View Poll Results: Are you attending a tea party protest?

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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dix View Post
    The thing is that most conservatives aren't protesters by nature. For most of the people going out today it will be their first time, ever. DH and I are in our 40's (sob) and we've NEVER been moved to be political like we are now. We didn't like Clinton, for example, but there are always going to be politicians you don't like. The country moves left and right. And those who say we're hypocrites because we haven't protested every. little. thing. we don't like about (presumably) are own party and theirs are the same ones accusing us of being whiners and tantrum-throwers now that we're heading out for the first time. We can't win with them so it's best to ignore them, I think. lol!

    I don't know anyone who is protesting because they "hate" Obama.
    My husband and I didn't like Clinton, either, but we're just not protesters by nature. What is different now is how far Obama and Pelosi and co. are grabbing power and changing this country. The effects will be felt for years to come and I'm not sure we can recover financially.
    For example:
    The cumulative deficit from 2010 to 2019 under the Presidentís proposals would total $9.3 trillion, compared with a cumulative deficit of $4.4 trillion projected under the current-law assumptions embodied in CBOís baseline. Debt held by the public would rise, from 41 percent of GDP in 2008 to 57 percent in 2009 and then to 82 percent of GDP by 2019 (compared with 56 percent of GDP in that year under baseline assumptions)
    Directorís Blog Blog Archive Preliminary Analysis of the Presidentís Budget

    I don't know why everyone, short of those who are extremely far-left, isn't out there protesting, writing to their elected officials, trying to stop this.
    We should all get together, moderates, GOP'ers, Libertarians, Independents, Dems who are near the center - and toss these far lefties out on their bums!

    And, frankly, I think that is what the current Administration is afraid of and why they put out that Dep't. of Homeland Security warning about us. We're peaceful protestors, conservatives with sharpie-pen signs for the most part and they're demonizing us!
    The thing is, that here at Debate Politics, we get people from sides we may not agree with, who can and do expound upon their reasons for supporting such protests, in a manner that shows reasoning beyond simple media driven platitudes. From what you have posted here thus far, you seem to be one of those people. You are not the problem I alluded to. The problem I speak of, are those that will take this "opportunity" to present a case for fiscal conservatism, and misuse it as an opportunity to simply bash Obama. Those people are going to show up, with stupid **** written on poster board. And then the people who already have disdain for conservatism, will equate those loons with conservatives, and use their stupid lines and slogans as an argument against conservatism. The left had it with their whacko loons that protested the Iraq war. Even though I support the war, I could appreciate some of the reasoning some people on the left and libertarians felt for opposing the war.
    If we are to take each other seriously as Americans, we need to seperate the extremist views and minimize them. However, for sensationalism, our media outlets(be they right or left wing in nature) capitalize on the extremist views of the other side and promote them to their audience as the de facto position of all liberals/conservatives. It spills into these forums as well, as we can see, as people use base generalities to simply decide that the protest of the other side is somehow rooted in the extremist view of things, rather than respecting that the root issues are simply problematic for moderate people of either side, and those people want to be heard as well.
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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dix View Post
    Re: Bush - it's time to move on. Seriously. Or will you wait til the next Admin. to start thinking about what Obama has done?
    You kidding me? I'm still stuck in the "Blame everything on Clinton" mode.

    I do find it amusing, however, that the harder righties are passing out info they refused to take themselves some years back.

    Re: Gore lost, get over it. vs. McCain lost, get over it.

    Re: "It's all Clinton's fault" vs. "Bush - It's time to move on...."

    It's almost like the left and right just swapped seats traded playbooks.

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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Some pictures from the Mobile, AL Tea Party:

    Debate Politics Forums - P/N's Album: Mobile, AL Tea Party

    My favorite

    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 P/N View Post
    Some pictures from the Mobile, AL Tea Party:

    Debate Politics Forums - P/N's Album: Mobile, AL Tea Party

    My favorite

    Does that sign seriously say "terrorest"?

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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    People are mad about the government over spending.

    They are mad about the overspending under Bush and under Obama.

    They don't want their children stuck with so much debt.

    The anti protest nastiness is purely political. There is no logical reason to be in favor of excess government spending that our children will have to pay for.

    There is no way around it that everybody's taxes will have to go up eventually to pay for all this. Not just the rich.

    Another big point was that people who paid their mortgage every month have to pay for people who bought a house they couldn't afford.

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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by P/N View Post
    Some pictures from the Mobile, AL Tea Party:

    Debate Politics Forums - P/N's Album: Mobile, AL Tea Party

    My favorite

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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Is buying a million bags of tea to dump considered "wasteful spending"?
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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrein View Post
    Does that sign seriously say "terrorest"?
    Why yes, yes it does (hence why it's my favorite)

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    No child left behind obviously didn't focus on spelling.
    Well, it is Alabama...
    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 independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Is buying a million bags of tea to dump considered "wasteful spending"?
    Big difference between the citizens choosing to waste their own money on tea bags and the government choosing to waste our money on bull****.
    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 P/N View Post
    Big difference between the citizens choosing to waste their own money on tea bags and the government choosing to waste our money on bull****.
    This is true. Of course, it hurts their credibility on fiscal matters when they buy a million tea bags to dump and then don't bother to get the permit to dump them. They tea bagged themselves.
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