Some Tax Day and Tea Party Thought

Over on Facebook, a few of my friends have made some interesting remarks in their updates. One is an accountant who is fed up with the complexity and oppression of our tax laws. A couple of others are just hard working guys venting about, well, the complexity and oppression of our tax laws.

It made me laugh that one of them was actually called an “oversimplifying Republican” in the comments. Now that’s funny. How ironic is it to accuse someone of oversimplifying while stating in the same sentence that anyone who disagrees with big government and rampant spending is a Republican? Last I checked (I’ve been checking for the last 8 years), Republicans aren’t exactly proponents of small government and controlled spending.

That brings me to my next point.

It is truly disgusting to see the Republican establishment try to claim the Tea Party movement as their own. We don’t have to look too far back in history to find a point in time when Republicans were happy to vote in favor of bailouts and laugh down anyone who supported keeping the federal gov’ment within its Constitutional limits. Of course, it’s easy to vote against this garbage now that you know it will pass anyway. I realize you guys are out of ideas and completely out of touch with your base, but this is too little too late.

We’re not forgetting. At least I’m not.

And as far as the media is concerned…oh well. While I hope the coverage is there (and I think it will be locally), I don’t see much point in complaining about the fact that they aren’t giving Tea Parties their due. If anything, it gives credence to the argument that the media is in the bag for the current powers that be.

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