Don’t Tax Me, Bro!

The Original Tea Party

The dateline for this story is December 16, 1773 in Boston, Massachusetts when a group of angry colonists protested a shipment of taxed tea from England.  A simple act of protest due to unfair taxing based on constitutional principles became one of the key moments leading up to the Revolutionary War.  Now, we fast forward 236 years and similar events are unfolding before our eyes.  Free people, citizens of these United States of America, are being taxed unfairly, contrary to the Constitution, in the middle of a recession.  Do you know what that is?  It is the recipe of protest.

 
Taxed Enough Already (TEA) Party committee members gather to make signs April 8, 2009 in Gilbert for the upcoming non-partisan movement rally on April 15 at the Gilbert Administration Building.  Tim Hacker, Tribune

Taxed Enough Already (TEA) Party committee members gather to make signs April 8, 2009 in Gilbert for the upcoming non-partisan movement rally on April 15 at the Gilbert Administration Building. Tim Hacker, Tribune

The East Valley Tribune today has an article talking about one of the many TEA party protests planned for this Wednesday, April 15th across the nation.  People are gathering because they are angry with what they have seen from the Obama administration, the Congress, and state leaders.  Friend of Arizonans In Action and precinct committeeman from LD 22 Denna Ray had this to say:

“We’re spending lots of money which we don’t have, which our children and grandchildren are going to pay for.  I feel our leaders are working very hard to turn this into a socialistic nation, and it just sickens me. Every day I think, ‘what can I do?’  That’s why I hit that button.”

 

Denna’s words are not just reflections of one person but the thoughts of many who are very much concerned.  Think we are wrong, check out the Arizona TEA Party website for a listing of events in your area.  National protest leaders are indicating well over 250,000 people are expected to attend area events throughout the country.

Arizonans In Action will be in attendance and speaking at the event in Phoenix on Wednesday evening at 5:30 at the State Capitol Building – Senate Lawn.  Join us as we make our voices heard that we are Taxed Enough Already!

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2 responses to “Don’t Tax Me, Bro!

  1. Wow, I’m amazed that when some Americans have a quibble about the politics of spending they start a tax revolt. Our GLBT families AND children are SUB-American in Federal Law; we suffer NEEDLESSLY in times of crisis, disease, and death due to our legal exclusion from FAMILY LAW.

    I’m afraid YOU will have to pay OUR taxes from now on, until WE are equal. [National Equality Tax Revolt 2009]

  2. Mr. Bisceglia,

    I am not sure of the relevance of your comment to the blog post.

    Would you please clarify this comment?

    “I’m afraid YOU will have to pay OUR taxes from now on, until WE are equal.”

    Are you not upset by the fact that the Obama administration just gave away a billion plus in tax dollars to private industry? And that there is no accountability to the taxpayers where this money is going?

    Are you not upset by the fact that taxes are increasing during a recession when most economists agree that this will lead to a Depression?

    I am sure that there were detractors in 1773 questioning why people are upset with a new tax on tea though most I would submit, were sympathizers of the King.

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