Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by LooksLikeWeMadeIt
Ahhh, there's the race card. And spending other peoples money for that finest care?
And there is the true attitude of the tea party.
From the OP:
Originally posted by beezzer
We are at war. A scruffy little grass-roots movement, just wanting smaller government and a return to personal responsibility.
We don't want big government. We don't need program after program after program. Personal responsibility. To yourself, to your family.
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.
Just who would pay for that physical therapy? Who would pay for those crutches? Who would pay for that cane?
From your own words, "And spending other peoples money for that finest care?"
The attitude, from my experience with other tea partiers:
'Why should we pay for your broken leg? Why should we pay for your physical therapy? Why should we pay for your crutches? Why should we pay for
your cane? You should have planned ahead for the future. You need to accept personal responsibility. You should have been more careful. You
shouldn't be spending other people's money for your care. Can't afford your broken leg? Tough it up. Live within your means. You do not have a
right to health care. You do not have the right to have my money pay for your broken leg.'
And that is the true attitude of the tea partier. If you are sick and cannot afford healthcare, too bad! You go without!
When I used to hang around tea partiers, they liked and respected me at first. Then, they found out that I used to receive welfare. At the time of
this discovery, I had a job and was no longer on welfare. They bashed and ridiculed me. They previously knew about my hysterectomy, but then they
were bashing me because their tax dollars paid for it. After I lost my job, there was no sympathy. There was no compassion. It was just proof of my
'laziness'. They continued to bash me with Bible scriptures. I went from caring about Christians and believing that I was a Christian to knowing
just how much I will never fit in with Christianity. Now I want to round up all the Bibles in the world and set them ablaze. Christianity has no
compassion. Mercy was a lie. No Christian has ever showed me mercy. Christians get to lie about you to your face because they are covered under His
grace. They get to lie and say you are lazy when you are not. I am disabled, but I worked harder at every job that I had than most others I worked
The only difference in their treatment towards me was their attitude towards lower economic status. I was the same person before and after their
"discovery" of my poverty.
The only job offer I've ever turned down was prostitution. I actually had tea partiers bash me for that saying 'well at least you wouldn't be
stealing my money.' This was from a supposed Christian. But at the same time, they insist that I am unwilling to work. If you don't turn down any
job offer, and stay until the job ends (usually temp jobs instead of regular job), then how can someone truthfully say you are unwilling to work? But
to the tea partiers, all of these millions of unemployed are lazy, worthless eaters. I have seen the tea partiers refer to the homeless as "feral
people" multiple times.
There are not enough lawns to mow to enable millions of unemployed Americans to pay rent, mortgage, etc. Maybe a few would pull it off, but there is
only so much demand. There are simply not enough jobs for everyone in this country.
They constantly quote scripture against the poor, saying things like "if you will not work then you shall not eat." Okay, so if society enforces
this scripture against the current millions of forced unemployed Americans then this would effectively starve to death millions of people.
They say it should be the job of the churches to feed the poor. Well, since they already judged them as unwilling to work, wouldn't they thus be
asking the churches to go against scripture by feeding them if you apply the scripture they quote? Which is it? Can these unemployed 'bums' eat or
not? You cannot have it both ways.
I have gone over the years from being a passionate Republican to being nothing. When I first heard of the tea party movement, I jumped right on.
From the moment I became their focus for hate because of my lack of greenbacks, I fought/lost a winless battle to show them I was a decent, caring
person. I'm not a democrat, so the last thing there could be in a two-party system for me was nothing.