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Anti-tax movement holds 'Tea Party' to protest Obama policies

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posted on Feb, 28 2009 @ 10:35 AM
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Anti-tax movement holds 'Tea Party' to protest Obama policies


rawstory.com

The protest was inspired by a rant against Obama's housing bailout plan delivered last week from the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade by CNBC's Rick Santelli, who denounced struggling homeowners as "losers." Planning moved ahead quickly, thanks to the use of YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, and especially Twitter.

The protesters identify themselves with the revolutionaries who dumped tea in Boston Harbor in 1773. Some wore 18th century garb to the protests, while others were described as wearing tea bags. Organizers have sworn to deposit tens of thousands of teabags on the floor of the US Congress.

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posted on Feb, 28 2009 @ 10:35 AM
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NOW we're talking people!!!

THIS is what needs to be done on a MASS BASIS to stop this endless thievery and misallocation of our tax-dollars!

These people, although small in numbers, are setting the tone and perhaps lighting the spark of what needs to be done to stop this perpetual raping and pillaging of the middle and lower classes!

Get your tea-bags out! haha

rawstory.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Feb, 28 2009 @ 10:39 AM
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S&F

Great thread, great ideas. This will probably get swept under the rug, but I commend the organizers and participants for trying to make a point.



posted on Feb, 28 2009 @ 10:43 AM
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You might want to check out THIS thread, too. It provides photos and links to various protests across the nation.

It's a start. Someone took the first step. I was practically clapping in my chair when that was brought to my attention and I was looking for future events in my area last night.



posted on Feb, 28 2009 @ 11:35 AM
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From all information I see, we need to repeal the current 13th Amendment, fix and re-instate the original, discard the 14th as it was never ratified and is unconstitutional.
Go over every single one amended after those, to merit their legality based on the original 13th...

Between the "new" 13th and 14th we got royally screwed...

Capitol protest assails Obama, big spending
www.lansingstatejournal.com...

A spirited crowd of unhappy Michiganders gathered at noon Friday outside the state Capitol to express their displeasure with President Barack Obama, the federal stimulus package, federal bailouts and assorted other grievances as part of a national Tea Party Protest.



posted on Feb, 28 2009 @ 11:43 AM
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That's what I'm looking for. This is what I've been hoping for. Stand up America! Do what Americans do best and revolt against a tyranny of incompetence.



posted on Feb, 28 2009 @ 12:00 PM
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I like this movement very much. It's not protest against a person but against an approach, a philosophy of governing that was probably fine for discussion around the coffee table but now that it has become action, it has turned into a declared war between congress and the people of this country who provide the money being spent (or really borrowed). The problem is, the MSM won't cover it until it keeps happening enough that people see it for themselves in their own city.



posted on Feb, 28 2009 @ 12:04 PM
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I was following along on the protest talk with twitter.( on TCOT ) They are planning on having more of them in the near future. This was supposedly a test run for several of the locations. The thing that amazed alot of them was that the MSM wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole. Most of the gatherings had a few hundred people and the reports said a few dozen if it was covered at all.
Michele Malkin from Fox was there at one of the larger ones and she set up a site where you can go and see pictures and commentary from all of them that happened across the USA. I believe that you can get the addy for it through google or the TCOT people who where on twitter to see the pictures. There is also a photobucket account with up to like 51 pages of pictures that TCOT people sent in.
s596.photobucket.com...

A lot of the people who where following along on twitter where also at work or unable to make it because it was set on a Friday. That lead alot of them to plan on having a few today and plans for future ones. Above all everyone was happy that they where able to have the gatherings without any problems. Most of the gatherings had speakers and guests that showed up once they realized it was a go. It all went very peacefully and none reported any problems other than a few trollers on the twitter site.



posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 06:03 PM
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Originally posted by xoxo stacie
The thing that amazed alot of them was that the MSM wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole.


Most likely because many of them were in the bag for Comrade Obama and now have to deal with a growing disenchantment of the populus regarding the 'stimulus' plan and other agendas being proposed or discussed.

[edit on 1-3-2009 by AugustusMasonicus]



posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 06:17 PM
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Hmm, seems this story is growing legs, with some "allegations" of vested interests?


Bloggers charge 'Tea Party' anti-stimulus protests are corporate front

"What hasn’t been reported until now is evidence linking Santelli’s 'tea party' rant with some very familiar names in the Republican rightwing machine," they write, "from PR operatives who specialize in imitation-grassroots PR campaigns (called 'astroturfing') to bigwig politicians and notorious billionaire funders. As veteran Russia reporters, both of us spent years watching the Kremlin use fake grassroots movements to influence and control the political landscape. To us, the uncanny speed and direction the movement took and the players involved in promoting it had a strangely forced quality to it. If it seemed scripted, that's because it was."


