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Thread #139416   Message #3197661
Posted By: Joe Offer
28-Jul-11 - 11:15 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Tea Party- New & Improved Thread...
Subject: RE: BS: The Tea Party- New & Improved Thread...
I suppose the main, unifying item of the Tea Party agenda, is taxes. It seems to me that taxes are absolute anathema to the tea party people. They seem to be the primary force behind the "no new taxes" pledge that most California Republican elected officials have been forced to sign. The trouble is, it hogties the legislature and does not allow for any sort of rational restructuring of taxes, either.

I keep trying to find some logic behind the Tea Party, but it seems to be mostly slogans, and a no-prisoners-taken opposition to taxes and immigration.

Makes me yearn for the Good Old Days of Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon Republicans.