I am excited about what happened on Wednesday. The people came out to let Washington know that we have had enough runaway spending. It takes courage to stand up for what you believe, but the American people are a courageous people. A friend of mine tried to get a count, but stopped counting when she got to 300. We approximated the turnout to be around 350. That is a great turnout of courageous people for a cold rainy day.
I would like to commend our local media for reporting on the Tea Party. I know some of the national media missed the point of the Tea Parties. They thought it was all about taxes. That is part of it. Maybe there are going to be tax cuts for many Americans, but then from where is the money going to come. Tax increases are coming. A nation cannot spend trillions of dollars without raising taxes to pay the bill. Are we going to pretend we can afford the bill and create the illusion we have the money by printing more? Wait we have already done that. Are going to borrow from other nations raising national debt to massive levels? Oh, we've done that, too. That is why people came out on Wednesday. These are people who care about their children and grandchildren. They do not want to leave an inheritance of debt. These were democrats, republicans, and independents that recognize politicians on both sides have spent our money and the money of future generations. These are people who want their voices to be heard.
What do we do now? We continue to speak. We inform our neighbors; they be not see the same news we do. We write our elected representatives know how we feel and if they do not listen we vote for people to replace them. We write to the news media and tell them what really happened on tax day. If we continue to speak out, someone will listen.