Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tax Day TEA Party

Not that I am that big into politics, government or any of the like....however....I am getting a little sick of taxes for this, that and the other. By the way it is only going to get worse. Our government is wanting to tax the miles on our cars if we don't buy "green vehicles" AND tax the heating and cooling of our homes if they are not "green". I don't know about you guys, but I personally cannot afford geothermal in my home (approximately $25,000 for my home) nor do I want to go in debt for a vehicle in the amount of $30,000 (we owe NOTHING on vehicles) not to mention the cost to replace the SIX batteries in this "hybrid". Don't get me wrong, if my money was being used wisely, I would have nary a problem with contributing my part. BUT, when Mike and I pay 28% of our income to taxes and we see it pissed away....well, needless to say, this can be quite annoying. Not to stand upon my soap box and preach the gospel but.........We are sick and tired of people who don't work and have full capabilities of doing so and we are supposed to take up the slack. I personally do not want to be or plan on being a liaison for slothfulness. Whew, I will have to stop there because I will surely say things that may upset some people.
Notice the TEA in the blog title is all caps, implying it is an acronym. Well, it is!! It stands for Taxed Enough Already. At most of the town hall in the main cities of each county they are having this rally. I have pasted some info in case you may be too lazy or stressed for time to review it. Please consider attending and offering your support. I personally DO NOT want to become like the Scandinavian countries having the highest taxes and most generous welfare benefits in the civilized world. I was unable to find a specific percentage of taxes paid by those countries (Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, and Finland). I am all for free enterprise, capitalism and entrepreneurship. This is where are roots are.........OK, I am done. Read further for info...

On the day you pay your taxes, Wednesday, April 15, join others across the country and in your hometown who will be participating in TAX Day TEA party rallies in front of their city halls. The TAX Day TEA party rally will begin at 12 noon. See this video - the momentum is growing!

Are you fed up with a Congress and a president who:

  • vote for a $500 billion tax bill without even reading it?
  • are spending trillions of borrowed dollars, leaving a debt our great-grandchildren will be paying?
  • consistently give special interest groups billions of dollars in earmarks to help get themselves re-elected?
  • want to take your wealth and redistribute it to others?
  • punish those who practice responsible financial behavior and reward those who do not?
  • admit to using the financial hurt of millions as an opportunity to push their political agenda?
  • run up trillions of dollars of debt and then sell that debt to countries such as China?
  • want government controlled health care?
  • want to take away the right to vote with a secret ballot in union elections?
  • refuse to stop the flow of millions of illegal immigrants into our country?
  • appoint a defender of child pornography to the Number 2 position in the Justice Department?
  • want to force doctors and other medical workers to perform abortions against their will?
  • want to impose a carbon tax on your electricity, gas and home heating fuels?
  • want to reduce your tax deductibles for charitable gifts?
  • take money from your family budget to pay for their federal budget?

If so, participate in the TAX Day TEA party rally, the Taxed Enough Already (TEA) party.

Bring your cell phone and call Congress and the president while attending the TAX Day TEA party rally (Representative and Senators, 202-224-3121; President, 202-456-1414). Tell Every American about this effort by forwarding this invitation to your friends. Together we can make a difference.

1 comment:

Cookeville Weather Guy said...

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