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Old 04-15-2009, 04:15 PM
 
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I was there. Lots of speeches, flag and sign waving and "we're not gonna take it anymore" chants.

I was there because I agreed -- our children and grandchildren will be paying for this debacle.
Cool! I heard about 5K people showed up at the capitol building.

Good for you, Colleen. I forgot you almost have a front row seat there from your work.

This govt.'s wasteful spending has been going on for ages. Even in the 1860's monies that were allocated to Native People's found it's way into the coffers of "friends" of the government agents who were "contractors" with outrageous billing.

I don't see the neccesity for playing the blame game. And there have been plenty of watch groups airing out the overspending of our Government. But the spending never seems to stop. Why?

They need to send those upper echelon CEO's who ran their companies into the ground to the unemployment line without severance pay IMO. Give them each one dollar as a bailout and tell them to not spend it all in one place!

I have some opinions on the banks and the auto companies getting bailed out, but it's all been said before, so I will just say, let them rot in hades the next time they run their companies into the ground.

Other companies will spring up to take their place.

To the Bastille!

 
Old 04-15-2009, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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Anyone participating?

Fresh Tea Daily » Oklahoma
No thanks on the (Tea Party thingies), I see what those little ole ladies wear and those goofy big brimmed red hats, all gussied up and all . you ain't gonna get me at one of those things, I'm a coffee drinker, well maybe a Moolatte' at best .
 
Old 04-15-2009, 04:54 PM
 
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Cool! I heard about 5K people showed up at the capitol building.

Good for you, Colleen. I forgot you almost have a front row seat there from your work.

This govt.'s wasteful spending has been going on for ages. Even in the 1860's monies that were allocated to Native People's found it's way into the coffers of "friends" of the government agents who were "contractors" with outrageous billing.

I don't see the neccesity for playing the blame game. And there have been plenty of watch groups airing out the overspending of our Government. But the spending never seems to stop. Why?

They need to send those upper echelon CEO's who ran their companies into the ground to the unemployment line without severance pay IMO. Give them each one dollar as a bailout and tell them to not spend it all in one place!

I have some opinions on the banks and the auto companies getting bailed out, but it's all been said before, so I will just say, let them rot in hades the next time they run their companies into the ground.

Other companies will spring up to take their place.

To the Bastille!
You gonna bake that cake for them?
 
Old 04-15-2009, 04:57 PM
 
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Now explain to me the reason for the protest.
It's better than a riot???

Last edited by LadyRobyn; 04-15-2009 at 05:39 PM.. Reason: Keeping Kari Happy...
 
Old 04-15-2009, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Duncan, OK
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I guess I've been chastised, haven't I? Sorry to have injected a response to your thread....it won't happen again.
Actually we don't need more than one thread on the subject. Oddly enough with message boards people DO tend to post their opinions...and I see nothing "off topic" about your post at all.

The subject is Tax Day Tea Party.

Carry on...
 
Old 04-15-2009, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Does not taking in any more mean to resolve not going to the polls any more to vote yes to fund the lastest MAPS project in OKC? If people feel they are overtaxed why do the majority keep doing this?
 
Old 04-15-2009, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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Actually we don't need more than one thread on the subject. Oddly enough with message boards people DO tend to post their opinions...and I see nothing "off topic" about your post at all.

The subject is Tax Day Tea Party.

Carry on...
Paaaarrrtay! Weres the party? Is it a black tie affiar?
 
Old 04-15-2009, 07:00 PM
 
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Does not taking in any more mean to resolve not going to the polls any more to vote yes to fund the lastest MAPS project in OKC? If people feel they are overtaxed why do the majority keep doing this?
Regarding the concept of TEA "taxed enough already", exactly how much is "too much"? You can't have city, county, state, or federal services without taxes. So how much is too much tax?

I like what the guy said at OKC, “We must remind them who put them in power in the first place,” he said. “Vote them out of office when they don’t do our bidding.” “Vote them out,” the crowd chanted.http://newsok.com/thousands-rally-at...ad_story_title

I thought Oklahoma was as conservative as they come, so who exactly are "they", that is going to be voted out?
 
Old 04-15-2009, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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They had a tea party here in Duncan today. On I-81 close to Walmart.
 
Old 04-15-2009, 08:09 PM
 
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Tulsa TEA Parties


NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com | Video Page 2009

Tulsa Tea Party Draws Estimated 3,000 - KRMG Local News on krmg.com (http://krmg.com/localnews/2009/04/tulsa-tea-party-draws-estimate.html - broken link)

Tulsans protests taxes with Tea Party | KJRH.com
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