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Anti-tax protesters hold ‘tea parties’ around the country

April 15, 2009 by  

Anti-tax protesters hold 'tea parties' around the countryConservatives from coast to coast are expressing their dissatisfaction with the course of Obama’s economic policies.

Protest have been held in Boston, Washington DC and many other cities under the banner of the National TEA Party Day, which stands for "taxed enough already," according to

"These are moms and dads, teachers and students, businessmen and women who are concerned for their country," said Republican Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina, quoted by

"They are worried that our nation is quickly being taken in the wrong direction by politicians who are more concerned about the next election instead of the next generation," he added.

The organizers have called on citizens to march against politicians who "are spending trillions of borrowed dollars, leaving a debt our great-grandchildren will be paying" and want to redistribute hard-earned wealth.

Among other messages they hope to send are opposition to government-controlled healthcare and to carbon tax as well as refusal to accept the flow of millions of illegal immigrants into the country.

Meanwhile, the White House spokesman has sought to counter the protests by reminding Americans that the president cut taxes in the stimulus package.

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