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megimoo
04-20-2009, 10:14 PM
Obama aide takes dim view of anti-tax tea parties

WASHINGTON (AP) — Damn the tea bags. A top adviser to President Barack Obama takes a dim view of last week's anti-tax "tea parties," promoted by organizers in the spirit of the Boston Tea Party.
77% Blame Media For Economy- Axelrod Talks More Taxes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnK3JgRcR3c&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Ftheteleprompter%2Ecom%2FDavid%5F Axelrod%2F&feature=player_embedded

"The thing that bewilders me is this president just cut taxes for 95 percent of the American people. So I think the tea bags should be directed elsewhere because he certainly understands the burden that people face," David Axelrod said Sunday.

The rallies coincided with the deadline to file income taxes, and gave people a chance also to voice frustrations about government spending and corporate bailouts.

The tea parties were promoted by FreedomWorks, a conservative nonprofit advocacy group based in Washington and led by former Republican House Majority Leader Dick Armey of Texas, who is now a lobbyist.

Axelrod was asked on CBS' "Face the Nation" for his opinion on what the show's host described as "this spreading and very public disaffection with not only the government, but especially the Obama administration."

Axelrod replied: "I think any time that you have severe economic conditions, there is always an element of disaffection that can mutate into something that's unhealthy."

"Unhealthy?" the moderator repeated.

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megimoo
04-20-2009, 10:23 PM
Rachel Maddow Show - David Axelrod, counselor to President Obama - press conference tonight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxJ72gT_Bd8&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Ftheteleprompter%2Ecom%2FDavid%5F Axelrod%2F&feature=player_embedded

linda22003
04-21-2009, 10:29 AM
I don't see how they were unhealthy. Most tea party locations were sunny, and people seemed to be enjoying the sunshine and fresh air.

lacarnut
04-21-2009, 04:09 PM
[SIZE="3"]Obama aide takes dim view of anti-tax tea parties


"The thing that bewilders me is this president just cut taxes for 95 percent of the American people. So I think the tea bags should be directed elsewhere because he certainly understands the burden that people face," David Axelrod said Sunday.




You mean to tell me that a Democrat would not bend the truth. The horrors, I tell you.

Hey Ax; got news for you. That 10 dollars per week decrease in Fed. Inc. Taxes will not go very far when cig, booze, SS, gasoline, excise, Env. etc., etc. taxes go thru the roof.