The Tea Party isn't against taxation at all that I can tell.
What they seem to be most against is sharing
Everything, every single thing they are trying to cut has to do with that. SSI, Social Security, Medicare, Pell grants, etc., all stuff that effects
the bottom half of society, in the ranks.
Where are the Tea Party calls to downsize the military, eliminate the TSA, Homeland Security, and end the wars on Terrror and Drugs? Where are the
calls to downsize the prisons and stop holding at huge expense the world's largest prison population? Where are the calls to end corporate subsidies
and tax loopholes? Where are the calls for corporate responsibility?
Where is the demand for jobs for Americans, to put America to work and earn
our way out of debt?
If they are for responsibility, where is the reform bill for the financial sector that created this mess in the first place? If they are really
against the Federal Reserve, then why aren't they holding out for changes to that?
The Tea Party is a fraud, filled with traitors at the top, and really
ignorant (smart, maybe, but abysmally ignorant of everything but money),
casually callous people who desperately want change, but haven't thought through, aren't willing to think through, the consequences of various
Most of the thinking displayed by those describing themselves as Tea Party on this forum in various threads have shown themselves to lack (by my
standards) any depth of knowledge of real history (the kind from multiple sources backed by artifacts, geology, geography, memoirs, etc), economics
(again the real stuff, not Ayn Rand/Laffer Curve/Wall Street fantasies, the stuff derived from the study of multiple cultures on multiple continents
in multiple eras, and actually successfully operating in multiple genuine economies unsupported and unfavored by the local powers), sociology,
anthropology, the dynamics of education, or pretty much anything that demands actual rigor and focus of dispassionate thought that accepts the
implications of what the assembled facts lay out.
They can tell you an awful lot about money, though: how to get it, protect it, and keep it where you want it, because that's what they really,
care about. Couldn't, wouldn't give two figs for the country
, though: too damn many drooling liberal, commie, socialist
freeloaders in it for their tastes.
At least that's what it looks like to me, based on what I've read here that they've posted in various threas.
Btw the way, I'm moving and have been forced to cull my library (books go into my library after
I've read them and decided they were worth
keeping). The culls number over three hundred, leaving me a mere 1500 or so I can't bear to part with for a variety of reasons.
I want to stress that I've actually read all those books and can quote from Zulu history and discuss their brand of economics as easily as ours, as
well as explain why certain Philippino headhunters never kept the heads, and show you how the equations the surfer physics dude came up with for the
newest theory of everything resemble a Rubic's cube. I have a really cool book that has maps showing the positions of the guerrilla gunboats that
screwed up the British plans at the Battle of New Orleans: very compelling tales in it. I'm NOT trying to brag here. These are just part of my normal.
I've read a huge amount more than most people do over a far broader range of subjects. I've spent months in excellent libraries studying books no one
opened in decades, painfully translating old usages into comprehension, just because I wanted to know something for sure.
What the Tea Party is doing, from my perspective, is dangerously deadly to the good of the nation. They mean well, but are in the end too ignorant and
too emotionally involved in money for what they are attempting to do. It will not end well unless they wake up to broader realities and learn how to
be responsible citizens
of a wildly and happily diverse nation
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