Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Question for a Tea Party Protester

I would really truly like to know why it was okay for Bush to spend trillions of tax-payer dollars on the war in Iraq, but it's not okay to spend any money on this country? You know, the one you live in?

You do realize you're more likely to be killed by a police officer than a terrorist?
You do realize the person most likely to kill you is you and your own poor life-style choices?
You do realize the second most likely person to kill you is a medical professional?

But for some reason you don't want to spend any money on training police officers, improving our living habits, or reforming the health industry?

You do realize that the last 3 Republican administrations increased our national debt at a rate not seen since WWII?
You do realize that the last 5 Democratic administrations all reduced the national debt? (Source)

Of course, the truth is, a few thousand loud and angry protesters may have gotten a bit of press today (because after all the news has to report on something), but a Gallup Poll released today says Americans have their most favorable view of income taxes since 1956. 48% of Americans say the amount of federal income taxes they pay is "about right," while 46% say it's "too high."

Ah yes... In the words of Jon Stewart:

I think you might be confusing tyranny with losing... See now you're in the minority. It's supposed to taste like a shit taco.

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