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!