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