posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 10:23 AM
We are at war. A scruffy little grass-roots movement, just wanting smaller government and a return to personal responsibility.
The TP is anything but "little" and "scruffy"!
They are a large group of fed-up Republicans that began a small movement to break away from the Republican party and express their disdain for both
sides. Now the TP is just code word for pissed-off Republican. They are no longer a seperate movement from the Republican party. Once the Right Wing
saw how powerful the TP could be, they swooped in and folded them right back into the party. So I disagree with that notion alltogether!
An analogy I like to use is this; imagine a person with a broken leg. The Tea Party would like to see the person go to physical therapy, use crutches,
a cane, then walk on their own. It'd be painful. But the patient would learn to walk again, and become self-reliant. The progressives want to give the
person a wheelchair (bought by someone else). They don't want the person to go through the painful process of rehabilitation. They want that person to
stay in the wheelchair until the legs have atrophied to a point where they CAN'T leave the wheelchair. They want that person to be dependent. They
want that person to NEED them.
Ok, fair enough. I think the analogy is too simplistic, but it conveys your point. Let me just ask why doesn't the TP apply that sort of "pull up your
bootstraps" mentality with the corporations? Why did we allow them to be bailed out?
Why don't the TP allow the tax code to take the burden off the middle class and fairly tax the wealthy whom reap the benefits of a tax code that
allows them to bypass much of their tax liability?
Pretty simple answer really.....because the TP and the Republicans need them! Big business and the ultra-wealthy are the true masters of the
Republican party, and now the TP.
They will fight for every tax burden to be placed on the middle class, for every business to be allowed free-reign without regulation and for all
campaign finance laws to be tossed to the side.
WHY? Because they are dependant on them and without them...their existance cannot be justified!
Edit to add: You guys need to wake up! The Lefties are a bunch of pansies, I agree. But the Republicans have become the 2nd incarnation of the Nazi
Regime! Propaganda at it's finest!
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