What is the TEA Party Movement? Do the member wants bloody revolution? americans vs. americans (Edited 05/29/10 08:32AM by )
Boston Tea Party
Think way back to high school history class when your teacher was going on about the Boston Tea Party. It all started back in 1773 when the British tried to place a huge tax on tea exported to Britain. A group of colonists boarded the ships and dumped the tea into the harbor. Their complaint was “no taxation without representation.” They felt that they should not be taxed without adequate representation at the government level. It is a very important part of American history and was one of the catalysts to the Revolutionary War.
New Tea Party
In early 2009 a growing discontent with the way the government was spending money began to bubble up all over the country. Soon the new Tea Party formed decrying the stimulus package and other fool-hardy spending by the US government. Their main goal is to promote fiscal conservatism. The AIG bonus scandal fanned the flames and the party membership exploded.
Sarah Palin has touted the Tea Party movement as the “future of politics in America” in a speech she gave at the inaugural Tea Party convention. She also stated that it would do the Republican party some good to adopt the philosophy of the Tea Party. Even scarier, the potential for Sarah Palin to run for president on the Tea Party ticket. With Americans growing unhappy with way President Obama is spending taxpayer money and trying to push healthcare reform, the Tea Party is looking better and better.
The Tea Party’s goal is simply to revive and perpetuate Bush and Reagan economic policy-tax cuts for the rich and deregulation for corporations. Yet, when these free market fundamentalists fail i.e. S&L, the housing and banking crsis, the insider trading scandals of the 1980s or accounting fraud of Enron and WorldCom, the middle class taxpayers will end up having to save everyone, including the screwups i.e. Keating, Milken, the Wall Street boys.
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