The Internet is so great. I was surfing the news and came across this article about a tax protest in Warwick, Rhode Island. HERE. It is the same all over the country! People are PO'd and not going to take it any more.
Read the comments and you will be reading the same comments as we see here in our local paper (well we used to) and in many other forums across California. The politicians have spent every nook and cranny into deficit. Every level of government is looking for more and more ways to get more and more money from the pockets of the citizens. I have seen this before. Prop 13 here in California was the beginning. Then we recalled the bonehead Gray Davis (unfortunately electing another bonehead, Arnie, I voted for McClintock) and on and on. The New Englanders over the years have somehow turned into King George. A mass hysteria into liberalism has overcome the once, common sense Yankees there and it has saddened many of us since we have held up their forefathers in such high esteem.
The protesters took over the council chambers and the Council was afraid to come up from their committee meetings in the basement and listen to the folks who were paying the bills. The protesters had to apparently run a gauntlet of policemen in order to get into the chambers. A flash mob town hall meeting. Hmmm. Well folks, the people of the country are hurting and they are simply at wits end trying to put food on the table and pay the mortgage. The politicians are not paying attention and when Obama, the leader of the tax raisers, speaks, he simply blames George Bush and the Tea Party. America is on edge, people are mad and they want to keep their own money and the want the government to leave them alone. Rhode Island, who wooda thunk?