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story.lead_photo.caption A crowd of a few thousand gathered on the steps of the Arkansas State Capitol for a Tea Party rally on Thursday evening. - Photo by Karen E. Segrave

Tea Party events took place throughout the day Thursday in 20 or more Arkansas cities and across the nation from Maine to Hawaii, Wisconsin to Texas. The themes included objections to the size of government spending and fears about what’s seen as a Washington tax grab.

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Front Section, Pages 1 on 04/16/2010

Print Headline: Tea Party holds grievance day

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  • LETSBEREALISTIC
    April 16, 2010 at 7:02 a.m.

    We need to keep this activist movement alive. If America falls back into it's complacent apathetic mode and does not pay attention to what Government is doing we'll wake up one day giving most of our earnings to the Government with little left over for our own families from our hard work. Take America back in Nov! Throw the fically irresponsible idiots out on their ear and reduce taxes, Government bureaucracy, and welfare entitlements; restore the education system to educating; repeal the so called health care reform bill and implement real steps to contain health care cost and improve quality; and develop our own energy resources and implement a make sense energy policy.

  • Bigglenn
    April 16, 2010 at 7:51 a.m.

    Now that we have celebrated the one year anniversary of the Reawakening of Americans through the Tea Party we must begin the hard work of winning elections. All Americans share the burden of this awesome task. Seek out those local candidates who feel like we do and ensure they get elected. Hold them accountable throughout their term but more importantly never let them forget they represent you; Not special interests, not PAC's but you. Stay engaged in the process; Our job truly begins the day after elections. Finally, keep your eyes and ears open for the candidates who you can support to higher office. We did not get in this mess overnight and we certainly will not get out of it overnight. Stay informed choose several sources of information and then vote. The people will win in 2010! God Speed.

  • Spankthemonkey
    April 16, 2010 at 8:10 a.m.

    You want political change? Vote out every incumbent. That is the only way to deal with our politicians not listening to what their constituents want. We have to stop being a nation of take, take, take. Our leaders must have integrity, morals, and honor. If they aren't, they have to go.

  • ToTheLeft
    April 16, 2010 at 8:22 a.m.

    Aww, how cute. They had a little "tee tee potty". WHAT do they want to "bring America back" to, another war costing more lives and more money? They have the nerve to say Democrats spend money. Give me a break. We have not forgotton the Bushy years.

  • HopefulN2012
    April 16, 2010 at 9:19 a.m.

    KatOne, you sound like a parrot, but a real parrot has a keen sense for danger. I do not understand why you and others continually drag up something called Bush's war when it was a 43 nation committment through U.N Resolution to proceed. The last 2 years of President Bush's 2nd term was lame due to politics and policies of the Democratic Party. NOW Don't get me wrong: I would not give you a dime for any politician. But I, unlike (apparently) you, are willing to follow one blindly spouting hate and anti-democracy slurs at the very people who are national descendants of those who made this the greatest country in the world.
    Now here's something, KatOne, to think about: President Obama is pushing to dissolve NASA for private sector support. Where do you think all of those NASA scientists are going to go when they have no job?

  • HopefulN2012
    April 16, 2010 at 9:55 a.m.

    Oops! That should read - But I... am not willing to follow one blindly...

  • FreeSpiritMan
    April 16, 2010 at 10:45 a.m.

    RE: Dick Morris
    *
    Political consultant Dick Morris, the head speaker at a Fayetteville Tea Party event, asked a crowd of 400 not vote for an Arkansas Republican congressional candidate who hadn’t committed to oppose tax increases.
    *
    For those who don’t know, Dick Morris was the subject of an IRS tax lien for $1.5 million in 2003, and was named on Connecticut’s list of top 100 tax delinquents in 2007, to the tune of $452,367.
    *
    Will any right winger admit to a little hipocrisy hear?

  • lazybar
    April 16, 2010 at 11:01 a.m.

    katone,if your gonna ride a dead horse you need to look past bushy years to the clinton era.
    billsmith,its far worse for obama to open his piehole about any subject than morris on taxes.

  • MARGO32
    April 16, 2010 at 1:03 p.m.

    KatOne, unlike you, I have not forgotten the Constitution. In that document there are no provisions for charity or cradle to grave security which people of your kind wish to saddle the rest of us with. Why not get a job and take care of your own selves?

  • Vibe
    April 16, 2010 at 2:36 p.m.

    KatOne..I haven't forgotten the Bush (Dem Congress) years either - though the Libs are the first to brag on the Clinton (Repub Congress) years. Congress is the one who does the SPENDING.

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