PEER REVIEWED Scholarly sources not, “Scholary review” are under constant scrutiny, and if George Soros put something into the academic community then what he wrote will be thoroughly reviewed. If anything is incorrect or misleading then whoever publishes Soros has the right to redact or revise his statement, and they will, because their reputation is on the line. Fox makes mistakes reporting the news and so do other news organizations, but the damage is done, and when they redact a statement it makes little difference.
You still didn’t address the enormity of the other marches
Environmental degradtion, which is the result of lax government oversight (Tea Partiers want less government, but don’t address these environmental concerns)
Obama’s Deficit which the tea partiers scream about. Obama actually cut taxes as part of the economic stimulus last year.
The Tea Party wants to cut taxes, but they also want to decry budget deficits
So then they say we need to end programs like social security and medicare.
The costs of medicare, and health care in general would have been greatly reduced if at the very least a public option were provided. A public option would have greatly reduced the deficit, because money wouldn’t flow to private insurance companies.
If we cut medicare, and the federal government provides no alternative then states have to step in, but most states can’t or don’t have the infrasctructure to approach healthcare themselves.
So in the event that no government intervention is taken to fix healthcare. People have to go to emergency departments to receive care, and if they can’t pay for their bill, then the government has to pick up the tab otherwise hospitals ER’s couldn’t function. This is going to add to the cost of healthcare in the coming years and will contribute to budget deficits.
Tea partiers want lower taxes and less government oversight, but what will happen to the healthcare system if medicaid is cut, what about the environment, and what about the economy. Lower taxes and less oversight means that bankers can act more freely. Low taxes lead to boom and bust cycles of recessions, and growth. An unregulated market if left to its own devices without enough government intervention will produce economic catastrophes like the great depression, and last years financial meltdown. The Tea Party advocates an economic system free of constraints. That was what happened in the 20′s. We had three conservative presidents who all cut taxes, and everything was fine until the stock market crashed in 29′ and the depression took hold. The government did nothing to solve the problem, and everything fell apart. That is what happens. This Boom and bust cycle, and all these deficits started when Reagan lowered taxes in the 80′s. Cutting taxes will not fix the current problems we have. Deficits are normal in a capitalist economy like what we have ask any economist. The basis of capitalism is borrowing to finance growth. It is a system of rapid change and fluctuation, and the volatility of the economy is controlled by tax rates. Ideally an economy wants slow steady and consistent growth. Lower taxes won’t provide any stability.
The Tea Partiers want to cut taxes and they want smaller government, but they don’t understand the issues, and fox fumes the flames. Tea Partiers aren’t willing to take the steps that are needed to fix these issue
The sunshine foundation isn’t a peer reviewed resource anyway
I agree politicians are there for the people, but if people have no real knowledge of how to fix healthcare, the economy, budget deficits how can the government function effectively? The tea party approach to healthcare, the economy and the budget is full of disconnects. Lower taxes and close budget deficits?? Lower taxes haven’t created a vibrant economy to close deficit gaps. The people need to do their part to stay informed fox news provides no substantive ideas to reconcile these problems. As for Tea partiers not being apart of any party why is there always a republican speaking at tea party rallies.
Also please address the trash in the oceans. If we build our economy by polluting the world we are only making things worse for future generations. The tea party cares about the future of deficits, but what about the environment?
The average tea partier appears to have the mindspan of a fly. They have no idea how to solve any of the issues facing our nation the only thing they know how to do is say they are mad. Please tell me how the tea party plans to reconcile some of these issues, because from what I’ve seen the tea party is destroying this country. They don’t understand the issues and they obstruct Progress.
I want a public option for healthcare, because it will bring down deficits, and I want the tax rate for people making over $200,000 to be raised, because the bush tax breaks have done nothing to stimulate the economy. I’m tempted to say the breaks were a ploy so bush could buy the 2000 election.
I don’t want to allow businesses to pollute indiscriminantly.
If we passed campaign finance reform business would have a much harder time bribing politicians.
What does the tea party expect tax breaks for the rich to solve? They don’t understand these issues.
You brought up the global poverty bill earlier. Why is the us allowed to trash the ocean and get away with it?? What about global warming?? Our consumption is destroying the future of developing nations. The us needs to take responsibilty for what it has done to the world. I have only addressed environmental concerns, but there are others. If you want to fight terrorism bills like this are a good way for the us to exercise soft power and gain some goodwill around the world. Consider it an investment on that basis alone.
Please Brenda, this is your blog, why not try addressing these issues?? I would love to hear what you have to say about the enironment or healthcare
and how the tea party wants to cut taxes and reduce the deficit while leaving the economy alone so it can work things out for itself…