Thursday, April 16, 2009

I'm Relieved

I don't know about you, but I'm relieved.  April 15th has passed and I'm feeling lighter.  I just hope all you Wall Street CEO's, auto executives, third world dictators, minority hate facilitators, fat cat politicians, welfare slugs, pseudo scientists, single issue money grubbers, assorted weirdos and baby killers are happy.  Our grand children and great grand children will be paying for your excesses and greed.  I was very proud as I watched the heartland of America representatives (the working folks) meet in groups all over this great land to say to a run away government, "We've had it."   I didn't see obscene or malicious signage, or any unruly behavior. I saw concerned Americans showing solidarity in their desire to shrink the size and scope of the Federal Government and return it to its constitutional role as a servant of the people.  I was also happy to see many State governments declaring their sovereignty.  I hope you had a chance to participate in your area.  Most in our group expressed a desire to meet on a regular basis to design strategies to defeat the rubber stamp leeches who are currently occupying seats in our legislative bodies.  Here are some comments from other folks;

"I say let's have Election Day on tax day. Let's get what we're paying for. Sign the check -- for the full amount -- and write in your preferred candidates on the back of the same check. Abracadabra ... smaller government, here we come." --columnist Jonah Goldberg

"Rampant redistribution of wealth by government is now the norm. So is this: It inflames government's natural rapaciousness and subverts the rule of law." --columnist George Will

"Inflation also means that all the talk about how higher taxes will be confined to 'the rich' is nonsense. Inflation is a hidden tax that takes away the value of money held by everyone at every income level." --economist Thomas Sowell

"[W]e need to return to a taxation system similar to the one established by our Founding Fathers. They did not penalize productivity through taxes the way we do today. They had no Internal Revenue Service. They believed in minimal taxation." --columnist Chuck Norris

"Today American taxpayers in more than 300 locations in all 50 states will hold rallies -- dubbed 'tea parties' -- to protest higher taxes and out-of-control government spending. There is no political party behind these rallies, no grand right-wing conspiracy, not even a 501(c) group like So who's behind the Tax Day tea parties? Ordinary folks who are using the power of the Internet to organize." --author Glenn Harlan Reynolds

"[I]s there any limit to this administration's intentions to interfere and perhaps control large swaths of our economy? ... That's the real message of the homegrown Tea Party revolt against bailout nation and the higher taxes, deficits, and debt being used to finance it. Folks are trying to tell Washington on Tax Day, April 15, that enough is enough. They can't take it anymore." --economist Larry Kudlow

"The cry at these tea parties should be 'not a penny more' until governments get their houses in order, just as we must do. Most people have been forced to reduce spending during the recession, but not the federal government, and likely not the government in your home state." --columnist Cal Thomas

"President Obama's own budget numbers show that Social Security this year will take in $654 billion in payroll taxes and dole out $662 billion in benefits and expenses -- a negative cash flow of $8 billion. Uh oh." --columnist Stephen Moore