January 23, 2011
In this Nov. 3, 2010, file photo Tea Party Patriots co-founders Mark Meckler, right, with Jenny Beth Martin, speaks at a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. Tea party groups say if the government is going to cut spending, the military's budget needs to be part of the mix. "It is time to get serious about preserving the country for our posterity. The mentality that certain programs are 'off the table,' must be taken off the table," Meckler said.