As you may know, all across the country, people are rallying together in support of the “Chicago Tea Party”. The name is in reference to Rick Santelli’s comments on CNBC’s Squawk Box, from the floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange. If you missed it, here it is:
On February 27th, we had a demonstration on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol, organized by just a few bloggers and concerned citizens, protesting the irresponsible bailouts enacted by our very own US Government.
People are concerned and know these policies will not bolster our economy, but continue to stifle it. Reports have it at 200-300 people huddling in the cold to protest. This is not a movement started by any Party, but by regular citizens getting the word out. We here at MRP only have so much say, but events like this show that YOU CAN get your neighborhoods involved. This also shows that people you wouldn’t normally think would be caught up in certain issues can be motivated to speak up and spread the word. We need them in the fight for better government too.
Congratulations go out to everyone who was there. Together we can make a difference.
Pictures Courtesy of RightMichigan.com