The Chicago Tea Party: Taxpayer Protests
“I think most Americans would rather come up with a way to give a major tax break or subsidy to a first-time buyer that qualifies, help them with their down-payment," he said. "I think the incentive is wrong here. … Really, at the end of the day the bait-and-switch on all these packages is they were originally about jobs, and then all of a sudden the stimulus plan turned into a spending package. If you want to help people … make it so it is [about] job creation because that’s what’s going to stop the slide and that’s all that’s going to stop the slide.” Rich Santelli, CNBC reporter, on the floor of the CME. For current business news: http://www.cnbc.com/
With an allusion to communist Cuba, and with Chicago traders around him voicing their support, Santelli said in late February on CNBC: "This is America! How many of you people want to pay for your neighbors' mortgage that has an extra bathroom and can't pay their bills? ... President Obama, are you listening?"
Suddenly, Rick Santelli, who is a 10-year veteran CNBC reporter on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, is becoming a folk hero of the American taxpayer. As the US taxpayer stands in shock that the US Congress and their newly elected President has passed a Federal stimulus and related “bail out” proposals that threaten the very core of the American ideal of responsible and limited government. Each week, more spending and bailouts, more government intervention and less economic freedom. And the taxpayers are taking to the streets in protest.
News from http://rawstory.com a progressive, and liberal leaning news blog site, based in Washington, DC.
Describing themselves as the spark of a "new conservative counterculture," several thousand anti-tax protesters took to the streets in over thirty cities on Friday to object to President Obama's plans to counter the growing economic crisis with government spending. From Raw Story news blog, admitting that some protests are occurring throughout American, but discarding the dissent at trivial and only from a few. Really?
Then we hear from Michelle Malken, the conservative blogger who recently moved to Colorado
This is her reporting in late February 2009 on the growing taxpayer protest movement to the Obama and Congressional Democrat spending fest going on in Washington, DC.
For official information on the Stimulus Bill and pork roll out:
http://www.recovery.gov/ In which the official Recovery.gov logo for pork and overspending is displayed at the upper left corner (of the home page).
But saving the best for last, the new Recovery.gov logo (for the US Pork-u-lous bill), has been redesigned with Photoshop by bloggers, of which Michelle has collected on her blog site:
May the pork with you, and may your grand children be in debt, even more than us. But it is now time for the American taxpayer to say, “enough is enough”. Quit the wasteful US government spending!
© 2009, Jasper Welch, Four Corners Media www.jasperwelch.org