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Sat May 25, 2013, 08:16 PM

How exactly do Tea Party groups promote social welfare?

Was it when they threw five dollars at a man in a wheelchair and had Parkinson's?

Was it when they told people who said they couldn't find a job or needed to find another one to just find a job?

Was it when they cheered Rand Paul when he said people on unemployment should eat cake?

Was it when they shouted "YEAH!" when the question was to let the uninsured die?

Was it when they paraded pictures of Obama caricatured as a witch doctor and demanded that people not call them racist?

Was it when the Mad Hatter of the Tea Party, Judson Phillips, ran out on a nearly $750k hotel bill?



Saying that Tea Party groups promote the social welfare is like calling Scrooge a man of charity because he asked if there were still debtors prisons.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 08:21 PM

1. They are the exact opposite of social welfare

unless reducing tax burden equals social welfare.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 08:27 PM

2. Tea Party groups promote the welfare of the uber-wealthy, albeit a very small segment

of our population who would get by just fine, thank you, without this gratuitous welfare.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 08:45 PM

3. kick

very good post!

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 09:54 PM

4. I think they promote social warfare

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 10:18 PM

5. STOP CALLING THEM TEA PARTY

THEY ARE TEABAGGERS

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Response to Skittles (Reply #5)

Sat May 25, 2013, 11:06 PM

7. I remember the early days when they proudly self identified as teabaggers

So very proud of coining such a "unique" term. (until their neighbors told them they knew what that meant and told them what dirty buggers they were for being up to such things)

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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #7)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:41 PM

11. what irks me

is the idea they have ANYTHING in common with the brave Boston folk - teabaggers are bullies, cowards, hypocrites - they have more in common with the Westboro folk than they do the historical Boston protesters

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Response to Skittles (Reply #11)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:57 PM

12. Worse, they are stooges for oligarchs and the exact opposite of the namesake they would hijack

The real Boston Tea Party was a protest against huge corporate tax cuts for the British East India Company, the largest trans-national corporation then in existence. This corporate tax cut threatened to decimate small Colonial businesses by helping the BEIC pull a Wal-Mart against small entrepreneurial tea shops, and individuals began a revolt that kicked-off a series of events that ended in the creation of The United States of America.

They covered their faces, massed in the streets, and destroyed the property of a giant global corporation. Declaring an end to global trade run by the East India Company that was destroying local economies, this small, masked minority started a revolution with an act of rebellion later called the Boston Tea Party.

The teabaggers know jack about history and would have been thugs in the employ of BEIC back then, helping them to maintain monopolies and benefit from colonial taxes rather than paying a corporate tax to the crown.

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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #12)

Sun May 26, 2013, 03:03 PM

13. absolutely right

I get very angry when I see DUers referring to them as TEA PARTY; it is a DISGRACE

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 11:02 PM

6. they do, but the whole thing is "promote the welfare of the social elite"

The social elite being those that possess a billion or more, those are the ones whose welfare needs promoting the most you know.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 11:10 PM

8. They are perfect people who have to live among the great unwashed

and have their "perfect union" soiled by libs and other undesirables. Sad to be them.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 11:11 PM

9. They DO help unite the forces of sanity, moderation and common sense against them.

So there's that at least. And the Tea Party "brand" is now on a par with Lyme disease for popularity.

Bring on 2014, is all I'll say.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 11:12 PM

10. THey are the most greedy group in politics

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 03:49 PM

14. I'm sure they think they promote social welfare

though at the same time they seem to mock the concept of social welfare.

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