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Protestors Plan Tea Parties

By Al Pefley  email

West Palm Beach, FL (WFLX)

It's been more than 200 years since the historic Boston Tea party of 1773.

Back then, colonists were upset with high taxes imposed by the British.

Now, instead of just one Tea Party, there will be hundreds  of them,  all on the same day, April 15.  And the ones throwing the tea parties are critics of President Obama.

"Why are we bailing out failed banks? Why are we bailing out failed automakers?," said Sid Dinerstein, chairman of the Republican Party of Palm Beach County.

Dinerstein says Obama is spending like there's no tomorrow. And it will be a huge burden on our children to have to repay all that debt.

"I call it a sin because they didn't have a say or a vote and some haven't even been born yet," he said.

So what's the answer?  What does he feel Obama needs to do instead?

"Number one, shut down the spending. Number two, shut down the taxes," Dinerstein explained. 

"Well, he's not throwing money at the problem. He's being very specific as to where the money is going. The situation continues to deteriorate and you have to continue to respond,"  said Mark Alan Siegel, head of the Democratic Party of Palm Beach County. 

Siegel says Obama is on the right track and says Republicans and Bush created the current financial mess over the past eight years.

"There are people who should've said something during the past eight years the Bush administration was ruining the country and ran up the deficit.  They should be doing penance. Instead they're kicking the guy who's trying to fix it,"  Siegel said.

The American Tea Party is scheduled for 5pm Wednesday, April 15 outside the Palm Beach County Governmental Center at 301 North Olive in West Palm Beach.  Dinerstein says at least 1000 people are expected.

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