The ignorance of tea party conservatives is so outrageous it’s scary

Some guy or gal named Axelrod (probably a guy but you can’t tell on the Internet) demonstrated his ignorance of the tea party movement and its claim that it only wants a smaller federal government. Axelrod revealed a truly frightening fact—that there are many really ignorant people in America who are allowed to vote. (Yahoo.com)

Axelrod claimed that the basic tenets of the Tea Party were to reduce taxes, limit the size of government and hold people responsible for their actions. Okay, but there are a lot of facts conservatives ignore that the tea party movement might be the 21st century’s racist Nazi party or Ku Klux Klan. Read on to discover why I dare say this.

Where were the tea party people when President Ray-gun (do you remember President Reagan’s Star Wars weapons program? Probably not) added $2.6 Trillion to the national debt during his stay in the White House. That’s $4.7 Trillion in today’s dollars.

Where were the tea party people when President G. H. W. Bush added $1.4 trillion more to that exploding national debt? In today’s dollars that’s $2.26 Trillion

Where were the tea party people when G. W. Bush was president? You know, Bush #2, who started two wars—and Iraq was based on lies of WMDs. This Bush added $6.64 Trillion to the National Debt equal to $7.06 Trillion in today’s dollars.

And when we look at annualized growth in real per capita government spending:

Nixon and Ford’s growth rate was 2.8%
Ray-gun was 2.6%
Bush # 1 was 2.1%
Bush #2 tied with Ray-gun

How do the Democrats compare?

Carter 2.2%
Clinton 0.75%
Obama 1.3%

Now let’s look at the size of federal government by how many people work for it (not counting the military):

Under Carter federal employment shrunk by 8,000 civilian employees.

But by the end of President Ray-gun’s era, there were 3.133 million federal employees—an increase of 238,000.

Under President G. H. W. Bush, federal employment shrunk by 30,000 but was still a net gain over Carter.

And under President Clinton—drum roll please—the federal government shrunk by another 280,000.

Then comes Bush #2 and the federal government added 380,000 civilian employees for a total of 2.756 million.

How about Obama, who is the target of the tea party movement claiming its goal is to reduce the size of government? According to the New York Times on January 11, 2014, federal employment was at a 47-year low at 2.723 million [under President Obama].

In fact, those who claim to be Reagan small government conservatives—the tea party people and their supporters—who blame Democrats for growing government are either lying to the American people or are themselves willfully ignorant. Then again, they could just be closet racists refusing to admit the truth.

For a more informed answer, let’s look closer at the roots of the tea party movement:

The “History of the Tea Party Movement” by Beth Rowan says, the movement had its start in February 2009. President Obama was sworn into office on January 20, 2009.

What’s interesting is that there is no way in God’s green Earth that Obama could have been responsible for the 2009 budget and its $1.4 Trillion deficit because that budget was voted into law by Congress on October 1st, 2008 (as dictated by law) while G. W. Bush was still president. Obama’s 1st Budget wouldn’t be voted on until later in 2009 around October first.

Yet, the tea party movement blamed Obama for 2009 anyway.

You see, every president’s first year in office operates off a budget created by the previous president and passed by a previous Congress.

In addition, the president’s budget request is just a proposal. Congress then reviews the request and passes its own appropriations bills; only after the president signs these bills does the country have a budget for the new fiscal year.

The only rational and logical answer is that the tea party movement is controlled by bigots and racists who mask what they really think behind the claim that they just want the federal government to be smaller.

Hey, tea party people, wake up, the federal government is smaller than it’s been in 47 years.

In 2013, a study published in the journal Tobacco Control concluded that organizations within the movement were connected with non-profit organizations that the tobacco industry and other corporate interests worked with and provided funding for, including “Citizens for a Sound Economy” (founded by the Koch brothers. Others have argued that the Koch brothers were essential in fostering the movement with an agenda to promote corporate profit at the expense of the public good.)

Why is it that every time we look too closely at those who deny global warming; claim public education is failing, and the people who don’t like President Obama, the Koch brothers keep showing up? For sure, these billionaire brothers who inherited their wealth aren’t patriots because they appear to be subverting the democratic process. The traitor Benedict Arnold doesn’t even compare to these two.

Does today’s tea party conservatism in America equal racism and bigotry?

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Lloyd Lofthouse is a former U.S. Marine, Vietnam Veteran and English-journalism teacher.

His latest novel is the award winning Running with the Enemy that started life as a memoir and then became a fictional suspense thriller. Blamed for a crime he did not commit while serving in Vietnam, his country considers him a traitor. Ethan Card is a loyal U.S. Marine desperate to prove his innocence or he will never go home again.

And the woman he loves and wants to save was trained to hate and kill Americans.

To follow this Blog via E-mail see upper left-hand column and click on “FOLLOW!”

