OK Tea Party rally brings big names

OK Tea Party rally brings big names

There are 32 comments on the KFOR story from Jun 24, 2010, titled OK Tea Party rally brings big names. In it, KFOR reports that:

Members of the Oklahoma City Tea Party movement rallied at the state capitol Wednesday evening and brought in a big name to help get their message out to the public.

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Kevin

Round Rock, TX

#1 Jun 24, 2010
These people stole a name from something they have no idea about. Rich people telling poor people to deal with corporations screwing them becuase they can afford to pay their own medical costs, etc.
Bob

Edmond, OK

#2 Jun 24, 2010
Interesting that this so-called grassroots organization can afford to rent the Ford Center.

It would be interesting to see what corporations and other special interests are really paying for this mass hysteria and manipulation event.
AST

Oklahoma City, OK

#3 Jun 24, 2010
For crying out loud -- it isn't free! You have to pay to go. I am going and can't wait.
No one in America gets screwed! Everyone is born equal. Nothing prevents anyone from getting ahead but their own laziness and lack of ambition. People need to get off their butts and make something out of their lives themselves instead of waiting for government to take care of them.
Virginia

Stillwater, OK

#4 Jun 24, 2010
Obviously you have not been to one of these rallies. This is NOT Oklahoma Elite gathering in the the scorching weather with signs and flags. There are a lot of blue collars filling the seats.
These are people who were raised to depend on themselves, be independent, people who were told that if you work hard, you will be rewarded and that every game has a winner AND a loser.
These are people who don't like watching there tax money going to welfare programs that no longer function as they were originally intended. They don't like watching our educational system turn into a babysitter and self esteem builder. These are people who don't believe the representatives they've elected are listening to their voters.
The Boston Tea Party was about "no taxation without representation." Today, this still holds true for their cause as representatives are serving one thing, themselves.
The people elected to government used to have jobs, have something to go back to when their term was over. Now they are career politicians looking to make a buck at the expense of their voters and our freedoms.
Why the hostility? Is it so hard to believe that people who aren't rich believe in personal accountability? Do you think people who earn less money don't mind it as much when their taxes are spent on wasteful government spending? Do you actually believe the lower classes will not see any increases in taxes from the constant increases in government spending?
Maybe you should stop talking and start listening to those people "rich people" and their "mass hysteria." You could use an education.
Pat

Mustang, OK

#5 Jun 24, 2010
To bad this gathering was not promoted better; I would have been there.
M C Adams

Oklahoma City, OK

#6 Jun 24, 2010
Only 200 showed up? Seems the party is not very strong here.
Bob

United States

#7 Jun 24, 2010
I am all in favor of smart conservative spending. But the Tea Party seems to have a very selective memory and anger. Where were y'all when the previous administration raped this country by starting a war in Iraq - you were likely cheering in the street, hating Germany and France, while the president and his bunch were playing you like a fiddle.

A lot of money, and American lives, were lost in this ill-faithed popularity contest. The previous administration was borrowing money from China like crazy. And you, and your kids will have to pay for it. They didn't raise taxes, because they were playing Santa Claus to the very rich.

At the same time they were letting the rapists of our economy (big oil, big pharma, and Wall Street) write our laws, in which the regulation was taken away for these big ones, and competition was crippled. In other words, that's no capitalism. It's more like socialism for the CEOs, because when it failed, the laws were in place to bail out their butts.

You are attacking the wrong people. You are attacking the emergency worker, the firefighter that had to deal with the disaster that was created by the previous administration. The new administration had to deal with it.

