A 1-In-100 Blogger: Obama We Are Taxed Enough Already

Friday, April 10, 2009

Obama We Are Taxed Enough Already

Most of you know what happens on April 15th, 2009: taxes are due. Except this year it'll be different, because we're also counting down to a nationwide "Tax Day Tea Party." The day taxes are due we're gonna tea party like it's 1773! More importantly though, it's our job as Americans and as taxpayers to tell the government when enough is enough. And this day has come, Tax Day.

Inspired by CNBC Rick Santelli's Shout Heard 'Round the World, his anti-tax fervor called for the president to have "people vote on the Internet as a referendum to see if we really want to subsidize the losers' mortgages." A week later approximately 30,000 people gathered at 50 tea parties from Green Bay to Philadelphia to protest, celebrating a sentiment first made popular in Boston in 1773. Back then however, patriots threw tea into the harbor rather than pay outrageous taxes.

Today our message to politicians is simple: "Vote for the wasteful spending bill and we will find someone from the crowd to run against you and we will beat you in 2010."

Tax Day Tea Party

Counting down the days, it's clear Glenn Beck is fired up. He put together The 9-12 Project, which aims to hold Congress and President Obama accountable for their actions. This is more specifically outlined on The 9-12 Project's Mission Statement Web page.

The concept of accountability is simple. At the origin of America, our Founding Fathers built this country on 28 powerful principles. These principles were collected from all over the world and from centuries of great thinkers. Glenn Beck distilled the original 28 down to the 9 principles. Whether Republican or Democrat, "If you believe in at least seven of them," said Glenn, "then we have something in common." Across the nation it's clear there are many with something in common with Glenn Beck.

For instance, over at Pajamas TV there's the American Tea Party with Glenn Reynolds.

Then there's Fox News who reported that Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina and Texas Rep. John Culberson, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, say they will also attend the protests to show their opposition to the government's massive spending bill.

The list goes on, the revolution continues brewing, and at a city near you!

This isn't about which side of the political party you associate with, it's about holding all politicians accountable. We must come together and hold Congress and the White House accountable to the same powerful values and principles that we believe in. We must get this message through to our elected officials in government.

After all, if we asked him, what would Thomas Paine say about all of this? Take a look.

For more information, here's the Tool Kit for tea parties. It's got a bunch of Tax Day Tea Party Resources, too.

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