Three T's fuel Tea Party march

There are 8 comments on the Apr 22, 2009, Lowell Sun story titled Three T's fuel Tea Party march. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

Let's use liberal math to calculate attendance at last week's nationwide Tax Day Tea Party protests.

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myvoice

Putnam Valley, NY

#1 Apr 22, 2009
The American people are getting tried of our government with all this spending!! and the LIES being told. Obama ashing congress to cut 100,000,000 from the budget and the Democratic are looking for a 2 to 2.9% pay raise 1.3 BILLION for 2009 and 3.9 % for next year ??GovCentral.com}
Trillions in bailout , More taxes for us for years to come!! Nancy Pelosi with her commits, they just don't get it !! They are living a very GOOD life thanks to american tax payers !! Time will tell.
now that is funny

Peabody, MA

#2 Apr 22, 2009
Yes, you can certainly vote them out...! What we need is a balance - our governance was designed to be a system of checks and balances.

Just have to hope they aren't screwing with the actual votes to get what they want anyway: www.blackboxvoting.org

Since: Apr 09

Mansfield, MA

#3 Apr 23, 2009
Yawn.
Debbie

United States

#4 Apr 26, 2009
AMEN!!! You are very wise. Where is a true conservative voter to turn?

“All power to the people.”

Since: Mar 07

San Diego, CA

#5 Apr 26, 2009
The Original Lowell Guy wrote:
Yawn.
Yep, yawns are contagious.
Jrdn

Morgan Hill, CA

#6 Apr 26, 2009
Presenting Our New Taxpayer Burden - Amnesty Costs 70 Times More Than Enforcement

$999 billion cost of Amnesty (Mass Legalization)
Source: The Heritage Foundation

Summary: The Heritage Foundation issued two studies in 2007 pointing out that the big problem with mass legalization is that (a) most illegal aliens are low-skilled and therefore do not earn enough money to pay enough taxes to cover the government benefits they receive; and (b), amnesty would eventually make them eligible for the full array of welfare and medical benefits offered by local, state and federal governments. They found the cost of allowing illegal aliens to remain in the United States, and eventually to become citizens, would be $3.7 trillion through the year 2056. That works out to a present cost of $1 trillion, at a 5 percent discount rate. In other words, immediately upon passage of an amnesty bill, the United States government would need to put $1 trillion into an investment earning 5 percent per year if it were honest about paying for the costs of amnesty.

$14 billion cost of attrition through enforcement option #1.

Source: Congressional Budget office Estimate for H.R. 4437.
Summary: This option is the bill H.R. 4437 sponsored by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner that passed the House of Representatives in 2005. This bill would have been so effective in combating illegal immigration that some 1 million illegal aliens marched in cities around the United States on May 1, 2006 to protest it. The Congressional Budget Office estimated the bill would cost $1.9 billion over the 5 years 2006-2010, which we extrapolate out to the year 2056 using a linear model to account for cost increases. Then we use a discount rate of 5 percent to bring the future costs back to a single present cost figure. The resulting cost was actually $13.5 billion, which we round up to $14 billion to facilitate comparison to the other cost figures.

$177 billion cost of attrition through enforcement option #2.

Source: Congressional Budget Office Estimate for H.R. 4088.
Summary: This option is the SAVE Act (Secure America Through Verification and Enforcement Act) that was introduced in the House of Representatives in 2007. This is a strong attrition through enforcement bill. The Congressional Budget Office estimated the bill would cost $40.7 billion over the 10 years 2009-2018, which we extrapolate out to the year 2056 using a linear model to account for cost increases. Then we use a discount rate of 5 percent to bring the future costs back to a single present cost figure.

The cost of amnesty:$999 billion. The cost of attrition by enforcement: as little as $14 billion. Amnesty would cost up to 70 times as much as enforcing existing law.

For detailed information on how this Shamnesty breaks down, learn the facts at:
http://www.numbersusa.com/content/learn/illeg...
Tony

Tewksbury, MA

#7 Apr 26, 2009
Where is a true conservative voter to turn to? Well, this TEA Party grassroots movement might be a good start.
Mid term elections are coming up in 2010. Support the conservative candidates. Let's toss people like Pelosi,Reid, Frank and Dodd out on their collective a$$es.
TEA

Monterey Park, CA

#8 Jun 24, 2012
Romney is here.
He is our man.
We can do it.
Yes we can.

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