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Speak Out 5/1/11

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Tea party

I'D like to address the person who said tea partiers are trouble makers. Tea partiers want: A) America to be a more self-sufficient country; B) Export more than we import; and C) Have less government and taxes. More government means more taxes. Do we really need more failure to pay for?

Chain reaction

IT'S all about gas prices. If gas goes down, the price of food goes down, the price of everything goes down because it's all about gas prices. If they're up, the price of everything else goes up. We need to drill here and drill now. We need more nuclear plants. We need less reliance on foreign oil. And we also need more refineries. We haven't built a refinery in 30 years.

Paying off deficit

I'M a senior citizen who lives on Social Security and an annuity from my late husband's retirement. As of January, they started holding $35 more per month of federal withholding tax out of annuity check. If they did that to everybody at my income level and above, that certainly should help pay off the budget deficit.

Taking advantage

AFTER listening to our president recently, he commented that he was going to make sure that the oil industry was not taking advantage of the American people. That probably is a good start. Another good start, I believe, would be taking a look at Congress. We have Congress taking advantage of the working people in the United States. We've got governors and other politicians who are fueling their jets to cruise around the country and charging the taxpayers for it.

Tea party response

IN response to the person who said the tea party people have too much time on their hands and that they're just trouble makers: They're the ones paying the bills. You show me someone that dislikes the tea party people and I'll show you a government check in the wood pile somewhere. These tea party people are the ones keeping the country going. Of course, we're mad. Look what they're doing to our country. We're almost paying $5 a gallon for gasoline, and tomatoes are almost $4 a pound.


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Tea party

Troublemakers for who? The leeches?

Paying off deficit

They need it to buy votes

Taking advantage

They did it the last time and found nothing wrong. Just blame the rich corporations instead of political blunders

Tea party response

Obama said he wanted $5 fuel. Doesn't anyone remember anything he promised? Well mark that one promise kept.

-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Sun, May 1, 2011, at 12:29 AM

The tea party people are the middle class folks that has been carrying this load for years and they are tired of it. Tea Party consist of middle class from both the democratic and republican side they are just fed up with the way things are being ran and managed.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Sun, May 1, 2011, at 8:29 AM

Also, the tea party people are sick and tired of some people sitting on there butts and drawing welfare every month and not making any attempt at all to get out and fine a job and become productive citizens instead they choose to mooge off of the tax payers.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Sun, May 1, 2011, at 8:34 AM

Obama said he wanted $5 fuel. Doesn't anyone remember anything he promised? Well mark that one promise kept.

-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Sun, May 1, 2011, at 12:29 AM

No, I don't remember this and can't find a statement or a quote anywhere to support this claim. I do remember President Obama saying we need to shift to alternative fuels so we, as a country, are not dependent on foreign fuel resources. He also said higher gas prices might motivate our industries to move in new ways, but that is hardly a desire or wish for higher gas prices.

-- Posted by concerned4all on Sun, May 1, 2011, at 10:26 AM

Tea Pary people trouble makers? Dang right they are..for all the Wesley Moouches and Laura Leeches of this world!

The blinders are falling from the eyes of many more Americans who now understand Obama and his administration are the looters. They want more taxes in order to spend more and forget about any deficit and the consequences. They want to regulate our lives to the firey place and back again.

Turn the bums out!

-- Posted by voyager on Sun, May 1, 2011, at 12:14 PM

Tea Partiers

Your was saying that the trouble with this Government is there is so much paying out for things that not needed , your wrong the thing that is wrong with this Government is that we have Congress man and Senators that has been in office to long and they don't went to do anything due to the money they are getting from all the lobbyist that given to them.

-- Posted by Thunder1814 on Sun, May 1, 2011, at 1:10 PM

Thunder,

That's called bribery and is quite an accusation. If you know of this happening then you should report it to the authorities, otherwise it is nothing more than hearsay.

-- Posted by non-biasedphilosopher on Sun, May 1, 2011, at 2:53 PM

"You show me someone that dislikes the tea party people and I'll show you a government check in the wood pile somewhere." You mean like social security and Medicare? I dislike the so-called tea party: most of them I have seen at the town hall meetings appear to have the IQ of a houseplant. I 'll promise you this on behalf of seniors who have paid for their" handouts", if Ryan's plan to privatize Medicare were to go through (which it won't), the tea party will be over after the next election. Remember the old WWII adage that loose lips sink ships? So do big mouths, and that's all I have seen from the all mighty tea party.

-- Posted by wrcactus on Sun, May 1, 2011, at 4:20 PM

Hey Wheels, that video has been pulled too. Guess they don't want "proof" sitting out there.

-- Posted by LiveAnotherDay on Sun, May 1, 2011, at 6:02 PM

My Medical Insurance Provider challenges every Doctor visit and Medication Prescription now..My Yearly Deduction has increased by 30% .

