Thursday, September 24, 2009

Where’s the Next “Tea Party”?

I never hear about a “Tea Party” until it is over. I guess this is just another sign of the irrelevance of American broadcast media. I would like to stand up and be counted as one of those people who think the government is too big, too expensive, too far in debt, too inefficient, and too ineffective. This is the message of the “Tea Parties”, and I want to say that I agree.

This tempest-in-a-teapot makes me wonder why these people weren’t out demonstrating during the eight years of the G. W. Bush administration. Bush more than doubled the national debt, over spending the budget by six trillion dollars in eight years (this makes the 1.6 trillion for ten years of health care look a bit trivial). Where did that six trillion dollars go? Apparently it was spent on tax breaks and lucrative business opportunities for the wealthy. It certainly wasn’t spent to solve any problems or provide any services. The Bush administration perpetrated two “Vietnam” style wars, and implemented policies that violated the rights and privacy of millions of American citizens (an unprecedented expansion of the government’s capacity for intrusion).

The Tea Heads have decided that now is the time to demonstrate. Now that we have a president who is heroically battling to reverse the policies that produced the bloated, bankrupt, and ineffective government that he inherited from his predecessors.

We should protest! In fact, we should organize the biggest “Tea Party” ever conceived, and we should take it to Texas to protest the man who is responsible for these problems.

1 comment:

  1. I'm with you on this and every thing else you have said. I've worked my whole life and paid more than my share of taxes as one lower middle class workers and have watched my savings go up in smoke - most I suspect into some rich guy's off shore account. Our schools, healthcare and civil rights have become a joke. How far down will we have to slide before people step up to becoming a community of motivated people interested is solving these issues?