Thursday, March 5, 2009
Today's New Tea Parties
Now, America's Wealthiest are organizing new "Boston Tea Parties" to protest the modest tax increases the Obama administration is enacting on people in the top brackets. How patriotic they are. Talk about Class Warfare. They have enjoyed substantial tax decreases during the past eight Bush years while young men from poorer families signed up in our "Volunteer Army" two fight in two distant wars on our country's behalf. What sacrifices these Tea Party Protesters are being called upon to make. It's as though Confederate slave owners during the Civil War had organized "Tea Parties" to protest the Emancipation Proclamation and the freeing of their slaves. Of course, some of those Southern ex-slave owners did end up in destitution and poverty as a result of losing their slaves. However, it's highly unlikely that the modest tax increases Obama is implementing will inflict that level of pain on today's privileged elite.