Friday, July 30, 2010

The Truth Behind the Tea Parties

This is what happens when corporations are allowed to run amok and take over the country...and the world. They support with millions of $$ the nutso right wingers who listen to Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh and vote against their own interests. These ignorant people are being used by the elite to further their own gains.  Remember how Reagan and other Republicans promised us that if tax cuts were given to the corporations/elite, the wealth would "trickle down" to us peons who are supporting the whole evil system with our tax dollars?  Remember how tax cuts were granted big-time to the rich? (BTW, how's that trickle-down theory working out for you? Plus, notice how Republicans today are crying out for those tax cuts to remain--and for even more tax breaks to be given to the wealthiest in the country.  Read on about the Tea Party scam, funded by right-wing megabucks:
By Don Monkerud
Seldom has so much been made about so little. Supporters claimed the Tea Party was "a nonpartisan grassroots movement," but the reality is far different. Not only was the idea supported by right-wing money and promoted by the right-wing propaganda mill, Fox News, but it also garnered very little real popular support. When asked, 18 percent of Americans replied that they identified with the Tea Party. Only 20 percent of those sent money, or about four percent of the public, while 78 percent have done nothing in support.

Essentially, the Tea Party is a new face of the same old right-wing, reactionary forces that have long been working to turn America into a more religious, racist and militaristic country with an unregulated free-enterprise system, weak government and low taxation.