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Feeling taxed to the max? Make your righteous indignation heard at a tax day Tea Party at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in Grand Rapids. The forum will be one of several across the country by organizers who are "tea'd off." While the local event is promoted by the Kent County Republican Committee, the blogosphere is rife with sniping from Libertarians who claim credit for the concept before it was "co-opted by Republicans who either stood silently or only gave passive criticism to the spending spree of George W. Bush."
The Tea Party protests, in their current form, began in early 2009 when Rick Santelli, the On Air Editor for CNBC, set out on a rant to expose the bankrupt liberal agenda of the White House Administration and Congress. Specifically, the flawed “Stimulus Bill” and pork filled budget.
During Rick’s rant (see video below), he called for a “Chicago tea Party” where advocates of the free-market system could join in a protest against out of control government spending.
I hope i'm wrong about this and it's what I hope it will be...a protest against debt/spending/inflation.