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The Sault Ste Marie Tax Day Tea Party

I got up at 4 that morning to do my taxes.  I waited because I knew I’d have to owe.  I have friends who actually think that if you pay in taxes, you must either make a lot of money, or you’re doing it wrong.  I fall in neither category.  As I’ve said elsewhere on this blog, I am a seamstress, my husband is a mechanic and a union member.

img_1674Anyway, after I finished my taxes, I went to work, told everyone there how my taxes went, and reminded them I was leaving early going to the Soo (Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.)

“Now, tell me why again?” asked my friend Doris.

I said, “After our leaders in Washington decided to spend trillions of dollars we don’t have, and consequently they will raise taxes for, I stand in protest.”

After we  picked up the kids from school, we headed to the Post Office to mail my return.  I owed 400 dollars more for the State of Michigan than last year, and since I like to use my money all year, rather than give it to the government biweekly, I owed over 2,000 dollars between the State and Federal.  It is a good thing we have deer meat in the freezer yet, or else I would have to take on more debt to feed the family the next couple of months.

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By all accounts, the number of patriots attending the Soo Tea Party reached up to and over 300.  I was impressed.  When we drove up, (my husband and children came with me) there seemed to be just a few people there.  However, just as we were walking from our parking spot, it was like a pilgrimage of people coming from all directions, calmly walking to the open space by the river.  Some were carrying signs, some with dogs, some with little ones.  Once we got there, we were no longer afraid that we would be the only ones.

There were several speakers, one was Jim Jacobson, former policy analyst for the Reagan Administration who reminded us of Reagan’s quotable quotes about the size of government and how ineffective it is.  The organizers did a great job of including a singer, who led us all in the Star Spangled Banner, God Bless America, and This Land Is Your Land, and two men from a local radio show had a great time on stage pointing out all the wasteful spending included in the stimulus package.  The whole program lasted an hour which culminated with most of the attendees lining up to throw tea into the Saint Mary River.

When my husband and I talked with some of the attendees, we found out that our drive of 2 1/2 hours was not as far as some had come.  There were people from Marquette, Boyne City, Detroit and Battle Creek, Cheboygan and Mackinaw City, Rogers City and Hawks.  And no, none of us were paid to be there.

I  have friends that do not understand that the money they get back at tax time isn’t money from the government, it is money they overpaid throughout the year.  Consequently, they never see the big number they actually paid in.  I’m serious!  And one of them is a school teacher!

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan is a town of about 16,000 people and is the oldest city in the midwest.   It is at the eastern edge of Michigan’s upper peninsula, and is connected to Canada via the International Bridge to it’s twin city of  Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

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April 17, 2009 Posted by | America, Capitalism, common sense, conservatives, Income Tax, Michigan, Politics, Reagan, Socialism, Stimulus | , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Hey, I Want A Yacht.

April 14, 2009 Posted by | Capitalism, conservatives, Democrats, Income Tax, Michigan, Obama, Politics, Reagan, Rednecks, Socialism, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Protest Song

Sunshine by Jonathan Edwards has new meaning to me.

Sure, he’s a creep, barefoot and all, but if you changed the meaning from Nixon and Vietnam to Obama and Taxes, it’s actually a kind of cool song.

April 14, 2009 Posted by | common sense, Income Tax, Obama, Politics, Socialism | , , , | 1 Comment

America, The Christian Nation

A lot of talk has been started about Obama’s speech during Holy Week of the idea that America is not a Christian nation. While in Turkey, a Muslim country, Obama said the following:

“One of the great strengths of the United States is, ahhh.. although as I have mentioned, ah.. we have a very large Christian population, we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation, ahh.. we consider ourselves ahhh.. a nation of citizens who are ahh.. bound by ideals and  a set of values.”

Hm.  If we are not a Christian nation, then why does this administration, in it’s policies and campaign, use Christian guilt against us.

It is true our nation was built by the  philosophies espoused by the founding fathers, most of which were Christian.  However, using the idea that we should, through taxation, take from the haves, and give to the have-nots, is bogus.

As a nation of citizens, we are to do with our earned assests what we wish to do.  If you wish to give to those less fortunate, then by all means, do so.  There are churches, charities and personal ways of doing this noble deed.

But when the government of any nation forces any man to give to others for the “common good” it is using a bastardized version of what our God compels us to do.  At the same time, Obama and his party uses our tax dollars to promote and afford abortion for not only our nation of citizens, but for the citizens of other nations, and cutting funding for the defense of our great nation.

April 13, 2009 Posted by | America, common sense, Democrats, Obama, Politics, Socialism | , , , , , , | 1 Comment