The tea parties did not stop on tax day; in fact, they are only beginning. However, despite media reporting to the contrary, they are being organized by average citizens - and not always the same ones. Thus, it can be difficult to keep track of all of the different events. The ones in the DC area that I am aware of will be tracked at www.nova912.org. I encourage anyone in the area to join our 912 group and become an active member in restoring sensibility to our country! In the meantime, here is the list of current events that I am aware of, both in DC:
The federal government is taking the next step in controlling all aspects of our economy. First, they bailed out the banks - and if you happened to be a bank that didn't need a bailout, tough, you had to take it anyway so that no one else's feelings would be hurt.
USA Today decides to run an article about how Obama plans to deliver a speech to restore "fairness" to the tax system, but somehow avoids any mention of the tea parties (or of the FairTax).
Remember when George Bush was talking about "I've abandoned free-market principles to save the free-market system?" At about the same time, he also said "There won't be government officials sitting on the boards of private companies." As I predicted at the time, the reason they did not ask for seats on the
I have come to expect the redefinition of words from our government (e.g., "let's require volunteerism.") But at times they say things that are particularly stupid. One famous quote is George Bush's, "I've abandoned free-market principles to save the free-market system." But the recent bankers meeting produced yet another gem (of course this one you don't hear much about):
I went through what I consider to be the big, fundamental problems that are literally putting our country at risk, and I ended up with 10 suggestions:
Obama now admits that the ends justifies the means:
Asked about stem cell research, Obama acknowledged the need for moral and ethical standards to guide scientific issues, and he said he is satisfied that his new rules allowing greater research is consistent with those standards.
Most of the time, political parties at least try to cover up the blatant partisan motives behind their stances. But every once in a while, they don't even offer a pretense for their actions. The Fairfax County Democratic Committee has just made such a mistake:
I hope everyone is getting involved in a "We Surround Them" party this Friday. At these parties, I think we need to focus on a few things:
Well. not in so many words, but if you do the math on his claims that is what you end up with - as a minimum.
As you have probably heard by now, Obama is promoting his $75 billion bailout for select homeowners. He claims this will help 9 million "responsible" homeowners that are facing forclosure.