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|WHY TEA PARTY?
“It was all the way back in 1773 when American colonists held the Boston Tea Party. They pitched crates of tea into the harbor to protest British taxation. Now citizens angry over the stimulus bill are paying homage to the event to make a point by hosting tea parties in cities country-wide.”
“1773 TEA ACT: By reducing the tax on imported British tea, this act gave British merchants an unfair advantage in selling their tea in America. American colonists condemned the act, and many planned to boycott tea.
1773 BOSTON TEA PARTY: When British tea ships arrived in Boston harbor, many citizens wanted the tea sent back to England without the payment of any taxes. The royal governor insisted on payment of all taxes. On December 16, a group of men disguised as Indians boarded the ships and dumped all the tea in the harbor. As news of the “tea party” spread, similar acts of resistance occurred in other ports.”
Library of Congress, more
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|WHAT AMERICANS WANT?
Hat tip: Tampa Tea Party
|WILL YOU KEEP AMERICA FREE?
link: Thomas Paine in 2009
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link: Tea Party Google Map, FreedomWorks.org.
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|TEA PARTY – SAN ANTONIO, TX
link: They think you are stupid,
San Antonio Tea Party, READ THE RULES!!!
|TEA PARTY – MIAMI, FL
links: South Florida Tea Party,
DC Works For Us, on Facebook
link: The 912 Project
link: Hannity blog, more
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links: PJTV, on Facebook
CITIZEN REPORTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS
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FACTS & NEWS & TIPS
|FACTS: WHAT WE ARE PROTESTING
- 10 Tax Facts for Tax Day Tea Parties
#1. Under the Obama budget, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that the national debt will double over the next 5 years; and it will triple over the next 10 years to $17.3 trillion.
#2. Under the Obama budget, CBO projects that the national debt will soar over the next 10 years from 40% of GDP today to a shocking 82.4%. (Ronald Reagan left office with the national debt at 42% of GDP).
#3. The president’s budget also states that total federal borrowing will grow by $2.7 trillion this year alone, an increase of 27% in 1 year!
#4. The budget Obama proposes for this year increases federal spending by an incredible 34% over the previous year, with a total of $4 trillion in federal spending, the highest ever.
#5. The federal budget deficit (not the national debt) would reach $1.845 trillion this year, according to the CBO, the highest ever. That would be more than 7 times Reagan’s largest budget deficit of $221 billion, which caused so much consternation among Reagan’s critics.
#6. The CBO estimates that this Obama budget deficit will total an astounding 13.1% of GDP, more than one-eighth of the entire U.S. economy, for the federal budget deficit alone! Under George Bush, the federal deficit for 2008 was 3.2% of GDP. The deficit for fiscal year 2007, in the last budget adopted when Congress was controlled by Republican majorities, was $162 billion, or 1.2% of GDP.
#7. The Obama budget also includes $1 trillion in tax increases on the upper 5% of income earners, mostly tax rate increases. But the top 5% of income earners already pays 60% of all income taxes.
#8. The Obama budget projects that revenues from the corporate income tax will more than double in 3 years, increasing, in fact, by more than 124%.
#9. Another $645 billion tax increase comes from Obama’s anti-global warming cap and trade system, which is essentially an energy tax on the production and use of carbon energy, such as oil, natural gas, and coal.
#10. While the Obama administration claims to have cut $2 trillion from the budget over 10 years, fully $1.5 trillion of those “cuts” actually represents the troop drawdown in Iraq, which was already scheduled to occur under the Bush administration. Of the remaining $500 billion in budget “savings,” fully $311 billion is categorized as “interest savings” but is actually an additional tax increase on upper income earners.
does NOT stimulate Economy
- 2009 Government Waste Report:
The 2009 Pig Book identified 10,160 projects at a cost of $19.6 billion, Summary
- Reasons to protest
- 10 Ways the Obama Budget Wastes Taxpayer Money, or here
Obama’s fiscal year 2010 budget proposal amounting to $3.55 trillion in spending was released on Feb. 26. According to the CBO, the president’s proposals will add deficits of $9,300,000,000,000 over the next 10 years—many times more than the inflation adjusted cost of all of World War II. The budget proposal sets record levels of annual spending between a minimum of $3,556,000,000,000 in 2011 and $5,139,000,000,000 in 2019. The budget raises taxes by as much as $3,000,000,000,000 over the next ten years:
1. The Budget Includes a $646 Billion Cap-and-Trade Energy Tax.
2. The Budget Makes a “Down Payment” on Socializing Healthcare.
3. The Budget Hands out Billions to Agencies that Fund ACORN and other Community Organizing Groups.
4. The Budget Increases Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Funding after It Helped Cause the Financial Crisis.
5. The Budget Summary Claims that Government Knows Better than Taxpayers about Their Retirement.
6. The Budget Creates Yet Another Entitlement and Spends Billions on Pell Grants.
7. The Budget Spends $178 Billion on Interest on the Debt.
8. The Budget (as Part of Its $1 Trillion Tax Hike!) Raises Taxes by $1 Billion to Fund the Failed EPA Superfund Program.
