St. Louis Tea Party covered on Fox 2 news
Taxpayers in St. Louis gathered at the Riverfront to demonstrate their displeasure with the spending habits of their elected representatives. Tea bags thrown into the muddy Missouri were a symbol to legislators: start representing the taxpayers who will ultimately be on the hook for the excessive spending of today.
Across Missouri, in Jefferson City, Kansas City, Joplin, Branson, Springfield, Kirksville and Rolla, supporters of more limited government and less spending joined in Taxpayer Tea Parties to symbolize the extent of their discontent with the current policies of bailouts and stimulus appropriations federally, and reckless or pork barrel spending in the state legislature. They also came to support alternatives, such as the Fair Tax, that they believe is a better, more responsible fiscal path.