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Tea Party ramps up efforts against tax deal
thehill.com ^ | Michael O'Brien

Posted on 12/13/2010 4:00:24 PM PST by MontaniSemperLiberi

Conservatives aligned with the Tea Party ramped up pressure Monday on Republicans to vote down the tax deal before Congress.

A Tea Party umbrella group circulated a petition in opposition to President Obama's tax deal with Republicans, while another high-profile GOP lawmaker aligned with the grassroots movement said he's inclined to vote against it.

"The idea that this massive tax and spend bill has not yet even been written but may be voted on by the Senate this weekend is appalling, and has rightfully drawn the anger of the TeaPartyPatriots.org and other Tea Party activists, an anger that will not diminish," said a petition crafted by the Tea Party Patriots.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bipartisanship; cuts; extension; tax; taxes; teapartytaxbill
I'm leery of people who run ahead of the parade, "Conservatives aligned with the Tea Party", but I agree. The tax bill is a Bush II budget buster. Exactly what we voted against.
1 posted on 12/13/2010 4:00:26 PM PST by MontaniSemperLiberi
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

Damn right. Vote the pork laden POS DOWN!!

No compromise, no deals, no PORK!!


2 posted on 12/13/2010 4:03:48 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Nuke the corrupt commie bastards to HELL!!)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

Try calling Boehner’s office to voice your opposition to this “lard” bill. The staffer I talked to was rude and couldn’t hang up the telephone fast enough.


3 posted on 12/13/2010 4:03:51 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

We have to pass it to find out what’s in it bs again?


4 posted on 12/13/2010 4:06:46 PM PST by muddler (Diligentia, Vis and Celeritas)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

5 posted on 12/13/2010 4:10:56 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality. Save America From Bankruptcy.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Damn....did someone forget to deliver the newspapers during the month of November 2010 to the congressional offices?

Wake up congress..... the party is over....

6 posted on 12/13/2010 4:12:56 PM PST by pointsal
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To: Jim Robinson

Not only is it laden with pork, it doesn’t even hold the line on taxes because it allows a death tax INCREASE. So in essence the GOP is trading a tax increase for hundreds of billions in new spending.

Some deal.


7 posted on 12/13/2010 4:13:03 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi
Just don't forget who voted what way when the primaries approach—this was the RINOs last chance to screw America one more time as it was the Democrat's.
8 posted on 12/13/2010 4:14:52 PM PST by Happy Rain
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To: Blood of Tyrants
So in essence the GOP is trading a tax increase for hundreds of billions in new spending.

And probably think they're getting the best of it.

9 posted on 12/13/2010 4:15:44 PM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I’m kinda discouraged right now.

Do you think this pork-laden tax disaster is indicative of what we can expect for the next two years?


10 posted on 12/13/2010 4:16:16 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality. Save America From Bankruptcy.)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi
The incoming 112th Congress priority is to STOP all funding that is in the pork filled tax compromise bill IMMEDIATELY upon swearing in. The flow of the people's tax money to pay for Obama's destruction of this country will be no more.
11 posted on 12/13/2010 4:19:44 PM PST by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi
I'm leery of people who run ahead of the parade,

They're called "leaders".

12 posted on 12/13/2010 4:19:54 PM PST by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

They didn’t get the massage? They are in a bad system too deep to get out? They don’t care? They need a louder message?


13 posted on 12/13/2010 4:22:50 PM PST by APatientMan
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

This is a HIDEOUS DEAL!! HIDEOUS!! The Dems will BURY us and John Boehner will be a 2 year SOH!!!!


14 posted on 12/13/2010 4:24:20 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

WAIT TIL YOU ARE IN POWER IDIOTS!!


15 posted on 12/13/2010 4:24:57 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: APatientMan

Bring out the PITCHFORKS!! Maybe THEN they will get the message!


16 posted on 12/13/2010 4:27:02 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Staff likes the deal...the “elected ones” have not read the bill because they were down at Charlie Rangel’s condo doing research on sand fleas...


17 posted on 12/13/2010 4:29:00 PM PST by pointsal
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To: Jim Robinson
The Republican leaders figured those magic beans were worth more than the family cow...

Pork n Beans.

18 posted on 12/13/2010 4:31:50 PM PST by Happy Rain
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

This really needs to be stopped.


19 posted on 12/13/2010 4:34:24 PM PST by blade_tenner
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To: Ann Archy

It’s getting to the point that RINOs and libs will be able to publicly joke about how we are just flapping our gums.

I don’t know the answer but if you think it might work - sign me up.


20 posted on 12/13/2010 4:44:22 PM PST by APatientMan
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To: grobdriver

That is the the most infuriating thing, they do!


21 posted on 12/13/2010 4:47:04 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: APatientMan

Flapping our guns.


22 posted on 12/13/2010 4:48:42 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: paulycy

Don’t be discouraged. This is the same group we just voted out. The new guys aren’t there yet. Let’s see what happens. Meanwhile, fight these bastards. Another Christmas shot to hell.


23 posted on 12/13/2010 4:53:48 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Jim Robinson
Agree. The bill can be rewritten next month when we take control of the House. It might be a slight burden for those first pay checks but if they can reinstate Bush's original tax extension and add an amendment to restore it, retroactively, to the 1st of January this will be a real blow to Obama and the dems and RINOs if passed this year.

