If you go by what some are saying, tea party participants are insane peasants manipulated by Pajamas Media (?!) and Fox News who are upset that the “marginal tax rate will be rising 3% for millionaires”, and most likely are pervs because “it’s hard to talk when you’re teabagging.”
(For those of you, like myself, who didn’t know what “teabagging” means, here’s the NOT SUITABLE FOR WORK Urban Dictionary definition.)
You can believe that.
Or you can believe that the reason for the Tea Parties is
We must protest against the taxes and the spending while recognizing that we must also resist the growing control over our lives. We used to fight terrorists, now we fight our own corporations. The President of the United States is firing executives. The Treasury secretary is setting peoples salaries. Obama is also determining product lines, not based on the market place but on the whims of politics. The President of the United States is looking to artificially raise the cost of energy with cap and trade, while ignoring our own resources.
And also this:
At some point, we have to start paying these bills, and when we do, it will hammer the middle class.
That’s what drives the Tea Parties — not taxes today, but all of the spending that will eventually require crushing taxes to resolve. The Obama administration plans a spending spree unlike anything outside of world wars in our history, and wants to sell a fantasy that only the rich have to pay for it. It’s ridiculous on its face. The amounts are staggeringly high, and even 100% confiscation wouldn’t begin to cover it.
Believe what you want.