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Old 04-14-2010, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Aloha, Oregon
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Default Why do they call themselves the 'Tea Party' when there is no relation to the Boston Tea Party of 1773?

So they dumped tea into Boston Harbor. How does this relate to the "Tea Party" movement of today?

Inquiring minds want to know.
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Old 04-14-2010, 02:06 PM
 
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Taxed
Enough
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Old 04-14-2010, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Aloha, Oregon
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Taxed
Enough
Already
So the the 'Tea Party' of today, has no relationship to the original Boston Tea Party?
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Old 04-14-2010, 02:26 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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So the the 'Tea Party' of today, has no relationship to the original Boston Tea Party?
You already figured that out? With only one post (and gawd knows how many previous articles, news shows, etc. showing you) to spoon feed it to you?

Bravo.

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Old 04-14-2010, 02:26 PM
 
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Taxed
Enough
Already

thing is, though, any idiot with a microphone can talk about lowering taxes.

the real issues are what services to cut.

one of my biggest taxes is Medicare. Yet I see tea partiers with signs saying, "Don't cut Medicare." I find it puzzling.
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Old 04-14-2010, 02:28 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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BTW, both the modern TEA party and the colonial Tea Party, protested overbearing, oppressive governments.

I know, I know, leftists don't consider today's government "oppressive". But then, they don't even see it as leftist, either.
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Old 04-14-2010, 02:28 PM
 
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thing is, though, any idiot with a microphone can talk about lowering taxes.

the real issues are what services to cut.

one of my biggest taxes is Medicare. Yet I see tea partiers with signs saying, "Don't cut Medicare." I find it puzzling.

You will need the Medicare you pay into some day if you live that long.
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Old 04-14-2010, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Columbus
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thing is, though, any idiot with a microphone can talk about lowering taxes.

the real issues are what services to cut.

one of my biggest taxes is Medicare. Yet I see tea partiers with signs saying, "Don't cut Medicare." I find it puzzling.
Taxed Enough Already.

That means they want no new taxes and no new government spending.
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Old 04-14-2010, 02:30 PM
 
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BTW, both the modern TEA party and the colonial Tea Party, protested overbearing, oppressive governments.

I know, I know, leftists don't consider today's government "oppressive". But then, they don't even see it as leftist, either.
The colonists didn't have a vote. We do. Big dif.
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Old 04-14-2010, 02:30 PM
 
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BTW, both the modern TEA party and the colonial Tea Party, protested overbearing, oppressive governments.

I know, I know, leftists don't consider today's government "oppressive". But then, they don't even see it as leftist, either.

That's because most of the leftist are on social services and looking for handouts or are still living with mommie and daddy. What they find oppressive is personal responsibilty and self support.

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