Will tea partiers protest the $858 billion tax deal?

During the election season, tea party activists declared deficit-reduction one of their primary goals. The nation is swimming in red ink, they noted, posing a huge burden for generations to come. So I’m waiting for those tea party activists to mount a huge protest over the tax deal between President Obama and Republicans. It is expected to cost $858 billion over ten years.

Where’s that tea party protest? Are they headed to Washington to denounce the deal, as they did repeatedly with the health care plan — which will lower the deficit over ten years?

Yes, there are other things in the deal besides tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. But extending the tax cuts for all Americans for two years cost $675.2 billion. Extending them for the richest Americans — along with generous cuts to the estate tax — will cost about $50 billion over two years. Are the tea partiers at all concerned about that?

Then were the ethanol subsidies, which most reasonable people agree are a spectacular waste of government resources — a giveaway to corn farmers. But farm state legislators wanted ethanol subsides included in the package, and they are there.
Any day now, I’m sure, tea partiers will gather on the Mall to protest this big addition to the national deficit. Any of you have your bags packed for the party?

272 comments Add your comment

Keep up the good fight!

December 10th, 2010
2:18 pm

Georgian…when you can prove #1, then come back. The courts have excluded most of the “evidence” and nothing has ever been proven to have saved any planned attacks. The waterboarding came after the planned attacks were stopped.

And if you thing the Bible “proves” anything, you really dont understand proof. The Bible fails to prove there is even a God. You must “believe” and have “faith”. And the sign says…you know its a myth.

Fact: Every statement I made about congressional staff salary has been reported and accurate. Prove that I have said a single thing that is inaccurate….

Georgie W…did you hitch a ride on the idiotic post train too?
Many get prego just to receive a check? Most idiotic posts.

George W

December 10th, 2010
2:21 pm

Keep up the good fight……call it what you want, but you are the one denying the truth and facts.

Georgian

December 10th, 2010
2:21 pm

Kam,

Whether its close or not is not the point. You change the subject from his overall point to point out small minute parts to have an argument for discussion. You would rather argue the fact that 99 weeks is not 2 complete years than to accept the fact that what he was saying about someone being on unemployment for 99 weeks milking the system.

Blain

December 10th, 2010
2:26 pm

“CT…and any other liberal…give me any good reason that there should be ANY estate tax…AT ALL???”

That’s easy. Either they or their relatives need our cash. Haven’t a clue how to get their own.

williebkind

December 10th, 2010
2:26 pm

I think there should be a maximum wage! Say no more than 5million.

NC Guy

December 10th, 2010
2:28 pm

Kamchek
I used to live near a samll twon up there called Little Switzerland, are you near there?
Have a good weekend

Georgian

December 10th, 2010
2:32 pm

Keep,

The proof is everywhere.

Former CIA operative John Kiriakou, who now opposes waterboarding, admitted the practice saved lives because of imformation that was collected. Who gives a crap if it holds up in a court. These people should not even be able to have any court hearings. They are the lowest scum of the Earth. They deserve what they get.

Also, no attacks on US soil since 9/11.

The Bible is proof enough, and you will have your proof on that one day buddy I guarantee you, and you can look back and remember Georgian told you so when you go through that hot fiery pit.

Proof: You dispute the fact that the pay raises are not wasteful. They are in line with what is deserving of each individual worker. You are attempting to make it look as if it is wasteful, when it is not such.

Don’t think they get prego for a check? You are inexperienced with those individuals bc if you were many of them will freely admit to you they get prego so they can get that check and assistance. The more the better.

james

December 10th, 2010
2:32 pm

agreed williebkind if you didn’t start the business you are capped- feel your pain on the public drunkedness-

next time just tell the police you are illegal and want to talk to ICE

Common Sense isn't very Common

December 10th, 2010
2:35 pm

OK try this one:

In the IT industry there are jobs all over the country. Say you have been unemployed for 6 months in YOUR part of the country. SAY Atlanta with UI benefits making 330 a week. How will you relocate to Chicago and survive until you get paid (remember you still have that mortgage in Atlanta).

