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?