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  1. Kim
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 09:16:40

    The President, whose fiscal restraint was on display this week during his $4 million taxpayer-funded Hawaiian vacation, has no idea about how to manage the nation’s finances and promote economic growth. Faced with the longest slump since the Great Depression, his solution is to raise taxes and increase spending. The only thing he’s managed to get done lately is extending the payroll tax cut for two months and continuing to fund 99-week unemployment benefits.

    Tax cuts are always a good idea, but not if they are funded by a $37 billion stealth tax on mortgages. A permanent cut in tax rates funded by real spending cuts is the best prescription for growth. As Stanford economist John B. Taylor put it, it is adherence to “the principles of economic freedom” that spurs growth, not short-term intervention by the Federal Reserve or other parties. What Taylor means by “economic freedom” is simply freedom from excessive taxation and regulation, and strict adherence to the rule of law.



    • Kim
      Dec 30, 2011 @ 09:18:04

      Unfortunately, Taylor finds a lack of “economic leadership” in Washington today. Everything that Obama has done, from passing costly healthcare reform to threatening new taxes on the rich, reflects an absence of leadership. Instead of focusing “like a laser” on job creation, as he has repeatedly promised to do, the President is focused solely on his reelection chances. The economy seems to be the least of his concerns.


    • Kim
      Dec 30, 2011 @ 09:20:26

      It’s no accident that welfare benefits have been increasing just as economic growth has stalled. As capital is shifted, either through higher taxes or increased borrowing, out of the private sector to pay for benefits, business investment slows and the economy grinds to a halt. During a normal recovery following a recession, economic growth accelerates to over 5% and remains high for many quarters. That was the case following the recessions ending in 1975, 1982, 1992, and 2001. But this time it’s different.

      The President says it’s because his predecessor, George W. Bush, ran the economy into a “ditch.” He has been repeating that line for more than 1,000 days, and will undoubtedly employ it right up to the November election. But the economy was in the same ditch back in 1975, 1982, 1992, and 2001, and in every case it recovered within 12 months. This time it has not recovered, and it shows no signs of recovering in 2012. The Outlook Survey issued by the National Association for Business Economics predicts an unemployment rate of 8.9% for 2012. That is not a normal recovery.


  2. Kim
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 11:13:29

    The answer is quite simple actually. If you believe that our elected and appointed officials in the three branches of the US Government should adhere to the spirit and principles of the US Constitution as intended by the framers, then you are the Tea Party.



  3. Kim
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 11:15:00

    The name Tea Party was dubbed by the media to describe every day, average Americans who were expressing their discontent and disconnect from their representatives in government that were overspending, overtaxing and over-reaching into their lives. The reanimation of the sentiment ‘no taxation without representation’ echoed today from the time a group of American patriots opposed their King, and tossed a shipment of tea into the Boston Harbor, as an act of rebellion. That act of rebellion began a sequence of events that sparked the American Revolution and established the first nation in civilized history to declare independence from a King and rule themselves as a free people, federated as citizens in a social contract of equal protection under the law.

    The Tea Party phenomenon that the left wing media cannot seem to grasp is how can people from all walks of life, social, economic, ethnic, and religious and every division devised to keep us separated, unite under the banner of the original idea that government works for the people and not the other way around. It caught them all off guard, when by spontaneous combustion, without central organization, orchestration or manipulation; free Americans, as if awoken from a stupor, hungry for their free exercise of political power granted to them by the US Constitution, as a bear awakened after a winter of hibernation.

    Notice the stark contrast from the current rabble, walking dead like zombies, incoherent, mind numbing, parrots, marionette-like dancing to their puppet masters occupying Manhattan. They are not the Tea Party. They are the equivalent of the King’s loyalist, defending the throne for the promise of scraps from the royal table. They can neither articulate why nor fathom for what cause they protest, except to say give us what we have not earned and take from us what others surrendered their lives to grant us.

    Entrepreneurship, not entitlements, creates millionaires in the USA. Capital investment, not Marxism, creates jobs in America. Self reliance, not self pity, is how independence is achieved in the United States. Technological innovations spawned through entrepreneurship are how civilizations leap forward to enlightenment. Individualism not collectivism is what empowers human kind to strive for the pursuit of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. If you are certain you can attain these goals elsewhere and not here; I dare you to name it and challenge you to go there and do it.

    It was not anyone else but a left wing movie star named Sean Penn, who in a CNN interview called President Obama the infamous “N” word, trying to ascribe it to the Tea Party. It is a dangerous tactic for the purpose of clinging to power by painting as bigots any free citizen who has the temerity to disagree with the policies or political philosophy of the Obama Administration or left wing Democrats. If you are a fiercely independent minded American citizen who simply wants to keep more of what you earn, pay less to a bloated government spending machine, want them to stop devaluing our currency to take us down the same path of economic ruin we are watching the Europeans, like Greece, and others experience, then you too, are also a part of this thing called Tea Party.

    The Tea Party is not a movement, not a revolution, not bigots, nor mind numbed, brainwashed, incoherent followers of a failed theology called National Socialism, fascism or communism. The Tea Party are once and for all 100 percent Americans, just as the framers of the Constitution intended, the founding fathers envisioned and the nameless soldiers who fought on every battlefield around the globe died protecting. Now you know what the Tea Party means. I am the Tea Party. If you read this and feel the same way about your country, your neighbors and your freedom, then you too, are the Tea Party. The only thing we intend to occupy is the voting booth on Election Day.

    Anthony Mele, MA, Diplomacy, and International Conflict Management, was the 2010 GOP candidate for Congressional District 17 and a former intelligence staff NCO for high level national security officials at the Pentagon. He recently announced he is again running to be the GOP nominee for Congressional District 17 in 2012, and hopes to depose longtime liberal incumbent Eliot Engel.


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