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agentS Donating Member (922 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 11:43 AM
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Huff Po: Tea party activists are mad, VERY mad at GOP over budget
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/14/at-the-local-l...

Long story short, the Tea Party wackos are mad because they didn't get the 1 trillion dollar budget cut they wanted and that the GOP has already lost the voter's mandate (yeah right).
"And amidst all this, Speaker Boehner proclaims that there is 'no daylight' between he and the Tea Party. If he actually believes that, he must have his eyes closed," Meckler told HuffPost.

So, what is the Tea Party's plan if they don't get what they want?
"This is the fight worth having," MacGuffie said. "We want to engage in a ferocious battle over the debt ceiling and 2012 budget--bring it on--we'll give the Republicans a spine by holding our bayonets firmly at their backs."

If I'm Howard Dean, I'm texting the White House saying "let's win this budget fight and bring back the 50 state strategy. The Tea party will soften the Republicans for us."

The Tea Party wants to force a government shutdown which will cost the country trillions of dollars, to force a draconian budget cut which will cost the country trillions in lost revenue due to job losses, lost contracts, dead citizens, and damaged infrastructure. Is it just me, or is the Tea Party really a Koch(coke) party? Because whatever they're on, I don't want to touch.
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 11:44 AM
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1. They're always mad.
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rfranklin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 11:48 AM
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2. In every sense of the word....nt
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 11:53 AM
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4. Agree completely.
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nichomachus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:57 PM
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14. That's the glue that holds them together
They have 100 different agendas -- the only thing they have in common is anger.
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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 11:52 AM
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3. It seems they are having a hard time learning that Budgeting
in the Government is a whole new world from doing the
family budget. Washington moves along differently.

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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 11:54 AM
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5. They keep praying for Armageddon
Terminally unhappy people.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 11:54 AM
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6. Mad in a particular sense:
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agentS Donating Member (922 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 11:56 AM
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7. There's something in the Tea these folks are drinking
Too much sugar, meth, and Koch.
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bigdarryl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 12:53 PM
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8. let them be mad there a pain in the ass and I think the rethugs are going to get tired of there shit
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d_r Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:05 PM
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9. I keep thinking they are going to cause a split
But I've been thinking that for a while now. We'll see I guess.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:11 PM
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10. If Ron Paul does run (he's considering), it'll be fun.
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:13 PM
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11. May they grind their teeth to dust in fury.
And wave their pathetic little fists in the air as they turn on the Republicans and devour them.
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COLGATE4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:38 PM
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12. They sure are. I saw my first "FIRE BOEHNER" bumper sticker
on a Teabagger's car today.
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Dokkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:47 PM
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13. have you actually looked at the breakdown of the cuts?
for example this one

"A study from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office confirms that the legislation does indeed cut that much from what federal agencies are authorized to spend this year -- but the study reveals that it will only amount to a reduction of $352 million in non-war government spending for the rest of this fiscal year. That's in part because a significant portion of the cuts come from authorized funds that won't be spent immediately, such as water-and-sewer grants."

"The budget makes about $8 billion in immediate cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid, but those are offset by defense spending increases. On top of that, when war funding is considered, federal spending will actually increase by $3.3 billion compared with current levels."

If you believe the CBO's analysis of the cuts, what self respecting tea bagger wouldn't be frustration with Boehner? You may disagree with them but they are just like you and I fighting to get their issues addresses and if that issue is cuts in budgets, they definetly got screwed. The best way to defeat or covert your enemy is by 1st understanding them.

I got the article from CBS "Forget $38B: Budget only cuts $352 million this year"


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apnu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:03 PM
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15. True all, but the shit sandwich here is the domestic cuts for defense increases.
That's the part I'm pissed about.

Gotta keep the bullshit wars rolling right?


(that was :sarcasm:)
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politicasista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:25 PM
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16. Ha!
Headache #101 for Boehner. :rofl:
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