I marvel at the left as they express their ability to nullify criticism about their favored policies by claiming that it is RACISM that is inspiring the protesters into action. This was the case with the "Tea Parties" that were held on April 15. These angry Republicans were not protesting against punitive taxation, we were told. Instead they resent having a Black man in the office of the president and this drove them stark crazy.
I took note of all of the racial epithets that were used and the number of Black people who were killed that day. Unfortunately I was listening to a Hip Hop radio station and then I watched the local news of the latest Black On Black homicide. For neither of these were the case in the context of these "Racist Tea Parties".
I take a major sampling of current events from around the country on a daily basis. It is clear that most Americans are concerned about the impact of taxes upon their personal budget. Where as the majority of the focus has been place upon the federal government taxation there is brewing a far more comprehensive rebellion.
We need to look at the local level and see that many cities are between a rock and a hard place. Where as the federal government can print new money thus running up their credit card balance, there is no such option for state and local governments. The ability of the federal government to print money and hand it out to the states and cities will only ever be a temporary measure that will not paper over the painful truth of the situation.
These dwindling tax receipts has forced various cities to propose massive cuts in government services and layoffs. In addition to these cuts there are new tax proposals and new sets of fees upon individuals that interact with the government.
My strategy for avoiding the slanderous mud that is thrown out by certain individuals that see high taxation as their key means of engineering the outcomes that they favor is to go to the streets and see what the actual people are saying.
It comes as no surprise that many people hate their own taxes but love to push taxes for needed services upon other people. I am in full agreement that we need to fund government with taxes. My disagreement is with the forces who seek to LOAD UP government with an ever increasing set of social services for which it is not possible to sustain. They seek to have the money in the hands of the government and allow the distribution of these resources back to the society to be one of POPULAR VOTE rather than PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS where those with an effective plan for wealth creation get to keep the balance of their own money.