The Buffalo Tea Party: Blame the Poor

10 Oct
  • John Q Taxpayer <garjanb@msn.com> Oct 09 09:16AM -0700 ^
  • Erie County / Buffalo New York 2011 the party for the poor is over.
  • Here we are; after 134 years of taxpayer subsidized “life’ for the
  • poor, we have reached the end. Erie County New York where welfare
  • started in 1877, today 100% of property taxes collected are required
  • to pay for Medicaid (health care for the poor). The county now runs
  • all other services on sales tax revenue. The poor have run this county
  • into the abyss. Erie County once the proud home of a steel industry,
  • thousands of blue collar jobs, and most notable the genesis of the
  • electric power generation industry, sits upon the trash heap of
  • failed civilizations of the past.
  • We watched as the political fools of all stripes steered this once
  • great, beacon of light, into the darkness of socialism. Under the
  • euphoria of compassion Erie County political fools chanted, the
  • Marxist voodoo poison of “From each according to his ability, to each
  • according to his needs” Then these collective political fools invited
  • every feeble, lazy, ignorant, breeder from all over the world to come
  • here for some of that other people’s money.
  • We the taxpayers watched in terror while our hard earned money was
  • wasted on the lowest that society had to offer. “Why didn’t you
  • people speak up” an outsider says, “why this was robbery”. Yes it is
  • but,,, in the beginning it was such a small amount, we were so rich,
  • prosperous, and they said “be your brother’s keeper” the poor would
  • starve without your money, how could you wealthy taxpayers be so
  • cruel, it’s for the children, you know the children defenseless
  • children………….oh the poor say, is it that simple, I just hide my
  • laziness behind the children…… really that simple… just have more
  • babies and you will give me more money…… “From each (taxpayer you big
  • governmental fools will take the fruits of their labor) according to
  • his ability, to each, (me the poor) according to my (children’s)
  • needs.
  • I guess it is fitting that where the social welfare state started it
  • should find its demise. The taxpayers who had vision in the future are
  • long gone, to anywhere else, who could blame them. They now sit with
  • the conformation that the decision to flee Erie County was an
  • excellent choice. They visit friends and family here and behold the
  • decay caused by political fools past and present.
  • As political fools of today try to “fix’ the problem and balance the
  • budget, do they remember the Paul Revere’s of the past, saying “this
  • is not going to end well”, “the ship of Erie County is sinking, pull
  • in the gang planks and don’t let anymore on the boat or we will all
  • sink in the sea of red ink”, “we cannot afford to take care of all the
  • poor in the world”, but it is for the children……
  • So reader which path do we take? Soon the poor will consume 100% of
  • all tax revenues. More people will leave; housing values will fall
  • because taxes are too high, property taxes will fall because of the
  • falling house values. Taxes will have to be raised to keep the poor in
  • their demanded lifestyles, children will be born, the children…….
  • Or do the deaf political fools do what was called for decades ago and
  • reduce the burden on the taxpayers by cutting alms to the poor? After
  • all it is time the poor who created this mess, let them help fix it.
  • Will the current political fools have the strength to hold their
  • ground when the poor riot in the streets? Oh did I say a bad word? It
  • is a four letter word. SHHHHHHHHH JQT, do not say that word. What
  • readers are you still hiding from that word, isn’t that word the
  • reason we have been paying all those taxes to the poor? Like the
  • mafia protection money. The 1960’s when welfare exploded, riots in the
  • streets, pay us or die? Remember? If not look it up.
  • Am I making you uncomfortable, are you squirming in your chair?
  • OH John shut up.
  • Tax the rich more, take their money give it to the poor so I will be
  • safe…… just say it is for the children
  • John Q Taxpayer

17 Responses to “The Buffalo Tea Party: Blame the Poor”

  1. Bbill October 10, 2011 at 7:44 am #

    It’d be easy to accuse you of using a straw man rhetorical device, but for the fact that there are actually people out there who believe this Marie Antoinette bullshit and actually strive for a Dickensian plutocracy reminiscent of America’s gilded age.

    Fortunately they’re on their way to society’s margin and history’s dustbin, but between Citizens United and the gerrymandering of many Congressional districts, the Kochs and Dick Armey still have plenty of rubes to put their puppets in power. Ugh.

    Karma will not be kind to teabaggers.

  2. michaelrcaputo October 10, 2011 at 8:33 am #

    One thing is clear, for sure: JQT didn’t fully benefit from the public school system he funded with his hard-earned tax dollars. Indeed, John – shut up. Why do you insist on showing the world you were never taught how to write a sentence properly?

