And usually I have lots of company. People who, for one reason or another, wait to file their federal returns at the last minute. But this year, who knows, maybe it’ll be different. Because if you are to believe what you hear over the airwaves and what you read in the news, everyone will be at a tea party.
Or should I say TEA party.
The TEA party in question is being organized by a group of people who call themselves Taxed Enough Already or TEA.
A group that I like to call The Sore Losers Club.
Because nearly everywhere this event is being promoted as a mass gripe session for people who don’t like Barack Obama and his tax and spend Democratic ways.
There is some disagreement whether this is a tea party or a TEA party. If you look here you see it spelled out all lower case and the organizers claim that it’s not a Republican event. Or an anti-Obama gripe session.
The organizers of the
“People think this is about President Obama, but it’s not. It is about making a change in government. They’re making bad decisions. These stimulus bills are out of control. I’ve worked hard all my life and no one has given me a handout.”
But when you look here, at the national official TEA party site, you see that TEA is an acronym.
And at that website you see a litany of complaints, none of them directed at the administration that arranged a $750 billion bailout for their friends last fall. A bailout that was paid out apparently with no one watching the door.
Or the windows.
Or the cash register.
Not to mention the fact that it was a Republican congress and a Republican administration that made the whole financial crisis possible.
No if you are to believe the vitriol at that site, all of this is Obama’s fault. And the Democrats.
That and, by the way, we are Taxed Enough Already.
The acronym, you know, makes this event the most poorly timed event of the new millennium.
And why do I say this? Because tomorrow my bi-monthly check arrives from my employer. A check whose net to me will be $13 LARGER because the Obama Administration and the Democratic congress passed a law, a law that the TEA party website apparently resents, that decreased American employees’ federal withholding.
And better yet, the budget, when passed, will contain a sizeable tax cut for me because I, like 95% of all Americans, don’t pull down at least a quarter million a year.
Beautiful. A tax protest on a day when there is uniform enrichment of Americans.
But getting back to the
“No taxation without representation.”