Originally Posted by musician/lawnman
Tommorow there is a nationwide tea tea party protest movement against Obama's, spending, stimulus plans, bail outs, & tax policies.
Anyone else here planning to attend? We are all business owners, most with children. Policies being put into action now are crippling the private sector & growing government. Tax & spend, tax & spend. This is no way to solve our national problems. We should all let Washington know where we stand.
You can look up for the protest in your area on this site:
Watch this video:
I am a proponent of the ďRight Wing ConspiracyĒ, only problem is, I just canít find where the meetings are held. Kidding aside Ė There should be many public meetings on jobs, the economy, energy, taxes, out of control spending, etc. etc. There are some, but they are not reported on or are just buried.
When the spendulus bill was manufactured and over 1000 pages, I said it could be trimmed down to 50. Take each page, check to see that the amendments created permanent - full time - private sector jobs. If not throw the page out. What would be left would probably have been less than 50 pages.
Taxes Ė Donít pay your taxes until you are nominated for a position on Obamaís cabinet. Another joke Ė almost! Iím sick and tired of all miss information doled out. The middle class will see at least another $13.50 in their weekly take home. This part is true but the tax rates have not been changed by one penny. The only thing changed was the withholding tables. Many citizens will owe tax next April 15th. The government figures the average refund is $650.00 If you take $13.50 x 52 you get or $702.00 - $52.00 more that was deducted! And to cover his spending proposals the tax burden on every family will be $180,000.00 over the next 10 years and then only if there is no inflation.
Energy Ė we have enough reserves to cover all our needs for 100 years. But only if we are allowed to get it. We have oil off our shores that we canít get but other nations can. We have Oil Shale, vast oil reserves already found we arenít allowed to get. Natural gas is abundant and easy to get but we import 40% of out needs. Why? Nuclear power is available. We donít need gigantic centralized plants. The oldest nuclear power plant in the world is still functional. Its small but supplies electricity to an entire city and surrounding areas. Didnít know that did you? It is at Princeton University. Itís small, localized, and has been running constantly for 66 years. My oldest son is a nuclear engineer.
The Global Warming farce has already cost the American people dearly. Higher costs due to transportation cost increases. Higher food costs due to ethanol production (the corn for livestock feed has doubled) which is only 70% as effective gasoline and more polluting. 20 mpg efficiency for a gas powered equals 14 mpg for an ethanol powered vehicle!
The facts donít support global warming. The earth has cooled every year since 1999! Al Gore has 5,000 scientists that back him up. I donít think political scientists and social scientists are qualified to make the case. There is a coalition of 40,000 PhDís (real scientists) that dispute it. Al Gore doesnít believe in it or he would accept at least one debate with one of them.
The polls show that 76% of the American people want our own energy supplies utilized. 80% want the runaway spending stopped. 80% want the tax system overhauled Ė 55% want a Fair Tax system.
The people are speaking in the polls but Washington isnít listening. These polls, the demonstrations, the facts are overpowered and dismissed. Dismissed by the election system, the mainstream press and the internet. Yes, the internet. I heard a report today that stated the Oboma organization submits 1000's of blogs daily to move negative stories to the regions of the search engines too far down to be found (sound familure).
Our government was set up as Ďa by the people for the peopleí system where representatives were elected by their districts to relay the wishes of their districts. It has mutated to an unrecognizable facsimile of the original intent. Elections, laws, and bills are distorted and dictated in a way not intended. Instead of 52 voting blocs there should be 575 ( one for each Representative). Representative that should be compelled to vote the way their district directed them. Eliminate partisanship by voting as directed or be replaced.
Iím taking my soapbox to the local Tea Party! Join me if only in sperit!