  3. Alan Bedenko October 10, 2011 at 9:05 am #

    Ironically enough, I think he intended this to be something of a deep commentary – a manifesto of sorts. 

  4. Jim Ostrowski October 10, 2011 at 10:28 am #

    I don’t know that fellow. It’s easy to pick one person and claim he speaks for the tea party. The real tea party is a revolt against the corporate state, which by definition is controlled by rich people. The (real) tea party candidate for president, Ron Paul, is supported by small donations from working class people.

  5. Rob October 10, 2011 at 10:37 am #

    The way that whole crew needs to continually call liberals stupid, fools, etc. – “Ray” on Jim O’s site is a great example – you think maybe they protest too much? Or should I say “project”?

  6. Rob October 10, 2011 at 10:42 am #

    Also – the JQTs post is very reminiscent of Allen Coniglio’s pathologically unhinged cleansing of humanity rant from a couple of years ago. But remember – they’re not racist! Because Chris Rock uses the N-word! Or something.

  7. Leo Wilson October 10, 2011 at 12:24 pm #

    Alonzo Rachel. What racism?

  8. Leo Wilson October 10, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

    excuse me, Alfonzo Rachel.

  9. Tonawanda Dem October 10, 2011 at 12:43 pm #

    Has anyone bothered to look at the numbers of people on Medicaid who are the Senior Citizens and Disabled in this county and what percentage of the total bill goes to Nursing Homes, Home Care, etc. 
    Maybe we should put them all on an Ice Flow in Lake Erie and cut our losses?

  10. STEEL October 10, 2011 at 1:01 pm #

    I tend to agree with this guy. Look how fast our economy could be growing if we just threw the poor people out on the street like they do in India. While we are at it we need to stop building our infrastructure so that is also looks like India. Not to mention once we do cut off the poors we can use them instead of the Mexicans to do stuff really cheap.

  11. Rob October 10, 2011 at 1:10 pm #

    That (#6 above) would be Allen Coniglio, who I believe is co-head (with Jim O) of the WNY Tea Party Coalition. You can read more of Coniglio’s thoughts on how “slacking is in the genes of welfare recipients” who have been “bred [by whom?] to do nothing but slack and vote for Democrats” and how we need to “cleanse humanity” of these “worthless, violent slackers” before enacting libertarian ideas, here (see following “I wouldn’t join a group . . .”) and here (Comment #3) .

  12. rastamick61 October 10, 2011 at 7:35 pm #

    ”  Afterall it is time the poor who created this mess, let them help fix it.”

    yes yes some rube in a trailer park caused the housing meltdown, the bank meltdown and the offshoring of millions of American jobs. Those beer swilling WWE watching bastards are going to get theirs I’ll tell ya…

  13. jimd October 10, 2011 at 7:41 pm #

    #9 makes an excellent point. While with any program, private or public, there will be abuse, but the fact of the matter is we have an aging population. It doesn’t help that one of the first things people do when confronted with a parent who can no longer take care of himself is hide the assets.

  14. Mendola October 11, 2011 at 8:41 am #

    Jim O,

    I don’t know that you’re not otherwise correct, but Google is not a working class person, nor is Major Oil, Lockheed Martin, IBM… http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/contrib.php?cycle=2012&id=N00005906

    Love that site. Anyway, hope to talk some hoops soon.

    Nick

  15. Leo Wilson October 11, 2011 at 1:49 pm #

    #9 and #13 – please, be a little more humane than the French…. don’t just roast the pensioners in apartments without air conditioning. Letting them perish on an ice flow doesn’t meet that bar.

  16. jimd October 11, 2011 at 6:52 pm #

    So the “100% of county property taxes goes to medicaid” sounds ominous. However I look at the breakdown of my tax bill and it amounts to a shade under $550. or a shade over 45 bucks a month. On the other hand my school tax is about $1,730. and I have no children in the system. You know what? I’m ok with both. Would I like less taxes? Sure, but in the meantime I like being part of the fabric of society. I like that those that came before me gave my mother comfort in her last years and that my son got a real chance to make something of himself through a great public education which has him in a top five grad school program. I don’t want to be the dick that says well I got mine screw the rest of you. Call me crazy.

  17. Leo Wilson October 12, 2011 at 4:47 pm #

    There are options for the poor! http://boingboing.net/2011/10/10/rich-and-tasty-recipes-for-the-new-class-warfare.html

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