Free market fundamentalists John O’Hara of the Heartland Institute and JP Freire of The American Spectator organized a Washington, D.C. tea party last week to protest the runaway spending and tax hikes* recently unveiled as part of Barack Obama’s stimulus package and fiscal year 2010 budget.
Almost 300 citizens turned out!!! To put that in perspective, the metro population of Washington, D.C. is 5.3 million. So, even with the awesome “star power” of Michelle Malkin and Joe the Freakin’ Plumber, their efforts still only managed to rally .005 percent of area residents. Impressive!
*Did any of the motley crew in attendance look like they were in the top 5% of income earners to you?