The TEA party was created because people felt we are T – Taxed, E – Enough, A- Already. Do you feel you personally pay enough taxes? When you answer that look at how much of each dollar of gasoline goes to taxes. Look at what you pay for taxes at the store. I agree with the TEA Party that we are taxed enough. I agree with the TEA party on many levels.
And for you who feel the majority spoke during the 2012 election I have a question. do you think that 51% makes a MAJORITY? I would think that a MAJORITY would be more like 70% not 51%.
I do agree that we as a country give way to many entitlements and it will be the death of us if we do not stop handing out money to the lazy people. Yes there are people who are in need, but there are also many who just want for Santa (or call him Robin Hood if you choose). DREAM act is a way to get votes by awarding people who enter the country ILLEGALLY a pass and I DO NOT support it.
I also do not support unions, look at the Hostess plants closing due to unions. That was a victory – huh? Years ago unions were for the people, now they are for themselves. And I used to be in the union.
I do not agree with taxing the rich more because many of the rich as they are labeled are business people who hire other people. Is it better for rich people to give their money to charities they choose or for them to have it taken from them by the Gov and then given to other countries or to illegal aliens, or the lazy ones who DO NOT want to work but only want handouts.
Opinions are still strong and we will still not agree. I was brought up that you worked for what you got. Now many are brought up that the Gov owes them stuff. The Gov does not owe anybody anything except a secure border, ensuring that the constitution is kept intact and people still have freedom of speech, right to bear arms, etc. Again – read 2 books How to kill 11 million people and New Deal or Raw Deal.
Now the U.N. feels everyone should have contraception available! I think they have it at the store for you to buy, or through your doctor. But free – HELL NO. Because the simple fact is that it is not free. Someone has to pay for it. And I think the U.N. needs to keep out of our business. If they want to do something useful, leave America and we will withdraw all funding for the U.N. and see how long they survive.
And one last note: I have principles, ideals and I am not going to sideline them because 51% of the people in America do not agree with them. Nor do I require the 51% to change their principles for me. But I do ask: how long do you really think we can keeps giving money to freeloaders (yes some are in need) before we run out of other people money? If I was rich, whom do you think would make better use of my money as far as helping others, me or the Gov? I say me because the only money the Gov ever takes in are in the form of taxes. They are not a business, they do not make money like a business. The Gov spends taxes and every Gov job created hurts the Gov.
I personally saw people transfer to Cincy and get over $125K in moving cost, free rent for a year, and many more incentives while making $75K to $150K per year salary. That is insane and it was our tax $$$. I also saw personally under the Recovery Act the Corps of Engineers hired 25 people at Cincy office to help Gov employees do their jobs for over a year. Each Temp employee got approx. $35K – $65K salary to help. That is up to 1.6 million dollars of your tax money.
Anyway my stance is this. I will continue to fight to change the entitlements, stop taxing the rich, fight for fiscal responsible spending and lower taxes my entire life. And if anyone on FB choose to unfriend me due to that, they have the right to do so. I will not change my principles to win an election. And if the others who want entitlements, Dream Act, free stuff for all keep winning, so be it, but one day we will see the results. I really hope I am wrong but common sense tells me I am not. Along with the history of Greece and many other countries. So if I offend you, sorry, but I am not going to compromise for anyone.