Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Obama: Way Out of Economic Mess Rests on Government

Therein is the difference between President Barack Obama and the protestors to be rallying Wednesday in T.E.A. Parties across the nation.

Here's a clip - what the TEA Parties are all about:

Daniel McGroganWe’re capitalists, not socialists,” he said...

we'd be more to the point on the foundation of this compact with the government the United States Constitution created: We're Consitutionalists. Our foundation rests on protected inalienable rights and individual freedom. A free-market system is the only economic system which enables personal freedom to flourish.

Let's follow the United States Constititution which enabled for only "limited" government. Period.

Though we do enjoy this cleverly worded insight:

'Tea Party' protest targets tax hikes
An anti-tax rally will be held April 15
Sunday, April 12, 2009
By Mackenzie Carpenter, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

..."Feminist Nation Against Obama Nation Tax and Spend," read one poster carried by Jeamour Matthews, 49, of North Braddock. The president's economic policies "will take us into bankruptcy," Ms. Matthews said, adding that she actually blames both Republicans and Democrats for the country's financial woes.

"They're both different wings on the same vulture," she said.


PA's Broussard:

Upset citizens protest Obama administration policy, taxes with tea parties By Mike Wereschagin
TRIBUNE-REVIEW Tuesday, April 7, 2009

"I'll be interested to see who actually is" at the protests, Broussard said. "Is it a bunch of politically aware, conservative Republicans who were grinding their teeth in private during the Bush administration, or the people you used to find at old (H. Ross) Perot rallies, just mad at the whole system?"


Meanwhile, we accept it was the Libertarian Party of Illinois that generated the idea of a tea party on tax day as explained:


April 9, 2009
Telling Tea Party Truth
by Stephen Gordon
...“The ‘tea party’ concept started with the Libertarian Party of Illinois (LPI) who began organizing a 2009 Tax Day ‘Boston Tea Party’ in Chicago back in December of 2008 and created a Facebook group for it on Feb. 10, 2009, according to the LPI,” wrote Brady on an e-mail list for LP state chairs. “Nine days later, CNBC’s Rick Santelli, broadcasting from the floor of the Chicago stock exchange, popularized the concept.”


We are avid finders of the truth, so credit where credit is due. Plus, we're not a fan of Newt Gingrich, who professed years back a need for a second national Constitutional Convention, for whatever, though dangers it could become runaway continue to plague the idea.

So we'll post this as well:

April 9, 2009
Telling Tea Party Truth
by Stephen Gordon
...To be sure, there are all sorts of Republicans and Libertarians and libertarians and conservatives involved. However, the movement in Chicago and many (most?) other places was started at the grassroots. As the word got out, things went viral and quite a few bigger fish jumped on board — which provided additional feedback to the system and amplified it even more.

A lot of folks are upset about people like Newt Gingrich joining the bandwagon. Jason Pye writes:...


Libertarian Party: we had the Tea Party idea first
April 13th, 2009


TEA Party Map Google



State by state




At least Washington County will have something. So far, none in other Whiskey Rebellion areas. Or along the National Road. Too bad. OK. OK. We'll be out there at noon somewhere along the National Road in Fayette. What does it take to get people upset with any unconstitutional spending?

Tax Day tea parties expected to number more than 1,000
'We don't necessarily need mainstream media anymore'

American Family Assoc. link


Oh my goodness look at the 2003 date on this call for action in PA!

Largest tax revolt
Wednesday, September 3, 2003


Net the Truth Online

Libertarians cordially invite you to a Tea Party
April 9th, 2009 · 32 Comments
Press Release

Anti-tax rallies “the kind of ‘community organizing’ Obama should have been doing”

WASHINGTON — America’s third largest party is urging Americans to join millions of libertarians and other advocates of economic freedom at one of thousands of “Tea Parties” being held on April 15.

The “tea party” concept started with the Libertarian Party of Illinois (LPI) who began organizing a 2009 Tax Day ‘Boston Tea Party’ in Chicago back in December of 2008 and created a Facebook group for it on Feb. 10, 2009, according to the LPI. Nine days later, CNBC’s Rick Santelli, broadcasting from the floor of the Chicago stock exchange, popularized the concept.

“Americans agree with the Libertarian Party that taxes and spending are out of control, and that bailouts and nationalizing industries destroys freedom and prosperity. The Libertarian Party is the only party supporting shrinking budgets, lowering tax burdens, eliminating deficits and getting government out of the way of recovery,” said Ferguson.

“With the Republican Party in Washington joining Democrats in proposing their own bloated budget that expands spending and explodes the deficit, and Republicans in other states touting their plans to raise taxes and jack up spending during a recession, Americans must speak out and speak out forcefully,” said Ferguson.

The public rallies, organized locally by concerned citizens of various political affiliations around the country, will express the widespread majority opposition to the government takeovers of private industries led by Obama, and the bailout programs, expanded spending and larger deficits proposed by both Democrats and Republicans.

“Tea Parties are the kind of ‘community organizing’ Obama should have been doing, instead of peddling government dependency,” said Ferguson.

A national listing of Tea Party events can be found at http://www.lp.org. If you know of a Tea Party not listed, contact media@lp.org with the time and location so it may be added.


‘Tax Day Tea Party’ protests planned
Published: Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Updated: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 4:15 AM EDT
A wave of anger about taxpayer money used to bail out Wall Street, homeowners and automakers will wash over Northeast Pennsylvania and the nation on Wednesday, but organizers locally can’t yet say how big it will be.

Organizers of a nationwide “Tax Day Tea Party” will protest government spending throughout the day. There will be protests at noon at the Lackawanna County Courthouse in Scranton and Honesdale Central Park in Wayne County. Demonstrations in Wilkes-Barre will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Public Square.

“The government is doing this against our will — continuing this roller-coaster of spending,” said Old Forge resident Laureen Cummings, who is helping to organize the protest in Scranton. “We’re going out there because our voices aren’t being heard in the media or anywhere else.”

CNBC’s Rick Santelli started the call in February for a tea party similar to the 1773 Boston Tea Party — which was a protest of the Great Britain bailout of the British East India Co. His call has attracted more than 1 million views on YouTube.

Locally, organizers said the focus will not just be on Congressional Democrats or President Barack Obama, but also former President George W. Bush, who signed the initial bailout of Wall Street.

Ms. Cummings said she was a longtime Democrat until she recently changed to Republican. Now she said she is having a hard time identifying with Republicans, too.

“All politicians have their partisan talking points, they put a wedge between us. We’re tired of that wedge,” she said.

Political parties have nothing to do with it, said the Wilkes-Barre tea party organizer, Daniel McGrogan.

“It’s larger than that. ... We’re capitalists, not socialists,” he said. “We shouldn’t have to be footing the bill for private companies.”...


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