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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dix View Post
    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.

    Hardly, when you add up all the attendees that are in states that get back in federal spending more than they actually pay in taxes, add in all the attendees drawing social security and medicare, and you probably have a majority of the attendees.

    Face it, good protesting is simply the province of peaceniks, naive college students living off their parents, loons from peta, and hard core leftists that wish they were hippies (basically, people that don't work and thus have time for it). You right wingers have never gotten the hang of it to do it right.
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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by don'ttreadonme View Post
    I certainly can laugh at myself or other conservatives when the humor is actually FUNNY.
    If you did not laugh at that teabagging picture, then you don't have a sense of humor.
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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Hardly, when you add up all the attendees that are in states that get back in federal spending more than they actually pay in taxes, add in all the attendees drawing social security and medicare, and you probably have a majority of the attendees.

    Face it, good protesting is simply the province of peaceniks, naive college students living off their parents, loons from peta, and hard core leftists that wish they were hippies (basically, people that don't work and thus have time for it). You right wingers have never gotten the hang of it to do it right.
    Nah, your posts aren't partisan at all!
    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 SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Hardly, when you add up all the attendees that are in states that get back in federal spending more than they actually pay in taxes, add in all the attendees drawing social security and medicare, and you probably have a majority of the attendees.

    Face it, good protesting is simply the province of peaceniks, naive college students living off their parents, loons from peta, and hard core leftists that wish they were hippies (basically, people that don't work and thus have time for it). You right wingers have never gotten the hang of it to do it right.
    I personally don't give a sh*t how much my state gets back in federal spending compared to what we pay in taxes. Why should that make a difference, really? I'm tired of too much spending, period. I don't care if it's in my state or not.

    And people have been forced to pay into the social security and medicare systems for YEARS. I don't think they're obligated to turn down the money when it's time for them to retire. (Do you plan on doing that?) They were forced to pay it to the government instead of investing it on their own. Do you believe they forfeit their rights to complain about spending because of that?

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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by P/N View Post
    Nah, your posts aren't partisan at all!
    Yes, I was certainly quite serious when I described who made good protesters.

    However, it is just ridiculous to be on medicare and protest socialism, or to live in a state that gets back in spending more than it pays in taxes, and protest taxes and government spending. It is the ultimate in irony consider than in the original tea party, the protesters were protesting, among other things, their tax dollars going abroad. Basically, its those yankee blue state liberals that watch their tax dollars go to places like Mississippi, Kansas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Alaska, and so on that ought to be protesting yall.
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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by don'ttreadonme View Post
    I personally don't give a sh*t how much my state gets back in federal spending compared to what we pay in taxes. Why should that make a difference, really? I'm tired of too much spending, period. I don't care if it's in my state or not.

    And people have been forced to pay into the social security and medicare systems for YEARS. I don't think they're obligated to turn down the money when it's time for them to retire. (Do you plan on doing that?) They were forced to pay it to the government instead of investing it on their own. Do you believe they forfeit their rights to complain about spending because of that?
    The point is we have had socialism in this country for decades. We have had deficit spending in this country for decades. Reagan and both Bush's spent like drunken sailors. Yet, all of sudden its worth protesting now that we have a Democrat in office. If you wanted credibility, you should have started these back in the 80s or at the very least, after Bush submitted his first budget proposal.

    In Texas though, you do get to know that you guys are one of the only red states that pays in more in taxes than it gets back. So you do have a beef there.
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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    You guys are about a decade late.

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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post

    Face it, good protesting is simply the province of peaceniks, naive college students living off their parents, loons from peta, and hard core leftists that wish they were hippies (basically, people that don't work and thus have time for it). You right wingers have never gotten the hang of it to do it right.
    Whoa you do realize you have just re-enforced several ironic stereotypes? I always thought it was Republicans that were lazy living off capital gains vs. what you mentioned that wanted to work towards a goal other than monetary dollar value benefit.
    Last edited by winston53660; 04-14-09 at 10:32 PM.

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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    You guys are about a decade late.

    They are nearly 3 decades late.
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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    The point is we have had socialism in this country for decades. We have had deficit spending in this country for decades. Reagan and both Bush's spent like drunken sailors. Yet, all of sudden its worth protesting now that we have a Democrat in office. If you wanted credibility, you should have started these back in the 80s or at the very least, after Bush submitted his first budget proposal.

    In Texas though, you do get to know that you guys are one of the only red states that pays in more in taxes than it gets back. So you do have a beef there.
    Many of the people going to these tea parties were unhappy with the way Bush was spending and they voiced it. (I've seen plenty of people alluding to it during my short time here.)

    Bush was in office 8 years. How much has Obama proposed in spending in the last 3 months? People are reacting to the scope and the pace of this.

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