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About Tea Party Express:
The Tea Party Express national bus tour will host a series of tea party rallies all across the nation. The effort will begin in California and travel eastward, building momentum as the tour reaches its final destination: the big 09.12.09 Taxpayer March on D.C.
At each stop the tour will highlight some of the worst offenders in Congress who have voted for higher spending, higher taxes, and government intervention in the lives of American families and businesses. These Members of Congress have infringed upon the freedom of the individual in this great nation, and its time for us to say: Enough is Enough!
Originally posted by Grayelf2009
Make sure everyone gets a free complentary pitch fork.
Originally posted by Vipassana
So Bush creates an economic mess and makes no progress on healthcare, and these people want to keep it that way? Honestly, if the strategy is to do nothing then the economic problems that already exist would just get worse.
Originally posted by Vipassana
reply to post by truthquest
My parents lost a lot more money from the economic crash than they'll ever lose paying increased taxes.
Do tea party participants have any better solutions to our current problems? Or do they simply complain about "socialism" and Obama all the time? Thats all I see from these things, lots of complaining and no constructive criticism.
The Tea Party protests have become a partisan side show. I finally quit going to them when I found out Palin was invited to speak at an event and might even become the leader.
When the Tea Party protests started back in December of 2007 they were about monetary policy, ending the wars, and anti establishment protests.
Now we have right wing politicians joining in who go completely against the ideals of the protests itself. Do you remember how the tea party protests were covered before the election? The media agreed that it was firmly anti-establishment and about limited government, against the Federal Reserve and mainly monetary policy, FOX News called it un-american and claimed some in the movement were terrorist (remember this was when Bush was in office).
Now it's been turned into a tool, hijacked by the right to attack the dems, and if you can't see that then you need help because it's right there clear as day. Fox News is all for the tea partys now that Bush is out and Obama is in, and it gives the liberal media food to claim it's a bunch of far right loons who are just mad Obama got elected, (I don't prescribe to this opinion but you can see by the reasons i listed why the could say that) The tea party movement looked bi-partisan at first, now it's becoming partisan.
There needs to be a new movement that goes back to the traditional ideals of the movement, not what it is today. J
ust the fact that Fox News agrees with it now is enough to make me want to run away, I'm not going to be used as a tool by the left or right to further there propaganda. I don't like the right as much as I don't like the left, so quit using this movement to further your political game.