Thursday, April 16, 2009

TAX Party!

Well, yesterday was tax day, and it was also tea party day. If you didn't hear about them or participate in them, they were rally's across America to declare our frustration with the government and protest what they are doing with our money. It wasn't so much about taxes, which many people thought -- it was more about the money the administration is pouring out into an economy that is going to collapse with the weight of debt.

Despite what Obama thinks, money doesn't grow on trees, nor does printing it up on paper make it so.

My family went to the tea party at the post office in Salt Lake. It was small compared to the one by the Federal building, but it was still full of those who were sincere. Sure...there were still a few nut jobs, a couple of signs red "rather dead than red"...old rhetoric, but most of us were sincere.

My daughter was totally upset by this woman who was trying to get into the post office parking lot to mail taxes and yelled out her window "You should teach your children to pay taxes before you protest against them!" They were gone before we could reply, but my daughter was disgusted.

I told her it was okay...we knew the real agenda. She said "Do I look like someone that doesn't pay taxes??" We had just mailed our state taxes in, matter of fact, and ours had been hefty. (for us!) So...people just don't understand. That's part of the problem.

One of my favorite signs said "Next time, read the bill first!" It was great. I don't know if we did any good, but it was heart warming. I had my hubby take a photo of us with his cell phone...if it uploads, I'll post it here.

What did you do yesterday?

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