Black people don’t like taxes. Then again, no one does. The birth of the United States has its origins in the remonstration against a minor tax on tea imports imposed by England.
Now, without massive taxation, most of the entitlement programs that have been constructed since the New Deal, continued through The Great Society and enlarged by subsequent presidential administrations would be unfunded.
The Federal Government of the United States is quite powerful, relying on taxes to employ millions of people who control the lives of hundreds of millions.
However, a substantial debt – greater than Norm Peterson’s bar tab on Cheers – has been accrued by those in charge who deemed nation-building; foreign aid; the bailing out of banks, car companies, insurance companies and mortgage and investment firms a sound financial direction for the dwindling capital left in the Federal coffers.
“The tea party movement is disturbingly racist and reactionary, from its roots to its highest branches. On Saturday, as a small group of protesters jammed the Capitol and the streets around it, the movement's origins in white resistance to the Civil Rights Movement was impossible to ignore.”
Keith Olbermann went on a spirited rant against the implicit and overt racism of the white people gathering to protest, ah, well, we at SBPDL aren’t sure what they are protesting. Is it taxes? If so, they’ve been bad for a while, and the Federal deficit grew by leaps and bounds under that white guy, George W. Bush.
Is it health care? Republicans seem pretty excited about the prospects of Mitt Romney as the candidate for president in 2012. Didn’t he pass comprehensive health care in his Massachusetts when he was governor there?
No one talks about the Iraq or Afghanistan wars anymore, so it can’t be about that.
The Tea Party protesters are a group of malcontents, elderly white individuals that have decided (conveniently at the same time Mein Obama became president) to voice opposition to the leviathan in Washington DC:
CNN has released the first poll which looks at the demographic aspects of the people who support the Tea Party movement. At times some liberals have accused Tea Party members of being dumb, older white people who are caught up in the anti-government fury. The poll reveals that some of these assumptions are true while others are not.
First let us look at the positive aspects of the Tea Party supporters. They are actually more highly educated that the rest of the population. 40% of Tea Party supporters said they had a college degree while only 28% of the rest of the population could boast of such an accomplishment. In addition the Tea Party is actually not dominated by older people anymore than the rest of the population. The age demographic of the movement actually matches up almost exactly with the rest of the nation. 20% of Tea Party supporters are under the age of 20 and 60% of Tea Party members are under the age of 50. So when we talk about the educated elite in America that description actually fits Tea Party members more than Democrats.
The bad news for the Tea Party is that Keith Olbermann appears to have been correct when he accused them of lacking diversity. Only 2% of Tea Party supporters were African-American compared to 10% for the rest of respondents. 80% of Tea Party members identified themselves as "white."
Why is that bad news, you might wonder, that the Tea Party lacks diversity? Is it bad news that Black people supported Obama in the 2008 election with nearly 97 percent of their votes?
Black people don’t support the Tea Party protests because they don’t agree with any of the underlining principles that guide these white protesters into standing in front a buildings, listening to horrible songs and waving flags, clinging to a dead nations memory.
Pretty much every Federal agency would be unfunded, along with the destruction of Section 8 housing, food stamp programs, all welfare payments gone. Free health care to eliminate the racial disparities that exist, well this idea is gone too. Affirmative action policies in higher education and corporations that help Black people acquire positions would be a thing of the past since they run counter to ideals of freedom and justice. The Federal Government, the largest employer of Black people in America, would suddenly be trimmed down significantly if the Tea Party people had their way. And yes, Black people – who have no fear of losing their jobs due to EEOC laws – would be the first employees fired:
“Statistics on this “blackening” of the government workforce confirm what many know from their humdrum encounters with the government. EEOC figures show that between 1980 and 2005, the number of blacks in city and state government rose from 619,000 to 1.1 million, an increase of 481,000 (U.S. Statistical Abstract 2009, Table 446). A recent detailed study of black employment at federal agencies found almost universal massive over-representation. This is especially true where job requirements are modest. So, for example, in the U.S. Court Services and Offender Services, blacks compared to their general population numbers were over-represented by 808 percent. Remarkably, over-representation also existed in more “technical” agencies: NASA (49.4 percent), National Science Foundation (318.2 percent), Security and Exchange Commission (112.6 percent) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (68.3 percent).”
Click here for a comprehensive study that shows the over-representation of Black people in government agencies and the people who would lose jobs immediately if the Tea Party got their wish.
Black Run America (BRA) is in no threat of being defeated by Tea Party protesters who lack the bravery to weather insignificant and unwarranted racism charges. Waving flags, witless posters and singing “God Bless America” doesn't have the unifying ability of a Jeremiah Wright sermon where he loudly proclaims “God Damn America”.