Thank you very much President Obama !

-- Posted by Smoke. on Sun, May 1, 2011, at 6:38 PM

To "Have Wheels_Will_Travel" My leader was President Reagan. I quit the Republican Party when patriots like him disappeared from it, and idiots took over. Tea partiers like you, disgrace everything he and I stood for. Because of people like you who really don't read American history, the Republican Party has become a dangerous joke. Don't be so fast to judge others before you look in the mirror and maybe see some real ugliness. Reagan was disgusted with your kind , and this farm boy from Cape County is too. Would be happy to debate the issue with you any time. I don't think you have the brains, or balls.

-- Posted by wrcactus on Sun, May 1, 2011, at 7:49 PM

Well !

-- Posted by Smoke. on Sun, May 1, 2011, at 7:55 PM

Frankly, don't know who or what OW is "Have Wheels_Will_Travel" , you sound like a moron, and that likely won't change during the course of the night. SUGGESTED READING for you and the other tea party neophytes. The notes of James Madison from the Constitutional Convention, which lasted 88 days roughly. I know president Reagan read them, but I will bet no tea partier ever did. Takes a brain and some time, and I have never met a tea partier who had the brains, or was willing to spend the time learning. Might help you understand why many of us think you are out of touch with American History, and the notion of patriotism.

-- Posted by wrcactus on Sun, May 1, 2011, at 8:16 PM

James Madison was 200 years ago..Ronald Reagan was 20 years ago..neither has much influence over today's out of control Government..

-- Posted by Smoke. on Sun, May 1, 2011, at 8:35 PM

And may I say again, I would delight in debating you in public any time, or any where.

-- Posted by wrcactus on Sun, May 1, 2011, at 8:35 PM

or today's patriotism

-- Posted by Smoke. on Sun, May 1, 2011, at 8:36 PM

Well Swamp we finally agree on something!!! have a great day!!

-- Posted by agape on Sun, May 1, 2011, at 8:40 PM

SMOKE. James Madison 200 years ago, wrote the constitution we live by today. Ronald Reagan, a great President, had a lot to do with how we got where we are now. Sorry you don't get that. Same advice. Read history. It helps understand where we have been, where we are, and where we are going. As for Government being out of control, that is your opinion. I understand after threatening to secede from the union and condemning the federal government over too much interference, the Governor of Texas, Rick Perry has blasted the federal government for not sending enough help during their fire disaster. Seems the founding fathers were right, it takes us all hanging together.

-- Posted by wrcactus on Sun, May 1, 2011, at 8:50 PM

yes i do get all of that .

James Madison did not write the constitution by himself , which really doesn't matter because it is basically ignored today . Ronald Reagan's idea of Government and taxation is long gone .

today's Government is Bi-partinship , every vote in Congress is Left vs. Right or Right vs. Left .. sorry you don't get that .

no-one wants to make the sacrifices to make America great again .

how do you know I do not read ?

-- Posted by Smoke. on Sun, May 1, 2011, at 9:00 PM

"today's Government is Bi-partnership , every vote in Congress is Left vs. Right or Right vs. Left .. sorry you don't get that . " I appreciate your opinion, but I do wish today's government was bi-partisan. It is not, it is two parties trying to destroy each other and the American people caught in the middle. When we started this experiment, there were no political parties, and there certainly was no tea party. If you remember, my issue this afternoon was with the tea party, and the contention that if we did not agree with their cause, we are all toast. That is not patriotic, or an original American idea. It frankly stinks of fascism, not Republicanism or Democracy. That is what set me off, and I stand by my indignation. Bed time, God bless you..

-- Posted by wrcactus on Sun, May 1, 2011, at 9:22 PM

wrcactus

If you don't like the Tea Party you like spending. BTW there were lots of dyed in the wool Democrats that liked Regan.

-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Sun, May 1, 2011, at 9:36 PM

wrcactus

the Tea Party is just a fad..don't let them upset you , they will fade away..

God bless..

-- Posted by Smoke. on Sun, May 1, 2011, at 9:46 PM

Live,

The McConnell video towards the bottom of the article should still work, and it refers to what Obama said the day before. At least it did earlier today.

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Sun, May 1, 2011, at 6:06 PM

And there is nothing in the video you linked that says President Obama wants $5 fuel.

-- Posted by concerned4all on Sun, May 1, 2011, at 11:05 PM

I never said I know all about it and didn't begin to attempt to go there - I just asked for a quote where the President said he wanted $5 fuel, as was charged earlier. If someone is going to make a statement against the President like that, it should be easy to back it up. You (and no one else) could provide that statement or quote, but instead came back with a weak reply and a charge against me. Weak.

-- Posted by concerned4all on Mon, May 2, 2011, at 7:14 AM


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