Protesters hold tea parties on tax day

Protesters hold tea parties on tax day

There are 63 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Apr 15, 2009, titled Protesters hold tea parties on tax day. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Protesters in several Minnesota cities plan to hold tea parties Wednesday to speak out against rising federal government spending.

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Ranger47

Portland, OR

#1 Apr 15, 2009
With 43% of Americans paying absoutely no income tax and the top 10% hard working Americans paying 73% of the nations income tax...it's about time something is done about it.
These initial protests will be looked at as mild if nothing changes with this unfairness..
Go DFL

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Apr 15, 2009
Oh good grief, these rightwingnuts have had years of tax cuts for the wealthy, and failure to invest in our society. What have we learned? Well, if tax cuts for the wealthy and big business were the answer, we should be in great shape by now. The top tax rate was near 90% in the 1950s, now it's in the low 30% range. The rich grew exponientially richer under Bush, while the rest stagnated or fell behind, leaving the widest wealth gap since 1929. The other thing we have learned is that a society that doesn't invest in itself, crumbles. Look around at how we've fallen behind, our infrastructure crumbling. How many times does that mentality have to prove itself shortsighted, and does that ideology have to prove itself false, before people reject it? Where and when has it ever worked? When did business and Wall Street self-regulate? When did wealth truly trickle down? LOL. No, Bush made a mess, including a big deficit, and with nothing in this country to show for it. I hope we can turn things around, and steer out of the neocon nightmare we've been in.

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Go DFL

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Apr 15, 2009
The republican anti-tax statements during the campaign fueled this sort of movement. We need to be reminded of all the good things in America and how our taxes support a good way of life, including a mostly clean government, defense, freedoms, good roads, parks, mostly good food safety (the exceptions make the news because they are exceptions, ) and remind people who are proud to be American that our taxes are what buy our good way of life. Just travel to many other parts of the world where graft and repression are the norm and you'll gladly pay taxes in the US.

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Paying for it

Eden Prairie, MN

#4 Apr 15, 2009
Obama has already tripled Bush's deficit. Spending has to be reduced to prevent a disaster later on when we and our children will have to pay for it. The wealthy already pay the vast majority of taxes and the tax level has reached a point where it is hurting economic growth and lowering the standard of living for everyone. To think we can increase the taxes enough to pay for Obama's deficit spending without crippling the economy more is wishful thinking.
Just Saying

Burnsville, MN

#5 Apr 15, 2009
Call in the troops and stop these lawless a$$clowns.

I'm just saying.
calvin

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Apr 15, 2009
Paying for it wrote:
Obama has already tripled Bush's deficit. Spending has to be reduced to prevent a disaster later on when we and our children will have to pay for it. The wealthy already pay the vast majority of taxes and the tax level has reached a point where it is hurting economic growth and lowering the standard of living for everyone. To think we can increase the taxes enough to pay for Obama's deficit spending without crippling the economy more is wishful thinking.
Wait, Wait, Wait, don't forget the words of your idol:

"You know, Paul, Reagan proved deficits don't matter,"

....Former Vice President Richard Cheney
Bud in St Paul

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Apr 15, 2009
I hope they don't expect to use the roads on their way home after all taxes pay for them and taxes also pay for Highway department employees to maintain them.
Bud in St Paul

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Apr 15, 2009
Paying for it wrote:
Obama has already tripled Bush's deficit. Spending has to be reduced to prevent a disaster later on when we and our children will have to pay for it. The wealthy already pay the vast majority of taxes and the tax level has reached a point where it is hurting economic growth and lowering the standard of living for everyone. To think we can increase the taxes enough to pay for Obama's deficit spending without crippling the economy more is wishful thinking.
If the President had not increased spending you would not have had a bank to put money into, your creidt cards would be useless, you could not get a new car or house loan, your savings and stock investments would have disappeared and even more businesses would have completely failed. This country would have not just had a deep recession but in all probability been in a anther great depression.
Bob the Bilderberg

Plymouth, MN

#9 Apr 15, 2009
The left's strategy is to dramatically raise taxes on the higher earners because when most people don't pay any income taxes, it's easier to rob those who do.

