Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Tea Party movement: MSM doesn't get it

It is pretty apparent the MSM—at least as represented by this AP article—doesn't understand what the Tea Party movement is about. In commenting on the D.C. rally, the author made the following point:
Lost in the rhetoric was that taxes have gone down under Obama. Congress has cut individuals' federal taxes for this year by about $173 billion, leaving Americans with a lighter load despite nearly $29 billion in increases by states. Obama plans to increase taxes on the wealthy to help pay for his health care overhaul and other programs.
The point the MSM doesn't get is it's not about taxes per se. It's about the Federal fiscal policy; a policy that promises to bankrupt the nation. Lower taxes in the face of increased government spending is scarcely a comforting thought. But, unlike the tea partiers, the MSM appears to be too dense to get it.

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