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Old 12-14-2010, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Yakima WA
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One of the things I am seeing a lot of from liberals who are against the tax deal is "where are the teabaggers, they don't care about the deficit afterall". Yet if you look at the Rep Senators who voted against the tax deal, they are the most tea party oriented such as Jim DeMint. You will see the same in the House. Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann for example will vote against it.

Here's the irony. Liberals hate the Tea Party. They consider establishment Republicans to be less of a threat, Yet on this tax deal liberals and the Tea party are on the same team (libs because of "tax cuts for the rich" and tea party because of deficit and pork spending). It's the establishment Reps along with more moderate Dems who are voting Yes on the tax deal. They are the ones who don't care about the deficit, not the TEA party.
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I wonder how many Tea Party members are working for or retitred from companies with government contracts. Talk about biting the hand that feed you.
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth Texas
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I wonder how many Tea Party members are working for or retitred from companies with government contracts. Talk about biting the hand that feed you.
So those that do are willing to bite the hand that feeds them for the good of the country. Wow such bad people
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Old 12-14-2010, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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As for the "tax cuts" - keeping in place the tax rates that have been in effect for a decade is not a tax cut. It is disallowing a tax hike. It "costs" the government nothing.

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Old 12-14-2010, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Austin
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One of the things I am seeing a lot of from liberals who are against the tax deal is "where are the teabaggers, they don't care about the deficit afterall". Yet if you look at the Rep Senators who voted against the tax deal, they are the most tea party oriented such as Jim DeMint. You will see the same in the House. Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann for example will vote against it.

Here's the irony. Liberals hate the Tea Party. They consider establishment Republicans to be less of a threat, Yet on this tax deal liberals and the Tea party are on the same team (libs because of "tax cuts for the rich" and tea party because of deficit and pork spending). It's the establishment Reps along with more moderate Dems who are voting Yes on the tax deal. They are the ones who don't care about the deficit, not the TEA party.

I suspect the Tea Party opposes this bill because a lot of spending is buried in it. It's not just an extension of our current tax structure.

And most Tea Party folks that I know are more angry at our bloated government spending than the deficit.
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Old 12-14-2010, 10:31 AM
 
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One of the things I am seeing a lot of from liberals who are against the tax deal is "where are the teabaggers, they don't care about the deficit afterall". Yet if you look at the Rep Senators who voted against the tax deal, they are the most tea party oriented such as Jim DeMint. You will see the same in the House. Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann for example will vote against it.

Here's the irony. Liberals hate the Tea Party. They consider establishment Republicans to be less of a threat, Yet on this tax deal liberals and the Tea party are on the same team (libs because of "tax cuts for the rich" and tea party because of deficit and pork spending). It's the establishment Reps along with more moderate Dems who are voting Yes on the tax deal. They are the ones who don't care about the deficit, not the TEA party.
Do you know why DeMint and Bachmann voted against it? Here's the truth of it...

Here's what the choice comes down to: People like Rep. Bachmann do not care about deficits when it comes to shoveling nearly $67 billion over the next two years to those with the top incomes. But to keep $293 a week available to unemployed people who run out of state benefits-suddenly the spending becomes a problem. Enough of a problem that Rep. Bachman would vote against the tax cuts if unemployment insurance were added to the package.

Deborah Weinstein: Michele Bachmann's Very Bad Choice: Extending Tax Cuts for the Rich While Ending Unemployment Insurance for the Jobless

Bachmann still wants her welfare farm subsidies for a non-working farm, but she does not want out of work middle class families that are struggling, to have an extension of benefits. She's a real sweety pie.

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Old 12-14-2010, 02:18 PM
 
Location: US, California - federalist
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I suspect the Tea Party opposes this bill because a lot of spending is buried in it. It's not just an extension of our current tax structure.

And most Tea Party folks that I know are more angry at our bloated government spending than the deficit.
What bloat are you referring to?
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Old 12-14-2010, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I have never thought about how many black guys the government employs but obviously you have,so go ahead tell me about your to many black guys with government jobs theory.

I have no theory on that at all. I'm just trying to figure out why you think the Tea Party is about race at all. Any objective analysis would show that they are mostly concerned about the growth of our huge government and they don't care what color "the man" is.
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Old 12-14-2010, 02:35 PM
 
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I don't understand how the heck people can be for "something" that will be this country further in debt....People just want to see "green" in their hands and could care less that we are borrowing from other countries to pay for this stuff...how pathetic is that?
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Old 12-14-2010, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Austin
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What bloat are you referring to?

Well considering that government spending has gone from 7% of GDP in 1902 to 45% of GDP in 2010 I would conclude that we are surrounded by a bloated government.
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