Thursday, April 16, 2009
Gallery of the Tax Day Tea Party--Denver
Some of the legislators suspended their legislating and came out on the balcony to look us over. After about 30 minutes, however, they disappeared.
Most of the press reports called this, and the others around the country, tax protests, but most of the signs talked about spending and liberty.
I could never see the speakers and a lot of people complained that you couldn't hear them either. Jon Caldera, Rep. Mike Coffman, Gunny Bob, Tom Lucero, and 'Clear the Bench' Matt were the ones I recognized. State Senators Kopp and Penry did a good job too, as well as the representative people, although they were not as polished.
Colorado fought for the North in the civil war and this trooper, with a Sharps rifle, is the monument for the struggle. The only big battle fought was in New Mexico and it was a tiny battle compared to those on the East Coast.
Quis custodiet ipsos custodies? The object of our attention is a pig balloon.
I was a little horrified to see how shabby our golden dome looked up close. There were a lot of water stains and damage in the grey stone of the exterior too.
Labels: Tax Day Tea Party
Where have these people been the last 8 years?
I've seen the graphs. Now, explain to me how the National Debt can grow by 1 Trillion when there is "only" a $400 Billion deficit.
And another thing. Keep in mind that those are fiscal years you are looking at. Translation: 2009 starts on October 1st 2008. And who do you think wrote the budget for that year?
We will see what the difference is in the end.
Final point: I'm not crazy about the spending, but I'd rather see deficit spending in order to rebuild infrastructure and create jobs than as a result of a tax cut which benefits the rich to a much greater degree than, well, pretty much everyone I actually know.
But that is the lefty in me.