Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tax Day Tea Parties


Yesterday was "tax day" so I grudgingly filed my state income taxes and paid the $576 I owed Kansas. I filed my federal taxes some time ago because I got some money back.

In addition to being tax day yesterday, it was "Tea Party" day all over the country. At various locations people gathered to protest the high tax rate which threatens to get even higher under President Obama and the U.S. Congress. The protest was also focused on the obscenely out of control spending our government is engaging in. The running theme at these tea parties is angst toward the government's failure to be good stewards of our money.

I agree with the sentiment behind these demonstrations and applaud those who exercise their constitutional right to protest.

In the end, however, I am afraid these tea party demonstrations are simply people who voted against Obama and now need to blow off steam. I can't see how someone who voted for Obama could have legitimately thought his strategy would be any different than tax more and spend more.

Well, at least Obama's getting the troops out of Iraq within 6 months like he promised....oh....he's not? 2 more years you say?

3 comments:

Frontier Forest said...

I must confess, I was surprised at main stream media? They actually gave the TEA story some attention. Even NBC gave a fair analysis, but the interviewer, a lady on CNN was pathetic! She ask a man with his baby a question, didn’t like his answer, then went on a rampage, not allowing him to say another word! Reporters are supposed to be objective with the news, all this loon did was vomit out her left-wing political hatred, blaming Bush for everything. Thanks to FOX for reporting this nasty breech of nonprofessional journalism.

Big Sisters of the USSA said...

Tony,

We know darn well these Tea Parties were nothing more than rich rightwing extremist white males at the Astroturf level trying to provoke working class Americans who overwhelmingly support our President Barrack Obama into un-American activities. It’s time America wake up to vast rightwing media complex. That is why we have issued our report to warn law enforcement of these extremist groups and will pass once and for all and if not then by executive decree the fairness doctrine so that networks who are fair and balanced like CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, and NBC will have equal footing with Rupert Murdock Fix News Network and hate filled radio host like Limbaugh, Hannity, Ingraham, and Savage and the blogosphere twitter facebook subversives who are trying to undermine our Messiah, His Most Excellency the Honorable President for Life Barrack Hussein Obama the Great.

Remember we Big Sisters are Watching!

Sincerely,

Nancy Pelosi Speakernatrix of the House and Janet Napolitano Big Sis in Chief of Vaterland.

Big Sisters of the Union of Soviet Socialist Amerika

http://hotair.com/archives/2009/04/16/video-michelle-levels-pelosi-for-smearing-the-tea-parties-as-astroturf/

http://wnd.com/images/dhs-rightwing-extremism.pdf

Roger Mann said...

I can't see how someone who voted for Obama could have legitimately thought his strategy would be any different than tax more and spend more.Most of the people who voted for Obama believed his promise to “cut taxes for 95% of working families” and to raise taxes only on the “rich!” Why should they care if he “taxes more and spends more” of other people’s money? The political strategy of envy (i.e., covetousness) worked exactly as it was intended to!

However, I disagree that the tea party demonstrations “are simply people who voted against Obama and now need to blow off steam.” That may have comprised the majority of the protesters, but I believe there was a significant (and growing) number of former Obama supporters who attended the rallies. Obama only won the election by about 6 or 7 percentage points. It won’t take a huge groundswell of opposition for the tide to turn against him. Hopefully that’s not just wishful thinking on my part!!!