Full Story:

rawstory.com...



posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 07:24 PM
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I don't know if I buy this one DD. I don't think Santelli and the entire CME are in it...He was very much against the bailouts and no one said a word about it. But this time it was different because no body wants to live in a socialist nation destroyed by financial irresponsibility and government inefficiency. He knows the market very well and like many of us sees the path its headed on.



posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 07:35 PM
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Yeah, personally, I think that tax-protests are an INEVITABILITY with the way things are being shoved down the populace's throat. They keep raping us, and then saddling us with more debt, then do it all over again, and people are having their backs pushed up against the wall here...



posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 08:03 PM
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Are people missing the part where the guy called struggling home owners "losers"? Or am I just confused?



posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 09:33 PM
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A lot of these people took out loans they KNEW they couldn't afford. These people are losers. I'm tired of the coddling we do in this country of people who do stupid things, or fail by any standards. And the companies who made these loans are losers and they should be treated as such. Allowed to fail, to learn from their mistakes and to rebuild anew. That's personal responsibility. We're creating a society where we have to use the majority of our wealth to prop up the minority. Sometimes it's the rich some times it's the poor, neither is ok.



posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 09:54 PM
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Originally posted by DimensionalDetective


NOW we're talking people!!!

THIS is what needs to be done on a MASS BASIS to stop this endless thievery and misallocation of our tax-dollars!


Actually, DD, It really doesn't do their cause any benefit given the organizers of this have no sense of history.

The Boston Tea Party was not because they were being taxed. It was because they were being taxed on all goods which came into and out of their port, but had no say in anything. You know... Taxation without Representation.


It's all a non-original and vain attempt at seeming relevant.



posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 10:04 PM
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Yeah, and a lot of them didn't. A lot of them are just struggling because they lost their job, and their house that was worth $300,000 is now worth $200,000, so now they have no equity, and are insolvent.

Meanwhile, the elite who are now griping and calling for a new tea party are the ones who intentionally gave them those loans. These people are loving this recession, don't be fooled. They take all that extra cash they have, buy up everything they can, and then reap the benefits when it's over.

What are you, the bizzaro Robin Hood?

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What he said. I don't think they were doing it because poor people were "losers" either.

[edit on 3/1/2009 by Irish M1ck]



posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 10:01 AM
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This is encouraging, in this time of out of control governmental tyranny. I really think the only way to get our country back is to completely stop paying taxes until the government completely ceases to function, so that we can re-boot and start over with a clean slate.

I hope we can make the transition from Fascism to Freedom in a civil, peaceful manner. There is really no need for violence, and we really are looking at a brighter freedom filled existence sans taxes.




posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 12:01 PM
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Originally posted by Irish M1ck
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Yeah, and a lot of them didn't. A lot of them are just struggling because they lost their job, and their house that was worth $300,000 is now worth $200,000, so now they have no equity, and are insolvent.

Meanwhile, the elite who are now griping and calling for a new tea party are the ones who intentionally gave them those loans. These people are loving this recession, don't be fooled. They take all that extra cash they have, buy up everything they can, and then reap the benefits when it's over.

What are you, the bizzaro Robin Hood?

[edit on 3/1/2009 by Irish M1ck]


Yes but now the people who are paying their mortgages and did not do something stupid like refi for a new back yard pool they couldn't afford have to pay for the ones who did this very thing.

Robin Hood took from the rich and gave to the poor. That is what you call class warfare and it is not ok. Just like it isn't ok to take from the poor and give to the rich. It is not money they earned, and it is stolen to boot. So where is the morality in this?



posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 03:13 PM
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Yes, there were many who refinanced to get a new pool, but it wasn't always their fault. Many banks will take house appraisals and send out offers for refinancing. They'll say, "Hey, when you bought the house you only took out a loan for $300,000, but now the house is worth $350,000, so you can finance another $50,000 with no loss".

So, yes, many people, without thinking, took the bank up on their offer. Then, once the housing market got so flooded that the market values began dropping, people were becoming insolvent due to refinancing. Blame whoever you want, there were poor people who were taking advantage of the system, yes. There were rich people who made out like bandits, of course.

That's not the issue. The issue is that these people calling for a new "tea party" aren't patriots, and they aren't Robin Hoods. Quite the opposite. And raising taxes isn't stealing (otherwise, Republicans have been stealing from the poor for ages).



posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 03:19 PM
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Taxes are theft. What do we get in return exactly? The financing of failed policies and lies? Taxes are never cut, NEVER they are only moved around. You seem to think that I'm a partisan of some sort, I assure you I'm not. And I most certainly do list the banks and those who knowingly profited from fraud as culprits that I would love to see strung up. Many people in this list of 9 or ten million, lied about their income, took out loans at different banks, and bought things that could not be realistically financed. The banks turned a blind eye because all they had to do was sell the debt. That is fraud right there on both sides and precisely what I have been talking about.

I don't care about parties or political ideology, I care about the facts. There is rampant fraud in the system and the Government is playing ball. It is patriotic to protest government sponsored fraud. And the political parties in power need to be put on notice. They are killing America.

[edit on 2-3-2009 by projectvxn]



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