Janeane clears up who the protesters are and what motivates them…no it is not having all their tax dollars being given to rich fat cats that bankrupted their companies and, in part, created the economic crisis. Nor is it the fact that their children and grandchildren will be overtaxed to pay for these bailouts. It isn’t even the that Obama and his $12 TRILLION dollar debt is great than the national debt from George Washington to George W Bush COMBINED.
It is just plain ole racism!
Janeane Garofalo calls teabaggers “racist rednecks”
The Townshend Acts were a series of acts passed beginning in 1767 by the Parliament of Great Britain relating to the British colonies in North America.
The Townshend Acts met with resistance in the colonies, prompting the occupation of Boston by British troops in 1768, which eventually resulted in the Boston Massacre of 1770.
The British government continued in its attempt to tax the colonists without their consent, however, which led to the Boston Tea Party and the American Revolution.
In October 2008 the House passes $700 billion Bankster Bailout Bill. President Bush immediately signs it into law. The Executive Branch now has unrestricted control over who gets what for bailouts.
In March 2009 President Barack Obama’s $787 billion economic stimulus package has been passed by Congress. Without even being read by our elected ‘representatives’. Giving millions in bonuses to AIG executives, and BILLIONS to foreign banks.
On April 2nd 2009 Congressional Democrats embraced President Obama’s ambitious and expensive agenda for the nation endorsed a $3.5-trillion spending plan.
On April 15th 2009 in every state of the union Americans of all political stripes protested the the wasteful spending of their tax dollars by BOTH administrations and the Congress that does not listen to their constituents any better than they read before voting to spend OUR money.
The Boston Tea Party of 1773 was triggered by a 3 cent tax increase…
The original Boston Tea Party, an event which energized the drive for American independence, was triggered by a three penny per pound increase in the price of tea. According to Jane Cook, writing at Townhall.com, this today would be like being forced to shell out $9.98 for a pound of Starbuck’s Pike Place Roast instead of $9.95.
The Tea Party’s of 2009 were triggered by Trillions of tax dollars being wasted.
Does that sound like racism to you?