2010 budget. Just that everything is getting too far-reaching and success is being punished while screw-ups are being rewarded (with our tax money). We're fed up.

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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by P/N View Post
    Another hate-filled partisan rant from SD. You really are a piece of work!
    I personally like his arbritary 1/3 of them will be on government assistance line. Its nice to think things.
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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by P/N View Post
    Another hate-filled partisan rant from SD. You really are a piece of work!
    I think you must have a hard time distinguishing between hate filled rants and someone just being a smart ass or engaging in sarcasm. Maybe this is due to some lack of self-deprecating humor on your part as a conservative or something.

    You should lay off the personal attacks though. I was not personally attacking you as a conservative or anything, I was just being a smart ass. I am sorry, but just like there is that whinny, annoying, peta..ultra-greenie wing of the Democratic Party, there is also a deliverance wing of the Republican Party that people are going to make fun of. Just like people make fun of the loons that spend a year in the top of a tree to keep it from being cut down. If you are not part of the "deliverance wing" of the Republican Party, and I don't gather you are, then I am not sure why you are taking such a personal offense when someone makes a sarcastic remark about them. I mean do you really identify that much with this guy:

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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    I personally like his arbritary 1/3 of them will be on government assistance line. Its nice to think things.
    I got that from my wife's mammaw that will be going to protest socialism, abortion, and evolution in schools. Yes, she and all her friends that are going to protest socialism, are themselves on Social Security and Medicare.
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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    I personally like his arbritary 1/3 of them will be on government assistance line. Its nice to think things.
    I don't know about a number but the country is full of people on Social Security......and growing as the baby boomers hit retirement age.


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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    I will not be able to attend this protest but i intend to attend a future protest.

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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    I think you must have a hard time distinguishing between hate filled rants and someone just being a smart ass or engaging in sarcasm. Maybe this is due to some lack of self-deprecating humor on your part as a conservative or something.

    You should lay off the personal attacks though. I was not personally attacking you as a conservative or anything, I was just being a smart ass. I am sorry, but just like there is that whinny, annoying, peta..ultra-greenie wing of the Democratic Party, there is also a deliverance wing of the Republican Party that people are going to make fun of. Just like people make fun of the loons that spend a year in the top of a tree to keep it from being cut down. If you are not part of the "deliverance wing" of the Republican Party, and I don't gather you are, then I am not sure why you are taking such a personal offense when someone makes a sarcastic remark about them. I mean do you really identify that much with this guy:


    Ah, so when you were answering a question about the protests and why "they" (the protesters) were attending you really were referring to a small portion of the attendees. You just forgot to mention that til now. Gotcha. I don't know how we all missed that.


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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    I think you must have a hard time distinguishing between hate filled rants and someone just being a smart ass or engaging in sarcasm. Maybe this is due to some lack of self-deprecating humor on your part as a conservative or something.
    I certainly can laugh at myself or other conservatives when the humor is actually FUNNY.

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