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Tea Party favorables up 14% in a month.

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by R.Kipling, May 25, 2013.

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  1. R.Kipling

    R.Kipling Well-Known Member

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    Good news, just to irritate the whiners

    Favorable Views of Tea Party Up 14 Points Since January

    Friday, May 24, 2013

    Favorables for the Tea Party have jumped since news broke that the Internal Revenue Service was targeting the grassroots movement and other conservative groups.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters now have a favorable opinion of the Tea Party. That's up 14 points from January but still down from April 2009's high of 51% when the Tea Party protests against President Obama’s spending policies first erupted.

    Forty-four percent (44%) also now view the Tea Party unfavorably, although that's down five points from earlier this year. The latest findings include 18% with a Very Favorable opinion of the movement and 25% with a Very Unfavorable one. Thirteen percent (13%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 21-22, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
     
  2. Model Number 12

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    Kip, what has been done to the Tea Party and other similar-minded organizations should send a chill up EVERY Americans spine. Irregardless of whether you agree with the Tea Party's principles or not, the fact that members of the government used the destructive and discouraging power of the Internal Revenue Service to silence political speech that was contrary to what was beneficial to the current administration is criminal.

    If this oppression of Constitutionally protected speech is allowed to go unpunished and uncorrected then nobody's political speech is safe. Further yet, it will open a new door to government as to how far it may go to reduce and restrict personal freedom in our country.
     
  3. Catpower

    Catpower Molon Labe TS Supporters

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    Kip Gene from Regards Iowa will be here shortly to tell us all how the Tea Party derailed Romney
     
  4. timberfaller

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    "If this oppression of Constitutionally protected speech is allowed to go unpunished and uncorrected then nobody's political speech is safe. Further yet, it will open a new door to government as to how far it may go to reduce and restrict personal freedom in our country."

    Welcome the the "Hope and Change" Obama was preaching and his sheep, swallowed hook line and sinker!!

    From Illinois, claimed "born in Kenya", never voted as a senator, dope smoker, only experience was a "community organizer" seeking the WH, claimed "hope and change" with NO details of HOW or WHAT, IS there something THERE you could SUPPORT?? NOT in my book!!!!
     
  5. Bisi

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    Oh now Rick, you can't be serious about the NO Tax Credits can you? You will make an exception for the Earned Income Child Credit won't you? Or the Make Work Pay Credit, or ...................................
     
  6. R.Kipling

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    Cat,

    I can't wait, but I'll force myself to. ha!

    Rick,

    I'm with you most of the way. A pure flat tax is regressive, and will never pass, nor should it. 15% of 25k is more painful on living expenses than 15% of 250K.

    I'd like to see every individual get a gross paycheck, and be responsible for their own taxes. That would strangle the big libbers, and shock the actual taxpayer.

    More than anything we need term limits for elected officials and appointed bureaucrats alike, and parity pay with the private sectors.

    Kip
     
  7. Avatar

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    The Obama administration is not the first to use the powers of government to go after political opponents and it won't be the last. All it means is that power corrupts and citizens always need to be leery of government--that's why we have the Bill of Rights.
     
  8. trapperwads

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    The fair tax in my HO would be a consumer tax only. Buy a Rolls Royce pay the tax Buy a Chevy pay the tax. Low incomes would pay less because their purchases would be less. ed nichols
     
  9. CharlieAMA

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    We have to pay for Moochelle's vacations, and Hussein's golf outings.
     
  10. GW22

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    As the U.S. government gets more and more blatantly corrupt, and their crimes and behaviors continue to push us down the path of inevitable financial collapse, the radical groups likely to rise up will make the Tea Party look like the Girl Scouts.

    -Gary
     
  11. R.Kipling

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    Trapper,

    If I read you right, what you're advocating is a VAT (value added tax), while it sounds good, it has been a recession starter in most countries where it's been tried. We used to get bus loads of Canadians crossing into New England and Michigan with empty suitcases to load up on goods being sold here.

    I purchased several very nice business aircraft from companies in the luxury yacht industry in the 90's because of that 'luxury tax' that the socialist congress passed. While they hit their target, they also put a couple 100,000 employees out of work - collateral damage - unintended consequences -- destroyed families just the same.

    I really like the idea of an over-simplified tax code, just to decimate the IRS and shrink government. How to do it, is the painful part. Of course, none of our fearful leaders will consider reductions - they love and depend on fiat money.

    Steve Forbes wrote a book on Flat Tax, it was good reading and close to a workable plan, at the time. I imagine it's still available at the library?

    Kip
     
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    Oh noooo! Has Gene seen this thread?
     
  13. Setterman

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    Don't hear much on the news about the sequester anymore, or how it was going to destroy the economy.

    Dow above 15,000 since.
     
  14. darr

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    Kip, taxes aren't fair but regrettably they are necessary. I would think by definition a flat rate would be as fair as they can be. For someone making $250,000 to pay $37500 and someone making $20000 to pay $3000 may not fair but is as fair as it can be. I can almost guarantee you the $250,000 guy aside from taxes has contributed more to society and taken less from the government than the $20,000 guy. Surely the $250,000 guy hasn't used the sidewalks more or required more protection from foreign enemies than the $20,000 guy does. I would submit the fact the $250,000 guy is paying $34,500 more taxes is fair.



    Taxes should be taken out of necessity and nothing more. To dictate a social agenda through the tax system is wrong and I believe unconstitutional. As far as I'm concerned other than charity and extreme medical needs nothing should be deductible. Things like children or marriage should not be considered. This gay marriage thing would be much less contentious if tax laws were strictly about paying bills and less about framing society.

    If one wants to be able to pay his taxes with it being "less painful on living expenses" then one should strive to make more money. To punish someone for succeeding more than someone else who is not as successful, monetarily speaking, is unconstitutional. You know, the whole life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness thing. If making money is more important to you than somebody else you should not be taxed at a higher rate.

    Life is not fair. People are different. But the law must treat them the same.


    Darr
     
  15. wireguy

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    Make the income tax deliverable to the STATES in which the income took place and then make the federal government beg and wheel and deal to get their portion of it. Right now it goes directly to the feds and the feds are using it to negate states rights and force their multiple agendas on the people.
     
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