Today all across the country people came out to protest the taxes and spending our government started months ago and has continued into present day. After flipping through the mainstream media outlets, even CNN, I have determined that they just don’t get it. They portray this to be a GOP or Republican thing and they are so far from understanding that people are fed up with our government overspending, growing larger and larger, and more importantly today, ever-increasing the taxation (in various forms) its citizens.
The media downplayed the Tax Day Tea Parties as insignificant and just noise that only a few loons from the far right would attend but in city after city thousands of people have gathered to say enough is enough. Even the Texas governor this morning said he was personally going to three different Tea Parties in the state of Texas, and as governors go, Texas holds a mighty powerful position in the Union.
It started out with large cities like Boston and Atlanta but soon enough there were small rural towns, and yes, even Auburn University, who played host to a local Tea Party. Below are just a few of the images from the Tea Party in Auburn today out in front of the University library. Sadly, even the signs were censored as you will see below. One of the guys holds up the sign that says “Stop Over Spending” was told he could not hold up his sign, which originally said “Stop Obama Spending”. He was made to cross out the Obama reference and told he couldn’t say that?
I guess Bush did do a bit of spending before he left office but come on, this guy should be able to hold up a sign that has the word Obama on it? Like no one ever made a sign that had BUSH on it with far more hateful things than that. Oh well, such is life in 2009.
Here are some of the photos from today’s protest (thanks Deb).