Yes, I'll be protesting
Yes, but not to protest (explain in post, please)
No, not attending
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.
And, no, we have not had socialism in this country "for decades". But that is where we are headed now ie. auto, banking, health care.
Bush was too fiscally liberal for my tastes (and for a lot of other conservatives). I was against the bailouts from day 1. It's not "all of a sudden that it's worth protesting" - the things that we're protesting are recent developments!
Someone should tell these protesters that the Boston Tea Party was not protesting 'being taxed', they were protesting being taxed 'without representation', which we all have. They actually gladly paid taxes, to their state, in which they had representation.
I don't think they know, someone should tell them, they are making fools of themselves....
Last edited by Unrein; 04-15-09 at 02:25 AM.
SD do you rip apart liberal protesters, or is your belittling only directed at conservatives?
I cannot attend today's rally. My state's protest is an hour and a half from where I live and they are set at times when a) my kid gets out of school and b) I have a meeting w/clients. Ironically, when I was young, liberal, selfish and had no responsibilities, I had plenty of time to attend liberal protests. Now I have other obligations I must meet first. But that doesn't stop me from supporting the tea parties and cheering you guys on.
I bet they will get very little mention on my local, blue state news. I'll be checking!
I would like to go but I have a job. I gots to work instead.
Is what you're living for today, worth dying for tomorrow?
2. By the definition you guys are throwing around as to what socialism is, we have been socialist for decades. Medicare and Social Security are nothing but socialist programs, and Medicare constitutes a larger portion of heathcare spending than everything in the private sector combined. Moreover, this is hardly the first time in American history the government has nationalized industries when there was systemic risk. We did it with the S&Ls, they did it extensively in both World Wars and during the Great Depression, and the FDIC does it on a smaller scale with small banks all the time.
3. Tarp started under Bush, not Obama, yet no teabagging parties then. Reagan averaged 11% year over year growth in his discretionary budget proposals, yet no teabagging parties then. When Medicare part D was enacted (nothing but pure socialism if thats your concern), no teabagging parties then.
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