Time for another tea party

Why are Americans passively accepting the greatest tax rip-off of all time?

In 1773 a mob of American colonists famously dumped crates of tea belonging to the British East India Company into Boston harbor. It was a direct action by citizens against the tax regime of the British government, and just one of several incidents that ultimately led to the Revolutionary War.

More than two-hundred years later Americans still notoriously abominate taxes. They hate taxes so much that they deny themselves a privilege taken for granted by every other civilized nation on earth, namely, universal healthcare.

So how can they just sit quietly by as the greatest tax rip-off of all time is inflicted on them?

The $700,000,000,000 bailout package approved by the senate yesterday will place a tax burden of several thousand dollars on every man, woman, and child in the U.S. and that’s on top of the huge debt they already bear. It is a burden that exceeds by an order of magnitude the burden that the British tried to place on the American colonists after the Seven Year’s War. More significantly, it is the result not of justifiable expenditure, but of corruption at the highest levels.

Yet all is quiet. No protests in the streets, no angry mobs, no latter-day Boston Tea Partiers tarring and feathering the crooked politicians and bankers who made it all possible.

Exactly what do you have to do to people in the twenty-first century to provoke direct action?

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Anonymous

I think it's a bit unfortunate that the Bush government felt this huge need to waste 3 trillion dollars (according to a source I found) on the supposed "war on terror".
Now America is on a downward spiral; a society on the verge of collapse. It should very obvious that when huge corporations start folding in, that something is very wrong.
Apparently it's time to go back to the drawing board on how to best market capitalistic "democracy".

Anonymous

I think it's a bit unfortunate that the Bush government felt this huge need to waste 3 trillion dollars (according to a source I found) on the supposed "war on terror".
Now America is on a downward spiral; a society on the verge of collapse. It should very obvious that when huge corporations start folding in, that something is very wrong.
Apparently it's time to go back to the drawing board on how to best market capitalistic "democracy".

Anonymous

I dont live in America but i can say this if you guys dont sort your shit out fast it could be all over. Bush has basically cut off all ties with the rest of the world. Iraq has destroyed Americas Image worldwide and the economy is going bust. the fact that people are actually considering voting republican is a scary thought aswell and if McCain gets in the world will be bitterlely dissapointed. I love America and it bums me out so much to see the average Amercian doing absolutley nothing. Writing about it on a blog doesnt do anything go start a Protest in public not on the internet.

Anonymous

I dont live in America but i can say this if you guys dont sort your shit out fast it could be all over. Bush has basically cut off all ties with the rest of the world. Iraq has destroyed Americas Image worldwide and the economy is going bust. the fact that people are actually considering voting republican is a scary thought aswell and if McCain gets in the world will be bitterlely dissapointed. I love America and it bums me out so much to see the average Amercian doing absolutley nothing. Writing about it on a blog doesnt do anything go start a Protest in public not on the internet.

DreamEater

The answer to this posting's great question: Too ignorant to know what time it is, too lazy-minded to bother reading the papers, let alone actively searching for an explanation, and finally too fat to walk in a protest.

That all amounts to maybe a squeal when the impending slaughter is obvious even they realize it, but most of us are so chronically lethargic and mentally fuxxorzed that protesting in any way will always be the exception that sticks out like a sore thumb.

Selling Revolution as a cologne or a breakfast cereal makes more sense now than the real thing.

DreamEater

The answer to this posting's great question: Too ignorant to know what time it is, too lazy-minded to bother reading the papers, let alone actively searching for an explanation, and finally too fat to walk in a protest.

That all amounts to maybe a squeal when the impending slaughter is obvious even they realize it, but most of us are so chronically lethargic and mentally fuxxorzed that protesting in any way will always be the exception that sticks out like a sore thumb.

Selling Revolution as a cologne or a breakfast cereal makes more sense now than the real thing.

T. McVeigh

when mericans get angry they will vote out the republican filthy whore and vote in the democrate dirty douche. common people are weak cowards,but thousands of angry and crazed veterans are returning home and we will form a new 'party'. just give us time, support and stay out of the way. oh,and dont go near fed gov buildings. invictus.

T. McVeigh

when mericans get angry they will vote out the republican filthy whore and vote in the democrate dirty douche. common people are weak cowards,but thousands of angry and crazed veterans are returning home and we will form a new 'party'. just give us time, support and stay out of the way. oh,and dont go near fed gov buildings. invictus.

Schwerpunkt

You mean because if we all started ignoring the Federal Government they would wither away? Pay in cash, don't buy except the basics, try to pay as little tax as you can - vote to starve the beast. Avoid Federal buildings because we don't need them. Ignore their stupid debates and bend their laws. The Demopublicans thrive on our misdirected anger. They get stronger from confrontation. They don't know how to react to starvation and our taking care of ourselves. It's like the popular kids in class. Ignore them don't punch them.... well, if no one is looking, a sock or two makes one feel really good... kinda' like sneaking a few extra cookies.

Schwerpunkt

You mean because if we all started ignoring the Federal Government they would wither away? Pay in cash, don't buy except the basics, try to pay as little tax as you can - vote to starve the beast. Avoid Federal buildings because we don't need them. Ignore their stupid debates and bend their laws. The Demopublicans thrive on our misdirected anger. They get stronger from confrontation. They don't know how to react to starvation and our taking care of ourselves. It's like the popular kids in class. Ignore them don't punch them.... well, if no one is looking, a sock or two makes one feel really good... kinda' like sneaking a few extra cookies.

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