The New American Tea Party
The New American Tea Party is a group of people who are concerned about the recent fiscal spending by Congress, and by current President Barack Obama. According to the New American Tea Party, many of the Tea Party Activities are being run by people who have never done a protest before. That is really what this country is all about. People getting to share and voice their thoughts in a democratic way.
Why are they protesting, you might ask? The country just voted in the first African American president. Everyone is happy, right? Not so much, as every American has watched and listened to banks getting more money from the government; the auto industry asking for more; people whose reckless spending now get bailed out by the hard working Americans.
We have all watched as the Bailout Bill got passed without people even reading through it, or the American People knowing what they were even paying for. All of Congress’s reckless spending all point to why an organization like The New American Tea Party was even formed. The need is great to hold Washington accountable.
Any thought of savings, retirement, our children’s future… all became a little bleaker as soon as we heard the trillions of dollars that would soon be spent. Should all the people who are dedicated to paying their mortgage payment have to also pay their next door neighbors mortgage too? Somehow, this is not the American dream. Plain and simple; this bailout is a bailout to every person who didn’t think twice. Now, they get a free ride, while the hard working Americans foot the bill.
Change in Politics
Isn’t that the “change” Obama promised? He would change the politics of Congress? It appears that yes, he has given change. Although not the change he promised. Politics are still the same in Washington; no change there. Yes, we could agree that he has passed the largest bill in American history, and he will go down in history for passing this bill. But at what cost? Didn’t the American people have a right to know what is in this very large spending bill; what they were paying for; what our children will be paying for? Of course, this is change.
Sure he promises to get out of Iraq. He did promise after all. But what about the Democrats and Republicans alike; home owners who pay their way; dedicated to responsible spending; preparing for their retirement; saving for their children’s future… why do they have to pay for those Americans who can’t pay their bills? Why should the hard working Americans foot the bill?
So when we hear new groups forming, such as The New American Tea Party, I’m not really surprised. Washington needs a little to be a little more budget friendly to the Americans footing the bill.
I agree with Obama when he said that what Washington needs is adult supervision. I believe Congress needs adult supervision. It is time for Republicans and Democrats to come together and say no to this reckless spending.
Whether we are Republican or Democrat; we all can agree that Congress needs the same type of budgets every family in America has. In hard times, we spend less, not more. And if we do have to spend money, we focus first on necessities, not wasteful spending. I wonder why there was such urgency to pass a Bill that was full of pork spending. Washington needs to wake up and smell the roses. Americans want responsibilty in Politicians spending their money.