Friday, April 16, 2010

Tea, Taxes and Freedom

4-16-10 pondering brain
Yesterday was tax day which was no big deal to me. Greg and I had our taxes prepared in February and even had a refund this year which was in the bank a week or two later.

I’m weird I know, but I have never minded paying my taxes. (Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s) Mathew 22:21

And it’s not so much that this is in the Bible, but I am willing to pay for all the services, benefits, safety/protection, freedoms I have to live happily in the USA. I say, if you don’t want to pay taxes, and don’t want a strong government… move to Mexico or Haiti. (and experience the freedom of taking care of yourself)

And a news fact that you won't hear on FOX news is that THIS YEAR we are paying LOWER TAXES! The federal taxes were cut by billions shortly after President Obama took office. Along with many tax credits which were in the economic recovery package.

Which brings me to the “Tea Party” group. I’ve been trying to figure them out…. Hard to do, since they seem to be made up of people with varying opinions within the Tea Party itself. I’d like to ask, where was all the worry and protest about the deficit in the 2000’s, when we starting spending millions and billions of dollars in Iraq? So it’s OK to spend on killing people, but not spend money on helping US citizens get some health care? This I do not understand.

Also, I heard Tea Party people “want more freedom”….. what does that mean? I personally can’t think of a freedom I don’t have that I feel I now need. However, I do have a few friends who are lacking the same civil rights as I do when it comes to benefits of a civil marriage or civil union…. But for some reason I don’t think the Tea Party people are worried about the omission of these civil rights.

There was an interesting article in the KC Start newspaper last Sunday about the Tea Party equating them to the group of people supporting Ross Perot in the 1992 elections. I was one of “them” crazy people, but we were not out protesting….

We Perot people were reading books and organizing, and listening to Ross Perot give details in charts and graphs showing the problems with the US budget and deficit spending at that time,...(A deficit created by Reagan and Bush#1)... and Ross (bless his heart)… had real ideas and solutions…. I don’t see much of that with Ms. Sarah Palin. She seems happy enough to just show up and tell a joke of two, make fun of the opposition and collect her speaking fee. It’s very much like an appearance she would make as a beauty pageant winner.

(Oh boy- am I wound up today… I’d better quit before I offend too much.... But hey, this is MY blog and I do have the freedom to say what I want to here!)God Bless American.

1 comment:

  1. Yea, verily!
    I enjoyed peeking @ your blog.
    Thanx for invitation for May 7th. I don't know whether that'll work or not, but I'd LIKE to make it work.
    And besides that, the tea on front porch ... ANY time, Judy!

    Julie (Rola)