Tax Day Tea Party?

Discussion in 'Politics & Law' started by ysabel, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    I keep seeing references to upcoming tea parties and finally saw a website about the Nationwide Tax Day Tea Party (Tax Day Tea Party):



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    They said it's the new "political movement". Is this basically several protests going on in different parts of the US at the same day? There's also talk about "anti-tea party" plans going on.

    What is your opinion about these tea parties? Are you participating?
     
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  2. ExpectantlyIronic

    ExpectantlyIronic e̳̳̺͕ͬ̓̑̂ͮͦͣ͒͒h̙ͦ̔͂?̅̂ ̾͗̑

    I don't agree with the political views of the protesters, but it's always nice to see folks passionate and out in the streets. The American right of today, reminds me a lot of the American left during the run-up to the Iraq war. I was a bit younger back then, but I know I was out protesting and reading all sorts of anarchist, socialist, and other far-left literature; and was all riled up. As a Democrat, having a Democrat in office doesn't strike me as anything worth being riled up over, but you know.
     
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  3. CaptainObvious

    CaptainObvious Son of Liberty V.I.P.

    Yes it's protests being organized around the country and yes I'll be participating.
     
  4. MenInTights

    MenInTights not a plastic bag

    I may go. If the protest is anti-Obama, I am not interested. But if it is anti-wreckless spending, then I will be there.
     
  5. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    I didn't realize there was a difference. :lol:

    Not sure if I will be at this one. I have been following it though and have my fingers crossed that it will send the right message to Washington.
     
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  6. icegoat63

    icegoat63 Son of Liberty V.I.P. Lifetime

    Theres one in my town. I'm debating on whether I will be participating or not. I need to spend a little more time reading up on what these are for and if they generate money... where that money goes before I support something like this. If its just a mass in numbers kinda thing chances are I'll show.
     
  7. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    My godparents live in the Bay Area and it's them who told me about it over the phone. They said they're going to attend it but I haven't asked for details what it was about. I thought it was a local thing.
     
  8. MenInTights

    MenInTights not a plastic bag

    That's really funny. :lol:
    A better way of saying it would be as long as its not just anti-Obama. I'm not into marching around with signs saying Obama Lied, People Died. Hopefully, it will be a positive message, focused on solutions. I think this will end up being much larger than a lot of people in media think. The locations and numbers from that site are amazing.
     
  9. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    I see what you mean. The key is being respectful about it. I think criticizing the current president is ok, while demonizing him is crossing the line, if that's what you are getting at.

    One thing is for sure though, so far (to me and a lot of people apparently) the Obama presidency has been the embodiment of spending spending spending with no real plan to pay it back. I don't think it's tactless to point out things like that or hold such an opinion.
     
  10. Kazmarov

    Kazmarov For a Free Scotland

    I don't see it as really all that different from the corporate protests we've seen pop up (and of course the annual G8/G20 protests, and WTO protests), and of course the symbolic anti-war protests (die-ins, people dressed up as Gitmo detainees). But hell, if Americans are finally protesting about things less dire and drastic than the Draft, I'm happy for it. There's quite a lot to be displeased about in modern America, and the public shouldn't just be rolling over.
     

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