No, Black people have nothing to worry about though. SBPDL decided to attend a Tea Party rally on the 15th of April (after paying taxes), and was overwhelmed by the extreme fatuousness of the participants. Anger and resentment were palpable, but the direction at whom or what wasn’t easily discernible.
Signs ranging the whole political gamut were evident, with many bemoaning the Federal Reserve, others attacking Barack Obama and countless others sporting “Don’t Tread on me” flags, all the while refusing to acknowledge the reason they all gathered in the first place: to bemoan the racial transformation of the country.
Engorged with a desire for a return to Pre-Obama America, these white people gathering to protest a nebulous enemy- deathly afraid to admit the common denominator that unites all Tea Party protesters is their racial ancestry – sprint away from accusations of racism, shoving any Token Black to the front of their patchwork movement.
Compare this derision at the Tea Party protest crowd with the desires of Black people who engage in ‘Flash Mobs’ without a moment’s hesitation (in Philly, Atlanta and Kansas City) and target people who do not reflect the racial makeup of their homogeneous mob.
Yes, Mein Obama has been a disaster as president. Black people still support him with an approval rating of over 90 percent, but every other racial group is bailing on him without reservation.
Time magazine recently asked if the Tea Party white people and their philosophy are correct about taxation. Could these white people who believe taxes are onerous and the nation is bankrupt and incapable of paying down the debt be correct?
They answer in the affirmative, but with a caveat: Get over it! You have to pay for the existence of Black Run America (BRA) and the greatest transfer of wealth since Karl Marx first dreamed up Communism in the mid-1800s.
The New York Times – long afraid to publish the race of the criminal in any story dealing with murder or petty offense – exhorted the continued lambasting of Tea Party participants with a piece published yesterday:
The 18 percent of Americans who identify themselves as Tea Party supporters tend to be Republican, white, male, married and older than 45.
The Tea Party movement burst onto the scene a year ago in protest of the economic stimulus package, and its supporters have vowed to purge the Republican Party of officials they consider not sufficiently conservative and to block the Democratic agenda on the economy, the environment and health care. But the demographics and attitudes of those in the movement have been known largely anecdotally…
The overwhelming majority of supporters say Mr. Obama does not share the values most Americans live by and that he does not understand the problems of people like themselves. More than half say the policies of the administration favor the poor, and 25 percent think that the administration favors blacks over whites — compared with 11 percent of the general public.
They are more likely than the general public, and Republicans, to say that too much has been made of the problems facing black people.
Asked what they are angry about, Tea Party supporters offered three main concerns: the recent health care overhaul, government spending and a feeling that their opinions are not represented in Washington.
Stuff Black People Don’t Like can safely state that Black people have nothing to fear from the Tea Party movement. No member of any Tea Party would dare call a Black person a nigger or use a racial epithet, for the mere mention of race might cause them to spontaneously combust in a fit of righteous indignation as they struggle to locate the Black person in the crowd they proudly call ‘friend’.
That’s how you know the whole story with Congressmen John Lewis and other Black politicians claiming incendiary words were callously hurled at them by angry Tea Party protesters is a lie. Subconsciously, Lewis might have heard these crowds of white people say such a vitriolic term, but in reality, they were frightened and awed by a leading member of the Black Run America’s (BRA) elite.
Look, the Federal Government is in no danger of decreasing in size. In 1994, the Republicans had a ‘Contract with America’ where they promised to bring responsibility back to government. 16 years after this promise (and 8 years of a wild kegger with the Bush Administration that we will continually pay for) the government has shrunk in the least.
White people are worried about life in Mein Obama’s America. But they won’t do anything about it except stand around and hold signs sporting quips and witticisms of questionable merit. Though they are patriotic, God-fearing people, they still fear being called a racist.
Thus the pen is mightier than the sword. The media has ingrained in the ‘silent majorities’ minds that they are wrong to gather together in opposition to a Black leader and his policies.
Unlike Damocles Sword, the threat of being called a racist keeps these Tea Party protesters from having an impact.No weapon, just a word.
The Tea Party isn’t prejudiced… no, it is just that their ideas of freedom and liberty run counter to Black peoples notions of hope and change. Someone has to fit the bill for all these programs, and white people are beginning to realize that even as the server, they are expected to pay for the bill fully.
And don’t expect a tip.
So the question is simply this: what will the Tea Party people eventually do? If the Republicans regain power, will they go back to life as usual? The Federal government won't stop growing, and yet, neither will the Tea Party.