Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Atlanta Tea Party!!

For my readers in the Atlanta, Georgia, there will be a Tea Party tomorrow to protest our Government's massive spending! The event is tomorrow, February 27, 2009 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. The organizers are asking people to bring tea and tea leaves to the capitol in Atlanta. For complete details, see the Peach Pundit here.

This idea originated from Rick Santelli's attack on the wasteful spending on air. If you haven't seen it, go watch it here.

People are getting fed up with the government's spending. Go to the tea party tomorrow if you are in Atlanta. If you aren't, look around, a number of these are popping up around the nation.


familyman said...

Bush and the republican controlled congress were huge spenders. Did you ever rally against that spending?

Now that Republicans don't get to control what the money gets spent on, all of a sudden they think government spending is bad.

Andy D said...

Family, I think huge spending like we are seeing now is terrible, and unprecedented in scale. However, when TARP I was being debated in Congress, I argued against it as well. That was under President Bush, and I think TARP I and the auto bailouts both were bad law and should never have happened.

Andy D said...

It also seems to me that there were a number of Democrats who were upset with Bush for spending. Most of them have gone silent now. Do you think that is odd?

Anonymous said...

No. Because probably now they agree with what the money is being spent on.

pack04 said...

It does not matter to me what political party is doing the spending. It was high before but now it is just outrageous. The President has asked us to take a sacrifice and live with in our means and then rolls out this budget which is a huge increase in spending. It makes no sense. Your money is not a republican or democrat thing. It is yours! outrageous spending is still outrageous no matter who is spending it.

I heard an interesting comment the other day. In Georgia in the early 90's the government was spending $1000 per person. The 2008 budget was at a point that it was spending $2500 per person. The question he asked was is your life 2.5 times better than it was 15 years ago? Is the government doing 2.5 times better? I am sure the same can be said about the federal government.

pack04 said...

Somebody just sent me this quote:

The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.

~Dr. Adrian Rogers