Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Tea Party

The Republicans are going crazy holding hearings and investigating everything that has hit the news. It appears that immigration reform and other pending legislation will not get the attention that Americans want because the Republicans want to continue to smear President Obama, Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, and anyone that is not a member of the GOP.

If the IRS gave special attention to the tea party Republican groups, I see nothing wrong with that.  Many tea party Republicans have talked of secession, armed insurrection, eliminating various agencies, and other despicable acts.

Here is a collection of things pushed by various tea party groups---

Washington Times: Rand Paul, Mike Lee, and Sharon Angle want to eliminate the Department of Education.

Huffington Post:
A Tea Party leader acknowledged she supports abolishing Social Security in an appearance this week on "Larry King Live."
St. Louis Tea Party co-founder Dana Loesch said she would "absolutely" eliminate the program, which has existed since 1935....

The Fiscal Times:
...The Manhattan Institute’s Josh Barro, writing for National Review Online, reports those Tea Party organizers took over Maine’s Republican convention in May and adopted a conservative platform that included abolishing the Federal Reserve. The New York Times cited Tea Party candidates Ken Buck in Colorado and Mike Lee in Utah focusing on the Fed, with Lee accusing the Fed of trying to “monetize the debt”.....

Some of the rhetoric that comes out of these tea party rallies is frightening. I find it odd that the tea party advocates smaller government, and eliminating various government departments but now they say the IRS should hire more people to work within the agency.

By the way, the IRS under the Bush administration went after the NAACP.