Tomorrow is Tax Day so last minute types are scrambling. For many conservatives, tomorrow also presents their chance to speak out against the government's massive overspending of their tax dollars. Across the nation, grassroots activists have organized Tax Day tea parties in order to gather citizens for protests against the government. The tea parties began several months ago, when CNBC's financial guru Jim Cramer likened President Obama's tax and spend agenda to the Boston Tea Party in an on air rant. Since then, conservatives have found power in their ability to recruit and organize to spread a simple message: stop spending our money.
House Republicans have harped on the message that the current government spends too much, taxes too much and borrows too much for months now. Many members plan to make appearances at local tea parites in their Districts tomorrow, in attempt to support the grassroots effort and let their constituents know they are listening.
Tea parties thus far have boasted crowds of impassioned citizens waving large, brightly colored, strongly worded signs with things like "I can't afford YOUR mortgage" or "Don't rob my piggy bank to pay for your pork."
House Republian Chairman Mike Pence plans to attend a tea party on his district in Columbus, Indiana tomorrow. Newt Gingrich has recently become involved, with his organization, American Solutions. However, the parties are majorly organized by regular folks who just want to be heard.