#045 — Tax Day TEA Parties
Party Like It’s 1773!
Today, thousands if not millions of people are expected to turn out to local Tax Day TEA parties. The Tax Day Tea Party is a national collaborative grassroots effort organized by Smart Girl Politics, Top Conservatives on Twitter, the DontGo Movement and many other online groups & coalitions.
TEA stands for “Taxed Enough Already”, and these grassroots protests are in response to reactionary and excessive tax & spend policies by the U.S. government prompted by the recent bailouts and stimulus plans passed by Congress & signed into law by President Obama. The TEA Party is analogous to the Boston Tea Party of 1773, a protest over the American colonists being subject to British taxing policies without any representation.
Here’s the video that started it all:
Where’s The Party?
Thousands of Tax Day TEA Parties are scheduled today in many cities around the country. For more information on a TEA Party in your local area, visit the Tax Day Tea Party website.
I’m Busy, How Can I Follow Today’s Events?
There are many political pundits, bloggers, and organizations covering the events nationwide. Here’s a few I’ve seen:
Many people are covering local events real-time on Twitter:
You can also search Twitter for comments using the following search tags:
Do a search for “Tea Party”. Plenty of attendees in numerous cities are posting their videos throughout the day.
Report Back to MyMoneyMinute!
Are any of you attending a Tax Day TEA Party today?? Please leave comments below about your experience, as well as links to pictures. I may do a follow-up post if there’s enough reports generated.
photos by skye820