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Old 04-17-2009, 02:00 AM   #11 (permalink)
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They're more about spending than taxes. Honestly, they have pretty much nothing to do with the real tea parties.
They are supposed to be grass roots (although if you tune in to any conservative media you'll know it is anything but.) protests against the gov'ts recent record spending bills. Right now we are amassing unbelievable amounts of debt, and the gov't is bailing out failed companies, rewarding irresponsible behavior.
Ok, so protest. I'm alllll fuckin for it.
But seriously? Like this?
This whole tea party thing started out as a libertarian protest about irresponsible spending.
It evolved into this Fox sponsored bitch-all for the right. Now it is being pushed hard by lobbyists from the Bush admin. like Dick Armey, consolidated Citizens for a Sound Economy, funded by the Koch family, and Empower America, a lobbying firm, that had fought against healthcare and minimum-wage efforts while hailing deregulation.
As far as the whole tea party theme. I get the tie-in with taxes being involved. But, uhhh, guise. You HAD representation. We all voted, you lost.
Now, this thing has happened, that always happens when you get either cooperate sponsors, the far right, religious groups, or lets just say it, white people, involved in anything with rebellious roots. It's been cleaned up, but with the image that lets you know there was a board meeting on how to keep its "edge." There is no rebellion here, or chance of being arrested. This thing is nothing like the o.g. t.p.
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Old 04-17-2009, 04:00 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I don't know how common having no income tax is but I know Florida doesn't have one. I don't think New Hampshire does either.
Yep. No state income tax for Florida. I enjoyed that for a good 10 years.
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Old 04-17-2009, 08:37 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Yep. No state income tax for Florida. I enjoyed that for a good 10 years.
I'm military... I keep my residency in florida (I was in alabama) so I didn't have to pay the state tax. Now I'm in TX were the taxes on everything are f-ing rediculous.
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Old 04-24-2009, 01:31 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Yeah, these tea parties, that's a real grassroots rebellion we have here... that's sponsored by the former GOP, a massive news media corporation, various big companies and fundamentalist Christian organizations.

How f*cking stupid do they think we are?


However it is nice to see the Republicans finally embrace their love for teabagging.
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Old 04-24-2009, 01:55 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I'm military... I keep my residency in florida (I was in alabama) so I didn't have to pay the state tax. Now I'm in TX were the taxes on everything are f-ing rediculous.
thats exactly what I did when I served, banked more money than most.

I also heard in TX its not illegal to murder your wife and the man she is cheating on you with in your home if caught.
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:26 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I meant to say that my income tax sucks, and I was unaware I was a minority here in actually paying one.

Theres a fairly amazing clip from the Colbert Report at the time Fox was trying to spin the restructure defense budget as a "budget cut" where he says something like...

"And just recently Secretary Gates slashed the defense budget from $814 to billion all the way up to $834 billion."
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:25 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I meant to say that my income tax sucks, and I was unaware I was a minority here in actually paying one.

Theres a fairly amazing clip from the Colbert Report at the time Fox was trying to spin the restructure defense budget as a "budget cut" where he says something like...

"And just recently Secretary Gates slashed the defense budget from $814 to billion all the way up to $834 billion."
How much you pay on state tax, generally, Big3?
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