April 15 Tea Parties

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April 15 Tea Parties

FWIW...for first time ever, our family will be attending a demonstration (Tea Party).

There are over 2,000 local parties set up nationwide. 

If interested, to locate one near you, try...

 http://taxdayteaparty.com/

 

Nichoman

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Re: April 15 Tea Parties

That's the trouble with using the term "Tea Parties", this is about a govt out of control constitutionally and not just about taxes.  "V" from "V for Vendetta would make a much better symbol for the revolts because he was against totalitarian govts. "V Parties" maybe?

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLJBcnVbYLY

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I think the "Tea parites" are ridiculous.  Yeah, it makes a great sound bite to get John Q Public all riled up agin' taxes and gub'mint, but that's a cartoon picture of the problems that beset this economy.  What's the correct tax rate?  Ask the average citizen and they will probably say some number less than they are currently paying.  Well, we have demanded all sorts of entitlements, not to mention the majorities that favored two wars of foreign agression and a huge buildup in military spending. Well, guess what, kids?  That stuff ain't free.  Someone has to pay for it, and if you don't want the Fed resorting to the printing press, that means the taxpayer.  The time to complain is a long time before April 15.

 

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green_achers wrote:

Well, we have demanded all sorts of entitlements, not to mention the majorities that favored two wars of foreign agression and a huge buildup in military spending. Well, guess what, kids?  That stuff ain't free.  Someone has to pay for it, and if you don't want the Fed resorting to the printing press, that means the taxpayer.  The time to complain is a long time before April 15.

 

Who is we. Do you have a mouse in your pocket?

What an asinine post. Just hush your mouth and pay up, 'eh? Are you by any chance with the IRS?  Smile

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jerrydon10 wrote:
green_achers wrote:

Well, we have demanded all sorts of entitlements, not to mention the majorities that favored two wars of foreign agression and a huge buildup in military spending. Well, guess what, kids?  That stuff ain't free.  Someone has to pay for it, and if you don't want the Fed resorting to the printing press, that means the taxpayer.  The time to complain is a long time before April 15.

 

Who is we. Do you have a mouse in your pocket?

What an asinine post. Just hush your mouth and pay up, 'eh? Are you by any chance with the IRS?  Smile

"We" is the same taxpayers who are now whining about their taxes, which have actually come down this year compared to last for most people.

Well, I would never tell anyone to hush their mouth, but "pay up" is what adults are supposed to do.  You bought it, you pay for it.

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Re: April 15 Tea Parties

Green_Arches,

You asked:

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What's the correct tax rate?

I'm not sure, but it's certainly disproportional to the "representation rate" - considering the massive taxpayer protest regarding buying failing banks and institutions.

I think these are a great way to accomplish several things:
1. Create political options. Nothing says "we're done with your crappy party" by getting together with like minds and unifying on issues.

2. Bringing people together to colaborate.

3. Sending a message to the crooks in office who've unrepentantly betrayed our trust by robbing us blind.

So, the question seems to be how do we pay for all this unnecessary junk?
The answer, at least in my mind is:

DON'T.

Cut spending. Learn to live within your means. This is the governmental version of welfare.
"We can't live within our means, so we're taking what's yours" is the message our state and federal government is sending. Uniting against it is a fine way of saying "The hell you bellar."

I felt energized by seeing masses holding "Audit the FED" signs, Campaign for Liberty signs, and anti-socialism signs.

With some effort, we can breath life back into liberty, dust ourselves off from the mess that our handlers have created, and march towards a more dilligent and conservative (philosophically, not politically) future.

At least... I hope so.

Aaron

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