The same corporations and two-faced politicians that raped us in the first place are now behind the funding and organizing of your events. Your Tea Party is being hijacked for their benefit. They fill you up with lies and half-truths, and organized in mobs, just like Hitler did. And you fail to see that. Look at history - the real history, and not the nonsense they feed you. Get educated, damn it! And stop being played by this self 2% that uses you as their blind tool.
Kevin

Oklahoma City, OK

#8 Jun 24, 2010
AST wrote:
For crying out loud -- it isn't free! You have to pay to go. I am going and can't wait.
No one in America gets screwed! Everyone is born equal. Nothing prevents anyone from getting ahead but their own laziness and lack of ambition. People need to get off their butts and make something out of their lives themselves instead of waiting for government to take care of them.
I'm sorry but you are sadly mistaken. Nobody is born equal and some have a harder time getting ahead. If your parents are not rich then you can't afford to goto the richest schools or get the greatest education depending on what area of the city you live in. There are many variables as to how your road to success will be. Yes, hard work and dedication ring true but some paths are more difficult for some than for others.
Kevin

Oklahoma City, OK

#9 Jun 24, 2010
Virginia wrote:
Obviously you have not been to one of these rallies. This is NOT Oklahoma Elite gathering in the the scorching weather with signs and flags. There are a lot of blue collars filling the seats.
These are people who were raised to depend on themselves, be independent, people who were told that if you work hard, you will be rewarded and that every game has a winner AND a loser.
These are people who don't like watching there tax money going to welfare programs that no longer function as they were originally intended. They don't like watching our educational system turn into a babysitter and self esteem builder. These are people who don't believe the representatives they've elected are listening to their voters.
The Boston Tea Party was about "no taxation without representation." Today, this still holds true for their cause as representatives are serving one thing, themselves.
The people elected to government used to have jobs, have something to go back to when their term was over. Now they are career politicians looking to make a buck at the expense of their voters and our freedoms.
Why the hostility? Is it so hard to believe that people who aren't rich believe in personal accountability? Do you think people who earn less money don't mind it as much when their taxes are spent on wasteful government spending? Do you actually believe the lower classes will not see any increases in taxes from the constant increases in government spending?
Maybe you should stop talking and start listening to those people "rich people" and their "mass hysteria." You could use an education.
Perhaps you read different history books than I did but the Boston Tea Party was a rising up by the locals angry about the India East Trading Co. getting a tax break over local producers. They threw the tea coming in on ships over in the harbor in protest.

Also, the education and tourism (which is the only honest dollars made in the state) are the first to get cut while the Republican led house and senate spend our money on oil futures and gambling it on probabilities instead of hard working families and businesses here locally who actually produce goods that are already making money. The people who are at that rally are mostly misinformed and buy into the scare tactics that Fixed News produces. They have no facts to back their claims and resort to conspiracy theories and fear to incite anger into all the sheeple who will listen.
AxXio

Norman, OK

#10 Jun 24, 2010
Bob wrote:
Interesting that this so-called grassroots organization can afford to rent the Ford Center.
It would be interesting to see what corporations and other special interests are really paying for this mass hysteria and manipulation event.
The grassroots did not rent the Ford Center. The production company working for Rich did. The grassroots organizations are attending and will have speakers outside, before the event.
They didn't pay for it.
Bob

United States

#11 Jun 24, 2010
AxXio wrote:
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The grassroots did not rent the Ford Center. The production company working for Rich did. The grassroots organizations are attending and will have speakers outside, before the event.
They didn't pay for it.
Haha, that's at least honest...'the Rich' pay for it. Funny!
Eddie

Washington, DC

#12 Jun 25, 2010
Tea Party or no Tea Party it doesn't matter. If anyone in this country is so blind that they can't see our country going down hill, then we really need to back up and re-educate everyone. What does it take for people to stand up anymore? It is hard to believe that the people who stand against the Tea Party and back the idiocy that is going on in this country, have any sense at all. I know, you know, and everyone know's that corruption is everywhere in our political system. People want to say "blame it on Wall Street" "Blame it on big pharma companies" blah blah blah. It all boils down to the crook you put in office and how much money is stuck in his back pocket. If you like being led by crooks, then one would think your also a crook. Me personally I thin we should clean the whole political system out and sanitize it of crooked, greedy, rich, self serving, so called public servants, and start over again. But then again, how long would it be before the good guys become corrupt again.
Virginia

