Saturday, April 11, 2009

Just so you know, that's not what the kids are calling it these days

People don't like paying taxes. I get that. I don't like paying taxes either. And it drives me crazy when the government uses its revenue for things other than public goods and providing a social safety net (ie agricultural subsidies). But I think we're going to look back in 20 years and realize that we're not undergoing the kind of radical change that some people fear.

This is all by way of saying that if you do feel that Obama's new tax proposals are onerous and a substantial and unprecedented violation of your liberty, you're not alone. Hundreds, if not multiple hundreds, of people across the country are holding gatherings in the spirit of the Boston Tea Party to let the government know how they feel:

In case you didn't know, "teabagging" refers to a sexual act. If you don't want people to make fun of you, don't call your get-togethers "teabagging parties". Some people may get the wrong idea.

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