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Tucson holds TEA Party



Many of us have studied or heard about the Boston Tea Party in school. But last month, Tucson and hundreds of cities around the country had their own TEA parties. The organizers said TEA stood for “Taxed Enough Already.”

More than 3,000 people attended the Tucson TEA Party downtown. I got to meet and talk to a number of state legislators and radio personalities there.

I asked Jim Parisi, morning show host for KNST-AM 790, why so many people came downtown that day. He said, “Because Americans are getting frustrated that people in Washington are making decisions for us on how to spend our hard-earned money.”

State Sen. Jonathan Paton, District 30 legislator, said, “I am excited that all of the people have shown up to exercise their right to free speech.”

Rep. Vic Williams, District 26 legislator, said, “It is a great idea and a display of how strong our democracy is when people will come together like this.”

Jon Justice, host of the morning show on 104.1, said, “People are angry because they feel that the bailout and stimulus packages are a waste of taxpayer money.”



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