The job in Chicago pays $50 per hour which includes living expenses) DO the flippin math.

Oh yeah don’t apply if you aren’t an H1b (remember the US IT workers don’t have any skills) Just ask Congress since they have continued to pass the H1b visa extension yearly since the 90’s.

John Galt

December 10th, 2010
2:42 pm

I propose that we have a one-time charge on every American of $1,000, due to the federal government by January 15.

If you refuse to support my plan, you have just added $300 trillion dollars to the deficit, according to the liberals. And MUCH OF IT GOES TO THE RICH, FOR SHAME!!

Mike

December 10th, 2010
2:48 pm

This whole deficit thing is so easy to solve.

Tax us at 20% of GDP and let’s spend 20% of GDP. Then just work out the details.

Georgian

December 10th, 2010
2:48 pm

The problem is there’s not enough of the rich that can make up for those that don’t pay or the ones that can’t pay.

HDB

December 10th, 2010
2:52 pm

Georgian December 10th, 2010
2:09 pm

FACT: Minorities receive a far greater percentage of the “help” pie than do others

That statement is FALSE!! If you take the demographic breakdown, here are the statistics on welfare recipients:

Traits of families on AFDC (1)

Race
————–
White 38.8%
Black 37.2
Hispanic 17.8
Asian 2.8
Other 3.4

Time on AFDC
—————————
Less than 7 months 19.0%
7 to 12 months 15.2
One to two years 19.3
Two to five years 26.9
Over five years 19.6

Number of children
——————-
One 43.2%
Two 30.7
Three 15.8
Four or more 10.3

Age of Mother
——————
Teenager 7.6%
20 – 29 47.9
30 – 39 32.7
40 or older 11.8

George W

December 10th, 2010
2:54 pm

HDB…..great job making up those statistics! haha

George W

December 10th, 2010
2:56 pm

Blacks take 37% of welfare but only make up about 17% of the population……thanks for proving our point!

George W

December 10th, 2010
2:56 pm

I get so disappointed of my own race (Black) when I see these types of reports. When are we as a race ever going to rise up?>

Blame the North

December 10th, 2010
2:59 pm

Hey George W,

Blame the yankees. There was a time in this country when a black man had a guaranteed job as well as room and board. if it wasn’t for the North,the black man wouldn’t need all this public assistance.

George W

December 10th, 2010
3:00 pm

Blame….Dont forget free food as well.

Blame the North

December 10th, 2010
3:01 pm

George,

Right, all supplied free of charge without the use of taxpayer money.

George W

December 10th, 2010
3:02 pm

Blame…..the cost of welfare and government assistance would certainly come down!

Blame the North

December 10th, 2010
3:03 pm

George W,

You’re right. If we put in a non-violence provision, maybe we can sell it to DC. Think of all the public funds that would be made available for other projects. I bet we could get a strong vote from the Southern states.

George W

December 10th, 2010
3:04 pm

Blame. probably get a strong vote from all states!

somewhereinga

December 10th, 2010
3:05 pm

George W… read the post again. It wasn’t me that lost the job. I own my own business also. (which is why I don’t have all day to play on here.)

HDB

December 10th, 2010
3:06 pm

Blame the North
December 10th, 2010
2:59 pm

I don’t blame the yankees…..if it weren’t for them, many would still be OWNED!!!

George W December 10th, 2010
2:56 pm

I, too, also wonder. Many of us HAVE taken advantage of what this nation has to offer; many haven’t! You know the saying: You can lead a horse to water……

What many are still failing to acknowledge, however, is that for those who HAVE taken the course for progression, they are being marginalized by the majority as being “outside the mainstream”! Until that marginalization declines…….

