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Government By Tea Partiers

Flushing Township, Michigan is an early case study: “Even communism looks good on paper,” said Zimmerman, 55, who manages a chain of hardware stores. “Even though I agree with some of their ideals, there’s no compromise when you’re dealing with a revolutionary.” Gardner, who founded a countywide tea party, said that was the point. “That’s […]

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Twitters From Texas

Have you ever noticed that the states where anti-tax sentiment is strongest are frequently the same states that get way more back from the federal government than they send in? Alaska gets $1.84 for every tax dollar it sends to Washington, which is a rate of return even Bernard Madoff never pretended to achieve. Yet […]

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Post Teabag Thoughts

Suspending habeas corpus, torturing people and running a propaganda operation from the White House doesn’t make you a fascist. Raising the top tax rate from 36% to 39% does. Anyone else notice the irony that these tax protests were taking place on public land paid for by taxes? I hope the next wave of GOP […]