The Tea Party protests, in their current form, began in early 2009 when Rick Santelli, the On Air Editor for CNBC, set out on a rant to expose the bankrupt liberal agenda of the White House Administration and Congress. Specifically, the flawed "Stimulus Bill" and pork filled budget.
During Rick's rant, he called for a "Chicago tea Party" where advocates of the free-market system could join in a protest against out of control government spending. On February 27th, an estimated 30,000 Americans took to the street in 40+ cities across the country in the first nationwide "Tea Party" protest.
Newt Gingrich announces his endorsement of nation-wide Tax Day Tea Parties:
What: Tax Day Tea Party Protest Rally
Who: All of Utah with all other 49 states participating
When: April 15, 2009
From: Noon – 2PM
Where: Federal Building
125 S. State St.
Salt Lake City, UT
Contact Person: Adam Gardiner, 801-814-8963 // Email Adam
National Website: Taxdayteaparty.com
Local Website: Utah Tax Day Tea Party
Event Link: Join Us and Make Your Voice Be Heard, accept your invitation to the party.
Congressman Jason Chaffetz: Dangers of Big Government
Congressman Rob Bishop: High Taxes, BLM and Federal Land Grabs
Candace E. Salima: Dangers of Socialism
Bring your signs.
Bring your teabags.