The first (modern) Tea Party demonstration, to be followed by thousands more (hopefully)
Posted by keelynet on March 9, 2009
Speaking of planting seeds….finally people are starting to get involved in some degree of demonstration to show they (we) don’t want the bailout in ANY form.
Let them all go bankrupt so the system can self-adjust and not wind up on the government tit.
AIG, GM and many others are just hemorrhaging money and we can’t be bailing out bad business practices.
Tea bag all the politicians to stop this ‘socialist experiment’. Barney Fife has it right, ‘Ya gotta NIP IT, nip it IN THE BUD!’
“…Hundreds of protesters gathered at the Capitol in Harrisburg on Saturday afternoon to throw a “tea party” against President Barack Obama’s $787 billion economic stimulus package.
“You are called to a new revolution today,” conservative talk radio host Gary Sutton, of York’s WSBA-910, told the crowd, estimated to have numbered around 1,000 by the State Capitol Police.
“This is about right and wrong,” Sutton said.
“A government that is big enough to give you freedom is big enough to take it away,” state Sen. Mike Folmer (R-48th District) told the protesters.
Cries of indignation and outrage against the stimulus plan and the president roared from the crowd. People held signs slamming Obama and other Democratic politicians as communists.
“End the socialist experiment!” a sign read.
“This is treason,” said Mark Holloway, a self-employed contractor from Red Lion.
The consensus among protesters was clear: The stimulus plan won’t lift the country out of its economic crisis.
“This bill is going to reward people who are grossly irresponsible,” said David Nace, a Lititz resident and co-owner of Wickersham Construction & Engineering Inc.
The idea for the tea parties started last month on CNBC, when business reporter Rick Santelli, standing on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, blasted the president’s economic stimulus plan.
“This is America! How many of you people want to pay for your neighbor’s mortgage that has an extra bathroom and can’t pay their bills?” he asked Joe Kernen on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” program. “We’re thinking about having a Chicago tea party in July. All you capitalists that want to show up to Lake Michigan, I’m gonna start organizing.”
The rant became an instant Internet smash, generating nearly a million hits on the video-sharing Web site YouTube. The rant inspired conservative bloggers and pundits to organize tea party protests of their own.
The idea comes from the iconic 1773 event, when American Colonists tossed crates of tea belonging to the East India Co. into Boston Harbor to protest British taxation and commerce policy…” – ,a href=”http://articles.lancasteronline.com/local/4/234780″>Source
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