Tomorrow I go to the post office to put a very large check into the mail made out to the IRS. Meanwhile, a bunch of Republicans are staging “tea party” demonstrations across the nation for lower taxes. (And isn’t their W-onder Boy the one who grossly increased the national debt, increased the size of government, put us into an endless war with a seemingly limitless price tag, and left us in our current economic shit-hole?)
Here are my three thoughts about this tea party:
1. Why do you try to prove you’re more fiscally responsible by wasting a precious commodity? The original tea party was to protest against taxes on tea by a government that offered the colonists no representation. So, a) why don’t you bring your income or capital gains to dump tomorrow as those are the taxes you are protesting, and b) our votes are now our primary voices of protest, and more of those “voices” were (and still are) in support of the change President Obama brings.
2. As an avid tea drinker and, dare I say, afficionado, tomorrow’s demonstration is practically akin to burning books to me. I would almost approve your ignorance if your plan was to donate the tea brought to the demonstration to people who have lost their jobs . . . because of the economy W-onder Boy helped bring about.
3. When I put that check in the mail tomorrow, with it will go the power of my intentions that my widow’s mite will go forth into the coffers of our government to do good work . . . help someone get a job rebuilding our roads or a child get healthcare.
And after I mail it, I think I’ll go home and have a cup of tea.