Sunday, February 07, 2010

Tea Party Fraud

Eric of Classical Values sent me this link via e-mail about the Tea Party Convention held Saturday.

I was particularly struck by this comment:

RueTheDay says:

The whole Teaparty Movement is a fraud.

Charging $600 for tickets to the Tea Party Convention, so attendees can eat steak and lobster at the Opryland while listening to a mainstream politician (Sarah Palin) who's being paid $115k to give a speech - this is supposed to be a grassroots populist movement aimed at changing the status quo in DC? LOL.
Tea Party fraud? For charging money? The people who went there wanted to go. They willingly forked over their own money to see the show and be a part of it. But OK I'm down with the idea that it was a fraud. But the Government is a bigger fraud. With the Tea Party Convention I had a choice. I didn't have to support it if I didn't want to. I didn't have to pay a dime to watch Andrew Breitbart there. The Government is different. It makes me pay for things I don't even want at the point of a gun. Which makes the Government not only a bigger fraud but also a Criminal Enterprise.

I thought this book title seemed apt: It's Getting Ugly Out There: The Frauds, Bunglers, Liars, and Losers Who Are Hurting America.

Cross Posted at Classical Values


Sara said...

They paid $549 for the full event plus banquet, which included seminars, panels, and networking opportunities and culminated in the fancy dinner and the weekend speeches.

Or $349 for just the convention or just the banquet.

These were supposed to be delegates from individual tea parties from around the country who could take back what they learned to their home groups. What is so wrong about any of this? Where is the fraud? In our area, we took up a collection of a few dollars each to help send a delegate for our group.

I've paid more than that to go to a genealogy convention for 3 days.

Someone had to pay to rent the facilities and provide the sound equipment, tables, chairs, etc. They paid by charging for the tickets to the full event.

Sara said...

I would suggest referring people to the schedule to show them that it was a whole lot more than a lobster dinner on Sat. night.