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Ideas and How You Can Help 05/03/2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — bridget @ 11:39 pm

Have any good Tea Party ideas?  Have an inside track on the best place for 18th century garb?  Always wanted to make an East India Company ship on wheels, but never knew what you would do with it?   Leave a note in the comments!

Boston-area college student or alumna/us with ties to your local alma mater?  Ask their political action groups to email their mailing lists with info about the Tax Day tea party and show up on 15 April.

Contact your representatives!  Here is a link for MA state reps, another for state senate, Massachusetts congressmen, and, finally, a link each for Ted Kennedy and John Kerry.  Obviously, Congressmen and Senators are responsible for the passage of the stimulus, TARP, and the earmark-ridden budget.

State senators and representatives should be contacted, too.  As Massachusetts faces a budget deficit, we need to communicate with our lawmakers that the government does not generate its own wealth: taxation is a zero-sum game.  Massachusetts may only “raise revenue” – especially in this economy – by taxing its citizens.  Every plan to increase the amount of money that is available to the state must be done by taking the same amount of money from citizens who are facing job loss, a recession, astronomical property taxes and housing costs, and, often, expenses for higher education.  Massachusetts has had several businesses leave in the past several years, or remain but headquarter elsewhere.  Likewise, many former Bostonians have moved to New Hampshire or other states so that they can have more affordable housing, more job opportunities, and lower taxes.  If Massachusetts – a state with unparalled intellectual capital, public school systems, parks, and culture – is to remain viable, it cannot raise revenue by making it more expensive to do business, employ people, and commute to work.

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5 Responses to “Ideas and How You Can Help”

  1. bigliberty Says:

    I was thinking of some sign ideas:

    “MORE TAXES on job creators = MORE UNEMPLOYMENT”
    “HIGHER TAXES during recession -> DEPRESSION”
    “HALF of ALL CITIZENS now have NO STAKE in the COST OF GOVERNMENT”
    “The ROAD to SERFDOM ENDS HERE”
    “Welcome to the SERFDOM”
    “The WELFARE STATE CAN’T CREATE JOBS”
    “No TAXATION without REPRESENTATION: 50% PAY NO TAXES”
    “DISSENT IS PATRIOTIC”
    “NO TAXATION to support REDISTRIBUTION”
    “SOCIALISM IS UNAMERICAN”
    “The PORKULUS BILL throws us ALL in the MUCK”
    “PROUDLY GOING GALT”
    “GO GALT”
    “WHO IS JOHN GALT?”
    “OBAMA LIES, THE ECONOMY DIES”
    “OBAMA LIES, CAPITALISM DIES”
    “CASUALTY of CLASS WARFARE = PROSPERITY”
    “REDISTRIBUTION IMPOVERISHES US ALL”

  2. Love them all.

    I’ve also heard of one with a picture of a toilet, and “Hope Floats” underneath.

  3. gopmom Says:

    My votes:

    Punitive Taxation is Antithetical to the American Tradition – gotta have one for all those intellectual types

    Tax Political Rhetoric not Charitable Contributions

    If trillion is the new billion, what’s the new trillion?


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