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Tea Party USA

Happy Birthday, Tea Party Movement!

February 15, 2010

A year ago today, the first protest against the onslaught of Big Government occurred in Seattle, WA.  The protest was organized as a response to the stimulus porkulus bill, and led to other tax revolts around the country in Mesa, AZ, Denver, CO, and Overland Park, KS.  Then, on February 19, CNBC’s Rick Santelli let [...]

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The New Model for Political Fundraising

January 12, 2010

The NRCC, NRSC, and RNC are experiencing financial issues.  They are not meeting their fund raising targets, and are lagging behind the Democrats in both money raised and cash-on-hand.  Why is this the case, when the political mood seems to sharply favor Republicans and be antagonistic towards Democrats?  The answer is simple.  Conservatives have had [...]

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The Case Against Third Party Politics

December 8, 2009

Since the start of the Tea Party movement, talk of a Conservative third party has peculated on Twitter, around the blogosphere, and even making it into news punditry, advocated by such media heavyweights as Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly, and Lou Dobbs.  While the idea of a ideological Conservative party seems like a good one intuitively, [...]

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Providence Tax Day Tea Party Preview

April 15, 2009

I had the opportunity today to speak to William Faulkner, President of the Ocean State Policy Research Institute and one of the organizers of the Rhode Island Tea Party, part of the National Tax Day Tea Party movement.  We spoke briefly on the tea party, what it is about, and what attendees to the Rhode [...]

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Tax Day: On Taxes and Tea Parties

April 15, 2009

Today is April 15, the day that federal income tax returns are due to the Department of the Treasury.  It is a good time to remind ourselves how oppressive the tax code is.  Our tax code is probably among the most complicated codes in the world.  While the trend among world nations is to move [...]

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Tax Freedom Day 2009!

April 13, 2009

Remember that blurry celebration about 3 1/2 months ago with all the booze, confetti, ball dropping and midnight smooching?  That was New Years.  Now, think of ALL the time between then and this very minute.  Today is the national average date on which we have finally paid off our 2009 tax debt to the government!   The rest [...]

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Gingrich Joins Tea Party Movement

March 17, 2009

The Tea Party movement received a major endorsement this week, with former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich now pushing the April 15 National Tea Party.  Gingrich’s endorsement of the event lends it major conservative credibility to the tea party protests. Gingrich’s involvement may also have electoral consequences.  Gingrich articulates conservatism well, and his involvement [...]

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Tea Party Movement Gaining Strength

March 16, 2009

What started off as a simple comment by Rick Santelli on CNBC has grown into a nationwide grassroots movement.  Tea Party protests against the tax-and-spend and borrow until we’re broke policies of the Federal Government under Barack Obama.  The image above is a scene from this weekend’s tea party in Cincinnati, OH, which brought together [...]

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Tea Party USA and the Internet

February 25, 2009

Since the idea of a new “Tea Party” to protest the redistributionist economic policies of the Obama Administration was proposed by Rick Santelli on CNBC, the movement for a Tea Party USA has spread across the country.  More and more protests continue to pop up, including in Chicago, California, Florida, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Texas, Wyoming, and [...]

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The Tax Protests Expand

February 21, 2009

The idea for a “Chicago Tea Party” is growing.  Since CNBC’s Rick Santelli’s rant on Thursday, this website has popped up and news about other tax protests (not revolts just yet) are proliferating everywhere except in MSM coverage– they don’t seem to care or notice. Question, though, if this is to morph into ”Tea Party USA” as some have [...]

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