Flemington, NJ Tea Party

The website for the Flemington Tea Party (SM) group, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Why Have a Tea Party?

(Note: For the details of the Flemington Tea Party, see the posts below).

The “has-been” media is currently engaged in its latest “nose sniffing” campaign, this time aimed at the Tea Parties being held all across the country this April 15th. A good example:

“Don’t Tread on Them”; NY Times; April 6, 2009
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/07/opinion/07tue4.html

How amusing! The protests against the war in Iraq during the last administration were widely heralded by the has-beens as “grass roots activism”, “democracy”, “the voice of the people”, etc. etc. Now that people are protesting the out-of-control tax & spend policies of the current administration and Congress, the has-beens are suddenly aghast at the prospect of hearing the voice of the people!

At any rate, it occurred to me that when it becomes necessary for the people to protest certain policies of the government, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to that protest. (Many apologies to Thomas Jefferson).

Or in other words, we should have a good answer to the question, “Why are we having a Tea Party?”

Here are some reasons why we’re having a Tea Party. But don’t take our word for it – follow the links and read them for yourself!

"Obama's Budget: Almost $1 Trillion in New Taxes Over Next 10 yrs, Starting 2011”
Jake Tapper, ABC News
http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/02/obamas-budget-a.html
- Tax increases of $636 billion over 10 years on people making more than $250K
- Tax increases of $353 billion over 10 years on businesses

“Even Congressional Democrats Intend to Cut Obama's Budget”
David Lightman; McClatchy Newspapers
http://www.thenewstribune.com/nationandworld/story/702448.html
- You just know it’s bad if Democrats want to cut it. (But, we’ll believe this when we see it!)

“Fiscal Sanity Dies in Obama Budget”
Lynn Westmoreland; for the Journal-Constitution
http://www.ajc.com/services/content/printedition/2009/04/09/westmorelaned0409.html
- The Congressional Budget Office estimates that Obama’s plan will expand the debt by $9.3 trillion over the next 10 years. That’s more than all the debt accumulated by the nation from George Washington to George W. Bush.

"Congress Needs Google to Find Out Where Stimulus Money Went"
Byron York, Washington Examiner
On February 14, with the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Congress shoveled $787 billion of stimulus money out the door. Now they're using Google to find out where it went.

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