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Originally posted by User8911
Maybe it's just me...but are like stupid greedy blind and un-educated people mostly capitalism oriented and that smart educated free-minded individuals are tending mostly on a more socialism side?
I listen to those people on the videos and they don't want to pay taxes, they prefer that their hard owned money goes directly in companies instead of their own country.
I guess maybe it's because I'm Canadian, maybe because I think being richer then other people is not a worthy lifetime but I like the idea that social services are payed with taxes.
Would you rather lend money to your government if ever you get sick, or an insurance company that will NOT finance anything other then their own greed?
Money is power. The government is the people, if the government is rich, the people are rich. Who needs power when you don't NEED to only think of yourself because everyone helps everyone. This is how people can look towards evolving instead of stepping on other peoples head to survive.
Originally posted by mistermonculous
reply to post by Unknown Soldier
Does that imply that a rally full of tea-baggers will still fail to screw in a light-bulb?
If so, I only sorta chuckled, then felt sad.
Originally posted by Unknown Soldier
How many teabaggers does it take to screw in a light bulb?
I cant find any tea baggers at my local watering hole and pick a fight with yet these stooges seem to show up at these unofficial klan events? Who are these people and where do they come from?edit on 24-4-2011 by Unknown Soldier because: (no reason given)
Jane Mayer, of The New Yorker, in her 10,000 word piece last August, peeled the cover off the onion of the Koch brothers' empire. And she focused not only on their personal wealth and family, but on their political empire building.
It was not, and is not, easy to get the details on the extent of their tentacles. They funnel money through 501c3 tax-exempt foundations, and they give money to other foundations, lobbying organizations, and right wing think tanks. They have PACs; they support candidates. Only a small portion of what they control do they divulge.
But it has now come out how involved they have been in funding Tea Party groups, Americans for Prosperity, FreedomWorks, and Citizens for a Sound Economy ($12 million). [Check out a roundup of political cartoons on the Tea Party.]
We do know, from Mayer’s reporting, that the Koch brothers have personally given over $2 million to candidates over the last 12 years, their PAC has contributed $8 million to candidates, and they have spent $50 million on lobbying. The Charles Koch Foundation has given $48 million, and another foundation they control gave $28 million. David Koch’s foundation gave more than $120 million. According to Mayer, $196 million dollars in total was distributed in the last 10 years to conservative causes and institutions.
Media Matters reported that the Koch family has given more than $12 million to CSE (predecessor of FreedomWorks) between 1985 and 2002. Sarah Scaife Foundation [has] given a total of $2.96 million in funding to FreedomWorks. The Sarah Mellon Scaife Foundation is financed by the Mellon industrial, oil, and banking fortune. The Claude R. Lambe Foundation, also controlled by the Koch family, has donated more than $3 million to Americans for Prosperity.
Fox News Channel took ownership of Tax Day Tea Parties around the nation by promoting them on-screen as "FNC Tax Day Tea Parties"
In July 2010, David Koch told New York magazine: "I've never been to a Tea Party event. No one representing the Tea Party has ever even approached me." But a fascinating new film – (Astro)Turf Wars, by Taki Oldham – tells a fuller story. Oldham infiltrated some of the movement's key organising events, including the 2009 Defending the American Dream summit, convened by a group called Americans for Prosperity (AFP). The film shows David Koch addressing the summit. "Five years ago," he explains, "my brother Charles and I provided the funds to start Americans for Prosperity. It's beyond my wildest dreams how AFP has grown into this enormous organisation."
A convener tells the crowd how AFP mobilised opposition to Barack Obama's healthcare reforms. "We hit the button and we started doing the Twittering and Facebook and the phonecalls and the emails, and you turned up!" Then a series of AFP organisers tell Mr Koch how they have set up dozens of Tea Party events in their home states. He nods and beams from the podium like a chief executive receiving rosy reports from his regional sales directors. Afterwards, the delegates crowd into AFP workshops, where they are told how to run further Tea Party events.[