Tax Day Tea Party

So we had a tea party. Now what?

I was honored to be invited to speak at the Raleigh, North Carolina Tax Day Tea Party Wednesday evening. I’m a poor judge of crowds, but estimates ranged from 2,000 to 7,000 from various sources — the east lawn of the old capitol downtown was completely full.

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This event was the perfect opportunity to capture the transpartisan frustration surrounding our economic malaise, and the immense conflicts of interest that drive government efforts at “recovery.”

Chris Martenson recently explained the root of our shared frustrations. America is literally being looted:

Tea Party Post-Mortem

Numbers are still coming in, but it looks like somewhere in the neighborhood of 300,000 people showed up in more than 700 locations around the nation for a Tax Day Tea Party. The Atlanta Tea Party was politician heavy; several speakers either currently hold or have held elected office. Among them were rising conservative state legislators, Sen. Chip Rogers and Rep. Tom Graves, US Reps. Tom Price and Lynn Westmoreland and former US Rep. Dick Armey, now head of FreedomWorks (one of the groups responsible for the protests around the nation).

Tea Parties in Alabama

It appears that the Tea Parties held in Alabama yesterday were a rousing success.  It’s reported by ABC News (and my friend and attendee Shirrell Roberts) that the Montgomery Tea Party held at noon on the Capital steps had about 1,000 people (*Update- Organzier Cindy Wright says attendance was closer to 2,500).  Great job, Matt Givens and Cindy Wright, in organzing and promoting this event!  This is what Shirrell said after the event-

It really fired me up just seeing common everyday folks give a rip about the direction this country is headed.  Sometimes it is easy to become cynical. Yesterday restored my faith in the people of this country.

Man Up, Huck, You’re a Fiscal Fraud

Tax Hike Mike wants an apology from Dick Armey over criticism of his tax-hiking record and misguided populism:

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