Friday, February 27, 2009

Tea Party Today!




CNBC’s Rick Santelli (backed by mortgage traders), called out last week for a “Nationwide Chicago Tea Party” to protest the Obama Administration’s Pork laden Stimulus Plan.

The Boston Tea Party was an act of direct protest by American Colonists demanding representation in the British Government.

They became known as the original patriots.

As the bailouts spiral out of control, we are forced to fund failed banks.
With foreclosures on the rise, we are made the collateral of out-of-control spending.
And, when the bills come due, the IRS knocks on the door of self-responsibility.

$750 Billion for TARP
$747 Billion for Bailouts
$440 Billion Omnibus Bill (just passed in the House)
$3 Trillion Budget!
$685 Billion for Universal Health Care

Cap and Trade legislation that will bankrupt companies and raise energy prices.

ENOUGH!

Join with Thousands of Patriots Across The Country!
40 Cities participating in Tea Parties Across the Country!

In Hartford:
Friday, February 27th
High Noon
Hartford - State Capitol
12pm to 1pm (Meet Supreme Court - 11:45 AM, on front steps)

Enough with the pork!
We bring home the bacon and we want to keep it!!

We declare Our Independence from Big Government Bailouts and irresponsible government.
Now we will begin rallying people to action!

- We need sound money, and our families need to be able to keep more of their wealth.

- We need government to stop raiding our paychecks so we can pay off our debts and accumulate wealth so we don’t have to be dependent on government.

- More money in individual's pockets should be put there by the individual - not by government.

- When businesses fail as a result of mismanagement, we need the free market to deal with that; not government.- No more Robin Hood economics! Taking money from "the rich" to give to "the poor" is not government's function or right.




Dissent is the highest form of Patriotism – Thomas Paine


“To preserve our independence, we must not let our politicians load us with perpetual debt. We must make our choice between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we can prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people under the pretense of caring for them, the people will be much happier.” - Thomas Jefferson


"The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys." - Thomas Jefferson


"To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it." - Thomas Jefferson

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

"backed by mortgage traders."

hmm.

Not sure those are the guys I'd be listening to right now, actually. Their greed and manipulation of the house of cards they created is a huge part of the problem we're experiencing right now.

But then again, I realize there are a bunch of people who think everything will be hunky-dory of we just let the foxes keep running the hen house.

(I love these costume events. They're like those re-enactment weekends. Do you guys own those colonial duds, or rent them?)

Judy Aron said...

Costume events? 1 guy shows up in a costume in Hartford and that's a costume event?

Actually the mortgage folks wouldn't have done what they done without the blessing of legislation put there by Barney Frank et al. - there is plenty of blame to spread around too.

If you want to talk greed - how about the greed of the Fed? I suppose you are just as happy that they take every dollar you make so they can feather their own nest and keep your children enslaved for generations to come.

Sorry but the money i make should be spent by me and not those irresponsible clowns in Washington DC. I resent paying anyone else's mortgage or giving them free stuff!
If businesses like GM etc. can't manage themselves well enough then they should go out of business.

Please educate yourself about what really caused this economic mess. It wasn't just the detrimental policies of the Bush administration or the reckless spending spree of Mr. Obama and his Socialist jackals. This goes way way back, and it was done on purpose.

Anonymous said...

"The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys."

--Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson was deeply in debt when he died.

Judy Aron said...

Anonymous - yes indeed he was:

http://wiki.monticello.org/mediawiki/index.php/Debt

Thomas Jefferson bore the burden of substantial monetary debt throughout his life. Except for a brief period at the beginning of the nineteenth century,[1] it was not possible to declare bankruptcy and it was his reputation in large part that kept creditors at bay. While debt was not unusual for Virginia planters of his time, his eventually grew so ponderous that his family were forced to sell much of his property, including Monticello, after Jefferson's death. His grandson and executor of his estate, Thomas Jefferson Randolph, posted an advertisement for his estate sale, indicating that Jefferson's debts at his death amounted to $107,000. Converting this figure into a modern estimate is an inexact process at best, but it would probably be somewhere between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000.

Many factors contributed to Jefferson's indebtedness, many of them beyond his control. These are only a few reasons behind the accumulation of his debt:

1. Jefferson inherited a great deal of debt from his father-in-law, John Wayles, when Wayles died in 1774.
2. Although Jefferson was wealthy in land and slaves, farming proved to be an unreliable and inadequate source of income. Also, although Jefferson himself was a major creditor, payments owed to him were unreliable and inadequate as well.
3. Jefferson lived perpetually beyond his means, spending large amounts of money on building projects, furnishings, wine, etc.
4. The financial panic that occurred in 1819 added a substantial burden onto his already-substantial debt. Also, he acquired debt from a friend in particular late in life. In 1818, Jefferson endorsed a $20,000 note for Wilson Cary Nicholas. Nicholas died in 1820, and Jefferson was forced to take on his unpaid debt.


I think he was wise enough to try to have others learn from his own misfortune and mistakes.