Larry

December 10th, 2010
3:06 pm

Kamchak– if you believe in CBO reports, then there is the start of the problem. That’s like believing something because Cynthia said it. The CBO also said that the health care bill would reduce the deficit. For the most part, they just feedback based on the assumptions they are given. They don’t question the assumptions, for example, part of the “savings” of the health care is the “doc fix”. How long has that one been on the table?

And if you take the cash out of a business, what happens? You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that a business that heavily relies on loans (farming/small businesses) and has a cash to crop cycle of 4 – 6 months is not going to get healthier when you take away it’s cash. Banks start to take a different view when you have a bad balance sheet which makes it harder to get those loans that are needed to keep the business afloat. The law of unintended consequences will play out and what right do we as a society have to the fruits of a man’s labor when it has already been taxed? We’ve already received the benefits of that persons labor in the form of tax paying jobs, taxes and services, and now we think we have a right, like a blood relative, to his estate? God help us if you truely believe you have the rights to your neighbors estate.

Blame the North

December 10th, 2010
3:06 pm

George W,

we can repalce all of the public housing with farms and cotton plantations. The residents would automatically have jobs and could live and work right next to their kids, thereby eliminating the need for welfare, daycare and child services. Heck, all we need is someone to watchover the operation and make sure everyone stays in line.

CW

December 10th, 2010
3:07 pm

Of course they will! They’re going to burn Christine O’Donnell at the stake in protest.

Kamchak

December 10th, 2010
3:08 pm

NC Guy

After a quick googledy search, it looks as if I am +/- 140 miles or so as the crow flies, however not a single crow that I know of carries an odometer.

Georgian

December 10th, 2010
3:08 pm

HDB,

And if you look at the number of 11 million plus out of 30 something million blacks in the US population on welfare, you would see that that is 1/3 of the black population. Whites on the other hand make up 11 million plus out of 229 million whites in the US population, which equates to 5 percent of their population.

Therefore we see that 30% of blacks are on Welfare, while only 5% of whites are. It doesn’t matter the % of recipients.

Also if you add in “minority”, if you want to go that route, just looking at those on Welfare, you would see that 60 percent of minorities receive assistance. I didnt single out blacks, you did.

Surely whites are going to have the greater percentage when you look at the number that are on it. But if you want to look at it compared white vs black, there are clearly a WHOLE HECK of a lot more blacks on welfare than whites in their populations. 1 in 3 blacks on welfare vs 1 in 20 whites.

George W

December 10th, 2010
3:11 pm

Georgian…..this country would be so much better off without them. Do you think we can put them all on a boat and ship them back. REASON: Defective product!

Georgian

December 10th, 2010
3:11 pm

Ah HDB,

The old lie that slavery would only have been stopped if we had of had war. Not true! The south went to war with the north for many more important reasons than slavery.

Blame the North

December 10th, 2010
3:14 pm

Georgian,

I don’t Slaves would be PC. I think we would need to have a more friendly name for the program. How about The Lifetime Work Guarantee Program. All the recipients could be called “Lifers”

williebkind

December 10th, 2010
3:15 pm

Georgian

December 10th, 2010
2:48 pm
It is not that there is not enough of the rich, it is those who are rich are really rich–that is the problem in my mind. How about those bonuses the bankers are doling out this year plus the salaries of atheletes, tv anchors, radio talk shows, and others. Yes they deserve it. The bankers failed the banks, got free money from the taxpayer, was forced to become disciplined as they should have been in the beginning, and now are receiving more money in bonuses than most people make in a lifetime. I said in a lifetime. What if the maximum salary was only 5 million a year and anything over that is taxed at 95% and the employer would get taxed or lose tax breaks for paying those wages. Hey lets try it! More will see the American dream than a selected few.

Georgian

December 10th, 2010
3:16 pm

No George W,

That is not necessary. Our government is at fault in this, not them. There are no barriers when it comes to being sorry. Many whites are the sorriest ppl alive. The best thing we can do is encourage them to be productive citizens and not give them everything.