9. The Budget Generates Even More Cheap Credit to Further Distort the Market.
10. The Budget Increases Funding for Space Exploration while the Country Suffers in Recession.
Read how government wastes your money
- Analysis of Obama’s tax & spend budget
- Earmarks in Omnibus Bill:
Omnibus Bill included about 9,000 earmarks…to pay politicians’ special interest groups:
$6.6 Million for termite research
$5.8 Million for Ted Kennedy Institute for the Senate
$5.0 Million for sugarbeet/avian disease
$3.8 Million for tiger stadium
$2.7 Million for wood education (??)
$2.2 Million for grape genetics
$2.0 Million for Astronomy Promotion
$1.8 Million for PIG & MANURE ODOR
$1.7 Million for Honey bee
$1.2 Million for Citrus canker (which doesn’t affect the fruits)
$1.0 Million for Crickets
$819,000 for catfish genetics
$800,000 for oyster rehabilitation
$473,000 for leftist National Council of La Raza (The Race)
$469,000 for Fruit Fly
$380,600 for Carbon Neutral Green Campus
$300,000 for GO GIRL GO! (???)
$250,000 for Lobsters
$225,000 for EVERYBODY WINS! (???)
$209,000 for Blueberry improvements
$200,000 for TATTOO REMOVAL
$100,000 for READY WILLING & ABLE (??)…and more…
- Waste in Stimulus Bill:
$21 Million for sod
$200 Million for the National Mall
$600 Million for new cars for the federal government
$650 Million for digital TV coupons…and more…
- MIAMI TOWN HALL MEETING – Senator Bill Nelson 8/13/09
NATIONWIDE RALLY AGAINST OBAMACARE – August 22, 2009
Miami to Protest Against High Taxes
McCaskill’s Office Locks Doors, Pulls Blinds, Calls Cops & Forces Obamacare Protesters Off Public Property
Nationwide protest against socialized medicine & cap-and-tax – July 2009
- St. Louis Rally Against Obamacare-July 2009 in Clayton
- MIAMI TEA PARTY – July 2, 2009
- NEXT MIAMI TEA PARTY – July 2, 2009
- Find an Independence Day Tea Party
- Obama mocks tea parties
- May 30th – Protesting against Obamacare (socialized medicine)
- Californians reject tax hikes…but liberals belittle them, more
- A Tea Party to welcome Obama in Albuquerque May 14th
- Tea Party protestors accept Obama’s challenge
- Tea Party “welcomes” Obama in Missouri, more
- Obama’s DHS calls us terrorists (reports PDF)
- Obama’s Homeland Security report compares the Tea Party movement to the domestic terrorist Weather Underground, more, more
- Tax Day Tea Party Coverage
Tax Day Tea Party Twitter
- Official Tax Day Tea Party Text Alerts: Text keyword “teaparty” to 69302 (more)
- Tea Party Smear Watch: The Race Card
- Tea Party News
- Tea Party Progress Report, Map
- How infiltrators will attack at Tea Parties
- WARNING! Anti-Tea Party sabotage and smear campaign
|Obama attacks tea parties, more
Is this Obama’s new era of clean politics? Can you feel his liberal love?
videos: Tortured by Liberals
- Infiltration: how to deal with potential agents provocateurs from the left:
It’s not time to back down, it’s time to prepare for such an infiltration. “ACORN and the Huffington Post are planning to infiltrate the Tea Parties…trying to make the Tea Party movement seem to be what it’s not, painting libertarians as racists or similar nonsense, well, that deserves to be exposed and countered vigorously. So my recommendation to Tea Party demonstrators…Keep your eye out for the most extreme characters and then ask yourself: Is that real? Is that person who he or she says he is? Cui bono, who profits, here from what they are saying or doing? Draw your conclusions (carefully!) and then act accordingly and completely within the law.”
- Video: Cavuto talks with Tea Party Organizers about infiltrations
RULES: (Hat tip: San Antonio Tea Party)
Tea Parties are non-partisan events. ALL who agree that the government is wasting far too much money are welcome, as long as they abide by the rules.
- RULE 1: No Violence
We are not anarchists. We are concerned citizens using the freedoms secured by our nations founders and declared in the Bill of Rights to petition our government. Any who advocate, in general, any act of violence or other active civil disobedience will be told (not asked–TOLD!) to leave our reserved area. Any who advocate, in specific, any act of violence will be reported to the Police or to the US Secret Service, as appropriate. Our Founders gave us the Bill of Rights and we will use them. Talk of “battles” must be reserved to the context of “Battle of the Flowers” and “political battles.” We will act in a peaceful, lawful manner, period. PERIOD. Your alternative is to form your own protest, separate from ours. We have no problem with those who want to organize their own Tea Party. Good luck, and may God Bless your efforts.
- RULE 2: Be Polite
We will not use profanity in our speeches, on our signs, or to any members of the press who might be present. While we will raise our voices with spirit when appropriate, we will deport ourselves in general with decorum that is respectful of the seriousness of the occasion.
- RULE 3: Be a Good Citizen
We will be courteous and helpful to our fellow citizens. Should we see someone in need, whether they need a place to sit, medical attention, or just a friendly smile, we will ensure their needs are met in the best tradition of the American spirit. When we are done, we will all help ensure our Tea Party location is clean and ready for whomever should use it next.