Some guy or gal names Axelrod (probably a guy but you can’t tell on the Internet) demonstrated his ignorance of the tea party movement and its claim that it only wants a smaller federal government. Axelrod revealed a truly frightening fact—that there are many really ignorant people in America who are allowed to vote. (Yahoo.com)

Axelrod claimed that the basic tenets of the Tea Party were to reduce taxes, limit the size of government and hold people responsible for their actions. Okay, but there are a lot of facts conservatives ignore that the tea party movement might be the 21st century’s racist Nazi party or Ku Klux Klan. Read on to discover why I dare say this.

Where were the tea party people when President Ray-gun (do you remember President Reagan’s Star Wars weapons program? Probably not.) added $2.6 Trillion to the national debt during his stay in the White House. That’s $4.7 Trillion in today’s dollars.

Where were the tea party people when President G. H. W. Bush added $1.4 trillion more to that exploding national debt? In today’s dollars that’s $2.26 Trillion

Where were the tea party people when G. W. Bush was president? You know, Bush #2, who started two wars—and Iraq was based on lies of WMD. This Bush added $6.64 Trillion to the National Debt equal to $7.06 Trillion in today’s dollars.

And when we look at annualized growth in real per capita government spending:

Nixon and Ford’s growth rate was 2.8%
Ray-gun was 2.6%
Bush # 1 was 2.1%
Bush #2 tied with Ray-gun

How do the Democrats compare?

Carter 2.2%
Clinton 0.75%
Obama 1.3%

Now let’s look at the size of federal government by how many people work for it (not counting the military):

Under Carter federal employment shrunk by 8,000 civilian employees.

But by the end of President Ray-gun’s era, there were 3.133 million federal employees—an increase of 238,000.

Under President G. H. W. Bush, federal employment shrunk by 30,000 but was still a net gain over Carter.

And under President Clinton—drum roll please—the federal government shrunk by another 280,000.

Then comes Bush #2 and the federal government added 380,000 civilian employees for a total of 2.756 million.

How about Obama, who is the target of the tea party movement claiming its goal is to reduce the size of government? According to the New York Times on January 11, 2014 (that’s today), federal employment was at a 47-year low at 2.723 million [under President Obama].

In fact, those who claim to be Reagan small government conservatives—the tea party people and their supporters—who blame Democrats for growing government are either lying to the American people or are themselves willfully ignorant. Then again, they could just be closet racists refusing to admit the truth.

For a more informed answer, let’s look closer at the roots of the tea party movement:

The “History of the Tea Party Movement” by Beth Rowan says, the movement had its start in February 2009. President Obama was sworn into office on January 20, 2009.

What’s interesting is that there is no way in God’s green Earth that Obama could have been responsible for the 2009 budget and its $1.4 Trillion deficit because that budget was voted into law by Congress on October 1st, 2008 (as dictated by law) while G. W. Bush was still president. Obama’s 1st Budget wouldn’t be voted on until later in 2009 around October first.

Yet, the tea party movement blamed Obama for 2009 anyway.

You see, every president’s first year in office operates off a budget created by the previous president and passed by a previous Congress.

In addition, the president’s budget request is just a proposal. Congress then reviews the request and passes its own appropriations bills; only after the president signs these bills does the country have a budget for the new fiscal year.

The only rational and logical answer is that the tea party movement is controlled by bigots and racists who mask what they really think behind the claim that they just want the federal government to be smaller.

Hey, tea party people, wake up, the federal government is smaller than it’s been in 47 years.

In 2013, a study published in the journal Tobacco Control concluded that organizations within the movement were connected with non-profit organizations that the tobacco industry and other corporate interests worked with and provided funding for, including “Citizens for a Sound Economy” (founded by the Koch brothers. Others have argued that the Koch brothers were essential in fostering the movement with an agenda to promote corporate profit at the expense of the public good.)

Why is it that every time we look too closely at those who deny global warming; claim public education is failing, and the people who don’t like President Obama, the Koch brothers keep showing up? For sure, these billionaire brothers who inherited their wealth aren’t patriots because they appear to be subverting the democratic process. The traitor Benedict Arnold doesn’t even compare to these two.

Does today’s tea party conservatism in America equal racism and bigotry?

_______________________

Lloyd Lofthouse is a former U.S. Marine, Vietnam Veteran and English-journalism teacher.

His latest novel is the award winning Running with the Enemy that started life as a memoir and then became a fictional suspense thriller. Blamed for a crime he did not commit while serving in Vietnam, his country considers him a traitor. Ethan Card is a loyal U.S. Marine desperate to prove his innocence or he will never go home again.

And the woman he loves and wants to save was trained to hate and kill Americans.

To follow this Blog via E-mail see upper left-hand column and click on “FOLLOW!”

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