Stillwater, OK

#13 Jun 25, 2010
Kevin wrote:
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Perhaps you read different history books than I did but the Boston Tea Party was a rising up by the locals angry about the India East Trading Co. getting a tax break over local producers. They threw the tea coming in on ships over in the harbor in protest.
Also, the education and tourism (which is the only honest dollars made in the state) are the first to get cut while the Republican led house and senate spend our money on oil futures and gambling it on probabilities instead of hard working families and businesses here locally who actually produce goods that are already making money. The people who are at that rally are mostly misinformed and buy into the scare tactics that Fixed News produces. They have no facts to back their claims and resort to conspiracy theories and fear to incite anger into all the sheeple who will listen.
Sorry Kevin, but you are wrong again.
The Boston tea party was a protest against the British Government. The colonists objected to the Tea Act passed by the British in 1773. The didn't like having taxes without any elected representatives being involved. When British officials refused to send 3 shiploads of taxed tea back to England, the colonists protested by dressing up like indians and throwing the tea into the water.
Chris

Stillwater, OK

#14 Jun 25, 2010
Just its assumptions; namely that the voting public would know what they were doing. But because most Americans sleep through high school and college history, we are doomed to repeat. All human history can be summed up (Roman empire, Egypt, China, the Byzantine Empire, medieval Europe, etc etc etc) by a microscopically few ultra rich subjugating the masses for production and poverty. Everyone except the Greeks, who invented democracy. I am not promoting communism or whatever you uneducated brainwashed think. The truth is that the American Government was created to protect us against the P-O-W-E-R-F-U-L few! And this has always meant the ULTRA_WEALTHY. Always. Yesterday it was the king of England, today its Corporate executives and Wall Street. Yes the government is corrupt. That's we need to legislate more transparency. If business and government can do things secretly behind closed doors, they are doing something wrong. Every mother of 5 year old knows this. It was the Bush (Rep.) admin that put the corporate cronies in charge of regulating their club friends - on Wall Street, in EPA, in banking, the list goes on. He put the foxes in charge of the hen house. Where were all you Tea Party fanatics then? Seriously, where were you? Watching TV, because you hadn't been sold this bogus bill of goods about Obama somehow squashing the little guy or the lower middle class pay taxes. WAKE UP! Think for yourself! Its rich that pay most taxes, while the poor pay almost none. And something close to 90% of taxes go to welfare, unemployment, and the war in Iraq that Bush started. Almost nothing is spent on environmental protection and NASA. All the money goes to the poor or hard up, or the war in Iraq (and now Afghanistan).
The tea party is a rich conspiracy, and here's why. They are the only ones that could possibly profit from it goals. When its all said and done its all about reducing taxes, but the middle and lower classes pay very little taxes, especially if you look at the historical tax rates for the US. Only the rich stand to see tax reductions. And what going to get hit?? The poor and lower middle class, because that's where all the money goes. That and the war machine, and you know they won't cut there.
Don't believe me, then read this. And you will weep. http://sociology.ucsc.edu/whorulesamerica/pow...
And read this, and be educated for once.
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/usbudget/
Virginia

