Skip to comments.Thousands expected at anti-tax rally (Tea Party Express - Michigan)
Posted on 09/06/2009 1:28:45 PM PDT by GVnana
If you're mad as heck with government and don't want to take it anymore, the Tea Party Express wants to release those frustrations.
Dick Jacobs works on a sign that says "Wake up America" at a Brighton Township residence, preparing with others for a Tea Party Express protest scheduled for this week. (Photo by GILLIS BENEDICT/DAILY PRESS & ARGUS)
The tour is coming to the Mill Pond in Brighton at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, and local residents are gearing up for it. Several busloads of conservative activists have been making a cross-country tour that has been named after the legendary Boston Tea Party, where American colonists dumped tea into Boston Harbor in protest of the British government's policy of taxing them without representation.
Although local supporters said the gathering isn't a Republican rally, it's clear the event is geared toward people with conservative views on health care and government spending.
"It's really not a Republican thing or Democratic thing," said Mike Murphy, chairman of the Livingston County Republican Party and Livingston County undersheriff.
"It's a grass-roots, conservative, anti-tax thing," Murphy said.
Murphy's planning to attend the event, and he expects it will draw several thousand residents.
The Tea Party Express is scheduled to stop in Jackson at noon, Brighton at 3:30 p.m. and Troy at 6:30 p.m. Murphy said there are a "lot of people who are just normal folk" who are upset with the direction in which government is headed. He said residents are worried about higher taxes when they hear about government plans to administer health-care programs.
"It doesn't make any sense to fix it for a small percentage of folks and burden a larger percentage of folks," he said.
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There are THREE rallies planned in Michigan. See teapartyexpress.org for more information.
There were a few hundred people today out in the rain in the liberal hot bed of bloomington, in today.
I’m sorry, but when they did that in November ‘08, I said: “Michigan deserves what they get”. Now, eat it Michiganians!!! <<
Um, you could replace American for “Michiganians” and there wouldn’t be any Tea Parties at all. Do all Americans deserve “what they get”?
And btw, it’s Michiganders.
You know, we have the (vast right wing) Militias?
We have a hugely corrupt system up here. If you look by county, we are mostly R.
I’ll be in Troy.
I will be at the one in Battle Creek!
I will be there too. Hope there is a LARGE turnout!
I’ll be at Battle Creek tomorrow night! Woo Hoo!
Ill be in Troy.
Well said, netmilsmom!!! Thank you!!
PS: Actually, I prefer "Michigan Resident" (giggle) "Michigander" always sounds like some sort of bird to me.
I, too, hope to be in Troy. But, the last time I wanted to go to a FReeper event, family and job issues trumped that plan...
The Dems say Michiganian
Although I agree about being delivered from MI (a beautiful state to visit but I hate living here), insulting the crap out of fellow conservatives does none of us any good.
You may have moved, but right now, my house won’t sell and my hubby has a job. What am I supposed to do? Vote twice or three times?
I’ll have two blonde girls, one is taller than me and Dad with his sling.
If you see us, say hi!!!!!
:) Will do!