#1 How about a *real* tea party protest?09-21-2009, 09:10 PM
During the Bush years, I often found it interesting to hear hardcore leftists condemn and protest companies like McDonalds and Wal-Mart one minute and be their customers the next.
So instead of just protesting, why not have a national boycott of some of the most taxed items? I'm thinking of tobacco, alcohol, and I think soda and candy. If we could have a major boycott of these items, it would really hurt the government's plans. I realize that I'm asking for what some might view as impossible being hooked on tobacco and all. I just thought I'd throw the idea out there.
09-21-2009, 09:35 PM
Don't boycott the items - boycott paying the taxes. There are plenty of sources - legal and not so legal for getting cigarettes for example tax free. Indian reservations being an example. I don't think it should be changing what we consume as much as changing how we consume :)Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
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09-21-2009, 10:26 PM
I don't smoke or drink alcohol (other than a little wine once in a while), so those taxes won't get me. But they'll get SR. :D (and me indirectly).
The government controlling everything is more than disturbing. I wonder how far they'll go in their power grab.
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09-22-2009, 12:50 AM
In Illinois candy & soda was considered food. Food & drug had only a 1% sales tax for many years.
There is now a candy, soda & shampoo tax! Taxes on candy went up 600%. Taxes on wine went up 90%. These taxes are even higher in Chicago, making the tax increase on candy almost 1000%
09-22-2009, 12:23 PMEducation without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
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