So today is tax day and many Americans are rallying around waters to rebel against the government by planning a tea party. Supposedly, it’s supposed to copy the Boston Tea Party before the Revolutionary War. To me, this is ridiculous. In the olden days, when you dumped tea in the waters, it was a symbollic statement because dumping tea made the English lose money. However, if you’re dumping tea, the American government isn’t losing money; YOU ARE! You’re buying the tea, and then you’re wasting it. In fact, this just boosts the economy of where you’re buying the tea from. Since most tea probably comes from China, having a tea party boosts the Chinese economy. What irony!
At the same time, I realize that having a tea party on Tax Day is supposed to represent the anger that the American people have towards the Obama government. But this Tax Day is when you file for taxes in 2008. That was when Bush was in office. So, if one is going to be consistent, they should have the tea party on April 15, 2010 and the tea must somehow come from the government (instead of some company). I think that a true rebellion would be to take the bailout money from the government and burn it on April 15, 2010. However, I don’t think any state will do that. In fact, if anyone does that, Americans will find that person stupid. So much for rebellion in America.