I was reading on-line from the text of an old American history book written by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall, back in 1876. It wasn't even in production until 1917, but I really wanted to compare the reasons in detail for the regular civilians tax issues compared to our tax problems and the issues we will face with the Stimulus Plan..
Marshall talks about the colonists,British at this time of course, but they were already noted for being divisive on many issues from religion to the various wars that had involved the colonists. Yet there was one thing the colonists could agree on, they didn't like the taxes that were being forced on them without any say.
King George wanted to pay for an army of British soldiers the colonists were not interested in. The King's intention was to pay for the army with taxes on tea,marriage licenses,every piece of legal paper, as well as any goods sold, that it became financially unbearable to the colonists. It got to the point they simply refused to pay any taxes at all to the governor of the colonies. Marshall wrote of the colonists:
The news media, and political groups who have no issue with the new load of taxes coming from Congress and Obama's Stimulus Plan,will make every attempt to label the groups "radical right wingers". Defamation is one of the worst but most successful ways to try and destroy a movement. Let's not let it happen! The movement so far is successful and has alarmed the MSM along with Stimulus sympathizers.
A Tea Party participant being tea-boarded by the British prior to lynching