Foiled Tax Revolutionaries

Foiled Tax Revolutionaries

There are 35 comments on the New York Magazine story from Apr 15, 2009, titled Foiled Tax Revolutionaries. In it, New York Magazine reports that:

Today, on tax day, hundreds of "tea parties" are being held in all 50 states to protest government spending and, of course, taxes.

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“Topix Executive Editor”

Since: Feb 08

Palo Alto, CA

#1 Apr 15, 2009
Caption this photo, or tell us all what you think about the tea bag parties happening all over the U.S.


“Reality is better than truth”

Since: Jun 07


#2 Apr 15, 2009
Apparently, nobody told these idiots that the Tea Party was held because the colonists were being taxed without representation or rights. Americans have representation and rights. Stay in school, kids, and you'll avoid making a total fool of yourself in public.


“E Pluribus Unum”

Since: Apr 09

Broward County

#3 Apr 15, 2009
'A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have.'........ Thomas Jefferson

I think this is the first time I have seen a topix moderator participate Welcome to your forum ;)

Zion, IL

#4 Apr 15, 2009
An Illegal Alien Shouts, "We Want to Take More American Jobs!"

I knew some illegal aliens south of the border from the State of Virginia and they were upset because they demanded more American jobs than they already had.

They said that "most Americans are lazy and stupid. They don't care about their neighbors and they are uninformed about the world around them. We want them to stay zoned out and be consumed with entertainment so that we can own their future."

"We don't care if California, New Mexico, or Arizona goes bankrupt because those states should be annexed into Mexico along with Texas."

"We should have the right off the feed parasitically off the future of the American citizens. We demand that the foreign national from Kenya, Barack Hussein Obama, promote socialism and expand poverty in America so that we feel right at home because America will eventually turn into a country just like the one we left."

"HA HA HA! We want to thank all the voters of America who voted for Obama, because he will encourage more of us to flood into America and give us FREE social security and free universal health coverage just as long as we promise to vote for his political party on Election Day. We should have the right to live off of the American taxpayers, after all, they are all rich. Obama and his friends are just like us south of the border because they don't seem to pay taxes either!"

"So what if Americans use marijuana. We hope that the majority of Americans becomes addicted to drugs so that they will be too stoned and incapable of handling their day to day jobs because we want them."

"We will vote democrat because their party promotes abortion on demand. And we demand that more Americans kill their children before they are born so that our population will become the dominate one in the years to come. Of course we don't believe in abortion personally, just as long as your American population dwindles to negative population growth. We are forever thankful to planned parenthood and the NOW organization for promoting the disintegration of the American family so that our families can replace theirs."

"We truly believe that it is time that Spanish becomes the national language of America anyways, so that, life becomes easier for most of us who want to work in this country. The ACLU promised us that we will even be given the right to vote for US president if we get locked up in prison, because the Obama administration believes that more people the jails and prisons will vote for his party if given a chance."

"Also we thank Obama and his party because he promised to use ACORN,(the very same organization he used to get elected and that led to America’s economic recession), to be used to count us along with the American citizens in the next US Census. ACORN believed that even the dead, animals, and those who live in the lake should be given the right to vote just as long as they vote democrat. The ACLU told us that they will create a legal loop hole to allow illegal aliens can vote in America once it was determined that we were included the US Census."

"We are so grateful to the democrat party and like-minded liberal types for keeping the majority of the American people ignorant and entertained so that the American Citizens did not care whether or not we crossed their border or even care that we have made trade agreements with those connected with Al'Qaeda, Hezbollah, and Hamas. Those groups told us that they also want to come to America as well. So we told them,'no problem, we know the best way to enter America and that is through their southern border.'"

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Southern Rock

Atlanta, GA

#5 Apr 15, 2009
Sore losers that cannot get over the fact that OBAMA won.
oh bother

Palo Alto, CA

#6 Apr 15, 2009
Proposed Caption:
But dad, in school we learned that the taxes we're paying are from the Bush tax laws. None of Obama's tax laws have anything to do with your 2008 return. Isn't this protest silly? Can I go back to school now?
Southern Rock

Atlanta, GA

#7 Apr 15, 2009
We don't know why we are here.
Southern Rock

Atlanta, GA

#8 Apr 15, 2009
"We're here because Hannity told us to come here, and we can't think for ourselves."
Southern Rock

Atlanta, GA

#9 Apr 15, 2009
"We're all about to get fired when the boss sees our mug up in here."


Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#10 Apr 15, 2009
Ok - it doesn't really matter what the first tea party was about and if you believe it does matter then you've completely missed the point. The first tea party was the one of the first times American people got together to stand up for what they believe in, just as these folks who are attending the protests today are doing. How hard is that to understand? This is what America is all about - say what you feel because you have a RIGHT to be heard!
Jason Lee

River Grove, IL

#11 Apr 15, 2009
Shouldn't they be calling these "tea partys"? That's what the colonial rebels in Boston called them.

Using the term "tea bag" puts an entirely different image in mind - and I really don't think it's the one the protesters were going for. LOL.


#12 Apr 15, 2009

“Joel 2:1 & Ezekiel Chapt. 7”

Since: Sep 08


#13 Apr 15, 2009
A symbol that the united states has just been taken over AGAIN! lol
Anti-Teleprompte r

United States

#18 Apr 15, 2009
I was there, and here is what the man in the photo was saying:

"Hi, folks. Nice day out here. You know, I'm actually a Democrat, and I have to admit this is the first time I've ever attended a political demonstration that doesn't involve burning the American flag, setting fire to parked cars, or ending the day in a detention cell along with a bunch of drunk hippies. It feels good knowing I'm finally making a real difference, and I totally feel safe bringing my son along with me."

“Love of $ is the Root of Evil”

Since: Sep 08

Gotham City

#21 Apr 15, 2009
Everybody has a right to exercise their freedom of speech..... even if they look like idiots wearing those out-dated hats...

Gotta give them something to complain about!!

I say tax them further Obama!
Give them something to REALLY complain about!

It's funny how scared people are to go back to the 1998 tax rate..... even funner when you look back and see that the earning rate back then was higher too!!!!

Since: Jul 07

United States

#22 Apr 15, 2009
Dad taking the day off with his truant son - protesting in some pretty gay garb for a Republican corporatist. "So who pays taxes? I just love telling people to join or die!"

“Love of $ is the Root of Evil”

Since: Sep 08

Gotham City

#23 Apr 15, 2009
Caption Tho: "King John is a Catholic Socialist!"

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#24 Apr 15, 2009
My son has no idea what TEABAGGING is. But I do.


“It's Alive - The Elusive MBP”

Since: Jan 09

Dreary Erie Mistake on da Lake

#25 Apr 15, 2009
Gee Dad, you want to put those dirty things in you're mouth? Why is it so salty tasting?

Green Bay, WI

#26 Apr 15, 2009
Democrats & Republicans are BOTH imperial corporate war parties.

one is just more blunt about it than the other.
that's all.
sure, maybe for the most part Democrats are ok with gays, atheists, and women,
but that doesn't change that they are still an imperial corporate war party.

corporate scum,
here we come.

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