Congressman, others planning to speak at amphitheater 'tea party’

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U.S. Congressman Paul Broun and South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer are among a list of scheduled speakers taking part in Wednesday’s Augusta Tax Day Tea Party at the Augusta Riverwalk Amphitheater from 5 to 10 p.m.

According to a press release, the Tea Party is a described as non-partisan, nationwide event designed to send a message to representatives in Washington that citizens are fed-up with the tax and spend politics that will bankrupt the nation for future generations.

Others on the speaker list include Jeff Annis, Helen Blocker-Adams, Bobby Ross and Michael Ryan, editorial page editor of The Augusta Chronicle.

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shivas
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shivas 04/14/09 - 08:43 am
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Wow. The heavyweights of

Wow. The heavyweights of politics. What a joke. My family income is 140K and I am getting a modest tax break. I guess all those families making over 250K will be there to whine about their tax rate going from 35% to 39%. I am sure this will get a ground swell of support from the common man who has just lost his job because of greed on Wall street. Good luck with that Tea Party!

ceewolfy
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ceewolfy 04/14/09 - 09:12 am
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I agree with rejecting Bush

I agree with rejecting Bush Tax Policies. Since that is the last tax policy enacted. I wonder if these guys know what they are rejecting. Conservatives rejecting conservative Bush policies. Wonderful!!!

Signal Always
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Signal Always 04/14/09 - 09:17 am
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The extra 130K you make

The extra 130K you make selling weed isn't taxed, Shivas.

Jim Christian
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Jim Christian 04/14/09 - 09:25 am
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Non-partisan? Yet organized

Non-partisan? Yet organized by the ColCo Young Republicans? How many democrats are on the list of speakers? And where were the Tea Parties when Bush was in office?

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Niko Mahs 04/14/09 - 09:36 am
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Hey if Shivas is selling then

Hey if Shivas is selling then I'm buying. And it should be legalized and taxed. So should the churches! Two good and untapped sources of tax income. And I really cannot wait to hear what Congressman Broun has to say at the Tea Party. Now there's a Mad Hatter if there ever was one. I'll be watching and hoping that the CSRA Tea Party makes it on to Faux Noise. It is good though to see the GOP sitting around and complaining. And of course doing nothing to help.

Jim Christian
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Jim Christian 04/14/09 - 09:48 am
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Also, if the Tea Party is

Also, if the Tea Party is "designed to send a message to representatives in Washington," why is the representative from Washington delivering it?

Lobosolo
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Lobosolo 04/14/09 - 09:51 am
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Non -partisan? What a joke.

Non -partisan? What a joke. This thing was organized by the COLUMBIA County Young Republicans. Didn't they get the memo that Richmond County went blue again this election. Why in the world didn't they plan this out for their own county? They've got that nice area out there by their new library, and there are enough of their ilk out there that would attend. You Republicans will never get it, will you. I'll bet you that will be one DIVERSE crowd on the river tomorrow. It'll be funny to hear Jeff Annis speak about doing it on your own, considering he's never had to put in a hard day of work in his life with that exterminator thing handed to him by his family. And hearing Michael Ryan will be a real treat, too - almost like reading the daily screed and half-truths he schleps out daily on the "fair and balanced" op-ed page of the venerable AC.

Jim Christian
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Jim Christian 04/14/09 - 09:52 am
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This from yesterday's

This from yesterday's "Chronicle" story:

"Sponsored by the Columbia County Young Republicans, the Tea Party is meant as a protest to wasteful spending by congressional Democrats and the Obama administration, according to www.augustateaparty.org"

Yep...that sounds pretty non-partisan to me.

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mad_max 04/14/09 - 10:02 am
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shivas....You may be getting

shivas....You may be getting a "modest" income tax break, but with Cap and Trade, consumer taxes on whatever items the Democrats don't like this week like cigarettes and gas, and with socialized medicine, you will be seeing huge tax increases by virture of Democrat "trickle down taxes". I personally am just one of those old anti big government reactionaries that hate seeing the government taking more and more money via income tax or consumer tax from ANYONE. They take it, waste it, spend it on huge programs that are porrly managed and when the money is gone they come back to the trough like the pigs that they are. I resent MY government trying to social engineer MY lifestyle by using MY taxes to penalize ME because THEY think I should not be doing something. Driving an SUV, smoking a cigarette, taking a drink, buying a tire for my car, putting gas in my car, setting my home thermostat on 70 instead of 68. I consider that oppressive government that, by authority of the Declaration of Independence, should be "thrown off". Some of us were born into a FREE country but the government has become oprressive and dictatorial and they have done it by use of the tax code. Revolution!!!

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jackfruitpaper833 04/14/09 - 10:17 am
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Yeah if it was non partisan

Yeah if it was non partisan why is it being put on by The Young REPUBLICANS of Columbia County? who will be their audience? They should have had this in Columbia County not Richmond, why include us in this?

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 04/14/09 - 10:29 am
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shivas - you are only getting

shivas - you are only getting a moderate tax break until the end of the tax year. You will either get less of a refund or more that you owe based upon the offset this "moderate" tax break gives you.

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 04/14/09 - 10:29 am
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Flat Tax.

Flat Tax.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 04/14/09 - 10:32 am
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Why don't you guys quit

Why don't you guys quit whinning. It's a free country...for now anyway.

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 04/14/09 - 10:43 am
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Listen to those whining about

Listen to those whining about those they say are whining. No substance just the same-o rhetoric from the libs.

