Tea Party Rally Costs Taxpayers $14,000

Tea Party Rally Costs Taxpayers $14,000

There are 1216 comments on the www.huliq.com story from Apr 14, 2010, titled Tea Party Rally Costs Taxpayers $14,000 . In it, www.huliq.com reports that:

The Tea Party movement makes government spending the crux of its platform. Despite this, however, a Tea Party rally from last November cost U.S. taxpayers nearly $14,000.

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“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Wake Forest, NC

#1 Apr 14, 2010
Democrats Increase Taxes by over $670 Billion.

http://republicans.waysandmeans.house.gov/Upl...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Wake Forest, NC

#3 Apr 14, 2010
Maggot Obama flies Air Force One all over the country for personal fund raisers at a cost of $$ MILLIONS & MILLIONS.

$14K for a protest to Stop the Maggot is money WELL SPENT!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Wake Forest, NC

#4 Apr 14, 2010
Obama & Dems are Dangerous.

If the financial regulation bill that passed the House last year becomes law, President Obama and his Treasury Secretary will acquire the right to take over any financial institution they wish to, provided that, in their sole opinion, it is both "too big to fail" and on the brink of insolvency. The House bill provides for no judicial review and does not require any objective evidence of imminent failure to trigger the takeover provisions.

Once the government takes over such a company, it will acquire the right to replace the entire board of directors, fire the management of the company, wipe out stockholder equity and even sell off divisions of the company.

Essentially, this bill permits the government to launch an unfriendly takeover of any financial institution it wishes without risk and with no poison pill or other counter-measures possible.

This legislation, essentially, confers on the federal government police powers that, under our system, are the exclusive preserve of state and local government. The blank check the bill gives the feds to take over any financial institution is really more of an exercise of eminent domain than it is an extension of traditional federal regulatory power.

This grant of power to the executive branch is unprecedented and potentially totalitarian. Consider:

Will Obama, or any future president, target companies that are particularly vocal in their opposition to his policies or generous in funding his political opponents? Will the fact that Obama would have this power force companies, investors, CEOs and managers to self-censor their opinions and political involvement because they fear the wrath of a vengeful president?

In a political world where contributions from financial institutions are sought and widely given, doesn't this power give the president and his party unlimited fundraising ability, simply by baring its teeth and showing the power it has to take anybody over and fire anybody? Given the fact that Goldman-Sachs was the second-largest donor to Obama's campaign, giving $954,795, doesn't this new power raise the specter that the federal government could take over financial institutions so as to make the competition lighter for its donors? Already, there is considerable evidence (cited in our new book, 2010: Take Back America -- A Battle Plan) that Goldman profited handsomely from the decision of its former CEO -- Bush's Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson -- to allow Lehman Brothers to fail. Now that the Treasury secretary will have the takeover power, might it not be used as irresponsibly and with as many bad consequences as Paulson used his power in the Lehman crisis?

While the focus on the regulatory bill has been on the consumer protection provisions, which I tend to support, there has been far less scrutiny on these horrific expansions of federal power.

Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez have this power.
A True American

Flushing, NY

#6 Apr 14, 2010
what about the $20.27 billion we waste on israel?
JRobert

Benet Lake, WI

#7 Apr 14, 2010
Yet another example of how desperate the anti-Tea Party forces are to discredit the people's Tea Party movement.

“I laugh at Robo Posters”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#9 Apr 14, 2010
The laughing liberal wrote:
Maggot Obama flies Air Force One all over the country for personal fund raisers at a cost of $$ MILLIONS & MILLIONS.
$14K for a protest to Stop the Maggot is money WELL SPENT!
Yep, as soon as I saw iria-diahria, I knew it was propaganda.
eric

Fairfield, CT

#10 Apr 14, 2010
The irony is just too rich. I'm glad that Palin and the teabagggers are getting a reality TV show. There's nothing funny on TV anymore.
Lance Winslow

Half Moon Bay, CA

#11 Apr 14, 2010
JRobert wrote:
Yet another example of how desperate the anti-Tea Party forces are to discredit the people's Tea Party movement.
$14K is laughable; it's nothing. Don't be so defensive.
Randy

United States

#12 Apr 14, 2010
How about the Special District 19 election that cost FL taxpayers money because demcrat congressman Wexler QUIT after he was hired by a nonprofit jewish organization.

Wexler is spending his time trying to get other jews elected to office.

Jews are for jews. Jews seek americans to die on the battlefields in the Middle East defending Israel while no jews fight beside our american soldiers. Jews sought and got nearly one trillion dollars in aid, Palestine got $800 million.

Get out of the Middle East. Keep American soldiers alive and protecting our borders, not some religious state of Israel.

Extract the jews grip on America.
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#13 Apr 14, 2010
JRobert wrote:
Yet another example of how desperate the anti-Tea Party forces are to discredit the people's Tea Party movement.
No one would try to discredit the TEA movement unless they felt THREATENED by it.

It is funny that anyone would be afraid of a bunch of OLD WHITE FOLKS.

<LOL> ... THEY (TEA) must have touched a sensitive NERVE.

