Montgomery, AL - Following the lead of CNBC's Rick Santelli's call for a "Chicago Tea Party", DontGo Movement (www.dontgomovement.com), Smart Girl Politics (www.smartgirlpolitics.ning.com), and tcot (www.topconservativesontwitter.org), worked together to successfully organize over 50 protests across the nation, where over 30,000 people attended. Those were basically "spontaneous", last minute efforts...organized in literally days.
Building on the success of those February 27th Tea Parties, the word went out from those sponsors about organizing Tax Day Tea Parties, and asking for volunteers in any/every city in the USA. That grassroots effort is called "Nationwide Tax Day Tea Party" (www.taxdayteaparty.com)
Presently Michelle Malkin, Dana Loesch, and GOPUSA, are co-sponsoring the movement. This week Newt Gingrich announced his decision to step up to the plate as a co-sponsor, also.
The Tax Day Tea Party has been taking the nation by storm; to date, there are over 120 cities with confirmed events nationwide.
Montgomery, Alabama is one of those cities. Local resident, Matthew Givens, is the volunteer organizer of the local protest (http://tricntyteapartycoalition.homestead.com). "Like many people, I look at our Congressmen in Washington DC and can't understand what they think they're doing. It's clear to me that we can't tax and spend our way to prosperity, but our government isn't listening to us right now. It's important to make ourselves heard, to speak loudly and clearly with the voice of fiscal sanity, and the best way to do that is to join together with other like-minded people. NOW is the time for all Americans to take action, for the sake of our own and future generations," said Givens.
Americans are crossing the political divide, and joining together by the tens of thousands, to protest the fact that government intrusion doesn't work. "A la the 1773 Boston Tea Party, we're fed up with the taxation and the government takeover brought on with the Stimulus Bill and the numerous other bailouts. There's only one proven way to create jobs and that is by cutting income taxes and wasteful spending" said Eric Odom, Director of the DontGo Movement.
The Obama Stimulus Plan will be borrowing an unprecedented amount of money. It is the largest giveaway in American History. Even the Congressional Budget Office says that the Stimulus Bill will create few jobs in 2009 and 2010, but will instead cause dangerously high levels of inflation as the Federal Government lets the Treasury printing presses run indiscriminately.
"Having the Tea Party on April 15th, tax day, is sort of symbolic," Givens said. "Doubling the national debt in four years isn't responsible. Trying to grow the economy by raising taxes and dramatically increasing deficit spending isn't even remotely reasonable. These are messages that the politicians in DC must hear. Join us at high noon on April 15th, and together we'll tell them."
Communications Director Juliana Johnson states, "We will be heard. The politicians have not been listening to us and we are fed up. If a Tea Party is what they need in order to listen to us, then a Tea Party is what they will get."