Lorie’s newest column at American Issues Project is now up. Today she writes about how Americans are beginning to wake up to the dangerous government spending that will implode our economy and are reacting. Here’s a portion:
There are many reasons to be depressed about the state of the economy, and even more regarding the “remedies” being put into place that promise greater government control, massive budget deficits and higher taxes. But there are signs of hope – and I am not talking about red, white and blue “O” rainbows on poster board.
Many citizens appear to be waking up to what is taking place. They recognize the dangers runaway spending and debt pose for their children and grandchildren. They are tired of seeing more and more of their taxes going to a government that is growing at an alarming rate, not only in size, but in scope of control over their everyday lives.
In February, thousands turned out across the country to oppose a massive “stimulus” bill that was filled with pork, but short on tax cuts. By April 15, those opposing big government held “tea parties” in over 500 cities, in all 50 states. The “Tax Day Tea Parties” composed the most widespread conservative political protest I’ve seen in my lifetime.
After the tax day tea party protests, many of those involved became active on the local and state level –working to effect change from the grassroots. Others are organizing future “tea party” protests to put pressure on federal lawmakers and to raise awareness, alerting the public to the dangers of continuing on the present tax and spend course.
This week in California, voters staged what some called a “tea party” of their own.
Read all of it. As is the case with all of Lorie’s column’s, it’s a good one.