Union supporter to Tea Partier: “Why do you have a right to your money?” (VIDEO)

Posted by: ST on March 5, 2011 at 9:58 am

This, my dear readers, is the quote of the day. It comes very early in the video – within the first 30 seconds or so:

Via NiceDeb, who writes:

This exchange is from a video uploaded onto YouTube, Madison, WI, 3/3/2011. Some tea partiers had strolled over to the pro-union side to have “dialogue” and found the pro-union protesters less than accommodating. After a tea partier bemoans his rights being infringed upon by high taxes, the pro-union guy asks earnestly, “Why do you have a right to your money?”

Pretty much says it all, doesn’t it?

On the other hand, guess who has volunteered to help clean up outside the Wisconsin capitol building after union diehards trashed it? Evil Tea Partiers. That’s what I call real “New Tone” in action. Unlike this (bolded emphasis added by me):

(Columbus, OH) The volatility surrounding the collective-bargaining debate spilled into the night Wednesday when police were called to a German Village restaurant after a group verbally accosted a gathering of Senate Republicans.

After the vote on Senate Bill 5, seven Republican senators, including President Tom Niehaus, R-New Richmond, grabbed dinner at the Easy Street Cafe. As the lawmakers neared the end of their meal, a group of five to 10 union supporters angry about the passage of the bill hours before burst into the restaurant and began shouting.

The commotion eventually led to pushing and shoving with the restaurant staff and owner, before police arrived to calm the situation as a police helicopter hovered overhead. No senators were involved in the physical altercations, and no charges have been filed.

“It could have (gotten physical),” said Sen. Frank LaRose, 31, a Fairlawn Republican who served as a Green Beret. “The group was agitated and they were shoving the owner, and he had nothing to do with this.”

LaRose said it didn’t take special intelligence training to notice that while the lawmakers were eating, a woman walked past the window several times, poked her head in the door and got on her cell phone.

“It was planned,” LaRose said. “They gathered as a group and waited until they had about 10 people before they caused a disturbance.”

When the group burst into the restaurant, the woman, Monica Moran, deputy director of public affairs for SEIU District 1199, raised her hands in the air, yelled “Can I have your attention?” and then shouted “something nasty,” LaRose said. Soon after, the rest of the group of men and women joined in with a chant.

Sick. Maybe the national media will get around to saturating the airwaves with the news about the routine instances of union thuggery, harassment, and violence we’ve seen over the last few weeks … as soon as they can quit salivating over Charlie Sheen, and as soon as they get over their obsession with the unfounded belief that it’s Tea Partiers who are the angry, violent types, an obsession that likely will be over on the 12th of Never.

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    1. Phineas says:

      And yet the SEIU calls us “fascists.” 8-|

    2. Carlos says:

      I have noted before that once (when I was still working, not yet retired) a land planner near where I live told me that “all the land is ours (the government’s), we just let you use it if it follows our rules.”

      Obviously, the jerk believes pretty much the same thing about my money.

      Now, I happen to believe my money (and possessions and life) aren’t mine, almost like el jerko, but my take on it is they belong to my creator, who also bestowed certain other things upon me, namely the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and certain other unalienable rights.

      Makes a whole lot of difference if those come from the God of the universe instead of the government (as this jerk, Pelousy, Dingy, Sloe Joe and Obhammud believe).

      And people wonder why we’re sliding so far down the toilet?

    3. Craig Lueschow says:

      This is worthy of a Steven Crowder Vid. It would be hilarious.

    4. The Crawfish says:

      Wonderful video. I’ll be linking this page in my 3/9/2011 column.

    5. Bill Fabrizio says:

      Show me your money!

    6. Iva Biggin says:

      Better question…”Why do YOU have a right to MY money?”

    7. mike191 says:

      Iva Biggin has the right question and should be followed up with:were do you live, so I can gather some protestors to picket your house ,paid for with my taxes.

    8. Marilyn says:

      Iva Biggen said…Better question…”Why do YOU have a right to MY money?”

      Can’t expand or improve on that! Well said! That was my first reaction too.

    9. Carlos says:

      If he doesn’t earn it, why does he have a right to ANY money?

      He, or any other jackass that sucks at the government teet (all levels), including a shameful amount of government employees who do absolutely nothing productive to earn their paychecks?

    10. Noelegy says:

      Obviously this guy went to one of those schools where they put all the school supplies in a big pile and divide them up among the students, so that the kid whose parents can afford the box of 64 crayons is no better off than the kid with only 8 crayons.

      And the Tea Partiers cleaning up the capitol is all kinds of win!