Over 1,000 cities across the fruited plains held anti-tax and spend protest rallies today. They are called T.E.A. Parties - Taxed Enough Already.
What do you think? Are we over taxed? Have politicians forgot about balancing their own government checkbooks before asking more from ours? Is printing billions of dollars the solution to the economic crisis? Should banks, automakers, big business get TARP funds and bailout monies while average American individuals are losing their jobs at the rate of over 650,000 per month?
As one TP attendee so aptly painted on his sign today: "I'll keep my freedom; you keep the change!" One little girl at the Franklin rally that I attended had a great poster she made with a very clever slogan. It said, "Your pork has broke my piggy bank."
This is an historic day beloved; a real sea-change has occurred in American politics. The citizenery are returning to the fundamental constitutional belief that government should be "by the people, of the people, and for the people." What is impactful about these TP rallies is they are bi-partisan events. A broad base of Americans (Democrats, Republicans, and Independents) alike have had enough and are letting the good elected folk in Washington know their unfettered and unfiltered thoughts.
So don't miss out! Try and get to a TEA Party near you today...