“Freelance New Media Artist”

Since: May 07

Cleveland, OH

#14 Apr 14, 2010
Ooooh! Those evil, mean, bigoted, racist, nazi TEABAGGERS!

Wont the sweet, generous, tolerant and diverse progressives save us?

Good news, commies!

Democrats Seeking to Sabotage Tea Parties.

First they ignore you.
Then they laugh at you.
Then they fight you.
Then you win.
- Mohandas Gandhi

In New Hampshire, the former chairwoman of the state Democrat Party is recruiting saboteurs to show up at Tea Parties.

Former Democratic State Party Chairman Kathy Sullivan ... has been calling and e-mailing liberal activists trying to get them to attend tea parties in different parts of the state and hold signs denying the authenticity of President Barack Obama's birth certificate and make racially disparaging comments to reporters.

If the Tea Parties really were full of racists and idiots, the Dramacrats wouldn't have to be recruiting people to fake it, would they?

http://snipurl.com/vhc0h

“Freelance New Media Artist”

Since: May 07

Cleveland, OH

#16 Apr 14, 2010
http://www.huliq.com/3257/92683/tea-party-ral...

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Libs just LoOoOoOoOve free speech!

Well, for them, not for us.
TEA

United States

#17 Apr 14, 2010
And how much did Mr Community Organizers inauguration cost?

And how about those date nights, how much are they costing the taxpayers?

And let's not forget about the Illegal alien invaders that cost taxpayers OVER $330 BILLION dollars each and every year.

“Proud to be an American”

Since: Oct 09

Clarksville TN

#18 Apr 14, 2010
Randy wrote:
How about the Special District 19 election that cost FL taxpayers money because demcrat congressman Wexler QUIT after he was hired by a nonprofit jewish organization.
Wexler is spending his time trying to get other jews elected to office.
Jews are for jews. Jews seek americans to die on the battlefields in the Middle East defending Israel while no jews fight beside our american soldiers. Jews sought and got nearly one trillion dollars in aid, Palestine got $800 million.
Get out of the Middle East. Keep American soldiers alive and protecting our borders, not some religious state of Israel.
Extract the jews grip on America.
These Jews are Americans, too!!!

“Freelance New Media Artist”

Since: May 07

Cleveland, OH

#19 Apr 14, 2010
Hey, taxpayers have plenty of money, just as B.O.!

Remember the incessant pledges from Comrade Obama that the Middle Class would see absolutely no tax increases if he took power?

Remember how 95% of Americans were going to get a tax cut?

Keep remembering those lies next time you can get at a voting both.

Also remember this ObamaCare includes a $3.9 BILLION tax hike for the Middle Class:

Taxpayers earning less than $200,000 a year will pay roughly $3.9 billion more in taxes in 2019 alone due to healthcare reform, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation, Congress's official scorekeeper.

Yet the lies continue, brazen as ever:

President Barack Obama in his Saturday radio address said the healthcare law keeps his campaign pledge to not raise taxes on the middle class. In his bid for the White House, he promised that individuals earning less than $200,000 and joint filers earning less than $250,000 would not see a tax increase under his watch.
The hike works by denying tax deductions for medical care.

Hot Air comments:

Presently, those taxpayers who itemize their expenses can deduct medical care that costs more than 7.5% of their adjusted gross income (AGI) What kinds of taxpayers have those high medical costs? The sick and the elderly, or at least older Americans still working and being productive. These are the people with massive medical bills who really need the tax deductions in order to pay the bills, and yet these are the very Americans on whose backs ObamaCare pays its own bills.

The bleeding hearts of our liberal rulers are several sizes too small.

Betraying his "read my lips" pledge deservedly destroyed the political career of George Bush Sr. But there's no chance of BHO getting what he deserves for the long-term damage he's inflicting on our economy, since those punishments went out with the Middle Ages.

http://snipurl.com/vhdgk

“SEMPER FI”

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#20 Apr 14, 2010
Tea Partiers are U.S. taxpayers!

OH THE IRONY...LOL
eric

Denver, CO

#21 Apr 14, 2010

“Baby Obama”

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#22 Apr 14, 2010
The representatives used their official congressional member allowances to do so.

Isn't that their salaries?

Wouldn't that mean that the Reps paid for this event out of their own pockets?

Just asking.
Ross

Fruitland Park, FL

#23 Apr 14, 2010
The idiot who wrote this piece is trying to stigmatize Republicans for $14,000???? Odummy has appointed between 30 and 40 czars who make $100,000 plus per year. Michelle Odummy's staff budget is $281,000 higher than the Bush budget. And this author wants to talk about a misuse of federal funds.

I think this idiot journalist is trying to pick the flyshit out of the pepper on this one.

“"I'm A Great American!"”

Since: Sep 08

Obama Nation! USA! USA!

#25 Apr 14, 2010
As we approach April 15, I wish all my Teabagger friends on Topix a happy Teabaggers On Parade Day. Enjoy all your tea parties, and keep the Nazi stuff and the racist signs at home! LOL!!!

I also thank you all from the bottom of my heart for paying your taxes. In so doing, you invest in your government, which is investing for all the American people.

President Obama is working hard to bring Americans change we can believe in, but it wouldn't be possible without you!

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