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Nationwide Tax Day Tea Party

Tax Day Tea Party
REVOLUTION IS BREWING?
We can only hope. While it is tempting to lampoon the self-interested prigs, with a “PHOOEY ON HEALTH CARE” or “I WANT A GOVERNMENT THAT DOES NOTHING” or “NO TAXATION OR REPRESENTATION,” there is the allure that otherwise flaccid citizens can still energize themselves in the streets. If they dress as Indians and loot the coffee from the Starbucks docks, I’m in. If these conservative anti-socialists remember the Boston Tea Party at all, they were the silent majority Monarchist Loyalists ratting out Nathan Hale to the Redcoats.

16 thoughts on “Nationwide Tax Day Tea Party

  1. Still, regardless of motivation, this is an area where the left and the right can find common ground. By mindlessly and obediently sending money to the federal government every year we become complicit in the ruination of the Social Security system, the endless thumb twiddling about health care reform, billions in largesse sent to prop up Israel and trillions more to bail out rich financiers. Worst of all, billions of our tax dollars spent every week to wage war against innocent people around the globe which makes us, at a bare minimum, guilty of giving aid and comfort to the enemy.

    I’ve seen the enemy and he is definitely us.

  2. ‘Fake Teabaggers Are Anti-Spend, Anti-Government: Real Populists Want to Stop Banks from Plundering America’ published on alternet at

    http://www.alternet.org/workplace/136688/fake_teabaggers_are_anti-spend%2C_anti-government%3A_real_populists_want_to_stop_banks_from_plundering_america/

    The writer says that the Left has been ‘late’ at organizing anti -tax protests of this sort but neglects to say why? The reason why is simply that most of the liberals are out there supporting Obama still, even as he increases the War Budget, gives out trillions of tax dollars to the banks and other corporations, and otherwise ignores all our major problems (like with the lack of a decent Medical System, etc.) .

  3. “…billions in largesse sent to prop up Israel …”

    Prop up? Israel is one of the most advanced nations in the world that hardly needs propping up. I’m currently working on a deal for a Fortune 500 company to purchase a stake in an Israeli company valued at $5 billion, which does not reflect a nation needing to be propped up. Foreign aid in total represents 1% of the US budget and Israel receives a portion of that relatively small 1%. Egypt receives a significant percentage of foreign aid. Difference is, Israel represents USn interests and reflects American values, while Egypt does not.

  4. Perhaps Israel could survive without all that US government supply of armaments and military aid now? But it is propped up politically as well as that, ‘Dan’.

  5. If Israel were situated in a friendlier environment, then, I’d say no military aid at all, or, a minimum amount. I think it’s better all around for Israel to be less reliant on military aid. Israel is doing some major medical research, cancer, etc., and, I think redirecting military aid to more worthwhile efforts would have more far-reaching benefits. US pharma to too beholden to special interests to be as effective as it could be. As for Israel being propped up politically, I don’t see that. A strong case, however, can be made that Egypt, which is the second largest recipient of US aid, after Israel, is being propped up.

  6. The solution for US troops in harm’s way in Afghanistan and Iraq is to bring them home, to “a friendlier environment” where they are not occupying the land of others.

  7. ‘As for Israel being propped up politically, I dont see that. A strong case, however, can be made that Egypt, which is the second largest recipient of US aid, after Israel, is being propped up.’

    Huh? Then you are blind as a bat. But as an Israeli propagandist you are always writing this tongue-in-cheek sort of incredible nonsense so we don’t even believe you at all here.

    You are right about Egypt’s current government being propped up by the US though. That we can give you.

  8. “Huh? Then you are blind as a bat. But as an Israeli propagandist you are always writing this tongue-in-cheek sort of incredible nonsense so we dont even believe you at all here.”

    Evidence?

  9. Obama’s personal spokeman is a recognized zionist. And the “president” aknowledges the “special and unique” connection between israel and usa.

    Want any more? Because i could say hundreds.

  10. “Obamas personal spokeman is a recognized zionist. And the president aknowledges the special and unique connection between israel and usa.

    Want any more? Because i could say hundreds

    You’re confused. Obama’s press secretary is Robert Gibbs, who is neither Jewish nor a “Zionist” David Axelrod, special advisor to Obama who previously was Obama’s campaign director, is Jewish, as is Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s Chief-Of-Staff.

  11. I said “spokesman”, not press secretary. The formal charge of David Axelrod is irrelevant, as he spoke on the president’s behalf, making him, thus, an “informal”, if you wish to call it that way, spokesman, for as long obama was on vacations before assuming (which coincidentally was during Israel’s attack on Gaza).

    Anyways, curiously enought, you havent denied my point, which were the statements made, that undeniably prove that the US government is supporting “almost” unconditionally Israel (even is they starve a population to death with their blockeade… well, it’s understandable, since USA does it with Cuba, too).

  12. “Anyways, curiously enought, you havent denied my point, which were the statements made, that undeniably prove that the US government is supporting almost unconditionally Israel (even is they starve a population to death with their blockeade well, its understandable, since USA does it with Cuba, too).”

    I have been to Gaza, have you, or do you just get your information from the Internet? Israel is neither starving Gazans nor are Gazans starving. Shipments of food, clothing, medical supplies and other items are shipped in on a regular basis, despite the fact that the Gazan government is at war with Israel. It was Hamas that during the recent war stole humanitarian aid shipments intended to help Palestinians.

  13. Ha, ha, ha? Laughting is hard in a so serious matter.

    Is aid coming? Not from Israel, of course… maybe some ONG’s and the puny charity if the UN. (which had to be stopped during the siege/massacre)

    And no aid will bring back the thousands of dead killed by the Israel Army, most of them civilians, in “revenge” of 10 killed in Israel over 10 years by qassam “missil” attacks (which are as common as ever despite all the zionist “effort” to stop them.)

  14. “Is aid coming? Not from Israel, of course”

    Why would Israel send anything to Gaza? Gaza is at war with Israel. Do you know of any country in the history of the world that has helped its enemies?

  15. “And no aid will bring back the thousands of dead killed by the Israel Army, most of them civilians, in revenge of 10 killed in Israel over 10 years by qassam missil attacks (which are as common as ever despite all the zionist effort to stop them.”

    What do you think the US would do to Cuba if it shot even one rocket into Miami, let alone 8,000 rockets over many years? We’d flatten Cuba like a pancake.

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