Independence Day Tea-Bacle

“My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy”

– Thomas Jefferson

Let ‘em know, Mr. Jefferson.  As one of the most respected statesmen in our history,  it’s not surprising that he had to deal with folks of the teabagger variety.  His quote sounds like it was made just for them.  He obviously was one of those crazy, socialist types.

tea-bag-fail-publicBecause as much as they try to make it seem like they’re against government spending and taxes, I’m sure the teabaggers will be enjoying their ride to their July 4th Albuquerque event on the tax funded roads, or maybe some will use the city-funded, free park and ride up to Balloon Fiesta Park.  Or how about the fireworks show that night which I’m sure many of the patriotic, teabaggers will take time to enjoy.

But I know they’d rather not have the option to use public transportation and would rather be driving on pothole-ridden, dirt roads.  I’m sure many, like them, feel that the many social services helping U.S. citizens (especially during times of recession) and their families need to be stripped away.  Hell, why not go ahead and get rid of public libraries, public swimming pools (we don’t need these this summer), and let our entire police force go while we’re at it.  We all know these things are not worthy enough to pay taxes for.

Its funny that the teabaggers are suddenly up in arms, when actions during the past 5 years should have been something that had them pissed off and protesting too, if not even more.  Why aren’t they protesting against big business that helped put us in the economic situation we are in (Bernie Madoff should be getting heckled non-stop by these folks)?

Where were the teabaggers when billions of dollars were being spent on a war that has only made us more enemies than friends on the global level?  Or is government spending on things like education and social services a bigger threat to our people than war spending?

But we all know this is just all about taxes and government spending, and not a free for all for these “fed up” people to go off on say – abortion, or the crazy notion of Obama as Hitler, and us his Jews.

Fortunately, there were some other folks who pointed out the absurdity the events.

Yet they, like anyone else, they have the right to freedom of speech, as well as the right to celebrate Independence Day (which I hope we all enjoy this weekend).  But I hope that they cover their eyes and ears when that tax-funded fireworks show goes on across from their event.  Because I know they wouldn’t want to support any government spending that is hurting Americans on Independence Day.

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5 Responses

  1. A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned – this is the sum of good government.
    Thomas Jefferson

    Ignorance is your flavor of the day and you have totally missed the point. Although it may be nice for you to sit in your little office with the computer someone else bought for you while you sit in your parents basement, there is a bigger story here. The protest going on hear are not against gavernment spending. They are against the wastefull government spending that has been going on for years. Yes, years. The new administration has taken the idea of growing spending and government that the Bush era had, and set it on an exponentially distructive course. You have got to be a moron to think that people do not want to see a strong infastructure, education, public safety or a strong military. You may just want to sit around and hope for change instead of creating it yourself by starting a for profit business and contribute to society in a positve manner.

    Should we continue to spend trillions on bailing out failing business like GE, GM and Chrysler? Are failing banks the key to holding our society together, so we have to put billions into them? Maybe we should continue to expand our failing government healthcare systems like medicare and medicaid. That will help us. Until the U.S. dollar is worth the same as the peso and there are abortion clinics on every corner to murder the inocent will you be happy?

    Stand up for what is right and quit hopeing that everything is going to be ok. We need the government to restrain itself and to believe otherwise is foolish.

    Why shouldn”t people speak out. Maybe because those out there speaking out are actually making sense. Get on board and go out and make a difference. Enjoy the comforts that our government and the individual people of the United States have created for us. Understand that we cannot spend our way out of these problems but need to put restraint on or government and ourselves so we can continue to enjoy those precious comforts that we have. And so can our kids.

    America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
    Abraham Lincoln

  2. Yup, those folks are making great sense comparing Obama to Hitler and using this as a reason to spread hate speech. And once again where were they before Obama was in office?
    The Bush administration overspent just as much, I’m pretty sure more, yet no outcry back then. I wonder why that is?

    Thanks for constantly assuming I’m some dumb, little kid and calling me a moron; no wonder everyone takes the teabaggers so seriously.

  3. Thanks for taking my moron comment and attaching it to you. All of the things I attached the term to were nothing you wrote. Good job!

    Also you assume that one idiot comparing our president to Hitler constitutes everyone who disagrees with him a hate monger. I guess you are proving your own point referred to above.

    If that is your logic should I consider you to be as ignorant as all those who called president Bush everything from Stalin to Hitler. I don’t think so. I guess I assumed this was an informed group of so called progressive and not a bunch of hacks afraid to see both sides.

    If you think that people take that kind of rederic serious and ignore what the greater picture is then you are avoiding the reason I assumed you wrote your ill-informed piece. Maybe you don’t want to know the truth and are better off in your own little world.

    Don’t forget to take your blankie to bed with you and tell your Teddy goodnight.

    The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.
    Ronald Reagan

  4. That looks like — maybe — hundreds. Definitely NOT thousands.

    And they need to more closely read my book — Wealth of Nations — and more carefully. I always, ALWAYS supported many commonwealth goods and services, including roads and parks.

  5. What a wonderfully biased article. I’m a Libertarian and I’m all for smaller government and less taxes. That doesn’t mean I want anarchy where there’s no roads, police, etc. Democrats and Republicans are both crooks, there’s a reason why independents ounumber both political parties now.

    I don’t want a trillion dollars spent on extending healthcare to another 15-20 million people, for that price they could just pay the premiums for all those people. I don’t want energy to be taxed to salve the conscience of those who think that man made climate change is absolute unalterable fact (notice how it’s “climate change” not “global warming” those pesky facts that the temperature hasn’t kept rising prompted the name change) I don’t want to own most of the financial and automtive sector, if they can’t build cars that people want at a price that makes sense they deserve to FAIL.

    The reason these protest are starting now is because of the massive increase in spending we’ve seen in the last year or so. The worst of it started under Bush but Obama has taken to it with a passion. Trillion dollar+ deficits are not sustainable.

    I saw some stupid signs but they were a small minority. How many anti-war, anti capitalist, environmentalism protests haven’t had a few total wackjobs among them?

    I was there with my sign, along with my wife and son. I’ve been fed up with our government for a long time, well before Obama came on the scene. I don’t want to be paying for all this spending with future tax increases or a devalued dollar.

    There’s only 3 ways to deal with all of this 1. Cut spending 2. Raise taxes 3. Inflation. Guess which one all of us out there protesting support? (Here’s a hint, it’s not the last 2)

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