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Palin rallies tea party with anti-tax message



Published: Thu, April 15, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m.

Associated Press

BOSTON

Sarah Palin rallied the conservative tea-party movement near the scene of its historical inspiration Wednesday, telling Washington politicians that government should be working for the people, not the other way around.

Addressing roughly 5,000 people, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee accused President Barack Obama of overreaching with his $787 billion stimulus program. She also criticized the administration’s health-care, student-loan and financial-regulatory overhauls.

“Is this what their ‘change’ is all about?” Palin asked the crowd on a sun-splashed Boston Common. “I want to tell ’em, nah, we’ll keep clinging to our Constitution and our guns and religion — and you can keep the change.”

Tea partiers planned to meet for a final rally in Washington today, coinciding with the federal tax- filing deadline. Local events also are planned in Oklahoma, Ohio — including in Canfield — and other locations.

Palin put her own spin on Tax Day, saying, “We need to cut taxes so that our families can keep more of what they earn and produce, and our mom-and-pops, then, our small businesses, can reinvest according to our own priorities, and hire more people and let the private sector grow and thrive and prosper.”

She also played to the crowd by trotting out a trademark line as she lobbied for more domestic energy production.

“Yeah, let’s drill, baby, drill, not stall, baby, stall — you betcha,” Palin said, though Obama recently proposed to expand drilling off the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.

The gathering intended to hark back to 1773, when American colonists upset about British taxation without government representation threw British tea into the harbor in protest — just a mile from the site of Wednesday’s rally.

Copyright 2010 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


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1TheCritic(23 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

America, wake up! This chick looks good but says nothing RELIABLE.She and Michelle Bachman are Tweedle-Dumb and Tweedle-Dee. What they say amounts to distortion and lies. When they aren't delivering a written speech, they can't answer questions because they lack KNOWLEDGE! They may have acollege educations but they must have bought their degrees rather than earning them.

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2TheCritic(23 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

America, wake up! This chick looks good but says nothing RELIABLE.She and Michelle Bachman are Tweedle-Dumb and Tweedle-Dee. What they say amounts to distortion and lies. When they aren't delivering a written speech, they can't answer questions because they lack KNOWLEDGE! They may have college educations but they must have bought their degrees--not earned them.

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3Jbreed2011(37 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

I agree, I support reducing spending because we are on the verge of bankruptcy but Palin needs to shut up because she is just there for the limelight.

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4MRH(6 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

Check out this article. Most Americans got a tax cut this year. What are all these "tea parties" really about then? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04...

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5cambridge(2989 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

The biggest draw in the teabagger movement only draws 5,000 on their biggest day of planned events.

I think more people than that payed money to see Journey at the Chevy Center.

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6cambridge(2989 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

USEless1....I'll tell you how much I fear Palin. I promise you that if she's on the ballot for President I'll vote for her in the primary and I'll make a donation to her campaign.

It would be a dream come true if she runs for President. It would give me another year of making fun of her. Imagine her and Obama in a debate.

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