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Originally posted by Eavel
You are a man or woman based on your actions. I completely agree that people need to get the silver spoon out of their mouth and try to stand on their own accord.
As long as we have this "entitlement movement" we will NEVER move away from social programming and deficit. socialism is and always will fail.
The tea party came under fire instantly as these political monsters we have in office do not even use the law to govern us and manipulate us. They dont even listen to us, democracy was out the window 20 years ago!
The TP is anything but "little" and "scruffy"!
We are at war. A scruffy little grass-roots movement, just wanting smaller government and a return to personal responsibility.
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.
Originally posted by beezzer
A scruffy little grass-roots movement
Originally posted by sheepslayer247
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?
Originally posted by seagull
The "tea party" as a concept is against this sort of thing. ...and that just doesn't sit well with those who would like us all to give up responsibility for our own care, and let the nanny-state take care of us.
The next question is: Will the "tea party" remain this way? Who knows.
The difference between me and somebody unemployed that is living off the state/feds. I will not steal from another person for my benefit. I will not take possession of stolen money just because life has gotten hard for me.