An Underclass View of the Republican-Tea Party Agenda

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The Republican and Tea Party made a lot of promises. These promises were made to scared people, jobless people, and generally confused people. The Republican-Tea Party claims a mandate from these people. They promised these people jobs, and that’s the promise that got the people’s vote. As far as jobs are concern, it seems the GOP wants to reduce jobs in the public sector before they increase jobs in the private sector, go figure. The GOP says that public employment is not fiscally sound and a tax revenue drain of the people’s money. They must feel that they should unemployed a few million more American and then open the jobs to the private sector. Many people by then will take any job for any pay. The mandate of the GOP as far as jobs were concerned wasn’t bait and switch, it was job creation.


Another promise was to control out of control spending, by the President of the United States of America. They made this promise knowing that in order to deal with the financial crisis faced by the Nation’s economy when he took office; it would require a massive influx of cash to reverse the recession. They knew that the American people were mad as hell with the Federal Government for bailing out Wall Street prior to and after the American people lost billions on Wall Street. The Republican-Tea Party says if they can de-fund Obamacare, cut aid to poor, women, children, the hungry, the sick, the unemployed, and eliminate all social entitlements; it would help to control the out of controlled spending. The GOPTP also want to cut revenue to the government to fund social, regulatory, and Infrastructural projects by cutting Business and Corporate taxes until the State and Federal governments has no or not enough revenue to operate. Billions of dollars in subsidies (Corporate and Big Business entitlements), is a must for the GOPTP’s attempt to control the out of controlled spending. Continuing the Bush tax cut for the rich was another way of the GOPTP denying the government money to spend. I don’t believe the GOPTA has any agenda or good ideas about controlled spending. Everybody knows the economy is just hanging on at this time in the attempted recovery. To halt and eliminate government spending all of a sudden could send the Nation back into recession or depression and guaranteed Obama’s reelection. I believe that if the Nation wasn’t on the brink of disaster, Obama may not be President. I also believe America needed a Man like Obama with his unique intellect and understanding that he is so hated for having, to stand the Nation’s economy up after it stumbled and fell. The Grand Old Tea Party seems to be trying to stop and reverse the Obama lead economy recovery. The Republican’s #1 agenda is to make sure that Obama is a one term president. The tea party has three #1 agendas as far as the underclass can see #1a repeal or defund Obamacare, #1b stop or defund anything that would make Obama look presidentially successful, #1c stop the government from spending now!, yesterday, at this minute and take the country back from the Federal government and give it to the State governments, for the first time. Senator Ryan’s 6 plus trillion dollar deficit reduction plan was a joke that wasn’t funny. He knew while he was preparing the bill that he intended to include the defunding of Obamacare and that it would not pass the Senate and if it did Obama would veto it. The American people can find theatrics at the opera or theater not the Nation’s Capitol. A mandate may require getting off the high horses and compromise and get the people back to work. The people don’t have the time or patience for empty gestures, just so it can be said, “I tell you, he told them what he would do if he could do anything he wanted to do”, that’s not problem solving.


The Democrats and Republicans leaders in Washington are ignoring the biggest government drain on revenue. Both parties have for years supported the war on drugs, the war on crime, and the war on terror. Many trillions of tax dollars has been spent for years with minimal results. The underclass believe that there should be declared a war on fraud. Most Americans have heard about the 10 dollar hammers that the government paid 100 dollars each to purchase. Many American don’t realize the housing crisis was the result of fraud committed by the private sector against the Federal housing programs. The private sector fraudulently redistributed billions of federal dollars from the federal government to the private sector yearly. Recently the Federal government decided to administer the student loan program, and not have private sector banks administer the program. That decision was called job killing. The federal government finance programs for the American people like, education funding, health care funding, housing funding, and the Military Industrial Complex, to name a few. These programs are not administered by the federal government in most cases they are administered by the private sector and non-profits organization. The underclass believes that more government watch dogs should be hired to watch the spending of trillions of tax dollars and prevent private sector fraud. I know the GOPTP feel that public employment drains tax dollars, but if a few millions spent can save billion and trillions of tax payers’ dollars from being moved from the government sector to the private sector, its money well spent. If Washington declares a War on Fraud, Tax Loop Holes, and tax cuts for the rich the out of control spending can be controlled. Politicians should stop acting and talking stupid and do what has to be done to protect and serve the majority of the American people. Stop fraud and jail tax fraudulent white collared people and Corporations. The solution should start from the top down not the bottom up.