In addition, the flow of tax money will stop by not funding the pork and all other socialist agenda that is in the original bill since the House has the power over appropriations and the distribution of our tax dollars.

24 posted on 12/13/2010 4:54:22 PM PST by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: Ann Archy

LOL. I Love Free Republic. Like I said...


25 posted on 12/13/2010 4:55:44 PM PST by APatientMan
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To: Ann Archy

Yeppers, we’re out here. Waiting. Patiently.


26 posted on 12/13/2010 4:55:44 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Blood of Tyrants

WE ASKED FOR AN UP AND DOWN VOTE>>>>>>>> Yes!! on the tax bill to keep everything the same. No additional funding on ANYTHING!! We need names and faces and they need to be posted. If these clowns didn’t get what the election was about, then they need to know they are on the list to go down next if they voted for more than we asked for...a simple up or down vote. A lame duck congress is always the most dangerous, due exactly to what is happening today. Obama has exactly what he wanted, and WE THE PEOPLE are the ones who have the money he needs for it to work.


27 posted on 12/13/2010 4:55:44 PM PST by cousair
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To: cousair

The majority of Republicans voted for it.


28 posted on 12/13/2010 5:02:37 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi
I just sent Boehner this note:

"Dear Sir,

Republicans voted for Conservatives last Novemebr because we want the government to stop spending our money. The tax bill in Congress is loaded with PORK and concessions.

Do not cave in to the Marxists. Do not vote for this bill as it stands.

The TeaParty is watching you, and we will vote you out of office too if you sign this bill as it stands.

Regards,"

29 posted on 12/13/2010 5:03:09 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: upsdriver

Maybe you’re not familiar with the Tea Party.

Every man a rifleman.


30 posted on 12/13/2010 5:05:03 PM PST by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: Evil Slayer
if passed this year should read if NOT passed this year.
31 posted on 12/13/2010 5:11:03 PM PST by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

The right answer is, no changes until the new congress arrives. No tax increases, and no budget increases, period.

Then, when the new congress arrives, they should and must take a meat axe to the budget. They must do nothing less than produce a truly balanced budget and let the chips fall where they fall.


32 posted on 12/13/2010 5:13:56 PM PST by marron
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To: Cobra64

I think I’ll write Bonehead a letter asking him to stop crying like a little girl, manup and do the things we voted for in November.


33 posted on 12/13/2010 5:16:19 PM PST by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

“Try calling Boehner’s office to voice your opposition to this “lard” bill. The staffer I talked to was rude and couldn’t hang up the telephone fast enough.”

McConnell and Boehner—snout in the trough, business as usual.

These guys have to go.


34 posted on 12/13/2010 5:24:13 PM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Evil Slayer
The incoming 112th Congress priority is to STOP all funding that is in the pork filled tax compromise bill IMMEDIATELY upon swearing in.

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35 posted on 12/13/2010 5:26:36 PM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: marron

AMEN!! STOP THIS CRAP UBTIL THE NEW HOUSE IS SEATED!!


36 posted on 12/13/2010 5:38:39 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi
Maybe you’re not familiar with the Tea Party.

Every man a rifleman.

Yes, I'm familiar with that perspective but the idea that out of the tea party movement that leaders won't emerge is ludicrous.

My perspective of the tea party is that it allows for many new people to get involved and from the grassroots new leaders would show themselves. If no one showed leadership, there wouldn't be a single tea party event. Nor would there be all these new people willing to run for elective offices, etc. Leadership isn't a bad thing.

37 posted on 12/13/2010 5:40:48 PM PST by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: SharpRightTurn
"McConnell and Boehner—snout in the trough, business as usual."

And so patronizing about the whole thing toward the Tea Party Patriots!!!

38 posted on 12/13/2010 5:43:10 PM PST by SierraWasp (What's worse... shutting down government, or the private sector with uncertainty???)
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To: upsdriver

Fair enough.

Here is my experience.

In the upstate of SC we don’t need a tea party. Well we do but not like others do. There are so many people that would lead it that to have one become moot. This is good because the people that would lead it are those who would use it as a means to increase their business contacts or at least remake themselves into something they are not.

I do not know this but I suspect there are two kinds of people on the national level. Those who agree with us philosophically but are ineffective and those who do not agree with us but say they do. There may be some small fraction that are effective but I can’t tell who they are. Out with the entire lot of them, I say. If they were in Washington in 2007, they are part of the problem in some way, I think. I will not be led by them.


39 posted on 12/13/2010 6:09:52 PM PST by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

Of course, we need to be discerning of anyone who steps out to lead. After all, Hitler, Jim Jones and Charles Manson were leaders. But then again, this country wouldn’t have been founded without leaders like George Washington. The cold war wouldn’t have been won if Ronald Reagan hadn’t stepped out from an acting career to serve a higher purpose. I believe there are lots of diamonds in the rough waiting to rise to serve.


40 posted on 12/13/2010 6:19:47 PM PST by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: upsdriver

Well then we agree if we say that the rocks were on top before 2008.


41 posted on 12/13/2010 6:29:46 PM PST by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

:-) We’re on the same page.


42 posted on 12/13/2010 6:47:32 PM PST by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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