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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by don'ttreadonme View Post
    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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    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.
    It's really not up to you to say when we should draw the line about taxes since you don't think taxes are ever too high!

    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!

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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    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....
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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:




    Hey man, is it just like the dirt bag war protesters as well? what happened to them btw?


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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    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!
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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    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!
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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Let me know when you guys have a keg party. I'll check it out.
    We'll get you drunk and photograph you with a poster expressing radical right wing sentiments. I'll order the keg.
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    You guys are weird.

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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    We'll get you drunk and photograph you with a poster expressing radical right wing sentiments. I'll order the keg.
    Can I join in?

    I'll do anything for free booze

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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    I would like to go but I have a job. I gots to work instead.
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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dix View Post
    It's really not up to you to say when we should draw the line about taxes since you don't think taxes are ever too high!

    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!
    1. I certainly think the total tax burden right now is too high. However, I think the problem is more at the state level in combination with federal income taxes rather than just at the federal level. Moreover, I am not sure what you guys are complaining about with Obama in that regard being he has not raised your taxes yet, and most people in the middle class actually saw a small tax cut a couple of weeks ago start showing up in their checks.

    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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