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Who gonna be at the PDX Tea Party today?

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by jrc99, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. jrc99

    jrc99 Fairview, OR Member

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    I am. Anyone else? :cool:
     
  2. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    Wish I could go......
     
  3. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    I WAS interested. I was going to bring a big sign saying, "TAX THE FILTHY RICH!"

    Then this morning I discovered that these "tea parties" were primarily organized by Republican operatives to OPPOSE eliminating the Bush tax cuts for the very-wealthy!

    The very reason that working stiffs have to pay so much taxes is that the very-wealthy do not pay their fair share.

    The irony of them promoting a fake grass-roots movement to PROTECT the very-wealthy from taxes at the expense of the middle class is just too much!..................elsullo :banghead:
     
  4. RallySoob

    RallySoob Salem, OR Active Member

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    Where did you learn of this? got a link?
     
  5. The Quiet Man

    The Quiet Man rural Washington County, Oregon Active Member

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    While it does sometimes seem like the less wealthy pay an inordinate amount of income tax, the Treasury Department reports that the top 1% of tax payers pay nearly 40% of all income tax paid. The top 5% pay over 60%, the top 10% pay over 70%, the top 25% pay over 85%, the top 50% pay 97% of all income tax. That leaves the lower 50% of income earners paying about 3% of the total income tax flowing to the Treasury. While I suppose they could be lying about it, it appears on the surface that our progressive tax system is VERY progressive and that the people with the most taxable income pay the most income tax - by far.
     
  6. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    From what I saw of the Tea party in Texas and Cali. most of those people look like me. Blue jeans, sweat shirt, baseball cap...no rich folks there.
     
  7. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    kenr74 Oregon Active Member

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    You have to be kidding.:huh: How much more should they pay?

    Check this out to see how much those working stiffs don't pay.

    http://www.ntu.org/main/page.php?PageID=6
     
  9. RallySoob

    RallySoob Salem, OR Active Member

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    oregon101 Salem Member

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    The wife and I went to the one in Salem.
     
  11. RallySoob

    RallySoob Salem, OR Active Member

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    what was the turn out? any idea? big, small, so-so?
     
  12. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Was it pretty big?
     
  13. oregon101

    oregon101 Salem Member

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    I was surprised that as many people showed up.
     
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    oregon101 Salem Member

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  15. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    Any reports from anyone that went to the Portland one?
     
  16. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I'm in the bottom 50% but have no class envy. :)
     
  17. wawaverider

    wawaverider PDX, OR Member

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    Anyone who went is an enemy of the state! You are being watched!
     
  18. OreGunSun

    OreGunSun PDX/Clackamas Member

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    I think that a Tar and Feather Party would be more fun:paranoid:

    I better be careful - I think therefore I could be classified By Janet "reincarnation of Janet Reno" Napiltano of DHS. As a Right Wing Extremist.

    Funny POTUS Obama - was unaware of the "tea parties" I guess he is more of Coke Party man anyhow. (Gotta watch thoose words with dual meanings. Yet funny he was telling the Banking CEO's that he was the only thing standing between them and the Pitchfork's and Torches. Yet I guess the Department of Homeland Security briefing on the right wing extremist was vetted as not important.

    You know at the rate we are going we could wake up and find ourselves in the USSA (United Socialst States of Amerika") :sleep::sleep::sleep::sleep: Dude wheres my country comrade. Well I know that the news will never report true numbers - but for everyone that showed today I am sure that 20 or 50 wanted to go.

    [/RANT OFF]:paranoid:
     
  19. Quick Action Jackson

    Quick Action Jackson Portlandistan Member

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    wow, I see the disinformation task force has done there job...The tea party was primarily about the bail outs, stimulus packages, cap and trade, and you know...the whole selling our children into economic slavery thing.

    And if you actually think that the protest was about a 3% raise in taxes that millionaires will have to pay, then you are sadly mistaken.

    I was at the portland tea party by the way, and every sign that i saw was hand made, not mass produced like certain "corporate sponsored " protests. but i suppose they were all brainwashed by GOP right?
     
  20. RallySoob

    RallySoob Salem, OR Active Member

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    more from Salem...

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