Illinois Democrat: Tea Parties Despicable

US Representative Jan Schakowsky who represents the 9th Congressional District in Illinois has voiced her opinion of the Tea Parties that took place yesterday. Schakowsky said they were despicable and shameful.

“The ‘tea parties’ being held today by groups of right-wing activists, and fueled by FOX News Channel, are an effort to mislead the public about the Obama economic plan that cuts taxes for 95 percent of Americans and creates 3.5 million jobs,” Schakowsky said in a statement.

“It’s despicable that right-wing Republicans would attempt to cheapen a significant, honorable moment of American history with a shameful political stunt,” she added. “Not a single American household or business will be taxed at a higher rate this year. Made to look like a grassroots uprising, this is an Obama bashing party promoted by corporate interests, as well as Republican lobbyists and politicians.” The Hill

There are many problems with Schakowsky’s statement. First of all, none of these protests were promoted by corporate interests, lobbyists or politicians. These were grass roots activities and this is where the problem lies. The Democrats do not like the idea that American citizens took it upon themselves to exercise their First Amendment right because the protests pointed out the failure of government. The Democrats have a hard time believing that ordinary citizens would do this without big money backers because the flash protests on the left are funded by the likes of George Soros.

Secondly, she is lying about taxes. Most Americans who actually pay taxes will end up paying more. About 40% of wage earners pay no taxes so one cannot honestly claim their taxes were cut. How do you cut from zero? In fact, most of them will get back more than was withheld because of government redistribution. Once the Bush tax cuts expire the middle class will be hit the hardest because they got the biggest cut.

The last thing is that these protests were not anti Obama protests. They were anti government protests as a result of government’s out of control spending. These protests were about what government does with the the money it confiscates from us. These protests were about the increase in taxes that will come and the debt that will be passed to future generations. These protests were as much against what happened when Bush was in office as they are about Obama’s short stint. These protests were neither despicable nor shameful.

Where was Representative Schakowsky when people were camped outside of Bush’s Crawford ranch? Where was her outrage with regard to the constant harassment of Marine recruiters in Berkeley? Why did she never mention how shameful it was for these protesters to break windows and write on the building with paint? When did she declare it despicable that homosexuals were attacking people because of the defeat of gay marriage in California?

No, this woman has come out as have many others in order to discredit the PEACEFUL protests that involved hundreds of thousands of people. They need to make phony claims about big money being behind it and they need to dismiss it so that they can control the damage it does to the image of the sainted one and to the Democrats who are helping him spend like there is no tomorrow. The problem for them is that the protests were peaceful. No reports of arrests, no reports of vandalism, and only one report of a box of tea bags thrown over the White House fence. If it had been phony war medals ala John Kerry, no one would have taken notice.

The other interesting thing, and something that is truly despicable and shameful, is that this woman’s husband was found guilty of fraud and tax evasion. Yes, you read that right. He was found guilty of not paying taxes. The Tea Parties dealt with taxes and the way our money is spent and obviously her husband feels the same way. He is so opposed to taxes that he failed to pay them. He also committed bank fraud so maybe he helped fuel the problems in the banking industry. Did Jan Schakowsky claim that her husband’s actions were despicable and shameful, which they actually were? No, she had nothing but praise for him for the man convicted of two felonies.

“In my heart, I know that these mistakes do not define or diminish this good man, or the good work that he has done over the last 40 years or that he will do in the future,” Schakowsky, D-Ill., said after her husband’s court hearing. USA Today

Notice that he made mistakes. No, he committed crimes but that did not keep her from sugar coating it and saying what a good guy he is. Her law breaking husband is the good guy while American citizens who exercised their Constitutional right to peaceably assemble were depicted as despicable and shameful. I guess we should not be surprised to see this kind of behavior come from a Democrat, especially one from Illinois.

In my view it is shameful and despicable that a woman whose salary is paid by taxpayers had the gall to level such claims against her employers. Yes lady, those people pay your salary and they pay for all the senseless spending that you have authorized.

There is a movement growing in this country and it involves people from both parties. Many people are waking up and seeing that career politicians are causing the problems that we have to endure. They are seeing that it is nonsensical to put the people who caused the mess in charge of fixing it.

In the next two election cycles the American public will strike back. I have said it before and I will say it again. Do not vote for any incumbent. We need to put them all out on the street and we can start with Schakowsky.

Big Dog

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5 Responses to “Illinois Democrat: Tea Parties Despicable”

  1. Elizabeth says:

    What about all the “little” people who made mistakes on their tax returns? Will they get a free pass, now? I strongly doubt it! I’m totally fed up! I’m outraged, but I’m too old, too sick, and too disabled to do protests or demonstrations. I support, with my very meager retirement money, a couple of conservative causes that I hope will make a difference. This is my right. And I express myself at my City Council meetings when I can get there.

    My moral and political outrage are mostly expressed in blogs, and comments on articles in newspaper websites.

    Wish I had the wherewithal to do more.

    Because I am totally outraged and disgusted!

  2. Blake says:

    What outrages me with party hacks on either side is the blind adherence to their talking points,as if they, repeated fast enough, are a mantra against the mojo of the other side,
    Most people who are in the middle (middle left to middle right) can see what the fringe does, but the fringe screams the loudest, so that white noise you hear is them.
    The middle has only been presented with two parties- the third party candidates have, until now, been marginalized by the media, who look at the third party as a pest, getting in the way “Of the process”, as if the “process” is a religious rite only they are privy to.
    Until the Demicans and Republicrats can come to their senses and come to the table with actual common sense proposals, I believe they will get tossed on their asses.
    And they should- unless the incumbent has clearly shown fiscal responsibility with our money, he or she should go find a real job, and learn how to live on a real budget.

  3. Barbara says:

    I remember Obama saying during his campaign that he knew he was in for a fight but that he would fight back, so through the Demos that is what is happening. Will the Demos ever wake up. I doubt it because fame, control and spending are their mottos. America needs to continue to fight. Also, people need to call Homeland Security and let them know of your outrage about conservatives and veterans being called terrorists. Why aren’t they out there looking for the real terrorists????? 202-282-8000.

  4. Aresay says:

    The mainstream media wouldn’t do it. So we are trying to get your important messages to the American people. This post is a suggested read at, 6