Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Happy Tax Day, Lefties!

"Teabagging" Enters the PG-13 Mainstream American Lexicon on a Wacky Day.

With over 750 teabagging rallies happening today, I couldn't help but wonder how many people realize the original purpose of the Boston Tea Party.

Paul Begala, who calls tax day "Patriots Day" had this to say:
"So why are a bunch of Fox News clowns and right-wing cranks hosting "tea parties" all over the country? The Boston Tea Party, in case the clods at Fox didn't know it, protested "taxation without representation." Note the second word: without. The goofballs tossing tea bags today have representation. They voted in the election; they lost."
In some sense, if Conservatives keep this up, they'll make themselves look so bad that they really won't have representation (outside of the South, of course). The idea of a permanent Democratic majority has been tossed around before (not that I agree completely with the prognosis).

Let's take Richard Burr, Republican Senator from North Carolina, a man with an approval rating in the 30s. This is what he said to his wife:

“On Friday night, I called my wife and I said, ‘Brooke, I am not coming home this weekend. I will call you on Monday. Tonight, I want you to go to the ATM machine, and I want you to draw out everything it will let you take."

Foolish GOP Senator: "Let's have a run on the banks. Last one there is a rotten egg!"
see (Great Depression)

Oh, no, but the fun goes on...

Tea-baggers were dispersed and their rally shut down outside the White House because some fool tossed a package over the fence and into the WH lawn. Wow! I wonder if that bonehead move was worth it?

On the response side, WH Press Secretary Robert Gibbs laid the smack down, stating that the Obama Administration passed the biggest tax cut in history.
"You can speak to the organizers on whether they are contrived," said Gibbs. "I think the statistics I read are pretty clear. If you are one of the 95 percent of working families that earn, I think, less than $200,000 a year, you receive a tax cut. That's not contrived. Those are the facts... Maybe [the protesters] fall outside the window of making a quarter of a million dollars a year."
A tax cut. Passed with representation. What more do people want?

HUGE PROBLEM! None of this matters if the US is losing $100 Billion a year from offshore tax loopholes. Check out this table, showing how much your state is getting the shaft because of greedy Cayman Island scams:

If you'd like to learn more about tax loopholes and the general corruption of the system, I highly recommend Perfectly Legal by David Cay Johnston. I read it last summer and it opened my eyes to all kinds of flaws in our tax system. LEFTY'S RECOMMENDATION**


I was thinking about the teabaggers and the headlines they have dominated in today's papers, and it made me think about how lucky we are to be Americans. Halfway around the world, in a country (Afghanistan) that the United States has invaded, women are marching in the streets to protest a controversial law that some say would allow marital rape. They are marching so that their husbands cannot freely teabag them without proper consent.

Where our "goofball" television personalities fuel the fire, encouraging teabagging and what not, let us remember that we are privileged to be here, to have the liberties that others have provided for us, and to live in a society where teabagging means something more than a demeaning chauvanist sex act.

Let us recognize these women:


ShamRockNRoll said...

Great post. It really is helpful to step back and realize how much we have to be thankful for, even while some bozos are out there boo-hooing and talking secession because democracy told them to ride the pine for a few years.

Andrea Watts said...

YES! YES! YES! (cries from the feminazi) Great post Henry

Debra M said...

Another YES from me :) Thank you for recognizing our sisters in Afghanistan.

Kate D. said...

awesome henry, great post : )