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Reminiscent of the original Tea Party in Boston in 1773, many cities around the country are holding Tea Parties today for like minded individuals to gather to protest the out of control government spending, responsible citizens footing the bill for freeloaders, and this new generational debt created by Congress.

While many people have been feeling this way since passage of the first TARP bill under Bush in Fall 08, it has only been compounded by the recent Stimulus Bill passed earlier this month, and the President's new proposed Budget. Last week, Rick Santelli, a reporter, caught the attention of the masses when he spoke his mind on CNBC. His rant lit a fire under all of us who felt the same way but didn't think anyone was listening. If you haven't seen it, it is a must watch!

Rick Santelli's rant on CNBC became a rallying cry. He said there needed to be a new Tea Party and many others agreed. These national Tea Parties are in over 50 cities today, Friday, February 27th, with the goal to notify Congress, politicians and the media that we are fed up and want some accountability back in government.

Taken from the Nationwide Chicago Tea Party website...

"We're done with your "Do as I Say Not as I Do" arrogance. You pretend to oppose earmarks, then stuff Porkulus with them. You pretend to be transparent, then hide your pork earmarks and force a vote on a 1400 page bill no one has been allowed to read. You pretend to be for fiscal responsibility, and then pass the most fiscally irresponsible bill in American history. Repeal the Pork or Retire!"

If you agree with Santelli and the Nationwide Chicago Tea Party talking points, check to see if there is a Tea Party near you today or in the near future at the lists and links below. Show your support for common sense, for fiscal responsibility and personal responsibility - Go to your local Tea Party! Help send a message to Washington - Repeal the Pork or Retire!

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