Originally posted by Kokatsi
So what do Tea Party radicals say to the 16 trillion dollars doled out to private corporations by the government?
from this thread:
And to the largest military spending of the world - maintained principally for defending the interests of foreign corporations abroad?
Or to military aid to useless dictators across the world?
Isn't this where normally you would begin if you want the US gov to serve American citizens? And perhaps not medical care which is served publicly in
every civilized country?
When you say things like "Tea Party radicals", you lose your credibility. It is clear you are only responding to the media's portrayal of the Tea
Party supporters. Have you been to a Tea Party rally? I have been to several with my 2 sons (11 and 13) and my husband. At these rallies, I saw a
lot of older ladies wearing the previously described hats with tea bags stapled to them. I saw men dressed up in Revolutionary War-era costumes.
Signs talked about reigning in spending, and about how we feel overtaxed. Many Fair Tax supporters were there. We sang patriotic songs. You could
tell that everyone there was proud to be an American, and we all love America.
We are your neighbor, your doctor, your child's teacher, your aunt, your grocer...we are mainstream Americans who want common sense solutions to the
financial problems facing America.
We do NOT support 16 trillion dollars being doled out to corporations. DUH! We do NOT support the current military spending, especially since Obama
has INCREASED our troops' involvement in various areas.
We support a return to the ideals of the Constitution. We want a Federal Government that serves the functions outlined in the Constitution. Period.
I am the farthest thing from a radical you will ever meet. I am an elementary teacher in the South. I drive a minivan. I read chick-lit. I am a
wife and a mother. I bake. I've never been involved in anything political prior to the Tea Party rallies. For goodness sake, I'm usually in bed
by 10 pm every night. Don't I sound radical... a radical minivan-driving, bread-baking Tea Party supporter? If you're not careful, I might make
you a loaf of freshly baked bread.