reply to post by DINSTAAR
These are indeed "Patriotic Americans." And yes I think collectively they would like to change the way government operates, decide who it helps, or
does not help, as they have a right to. It is their tax dollars too.
People are frustrated because years ago a middle income family was able to feed and educate their children, take vacations and save for a decent
retirement, all on the income of one family member, the dad.
Now both parents have to work, just to survive on a shoestring. Without an exceptional education for their kids, without a vacation and with the
looming threat of illness over their heads every day. This even with the advent of the "computer age" which was hailed as a blessing that would give
people more leisure time. That didn't work out so well. Instead greedy companies layed everyone off and to increase profits made others work extra
for less without retirement or health insurance.
And now all we can do is reward these companies and try to protect their welfare and ability to hire more people so they can repeat the process. I am
not a fan of big business but I recognize a good one when I see it and reward them with patronage. We do not know who we are supporting and sometimes
it is the "slave masters" running an unethical operation, and ruining lives of their people.
Leisure time is what we have that is running out, that is being taken away from us everyday. The ways and the means to enjoy life.
Who wouldn't be pissed off?
Now one medical bill can send a whole family into bankruptcy. It wasn't always a Frank Capra movie but it wasn't always this hard.
Everybody wants to blame some group, those on the other side of the boarder, a minority, those damned poor...but it is our very division and
disorganization and insistence on warring over small matters of opinion that keeps us running a treadmill.
There are things upon which we all agree. Why not decide on those first? Move them out of the way. My first concern is children and their welfare in
my society, since these are going to be the adults my children have to live and cooperate with...but this is me, and I digress.
Debt to the future generations???? Please. It is paper money. Give them a planet, unadulterated food and clean water, like we all enjoyed for a
time...and they will have a chance.
I think the Tea Partiers have a fear of losing America as they know it.
They see the changing colors and priorities of the people in charge. Health Care. Who can be against health care but they fight it tooth and nail.
Double the money required and call it war funding and nary a bat of an eye.
Tea Partiers are afraid they are losing their majority and grip on "white America." They see and fear our country will never be the same.
And it won't. They will not go into the future willingly.
The simplest way to argue is to blame everything wrong with America on this President. To ratchet up the dissatisfaction meter, and laser point at
Obama. This is far from truthful and will not solve any problems. The real problems like tics only dig in deeper to our pockets, sucking blood. The
industrial military complex, a cabal of bankers, others hidden but corrupt and corruptible..
This is collectively a group of people who are afraid their vices will no longer be freedoms they enjoy liberally. Gun rights, pork rinds and salt are
already threatened....even Happy Meals. A hefty tax on sin products like booze and cigarettes, soda and junk food. When these are your staples - of
course when you see government making decisions, encroaching upon those areas you will get bristled, angry, defensive and even ugly at times.
This is natural. You are de-toxing.
On a side note...
I did not see one "Bring Our Troops Home" sign at any of the Tea Party rally's I attended in south Florida.
[edit on 30-7-2010 by rusethorcain]