As we see in the attitudes of democrats, most of whom don't pay taxes, when only the few pay for the bloated cost of government, only they and the principled will protest. And a small number of protesters garners no attention or concern.

Tyranny of the minority has always been their tactic. Ask a smoker.
Nancy Pal Osi

Inver Grove Heights, MN

#10 Apr 15, 2009
Hopefully those opposed to the "tea bags" will be able to disrupt their event and show them for the fools they are.
Bob the Bilderberg

Plymouth, MN

#11 Apr 15, 2009
Nancy Pal Osi wrote:
Hopefully those opposed to the "tea bags" will be able to disrupt their event and show them for the fools they are.
Yeah, because we sure don't want any freedom of speech or anything, do we? The Left's answer is always to shout-down a speaker or deny him his megaphone, isn't it?

MNHawk

Since: Jun 08

Eden Prairie, MN

#12 Apr 15, 2009
Hey, monet. Maybe if you started a poll on Gay Tax Protesters, it would be allowed to stay.

Weird, two polls on this have been axed by the mods.

“KNOW WHO's LAUGHING”

Since: Mar 09

The Freight yard

#13 Apr 15, 2009
will they have scones and crumpets,if they do I might go.
Nancy Pal Osi

Inver Grove Heights, MN

#14 Apr 15, 2009
Bob the Bilderberg wrote:
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Yeah, because we sure don't want any freedom of speech or anything, do we? The Left's answer is always to shout-down a speaker or deny him his megaphone, isn't it?
I'm not denying them freedom of speech but see this more as someone yelling fire in a crowded theater. There is no need for "tea baggers."
Go DFL

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Apr 15, 2009
These people should be ashamed. They really are unpatriotic because they don't want to pay taxes. Looks like the right wing agenda is alive and well.
Peter

Houston, TX

#16 Apr 15, 2009
Ranger47 wrote:
With 43% of Americans paying absoutely no income tax and the top 10% hard working Americans paying 73% of the nations income tax...it's about time something is done about it.
These initial protests will be looked at as mild if nothing changes with this unfairness..
Haven't you heard? The number of people paying nothing should be much higher. It's simply wrong that more people can't pay nothing. Nice democracy where almost half of the people have no material financial stake in their government. Taxation without representation? How outdated, it's become representation without taxation for too many.
Obamateur

Monroe, LA

#17 Apr 15, 2009


"The White House says the president is unaware of the tea parties and will hold his own event today," ABC's Dan Harris said on "Good Morning America" on April 15.

Maybe Buddy Love could send him a tweet?


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Since: Feb 09

United States

#18 Apr 15, 2009
Nancy Pal Osi wrote:
Hopefully those opposed to the "tea bags" will be able to disrupt their event and show them for the fools they are.
NO, let them hang themselves. It is sad to see so many duped by the very rich but it is not the first time in History that has happened.

We just need to stay the course of repairing all the damage Bush did to this country. We are in charge.
Obamateur

Monroe, LA

#19 Apr 15, 2009
Peter wrote:
<quoted text>
Haven't you heard? The number of people paying nothing should be much higher. It's simply wrong that more people can't pay nothing. Nice democracy where almost half of the people have no material financial stake in their government. Taxation without representation? How outdated, it's become representation without taxation for too many.
Dangers of No Tax Liability
by Walter Williams (September 15, 2004)

http://www.capmag.com/article.asp...

Since: Feb 09

United States

#20 Apr 15, 2009
Peter wrote:
<quoted text>
Haven't you heard? The number of people paying nothing should be much higher. It's simply wrong that more people can't pay nothing. Nice democracy where almost half of the people have no material financial stake in their government. Taxation without representation? How outdated, it's become representation without taxation for too many.
http://www.topix.com/forum/source/twincities-...

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