Photos from the Glendale 'Tea Party' Protest: Kids & Parents Get Angry
Was it Spring Break or was this some kind of educational experience? Yesterday, thousands of people prodded by FOX News and other media outlets fanned out across the country to protest taxes, the stimulus and the bailout. A few hundred with their kids in tow made it to Glendale City Hall.
This came on the same day taxes refunds began to appear on employee checks and when Obama introduced plans to simplify the tax code.
"Are common folks actually going to dump Earl Grey into Santa Monica Bay because they are outraged, simply infuriated, by the marginal tax rate rising 3% for millionaires?" asked Marc Cooper of USC in an LA Times opinion piece. "Or maybe they'll do it for some other reason. The FreedomWorks site says the Tea Party movement began in reaction to President Obama's corporate bailouts and ensuing yawning budget deficits. These same conservatives, however, were mum when George W. Bush erased our budget surplus and put us deep in the red by drunken spending on a pointless war in Iraq and by, yes, granting massive tax rollbacks for the loaded country clubbers who fund the GOP (and [former House Majority Leader Dick] Armey's FreedomWorks). Another bothersome detail: The bailouts were also initiated by Bush."