HDB

December 10th, 2010
3:16 pm

George W December 10th, 2010
2:54 pm

BTW, I didn’t make up the stats, I researched it!!

According to math, with whites comprising 80% of the US population, and blacks comprising 12%….96.4M whites are on welfare vs. 13.8M blacks.

Kamchak

December 10th, 2010
3:18 pm

Kamchak– if you believe in CBO reports, then there is the start of the problem.

It wasn’t just the CBO Larry-poo, the American Farm Bureau Federation confirmed the speciousness of the claim

God help us if you truely[sic] believe you have the rights to your neighbors estate.

What is it with you silly cons putting words in my mouth. I never advocated anything of the sort.

By exposing your drama-queenieness, I believe that Santa should bring you one of these for X-mas.

George W

December 10th, 2010
3:18 pm

HDB……OMG!! hahaha you really just didnt say that did you? You are the dumbest person on the face of the earth. HAHAHA Seriously!?!?!?! hahaha

williebkind

December 10th, 2010
3:18 pm

HDB:
I saw a poster that said,” Slavery, Sh*t gets done!” Of course I immdiately went into a rage and called my congressman.

somewhereinga

December 10th, 2010
3:18 pm

Blue

December 10th, 2010
2:18 pm
CT…and any other liberal…give me any good reason that there should be ANY estate tax…AT ALL???

If I give you 10 millions dollars don’t you think you should have to pay some taxes on it? It’s income to you.

There’s no difference in me giving it to you than it being left to you in a will. And before you do the “but they already paid taxes on it”, yeah, so did I. So, what’s the difference?

Billybob

December 10th, 2010
3:21 pm

Hey Tucker, you are noticably silent today…probably wishing you hadn’t hit the enter button, huh? Keep talking, you are doing great!

Billybob

December 10th, 2010
3:22 pm

NOTICEABLY, duh….

George W

December 10th, 2010
3:24 pm

Slavery would be a GREAT way to restore the economy.

Billybob

December 10th, 2010
3:25 pm

somehwereinga,
The difference is it is not yours, but if you still want to take my personal property I have to ask you one question….Do you feel lucky, well do you, punk?

williebkind

December 10th, 2010
3:27 pm

somewhereinga

December 10th, 2010
3:18 pm
We need a law that eliminates taxing fixed retirement incomes. Why do you think that you should tax my dead father’s farm that I have to sell it just to pay taxes. Now that is a real reason to work hard and build a great business so government can come in and take half of it. The son should pay taxes on the income he makes off the inheritence not the heritence itself. But I am just a rugged American–public education and all. Democrats take back your party!

HDB

December 10th, 2010
3:27 pm

Georgian
December 10th, 2010
3:08 pm

US Population: 310M
White Population: 80%
Black Population: 12%
Hispanics: 15.8%
% Whites on Welfare: 38.8
% blacks on Welfare: 37.2
% Hispanics on Welfare 17.8
Do the calculation…it’s almost 7 whites (6.98) for every black person on welfare….and 6.95 whites for every Hispanic on welfare…..

Keep up the good fight!

December 10th, 2010
3:29 pm

Truthers, birthers, civil war revisionists….the nut jobs just keep on coming.

Kam, you might like this story on contractor fraud from last night. Just watch out for the ugly attorney.

HDB

December 10th, 2010
3:29 pm

George W

December 10th, 2010
3:24 pm
Slavery would be a GREAT way to restore the economy.

We ALREADY in slavery —- if you’re working for the money rather than the money working for YOU!!!

williebkind

December 10th, 2010
3:29 pm

HDB:
If you like experiments, lets relocate minorities so that all states have an equal share. Feel the love.

Billybob

December 10th, 2010
3:30 pm

williebkind,
you are right, the fox is running the henhouse in the far left liberal/socialist party these days….

HDB

December 10th, 2010
3:34 pm

williebkind
December 10th, 2010
3:29 pm

Question: In your relocation plan, would I get the current value of 40 acres and a mule??