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 04/14/09 - 10:45 am
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dims continue to be the best

dims continue to be the best comedy show in town.

Jim Christian
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Jim Christian 04/14/09 - 10:53 am
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convertedsoutherner: no

convertedsoutherner: no substance in my posts? Really? Instead of attacking, maybe try addressing the questions I asked. You know...if you're all about substance.

Lobosolo
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Lobosolo 04/14/09 - 10:56 am
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You Repubs just can't come to

You Repubs just can't come to grips with the supremacy thing losing its steam, can you? Like I said, the proof in the pudding will be the attendants at this farcical gathering.

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Lippy 04/14/09 - 11:05 am
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Well Jimmy, to address your

Well Jimmy, to address your "questions" - let me start here: It's a non-partisan event because they welcome EVERYONE to attend. Just because its being thrown by the CCYRs doesn't mean you have to be from CC, young, or a Republican to attend. Secondly, it's not being delivered by Washington representatives, ONE will be in attendance. They plan to send a message to Obama and Pelosi and Reid....and others in Washington who support big spending and tax hiking. Lastly, its being held in RC because they are playing off the "tea party" theme and the location (Riverwalk) will help them do that. Any other questions I can help you with?

justthefacts
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justthefacts 04/14/09 - 11:07 am
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Let's see Jimbo, it is

Let's see Jimbo, it is non-partisian because anyone can attend. Maybe there are no democratic speakers because they could not find one with the courage to disagree with Obama about deficit spending. Maybe there were no Tea Parties during Bush's term because the Democrats were too busy whinning about others things. You will have to aska Democrat. In closing, you don't have to go, so why are you so concerned?

FAIR TAX Now
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FAIR TAX Now 04/14/09 - 11:10 am
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I don't care who is speaking

I don't care who is speaking or who sponsors it. What we need to do is get the FAIR TAX passed. It is the one thing that could stimulate this economy. Our representative (Congressman Broun) is representing us according to who elected him. What we need to do is use him and others to drum up support to start raising money for other races like the 12th district Congressional race. A true Conservative with good backing should run and then conservatives in the 10th district should back that person to make sure the right person is elected in the 12th district. Also we should involve ourselves in other races like the 2 Senate races in FL. and anywhere else we can make a difference. Outside help is what got Tom Daschle defeated several years ago. We need to do it again.

ITDoc
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ITDoc 04/14/09 - 11:11 am
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Helen Blocker-Adams is a

Helen Blocker-Adams is a successful black woman who is not a GOP nor DEM but an Independent. No doubt one of RCR's "Toms". Spin that one, fools.

palomino9
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palomino9 04/14/09 - 11:12 am
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sounds like a big whine party

sounds like a big whine party for the repubs

ITDoc
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ITDoc 04/14/09 - 11:12 am
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Eliminate the "prebates" and

Eliminate the "prebates" and I'll support the "Fair Tax". Any tax system which allows "tax money" to be returned for any reason or allows exemptions is no better than the current system.

Jim Christian
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Jim Christian 04/14/09 - 11:15 am
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lippy/justthefacts: I'll

lippy/justthefacts: I'll repost my ealier comment: This from yesterday's "Chronicle" story: "Sponsored by the Columbia County Young Republicans, the Tea Party is meant as a protest to wasteful spending by congressional Democrats and the Obama administration, according to www.augustateaparty.org" Tell me exactly how that is non-partisan?

justthefacts
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justthefacts 04/14/09 - 11:18 am
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Jim, are you anal? Let it go

Jim, are you anal? Let it go dude. What the heck difference does it make?

ITDoc
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ITDoc 04/14/09 - 11:21 am
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Cindy Sheethead waged a one

Cindy Sheethead waged a one woman crusade vs GW and got press coverage daily. Hundreds of thousands of people will demonstrate tomorrow across our nation against GOP and DEM irresponsible spending and it'll get a 30 second voice over on the local news. It's non-partisan because both parties are self-centered economic rapists. SOMEONE had to have the cahoney's to sponsor the local demonstration, it sure wasn't going to be the Democrats because they are only concerned with what's in it for them.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 04/14/09 - 11:27 am
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California is using $75M of

California is using $75M of the stimulus law money to repave THREE miles of interstate. $25M per mile!! Shouldn't the protest be NON-Partisian??

Lippy
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Lippy 04/14/09 - 11:27 am
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Jim, the IDEA of less taxes

Jim, the IDEA of less taxes and less spending is NOT bi-partisan. If it were, Democrats wouldn't be infamous for it! The IDEA of the tea party is not claiming to be non-partisan, the EVENT is non-partisan. The protest is against wasteful spending by congressional Democrats and the Obama administration. However, if you're a democrat and you're tired of the wasteful spending, you're welcome to attend!

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 04/14/09 - 11:28 am
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'representation without

'representation without taxation'.

ITDoc
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ITDoc 04/14/09 - 01:03 pm
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Although this is what has

Although this is what has come to be expected from the anti-first amendment Left, on 7 April Fox News’ Neil Cavuto reported that Barack Obama’s group ACORN, members and readers of the far Left blog “Huffington Post” and other left-wing groups plan to infiltrate and cause chaos at scheduled tax day citizen tea parties. The tea parties—based upon the original Boston Tea Party’s taxation without representation—have barely been mentioned by the apparent Obama Administration-controlled leftist press.

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