April 6, 2011


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leomtac 5 years ago from Washington State

I find that you were well stated in the overall caption of the subject matter my brother, yet only to one that is able to grasp the whole canvas. as written here without the proof reading that should have been done for corrections sake I am afraid your point is going to be loss somewhat in/on the many that will read it.

I must applaud you though for the sake of true respect.

You did hit the nail on the head.

GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU!....

Servant of the ALLinALL.


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junko 5 years ago Author

I did proof read, I thought. Thanks for the use of you eyes and your comment.


SteveWells 5 years ago

This article is on point. vote up!


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junko 5 years ago Author

Thanks, for the up vote and comment


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

Hmmmm... I've been involved with the Tea Party since its onset and I have never heard anyone promise anyone a job. Where did that come from just out of curiosity?

The Frog


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junko 5 years ago Author

I don't know what you are asking, Frog???


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

junko - I take it you wrote this:

"The Republican-Tea Party claims a mandate from these people. They promised these people jobs, and that’s the promise that got the people’s vote."

The Frog


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junko 5 years ago Author

O'k, Frog, Yes I wrote this. What I'm saying is that the Republican and the Tea Party are all in one. You can't have one without the other. Without the Tea Party the Republican Party would not be in the house today.


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

They are very much separate junko. I am about to attend another rally on April 16th, Every rally I have ever attended has been populated by all races, all political parties and are comprised of concerned Americans across the spectrum.

I, like many are Independents, and have no party affiliation. Regarding fiscal responsibility, most are obviously more in tune with the Republican party. But we are NOT one and the same. This next election Boehner has been targeted. What party is he?


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junko 5 years ago Author

Boehner is Republican, Frog you say you are an independent Tea Party member. There are those who call themselves Tea Party Republicans. I know that the Tea Party is a diverse group of all races and both major political parties. I believe there are many Tea Party chapters Nationwide. The lack of political experience and understanding of the political process is what worries me about the representives sent to congress by the Tea Party.


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

junko - The other side of that coin seems to be that they are doing the job they were sent there to do. It doesn't take much experience to be a crook like the ones that have been sitting up there for so long.

The founding father's intent wasn't to have people make a career of screwing the people. It's well past time to send the common man/woman to Foggy Bottom. We are where the rubber meets the road. The longer you sit up in that cesspool called DC, the more corrupt you have a tendency to become.


junko 5 years ago

I understand what you say about Foggy Bottom. What job were they sent to do? Their jobs should be to educate themselves on what they can do to protect and serve the people. If shutting down the government hurts the people they shouldn't do it. If they feel they were sent do the things I mentioned in this hub, and it would hurt the American people, they shouldn't do it. They should use common sense, think, and be Independent like you ,Frog. The Republicans had been in lockstep before the Tea Party came to the house and that hurt the people. You said the Tea Party and the Republicans are different and not the same. I believe they should realize the situation and support the recovery of America and not the Republican's plan of making Obama a one term president, by any means possible. America First.


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

junko - Cut the budget and kill Obamacare were the messages we sent with them. They're working on it.


Fay Paxton 5 years ago

Your point is well taken, Junko. Anyone who really understands federal economics would recognize that the debt goes up tremendously each time we are in a war. We hear about the debt to GDP now being 68%... during World War II, it was 121%. We hear that the deficit is $1.5 trillion, during Reagan's last fiscal year the deficit was $2.8 trillion.

Bill Clinton balanced the budget and the debt continued to climb, because discretionary spending is not the problem and they know that. I feel sorry for the TeaBaggers and everyone who believes this crap.

The only Presidents who have ever governed with a surplus are Democrats. One should wonder why we never need to balance the budget until a Democrat is in office.

Personally, it won't effect me but somebody should care about the truth. The facts...that's all.

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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

Fay - Sure it does. Oblabber spent over 3 trillion on the wars huh? You gotta be kidding me. Then you want to "anyone who understands economics!" YIKES!


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junko 5 years ago Author

Frog, Cut the budget and kill Obamacare, even if recession and or depression would be the result of following those simple instructions? That could be suicidal for their future and a killing blow for the Nation's future.


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junko 5 years ago Author

Fay, your comment is a asset to this hub. Thanks for stopping by and encourageing me to make a point.


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junko 5 years ago Author

My bad, Steve Wells, I do Thank you for your positive comment. You must not be a member of hubpages, I invite you to sign up, and express yourself.


sm22 5 years ago

This article hits a lot of key points. There are too many promises and not enough end results. Accountability is so important.


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junko 5 years ago Author

Thanks, For the comment sm22, come again.


