I'm not a Republican either. You know, there was a time in our nation's history when one of the WORST insults you could say to a man was to call him a "Party Man." I tend to follow that philosophy.
As for the tax issue, yes, the Boston Tea Party was about a direct tax increase w/o representation, so to that affect, this is not a repeat of the "Tea Party." The term simply became a battle cry for people who felt that no matter what they told their "representatives" it fell on deaf ears. The fact of the matter is that is that government spending MUST be looked at over a long term basis, because there are only three ways for it to come up w/ money; TAX which in most cases is a permanent, long-term solution; BORROW which puts future generations on the hook for the tab PLUS interest; or INFLATE which is just a way of digging yourself deeper into a hole. Currently, the US Federal Government is doing ALL THREE!!!
The Bush Tax Cuts are set to expire in 2010 with no proposal to keep them around. THAT'S AN INCREASE. As I already stated, tobacco tax has gone through the roof. There's a lot of talk in congress about taxing gas to the point of keeping it at $4/gal to discourage driving big cars (that ppl tend to WANT).
We have borrowed so much money from foreign countries (especially China) that most of them don't want to give us any more. Our deficit for THIS YEAR ALONE is $1.8 Trillion. For those of you who don't know what a Trillion looks like, it looks like this: "1,000,000,000,000." That's $300 for every person ON THE PLANET!!! Over the course of the next 10 years we're looking at a deficit of over $19 Trillion. The debt to other countries carries an interest of $800 Billion/year!
With all that, the Federal Reserve has been printing money like there's no tomorrow. In fact, they've OFFICIALLY monetized the debt now (http://www.geldpress.com/2009/03/fed-monetizes-debt/
). Name one country for me which has EVER, in the history of all known civilization, monetized it's debt and survived as anything more than a Banana Republic.
I am know a "right wing activist," I'm just someone who pays great attention to what is going on, as well as what HAS gone on in the past all over the world. However, according to the Dept of Homeland Security, I am now an "extremest white-power militia member" because I believe in States' Rights (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/0..._n_186834.html
hardly a right-wing news outlet! The report is displayed in it's entirety about 1/4 of the way down).
I am proud to call myself a "disgruntled war vet" because I took an oath "...to support and defend the Constitution of these United States against ALL enemy, foreign and DOMESTIC..." I will NOT sit idly by while everything I fought for; everything my brothers and sisters DIED for is just thrown out like last week's garbage! Call me what you will, but I love my freedom, and I'll be damned if anyone, right, left or otherwise is gonna take it away from me!