Quiz: Reason for the Original Tea Party

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The original “Boston Tea Party” was mainly about which of the following?

  1. A protest about British taxing authority over the colonies

    18 vote(s)
    85.7%
  2. Anger over a corporate bailout by parliament

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  3. Colonists protesting high tea prices

    1 vote(s)
    4.8%
  1. chompalot

    chompalot Well-Known Member

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    Quiz question: The original “Boston Tea Party” was mainly about which of the following?

    a) A protest about British taxing authority over the colonies

    b) Anger over a corporate bailout by parliament

    c) Colonists protesting high tea prices

    What's so pathetic about this is that today's so called Tea Partiers don't even realize this:
    Read more: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/0...-a-corporate-bailout-not-taxes/#ixzz2XmlDCF2I
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    They do like to dress up like injuns and make big noise.
  3. MichiGator2002

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    What, if correct, do you think you have shown? The contemporary tea party is pretty archly opposed to corporate bailouts, too, so...?
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    It was taxation w/o representation.
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    none of the choices in the poll.

    The main thing fueling the original Boston Tea Party was the colonists anger over the colonists not having representation in the process of legislating taxes(hence--no taxation without representation).

    They themselves recognized Britain as the country with authority. They believed themselves to be British and therefore should have part in the legislative process. They apparently weren't against the concept of taxation since a good number of participants in the original Tea Party went on to be legislators in America the years following the war and passed laws that levied taxes.

    Bottom line--they were against taxation without representation.

    I believe the rest of the responses prior to mine failed.

    read up on the original Boston Tea Party and then compare their stance on taxation to the rhetoric coming from today's Tea Party. And you'll see that our Founding Father's are crying in their graves over what is being done in their name.

    The battle cry of Today's Tea Party appears to be "No Taxation"
    The battle cry of the Original Boston Tea Barty was "No Taxation without REPRESENTATION"

    It appears that today's Tea Party is using the typical technique of spin of editing something to the point the original message message is bastardized.
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    Umm.. see post above yours.
  7. chompalot

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    You don't think our tax code favors big businesses--with all of the loopholes readily available to them--as opposed to smaller businesses? Lobbyists can work wonders for multinational corporations.
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    And this is where the ignorance of the OP comes in wrt this thread...

    You will find the vast majority if not all of the Tea Party supporters want a simplified tax code. The Fair Tax or a Flat Tax with no deductions and credits. That goes for corporate taxes as well...
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    d) as a reason for Chomp to move on to another topic after having his bell rung in the Zimmerman trial thread.
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    :grin:
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    The event that led to the Boston Tea Party, was Britain subsidizing the East Indian Tea Company by taxing it's competitors and making the East Indian Tea Company tax exempt, thus undercutting local merchants...the argument against was that there could be "no taxation without representation"

    So A & B of the poll are responsible, but the original impetus, was what is now known as a "corporate bailout" at the expense of local tea companies
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    A citizen outcry against the government picking economic winners and losers without any means for redress through political means (American citizens today will cast as many ballots to reform the administrative state within the executive branch that controls so much of our lives as the colonists cast to determine who sat the throne in Great Britain)? Sounds like "Tea Party" was a well-chosen historical allusion for today's movement, thanks for confirming that.
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    odd that the biggest sponsors of the current Tea Party movement (Koch Bros), rely heavily on Gov picking winners and losers....they are all about crony capitalism
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    Taxed Enough Already - their agenda is clear. I believe the dumbest liberal can understand their position. If you don't like their position, and I can think of cogent reasons to disagree, attack their positions not their theme. Since you can't (or won't) I assume you admit their positions are better than your own.
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    What is funny about the Koch brothers is David supplies a lot of the money for PBS programs like Nova. Science that says the globe is warming.
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    I see a lot of Koch brothers in the crowd... :roll:

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=f9_bP219ehQ
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    Finally someone who knows what the current TEA Party is about.

    What the original tea party was about is irrelevant today. This thread just shows how little libs know. The current TEA Party is quite aptly named.
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    I think the main reason the Tea Party was formed was so that appx 230 years later a bunch of old white guys could proudly put on tri-corn hats at the same time as they.............joyfully voted for a GOP primary candidate who criticized Obama as being "anti-colonial."
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    I'm not 100% certain that this is accurate.

    I actually think that the name came about when some members of the Bush-voting (yet un-named) Tea Party were asked about the fact that they had voted two times for somebody who had doubled the debt, turned a budget at near-surplus into a $1.2 trillion deficit, started a $2 trillion war in Iraq, grown the federal govt at the highest rate in 40 years, and given the country an un-funded Medicare Part D...........all while cutting taxes.


    When these (future) Tea Partiers were asked about the fact that they had twice voted for this gluttonous spender, and who was going to cover all the unpaid bills they were racking up, their response was.........."Somebody ELSE will Take care of that Eventually, All right ?!"

    They then explained that they should pay less in taxes because they were super patriotic.

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