Wiregrass Tea Parties on nation tax day

By Daniel Curtis - bio | email

Dothan, Ala. (WSFA) - As Americans scramble to pay their taxes; a growing number of fed up folks are also attending tea parties.

It was Boston in 1773 but fast forward 263 years its cities and towns all across the country.

Tea parties on the steps of courthouses, people demanding their voices are heard about how their money is being spent in Washington.

Tea stands for 'taxed enough already', a grassroots movement of people taking a page from their colonial predecessors.

"Maybe politicians will open their eyes, and see what it is we want," says Dave Cummings, an Enterprise resident.

In Enterprise people were lining the streets with their signs waving.

"They won't listen to us, if we get enough people that will stand up like we are, those politicians will have to pay attention to us," says Bill Voth, a retired veteran.

"We need to take our country back, we need to get back to the constitution, we need to quit spending," added Bonnie Pitts, a Hartford resident.

In Dothan people are filling the steps of the federal courthouse voicing their outrage.

"I just want a better life for my kids and grandkids and even great grandkids," explained Ed Kneller.

And in no coincidence these tea parties are falling on April 15th, which of course is national tax day.