MaryWells 5 years ago

Awesome, voted up.


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junko 5 years ago Author

Thank you, for the vote of confidence.


Jane 5 years ago

Good article junko, when will the people wake? the republlicans have always made broken promises and put the nation in the dark. (depicit)


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junko 5 years ago Author

Thanks for your comment Jane. I think the people are begining to wake up now, they see who are with the American people.


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imjustmusing 5 years ago from Massachusetts

I agree with your last comment but you, like so many others on the left, have no idea of what the tea party movement is about and in the interest of brevity I won't get into it now other than to say go to one and see for yourself. As you stated in another of your hubs, you only believe what you read, so if you only read from the left you will believe that, same as anyone who only listens to Fox news.

You talk of federal jobs being cut and the evil Bush tax cuts. Let me ask, how much money does the Government contribute to the economy? Yes we need cops and FF's but let's say the FCC, a federally funded program. How much money do they contribute to the economy? Who pays for this? The big evil corporations and the small business owners who pay the taxes. How about all the people who are on welfare, black and white, how much do they contribute to society? They aren't spending their money, they are spending my money.

So what happens Junko when all of us who pay into the tax system of this country decide we no longer wish to? When the Government takes so much of my money that it is no longer in my best interest to contribute, then I do go on the public dole. Same with those evil corporations, when they decide they no longer can make a profit because they are over taxed and over regulated and they leave the country as many have, or fail or just give up, where doesn't the money come from? When no one wants to work anymore do we go back to slavery? Because if we force people to produce is that not slavery?

As far as Obamacare goes, I live in MA, I have Obamacare now, I pay more and get less for my money. But putting that aside, as I said above who pays for everyone to have health coverage, I do. And that is fine, but then should I not have the right to make sure those receiving my money are healthy, therefore if they smoke, drink or partake in any unhealthy behaviors then I should have the right to regulate this. Sorry no more fast food, no more cigarettes, no more drinking, no more drugs and no more unprotected sex on my dime.

And finally unlike the left and the person Fay above, tea partiers don't resort to calling people they disagree with names. If I called her one would that make me right or just an a**hole like her?


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junko 5 years ago Author

Imjustmuseing, Nobody or corporation wants to pay any taxes now. At this time and for some time taxes have been lower than they have been for a long time. The cost of your health insurance and mine has been adjusted to make it look like Obamacare is the reason they offer less for more.


imjustmusing 5 years ago

In my case my health care has gone up because of Romneycare, the model for Obamacare. Because everyone is required to have health insurance, employers have had to cut their plans back, offering less for more. If you can't afford it, it cost you more in penalties than you can get a plan for, which since you couldn't afford it in the first place, you can't afford the fine. Because everyone now has healthcare, there are more patients than there are Doctors to treat them causing an increase in people who use the emergency rooms, although we were promised this wouldn't happen. Same as with the increased premiums etc. we were told they would go down. It hasn't worked for MA it won't work for the country.

This doesn't even take into account that even though I will pay for all those who can't afford health insurance and have it provided for them, I have absolutely no say in how they live. Because I can't afford health insurance deductibles I have to live a healthy life, why shouldn't those I support be made to?


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junko 5 years ago Author

Is Obamacare and Romneycare clones? If the right and left stop the name calling work to make sure Obamacare don't hurt like Romneycare. Health insurance cost in America is unsustainable for the American people. Healthcare in America is more expensive than anywhere in the world, Why? Why would an aspirin cost over 10 dollars in some American hospitals, runaway cost? We need to control cost. If we can control cost, we can control spending. We need to regulate and control cost. I know your view is different and you believe in less regulation and controling spending. Maybe we are both right, I hope we are not both wrong. Let's take both of our ideas in moderation, that's called compromise. The poor and needy must be cared for by those who aren't poor and needy, if they don't want to be poor and needy too. You reap what you...


Wayne 5 years ago

You are right junko, fraud is ignored as a cost driver of over spending.


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junko 5 years ago Author

Thank you Wayne, For your comment. Fraud prevention is considered government watch dog intrution.


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proudlib 5 years ago

Junko:

Well reasoned and balanced hub. I am impressed that you handle frog prince with such restraint, especially since he has a habit of blocking those who disagree with him from his hub comments. As for his independence, his rants against Obama put him solidly on the right,which the Republican Party calls home.

I particularly like your pointing out that the wars on crime, drugs and terror have drained the budget for more than a generation. We could probably add the war on poverty of the Johnson administration. It seems that politicians think that if we declare war on something, everyone will rally around the flag and vote more and more dollars and give the government more and more power, because all is fair in war.


