posted on Aug, 1 2010 @ 04:24 PM
· Tea Party Myth #1: Healthcare Reform includes Death Panels that will Kill Your Grandmother
Yep, that’s false. The Healthcare Reform Law is not about healthcare at all. It is about health insurance. The law does not require anyone to
provide health care to anyone, it just requires you to have insurance from six months after you are born until the day you die. Further, it does not
require insurance companies to insure you, per se. They can elect to pay a penalty of $100 per day per person for refusing to insure you. So if an
insurance company decides that it is more economical to let you die than pay for your medical care, they have that option. Hence, the reasoning
behind the “death panels” myth.
· Tea Party Myth #2: President Obama is to Blame for our National Debt
Again, patently false. I don’t know why any educated, reasonable person would believe that. The Federal Reserve Bank is responsible for our
· Tea Party Myth #3: The Government Ruins Health Care
Yeah, not really accurate. The government has very little to do with actual health care, they are primarily lawyers taking bribes. The sad state of
the US healthcare system can be traced to the pharmaceutical and insurance industries.
· Tea Party Myth #4: President Obama is not an American Citizen
The media has already labeled people who believe this as “birthers”. See Myth #7.
· Tea Party Myth #5: President Obama Has Raised Taxes.
Of course, that’s incorrect. Congress raises taxes, not the President. To quote the original article, “No one has had a tax increase yet, …”
But as long as we continue to spend $2 billion a week on wars in the Middle East, tax increases are inevitable.
· Tea Party Myth #6: President Obama is a Muslim
Probably false, but for me, it’s more along the lines of “who cares?” I’m an atheist, but I do remember a few Bible verses, like “By their
deeds shall ye know them.” Now, I don’t know which religion says kidnapping, torture, and assassinations are OK; but I don’t think it’s
either Christian or Muslim. So, by his deeds, Obama is not a Muslim.
· Tea Party Myth #6 – The Economic Stimulus Had No Effect
Definitely not true. The Economic Stimulus has insured that, even if the federal government never spent another dime of taxpayer money, every
American citizen alive today would be a debt slave to the Federal Reserve Bank until the day they die.
I don’t know why the original article listed two #6’s, but I’d like to add a #7.
· Tea Party Myth #7 – These are Tea Party Myths
Since it’s inception, Republicans and Democrats have been trying desperately to counter the popularity of the Tea Party without addressing the
issues they raise. The Republicans, being currently out of “power” are attempting to infiltrate and hijack the movement to their advantage. The
Democrats, being in “power” are attempting to denigrate and marginalize them. Neither side, nor the media, has sought to address the issues that
truly bring the Tea Party people together. Have you ever seen a CNN story on the Tea Party where the word “racist” wasn’t brought up? It’s a
lot easier to just say, “well, they’re all racist or something ...” than it is to argue in favor of more government control, less liberty for
citizens, and more debt slavery to the Federal Reserve Bank.
To call these “Tea Party Myths” is disingenuous, at best. Sure, some people believe these myths. And sure, some people who believe these myths
support the Tea Party. But to say these are Tea Party Myths is like saying the Democratic Party supports government subsidies to hookers and pimps
just because ACORN does.
[edit on 1-8-2010 by VictorVonDoom]