tea parties

tea parties

today there were much hyped "tea parties" across the nations, protesting taxes (and since today’s tax day, then it makes sense).
apparently tea parties have been congregating for a while now, but suddenly this year we’re hearing about it, i assume because the prez wants to raise income taxes on people who make more than $250,000 a year.
but i wonder how many of these people who are attending these know the historical aspect of the boston tea party. i heard one lady at work in the lunch room bragging about how she was going to this and explaining it was based on the boston tea party protesting taxation without representation. historically true, but you do realize YOU ARE BEING REPRESENTED. it’s not the same, no matter what. you voted – the majority voted for mr. jones, who goes to washington to make decisions based on the peeps who voted him in. there is no taxation without representation going on here.
now, if you want to protest taxes in general, why not do something else, like vote independent. or not pay your taxes. you might get audited, but at least you’ll be making a statement. the issue here is not taxation without representation.

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