Stillwater, OK

#15 Jun 25, 2010
Bob wrote:
I am all in favor of smart conservative spending. But the Tea Party seems to have a very selective memory and anger. Where were y'all when the previous administration raped this country by starting a war in Iraq - you were likely cheering in the street, hating Germany and France, while the president and his bunch were playing you like a fiddle.
A lot of money, and American lives, were lost in this ill-faithed popularity contest. The previous administration was borrowing money from China like crazy. And you, and your kids will have to pay for it. They didn't raise taxes, because they were playing Santa Claus to the very rich.
At the same time they were letting the rapists of our economy (big oil, big pharma, and Wall Street) write our laws, in which the regulation was taken away for these big ones, and competition was crippled. In other words, that's no capitalism. It's more like socialism for the CEOs, because when it failed, the laws were in place to bail out their butts.
You are attacking the wrong people. You are attacking the emergency worker, the firefighter that had to deal with the disaster that was created by the previous administration. The new administration had to deal with it.
The same corporations and two-faced politicians that raped us in the first place are now behind the funding and organizing of your events. Your Tea Party is being hijacked for their benefit. They fill you up with lies and half-truths, and organized in mobs, just like Hitler did. And you fail to see that. Look at history - the real history, and not the nonsense they feed you. Get educated, damn it! And stop being played by this self 2% that uses you as their blind tool.
I'm confused. You say that you disagree with how the previous administration wildly spent money and borrowed from China yet you compare our current administration to an emergency worker or firefighter. Why is it OK for them to continue to do the same idiotic things? A lot of people voted in this current administration to stop all this nonsense, but it has only gotten worse. Now we are in 2 wars and constantly offending our allies. You can stand on your soap box and claim they are only trying to fix things, shout out figures from previous administrations' bad policies, and plead for more time but people have FINALLY had enough. This administration has figures just as bad or worse in only a year and a half. Our gov't is still spending money it doesn't have on programs that are disasters before they have even started. It doesn't matter what political party is doing the wild borrowing and spending, it just needs to stop. New policies continue to be constructed against the will of the people and they are finally speaking out. They finally using the rights they've been given by our constitution to express their objections. It should be something to be proud of, not ridiculed.
Sheryl

Oklahoma City, OK

#16 Jun 25, 2010
Bob wrote:
Interesting that this so-called grassroots organization can afford to rent the Ford Center.
It would be interesting to see what corporations and other special interests are really paying for this mass hysteria and manipulation event.
They said "In front of the Ford Center". You really should read the whole store before making comment.
Sheryl

Oklahoma City, OK

#17 Jun 25, 2010
Story
Chris

Stillwater, OK

#18 Jun 25, 2010
Look at this.
http://www.cbo.gov/
This is who pays taxes -- the richest quintile (fifth). They pay almost 70% of taxes. Why? Because of my first link above -- they make all the the money. Why is that? Because they all sit in a room with closed doors while you are working and figure out how much they are going to pay you, and how much they are going to pay themselves. Look at the final few graphs on my first link above. The top 1% take 57% of the pizza pie home every night, the bottom 80% have to split 12% among themselves. Guess Where 99% of Oklahomans probably fit. Someone IS taking all of your money, but look again at that bar graph on the CBO.gov website, its not the government, is it?
You should me mad, but not at the one thing that (corrupt though it is) protects your water and air and borders and food safety. No, you should be mad at who IS taking all of the wealth, your daily production, and putting it in their pocket every night.
Kevin

Round Rock, TX

#19 Jun 25, 2010
Virginia wrote:
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Sorry Kevin, but you are wrong again.
The Boston tea party was a protest against the British Government. The colonists objected to the Tea Act passed by the British in 1773. The didn't like having taxes without any elected representatives being involved. When British officials refused to send 3 shiploads of taxed tea back to England, the colonists protested by dressing up like indians and throwing the tea into the water.
You should've read the whole thing begining to end. The East India Trading Co. was a British owned company. The Tea Act gave the company a refund.
Becky

Montgomery, AL

#20 Jun 25, 2010
Down with Pelosi, Gore and Obama!!!! When will the Clintons let go of their power? We have to take it from all these career politicians this November. Lets vote for the new guys and say good-bye to big government takeovers. The Tea Party is Saturday at 11:00 am in front of the Ford Center. I feel sorry for you people who actually believe any of our doctored history. I believe very little of what I read or see on the news either. Bring JC Watts back people!!!!! Let's make a future together and quit arguing over the past. See you Saturday!!!

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