NY Times Correction: Tea Party members did not shout Racial Epithets @ John Lewis

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/18/us/politics/18bai.html

    The correction is at the bottom of the page on that link. They state they have no evidence to back up the claim that has been made for a long time now. This claim is that tea party protestors shouted racial epithets @ Congressman John Lewis

    Is the NY Times trying to shape up a little here on their tea party coverage? Maybe.
     
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    Basically the correction said there's no evidence to show there were epithets shouted, but they did say other stuff.
     
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    LOL you were one min too fast friend. I need to stop using submit reply as my preview post :lol:
     
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    Yeah...like...no more taxes or something.....that's horrible.
     
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    :lol:

    At this point, if there was evidence, I'm sure it would of showed up. Did a good number of people in the crowd want to shout it? Probably.

    I'm not sure why any group as disorganized as the tea party is surprised when whackjobs, racists, birthers, and all of those kind join up.

    It seems like the tea party itself is at war on two fronts, and neither one involves Liberals. One involves the religious right that has taken over the GOP and similar groups such as birthers, truthers, and other whackjobs. The other front is the Republican Party who has already begun to co-opt the Tea Party into a tool to spread their talking points. The problem lies when you have a good number of tea party folk who are more than willing and happy to do so because they are the base of the GOP. They want the GOP to become more conservative, but their definition of conservative varies from person to person.

    I remember the original tea party folk being the Ron Paul people, and being nothing like it is today.

    Personally, I think the Tea Party grew too fast and out of control for it's own good.
     
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    Federal taxes are at their lowest point in sixty years. In fact, a good number of tea party people don't even pay taxes. Those same people don't want their Social Security or Medicare touched though.
     
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    Hey now I pay taxes (and hate every cent of them:)) and I would LOVE to opt out of social security and medicare.

    I'm just not happy that my 3% tax break under the bush tax cuts is most likely going to be gone shortly. That means I have to pay over $1000 more to the feds when it does :evil:

    ;)
     
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    Not at all, when you take into account that in the early part of the 1900's, only 1% of the population paid any federal income taxes.
     
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    They are low for the rich in comparison to the last 60 years but not the lowest

    On the other hand for people like me they are the lowest they have been in 60 years and have been since the bush tax cuts were passed.

    National Taxpayers Union - History of Federal Individual Income Bottom and Top Bracket Rates
     
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    Thanks for the link. Another good one (imo) is from the Treasury dept:

    U.S. Treasury - Fact Sheet on the History of the U.S. Tax System

    The point I was really trying to make is that taxation is at its highest in history, collectively speaking, because in the early 1900's, only the extremely wealthy had any tax liability at the federal level. Nowadays, average joes and janes like myself are paying a relatively high tax in relation to income. I'm right above the median income, and I pay through the nose. In effect, there are people in the poverty range that could live on what I pay in federal income taxes. The primary reason for this is that I don't have children at home anymore, I don't own a business, and I don't have a big mortgage payment.
     
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