Quick Question--what are the tea baggers protesting?

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    Can someone enlighten me on this issue. I remember a couple of months ago that I seen a tea party in downtown Miami. When i asked, the protesters said they were against higher taxes, the deterioration of their culture(still trying to figure this one out--how does government affect culture? is it not the other way around??), illegal immigration, run away deficit and debt, the increase in government spending.

    I found the above to be a bit unfocused although seemd to rally around a key political ideology. (most of the above sound like Libertarian concepts, but....)

    Now, with the march on Washington, I asked the question again. What are the Tea baggers protesting. It is hard to convince me that this is something everyday should spend their time rallying around if the core concept of the protests is not well-defined.
     
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    Here's the Mission Statement from The Arkansas Tea Party:

    Our Mission Statement The Arkansas Tea Party, Inc. locates, identifies, assists, supports, and endorses responsible candidates for local, state, and national political office. All candidates receiving our endorsement commit to support, defend, and uphold our core political positions: * Government at all levels must work within the confines of the powers entrusted to it by the Constitution of the United States. * Those elected or appointed to serve as representatives should be good stewards of the public treasury. Responsible fiscal policy will achieve economic growth by encouraging productivity, not by subsidizing failure and irresponsible behavior. * Public servants will engage their constituents and be accountable to them. Any candidate or representative who undermines these positions will receive neither our support nor our endorsement. Purpose The Arkansas Tea Party, Inc. is a non-partisan political action committee (PAC) established to solicit, collect, and distribute funds in order to execute the Mission Statement and achieve the following goals: * Limited government * Conservative fiscal policy * Accountable elected officials Action Plan The Arkansas Tea Party, Inc. will raise funds by soliciting donations through its website and by holding fundraising events. These funds will be used to: * Identify races that lack a quality candidate who espouses our ideals. * Identify and recruit quality candidates for those races. * Support and campaign for quality candidates at all levels of government. * Provide venues for elected officials to engage their constituents. * Monitor elected officials’ performance to ensure accountability to their constituents.
     
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    They are protesting an out of control spending agenda that has gone on since the republicans were in office and is continuing now. They are worried about a deficit that they will be passing on to their children and grandchildren that will in effect, if not brought under control, will reduce their children's and grandchildren's standard of living by about 30% as compared to the one you have now. In other words they will not be able to enjoy the same standard of living you have today, it will be deminished. All are fiscal conservatives, most are republicans, but many democrats and independents join these protests.
     
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    That's a good answer.:clap2::clap2::clap2: Combine both those posts and you have your answer, I don't beleive that anyone beleives that they don't have to pay taxes, but we certainly do deserve our representatives to listen to our concerns and act on them in a fiscally responsible manner. Problem is that neither party has listened and it has come down to a boiling point. The government is supposed to work for us, the law-abiding tax paying citizen, we don't work for them.
     
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    The last I heard they are protesting everything but the fact that a black man is their president
     
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    I wonder--is it conservatism or Libertarianism that the Tea Parties are for??
     
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    why do you hate white people?
     
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    Tell all that to these people:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUPMjC9mq5Y"]Tea Party Interviews[/ame]
     
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    Another thing Armchoas, when libs don't know how to answer a post they almost always accuse you of being a racist. Like the one I am responding to now. They have no valid reasons, no thought of a good rebutal, with facts or links to prove their point and when they call you a racist, you know that you have won the argument and have absolutely backed them into a corner from which they can't escape. You won. :clap2::clap2:
     
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    Most people actually at the Tea Parties were there for other reasons. At least as far as I could tell from the signs.
     

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