SkepticOverlord, I really like this comment.
Republicans will fuel the flames via extremist ultra-conservatism (that is their role in this grand game, supply the anger), Democrats will
shudder and cry about how terrible it is (that is their role, supply the sniveling spineless)
Except I would change it slightly.
Republicans supply the anger, Democrats supply the guilt.
I think I will add it to my signature.
I think the dissatisfaction with the two party political system is growing. Neither side cares about the U.S. public.
That being said, I could never get behind the tea party movement. It is a complete repub party tool from the beginning, and claims otherwise are hard
to buy. Now that the democrats are in charge they want to ramp up the anti-government rhetoric, after the republicans had their chance and completely
screwed up this country. There is nothing moderate or middle ground in this movement whatsoever. If they were also protesting against the corrupt
business practices of the banking and Finance industries, the idea the they are not completely right wing extremist might be able to stick, but I
don't hear that.
As close as the TPM gets to the middle is their dislike of the Fed Res, but then they refuse to acknowledge that the FR is a private corporation, and
that the crimes of the Fed Res are crimes of the corporation, not the government.
There are plenty of us moderates on the left who feel completely disenfranchised with the democratic party who recognize the problems with government,
but also see the problems created by corporations.
I am all for joining up with people who see that major changes need to be made, but I am never going to support people who refuse to recognize the
need to reform the corporate entities as well as government.
As far as I am concerned, federal tax rates are small problems.
If you really want to shrink government, get behind the legalization of cannabis movement.
The war on drugs has been the number 1 tool used by government to strip people of their rights, to take away their freedom and their property. There
are the extraordinary costs of fighting the war on drugs, huge amount of black ops money hiding the real cost of the fight in the war on drugs, then
there is the incarceration side. We need to legalize it and tax it, it is win win economically, politically, and for liberty, a triple win.
Hopefully this will be the year we legalize Cannabis in the California. There is a very good chance we will soon see a rise in a very healthy hemp
industry producing clothe, paper, and bio-diesel. These are the rallies I want to attend.
Get behind the anti-immigration movement. Hey, immigration to this country is a good thing, but all things in moderation. Not everyone on the planet
can live in the U.S.. Immigration drives down wages and salaries, and drives up the cost of housing. This is a far bigger problem than our tax
rates. Immigration rates need to be brought back under control.
The whole tea party movement is nothing but a huge illusion to distract people from the real problems.
edit to change U.S. to California on current legalization initiative.
[edit on 3-4-2010 by poet1b]