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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?
    Yes, when liberal protesters are out say, protesting the execution of serial killer, or spending a year in the top of a tree to keep it from being cut down, I make fun of them too.

    I don't have any problem with protesting, I just think that there is more than a small amount of hypocrisy underlying this astroturfed movement.
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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by don'ttreadonme View Post
    Yes. I am in Texas. Not sure what my sign will be.
    Here's your sign.....





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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    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.
    What about un-looping the loop that the offshore accounts escape through (taxes)?

    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.
    I did a little research on this and I do like the idea of people getting together to protest something they feel passionate about.

    Granted, this "tea party" thing is extremely disingenuous when you look at the Bush years and compare it to the inaction from the right.

    It's being called a grassroots efforts but it's being sponsored by lobbyists and promoted by Fox. It's a little bit sad and a little bit funny............like a Donny and Marie comeback album.


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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Gotta love the left and there anti-dissent stance now, I recall how they went on and on about "dissent is democracy" and other such nonsense.


    Rather hypocritical these days, no?


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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    I would like to go but I have a job. I gots to work instead.
    are you one of them capitalists????
    I can't make it either, even tho I am retired and drawing social security, company retirement, navy reserve retirement, IRA savings, etc. to the tune of over 6 figures annually. I will just stay home and have a cup of tea...
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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by missypea View Post

    Granted, this "tea party" thing is extremely disingenuous when you look at the Bush years and compare it to the inaction from the right.

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    Most protests are disingenuous anyway. Not because they are protests or anything is bad about protesting, but rather because the protest becomes "smeared" by those who latch on. The same can be said for the anti-war protests that have, for the most part, disappeared now that Obama is President(although nothing has changed). It was never really about the war for alot of people, it was just about hating Bush. Now the tables have turned, and there are alot of people that are protesting because they hate Obama. In the beginning, and at the core, I am sure both protests are sincere and clear in their scope. Its the ones who latch on and attach their personal agendas to it that sully the reputation of the protest. Its the ones who resort to childish name calling, and saying things like Bush=Hitler or Obama=Marx that distract from and destroy the reputation of the protest. But the organizers are still at fault, because they are all but too happy to welcome them in, because they want the press and coverage that large numbers will bring to their cause.
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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    Most protests are disingenuous anyway. Not because they are protests or anything is bad about protesting, but rather because the protest becomes "smeared" by those who latch on. The same can be said for the anti-war protests that have, for the most part, disappeared now that Obama is President(although nothing has changed). It was never really about the war for alot of people, it was just about hating Bush. Now the tables have turned, and there are alot of people that are protesting because they hate Obama. In the beginning, and at the core, I am sure both protests are sincere and clear in their scope. Its the ones who latch on and attach their personal agendas to it that sully the reputation of the protest. Its the ones who resort to childish name calling, and saying things like Bush=Hitler or Obama=Marx that distract from and destroy the reputation of the protest. But the organizers are still at fault, because they are all but too happy to welcome them in, because they want the press and coverage that large numbers will bring to their cause.
    Everyone I know who is planning on protesting was against the first bailout that was proposed by Bush! And they were very vocal about it!!

    I voted for McCain but I thought his housing proposal that he brought up during a debate was STUPID and I said so. (That was for people to renegotiate their mortgages for what the homes are worth now rather than what they paid for them. Like one commenter said "I should've bought a bigger house!")

    So, nope....it's not just because we detest Obama (which I admittedly do).

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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    I just can't get myself to get into a collective, foot-stomping, breath-holding, protest-tantrum, just because my political ideology of choice was overwhelming rejected by most of America and kicked to the curb.

    I don't think this really has a lot to do with taxes or you would see the democrats and republicans arm-in-arm in this protest. (Democrats get taxed too ya know.)

    This is more about a FOXNews led, GOP zealots just taking their piss-and moan whining to a new level.

    But ya gotta love a good protest. It shows that democracy is alive and well in America. (Albeit, somewhat childish in nature.)

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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    I would like to go but I have a job. I gots to work instead.
    The one in our area is being held in the evening for this very reason!

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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    It's being called a grassroots efforts but it's being sponsored by lobbyists and promoted by Fox. It's a little bit sad and a little bit funny............like a Donny and Marie comeback album
    It most definitely was grassroots.

    Tax Day Becomes Protest Day - WSJ.com

    The movement grew so fast that some bloggers at the Playboy Web site -- apparently unaware that we've entered the 21st century -- suggested that some secret organization must be behind all of this. But, in fact, today's technology means you don't need an organization, secret or otherwise, to get organized. After considerable ridicule, the claim was withdrawn, but that hasn't stopped other media outlets from echoing it.

    There's good news and bad news in this phenomenon for establishment politicians. The good news for Republicans is that, while the Republican Party flounders in its response to the Obama presidency and its programs, millions of Americans are getting organized on their own. The bad news is that those Americans, despite their opposition to President Obama's policies, aren't especially friendly to the GOP.

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