Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Taxpayers in St. Louis to throw "Boston Tea Party" revolt against bailout

There's already a growing revolt against the federal government bailout plan. Across the country, including in St. Louis, tax payers will protest with a "Boston Tea Party."

On February 27 at 11 a.m., people will be throwing tea leaves into the Mississippi River near the steps of the Gateway Arch.

The uprising all started when last week Rick Santelli of CNBC started ranting about using tax dollars to bail out people facing foreclosures. He posed this question to traders at Chicago's Commoditites Exchange: "How many of you people want to pay for your neighbor's mortgage that has an extra bathroom and can't pay their bills? Raise your hands." The traders around him responded with a resounding chorus of boos.

That struck a chord with St. Louis radio talk show host Dana Loesch and her listeners on 97.1 FM Talk.

"We want (Santelli) to run for president," she said.

Loesch is helping to organize the St. Louis event.




Hat tip Justin!

3 Comments:

At 2/25/2009 9:34 PM, Blogger JustiN_N_il said...

I'm wanting to go down and check it out. Not sure if it's going to happen or not though. I'm only a little over an hour from St.Louie.

 
At 2/25/2009 9:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One Nation Underprivileged?!? Are you freaking kidding me? Our "poor" are folks` with regular TV screens instead of ones that are both flat and gigantic or people that have window units instead of central heat and air. My dad watched little kids get killed running into firefights in Vietnam just so they could collect the brass shell casings to sell to buy food. This tool bag does not have the slightest idea what underprivileged means.

Justin, please go to the tea party, I would be there if Texas wasn't so far away.
-Iconoclast

 
At 2/26/2009 2:22 PM, Blogger JustiN_N_il said...

You are dead on concerning privilege. The American people have been privileged above the rest of the world in a big way. All one has to do is take a look around at the rest of the world. And how about that figure of American's consume 45% of the worlds resources yet only accounts for 5% of it's population. It's been a good run compliments of the greatest ponzi scheme the world has known.

The majority of America has never looked past their own nose. They have been deceived into believing that America will always be. Not so.

 

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