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junko 5 years ago Author

Proudlib, thanks for the comment. I tried to comment on frog prince hub after he commented negative to you. he is a weak writer with a cult following. Through fear and control he denied my comment to post on his hub. He don't have any substance in his writing just name calling of the President. Welcome to hubpages Proudlib.


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proudlib 5 years ago

Junko,

Thank you very much. I was feeling a little neglected until you commented on my hub and flattered that you follow me. I will return the favor.

Froggie can't stand to be questioned.


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junko 5 years ago Author

proudlib, I'll know when you write another hub, and I'LL be back to encourage, question, or praise. Stop by me sometimes and treat me as I treat you. Followers comes with time and contents.


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Mimi721wis 5 years ago

Hi junko, I got your meaning well. Quite a few hubbers make grammar or spelling errors at times. God knows I do. Those blue dog democrats failed to support our president and so did the republican party. Most of the blue dogs got their cans kicked this past November. Voters cast their ballots for the greater of the two evils out of anger . Now look what they are up to. We all know when you write about politics there are some hard hitters out there that will show no mercy. There's also a few conservatives/liberals/independents that are okay.


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junko 5 years ago Author

Back at you, Mimi721wis, thanks for the comment, encouragement, and follow.


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proudlib 5 years ago

I have to stop shouting at the TV. I feel that is my duty to try to watch Fox as much as I can stand. But my blood boils and I need to click away. As much as he was over the top and perhaps certifiably insane, I miss Keith Olbermann. His new show on Current TV starts next month. Could be fun.


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CreatePerfection 5 years ago from Beautiful Colorado

junko, again, I agree with all that you have said. The most troubling thing about the differences between TP/GOP and Democrats, is they are spending far too much time arguing with each other and trying to thwart any real progress. I know the Tea Partiers think the only directive they are following is to reduce the deficit and debt, but do they not feel the pain of the homeless, poor and children who go to bed hungry each night?

Do corporations making literally billions of dollars in profits really need to pay fewer taxes on the backs of those already bearing the brunt of the tax burden - the middle class?

I really am having a hard time understanding how people seeing the middle class go down in flames can be okay with that. The reason the middle class is diminishing daily is because of policies supported and promoted by the Bush administration which are continuing to cause loss of employment, loss of savings due to the Wall Street crash caused by the banking industry debacle, and the huge increases in homelessness, poverty, and hunger caused by all of the above.

Great article.

Blessings...

Lela


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junko 5 years ago Author

Thanks for the visit, Lela, I knew you would see what I saw. Blessings to you and yours. I'll pass by you, later.


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BobbiRant 5 years ago from New York

I think the tea party wants changes and a better America too, but unfortunately they are being used by outside forces. Good hub.


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junko 5 years ago Author

I also think the Tea Party want changes and a better America. Many now know they were used during election season. Now they have no national stage.


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junko 5 years ago Author

Thank you for stopping by and commenting, BobbiRant, you're good people.


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Jillian Barclay 5 years ago from California, USA

Dear Junko,

You are right! Jobs are what many people were looking for in 2010. Many were angry because of the bailouts of banks and corporations, and others were angered by a deficit that has become dangerous. You hit all of these points in your article. Jobs are what the voters heard!

I think we all want a better America, but that is where the agreement on issues ends and the disagreement begins. The question of how to create a better America has divided us as you can see by your many different comments.

Keep writing and keep asking people to think!

And Frog, you are no prince!


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junko 5 years ago Author

Jillian, thanks for that encouraging comment. Many American people who embraced the tea party now must compete against their children and grandchildren for the few jobs available. The people now have too much time to think.


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Credence2 5 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

You are preaching to the choir, Junko. The rightwing propaganda machine has confused so many that they do not know pepper from gnat****. as progressives we need to rally forth and keep the heat on the tyrants and not allow ourselves to be easily distracted. I am honored to become a part of your team. I look forward to reading more of your work, Regards, Credence2


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junko 5 years ago Author

Thanks for the encouragement, Credence2, I have stood by and read your auguments against the Rightwing propaganda. You are a soldier and an army of one. Come on, lets turn up the heat.


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junko 4 years ago Author

Testing 1-2-3-4... Testing, testing...


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junko 3 years ago Author

Nothing has changed since the 2010 mid-term election when the Pledged Teaparty Republicans were seated in Congress. The Governmentlessness has shut down the Government because they didn't pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.


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junko 5 months ago Author

The Tea Party was a very bad idea, the bomb makers blew themselves and the party up.

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